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The importance of doing things for you. :)
NWR: New tatts <3
After all of the stress that has been going on with the planning of this wedding, to financial stress, to family stress... I needed to do something more than just a Pedi for myself.
This tattoo has so many meanings, but Im not going to go on a WBC rant.
The reason I posted this on WBC is because I believe it is SO important for Brides to take time out of their planning to relax and do something completely un-wedding related. It's important to get away from all of the chaos and crazyness, and just do something for YOU.
It helped me alot.
<3 you girls
PS Ignore the Mosquito bites!! haha!!
Where to go?
I would love to visit Ireland, or Greece. I love the gorgeous Caribbean like view of water/beaches, but I really love history and old architecture. I love old buildings, houses and culture. But I love the beach, and the water and relaxing, too.
So I thought a cruise would be cool, because I could visit all different places in one shot.
But I'm not sure. I love Ireland, because that's where my family is from. But for a Honeymoon? Hmm..
Have any of you been to Greece, Ireland, or Caribbean?
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Guestlibs, Programs MUCH MORE!!
OKAY so this isn't technically a deal.
All of you amazing DIYers out there, may not need this but since I totally suck at anything crafty, or DIY at all, I thought I'd post this for the rest of you, who may sympathize. :)
There's a seller on Etsy.com who sells Programs, Invitations, Guestlibs, Menus-You name it!! All for a very fair price!!
Anything that can be printed, for the most part, can be bought on here.
SO glad I found this site, and I hope it helps all of you!!
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
IM SO HAPPY.
Our photographer is OFFICIALLY booked. One more thing DONE!!
And he's a DOLL!
He's such a sweetie. He has such a spunky little personality, too!!
He does AMAZING work!! I posted a few samples of it, its so0o pretty! It was a bit pricey, but I wanted to spend it, because its something we'll have forever.
If you live in or around Connecticut, his name is Chris Volpe. Google him!!
He has rave reviews!!
xo Happy Planning!!
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Footing the bill
For a brief back-story, I have never been a true daddy's girl. Don't get me wrong, I love my dad! But he kind of seemed to opt out on the whole 'raising me' thing. I don't even recall any actual conversations one on one with him until he and my mom divorced, and he remarried.
Then of a sudden he was my best friend. I'm not complaining, I just know my life would have been alot different (better?) if he took the time to get involved before I was 20. Just saying.
Now here's the ISH:
I'm a young mother, so I feel like I am constantly under the spotlight in my family. Everyone is in my business, and when I got engaged, that was no exception, They wanted to know everything about my FH that they could know. And his background isn't spotless.
But as I always say, Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.
So I don't know if my father even approves of me marrying him! He keeps buying me books titled things like "20 things women do to screw up their life" etc.
Traditionally the bride's father foots the bill (which I would NEVER want him to do), but he hasn't even offered to contribute.
Is there a polite way to bring it up? Since we're paying for it ourselves, its considerably stressful and we'd really love some help! And lately with everything going on, we're struggling!
How do I ask him without putting pressure on him to help?
Thanks so much girls,
How are all of your plans going?!
Well, I've been engaged for almost 6 months now, and one of the first things I took care of as soon as i could, was Bridesmaids dresses.
The reason I did this first is because at the time I had 8 bridesmaids. The last thing I wanted to do was have to worry about my girls agreeing on a dress, getting measured, and then having to make deposits and pay for them. I wanted to get it all over with, that way all I have to worry about
So I found one, early. Now I'm second guessing my choice. The problem is I (miraculously, somehow) picked a dress that all of my girls LOVED!!
But then I found the second dress. Now I'm torn, because I loooove this new dress. :
So Im asking you!! :D
Should I take the plunge and have them all try on the new dress? I mean i AM the bride.. but they're all like sisters to me and I don't want them to all hate the dress they wear.
Should I just leave well enough alone and stick with the old dress?
<---the dresses are posted, My wedding theme is Old Hollywood Glamour. I think the second one is more fit n flare (which is VERY old hollywood.) and It is sweetheart neckline, just like MY dress.
Feel free to weigh in!
How much is too much?
(This is another long post, so I apologize in advance. First is my venting/rant, and last is my question.)
So I don't want to give out too many details, because my family and friends frequent my blog postings, but our budget is a good size. With that said, I'm still cutting back on certain things, so I have a dilemma.
I feel like just because a photographer (for example) starts his basic package at 5,000, doesn't mean I have to pay that. Regardless of my budget, or any other brides budget.
And I understand that you get what you pay for. A friend of mine went with a young freelance photographer, and her pictures looked like ghetto trash. All fading circles around them, they looked like they were edited with a cheap photoshop program, with cheap frames, etc. Terrible. And keep in mind, that's the only account of your wedding day that you have! So sad.
But If I found an awesome photographer, with beautiful reviews, and a gorgeous portfolio, that charges 2500 for the same package, I'm gonna go with him. I just think that its logical to take the time to keep searching.
NOW (sorry about the rant)
I went to a cake tasting today. The bakery does AMAZING work. I mean the lady paints Van Gough paintings on CAKES!! (see left) and she did the Corpse Bride too!! Shes so awesome.
So we went. The cake is really good! and her work is beyond words. The problem is her price... 7.50 a serving. :\ I have almost 200 people coming. That's $1500 for..a CAKE.
My FH says, "well we're paying thousands for a photographer, tens of thousands for a venue, and crazy dough for a DJ, whats another 1500??"
My question to all of my WBC family IS:
Is the cake something I can look around for? Or is it something that if I want a certain quality, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and just pay it?
It just seems like SOO much money for something that no one even eats!!
Pulling my hair out!!
I just wanted to take some time to vent(rant) a little.
Whenever people around me were getting married, and freaking out about things, I used to make fun of them. I remember thinking, "you buy a white dress, you pick out colors...why all of the stress?!?!" I couldn't imagine allowing something so simple like a wedding make you crazy.
Well, I officially understand now.
Everytime I get ahead of things, I fall behind somehow. I don't know if I'm just planning the wrong things too early?
Is anyone else going crazy?
I'm trying to relax, and take everything one step at a time, but It's sooo overwhelming!!
My wedding is May next year, and I have the venue booked, and a cake tasting next week. I know my wedding colors already, and I've pretty much picked out all of my vendors, even though I haven't put deposits down on all of them yet.
We've thought about the honeymoon, but nothing is booked yet,
I have no idea what I want to do for a cake, yet, or flower vendors. I know what I want, but I haven't talked to anyone yet.
Am I behind or just psyching myself out!? Between having a 3 year old, and a crazy job, I'm getting migraines I'm so stressed out.
Anyone have any ideas on how to cope with all of the wedding stress?!
Thanks so much!!
I just found this adorable placecard holder!!
The DIY is really simple!
-Take the board out of the frame.
- While the board is out, spray the frame (paint)
- Place foam on board, staple, or hot glue.
- Wrap batting around board, staple, or hot glue.
- Then wrap the board with fabric
- Put the board back in the frame (without glass)
_ Use decorative pushpins to attach place/escort cards.
:) I'm definitely going to do this, and I'll post the step-by-step after I do it!!
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Colored Flowers vs White
So orginally, I was planning on walking with white flowers and a purple ribbon around the bouquet. But I felt like maybe the white really won't show up against my dress.
So now, I'm carrying a dark purple bouquet.
So my question is, what does my FH wear??
-A white tie, and a purple boutonniere
-A purple tie, and a purple bout
-A purple tie and a white bout