What was it that fanned me into a forest fire, you ask? It had to do with these people and their tv show:
[Cut to this male and female couple sitting across the table from their male friend.]
Male in Couple: "Fancy ballroom. Everybody all dressed up."
Female in Couple: "Agh... (rolls eyes) Here we go."
Male in Couple: "Excuse me if I don't wanna get married barefoot in the woods next to Lake No-one's-gonna-drive-that-far. I want a ballroom. And I want a band. I've been dreaming about this day since I was like...
Female in Couple: (interrupting) "A little girl?"
Male Friend Across The Table: "What up!" (high fives the female)
... um, yeah ...
WTf'inF?!?! Why oh why oh *why* is it not okay for men to care about their weddings? Why can't men have preferences and wishes and dreams for their wedding day the way a woman can? Why is it that weddings are considered solely a woman's domain, and then when a woman actually does care deeply about her wedding she then gets labeled as a bridezilla? I mean... seriously! Talk about a lose-lose for all parties involved.
I'm feeling tizzified all over again just writing this out. And I'm so sorry, but I don't have a pretty ribbons-and-bows wrap-up for this post. Anyone have any suggestions for how they've made peace with the messed up socialization patterns around weddings?