If you follow my blog, you know that I like to lament on my frustrations & confusion over the complexity of this entire wedding thing, not to mention the financial aspect of it all!
Complex wedding invitations, multiple dress fittings, several different types of shoes for different participants for each portion of the proceedings, etc.
However, I must say that in all honesty,
"I did see this coming."
It all started 32 years ago when I asked my beloved a simple question:
"Do you want to get married?"
Before I knew it, the announcement was in the paper, the invitations were being sent out and my first ever "Honey Do List (Scroll)" was being printed.
My daughters have inherited my wife's "I know what I want and how I want it" gene.
By the time of our wedding 31.5 years ago, I had created sixteen wooden candle sconces to hang on the church pews, complete with hurricane globes, (the sconces at the rental place were just not right), and a custom hand crafted kneeling bench since the ones we found available were "just not what she had in mind."
That's without mentioning the countles weekends spent searching shoe stores for the wedding shoes she could "just see in my mind."
(Apparently no shoe designer had shared her vision!)
Now its important to remember that while doing all of this custom wedding implement fabrication, I was also carrying a double load of senior level accounting/auditing classes at an out of town University and interviewing to hopefully start my career with a national accounting firm.
(Part of the plan was to be employed when I got married!)
I was busy!
So, this involved wedding planning process is really no big surprise.
My "to do" list this time around includes:
1) Removing the 93 "Flags of all nations" currently displayed 24' off of the sanctuary floor in the front of the church, (the day before the wedding).
2) Designing and building "boxes" that will cover the 93 flag mounts that will remain on the front wall of the church after the 93 "Flags of all nations" have been removed.
3) Successfully installing said boxes 24' off of the sanctuary floor after flags have been removed, (the day before the wedding).
4) Designing, fabrication and installing (the day before wedding) a new white drop curtain to conceal sanctuary light equipment 28" off of sanctuary floor.
5) Procuring and temporarily installling mini-blinds on glass door of room in church where the bride will be preparing, (a taped up pillow case wouldn't work?)
6) Removing and restoring all sanctuary modifications before church service the next day.
The "real scary" part of all of this is that I know,
"The List Has Just Begun!"
(You know, when we had "We've Only Just Begun" played at our wedding,
I never really appreciated the hidden meaning )