Thursday, April 24, 2008

Why I hate cake and flowers...

Okay, I don't really hate flowers, but I do resent the fact that anyone expects me to drop any amount of money on something so ephemeral for my wedding day. Just get married in a GARDEN! (If anyone knows of a garden that will not steal my unborn children's college fund just to hold my wedding ceremony there, please let me know immediately!)

And cake. WHAT is the DEAL with this tradition? I hate cake! (Not the band...I love Cake with a big C). And most wedding cakes taste even worse than a normal cake, and yet this is another thing that people spend painful amounts of money on. For what? So they can take the same pictures that everyone else takes of you feeding the cake to each other? As if that really happens in the rest of your married life! If Chris tried to feed me cake, I'd be tempted to bite his finger. But he would know enough not to, because he's smart like that.

I'm sorry if I sound like a crazy and enraged human being (Freudian slip=I almost typed "engaged" instead of "enraged"), but that is exactly what I feel like. Is wedding planning supposed to feel like banging your head against a brick wall? Because if it is, then I have nothing to worry about and I'm on the right path.

Sigh. End vent.

For now.


clb said...

Comment to self: Settle haven't even been engaged for a week!

Comment back to self: YOU try planning a wedding, you crazy romantic optimist!

paul said...

Comments from a clueless man:
I say that if you and Chris don't want flowers or cake, then don't do flowers or cake. It's your wedding, not anyone else's, so it should meet your expectations rather than theirs! IMO the important things are 1) end up married; and 2) celebrate the occasion with community. The rest is just details. Of course, the real trick is to work things out where the two of you have diverging expectations.... I'll pray for you guys!

Kevin J said...

I am laughing out loud for real. Not at your post but at your own comment! Step away from the wedding plans.............breath............step away.................breath lol

I have an idea. Lets go to the Bahamas and you guys get married in your bathing suits. You kiss, then we all go snorkeling. Sounds like a plan Stan.


Megan said...

You're the best.

Megan said...

You're the only person I know who'd use the word "ephemeral" in preference to.. oh say I dunno.. "temporary" or "that only lives for a short time".