When a client turns to me and says, "This is the happiest day of my life!" I smile and tell them that I'm glad - that IS why I became a wedding planner, after all! - and then I finish their sentence:
"This is the happiest day of your life...so far."
Because, you see, a wedding isn't just about a beautiful white dress and the toasts and the tuxedos, although we all love those things. It's about a marriage. And a good marriage - having someone who loves you and shares life with you - makes the worst days a little better, and the happy days even happier.
My own marriage enriched my life in ways I couldn't have dreamed of when I was standing at the end of...