Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Picture a Day-Day 21

It's funny how much ceremony there is when it comes to preparing for the wedding: a formal engagement dinner to announce you're gonna have one, a big get together with your friends and mother(s) to purchase anything from a dress to table linens, a shower to prepare for all the thank you notes you'll be writing after the wedding.

But when it comes to the afterbirth of a wedding, you're pretty much left on your own. No one wants to get together with you to have your dress dry cleaned. There isn't a large queue helping to return the tuxes (in fact it's amazing how quickly guys can scatter then). There certainly are no parties thrown when you get in your pro pics.

For the past two months all of our ceremony decorations have sat in the church awaiting attention, but rather than just stroll in on a late Saturday afternoon to pitch it all we got together with our good friends who had their wedding two weeks after ours and shared some of the decor with.
It's amazing the level of crap you accumulate just to decorate a church for a simple wedding. All of those pew bows did get two uses instead of one, but it still feels really wrong to just toss them in the dumpster.

So instead they're getting donated to the kids crafts in the church. No one knows what a kid with some scissors, glue, a fake silk rose, and a piece of ribbon could come up with but I bet it'd be neat. Our friends also took the opportunity of cleaning up all their stuff to finish their "Love Candle." They, instead of burning a unity candle, wanted to make one the day of; but, well, with all the moisture and heat the two separate colors were stuck in the jars so their "love candle" has been waiting to be completed and burn with the passion of two suns for a while now.

And we were there to witness the joining of two into one as the flames um rose higher and well . . . Okay I can't do this pretend sappiness anymore, but it sure was entertaining to watch. Especially when the scissors came out.

Once the decorations were all divvied out and the office was freed from under the pile of tulle we all went back to their place for a little movie night. But it wasn't just any movie night, it was a chance to show off all the hard work (or all the hard swearing at my computer) I did for the wedding videos.

Their little kitty was working on setting up the computer to get the DVD to play. Though once it was playing, his job done, he crashed in the warm corner content.

It's so much fun to hear all the little inside details that were going on during a ceremony you were just watching. Also no matter how good you may look I think everyone is freaked out having to watch themselves dance.

Did anyone else have a little wedding purging party? Or have a good couple you can share their fun wedding stories with?


Lindsey said...

Haha! Love that you donated your wedding decor to kids craft! I'm an event coordinator so I am reusing the decorations from my wedding for events!

The Pissed Off Bride said...

That was great to donate your stuff. I was thinking about doing something similar with all the extra food for the reception.

Also, great idea to share the decor if you can. Like you said, what are you really going to do with all that suff after your vows are said?

AmyJean said...

I love the pic with the cat poised in front of the computer :)

Happy Holidays!

Linda said...

I had trouble giving my stuff away so a lot of it went to the Goodwill. But there is still plenty at my dad's house.

Cate Subrosa said...

No one wants to get together with you to have your dress dry cleaned.

Ha ha ha I am absolutely cracking up at that line! Dry cleaning my dress is one of the only tasks I have left... I might just have to ask my mum and sis (deadpan) if they want to come with me, he he!