Saturday, July 29, 2006

My Wedding

I have been thinking a bit about my wedding lately. Until a couple of weeks ago, I would have been content if the biggest decision I had to make regarding my wedding night is whether I wear boxers or briefs for the big night. But recently, I've decided that since it's pretty much going to be the last day in my life where I get to make any [significant] decisions, I might as well make it count for all I can. So here goes.

My wedding is definitely taking place on a beach. No, I don't just mean "at a seaside resort". I mean on the beach. The reception dinner shall be on the sand. Apart from the fact that I like beaches and I think a beach is the best place to have a party, here are some of the other side benefits of having my wedding on a beach:

a. Guests will be expected to come in beachwear. This is extremely important since I hate formal clothing. I believe an invitation that reads, "The reception shall be held on the sands of ____ Beach. Please dress accordingly." is slightly less uncouth than one reading, "Formal attire shall not be tolerated at this wedding. No exceptions shall be considered under any circumstances!"

b. The chances of my having to indulge in any dance other than maybe the limbo are quite slim indeed. The rough sands hardly make for good jiving or ballroom dancing. Even slow dancing is more of a bother than it is worth. Hence it is unlikely that I will have to prove to the world on my wedding day that I can't dance to save my life. You can't put a price on this saving grace.

There aren't going to be any religious formalities for my wedding. I don't want any of those vows -- "Do you, Arnold, take ____ to be your lawfully wedded wife in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, until death do you apart?" I've seen enough marriages to know that, after a few years, when the shit hits the fan and the divorce papers are out, these vows don't count for diddly squat. So why waste one's time with them then? I, sure as hell, am not going to.

My wedding date shall be set to clash with a major sporting final of a popular sport that I am not too interested in. This way I'll ensure that only the people who actually care about my wedding are present. I'll also avoid spending half the night staring blankly at strangers as they congratulate me on my good fortune.

I know all these things might not go down very well with my wife-to-be. However, I have thought about that too. I shall, at the time of proposing to her itself, let her know of all the details I have in mind. I'd hate to have to ruin her wedding day with a rude shock. The tears might not look good in the wedding photographs. This is how my proposal might turn out to be:

Me: (Down on one knee, ring in one hand and long list of points in the other) You know, honey, that you're the most important person in the world for me and that I can't imagine spending the rest of my life without you by my side.

She: (Blushing) Oh, you're so sweet!

Me: Yeah, so will you marry me?

She: Of course. I'd love nothing better than that.

Me: (Shoving long list under her face) Sign this first!

In case we aren't able to reach a compromise amicably by ourselves, our lawyers will step in. Yes, I have thought it all the way through.


Anna said...

this is a comment for your previous post:


_ð!®†ß¤¥ said...

She (blushing): Oh, u r so sweet

Isn't that assuming TOO MUCH, especially considering it is you, Monsieur Arnold D'souza who's on one knee and proposing that poor unfortunate thing?

Also, as far as I can recall, all along the good ol college days, you always said you wanted to propose a he not a she.. What happened to THAT resolve?

lara said...

lol =) i hope the music idea is included in the long list. but if you do get to the stage of proposing, then she'll probably already know you enough to be prepared for an idea that is so *you* like.
also you have to hand her a list of all of MY requirements.
i might not get to say this in a really long time so...
see you in 3 hours =)

KT said...

Hmm... which planet is the bride going to be from?

_ð!®†ß¤¥ said...

@KT: My guess, if i may, would be the planet Xena, found recently just beyond Pluto..

Amber said...

i read 'my wedding' and thought there goes another blogger from sensibility to senility....
maybe you should've used 'ideas about my wedding which probably wont see daylight, let alone beachlight'

Bheekling said...

Weddings... I prefer to stay far far away from them;
I'll be VERY far away on the day of MY marriage :)))

The Smiling Girl said...

Hehe... all this will change the minute you feel that your heart is fluttering at the sight of ur Ms.Right.. :)

Well.. it happened with me.. :)

Arnold said...

smiling girl - You've found your Ms. Right? ;)

But seriously, yeah, it's not like I'm going to actually most of this. Except for the beach wedding part. That's definitely on!! After all, there's plenty of goan blood still in me! :)

Dreamvendor said...

Nice idea! And it also helps to push the wrong ones into the sea! ;)

was fun reading this post!

Arnold said...

dreamvendor - thanks... :)