January 19, 2004

Pack Your Bags...NOW!

For further proof that the wedding industry views men as complete morons, I present you with this email from your friends at WeddingChannel.com:

Groom's Checklist
What to do and when to do it

Buying the ring she'll love.
Tips on finding the ring of her dreams.

Learn about credit.
(6-12 months ahead)
Discover how to make your credit work for you in the future.

Prepare to pack.
(3-6 months ahead)
Learn about luggage, then find it in our shopping section.

Select your vows.
(0-3 months ahead)
Find the vows that are right for you.

I'm a fairly organized person and typically complete tasks on or before schedule. But do I really need three to six months to pack? More specifically, do I need the better part of a year to psych myself up for packing?

And since when is a basic knowlege of luggage a requirement for even visiting a website? Remember: first you have to learn about luggage and then - and only then - can you visit the online shopping section. Sorry, guys. Don't know the difference between a tote and an overnight bag? WeddingChannel.com doesn't want your kind.

Posted by The Groom at January 19, 2004 07:20 PM

Gordon, luggage is a very delicate subject, and one of which a gentleman needs intimate knowledge before he dares to broach the subject with his blushing bride. Presumably, all she has known before were tiny backpacks, and fanny packs. Dude, SO not manly.

Posted by: Abigail at January 20, 2004 01:20 PM

I know! I have my own bridal list of to-dos and they have brides packing two weeks before as well! How dumb! I don't think they always help that much - those checklists and such.

Posted by: Jen at January 23, 2004 03:33 PM