I officiated my friends' wedding on Saturday night. And the entire time I stood in front of their closest family and friends, I couldn't believe that they trusted me to be a part of their big day. I could write a long post about how you prepare for the day and the ins and outs of the rehearsal dinner or how beautiful it is to attend a wedding in a history museum. But really, what fun is that?
So, my wedding recap:
1. I like to think that my performing the ceremony for friends without being married myself actually gives me some good karma. But I wouldn't be honest with myself if I didn't admit that I'm a little scared I won't find someone who wants to stand in front of a crowd for me.
2. The best weddings I have ever been to were full of tiny personal touches. And have felt like big parties meant for happiness.
3. My last relationship ended, in part, because my ex didn't "believe" in marriage. I don't understand that. It's a commitment you make in front of people, there doesn't have to be any religion involved and just shows that you want to declare love. Marriage may not be for some people, but it does exist.
4. I will admit that I hope to get married one day. It may be the romantic that is locked inside me somewhere, but it's true. That said, I think it truly is about the right commitment with the right person. Who knows what can happen in the future...
5. It's a little overwhelming to help a couple you love and respect say their vows. When you look at your friends whose relationship is peaceful and equal. It can give a single girl like me hope that strong, independent-spirited women can find a partner who loves every bit of us.
So, what do you think about weddings and marriage? And know that if you ever need someone to marry you, I'd happily do it.