Posts tagged "so im engaged"

So I’m Engaged: You Have To Love His Flaws, Er, Differences

So have you noticed that I haven't written this column in awhile? That's because it's going monthly. Planning a wedding is not that action-packed, to be honest! Especially when you haven't actually started planning it yet -- well, to be fair, we are waiting to hear back on a particular location. If that gets secured,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2008

So I’m Engaged: Wherefore Art Thou, God?

In my opinion, getting married as a religious person is much easier than getting married as an Atheist or an Agnostic because deciding who is going to officiate the ceremony is so filled with confusion, it would just be simpler to say, "Well I guess Father Tom will take care of business." I am not…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 26, 2008

So I’m Engaged: Not Gonna Be My Father’s Day

One of the things I finally realized about ten months ago -- four months before I got engaged -- is that one of the main reasons why getting married freaked me out so much, why I always labeled myself "not really a marriage person", is that it brought up a very difficult problem. Do I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 12, 2008

So I’m Engaged: Meet The Parents

As I said in a previous column, I have anxiety about people having fun and getting along, not just at my wedding, but in life. I'm a little uptight, to say the least. I worry terribly about what people close to me think -- though I don't care too much what people who don't know…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

So I’m Engaged: The Politics Of Choosing A Bridesmaid

I've been reading this book I Was Told There'd Be Cake, a collection of personal essays by Sloane Crosley, for the last few months. Though I think the book, in general, is a little "try too hard", there's one story in particular that really struck a chord with me. "You On A Stick" is about…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2008

So I’m Engaged: Laziest Wedding Planners EVER

I was the kind of kid who never had my friends over to my house to play or for sleepovers because I would get really stressed out about entertaining them and making sure they had a good time. Even now I sort of dread having overnight guests or visitors from out of town -- eve…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 24, 2008

So I’m Engaged: 99% Of Wedding Dresses Are Fugly

This may come as a total shock to you, but there are a lot of hideous wedding dresses. I expected to see a bunch of them when I went on my first wedding dress shopping trip, but, as an admitted shop-a-holic with a pretty decisive "style", I didn't expect to find the whole process so…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 10, 2008

So I’m Engaged: Babysitting

I've had a case of baby fever practically since I was an infant, so the possibility of someday having children has always been a no-brainer, even more than the idea of getting married. Put me in a room with a dozen adults and one youngster, and the child will have my ear all night. Whe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2008

So I’m Engaged: Do I Have To Say Fiancé?

Engaged people can be obnoxious. That’s what I thought before I was engaged, and it’s what I think now that I am. For starters, engagements are by definition a lil’ flashy. Literally speaking, there’s the ring. I was always noticing women wearing big rocks, little rocks, enviable rocks, ugly rocks (Pear shaped diamonds?! Patooey!), whe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 13, 2008

So I’m Engaged: The Thing About Commitment

Here’s how I thought being engaged would make me feel: OLD. Here’s how being engaged really makes me feel: like I’m in on the funniest inside joke ever. Two of the most opposite people on the planet, at least on the surface, are in it for the long haul. Who would have thunk it? I’m…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2008