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Don't get me wrong, I'm not against marriage or weddings; I would like to get married someday. But the way I see it, there's no point thinking or daydreaming about the specifics until that time arrives. You don't know when you'll get married, or to who, or what your life and financial circumstances will be like at that time in your life. If you have your heart set so firmly on one specific type of ideal wedding, you're almost guaranteed to end up being disappointed by one thing or another.
Having said that, there are a few things I would tentatively say I'd like for my 'dream wedding.'
Firstly, I'd like a traditional wedding. I want to get married in a church in front of my family and close friends. I'm not into all these weird and wacky wedding ideas; simple and traditional will suit me just fine.
Building on that, I wouldn't want anything too ostentatious at my wedding. I know how ridiculously expensive the average wedding is, and anything unnecessary that drives the cost up even higher should really be avoided. I'm not saying I want to be a bride on a budget, but wedding spending can quickly get out of hand before you even realise how much you've spent.
I don't make a habit of searching out ideal wedding themes, outfits, or decorations, but I did come across a wedding dress I absolutely loved a few years ago while researching an art project. It's a bit frilly for my tastes now, but at the time I thought it was the greatest dress I'd ever seen. Plus it was inspired by Disney - what could be better?
If I am lucky enough to end up getting married in the future, I will plan my wedding at that point, with the man I'm going to marry. But until then, I'll leave the wedding daydreaming to all the other girls.
Tell me about your dream wedding in the comments below!