Last night I kept my vow, and did not watch American Idol. It was tough though. I kind of wanted to watch Katharine McPhee and knew she was going to be on. However, I did not want to increase their already high ratings and give her hope that the ratings were somehow attributed to her being on the show. Why give her false hope about her career? Any false hope might delay the inevitable of Nick Cokas going over to work at In-N-Out. I already wrote one post on her wedding, but now she must consider herself a wedding expert because she is giving out tips to In Style Weddings which put her on the cover for some reason. I guess so people like me would talk about her. Me talking about it doesn't sell more magazines though so they really need to work on that strategy.
I'm guessing that her wedding must have blown through a great deal of money and maybe she is thinking that wasn't such a good idea. Either that or she is trying to preach to the wedding chapel crowd, because she is actually downright practical about wedding expenses.
As a veteran of many, many marriages and weddings, let me tell you there was no expense spared in my first two when the bride's parents were paying for it all, and as cheap as I could make it on the next several when yours truly was shelling out the dough. Some of my favorite tips include outdoor weddings with no chairs for guests. The two best initials in the English language - CZ, and having a reception at a friend's house with BYOB. Now, Katharine doesn't go that far, but she does offer these tips.
"Remember that it's your wedding … At the end of the day, it's really about the expression of commitment in love and marriage. So don't get too carried away. A wedding is about the commitment of love that you're making to your partner. It's that simple."
Now what she is saying here is that it is all about the wedding so if you have to go down to City Hall and have a judge marry you during your lunch hour, and celebrate your union with some ginger ale out of the vending machine, that's cool because it is all about living on love.
"Sometimes you look at bridal magazines and you're like, 'What is that concoction? Why is her hair piled on top of her head?' You should look like yourself!"
What she is saying here is that it is okay to wear jeans and a t-shirt when you get married, and that shaving for men is optional. Good tips. I hope she follows them on her second wedding.