Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bow-quet?

How do we feel about this concept:



Is this amaze balls or cheese balls?

I tend to side on cheese balls. The thought of keeping old bows stresses me out (I don't like clutter and keeping up with unnecessary things). And also because I am pretty sure I couldn't keep a straight face while dealing with this.

At the same time, I am a sucker for traditions. Shitty as they may be. (Exception to this rule: garter toss. It's not happening. Not ever. But we will save that rant for another day.)
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49 comments:

Samma said...

For some reason, the pic isn't showing up on my computer. I believe you are referring to making your bouquet for your rehearsal dinner out of bows from shower gifts etc? If so, I did not do that because all my gifts were from local chian store or Williams Sonoma and had really boring bows. So my MOH an incredibly tacky one made for me out of ribbon with tons of color, plastic butterflies and fake birds.

MODG said...

Hopefully you can tell by my expression that I am NOT down with this. I hate most wedding tradition. Garter, bouqet toss, rice, etc
don't be lame. Be regular.

laurenfromtexas said...

Someone made me one & I FORGOT TO BRING IT to the rehearsal. & I'm happily married. So, I don't think it really matters. It would've been fun to have though!

amy kelinda said...

I have never ever heard of this. Ever.

♥Aubrey said...

I knew i recognized that face :)-
These traditions MUST be tossed out...just like the bouquet is at the end. No thank you to traditions...lets start our own shall we!!!

AuntBT said...

Never. Ever.

Not even a little.

jv726 said...

what.the.hell? Is this a southern thing again? I have never seen someone wear this shit on their heads before? My bridesmaids made me a bouquet out of my bows...but not a head-dress! I tried to get away with not saving or using the bow-quet at my rehearsal but the bridesmaids wouldn't hear of it. It went in the garbage that night.

saltsays said...

Hate bow hats. Hate. Them. Someone is going to pay dearly if they do this to me.

Crap I totally forgot about this tradition until right now.

Clemson Girl said...

So I did this but I did not wear it on my head. Uh? Weird? My MOH kept up with all the bows and made the bow-quet and brought it to my rehearsal for me. I suggest if you decide to do the tradition you do it that way. That's the point of having a MOH right?

Cee said...

I've seen making the bows into the rehersal bouquet but I have never seen them on the head. The bouquet is cute I think...does it end up on the head after several drinks or something?

Cee said...

I've seen making the bows into the rehersal bouquet but I have never seen them on the head. The bouquet is cute I think...does it end up on the head after several drinks or something?

Monkey Mae said...

Not down with this at all.

Levon said...

Wtf tradition is that?? I've heard of how ever many ribbons you break is how many kids you'll have, but never wear your bows like a tard...
If i had to do it all over i'd definatly do one of those "start off dancing to a slow song then kick it up when people arent paying attention" deals. Or even when they announce you, dont just walk in, RUN in! You should do the garter belt thing, but have him take it off with his teeth, or dont shave your legs or something f'd up like that.

Levon said...

P.S. i thought i was following you, but i wasnt, so i figured i'd be your 200th! I'll take cash or money order...

Dollface said...

Totally bridal showery - is this yours? xxxoo

Kaela said...

Even if you don't intend on doing it, a few old ladies or annoying bridesmaids at the shower will insist that it's tradition. So I wouldn't necessarily bring it up but I would definitely be prepared to suck it up and deal.

Kaela said...

Even if you don't intend on doing it, a few old ladies or annoying bridesmaids at the shower will insist that it's tradition. So I wouldn't necessarily bring it up but I would definitely be prepared to suck it up and deal.

Rachel said...

Stupidballs.

Existential Waitress said...

Definitely cheese balls. No likey.

Brown Girl said...

Lameo for sho. I'm not really into traditions unless they involve something super fun like getting presents. I'd love to hear the garter toss rant.

"Julie" said...

just don't wear it on your head....please lord.

B-Dub said...

They did this to me at my baby shower for my oldest punk. Don't.Do.It.Ever. There are still pics floating around out there that bear witness to my shame. And yes, all the bows were placed on my head. Don't!

SG said...

At almost 30 I feel like I'm too old for stuff like that. We won't be doing a garter or bouquet toss since most of the people coming to the wedding are already married.

J. said...

I'm going to go with 'cheeseballs.' I strongly dislike those old traditions. This includes the bouquet toss, and wearing a condom/penis covered veil and sipping my adult beverages out of penis straws for my bachelorette party. yuck.
Maybe I'm just no fun- which could be why I am almost 28 and not married.

Kristen said...

Major Cheeseballs!! no.no.no....don't do it!

MODG said...

do you tards know that this is me?

wines constantly said...

This is a whole new level of cheese balls.

In my corner of the world, we make bow bouquets to be carried at the rehearsal. Like in your hands. Not head. And then, if you're me, "forget" them come actual rehearsal day. If someone had made me a bow hat, I would have beaten them with it. And then thrown it away.

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

That is amazing that you put a picture of MODG. What others do you have? I don't know why there are bows on her head. We live 800 miles from our families and where we got married so my aunt used the bows to make a rehearsal boquet and my mom stored it at her house. So no stress for me. My other aunt was really creative and put fake flowers on her shower present so they made the rehearsal boquet a little better. But it wasn't that big of a deal having it. I was against the garter toss but did it cause Hubby is traditional. Why aren't you doing it?

Miss E said...

I stayed away from cheeseball things at my wedding. I actually had a better idea of what I didn't want than what I did want. i.e. no garter/garter toss, no bouquet toss, no money dance, no YMCA, no chicken dance (or whatever that thing is called). I'm curious to hear more about your no garter policy.

But as for the bow-quet? Huge NO (as evidenced by MODG's face in the pic). And I say that with love.

hotpants™ said...

Saving bows is dumb.

Jane said...

I think its fun, especially for the rehearsal! Don't have to save it after that if you don't want to! Maybe thats a good compromise? ha! Good luck!

Milltini said...

hmmm---i say PASS, some traditions should just die quietly. but its also such a minor detail in the whole scheme of wedding things. i do care for it a BIT more seeing as the girl is almost mocking herself by making it a hat. i don't know--i'm torn. your the bride, do whatever the hell you want and make everyone else have to like it. ;-)

Karls said...

What the hell kind of tradition is this? I couldn't handle all that shit on my head... it would itch my face and I'd end up punching someone.

Cuddleslut said...

Poor MODG.

I'm AGAINST! Very against the whole "let's embarass the bride" goal at showers and bachelorette parties.

Elizabeth Marie said...

AWWWWW MODG!!!!!


But NO-quet. thanks.

The Only Girl said...

Cheese balls, but necessary. You have to think of your shower guests. It's like an instant thank you card for them. They get such please out of watching you prance around like a fool.

Although I do prefer the "bow-kini" instead of the bow-quet.

jules said...

I'm with you. I loath clutter and saving dumb shit. You don't want to end up with a pic taken of you with that nonsense on your head like MODG did. I'm really surprised at her for letting that happen actually. Ha ha.

Sarah Mina said...

definitely cheeseballs! i hate how some wedding tradtions are so tacky, there's a way to do something traditional but keep things classy. i'd be so embarrased if i had to wear that thing!

brit @ landlocked bride said...

I say cheeseballs. I honestly didn't know about this hold on to your shower bows for your "rehearsal bouquet" until two years ago. I thought it was the weirdest tradition and still do. I don't plan on holding anything for our rehearsal.

Ams said...

This makes me want to poke my eyeballs out... so I would say I tend to side on cheese balls also ;)

Jenni said...

I tell ya what ... I definitely vote cheeseballs, but sometimes cheeseballs are fun.

My bridesmaids made me a thingie out of my shower bows, but I definitely just held it and never put it on my head. And they all got me stuff from Pottery Barn which wrapped the gifts themselves, so everything was very coordinated. I liked that they were so into it - that made me happy.

So. I wouldn't suggest anything of this sort to your shower guests or even remotely plant any seeds in their heads, but if they make you a bow hat, throw it on and pretend to like it. Or just pretend you misunderstood and act like you don't know it's supposed to go on your head (because really - it shouldn't. I've never seen that shit before. Sorry, MODG.)

erin said...

i hate games but i've done the whole, toilet paper wedding dress which actually leads to some pretty hilarious pictures. also, make sure you're drinking for this... showergames+booze= wayyy funner. (funner is now a word.) bottom line, don't take it too seriously - which i'm guessing you won't. ;)

At least I'm skinny said...

I totally didn't know it was MODG until I read her comment and then I went back and looked again. That is how terrible the bow hat is. You can't even recognize people that you stalk on the internet and have never seen in real life.

Plus, she wasn't wearing fake blue hair.

Llama said...

Oh boy!! I've seen them done...I've made them too...but wear it????? WELLLL...it IS a tradition...it doesn't hurt to take a couple of silly pics...but I wouldn't save it afterwards! HAAHA!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I like the concept but not the actual hat. I also don't like that you're supposed to hold on to this damn thing to take with you to the rehearsal to walk down the isle with it pretending it's the awesome bunch of flowers you picked out. (Mostly it's the holding on to it and making sure it stays nice for so many weeks). CLUTTER!

Lastly... the issue with the bows to begin with. Apparently the old wives tale is this: For every bow/ribbon/string you BREAK (read: cut/pull to break etc basically don't UNTIE) is how many kids you have. I don't have the patience to untie all these F-ing bows that people put on my gifts I want to tear into that mess to see what I got!

I say do what you like! Tradition is sweet and all but as you can see by MODG's face it's not always fun. Make your bridesmaids buy you a "rehearsal bouquet" start a new tradition where those girls have to get you pretty stuff because you were nice enough to ask them to be in your wedding! ;)

ZDub said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*peespants*BWAHBWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

The only way this picture could be any more amazing is if she was standing on the toilet!

Please do this just so I can see another of photo like this.

Laurel said...

SOO glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours!!! I am in love ! I can not wait to read wach post. PS I don not think I am all about the garter toss either.

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

No thank you.

my favorite and my best said...

take it off your fucking head and recycle it.