Posts tagged marriage
(Wedding) Flowers and food

On the plane, to Aruba, a husband and wife sat next to me, and the wife commented on us being the last row in the plane and how nervous she is about flying. I smiled and asked the obligatory "where are you two from?" questions. We got to chatting about weddings.

"Congratulations! My daughter's getting married in October. She's having silk flowers."

Me: "Oh?!"

"Yes, I heard they're lovely and all the rage now. Because flowers are really expensive. Are you having real flowers?"

Me: "Yes, yes...I love flowers too much to not have real flowers." 

She then gave me the saddest look, and told me she wishes her daughter didn't go with "fake flowers", because she thinks flowers are one of the most important details of the day. I agreed with her, and said, "Flowers and food. Those are my top two things." 

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Wait...are wedding rings a big deal or not?

"Or, just do something like this," the salesman said halfheartedly, as he showed me the exact opposite of what I said I wanted in a wedding ring.

"No...." I shook my head in confusion. Plus, his statement and tired tone made it seem like wedding rings aren't a big deal. I turned to Louis, and reading my mind and body language, he took the lead with the salesman in order for us to be out of there in 10 seconds or less.

At a second store, we were greeted by a saleswoman. I thought, maybe she'll take me a little more to heart. She nodded when I told her what I was looking for (seriously, it's nothing out of the ordinary), and when I simply just didn't care for the options she showed me, she shrugged and said, "You could always just do this, something plain, and then add to it later on, like with an anniversary band..."

SO I SHOULD SETTLE.

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Eat, drink and be married (whenever you want)

I noticed a flurry of Facebook and blog posts in retaliation to this blog post entitled "23 Things To Do Instead Of Getting Engaged Before You're 23." And, annoying and erroneous title capitalization aside - I can see why the author ticked some 20-something engaged folks off.

I mean, the author, a 22-year-old LA girl named Vanessa, who recently moved to China for some reason or another (she doesn't really say why - just that she did it because she "believes in risks, faith, and tequila"), goes on a tirade about engagement announcement Facebook posts, and how they subconsciously make her think she too, should be getting married, and that something must be wrong with her because she's not...but then she calms down (perhaps with the aid of tequila?) and realizes:

"I’m fucking awesome.  It literally isn’t me, it’s them."

HAHAHA.

Honey, it's always you. Because that's all you can control. But, you'll learn that as you grow up and date more. Perhaps you could do that in China!

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