Wedding thoughts

Posted by Nate in Wedding.
Monday, June 11th, 2007 at 12:58 pm

The day of reckoning draws ever nearer!  And while we’re not going to blog about everything we’re up to so there will be some surprises, we’ll try to keep the updates coming as things progress.

  • Built most of the riddling rack for the sparkling mead for the toast.  No, it doesn’t look that good.  :)
    • Found out it’s possible – easy, in fact! – to bend a drill bit while using a hole saw if your alignment is off in the chuck.
  • Article in Slate today about engagement rings – the history (when and why did diamond rings become the de facto standard?), the gender inequality (why just the woman?), and more.
    • It’s interesting how ingrained the idea of the engagement ring is, it seems like one of those things we do "because it’s a tradition", but it’s really a pretty modern invention… (And, like Valentine’s day, encouraged in no small part by businesses with a heavy stake in perpetuation this "tradition".)
    • We didn’t do the diamond ring thing, but I still wish I’d read this article last year for some other insights and maybe would have forgone the ring altogether or gotten us each one.  Hmm.
  • Uh oh.  Speaking of rings, Bruno’s hoping Karen doesn’t see this.
  • A bunch of articles about last name changes, from the I’m-a-woman-writing-this-so-it’s-not-really-chauvinistic-when-I say-the-man-should-lead-you view to a more objective rundown of options, and finishing with the latest trends and a note about the legal system:
    • "Only seven states now allow a man who wishes to alter his name after his wedding to do so without going through the laborious, frequently expensive legal process set out by the courts for any name change. Women don’t have to do so."
    •   Huh.  Complicated.
  • Oh, and a bunch of top secret fun stuff.  :)

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6 Responses to “Wedding thoughts”

  1. Karen Says:

    Hmm, that doggie ring bearer pillow is pretty sweet, but I think this one is better:
    Ordering… now.

  2. Rick Says:

    I am learning more every day – such as what the heck is riddling? Well, I learned a lot here and here. But my question is how will you handle the disgorgement?

    Ya gotta love the doggie gettup for the wedding, but on a dog named Bruno? I don’t know about that!

    I had no idea that a man would have a harder time taking the woman’s name, but I guess now that you point it out, in our culture it is not surprising.

    And as for the top secrets, I can’t wait! Just watch out for that super-secret-snooper-Sierra!

  3. Laurel Says:

    Those doggie ring pillows are pretty darn cute! You’d just have to make sure he didn’t get distracted halfway up the aisle – I don’t know if squirrels have the same effect on him as they do on Regan.. :)

  4. kastler Says:

    when maddog and I got married it was an extra process (and extra $240) for the dood (me) to change his name — so we went to Ramsey county, the land of open-mindedness. Every county does it a bit different . . . and actually I think now Hennepin will let both parties alter their names.

  5. maddog Says:

    Everyone – and I mean everyone – has an opinion about the last name biz. No matter what you choose, someone will look at you funny. So, ignore those turkeys. But, pay attention to me and choose this option:



  6. Laurel Says:

    Hehe, I second maddog’s vote.