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Next Phase

Posted on 2007.06.04 at 10:31
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Medicine Water
It seems odd that most of my posting on here concerns wedding plans, but that is pretty much what is taking up my time these days. We are going to pull all this together by July 1, although not too much in advance of that. We got our wedding clothes last week, which had been something that we were both worried about. I got a tux at the venerable Keezer's, where a young JFK used to sell his clothes for extra drink money.
Stefanie was a little more complicated to buy for, because of the huge and evil wedding-dress industrial complex, which is expert at inducing stress. A major reason we bought where we did was because instead of asking (as several other places did) ‘You mean the wedding is this July?’, the woman said ‘Oh, you have plenty of time.’ This may not be true, but we needed to hear it. Anyway, we just stopped in to Gypsy Moon to kind of look around, but then the sales staff sort of really got into it, in a very non-threatening way. They put together a great wedding dress, much of which is actually being custom made for Stefanie, as befits her uniqueness. It suits our basic aesthetic of being kind of traditional, but not really.
That is a big hurdle surmounted!


Release the Kraken!
delerium69 at 2007-06-04 21:44 (UTC) (Link)
One of my closest friends bought her gown in a vintage-type, non-traditional wedding dress store and was much happier with having at least one thing not to stress over. It was a very cute dress that suited her well, and not the least bit poofy or obnoxious.
metalclarinet at 2007-06-05 02:58 (UTC) (Link)
Joyce and I decided to get married about the same time her sister got pregnant and when my younger brother was planning his wedding. Actually, my brother and sister-in-law did very little planning. Apparently her mother had been planning for a decade or two. My brother's contribution was to say that if he found specially printed paper towels & toilet paper in the bathroom, he wouldn't come out. (Indeed, at least the custom printed hand towels had been planned.)

Joyce and I went the other direction and eloped. Well, we didn't actually run off. We already owned a house together. We made an appointment with the local JP. Joyce wore a red flowered dress and I wore a clip on bow tie. It being the 4th of July, we watched fireworks that night.

I highly recommend getting married on one of the few national holidays that don't get celebrated on a Monday. You always get the day off and you (and at least some of your friends and relations) don't forget the day.

By the way, my mother was delighted that we eloped. Her father offered her the choice: big wedding or furniture. She took the furniture and never regretted it. (Actually, there were three separate ceremonies -- a J.P. near Framingham, where she lived, a quick stop at a Rabbi in Boston, and then later, a visit with her Father's Rabbi. Her father didn't know the Boston guy and worried that it wasn't Kosher. My aunt says that after that, if my mother wore her good blue dress, she would say "Well, Maybe I'll get married today.")

My brother's wedding was in Indianapolis. They got all kinds of presents they couldn't use and that had to be returned to stores in the mid west. I have no recollection about what I got them. I wonder if he remembers. I'll have to ask.

If you "register" with a charity, you could mention it on live journal without feeling like you were grubbing for presents.

Keep up the good work.
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