Four years and some change ago, my sister got married
(it's a locked post.) This was a lot of wedding; while relatively small, it was more wedding than I ever wanted to experience in my entire life. At one point during the reception, my father offered to give me the amount he would otherwise spend on a wedding for me to run off to Vegas when my turn came and not put him through another wedding.
I was totally down with this. Shame I picked a guy who isn't.
Btw, my sister, after her ridiculously early marriage, went on to drag her husband out of credit card debt, buy a house, and graduate college right on schedule. So all that submitting stuff the pastor trotted out during the ceremony did nothing other than freak out the immediate family and give Merc a good reason to link the Brick Testament.
So we're trying to plan a small wedding, which is still about twenty guests' worth of wedding more than I want. If I had my way, we'd pull in at the wedding chapel and notary service we pass on the way home from work. ( The stuff we agree on. It's a short list. )( WEDDINGS = PATRIARCHY (long. very long) )( Everything about this wedding makes me want to curl up in the fetal position (even LONGER) )
Minor bright spots:
- When I registered him at Brides.com, the username "Ihateweddings" was already taken. Hee. (Aaaaaaaaaaallll the registrations at wedding sites are going to be in his name. This is HIS IDEA.)
- No one so far has tried to tell me I need to invite my evil grandmother! (Her latest charming behavior: Telling my brother-in-law, at Christmas, that he looked like a terrorist. Because his beard had gotten a bit shaggy. I shit you not.)