This afternoon I drove to the upstate to attend a rehearsal dinner for a couple getting married tomorrow. I tried to remember all the excitement and nervousness that I felt the day before our wedding. We didn't have a fancy wedding. I guess it cost all of $300. We were married at my parents house so my 90 year old grandmother could attend. And the biscuit timer went off during the ceremony. A neighbor baked the wedding cake. My father gave us money for a down payment on a house as a present.
I don't think either one of us regretted not having a big wedding. And we have outlasted many who spent thousands on one. I wish this couple a long and happy life together. And hopefully they will have patience and understanding to carry them through the rough spots.