This has been the day when I had an awesome post planned that just isn’t going to happen right now. The kind of day when things just don’t go your way in the morning. I’d say that’s probably been my week actually. We’re in the final stretch of wedding planning, and I feel like nothing is going according to plan. I know that’s not exactly true, but it feels that way right now. The bridesmaid dresses just arrived yesterday, but the shop cannot seem to find time for them to come in for fittings. I think we’re just going to take them to a tailor across the street from my office at this point. I have exactly one month until wedding week, and I am in a mode for getting stuff done. I currently feel incredibly anxious about things. My stress levels are spiked by so many things. Wedding planning is never simple. It’s always just a little bit stressful. I try to handle it with extra care, but I’ll admit to having a few breakdowns usually because I thought someone was going to think I was being pushy. I’ve tried hard not to be the bride that just dictates everything. I like to give people choices. I was recently described as an includer. I like to include everyone. I like to get opinions on things from the people around me. I like to tap into the vast amount of knowledge in the world that I don’t already have in my brain. Although my mom would probably tell you that I think of myself as a know-it-all. Shh don’t listen to her!
The truth is though that I do want to include everyone in this process. I want everyone to feel comfortable and happy. I want to have the kind of party people talk about for days, weeks, or months afterward. This is probably why I’m spending so much time with musical selection. I tend to enjoy finding new music, but you also have to embrace the classics. You have to know the kinds of people who will be attending the party in order to customize things that you know will get them up onto their feet.
The good news is that even though I thought today was the kind of day I should have stayed in bed I didn’t. I didn’t stay in bed, and I found out that my friends are even more awesome than I already thought they were to begin with, which was pretty freaking awesome. I was feeling frazzled and groggy, but my friends knew exactly what I needed. I say friends, because over the last few days at various points people have pointed out this article to me, and it makes me smile every single time. It’s hard getting up and leaving the warm bed and my Beeble every morning, but the little things in life that make it simpler are the people who love you enough to remember that you will smile every time you see Macaulay Culkin’s face in the news. Hey, I know I’m probably the only person in the world who still cares this damn much, but let me have this one, okay? If you haven’t seen it, I’ll share with you my favorite meta moment now.
If you’re not smiling at Culkin drinking form a mug with his face on it while wearing a t-shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing his face, then I don’t know you!