That’s What She Wed

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck
August 26, 2008, 4:43 pm
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For all the other soon-to-be brides and grooms out there, here are a few compilations of good playlists (uhm, maybe not “good” depending on your own personal flava) for an engagement party versus a bachelorette party. Obviously, both have very different feels – so don’t hit shuffle by mistake. Ready. Set. Download.

Engagement Party

Since this party is substantially more formal than the Bachlorette Party, and the couple’s family and friends will all be present, it’s better to play more classic songs instead of Top 40 hits.

1. The Best is Yet to Come, Frank Sinatra

2. That’s All, Michael Buble

3. ‘S Wonderful, Diana Krall

4. Can’t Help Falling in Love with You, Elvis

5. Better Together, Jack Johnson

6. All I Want Is You, Barry Louis Polisar

7. God Only Knows, The Beach Boys

8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen

9. Accidentally in Love, Counting Crows

10. Such Great Heights, The Postal Service

11. It’s Good to be in Love, Frou Frou

12. First Day of My Life, The Bright Eyes

13. Count on My Love, Liz Phair

14. Love You Madly, Cake

15. In My Life, The Beatles

16. Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

17. At Last, Etta James
Bachelorette Party

So the bachlorette parties obviously range from bride to bride. From going out to the bars, to staying inside and playing games, to making cocktails, the point of the Bachlorette Party is to have fun, relax and enjoy a Girl’s Night Out before tying the knot.

1. Fergalicious, Fergie

2. Crazy in Love, Beyonce

3. Everytime We Touch, Cascada

4. Maneater, Nelly Furtado

5. Sexyback, Justin Timberlake

6. Bonnie & Clyde, Jay-Z

7. S.O.S., Rhianna

8. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper

9. Like a Virgin, Madonna

10. Dancing Queen, ABBA

11. Save a Horse, Big & Rich

12. Ready to Run, The Dixie Chicks (for a sample of this jam, check out the post: Sprinting in the Opposite Direction of Relationships)

13. Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill

14. Used to Love U, John Legend

15. Don’t Phunk With My Heart, The Black Eyed Peas

16. Wind it Up, Gwen Stefani

17. Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey (I think it’s illegal not to include this song on any playlist where drinking will be involved)


Blushing Bridezilla Changed Her Mind
August 25, 2008, 8:45 am
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Well, Blushing Bridezilla totally did a 180 on the bridesmaid dresses! Although I’ve never been bashful with prints, I’m a bit weary of this Tarzan/Jane look. Anyway, see for yourself the brand new dress choice.

😉 Fear of Falling Bouquets

Is change really a good thing?
August 25, 2008, 1:38 am
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Today I heard 90% of women change their last name when they get married. That’s a lot of name changes. Now, I definitely feel like it’s a personal decision and I respect what other people choose to do, but I don’t want to change my last name. To me, it seems like I would be giving up a chunk of my identity for a man. I thought marriage was supposed to be about two people coming together to form an equal partnership. It seems like giving up my last name is a great way to start things off on an unequal foot. Didn’t women originally start changing their last name when they were considered the property of their husband? This doesn’t seem like the best tradition to keep around.

There are no good solutions to this debate. If you change your last name, you give up part of your heritage and identity. If you keep your last name, there can be issues with naming children if you have any. If you hyphenate, then it becomes a pain in the ass, because people get confused. Also, what are 2 hyphenated named people supposed to do when they get married or have kids? Have 4 last names? Keeping your last name and making it a middle name seems silly too. First of all, nobody ever uses middle names and second of all, it seems to defeat the purpose of having your surname represent your heritage. Making a new name all together seems pretty ridiculous too for the same reason as making your maiden name a middle name-your surname really wouldn’t represent where you came from.

I don’t know the answer, but I can tell you I will be keeping my last name and my kids will have it too (if I choose to have any). My fiancé doesn’t care if I change my name, but he wants to keep his and if we have kids, he wants them to have his last name too. I guess we have a compromise to make.

What are your thoughts on the name change debate?

-Blushing Bridezilla

The That’s-What-She-Wed Donation Website!
August 19, 2008, 3:38 pm
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Hi all you loyal That’s What She Wed Followers!

We just set up an account with Paypal and ChipIn so that any of our loyal readers can contribute moolah to our Bridesmaid Dress Fund! We’re hoping to raise $600 by September 18 and ANY amount of money you can donate would be crazy, crazy helpful!!

So if you’re feeling generous, CLICK HERE!

Toast – Mad Libs-style
August 19, 2008, 3:08 pm
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I thought maybe I could contribute something positive here (aside from my charming cynicism, that is), so I figured that, as a writer, maybe it would be helpful to put together a toast that others could use by filling in a few blanks. And then presto – instant toast! Especially without all the hassle of actually having to reflect on your friendship, the past, good times, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, all you need are a few key pieces of information to make it your own and you’re good to go.

“Well, I met (bride’s name) back in (year) when we were both at (name of school or place of employment). What a crazy time! Let me tell you, I’m never drinking (hard liquor of choice) ever again. We used to (verb) every weekend and had an awesome time (verb) with the really (adjective) guys we met in (name of neighborhood). But that was all before she met (name of groom). I gotta admit, I thought (name of groom) was a real (noun) the first time I met him. But I’m happy to be wrong because he and (name of bride) make such a great couple. But, (name of groom), I want you to know that if you ever hurt her, I will (verb) and (violent verb). And don’t forget that I still have all those (nouns) from last years’ trip to (name of sketchy Mexican city), and I’m so not afraid of letting the cat out of the bag. Congratulations, you two! To (name of bride) and (name of groom)!”

…and cue beeline for the open bar before people start asking questions.

August 18, 2008, 9:00 pm
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A sneak peak at Blushing Bridezillas hair and veil plans for the big day!!!

At Last, the Infamous $300 Bridesmaid Dresses
August 18, 2008, 8:52 am
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In case you were wondering, here is what a $300 bridesmaid dress looks like. Stunning, right? Blushing Bridezilla’s got great, great taste and expesnive, expensive taste.

– Fear of Falling Bouquets