{Warning} Things You Should Never Say To A Bride

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
My morning commute allowed for some great radio chatter, near and dear to my engaged heart. As an Atlanta commuter I’m a big fan of Q100 The Bert Show and one of the topics of discussion this morning was “Things you should never say to someone who’s engaged”.  Callers gave responses from are you getting a pre-nup? To are you sure he’s the one?  All of which are absolutely inappropriate.  I had a few of my own to add to the mix…
  1. Have you picked a date yet (time # 525)? – look if you were privy to that information you would likely have it already. If you haven’t received a Save-the-Date then just stop asking me. I’m sorry I’m not preoccupied with your vacation schedule and that letting you know my date before my parents, family, or vendors isn’t high on my to do list.
  2. What’s your budget? – asking about my budget if you aren’t my wedding planner is the equivalent of asking me my salary or my political affiliation at a dinner party.  Mind your business, unless you are willing to contribute funds to our cause.
  3. Where’s my invitation? –please don’t put me in the awkward position of having to explain to you why we had to choose you as someone that didn’t make the invite list. We have a budget (which is none of your business, see #2) and we can’t afford to invite every grocery store clerk, babysitter, and church member to our nuptials. I appreciate you wanting to share my special day but don’t corral me like a cow going to slaughter and ask me why not. As an added bonus don’t question my guest list at all, including why I’m not inviting ex-boyfriends or former college roommates I never talk to; my day, my choice.
  4. Do you want to know how I would handle that issue (If I were you)? – no I don’t actually. If I wanted to know how you would handle your invites, the open bar selection, the dress, colors or any other planning detail I would have asked. Unsolicited advice, arg!!!!!
  5. Send me your Pinterest board I have some ideas– This is kind of like unsolicited advice. My wedding Pinterest board is sacred, leave it alone! No you may not have pin attack access to my personal planning board for my big day!
  6. Just Elope – I’m sorry to all those that were stressed, disappointed, or overwhelmed by their weddings but please don’t project those feelings onto others. Planning is crazy enough without have the constant reminder that you wish you would have eloped instead of having a wedding. Some of us want to celebrate with friends and family and have the opportunity to see our vision come to light (even if it is still in development). Eloping is not really viable so stop telling me to do it especially if you aren’t offering to explain it to my mother.
  7. Have you found a dress/Let me see the pictures? – NOOOOOO! I shouldn’t really have to explain this one but believe it or not people constantly ask. Dress previews are reserved for my inner circle and the tailor, so stop asking.
Those are just some of the ones that have been bothering me recently. Thank you +The Bert Show  for reminding me there were a few things I needed to get off my chest.

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Any brides-to-be out there with things to add to this list?
 

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