When I came across this infographic I almost passed by without reading it. Once I started, though, I could not stop. It brought back so many memories that I had not thought about in a long time. My husband and I have been married for 10+ years now. Some of the things I do not remember any more, and others I remember the moment rather than the timing. There were things that did not go perfect, but we still got married. Isn’t that the point of the day? Well, that and celebrating with friends and family.
For those of you who might be a bit curious:
- No tropical destination for our honeymoon. We did stay at a B&B in a town on the ocean – but it was so cold you had to wear a coat, hat and gloves to enjoy it. We did not let those little details get into our way, taking several trips down to the beach and elsewhere.
- Our engagement was shorter than average, as long as it was because of other timing issues, but still a lot longer than I would have liked. I am now under the opinion that short engagements, 2-3 months, is the way to go. It gets harder as you go. You are more than dating but not husband and wife yet.
- We had a lot of family and friends involvement – the musicians were my best friends from high school, the minister is married to a cousin of mine, the ‘caterers’ were old friends of my parents from their high school years (they were invited to the wedding to begin with), and the wedding video was done by a good friend and former roommate of mine.
- As an added random fact, our actual ceremony took maybe 15 minutes. My husband’s goal was to get married; he would have liked it to be even shorter. I made him suffer though a few things before saying, “I do”.
So, for a little deviation from your holiday routine …