Before you go, though, from the some people don't know how to act files: one of my mom's friends. I knew there was gonna be a problem with some church folk who have known me for almost 20 years. If I can't invite my family (some of them, gladly), I can't invite you. It's not necessarily (depending on the person) that I don't want you there and don't care about you, it's that I am not having a big wedding. I really want people to get out of their feelings on this. I really, really do. Or at least stop making it clear that you are so put out that you, along with at least 100 other people I know, weren't invited.
The point. One of mom's friends does flowers. Mom said, "I'll ask her if you want me to." I said, "I don't feel comfortable since she's not invited." She says, "I think she would want to do it." I say, "I don't know..." She says, "I really think it will be okay." So I finally agree to let her ask. Mmhm. You already know. My mother is a lot less skeptical of people. As is Rashan's mom. Rashan and I are both far more cautious of people, him sometimes to an extreme, in other circumstances, I'm the more cautious party. But anyway, the friend after asking why we're getting married so soon, to which my mom replies, "She's not pregnant." Mom... SMH. You really don't need to throw that out there if it's not offered. Friend: I wasn't even thinking that. Me (in my head): See? But NOW SHE IS! I've really got to focus... this is like my blog posts used to be in the good old days. I can't believe September makes 6 years since I started blogging. That's insane to me.
The question of why so soon is irritating to me not so much because of the question but because of the implication behind the question. There's always a real question beneath. Does it matter why so soon? Are you coming or not? Our families may have looked or sounded shocked at the closeness of the date, but they've also known we were going to get married for over a year now. It's not really a surprise. Our next wedding (notice I said wedding, not marriage), we're inviting everyone to a big party and not telling them what it is. If you come, you come, if not, you missed ANOTHER wedding. LOLOL This is to stick it to all the people who couldn't act right. And don't think this is your warning! Nope! We will throw frequent parties. :P
Friend! So friend starts asking about all these details, what flowers (says one of them isn't in season now, she doesn't think, even though I know it is... also if one more person gives me the 1997 "tip" that flowers in season are cheaper...........................), what colors, what color ribbon do I want around my bouquet? I'm thinking this is done. One more thing to cross of the list. Matter of fact I think I did cross it off. You know what's coming, right? My mom asks me the details she doesn't know, calls friend to report back, friend doesn't answer the phone. Friend doesn't call for three days. Friend finally calls to say she doesn't work with live flowers. You know what? If I cursed, I would be cussin you out right now. Y'all don't have to cuss in the comments on my behalf but you're more than welcome to do so on your side of the screen. Are you serious with that? Really? You knew FROM THE BEGINNING that you didn't work with live flowers. You just want to be able to say you know something that nobody else knows so you can spread it around.
RASHAN DON'T READ THIS PART IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED ABOUT MY BOUQUET. *snicker* Like this will make any sense in his head anyway. So all of the internet knows as well, I'm having white peonies and roses with peacock feathers, wrapped in a purple ribbon. Take that, friend. Ugh. UGH!!! Why do people act like that?!!? I'm not at all insinuating that she's trying to ruin my day but she is most certainly making part of it about herself. You're all up in your feelings so much that you have to basically steal time from me? #cmonson That is so unnecessary!! I am planning a wedding in 4 weeks. Why? So I can start my life with my husband!!! BECAUSE I LOVE THAT MAN AND HE LOVES ME!!! But you want to get petty. And do silly stuff. I could've had those flowers ordered elsewhere at least a week ago. Now I'm two weeks from my wedding with no flowers. But you wanted to... you know what? I'm done. Wait. I'm not done. And when we have this big surprise party wedding, you, friend, will be the only one not invited. NOW I'm done.