Wedding Hair, Or What Weddings Do To Your Brain by Meg Keene It’s Oscar Weekend, All! As past theatre people and natives of Southern California, David and I are serious about the Oscars. We try very hard to watch all of the movies, and then engage in complex and carefully thought through betting on the outcomes. Then to top it off, we read The Fug Girls live blogging of the red carpet fashion, while we work to craft the most witty and cutting snark to yell at the TV. Because of that, we decided to watch them alone this year, with a (few) trusty bottle of champagne, because San Francisco does not seem to watch them with the same focus/insanity that we do. Anyway, none of this is the point! The point is that I’ve noticed that wedding planning seems to slowly liquefy your brain. I’m sitting there, watching my beloved awards shows, and I keep thinking, “Oh, huh, look at her hair! That would be nice for wedding hair! Or what about her hair? It’s ok too.” And then whenever Kate Winslet walks by the camera, I chuck all my other hair ideas, because *clearly* I want to do my hair just like Kate no matter what it looks like. I mean, obviously. So enjoy. And if you find yourself noting the hairstyles, or the jewelry, or the make-up for possible wedding inspiration, and then wondering if you’ve suddenly become a dull person, fear not. Next year, by this time, with some luck, you’ll be married and will be better able to focus on your high stakes Oscar gambling pool. And really, that’s what married life is all about. Right?? Pictures: Michelle Williams rocking some awesome pretty wedding hair, Kate being my perpetual sassy favorite via NYmag Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.