The countdown to our wedding feels very similar to the countdown to my senior thesis-except now I have a high pressure job in marketing to contend with as well. All I want to do is eat cheesy garlic bread and sit in my bed watching every series finale of every show ever until I cry myself to sleep. I want to be at work when I am home, and home when I’m at work, or outside when I’m inside, and inside when I’m outside—I never feel settled or that I am doing what I need to be doing.
Basically I’m like this big raw nerve walking around with spray paint in her hair and glazed over eyes, ready to fall apart at the slightest provocation. So I did the most logical thing a girl in my position could do: I went by myself to see Perks of being a Wallflower. It was kind of like willingly holding my hand over a flame. I knew I had made the right/unconscionably wrong decision to see the movie when I welled up during the Here Comes the Boom trailer and then had to get out a tissue to wipe my eyes during The Breaking Dawn Part Two trailer.
Remember that show Rich Bride, Poor Bride? It’s this train wreck wedding show where a wedding planner is assigned to a couple who give the planner a list of expectations they have for their wedding—the catch is that the wedding planner doesn’t know whether the couple is rich or poor, so there is this dramatic moment where the wedding planner opens an envelope and reveals their budget. As you can imagine, all the wedding planners that get stuck with poor brides tend to adopt this body language:
…those who can’t wed…
I’m a poor bride. Not poor like WAHHH I’M THE 99%. More like, we made a choice between feeding our guests and getting a DJ. We chose food. And an iPod. So I’ve been tirelessly working on creating a play list for our wedding that I’m sure people will enjoy. It’s a lot of Celine, 80′s power ballads, Beyonce, Whitney, Elton, Britney and ‘Nsync. The dance floor is going to be a gay man’s paradise.
As amazing as the playlist is ultimately going to be, I need some help.
Which of these songs are “I have to sing along but can do it from my seat at the dinner table” songs and which are “I have a song in my heart and I just HAVE to dance” songs?
- Somebody to Love – Queen
- Kiss From a Rose – Seal
- I Will Always Love You – Whitney
- I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
- For Once in My Life – Stevie
- All My Life – K-Ci & Jo-Jo