Friday, March 27, 2009

You know you're getting married when...

You trap your own arm in the electric window of your car when reaching for a parking ticket (Just one step ahead of yourself)

No matter how hard you try to be in the present moment you keep popping out of your body and floating over an imaginary table arrangement sometime in the not too distant future

Your bed time reading is Rumi

You keep filling up with tears for inexplicable reasons like how beautiful the peaches are that the street fruit seller offers you

Your boyfriend and you have never ever had such quick turnarounds between disagreement and make-up

You wake up in the night sweating about all the people you wish you could have invited but didn't coz you had to draw the line somewhere.

Your handbag is a clutch of receipts.

Your bank account is gasping

You stop at green traffic lights and don't realise it til people behind you hoot

You walk past florist shops and give them the same eye that hawks give when they spy mice in the grass

Your family members suddenly think you're a travel agent

You are immersed in 'life admin' documents but don't know what to sign your name as

You don't know if its too late to invite the people you wanted to invite now that two people have cancelled and you could theoretically make up the numbers but isnt that kind of rude.

You cannot, simply cannot think about anything else

You are trying not to behave like a diva, but....


You have any to add, those of you that have been through this particular little rite of passage?

24 comments:

Lori ann said...

You wonder how you ever got so lucky?

family affairs said...

Don't worry about being invited late...better than not at all - people understand - it's all so lovely and exciting - hope you;ve got somebody great organising your hen night!! Lx

tam said...

Lori! Absolutely yes. I feel completely charmed. But I also feel that I've worked at it, and made it work. This wouldn't have been possible 5 years ago.

Thanks Family Affairs, you are right. Better that. And yes, I've created a monster by asking an old school friend to do it. I'm aware of much bustling behind the scenes, and I'm starting to be afraid...vary afraid. (But in a good way you understand)

Chimera said...

Diva up baby!!!! Because you're worth it honey and for all the gasping bank accounts and nerves about in laws and who forgot to invite who remember this is leading up to a truly joyful day when two remarkable people (well- you for sure..am presuming you chose well!!!) decide to publically say LOVE ROCKS! Its important and you two are important and bring much happiness to at least this wizened old heart!!! Diva up!! - from tanvi with glove!!!

Lori ann said...

Yes, of course! that makes it sweeter no? and i meant to say that I'm sure he thinks this too.
Lucky him ♥

Miranda said...

- You have the first manicure and pedicure of your life and never knew you could get so CLEAN

- You have a dreamy pretty picture in your mind of The Day somewhere off in the distant hazy future, until you wake up and suddenly realise its TOMORROW!!

Angela said...

And now Marina is getting married too! The same thing over here! Oh my GOD!

Val said...

hey Tam - this is YOUR day; try to relax and enjoy every Diva moment :-) many people get so hung up in arrangements that they forget to do this. wishing you both happiness forever xx

tam said...

Oh Tanvi, what a timely and sweet comment. yes, thanks. LOVE ROCKS! I'm using that in my speech.

Geli, fantastic... heehee, keep us posted!

Miranda, yes. You did clean up pretty well I must say. I am developing a healthy fear of beauticians. They want to utterly denude me... of hair, and cash...

Val, you are absolutely right. I know it will all be over so quickly. Mostly I am just looking forward to being there, and breathing in that good clean (cold) air on that there hilltop. As Miranda's mantra went - "those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter."

Reya Mellicker said...

This is brilliant - and perfect!

Weddings are powerful magic, about the only ritual that is still recognized everywhere around the globe.

I can not WAIT to see the pics afterwards.

Will you go on a honeymoon?

Love to you both, so much love.

Shiny said...

Ooo, it's so soon, how exciting! Be a delightful diva I say, it's allowed, you're the bridey.

I hope this weeks flows smoothly and easily and, of course, it'll be just lovely on the day, no matter what little stresses happen in-between.

Lots of love
x

Rob Inukshuk said...

I think it's all good, this is a special day, a special event, the lead up to it ought to be filled with tears, laughs, drama and stuff. It's so great that you're taking a moment or two to actually live in the now.

karen said...

It all sounds wonderful, and be as much of a diva as you like, as long as you enjoy the big day, no stress then! looking forward to a picture or two on the blog afterwards, of the 4 x 4 wedding in the beautiful hills! will be thinking of you! x

macjanet said...

You know you’re getting married when...
your colleagues think you’re already on leave because you are never in the office

You know you’re getting married when...
You’ve scratched out the days on in your diary, so instead of it reading Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday it reads Fivesday
Foursday
Threesday
Twosday
Onesday
OMIGOD

You know you’re getting married when...
your nutritional intake for the last week consists of champagne and Rescue Remedy

You know you’re getting married when...
on Threesday you get the biggest pimple anyone has ever seen ever in their lives


You know you’re getting married when...
your dairy for Twosday says:
8am - Don’t Panic
9am - Facial - get pimple fixed!
11am - Gym
1pm - confirm flowers, priest, caterers, event hire company etc etc etc. Everyone must pitch.
1pm - confirm R10 000 overdraft increase with bank
3pm - Pick up THE DRESS
4pm - buy more Rescue Remedy. Remember BETA BLOCKERS!!!!

You know you’re getting married when...
you feel like you’re in freefall if you keep still long enough.

You know you’re getting married when...
you don’t breathe out, not ever.

Much love dear one. It will all be just fine.

tam said...

Oh Janet I am falling off my chair laughing! You know this is all your fault, hey? It was your wedding that did it. And, well - I HAVE THE THREESDAY PIMPLE. Make that pimplezzzzz.
Bollocks. Need a beautician with a magic wand.
You are so funny.
I think we need to keep this list going.

Karen, Rob, Shiny, thank you for your wishes. I embrace the Diva within. Pimples notwithstanding.

Reya - I'm starting to get a sense of how strong the magic is. And your wonderful vibes will only add to it. How amazing this all is.

The Dotterel said...

... you're sitting in the church, the organ's playing, and you realise - in a couple of hours - you'll be on your feet trying to be entertaining, wondering what the bloke sitting next to you will be saying!

Lori ann said...

CONGRATULATIONS Tam!! i think today was the day! Well, of course it is already sunday morn there by now. Happy Happy JOY joy, Mr.and Mrs.♥♥♥ I hope you had a perfectly lovely unforgettable day.
Congratulations!

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

You see people you never imagined being in the same room together, sitting next to each other and having a conversation at the reception - and no fight breaks out!

Angela said...

I have been thinking of you, too, my dears! ALL of you, everyone... I hope it was as wonderful as we have all hoped with you. Now I want photos and stories! Love and hugs from Geli

macjanet said...

You know you've gotten married when... you wake up and think WTF was that all about?

family affairs said...

I hear from your sister it was a divine wedding - want to hear all about it asap Lx

tam said...

Yep, Janet, that was pretty much the feeling we had on Monday when the last cars drove away taking family away, and we were left with the silence at last.

Thanks for all your wonderful comments. Pics coming sooon.....

Greg Penfold said...

Did you have to walk back down the hill?

Greg Penfold said...

Reya Mellicker's comment about ritual magic was proved true in this case ...