Ladies, it’s that time. In preparation for Wedding Season, which usually kicks off around May, it’s never too early to begin putting together some planning tools for your Wedding checklists. Don’t let the word “Hussey’s” paired with “weddings” and “shotguns” put you off as you begin planning for your Big Day.
Your wedding should be perfect - in every way. Whether you are committing your eternal love for the very first time, or the fifth, here in Maine, you will find the inspiration you are looking for in the dappled woodlands, beside a dazzling harbor and among the mounted stuffed deer heads in the smoking room of an Elks Club.
First, wedding dresses. Hussey’s General Store, located in Windsor, ME, has been helping brides find their perfect dress for that special day since 1955. Their bridal department is wildly popular and sells hundreds of gowns each year with top designer lines and affordable formalwear that can be ordered in any size or color. (www.husseysgeneralstore.com)
Hussey’s carries all of your bridal accessories as well. No fairytale extravaganza is complete without his and hers firearms. As Hussey’s advertises, “Here, you will find a large selection of rifles, shotguns, and handguns for hunting or just for fun.” Because other than hunting or self-protection, handguns should be just for fun! While the menfolk have an entire sporting goods department to choose from, the ladies aren’t left out. Pictured here is the Charter Arms “Pink Lady.” This 38 Special Undercover Lite is made of aircraft grade aluminum and weighs only 12 oz. Compact enough to conceal in a wedding garter, inside a Diaper Genie or under a La-Z-Boy couch cushion. Looks like somebody isn’t going to weasel out of doing his share of the wedding invitations now is he?
As you work down your “to-do” list of cake top ornaments and bird seed bags, don’t forget the Sabre Red Maximum Strength Pepper Spray, also located in Sporting Goods. This nice little spray, of which a portion of sales are donated to fight breast cancer, allows the user to deploy continuously from any angle, even upside down! This can be also in tandem with Coon Urine, which masks human scent. Honeymoon trousseau—check.
Lastly, be sure to start your Wedding Gift Registry early. At Hussey’s, which advertises itself as your “bridal one-stop shopping experience,” no need to waste time trying to figure out what your new home needs at Bed, Bath & Beyond. This Horn Mount Kit in pink, which also fights breast cancer, is premier addition to your living room. This priceless gift is a reminder to your betrothed not only can you bring home a 12-point buck, drive it home on the minivan, but when you remove the antlers and skull cap with a bone saw all by yourself —never, ever, ever let him forget he’s the man.
So Brides, it’s time to lock and load. . . and start picking off those checklists in anticipation of your Big Special Day.
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