Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Shit Brides Say

But not my bride. No, seriously. Notwithstanding Jill's addiction to Pinterest, which she's passed along to me, Wayne Brady is gonna have to choke a bitch if it goes too far.

Hat tip to our friend Mighty Mo for passing along the video.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Code Orange

The whole thing almost came undone today. We had a legitimate Code Orange on the "Fuck It, Let's Just Elope" meter. Truth be told, we're not ready to downgrade to Yellow quite yet, but at least we're not teetering on the border of the Red Zone.

When we got engaged, one of our first thoughts was to just abscond to Vegas with our parents and one or two closest friends each, and come back a married couple. Maybe, or maybe not, have a party sometime afterwards. And we came pretty close to just getting married in a doughnut shop in Portland, just the two of us. But those impulses passed without our acting on them. And then we saw the Chelsea, and said, "WANT!" So here we are, planning a wedding.

At least for the time being. But when we threw down our deposit on the venue—almost, but not quite, as impulsively as those urges to elope that we'd let pass before—we didn't know that, 10 months out, the photographers we wanted to use would all be booked. We didn't know the band we wanted to use would be on vacation. And we didn't—and still don't—know what other unpleasant surprises might creep up. So while we're off the elopement ledge for the time being, I wouldn't recommend booking any non-refundable travel or lodging arrangements quite yet.

Image Credit: AJC1

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Why Pinterest Will Make Wedding Planning Better/Worse

While the engagement is something I welcomed, and perhaps even lobbied for, I failed to recognize one thing: an engagement inevitably leads to a wedding. A wedding whose planning, for budget reasons if nothing else, I'd have to take part in. And wedding planning? Not something that I was especially interested in doing.

I approached the whole process like a chore: something I needed to do or else it wouldn't get done, but not something that I could imagine enjoying.

Until I discovered Pinterest. And now suddenly, all I want to do is pin all the things. Bridesmaid dresses? Check. Hairstyle ideas? Yup. Centerpieces, bouquets, invitations, favors? Oh my yes. I, the girl who vowed never to make one of those obnoxious wedding binders, am basically doing exactly that, but virtually, and I can't for the life of me figure out if that makes it better or worse.

But hey. At least things are getting done. Kind of.

Monday, January 9, 2012

About the Title ...

We have both promised the world (which is to say, Facebook) that we will not be flooding social media with our wedding planning minutiae. But several friends and family members seem (for some reason) to want the details, and so for you, we've started this blog.

Okay, so maybe naming a wedding blog for a line from a song called "(Not) Getting Married Today," featuring a bride having a meltdown before her nuptials, isn't the most optimistic way for us to kick off this process. But it's Madeline Kahn, doing Steven Sondheim, and for anyone who knows us, well, it's pretty much perfect.

So welcome to our wedding blog. As the title might suggest, it's not going to be your typical bride-and-groom lovefest. It might be snarky. It might be funny. At times, sure, it might get a little sentimental. But above all, it will be quintessentially us. Starting with the name.