Because it's time, and because I'm a bitter hag

Okay. I'm taking this one down. After thinking a bit about it I realized that I was being unnecessarily mean about people I would probably like just fine in real life. And if I did know them there's no way I would have said that stuff--not out-loud, anyway. Plus I have no wish for this to come bite me in the butt, like, say the next time I get my hair cut after word has spread through the stylist circles. (Hey, they could have them! And they could be vicious!)

So. My apologies.


Suzie1 said... [reply]

"The bride graduated in 2005 from Sky View High School and LDS seminary."
Seriously? Wow. I didn't know that LDS seminary graduation was an accolade worth mentioning in a wedding announcement.

For the record, it is TA-CKY to include the-bride-and-groom-are-registered-at tags in invitations and announcements. But maybe they do things differently in My'en.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Suzie1, I think that most LDS people have decided that it's okay to include that information. Possibly because the engagements are so short that they don't have time for the whole word of mouth thing.

Only it's NOT okay, LDS people. It's not and I will never say that it is.

Sakhmet said... [reply]

Umm...why didn't you include a comment for the reception in the SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER? Did they serve Ensure?

Also, I have an aunt named "AlJean," so don't be a hater.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Sahkmet, I totally missed that! Maybe they have a g-grandma there who can't come and so they're having the reception there to honor her?

Are you planning to carry on that name, then?

Jimmy said... [reply]



Is that anything like BillyBob ya think?

Sakhmet said... [reply]

Actually, Nem, I think I might name my first daughter "Nalgene"--an homage to my aunt, but not exactly a namesake.

Miss Hass said... [reply]

Horrible. Simply horrible. And also, that girls has the world's stripiest hair. I would not let her come near my head with any sort of hair dye or cutting implement.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I know of an "Alma Don" in Utah. Course, she's an amazing woman which almost makes up for the crazy LDS name.

Anonymous said... [reply]

ugh. crazy small town Utah wedding announcements. This past sunday there was another dinger of an annoucement, check out the G********* and Johnson wedding... wow. wow. wow

Th. said... [reply]


Of course, I agree with you 100%, but don't knock Smithfield Implement. It's an awesome store. Next time you're, you know, in Smithfield, go check it out.

TheMoncurs said... [reply]

Just for the record, I did not put where we registered on our announcements. And I didn't put biographies either..is that a Utah thing? I've never seen that before.

Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]

Where they will ive happily ever after? Hmm . . . until they run out of things to discuss in about 15 minutes and daily high intensity snogging gets boring after a year.

Oh, right, that is when they'll decide to have kids named Aldon junior.

Still, beware, Nemesis, wasn't it Elizabeth Bennet's auntie who said, "Take care, Lizzy, that speaks of bitterness." I know your life's ambition is to be married to a truck driver.

Katie said... [reply]

I'm a huge fan of their matching plaid shirts. It makes the picture look even more special :)

Scully said... [reply]

Was that in the newspaper? Seriously, it must have cost a fortune to run. Also, Miss Manners suffered an apoplexy and is now dead because of it.

Hannah said... [reply]

We just received an invitation in the mail to one of Jason's cousin's weddings. They had three registry inserts in their invite: Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, and BEEHIVE CREDIT UNION!!! Who does that??? Normal store registries are bad enough, but a bank!??

So tacky.

I love hearing about bad wedding invites. Thanks for the laugh.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Oh . . . oh Hannah. I am shuddering at my desk right now.

KimberlyKV said... [reply]

I bet his name is AlDon, pronounced "All done," because he's the last of like 18 kids, who all worked on the farm and all registered at Wal-Mart and Smithfield Implement as well. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I am throwing a Still Single Shower for myself next month to recoup on the losses from bridal and baby showers. I'm also a bridesmaid again Saturday. Thank goodness that reception is in the cultural hall and not the Senior Citizen's Center.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Did I tell ya that my friend's daughter is getting married for the second time in about 2 years or so and she just included a little green coupon with their code number at their credit union. I guess if you already have everything.............I can't remember what the little thing was called. Something-money. I personally don't think you should hit people up twice.


Azúcar said... [reply]

Hannah, you didn't hear me, but I just gasped out loud. GOL.

Registries on invitations are tacky enough, but a BANK. A BANK. I'm in apoplexy.

I hate opening invitations from people you respect only to see that they put their registries on the invite. Your heart sinks and "E Tu," escapes your mouth. Oh the humanity.

blackjazz said... [reply]

I wish I'd called one of my children Napalm. That would have been cool...

Lady Steed said... [reply]

I can't believe people actually register at Wal-Mart. Putting inserts in your invite guarantees I will not bring a gift, but a Wal-Mart insert might make me bring a bag of poop as a gift.

Laura Huston said... [reply]

I HATE when couples give the registration info. They should have a womens conference telling women this because almost no LDS person seems to know etiquette.

cooldad said... [reply]

"Y'er a corker Shannon." "A real corker."

Iggy Enigma said... [reply]

My personal favorite is the disgusting blue plaid shirts. there are so few moments when it is actually ok to wear plaid [these 2 don't qualify for any of those moments] that you should never even attempt the double whammy. Ever. matching on wedding announcements pisses me off. i imagine that when they go out to eat they also always order the exact same thing as each other. color coordination is ok, though.

Iggy Enigma said... [reply]

--by which i mean a basic, pick 3 colors that look good together--i don't mean to both wear the same color shirt.

Rynell said... [reply]

My editing professor gave actual lectures about wedding announcement and invitation etiquette. Full class-length lectures. Fresh from the east coast, I couldn't fathom some of the atrocities he described, until he brought in a very large box of hideous, real-life examples.
These lectures should really be required before you can purchase announcements, invitations or print anything in the newspaper.

Charlie said... [reply]

I know you put a little disclaimer at the bottom, but did it ever occur to you that you are saying downright mean and nasty things about people you don't even know?

How would you feel if you discovered a picture of yourself on someone else's blog ripping you apart for every little thing, when they had NO idea who you were? Ouch.

chosha said... [reply]

Apologies in advance to charlie, who will clearly be horrified by this comment. -_-

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that photo looks photoshopped? Their heads seem slightly too large for their bodies somehow. Or is that just her big hair?

Nemesis said... [reply]

Chosha, I think the bride just has very tiny arms.

See? Not everything I say is mean.

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