I went to a wedding this past weekend and I really enjoyed it. It was great. I was so happy for the bride and groom! But, I did notice some things that I don't think I paid as much attention to when I was a guest that was not planning a wedding myself.
First, there seemed to be some issues with the DJ, so the wedding was an hour and half late. So, that was not good. But all the guests were GREAT about it and understood that there were some behind-the-scenes issues and nobody seemed too peeved. But what I did notice was that there were some SERIOUSLY awkward moments…
There were moments of heavy, awkward silence. There were parts where the bride and groom were confused and awkwardly had to pause and restart their vows. The music didn't cue perfectly so there was an awkward wait time for the recessional.
AND IT WAS LOVELY!
Awkward doesn't equal terrible or bad. Life is awkward. I am awkward. My future husband is awkward. I teach high school and my classroom has SO many awkward moments every day. But I love that. We laugh about it.
And a wedding is just awkward. I mean, any situation where people are looking at you and you're speaking in front of people and on display in any way is going to be awkward.
So I have prepped myself with the knowledge that elements of our wedding may be awkward, and I want to embrace that. Because honestly, it would be crazy for me to think that I — the most awkward person I know — wouldn't have a wedding with awkward moments!
So I say embrace the awkward, and be at peace with it. That's my plan!