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#11 jajajaja

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    Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:16 PM

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    1. The White Wedding Dress
    I don't believe in the white=purity thing. I wore a color that looked good on me. I was more worried about finding something that complimented my skin tone and allowed me to feel my most beautiful. After all, isn't that what you are suppose to feel on your wedding day? I ended up with a "light" gold dress. I suppose I could have done an alternate non-white color altogether but I still wanted to feel "bridal." I wore red, blue, purple dresses to my prom. I've never worn a white-ish dress for any other day but my wedding.
    2. Wedding Rings
    I love the idea of wedding rings. I love that they represent commitment not only to each other but also to the outside world. The day I got to slip that ring on my hubby's finger was wonderful. I love looking at our rings and remembering our vows to one another. Not to mention that slight "He's all mine" feeling. LOL
    3. The Bridal Party
    We had one to honor those closest to us. They didn't really have any other role than to walk down the aisle. They didn't have the traditional roles of throwing showers or parties, but instead to show up and share our love.
    4. Your father giving you away
    My step-dad gave me away. I wanted him to walk down the aisle with me to honor him for being a part of my life. I felt it was a way to show him that I do think of him as my "father" figure. It wasn't really about the traditional "exchange of goods" (ie- the old thought of handing the bride over so another can now provide for her) but more asking him to be part of that respected, timeless role. To show the respect and admiration for the relationship we have built.
    5. An over-the-face veil (blusher)
    I think blushers block the face of the bride. I'd rather see a bride walk down the aisle without it in her face so we can see her emotions and see her glowing smile clearly. I think some of the dropped veils are pretty though.

    I wore a veil for the look. I thought it looked soft and pretty. I thought it would photograph pretty as well.
    I had a wonderful Folklore class that explored different topics such as this. It was so fun and so educational. Good luck!
    Happily married since 2008

    #12 Birdie07

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      Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:52 PM

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      1. The White Wedding Dress
      When I tried on dresses the dress I choose was an ivory color. But when I ordered it I ordered in white. I love how white looks and how elegant. And I didn't want to regret not wearing a white dress on my wedding day.

      2. Wedding Rings
      This was my favorite part. I love the symbolism of the rings. Everytime I look at my rings I remember our wedding day. And it shows the world we are committed to one another. My dad never wore a wedding ring while he was married and that to me was wrong.

      3. The Bridal Party
      I would of loved to have a bridal party. To help me get ready to honor their friendships. However none of the people I am close with made it to the wedding. I had both sets of parents and DH's cousin. So no bridal party for me.

      4. Your father giving you away
      Me and my father are not exactly close growing up and I always said I would never have him walk me. However, he's been changing lately and paid for half our wedding. I then decided I didn't want to regret it later and I did have him walk me down the aisle.

      5. An over-the-face veil (blusher)
      I actually originally wanted to do this b/c I love the idea of him lifting it to kiss me. But in the heat and the cost of the veil I wanted I did not do this. I just had a short blusher veil in the back. I think it would of been too much with the veil in front.
      Hmm it's says I have to type blah blah

      #13 Maura

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      Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:28 PM

      1. The White Wedding Dress
      I don't believe in the white=purity thing at all. However, I do feel it's sort of a rite of passage to wear white/ivory/whatever light shade dress you want on your wedding. For me, I personally chose an ivory dress. Stark white looks horrible against my skin and completely washes me out. The ivory is just the right hue that I don't look like a ghost.

      2. Wedding Rings
      I ditto this: I have to agree with most of what is posted here, the rings are symbols of the marriage, and there was never any question about having them as part of our ceremony. I cannot wait for the moment he puts my ring on my finger, I anticipate it as one of the happiest moments of my life.

      3. The Bridal Party
      Honestly, I wish we hadn't had a bridal party. My 3 remaining bridesmaids are wonderful - 2 are my BFFs from college, and the other is my FSIL. I dearly love all three. There have been no problems with my bridal party since my sister dropped out. But there was so much drama for so long because of her, that totally could've been avoided. In the Catholic Church, your MOH or MTOH is the bride's witness and the best man is the groom's witness that sign your marriage license -- this was really important to us when it came down to who would sign our marriage license. Those are the people who care most about us, and who support us.

      4. Your father giving you away
      I agree with this: I never wanted to have my father walk me down the aisle and give me away, I'm not his property to give.
      And I'd like to add also: I am having my dad walk me down the aisle, but he is not really "giving me away" - just walking me down the aisle, hugging me, shaking the groom's hand and then going to his seat. I did not have a great relationship with my dad for many years, until just in the last 5 years we've become closer. With my parents being divorced, my entire life I feared having to do this tradition because my parents hate each other. Thankfully my crazy mom isnt coming to the wedding, so I don't have to worry about it being a big deal. Plus it makes my dad really happy so whatever, I'll go along with it.

      5. An over-the-face veil (blusher)
      I am wearing a veil, but not one that covers my face at all. I view it solely as a fashion accessory.

      gosh i wish there was some more room to write about other traditions we're doing that are different from the norm! you should totally add something about special religious or ethnic traditions that people do!

      #14 KLC77

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        Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:14 PM

        Thanks everyone. Final draft of the paper is due Tuesday next week. I'll let you know how I do!

        BTW- Have I mentioned lately how great this forum and all of you are!

        ~Kel
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