Maybe She Is Right

October 16, 2011

Had 14 for dinner the other night. Used my bone china, sterling silver, Irish crystal, and white linen napkins. My china seems to be slowly cracking. It’s Wedgewood. I have about 6 plates that I am no longer using. I don’t want to replace them because I would rather buy something new if they all […]

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Groom’s Side, Bride’s Side

September 29, 2011

When I attend a wedding I am usually greeted by an usher that asks the question, “Bride or groom’s side?” I always opt for the groom’s side no matter what my relationship is to the bride. It is very simple. I want to see the front of the bride and not her back. I like […]

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Stamps and Smears

September 22, 2011

Things are starting to go wrong. I forgot to put stamps on the reply return envelopes. As Bride said, “None of my friends have stamps and they will just RSVP to the website.” We’ll see. At least now she can use all the leftover stamps for thank you notes. And the stupid map card!!! It […]

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A Tasty Kidnapping

September 15, 2011

My in-laws live a mile from our home. I told my mother-in-law that in 24 hours I was kidnapping her and it was a surprise as to where we were going and what we would be doing. “Pack a suitcase with your toothbrush, nightgown, robe, and slippers. Be ready to leave by 2pm the next […]

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Super Wrinkled or Stained

September 8, 2011

I have had such a bad 24 hours with this wedding planning that the B.O.B. (brother of the Bride) has given me permission to blog about him today so I can get my mind off of all the things that are going wrong. That is why one blogs waaaay after the fact: when you can […]

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The Tent

August 11, 2011

I wanted to title this “Blame Beth Moore” but figured that only a Baptist would know what I was referring to. Beth Moore is the leading lady of in-depth Bible study for Baptist women, of which I now am one. I am currently in her Tabernacle study for the second time. The first time was […]

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The Fitting

August 4, 2011

What a fun day. The dress arrived in the store. We picked it up and took it to the Alteration Lady (hereto referred to as A Lady). I had invited the ceremony officiant’s wife to go with us because this dress has a built-in bustier that someone, not me, will need to lace up before […]

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Holding a Grudge

July 28, 2011

Sometimes it helps to hold a grudge. It can protect you from further hurt. My grudge against a hand caligraphied¬† wedding program began on a summer afternoon. I was attending a wedding by myself because my husband was at the bachelor party of our son: a fishing trip to the coast. The wedding was lovely. […]

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Invitation Decisions

July 21, 2011

I went to the city to pick up the envelopes. Instead of the envelopes being ready, everything was ready. I wasn’t expecting that and my stomach began to do flips. I refused to open the box and had the helper load it into the car. Back in their office she had one copy of everything […]

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Music

July 14, 2011

Bride says there will be no “Ode to Joy”, “Canon in D”, or any Bach to speak of. Instead the bridesmaids and groomsmen will come up the sidewalk to The Beatles and the BeachBoys. We are still in negotiations on the tune that accompanies the Father of the Bride as he escorts her down the […]

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