back in business

February 10th, 2009 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Wedding bears taken from

Wedding bears taken from

It’s back to school time…my last semester as a full-time MBA student. But this time, I’m plagued with full-blown senioritis. The kind that makes me worthless. And yet I must persevere.

I got engaged over winter break (woo hoo) and am inundated with wedding plans. All the time. Every day. I can’t escape. Andy and I are having two weddings – one in my hometown of lovely Rockville, Maryland, and one in his hometown of lovely Wichita, Kansas. I was just in Kansas last weekend looking for a wedding venue there. And I was delighted to find things that were available on my Labor Day weekend date. The only downside is it’s a little over my budget.

Anyway, I have learned something interesting since my non-stop around-the-clock wedding planning began. (It’s awful). Firstly, I was never the kind of girl who dreamed of her wedding (what it would look like, what I would wear, what the colors would be). And it’s coming back to bite me in the behind. I am so laid back, so casual, that almost everything is okay with me.

Secondly, people are always asking me how the wedding plans are going. I appreciate the interest. But I bore myself. So I can’t help but wonder if they are just asking because they are being polite, or do they really want to know? Because if they don’t really care but feel they have to ask, I’d rather not talk about it…I feel boring and I know I’m boring you. So to all the people of my world who have to listen to me talk about my wedding(s), I’m sorry.

Lastly, life is definitely much easier for guys than it is for girls. The centuries-old debate has been settled by the fact that females are overwhelmed by wedding planning and men simply get to show up the day before and the day of. All that talk of who has to bear children, raise children, do the laundry, bring home the bacon, ask the other party on a date out, get down on one knee is irrelevant. (S)he who wedding plans is dubbed the winner.

What I need to do is put off the wedding for ten years and wait until I’ve amassed the fame and fortune that would allow me to hire celebrity planner David Tutera. That is all.