This is not the most important day of my life: an Offbeat Bride’s vows to herself

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This is not the most important day of my life: an Offbeat Bride's vows to herself
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I wrote this as a little something to remind myself what it's REALLY about… and make me laugh at myself when I get too stressed.

  • This is not the most important day of my life. The day my partner and I realized we wanted to spend our lives together was much more significant than the day we will make it legal. I have had more important days than this, and I will continue to have more important days.
  • I refuse to pretend to be someone I'm not in order to please other people. I will not fool myself into thinking my family and friends have to drop their lives to help me with my wedding.

  • I will not put on airs. I will not kid myself or pretend to be something, or someone, that I am not. I am not wealthy, I am not a princess, I am not super-formal or cookie-cutter. I do not fit in with the crowd. I am a beautiful, elegant, unique person, and I will let my real self shine on this day.
  • I will let my worries about what other people think GO, and not be swayed so easily by what other people think (but isn't neccessarily right or the best thing). I MUST remember this, no matter how much I love them.
  • I will try to not be stressed. I will try to not be too sensitive, as I usually am.

  • I will not lose it if the flowers aren't everything I hoped for or the cake isn't the color I wanted.
  • I will not care if I cry too much and the pictures show it.
  • I will be flexible. I will not cry if the song order is wrong, or I trip on my way out of the carriage.
  • I will relax. I will take time to just enjoy all our favorite people.
  • I will take in the all the love instead of worrying about when to cut the cake.

  • I will kiss my groom whenever possible.
  • I will kiss my mother whenever possible.
  • I will think about the words during the ceremony, and feel them, and squeeze my husband's hand.
  • I will LAUGH, and HUG EVERYONE, and DANCE!

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Comments on This is not the most important day of my life: an Offbeat Bride’s vows to herself

    • Thank you so much for this post. The day can be so overwhelming and I will keep your words in my mind to just relax and enjoy all the love.

  1. emailing to my overworrying and completely stressed out bride to be friend right now 🙂

  2. Thank you for this. I am getting married on Saturday and I needed to be reminded of this now more than ever.

  3. Brilliant. Saving a link to this so I remember to come up with my own set in the last couple of months before our wedding 🙂

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