Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Group Participation

To quote Kara DioGuardi, "So, here's the thing" I have two ear piercings in each ear. Well, I actually have 3 but the top left one closed up awhile ago. These piercings occurred in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Al and I went together when I was in 6th grade and then hers had a problem so they closed up and she re-tried the next year, so I said "Oh I'll get a second one" The same thing happened to Al again and when she went a 3rd time (which was not the charm) I got a 3rd hole. (My dad was not pleased. "What do you need another hole in your head for?") I wonder what would have happened if Al had tried again.... would I have a pierced nose?! Haha kidding

Anyway.... I always wear a silver ball in the top hole and a small hoop of some kind in the bottom. Always. I sleep with the stud earrings, swim with them, etc. etc. They are almost a permanent fixture in my head.

I am wearing my momsie's very nice diamond earrings for the wedding. They are the fun little "s" shape that starts off with tiny diamonds by the lobe and gradually get bigger as the earring dangles. They look ridiculous with the silver ball earrings. So initially I thought Well I'll just wear tiny diamond studs in my top hole. And Michael even said he'd buy me some because they're not that expensive. (A MAN AGREED ON THE SPOT, IN A JEWELRY STORE, TO BUY ME DIAMONDS OHMYGOSH)

Here's the group participation time

Is it weird to wear two earrings in each ear at your wedding? Is that a 1990s trend that I should probably give up on and definitely not be embracing in my 26th year on my wedding day? In other words.... are mom's earrings enough? Part of me says to wear two in each ear because it's what I always do. The other part is wondering if I will regret it in the photos in three months or 10 years or whatever.



Jill H said...

Quite the dilemma, but you are not alone!

Here is a link to an interesting discussion on bridal earrings:

Some of the advice sounds very wise, some may be a little too froo froo for you and some is kind of hilarious (especially from their "tit bits" points - guess that's a British thing!), but they do offer these words that seem on target - "Jewellery is a very personal affair and above all you need to feel comfortable"

So go with your deep down feeling, and it will all be beautiful!

Redqueen said...

It's the 21st Century - women should do what they want to do. Make a decision based on what's right for YOU and then live comfortably and proudly with it :-) Quite frankly, I vote for 2 earrings in each ear.