This past week has been a whirlwind of lessons. You see, I’m really not “that girl”, you know the one who has her entire wedding planned out. The one who has an entire scrapbook of fabrics and photos and ribbons that she’s been carrying around her entire life. The one who I would probably have a very hard time being friends with (see here). So this whole “what do I want in a wedding” thing has completely caught me offguard. I have a feeling there are many, many lessons to be learned over the next several months, but here are 5 observations made in the last 5 days alone.
5: I hate the word fiance’.
Ugh, I just don’t like the sound of it. I don’t like the way people say it. I don’t like its similarity to the word finance. Finance, as in what people do to pay for absurdly expensive weddings. It just stinks of pretentiousness and I reserve my pretentiousness to music snobbery.
4: Wedding cakes are hideous.
What the hell is up with all the ribbons and flowers exploding out everywhere? Why are they massive? I must have scrolled through at least 300 cakes on Pinterest and found three that I could potentially work with to craft a normal dessert item with which to celebrate my nuptials. Speaking of Pinterest…..
What in the name of all things holy is this?!
Oh Pinterst you may just be the greatest thing ever invented. How do wedding planners still have jobs?
2: People spend wayyyyyy too much on weddings.
Obviously this is just my opinion, so if blowing $25K+ for a few hours of fun is what floats your boat, more power to ya. I just can’t fathom it. $25K would pay for a lot of things. Let’s see, off the top of my head: my student loans, a new car, a nice chunk of my mortgage, a killer vacation or 12, a nice infusion into my retirement fund…..
1: I kinda am one of “those girls”.
Maybe it’s not on some insane bridezilla level, but I have to be honest, I’m loving everything about this! I love picking colors and thinking about flowers. I love imagining my friends and family gathered in celebration. And more than anything, I love that I get to spend the rest of my life with my very best friend. Let me stop typing before I completely girl out and start crying. Someone pass me a tissue please.
Stay positive and love your life!
Listening to: 311 – Still Dreaming