...is obviously that I get to be with Paul! DUH! But another nice thing is that all the shopping/errands/research you do and talk to other people about brings about another curious person just wanting to know details and to wish you a hearty congratulations. People can be so nice and weddings certainly bring out that wonderful side of humankind.
Take, for instance, Donna at the Framingham AC Moore. I bought about $200 worth of crafts, etc. there on Saturday. She was friendly and chatty and took her time (in a good way) wrapping the clay pots and glass bowls that will be used for the table centerpieces. Then she scanned in the 10 disposable wedding cameras and said "are you getting married?!" and then congratulated me and, I swear, if there wasn't a checkout counter between us, she would have hugged me. And I would have been glad to hug her back. She was so nice and so diligent. She told me about her wedding day, more than 20 years ago, about some creative ideas pertaining to the centerpieces, and by the end of the conversation, she wished me good luck in Yiddish and said that she just knew it would be a wonderful day for me. She was a real sweetheart and just one example of the pleasure of sharing my joy with other people.