the biggest battle ensuing in the house these days is on who to invite and who to NOT invite. random relatives seems to be crawling out of the woodwork and claiming undying closeness to my family. myself being the practical-coldhearted dulhan-being keeps wondering where these people were so far. my parents being the emotional our-daughter-is-getting-married beings are welcoming everyone with open arms, even khala khatto, a mythical someone from somewhere far away who we claim always shows up at our weddings, but is in actuality NOT related to us. maybe shes a spirit of good luck or maybe she just comes for the food, but she is always there.
why cant people understand they everyone cannot be invited to everything? its along the same line of understanding as money does not grow on trees. people complain of having to go to so many weddings, and then complain some more if they are actually not invited to one pointless event in the entire celebration.
and as the battles goes on, i accept resignedly the random people at the wedding (the ones we see once a year at eid, maybe), people who have vague relations to someone or the other in the family, people who are there because of of some tie long ago to someone who maybe isnt even there anymore, but i look FORWARD to seeing those faces i care about, those people who have in the recent years of my life been there, meant much and who will constitute the more cherished memories of my wedding, inshallah.