How did we get HERE? To the blistering, armpit-shadowed, I-can’t-believe-I-thought-a-late-June-wedding-was-a-good-idea mark of the summer? Happened fast, didn’t it? All I feel like doing is floating in a pool, dreaming about how crisp fall weddings will be. Are you with me? To quench your summer thirst, Noelle will give you some awesome rosé picks this weekend (it’s June; you’re allowed to drink pink wine), but until then, we invite you to check these links out:
This graphic from David’s Bridal. 2 out of 5 brides don’t trust their grooms to pick out their tux. Wondering if 2 out of every 5 grooms don’t trust their brides to pick out their wedding dress.
This eGifter app is such a good gig for a group wedding gift, for someone like an office buddy: choose a present–who wouldn’t like Fandango movie tickets, or a gift card to Overstock or Lowe’s?–then invite friends to contribute. So much better than begging everyone for cash.
We’re putting our sweaty summer glasses on these great coasters from Out of Print. We were recently gifted a set from them, and realized there’s something perversely satisfying about setting a dirty martini on a bright red Lolita, watching the condensation seep into the thick mat. (I think books–and drinking–are very sensual experiences, OK?) Lots of choice gifts for the book lovers in your life (and wedding party), including this epic Poe-ka dot pouch.
We have lots of great playlists on our site, but here’s a summer soundtrack straight from Rdio that’s made for beachy times.
Just in case you haven’t heard: DOMA AND PROP 8 ARE DEAD, and we couldn’t be happier. Here’s a podcast from the Poetry Foundation on selecting verses for gay & lesbian weddings (don’t miss their great archive of poets reading their own work). As Emily Dickinson said, “Forever — is composed of Nows –.”