I’m bringing you this week’s LOVE/HATE a day early because I’m feeling kind of peeved…which should be a big clue into how this edition is going to swing.
I was reading, as I often do in my spare time, articles about weddings and wedding planning when I came across this little gem:
Here is all a man needs to know about an actual wedding:
1. Sit down and shut up.
2. If it’s your own wedding, stand up and say “I do” at the appropriate time.
3. SIT DOWN and SHUT UP.
4. If it’s your daughter’s wedding, sign the checks.
HATE HATE HATE. I’m so sick of hearing that grooms-to-be are too stupid to plan a party and that brides-to-be are too crazed to let their fiancés have any opinions. I’ll be happy when this piece of common “wisdom” finally dies out. It’s happening, albeit slowly — as more and more couples pay for their own weddings, guys are definitely taking an increased interest in where their money is going. Dudes as a group are neither clueless nor “just scenery,” so isn’t it time to stop treating them as such?
Of course, that’s just my take on it. What say you?