Post # 1
Why do people describe their wedding day as the happiest day of their life?
I’m 30 (turning 31 this year) and up to this point, I’ve done A LOT in my life. Getting married is just a milestone – a rite of passage that I’m choosing to experience.
I’ve accomplished many things and there are OTHER things that I would consider to be the happiest moment in my life. I love my Fiance and I’m so excited about our future together but there’s more to life than love. Does anyone else feel the same?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@TaurianDoll: Totally. I’m 30 too btw. BUT, it is a day where you celebrate the love of your life, surrounded by all the people you care most about in the entire world. So that does sound pretty damn awesome…
Post # 4
I had more fun at my wedding than I think I have ever had before. Having all of our friends and family in the same room celebrating was just the most amazing thing ever.
Post # 5
I call it the happiest day of my life because it actually was the happiest day of my life. Marrying my husband was a dream come true and our wedding day was so special and fun.
Post # 6
when you put it like that, i guess it is pretty damn awesome. haha! but then again, i had a graduation party when i graduated with my engineering degree. to this point, that was the best day of my life…
Post # 7
“it is a day where you celebrate the love of your life, surrounded by all the people you care most about in the entire world”
exactly! op, i understand where you’re coming from: my career is super important to me and I’ve done a lot that I’m so proud of and travelled quite a bit, etc, but nothing up to this point has matched the pure joy I felt on my wedding day, I just felt so much love for and from everyone who was important to me. that said, my wedding planning experience had a really low level of stress and drama, so that definitely let me focus on how wonderful all my personal relationships were.
Post # 8
Our wedding day actually was the happiest day of my life by far. I couldn’t have even imagined how happy I would actually be on that day. It was pretty indescribable 🙂
Post # 9
I am 32 my husband is 37. We were just married. It was the happiest day of my life. Sure I have had some pretty spectular times, my grandfathers 90th birthday is one that comes to mind (we lost him less than a year later). I was proud the day I graduated law school. The day I passed the bar. But nothing compared to being surrounded by 140 of my nearest and dearest marrying my best friend and the person I love most in this world. I couldn’t stop smiling and the love coming from everyone was amazing.
I am sure when I have a child one day that day will be come the best day of my life, but for right now, hands down, no questions asked, it was my wedding day.
Post # 10
@TaurianDoll: I feel the same and we are also the same age..I’m 30 turning 31 right after our wedding. I know it will be one of the happiest days of my life
Post # 11
I had so much fun at our wedding, and I’ve never felt so much joy and happiness than I did that day. Will I look back when I’m old and gray and still call it the happiest day of my life? Maybe. But for now it completely trumps receiving my college ring, graduating with my degree, starting a job, etc.
ETA: I really think what makes a difference for me, and several bees from what I can tell, is that not only is it the love between two people that makes the day so wonderful, but the sharing in that love with all your friends and family multiplies the love and joy. I stood back several times and marveled at the people who had come to share in our happiness, from so many different avenues of our lives. I had elementry school friends, HS friends, college friends, family, etc etc. It was just amazing to experience.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Oh man, these responses are getting me EXCITED! 😀
Post # 13
Surprisingly, these responses are getting me excited too!
I asked Fiance some questions that were posed in another thread yesterday. What is he most excited about on our wedding day?
He said seeing me and then dancing and partying afterwards. I can’t wait to just party and have fun!!
Post # 14
I say it because it was. I don’t doubt that I could have another day be the “happiest” but so far, it was.
Post # 15
Yeah, it actually was the happiest day of my life. I had a huge smile on my face from the minute I woke up to the minute I passed out drunk at 4am. 🙂
Nothing makes you feel better than someone saying in front of all the important people in your lives that they want you and only you, forever. And it was a rockin’ party!
Post # 16
My wedding day was definitely the happiest day of my life. In the future, maybe the day my first child is born will be the happiest day of my life–but in all honestly (and not having any frame of reference since I don’t have kids) I’m not sure if it will be, because I have a terrible fear of hospitals.
My wedding was exactly how I wanted it to be, the entire day was so joyous from beginning to end that my face literally hurt from smiling, and I was surrounded by my family and friends while having an amazing time with my husband (and knowing that a couple days later we’d be relaxing in paradise on our honeymoon!). What could be better than that?