If you like it then you should have put a ring on it…

November 22, 2010

Most women start planning their wedding while they are still little girls. Perhaps it’s Disney’s fault in giving us stories of princesses… but I think it may just be a hardwired desire in us.

Most women.

I can’t remember planning my wedding as a child and now as an adult, I don’t have that ache. My mom and sister like to append that thought with a “yet” and a “just wait until you meet the right man.” We’ll see mom and sis, we’ll see…

Last week I received an e-mail from my mom inviting me to a Bravo Wedding event held at Embassy Suites Downtown. Part of her job includes facilitating weddings and special events and she wanted a buddy to tag along. She sold me with promises of cupcakes and champagne.

We walked into the event, handed over our tickets and after our names were checked off / badges given, I received the warmest welcome from the hostess.

“WHEN IS THE DATE?”

confused

“WRITE IT DOWN ON THE FRONT!”

still confused

She continues talking about the brochures she keeps handing over and I look down at my badge

BRIDE

I looked over at my moms badge

GUEST

I gasp with a “What am I suppose to write?” which my mom replies laughing Fall 2011.


What have I gotten myself into?

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I then spent the next two hours eating cupcakes, drinking champagne… AND talking about my Fall 2011 wedding. Apparently I have a fabulous fiance, planning for an October wedding with intimate reception, my colors are unknown, my venue is unknown, my caterer is uknown, my photographer IS known, I don’t have a dress, I have a maid of honor, I have a beautiful ring (thanks for the props mom), and yes I am quite stressing since I am so late on planning but we are madly in love and isn’t that what matters?

Brides all over Portland had a wonderful day planning their wedding at Embassy Suites. I, on the other hand, was a nervous wreck thanks to my mom’s silly idea to turn her not-ready-to-commit-daughter into a bride.

The day recapped by twitter…

And my favorite response….
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