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?
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:
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!!!