Most Indian weddings I've seen and heard of have a vast number of people. It's amazing.
I don't wear any jewelry. Even my wedding ring (which is comprised of an amythest ring I owned and a band that dh added to it) is only put on for special occasions. I don't wear it to work and don't wear it to clean so that doesn't leave much else. I try to remember to put it on when I go out, but after my pregnancies when I couldn't wear it because of swollen fingers and then some weight loss when it kept sliding off, it's not something I think about. I also don't wear other jewelry often. I read Bean's blog once, "Wife as We Know It" and it discussed how a simple set of pearl earrings make everyone look a little more put together. So I tried that for a while. How long does it really take to put earrings on? And it does make it look like an effort was put into one's appearance, just a little bit. I think I might have to make that my NY resolution this year, because I've fallen down on the job, and I like to make my resolutions simple and achievable. Earrings.
My wedding was 13 people at a friend's house in Wyoming. We were married by a JOP who was my neighbor when I was growing up.
I'm getting into this spiral of annoyance at my sister, and I need to stop it because we are going to vacation together at Christmas. I'm remembering all of the mean and selfish things she's done and said to me that I've let go over the years, like telling me she can't have children because of me since I 'ruined' the name she wanted for a girl (Esme). We're going to her house for Thanksgiving. I want to tell her just to grow up, but dh is encouraging me to just let it go, change the subject if her birthday comes up, and if she does engage me, he says I will be complicit if I allow her to keep discussing it. He is right. Nothing good ever comes of keeping things like this going.