Yeah, so in case you missed it: So anyway, I’m getting married
I’ve NO IDEA what I’m doing here. I have some help IRL, but I have no maid of honor, my future sister-in-law is just… I can’t even listen to her ideas anymore, and my mother and I have limited opportunities to get together.
:Silver Fire proceeds to lose her mind:
I should say it’s not going to be fancy. Yes, I’ll have a white dress. Yes, he’ll have a tux. However, we’re getting married at a VFW hall and our reception is in a neighboring beer garden. I’d LOVE to have Famous Dave’s cater (can’t beat their cornbread muffins!) but I was recently reminded that there will be lots of nice clothing there, and most of it will be rented. So yeah, it’s not too fancy.
I need a song. I need flowers. I need wine, apparently. Tiara, or no? I like the idea of my attendants wearing “apple” colored dresses, but Modern Bride, or some such magazine (of which I now have PILES) says that bold, flashy colors are a bad idea because they take away from the bride in pictures. I need a photographer! And WTF are these “save the date” cards I’ve been hearing so much about? Where can I find those?
And how much is too much for:
a dress? food? shoes aren’t a problem because, honestly, I’ll likely wear a pair of white Skechers… how about flowers? I don’t even have a budget!
Am I obligated to invite ANYONE? Cousins I haven’t seen in years, aunts I don’t even like, my sister’s boyfriend (who I really don’t like - she says it wouldn’t be fair to her if I didn’t invite him)?
I hope I sound like a crazy person because then I will have successfully communicated my current state of mind in written form. Hooray.
Any advice, ANY ADVICE AT ALL, is incredibly appreciated. I’ll be meeting with my mom on Monday and I’ll be sure to bring this thread with me. Thanks in advance and all that.
May 17, 2003