3.13.2011

Wedding Plans.

We chose our invitations today! It was a long, but really fun process. Hopefully, we'll receive the proof in a week and the actual invitations 7-10 days from then.

We also talked about our table settings (linens, chairs, etc.) and set-up our rehearsal for Thursday, July 14th. I like that it's 2 days before the wedding that way if we're out late for our rehearsal dinner we can still sleep in on Friday. ;)

I mentioned to Sean that I thought it would be a great idea to wait until our honeymoon to buy wedding rings for each other and buy them in Ireland -- and he loved the idea! So we'll be going to a store in Westport, Ireland which is the same place my mom got her wedding ring from!

I've been pretty obsessed with claddagh rings ever since Angel gave Buffy one for her 17th birthday (I was a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan). So since these rings originate in Ireland, I guess around Galway... it seems pretty fitting that I choose something similar for a ring that I will wear for the rest of my life.

The most common version of the ring looks something like this:


The crown represents loyalty, the hands friendship and the heart love. Cute, right? This ring wouldn't exactly fit with my engagement ring, though. However, check out this ring...


It's not the best picture, but if you can tell it has the same claddagh ring symbols (crown, hands, heart) and it's surrounded by "Celtic love knots". I'm in love.

I've heard of a lot of people buying fake wedding bands to wear on their honeymoon (so they don't risk losing the real ones) and I guess we'll be doing things a little differently. It looks like we'll be buying fake wedding bands to make it through our ceremony... and buying the real things on our honeymoon!

5 comments:

  1. i love the idea of buying your rings at the same place your mom did! very cute! the 2nd ring is really gorgeous too. i love it :)

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  2. i think that is a wonderful idea1 and just think of the memory that comes with that!

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  3. Instead of buying a fake wedding band why not use your great grandmother's wedding band which you were going to wear anyway as your "something old". Just a thought.

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