In the wedding industry especially, small business owners and vendors work tirelessly to ensure our end product or service blows our customers and clients out of the water.
We do this because we believe that a celebration of marriage is, by its very nature, intensely personal. It’s more than just a big party for your closest friends and family – it’s an entryway into a covenantal unity. And we believe it’s our job to help make it as beautiful as possible.
But no matter how hard we try or how spot on our products or services turn out to be – the reality is that there is always the possibility for things to shake out a little bit different than you expected. Even if we nail it – even if we make it so that everything on our end is spotless and flawless and just as you’d dreamt it would be – there is so much that is out of our control.
Much like life, the reality of your wedding day is that, sometimes, things don’t go 100% perfectly according to plan.
Sometimes hiccups happen.
Sometimes we have to be flexible and readjust.
Sometimes plans change.
And all the time? It’s out of your control.
So what do you do if, on your wedding day, things don’t go 100% as you’d hoped? What if the cake is on the wrong table or the chicken is shredded instead of pulled or your coworkers show up late to the ceremony? What if your friend’s mom says something to make you doubt the floral arrangements you chose or you step on your shoes or they poke out just a little from under your dress?
You gaze towards your groom.
You squeeze his hand tight and maybe even close your eyes for a quick second as you recall your story; the love that grew you both and the journey you’ve taken – together and apart – that led you to this exact moment. You breathe – in and out – deeply as you recount God’s infinite faithfulness and see His hand over each chapter.
You open your eyes, fixed on your love.
And you smile.
As much as the details of your big day matter – as important as they are and as genuinely as you want them all to line up and shake out like a beautifully curated Instagram account, none of the details – in part or in whole – are the point of your big day.
The point? It’s love. As cheesy and koombayah as it sounds – the point of it all is love. The point of your wedding day isn’t wrapped up in some grand sparkler exit or the perfect picture of your groom seeing you for the first time.
The point of your wedding day is love. It’s unity. It’s covenant. It’s grace.
All of it. Every bit of it. It’s all His grace.