One of the things that Jeremy and I would like to avoid is the ridiculousness part of weddings. By that, we mean that we’d like everything at our wedding to be reusable, reused, recyclable, compostable, edible, or of use after the wedding. And, of course, nothing monogrammed, because then everyone would be attending the BS wedding.
So, at the bridal show I attended with Sydney and Abby a few weekends ago, my goal was to find 5 ridiculous things that I didn’t need. I didn’t imagine that I’d find all the ridiculousness on one table. (A secondary goal was to get some paper goods ideas but, sadly, there weren’t any paper goods vendors to be found. Also, no caterers, which made for a pretty sucky bridal expo-thing. And! They had some “give us your information” card that we were supposed to fill out when we arrived, and one of the questions was “how much to you plan to spend on your wedding?”, but the smallest amount was $10,000. $10k! I added my own “less than $10k” box, checked it and then didn’t turn the card in, thereby successfully avoiding giving them my information.)
The table of ridiculousness was a favor vendor. Mini-whisks in heart shapes! Measuring spoons in heart shapes! Tiny monogrammed notebooks! And my favorite, LED tea-candles on tall, spindly pillar-things! And those seemed like the most possibly practical things on the table. I can’t remember the heights to which the ridiculousness went. After all, the LED tea candle won’t set the place on fire if Cousin Shannon knocks it over while reaching across the table to nab the center piece after a few drinks. The woman trying to sell me on this stuff seemed to realize how ridiculous this stuff was, and could probably tell how ridiculous I thought it was.
Now, I also saw favors on that table that I’ve loved and use at home (coasters? wine stopper? tin of X (that also happens to be attracted to magnets)? All in use at our home right now.) But for the most part, we can do without those things.