In the last week since I've seen the thread "words or phrases that make you stabby" I've been thinking a lot about what annoys me. And since I'm a bride, getting married in 12 days, I have felt there was one phrase that I've heard a lot in the last 14 months since I started planning this wedding. Yes, I felt like a whole new thread was necessary.
But the phrase I've heard when people find out I'm planning a wedding? "Oh things WILL go wrong on that day. Don't worry it's normal". And they say it like it's supposed to be encouraging. This makes me feel like I should say a snarky response like "Is that supposed to encourage or jinx me?" (I never actually say it though, just think it).
But seriously, is this what people think is encouraging when they're planning a wedding. It's almost as if people expect weddings to be a disaster. (I blame some of this on all those wedding shows)
My wedding planning experience has actually been relaxing. I set deadlines for myself to get things booked and paid, and I met those deadlines. I got the vendors I wanted at good prices too. Had a set budget and managed to stay under.
Even when stuff might have went wrong, it seemed to work itself out. Maybe I'm just a good planner that way, who knows. Maybe my experience is not the norm.
But it annoys me when people use those "words of encouragement" when talking about my wedding.
What are some words of encouragement, good or bad, you've heard while planning your wedding?
Married as of June 22, 2013!!!