So, I finally watched the movie Frozen. I know, I’m a bit late to the party, but I needed to see what all the hubbub was about and I have to say I’m not that impressed. Are you shocked?
My main gripe is that all the hype is over Elsa, who in my eyes doesn’t have very many good qualities. Yeah, she’s magical, but she’s uncommunicative and is really kind of selfish. While Anna, on the other hand, gets no hype but is totally the star of the movie. She’s real, she’s sweet, perhaps naive, but super loving. Elsa doesn’t have a whole lot of appeal and it bums me out that little girls look up to Elsa, not Anna.
But, I did think that the movie provided some good lessons that relate to weddings, so here are my 3 wedding lessons from Frozen.
3 Wedding Lessons from Frozen
Lesson #1 – Don’t be allured by the trendy, flashy thing. It may seem awesome and get lots of hype, but isn’t necessarily the best thing. Instead, value that which has qualities that are honest and true. This can relate to a person (finding your true love!) or making wedding planning decisions.
Lesson #2 – Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours. Now, don’t get me wrong, the movie wasn’t all bad. The major upside to the whole story is all the love, mainly shown by Anna (another upside was the hilarious Olaf). Elsa had power, but Anna had real power, the power of love. And while love always plays a part in Disney movies, love is putting someone else’s needs before yours. It’s a great line and so very true. And that is what marriage is about and what a wedding celebrates. Choosing someone and loving them so much, you would put them before yourself.
Lesson #3 – Sometimes the first man you meet, isn’t the right one. I don’t want to continue to bag on Elsa because she wasn’t all bad. She did try to protect Anna and learns to accept herself which is important. But, she did teach us that the first man may not be the awesome thing you think he is. He may seem wonderful, handsome and funny, but get to know him first before marrying him or before, you know, leaving him your kingdom. You can fall in love fast, but make sure they are the right one before taking the plunge. Marry the guy/girl worth melting for.