I am going to be honest here. I was not at all prepared for the emotional roller coaster one goes on during a wedding expo.
I went from “ooohhh pretty” to “did she just say MY wedding date” to “OH MY GOD I HATE STROLLERS” to “MOOOOMMMM” to “ummm that costs how much?” every 5 minutes.
Also all but 1 cake tasted all the same. All the flowers look the same. All the caters made food that no one eats. Cant find the caterer? They are the ones with the line wrapped around for miles cuz people want the free food. And they are always next to the vendor that you want to talk to, but good luck getting to that booth.
Want to talk to someone? Nice try. Everyone is too busy trying to get something for free or there is one person being a vendor hogg.
Also there are about 30 people from David’s Bridal and Mens Wearhouse trying to get you to sign up with them. Everytime you walk by a clipboard will be shoved in your face.
All you’ll want is for a vendor to treat you like a human and not a sale.
I found 5 vendors I loved because they treated me like a person. They asked questions, the talked about what they had done in the past, they were amazing. They made it all worth it.
I don’t regret going to the wedding expo, but I wish someone would have prepared me for it. But there’s no way you can prepare for it other than to just sign up and gag at the brides who have custom made shirts with their names and wedding date on them.
It’s about to get real people.
Unfortunately the stage of people grabbing my left hand is just about over. Which means I’ll be posting a nice picture of the ring. But until then here’s this snazzy not at all close up of the ring picture.
I swear the ring is there.
Then came the COUPLE SHOTS! BE IN ALL THE PICTURES!!! I think we took more pictures together between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day than we have in our whole 3 years together.
And now this has begun.
Huge shout out to Blossy for sending me the lovely book on top. I think this qualifies her for the position of my wedding spirit guide.
BRB gotta figure out how the crap you find an officiant.
I moved into a new apartment.
I got to film a behind the scenes video for work.
I saw a lot of shows.
I got a puppy!
And I got engaged!
I also started a new job after being laid off and unemployed for a large part of 2013.
I love my new job, and love that for the first time in my life I am a salaried employee. I got to travel for work, opened my first credit card, Riley moved in with me, my love for tea, Chipotle and Target grew, and 2013 was full of love, low income, music and food.