Friday, October 28, 2011

Wedding dresses we said no to...........

You guys might or might not remember , but I had gone to 13 individual stores to check out wedding dresses and have probably tried on 50+ dresses before finally buying the one.. It's not that these dresses are not beautiful... but it was just not the one... so what do you guys think of these dresses? how many dresses did you try before buying the one? I took a picture of most of the dresses I have tried so there are more to come!

How awesome is this bride's dress and bridesmaids' dresses?

Grabbed from here
Saw the bride's dress from Green Wedding Shoes and the dress is designed by Christian Sirriano I have to say the bridesmaids' dress look amazing too especially the back view!! Ok I'll need to give more updates to you all soon!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why I am not changing my last name?

I mean really why am I not changing my last name.. My name is 8 letters long.. and not some easy to spell last name either... like Matthews ( yes those are 8 letters long, I counted ;) )... When people ask for my last name I have to go ... B as in Boy... A as in Apple ( Just as an example, not really my last name)... My husband (YAY I KNOW NOW HUSBAND.. we got married 4 weeks ago, but that is a different story) is 4 letters common short name...... Sigh Why I am not changing my last name , in order of importance: 1. I don't want to deal with the paperworks and I am not talking about just American paperworks.. but also Indonesian paperworks and my 7 years visa / paperworks in US bearing my maiden name and reporting to Indonesian government etc etc.. 2. Most Indonesian women don't change their last names. My mom didn't. They still go with Mrs. Husband's last name in social context but you don't need to legally change your last name to be Mrs. Husband's last name, although A wants to be technically correct and does not want us to be annouced by Mr. and Mrs. his last name That's it two valid reasons for me.. I dont think hubby is 100% with me (maybe 80%) ... but I am sticking with it.. I have friends who will only change their last name to husband's last name when they have kids.. interesting takes... What do you guys think? Are you changing/ not changing your last names?