Archive for December, 2010

Done and done!

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/27/2010 by Melissa

Why, yes, I would like to get married in this dress, Proenza Schouler…

Proenza Schouler dress via

I just wish I could go try it on somewhere instead of ordering it sight unseen…

In other news, we’re no closer to booking a venue – the one place we were interested in turned out to be kind of a bust. We’ve got some other things in mind though, so hopefully I’ll have some fun information to share soon!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!


Merry Christmas!

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/25/2010 by Melissa

I hope everyone has a great day with friends and loved ones!

But how many chicken dinners is it?

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/18/2010 by Melissa

Welcome to what is sure to be a regular feature here on the ol’ blog – let’s call it “things-I-might-have-thought-about-spendng-an-obnoxious-amount-of-money-on-before-I-had-to-save-for-my-wedding.” Actually, that doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? I’ll work on the name, in the meantime, sadly, I will not be buying this particular piece of awesomeness…

Alexander Wang Jacket via La Garconne

It hits all my weak spots: Alexander Wang, jacket, futuristic. But at that price point, I’d have to trim about 6 or 7 people off our guest list, and I don’t know if they’d be comforted by the fact that I have an awesome new jacket.

Would I be…

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/11/2010 by Melissa

Totally off my rocker if I bought a dress to wear to my wedding having only been engaged a little over a week?

3.1 Phillip Lim Dress via Phillip Lim

I guess it’s a little crazy, but I love this dress! I went to see it in person, and its beautiful.

And let’s be honest, it’s not like you’re gonna see me walking down the aisle in something like this…

Crazy Dress via David’s Bridal

My only hesitation is the possibility of finding something else that I like in the time between now and our actual wedding, months and months away.


I’ll do it. I’ll rob the Kwik-E-Mart…

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/06/2010 by Melissa

These past few days since our engagement have been awesome! The outpouring of love and support from our friends and family have been amazing and we’re really excited to begin planning our wedding!

(Quietly waits for secret trust fund to be made available)

After some cursory internet browsing, it seems that weddings are expensive! Now, I’m no rube, and I understand that living in an expensive city like New York puts a premium price tag on everything you do, but for fuck’s sake, how do non-Rockefeller types get married in this town?

The Plaza Hotel via New York Magazine – We will not be getting married here.

If anyone in my family is secretly an oil magnate, now’s the time to come forward. Don’t be shy!


It’s Official…

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/03/2010 by Melissa

I’m off the market!

Ken, you are great! 🙂

Now, to figure out how to plan and pay for a wedding in NYC on a budget that is normally dedicated to chairs and shoes. Good thing I bought those boots before I got engaged!