The Experience Of A Wedding Essay

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A Wedding is a Wedding – Or is It? From the time we are very young, and throughout our entire lives, most of us have been invited to and attended wedding ceremonies. What I had never considered was the very real possibility that perhaps the wedding celebration experience that I had come to expect when one of those intricately printed invitations found its way to my mailbox would not necessary be the experience that would ensue upon my arrival to said ceremony. As a little girl, I spent many hours imagining my wedding day from the time I was old enough to begin considering the boys in my school as something more than the cootie carriers that they had always been. Dreams of long white gowns and walking down the aisle of my childhood parish …show more content…
We would endure an endless homily; Catholic priests have been suspected of preaching for an extraordinarily long period of time during a wedding ceremony. After all, they have a captive audience; many of the faces in the pews during a wedding ceremony are not those of the regular Sunday crowd. Following the ‘I do’s”, the introduction of the “newly married couple”, and the traditional throwing of rice or birdseed, we would take a million pictures in every imaginable pose and then proceed to the reception, where tradition would continue to outline the …show more content…
It was the “I’m from Southwestern Pennsylvania” experience and assumption of what a wedding entails. These are two completely different ideas! A few years ago -- it’s awful, but I honestly have no idea how long it’s been since my sister’s wedding in South Carolina. It was more than ten and less than twenty years ago that my sister, Sandy, announced she would be getting married. Sandy had live in the South for roughly 5 years with her first husband whom she married in Pennsylvania in the aforementioned “system”. Said marriage did not go as planned, evidenced by the fact that I am describing her second marriage. After telling me that she would be getting married, she began to “warn” me of what to expect at her

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