Tips for an Easier Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

Today, I bought my wedding dress!  It was an exciting experience that took 2 trips to the bridal salon to finally commit.  My first experience wasn't a good one.  However, my second made the difference between walking out with a gown and walking away empty handed.  Here is how I accomplished the task today:1. Go on an empty stomach...more

My Disney Wedding

When I was younger I absolutely loved vacationing at Walt Disney World with my family.  I may or may not have remembered passing the Wedding pavilion as the monorail traveled past the Grand Floridian Resort, but it didn’t matter because I never gave it a thought that marrying there would ever become a possibility.  <...more

To Be Or Not To Be A Bridezilla?

 I don't think it's in me to be a bridezilla. I've seen some of these zillas in my time and it's not a flattering way to act. Right now (and I say right now, as I've been engaged for only a month) I am able to keep the stress level low. It may be selfish, but I look at this wedding as "What do my fiancée and I want?" ...more
It really is a matter of what you and your fiancée want. I was ready to get married, but I was ...more

And then I got some sound wedding advice.

So over the weekend I decided to use some much-needed downtime to peruse the interwebs looking at ideas for our wedding. I mean, just because we don’t have a guest list, wedding venue, or wedding date picked out doesn’t mean I can’t find adorable cocktail napkins on Pinterest that say “eat, drink, be married” and then make CB come in from the other room to look at how awesome they are.Right?  ...more

Should I Thank My Cousin For Making My Crappy Wedding Veil?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I just got married less than a month ago and everything is spectacular on that front. However, I have a little “Thank You Card” etiquette question. My cousin made my veil; a birdcage, which is important to note. She is a design school graduate and a professional haberdasher, so I trusted her. I wasn't just having her do a family favor. She also offered to make hair dealios for my bridesmaids (clips, pins, headbands and such)....more
I might add that anyone who wants a family/friend member to make them a statement piece, ...more

My DIY Retro Wedding

For my wedding, I had a clear idea of what I wanted from the very beginning.  I've always been a creative person, and I knew my wedding would have to have the unique flair that I bring to all my parties.  But, being a wedding, I knew I had to step up my game to make it truly breathtaking.  ...more

I Will NOT Stress Out Over This Wedding

photo credit: styled and shot by Christine & AJ (http://www.theaums.com) ...more
@sayitrahshay I LOVE that, Rachee! "It is a big deal, but it is not the deal". That sums it up ...more

10 Amazing Ideas for a Military Themed Wedding

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ishields83 Thank you so much. Congrats on receiving a dress through Brides Across America. Best ...more

A Tale Of 2 Dresses

I need some help.  I have 2 dresses.  They are both gorgeous.  I have tried both on before, but I have no idea which one I will end up choosing.So, I want to use this Wedding Wednesday post to ask you guys which one you like the most....more

My Wedding Rings

I’ve been married 14 years. Yep, a long time. And I still have the same rings from our wedding day. They are fancy or have big diamonds. Hell, they are in old school gold — not platinum.Do you ever really LOOK at your wedding rings? Not looking for dirt and stuff, but I mean really think about what they have been through with you?Obviously, the day you got married — full of promise and happiness.  First house and moving all that crap  ...more