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The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ REALLY? A Bride Ties a Baby to her Wedding Dress?

OMG? WHAT the fuck? I had a whole other THT prepared (which you will see next Tuesday), but after I read this story on Buzzfeed, I literally dropped everything so that I could weigh in on this ridiculousness. Bridey, in case you missed it, check out this link. Yeah, apparently, the bride wanted her one month old baby girl to be part of the wedding ceremony; to be with her as she went down the aisle, so instead of I don't know, CARRYING her, she tied the baby to the train of her wedding dress, and dragged her down the aisle. Can I get an OMG, WHAT THE FUCK?! Right???

Look, I'm not trying to be a hater. You know that's not how I roll. In fact, I spend a ton of time writing about how to make your wedding your own, how to ignore the "noise" and the bullshit and I truly try to push you, bridey, to do what's important to the two of you on your wedding day. And, for those of you who already have children together (or from another relationship), awesome! It's a fabulous idea to include them in your wedding ceremony or even have them walk you down the aisle! But, adhering your children to your wedding dress? I'm sorry, but that's all sorts of fucked up. Not only that, but it's dangerous! Your wedding dress is long, and your shoes are high. And sometimes, shit happens and a girl can lose her balance. Yeah, that alone is not pretty, but at least you're not putting anybody else's safety at risk; certainly not a four week old baby.

Some people are suggesting that the authorities ought to get involved, but I disagree. While I think it was an incredibly stupid idea, I don't automatically connect the dots, point my finger at the bride and deem her as an unfit parent. Perhaps the hormones got the best of her and she really believed that the baby was "covered by Christ". Or perhaps she really, really thought it was a good idea to drag her newborn behind her. Whatever the case may be, it was not a good idea; it was a terrible idea. And I don't think I am the only one who thought so...

If you look at the pic on Buzzfeed, there is a gentleman on the edge of the aisle who clearly looks horrified... You can definitely see "what the fuck" written all over his face. So, my question (or two) is why the hell didn't anybody suggest that the bride carry the child with or instead of her bouquet? Why didn't anybody mention to the bride that the baby may get injured, or that it would be plain stupid and fucking weird to drag her down the aisle? I dunno, but having a very young child behind you (instead of in front of you or next to you) in any situation seems dangerous. But, to do it intentionally? That's fucked up.

What do you think? Haters gonna hate? Or just a really stupid idea?

Image via The Bridal Bar

The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ All I Really Need to About Wedding Planning I Learned in Kindergarten

I've been doing some thinking and I've come to the conclusion that everything a bride needs to know about wedding planning, she learned in kindergarten. All of these points are so completely basic, yet so completely applicable to wedding planning. Seriously, before you think that I am off my damn rocker, hear me out (or read me out for that matter). I've written a TON about perspective on BB, and it's really amazing how simple it can be. Just read below and you'll see that all you really need need to know about surviving wedding planning, bridey, you learned when you were five years old.

“These are the things I learned (in Kindergarten):

1. Share everything. Share the wedding planning responsibilies with your fiancé. Assign him (or her) wedding planning tasks that he will enjoy, and focus on your the tasks that are most important to you.

2. Play fair. Don't be a bitch. Don't make your bridesmaids wear ugly dresses. Don't be rude to your wedding vendors. Play fair, bridey!

3. Don't hit people. Bridey, I certainly hope that you won't go around hitting (or punching, biting or scratching) people, but some of your friends and family may feel like they got socked in the gut when your inner 'zilla sneaks out. So, keep that bitch tucked in, and keep your hands to yourself. 

4. Put things back where you found them. Unless you've found "the dress". Bridey, don't take a chance or second guess yourself because it was the first one you found. If it isn't "the one", then please do put it back where you found it, but please don't take a chance that it'll will get sold out from under you simply because it was the first dress you tried on.

5. CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS. But first, try not to make one. But, if you do, then clean it up, bridey. Did you piss off your bestie because you were talking too much about the wedding? Then buy her a drink, and let her have the floor. Did you snap at your photographer for not emailing you back within five minutes? Then apologize and wait your turn. Trust me, your wedding planning will be that much more seamless if you clean up your own mess.

6. Don't take things that aren't yours. Bridey, if you didn't pay for it, then you can't have it. You can't have something if it isn't yours. If you want an additional layer of wedding cake, then you're going to have to pay for it. If you want to import particular flowers for your bouquet, then you're going to have to pay for it. You can't take things that aren't yours. You can only "take" them if you buy them. See what I mean? So don't take things that aren't yours.

7. Say you're SORRY when you HURT somebody. It's almost impossible to go through your wedding planning unscathed or without hurting somebody's feelings. The easiest way to get through it, bridey? Say you're sorry when your hurt somebody. Period. The end. 

8. Wash your hands before you eat. Wash your hands before the food tasting. Wash your hands before the cake tasting. And make a concentrated effort to wash your hands of the bullshit. Do not allow yourself to get sucked into the webb of insanity during the wedding planning. Wash your hands of it...

9. Flush. Get rid of it. Start fresh, bridey. Flush your system of any ill feelings. Be it about your future family in law, skeletons of the past, etc. It's best to go into wedding planning with a clean slate. So flush it.

10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ The Fantastic Mr. & Mrs. Fox

Kate and John Fox had their wedding at a local private high school. Seriously, they're probably the only people I know who would voluntarily go back to high school, right? But, how fabulously unique is that? I mean... Apparently, this was the first wedding held in the school, and I absolutely love that they chose to think out of the box! Anyway, the ceremony was in a chapel inside of the school and the reception was outside despite the rain! People always say that rain is good luck your wedding day, but as a wedding planner (and if you're a bride reading this), honestly, it's a pain in the ass! 

Luckily, it only rained during their formal photographs, and a few volunteers held umbrellas over the cake. So ultimately, they had good luck (phew!), and the pics to prove it!! And with a name like "Fox", they just  HAD to incorporate their name into their wedding day! After all, how many people could say that their wedding is truly the day of the fox...?

I really, really love these jewel toned bouquets!Look at Kate's father. His eyes are welling up...Fantastic kiss!Loving the green color palette!

Fantasy Friday ~ We're All Mad Here...

Who doesn't love Alice in Wonderland? Right? And there are some of us who love the idea of a fantasy world so much that it becomes a part of us. And why wouldn't we? In a fantasy we are free to live in a world with little inhibition, few cares and pure pleasure. So why not let your wedding guests in on such great pleasure? Why not "wow" them with an experience unlike any other, and certainly unlike any other wedding? I mean... Don't they deserve it? How about we let them fall down their own rabbit hole? (Side note... Doesn't the AIW groom above look hauntingly like Matthew from Downton Abbey? Just sayin'!!)
I am completely obsessed with this amazing set up. It's truly whimsical. Even down to the cool chairs... There is no way you could feel anything except unadulterated happiness walking into and sitting in this space!
Check out this bouquet! How fucking awesome is that? It's colorful, it's expressive, and it's not obnoxious! Or the boutonniere below? Again, it's colorful, it goes with the them, and it's hardly obnoxious.
Look at that dress! I want to walk around in it. TODAY. RIGHT NOW!