You’ll notice that this blog is called “Practical Wedding” and not “Practical Bride.” My knee jerk reaction was to call it Practical Bride, but then I realized that played right in to all the crazy wedding gender stereotyping that drives me mad in the first place. I will in fact be doing the blogging here, as partner-in-crime is busy over at Practical Progress and, um, at law school. But I don’t want this to be a groom free environment. Hopefully David will pop in a guest blog now and again. We’re working really hard to plan this wedding together, and it bothers me that the only groom-speak out there tends to sound more like a frat boy talking then anything. You know the drill, “weddings are stupid, my fiance can’t keep on her budget.” and the like.
Or then there is this sort of thing (real quote from the bride-o-sphere): “I like to focus on the groom in my business. I always encourage them to be part of meetings and decisions. I also give them attention on the big day! It is their wedding too-but, no worries girls- it’s still all about the bride-RIGHT?!”
Wrong. And I’m starting to get allergic to the term “The Big Day” too. Which is problamatic, since I might try on some wedding dresses this weekend just for kicks, and I’m sure the sales lady will use the term with me at least 25 times. Hopefully it won’t make poke out my eyes.