I’m getting married this coming September, and my fiancee Ari and I have been busy planning the wedding, which mostly involves her telling me about things I never knew about, like “color schemes” (weird) and the fact that she needs a wedding band in addition to the engagement ring (weirder).
For the most part I’m fine with everything, but the more and more we plan, the more and more I realize that there is absolutely nothing happening for me that day.
Everyone knows that the wedding is all about the bride, but I’ve taken it upon myself to suggest to Ari on numerous occasions, that this wedding should be different. I don’t even want drastic changes, I just want a song.
That’s all – just a song.
The bride typically gets to march down the aisle and have everyone look and think she’s great, right? Well, that’s what I want.
I want to march down the aisle, and I want to march down it to this:
That’s right – “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. That epic fight song that fueled Rocky when he defeated Ivan Drago, will also fuel me as I walk down the aisle.
It’s the perfect song.
It’s all about rising above adversity (dating) defeating a bitter rival (psycho ex-boyfriend) and ultimately triumphing when no one thought you could (getting married means I’m finally mature, right?).
The way I picture it is the second the first note blasts from the speakers, I kick open the doors and come trotting inside the room. As I make my way down the aisle, maybe I point at a couple people who believed in me, then get some high fives as I take my place up front.
This is something that needs to happen. This will make my wedding unique and give me something to finally be excited about. You know, aside from the actual getting married part and all that.