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Idiot Control Now
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I've slightly got the next part of HF started. Finally, after three and a half years, we're on the wedding chapter. (I once joked that Will and Kate would get married before Guy and Nat. Now they've gone and had a baby, too. I think if Guy and Nat knew I was going to make them wait so long, they would have said "Screw tradition" and found a dark corner a long time ago.)

The problem I'm having, besides the fact that wedding scenes are generally pretty dull, is that I am not a girly girl and know nothing about clothes or flowers or how to describe them. With Nat's dress and ring, I had a picture in mind and google image searched until I found something close to what I imagined, and then used that as a guideline. But for the bridesmaid dresses, I found a picture like what I want, but I don't know what any of the detailing and neckline and crap like that is called (and the store's site doesn't give any info except fabric), so I guess there's more googling in my future.

Current Mood: confused confused
Current Music: royals--lorde

4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: September 11th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm... most romance novels I've read (some of which you've recommended) don't spend that much time describing the details of the wedding. Some even skip right over it. Perhaps you're worrying too much?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 11th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, they don't spend much time on it, because either a)they're all the same, really, unless something dramatic! happens, or b)it comes at the end of the story. Since mine's in the middle of the story and politically important, it has to be shown.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: September 11th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's true that weddings are, often, all kind of the same, even when the protagonist interrupts right before She says "I do."

If the real-world details are difficult, how about focusing on the people who are attending? The intrigue, the snipes, etc.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 12th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm doing that, but I still need to work on my description, since that's one of my weak points. And looking at flowers is fun.
4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence