Wedding shower woes

We’ve all seen the episode of Sex and the City when Carrie registers for shoes at Blahnik and this year with four weddings and two baby showers in five weeks I think I would like to register myself at Christian Louboutin.

I appreciate being invited to old friend’s weddings and am always happy to purchase a new dress, throw on my dancing shoes and get down and shout now, but wedding showers and baby showers are only fun for the people having them. Aren’t they just a gift grab? That is why a few weeks ago, I chose Prideover powder blue napkins and fancy cupcakes. I marched in the parade with my friends to support Casey House and I am still feeling the aftermath.

Having couriered my gift with recipe for the kitchen in tow, I have received nothing but backended thanks. I am sick of bridezilla’s running my life, my weekends and long weekends and worst of all my single salary bank account.

I am choosing my life and interests over fondant, fake smiles and catch-up-conversations where people ask – you seeing anyone special? Am I am singleton who has become too cynical? I think I live in reality and shouldn’t have to spend my day ooing and awwing over a blender and bad mimosas, knowing full well that outside wedding preamble I haven’t gone out with the girl since the first Bridget Jones came out in theatres. 

Just had to get that off my chest.


2 Responses to Wedding shower woes

  1. Jill says:

    Oh Julia — you just said what so many people think! There’s a lot of truth in what you write – although I have been the recipient of a very lovely bridal shower — I did do my best not to create extra stuff that people had to shell out for — ie: I bought the bridesmaid dresses, etc… At the root of your comment though, is that these brides, new moms, etc… are no longer close friends, which makes giving up your weekend and shelling out loads of cash all that much worse!

  2. Ed Lee says:

    i’m registering at best buy for a PS3

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