- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I kind of didn’t even know how to title this post because there is so much going on, I can’t believe that in just 2 weeks I’ll be married! Today was fairly chaotic…
While Fiance cleaned I finished the boutonnieres – handmade out of guitar picks, which suits my Fiance the musician and his groomsmen very well. They came out great! And I saved a ton of money by DIYing rather than buying off Etsy or something. Pictures to come later!
Then we went to Michaels to buy more supplies…and when I asked Fiance how we should do our placecards for the seating, I got a blank look, then a face and asked why we need to tell people and can’t they figure out where to sit themselves. Sigh. My least favorite part of planning – no one in FI’s family has ever had a formal wedding, and despite them saying they’re glad ours is formal, they’ve basically laughed at the Save-The-Date Cards, seating chart, my dress costing more than 300, my shower being held at a restaurant, having inspiration pics to show my vendors, etc. And it always goes the same – Fiance acts like why the heck do we need that, I explain, he still acts like it’s stupid, I get my feelings hurt, he says none of that stuff matters he just cares about marrying me, and I say that’s nice but I WANT you to care about the other stuff too and appreciate that I’m working my ass off to make this wedding nice!
So he apologizes. Takes me out to a nice dinner to relax. And then the phone has been ringing off the hook all night between our parents, both of who were told we were out to dinner (yeah, answering was a bad idea but he’s always afraid it’s an emergency) and still proceeded to ask a million questions. His mom wanted to know about the rehearsal dinner – I’ve been trying to get the ball rolling on it for awhile, but apparantely tonight it was decided that it was so important it couldn’t wait till our dinner was finished.
Then my mom had a million questions about the seating chart, kept asking me who was sitting by who. Mom, I’m at DINNER. I didn’t freaking bring the chart with me. Ridiculousness ensued…she’s been very levelheaded throughout planning, but suddenly is on about how I need to call my aunt to see who she wants to sit by (um, she is sitting with her children, who live out of state and she misses them constantly. No, I’m not calling to see if she’d rather sit with my grandparents, even if she would there is no room at their table). Grandpa is sitting with his wife and her kids and grandkids. No, I’m not moving him by his brothers and sisters, then that table would have too many people and the other would not have enough. And on and on and on. Then she pulls out the, “Well, I’m paying, you have to let me approve the seating chart.” Seriously, mom?? You haven’t pulled out the ‘I’m paying’ card ONCE, and you choose to use it now, when I’ve literally spent hours every day for the last week on this chart, and moving anyone will mess the whole thing up?
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. People are driving me crazy. I’m gonna go work on our placecards now. And I’m not changing a darn thing, Fiance looked through the chart too and said I did a great job. He must be able to tell I’m about to lose my mind, because he’s like, “Oh, you did such a good job! And it’s great it will be assigned so everyone will be sitting with people they know and will get along with, and it will be all organized and nice, we won’t need extra tables or anything to make sure families don’t get split up.” Yeah, way to parrot back to me what I said three hours ago. lol.