"The shoes" starring role status on wedding day has been reduced to that of an extra. To be seen only in strategic photo ops, our departure and after-party festivities. Sad.
In case you missed the pouty lip moment, I can only wear heels that are 2.5 inches and under. Shopping for heels that low is just not in my DNA. It's hard! I've been looking everywhere for a remotely acceptable pair to no avail. And, I have already concluded that when I do find some they will be the equivalent of the ugly stepsister to the Cinderella Loub's.
We have been toying with the idea of a themed rehearsal dinner - something to keep it fun and add a more personal touch. But how to prevent it from becoming cheesy (a play on words you'll get momentarily) and over the top?
For us, nothing says love like Mexican cuisine. We both consider it our comfort food of choice. When we can't agree on anything else, we always agree on chimichangas. We just heart all things spicy, cheesy and rimmed with salt.
The ironic thing is we will still be giving our guests a little taste of where we are from. In Arkansas, cheese dip is it's own food group. It's on every restaurant menu, no matter the culinary flavors. And, in a few short weeks, the state is hosting the very first World Cheese Dip Championship. If you need a little history lesson on the origin of the goodness, watch this.
Thus, a fiesta rehearsal seems like the way to go.
So on 5-13-11, there will be margs, maracas, and mariachi. But, I have to draw the line somewhere. Pinatas and sombreros? No way, Jose!
The following pictures are reassuring me hope that you can go down the themed route without it feeling like Party City threw up.