Archive for March, 2012

I See the Train a Comin’

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It’s quite possible you didn’t know there was a category in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest train on a wedding gown. Until quite recently – as in Tuesday – the record was held by someone in the Netherlands. On Tuesday, though, their record of less than a mile was shattered by The Andree Salon in Romania gown which features a 1.85 mile long train.

Of course a train this long isn’t very practical for your average wedding. The materials alone cost over seven thousand dollars, and the length would fill four football fields.

So how does one make a getaway in a gown with a nearly two mile long train?

In a hot air balloon, natch!

How Much Is Peace of Mind Worth to You?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Do you know what can happen if you go about proposing the wrong way to your lady?

According to R.J. Licata, the dangers include:

– Marrying the wrong girl
– Waiting too long/Proposing too soon
– Buying the wrong ring
– Overspending on the ring
– Being uninformed
– Overlooking an important detail
– Ruining the surprise
– Destroying your nerves
– Letting her down

I think about the only thing he left out was the heartbreak of psoriasis.

Oh, wait! That was a dandruff shampoo commercial in the seventies. My bad.

But Licata has the answer! He has written the book he wishes had existed before he proposed marriage. You know, the one that would have stopped him marrying the wrong girl. Or maybe it was that he was uninformed… or maybe he let her down. It’s hard to tell.

Mmmm… Geeky Meets Delicious

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Are you familiar with xkcd?

If not, click on the link.

If you are familiar, just bask in the perfection of this tribute wedding cake from Pink Cake Box.

Mmm… I want a slice.

Quickie Question: Bridal Frustration

Monday, March 19th, 2012

There are times when planning a wedding can make you feel like this:

… or like this:

… or even like this:

Even some relatively placid brides who experienced a low level of interference and unwelcome meddling – like yours truly – still wind up having a moment or two in the process when we could easily commit violence.

After all, things happen. Orders get lost, deliveries go awry, invitations get misprinted, people develop bizarre objections to perfectly reasonable plans, paperwork gets hung up… and if it all happens at once, it’s easy to blow your stack.

So when those moments come, what do you do?

Me? I only had a couple of those moments. I dealt with it by slamming the door and going for a walk while muttering to myself. The urge to do physical harm was there, but even at my worst moments I knew better than to give in. After a good walk, the urge for violence had passed, and I could handle the frustration, whatever it happened to be, in a less socially unacceptable way.

What about all of you? Have you gotten to the point where pasting someone seemed like a great idea? If so, how did you manage it?

Twistie’s Sunday Caption Madness: The What’s In My Cleavage Edition

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Hello boys and girls in Weddingland! It’s time once again to play Twistie’s Sunday Caption Madness.

You all know how this works. I post a picture that’s simply weeping into its Corn Flakes for a good caption or three. You provide said captions via the comments function. Next saturday I choose a winner and we all celebrate with new shoes… or whatever.

Today’s image comes from the ‘this is why brides should watch how much they drink’ file, and it looks a little like this:

Ready… set… snark!

Who’s In Charge?

Friday, March 16th, 2012

When it comes to planning a wedding, everyone has an opinion.

You may be one of the lucky ones who doesn’t get a lot of unsolicited advice or unreasonable demands from friends and family… but what if you’re not so lucky? Who has what rights in these questions? What can you do about it?

Perfect For ‘The Kiss’

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Kiddies, I hurt my dominant index finger last night in a bizarre restaurant accident. Typing is tough today.

And so instead of something profound, I leave you with this awesome Klimtesque wedding band by Alex Sepkus: