In the good ole days, “weddings were performed in the bride’s home church, where the groom wore his first and possibly only suit and the bride wore a modest dress made by a family member or friend. The reception was usually cake, punch, an assortment of nuts and snacks or hors d'oeuvres, [and] the gifts were practical, such as bedroom linen, bathroom towels, and cooking pots.”
Aren’t you glad we’re no longer living in the good ‘ole days?
Nowadays, weddings are not as simple (you may hear the word “simple” used often, but it’s often defined as a design term). And modesty and practicality have gone the way of the punch and nuts. It doesn’t mean you can’t have a cake and punch wedding reception, in fact I blogged about a modern cake and punch wedding reception some years ago, it only begs the question: why would you?
Today’s weddings are investments. The return is a celebration that reflects your style and tastes (and your age), so enjoy it – the process, the ceremony, and the party.
Congratulations to you upon your engagement!