I’m not one of those girls who started planning her wedding before even hitting puberty. I didn’t create a pre-engagement “Someday…” Pinterest board. Nothing against those girls, but it wasn’t for me. I wanted to wait to plan my wedding until it was a real, tangible thing. (Not to mention, my tastes change on such a regular basis that, if I were to go with a wedding I planned 10 years ago, I’d probably cry upon seeing my centerpieces.)
That said, there are a few elements of my wedding that were decided well before the ring was on my finger. One of those things: My dad won’t be the only one to lead me down the aisle; rather both my parents will take that walk with me. When my sister got married in 2008, our parents walked her down the aisle together. It was the first time I had seen or heard of that happening (then again, I never thought about it before her wedding), but it made so much sense. My sister’s was one of the first weddings I had ever been to, and I just kind of figured this whole both-parents-down-the-aisle thing was becoming common. I mean, it was 2008; why stick to the antiquated idea of the father being the one to “give the bride away”? Keep reading »
We’re supposed to abandon our childish ways as we age, but right now I want to be selfish. Recently, I learned that my stepmother’s sister is getting remarried at 54. She’s going all out — wearing a white dress, recruiting bridesmaids, and won’t spend nights with her fiance until they’re wed. Oh, and she wants my father to give her away. Keep reading »
Spring is here, which means many of us will be spending all of our weekends for the next four to five months going to wedding after wedding after wedding. When you’re an adult, weddings are the closest thing to high school proms or homecoming dances. Unless you’re a socialite who attends charity balls on a regular basis, weddings are one of the only times we get to put on a pretty dress and go dancing! But what to wear? Over on Fashionista, commenters are going wild discussing whether female guests can wear white. It’s long been a rule that no one but the bride should wear that color; however, some schools of thought say that rule is no longer relevant. Keep reading to hear what Peggy Post of the Emily Post Institute, along with various wedding authorities, has to say about wearing white when it’s not your wedding. Keep reading »
Traditions can be a great way to make occasions special, but don’t you kind of wonder who came up with these crazy things? Mental Floss has a great post about the origin of wedding traditions, and after reading them, I am way less into keeping them. Why should I wear white just because Queen Victoria did? [MentalFloss.com]
Women used to wear whatever dress was the nicest in their closet until Queen Victoria wore a white dress trimmed with orange blossoms for her wedding to her first cousin, Prince Albert (gross). Tradition worth upholding? Nah, we don’t all look good in white anyway.
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