We need to bring authenticity back to our weddings. We need to embrace our own meaning of love, of commitment, and way of celebrating with our friends. We need to encourage each other to resist feeling like a failure if our arms aren’t skinny, if we’re not serving a five-course, French service dinner, if we’re having the dreaded dry wedding. We need to know deep down that we have not failed if our weddings aren’t “perfect.” And we need to stop aiming for perfection. The point of our engagements is not to turn our ugly-duckling-nemesis into a swan...it’s the time to bring two families together, to set the foundation for marriage, and to plan an authentic ceremony and celebration (even if it’s a celebration for two).
My sorority sister Sara is brilliant and gorgeous and I want to frame this blog post.