As it is said that there are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people [so don’t be sad, after all we women do most of the things just to impress our guys]. I am not saying that people are not interested in you; it’s just that they are a little bit less interested in you in comparison of your bride. You really need to work on that if you want to gain some more attention.
Last time we met, I shared that how you guys can look more impressive on your wedding, we talked about the dresses. Today’s topic is the additional part of the last discussion. Of course You can’t go in your wedding with just dress on, you have to have take care of other things like footwear, watch and other stuff [you don’t want to feel awkward in front of your bride’s sisters and her friends in tradition Joota Chupai with a bad choice in footwear]. To make sure that you don’t have to face any Oh Crap Moments on your wedding, it’s all my pleasure to help more and more all the handsome and dashing grooms who have decided to kill their freedom and commit suicide [ just kidding guys ,doing wedding is nothing like that]. Below are some things that also inevitable part for your good and complete groom’s look.
Dupatta for sherwani – You are not under any obligation or pressure that you have to have a dupatta with your sherwani but if you don’t, it would be like you are all set and ready to go in your wedding but you have forgot to comb your hair [so incomplete look, especially if you are wearing a sherwani or kurta payzama]. So please all the grooms don’t take any chances with your look , I mean if you can shop for the other stuffs , you also can find a matching dupatta with your sherwani.
Turban – on this one I have to say that yes you are under pressure and obligation of the fashion sense [ no one would kill you if you don’t but their eyes can do a lot more than just kill you ]. If you are dressing up in traditional dress turban comes in the list of must carry, because if you don’t it would be like a marriage without vows [just a metaphor to prove my point] and if you have decided to carry one please make sure you carry a amazing one [one with beautiful pearl or diamond broach].
Jewellery - one line I always used to say and still say is Do It Right Or Don’t Do IT At All , if have decided to getting married and obviously you have to do shopping , even if you are not in to shopping then why not just enjoy it and give your best for that one day that comes once in a life time [ now don’t even think that , in new millennium who satisfied with one, that back to back marriage thing is only for celebs ] , so for that one day , you should look like a complete man and who says that jewelry is a thing for women now go and buy some good light jewellery matching with your outfit , so your look can be completed.
Mozari- I read it somewhere that If your hair is done properly and you’re wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything and I was so impresses with this statement it describes that you can spend all your money on your dress and look but if you don’t have one good pair of footwear that can complement the dress and your look , it’s all in vain. With traditional groom like sherwani and kurta payzama , mozari is the perfect fill and I don’t think that I need to tell that in a wedding how much important part a pair of mozari plays.
Complementary items – if a bride is incomplete without bangles and jewelry then a groom is also incomplete without a good wallet, a perfect and smart wrist watch and handkerchief. If it’s your first wedding [just joking] , you have no idea how much important these things are. You are about to getting married you will understand eventually what I am saying but don’t forget to buy these stuffs as this might be a blunder for life time.
Since we have started this all , a funny thought came to me , the quote of an American poet Robert Lee Frost “It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.” Funny, right? it’s all just for fun, don’t take it seriously, go in your wedding with complete look, be confident and more over this be a man yaar , you are going to be fine , you will do just fine and have you forgotten that your beautiful bride is waiting for you [ I guess last dialogue has just fasten up your heart beats , I can understand that totally], best wishes for your future.
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I got married two years ago so I haven't been very active in the community lately, but I saw this article and thought it might be interesting to discuss.
"Huge Engagement Rings Show the World You're More Likely to Divorce
Don't be fooled by a diamond as big as the Ritz: Scientists say that enormous engagement rings are not a predictor of a flawless, Pinterest-perfect life together. If anything, a rock that cost as much as a European vacation is a predictor for divorce. Try not to cluck ominously the next time someone thrusts a couple of carats under your nose."
The rest is here: http://jezebel.com/huge-engagement-ring
What does everyone think?
Refresher on my previous posts here, here, and here.
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Thanks so much one and all for the all the advice I received! Truly was a great help!
- location:austin, tx
I am sending out invitations for our wedding at the end of this month. We are registered at Target. When we registered, they have us little slips that say we are registered there to include in our invitations. I just read on Pinterest that you are never to include registry info in your invitations.
So do I or don't I?
Now, my mum's always been horrible and controlling and a little evil sometimes.
She's demanding we (bride & groom) sit at the groom's table because "it's tradition" - i.e. I now belong to his family (puhlease)!
We really don't want to do this, because we want to be with our friends. I don't want to sit there with his family while they're chit chatting in a completely foreign language.
Honestly, groom's parents could not care less where we sat. I should also mention we're not having a bridal party, so that makes it a little harder to argue.
At the end of the day, my mom "wants face" (i'm not sure if that's a thing that non-Chinese people say?), even though she goes on an on about how the wedding is not about her, so that's why she's only inviting like 20 of her friends, instead of more. (BTW, we're only having about 80 people all up there...so I'd say 20 is a huge chunk of that number!)
Anyway, should I just suck it up and sit with the groom's family (apparently I won't have time to sit and eat anyway, because I'll be too busy talking with people...but that's so not happening - i want my food)....or should I just ignore her and sit us with our friends and feel her wrath later? I mean, what's the worst that can happen? She kicks me out of home? Oh wait, I'll be leaving anyway.
I'm HARD on my hands, being disabled. It's nothing for me to have chipped/cracked/rough nails, cuts, scratches, etc. (Right now, I have 5 marks on my right hand, 1 mark and 2 sore nails on the left hand) I would HATE for my ering to get broken or bent because of my hands.
FH says he's totally willing to trade in my current ering (a marquise solitaire in 10K white gold) for a setting in stainless steel, but he doesn't want to go and have us do this if the stainless steel doesn't hold up like the 10k gold is.
Wedding Date: April 2015
Bride/Groom/Other (please specify): Bride
City/State/Country you live in: Rural IL
City/State/Country you're getting married in (if different): Prague
Your song/First Dance song: ?
Wedding Colors: ?
Theme (if you have one): ?
Number of guests: 25-30
How'd you meet your fiance?: at school
How long have you been together?: 6 years
Do you have a personal wedding website?: nope
Have you read the community rules before posting this survey and do you agree to follow them? yep :)
Anything else you'd like to tell us?: I have never dreamed about my wedding, so now that it's coming up I have no idea what I want! This includes the dress.
On one side, I love how the tighter fitting dresses look (va-va voom!) but they are uncomfortable to move around in and dancing would not be easy. The A-line/ball gown made of english net is so light and comfortable and romantic - but I can't help but think it doesn't look as good. My family is completely unhelpful so I am asking here for opinions. Or am I just over-thinking something that should be straight forward, haha.
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This looks like a great community and I look forward to being a part of it!
I think the best option is to actually pick up a phone and talk to people. All our friends are aware of the date anyway, but we could check in with those we don't talk to as often to remind them. Our parents can help with similarly reminding family we're not in touch with as often. I think as long as our wedding website is done so there's a place to point people to for more information, the phone call is just as good as a card in the mail.
The wedding was beautiful, the food was top notch, and I had a really great time... except during the social hour. My husband was Best Man and he was off getting his picture taken with the rest of the bridal party during that time. No biggie! I am, after all, an adult who fully understands the wedding-day agenda. So I get to the reception hall and I get in line for hors d'oeuvres. I chatted with some people around me about the ceremony and the weather and everything was fine. Until I went to find my seat. Seats were assigned, and I went to the table with the name cards but could not find my name. I scanned it about half a dozen times before I realized that no, my name would not magically appear if I tried to find it hard enough. So I started walking around. There were some people still milling around, but nearly the entire hall had found their seats when I realized that the head table had one more plate than was in the party. I casually walked over and lo and behold my name card was there. Since I didn't know anyone at the wedding except the bride and groom, I'm nearly 100% positive that she seated me there to be by my husband at dinner. But this created a really awkward effect: If I had sat at the head table before the bridal party arrived, I would have stuck out like a sore thumb. So I couldn't sit down without feeling EXTREMELY self-conscious and therefore anxious (things that I struggle with continuously and go to therapy for; I mean, just thinking about sitting by myself at the table gave me anxiety). I also was the only person in the hall who never sat down once during the social hour. I chatted with people in line just fine, but I think a lot of that was because we were forced to be near each other. As soon as they had what they went up for, they went back to their table. Since the seating was assigned, I couldn't sit in someone else's seat to try to make small talk either. I was in limbo for an hour and a half and it kinda sucked. =/
I don't think there is ever going to be a perfect solution to seating the bridal party's significant others, and I really do think the bride was trying to be thoughtful of me, but damn it was a rough reception.
She purchased bridesmaid dresses from RenzRags on etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/RenzRags
TWO DAYS before the wedding, they emailed her and said the dress was finished, but it was too late to ship it. That's it. No other helpful suggestions. Since they were located 3 hours away, my sister asked if they would drive it up. They refused. She asked if they would meet us halfway, but that was also met with refusal. Finally, they said she could come pick it up herself from a husband of one of the shop employees, who would be marginally closer to her. Out of options at that point, my sister had to drive 2.5 hours the MORNING of her wedding rehearsal to pick up that dress, only to find out that it was the WRONG DRESS - the one we had sent back in the first place!
The husband tried to get ahold of the shop for another hour while she waited, but they didn't respond. Since she had to make it back to the rehearsal, she grabbed the wrong dress (because at least it was in the correct color) and drove back 2.5 hours.
They finally got back to her later in the day and said they couldn't find the correct dress anywhere in their shop. How do you finish a dress the day before and then completely lose it? They said they wouldn't charge her for the wrong dress, but that's way too little and way too late. I am furious at how much stress they caused my little sister, who should've been relaxing the day before her wedding, not super stressed out and driving (pointlessly) around for 5 hours. So please, if you don't want to worry about missing bridesmaid dresses, don't order from RenzRags!
I've been married for 8 months now, and I've been meaning to post it up for sale...but I just...now I'm not so sure. I've grown attached to it.
The logical part of me is saying just shutup and sell it. I have no intentions of having children at this point, and even if I do, I wouldn't want to pass my dress on to my daughter. I wouldn't have wanted to wear my mother's dress if she hadn't lost it when our house flooded when I was 14 (at which point she regretted not selling it). My mother didn't want to wear her mother's dress. So saving it for a potential future daughter is just not a thing for me.
So my question is, if you sold your dress, do you have any regrets about it?
Also, where is the best place (read: where will I get the most money :P) to sell it?
I am the matron of honor in my best friend's wedding in July. I just recently moved to Columbus, OH (like, 7 weeks ago) and I'm having a hard time finding an alterations shop to take in the bust of my dress. (I got it at David's Bridal, and I do NOT trust them to do this, as they couldn't even give me the right sizes to try on!)
I've seen a couple places with reviews online, but not very many, and I'm sure there are more out there. I asked if my hair salon if they had any businesses they reciprocated referrals with but no dice. Any WPers have any personal experience? Thanks!
Thanks very much!
Edit: Not required, but bonus points if it's free or one-time payment. :)
Name and/or LJ userID: Sarah
Wedding Date: June 2015
Bride/Groom/Other (please specify): Bride
City/State/Country you live in: Ottawa, ON, Canada
City/State/Country you're getting married in (if different): Same
Your song/First Dance song: Undecided
Wedding Colors: Royal blue and very pale rose gold
Formality: Fairly formal
Theme (if you have one): None
Number of guests: 130 max
How'd you meet your fiance?: We were part of a youth parliament together
How long have you been together?: 6 years
Do you have a personal wedding website?: Not yet!
Have you read the community rules before posting this survey and do you agree to follow them? Yes to both
Anything else you'd like to tell us?: It's going to be an interesting family blend. Neither side has met each other yet. His father was a United Church minister for many many years, his family all goes to church, and neither of his parents have so much as tasted alcohol. No one in my family goes to church and the last family wedding we were all at together was marked by a hangover brunch (including parents) the next day. My parents are also divorced (dad is remarried, mom is engaged), so my biggest concern is the blending of all the different groups.
I'm currently about eight months out and trying to finalize my already-insane schedule up until the wedding day. I was hoping you could chime in and give me some things you may have forgotten or things that you think it will be easy to forget, so I can make sure I have them covered.
Thanks in advance! :o)
The nerves have seriously kicked in! I constantly feel like I'm one small disaster away from a panic attack. Or some sort of cardiac episode.
Last week I developed an eye infection. Which is nothing new for me. And it turned into a huge cyst on my eyelid. Which again is nothing new, but they don't go away on their own for me. I have to have them surgically removed. So I'm stressing about make up that will help conceal it. Add that to the rest of the of the stress and ive broken out in excema. On my face. Yaaaaay.
Other than my underskirt being too short (fixed now) and being unable to do anything other than walk in a straight line in my dress (hook being attached tomorrow) my outfit is great! I cant wait for FH to see me in my dress.
I have a blackboard to make (yes make!!) And table decorations to sort out into boxes for each table. Then I need to finalise playlists. Then drop it all off at the venue on Friday. Which might be a bit complicated since there's a wedding on that day too. But thats pretty much it! I've been having nightmares for months that I'll be running round the morning of the day realising I've forgotten to get really important things like rings or a dress.
Wish me luck!
I hope your wedding plans are going smoothly!
So my FH and I don’t have a traditional registry – we have one set up at Honeyfund for our honeymoon. However, my bridesmaids are throwing me a shower and I have no idea what to do about that! It’d be super awkward for everyone to just show up with money, but then again I don’t really need a lot of household things. We don’t have a house yet, and our apartment really has everything it needs.
What I really would like is just some things to bring/wear on our honeymoon, etc. I really need some lingerie but that’s weird to me to open in front of a lot of people.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Aside from my intro post, I've never really made an actual post on here but I have a serious etiquette question.
Two days ago, I resigned from my job...which I wasn't planning on doing until after our wedding. We're about two months away and invitations will be going out in a week or so. My question is...I sent STDs to several coworkers, who are obviously now former coworkers. I didn't leave under pleasant circumstances and truthfully, I don't want any reminders of the job, so do I still need to invite them? I know you're supposed to follow up on STDs with invitations but I'm just wondering if this would be considered an exception.
Thanks in advance!
Just a reminder, I'm Jen. Haven't been posting much here, but I'm an avid reader! Here are the couple posts I've made that are most relevant, probably:
Progress Post #1
I'll probably do another progress post 200 days out or so, but not too much has changed! I did get my dress but it's a little small at the moment sooo I'll post a pic whenever it fits (hopefully sometime this summer)!
Josh (FH) and I had our engagement photos done over the weekend. The full album is here, but I thought I'd share a few with you guys here too. :o)
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Sorry for the bajillion pics, I just love them so much. Thanks for reading/viewing! :o)
Recap: Whistler Canada wedding. 94 guests. Goal was to create a warm and cozy kind of feel to our wedding day, and we were successful. Our ceremony was right in front of a huge roaring fireplace (our celebrant had to ask us to move forward as her "buns were burning". Our ceremony space was snug, but it made it so everyone could be closer to us. It rained. Yeah....wasn't thrilled with that. But we made do with big umbrellas. They ended up making it so we got some great photos!
Anyway, if you are interested, click on the link below! I promise it won't take up much of your time :)
Teaser picture (sorry if it is huge!):
Like most brides, I do have some regrets about having a few shots that our photographer didn't get. But I'm doing my best to focus on all the other really good ones instead!