Monday, July 30, 2012

Keeping Up with the Joneses

You're planning your dream wedding and think you have it all figured out until you hear what someone else is doing for their wedding.  Now you begin second guessing yourself.  It happens all the time in life and may pop up as you plan this special occasion. It's the popular notion of "keeping up with the Joneses." If your neighbor, friend, relative, etc.  has a brand new luxury car, you want one too.  If they show up to dinner wearing designer clothes, you start reconsidering your wardrobe.  And if they just returned from their grand vacation at a Five Star resort, your weekend getaway at the local beach suddenly doesn't sound all that exciting.  Feelings of jealousy or inadequacy and second-guessing our choices surface.  It happens to all of us at some point or other in our lives, and can have overarching effects if not kept in check.
As you plan, think of your hopes and dreams for your wedding.  Remind yourself that it doesn't have to be the biggest or flashiest to be beautiful.   Don't think about what other brides are doing, unless it's something that appeals to you.  Make sure your choices are coming from a place within you and are not a nagging influence to keep up with the trends.   Stay within your means and always keep it real.  The moments you create during the wedding will be far more memorable than having a dessert buffet, ice sculptures, or a ten piece band.
The wonderful thing about weddings is that there are so many ways to do it.  You have the chance to make it your own.  Be creative, be unique, and most importantly, be  you.

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