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Colors of the wind

Tues: Uchi and the screening of "All my friends are wedding singers" with live soundtrack by Califone. It was... interesting.

Wed: There was a big meeting with the site manager, wedding planner, wedding planner asst, future mother-in-law, future sister-in-law, my day coordinator volunteer. Throughout this process, I have been consistently asked "What colors are your wedding?" by the venue, Men's Warehouse (who I was annoyed that I couldn't register my bridesmen under my name. I told them: "This is Austin. Be more gender flexible." So now my bridesmen are groomsmen under Andy's name), perspective vendors, etc. And I keep saying "multicolor". Finally yesterday I was told to pick some linens, and I picked 12 different colors, and I realized that, I really need to pick colors, otherwise it would look a bit crazy. So it took me like an hour to do that. I shooed people away, and with a girlfriend just looked over different colors. It's probably why I didn't want to commit to a color, since I didn't really have a scheme in mind, but when forced to choose, I wanted it to be good.

Not that it matters much as I'm not planning to match with it really. I finally just said: "Look, pictures rarely take in the whole site. They're snapshots of moments, so things don't have to be so mitchy-matchy with everything." And I told them that yeah, as a photographer, I'm choosing colors with the photographs in mind.

But I'm proud of how I put my foot down several times, on the timeline and colors. I didn't hire the wedding planner, and I think having to deals with vendors at my workplace taught me how to say "no" to strong-willed people.

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zuleikhajami
Mar. 17th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
I hope Men's Wearhouse doesn't flip when I go to get a suit. Peter and I are going on Saturday. I can't believe they have no ability to register suits under the bride's name. In this day and age, is it really that unusual for a bride to have some men in her party?
ripresa
Mar. 17th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
They listed you as a groomsmen despite your name being very feminine, so hopefully not.

But yeah, if we're in Arkansas, I wouldn't be as surprised. But this is Austin.

Btw, as a female, if you already have a white shirt that's more flattering on you, feel free to not rent one.
zuleikhajami
Mar. 18th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
Is it okay if it's a non dress shirt? I don't have any blouses, but I do have a nice, plain white short-sleeved shirt (with lace around the collar).
zuleikhajami
Mar. 18th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Actually, now that I think about it, I don't think that will work. I'll just rent a dress shirt.
ripresa
Mar. 18th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Maybe just bring the shirt or the shoes you're thinking of using to the fitting, so you can try it out.
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