To make you so stressed out by the time you get to say your “I do’s” it won’t matter to you what the groom did the night before at his bachelor party or how hung-over he was when he walked into the church. You will just be glad it is finally over and you can live happily ever after.
A bride wants “Her Day” to be perfect and she doesn’t care what it takes to make it that way. She forgets about Murphy’s Law. If it can go wrong, it will. And usually it does at the worse possible moment. Or at least that is how it seems to her.
She has spent every waking moment, and some sleeping ones, for the last 6 months to a year planning every detail of the big event. She can tell you, off the top of her head, exactly where Great Aunt Gert will be sitting at the reception, because she has the seating chart committed to memory.
And God help anyone who has to tell her that she just got an R.S.V.P. in the mail, a week late, and now she has to fit one more person at a table. This can cause a complete melt-down.
Then, of course, there are the caterers, florists, band and the lady at the Country Club where she is having the reception, who is trying to drive her completely crazy with daily phone calls about table cloths or some other thing.
While all of this is going on the groom, in his infinite wisdom and because he knows her, has chosen to stay as far away from all of this as humanly possible. He knows that all he has to do is look at her cross-eyed and she will probably take his head off.
The bridesmaids and the mother of the bride aren’t so lucky. They have to listen to her daily tantrums about everything and anything. They get the brunt of all her stress.
When the day finally comes and she is standing at the back of the church waiting to walk down the aisle, she’ll still be noticing that the florist hung one of the 100 arrangement crooked on one of the pews. She will be sure that this one small detail has ruined her wedding. Even though no one there has even notice.
What she won’t realize, until years later, is that with everything that is going on that day, between getting ready for the wedding, the wedding itself and the reception, she won’t remember any of it, except through the pictures that she paid the photographer to take. All staged with everyone smiling. She will just remember that it was the happiest day of her life.