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Continue reading Betwixt and Between Brides (and grooms)
Everything looks beautiful and the bride just looks so at peace and happy. please keep posting weddings like this, it makes me realize that I am taking the whole wedding thing way to seriously. You can have no vendors and things will be absolutely great and the wedding will be about the union and the people sharing that moment with you, not about the monogrammed programs or the bustle of the dress, the things that I am obsessing over!
This got me thinking about how we all obsess about the little things in a wedding (programs, the bustle of the dress) and lose track of the stuff that really matters. I started reminiscing about one particularly happy wedding I attended, and what I remembered about it. Here’s what stuck with me: Continue reading What Do You Remember?
Reader Bridget sent me a budget wedding dress story that was so good it needed its own post. Bridget fell in love with and Amsale dress that was, errrr, a little pricey.
Since she wanted to send her kids to college one day, she decided to skip the crazy expensive dress. Instead she bought a simple J Crew wedding dress, which she found on ebay for just $71.
But she wasn’t done yet! Bridget took her new simple dress to a seamstress, and told her to “hack this dress,” Continue reading The Great Wedding Dress Hack
I’ve noticed that I’ve started making a small running list in my head of my own arbitrary wedding planning rules, and I thought I’d share what’s on the list so far:
- No DIY projects that involve tying hundreds of tiny bows.
- No favors. No apologies.
- No use of the word ‘lover’ in the ceremony. Period.
- No colors. I know, anarchy is next.*
Got your own?
*Oddly, of all the wedding decisions we’ve made, the one that we’ve taken the most heat for is not having wedding colors. Are you kidding me? Do we live in 1955? What is it about weddings and being unable to think outside the box? Whew. Vent over.
As regular readers know, I’ve been struggling with registry ennui. A registry was right for us (it isn’t for everyone!) since it was going to let our family members help us celebrate in a way that made them happy, but I just couldn’t get my arms around it. Getting new and fancy stuff didn’t feel quite right to me.
Then last week, I decided to take a trip to the store we are registered at on my own. I started wandering around, picking things up, thinking about them. And then, of course, I started getting chatty with the salespeople, because that’s just how I roll. Suddenly questions were piling out of my mouth – questions I never expected to ask.
“How sturdy are these plates? Because you know kids, they drop things.”
“I like this toaster, it seems solidly built. Will it last? Does it come in a four slice model, so the whole family isn’t waiting on toast?”
“Tell me about these pots. Will we take them with us to the retirement home?”
“This table cloth – is it big enough for the extended family at the holidays?”
And then I got it. Continue reading How I Tamed The Registry
A long time reader sent me this great story, and how could I not share?
A recent grad from the campus church was married this past weekend. She had your typical small, white wedding. But once the guests arrived at the reception, itbecame apparent something was very wrong.
The caterer never showed up. Frantic phone calls were made, and once it was determined that they were a no show, the bride simply shrugged and said, “Well, I’m still going on my honeymoon!” So they all ate the cake and punch, and then the parents of the bride steered the guests in the direction of the local family diner (courtesy of the catering company) for some sustenance. The bride and groom ended up sharing another piece of carrot cake at the diner.
Team Practical, meet our new rallying cry: “Well, I’m still going on my honeymoon!”* Continue reading When Wedding Elves Desert