Weddings: it’s time for a reality check

This week has made me emotional, scared and sad…and I don’t think I’m alone.

In a week when 49 innocent people lost their lives whilst dancing and having fun on a night out and a passionate campaigner and mother of two was innocently killed for practising her democratic right, it puts things into context slightly. If all I’ve got to worry about is where we will put our photobooth and in which order we’ll seat our guests, there has never been a better time for a reality check. For me, it’s a reminder that I’m bloody lucky to have made the decision to marry Mr DTE, and to have such relatively small worries to occupy my thoughts.

I don’t want to be preachy or political. That is not the purpose of this blog, and I know that, for many of us, we read blogs to escape from the sad and scary news reels that occupy our lives. However, when sad and confusing things happen it naturally makes us turn to our own lives, think about our own ‘stresses’ and gain  some perspective. For me it just reiterates that weddings should remain in the box marked ‘happy occasions’.

If the confetti canons don’t quite go off at the right time, or the flower girl has a temper tantrum in the middle of the aisle, yes it might be a pain in the arse. But it is hardly a disaster; not in my book anyway. If anything, this is what makes weddings MUCH more interesting for the guests. Who wants a tick-tock planned-to-perfection wedding??

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not about to throw my hands up in the air and say ‘oh well, stuff all the planning and details; maybe I’ll just wear my onesie to the wedding’…but my point is: let’s try to not sweat this small stuff. Let’s just remember the real reasons for getting married; to spend our version of forever with our life lobsters, who, let’s face it, are pretty dang cool and wonderful. The wedding is just the entry day into it all, right?

Life is weird. Let’s embrace the fun and happy stuff and take it for what it is.

Stay safe bridelings; peace out.

Jojo x

We’ve all had that bridezilla friend, let’s not become her

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I'm a 32 year-old newlywed bride, living in London. I recently got married (July 2016) and am here to spread wedding joy and worldly wedding advice to fellow bridelings who don't want their weddings to take over their lives. Let's laugh (nervously) in the face of bonkers wedding planning!

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