So my wedding is now just over 3 months away which is so crazy yet incredibly exciting! Myself and my fiancé are in the final stages of planning and starting the laborious task of finalising everything with various companies who are involved.
I’m sad that the wedding planning is almost over (considering that we’ve been engaged for almost 2 and a half years) but one thing I will not miss are some of the stupid questions I get asked whether by those who know me well, or not at all. I have given below an example of the daft questions and statements I’ve heard over the years and what I really wanted to say in return.
“I bet it feels really real?”
Yes, because the wedding was just a bit of a sham before hand… – I find this question odd because I have no idea whether I was suddenly meant to have this big epiphany or not. Yes, I have certainly found I am getting more excited but using the phrase ‘feeling more real’ just seems completely daft. Why make my wedding sound like something which was previously fake and make believe?
“I’m looking forward to getting my invite”
Who are you again? – I don’t mind closest friends and family saying this to me, but the people who do ask this are people I’m not particularly close to, or work colleagues I’ve barely even know outside of the office. The amount of money that gets spent at wedding (especially reception venues) is stressful enough as it is, let alone when people assume they’re invited when we didn’t even consider them. This is especially awkward for the speaker of this statement when they don’t find an invite falling on their door mat.
“Aren’t you too young to be getting married?”
Aren’t you too old to care? – I’ve had more then my fair share of people asking me this question and it does my frickin head in! I will be 23 on my wedding day and I do not think this is too young. I already have close friends who have gotten married before me at younger ages and I have never look at any of them and deemed them too young. This is because mentally they are mature and ready for it. There is a particular cut off which I perhaps feel is too young to get married (alas I will not say in fear of offending) but I have definitely found that it is purely on the individual, age is but a number. I’ve been with Andy since I was 17 and I know in my heart that I am ready to make this commitment to him and to us. Please don’t judge me as this WILL backfire on you when we’re still married in many years time.
“Do you want colour inserts in your napkins?”
Say what?! This is an example of the daft wedding questions I’ve had when it comes to aesthetics. Questions they make me question my sanity and wonder why on earth does that question even need an answer. Surely napkins are for wiping your mouth with? Who cares if they match the rest of the decor? Sometimes I think common sense is thrown out the window when people are wedding planning and they care about things which aren’t really necessary. As long as YOU are happy with how the place looks then boo to other people and their opinions/money spinning ideas.
“Aren’t you inviting _____ to the wedding?”
What? ____ who I haven’t spoken to since I was in nappies? – I’ve had this question from friends and family and this relates back to my invite comment. It’s stressful coming up with the guest list and why should I have to invite people to MY wedding who I barely know and will probably never talk to again until the next major event. You wouldn’t invite someone you don’t know to your birthday party so why is a wedding any different? Ok so it’s different if say the groom knows them and you don’t, that just happens sometimes especially with my fiancé’s family. So unless you want me to bite your head off, don’t ask me any of these question (though I already know some smart arse is going to know I’ve written this post).
“It ONLY took you 45 minutes to buy your wedding dress”
So you’d rather it took me 4 hours and I looked like a Bridezilla? - Yes it did only take me 45 minutes from walking into the bridal shop to purchasing my dress. Why should I spend hours searching for the right one when actually I ended up buying the first dress I tried on? I completely understand that a bride wants to look beautiful on her day and finding the right dress can be crucial to helping with confidence but sometimes I think too much effort is put into ‘the dress’ and brides just need to chill out.
I hope this has entertained someone out there. And if there are brides reading this who can share similar funny statements then please comment and let me know.