“you told me you were high class”
Ok, ok, back to things fluffy and fun (not that i’m not still pissed about fiscal politics, but i’ve been afraid i might be an uncommon bore).
It appears that the wedding may really happen! I don’t mean to imply that it was in any danger of being called off, but it was seeming rather in danger of death by lethargy.
But a number of decisions have been made; things have been done and bought and it is appearing again to be a realistic plan of sorts. Having a holiday helped immensely (having a holiday helped everything immensely, in fact).
I am by far most excited about Jamie’s suit, which we are having custom made by some folks on etsy. It’s going to be so sexy, and totally practical (which, you know, i also think is sexy). We’re still playing with fabric swatches, but it will be some variety of lovely brown pattern of a sort that you cannot find in stores (i.e. not tan or damn-near-black). Of course, i have such a thing for menswear that the whole process thrills me. And have i mentioned how she’s going to be so hot? Moreover, my Jamie isn’t a dress-clothes kind of guy, and i think this will really hit a nice balance between looking formal and not being stuffy or silly, along with which it ought to dress down well, which is far more relevant for her than having a three-piece suit. Though i somewhat wonder if she might like dress clothes more when she has something that actually fits her.
I’ve also bought a dress, about which i am very excited – despite it’s price having gone up from “total deal” to “about the most i’ll pay” (admittedly not far apart, as i’m rather cheap, and unwilling to break the bank on something so silly). I must say, i am particularly pleased to have found something that i actually will wear again – the one-time-use bit was my biggest objection to spending money on a wedding dress. It’s got a rather Audrey Hepburn look, i think – i’m thrilled with it’s simplicity, and intend to hem it to knee-length for cocktail dress use post-wedding.
The rings have also been purchased. They are in the mail, with a free-returns policy attached. Far preferable to jewelry stores, which make me nervous and disdain our taste for simplicity.
We are beginning the process of cheapskate decor. So far we have 5 tea jars, as above, from goodwill. They come in a wide variety of ugly, and the occasional cute, which i think we will be obscuring with fabric and drink labels. Now we only have to decide what to put in them. And, you know, keep scouring the thrift stores (oh, the sacrifices we make for this wedding planning thing).
It’s a start!
"Hound Dog" - Susan Tedeschi