In between the long working days, Gareth and I have been trying to find an affordable venue for our wedding, which we hope will happen in August or September of next year. This is only step one in a LONG list of things we’ll have to accomplish in order to pull off this ritual and already we’re starting to understand why people choose to just elope! Nevertheless, we’re sticking with it. And not losing any heart over the matter, DESPITE the number of dreary similes and metaphors that crop up whenever someone on the web or in a book mentions the topic of wedding planning. Until earlier this week I thought every person on the planet compared planning a wedding to "working a second job" or "launching a military operation" or "assembling a big puzzle" or [insert cliché here].
Gareth, though, recently described things this way: "Planning a wedding is like drawing a 250-page graphic novel of The Odyssey," WHICH is how he’s been spending his time while I’ve been working long hours at the store, gearing up for the holidays.
It turns out, though, that when he coined this simile my fiancé was referring to more than just the level of time and difficulty involved in both these tasks! I laughed when I read the other similarity he noted on his blog this week and hope you’ll click here to get a chuckle out of it too.
Let it never be said, though, that our wedding reception in any OTHER way resembled the gathering at Odysseus’ homecoming!!! (UGH! WORST PARTY EVER!)