Thursday, March 11, 2010

Getting to "That Age"

Well we have definitely hit “the age” where everyone we know is getting married. My mom said this would happen and here it is, or at least it’s starting. The parade of showers, bachelorette parties, and weddings has begun; and you are expected to wear a different dress to each one by the way. While the groom and his buddies more or less just show up when and where we ladies tell them too it is a little more complicated for us. The planning, the prepping, the present buying, blah, blah, blah and we do it all with a smile because, generally speaking, the bride and/or groom means the world to us and we want them to feel special and loved on their big day.
I for one am enjoying this time though. Deep down I am a true romantic but more than that, to quote the always lovely Taylor Swift from the movie Valentine’s Day, “I love the hype”. You want to know one my favorite wedding details? I know you do. ;) The registry. I love seeing what people’s personal tastes are. What better way to learn about your friends than to see what kind of plates, flatware, sheets, towels, electronics, etc they pick for their life together. I personally have a little problem with getting presents that I think the couple will need or like that aren’t on the registry. Like pizza stones, which are amazing, ironing board covers, because who wants a boring ironing board, and hand painted platters by yours truly. My favorite new things that people are adding to their registries are games. How great is that idea?!?! You can bet that if I am invited to your wedding and you have games on your list I’m going to be the one buying them for you. All the other stuff is great but I like getting something that both the girl and the boy will enjoy and something that gives them as reason to invite people to visit their newly-wed home. Any way that’s my two cents for the day.

In honor of all the upcoming weddings I am currently reading Somebody is Going to Die if Lilly Beth Doesn’t Catch That Bouquet: The Official Southern Ladies’ Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays. I’ve read their other books and they are hysterical and they have fabulous recipes. I’m also reading Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham. I haven’t gotten very far yet but it’s about three women in the magazine business who meet once a month at a cocktail bar to catch up.


  1. Sarah,
    you are always a breath of fresh air. i agree with your sentiments 100%. it is definitely the season (in the last 3 days, i know 2 people who got engaged and 3 who've had babies! yikes!) and while it may be overwhelming (especially for those of us not personally participating in engagements or deliveries) it is so fun to be around! i love looking at registries too! and i think games are the best idea. i love the classics that they've marketed to look like books on a shelf (have you seen those?).

  2. FUNNY you write this as I'm preparing for the nuptials of my friend, Amanda. I actually have an irrational fear of wedding planning (being only perpetuated by the frustrations I experience through Amadna!) and wedding participation (is this a good gift? you want me to pay HOW MUCH for a bridesmaid dress???), but there's something special about it all coming together on the actual "big day"... I think I'll live vicariously through a few more friends before I get the courage to start thinking about my own! ;)

    PS. I think you'll be one of those brides asking for games. And I LOVE it. :D


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