There is nothing that makes me laugh more than getting a wedding announcement that says, "This Day I Will Marry My Best Friend."
No, wait, I mean, gag me with a roll of "Today I Marry My Best Friend" ribbon for only $22.98!
Any mention of "best friend" and "wedding" in the same sentence makes me go nuts. It's just so incredibly cheesy. It sounds like the type of things fifth grade girls write in their My Little Pony diaries in purple ink. Besides, I should hope that your spouse is your best friend. What is the point of stating the cheese ball obvious?
As I normally do when seeking validation, I called my sister, Kelley. Surprisingly, she disagreed. "Not everyone marries their best friend," she said. "Vak wasn't my best friend." She said that when she gets a "Best Friend" wedding announcement she thinks, "Wow, lucky them!" (I forgot that Kelley's opinion is disqualified since she cries during Kelly Clarkson music videos.)
Then I spoke with my sister, Kaci. She said that she didn't marry her best friend either! What?!
Finally, I called my mom. All I wanted was for someone to agree with me that best friend wedding announcements are lame. She agreed! "It's stupid," she said, "Why don't they just say something like 'Today I Marry My Best Sexual Partner'?" Uh, much better idea, Mom.
As for Erik and I, were we best friends when we got married? Maybe, but only by default . Our announcement should have read, "This day I marry my only friend because I alienated all my other friends by getting engaged."
It's been a fun 8 years, only friend.