Weddings are a big deal. A wedding provides a means for two people to come forward and present themselves to their friends, family, and each other as a committed couple. They declare not just their love for, but their devotion to the other… for the long haul. And all of this sounds lofty and worthy of a classical fairytale. In some ways it is. But inherent in the ever after is the everyday. It’s two people navigating the routine day after day that really makes that initial big day so special. It’s the repeated act of taking care of and looking out for each other that add weight to the words in the vows spoken. A commitment like that deserves some pomp and circumstance. Still, whether it’s held in an opulent hall, or a humble backyard, a wedding isn’t just a big party. It’s the beginning of a marriage.