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    A vow before the vows

    Friday, September 12th, 2008

    To all the generous friends and relatives who have been helping me plan my fall wedding, I promise you that, no matter the mounting stress, I will not become a Bridezilla.

    With that being said, I will tell you that I’m a hardass when it comes to deadlines, and that just can’t be helped.

    I’m too sexy for your body

    Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

    Yesterday I went to my tailor to be measured for my wedding sari/dress.

    Let’s just say that I’m far from the Western ideal of 36-24-36, a shape that has been referenced in pop culture by the Commodores, Sir Mix-A-Lot and the Violent Femmes.

    Come to think of it, I don’t recall a time, even during my fittest teenage years, where that “ideal” string of numbers described my physique — and I was cute at 19!

    Andrea Lynn, who was an editor for the News Bureau at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says 36-24-36 is a disproportionate figure, akin to Barbie. The measurement casts aside the fact that the average woman is shaped more like a pear, not an hourglass. Plus, 36-24-36 would mean that a woman has a size 10 bust, a size 2 waist and size 4 hips.

    Which begs the question: Is that “ideal” attainable without surgical enhancements?

    So, despite the big-bigger-biggest measurements for my sari, I’m gonna strut it on my wedding day.

    Like water

    Saturday, August 16th, 2008

    Main Entry: flu·id
    Pronunciation: flü-əd
    Function: adjective
    Definition: subject to change or movement

    If there are any plans that shouldn’t be fluid, they are wedding plans.

    Guests aside, I myself am having trouble nailing down the details of how I’ll marry. But I have no doubt about who I’ll marry — that’s the simplest, loveliest, most anticipated part.

    My Big Fat Indian Wedding

    Friday, June 13th, 2008

    The past week in California has been an absolute blur. The eight days that I thought would be beyond sufficient to relax, meet friends and see family members have been hijacked by dreaded wedding planning. 

    This is why I enjoy living in the Midwest, far from the location of My Big Fat Indian Wedding, as my best friend has dubbed it. The distance allows me to go about my merry way ignorantly hoping that either:

    1) My wedding plans will magically and seamlessly and effortlessly come together exactly how I desire; or,
    2) My parents will crack under the pressures of too hefty expenses and frivolous familial requests and beg me to marry Ben in a civil court.

    But neither will happen. These eight days have brought me to that tragic realization. 

    I am an only child of Indian parents who have been anticipating a wedding since the day I turned 22. I’ve delayed their plans for seven years. So, yes, a Big Fat Indian Wedding it will be. 

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