A Prince of a Guy

Some gal wrote a book that says every girl wants to be swept off her feet.  Rescued.  A bride.  I never did.  There's a picture of me when I was little.  In a dress-up wedding gown.  At a toy ironing board.  My mom must have made me do it.  Probably tickled me at the last minute to get me to smile like that.  That was never my dream.  I was like the dentist elf in Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.  I wanted to be in-de-pen-dent.  I didn't need anybody.  Least, that's what I used to think. ...more

Buy Me Something! My Opinion Of Weddings

In 2010 the cost of the average wedding was over $20, 000. The National Divorce Rate was 50%.When I think of marriage, these are the thoughts that go through my head.Though I have been in a long term relationship for many years I do not feel the need to get married, or have children and doubt that will change....more

~ because this blogger is ENGAGED ~

I. Am. Engaged.  ENGAGED!  After ten years (yes, I said ten years) he finally put a ring on it and I could not be any happier....more

Just scrolling through, and, well, how can I not say "CONGRATS!" on both becoming engaged as ...more

Mom Material

A year into motherhood at the age of 44, I am realizing that part of the reason I put off having a child for so long was that I never really thought I was mom material.  I thought that moms, like brides, were something that other women got to be.  Now my family and friends pointed out my way with children from the time I myself was a child.  I think I was about eight the first time I babysat, and when I became a teenager I took a summer job working as a camp counselor.  When my college friends started having kids about ten years ago they were quick to point out my talent...more

There's No "Me" in Bride

www.TheFeministBride.comSome people use their astrological signs to describe their personality – preordained by time and chanceArt by Katrina Majkutaccording to the alignment of the stars.  Some attribute their character based on their parents or environment; access to money or lack thereof.  There are many internal and external factors that help create you, and it’s nice to think that identity, to some extent, is something we can choose. After a short lifetime of making those critical choices or being products of our genetics or childhood, when it’s time to ring the wedding bells do we still have that personal choice to choose “who am I – as a bride?” ...more

How to Get a Happier Wedding: Back Off My Bride Budget

They all seem to be saying one thing: If you're spending $30,000 (the average) on a wedding, you're a spendthrift idiot who has no concept of reality. It's like “slut-shaming:” cutting down other women by attacking their individual choices. Wedding-shaming. ...more
I make wedding cakes, but I recently wrote a blog post about how you don't really need a cake. ...more

Forget The Bouquet, Single Ladies Need to Catch a Break

Teresa Tam Photography, http://www.TeresaTamStudio.comAs a frequent single at weddings, catching the bouquet symbolized more than just being next up to the altar. It represented being on a team perceived as less favorable – the singles team. Identifying oneself as such to a wedding crowd is not always fun. It’s like announcing that your batting average in relationships is so low that you’ve resorted to catching a bunch of flowers for good luck in love. It’s no wonder the bouquet toss has fallen out of favor....more

What about the cake?

I just may be the hardest to please bride when it comes to the cake. Not because I want a cake five  layers high with a pound of fondant and rare gold ostrich feathers with mini sugar paste figures of Donnie and I on top. No, my problem is far simpler than that… I have hated every single cake I have seen in the last year. ...more

If you want to test cupcakes before deciding which ones to have for your wedding is fine. Its ...more

Happily Married to a Biker!

My husband is not the most religious man in the word. He does not pray (at least to god), neither does he put the fear of god into himself or other people. He does however wear the cross, since the day we wed. He treasures it as he does his wedding ring, or his bikes. This is his choice. The church wedding was a necessity, the reasonable and the right thing to do. Having not stepped into church for over 10 years, he was right to be nerveous about it....more

Your Undies: What Everyone Wears and Nobody Talks About

Since I have been diligently attending to all the details of my wedding dress and accessories for the big day I have found myself immersed in the secret world of underwear. I am amazed at the endless options available to me to lift the parts of my body I want noticed and flatten out the bulging bits I want to hide. Who knew that the flawless silhouette I lost somewhere in my twenties can be reproduced through a simple system of industrial strength spandex? ...more