I will be a first time bride at 49 and honestly never thought I would ever get married. There are parts of me that want all the pomp and circumstance that goes along with traditional wedding for a 20 something year old and other parts that say screw that - I am doing it my way! Like I want a real wedding dress and a some of the traditions like lighting a unity candle (as for me it is a symbol of the joining of our families since we both have kids) But I don't want a long ceremony or to walk down the aisle to Pacabel's Cannon. Want the cake but do people reallly need favors? Do I have to have a registry? we have lived together in brand new house for two years. If I need something I get it - we already have china and silver - don't need any more!
I also get the feeling that some do not think I should have a big wedding - but heck is only about 100 people and most are our friends - the reception will be more of a party than a reception anyway.
Anyone else struggling with these types of issues???