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Do you have a Blog?
Now that I dont have any wedding-related things to plan and no more DIY wedding to-dos, I also give it a go to have a personal blog.
I started blogging to document my own wedding planning and decorating house projects. If you have a blog, bloggers; etc pls ADD me or maybe share an opinion.
Congrats and Happy planning to all the new brides!
Decision to Change or Not Change Your Name After Marriage
We got the official copy of our marriage license in the mail yesterday and I still can't decide if I should change my last name sometime next month- July.
It is so hard to decide since there are many name change options available for married couples today. I'm thinking of either use my maiden name as middle name along with my husband's last name. Or create a new name. Oh my, decisions, decisions..
Are you going to change your last name after marriage? Keep your last name or Hyphenate your two names?
FOR SALE: Tiffany Blue Theme Decors & Items
For BLUE BRIDES or if you are looking for some Tiffany goodies for your wedding. I am now ready to sell all the items I have. Prices don't include shipping thru USPS. Pls email me if you have any questions or interested.
1. Tiffany 3 tier boxes for decorations- $25
2. White small pedestal stand for card box- $10
3. Wilton Wedding 2 Ring Cake Topper- $25
4. White Baroque Frame- 5x7-$15
5. Aqua-green garter- $7
6. Heart ring pillow - $10
7. Circle Of Life Unity Candle holder-$6
8. Feather Guest bk Pen-$3
9. VS tie ribbons-$
10. LOMEY GEMS / PINS 2" CORSAGE & BOUTONNIERE LIGHT BLUE-$3
11. (1 DOZEN) 33" MARDI GRAS BEADS- $4.50
12. Frederick's of Hollywood - Green Satin Kimono Robe- $20
Advice for the Brides to be
The Good and The Bad
**********Favorite things or Do recommend***********
1. A Day of Coordinator-Highly Recommend especially if you are having a big party.. Our coordinator set up all the decorations, brought the emergency kit and the only reason that the party flowed.
2. Lighting- changes the ambiance of the room.
3. Pick Bridesmaids that truly have your back, willing to help, willing to pay for their own dress and knows all her responsibilities.
4. Lollipops for the kiddies and adults- they were a hit and it was gone within seconds.
5. Printing your own Guestbook pages: Guests messages were so great and funny! It was awesome to read all of these after the wedding!
6. Get to know all your vendors. It is important to tell them what you want and don't want. We didn't get to face-to face meet our photo and video, so I was scared they will not show up at all.
7. Ask your family or guests if they have special request song or song that they dont want to hear. My DJ did an amazing job for playing the songs that I want, but one of our guests hated my DJ. He doesn't like how the DJ played sir mix a lot which I didn't noticed at all.
8. Take your time to eat something, stop dancing, enjoy the details and mingle with your guests. I spend most of my time on the dance floor, so I missed taking pictures with my family and guests. Take a break from dancing and walk around a bit.
********The Bad Side or Could have done without *********
1. Printing so much for the guestbook pages: Not all the guests sign the guestbook pages, so it was a waste of paper.
2. Printing Activity book for kids: The kids were all in the dance floor most of the time.
3. Tears of Joy: No one knows what it was.
4. Expect errors, don't expect perfections: The bad side all happen during the ceremony. My veil flew during recessional and I was having a wardrobe malfunction since no one was fixing my train. I have no choice but to ask my Best Man to fix my train during the ceremony. Our dove release was late and late guests were walking in the middle of processional. My suppose to be Maid of Honor still insist that she will help me, so I gave her my purse and during the picture taking she doesn't even know or remember where she put my purse at all. She ALWAYS Not Walk Her Talk!
5. Have a big reserved sign. Let your family knows where they are sitting during the ceremony and print it BIG. It will be easier for them to see it. My grandpa and my personal assistant ended up sitting at the back and the flower girls were being fussy since they got separated with their parents.
6. Practice walking with the little kids during the rehearsal. During the processional the lil groom left the lil bride twice.
7. Let your family knows you have a wedding coordinator if there's a problem. One of my aunt's came up to me that there are guests that dont have sits and she wants me to do something about it which ruin my moment.
8. Expect some guests that RSVP "yes" will not show up and ?guests who don't RSVP will show up. We have about 6 guests that RSVPs "yes" and ended up not showing up for various reasons or last minute plans. Also, there are couples that didn't RSVP, but ended up showing up.
Remember to relax and enjoy every moment of your wedding because the day passes so quickly. GOODLUCK!
Hello Ladies, so I'm back and I am offically married. It went by fast and I still can't believe its already over! The ceremony didn't go perfect, but the reception was amazing. There's a little drama here and there, but after all everyone had so much fun!
Overall, it was a success! Check out some of our pictures from my DJ's assistant. She was taking pictures through out the reception and they gave us a copy after she's done ....
Enjoy and happy planning :)
Crazy Wedding Surprise First Dance
FH and I decided to move our first dance after the cake cutting & bouquet toss. I know it sounds odd, but we decided to call it to 'Special Presentation' instead. It's because we are doing one of those "crazy" first dances with lifts, dips and spins not the traditional romantic slow dance.
I'll be changing in to a flowy short white dress and I'm thinking of getting my fiancé an aqua suspender.
Are you doing any crazy dance for your first dance?
20 Details to Remember
by The Wedding Channel
1. Remembering a pretty hanger for your dress
Its a tiny detail, but when your photographer takes the classic photo of your dress hanging up before you put it on, you dont want to ruin the shot with a plastic or wire hanger.
2. Telling family about reserved seating
It wont matter how cute your Reserved sign is if your family doesnt know the seats are meant for them. Make sure everyone is clear at the rehearsal where theyre allowed to sit.
3. Packing your cell phone charger
Youll probably get a bunch of calls on your wedding day from frazzled guests and anxious family members who need fast answers. Make sure your phone is fully charged-- and then put someone else in charge of answering it.
4. Packing a wedding night bag
Put together an overnight bag packed with toiletries, sexy lingerie, and anything you need for the next morning. Then ask a bridesmaid to drop it for you at your wedding night room.
5. Changing your name (if thats the plan!)
If youre taking his name, youll need to replace everything with your maiden moniker on it, including your Social Security card, drivers license, and passport. You can find out online what you need to bring with you to your areas Social Security office and Department of Transportation office
6. Bringing extra cash
Whether its tipping your hairstylist, the band, or the hotel bellhop, you want to have some extra cash (including singles) on hand.
7. Getting international travel documents
As soon as you book your flights, check with your airline to make sure you have all the documentation you need. Keep in mind that you need a passport even to travel to Canada, and it can take up to six weeks to get one, so start early!
8. Writing your thank-you speech
While you dont have to give a full public address, it is nice for the bride and groom to say a few words to thank parents, bridal party members, and anyone else who supported them through the wedding planning. Take an hour or so to jot down a few thoughts to make sure you dont forget anyone.
9. Assigning someone to collect your gifts
There are enough horror stories of couples who forget to bring their gifts home and never see them again. Make sure youre not one of them by appointing a relative or friend to gather the goods and keep them until you get back from your honeymoon.
10. Arranging day-of transportation
Make sure you have a car or someone available to drive you on the day of the wedding to the hair salon and to the church.
11. Having someone pick up your dress
Whether you change into a cute going away outfit after the reception or dont want to take off your dress until you get to the hotel room, make sure someone is available after the wedding to pick up your dress and hang on to it for you.
12. Packing an emergency day-of kit
Head off any issues by putting together an emergency kit with bobby pins, a sewing kit, safety pins, clear nail polish, extra hose, bandages, aspirin, antacids, tissues, and anything else you think you might need. Even better, ask a bridesmaid to do this for you.
13. Eating dinner (and cake!)
Remember all the time you spent deliberating over tastings and miniature portions of cake? Now its time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Put someone in charge of making you and your groom have a few minutes to sit down and eat (your wedding planner, maid of honor, or a parent are all great point people for this task). At the very least, eat a slice of cake!
14. Feeding your bridal party
Your bridesmaids are probably going to be too busy before the ceremony to stop for a meal. Set aside time that day for lunch with sandwiches, chips, fruit, and other snacks to make sure they get some food beforehand.
15. Making a Just Married sign
A Just Married sign for the car is a classic tradition, and it makes for a fun photo op. Make your own, enlist a crafty friend, or look online at sites like Etsy to buy one premade.
16. Giving gifts to your bridal party
Show them how much you appreciate all of their help over the last few months with a personal gift for each attendant.
17. Bringing your cake cutter
They dont necessarily have to be crystal or engraved, but considering what a big photo op the cake cutting is, you probably want to have something a little nicer than what your caterer will hand you. If youre not interested in purchasing a set, see if a family member or friend will lend you theirs (a la your something borrowed).
18. Making sure to have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
If you have specific items in mind (such as your best friends veil for something borrowed or jewelry from your grandmother for your something old), be sure to arrange for them in advance.
19. Creating an itinerary
Just because you know the schedule for the day forward and backward doesnt mean everyone does. Make sure your relatives know where they need to be and when (for example, not to leave the church if youre taking family photos after the ceremony), to save time and reduce confusion.
20. Enjoying the day
After spending a year or more obsessing over your wedding, it can be easy to get caught up in the details. But the day goes faster than you will believe, so take a deep breath, realize that everything will be fine, and concentrate on simply taking it all in.
Do You Believe in Wedding Superstitions
For Happily Ever After
I already picked up my wedding gown two weeks ago and I seriously would want to try it on again to see if I can dance barefoot, spin, and do the lift. However, my family told me that a wedding dress shouldn't be worn before the wedding day itself because it is bad luck.
Do you believe in Wedding Myths and Superstitions? Are you going to follow the rules just in case?
13 Comebacks to Rude Wedding Questions
from The Knot
Ever been faced with a wedding comment that was so inappropriate it left you speechless?
There are already few people who was rude enough to ask me any of the questions listed here, so I would like to share with you all.
Can you relate to some of the questions below? Here's what you can do.
1. "Are you sure you're ready?"
Translation: Coming from an unmarried acquaintance, this sort of question is likely a projection of their own fears -- they're not in a position to make a lifelong commitment, so it's hard to imagine that you could be.
Quick comeback: Exude confidence and leave no room for anyone to debate if you or your fiance is in any way unprepared for what you're getting into: "Absolutely! We are completely in love and ready to be together forever."
2."The marriage won't last."
Translation: Whether it's a reflection of their own marriage problems or a past incident that convinced them monogamy is impossible, this person has a knack for souring good news.
Quick comeback: It's easy to get seriously offended by this one, but take the high road and try cheesy humor. Ask if their favorite precious stone is "jaded" or whether they hit any traffic on the Pessimist Expressway that morning.
3."Your engagement is too long."
Translation: Any engagement over a year might seem excessive to some, but it takes a lot of time to pull everything together. The person's comment may be out of surprise, not ill will.
Quick comeback: You have a few acceptable options: Explain that the best wedding vendors are booked more than a year in advance, that you're extending the engagement to save more money, or that you have something you want to accomplish (finish your degree, settle into a new job) before you make your marriage official.
4. "Your engagement is too short."
Translation: While you and your fiance have probably discussed getting engaged for a while, the news might be a shock to some. The person who says this doubts you'll have enough time to plan a nice wedding.
Quick comeback: Reassure them that though your engagement is brief, you set the wedding planning wheels in motion well before he popped the question. Be calm -- if you seem too swept up in the excitement of the proposal, it supports the idea that you're rushing things.
5."Is that really the ring you wanted?"
Translation: Almost any engagement ring can elicit a snide remark, whether it's too big, too small, too sparkly, or not sparkly enough. This sort of nastiness undoubtedly stems from jealously that you've been proposed to, and the ring is an object that provides an outlet for them to concentrate all their envious feelings on.
Quick comeback: It's every newly engaged woman's right to show off her rock, but if you get negative vibes from someone, draw focus away from the ring with a simple reply like, "We're both really happy and excited."
6."This bridesmaid dress is ugly."
Translation: While it's a cliche for a bridesmaid to gripe about the dress, it still happens. If she's strapped for cash, her disapproval may be in hopes that you'll pick something less expensive. Or she could really think it's hideous.
Quick comeback: Find out why she doesn't like it and try to locate some middle ground. Suggest that she stick with the dress color but then let her choose her own silhouette.
7."That's a great idea...I'll do it too!"
Translation: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it's aggravating when a friend steals a unique wedding idea. Take it as a compliment that your ideas are so great; then steer your friend in a new direction.
Quick comeback: Agree the idea would work well in your friend's wedding, but suggest she personalize it to better fit her style. Encourage some brainstorming and change an element of the concept so it's similar but not identical.
8."Who is paying for all this?"
Translation: Maybe they're surprised by all of the nice details you've included in your wedding, or perhaps they're wondering how your parents could afford to host such a great party on their own dime. Either way, this one ranks near the very top of the bad etiquette list.
Quick comeback: Unless you're willing to share that info, immediately let the person know they've crossed the line: "I'm sorry, but that's between my fiance and me."
9."Am I going to be invited?"
Translation: No need to decipher this one -- this person simply wants to attend the party. Tactless on their part, sure, but don't be surprised when an annoying coworker, excitable neighbor, or wayward cousin asks for an invite.
Quick comeback: Rather than postpone the awkwardness with a dodgy line like, "We haven't finalized the list yet," tell them that, due to a tight budget, you're keeping things intimate and the guest list will be mostly close family.
10."How much did that cost?"
Translation: This can be interpreted in a few ways. If the person is planning their own wedding, they're probably asking out of genuine interest because they like what you're doing. If, however, there's no chance they're planning their nuptials, odds are whatever you tell them will garner an obnoxious response.
Quick comeback: A simple "That's none of your business" will suffice, or you could throw them off with some dramatics: "It cost me an arm and my fiance a leg -- next week we're going in for surgery together. Romantic, right?"
11."I'm RSVPing...with guest."
Translation: Some people think that it's fine to tack on a "plus one" to any wedding invite. Though it's definitely a wedding etiquette faux pas, you should give your guest the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to an innocent misunderstanding rather than a snobby "I don't go anywhere without a date" attitude.
Quick comeback: Call as soon as you receive the offending RSVP and gently explain: "I'm sorry that it wasn't clearer, and we're excited you're coming, but our guest list is packed so we can't include a date for every guest."
12"I want to make a toast."
Translation: They want the world (or at least the reception) to know how proud they are you tied the knot. And a minute in the spotlight satisfies any extrovert tendencies they might have.
Quick comeback: Say that you're flattered by the offer, but you want to keep the toasts to a minimum -- just the parents and honor attendants. If a close family member really wants to speak, you should consider letting them say a few words at the rehearsal dinner.
13."So when are you going to have kids?"
Translation: The joy of a wedding leaves some people overly enthusiastic about the next huge life event: starting a family. Curiosity about baby plans is natural -- most people keep those thoughts to themselves, while others prove to be significantly less reserved.
Quick comeback: Even if you have a clear plan about when you want to start having babies, be vague in discussing a timeline. Try, "We'd love to be parents someday, but we're taking things one step at a time -- starting with the wedding."
Ask a Question
Where are you going to hang your dress?
Have you thought of this? Where will hang your dress?
I bought this personalized wedding hanger from etsy.com last January and I'm not sure if the hotel room I'm going to stay at has a four poster bed to hang my dress for wedding shots.
Maybe I should bring some screw hook and a hammer to hold my dress. Hmmm...