12 groom-to-be musings
What your other half may be thinking as the nuptials near and on the day itself…
1 For the wedding, I want us to have jumping castles. And let’s have food trucks! Oh YES, let’s get Hot Dub Time Machine to DJ! Wait, how much? OK, a sausage sizzle and Spotify it is.
To my man-about-town mate: what do you mean, “Can I bring a date?” I won’t know her name in six weeks. No.
Where’s my birth certificate? Really? Won’t my passport do the trick?
What’s the difference between rose/ blush/pink/fuchsia/salmon/flamingo bridesmaids’ dresses?
I don’t care about what chairs we have. Can they be sat on? Then they’re good for me.
No, I won’t do anything stupid on my bucks’ night – it’s more for my mates who are getting a leave pass than me. However, I may or may not be involved in a shopping trolley race at some point.
What do you want me to wear? As long as I’m wearing something you like, I’ll be happy. I’m really not fussed. (Just don’t put me in a comedy tie…) 8 Why are there so many flowers? And why is everyone taking the flowers we spent so much money on?
Who are you? I might be smiling and nodding and saying thanks for the toaster, but I have no clue who you are.
How soon is reasonable for me to remove my suit jacket? Because it’s summer and this is Australia.
Do you think [insert my single friend’s name] and [insert your single friend’s name] would be into each other?
All I care about? That you’re there with me and thinking of what we’re doing when we say our vows. That’s all that matters. That’s the moment that sets up the rest of our lives together. If you’re worrying about how the coffee urn might trip the power strip because it’s plugged into the same plug that the warming oven is plugged into, you’re not thinking about what’s important. You’re my bride, so just be my bride. Leave the logistics to other people.