Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thoughts of the recently engaged...

... so I became engaged over this Christmas, and while it was totally one of the happiest moments of my entire life; the whole wedding planning and ensuing nonsense is truly for the birds.

First and foremost, if one more broad tells me that I HAVE to call boyfriend "my fiancee" now, I will alternatively scream and envision punching her repeatedly. Am I the only one who finds the term "fiancee" outdated and pretentious? Is it seriously just me? He's my boyfriend, we're engaged, whatever... at some point he will be my husband, and then I will start calling him that. In between, I will call him what I please, and you can butt your head out of it friends-of-friends (who are really the only people giving me any flack)... when your SOs get you a shiny diamond, you can call them your fiancee, or "affianced" or "betrothED" or whatever archaic term you please... but butt your meddling heads out of my engagement.

Also - in regards to receptions, I feel like businesses hear "wedding" and internally hear "CHA-CHING!" ... for serious, as I scope out wedding halls, photographers, DJs, etc. etc. etc. They have ONE price for parties and ANOTHER price for weddings

(edit - except my newly hired photographer - who is the best woman on the fact of the earth)

It makes me want to get married in the church, and then change into a prom dress and call the reception a "birthday party" with open bar and dancing. It would literally cost HALF of what a "wedding" reception costs.

Well that's it for me for the moment. But it really gets my goat that people use one of the most joyous occasions in life as an opportunity to price gouge. GAH!


  1. Congratulations on the engagement!

    You should be able to call him whatever you want. Don't let anybody tell you differently.

    We went the extremely cheap route because we had no money, so we didn't have to worry about all of that other stuff you're doing.

    So unfortunately, I don't have any advice or informed commentary on that issue. But I know you'll get through it!

  2. Hi Blogger Friends,
    Congrats for your engagement. Wish you a eternal happy life.

  3. Congrats dear! Live your life the way you want it, and be yourself as you have said. Remember most people like to imitate and show off, that is life.
    Wish you the best.

  4. Congrats! I had not so lavish but just a simple wedding. What matters most is not what others say but to be happy as a couple for the years to come without any worries about debts or any financial issue. Again Best Wishes and always be HAPPY!

  5. First off, congratulations!!

    But I totally agree. The word "fiancee" is outdated. Soon to be wife maybe. Or still... just "girlfriend" should still be deemed acceptable.


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