It's been interesting watching people's reaction to the "big news" and it has made me realize just how different men are to women. It has been made even more evident discussing the reception plans with my husband and married son. The males are totally unfazed with the daunting task of putting a wedding together in just seven short weeks. They believe that seven weeks is more than ample time. Here is my idea of of a wedding planned by a (straight) guy. In other words, my husband.
Invitations= just call everybody on the phone, it's free and a whole lot easier. If you want to get fancy, email them.
Dinner= KFC, everybody loves that stuff.
Drinks= buy a few cases of soda, saves on glasses.
China= paper plates, no cleanup
Flatware= plastic cutlery, it comes in white, perfect wedding colour.
Decorations= what are those?
Wedding dress= Wear your mother's, she WAS your size when I married her. I'm sure it will fit.
Venue= We can clean out the garage. No one will notice the oil stains.
This is why my husband will not be involved in any of the reception plans. I will smile politely at his suggestions, ask for the check book, and roll my eyes heavenward as I walk away. Perhaps this was his plan all along.