Bride- The Queen of Little Girl’s Dreams

Last summer my fiance and I went to a “friend’s” wedding.  She was a girl who attended my fiance’s church growing up. She was a beautiful bride with her pure white dress and perfect makeup and hair, but her personality dimmed the look.  She was focused on her particular friends and only them.  She didn’t go around and talk to guests, and the main thing my fiance and I saw was that she blatantly ignored the young girls there who would stop and stare at her.  

After we left the wedding, my fiance was quiet and then suddenly said, “Why would she ignore the little girls? Doesn’t she know that they  want to be just like her when they grow up?  Doesn’t she know that they look up to her and were watching her the entire time, hoping she’d notice them?”

His comment stuck with me. 

A few months after that, I had finally gotten my wedding dress and was getting it altered.  I stepped out of the dressing room and while letting the lady make some corrections, I looked down and saw a little girl with golden ringlets and blue eyes staring up at me.  The words of my fiance came back to me and I smiled at her.  I waved and then asked if she wanted to come closer.  She was hiding behind her mom, but when I asked her that, and her eyes grew round and she nodded, slowly moving closer to me.  She got to the tip of my skirt, and stopped.  I smiled bigger as I watched her stare at it.  I then asked her if she wanted to touch it.  She reached out and felt the material with her fingers.  She giggled and ran back to her mom. 

My mom and I laughed and continued with the alterations. Then I heard the little girl ask her mom, “Is she a princess?”

“Yes.” Her mom said with a smile.

“Is she going to live Happily Ever After?” was her next innocent question.

“Yes” her mom answered again with a smile.

 

I didn’t tell you this story to have you all think that I’m a wonderful person, I told you the two stories to give you examples of how your actions as a bride stay with others.  This is not to add any pressure, if you hate kids, stay away! Haha you have no obligations to anyone if you don’t care what people will think or say about you.  But that occurrence has stayed with me, and I hope that it will stay with the little girl too.  I want every girl to think she is beautiful and important and I will do my best to make them know so!

 

ImageImage

Advertisements

True Friends

So a couple of my friends had a surprise Bachelorette party for me two weeks ago.  Only one of the four girls that threw the party for me is in my wedding, but it doesn’t matter who they are in your life, bridal party or not, they are still amazing for doing that! 

This blog is a reminder for all you brides to remember that you have backup everywhere! Just look around you at all the people who love you and want to help make this experience the best in your life!! If you have friends like I do, you are truly best and should take the time (if you haven’t already!) and thank them!  The closer you get to your wedding day, of course the more stressed you’re going to become, but remember your fan club who will always be there for you, even if they aren’t in your wedding party!

 

 

The Nightmare: Not Foreshadowing

Alright,

So it is a little less than 6 months until the wedding.  My fiance and I decided not to send out save-the-dates, because we think we could use the money better elsewhere.  But a couple night ago, I had a dream that I was at work and realized that I was getting married the next day.  Then, the next thought that hit my dreaming-self was a horrible horrible thought.  It was the day before the wedding and I hadn’t sent any invitations!  I was so horrified and couldn’t believe myself.  I made a sign in my work, inviting random people to my special day, as well as going through my guest list calling everyone to see if they could make it and apologizing for the short notice. I woke up, still horrified, until I realized the date- and that I still had plenty of time.

Apparently these nightmares are common, so if you have them too, know you are not alone! Haha  The best thing you can do is sit down and write as much stuff down as you can think of.  And then as you think of more things, just write those down too.  It’s saved a lot of stress!

Image