Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Not Frugal Wedding

But what do I care, I didn't pay for it. My daughter did all the flowers for a local wedding, from the corsages to the bouquet. She even decorated the cake with roses! The woman was really nice and invited her to the wedding reception. My daughter's boyfriend had to work, so she asked if I could come. Nothing like being asked to attend a formal affair 2 hours before it happens. I'm glad I had at least one nice outfit to throw together. And I wore black sneakers. Screw being dressed up, with my bad back. If they're looking at my shoes, I've already lost all hope of impressing them.
Let's not even get into the fact that they wouldn't let her set out the floral arrangements for 20 tables until an hour before the reception. I didn't want to go to the wedding at all, but there was no way I was going to stick my daughter to do all this by herself. Okay, frugal: they bought their own candles for the centers of the floral arrangements; cheaper than having my daughter provide them. Not frugal: 3 tables of hot food and 1 of cold food for the cocktail hour, including a suckling pig, for heaven's sake. Not to mention roasts and paella and shrimp stir fry and calamari. Frugal: disc jockey instead of a band. Not frugal: a choice of rack of lamb, tilapia (which I had for dinner Friday night, btw!), filet mignon or shrimps scampi for dinner. Still, it was a nice evening out with my daughter, which is priceless! (We left early. I made it very clear I didn't want to stay for the whole thing. After all, we really didn't know these people.)


Disney loving Frugal Mom said...

Just read the wedding and saw "bad back" Now I don't know what is wrong with your back but wanted to share these shoes with you. they are not cheap but I fell about a year ago and hurt my back. I work at Walgreens and am on my feet 6-9 hours a day.I wear these shoes and no pain in my feet,legs or back. I even worked 9 days straight and no pain ever.

Mom2fur said...

What I have is called "Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction." LOL, it's almost more painful to say it than the ailment itself is. It's an inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint--where that big triangle bone at the base of your spine is attached to your pelvic bone. Thanks for the suggestion--I'll certainly check it out! :)