The royal wedding fever is now history and so is the frenzy surrounding the wedding day. This event is a more public example of how many women dreamed of, obsessed, excessively planned and glamorize a one day event for most of their lives-the wedding day.
There is a universal understanding that this is an extremely important day for many and most people hope to do it only once. For a full week or more, the television had one program or another with the late Princess Diana’s wedding and every commentator had something wonderful to say about the day; however, it occurred to me that, like many women, they gave minor attention to the marriage (which we all know was a disaster). The dismal truth is most women will put every ounce of effort into making those few hours ‘perfect’ and ‘magical’ but give the marriage an after thought. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
The marriage, no matter what kind of wedding a couple experiences, should have more priority. How is it possible for a wedding obsessed woman to describe every specific details she wants for that day but have difficulty describing characteristics she wants in a husband? Like the Windsor family, the US is rocked by a staggering number of divorces for one usually stupid reason or another and these numbers are not improving. Maybe, just maybe, marriages would be happier if the couple put at least half of their energy into making a “perfect” marriage as they did with the “perfect” wedding.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman wanting a princess type wedding or planning it for most of her life. It would also be nice for most singles to be equally focused on the reality and expectations of being in a long-term committed marriage. No matter what kind of wedding a woman plans, it requires even much more harder work to keep a marriage going and it is not always a fairy tale.