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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Vows

So, I’ve officially moved over from bridesmaid to bride (at least for the next year). We got engaged in Cinque Terre, Italy in our adorable villa which overlooked the town. "The fiance" proposed at 5am after a coughing fit - I guess he couldn't wait! What really happened was I ruined his master plan the night before because I got moody and was not feeling well.

At least it showed me that he knows this is for better OR FOR WORSE.

Then we went to the beach to see the sun rise and I skipped down the cobblestone streets and stared at my hand for an hour straight. Here are some pictures of the views. I will spare you the pictures of me doing the happy (ugly) cry and definitely not show the video he took of me 3 minutes after it happened where I was jumping on the bed.



Since I have ridiculed every bride and made fun of almost every aspect of the wedding process - I know, I'm under scrutiny. I really need to take a good look at what I ask of my friends and how I present myself.

Below are my vows. No…not those vows.

These are my vows to my friends…

I vow...
to not make you wear a ridiculous colored dress that will sit and gather dust in your closet. I tend to wear black almost everyday, so why make my wedding day any different.

I vow...
to not force you to purchase special shoes or jewelry. However, this means you must wear black shoes…don’t try and be cute and wear hot pink trendy shoes.

I vow...
to not ask you to spend what would have been your bonus on me for my bachelorette party, bridal shower or any other events. (too bad most of us didn't get bonuses this year).

I vow...
to make my registry user-friendly – meaning the gifts will cost reasonable amounts and the registry hopefully won’t run out of options. HINT-gift certificates and creative activities are great gifts. Also...”the fiancé” wants a waffle maker.

I vow...
that I will not become one of those brides where every conversation I have until the day of my wedding must refer to my wedding – except maybe to my cousin who is also recently engaged!

I vow...
that I will not be a hypocrite, ruin my friendships or hurt my Bridelines reputation! After all, those "Skinny Bitch" women are famous because they are still skinny (and bitchy?).

I am so excited to share this journey with all of you!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

For the fans, so far Jill has been a great example of the Brideline philosophy. She has made no demands, has been sweet and cooperative and understandably excited.She has been kind and thoughtful! As her mother I am delighted and cautious. Readers I will keep you updated! Jill's mother Judy

randi said...

So happy for you Jilly.
That was a great post...everyone who gets engaged should make those vows!!
Love you!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for promising cute dresses! soo excited Jill, congrats!

-Erica

Danielle said...

I vow to follow all of your bridelines as a bridesmaid and I will hold you to your vows. Love the black dresses :)

justquirky said...

awww. I've been to cinque terra and it is beautiful. I too make fun of silly wedding traditions and can't wait to follow your plans!

Karen said...

Congrats to you!!!

Maylea said...

Hi I was wondering if we can link exchange? I realize we are in the same niche, I hope to hear you soon.

Anonymous said...

That is the coolest list of vows I have ever seen. I wish I had the kind of perspective you have when I got married. You are a catch in every respect. Congratulations again,
Love,
Karin