Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Epitome of First World Problems



Weddings are stressful. Anyone who has gotten married or is getting married knows this. And it’s not your traditional kind of stress. It’s a stress I’ve never experienced before. Your emotions are on overdrive and the stupid shit… it just starts to eat away at you until you just collapse into a puddle of tears and idiocy.

Sure there have been plenty of things to stress about. Preparations, venue, planning, what band to use who needs to do this who needs to that etc etc etc. There’s a lot of moving parts and getting all the stars to align is darn near impossible. And let’s not even talk about all the vendors out there ready and willing to pray on those ever fragile emotions. But when everything finally seems to come together into one state of Zen, something blows up in your face. I’ll say it again, weddings are stressful.

Without diving into all the gory details, there’s been wrong contract dates, a messed up wedding band, getting suckered into a nearly free honeymoon package that is a complete and utter scam, a million stupid other things getting screwed up, and lots and lots of drama. And I thought I could have a drama free day. HA HA HA. 

You end up in the place I'm currently in... The Epitome of First World Problems...

But in all that craziness you start to worry about all the little details and the important things seem to be left in the dust.

So as I sit here in a heaping puddle of tears, sixteen days out from my wedding, I’m reclaiming the important parts. Because at the end of the day, the important thing is I’m getting to marry the love of my life and we’re getting to spend the rest of our lives together. And that’s really the only thing that matters. The rest is just extra bullshit that might be wonderful to have, but in reality I don’t need. I have everything that is necessary to make this day be happy, the man I’m marrying.

So here’s a big middle finger to all the stress, scams, and stupid shit. I’m over you. I’m going to enjoy the next sixteen days, marry the man of my dreams and party my ass off with my family and friends. And if I trip on my dress and fall face first into my cake, well shit happens, at least the cake will taste good.

12 comments:

  1. Awww Jamie, I'm sorry it's so stressful for you. *hugs* Just remember, only 16 more days. You can make it.

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    1. thanks Dawn! I'm just going to keep repeating Just keep swimming Just keep swimming...

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  2. I'm sure it will be fabulous!! Enjoy the cake!

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    1. Thanksd that part should be pretty awesome!

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  3. First and foremost: CONGRATULATIONS!

    The rest will be a haze of 'what was all that?' very soon. You'll experience* an enormous surge of goodwill and love from all you know on that day, and that will stay with you.

    *Said from experience...

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    1. haha thanks yeah I'm hoping I wont remember most of this junk and will only remember the important stuff :)

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  4. I second the congrats!
    And the assurance that once the day is over, you'll only remember the good stuff :)
    Saturday was lucky #13 anniversary for me (and husband, of course!). Even the minor things that didn't go perfectly on the actual big day turned into fun memories we still laugh about all these years later.

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    1. Thanks! Im looking forward to the good stuff!

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  5. You'll have lots of pictures coming your way so it won't be a complete blur:)

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    1. I'm excited for the day and all the happy pictures

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