Easy, simple – why the fuss about a wedding
Iwas never that girl who had her wedding planned from when she was 8 years old. Until recently I wasn’t a big fan of marriage. If you love somebody, just be with them. You don’t need a big song and dance or a piece of paper to justify it. However, in my 36 years I’ve learnt to embrace any opportunity to celebrate positive happy occasions. All too often we catch up with friends and family only at sad or challenging times. Our wedding is the perfect opportunity to have a rocking fun time. I used to roll my eyes and snort when I heard my friends talking about the stress and drama involved in organising their weddings. Really? How hard can it be? Surely it’s just a big party with everyone you know and love? Easy. Simple. That was before I was lucky enough to find a man brave enough to take me on. I’m currently ensconced in wedding plan madness and I’m so far out of my comfort zone it is not funny. We get married in less than two weeks. I’ve got flowers, rings, decorations, wedding dance, seating plan, shoes, hair and 57 other things still to organise. Eeeek. Then I remember the loved ones who touched our lives immensely who are sadly no longer with us. These beautiful people shaped us both into the people we are today. In my moments of overwhelming wedding planning chaos, I consider just how lucky we were to have them in our lives. And you know what - at the end of the day – the details will take care of themselves because we are going to be partying with our loved ones. That‘s what’s important – nothing else. Easy. Simple.
Amy Scott is a former lawyer turned professional speaker who is passionate about effective communication and communities.
To wed: Amy Scott and Murray Anderson will marry on March 2.