In Hindsight: In the hot seat, March 24, 2011


I still say people could have fended for themselves…

In the hot seat

Dear Readers (yes, all three of you,)

I will be gone next week in preparation for my wedding, which by this date, is a week and some change away. The freakout has already begun. Specifically, over the seating arrangements. And I’m not even doing them.

My family graciously took over that duty (primarily because they didn’t like my suggestion of “let everyone fend for themselves” aka “open seating”).

But my family wanted to ensure they got the best seats in the house, hence the seating arrangements. My cousin called me with the updates. “Make sure to reserve a table so we can set out the name cards.”

“Why do we need name cards? Why don’t we just print out a sheet that says the table number and list the people’s names who are sitting there? Then we’ll just put it up on an easel during the appetizer hour.”

“Jammie, this is not some sort of convention.”

“But why can’t we do it?”

“That’s just not the way it’s done.”

Who says? Who says the wedding has to be anything like other people’s? Who are these other people? Why do they matter so much?? AUUGGGGHHHH.

One week to go and counting.

Jammie Karlman is the entertainment editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Contact her at Follow her on Twitter @JammieKarlman

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