Wedding season is in full swing. It's so exhilarating to see close friends and family bravely leaping into new adventures. Rob and I just got back from our wedding in Canada and it was more magical than anything I could have imagined. My best friend, Katherine, ties the knot this weekend to her long time love and I've heard whispers about an engagement ring in my little sisters near future! With all the excitement, I've been scouring Pinterest and Etsy for inspiration; there are so many stunning ideas out there for brides (and the loved ones throwing all the pre-wedding parties).
Katherine's bachelorette party was a huge success. Forgoing the male exotic dancers for a scavenger hunt and swapping the crowded downtown bars for an outdoor beer garden with a dance floor and giant Jenga made for a girls night out we'll cherish long after they've tied the knot.
My absolute favorite surprise of the night was the Underwear for Two, or Fundies as we lovingly referred to them. We raced around the park and I may have peed my pants a little I laughed so hard.
I did realize something hosting this party (other than I am the indisputable Fundie MASTER) -- I stress way too much about people coming over. When I say stress I mean more than the normal person, an absurd amount. Even if we clean all day, something always feels undone at the last-minute. Somehow Rob knows it's not the lack of guacamole or sleeping arrangements I'm almost in tears over. I worry that the party won't go as expected. What if I planned boring activities or no one likes the food? What if no one likes bloody marys and that's the only favor? He reminds me how ridiculous I am, that no one cares if they get favors, bloody marys are delicious, and no one minds sleeping on an air mattress. The point is to enjoy each other's company and celebrate all that we have to be cheerful about. The food could be terrible and every single thing go wrong and all our friends would have a fantastic time laughing about it all.
You know what?
That husband of mine is a pretty smart guy.