Most important day in your life: Wedding or Degree?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What was/will be the biggest day in your life: wedding or degree?
    My wedding is the most important day in my life : (107 votes)
    43 %
    Getting my undergraduate degree was the biggest day in my life : (22 votes)
    9 %
    Getting my masters degree was the most important day in my life : (11 votes)
    4 %
    Getting my doctorate, medical, law degree, etc. was the biggest day in my life : (23 votes)
    9 %
    Pshh degrees and weddings? Something else was way more important! : (47 votes)
    19 %
    Giving birth to my child was the most important day of my life : (39 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @MsLabRat:  Wedding is one day of your life. Marriage is more important.

    I voted for undergraduate degree bc that took 4 years to achieve and got me where I am today… career wise.

     

     

    Post # 4
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    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Im still waiting for the most important day.  I didnt attend my commencement and I never viewed my wedding as so epic.  So I guess in my case stay tuned…

    Post # 5
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    If I got a PhD I would probably put that over my wedding day too Smile

    I have a BA and MA but I don’t really consider those the best days of my life.  My undergrad was very easy, at least for me, school comes very easily to me.  It really wasn’t something I had to work insanely hard for.  My MA was nice but I don’t use it so I actually look at it as almost a waste of money. 

    So if I went through with a PhD to get my dream job that would probably be the happiest day of my life too!

    I liked my wedding day but I guess I don’t feel like it was the most important day of my life.  I’m pregnant so I’m kind of imagining the day I give birth to my first as being maybe the biggest day in my life.  It is definitely the most life-altering compared to the other 2….

    Post # 6
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    2134 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I feel like the day I have my first child will be the most important day of my life. But that’s just me.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Hmmmm what an interesting question!!!

    For the record no I don’t think you’re crazy! You already value your relationship so much, and for you the wedding day isn’t the precursor to taking all of those big steps. You two are already going through life together.  But your Phd is going to make your dreams (which are probably his now too!) come true!!  So no, I don’t think you’re crazy.

    I only got my bachelor’s degree, and I am not using it.  Granted, I am in a job now that I LOVE and I couldn’t have that job without having a degree of some kind.  For me, I lean towards wedding day… although I am so proud to have graduated and it will help me acheive dreams all throughout my life, at the same time if I had NO job but my husband then I still consider myself rich 🙂  Jobs will come and go, careers may even come and go, but on our wedding day he and I made that promise for forever, and I am soooooooooo looking forward to all our adventures together.

    Post # 8
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    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I would think. The birth of my future children would be the most important, or maybe the day I met FI. That day we marry will be special, but not as crucial to my life

    Post # 9
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    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m not married quite yet, so I’m not sure, but being born was probably the MOST important day for me so far. Smile

    Post # 10
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    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’m with you. I never thought that the wedding day itself was hugely important. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to get married… but the day itself… meh. It was stressful and I was so relieved when it was over. Even though we did nothing fancy, it still was stressful. I’m just glad we stuck to our guns and it wasn’t expensive.

    Post # 11
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    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I should also add I don’t have kids yet, but I’m willing to bet they might trump both haha.

    Post # 12
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I feel the same as you! Without a wedding we would continue on in the same relationship- the wedding didn’t really change anything. Without a wedding we would still be living together and happy.

    Without a degree I wouldn’t have the job that I have and wouldn’t be able to pursue this career. I don’t know that graduation was the most important day of my life but I do think that a degree is more important than a wedding.

    Post # 13
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    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @MsLabRat:  I voted wedding. Getting my degree didn’t really change my life The way a marriage will. I don’t feel like my degree was a huge accomplishment, but Rather 4 years of checking off lists. I am glad I went to college and got a gegree, but it wasn’t the highlight of my life. 

    I anticipate my future children’s birth will trump the wedding when the time comes. 

    Post # 14
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    1470 posts
    Bumble bee

    Not to be super philosphical, but I thought these were just meaningless expressions. I might be different in that I just don’t think of “days” like that. I don’t see these culminations as a super big deal, I hope my most important day hasn’t passed yet lol. What would I have to look forward to?

    Post # 16
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    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    It’s hard to choose between getting my PhD and having my daughter, but almost anyone can have a child and I worked for 11 years in college to get all the way through to a PhD. I think raising my child is way more important that having her. It’s my degree that set me on a path that makes me a happy person, a necessity to be a good mother. It’s my degree that got me a job that helps me provide for my child.

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