It's not so you can eat ice cream in your wedding dress...but that's a perk!
Life is such a roller coaster, sometimes it's easy to lose sight of why we do the things we do. Why we have weddings, why we marry at all. I've had this conversation with a lot with friends lately. We are skeptics...more than half of marriages end in divorce, the average wedding is over $26K. What's the point anymore?
When I was engaged, my Husband and I had this conversation a lot. What made us think that we could beat the divorce odds? We could be happy just living together, our commitment was enough. Then if things didn't work out, we could cut our losses and move on. That sounds awful doesn't it? We're realistic.
But there was this want to take things a step further, declaring our love in front of family and friends that made things feel like the beginning of us against the world. It does feel like that some days. When it seems like there is no one else in the world on your side, there's your Husband or Wife. A witness to your life. We didn't know if that feeling would last forever, but we decided if it made us happy right now it was worth it. I'll let you know how that works out for us ;)
Kate of Koru Wedding Style posted a link to a great series over at Happy Sighs called Why We Wed. Every one's reasons are different, it's interesting to hear why and also a great reminder on those days when you ask yourself...what's the point?
Why did you/will you marry? or is it not for you?