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Thursday, March 22, 2007

As read in the New York Times

The fiance and I love to read the wedding announcements section of the New York Times every week. Our weekly, 'plebian roots examines potential high society pedigree.'

I thought I'd share this week's article entitled, entitled, Books Strew the Path to the Altar. By ABBY ELLIN. The article referred to the arrestingly entitled, “Wedding Etiquette Hell: The Bride’s Bible to Avoiding Everlasting Damnation” by Jeanne Hamilton.

Of course, the title resonated with me, as I have frequently contemplated whether my propensity to flount many a wedding ettiquette "must," will lead me to 'everlasting damnation.' Hence, the horror of no flower girl - "But who will drop the flower petals?" was the response to my declaration that there would be no flower girl at my wedding. I responded, "no one". And was met was a slightly quizzical, slightly disapproving look, as I wondered, but did not state, 'Is there a condition in my marriage license that states there must be petals (roses, no less) for me to walk on, as I come to join my intended at the altar?' Apparently, potential everlasting damnation.

Another horror, was the obvious lack of pink and pastel and bright festive colors in my wedding to be. I wanted something muted, something sleek, I chose chocolate brown, platinum with the tiniest twinge, at times non-existant twinge of bourdeaux red thrown in at odd places for posterity. I was met with many, many, MANY concerns regarding my choice of color, to the extent that a potential event coordinator tried unsuccessfully to convince me that I am having a summer wedding and MUST use summer colors. He was actually very adamant and disapproving - I have to admit I was a little taken aback. But, I digress.... Now forgive me for my ignorance, but what in the heck are summer colors? And more importantly, am I really banned to everlasting damnation if I decide I'd rather have platinum than pink on my reception tables?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Audrey said...

Ah, you poor darling! Clearly no one has informed you that ALL summer weddings must be in violent shades of lime, magenta, deep purple, cyan, and maybe turquoise.
Lime and magena, however, are preferred by the gods.

Monday, April 23, 2007 11:06:00 PM  

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