Monday, March 4, 2013

Reverse Culture Shock and Wedding Culture Shock

Christy flew back from England last Monday. She has been living in a flat with five friends. They share a small (according to American standards) refrigerator.

When she saw our Costco sized bag of potato chips and described it as "a bag of chips the size of her torso" ... I knew she was experiencing reverse culture shock.

And a second quote of the weekend came while the girls and I were shopping for Jenny's wedding dress. 

The sales gal (who was friendly and helpful) seemed surprised when Jenny told her she did not want a train on her dress. That was nothing compared to Jenny saying she also did not want a veil.
 
"But, but ... it is the veil that makes you a bride." Really?

We found the dress!

ps. Still chewing very carefully, but my mouth is on the mend. Thanks for your sweet comments.  

29 comments:

  1. I didn't know your daughter was getting married. How lovely! Our daughter-in-law opted for no train and no veil. She was just perfect.
    Are you still enjoying milkshakes?

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Glad your mending! Have a wonderful week!

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  3. This is a great reminder to me that we Americans could stand some smaller portions.

    Secondly, congrats on your daughter's upcoming marriage. How fun to help her pick her dress!

    P.S. My wedding dress didn't have a train either. :)

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  4. Probably not chewing potato chips, eh? And the wedding dress is for your daughter? How exciting!

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  5. No train or veil for me, and I think my wedding still "took". ;)

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  6. Hi G, so glad you
    are healing nicely!

    Yes, we are all about
    SUPERSIZE here in the US!
    That's why overseas travel
    is so good for the soul.
    It's important to see that
    it isn't that way, everywhere.

    Battening down for the
    snow, here.....think it is
    coming your way : )

    Hugs,
    Suzanne

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  7. Exciting to see your daughter select a wedding dress, no train and no veil quite ok. So many people are not getting married that it makes marriage doubly wonderful. My dh and I are married 41 years and it is a sweet journey.

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  8. Oh, how nice! A wedding dress! Without a bridal veil can be a dress also very beautiful. But I had one. A long and shorter.

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  9. Oh, that is fun to plan a wedding. HOw delightful.

    I bet the potato chips were full of hot air, and not that many are in there. :)

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  10. Jenny is going to be beautiful, with or without a train or veil. And welcome home to Christy! Hope to meet both of those girls in person one of these days. :)

    Glad you're feeling better!

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  11. Silly sales girl ~ the veil does not a bride make! Good for Jenny for standing up and getting what she wants. I was the same way ~ no train ~ no veil and our wedding is legal and everything :o) Glad you are feeling better Glenda!

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  12. How in the name of heaven did I miss this? YOUR DAUGHTER IS GETTING MARRIED???? How wonderful, what fun, hope you're making the most of it all, so glad Christy is here. So sorry about your mouth - I've been there, sweetie, and it ain't fun. The end result is worth it. Big gulp at the cost and the pain involved, but it is worth it.

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  13. I must have missed something...who's getting married?

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  14. A wedding is fun! I loved shopping with my daughters for teir dress. Marcy found her's the first try, Greta took many appointments till she found 'the one'.
    So happy to hear you are healing. Have a blessed day, my friend!

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  15. LOL! I didn't have a train or a veil, and yet I was still able to say I do!

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  16. Glad to hear you're on the mend! Oh, wedding shopping...maybe I'll do it with a GRAND someday. With four boys, I'm stuck looking at tuxes...

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  17. I will love to see the dress when you post wedding pictures. This is an exciting time for all of you. How nice to have all your "chicks" home in the nest if only for a little while. Enjoy!!! Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  18. I think it's the "glow" that makes you a bride.. and the love of that Groom who has CHOSEN you. Hope your recovery is a quick one.

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  19. Glad you all found the dress!! :)

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  20. I say, whatever floats your boat, it's her wedding and I'm glad she found THE dress! Glad you're on the mend too!

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  21. yay!!
    yes..it is whatever the bride wants that matters.
    oh how exciting for you momma:)
    sending my love and hugs....xo

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  22. My son lived in London for several months and he said all the flats had mini refrigerators. Glad your daughter got home and a dress was found. Cross that off your list!

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  23. oh have fun with the wedding...we did a veil with a full blusher...but it was bought at Hobby Lobby 1/2 price, so very cheap. My daughter's little brother wanted the blusher.
    Enjoy your planning...

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  24. My Emily tried on two yesterday--the first. Heart stopper for momma!

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