Thursday, May 07, 2009

No Really, We Actually Meant It. Yes, Really.

So I've been engaged for, like, a whole two weeks now and apparently that's actually just code for "your save the date cards are already three months late". Who knew? Before LB even got the engagement news out - practically before he'd finished his sentence - it was "when are you getting married?" "when's the wedding?" "I want to get my tickets... when's the wedding?"

We've tried telling folks the truth. That we're enjoying being engaged and we're not even going to THINK about weddings until a year from now. Which would be totally 100% true if they'd just STOP ASKING US WHEN THE WEDDING IS ALREADY. And we don't want a "wedding" anyway. No DJ. No jordan almonds. No stress, no huge debt. I know, we're a little peculiar. But we actually meant it. Mean it. Present tense. Yup, we mean it.

Only LB forgot that he'd met his family before, and actually admitted to his mother that we had maybe discussed once or twice planning a private thing, just the two of us, somewhere romantic. Umm, not his finest moment. In case you were wondering, that's really not going to fly with his mother*. Really, really not.

She told him today that she's going to a Dental Convention in Hawaii in October, and wondered if we could get married then.

That's a nice big "No Thanks". For one thing, I'm pretty sure that "October" will be coming along about 7 1/2 months sooner than that aforementioned "year from now". Oh, and we're also not going to a Dental Convention to get married. Even if it is in Hawaii.

Ummmm LB, this is going to be... a very long year. Sigh.

*EDITED TO ADD - LB's Mom is truly a delightful lady, and I will be very very lucky to have her as a Mother-in-Law. However his entire family seems to have an unnatural fascination with weddings. In the past seven years or so his brother, sister, four cousins, two step-sisters, and assorted other friends and relations have married. And somehow their hunger for steam buffets is still unsated. This unnerves me, as I was pretty much all receptioned out after the first ten weddings.


At 6:06 PM, May 07, 2009, Blogger Calamity Jen said...

Good for you. Do it YOUR way. It's great that you and LB are in agreement on having a non-weddingy wedding.

Dental convention/wedding. Ick. Can you imagine the bonbonnieres?

At 10:51 PM, May 07, 2009, Blogger panda said...

At least the little Jordan Almond tulle packets would come tied around a toothbrush. And when you broke your tooth on one of the inedible pastel nuggets, you'd have someone handy to fix it.

Trying to look on the bright side.


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