Fear of RSVP Cards

So, like, right now for example. The Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, “What about the strain on our resources?” Well, it’s like when I had this garden party for my father’s birthday, right? I put R.S.V.P. ’cause it was a sit-down dinner. But some people came that, like, did not R.S.V.P. I was, like, totally buggin.’ I had to haul ass to the kitchen, redistribute the food and squish in extra place settings. But by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier. And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion, may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty. Thank you very much. -Cher, Clueless

Hi Everybody!! I’m E from over at Adventures Of Starting Over.

When Date Girl asked if anyone could guest blog while she was gone I had to say yes seeing as she has been so nice as to guest blog for me before [and probably will again in the near future when my Marine gets back from Deployment…. she just doesn’t know it yet 🙂 ].

Both Date Girl and I are currently planning weddings so what better topic to cover in today’s post.

When it comes to weddings it all boils down to a simple fact: all brides are different.

And even though they are all different they all have one common goal, they want their wedding to be perfect and unique.

Date Girl and I are both Virgos and usually joke about our Virgo tendencies of organization and over annal planning tendencies. Mix those qualities in with planning a wedding and you would think you had a bridezilla on your hands.

But that has not been the case…… yet (there’s still time for the transformation to take place).

In planning though I’ve realized that my Virgo skills have left me high and dry. Where Date Girl is counting every RSVP card, I’m the type of bride that won’t even send out RSVP cards because they scare me.

Scared???!!! Of an RSVP card, you ask.

I know. I’m strange.

But hear me out. You receive an invitation months in advance. You are asked to return it saying whether you will attend or not at some set date within a few months. I’m not a mind reader…. what if I say yes but then something comes up and I can’t attend? Then they have paid for my seat when in reality it will be empty.

Or what if I decline and then turns out I could have went but can’t because I already said I wouldn’t be coming?

See the thought of a RSVP card gives me instant anxiety.

What if I make the wrong decision??

So I at this point I don’t plan on sending RSVP cards out….. I say that now but my wedding isn’t until May so I could change my mind. When inviting people I will already know a rough count of who will come and who probably won’t.

The more the merrier.

Maybe I’m being too laid back? Perhaps.

Hopefully my next guest post won’t be about my bridesmaids tying me up because I went all bridezilla at the last moment.  🙂

Tell us your wedding stories!! Do you fear RSVP cards? What was your bridezilla moment when planning??

Post It Note Tuesday-Mailbox Stalking

When you’re single and your friends start to get married, every wedding invitation presents a strange moment of self-evaluation. Will you be bringing a guest or will you be attending alone? What it’s really asking is where do you see yourself in three months? Sitting next to your girlfriend or hitting on a bridesmaid? I always checked that I was bringing a guest. I was an optimist. -Ted, How I Met Your Mother