Like many Offbeat Brides, I'm pretty insecure. I'm insecure to the point where I sit on the subway making up things for people around me to say behind my back. Of course, in my mind, they're never flattering.
Of course this insecurity extends to my wedding. And it always gets the worse when I hear somebody discussing a wedding they recently attended.
“It was a beautiful ceremony, but the reception had horrible music!”
“The food was great. Except the cupcakes were so dry. And cupcakes are so tacky.”
And of course I've stressed myself out thinking of all the horrible things my guests will say about my wedding. It's made worse because we had a wedding in our family that was extravagant and beautiful and published in one of those $10 bridal magazines. Hello comparison insecurity city, population: pretty much every bride ever.
So now, less than two weeks from my own wedding, I decided to STOP thinking about the horrible things people MIGHT say about my wedding. From this day forward, I'm only going to think of the awesome things they'll say about it to their friends, family, and each other.
So my wedding will be forever spoken of as fun, unique, so “them,” memorable (in a good way, of course), cute, and possibly a bit touching. They will remember the awesome bouncy castle, my dad's home-made ice cream, our candy “sand” unity ceremony, and the urban beauty of downtown Chicago. They will comment on how happy we looked, how beautiful the weather was, and that one reference we threw in that they actually understood. And of course they'll remember the fireworks over Lake Michigan. Because fireworks.
So, I ask you. What awesome, amazing, and complimentary things will your guests say about your wedding for years to come? The one rule here is you're not allowed to say anything negative!