Jellyfish brides: Aaaagh go away!

Do any of you have that jellyfish bride ‘acquaintance’, who is either engaged and currently planning her wedding, or is already married and has done it ALL, making you feel like you’ve organised NOTHING? If so, let’s join hands and block their number until we’re married?  If not, lucky you. Ooh, maybe you’re her? Obviously joking. 

If you don’t know what I mean by a ‘jellyfish friend’, watch up:

Some people don’t mean to jellyfish all over you, but it can sometimes feel like that when they ask if you have done U, V, W, X, Y and Z yet, then scrunch their nose and smile ‘sympathetically’ when your face obviously drops and you look like this:

You mean….you haven’t got your marriage licence yet? Sheeeeeeeet.


However, some acquaintances seem to take GREAT pleasure in seeing your face drop, as above.

Exhibit A:

So you mean you haven’t booked your venue yet? Ooh we booked ours a year before you – ooh, are you not worried about that?

Exhibit B:

Oh, are you not having wedding favours? Ooh wow I’ve never been to a wedding without favours.

Exhibit C:

Isn’t your ring lovely and cute – I love small cuts like that. 

Jellyfish wars. Bleurgh…

Luckily I’ve only come across a couple of people like this (acquaintances, not my super dearest friends) and, after one encounter, I have pressed <DELETE>, at least for the time being anyway. I’ve also been wary to share too much with people in case they end up being a secret jellyfish. You do not need that…though the reminder from one jellyfish to get our marriage licence done was most helpful. Phew.

Most people that I’ve come across have been happy happy, supportive and lovely about us getting married. Then you find the odd one who is training for the Wedding Olympics and is out to WIN.

This weekend is precious…stay in bed! Watch House of Cards! Eat chocolate! Have some quality time with your hubbies-to-be…or hang out with your family and pals, whichever is more fun. Just make sure it is a Jellyfish-free-zone.


Happy Weekend bridelings x

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I'm a 32 year-old newlywed bride, living in London. I recently got married (July 2016) and am here to spread wedding joy and worldly wedding advice to fellow bridelings who don't want their weddings to take over their lives. Let's laugh (nervously) in the face of bonkers wedding planning!

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