Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Wedding

Ok, so we (me and the daughters) are going to a wedding on Friday. Should be interesting. The bride is Danielle's first childhood friend to get married. And Danielle is the maid of honor. Her first experience in that position. And I get to meet the guy that Danielle has been "seeing". I have been warned not to embarrass her and so has Stef. Cuz you know, we do stuff like that if we aren't warned ahead of time.

The girl has been a Bridezilla from the first day. And actually Danielle has taken it pretty well but I think with 12 credit hours in college, 2 jobs, and the assistant bridezilla position, she is looking forward to the end. That is, if she can come up with a speech for the reception. She is agonizing over that idea. She says she can't get up in front of people and speak. I told her that no one is going to really pay attention to what she says and they will go back to the drinking and dancing. She doesn't believe me.

The whole ordeal has been quite expensive for Danielle too. The bachorlette party was a huge financial drain on her. One bridesmaid took off for Vegas with her boyfriend, saying that she just couldn't pass up the opportunity to go on vacation. She paid nothing towards the party. Another girl rode in the limo and paid nothing. Danielle bought the food, arranged and paid up front for the limo and bought all the party favors, and decorations, etc. all by herself.

I hope the wedding goes well. I hope the bride looks beautiful. I hope Danielle's speech is perfect and I hope Stef and I behave properly at the reception and we don't embarrass anyone.
And I hope the bride and groom live happily ever after.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

I just found your blog via Not Waving but Drowning. I always look at the beginning ... love your first few posts.

I'm a grad. of Univ. of Michigan, and my son, almost 24, went to univ. in Indiana (that school in South Bend, where my late husband also went). My son's girlfriend is from Fort Wayne. She was recently a bridesmaid and he attended the 'production' in that city, so this post about your daughter's experience resonates with me.

I look forward to reading more.

Cheers from Sydney (and sometimes Paris),
(who also loves Michigan, and also thought her life would be different)