Saturday, May 30, 2009

A tale of Two Dresses

I'm not usually one to stand on traditions and such, but when it came to a wedding dress, I really wanted a white one. Now I've been designing my dress, in my head, long before there was a ring on my finger. In the first incarnation, I was wearing a long strapless a-line dress with long white gloves and a ribbon choker (hey it was the 90's). Eventually a more Grecian goddess look came into my mind, with an elaborate mid section and flowing chiffon.

Now that I actually need a dress, it is a bit of a different story. After trying on a maybe 20 dresses, I finally found that I liked the big 50's tulle thing. However, due to painful incompatibility between my arms and the beaded bodices, I will not be wearing one of them, but at least I got it out of my system.

As to the real wedding dress, I found one that I like, but am hesitant to purchase it now. But good sense tells me that I should march right back to the bridal store and throw my credit card right down! I'll probably see if one of my bridesmaids is available next weekend to verify my judgement call, but more than likely, I think I may have found a dress. Scary.

And that beaded Grecian thing. I found one of those too and bought it, just in case.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wedding Songs

Well, we've got our venues (both ceremony and reception). And Gen assures me we're sending out S.T.D. cards any day now. But in the meanwhile, she asked that I set up a place online to receive song requests for the reception such that we can fill up our iPod and let it rip.

So if you have requests or suggestions for the wedding, please add a comment to this post and we'll see what we can do.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Shoes!

So I have this photograph in my mind. It is of me and my two brides maids pulling up the hems of our dresses to show us three with matching shoes on, except that mine are orange and theirs are black. I know it's cliche, but I like it.

Shoes can be a huge part of wedding planning. Brides go gaga over Manolos, Stewart Weitzmans or Christian Louboutins. Except, I have this pet peeve of putting on flip flops or ballet flats for the reception after wearing four inch heels for the ceremony. I can't keep three to four inch heels on for the whole time and I really don't want to wear tennis shoes (and socks). Also, I love a good pedi, so I want to show that off. And honestly, I really can't spend 500 on a pair of shoes.

Today I finally found the shoes. They look cute (adjudicated by quorum), are not extremely expensive, and have low heels. I ordered them, three pairs to be exact. We'll see if they fit. And if they are really as cute in person as they are in the photos.