The Royal Wedding is upon us. On Friday, Catherine and William will tie the knot in a very public marriage ceremony. Whilst the mounting excitement and expectation for the Royal Wedding may be getting a bit much for some – including me, if I’m honest – I still love weddings. It’s not so much the dressing up (I’d happily turn up in my jeans – clean ones, of course) or the chance for a big party. For me, it’s the fact that two people choose to make a very public commitment to each other. It’s the celebration of that commitment and all the hopes for the future that come with it that make weddings so special.
Whilst as a society we may have become a little less “throw-away” than we were pre-recession, I still sense a fear of commitment, of standing up and saying what you believe in. To promise to love someone forever is a pretty big commitment BY a, foring that has intrinsic value, something that shows you have thought about the couple and chosen the perfect gift for them. Something – even – that will be with the couple for the rest of their life and, who knows, might even be cherished. To my mind, something lovingly hand-crafted would seem appropriate here,not something “off-the shelf” or mass produced.
It seems I’m not alone. We recently set-up a poll on our Facebook page and asked what people like to give at weddings. Ok,so it wasn’t the most statistically valid poll, but I thought it was interesting to see that “money” got only one vote, and something “unique and unusual” came top.
If you are heading to a wedding – it doesn’t have to be William and Kate’s – why not acknowledge the commitment of the happy couple by giving something unique and distinctive, something loving hand-crafted. You could do worse than check out the range of wedding gifts on Seek & Adore.
As for William and Catherine, I wish them all the best. Two days after they get married David and I celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. I wouldn’t change my commitment to him for the entire world.