Wednesday, December 12, 2007

When should a person get married?

My friend Christy is getting married the end of this month. We all wish her well as she begins a new, somewhat scary, thrilling time of her life. Those of us who are married will surely remember the joyful frenzy of those last few days and weeks before the big day.

Do you married women remember all the comments and suggestions we all received by well-meaning individuals who questioned our decisions? In my case, I was asked these questions:
  • Are you sure you've known him long enough? (1st date to wedding day: 5 months, 7 days)
  • Isn't he too old for you? (he is 10 years, 5 months older)
  • Can't you have a church wedding and invite more people? (no, my parents were in the middle of packing for a major move, and we didn't really want to wait)
  • You should enjoy your engagement period, and not rush things.
My friend Christy went against the flow and decided to have a Friday evening wedding instead of a more "traditional" Saturday afternoon wedding. You go, Christy! I like your idea. Too much excitement on Saturday tires people out for Sunday, anyway. I got married on a Thursday. Thanksgiving Thursday, to be exact. My family enjoyed it, and it wasn't too stressful for my mother. For me, that was important.


Christy said...

hahahaha! I know how those well meaning people can be! It's so funny.

I'm learning the effects of putting too much wedding stress on my mother. She's very close to snapping. But my mother has absolutely NO patience or longsuffering at all.She'll tell you herself. She expects everything to be done perfectly 10 minutes ago. So it's been a learning experience for all of us. I'm pretty sure my sister is planning on eloping. ; )

By the way I would love some of that snow! It was almost 70 here yesterday. Yuck!

gsquilts4u said...

I even made the wedding cake...gsquilts4u

Cathy said...

And a very good wedding cake it was, too.