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Brooches and Purses, Oh My!

Okay ladies (and gent), I have two things I need help with.

1) Are any of you wearing something other than a veil on the Big Day? I'm not wearing a veil (they just don't look right on me), but I want to have something sparkly in my hair, just not sure what. Pictures would be most helpful if you have them. I'm not sure if a flower or hair brooch would work, or maybe a headband?

2) I'd like to have a small, clutch purse on hand for necessities during the reception, so I don't have to go back and forth between our room and the "bridal suite." Any ideas? I've tried google, but for once in my life, my google-fu has failed me.

Thanks in advance!

Ps - I just looked outside and FI is out there shoveling out my car (Awww...). The guys that are supposed to plow our condo complex aren't doing their job too well. We got 13 inches of snow on Thursday and they waited until the last minute to plow, so even though they eventually did, the snow had already stuck to the ground, which equals no traction. And we just got hit with another 3 or 4 inches this morning, followed by sleet, so it's lovely outside right now. We need to move to North Carolina where there isn't nearly as much snow =]


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Dec. 16th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
I'm going to wear a flower crown, essentially. It's an outdoor summer wedding and I don't feel like I'll be able to breathe with a veil. No pictures though.

That's a really good point. You could also see if you can stash something somewhere. Like if you could have a little bag in the coat room that has essentials in it or if there's a corner or under a table instead of carrying something around.

PS. I'm sick of the snow already! Luckily, the guys in my lot did a great job of plowing around my car. But now, more snow and sleet. Ugh!
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggesstions, I'm definitely going to do some research =]
Dec. 16th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Im so jealous you have snow :( I want snow, we are forcast for sun for the next few days here in Scotland.

Im wearing this veil and this tiara:

Dec. 16th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Pretty, I like it!
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'm wearing a veil for the ceremony, with a pearl and swarovski comb, and just the comb for the reception. you could probably wear just a nice comb without the veil.
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
That sounds like it would work, now I just gotta find a comb!
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Something like this
Favorite Hair Idea

But with a gerber daisy or two tucked in at one side.

This is me with a similar hairdo and a really weird posture that makes me look like I have no neck. :)

Hair idea
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Something like this
Oooh, I like that hairstyle. Thank you!
Dec. 16th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Something like this
Sure. In the picture of me, there's a triple-strand black beaded necklace pinned in my hair like a headband. Might be pretty with little seed pearls for a wedding.
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
haha, I live in North Carolina and you're right, no snow at all. Yesterday it was definitely cold enough to snow but instead all we got was nasty cold drizzling rain. I think I'd definitely prefer snow over that.

I'm not sure if they have Kohl's stores where you are, but they seem to have a decent selection of reasonably priced clutch purses. They've got more formal ones than usual this time of you, I'd recommend checking there if you've got a local store.
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
I don't mind snow that much, it's beautiful. But when I have to drive around in it, I don't enjoy it.

They do have Kohl's up here (We finally have 2!), so I might check that out. Good idea, thank you!
Dec. 16th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
I wore a veil myself, but as far as the clutch purse, I actually got one from Lillian Vernon for $3. I would check out their website. It was pretty plain, but it was red, which was exactly what I wanted! :)

I just checked and they only have one at all like what I got--here: http://www.lillianvernon.com/catalog/product_display.jsp?pdId=6865&name=Lizard-Grain+Leather+Clutch+-+Orange&parentCatId=8&catId=746
I know it's ugly. :) But if you have some time, they'll probably have more stuff like that after the holidays are over.
Dec. 16th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I didn't wear a veil. I had a sparkly hairpiece but ended up not wearing it either. I just didn't feel like it when the day came.

For a clutch purse, you can look at pretty much any bridal shop, or even plain old department store/Marshalls/TJ Maxx type place. Some of Maggie Sottero's gowns have clutches to match, and I know David's has a decent selection, although I think they're overpriced for what they are... you would probably do better at Marshalls or even Macy's.

I had both a clutch and an LL Bean Boat and Tote bag, because I couldn't decide which of 3 pairs of shoes I wanted to wear, and needed cargo space for all of them. hehe
Dec. 16th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
I got a bunch of sparkly snowflake hairpins and had them put all through my hair (uodo). It was simple, but sparkly.
Dec. 17th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to do a super poufy veil for the ceremony, and then just a flower for the reception, as follows, but with an orchid instead of a lilly:

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Happy hunting!
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