I seem to have reached that point in my life where lots of people I know are getting married. Or maybe I'm just more aware of it.
Last weekend it was the wedding of one of my bridesmaids; her other half had popped the question after 13 years together.
And it was a gorgeous wedding from start to finish. Except for the bit where I had to do a reading and nearly blubbed.
But when you're planning a wedding and you go to someone else's, you start to look at it in a new light. There are some things you think 'what a great idea,' making a mental note and pretending it was your idea all along when you come to suggest it later on. Then there's others that you think 'ooh wouldn't have done it like that...' - not that there were any of those at the weekend.
But my friend's wedding was the first that I'd been involved in the organisation of, and then seen it come to fruition. And it went well. Completely without a hitch.
Which is more than can be said for the planning stage of it. There were a few last minute dramas, including a late change of venue and ordering the flowers a week before the wedding. The groom was also in a bit of a panic; I don't think I've ever seen anyone so nervous. He was nervous in a good way, of course.
But at least the chaos was in the planning and not in the big day.
How the bride-to-be managed to keep a cool head, I'll never know. In her situation, I'm not sure I could have done the same. She may well have been stressed deep down, but she seemed cool, calm and collected on the outside. Like a swan, gliding gracefully across the water, while out of sight, its feet are paddling away like mad.
Even on the wedding morning, she was happy and relaxed. It's the best way to be; especially when you know that whatever happens over the course of the day, you will end it married to the man of your dreams.
As for the planning, I enjoyed helping plan another wedding, and it got me excited about my own. Planning has been a lot of fun so far.
Maybe it's time for a change of career...