Monday, January 12, 2009

engagement

Well folks, I got engaged over Christmas break.  (Yay!)  Ross and I are tying the knot on August 8th.  In the past few weeks, I've tried to get as much wedding planning done as humanly possible.  I thought I was doing a great job!  I found a dress (though I haven't bought it yet...but it's the one), I've chosen some bridesmaid dresses, and I've alerted three of the four bridesmaids that I want them to be in my wedding.  I've also ordered some invitation samples, contacted Ross's graphic designer friend, and made decisions on possible centerpieces & wedding favors.  And, most importantly, I've informed my future mother-in-law that absolutely no Elvis songs are allowed at the wedding or the reception.  I'm doing pretty well, right?  

WRONG!  The other day, I made the terrible mistake of joining a wedding website called The Knot.  These people are evil!  I felt great about all the decisions I'd made in the past few weeks.  Then I signed up for The Knot and looked at "the ultimate planning to-do list" or something to that effect.  I checked off all the things that I'd done so far and clicked "submit," and I found out that I was still about 142 tasks behind schedule!  

Seriously, people.  What kind of wedding requires 80 to-do items per month for an entire 12 months before the wedding?  Isn't the point of having a wedding to, um, get married?  Geez.  The world is totally out of touch with reality.  (Or am I?)

3 comments:

Michael said...

There is nothing on this planet so bad as wedding planning. Seriously, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. I don't really have a worst enemy, but if I did, I'd go up to him/her and say, "Seriously, consider eloping." Elopement is the only sane thing to do. P.S., for after you get married there's the equally crazy "The Nest." Seriously, those people are off their rockers.

Sarah said...

Why was I not informed that you have yet another new blog?...

Emily and Patrick said...

Don't give up! You'll get it all done... and then you'll be married, and that IS the point! ;)