My friends have been pretty amazing with all of this wedding stuff.
- When I posted up pics of the yard sign I wanted for our reception, one of my bridesmaids offered up she and her boyfriend’s services to create one for us.
- When I said we were gonna do our own flowers, my maid of honor started meeting with a florist so that our flowers look superfly.
- Another couple of work friends lent me a mess of buckets that we’ll put the flowers in once they’re delivered. It went like this: Hey can I use those buckets for my wedding? Which buckets? The ones that are super full of stuff that would be very annoying to have to move. Sure!
- I asked a coworker if she’d help me build a chuppah. After looking it up to see what the heck I was talking about, we (by which I mean, she) spent an hour this morning mixing cement for the base.
- I’d sent out an preliminary itinerary a few months ago and my sis-in-law was the one who had the nerve to tell me that said schedule was insane.
- I gave my other bridesmaid the email addresses of my sorority sisters so that she can set up the singing of our Sweetheart Song…she didn’t bat an eye. Just prayed that they know how to sing. I don’t think they do.
- I totally forgot to ask another coworker about a stand mixer that my mom’s gonna need to make her awesome cheesecakes, so I just texted earlier today. No problem.
- Not to mention the two ladies that I work with who offered themselves up to be our day of coordinators before I even knew what that meant or knew to ask.
What I’m finding out is that when people say they want to help…they really do. It’s pretty overwhelming, I’m not going to lie. These same folks are spending money on outfits, plane tickets, hotel rooms, car reservations, gifts, etc. Yet they’re still on the “what can I do?” train.
If this is what weddings do to people, I want more of it!