Miss Manners just wrote about the impropriety of wedding reenactments — as opposed to say, receptions within a year of the wedding and anniversary parties thereafter. I loved the last line: “What [married couples] should not be doing is making a mockery of the marriage ceremony by holding mock ceremonies. They may be able to reproduce the starry-eyed look, but they will never manage that tiny note of ‘What am I doing?’ that makes it exciting.”
Although I had no doubts about marrying Paul, I do remember that “What am I doing?” feeling of our wedding. Now that I know exactly what I’ve gotten myself into with my vows, I certainly couldn’t manage to reproduce all the scary delights of the actual wedding. Then again, nor would I wish to do so, since it was an extremely stressful event to plan!