Friends Season Four, Episode 20: “The One with All the Wedding Dresses.” Image via Friends Wiki.
Mr. Wallaby and I are down to mere days until our wedding! Woohoooo!
Weddings are all about numbers. Guest counts, budgets, checklists, gift prices, calendars…When it comes to wedding planning, everything seems to revolve around numbers. And especially the moola. I’d like to dedicate a post to budgeting, organization, and how Mr. Wallaby and I have generally managed to stay stress-free.
Let’s start with planning tools. I’ve mentioned already that my favorite wedding-related book is A Practical Wedding. If you haven’t already, you really should pick up a copy of this book. It sheds a lot of light on the emotional aspects of engagement and wedding planning, how wedding traditions and expectations evolved over the last 50 years, and how you can avoid a number of pitfalls to ensure that everyone makes it out in one piece. (Miss Treasure wrote a great review of the book last spring.) The other book I’ve found useful is The Bride’s Essential Wedding Planner by Amy Nebens. This is really more of a binder than a book, and it is chock full of checklists, sets of questions to ask each vendor, and plenty of tips on etiquette. I would recommend this for any bride looking for a resource on “wedding planning for dummies”; however, if you are an off-beat bride or if you’ve had some experience helping others plan a wedding, you could save $19 for another wedding-related expenditure.
…with my MOH Cubbie!
You see, Cubbie and I went to the same college. Then school ended, and unfortunately Cubbie’s job took her back home to Florida. Obviously, this is not ideal. And no, not because of wedding planning; simply because I want my best friend back so we can bum around and watch HGTV!
But on the wedding front: I just have to say that even in our LDR, Cubbie has been everything I could have ever dreamed of in a MOH! Not only does she help with anything I ask of her, but she has even been gracious enough plan my bachelorette party long distance AND book a ticket to be in attendance! (Something I was definitely NOT expecting of her!)
Personal photo / MOH Cubbie is also known as my twin. We are exactly the same, hence why poor Mr. Otter sometimes feels overwhelmed when we are together.