Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wedding apathy

"Are you ready for a month from now?"

I was asked that recently and I honestly had to pause and think really hard, what the hell is a month from now?

Are we gonna start the cell culture in lab that early? Is there some special meeting? Am I being sent overseas to commune with seals?

Oh right, the wedding. Yeah, um it's okay. Kinda ready I guess.

How the hell do you respond to those questions from people who are probably just trying to make conversation but you really have no fun wedding stories? I really don't have to rush around and get anything done, no major catastrophes (yet, someone find me some wood to knock on), and no cold feet (and even if I do have cold feet I have some perfect toe socks with glow in the dark skeleton bones on them).

In fact the few things we have to do are so boring even I don't like having to think about them (like getting hair cuts or giving the reception site our head count or forking over money to everyone). I'm falling asleep now just thinking about it.

So what do you tell people who seem to want to know your plans but you have nothing to tell them? And is anyone else going through major apathy as the wedding gets closer and closer?

I'm starting to suspect I may not really give a shit about the wedding til the day of now.


Sarah said...

I can't believe how many of the blogs I read have gotten married or will be married in the next month. It's insane.

valerie said...

Uhhh, yeah. I get married day after tomorrow and I don't even know how to reply to the questions of "are you ready? are you nervous?"

What the hell do I say to that?! "Nah, I'm not ready. I'm pretty apathetic."

Of course, that'd be a lie. It wasn't until my cousin flew in from California that it hit me that, oh, by the way, I'm getting married on THIS Friday.

Jenna said...

What about this one. "Are you nervous, are you nervous, are you nervous." I want to shoot myself in the face. Actually I kind of want to shoot them in the face.

And you know what? I will never be ready for it to come. But I will be glad.

Guilty Secret said...

Not the apathy, no, but the not knowing what to say to people who ask how the planning is going, definitely.

And 'are you nervous?' NO! Why on earth would I be nervous about a big party?!

Riley (aka Rachel) said...

Some days I feel more apathetic than others...Really, I'm just tired of all the planning. So I'm right there with ya' - I just tell people that "Everything's going well!" when they ask.
And no, not nervous. Just excited.