Thursday, April 29, 2010

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something...purple?!

With our wedding fast approaching I keep realizing there a little things here and there that I am forgetting. As much as I'm not keeping to "tradition" as my mom would say, there is one tradition I'd like to follow. The something old, something new, yada yada ya.

Something old: I want to use my grandmother's dress somehow. I'm thinking of making a snazzy headpiece or something, like a headband. Or wrapping it around my bouquet. I contemplated sewing it in my dress, but that will be a bloody disaster (literally!) so that's a no go.
I am also wearing my Great-Grandmother's (GG's) necklace from her wedding. It's from I think 1920 something so I'm absolutely afraid of it (we have my ring insured because I don't do well with nice things) but I'm good to go on the old front. So check this one off.

Something new: Loads. Dress, make-up, bought myself a lovely bracelet. Check.

Something borrowed: Hopefully Jenni will still let me use her earrings. Then I'm good to go!

Something blue: ?
I have given a lot of thought to this one. Blue underwear? Nah. With my luck those will show through and won't those be lovely pics to look back on. Blue shoes? Maybe, waiting for the Old Navy $1 flip flop sale to hit. I tried using my MOH Michelle, since she'll be wearing Aqua. However, I was told she doesn't count. Dagger.

Apparently there is another line to that verse "A silver sixpence in her shoe". This poses a few problems for me. 1. I don't think they make sixpences anymore. 2. If they do, how do I get one? I asked at the bank and they laughed. Simple question, geez! C. I don't know if I am even wearing shoes. D. If I do wear shoes, won't that be uncomfortable? I mean, I can't stand getting a rock in my shoe. I'm not ok with this, but don't want to break tradition. May forget that I heard that last verse....

As I've been collecting my items I have also been wondering if this same tradition holds true with the men. I haven't seen C running around lately to gather his last minute old, new, borrowed, blue items. And if he has a sixpence lying around I'm going to find it! That sucker must be worth a mint!

I've been googling like a maniac, because I am just that dang curious and can't find jack. So if any guys out there know the answer to this, let a sister know, m'k, thanks! Google, I'm going to assume by your indifference to my question and the fact that I am getting nada will mean a big, fat NO.

On a side note, this are some FANTASTIC and totally INSANE traditions that I did find while googling for the aforementioned men and bingo! This arose. I kinda hope they don't happen, I'm not gonna lie....

"Other wedding day superstitions include: it's lucky to tear your wedding gown accidentally; it's good luck to find a spider on your dress at any time during the day; it's good luck to tear your veil, even deliberately, though accidentally is best; a good bridesmaid may ensure the bride's happiness by sticking her in the arm with a pin."

"Break the wedding cake over the bride's head. This practice supposedly signified the bride's fertility. Fortunately, this has evolved into the bride and groom stuffing pieces of wedding cake into each other's mouth."

Geez, the first one scares the lights out of me! I don't want to tear my dress because I kinda like it. I'm sure it's gonna tear at some point because my clumsy butt will wipe out, but I'm not just tearing it for the heck of it. I am not a spiders fan. I don't hate them, but I am not a "oooo a cute little spider" type of gal. I usually ignore them and they ignore me. It's a mutual understanding. They best be staying away! My veil, well, I guess I'm lucky cuz I tore the ish out of it already. DIYing is hard! And if my ladies come at me with a pin to stick me, they better believe they haven't heard the last of me! :) And the second one. I am so madly in love with my hairstyle that honestly, I don't think that sucker is going anywhere so smash away. BUT I'm not in a rush for kids, soooooo I'd prefer just to eat the cake, not to wear it.

Ok, clearly I get sidetracked easily. Back to the men and their somethings or other. I found this tradition used to describe the final four teams for the playoffs last year. Let's just say if C had his way, it would be something purple instead of blue. Enjoy!

Monday, April 26, 2010

It's all fun and games 'til someone loses an eye!

Man, seriously, I didn't think I could love anything more than these!

Don't these just remind you of the beach!? Man! MUST.HAVE.NOW!

However, while contemplating my decision, I injured myself. There is blood and I am now dizzy and light headed. I stabbed myself with a pencil as I was exclaiming YIPEE! So here is where I digress. Do I get these marvelous creations for my wedding and risk turn my lovely white dress red?! Let's face it friends, if you know me, you know how clutzy I am. I fell UP the stairs the other day and tripped into the couch this morning and have a HUGE bruise. Oh, and I rolled my ankle running to hop in the truck before the rain got me. So yea. I'm a clutz.

But I'm also a big fat kid and want these! C and I (ok, more me, but who's keeping track, right?!) get into fights with those little plastic swords they put in drinks. I'm pretty bad ass at a sword fight if I might say so myself! Yet last time I poked myself in the cheek (please don't ask how!). Hmmm decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oh HECK no!

So the more I discuss the wedding with my mother the more I get the following response, "you're just not doing anything within tradition or custom it seems like." Well, mom, here ya go! This site is to let you know, things could be a heck of a lot worse!!!!!

And, all reading this, you DARE cover me with a foul substance, it's on like Donkey Kong. Just an FYI...

So, without further ado, I present the world's weirdest wedding traditions! (Note ours haven't made the list woohoo!!!)

One example, kidnapping the bride.

In many small villages throughout Germany, friends of the bride and groom will kidnap the bride and hide her somewhere.The groom then has to search to find her.

Of course the search always begins in the local pub, for obvious reasons, where the groom will invite everyone to join him in the search, after buying them all a drink.

This ritual has been known to end badly. . .(Ya think!?)

Log swaying.

Ok, for those of you who don't know, please ask C about my chopping wood experience. I'm no Paul Bunyan, that's fo' sho'.

This tradition just scares the begeezies outta me!
(See picture above)

Log sawing is just another tradition that seems to really test the bride and grooms physical skills.

After the couple are married, a log is positioned between two sawhorses where both the newlyweds must saw in half working together.

This is supposedly a sign of how they will handle things together once they are married.

Germans also wear their matching wedding bands on their right hands not their left.

Lessons I have learned from this website.
1. People are nuts.
2. I've got my eyes peeled on our wedding day. You come near me with anything to kidnap, throw, smash, or cut, you're a goner!
3. C and I don't need to saw a log, clean up dishes, or jump a broom to know that we can endure anything and everything thrown at us.
4. I think coins in my shoes will be uncomfy.

Any other traditions I missed?! Better not add coconuts to this list!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Show me the coconuts!

I don't know who or what I love more, C, my dog, or my response cards!!!! I obviously love C, but seriously, how dreamy are these?! I really hope people get in the spirit and show their coconuts! :)