|TLC's Four Weddings|
I've watched a few of these shows for inspiration, and I have to say, I'm uninspired. When you see four weddings back-to-back you realize just how similar most weddings are. Come on, ladies, shake it up! The funny thing is, it's the brides who think outside of the box that get penalized on the show. I watched an episode recently where one bride chose to see her groom before the ceremony and the other three brides were so disturbed by this that I thought they might to tie her to a stack of kindle and light a match. I understand that tradition is important to a lot of people. But I love the idea of making your wedding as uniquely you as possible. Keep the traditions that mean the most to you and your groom and throw everything else out the window. If not for you and your groom, then for your guests. Surprise them. Keep them guessing. Make them remember.
I've narrowed my traditional wedding must haves down to a very passionate few:
- I must walk down an aisle.
- We must speak our own vows.
- He must get misty. I don't need crocodile tears, but I'll take 'em.
- We must share a (phenomenal) kiss.
- There must be dancing.
- Everyone must have fun.
Anything beautiful and magical beyond that is icing on the wedding cake. Oh, there must be cake!
~ the green/green bride