Do people think that it's okay to tell someone who is planning a wedding (me) how they, their sibling, their child, their next door neighbor went off somewhere and got married and "how much better that was."
I mean people.
When a girl says she's planning for a wedding that is 16 months out, why would you think that she wants anything other than a big ceremony and a big reception at a location other than her home town?
I mean really.
I'm sure that destination weddings are fabulous. I almost had one. Our first choice was Scotland but that quickly got squashed as I realized that my vision of big dresses and big hair (okay, not the big hair) would not be easily transportable.
But over the last 3 days I have had complete strangers approach me to tell me "how they did it". And some not complete strangers. I get it. I really do. And I am SURE that sometime between now and October 2008 I will have that moment where I say "we should have just run off".
But for now. Guys. I'm pleading with you. Be on my side about this.
Let me frolick through the aisles of wedding dresses. Let me laugh as my bridesmaids try on hideous dress after hideous dress (Kat: ignore that last comment). Let me stand in Barnes and Nobles and look through ALL of the wedding books in peace and quiet. Let my mother, soon to be mother in law, and best girlfriends pick out hideous dress (or not) after hideous dress (or not) for me to try on while we laugh our fannies off at the sight of one more turquoise dress (you know who you are).
When I tell you my dreams of a big wedding, just let me tell you. I've already made my mind up and you're not going to change that.
There. Now that I got that off of my chest, I am feeling much better!
Ran 3 easy miles this morning. Really. I ran as slowly as I thought was possible without walking. I still ran it in less than 30 minutes. I can't believe how easy this is becoming. I tried to practice keeping my lazy left arm parallel to the ground (after receiving some much needed advice from Coach Kurt). I think I realized why I'm dragging my left arm.
My ring's too big.
Have a great day.