- 2 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
I ran across this on Pinterest, and I thought it was beyond brilliant. We all have had, or will have, or will have AGAIN moments where you’re fed up with all the planning. When you can’t stand to look at one more invitation design, when your family is driving you up the wall. When you need a smidge of solid advice (whether you are willing to admit it or not) to bring your feet back to the ground and remind yourself what is important.
- This is not the most important day of my life. The day my partner and I realized we wanted to spend our lives together was much more significant than the day we will make it legal. I have had more important days than this, and I will continue to have more important days.
- I refuse to pretend to be someone I’m not in order to please other people. I will not fool myself into thinking my family and friends have to drop their lives to help me with my wedding.
- I will not put on airs. I will not kid myself or pretend to be something, or someone, that I am not. I am not wealthy, I am not a princess, I am not super-formal or cookie-cutter. I do not fit in with the crowd. I am a beautiful, elegant, unique person, and I will let my real self shine on this day.
- I will let my worries about what other people think GO, and not be swayed so easily by what other people think (but isn’t neccessarily right or the best thing). I MUST remember this, no matter how much I love them.
- I will try to not be stressed. I will try to not be too sensitive, as I usually am.
- I will not lose it if the flowers aren’t everything I hoped for or the cake isn’t the color I wanted.
- I will not care if I cry too much and the pictures show it.
- I will be flexible. I will not cry if the song order is wrong, or I trip on my way out of the carriage.
- I will relax. I will take time to just enjoy all our favorite people.
- I will take in the all the love instead of worrying about when to cut the cake.
- I will kiss my groom whenever possible.
- I will kiss my mother whenever possible.
- I will think about the words during the ceremony, and feel them, and squeeze my husband’s hand.
- I will LAUGH, and HUG EVERYONE, and DANCE!
The first one really stuck with me. The day he proposed, that he let the world know he wanted to spend forever with me was personally more important to me than our wedding day will be. It will still be magical and amazing, I’m sure. But there are days that will top the wedding.
What are your vows to yourself?