it’s always like this

August 7, 2009

toot da doo

Filed under: a wedding story — notsojenny @ 9:03 am

i’ve already talked plenty about how so many of the wedding boards/blogs/forums drive me nuts.  but one thing that’s really gotten under my skin has been realizing that people are positively ridiculous with what they’ll spend money on for the wedding.  they’ll spend $2-3k on a dress (this seems to be the running “acceptable” rate) and not know a damn thing about it.  some will know the designer, for most of them that’s all it’s about… they’ll ONLY try on dresses by Melissa Sweet, or whoever, not caring that you can get a fairly identical dress from a less expensive designer for half the price. 

sometimes they’ll know the name the designer has affectionately given the style, the Marlene dress, or sometimes they’ll even know the price.  i get that some people’s parents generously offer to pay for the dress, and that’s awesome so i’ll grant those people amnesty on the cost thing.  but still, if you’re going to allow a member of your family (or you alone) to pay for something that expensive don’t you want to make sure you’re getting something good?

maybe i’m nuts (feel free to agree) or maybe i’m just anal retentive (this has already been established) but when i spend that much money on anything i will know every single detail.  i’ll find out the fabric, take a look at the stitching, know if things are being applied by hand or by machine, etc.  would you buy a car without knowing whether it was manual or auto?  without knowing how many miles are already on it?  without knowing what kind of oil & gas it takes?

alot of the wedding dress info is so easy to find online, there are a select number of train lengths and shapes… oh man the shapes.  i get that alot of designers now take liberty with describing their dress shape, making up all sorts of terms.

don’t even get me started on the whole trumpet v mermaid discussion.  nothing irks me more than seeing girls with trumpet dresses that call them “mermaid” or vice versa.  because YES there is a difference, and i firmly believe that if you’re going to spend over $100 on something you should know what it is to be able to appreciate the value.  so just for clarification a  trumpet hugs you until about mid thigh and then begins it’s trek outward.  the mermaid, however, hugs you all the way to the just below knees or sometimes mid calf… if you see these two side by side it’s a VERY noticeable difference, even a dude could pick it out.
and here, for illustrative purposes and just to drop some common sense knowledge… can you see the difference? (click on it for a much larger image if it’s still not clear)


  see, not too hard to distinguish, right?  so why do so many girls go on and on about they super expensive dress they just bought and refer to it as something it’s not?  grr, i’m easily irritable i guess



~ today i learned… the trumpet produces the highest notes of the brass instruments ~



  1. Haha so I guess you aren’t a “Say yes to the dress” fan then?

    Comment by stealthnerd — August 7, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  2. My wedding dress will be less than $500. Trust. I’m wearing it for three hours… as long as I look smoking hot, I mean elegant and classy, that’s the only thing that matters to me.

    Comment by LiLu — August 8, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

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