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An Open Letter To My Best Friend On Her Wedding Day

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To My Very Best Friend,

Saturday is your wedding day and I couldn’t be any happier for you as you embark on the next stage of your life with the man you love.

As I sit and reminisce on our journey of friendship and all we have been through together, I am reminded of just how important you are to me; how much I love, respect, and admire you.

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However, this friendship we share will inevitably change after this weekend. How could it not? But this does not sadden me, and I am thrilled to be standing next to you for the moment your future begins.

Here are a few things I want you to remember Saturday, the day of your wedding:

It is going to be a whirlwind of pictures, flowers, dresses, emotions, and most importantly, joy. Remember to take it all in slowly, and breathe. Don’t get lost in the craziness of the day, remember to enjoy and appreciate these moments that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

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I know it will be your happiest day to date, but it’s okay to feel a little sad as well. As you remember your nearest and dearest who unfortunately can’t share the celebrations with you, know they are watching over you and smiling.

We may not be able to help yearning for the people we wish were celebrating with us and that’s okay. Because, although not physically in attendance, these people will be a part of your day. They are with you, and always will be.

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We are all so proud of you. Your family, friends and especially me, are unbelievably proud of the person you have become.

Everything you have achieved thus far is well-deserved, and a source of constant inspiration for me. You’ve always been so confident, determined and successful in accomplishing your goals and dreams.

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Above all, I hope you remember how much fun your big day will be.

It will be easy to get caught up in the scheduling, timing, and stress that your wedding day holds. Don’t forget that at the end of the day it is about you and your worthy prince.

Everyone you love is celebrating with you and the love of your life, as you two embark on your greatest adventure yet.

For now, try your best to get some sleep. Saturday is a big day. It is going to be beautiful.

All of the hard work you have done will certainly pay off, and I can’t wait to be by your side, watching you live the fairytale we read about as kids.

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