My wedding Saturday - which explains both why I haven't been posting regularlry and why I have uncontrollably sweating for a month straight. Is it hot in here?
But now that the hard part is over (writing the checks) I want to take a minute to reflect on the joy that is wedding planning.
If anyone out there is thinking about getting married, STOP IT YOU CRAZY FOOL! RUN! FASTER! ELOPE! RUN LIKE THE WIND AND LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND! THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR YOU! FIND A BEACH, A PRIEST AND A MARGARITA!
There is an interesting phenomenon that comes with planning a wedding. Things have a way of...adding up.
For instance, if you want to buy a cake, you can easily get quoted for a couple hundred dollars.
But if you want a WEDDING cake? Well now we are talking closer to four figures. And, apparently, it is bad etiquette to write, "Please give money" on it.
Photographer? Let's just say it is more expensive than the portrait studio at Sears. And they wouldn't let us wear matching Christmas sweaters.
I better look like Brad Pitt in these pictures. Well, Brad Pitt 10 years ago. Dude is starting to look like one of those, "What will you look like in 20 years?" pictures. But he started with a picture of Bea Arthur and THEN had it aged.
And that doesn't even include the flowers, the invitations (I suggested using Evite.com), the dress and dinner.
You add the word "wedding" in front of anything and it is an automatic 200% write-up.
But the word "wedding" isn't even the most expensive one I've run into. In fact, "wedding" is practically CHEAP compared to another word that I've been hearing a lot lately -
I mean...love you, Honey.
Crap, that one is going to cost me.