Hey there, hive! I’ve missed you. After a much needed hiatus from all things wedding, which included blogging, I’m back and shaking the rust off of my writing fingers! OK, not entirely, because I use my fingers for contract writing all day at work, but I digress. It feels good to be back.
Many of you may not remember me, and that’s OK; I won’t hold it against you! You can catch up on my story here. I got engaged in March of 2012, was introduced to the hive as a blogger in January 2014, and in June 2014 I ended my engagement after two-plus years of planning. Needless to say, my time here was a little bit of a roller coaster of emotions. Blogging for Weddingbee was a high point, but it ended all too abruptly.
But I’m here now to change all that. I’m back, and I bring good news! Well, for me anyway. You all have to hear my rantings and ravings for a little while longer, which you may or may not view as good news. 😉 That’s right…there’s a new Parisian wedding on the horizon!
Or, as I originally titled this post, “My Spectacular Pseudo Bridal Shower/Bachelorette Thingy.”
The clock to the Puffer Wedding is winding down at an alarmingly quicker pace each day. One of our “sh*t just got real” moments was when we switched from counting down months to weeks until the wedding. We have a huge to-do list left that seems to be growing rather than shrinking. Nearly every conversation we have with each other, with family, with friends—even with strangers—is about the wedding, and the subject matter has started boring even me. I think Puff and I are both at the let’s-just-get-it-over-with-already stage of wedding planning.
But along the way, we’ve had a lot of fun with our wedding. My recent Saturday with the girls was definitely one of the highlights.
We will begin by thanking our guests for joining us to celebrate our relationship, and acknowledging the significance each and every one has had in our lives. This will be followed by some yadda, yadda, yadda about the ring warming and handing off of the rings for said ring warming.
Then we will proceed by telling the guests a little bit about our love story and how long it took for us to get to the wedding day. In this part of the ceremony, guests will learn of how quickly I knew Mr. Sugar Cube was the one, and how quickly Mr. SC knew he loved me. They’ll learn how many days of our relationship were spent apart and how we learned more than we could have about each other because of this, from how I like to save the best bite for last when I eat to how Mr. Sugar Cube always has to clean his bike before a bike race. They’ll learn how we quickly realized we were soul mates. A nice little lead-in for our ceremony reading.
At this point, Mr. Sugar Cube and I have given free rein to our officiant to insert her own little personal story about Mr. Sugar Cube and me. Possibly a little bit about each of us individually and then together. Who knows. What I do know is she’ll make it emotional and entertaining all at once.
So, wedding-dress shopping attempts one and two were strikeouts, but I had a bit more luck with my third try.
The third attempt, my mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law went to Syracuse to check out David’s Bridal because I knew they had a few different beach wedding-dress options. I tried on a few lacy dresses that I was surprised I liked.
The more dresses I tried on, the more the criteria for my wedding dress was becoming clearer. Here were some of the things I was looking for in a wedding dress.