I remember the day my mom told me, “Soon your friends will all be getting married.”
And, wow, she was right.
Yesterday one of my best friends got married. We’re only 20, but when you love someone it doesn’t matter how old you are, I guess. And here she is, married to the love of her life. Whoo!
It’s odd to think that I’m now at that age where my friends are getting married. It seems like just yesterday we were dreaming about our big fairy tale weddings – and now we’re having them! When did we get so old? I still feel like I’m a small child learning what boys are, and now we’re being told to marry them!
This wedding was an eye-opener. As a bridesmaid (yeah – put that one on my resume!) it was interesting to see the wedding from the wedding party side. Wedding party members need to know all the little tidbits, so you get involved in venue, timing, photos, reception, etc. And because of that you start thinking, “What will my wedding be like?”
I was never the little girl who planned her wedding. My whole life I’ve been more concerned with academic and professional achievements than which boy on the football team I wanted to date. But watching one of my best friends getting married changed all of that.
What will my colours be? How many guests? Indoor or outdoor? What food will be at the reception? And what is the perfect song to emulate our relationship?!
Marriage is one of those things that doesn’t start to occur to you until you reach that “marrying” age. And while I don’t plan on getting married anytime soon (I am very happy with my last name currently) it’s interesting to think that in the next five to 10 years there will be a wedding and a first home and a marriage I spend every day working on. And it freaks me out and excites me at the same time!
And to top all of this off, I just want to say that I do look forward to marriage, but I know it’s not for me right now. While I am so happy for my friend and I wish her and her boo a long and happy marriage, it’s more than okay for them to be the only ones married. We’re all at different phases right now (that 18-25 year old range of discovering yourself) and we should all do what makes us happy.
And for me, it’s casually planning my future wedding on Pinterest while drinking chai green tea.
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