May 19, 2010

Weddings

Apparently it's wedding season. I gather all my facts from Facebook stalking (a very reliable source, trust me). According to a lot of people (and couples) it's time to get married!!!

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.

Ready?

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?

3 comments:

  1. case and point: calm to my ridiculousness. not that i am planning on having the girls in my wedding wear dresses exactly like the ones shown above, but now is not the time to plan!

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  2. Oh Anna. I was NOT one of those girls that dreamed about her wedding. In fact, I think it is safe to say that I didn't think much about having an actual wedding until the night Stephen proposed. Most of my decisions were made off the cuff and I didn't really care about a lot of detail. I wanted it to be simple and not cheesy or lame. You were there, you can tell me the truth, did I accomplish my goals? I think, for the most part, a wedding is more about the people, or at least it should be. So I didn't care as much about decorations or all the traditional elements. Who came to the wedding mattered more to me. And even though what we planned was simple, things still went wrong or didn't turn out the way I wanted them to turn out. But it didn't really matter in the end. If I were to think about it more, I suppose I could imagine quite a few things I would do differently (like adding karaoke and a dance floor), but I was more focused on the 'I get to marry Stephen' part. I remember a lot about the wedding day and even the night before. I look at the happy pictures you and Em and I took more than the professional ones. I definately don't love weddings, but I had a blast at mine. And when the time comes, I know I will party hard at yours and Kristin's and Emily's and Janna's.

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  3. I never really thought about the wedding much either until I got engaged. To me, the marriage (all the thousands of days after that ONE day) are much more important. I do think people put too much emphasis and stress on just one day. I'm all for laid-back, low stress!

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