A Practical Wedding, my wedding planning bible, tells me that to begin planning the ceremony, we need to first think about what marriage means to each of us. I mentioned this to Raj, just in an offhand, probably you could start thinking about this, kind of way. After all, we have over six months to get the ceremony written and it seems like the sort of thing you want to mull over for a while, to get your thoughts in order. I can't say I've spent more than a couple of minutes together on it myself. At some point, I'll most likely open up a Text Edit document and start typing and a little while later, I'll know what marriage means to me. I can tell you that the two words that always, always come to mind when I do think about it are partnership and team. Maybe these don't seem like very romantic words to many people, but to me, somehow, they are.
What I want to know is what marriage means to you. And I'm not just asking the married folks. Anybody: what words or ideas or anything else come to mind when you hear that question? It's a big question, one with innumerable possible answers. I think it could be fascinating to hear what you all have to say about it.