It is Walt Disney's fault. We all grew up with a happy ending story which usually included a wedding dress. They make reality shows on brides-to-be wedding dress choices, a separate show on the party organization and apparently 2 Billion viewers turned on their TVs to watch the Royal Wedding. My friend Laura writes on her blog on how going to 8 weddings in a year helped her make few choices for her future wedding. The wedding industry has also an annual statistics report where you can compare in which category your wedding was... and so on and so forth. I think I've been to more weddings than birthday parties and I've come to the conclusion that I hate picking a wedding dress and organizing a wedding party. I'd love to move directly to the part '...and they annoyed each other happily ever after'.
But please invite me to your weddings. I'm a great gift-giver and quite a dancer. I'll be more than happy to come and help you pick a dress or organize a bachelorette party. But don't expect from me a wedding invitation... ever.
That being said, the images above are from my friend Onerda's wedding which was the most beautiful bride I've ever seen.