Filed under: invitations
I’m a huuuuge font addict. On my old computer I must have over 600 fonts I downloaded. It’s the I-Wish-I-Was-A-Graphic-Designer bug I have. For my BFA thesis I happen to be incoroporating Victorian science book fonts and have literally scoured the internet in search of the perfect font. In my quest, I have discovered several companies I knew nothing about and actually adore.
This cool font is from LetterHead Fonts. I love how they show you in actual designs how your fonts will look.
Letterpress font a la Chris Costello. You have to go to myfonts.com to purchase though.
This shop has mainly handwritting fonts and bookish fonts. So I heart Oldfonts.com
And of course, if you have cash coming out of your ears, Veer.
Just some neato fonts for you invitations for DIY folks. Or for your Save The Dates. Or maybe for your 56th craft project your planning. Whatever you need.
Honestly I thought I was prepared and knew how much most things would cost for the wedding. The biggest suprise for me so far is renting. Renting chairs, linens, forks, spoons, cups and such was not high on my ‘it’s going to be expensive list’. Until I started to read rental sites. So far, it looks like to rent enough tables, chairs, linens etc to accomidate 100 people will cost $3,000 and up! Excuse me? I am not going to spend $2 per napkin for one freakin night.
So I went onto craigslist and instead of renting plates and silverware…I bought them. For a quarter of the price. I figure even if I resell them for 3/4 of the cost I’ll still be saving myself mucho money. I don’t remember what plates I ate off of at any wedding so this was not a high priority for me. Tablecloths? Ebay. Napkins? My grandma’s basement. Wine glasses? Ikea. I will still be renting tables and chairs but I’m only renting one set of chairs for ceremony and dinner and will ask some teenagers to help move them to the tables after the ceremony. And really read that fine print! My caterer charges two dollars a chair to bag them for transportation. Otherwise you bag them. I don’t want to be in my wedding dress bagging chairs but hell no I will not pay $200 so their chairs can each be bagged. I’ll again ask some teens for a couple bucks to bag the chairs.
Filed under: Uncategorized
Decorno posted this and I just could not help but laugh. A whole post on what she hates about weddings.
I have one to add that really really pisses me off: releasing ANYTHING at your ceremony. Butterflies, doves, balloons…they all die! The balloons pop and choke wildlife, the butterflies and doves don’t know where the hell they are and all likely die. Nothing beats starting your married life by killing helpless animals :)
copied from blog
1. Jordan almonds. One the trend spectrum (or circle, really since things just keep going away and coming back in like some virtuous circle), jordan almonds are so bad and so tacky that they are almost back. ALMOST. But not. And really, not ever. I just paid probably $100 or more for your gift. All I expect is a timely thank-you on nice stationery, and frankly, even if you forget, I won’t hold it against you. If I came to your wedding, it’s because I love you and I am thrilled for you. Save the $5 per guest that you invested in your silly little boxes and ribbon and forget the little candy you placed inside. I would rather have a bar of Scharffen Burger chocolate than the stale nuts or waxy chocolate, so do everyone the favor of bypassing the awkward little going-away gift. No jordan almonds, please. No M&Ms with your initials. Just a nice plate of beef or fish, please, and some good wine. That’s all your guests need.
2. The accidental invitation. You know the one you get from the colleague with whom you are friendly and currently working on a short-term project? Just because we have hit it off, and because I ask about your nuptials (how can I not ask? You probably already mentioned it 9 times) please don’t feel that you need to send me a belated invitation. I hardly know you. And now it’s awkward for both people. I have to free up a Saturday, find a gift… you have to explain to your friends who the hell I am… it’s awkward. Invite people you have known for more than 3 years and with whom you socialize outside of work. Anything less is just weird. You don’t want a bunch of people in your wedding photos whom you won’t know in another 3 years.
3. Tiaras. I am not even going to explain why.
4. Familial or social atonement. Have a big rift with poppa and think a wedding invitation is just the thing to mend the two of you? Wrong. Old bitchy friend you had a falling out with, and you think inviting her is the best olive branch you can extend? Forget it. Weddings are bad places to mend those fences, and a tacky thing, too. Mend privately before or after, and spare everyone the Dr. Phil-ness of it all.
5. Thinking it’s going to be the most amazing wedding ever. It won’t be. I guarantee it. So pack your humility and sweetness and aim for a fun party and don’t think that custom-stenciled aisle thingy is so grand and that we’ll all notice. We won’t. I mean, come on… we’re a culture that’s watched behind-the-scenes-Colin-Cowie-fest footage of Oprah parties… we all know what grand (or vulgar, depending on your take) is. Most of us can’t afford it. So don’t try to stretch the dollar too far. Cut your guest list and make it great for fewer people. No one will be impressed with dry chicken served to 250 in the same way that they will adore you for renting out a restaurant for 50 and throwing the dinner party of a lifetime.
6. Too many attendants. I actually think the correct number is very close to zero, but that’s me. Too many (esp the older the couple is) and it’s just weird.
7. Planning a weekend-long wedding full of attendance-expected events. Look, people it’s YOUR day. And just because it’s massively special for you, this is one of MANY we will have to attend, so ease up. You get ONE day. You do not get the brunch the day before, and the clam-dig the afternoon before, or the cocktails-on-the-boat event the day after. You get one day, and you need to feed us and give us liquor and you need to show us a good time, but we are not at summer camp and we are not going to go to 5 different events the weekend of your wedding. I, frankly, have shit to do. Shit that has nothing to do with you.
8. Ghetto locations. Or predictable ones. There is a fun space in Seattle called Lake Union cafe. Inside it’s good for a party… outside, it’s next to a run-down old palm reader’s shack. In 2 years, this street will be charming… but for now, it’s rude, I think, to make people walk past squalor to get to your event space. Plus, I have a thing against places designed just to hold events. Call me crazy, but they are the worst. I would rather walk past squalor (and the palm reader, even) and go somewhere odd like a dim sum place, than go somewhere where everyone has their weddings. It’s too factory-like. Impersonal.
9. Your big gross wedding registry when you’re over 28 years old. Please add to this, any sort of “We have everything we need, so give cash please… or pitch in on our online vacation registry (which is just another way to save give cash, please). I will not, thank you very much. “
Check out the following knottie bios:
PoeGrow: They are so cute it hurts. Their ceremony was low key, sweet, and looked like damn fun. I love the one girls dress!
Emmapants36: Though not married yet, I love her inspiration board. Their engagement photos show how same-sex couples can have awesome couple shots without just swapping the man for another girl. Kuddos to that photographer.
academybeldam: I love birdcage veils and this stunning red head pulled it off. The casual funky photos make you laugh and remind you to not take all this shit so seriously!
Ok, I started planning my programs recently and remember in the back of my mind seeing exactly what I wanted to do a long time ago. After some googling I figured out its in the In Style Weddings Fall 06. However, I cant google the damn images up! It features Dauphine Press(and other designers) and has a several page spread. What I’m looking for is the page with the program with the deer on it. Anyone have this??? I’ll love you forever. I can’t get it out of my head.
I hate flowers. They die. And the thought of spending lots and lots of money for flowers for my wedding made me initially say “No flower budget!”. But I did give in and will be having some greenery at my wedding. Mostly of the fake kind. I did a post on paper flowers, but what about velvet flowers?
Check out Dulken & Derrick for lots of interesting, though not cheap, alternatives to real flowers. But just think, you can wear these later or decorate your home with them. And not just dump them in the trash(or, for the more eco conscious, compost bin). I can imagine sprucing up my hair for a cocktail party or art opening with them. Or putting them on my favorite sweater or perhaps making a little corner brighter with some framed art and the flower in a mint julep cup. Hell, you can even send them fabric you have and they will make you custom flowers!
Filed under: lesbian/gay | Tags: gay wedding, lesbian wedding, two brides, two wedding dresses
Having a lesbian wedding means a lot of two. Two veils. Two dresses(sometimes). Two sets of shoes. But I might vomit if we went matchy matchy and got the same of anything. So what does a girl wear to her lesbian wedding?
A dress? Should it be white? Should we both go with the same white? What if we get two completely different dresses and it doesn’t go with the ‘feel’ of our wedding? If one of us wears heels, the other will be super short, but one of us wants heels, the other doesn’t. What about veils? Will it look weird with two? Will they tangle? Ack!
photo via thad russell
I just found this article in New York Magazine about another girl’s exact problem: what does a girl wear to her lesbian wedding?
Filed under: beauty
I knew that the diamond industry had a problem with illegal diamonds and the fact that African nations are at constant war at each other over these much sought after gems. But I watched a documentary on diamonds last night and just sat open mouthed the whole time. Countries admitting that 60% of diamonds are smuggled out of their country meaning that many diamonds are going into our market with questionable and most likely violent origins. The diamond industry itself admitting that maybe 3% of diamonds out there in the USA market are illegal/blood diamonds. So if companies are admitting that high a percent, I can’t imagine what it really is.
So I decided until the diamond industry corrects the slack laws and disregard of peoples lives in Africa, I’m only going to buy specifically conflict free diamonds/gold.
Here’s some links to jewelers that offer conflict free diamonds:
- Lever Jeweler, also offers recycled metal jewelery
- Brillant Earth has a big selection
- Green Karat, one of my fav stores where I most likely will buy my wedding band
- Sumiche Jelwery Co, a lesbian owned and made jewelery
- Cred Jewlery has a little bit of a confusing website, but good selection
- Simply Wood Rings
Filed under: decoration
Common name: Chocolate cosmos
Genus/species: Cosmos atrosanguineus
Family: Asteraceae (previously Compositae)
These deep brown flowers peeked my interest not only for their lovely look but the fact that they actually smell of chocolate. Granted, my wedding month I will not likely consume much of that, but I am currently a chocoholic. I eat a bowl of ice cream and a few sugary snacks- a day! Ekk, I know. I can’t help it, it’s so damn good and I don’t gain weight from it. I’m probably going to collapse into a diabetic coma soon, but until then, I enjoy my ice cream covered in sprinkles.
Plus, there are hardly any brown flowers out there and chocolate is one of my colors. Their so cute.