I realize that is a rather broad statement (see what I did there? Broad?! er. nevermind) and i'd just like to compress that statement into a smaller more select group. Quite a few women around the time of their weddings go completely batshit crazy. Sitting around at my parent's house today Lorry happened to have it on TLC and she was watching her normal run of Sell/fix/pimp my house shows (Tammy I know you can relate here). Then one of those "Say yes to the dress" type shows came on. The ladies on this show were crazy enough (I'm not going anywhere near those Bridezilla shows).
One of them was absolutely adamant that she wanted to spend $10,000 on her wedding dress.. that just boggles my mind. I thought my wife's dress was beautiful and it cost less than $500. Another lady was in their with basically the entire female population of her family/relatives trying to break a dress "curse". Turns out her great grandmother bought a dress in paris (there's the first problem :) ) and every other lady in her family has worn that dress at their wedding. The "curse" is that everyone who has worn that dress beyond the great grandmother has gotten divorced (I'm sure the dress is a wonderfully convenient excuse for them to fall back on when things get a little bumpy). Anyway she wanted to get her own dress in the hopes of breaking the cycle. The family had said they've basically been to every dress shop in Mississippi and she's tried on hundreds of dresses. After a large number of dresses later she finally found one she liked but then started waffling and ended up leaving the store without anything. Her wedding wasn't for another year anyways....how long has she been at this if she's been trying on hundreds of dresses and her wedding is *still* a year away?
I understand you grow up with expectations/dreams of that day being absolutely perfect but really do you need to spend a portion of a down payment on a house for a dress you'll wear (hopefully) once? I dunno, guess i'm just thankful one of those wonderful realistic ladies decided I was worth hanging onto came along.
I apologize to most of the men who might read this as it details most of what happened in a decidedly crappy reality type show but it was like a train wreck and I couldn't really look away. On the plus side I don't need to watch another one of them and hopefully I went into enough detail that you don't either.