Thursday, August 9, 2007

Tips for planning a wedding- stoned.

So today is my 3 1/2 year anniversary with Scar. In exactly 6 months, on our 4 year anniversary, we will be celebrating our relationship by tying the proverbial knot.

Mind you, this wedding was originally planned for June 9, 2007, but we needed to postpone because of Scar's back surgery. He still hasn't been able to go back to work- so he's been sitting at home all day long twiddling his thumbs (and collecting workers compensation pay checks). We weren't positive whether or not it would be smart to get married with the stigma of one of us being "unemployed".

So here are, 6 months out from the wedding. I've finally accepted the fact that I need to start planning again, especially considering the fact that most of the planning that was finished is now changing because of bridesmaids and groomsmen moving, and possibly not able to attend the wedding, let alone be a part of it.

Depressing, to say the least.

However, I did get some great advice from Stacy over at
Wedding Tactics . She was a great help in reassuring me that there are tons of options in moving from a late spring/early summer wedding to a winter wedding, especially when it came to flowers.

You see, my original plan was a wedding almost planned around a bouquet that was predominately lavender and purple in color. I was hesitant to continue to use this color for a winter wedding, but Stacy reassured me that no only could that color still be used, but it be expanded upon.

Anywho, I digress. I'm completely confused by all the plans I actually need to dive into, and I'm nervous that I won't have it done in time. My answer? Yup, you got it- pain killers! You see, I totally justify this action in the following manner:
"Gosh, this wedding planning is giving me a migraine. This migraine is making my neck and back hurt. My neck and back is starting to hurt to the point that my legs are bothering me. Sheesh, I can't concentrate now. Alright, let's take some Balacet and feel better."

You see?


I need a new prescription.

As aforementioned, today is my 3 1/2 year anniversary with Scar. We're celebrating by going to Red Lobster. I am pretty excited about this, honestly, because aside from visiting Applebee's with Busty and her Mom prior to The Legwarmers show, I haven't actually been to a "restaurant" since Scar's Dad and Step Mom came to visit in April or May, or whenever it was. We went to Olive Garden.

That's all. I'm listening to a co-worker ramble on and on about buying stuff for her daughter for her new apartment. Scar and I just moved out, and the only thing my parents "bought" for us was a dining room table. We bought everything else ourselves. And spent about $1000 in the process (this isn't including the bed, couch and dressers, which were all hand me downs from family).

Oh well- I'm done ranting about minor annoyances. Trust me, if I let myself keep going, I'd probably get myself in trouble.

Au Revoir.


Sarah said...

Dude, my heart goes out to you in the wedding planning department. EXHAUSTING. I can't imagine how tiresome it is when you've got other physical issues to deal with. Just keep repeating the obvious: "All that matters is that, at the end of the day, I'm married."

Our caterer was THREE. HOURS. LATE. serving the food. It was a nightmare.

photobugchick said...

Seriously, wedding planning is sucking my soul. Who were we before this wedding hoopla?!

Either way, deep breath and from what I hear, it's worth it!!! :-)

You aren't alone!