Hello, blog readers! Did you miss me while I was climbing sand dunes in South Padre Island and chillaxing at my Aunt and Uncle's lakehouse? Yes, I just used the word "chillaxing." Here's a little snapshot of what we've been up to:
MOHsister Kristen, Jeff, and Me at the top of a giant dune near the beach in South Padre
Lake Palestine 2010: Me in my no-wedding-tanlines-strapless-suit and Jeff in his leftover-from-Padre-sunburn
Anyway, now that I've had my summer fun, it's time to get some more wedding things crossed off the to-do list! Next up, dressing the boys for the wedding!
There was never any question about what Jeff and his guys would wear at the wedding. We never considered suits or the trendy pants-vest-combo. From the beginning, everyone was in agreement: TUXEDOS! Of course, despite the fact that we decided on tuxedos early on, we procrastinated actually going to set up the tuxedo rental for a very long time and just got around to it last week.
Let me say this first: Being a boy is easy. We spent less than 30 minutes in Mens Wearhouse. And we were done. Just. like. that. Compare that to the hours upon hours we spent choosing BM dresses and my mom's dress...not to mention the scary amount of hours spent looking for my dress, and wow.
I'm not complaining though! It was nice to have a simple-easy-decision wedding task. We picked out the guys' tux because it was the only lightweight option. 100% wool in July in Texas? Ouch. So we decided to help the guys out a bit and go with the Calvin Klein 2-button Super 100s Tuxedo. Supposedly its breathable and stuff. We'll see.
Then came the shirts...you have two collar options: the point collar and the wing collar. Wing collar is for bow ties. We don't like bow ties. Point collar wins. We also had to choose ivory or white. And of course, considering the champagne-ivory-ness of my dress, we went with ivory.
Vests were just as easy. We said "ivory" and the consultant gave me a stack of ivory vests. We picked this one because it's pretty.