Daydreaming About LOVE

Please tell me I am not the only bride who is constantly thinking about this topic. Love! Of course this applies to Mr. Squirrel, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I daydream about brand spankin’ new love. Love at first sight/conversation.

What the heck am I talking about?

WEDDING PARTY LOVE!

Not just the love we have for our friends and family in the wedding, but I am banking on some serious relationships forming. We both have nine people in our wedding parties. Some of these people are in committed relationships but many are single and ready to mingle! A lot of them have established their careers, “played the field” over the years, and now are at the point where they are ready to settle down.

Mr. Squirrel’s friends and brothers have never met any of my friends or sisters. Ah, I can’t wait!!! I know it is completely naive to think everyone will hit it off, but I like to be the optimist. I literally create diagrams where I pair people up. And yes, Mr. Squirrel helps. :)

This is my favorite version:

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Don’t worry, one of my good friends who will be a guest at the wedding will be a perfect match for the Old Roommate.

Many of you may be rolling your eyes because I am officially “that bride.” I spilled the beans to some of my girls, and although they mostly ignored me, I can tell they are a little excited. Ever since meeting Mr. Squirrel, I feel so fulfilled and happy that I want our friends and family to experience this as well. I recognize a person doesn’t need to be dating someone to be happy, but everyone can use a little love in their life, right?

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but this is not completely foreign territory for me. I helped my cousin find her man, and a few months later they were married! (Mr. Squirrel and I started dating before them, and they have already been married a year and a half! Crazy!)

I haven’t figured out my strategy yet. I am open to any tips. :) I don’t want anyone to feel awkward. I’m hoping some pre-wedding activities will help the bridal party get comfortable with each other. After some subtle seating-chart manipulation, by the time the reception rolls around sparks will be flying!!!

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Mrs. Squirrel

Location:
Tampa, FL
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    radishtime 316 posts, Helper bee @ 3:10 pm

    Not gonna lie, I am totally trying to set up a couple of members of our wedding party too

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    jbtimestwo 118 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:27 pm

    Lol…this is hilarious. I haven’t really thought about it, but I hope it works out at your wedding. When love is in the air you want everyone that you know to feel it :)

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    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 4:03 pm

    Hehe, this is so funny! We’re totally considering matchmaking two members of our wedding party too…but they live in different states so it might not work out. But they’d be great together!

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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 5:22 pm

    awww! I hope it all works out! Now I’m sad that me and Mr. Blue are the very last of our close friends and family to marry!

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    madtowngirl 1787 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:05 pm

    Miss Squirrel, you are too stinkin’ cuuuute! I love it and it can happen; my dad and mom were paired up to walk down together in the bridal party for my aunt and uncle’s wedding (they’d never met before the wedding)!! 32 years later, still happily married!! :) Hoping your wedding party has the same luck!!

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    Mrs.LaFountain 716 posts, Busy bee @ 6:32 pm

    Set up my younger sister and my hubby’s hometown friend at the wedding. They have been dating since that weekend. :)

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:50 pm

    My MOH/Sis totally dated Mr. H’s best man before the wedding, and they broke up about a month beforehand. It was a fairly amicable breakup, but she called me in tears: “Now your weddinggg will be awwwwkwaaaaaard!!!!”
    This is not to scare you off from matchmaking, I just think it’s funny. :) The wedding wasn’t awkward at all, and everyone got along swimmingly!

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    amandaleaou 215 posts, Helper bee @ 8:03 pm

    I am so glad I’m not the only one who does this!

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    icetea 3303 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:51 am

    We’re pretty guilty of this too. Though we’re having a teeny tiny wedding. So it’s like 4 people max who will be single and ready to mingle. So we’ve checked in with them over and over to make sure there’s no +1′s coming around. And we’ve figured out who’s most likely to dance with whom. We want everyone to have a good time mostly…but we also want that lovin feelin :)

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    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:00 pm

    I am TOO OBSESSED with this chart, haha. Unfortunately we only have a couple single wedding party members, and only 1 is a guy. Oh and he’s my younger brother, so none of my friends will date him. I wish I had people to set up! :)

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    Holly, Guest @ 2:53 pm

    OMG Yes. My fiance has gotten in on the matchmaking, too. We have evil, evil plans of setting up some of our friends and cousins. It will be magnificent.

    I kinda love how the wedding will be this mix of our friends and family, many of which have never met before.

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 7:57 am

    @MadTownGirl: Ah I love hearing these kind of stories!!! It gives me hope!
    @Holly: Haha and people think it’s only the brides who are this obnoxious! Not true! I love that your fiance is in on it too!
    @icetea: Hmm…now I am considered about the plus 1 situation. We are technically allowing our single guests to bring a plus 1, but I am really hoping since it is a destination wedding for everyone people will come by themselves!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 9:33 am

    One of my mom’s bridesmaids married one of my dad’s groomsmen! It can totally happen!

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    mariewest 304 posts, Helper bee @ 9:35 pm

    Haha. This made me laugh. My Mom was joking about FI only inviting his single friends to the wedding since I have three younger (and single) sisters.

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    BabyBlueEyes 235 posts, Helper bee @ 12:56 pm

    I’m hoping there’s a little love between my best best cousin who was my MOH and my hubby’s roommate… Our wedding was almost a month ago (yay! It’s still hard to believe we’re married!), and they DEFINITELY seemed to hit it off and danced together a few times. And I believe numbers were exchanged! He lives in New York and she lives in Mississippi, so it would be a while before they’d settle down, but it seems like he is all the things she really likes in a guy! I’ve got my fingers crossed!

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    Miss Mardee, Guest @ 5:43 pm

    @Miss Squirrel: What if one of your single guests meets her plus 1 on the plane trip down – can she bring him along? :)

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 6:45 pm

    @Miss Mardee: haha YES. I am in full support of a last minute plus one!!

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