I got engaged. Did I mention that? Yea, Coal Miner asked me to marry him b/c well, he's rad. And also, who wouldn't want to marry me? I'm pretty much the most awesome person I know. Anyhoooo, we really want to get married October 1 of next year. That would be one year, to the day, of our engayyygment. So we are sentimental, whatever. Well apparently everyone else in Northern Virginia and DC seems to think that would be a great day to get married as well. They also seem to think that all weekends in September and October are great months to get married. Leaving us with the option of blazing ass August or shivering November. This shit is unbelievable. We went to a plantation to scout out the scene and the on-site coordinator told me that chicks come in there before they are even engaged to leave a deposit for the site. DO WHAT? How you gonna reserve a weekend to get married and you aren't even engaged yet? Youz a crazy bitch, that's how. She also told me that chicks plan weddings 2 years in advance. 2 years? Are you serious? I don't want to be stressed out or planning this for 2 years. Quite honestly I barely have time to plan this wedding, I can't imagine spending two years on it. Which provides a nice segue for my next topic: This shit is expensive.
Did you know the average wedding in the metro DC area runs a bride around $35K. DOOOO WHAT? I'm fresh out of 35K extra dollars laying around. If I did have $35k just laying around I would make it rain on the reg. However, neither I nor my parents have said $35K, so I need to be on a budget. Apparently people like to charge you money just to use the site itself. They have no plans to contribute anything to your wedding, just stepping foot on the property. Then they like to charge you money to come setup prior to 2 hours before your ceremony. I mean who needs more than 2 hours to setup?!?! EVERYONE! This is a freakin' racket. I'm totally in the wrong business. Wedding planner = $8K, Transportation = $3K, Venue = $9K, Food = $7k, Photographer = $7K. I haven't even bought the dress yet and I've already exceeded my credit limit on my Visa. I had to cut the wedding planner and figure out a way to plan this wedding during my normal business hours (of a gazillion hours a week) and free time (of 0). So this should be interesting. I would stay tuned to the blog b/c I'm absolutely certain I'm going to do one or more of the following in the next 11 months:
A) Freak the eff out
B) Have a breakdown
C) Cry and whine and cry some more
D) Decide this was the worst idea ever
Wish me luck, I'm going on Sunday to check out another venue. Maybe this bish won't charge me a triplezillion dollars just to step my jimmy choos on the green lawn.