Bachelorette

IMG_3041Yesterday started with a “bridal shower” and  ended with a “bachelorette party” in my honor. 

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I’m intrigued and perplexed by the many “traditions” surrounding a wedding these days, which essentially is about deciding to commit yourself to your partner for the rest of your life.

As many brides before me I’m sure, I have been overwhelmed by the expectations to do things according to tradition: you need a bouquet, you should walk down an aisle, you have to register for gifts, you need to have a bridal shower, you should invite so and so, and the list goes on. All of these things are just details that probably won’t matter a month from now.  Its all part of the process of learning about yourself, your partner, and both of your families.   

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What’s most important is making memories with family and friends, both old and new. 

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When all the dust settles from the celebrations and excitement surrounding our “wedding extravaganza”  I am confident I will look back and know I was surrounded by great family and friends who really love us.  And the memories will make me smile. A lot. IMG_3032

And thats really what matters in life. Right?IMG_3038