Wednesday, December 2, 2009

June Bride (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)

As I try to stave off a cold in hopes of not becoming Rudolph the Red-Nosed Bride any time soon, I'm realising just how much making up of my mind is to come in trying to plan a wedding. The colours, the flowers, the invitations, the dress, the accessories for the dress, the music, the bridesmaids' dresses, the cake...the list goes on. Granted, there are several things I've already decided on, and several more that I get to choose with Sebastian, but still. It's funny to think that I've only just graduated from planning a fashion show to planning a wedding.

I still only really wedding plan in any sense either when my mom gives me an update or asks a question, or when I need to take a break from researching and writing my term papers for uni. Today in the library I tried looking up florists to get a better idea of what on earth I'd want to do about bouquets and boutonnières and all the other places you can stick some blooms on the big day. I'm proud of myself for still retaining my head enough to see some pictures and say, "and that's cute in a way that makes me want to vomit." It seems cynical, but I'm glad that I haven't been dragged out to sea in a raging current of frilly, girly, wedding planning: if it doesn't set in at the outset, there's a good chance I'll remain immune and think through my own preferences more clearly.

That being said, I still look at my ring and giggle, or waste time in 2-minute intervals watching it sparkle in the lights. And yes, I did sing the June Bride song from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and spend my study break Googling centrepieces. And even though the idea of ambling down the aisle to "Here Comes the Bride" triggers my gag reflex, I've definitely already chosen its lesser-known - but far more beautiful - replacement.

It's an interesting experience being a bride-to-be. I'll definitely have to choose some level-headed attendants who not only keep me sane, but willingly indulge in a Disney movie marathon (complete with full audience sing-along) as a replacement for Hen Night.


  1. Don't worry - one step at a time! You'll become a list-making expert, I promise you.

    And you have very enthusiastic family-to-be ready to help :-) (Not creepy-enthusiastic. Nice-enthusiastic.)

  2. As the Aussies would say - "She'll be right". It could be worse... other people could be trying to plan your wedding!