Post # 1
Okay this is a totally serious question.. I am thinking of wearing a blusher veil (oh how deeper and deeper I sink into the TRADITIONAL as this goes along!!)… but the thing is, I am about 5’7″, and will be wearing 2″ heels. Fiance is 5’2″. So, yeah… I will have to do a pretty deep knee bend in order for her to lift the veil!
Is this going to be odd or awkward? She likes the whole blusher idea but we’ve kind of joked about it and she kidded about needing to haul a stepstool up to the altar for all of this veil lifting and kissing and such.
Post # 3
I don’t think you would have to kneel for her to lift it. There is almost a foot and a half between my guy and I and I can easily reach the top of his head. There will only be a 7 inch difference between the two of you! I say if you love the look/idea of a blusher go for it 😀
Post # 4
I think it would be cute if you had to bend down a bit for her to put it back! It could be one of those moments where people have a little giggle and then swoon over how cute you are together!
Post # 5
No advice on your question, but a bit of a giggle here. Why is it the same-sex couples who seem to follow tradition most carefully?
Post # 6
Is she wearing flats?
I agree that even a maximum 7 inch difference shouldn’t be a problem, unless your Fiance has ridiculously short arms. 😉
Post # 7
@2dBride: LOL I don’t know, but it is so true. And so funny how in the beginning I was very adamantly against anything “traditional”. Ha! Then, bit by bit, it started evolving. First the dress went from blue and short, to blue and long, then not blue at all but white and long and with a train! And then the venue went from outside in a park to inside in a church… and no one was going to “give me away” because IMO that’s antiquated and sexist but then I changed my mind on that too because I got all sentimental about it if it was my brother doing it, or maybe my son. Oh, and my hair was going to be pale pink (yeah, seriously!) but now I’m probably going with just blonde w/lowlights, and the veil was absolutely going to be a birdcage… and here we are! I do find it all amusing how it morphs…and especially how Fiance has proven to be so traditional, not wanting to see my dress beforehand, being really insistent that we keep the top tier of the cake, really wanting to be at the altar beforehand (vs. walking down with me which we discussed)… sooooo traditional!
@babyboo: & @ddw: I think that she can reach the top of my head just fine, but to move the blusher it means reaching and lifting UP and back, which seemed more problematic. 😉
She’s wearing a suit and flat shoes, yes.
@Miss Sparklespaniel: That’s a good way to look at it and I think you’re right. Could be a very cute moment we’ll remember fondly later!
Post # 8
Sounds like you need a practice run. You can try it out with a sheet or something if you don’t want her to see the veil