This outpouring of love and twitterpaited-ness (Thanks, Bambi) gets me thinking. About life. And it kind of also gets me feeling emotional. But not in the way you'd expect.
You know how some women are like, "I've been dreaming about (and planning) my wedding since I was a little girl!"? Well-- I feel a little odd because I am definitely not one of these women. When I was a little girl I dreamed about becoming a veterinarian. That's right. I loved dogs more than I loved love. I also dreamed about becoming a writer (I think this blog may be the closest I'll ever get).
I'm sure I had some dreams involving settling down with Mr. Right-- but I'm also 99% certain I never dreamed about the actual wedding.
Don't get me wrong, I am in no way knocking on weddings. People love weddings. They love planning every minuscule detail. They love decorations. They love cake (let's face it, who doesn't?). They love being in love...
As I stated before, people love weddings. And good for them.
Here comes the odd part.
I hope you are sitting down.
Don't be offended if you are married and I attended (or was in) your wedding.
I don't like weddings.
Not one bit. In fact, when I think of weddings I kind of get a little nauseated. So much hullabaloo for one day in your life that will be over more quickly than you can imagine. I've heard that the wedding day flies by for the bride and groom-- and they are lucky if they can remember a lot of what actually happened. Sounds overwhelming. And dramatic. 2 things I like to avoid.
Now, you are free to believe that "She doesn't like weddings because she's never been in love." It's true. I have never been in love. But I also somehow doubt that some man can come along and suddenly make me change this feeling that has been firmly set in stone for 23.5 years. He can try. May the best man win.
As I've grown in age (and wisdom) I have discovered a few things I know I want at my wedding. Here is as far as my dreaming goes:
1. I want to get married in the fall. Because it's pretty much the best season ever.
2. I want karaoke at my wedding (if you've been following my blog you know I am karaoke obsessed)
3. I don't think I want to be married in a church... Or be surrounded by numerous decorations during my wedding.
4. My wedding cake can be a giant cupcake? Yes, please!!! (This will probably change, but right now a cupcake sounds delicious!)Other than these details-- I have no idea. My tastes seem to change as quickly as the seasons-- so why spend all my life (and singleness) pining over a "dream" wedding that (here comes pessimism) may never occur. I won't stand for it. When the time comes-- that will be the time to plan.
And while you are left pondering these pointless ramblings-- may you enjoy some horrible wedding ideas as much as me...
Bridesmaid Dresses (I pity these ladies)
Wedding Colors Gone Wrong
A Snack-Cake Themed "Cake"
I shudder to imagine some of these weddings in the making. Although those snack cakes are starting to look pretty delicious right now... Any dream wedding ideas? Or things you put into your wedding that turned into a disaster?