Thursday, September 28, 2006

Double the fun...two brides and two weddings!

My best friend Stacey got engaged a week before me, our fiance's are really close as well, but they didn't tell each other that they were going to ask us, so it was a fun surprise to discover that we had two weddings to plan! Stacey is getting married January 13th in Palm Springs, and we're both in each others weddings. Its been a little strange planning, because we both like the same things, but we both want to ensure that both our weddings are unique, since we have a lot of the same friends that will be attending both. We spaced it out so that neither of us will steal the others thunder...but its been so fun to have someone to bounce ideas off of and talk non-stop about the wedding with. We drove across country at the end of the summer and spent over 40 hours discussing the weddings, and we still didn't cover it all. It's actually been a relief for our fiances, because now we don't bug them nearly as much as we could, and its great to have someone to go to bridal shows and dress stores with, and spend hours looking at fabric and discussing flowers and reading magazines! And right now, all four of us are living together in a compound of a 2 bedroom house and a 1 bedroom studio, so Stacey is constantly over for wedding tv show night. Did anybody else end up sharing their engagement and planning with another bride to be? Did it make the planning more fun or difficult?

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I really am getting married...

I know this because my dear lovely wedding coordinator sent me a timeline. For the year. I'm getting married next June, but I now know exactly what I need to be doing every month until it happens. The Knot (a popular wedding website) also has a countdown clock till "the big day" and now I know that I have 255 days till THE day. Today, I really need to be working on my edit for my show, but instead, I'm researching wedding photographers online (since I have to meet with them, along with DJ's, either October 21 or 29th), reading wedding blogs, looking at bridesmaid dresses, and basically procrastinating. A coworker of mine got married last June, and she was telling me how crazy it is that this one day will be so all consuming until it happens-- which I already agree. I've been blowing hundreds of dollars on wedding magazines, and my tv schedule has been reduced to watching episodes of "Platinum Weddings," "Whose wedding is it anyway?" and whatever wedding movie is on HBO (Currently, "The Wedding Date") I even missed the series premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" and I LOVE that show! My coworker assured me that all my regular hobbies, and interests will come back as soon as the wedding is over...but I think I might begin to miss it a little. I haven't been this obsessed about anything since junior high (which at the time was Johnny Depp, River Phoenix, Guess jeans with the zippers at the ankles and anything Kero kero keroppi, in that order). And who, by the way, would have thought that skinny jeans would come back?