Notes for Inspiration

I am going to a wedding tomorrow! Someone else’s wedding, naturally, and I think it’s going to be rather different from what J and I will be heading for. Point one: they are gently encouraging the wearing of hats and fascinators. One of the first things that we decided was to ban posh hats and fascinators outright. Point two: they are getting married in St Albans cathedral. We will be getting married in a Quaker Meeting house in South Birmingham.

But fiscal and taste differences aside, it is going to be very interesting to see how they ‘do it’. J has suggested that I take a notebook with me, and that’s actually not a bad idea. You can trawl the ‘net for as many hours as you like, but that’s not quite the same as actually being at an event for experiencing the dos and don’ts of wedding hosting. Watch this space…!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. teacherface
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 14:31:53

    What made you decide to band hats and whatsits?

    Fascinators have always fascinated me (har har), they’re like bits of fluff that get caught in people’s hair.
    I look forward to reading your report 😀

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  2. Jenny
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 20:52:22

    I like wearing a hat. It keeps the sun out of your eyes when you have to wear glasses. But then, when I say hat, I mean big and floppy straw number rather than extravagant airy creation of severity and stuffiness like most wedding hats.

    And yes – look forward to your report. St Alban’s Cathedral? Woah, that’s gotta be quite some wedding…

    xxx

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  3. Lucy
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 22:00:05

    It’s the Lady Chapel rather than the nave itself, but yes, I think it will be…!

    I think we both felt that hats/fascinators were neither in keeping with our personal taste nor the simplicity of a Quaker wedding. Neither of us would be comfortable in that sort of get-up in everyday life, so why make an exception for a day that is meant to herald the start of that life together? Plus, we don’t want people to feel obliged to spend stupid sums of money on our behalf – it’s a wedding, not a… not a… I don’t know, Ladies Day at Royal Ascot!

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  4. Jenny
    Jul 24, 2010 @ 11:59:48

    What about hats that are not posh? And yes, good idea. my mother was talking about how shed like to go back to customs of ‘the olden days’, wedding-wise – everyone including the bride just wears their Sunday best, and the reception is just tea in the new couple’s parlour or bride’s house. An occasion because is what you’re all celebrating rather than the lengths you’ve gone to to celebrate it! Xx

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  5. Lucy
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 15:08:19

    Wrt hats that are not posh, we are considering sending out a special, separate invite to RM’s baseball cap, on the basis that it is an integral part of head and people might not recognise him if he doesn’t wear it!

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