Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bridal Wedding sets

I was watching the TV show, Say Yes to The Dress the other night. If you've missed it let me fill you in, it's about a bridal gown shop in New York city whose very enthusiastic customer's are young brides looking for that perfect gown, for their perfect day. The prices of these gowns are as you can imagine tremendous. It's almost laughable when a young lady comes in to the bridal boutique with a budget of less than $2000.00, after all these gowns are made for that one special day.

It's fun to watch the process of the bride getting that very desirable and iconic wedding dress. At some point in watching the show I start to have these feelings of concern that we as a culture put so much emphasis on the wedding day and not the marriage. I can remember the fun and excitement that surrounds the days leading up to the blessed nuptials; it is a very exciting time in a couple’s life. But it always strikes a chord in my heart when I hear of the huge budgets for the big event and one of the largest costs goes to the dress. To be worn for a few hours of that perfect day.

After all is said and done and we move from wedding day to the marriage it makes me ponder what we have left from the day? The memories, of course, the pictures and the dress we have to put in a proper box or plastic bag to be stored away and, AND the rings, Oh yeah, the rings, the symbol of your love for each other. That is the one tangible thing that is with you every single day to symbolize the love you have for one another.

So while the dress does deserve it's proper due, I would be amiss if I didn't direct a person to think of their rings with a more long term importance and lasting sentimentality.

The wedding dress worn for a few hours can demand a bigger budget than the ring which is going to last you the rest of your life.

So remember to purchase rings that fit your life style, your budget and are something that will make you happy long after the dress has been put away.


Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for coming by to visit!

countrymans said...

You are so welcome, thanks for stopping by.