August 16, 2011
This day in age, there are all types of brides, and often times, many of those brides are second chance brides. No matter what pomp or circumstance lead to it, there are several reasons why a first marriage maybe didn’t work out as planned, but more importantly than the reason why it didn’t is the fact that that these ladies continue to find enough faith to give it another try. It’s these brides that I especially love… the ones who never stop believing in ‘happily ever after.’
Recently, a family friend (holler Jennifer!) got married to the man of her dreams, and even though it was her second husband, it was his first for everything; so, the sisters of said dream man wanted to spare no expense. The dream man and Jennifer, however, had other plans in mind. Being that they were both older and already living together AND that she already had the big, whoo-whoo celebration before, neither one felt the need to have all the hoopla a wedding can often bring.
One of the first “hoopla” items to go was the shower. Because they already had several of your typical shower gift items under lock ‘n’ key, they didn’t find it necessary to register for a whole bunch of things they already had. Plus, they were both already well established and struggled to combine what was already there in the first place… But the sisters persisted and decided that if a shower was out of the question, then they wanted to throw a ‘Sprinkle’ for Jennifer instead.
First of all, the name alone… Addddooorrrraaabbbllle… But the idea behind it??? Even cuter! Instead of having Jennifer register at a bunch of places for gifts they didn’t need, they simply took her out to dinner at her favorite spot and showered her with well wishes, advice and sentimental gifts. Ummm, helllooo? Love!
And you wouldn’t even have to go out to dinner necessarily either. You could even plan a luncheon or girls night in. Really, the choice would be up to you!
It’s also a great idea for the non-traditional bride… or even the non-traditional groom to use. Because Sprinkles are intended to be less formal, many couples may choose to make it a couple’s event. This way, there’s no obligation for guests to get traditional gifts, but rather, still spend an afternoon or evening celebrating your love! It would also work famously for older brides and grooms already living with each other, who don’t feel the need to register for new China or spatulas or couples looking to downsize what they already have. The possibilities are literally limitless!
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