It has been absolutely wonderful, but I came across this article on MSN and it couldn’t be any truer. For the most part. Let’s discuss.
#1 on the list: Something won’t be perfect. This did not happen for me and so I am going to brag a little bit. There was no noticeable zit on my face. I was happy with the outfit I was wearing. My hair was perfect. My dog was with me. The weather was beautiful. I guess you could say my dog’s poor, raw paws was the hiccup in the proposal; the fact that we had to carry her down the mountain “ruined” the proposal. I would disagree. It made it more memorable and the story was that much more interesting.
#2 on the list: Ring obsession is normal. This is true. Mine is perfect and sparkly and gorgeous and it looks just fabulous on my ring finger. I dreamed about having a ring on that finger for a while.
#3 on the list: You’ll tell your story over and over and over…and that’s okay because it’s a great story – it’s your story. I did tell my story here so that my out-of-town friends and family could know it too.
#4 on the list: People will want to know when and where as soon as he puts a ring on it. This is no joke. People asked us on the same day we got engaged. That’s okay. We know you were just excited and to be honest, we wanted to know too.
#5 on the list: Some people won’t have the reaction you want. Warning: these may be the people you really want to get excited.
#6 on the list: Some people will get as excited as Leslie Knope gets when they find out. It’s fun to tell people like this.
#7 on the list: Those who have tied the knot will offer their advice. Take it! Because you have no clue what you are doing. You don’t have to follow it word for word because it’s yours and your fiancé’s wedding, but they have done this before so they have some useful information.
#8 on the list: You’ll become obsessed with wedding shows. This is just plain true. I’ve been using it to show my fiancé how not crazy I really am.
#9 on the list: Planning starts NOW! I’m trying to finish grad school online, but for some reason I always end up on The Knot instead of my Blackboard page. I’m torn between thinking I can put things off and thinking “OMG! I’m so far behind!!”
#10 on the list: It’s a whole new ball game and my fiancé has really stepped up to the plate.
#11 because the first thing on the list wasn’t really true for me and I promised you 10 truths: People will expect to be invited to your wedding and to play some sort of awesome role in it. This day isn’t about them. It’s about me and him. There are many people who have been friends with me and/or my fiancé for a long time. Even though we partied or spent some time together, you may not get to play the role you wanted. I have a huge family with whom I am very close and we have a limited budget. Please don’t think we didn’t enjoy our time together if you aren’t invited and please don’t take it personally. This is the one day that my world revolves around me and those who are closest will get to share it.
So there it is. These people aren’t lying. They’ve obviously done this before.