Congratulations! Somehow – by choice or by chance – you’ve managed to hold out on the urge to merge until this time in your life when you’re a bit wiser to the ways of the world, and better prepared to deal with the days leading up to that moment when you say the official – “I do.”
You have a stronger sense of personal style, a home, a career, a checking account – and credit! Factor in your groom’s half of the equation, and it totals out to one heck of a deal: you two get to plan and orchestrate your own wedding. Trust your instincts. Go with tradition if it suits you, but don’t be afraid to attempt the unexpected. If it’s your style to go by the book, then do so with gusto. But don’t be afraid to break some rules and make your own. Bring all your imagination and individuality to the wedding drawing board and make it a creative coupling – as simple or extravagant as you choose. You re thirtysomething, and it’s your wedding – one that will long be remembered by family and friends. Rather than experiencing the wedding bell blurs, as a thirtysomething bride, chances are you’ll actually have your wits about you and be able to enjoy your own wedding. Happy planning.