Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I hate you, Martha. (PS, I love you)

Apparently the urge to become "the woman that does everything more beautifully than you" has overcome me. I am channeling Martha Stewart every night (though she has to beat the crap out of the spirits of Jenny McCarthy and Droopy in order to get in there). I've spent hours with my paper cutter, sticker maker, and spools of ribbon. I've been hunched over trays full of beads: threading them on wires, shaping those wires into flowers, sticking them to tacky tape so I can have votives that perfectly match my color scheme. I've photoshopped and cropped and printed invitations and printed CDs (with the special printer we bought justfor the occasion), and cut and threaded finicky threads into tiny holes. I've become a graphic designer, special event planner, and craftess extraordinaire.

All this for 6 hours of my life, 30 minutes of which will be spent making the transition from single gal to married woman. So I hope you enjoy the placecards and the votives (which you must take with you because I slaved over them) and the color scheme, and I hope the cake is beautiful and the food is tasty. I hope there are no wardrobe malfunctions and that everyone dances and has a swell time and is glad they came. Because in addition to becoming a graphic designer, special event planner, and craftess extraordinaire, somewhere in there I will also have become something that will still seem unbelievable until it happens: A WIFE.

6 comments:

Big Ed said...

Wow...5 1/2 hours for the reception...hehehe ours was only about 3 hours long, we were in a hurry to get going with the naughty :-)

On the other side of that, You will look back at all this and think...why oh why didn't we just elope :-)

How exactly do you slave over a votive...they are so small to begin with?

COngratulations again and have fun...really, nothing else matters when you get right down to it.

Lever said...

Graphic design huh? Cool, let's talk beziers and dpi =) So with all these new skillz did you have fun?

Kat E said...

Ed: There are times we wished we were just getting married in Belize (where we're going on our honeymoon), but we're actually looking forward to the big shindig, even if it doesn't go 100% smoothly. And you don't even wanna go there with the votives. I'm a little OCD...

Lever: Um, we're talking design in Photoshop and Word here, nothing terribly complicated. And YES, I am having fun (I am sick like that). J might not be though, especially when I make him use the giant shape-puncher...

Chrysanthemum said...

I can vouch for the OCD... I helped assemble the invites. Actually, kat was well behaved that day.

As for all the preparations for the big day, you've done so much and you should be totally proud of yourself. Yeah, it would be fun to elope (Dave suggests it all the time, too, btw), but the true fun is spending the time with the people who care about you the most and sharing something truly special.

I, for one, can't wait for the transformation. It's going to be a blast!!

rebekah said...

there are worse ways to spend the time and speaking as an almost recovered glue gun and bead addict, i dont blame you one bit ...

speaking of miss martha, her new talk show is fecking hilarious!

BeckyBumbleFuck said...

Girl, I can't wait for the day. There's been so much foreplay for this wedding....with all the daily reports on invitations/votives/dresses/hairdo's/nails/hair clips/etc... ;)