I fucking LOVE weddings for a few different reasons.
Let’s be honest, I’m a sucker for love. I LOVE seeing people take sacred vows in front of the people that love them. It’s so magical and beautiful. My love for love also explains why I thoroughly enjoy being the third wheel to my friend’s relationships, hahaha. Yes, this is one of the many things that are odd about me, but I just try to own it.
Anyway, weddings are so goddamn beautiful, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE for me not to cry. There is something raw about two people loving each other so much, and vowing to be together forever.
With that being said, I absolutely DREAD bridal showers. Everyone that knows me knows how literally impossible it is for me to be fake. I can’t even fake orgasms (ANYMORE, haha). Bridal showers in general just seem SO fake to me. Let me break this down for you….
Have you ever been to a bridal shower and actually enjoyed it? If the answer is yes, please comment on this blog telling me WHY. I really am trying to understand it. To me, bridal showers seem fake. Almost like, it’s forced and you are really just taking advantage of your wedding. See, I feel like a lot of brides really just want to have a wedding, and are not ready for an actual marriage. So the bridal shower is sort of like part of the whole “show”. I don’t know, it doesn’t seem intimate or genuine, just sort of seems like another way for the bride to be the center of attention and get even more pots and pans than she will know what to do with.
I wrote a blog post a while ago about how I really dislike material things, so this probably has something to do with it. I just don’t feel comfortable when people don’t take love or feelings seriously, and bridal showers seem like a circus to me.
BUT, I must say, this is a judgment free zone, and to each its own. What works for me, may not work for someone else. I just know that when I get married, it’s not going to be a spectacle of a show. It’s not going to be filled with pots and pans, chocolate fountains, or flower arrangements equal to a three month salary. NO WAY. I am just going to be grateful I have found THE ONE.