Post # 1
I am just wondering if their are any Brides out there that are getting married on September 11th and are sick of having to justify the reasoning for getting married on this date?! This was not our first pick but with planning a wedding in six months and wanting particular hall and a September wedding we did not have much to choose from. I understand it is a sad day for many people but should we be treated or looked at like were commiting some crime? Anyone?!?!
Post # 3
Oooh ya. I’m totally sick of the “Wow….. Why did you pick that date?” or the raised eyebrows and “Did you get a good discount or something?” comments. My standard response now is “It’s a day in history. It’s a Saturay in September. Yes something terrible happened that day, but isn’t it time to change the meaning of the day? Shouldn’t it be a day to reflect on the people you love and not take them for granted?”. Usually people feel like jerks when you say that and shut up.
Unfortunately things happen every day of the year, both happy things and sad things. I’m not going to change my wedding day to accomodate the politics and opinions of other people. In fact, because of most people’s reactions, I’ve come to really embrace my wedding date and have no problem defending it.
Post # 4
I don’t think it would be a particularly desirable date, but I don’t see why it would be so bad, unless you live in NYC, then that would be a tough one. You would never hear the end of it.
Post # 5
Great response, Bakerella, I like what you said about changing the meaning of the day. Classy response to not-so-classy questions.
Post # 6
I think it’s so true though. It’s such a tragic day in history, but there have been a lot of those. Like so many other people, I was profoundly touched by what happened that day and I’m still affected by it, but it reminds me of how lucky I am to have the people I love around me every day, to be able to hug them and tell them how much I love them, to be able to pick up the phone and call them whenever I want. There are millions of families who don’t have that anymore whether it is because of the World Trade Centre attacks, or the tsunami in Thailand, or the Rwandan genocide. Weddings are about celebrating love and the joining of families, not about a particular date and what else happened that day.