Today I got a really good question. It seemed good enough to pass along to you. Free association! In the comments!
So, I was talking to my friend’s mother, who is sort of like a second mom, about alternatives to flowers. And I realized that the WIC doesn’t have a lot of options for me–a bride who doesn’t want a bouquet, but who isn’t religious in a sense that she would carry a prayer book. So, I was wondering, if you were looking for an inspiring topic that hasn’t been covered, if that’s something worth talking about.
There’s a lot of pretty images of brides with parasols, but I wonder a bit what other ideas the wedding community might have for me?
With warm greetings, Kaitlin
I have to say, I think it’s neat that Kaitlin brought up the idea of carrying a prayerbook, because it’s gone out of fashion. It’s obviously not right for many brides, but I like the idea of it – holding something that grounds you in your core values, instead of something that is, well, pretty.* I think there must be other non-religious ways to play on this idea – things to hold that ground you. Ideas?
When it came time to pick out decor for my wedding, I figured I only had one option: find the coolest stuff you could get at the dollar store, buy lots of it, and cover it in paint and glitter. Getting married near my hometown (before it went and got hip) meant that all of the rental houses were very old school. And thus, my options for modern, eclectic, interesting wedding decor were situated firmly between “not enough options” and “not in my budget.” But today that all changes! Because now there’s Rentivist.…