May 25 2010
Dress Use #22: Coffee Filter

I’m trying to think light today.  This project was fun when I started it and I really hope that it can remain that way.  It certainly has the potential to be fun.  I read every comment (after hours) and respect that not everybody sees what I am doing the same way.  I regulate the comments too because otherwise there would be comments that are way out of line for what I’m doing.

On the subject of serious (even though I’m thinking light today) I was recently thinking about how much people spend on wedding dresses, wedding rings, and weddings.  I honestly don’t understand it.  I think it is crazy how much a wedding can cost today.  I don’t understand diamonds either.  I can’t tell the difference between a diamond and cubic zirconia except that one of them is much kinder to my checking account.  Maybe you can attribute my position to the fact that I’m a guy and maybe I shouldn’t be disclosing all this as I have a girlfriend who will now examine closely any rings she gets from me.

So, you drop a ton of cash on your wedding and your rings and here in the U.S. there is a 50/50 chance it won’t work out.  And if it doesn’t work out, you then get to deal with the cost of a divorce.  I’m surprised nobody has put together a firm that handles both wedding planning and divorce services.  They could offer deals such as . . . have us plan your wedding and get 25% off your divorce fees.

Of course I am joking about a lot of this.  I am close to many successful marriages and I think marriage is a good thing.  It is just unfortunate that the success rate is not so high these days.

Coffee filter has been suggested a number of times so here it is.


    62 Responses
    • Never saw this one coming, great idea since you had no coffee filter! 🙂

    • How did the coffee Taste? 🙂

    • ahahah I just googled “I have no coffee filters” and now, I will be following your blog!! LOVE THIS!

    • lab created diamonds are the way to go. itls a real diamond at a fraction of the cost.

    • wedding ring is a beautiful things to make a beautiful memory on your wedding

    • Hi, I ran across your blog from aol news, and I must say it has brightened my morning. Just because I happen to be a third generation jeweler, I can tell you that the reason diamonds are so expensive is because of a brilliant marketing campaign started by (don’t quote me on this) De Beers. A diamond is forever, but, in todays economy, the price isn’t. One of the reasons diamonds have such a high price is because those who own the diamond mines only let a certain percentage be sold each year. This keeps demand high. Except for the fact that diamonds are being recirculated. (it is sad to say, but most jewelry is sold to pawn shops where the raw materials, such as the stones, are cut out and sold separately) Diamonds are a relatively common gemstone and are much more useful as a tool for cutting and such rather than a stone. If I wanted to say what stones I would price as the most expensive, I would say gemstone grade emerald. Also, a lot of newer rings with such gemstones as ruby or sapphire are being ‘fixed’ with various chemicals and materials to hide blemishes. So, if the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
      Anyway, now that my rant is done, I once again have loved this website, and I wish you all the best with your family and future.

    • just wondering – do you mark the bits of the dress used for the dirty purposes so you don’t accidently use the same part for dental hygeine or, more importantly, coffee?

    • How did the coffee taste??

    • This is fabulous! I laughed through all the uses I’ve read so far and only wish you had got the “ring” back as I’m sure it was a pricey one like the dress. When I got married this time I didn’t want a dress and the ring I only wanted something small, as a matter of fact, the man at the jewelry store kept trying to increase the sale to my husband LOL, and ended with telling my husband how lucky he was. This is my 2nd marriage and I firmly believe it will be my last.

      My marriage isn’t based on the ring, the ceremony or a dress, it’s a spiritual and emotional bond between us.

      Can’t wait to read more of the uses, keep sharing!

    • u r funny..lol

    • Our wedding ended up costing:600$ 500 for the rings, (I can’t remember how much to get our certificate) and 40-50 on lunch. I used to want the big fancy wedding, but after mine.. I didn’t miss it. I enjoy being with my husband enough that the fluffy dress, and giant celebration my mother was so upset about not having never mattered.

      The project made me giggle, and I’m glad you’re using this as a coping method rather than something truely destructive.

    • I think in this day and age people should use all the money they put into the wedding DAY and put it into things that will actually build the marriage!

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