Friday, May 14, 2010

Wedding Planning: An Exposé

"Have fun with it."

"You only plan it once."

"Enjoy it. It flies by so fast."

Any other words of wisdom through this planning process? Any other ways to tell me to enjoy something that has been seemingly less enjoyable than a kick in the shin?

Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty damn excited for my big day. Got the dress (hot!) and got everything else figured out for the most part.

I'm quite organized. The amount of things to do is not what has gotten to me. It's mostly done. Instead, it's the suprise skeletons that jump out of closets everywhere. It's the saving. It's the debt. It's everything.

It's unaffordable. Completely.
Future siblings-in-law may suddenly not like and you'll be lucky(?) if they come to the wedding.
You hurt people's feelings if they aren't in the wedding.
Your feelings get hurt by people who choose not to be in the wedding.
You hurt parent's feelings if you don't invite their friends.
You yell at your parents for seemingly no reason.
You hurt friend's budgets if they have to travel.
Moreso if they are in the wedding and need to buy things.
They tell you about how hard it is financially.
Meanwhile your bank account remains weak.
You realize that flowers, which you always loved, are a ridiculous wedding commodity.
You begin to resent flowers.
You never even really liked cake. Now you need an expensive one.
You live way too far away from the wedding location to actively celebrate.
This includes: no true wedding shower, no tasting, no bonding over wedding bliss with family members, no family activity really, no meeting the vendors--just paying them from afar, no nothing.

Ugh. Enough already. I need a drink.

I'm wildly in love with someone I never want to be without.
I'm marrying him.
He's sexy.

I got a text from a bridesmaid-to-be last night that said "Watching 27 Dresses-so excited I get to be a part of your wedding!"

Dear Bridesmaid-to-be,
You have no idea how much this meant. A little bright light in the process.

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