If it wasn’t really real before, it’s real now. 1000% real. 100 days and counting until we exchange our “I dos”. Excited? Absolutely. Ready? Emotionally — no doubt. Ready as far as wedding planning is concerned? Let’s talk about it. [Read more…]
The union of two people, two independent individuals with their own set of values, morals, and ideas about finances, marriage, and children, can lead to an extremely successful union or one that is destined to fail — sometimes very early on. Understanding that a marriage continues beyond the wedding day, we knew early on that we would seek premarital counseling.
In a previous post, I discussed the importance of wedding planning visits when planning a destination wedding. Last week, I spent 3 days in sunny Los Angeles with my Mom, daughter and wedding planner to do nothing but wedding plan…well, kinda, except for when we put on our tourist hats and since it was Ava’s Spring Break, checked off all of her “to-dos” from her list, which was a list of random, but dope, sights to see. But, for the most part, we were knee deep in wedding planning. [Read more…]
I’ve attended a lot of weddings. I’ve been a participant in several weddings. I remember beautiful weddings, great receptions with good music, good drinks and good food. Just as I can remember bad music, bad food and bad wedding guest behavior resulting from the great reception with good music, good drinks and good food – mostly because of the drinks, I digress, but what I don’t recall about any wedding that I have attended, been invited to or been part of is the couple’s wedding invitations. [Read more…]
Oh, Pinterest. It’s easy, addictive and a seemingly unlimited resource for um, everything! The fact that it allows you to create “secret” boards (which is perfect for planning your wedding even before you have a steady boo) is more than enough reason to looooove it!
The downside, when it comes to planning a wedding, [Read more…]
So, we decided to have a wedding in a city that is over 1,800 miles away from our home. Apparently, a year long, long distance relationship wasn’t enough for the kid – I needed more distance and distance I got. Destination sunny Cal-i-forn-ia – beautiful weather, great beaches, tacos, yes tacos – everything that makes this bride smile. However, my smile started to fade when I realized [Read more…]
Six months after selecting my gown, I received the call from the bridal salon that my gown was in and ready for me to view and try on. Eeek! Super excited to see the gown that I fell in love with the moment I tried it on. On the other hand, the holidays were gooooood to me! So good in fact, that I was nervous that my dress would absolutely not fit! [Read more…]
I’ll admit, I was totally that girl who was thinking about her engagement pictures even before she was engaged. I’m lying! – Even before I was dating my fiancé, I was taking screenshots of cute engagement photos that came across my Facebook and Instagram accounts, I may have even [Read more…]
Doscientos. 199 + 1. 100 x 2. Any way you slice it, it’s still the same — 200 days. Yasss, honey, that good ole’ app from The Knot reminded me that I am rapidly approaching with great anxiety excitement that my wedding is a little over 6 months away! [Read more…]
So, there’s this saying: “Fail to plan is planning to fail”. All truth. I guess failing to plan a wedding is a major fail — especially if you want a wedding that is like IG worthy or like one of those on YouTube or Vimeo with the titles and John Legend track playing throughout. I digress. Back to planning. [Read more…]
In Part I of this post, I began my wedding gown search with the help of my mom, aunt, daughter and two of my best high school girlfriends. After trying on several dresses at the urging of my crew, I finally found a dress that I absolutely loved. The dress was exactly what I thought I wanted. [Read more…]
Wedding dress shopping. Oh. My.
I was certain I was adequately prepared for wedding dress shopping. I mean all of those Friday nights I spent binge watching TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress – how could I not know what dress I wanted? I may have mentioned before that I was serial bridesmaid. 27 Dresses anyone? [Read more…]
Even for the most organized, well prepared bride-to-be, wedding planning can be a beast! Talk about being overwhelmed in details — Hydrangeas or orchids? Chiavari chairs or chair covers? DJ or Band? In almost an instant, nothing was the same *cues in Drake*. It is easy to not only become overwhelmed but to also forget life before the bling. [Read more…]
In my twenties, I wanted a lavish, David Tutera-esq wedding: 20 bridesmaids in matching bright dresses, a serenade from Eric Benet, tons of flowers in vibrant colors and 300+ guests to witness the event. Now, on the other side of 35, with a steady creep to 40, I do not want any parts of the aforementioned. Lavish? Meh. Eric Benet? Nope, I’ve booked my best friend’s brother, an up and coming singer in LA. 20 bridesmaids? Absolutely not. No way. [Read more…]
She’s back! Check out this week’s installment of The Road to Mrs. with our resident bride-to-be, Keisa:
On most days, I’m unequivocally a Type A personality. I’m the organizer, the planner, the keeper of all things – that girl. However, when my fiancé asked me to describe my vision of my marriage proposal, I didn’t know what I wanted. [Read more…]