Six months! It’s so odd, it feels like six days ago when we were out for our *achem* power walk and I was actually weeping little tears about wedding planning saying “It’s so crazy! With the crazy! And the $10 invitations and the $5,000 dresses, and the color matching, and all the pressure. Nobody is like me and nobody shares our values, and whatamIgonnado?”
I was, if I do say so myself, pathetic.
So then, my fiancé, and smartest guy around, suggested maybe I should start my own blog and call it “A Practical Wedding” and then I could write about doing my own thing, and be happy. I sniffed a bit and perked up “I do have a lot of IDEAS!” I said. “I do have a lot of OPINIONS!”
And which point I think my dearly beloved muttered something like “Oh, don’t I know it” and threw himself in front of a passing bus. Or something like that.
But. After actually following someone’s good advice for a change, here we are. And it’s been marvelous. When I started this little project, I didn’t really think anyone would show up to keep me company, I mostly just thought I could calm myself down by writing about it. But then all you all showed up, and we all helped keep each other sane, and it’s been delightful.
I admit, I’m still having wedding planning traumas. I still get freaked out, frustrated, appalled, and horrified, by turns. But, every time that happens, I think of you all, and I realize that weddings are insane, and it’s not just me, and we have lots of alternatives.
So, thank you. It’s been an incredible six months. Thanks for hanging out, and sharing your weddings and your stories. Pop by later this morning, and I’ll be having a little contest to celebrate Team Practical.
pretty pretty photo from holiday_jenny‘s Flickr