Wedding Season

One thing I've learned this summer is that weddings don't come without a lot of stress, planning and surprise. This weekend I'm in a wedding for a good high school friend who found the man she will spend the rest of her life with at college. Every time we chat there seems to be yet another thing that the priest has demanded or that the cake lady is unable to do. At points it seems like a comedy show. Today for example, Jessica found out that the cake lady no longer knows if she can make a spice cake because Betty Crocker may not have the flavor. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't know of many wedding cakes that are made from boxes.

In the scheme of things I have to keep reminding Jess (and myself) that none of it is really that important. Saturday, August 18 is just one day, but their marriage is forever. This will be my third wedding of the summer and I have to say that with each and every one of them I have been truly amazed at the amount of preparation and time each bride and her family and friends spend on the miniscule details of this one day. It makes me wonder, if we all spent as much time working on a relationship as we spend planning a wedding, how many more successful relationships or marriages would there be in the world?

I truly believe marriage is forever and because of that I am terrified of making any kind of commitment. But for now, I'm just excited to head to Pendleton and let the wedding madness begin. I can't wait to see the high school gang in Eastern Oregon, drinking beer together, and celebrating Jessica and Scott's new journey.


KGreg said…
I have my first "high school friend" wedding this coming weekend on the 25th, and I'm a bit nervous about going by myself and seeing all my high school friends for the first time in 5 years. I'm not in the wedding, though - I'll just have a new appreciation for the preparation that went into it now. :)

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