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Bleach

I've decided not to go ahead with any scary bleaching techniques. I realised how lucky I am to finally have healthy(ish) teeth, and that I shouldn't jeopardise that for the sake of vanity, especially when my teeth don't really need whitened. If I looked like a female Shane Macgowan then I could justify spending in the region of £500 on my gnashers, but thankfully I don't. I've just had too many cups of tea. The photographer has already said he'll subtly touch up everyone's teeth in the pictures anyway.

So I called my dentist and made an appointment. He wants to see me for a check up before I can make the appointments for the crowns, so it's going to be a good couple of months before I'll start looking gorgeous again.* But I'm glad I've made the decision, I now feel like there's light at the end of the dental-trauma tunnel.

*Ha!

In other news, I've fallen in love with the most expensive wedding invitations I've seen in my search thus far. They are custom made letterpress invitations and they are absolutely stunning. Unfortunately they're also twice the price of any other invitations I've looked at, and I don't think we're going to be able to afford them. Well, when I say 'we can't afford them' I actually mean 'the Boy won't let me have them'. But I truly have fallen in love with them - they are totally in keeping with the wedding venue, they match my colour scheme exactly, and they are SO PRETTY.

Stupid budget.

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At 5.4.07, Blogger Random Reflections said...

Perhaps you could cross some of your more irritating wedding guests off the list - then you have to buy a few less invitations and can spend the money you were going to have to pay for their food etc on the invites.

Or maybe your wedding list could ask for donations for the invites??    



At 5.4.07, Blogger Drama Queen said...

Haha. The most expensive dress, most expensive invites. Just as well you’ve picked classy guests to appreciate it all. . .

Ps if it helps you can just invite me by email :-)    



At 5.4.07, Blogger SpanishGoth said...

If it's just the tea stains - try a mug of hot water with a slice of fresh lemon in every morning - you'd be amazed at how fast and efficient it is (not to mention cheap).

As for the invites - seems a bit silly to spend a lot on something you're just going to give away?!    



At 5.4.07, Blogger Cat said...

I'd be inclined to go for cheaper invitations - as Spanish Goth says, they're probably the most disposable part of the wedding - and spend the money on something else. Like shoes.

And I reckon you've made the right decision teeth-wise. My friend who had it done says her teeth are so sensitive she's constantly wincing, and she's been told never to drink tea, coffee or red wine again. The very idea!    



At 5.4.07, Blogger Timbo said...

I think you'd need more than £500 to sort out Shane MacGowan's teeth.

Apparently he originally bust his teeth up in Japan, and his record company paid £5000 to get them all fixed. But a day later he went out, fell over again and fucked them up AGAIN, and couldn't be bothered to get them fixed again.

Which is fair enough really.    



At 7.4.07, Blogger Melissa said...

I'm sure you have wedding planning advice coming in six ways from Sunday right about now, and I apologize for a bit more. Wedding invitations serve just the one purpose: to get the people you care about to the place you'll be marrying the man you love. Not at all suggesting you scrawl the directions in crayon on the back of receipts, but there's a great middle ground that looks pretty and doesn't break the bank.

Wishing you a lovely wedding!    



At 7.4.07, Blogger Teeny said...

RR - Now there's an idea... I can think of a few guests I'd like to bump. I'm kidding, of course. Ha, ha! Er... Yes.

DQ - I tried one dress that was double the price of mine... But it's true that it was slightly more expensive than many dresses I tried on. But of course I won't invite you by email! A post-it will be ok though, yes?

SG - Thanks for the tip re tea stains. And yes, it does seem a bit silly. But they're just so pretty!

Cat - I think I'll feel way better about my gnashers once I get the buggers crowned, the whitening really wasn't necessary. And what you said about your friend stuck in my mind - never drink tea again?! Blasphemy!

Timbo - £500 was the estimate I was given for getting mine whitened. Thankfully mine aren't as bad as Shane Macgowan's...! I always thought his were just rotten.

Melissa - Not at all, I need all the advice I can get! I can't really justify spending the money on these invites - they're what I'd have if money was no object. But this is why the Boy and I are a good match. I get hare-brained ideas like this, and he reins me in. He drops his pants on the floor, and I pick em up. It's perfect really.    



At 8.4.07, Blogger londongirl said...

I'm with Melissa - ultimately the invitations are just a means of communicating the information.

But I can appreciate how easy it is to fall in love with beautiful stuff!!    



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