Happy Friday from Fort Lauderdale!
So before I talk about Mad Brides, can someone please explain to me how it’s already mid January? 2012 is already flying by! It’ll be June before I know it!
So Diary of a Mad Bride (DMB) is a book I got as part of a secret Santa exchange I did with four of my closest friends from undergrad. All five of us live in different parts of the country and are usually able to meet up during the holidays, but unfortunately, this year was a little different. I did get to see all five of them at some point but not all together. You’ll be hearing more about them, as they’re all bridesmaids in my wedding!
Anyway, back to DMB. Jiggy (real name Jigna) was my secret Santa, and she knows me SO well. My gift consisted of various dark chocolates, a pedicure kit, a wonderful smelling candle, and a few wedding related things, including DMB.
DMB is a MUST READ (yes, it’s that good) for any woman who is currently a bride, was a bride at some point, or someday longs to be a bride.
We’ve all heard of the term bridezilla. Yeah, I don’t like it! While I think some brides can definitely lose their cool during the planning process and act psychotic, I think it’s unfair to call someone a bridezilla every time she gets upset. Weddings are stressful and it’s 100% normal to cry, yell, and be upset a few times. This is one of the most important days of your life we’re talking about!
So DMB follows the journey of a bride-to-be, Amy, through the nine months leading up to her wedding. Amy is one of those girls who scoffed at the thought of marriage before her boyfriend proposed, and the instant he did, she started doing and saying things she never thought possible. She actually cared about her wedding! Imagine that!
This book had me laughing out loud the entire time. There were so many things she talked about that have happened to me over the past few months, from freak out moments with my family to an argument with Vishnu in the parking lot of a jewelry store. After reading this book, I honestly felt relieved! “I’m not the only emotional, sometimes crazy bride out there!”
I know I say a lot of things are wonderful, but this book is truly a gem! As I told one of my best friends the other day, I am making all of my girlfriends read this book when it’s their turn to get married!
And a special thanks to Jiggy for gifting me with this book. Like I said, she knows me well enough to recognize that this was exactly what I needed!
And speaking of knowing me, look at what the groom-to-be made me for dinner last night.
This would be a spinach, roasted red pepper and pepper jack grilled cheese! Delicious!
In over six years of dating, this is probably the 2nd or 3rd time Vishnu’s cooked for me on his own. After last night’s grilled cheese, I know that will change very soon.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Any mad bride stories to share?!