July 30, 2004

One Month To Go - Wedding Spoilers?

After reading a few old posts, I recently realized that I have been holding back on divulging some of the details of our wedding. It hasn't been out of a sense of wanting to protect our privacy - it's a public website and I've done a fair amount of publicity, for pete's sake - but rather because there are certain things we just don't want ruined for that rare cross section of people who read this site and are invited to the wedding (Although that group is getting bigger with each day's mail delivery.)

That's sort of the Catch-22 of keeping this blog: I can write a lot about weddings, but I can't always write as much as I want to about my own. But with only 30 days to go and the focus of my posts shifting from general wedding rants to increasingly specific details, I decided something would have to be done to a) preserve the element of surprise for our invited guests and b) cover my ass so that L doesn't get mad at me for ruining any surprises.

From now on, I'll clearly mark entries that have specific wedding details. How to label them, however, is the question, so please feel free to comment or email with your suggestions. In movie reviews, these details might be called spoilers, since learning that Bruce Willis is actually dead or knowing that Rosebud is just a sled would truly spoil one's experience of "The Sixth Sense" or "Citzen Kane" for the virgin viewer. (Although if I've just ruined those two movies for you, tough luck. You should have seen them already.)

"Spoiler," however, seems a poor choice of words for wedding details. Really, will anyone's experience of our wedding be spolied if they know that we're putting Cow Tales in the gift bags or that I am, in fact, wearing a black tux? I have a feeling that most of our guests know how the whole thing is going to turn out and I hope I'm not ruining anything for them when I say that in the end, the guy will definitely get the girl.

Thanks for reading. Now don't say that you haven't been warned.

Posted by The Groom at July 30, 2004 07:52 AM

Wasn't "Rosebud" from Citizen Kane--not Casablanca?? :P

Posted by: E from Michigan at July 30, 2004 09:42 AM

Glad to see someone is paying attention. I think I had previously thought of "Casablanca" and it stuck in my mind, even though I had just rewatched "CK" recently. (Although a scene with Rick and Ilsa sledding during a freak snowstorm in northern Africa would totally rock.) That's what happens when I get little sleep and spend most of my day running around from one appointment to the next.

It's been fixed.

Posted by: The Groom at July 30, 2004 10:03 AM

Bummer. I actually have not yet seen Citizen Kane. I read your blog everyday. I had never heard the ending to Citizen Kane. Crud. I will try now to hypnotize myself into forgetting that info. Thanks.


Posted by: Sara at July 30, 2004 01:19 PM

"I say that in the end, the guy will definitely get the girl."

While the probability is high for this to be true, you don't really know it till it happens.

Posted by: Ellison at July 30, 2004 01:33 PM