I was recently hired to write a series of DIY pieces for a site called Weddingbee. This is good because in the past few months I’ve become a DIY fiend and now that I’ve decorated every possible surface in my HOUSE, I’ve moved onto WEDDING.
In fact, it’s a good thing that I’m not on one of those My Fair Wedding shows because if David Tutera were to show up at my house right now, he’d be all nice and smiley to my face but then behind my back, he’d tell his producers, “Has this bride lost her mind? She’s got enough crap for seven weddings!”
(And being the trusting and naïve bride that I am, I wouldn’t know this until after the episode aired so I’d spend the entire reception thinking that I was one of David’s favorite brides, and that we were going to remain friends even after the wedding and I’d make a big, weepy toast in front of all of my guests to thank him for his help… but then, a few months later I would learn the truth. I would learn that David thought I was ridiculous and I would spend the rest of my life wandering around and muttering to myself, “Why didn’t someone stop me???”)
Anyway, as a new member of the WeddingBee community, I was prompted to create a profile and once I created my profile, I was prompted to find my “wedding twins.”
Now, I know all about fit-n-flares, cake toppers (no), and STDs (Save the Dates obviously), but wedding twins? What the hell are wedding twins?
Well, it turns out WeddingBee has an entire message board system devoted this concept and wedding twins are random brides across the country (even perhaps across the world) who have the same wedding month as you. You can chat with them about things like booking vendors, ordering your dress, and how your fiancé popped the question.
So I logged on, found the “May” twin section, and started scrolling.
It was then that I started freaking out.
My twins were already posting honeymoon shots and elaborate photo spreads.
Was I missing something? Are PIC and I really that far behind???
These weren’t my twins.
These were the May 2015 girls. PIC and I aren’t getting married until May 2016.
(Can we just pause for a moment to reflect on that fact that the May 2015 Wedding Twin board is still active? Shouldn’t these folks have moved on with their lives by now???)
Anyway, the May 2016 Wedding Twin board wasn’t much better. One bride had started a thread with the heading “I still haven’t ordered my dress yet. Is anyone else in the same boat?”
I was all set to say, “Yes! Me too, sister!” (or perhaps “sista?” Would my twins find this cool?) when I realized the post was nearly 3 months old, meaning I was way behind in comparison not only to the 2015 twins but to the 2016 twins as well…
I guess it’s time to get a move on.