Thursday, October 2, 2008

isn't this really what the wedding is about?




found this on coco+kelly today. it's so right.

we could just get married at the courthouse with simple rings and no DIY coasters or letterpressed invites or delicious tray-passed hors d'œuvres... and the important part, the part where we love each other and promise to be partners from here on out, wouldn't be lost.

but i love diy coasters and cocktails and parties. is that bad?

PS, i know i'm asking the wrong crowd.

image from flickr

8 comments:

east side bride said...

Cocktails yeeeeES! (But don't be bummed out if, er, your guests don't all notice the coasters.)

Vanessa said...

Well, then what would you blog about?

kara said...

as long as the bride and groom remember why they are getting married there is no harm in a big celebration, or even a little one to celebrate the love they share for one another

Teresa said...

no, no, no, there is nothing wrong with all the extras! if it weren't for extras, what would we do with our days??

Allison aka HaselBride said...

I know, right?! I love my fiance, BUT I still want to throw a party like so many before us.

It feels like there is so much backlash now because of big-budget-in-your-face weddings. People get offended if you decide to have anything more than a courthouse wedding and a super simple reception.

So I say, go for it! I'm throwing the party with the coasters, but I'm planning for the marriage as well! :)

coco+kelley said...

isn't that the best photo? thanks for the mention! and since you asked... i don't think it's wrong at all to love those things, as long as you don't forget the whole purpose of the wedding is a marriage... not whether or not the flowers turned out right, or if the cake was perfect, etc etc. but it's verrrrry hard not to get caught up in details! (i know, i used to plan weddings!) just remember ~ your guests are there for YOU... the rest is all extra :) good luck!

jora said...

The best part is that you can have it all...the serious commitment plus the really fun party with your family and friends! You don't have to pick one or the other..... :) I always wanted a simple gold band like that, BTW.

lovelymorning said...

all- yes see. i knew you were going to say so. there is no reason we can't have a big rad party to celebrate our union. as long as the union is what's ultimately important.

coco- congrats on your move to seattle! funny thing, you met with my soon-to-be sister-in-law a few weeks ago, Melanie, about her wedding next September. she was so inspired by your ideas. i can't wait to help with her wedding when mine's over!

jora- me too. i'm secretly thinking about getting one at some point... to wear when i can't or don't feel like wearing the diamonds. i saw a woman wearing an awesome one a few months ago that was really wide but still somehow delicate and feminine...