10 Websites to Make Wedding Planning Easier

When Dave and I first got engaged, I had no idea where to start with the planning. I think I was the rare girl who, even being in a serious relationship and knowing we would get married, hadn’t starting thinking of wedding plans! I had just graduated college, so pretty much all of my time had been spent reading, studying, sleeping, repeat. Being the master Googler that I am, it didn’t take me long to find some websites that had great wedding planning resources. Over the next two years, I would go on to find loads more....more

The DOs and DON’Ts of Shopping For Your Wedding Dress

When it comes to wedding planning, shopping for a wedding dress is one thing that every bride dreams of. Shows like Say Yes to the Dress have built it up in our minds that we’ll all have that huge moment when we’ll cry, our mom will cry, and we’ll say yes to a dress after only trying on three. The bad news is that it’s probably not going to be that easy. The good news is that it can still be a memorable and amazing experience! Here are a few Dos and Don’ts to shopping for your wedding dress....more

The Best Laid Wedding (And Life) Plans

Here is a message to all those about to get married, thinking about getting married, and those whose wedding is long past.  It is also a message I suppose to anyone looking forward to anything, which I would hope, is everyone who has stumbled upon my blog....more

Six Humorous Wedding Experiences And A Blog Post

One night last week, my brain started thinking about weddings, because to date, I believe I have attended literally hundreds of weddings and receptions. On this particular night I began to specifically think about some of the most humorous and funny experiences I have had as a wedding guest and as I sat giggling, I realized they are just too good not to share!Now don’t call me callus and cold, because I think when you read some of these you are going to laugh out loud too. So come along as I share six of my seriously funny wedding experiences!...more

Why It’s Okay to Have a Kid-Free Wedding

When you get engaged and start planning a wedding, you inadvertently open yourself up the opinions of others…whether or not you ask for them. People will have opinions on everything from your dress to whether or not it’s acceptable to have a kid-free wedding. I found the best course of action to be a nod and a smile. But when I read this post last week about why it’s selfish to have a kid-free wedding, I felt compelled to respond....more

Creating Your Wedding Guest List

Creating your wedding guest list can be a difficult undertaking. For me, it was the most stressful part of wedding planning. It was the only part of wedding planning that I actually shed tears over as I watched my once-small wedding get larger and larger, until the guest list had 100 more people on it than I originally envisioned. It’s the aspect of wedding planning that can make or break your budget, and also the aspect that your familiar will like have the most to say about. Trust me, your parents will have a lot of opinions on the guest list....more

8 Things You Should Do After Getting Engaged

For many, the day you get engaged will be one of the happiest days of your life to date. This was definitely true for me. And while it’s an amazing day, the hours, days and weeks following can be overwhelming. There’s suddenly so much to do!For most of us, this is our first time planning a wedding. If you were like me, the engagement ring was unexpected and you weren’t anticipating planning a wedding. Today I’d like to offer you a few tips to make that hectic time a little easier. Here are 8 things to do after getting engaged:...more
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Lessons Learned Wedding Planning, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I shared a post with you guys with some of the lessons I learned while wedding planning. When I shared it, I told you it would be Part 1 of 2. The post was written before the wedding (though shared after). I knew even then that there would be lessons I learned about planning at or after the wedding that I would want to share as well. Now the wedding and honeymoon have passed, Dave and I have been married more than three weeks, and I’m ready to share some more lessons!...more

2 Weddings... One month – Jeans and T-Shirts not an option-3

2 Weddings... One month – Jeans and T-Shirts not an option-3Matthew 6:30 [Full Chapter]If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?...more

Windex, Wonky Prongs, and Wedded Bliss

My engagement ring is completely fake.  Well, the setting is real, actually:  a circa 1995 gold and silver Tiffany style setting, with a wonky prong that after 20 years borders on being horizontal.  The oversized prongs were originally designed to hold a carat-sized diamond securely to the setting, preparing for an investment so important that it calls for protection and dependability, for power and stability—platinum.  I, however, have all that pomp and circumstance holding tightly to a cubic zirconia....more