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wedding party update, dress please...

April 3rd, 2011 at 02:01 am

The 50's housewife themed babyshower was great. I went yesterday. I love it when there is a dress up theme for a party and everyone actually goes to the lengths to dress up for it! I have been to a few babyshowers in my time and it was definately THE best I have been to. I can't stand the really terrible games like eating baby-food blindfolded, etc. I get that these events have to have those types of things (mostly) but please! No one wants pureed corn & pear on their dress!!!

DH and I are thinking of starting a family soon, and these things make me even more clucky. I have always wanted to have children, and being around people with kids, kids birthday parties, babyshowers, pregnant people, etc has always made me go 'awwh... one day'. But now that it's a decision we've made for the very near future, it seems the cluckiness bubbles over sometimes (and even DH said the same thing - nice to know it's not just me. & I think that is a sign we are both ready for the next stage!). Still annoys me when people ask the baby question though - none of your goddam business!

Wedding party updates:

Only 6-7 weeks away now and I have typically done NOTHING organisation wise. Big Grin I know, I'm fantastic.

However, we have these things sorted out:
- Hall booked ($150)
- Main meal booked, deposit paid ($246 paid, $1056 to pay)
- Alcohol organised & paid for (FREE thanks to DH's uncle & auntie)
- Entree partially organised (various friends & family bringing so far: bruschetta, toasted turkish pide & dips, homemade vegetarian samosas, salmon & cream cheese/spinach & ricotta pastry twirls, mini quiche, cupcakes).
- Cake organised (FREE thanks to my best friend)
- Music organised (iPod playlists)
- Hair (FREE thanks to a friend who is doing it in return for posting pictures on her vintage hairstyling blog)
- Some decorations (MIL is preparing succulent plants in terracota bowls for tables instead of flowers)
- Photography (we have several friends with amazing photography skills & hugely expensive equipment - why bother paying someone else?)
- post-wedding 'honeymoon' (DH's uncle owns a hotel)

When I say I have these things organised, what I really mean is that people have come to us and offered their services/money etc. I had no part in sourcing any of this Big Grin So when people look at all the things that are going into this party, it appears to be a lot. It is a lot more than I would have planned myself, but then again, I didn't plan any of it. Unlike many other brides, I have taken a backseat in all of this. I don't really mind what happens - it is after all, NOT a wedding. We are already married. It is just a party to celebrate it - a very, very post reception, I guess.

Only things I have to organise now are table cloths & chair coverings (Do I even need chaircoverings? what a waste of money...) and our clothes. No, I don't have a dress. I like the idea of dressing up for events, but when the time comes, I can't be bothered. DH loves dressing up for things. So, I am trying to put in the effort of finding something unique to us. I hope to wear the dress again. I have so far come up with these (which I can wear again to conventions):

What do you think?

10 Responses to “wedding party update, dress please...”

  1. Amber Says:

    Oh I'm so happy for you, congratulations Wink I really like the green dress and again congrats

  2. miclason Says:

    Congratulations on your post-post wedding party!
    I, too, love the green dress!

  3. debtfreeme Says:

    Love the green dress and congratulations!

  4. baselle Says:

    Congrats - my fave is the green dress, especially that little black bolero.

  5. LittleGopher Says:

    Love the green dress! Your party sounds wonderful!!

  6. marvholly Says:

    I'm in for the green dress, too. I am thinking that, depending on where you live, the other 2 dresses might be too bare/summery if the weather is still iffy which it can be in mid-May (cool and/or rainy).

  7. marvholly Says:

    Added thoughts:
    Also, if you want to be able to use the dress again for business purposes (conventions) it is MUCH more appropriate to be MUCH more covered than the summery sundresses.

    Further also: At conventions/business meeting there is likely to be ac on in the summer. Other dresses will not be comfortable-you'll be too cold.

    Further, Further also:
    Green dress can probably (dependent on material) be worn all year - others on late May-early Sept (maybe).

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    The green dress is pretty and a classic style. The second dress also looks very cute.
    Congats on the party! Smile

  9. Whitestripe Says:

    Thanks everyone.
    Marvholly: the conventions I go to are tattoo/burlesque conventions Big Grin so, probably not as important to cover skin at those... Hehe.

  10. laura Says:

    I'm a bit late to this post. I like all three dresses, my favorite is #3. Totally reminds me of Bestsey Johnson!!

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