I believe there are five stages to every Bride/Groom’s engagement. First, there is the euphoric excitement known as the ‘Blissful Stage’. There is where the bride is overjoyed to wave her bejeweled finger across her friend’s faces, and when the groom is totally pumped she said yes. The next phase is the ‘Thinking About Planning Stage’, and this can linger for an indeterminate amount of time as is variant according to B/G’s personal procrastination levels. The ‘Thinking About Planning Stage’ is more of a daydream state, happily tilting one’s head to the side and musing about floral arrangements and how cute your niece will look in a Flower Girl’s dress. This is all fun, until you start to wonder how on earth your niece is going to have enough self-control to actually throw the petals on the ground instead of in people’s faces, start to feel your wallet hurt as you contemplate how you’re supposed to feed 200 people.