This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Long time ago, when I was into Barbie dolls, I dreamt what practically every little girls dreamed at one point in their lives: their wedding day. Up to about high school, I started to picture my dress, the flowers I wanted, the hairdo, the shoes, and the entire works. I imagined myself being escorted down the aisle with my daddy, meeting my dream man at the end of the altar. After the vows, I would happily walk out with rice and seeds flying all over me, and we’d go to the reception where we’d share the top tier of the wedding cake.
Now, as an adult, here’s my dream wedding:
- Dress normally . . . okay, fine. Wear nice clothes, but nothing too fancy or formal.
- Have husband to be pick me up.
- Go to the Justice of Peace and do the whole anti-climatic procedure.
- Meet a small group of friends and relatives and have a nice dinner at a good restaurant.
- Hurry along to the airport to our honeymoon destination!
Seriously, when I found out how much those dream weddings cost, I freaked out. I’d rather spend a good chunk of that wedding funds on an awesome honeymoon. I’d rather buy souvenirs and special mementos than spend $20,000+ on a single day event. On a last note, I’d rather keel over than wear a bloody dress that would most likely be drenched in kimchi sauce due to my horrible eating habits!
Isn’t my current adult’s mindset so different from my younger self? The difference is quite drastic, I think. XD I may be materialistic, but I’m also pragmatic. Actually, my materialism is focused towards my hobbies more than anything else, and a wedding is NOT a hobby. Therefore, that’s my dream wedding, and whoever ends up being the unlucky man as my husband better respect it. :D
Anybody else feel this way about wedding? From the people I’ve talked with, it seems like I’m the only one who thinks this way! Oh well! That just makes me more unique, I suppose?
P.S. – This entry was inspired when I was chatting with Caity, and since she posted about her own wedding a couple of months ago, I think of wedding when I think of her.