Always a bride?

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Have you ever felt like you’re always the bridesmaid and never the bride? Do you imagine what it would be like to have a shining and joyous wedding day?

I’m single and have to admit I’ve had those thoughts. Recently, however, I’ve gained a whole new sense of what it means to be a “bride” or “groom,” and I realized that we are actually each a bride or a groom every day of our lives. I understand you might find that a stretch if you’ve never walked down the aisle in a wedding dress or stood at the altar in a tuxedo—or if you have, that perhaps you don’t want to be labeled a bride or groom every day! But bear with me here.

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