This look may not be frugal, but is certainly fabulous.
So, I've been to few enough weddings so far in my adult life that it's still very fun and novel to me. It's like, Hey! My friends are doing that thing that people do on TV! So, I'm always happiest and have the most fun when people pull out all the stops and do everything in a by-the-book wedding manner. That way, I feel like I'm on an episode of Say Yes to the Dress or A Wedding Story and it's fun.
So, I was very excited to see that my friends' wedding I'm attending next month includes a gift registry! I haven't really shopped from a registry before, so it was very fun. Immediately, I felt like the perfect gift would be a toaster, because that's the most stereotypical wedding present in existence. Lo and behold, they have one on their registry! So I headed out to the store to pick it up for them.
This is Audrey Hepburn's fabulous wedding dress.
I don't have any funny caption for this. This is gorgeous.
When I looked through the items on their registry (online) I was surprised at the sorts of things they were asking for. Like, glasses and flatware and napkins and sheets and towels. Don't they already own these things? Why are they getting new ones? What will they do with the old ones? (...can I have the old ones?)
I fully understand the need for gifts when someone has a baby (esp. a first baby) because most people don't have heaps of baby things lying around. But a wedding between two adults in their late 20s/early 30s? Do they really need a new toaster, popcorn popper, microwave and cutlery?
Anyway, when I got to the store, I was suddenly enamored of everything I saw there. I want a gift registry! Mine wouldn't have plates and forks and things I already own, but it would have things I saw today that cost $3.99 like a removable handle for travel mugs, Avocado saver, Microfiber dish drying cloth, or chocolate for fondue.
Anyway, if I got to register for gifts, I would also register at Sephora, Amazon, and Shoppers Drug Mart. Oooh and Modcloth.com and Urban Outfitters and American Apparel...
|This 1960s wedding dress is FEROSH. I would wear this with boots and a jean jacket just as an outfit.|
Yes, even the bow/veil.
Why can't you have a gift registry when you aren't getting married? There was an episode of Sex and the City about this, as I recall, which culminated in Carrie announcing her marriage to herself and getting presents.
But what I'm thinking is, is it worth getting married just to get presents? Even if you don't want to get married?
I may be wrong (but I'm pretty sure I'm right) but it seems like signing up for the gift registry is the funnest part of getting married. Just wandering around a store being like, "I want that... and one of those... oooh, that's a cute idea... that! And that!" This makes it almost seem worthwhile to get married.
|I wonder where Kate and Wills were registered?|
Did they get all new plates and kitchen gadgets? I kind of doubt it.
Note to anybody getting married anytime soon: if you have a Harry Potter wedding like these people, I will LOVE YOU FOREVER. (As long as I don't have to sit at the Slytherin table)