Two things that are still true: Our friendship and my love for tube tops.
It’s been such an exciting week gearing up for this event. I think I’m more nervous than she is. (As proof, a huge pimple just sprouted from my chin. But better me than the bride. I’ll take this zit for the team.) Maybe it’s because I just experienced all these emotions before my own wedding a few months ago. I can put myself in her shoes now that I know some of the things that are going through her head.
Also, she e-mails me the things that are going through her head. We’ve been e-mailing back-and-forth about wedding stuff for almost two years. Today, as I typed out a quick message to check in and see how she was doing, I got a little sentimental that this would be our last e-mail exchange about wedding plans. It was like another chapter in our friendship was closing and a great new one was about to begin.
So, what was the momentous topic of our last wedding related e-mail? The weather. Alyson is an organized bride, and has got everything done. But right now she’s a little freaked it will rain during her outdoor ceremony and pictures. All the weather reports are conflicting and they keep changing. I think that’s a good thing. If it were going to POUR, I think we’d have some pretty strong confirmation from Al Roker. But Alyson is not convinced. “Ugh! I hate mother nature. It’s the only thing I can’t control!!” she wrote this morning. I hate feeling like I’m not in control, but sadly, it’s something that is inevitable for every bride. There comes a time when you just have to let things play out on their own. My advice: Be prepared for anything. And while you wait for it, sit back with a glass of champagne and enjoy the ride.
But that's easy for me to say. I’d love to hear about your pre-wedding emotions. Brides, what are you stressing about before the big day? How do you deal?