Monday Miscellany

The complaint I hear more often than any other from brides- and grooms-to-be is that guests don’t RSVP. As I’m sure you folks know, a failure to let a host know whether you will or will not attend an event is quite discourteous. The relative rudeness of such a faux pas is magnified when the hosts in question need to know how big of a tent to reserve. Sure, people these days lead busy lives, but a response card takes, what, a whole fifteen seconds to mail and fill out? Be a good guest — let them know you’re coming.

Okay…I am done lecturing so let’s lighten the mood. I stumbled upon People Magazine’s Ugliest Bridesmaid Dresses blog and have been thanking my lucky stars that I’ve never been asked to wear something like this:


Though when I was quite little, I did wear this odd navy bridesmaid dress with obscenely ruffled sleeves. At the time (around 1987 pr so) I dearly loved that dress and wore it until the seams started threatening to pull apart. And speaking of strained seams, if you feel you absolutely must lose a few inches before your wedding day, I am an advocate of exercise over dieting. Eat well, learn a few new moves from books like Buff Brides: The Complete Guide to Getting in Shape and Looking Great for Your Wedding Day or The Body Sculpting Bible for Brides: Look Your Best in Your Wedding Dress, and you’ll be fine.

Keep in mind two things when slimming down before your big day, however. First, your intended obviously loves you as you are so why mess with perfection…and second, don’t get too crazy after your fittings begin since a dress that is too big can look just as bad as a dress that is too small.

3 Responses to “Monday Miscellany”

  1. belasala says:

    Take pilates to get in shape for your wedding! It’s really fun, and you will gain beautiful posture in addition to a toned bod. I started private lessons with a pilates instructor late last fall and have been amazed at the results. Though it costs more than a pilates mat class, the private lessons let you use all the cool equipment, which help tone and strengthen arms/legs in addition to your core.

  2. Twistie says:

    Those are some terrifying bridesmaid’s dresses, NtB! I wonder if the bride quilted them herself. ; )

  3. La Cot says:

    I could swear that long ago I had a bedspread in a very similar fabric, leftover from a parent’s childhood 🙂