Friday, August 13, 2010
(PICTURE: Huyen rejected my first choice for wedding bands. I thought it would be a good homage to Ahoy Hanoi.)
This past weekend Huyen and I began to do some of the more "fun" planning and preparing for weddings. Well, that's unless you consider driving twelves hours to drop off paperwork and be asked somewhat intrusive questions fun.
Huyen and I both want to get very simple, matching wedding bands. Personally, I hate jewelery. Minus my college pocket watch and the occasional trendy necklace in my youth, I've never worn jewelery. Frankly, I don't like the way it feels or looks on me. Thankfully, Huyen doesn't really wear jewelery either so we're on the same page on this. The two of us started our wedding band search by going to one of the biggest jewelery stores in Hanoi. We immediately spotted bands that we liked and asked to try them on. Well, it didn't go so well. The band couldn't even fit on my sausage-like pinky finger. The store clerk told us that if we wanted the ring in my size it would take 7-8 months to have imported from France. Yeah, no thanks. She also told us that we were going to have a very hard time finding any rings my size in Hanoi. So, the challenge is on!
Huyen and I will be going to some other jewelery shops soon to see if a) they have my size OR b) can make me a ring. Worst case scenario, my internet guru mom has found a good site for us to order rings from and have shipped to New Jersey. I'm just a littler nervous though about not trying on a ring until a few days before the big day. The point is, even the simple parts of wedding planning don't end up being so simple!