Well, this made me chuckle…. Forget all the love-dovey excitement, it seems that where wedding planning is concerned, it’s WAR!
Gift-giving website www.gettingpersonal.co.uk have surveyed lots of about-to-be Mr & Mrs’ and found lots of clashing ideas going on where certain aspects of the wedding-planning whirlwind is concerned.
Now my fiancee and I quickly discovered that our priorities were definitely not the same. His? A free bar. Mine? A WOW dress. It isn’t making sticking to budgets for either of us very easy.*
It’s nice to see that other couples are in the same loveboat as us too. Take Big Day Prep. I’ve upped the bridal body ante and (deep breath) joined a gym. I go to it too, rather than just admire my membership card from the comfort of my sofa. I’ve also booked in my hair colour appointments, trials, mani and pedi well in advance. Him? He’s just planning to get his hair cut on W-morn (let’s hope he can get an appointment – he hasn’t thought to book it so far.) As far as the Hen & Stag do are concerned, well I’m having a “Madonna” themed day/evening out with my girls and gorgeous guys (aka Nige, Al & James.) There will be cocktails, lots of shrieking and a lovely tune. He’s hitting poor Spain for five days with 19 blokes. Yikes! And about the Big Day get-up, whilst I’ve found a dreamy (budget-busting) crystal-encrusted frock, he’s “just gonna rent a whistle.”
But really, wouldn’t it be dull if you and your fiancee agreed on everything? A little celebratory planning conflict is fun ….. Didn’t Pat Benetar once say (am showing my age here!) Love is a Battlefield…?
* Well, the budget was unrealistic. And he expected the frock, the shoes and the five bridesmaids outfits to be included too. It had to be s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d it a little. No harm done….
What are you spa-ing about? Maybe it’s your hen chic-end to the spa versus his stag jaunt to the Spanish bars. Go on, share below