Thursday, January 8, 2009

Now that I'm A Pro (*cough* yeah right)

I will let you in on a few secrets.

If you are getting married, close to…. Engaged, dating, stalking, or dreaming and intending on it one d
ay- I have put together a few guidelines for you... and they go a little something like this:

Ignore ev
eryone’s advice (except for the person who is writing what you are now reading- but including any self-help-newlywed-books-for-couples-to-read-together that people will re gift to you [no doubt some with previous inscriptions in them] as a wedding present because they are too cheap to buy you a something you'll use and or too lazy/not awesome to be honest and write the ultimate marriage guide-which of course you now are reading)

People will constantly share their opinions and preferences about what they think you need to have the “perfect” day, from the type of favor or bubbles to blow- to old wives’ tales of what “has” to happen or “has” to be worn. I have made up a simple quiz to help sift through what is actually important and what is an added perk- which is, of course, entirely made up from my own opinions and preferences- but they are correct.

Just kidding

Wedding True or False
To have the perfect wedding you need:

1. Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue

2. A sideshow of the two of you through the years, set to Green Day's "Time Of Your Life"( or some popular country love song)and ending with the couple's baby photos side by side-

3. Smearing of the cake on the groom's face
FALSE- you really can just eat it like people.

4. The Singles table
FALSE- we can all sit together. We are all friends.

5. The clinking of glasses to initiate a kiss
FALSE- and i'm pretty sure you can kiss whenever you want.

6. Tell yourself and listen when people say over and over “This is your day”
FALSE- This is a shared occasion. I know some girls dream about it for years, but I'm pretty sure there is at least one other significant person involved... like the person you are marrying. And your families... and your friends.

7. Think marriage is the key to a person's happiness, or will finally "complete" you.
FALSE- I'm not saying it's not fun, but marriage sure isn't the quick fix for anything.

8. Be comfortable

9. Have fun

Like each other

Eat good food

There you have it.

You only need 4 things to have the perfect wedding.

Everything else is up for grabs.


Jiles The Great said...

You just said all those things to have an excuse to post your awesome wedding pics. LOL j/ the pics though, you guys look awesome.

Jiles The Great said...

Oops I forgot that you hate lol...I meant HAHAHAHA.

kajsiaO said...

and... they are true.

Charlotte said...

It's true. Really people should just do whatever they want for their wedding and not worry about what anyone else says. Cause that really just makes for a very stressful planning process which is really not fun. Been there...won't ever do that again. :) You are smart. Yay for weddings! Cute pictures!

Jen said...

That is great you couldnt have said it any better...You make me laugh so hard cant wait to see you guys again..

whitney said...

so on a cheesiness scale of 1-10 that picture of me is about a....10. i was just sooooo happy to be there apparently. haha. well my mom & i want to see ALL the pictures. can we?

CristaB said...

Yeah... #2 and #3 are lame, and thats why they weren't done at my wedding. It must be a Utah wedding thing. We'll blame it on Utah, thats my solution to everything. I like your pictures, they are cute. I feel like cesiley might be hiding from me, and my hand in my pocket kinda looks like I am either excited to see her or am trying to grab her butt, so in that case I don't blame her from hiding....

strickland party of six said...

Hey, Kajsia, I am Mikes cousion the SANE one on the McCoy side, the one that is still de-sent to the family. "don't ask" but anyway I wanted to tell you congrats. you to look like you have a lot of fun together! But granted give it sometime and it will fade, No J/K! I still love my husband "today" anyway. I also a gree on the whole eating cake thing my husband was every good to me, perhaps it was because my aunts told him how you feed each other the cake it how you resepct each other. Maybe True maybe False??? Love your posting you are a funny writer, are you sure you don't want to be a writer??? Keep in touch you can see me at

Maureen said...

I prefer the eloping method personally. Then again....I did do the "traditional" stuff (some) when we got sealed.

But don't listen to me. It took me twice to find the right guy!

Ha ha -- (since you don't like LOL)

By the way...your pics look great.