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Celebrities often enjoy the best that life has to offer and spend money like it’s water pouring between their fingers. Their weddings often cost more than your average person’s lifetime earnings. For regular people, weddings are overly expensive, and those weddings usually don’t make $17 million like Kim Kardashian’s notorious 72-day ‘marriage.’
Robert- My lovely bride-to-be, Sarah, and I are set to walk down the aisle in the fall. The editors of TheCelebrityCafe.com asked if we would like to share a bit of what we have learned about the wedding process with you.
Like many other couples, what starts off as a joyous announcement and sugary-sweet dreams of wedded bliss quickly morphs into the headache-inducing process known as wedding planning.
Sarah-I’ll say! I’m a master planner and can organize a mean sock drawer but when it comes to all the teeny-tiny details involved in staging the most complicated...I mean happiest day in a person’s life, things can get chaotic. Most girls fight the bridezilla inside as best they can but sometimes it rises to the surface snarling and gnashing its teeth – the easiest way to call the beast is for someone to say something stupid about your obsessively and carefully crafted wedding plans.
Here are our tips for what not to say to your future spouse or an engaged couple during that valuable (and don’t forget mind-numbingly stressful)time before saying ‘I do.’
1. How much does that ring cost?
Robert - Money issues are stressful for everyone, and, if anyone wishes to walk down the aisle, are they really going to let something like this stop them?
Sarah - Rings are a personal choice for each couple, but can cause a problem when partners have different price points. What we did was to set a budget together and then went looking. Some might think it is not as romantic, but trust me, we avoided a lot of stress by doing this.
2. Aunt Betsy, 2nd cousin twice-removed, isn’t on the guest list? Why not?
Robert - You’ve only seen this person maybe three times in your life and someone (a parent or other relative) wants him/her at your wedding?
Sarah - Guest lists are one of those beasts that in many cases just cannot be tamed! Good luck and if you find an answer I’m DYING to know it! Please share – really, my invitations need to go out this month – PLEASE SHARE.
3. So, when will you have kids?
Robert - That’s none of your business.
Sarah - Now this one gets me fired up! Not only is it none of your (expletive) business (for the record – YES Family, we do), dealing with this question is not on the top of my to-do list at the moment. Let’s focus on one life-changing event at a time, please.
4. How about we have the reception at Hooters?
Robert - You just got married and want to celebrate at a place known for the revealing outfits its waitresses wear?
Sarah - I don’t think I need to answer this one at all, for the record the wings are really good.
5. How are you paying for it?
Robert - Weddings are a team effort, so, for those not on that team, the method of payment is none of their business.
Sarah - Pay for it, goodness gracious my head is still spinning at the cost of wedding invitations – what they are not made of gold…for that price they should be!
6. Can we do those pictures later? The game is on now.
Robert - So, some silly ball game, which can be TiVo’ed in this day & age, is more important than the person you wish to marry?
Sarah - Hear, hear! You get ’em baby! I’m a lucky girl.
7. Do we really need all that stuff on the registry?
Robert - I’m sure your bride can ask you the same thing. How would you reply?
Sarah - True story. Yes, yes we do. We do need those metal leaf-shaped Martha Stewart bowls (thanks Aunt Jean!) and a $100 cake stand, even though I’ve never baked a cake from scratch in my life. Registries are designed for asking for gifts, amazingly people WANT to give you things – or at least feel obligated to do so. I’m not suggesting milking the system, but when you can register online and it’s 2 in the morning and you can’t sleep…I’ll let your imagination run with it.
8. Are all these flowers necessary?
Robert - Where there is such a thing as overkill, flowers enhance any wedding.
Sarah - If Beyonce can have 100,000 orchids scattered about her ceremony, why can’t I have want I want? You love me more than Beyonce right?
9. Why do we have to send invitations? Aren’t the save-the-dates enough?
Robert-Invitations make the ceremony more elegant.
Sarah-It also tells the gift-givers where to show up for the great party and where to deliver my gifts…our gifts…
10. That dress does not look flattering on you.
Robert - You might as well say it makes her look fat or unattractive.
Sarah - Don’t say it, don’t even think it. Nothing and I mean NOTHING brings Bridezilla from the sea of Wedding Crazy faster than that comment.
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comment section below.
From the editors: We hope you enjoyed the insight. If you'd like to 'chat' more with Robert and Sarah come back for more He Said/She Said - you never know what they'll say. Wings, really Sarah!