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Wedding Rambling – A Random Post

27 Aug

I’m in MELBOURNE folks!

This may sound a tad bit strange, but – having lived in Sydney my ENTIRE life (so far) – I’ve never been to Melbourne. And I’m here now, yay! So far the trip has been pretty fabulous, and we’re staying in a serviced apartment, so I don’t have to worry about starving or having to buy myself a meal. Even so, it’s about a 5-minute walk to the nearest stores, so I’m in a pretty good spot. Unfortunately, we’re pretty far from the central city (and I really wanted to check out the café scene – I LOVE COFFEE).

Anyway, let’s get onto wedding stuff, yes?

I’ve heard news from my bridesmaids and MoH that I shall be getting a bridal shower. They say it’s gonna be good, and I can’t wait, but a part of me really wants to know what’s going on! They’re keeping it a secret (which, you know, duh!) but at the same time, I’m anxiooooooous. I’m not Type-A at all, but this wedding thing has caused me to be more obsessive re: planning.

I also found that, unless I plan it myself, I won’t be having a Hen’s (which I’m totally ok with you, albeit a tad bit pouty). My bridesmaids don’t have the expense for that, which is fair enough, so I’ll have to figure out whether I: (a) can be bothered planning a hen’s night for myself (which sounds pretentious to me), or (b) just let sleeping dogs lie and be happy with what I’ve got so far.

Still thinking on it, but hen’s night = more expenses, so I’m leaning more towards not having one. A slumber party with wine sounds like an awesome idea though!

Anyone else have any ideas?

Also, I’ve been in chats with my fiancé and we’re deliberating the pros and cons of a garter. We won’t be doing a bouquet OR a garter toss (to us it’s a stupid tradition) but when will I ever get a chance to wear a garter (and not be looked at like I just came from a BDSM dungeon!)?

What’re your thoughts? 🙂

Wedding High Five!

19 Jul

Hey guys!

I know this post is a day early, but I thought I’d just mention an AWESOME idea which I found on a website called Offbeat Bride. On their “Steal this Idea” segment, they mention that one should “High five your guests in your send-off like you won the game”. I saw that and INSTANTLY thought that would be a way better idea and so much more US than rose petal confetti cannons or a sparkler exit (which we’re not allowed to do anyway…).

I suggested the idea to GP and he’s SO there. We think it’s an awesome example of US as a couple. We’re constantly high-fiving each other and everyone else. The first thing we do when either of us has succeeded in something (be it in my academic work or GP’s job) we high-five each other. The same applies to others (for example, my little sister and junior bridesmaid got a good mark in her exams, she gets a high-five; my older sister and maid-of-honour got a job, she gets a high-five, etc.).

The send-off will have to happen indoors. Guests will have to line up, similar to the “archway” where guests form an arch with their arms. Instead of holding hands above and running underneath them (which will be extremely difficult for my 6’0″ husband-to-be), they’ll put their arm up, palm facing towards us. We then run through them, high-fiving each and every one of our guests!

So all of our guests (who survive to the end of the night) will be getting high fives (and possibly even hugs) from us before we leave! ❤

Also, I got this message from my baby sister/Junior bridesmaid last night which had me giddy:

Guess who received a package? Pardon the dodgy image quality… Also, my sister is awesome.

YAY!! INTERNET HIGH FIVES!