Take today for example. I went to Costco to buy stamps. Stamps are typically not the first thing you think of when planning a wedding. But when postage rates are going to increase on May 11, and one has 225 invites, 225 RSVP cards, and a whole bunch of thank you cards to mail in the next few months, somehow stamps become wedding related. Then there is the whole issue of the look of the stamp, and debating whether or not it's worth saving the extra couple cents and getting the Forever stamps, which of course won't look that great on the envelopes that house the invitations you've been slaving over, or sucking it up and paying more for stamps that match the aesthetic of your invites. I chose saving the pennies, because they started to add up to dollars when purchasing 700 stamps. Fourteen dollars, to be exact.
So after putting the big cardboard sheet in my cart that signifies my desire to buy stamps, I went over to the media section to browse. What did I come across but the newest crafting bible, also known as Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts. If I wasn't currently planning a wedding, I would never think of putting this book into the wedding related purchase category. But since I am sporting a lovely princess cut stone on my left hand at the moment, I do, in fact, put it into that category. It is a source of crafting inspiration, and the only crafts I'm doing at the moment are for the wedding or an event leading up to the wedding. (As a sidenote, in case you are wondering, this book is an amazing source of crafting inspiration, whether or not you are planning a wedding!)
On my way out of the media section, with my cardboard and craft book in tow, I couldn't help but notice the DVD I have been coveting for the past few months and have been procrastinating on purchasing from Amazon. A DVD that for a normal, non-engaged person would have absolutely positively NOTHING to do with weddings. What DVD am I referring to? Why, the 30 Day Shred, of course. Which to anyone reading this blog, actually has EVERYTHING to do with weddings and the ever-popular bridal pre-wedding fitness routine. It got added to my cart as well.
And with that, I'm going to stop kidding myself. Until that fateful September day when I marry the man I've always known was the one for me, pretty much everything I touch, see, make, purchase, or speak of will in some way, shape, or form relate to weddings, at least in my head, whether I like it or not.