Sour Grapes among Brides?

by Melissa on June 21, 2011

I’ve noticed an interesting trend among bride bloggers: 

Budget Brides always say something like this: We didn’t want a big wedding with lots of expensive wedding centerpieces in an impersonal location.  We wanted to do something that was truly “us” and just invite our closest family and friends.

Platinum Brides always go something like this:  I know it’s a lot of money, but it is the most special day of our life so we wanted to invite everyone we could and make it an elaborate affair that no one would ever forget!

What if both sides are just spewing bullshit?  (I’m not saying it is, because, as a budget bride myself, I definitely wouldn’t want to trade places with a platinum bride, but, what if it was actually bullshit.  Or maybe I’m just fooling myself?)

Call it “The Grass is Always Greener” or “Sour Grapes” or whatever you want, but I wonder how many times people really believe what they’re saying.  As often as budget brides lament their DIY trials and tribulations to save money, platinum brides lament interference by their presumably wealthy parents and in-laws and say they just wish they could have a small, more intimate affair.

I’m not really sure where I’m going with this post.  But I guess it’s just that you should always think about what you’re annoyed with and what the alternatives are.  If it’s interference from family, just think if you were paying for it on your own, the other ups and downs you’d have to deal with.  And if you’re complaining about your recent DIY project, just remember that you could be having some huge formal affair where DIY elements would be inappropriate.

So, today’s motivational tip?  No matter what your circumstance, you’d likely be annoyed with other options too.  So, suck it up and deal.

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