Happiest of Monday afternoons to you all! This week is going to rule the school and sit at the popular kids’ table and get free cookies from the lunch lady just for being nice looking because I’ve got such coolness in store you don’t even KNOW. Giveaway KILLERNESS, wedding KILLERNESS, Vera Wang KILLERNESS. Just lots of stuff that for me falls under the title of killerness. (It was enough already with the ALLCAPS.) Ok but first off, did any of you catch the Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey interview, where Babs Walters ask Mariah if her husband Nick Cannon can be trusted, and Mariah went, “… sometimes… he’s a MAAAN, Barbara.”
Seriously, why, why did she say that? If she’s kidding, that’s kind of a weird inappropriate joke to make on national television, but if she’s not kidding, and she’s like SERIOUS and this is her passive aggressive way of dealing with her cheating husband, well that’s just like, the not best way to address a marital issue. If I were Nick Cannon and it was just a baggage-riddled untrue answer, I’d be Teresa Gorga-level angry over her saying that on national television. If there was a table present, I would have imagined attempting to flip it in my rage. I’d have only imagined doing that, in my head, because only real housewives actually do that. I really need to stop watching that show. I need to leave that show unattended.
Anyway, whatever Mariah’s an odd duckling and always has been. But she’s an odd duckling who will forever be my Hero, because she’s an absolute Vision of Love, a Dreamlover, perhaps, who’ll Always Be My Baby and probably just needs to Shake It Off. Santa Clause is Coming to Town. Emotions. All I Want for Christmas is You.
QUESTION FROM A READER
I know you sometimes field questions from brides-to-be about what to do in a sticky situation and I have a teensy sticky one that I need some help with. I am just finishing up our invites and the H2B and I are stuck on figuring out if we should invite two people.
Since it’s just two, it has nothing to do with the cost or anything like that, it has to do with their character. I don’t know how else to say this without making it sound like we hang around with deadbeats, but they are dirty idiots: mid-20′s, live at home with their parents and refuse to work, mooch off of everyone around them, literally lack a decent sense of hygiene (showed up to my college graduation/the day the boy proposed reeking of stink nasty and dressed in ripped clothing), etc. They are old friends of the boy’s from high school and we are inviting other people from their circle of friends.
Our other friends, with whom the boy hangs out regularly, do not care for them (due to their lifestyle and the fact that we all suspect they might be doing drugs–but not, like, “steal your gold fillings to buy crack” drugs, more like “we’re idiots who do pills” drugs–so they are quick to agree with us not inviting them. But since we are inviting friends who they hang out with regularly, we are in a pickle.
It’s so easy for others to agree with not inviting them, but these guys are the type of people who will ask what happened to their invitation and it will put us in a tough spot. Any ideas/help?
Hopefully you haven’t sent out your invites yet, because I really want to answer this one and try to help out. Based on what you wrote, it seems that no one cares for those pretty not-awesome people you are having a cow over. How much does it suck, how the people you least want to invite are always the people who are most likely to find out/ask you or others about it and make a stink? Life is so annoying like that.
At the end of the day, it’s YOUR wedding, and if you don’t want those people there for it, for whatever reason, why the heck bother inviting them. If this was a question regarding whether or not to invite two well-meaning, non-drug-addicted, regularly showering members of society and you just didn’t really care for them but the people close to you – people whose opinions/desires matter to you – did, then I’d probably advise you to invite them. But what you’ve described are a couple of unsavory lowlifes who live on the outskirts of society but who seem to be very chatty and keep up with the latest gossip and somehow retain a weird controlling clout over your head. They sound slightly toxic…? Personally, I wouldn’t much want the people you’ve described at my wedding. And I DEFINITELY wouldn’t bother inviting them to it just so I didn’t have to deal with them asking why they weren’t invited to my wedding.
… ok, I’m turning it over to you guys now… what do you think?
Ok, nowwww for the rest of that fabulous new collection from Pronovias that I promised to share, straight outta this year’s Bridal Market! Hope you love as much as I do! Which one’s your favorite, by the way?
Dude. Seriously? I was not what you’d call a feather fanatic until I saw ↑ that dress above ↑ and this numba one stunna from Manuel Mota for Pronovias, below ↓
Esmalte? I’m ESMELTING OVER HERE because of you. The feathers are totally not overdone, arranged *just-so* and so yeah I’m clearly not good at describing this dress other than to say ship it to me yesterday, Pronovias.
EGAD, I’m losing my s*** over that dress up there! I don’t really know why! It’s an emotional thing, I guess. Like most dress infatuations. It’s like a clean, modern artist’s rendering of a dress. I want it in mini doll size, on a doll. For my mantle. Just kidding sort of. I would actually consider wearing feathers in my gown now. YOU SEE THAT THIS IS A GAME CHANGER.
Thanks again to everyone at Pronovias for having me last week, and thanks again to Tatiana and Grazia of Wedding Salon for putting on such a killer throwdown in midtown! Also, thanks to the models for voicelessly reminding me with only their confident strut-a-tut-tut and enviable genetics that I need to think about investing in some more hair products, watch some informative and very necessary youtube makeup tutorials and just generally *try harder*.
Ok SO, my dear friends, I would love to know your thoughts about the following… that is, if you care to talk with me at all (by the way I truly love it when you do, whether it’s a little or a lot, I adore hearing from you)…
1) Do you have any thoughts/advice regarding Miss C’s query? It’s kind of an age-old toughie!
2) Any favorites from among this pile of intense loveliness? Also, is there a gown that lives in your head, and you haven’t been able to track it down yet? I’d love to hear what you guys are looking for in wedding dresses, too, if you want to share.
xoxo! - Alison