We have a rule that Ben and I agreed on a while back, no wedding talk on Shabbat. We seriously broke that one last weekend when we went to a bridal show, all primed for free food, after a disappointing oneg after services last Saturday. Our synagogue has chosen to cut back on lunches to just snacks and juice if there’s no one to sponsor lunch. Yeah, I ate grapes. There was also chocolate cake, but I’m allergic to chocolate, so that was a no-go for me.
Back to the bridal show…. We’d be warned by friends that while the location it was held in looks ideal in photographs, it is actually in an office park and the photographers conveniently and artistically crop their photos to hide it. My favorite caterer, whom we can’t use because we’re looking at inclusive venues, was there. Yum! There were also lots and lots of cake samples and cupcakes to be had. Nothing earth shattering, but some had better frosting than others.
We also got a $200 off coupon from the DJ service we are most likely to use and looked at some photographers’ collections. Sadly, we did not win the $500 cash prize, but Ben was OK with that because it was still Shabbat, even if we weren’t really observing it at that time.
Nothing Earth shattering to report other than I’m 100% happy with my decision to not carry flowers. I spent about 30 seconds looking at different bouquets and they are heavy, make my eyes itch, and smell floral. Yeah, I know, duh. But really, I don’t like floral stuff. Paper origami flowers, possibly with felt, yarn, and buttons here I come! I’d much rather carry a bunchy of crafty goodness in my hands than flowers that make me sneeze and itch. Who wants to sneeze and itch on their wedding day!?
Oh, and I returned a bunch of shoes that didn’t work out for me. I’ve still got 2 pairs, one from Zappos and one from DSW that I’m deciding between and am trying to tell myself I don’t need to order more.