Tie the Knot Tuesday – Gone ‘Til November

Learning to Let Go: A fave shot from my engagement session

For the last three years (and change) ’round these parts, Tuesday isn’t just the day after Monday or before Wednesday. Tie the Knot Tuesday has evolved into a day to share real weddings and honest love stories. It became a weekly ritual to celebrate families, sisterhood/brotherhood and good times. Both men and women from all over the world (!) send emails expressing how much they look forward to Tie the Knot Tuesday — many of these sentiments are from folks who are single, already married, divorced and even widowed.

Since Triple B launched, I began an awesome position as fashion market editor at a top celebrity magazine and I also contribute to other media outlets as a freelancer. I also oversee all Triple B’s editorial content, organize giveaways, plan events and manage the site’s social media presence. It is a hefty but surmountable load, especially since everyone in my circle has equal if not more ish on their plates. I know some of you might be wondering but — no, forsaking my magazine and other freelance gigs to solely work on Triple B is not a financial option just yet. (It will be one day — I’m claiming it!) Until then, I am simultaneously working on four stories for my fashion market editor position. To say I’m juggling a lot right now is an understatement.

I am also in the thick of planning my own Tie the Knot Tuesday. In addition to emailing wedding vendors and attending tastings, I’m making time for pre-marriage counseling and learning how to combine my 30+ years of life with someone else’s — physically and mentally. All the while, I still have a personal life to lead — you know making time for things like Zumba class and doing laundry.

What do these taxicab confessions have to do with Tie the Knot Tuesday? Everything. Tie the Knot Tuesday is a feature I take seriously. I personally curate dozens of images for each photo gallery, interview the bride and the groom not just about their wedding day but also about the nuances of their relationships and even the challenges they faced to get to the altar. With the exception of a handful, I have done this for every Tie the Knot Tuesday feature to date. No one owes me anything; I signed up for this. Triple B and especially Tie the Knot Tuesday is a labor of love and a task I enjoy.

But, I want to enjoy my bridal bliss. (The nerve of me, right?) I want to take in all the fun surrounding my rapidly approaching bridal shower and bachelorette festivities. I want to return the phone calls of my loved ones — the folks who always have my back — in a timely manner. I don’t want my fiance and I to stop dating. In order for this to happen, Tie the Knot Tuesday must take a hiatus. I’ve thought long and hard about this. It was a difficult decision to make. My email folder of interested Tie the Knot Tuesday couples is steadily growing and so is my wedding to-do list. My rock star summer intern Janee will be returning to Hampton University soon and I’ve yet to secure a fall intern. This break is overdue.

Tie the Knot Tuesday as you know it will return in mid-November 2013. There will be an increase in guest posts over the next few months. And because I realize many of you are also juggling demanding careers, families, etc. while planning your big day and relying on Triple B to help you sort it all out, I will officially begin my own Road to Mrs. column beginning next week! Unlike Bridgette’s Pick of the Week, these posts will be less product driven and more of a peek into the planning of my nuptials which I’ve been pretty tight lipped about until now.

As a colleague described the site recently, “Triple B is more than a blog, it is a movement.” In order to keep this movement going and growing, a break is necessary. Many thanks in advance for understanding. Remember:

The best is yet to come!

[Photo credit: Lash to Lens]

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    1. Awww I will miss reading these stories, but it is completely understandable, you are engaged!! Go enjoy the moment!! Your devoted readers will still be here when you return :-). I love BBB its an awesome movement, Best wishes and many blessings to you as you continue your Road to Mrs.

    2. B,
      You deserve it. We will be here when you get back!

    3. Leah M., I couldn’t have said it better myself. All the best Bridgette!

    4. For a minute I thought you were going to say the whole site was taking a leave lol. So important for you to enjoy your bliss and your life! Taking a break makes for new inspiration on this site! Can’t wait to read your Road to Mrs.

    5. ENJOY…. I will be here when you get back..
      CONGRATS BY THE WAY!!!!!!!!

    6. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      @Everyone: Thank you for all the support and encouragement!

    7. Enjoy your break and congrats again. As you approach your special day all the details need careful attention. Can’t wait till November!

    8. Anonymous says:

      Take a break! Enjoy this moment and be blessed.

    9. Carla A. Nelson says:

      Congratulations on making such a wise decision! This is a special time in your life personally and professionally. All great entrepreneurs take a break so they can reflect, refresh and renew oneself for the next task at hand.

      No one will get sick or die for not reading portions of your blog but you could very well become ill for not taking good care of yourself. None of us want you to go through that for you are much to valuable to us and the world you impact!

      May God bless you with witty inventions and creative ideas during your respite! I look forward to what is in store for all of us upon your return.

    10. Awe, no more Tie the Knot Tuesday ‘ttil November. One of my favorites on the site. I love reading the stories and looking at the pictures so much but, I am so proud of you for putting your priorities in order. What beautiful inspiring and encouraging comments you have received from your readers. You are blessed my child. Decisions like this is confirmation that you are ready to manage a family, a home, a career and still found time for yourself. Always remember Proverbs 3:5-6. Love you.

    11. Awww, I SO understand…..despite hoping to be featured once our professional photos were ready :( Go enjoy what’s left of your bridal bliss! Looking forward to your Road to Mrs column =D

    12. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      Thanks much, everyone! Keep the positive vibes and love flowing…

    13. WAIT! WHAT? Does this mean I need to start shopping my resume? Well, I hope you enjoy the remaining time leading up to your wedding. I’ll be right here when you return. In fact, I’ll stick around while TTKT is on a short break. Am I invited to your big day? Can I get a Press Pass?

    14. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      @Mars – Thanks for the shout! No need to shop your resume — at all. Triple B is only growing, cuz. And um yeah, you’re definitely VIP status for the big day. I’ll see to that. ;-)

    15. Totally understand…just got back from honeymoon…check out my latest post to see a few pics from the Big Day and our honeymoon if you get a chance…we will miss you:)

    16. Hi Bridg, will miss the posts but, as other readers said, “I’ll be here when you return!” Looking forward to all the good stuff that you will be storing up during this period.

    17. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      Thanks so much for the support Jackie and Aunt Zee!

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