Thursday, June 12, 2008

To Knot or Not To Knot…

That is the question. I thought I was the last kid living under a rock (so to speak) to discover the big world of The Knot. Haven’t heard of it? Well take a visit.

You will be impressed. If we could get all the world leaders to work together like this, we may one day indeed achieve world peace. These women are truly some of the most creative ladies on earth. They know how to whip together a $20,000 event on a $10,000 budget. The “Knotties” as we’re called (hey I joined the force) have their own language with FI, FMIL and HTH. The website can leave one overwhelmed at times.

It has also become part of my daily routine for me now to visit the forum site and I saw this post that really brought the real world to light.

A little freaked...
Anyone else having troubles getting started? We've only been engaged two weeks, but everyone seems to think we should have our plans by now. I still don't know if I want the big hometown thing or the run away to Mexico thing. It's starting to freak me a little!

This young woman, probably very smart and chic – I mean I’m assuming here since I’ve only met her through the joys on internet networking – is going through the same thing that I went through oh so many months ago.

I did freak….like the next day after being engaged…in a Barnes and Nobles.

Of all places in the free world to have your semi-first-panic-attack and I would chose a high end bookstore. Surrounded by bridal magazines, books on how to plan and achieve the perfect wedding is when I saw exactly HOW BIG this business had gotten. I guess as a BM (or bridesmaid for those non-knottie readers) for so many years, I never really paid attention until then.

Now don’t get me wrong. I love events as it is part of my job. And I love when things look nice and people have a good time. But sometimes I forget to pause for a moment and breathe a bit during all of this. It is so easy to get caught up in the deemed "musts" of a wedding and forget the most important part of the whole thing.

I’m getting married!

Just like my grandmothers did in the minister’s homes back in the 1940’s and just like my parents did in my mother’s church back in 1979 and hopefully my kids will in 2030s (holy moly). Our big day is 11 months away and I hope I remember to have more “yeahs!” than “eeks!”

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