Post # 1
I was totally just inspired by my own post about hypHenated last names and using one’s husband’s name socially and…
What are some of the things that have caused contention (or at least confusion) in the course of your wedding planning that would never have OCCURRED to you if there hadn’t been a wedding?
Mine was the bestie who kept her ex-hubs’ last name (to share with their kiddo) but eventually married another guy. HOW do I address that invite?
Never would have cared before. Never would have crossed my mind.
Post # 3
Just how does a woman go to the bathroom in her wedding dress, anyway?! (Never, never, never crossed my mind til I saw it being discussed on the boards.)
Post # 4
@elizabeth2004: +1 I always saw people laughing at this in movies and such and I was like, it really can’t be that hard. Nope it sure is. Add a layer of spanx in the mix…
Post # 5
@elizabeth2004: Oh. My. Gosh. How have I never thought of this???
Post # 6
There is an elderly neighbor who has known my family the entire time we’ve lived in this neighborhood, who is very kind and sweet. Her husband passed away a few years ago, who was the man who taught me how to hit a golf ball and do other things as a kid. I wanted to invite her to the wedding, and asked every SINGLE member of the household for her first name this morning while trying to address invitations.
NO ONE IN MY FAMILY KNOWS HER FIRST NAME.
We knew her husband’s first name, but always knew her as Mrs.Neighbor…and after 20 years of living next door, we’re a bit embarrassed to ask!
So her invitation will be addressed to Ms. Neighbor!
Post # 7
@GoddessofNerdvana: Maybe you don’t need to worry too much – a lot of older ladies have been addressed as Mrs. Husband forever and will think it’s quite the right way to do things! Still… maybe bribe the mailman?
Post # 8
heels in the grass!!!! this never worried me much before but getting married on the lawn of a country club and using an aisle runner. never in my life have i had to explain so many times that sinking into the grass will be scary enough for the bridesmaids/moms let alone once you have unstuck yourself the fact that you will be dragging the runner like toilet paper on the bottom of your shoe!
everyone thinks im nuts and overthinking it!
Post # 9
Oh geeze… My list may be more along the lines of “Things no one thinks about until they’re a bride”
1) French vs. American bustle
2) Bouquet Jewelry
4) First looks
5) The “other” meaning of Save-The-Date Cards
6) Strassed shoes
The list goes on…
Post # 10
Mine is identifying my “best” friends. I could literally have 3 maids of honor and one bridesmaid… You wouldn’t believe how much I’ve stressed over how to make sure everyone knows they are important and no one has hurt feelings.
Post # 11
@GoddessofNerdvana: Check ‘Reverse Address Lookup’ on whitepages.com!
Post # 12
@DawnaN: Check out solemates or starlettos- they are plastic caps the fit over your heel to keep it from sinking!
Post # 13
Anything to do with bonboniere. I just refer to it as “bonningtons” and say we aren’t having any.
Post # 14
@GoddessofNerdvana: Lol, maybe you can do some stalking on public real estate info. Try googling your county website.
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
@GoddessofNerdvana: You can still address her as “Mrs. John Neighbor.”
Also great ideas of asking the mailman, and checking out the tax records.
Post # 16
@elizabeth2004: i was a bit concerned with this too but it wasn’t that difficult. i used the handicap washroom (more room). i just hiked up all of my dress and forward a bit. no problem. i didn’t even need assistance. whew.