Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

And the Winner Is...


And the randomly-selected winner of the lovely reused hair pins is...

#28: Darci!

Darci, I love that you are participating in the cycle of reusing by buying a used dress. And then you're completing the cycle by selling it again. Awesome! Please e-mail me your address so Susan can ship those hair pins your way.

To everyone else who didn't win: You are amazing!

Seriously. I'm not just saying that as some sort of dumb consolation.

The movie and book recommendations sound intriguing. And your ideas for making weddings better for the environment and the pocketbook are ingenious.

Please start e-mailing me your ideas (and your friends' ideas) so we can give these ideas the attention the deserve. We can feature them while they're in the planning stages and then we can feature them again after they've been implemented and we can hear about how they went.

Zeddy, I'd love to see pictures of your wedding dress after you've modified it for life-beyond the wedding. Anat, Amanda, Maggie, and sea*bee, I can't wait to see the potted centerpieces...Mel and Paulette, clay bouquets? I'm intrigued! M.C., Liz, Kate, and Joanne, Sharpiegirl, and Elizabeth, Rachel, Rynette, and everyone else, can we feature your weddings? Maggie, can we see your ring and dress?

Hooray!

And, a big thank-you to Susan of BravoBride who's injecting the Wedding Industrial Complex with a dose of reusing.

For those of you who did not enter, I'd be interested to know why. Were you just not digging the hair pins? Were the questions daunting? Your feedback (either in the comments or via e-mail) would help me plan future contests. Thanks!


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7 comments:

Christine said...

Nope! Just not digging the hair pins.

Julia said...

I'm not even close to being engaged, I just like reading your blog, so I have no use for bridal hair pins - and on my big day I think i'm going to go with a floral headband instead.

Shaz said...

not into the hairpins and my wedding is only in the planning, not buying stage right now.

Marina said...

Yeah, just didn't like the hair pins. Plus I'm a bit of a control freak, so most of the time I'd rather plan out exactly what I'm going to buy rather than decide on something spur of the moment because it's available. :)

Darci said...

I'm very excited! Thanks so much! Also, I'm wondering if anyone has any alternatives to using flowers at the ceremony. We're going to carry IKEA lanterns down the isle but i'm having a difficult time coming up with ideas for my mom or future mother-in-law and people like that...

kaitlin said...

darci, can i make two suggestions?

first, regarding the ikea lanterns--if you do decide to buy them, and you haven't already, wait until after christmas, or around the 21st (is usually when ikea puts stuff on sale). otherwise, another option would be to take old mason jars and cover them with tissue/crepe paper, and then place tea lights inside (this is what we're planning on doing. i've been collecting spaghetti jars for months).

second suggestion, about carrying things other than flowers, if you're at all religious, you could have them carry holy texts, or other texts of meaning to you (secular or non). another option would be to carry parts of a memory quilt, or other pieces of fabric, or photos of you/your partner as children that would then be placed at the "alter" (i use the term loosely). anything really that is personal for them. as for things like corsages and boutinierres, you can get really fun fabric brooches (again, using the term loosely) that could reflect your wedding theme, or you and your partner's personality. definitely worth checking out etsy! good luck!

professional daydreamer said...

no need for sparkly hairpins. they were very pretty, but i can't think of anything i'd use them for. i already have my clay flower hairpin from midoridesigns on etsy.

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