I’m going to start this off with a no, I’m not getting married. It’s February and that’s it. But, almost every girl is raised with the idea that women have to get married and have kids one day, so I have some idea on “necessities” for that day. I use that term loosely, because the odds of a full wedding in my future are slim. My Pinterest has a board for Weddings, just in case. Plus, you know, there’s a pandemic.
Massive parties and people from all over my life (and my partners) showing up sounds awful. Too many people and too much to worry about, no thank you! The idea of the closest friends and family, a small group, getting together and doing a potluck style dinner and dessert thing is significantly more appealing. Plus then everyone can either take home leftovers, or donate them to a shelter after. Actually now that I think about it, I could see it happening.
The dress is a major piece with weddings, but spending more than a couple hundred dollars on a dress blows my mind. Especially because, what do you do with it after? I’ve seen people frame it, and others have it turned into lingerie, but I don’t know. Seems crazy to me. If money didn’t matter though, there’s a silky one I found that I love! I just clicked the link for this dress, and it’s $169.99? I could buy that now and just keep it!
I’m hoping by the time I think about getting married (seriously think about it,) I’ll own a house with a nice big yard. Who needs a venue when you have a beautiful backyard? Set up a couple tables with food, one nice table in the middle for some form of cake treat (sweets aren’t my thing, so I don’t even know what I’d want,) and rent or buy an archway for the day. Etsy sells them for a couple hundred dollars, so I’m not even worried.
Tips With Deryn!
Now, again, weddings are not my favourite thing. They’re expensive, owned by massive billion dollar businesses, and just too much for a day, but it is easier to find local, handmade, and less expensive stuff if you just look around. If you don’t ask for things like a “wedding cake” and just get a fancy cake, you can actually save a lot of money depending on where you go!
Now, I Can Get Behind Flowers
Flowers are another big thing that I always see in movies and such. Can I even keep my wedding bouquet? My favourite flower is a Dahlia which I’ve grown for a few years now. I’d probably dry them out and put them in a shadow box forever if I could. I’ve never done that kind of thing before, but it would be fun to try. Especially because there’s a particular shade they grow in that would be beautiful for wedding colours.
Themes and Colours
Themes and colours sound difficult, but one can dream about having enough money that is doesn’t matter. Burgundy is an absolutely beautiful colour, and goes with a particular colour pallet that is either fiery or super soft blush tones. Both of those options are stunning when you see them come together. Looking at the scheme again, it’s very autumn, which is probably why I love it so much. Man, Pinterest has a lot to look at.
Wedding or Guest Book Alternative
As for music, I’ve never looked into it. I listen to a little of everything, but I think a fun idea would be getting a song from everyone who comes. Like one of them wedding book things, but for a song book. Listen to what each guest thinks about attending and their hopes for our future, ya know?
Am I Missing Anything?
What else goes along with a wedding? Oh I guess a photographer, but I’m pretty sure I’d have that covered too. Man, the idea of getting married was almost completely ruined for me from past relationships. It’s exciting dreaming about the possibility again. They aren’t necessary at all, but they can be really fun. And that’s what matters in the end, if you had fun and make the most out of it.
My idea of a wedding is very lowkey and comfy, especially since I can be overwhelmed quick. It’s crazy to think February is not only flying by already, but somehow it’s also the wedding month. I always figured it would be June for them warmer days. But yeah, that’s my ramble of the day, thanks for coming by and stay safe out there!