- 10 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
I know it’s been said that when you get engaged and start planning your wedding, the crazies start coming out of the woodwork: the people you haven’t spoken to in years who expect an invitation, the family members who start making insane demands they wouldn’t normally even THINK to make, etc. What’s the worst story you have so far?
I went to high school with a girl, S. S and I used to be really close, but we had a big falling out during our junior year. We were polite to one another and hung out together in big groups for the next year and a half until graduation, but mostly just because we had the same group of friends. We’ve barely spoken at all in the seven years since then.
A few weeks ago, out of the blue, I got a phone call from her. She had just seen on Facebook that I was engaged, she said, and since she was “coming to the end of the planning process” (she’s still EIGHT MONTHS OUT), she wanted to offer any help or guidance she could.
She called as I was walking out the door, so after some polite small talk, I told her I had to go, and I thought that was it.
Well, she starts emailing me. A LOT. She wants to know if I’ve picked my dress, venue, etc. I give her short answers. I tell her which dress I’m wearing. Finally, the emails stop.
Yesterday, I was talking to another friend from high school, one I’ve remained close with. She is also still friends with S. Anyway, she tells me, “By the way, S showed me your dress! It’s so beautiful and so you!”
Sigh. I had hoped my woodwork was crazy-free.
How about you?