Weddings Are Hilarious

dewy wedding look
This is dewy.

So, I’m planning my wedding and I’ve discovered something- weddings are hilarious. Weddings are so hilarious, in fact, that this is going to be a regular weekly post. Seriously y’all, weddings are that hilarious. Take for instance planning how I want to look the day of. Yeah, that’s a thing you plan. Not just what dazzling dress you’re going to wear but how your face will look, that’s like an important decision. For me, it’s between a “dewy” look or a “glowy” look. I mentioned this to Captain Thoughtful and then we had this conversaion.

Me: I’m can’t decide if I want to look dewy or glowy.

CT: You’re saying words that I know are English but they mean nothing to me.

Me: Do I want to look sort of natural like a wood nymph or look glowy like a goddess?

CT: Yeah, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Me: Dewy or glowy. For my face. At the wedding.

CT: I don’t even know what “dewy” and “glowy” mean. I’m not even convinced that those are things you can look like.

Me: All these magazines are telling me it’s important to choose my faces look.

CT: Is happy an option?

Me: Happy is implied. I have to choose between dewy, glowy, retro, modern, or dramatic.

This is glowy.

CT: This is a conversation we’re having right now. I just want you to think about that.

Me: Huh. Weddings are kind of hilarious.

74 thoughts on “Weddings Are Hilarious

  1. I wish I’d seen these posts months ago! I just got married a few weeks ago and had many a “weddings are hilarious” moment. I wonder if I can post-blog about them…

  2. I wore what my Mary Kay peddling sister/MOH put on my face. Everybody else wore what THEY put on their faces. I had no problem with either. I’d like to think I looked “princessy,” but then I always do….

  3. I’m a guy. I had a wedding. I didn’t know that dewy and glowy were things (even spell check is confused about “glowy”), but the the pics helped; that glowy chic is hot…problem solved.

  4. Hahah! I love this! I also love the dewy look, but I am a very pale girl, so glowy isn’t really an option for me. Unless I want to use fake tanner, but I don’t, and… why am I even going on about this? I’m not even engaged! Or possessing of a boyfriend. πŸ˜›

    I do love dewy. But if you can do glowy (or a bit of both, like suggested) I say go for it! I’m sure your husband will be floored by your beauty, no matter which look you go for. πŸ™‚

  5. Hahahaha!! Poor Captain Thoughtful! Sounds like you caught him off guard and he was hoping for some escape. These are the kind of things that make me think twice should as proposal ever be directed my way again in the future. What will be running through my mind now…”If I say yes, I’ll have to think about looking ‘glowy’ or ‘dewy’….help!!!!” lol

  6. lifepostchennai says:

    wow! congratulations gurl! i had lost track of ur posts in the last few months and when i read this post today .. trust me i am very happy for u! Do keep posting about ur preparations! Happy to know that u r enjoying the process! Well… i am enjoying it too πŸ™‚ although at a different stage! (*fingers crossed*) πŸ™‚

  7. I shared my experience in planning and preparing for my wedding on my blog. I also found that it was quite hilarious and perplexing. My big “what????” moment was when the pastor asked me if we wanted traditional or non- traditional vows…. I had to Google it….

  8. Yeah – I hated planning my wedding. I thought I was girly enough, but it turns out I wasn’t. Planning a wedding without losing your entire mind requires having 45% more estrogen than a normal woman has coursing through your veins.

  9. Ha! Wedding preparations can really become ludicrous! I will also get married in a year and just started looking for a venue. It already annoys me how every time you say “wedding”, the prices double or triple. I’ll get married in France where it’s a bit less crazy with weddings than in the US though.

    Looking forward to more posts about it, I’m thinking about starting a series about my wedding preparation craziness as well πŸ™‚

  10. I planned everything except my make up – just forgot that. On the day I couldn’t get to a mirror anyway due to the crush of bridesmaids. I just threw a bit of eyeshadow on and didn’t look dewy or glowy. I looked happy though.

    My vote’s dewy, but remember, it is your wedding.

  11. Conversation=hilarious. Please have these conversations on a weekly basis and be sure to post about them. I love CT’s response, “Is happy an option?”

    BUT, since I’m a girl, I get to put my 2cents in on the dewey/glowy dilemma, yes? I say Dewey!

    Can I ask if CT’s best men’s names will be “Huey & Louie? Cuz then you’re totally a trio. Also, you should wear tail feathers. If you disagree, just remember – you’re the one who said weddings are hilarious. I’m just sticking with the theme πŸ˜‰

  12. I lean toward favoring Glowy. You’ll be a beautiful bride, no matter which way you go. Best be careful about trying to compromise and split the difference between the two, though. A little bit of both might come out as Gluey πŸ™‚

    Tell Captain Thoughtful that there will almost countless opportunities for him to be confused by things in the coming months. Weddings might be hilarious for Women, but they usually end up being some sort of a Mysterious Alien rite to Men. He’ll be asked his opinion on many strange things as the plans come together…. the trusty “smile and nod” got me through most of it.

    BTW, Lauren Conrad is hawt.

  13. I am a chick (hold on let me confirm.. yep!) so I know what you are saying.
    If you want my opinion (probably not) based on what I know about you… I say go with the dewey look!
    Be like the elves from Lord of the Rings!!! Arwen!!!
    And Captain Thoughtful can be you man-king!!

    Wait does he know about us… the readers? He knows we are all inclusive package when he marries you right?
    I just really want him to take us all to Disneyland.

  14. Wood nymph would be awesome. Definitely go dewy. I have always wanted to get married outside, barefoot, with a simple dress and flowers in my hair. Guess that won’t be happening anytime in the next decade or so though. πŸ™‚

      1. Ohhh, well in that case, depending on the weather in Texas, glowy if it’s snowy, and dewy if it’s still warm and sunny in December, like it is where I live year round almost. An outside wedding in the snow is still fine so long as the wind isn’t up, but that’s no guarantee. Good luck with the wedding plans :).

  15. Oh I Cannot Wait for More Posts on This – Ha! Some Planning does not require an opinon from the other half – keep that in mind:) For all you know taking his advice may be more like a clown or drag queen look – that would not be hilarious, but frightening. Have a Great Day:)

  16. beck16 says:

    Every time I go to a wedding(which isn’t very often), I hear people say, “She is just glowing!”. So, apprently that’s the way to go?

  17. I’d go with glowy. I think you glow with happiness and energy, right now even more so than you usually do. Thus glowy would just enhance your natural look. Besides every woman is a goddess on her wedding day πŸ™‚

  18. Dewy! That looks like you in the first picture! This conversation is hilarious, and I am so glad you’ve embraced the ridiculousness of wedding planning with your new weekly feature!

  19. We just got married in April, and about one day into the planning process I decided I was not made to care about shades of white (who the hell came up with hard white, soft white, eggshell, and bleach white?). Soooo, I let my blog readers plan the whole thing. Luckily it didn’t come off looking like a total backwoods circus and I had the pleasure of just showing up in a dress to the party.

  20. Dramatic? Who wants that look on their wedding day? Hahaha

    Go with retro (I have no idea how that would look like but I bet it’s more natural)

  21. Christina says:

    I think “dewy” would be a good look for you, but that’s just my opinion. : ) I still can’t believe that the girl who not so long ago blogged about her flirtation failures is now getting married! You cannot imagine how delighted I was to hear the news. I wish you two all the very very best in life, and that there will never be a dull moment in the Mr. and Mrs. Captain Thoughtful home!

  22. “It’s nice to watch you be happy, for them, even, I don’t see it a lot, you, uh… you glow.” “That’s because the dress is radioactive.” -Spike and Buffy, BVTS.

  23. Oh my gosh. I loved this post! I recently got engaged and after browsing over the wedding propaganda even a little I came to the conclusion that weddings are hilarious, too. Gettin’ hitched sure is a funny business.


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