Since I’m preparing to send out my Save-the-Dates in the coming weeks (WOO HOO!), I thought this post was timely. My fiance and I had some questions about what to do and what not to do so I’m anxious to share my recent findings with you all. As always, Triple B encourages everyone to ultimately do what works best for them and their household. (I’m even tweaking a couple of these for my own Save-the-Dates…) However I thought the below suggestions were pretty universal: [Read more...]
Ever since The Huffington Post published this piece about “unplugged weddings” the bridal industry has been buzzing even more about them. (Truthfully the term is a couple years old.) And since I promised in the comments of this post that I would address the trend here on BBB I decided to make it my Pick of the Week. In short, an unplugged wedding is one that discourages guests from taking pics and moreover frowns upon Tweeting, Facebooking, Intagraming, etc. during the affair. Here are the immediate benefits to unplugged nuptials: [Read more...]
Bride: Tracey Hicks, 33
Groom: Rashim Kearse, 29
Occupations: Hicks, product development professional; Kearse, mixed martial artist
Homebase: New Jersey
Wedding Date: April 14, 2012
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Curacao Breezes Resort & Spa, Curacao, West Indies
Every Tuesday in Triple B’s Tie the Knot Tuesday stories, the featured bride offers 2-3 tips on how future brides can save money on their big day. This information is golden. So this week, I rounded up 10 tips that were so fab they deserved an encore. Looking for even more? Revisit these tips and tricks for getting the most bang for your bridal buck. Happy Saving! [Read more...]
Bride: Tekeah Scott, 31
Groom: Tron Mason, 31
Occupations: Scott, singer/songwriter; Mason, computer engineer
Theme: The Adventures of T-n-T (inspired by their love for books of adventure)
Once in a blue, an event takes place in popular culture that just has to get discussed here on Triple B, even if the bride isn’t identified as Black. The latest such event would be the nuptials of tech tycoon Mark Zuckerberg and his college sweetheart of nine years, Priscilla Chan. I’m sure you’re aware that Zuckerberg — a founder of Facebook which officially went public last week — is the youngest billionaire in the world. The Harvard University dropout wed Chan, who just graduated from the University of California at San Francisco’s medical school and has plans to become a pediatrician, in a modest ceremony in the couple’s backyard. Of course the word modest is relative but in comparison to some folks who don’t have nearly as much money as Zuckerberg (ahem Kim Kardashian), these two kept it low-key and simple.
It is crunch time and thus far I have approached wedding planning as a DIY bride. I am very proud of the accomplishments I have made on my own. Especially since event planning on this scale is not my forte. The bulk of the major decisions have been made. Contracts, deposits and price negotiations are done, but here is where I have hit a wall. I am secure enough to acknowledge where my strengths are lacking, and the little details of décor and implementation for the reception is where I cry UNCLE!
I have decided to enlist the help of a planner. One of my bridesmaids recently had a party celebrating her birthday, and her planner did a fabulous job. I was so impressed in fact, I begged my friend for her contact information. I was beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed at this phase of the planning process and I saw this as God answering my prayers. [Read more...]
In planning my wedding I have come to realize something I wasn’t expecting when I first started: Everyone you know has an opinion, a request or feels a way about something when it comes to your day. Now this is not always a negative. But one thing is for sure; it adds pressure to an already stressful situation. The trap a lot of brides fall into, me included, is wanting to please everyone. Guess what? It’s not possible.
First Triple B let me apologize, technical difficulty caused me not to post last week. I missed you guys and I am happy to be back.
As of today there are 144 days until my wedding. Time is really flying. However even with the looming presence of a ticking clock and days on the calendar flying by, I choose to remind myself the “wedding” isn’t the highlight of September 15, 2012 in my life. As a soon to be bride, blogging on a bridal site I know this statement seems strange. I can explain. [Read more...]