Today’s post is part of an ongoing Wedding Wednesday Series. My chance to ramble on about non-running, wedding related stuff.
As I have been planning a wedding and trying to be a good partner to J. Alabama, never in my wildest would I imagine that I would have a #FianceFail moment.
You see, it all started out so innocently back in early January.
I was excited that we were engaged and then I spouted off my mouth about Save The Dates and he just stared blankly at me.
What is a Save The Date?
I explained the importance of informing our families and friends of our wedding date so people could plan to attend our wedding.
But then it got me worried…because I thought everyone knew what a save the date was.
Was there more wedding lingo or traditions that J. Alabama had never heard of?
I panicked and quickly drove myself to Barnes & Nobles and parked myself in front of the wedding books for roughly 3 hours.
I began to peruse through wedding book after wedding book to find an informative book I could give him that explained all things weddings.
Something like a wedding handbook geared for the groom.
I narrowed it down to the one that had the funniest way of relating to a man. As well seemed the easiest to read.
So I ended up with what I thought was a great choice and happily gave it to J. Alabama in hopes he would read it.
But I never really heard about the book again until…
Well long story short, J. Alabama’s roommate proposed to his girlfriend a few weeks ago (she said yes).
And I heard his roommate joke to J. Alabama, “Well my fiance’ did not buy me the Idiots Guide to being a Groom, but if I need any pointers I will just borrow the book that Linzi bought you”.
They laughed about it.
And immediately realized what I had I done. I totally bought J. Alabama The Idiots Guide on How to be a Groom.
At the time in which I purchased it, the thought of the title didn’t even cross my mind.
EVERYONE knows that the Idiots Guide series are amazingly informative.
And I really had paid more attention to the content of the books I was purchasing. The thought of the title completely escaped my mind.
But when J. Alabama brought it up again at our Anniversary dinner last tuesday in a joking manner, I realized he wasn’t completely joking. I had actually made him feel bad.
I honestly explained that I had no intention of making him feel bad, and in no way do I think he is an idiot or does he not know how to be a groom.
I picked that book because it had the best information in it. And it was really funny.
In the end, we had a good laugh over it. And well, I’m just going to suck it up and put this one under the “What NOT To Do when planning a wedding” category.
It was a complete and utter #fiancefail, thankfully he forgave me and it’s something we can laugh about now.
Happy Wedding Wednesday Friends!