Our Wedding: Getting Ready

The morning of the wedding was a flutter of excitement and jitters as I woke up to my two sisters, new sister in-law, and two best friends. I am not fond of being the center of attention, but everyone was so accommodating and I loved getting our hair done that morning on my parent’s back porch drinking coffee.

Here are a few photos from getting ready:

I bought my dress from David’s Bridal for $499 (remember?), and I loved it. It was long, flowy gown and would swish every time I walked. One guest at the reception asked me if it was a vintage dress! (No, but thank you!)

I chose to wear my hair up because I have naturally thick, wavy hair and given any chance of humidity, it has  a life of its own and may not have looked as pretty as I would have wanted. You curly-haired girls know what I’m talking about.

J wore a khaki suit with a green tie to match our wedding colors. The groomsmen wore khakis with a white shirt, and they all looked so sharp.

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As you’re likely to know, rings offer all sorts of various widths, and mens wedding rings are no exception. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll boil width down to slim (4mm), medium (6mm) or wide (8mm) styles. That is, do you want a slimmer ring, a medium width ring, or a wider ring? Before answering, you should be aware that most men choose bands that are at least 4mm wide, that wider rings typically cost more, and that larger or longer fingers generally go better with wider rings. Of course, ultimately it’s up to you what looks best on your finger, and you’ll definitely want to try on a few rings of various widths to see how they look and feel. If you already know the width you want, and feel like buying your ring online, Mens Rings Online makes the process supremely easy and you can also get him a silver cuban link chain that matches.

My earrings served as my “something old” from my grandmother, and the only jewelry I chose to wear. You can learn more about silver earrings here. I also love that picture of J’s pocketwatch, mere 15 minute before we walked down the aisle! Visit sites like tonerjewelers.com/jewelry/watches/ to browse watches.

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