Allow me a second to be the unhelpful, ungrateful groom and rant about all of the things that anger, baffle and confuse me about planning weddings.
1) Inviting people that neither Dee or I know. There is a whole group of people that landed on our invite list that we don't know. Dee doesn't know who they are and I don't know who they are, so why are they on the list? Well, they are friends of our parents that they insist we invite. If not invited, they will be offended. Will they be offended when we see them at the wedding and say, "Who the hell are you?" The worst part is that these people were invited at the expense of some of our friends. You know, people we actually like and would enjoy spending time with.
2) Other people matter too much. We come to a consensus on a decision only to have it overturned a day or two later. We have to run it by the moms, the grandmas, the friends. If they don't like it or have another idea, our decision is changed. The decision that we made together to put our own personal touch on our wedding is no longer ours. We should be able to do our wedding our way and not give a damn about what anyone else thinks.
3) Seat covers. Man, those things are expensive - especially for something that no one notices. For the price that they cost they should do a whole lot more than cover chairs that don't look that bad in the first place.
Next up, the happier, looking forward to marriage Jeff.