August 2, 2008

Wedding Traditions

D and I have been talking for a while now about traditions we like and don't like in terms of weddings. Although most we are pretty fair game with there are a few you definitely will not be seeing at our wedding. Jessica at Tying the Knot also posted about this recently so check out her blog for her views on wedding traditions that are on their way out.

The garter toss will not be making an appearance on our big day. Sorry to all of the fellows out there who love this part of the day.  I love that all eyes will be on us that day but this is definitely a moment that I do not want all eyes on us.  I definitely don't need the embarrassment and I feel some things should  just remain private.

The Glass Cling is something I'm still not 100% sure about. I love the idea of the guest playing an active role in your day but I want to eat! I think it is a cute tradition but definitely only in moderation. One idea we may go with is the donation route. Instead of having everyone cling their glass when they wanted us to kiss they would instead have to make a donation to a charity of our choice. once made, they could ring a bell signaling a kiss. This way it would hopefully limits people's clinging and promote a great cause. 

On another note:
check out Snappy Maps. They make custom maps for your wedding area and are very reasonably priced! 

Sweet Penelope: invitations you can print at home. pick out the design you like and you are sent the digital file for the template. This seems like a good idea for people who would like to do the invites themselves but can't find all the time needed or decide they want a part in creating the invites but don't want to do it all.

Bad News: Today my favorite pair of jeans ripped. (The other pair I have of the same style wore down really quick too but the sales associates told me it rarely happens and that if I could find my receipt they could send them into the company. Of course I couldn't find it though..) I hate it, I only bought them 2 months ago and they really wore down. I love how the fit but really paying 170.00 a pair is a bit extreme to me if they don't hold up for crap. I could understand it if i had had them for a long time or wore them all the time but I don't do either. I ended up writing in to the company so hopefully I will get something back soon in response. if not, I will be hiking over to Neiman Marcus to complain. Has anyone else has any issues with their 7's jeans?? 

Back to wedding news; I have started looking into wedding dresses lately. Nothing big, just looking through magazines to see the styles I like etc. I have basically been noticing a few reoccurring names popping up. Vera Wang, Vineyard collection, Melissa Sweet, and J. Crew. Here are a few images of a few I like:
Melissa Sweet; I don't think I would want to go the short dress route but if I did this one would be perfect!
The vineyard collection
J. Crew
J. Crew

Now I just need someone to go dress shopping with. This will definitely be the hardest aspect of the whole planning. I don't have any close friends out here yet and the person I usually get my opinions from is D, who obviously can't go with me :) Anyone want to fly out for a weekend to look for dresses with me??


HLM said...

I totally understand the dress shopping problem... I live in DC while my family and closest friend live in San Francisco. The thought of dress shopping alone gets me all upset even though I am not even engaged yet!

Kate said...

I really like the J.Crew ones.

Both of my 7 jeans ripped so I stopped buying them. They fit so well but just didn't hold up :(

jessica lynn said...

thanks for the shout out!!

Ms. 122 said...

i can't remember if i told you or not, but i put a link to your blog on 122RollCall. and i LOVE the j crew dress! gorgeous.

Vineyard Vogue said...

If I were there, I would go with youuu!!! One of these days..

I got your message from the weekend. I'll give you a call this week! :)