I'm that girl. The one who has been planning her wedding since she was ten.
It wasn't an intentional thing, really. My mom used to subscribe to Martha Stewart's magazine, and one time when I was about ten, I found one of her old Wedding issues and got hooked. It was the one with the big floral cake on the front...Spring 1997 I think.
Once my mom figured out that I liked the issue so much, she started buying them for me. Every season. I had close to fifteen before I realized I had a problem. Then it expanded to buying The Knot magazine, then Chicago Bride. I would even pick up those random wedding publications you can get at the hairdresser. Eventually a whole shelf of my bookshelf was wedding related.
I've since ripped out the pictures from the magazines and have sorted them and put them into binders to save shelf space. I'm not quite done yet... 20 odd magazines makes for a long and arduous process.
Now, in the age of technology, I don't have to resort simply to wedding magazines (though I do pick up the occasional Martha Stewart now and then.) Now there's Pinterest. PINTEREST, guys.
Don't even get me started on wedding TV shows. I don't have a lot of nice things to say about TLC, but between Say Yes to the Dress and Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta and Bridesmaids, Four Weddings, Randy to the Rescue, Something Borrowed Something New, and I Found the Gown, my Fridays are pretty well booked. Friday is Bride Day, after all.
And because I need MORE encouragement to be wedding obsessed, I'm in my twenties, which is the age for engagements. In the past two years ten of my friends have gotten engaged - this year alone I have two weddings to attend, and I will be the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding next year.
My best friend's wedding is really what inspired me to create this sub-set of Cornfield Couture. She is not the planning-her-wedding-since-she-was-ten type of girl, and since I am, I have been put to the task of being both her maid of honor AND her wedding planner.
Her engagement has been stressful and somewhat discouraging and also crazy exciting and happy and I think it's important to talk about those experiences with people.
It can be really easy in the midst of all of the stress of the planning of ONE DAY to lose sight of what a wedding celebration is for and what will lie ahead of you at the end of that day...a marriage. Marriage, really, is why I'm so obsessed with weddings in the first place. It's a few hours celebrating something that lasts a lifetime...what's not to love?
I'm Jordan, and this is Cornfield Couture Commitments.
- Jordan -
- 4-19-13 -