Post # 1
How come so many brides think their wedding day is the most important day of her life? My wedding day will not be the most important day of my life. I considering the birth of my child(ren), the death of my parents, and the death of my spouse to be the most important and unforgettable days of my life.
Post # 3
I think for me it is the symbol of the beginning of all the things to come. I believe that my wedding day will be ONE of the most important days of my life because I have many important days that symbolize who I am.
Post # 4
I never thought that it would be. It’s a bit depressing for me to think that the ‘best day of my life’ would happen so early in life. What more is there to look forward to then?
Post # 5
I agree.. its one of many important days!
Post # 6
I wouldn’t say that it was the most important day of my entire life, but so far it has been one of the best days of my life. You are surrounded by absolutely everyone you love in the world (ideally) and you are committing yourself to your best friend…it’s just such a positive experience. How could it not be important? I’m also not comfortable with imagining the day my spouse dies as one of my most important memorable future days. I would rather not contemplate that idea at all.
Post # 7
While that makes sense, the wedding day is an extremely important transition in a woman’s life. It’s a rite of passage. It’s the death or the loss of one’s former self and a birth of the next. It may not be “the most important” to some, but other’s it is. Is it the most important to me? No, I’m not sure yet if it is, but it definitely is one of the most important days of my life because it is an amazing accomplishment for me to get this far and not only to accept it with grace, but to actually bring myself to the point of fully giving my trust to someone.
As far as the “best day” of my life…well, how can we truly know that until we’ve experienced EVERY day of our lives.
Post # 8
I think it was the most important and happiest day of my life SO FAR. When I have children, that will change. But being surrounded by all my friends and family and committing myself to my husband was incredible, and I can’t think of a happier day in my life so far!
Post # 9
we are just told that so we feel better about spending thousands of dollars on flowers 😛
Post # 10
I dont think its THE most important day, but I think its one of the most important days. I agree with you that the days your listed are some of the most important as well. I think its the meaning behind the whole day that you are beginning your life with your husband which means that you have things to come like buying a house, having children, going on trips together, having adventures together, etc. I thinks its a beautiful thing!
Post # 11
I’d classify a wedding day as “significant” rather than “important”. I view occasions like births, deaths, unions, or major life events (converting religion, perhaps, or determining one’s sexuality) as significant. Graduations, job changes or promotions, big purchases (house?) and the like are important.
Maybe it’s just semantics, but I could never choose one momentous occasion over another. I think a wedding day is very special for both the couple and their families, but I certainly don’t see it as the be-all, end-all experience of my lifetime.
Post # 12
I see marriage as a rite of passage from one phase of life to another. It is one of the most important days, but not the one most important imho. Also would put in that category the birth of my child and my graduations too (high school and college). All were important and all which placed my life in a different place than it was before.
Losing my dad and grandparents was also a change for me, and my life also. I feel in losing them in life, I had to assume more responsibility (if that could be done) and made me realize the importance of my making my own life destiny, with God’s help and guidance.
There are so many special days, but I think the birth of my son was the most important because forever in my life from that day forward, was a little life, full of love and happiness that would give me more love than I could ever imagine, in a very different way.
Definitely with the birth of a child there is a huge life change..because forever there will be you putting somebody ahead of yourself in life. It was from that day forward not all about me at all anymore. But I think that change in life made me a more loving and caring person, a better person too.
Post # 13
I agree – I feel like women who say that are misguided. Some may think that because they have worked so hard to plan the wedding. And that it’s “My Day” versus “Our Day”. For me, I know that the wedding day will be very significant, but I know that we are going to have other days down the road that are even better.
And what a let down? Does saying that their wedding day is the best day of their lives means that they are on a downward slope there after? Now, that is sad!
Post # 14
I don’t think one’s wedding is THE most important day of their life, but maybe up until that point in their life it’s the most important day so far? Our lives are filled with so many important and significant life events, that to me it seems hard to put all the importance on just one event/day.
Post # 15
I agree with everything BostonBaby said!
Post # 16
I think that often times we get so caught up in all of the effort we’re putting in to this one day that it gets built up to where it feels like it must be the most important day of our lives. Its a day that many women dream of from the time they’re young, and its a day that we invest countless hours in; planning, dreaming, crafting, creating. It is not the most important day of our lives, but when we’re in the thick of it, I think that it has a tendency to eclipse other major events in our lives.