Friday, September 29, 2006

"And Though I Like to act the part of being Tough"

Nine days until the SmartyPants and FribsinCharge wedding and this is my last weekend for running around. Goals for this weekend: have my final fitting and pick up my dress, wrap and bag at Kimera in Brooklyn. Probably stop by the Downtown Atlantic next door for giant cupcakes with the MuppetLover and my college roommate, but that is neither here nor there. Purchase a new lipstick, and color my hair. Schedule an eyebrow wax here. Purchase a card to go with the gift. Contemplate writing toast? Nah, that's what the water taxi is for. Extra panty hose! Extra drugs! Can anyone think of anything else I should be doing? Help, please.

I have been looking for a handkerchief to keep in my bouquet at the wedding, because I thought it would be slightly more classy to dab at my eyes with something embroidered with flowers than some soggy paper tissues, but let's face it, when you're standing on an altar and you have boogers running down your face and into into your cleavage, even a silk hankie can't help you play that one off as "classy". Suddenly, I remembered Etsy.com, the place where crafters sell their goods online, so I bought a vintage handkerchief here that has been embroidered with the lyrics of a Yo La Tengo song. And it's pink. Perfect. This woman buys vintage hankies and hand embroiders them with lyrics from rock songs, so if that's something you're in to, check out her shop.

9 comments:

jesse said...

October 7th? You me and jomilkman will all be at weddings that day. Just think of the blogging frenzy when we return.

anafromsf said...

As a veteran bridesmaid (had my first go-round earlier this summer), I recommend also bringing a pair of flip flops or ballet shoes that match your dress - at the end of the day you'll be so glad to take off your heels.

Beta said...

Wow, that seems like it was a short engagement! Cool idea w/ the hanky :)

LaHip the Smush said...

Ok, once again, Etsy, you excite me inappropriately. That's Etsy, not you, Cuppie.

Maia said...

Experience shows that one drink before the speech helps to relax you....any more than that and people will be talking about how you were that girl who wept and rambled on and on...trust me...i had a ton of weddings last summer, and people are still talking about those speakers who just couldn't keep it together.
PS: have a great time Nanc!

Janet said...

More weddings! Tis the season. I was trying to come up with a list for a friend of mine for a similiar occassion last week, but the only thing I could think of was the camera and breath mints.

Cupcake said...

Jesse, I can only hope we're all at the same wedding. That would be awesome.

As far as getting drunk, I feel that I can hold off as the Maid of Honor. It's like when you babysit and the parents say, "Help yourself to anything, there's beer in the fridge." Well, I do enjoy a beer but I think I can stay sober for the four hours I'm responsible for your child's wellbeing. Likewise, I'll try to keep it moderate while I'm patroling your nuptial fest. However, as soon as your tush hits the "Just Married" mobile, all bets are off.

Paula said...

I would add to your list; sewing kit, safety pins, sticky straps (you can get them at most bridal stores) a first aid kit (or at least aspirin and bandaids) one of those Tide stain pens, little packages of unsalted nuts or crackers (I got super hungry right before I walked down the aisle).

Cupcake said...

Those are great suggestions, especially we are both prone to spilling things on each other and we'll probably all be too nervous to eat. Thanks and keep them coming!