Thursday, July 19, 2007
The Thing I'm Trying to Avoid
Yes, I made this graphic, and no, no one in my gracious and loving group of friends and family has said this to me. Yet.
So here's why I'm not blogging. I'm trying to knock out the major elements of wedding planning, get the basic framework for the event in place, then gradually work on what I consider to be "the fun stuff" (favors, decorations, music selection, etc) over the course of the next year. (Yes, I actually enjoyed hand-glittering stationery for Kelly's shower so the bride on the invite was wearing red. I enjoyed adding a blue ribbon and itty-bitty pearls so that each and every shower invitation looked like Amanda's gown. Like, a lot. Shut up!)
I've long since agreed with Dave Barry that weddings and funerals have essentially the same elements: church, officiant, music, flowers, out-of-town guests, a big meal afterwards. Somehow weddings take a year to plan and funerals take less than a week. So I'm trying to get the big stuff done.
Joel and I are having a lot of fun, actually, talking about what we want to do, laying out the ground rules (no synagogue in Queens, no Catholic Church in Lancaster), thinking up both silly and sincere vows. (Joel: "Can I talk about how you hosed both Bella and I down with V8 at the same time in our vows?" Me: "I can still smell skunk. Gimme the baking soda."
And yet, all the phone calls, which have to be made during business hours, gives all of this the look and feel of a part-time job. The number-crunching kinda sucks. Weddings and car buying all the only times when no one wants to tell you what every damn thing is actually going to cost you. Just put it all out there- cost, tax, gratuity- so I can just DECIDE, dammit.
Overall, my question to you, dear readers, is... do you care? Do you want to hear about wedding planning? Because I do not want to be That Girl, the one who can't stop talking about her fucking wedding. Good deal?