February 11, 2004

All This Time

I logged onto Wedding Channel to update some registry stuff and noticed we are exactly 200 days away from August 29th. While 200 days might seem like a lot of time, measured in "wedding time" it is actually much shorter. "Wedding time" is a relative and somewhat imprecise measurement, similar to dog years. If one year of a dog's life equals seven years of a human's life, then the amount of details a couple plans in one week probably equals the amount of details most people have to deal with in a month. (If you've ever had to plan a huge event with only a few weeks' advance notice, you'll understand.)

At least no matter what happens I know neither L nor I will get as worked up as this woman.

Still, 200 is a nice round number and I like round numbers. I don't know how much L and I will like round numbers such as 30 or 10 when we still have a million things to do within a month of IDD - I Do Day - but we'll jump off that bridge when we get to it.

Posted by The Groom at February 11, 2004 04:56 PM

I'm at 156 days and I'm freaking out!! Oh, and I got my "Taken" mug in the mail today!! Much bigger than I thought, and the coffee smells delicious!

Happy Planning!

Posted by: E from Michigan at February 11, 2004 09:51 PM

Just wanted to say hi! I like your blog alot there aren't many groom perspectives out there. It's fun to laugh at how similar some experiences are and to groan at some of what I have to look forward to! I have a little over a year left to go in my countdown. Good luck to you!

Posted by: Tim at February 12, 2004 12:42 AM

I'm getting married in about 240 days, just after the high holidays -- in Long Island no less :). As someone who reads your blog fairly regularly, I greatly appreciate your sense of humor. I also get the growing sense that some groom experiences are universal. At least my planning process has been fairly smooth.

Keep writing,


Posted by: Justin Levinson at February 12, 2004 12:07 PM

Here is an even number for you -- 2. Wait until you get down that far. We are getting married in 2 days. Good luck to you. I've enjoyed your column. I too am in Milwaukee. Is "L" on the local page on the knot?


Posted by: Krista at February 12, 2004 02:41 PM

Two? I imagine we'll be stuffing gift bags and doing last-minute seating arrangements. Oh boy!

L has been known to go to the Knot's message boards, although I'm not sure what her ID name is there.

Thanks to everyone for reading!

Posted by: The Groom at February 12, 2004 03:22 PM