Post # 1
I have heard this so many times, I’ve lost track!
I have always been curious where this dream comes from, so I asked a few friends. Here are some quotes:
- "It’s not my fault, I was brainwashed by Disney."
- "You don’t understand; the media brainwashes girls into believing they HAVE to have a big wedding."
- "It’s gender roles. Girls are taught from an early age that they are only worthwhile if they get married. So a wedding is society’s way of validating women."
- "It’s like how De Beers forces people to buy diamond rings using their advertising."
- "What’s wrong with having one special day in a girl’s life?"
I’ve always found this fascinating! I don’t think I ever thought about my wedding day as a little boy… except the one time I bet my sister one million dollars that I’d never get married.
Did you dream about your wedding day as a little girl? Do you remember what triggered those dreams?
Post # 3
It really wasn’t until I was in a relationship for a couple years that I started thinking about what my wedding would look like. I guess I thought about it as a little girl, but never in the detail that I do now 🙂
Post # 4
I can honestly say that I did not dream about my wedding day. The thought of me getting married did not cross my mind when I was younger. I did not envision my dream guy or anything like that.
When I finally started thinking about marriage, all I could think of was having a huge party. I just wanted to get dressed up and have a nice reception. I didn’t even care about the ceremony. My friends say I think more like a guy and that I’m weird which is semi true.
Post # 5
Eh. I think I started thinking about my wedding when TLC started airing that "Wedding Story" show… before all the networks started making it a total social status thing. You know… pre-running of the brides, Say Yes to the Dress, Rock the Reception, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bridezilla Shows… ;o)
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
Tee hee, I used to LOVE wedding magazines when I was about 7 or 8. I wasn’t hung up on the wedding itself, just the dresses. I used to get Brides magazine and MaCalls’ pattern boks and trace/draw/design wedding dresses. I like HUGE puffy sleeves, sequins and Pricess Di sized trains. In fact remind me to find you all pics of my first communion… I’m a miniaturized not qutie Pricess Di. But I digress, I just liked giant white dresses.
Post # 7
Not really. I thought about it a little, but more in a "foggy" sort of way. I didn’t start thinking about actual details until I was in a serious relationship with my FH.
Post # 8
I never really dreamed about my wedding; I dreamed about finding out what love felt like.
Only since I’ve been with my FI have I really thought about my wedding. I think we’ve both known for a long time that we were going to get engaged and eventually married, and I’m excited to plan it and make it happen!
Post # 9
I never dreamt about my wedding day. I DID, however, dream about getting married. It sounds the same, but one focuses on linens and dresses and venues, and the other focuses on actually having found someone to get married to.
Post # 10
Nope, I never dreamed about it until I got engaged. If I ever pictured my wedding in an abstract kind of way, it was a very low-key affair somewhere out in nature. Though I did get married in a redwood grove, I never imagined I’d have 120 guests and a formal dinner at a boutique hotel.
Post # 11
When I was little, I would only think about my wedding when I was going to or was walking in a wedding. I never really thought about what I would do or what colors I would use or anything like that…that started after my FI and I started talking about marriage.
Post # 12
Nope, never dreamed about my wedding day – which made it REAL hard when my FI proposed and I realized I had to come up with a vision for our wedding day.
Mr. Bee, hopefully she forgot about that bet & won’t try to collect!
Post # 13
I seriously thought about my wedding only once when I was a little girl and then only because my friends were all drawing pictures of their ‘maids dresses and bridal gowns and flowers and . . . They told me mine was ugly because it was so simple. But, as soon as the ring was on my finger, I jumped into planning with both feet and quickly grew very attached to every idea I had.
Post # 14
I never dreamed about my wedding day when I was a little girl. I think it’s because I just new I would get married someday and never thought anything further than that. It wasn’t until I met my FI that I started thinking about what my wedding would look like. By the time we got engaged, six years later, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted the wedding to be like. Now it’s just about sharing my vision with my FI, who apparently has his own vision!
Post # 15
Not only did I never dream about my wedding, I never thought I’d get married or have children. It’s amazing how things change.
Post # 16
I STILL don’t dream about my wedding day, which could be why I have such a hard time visualizing it!