To lead us into the holidays, I thought I’d take the time tot talk about what it means to be people getting married (not just brides and grooms). David’s little cousin is wont to say “I’m 10, I’m not stupid,” and often I feel the need to say something similar – “I’m a bride, I’m not SLOW.” Somehow the wedding industry seems to imagine us both as easily duped marketing targets (What? It will make my day a fairytale? Then I’ll take it!) and as women who have let their wedding consume every fiber of their being (I’d love to go out with you this weekend, but I’m afraid I can’t. Must stay home and bedazzle napkins with our monogram).
So, as we lead into the New Year, I thought I’d ask you for your thoughts on life as people, not brides. I suspect we will all be inspired by the answers. First question is this: What (other than weddings) really interests you? I love:
- Innovative philanthropy
- Pithy non-fiction
- The machinations of domestic politics
- Good food and wine
What about you, team practical? What excites you? (And if you tell me shopping for discount Vera Wang gowns….. gah!)