All posts filed under: Wedding Planning

The. Big. Day.

Hello Interweb! It has been many moons since I’ve posted. I figured what better post to come back with than a final recap of our wedding day, if only to heed 1 warning to every bride-to-be out there: It is all gonna be okay. I know you are probably getting wedding advice from every corner of the earth from people who are married, have been married, are engaged to be married or have heard of this thing called “getting married,” so this may just breeze right past you. But in the end, what I have come away with from my own experience is that you likely won’t remember a lot of the small stuff (even if you are having a dry wedding.) So just enjoy the day– no one will hate your wedding because the napkin swans look more like ducks. Anywho, on to a recap! IF there was one thing I was especially concerned about, it was the rain. Dear lord, did it rain. 2 weeks before our wedding it was pouring. I remember …

The Clumsy Lady’s Guide to Being a Bride: Feeling good, inside and out.

Hello internet humans! I’ve found myself here once again procrastinating from wedding planning by ironically….writing a wedding post. When I bought my dress, I was thrilled to feel like it fit me almost perfectly. Sure, the dress was made for someone 6 inches taller and my gut stuck out like a belly does after a bunch of beers on Superbowl Sunday but they have seamstresses that exist to fix hems, and exercises to fix the gut. So a seamstress I found and exercise, I did. I didn’t do this whole health journey just because I was getting married…I can prove it! This blog, dedicated to fitness, food and fun started in 2015! However, having a wedding date seemed to set a great timeline to really kick myself into gear. Aside from wanting to look nice on the big day, I wanted to feel good. I completed Whole30 in January which gave me a great head start on good habits– you can read all about that journey here. After I lost some initial weight that had me …

The Clumsy Lady’s Guide to Being a Bride: Dress Shopping

Hello Interweb! Apologies for the hiatus. With wedding planning, work, working out amongst other things, I seemed to have lost all sense of time! So today, to distract me from all of the details I’m supposed to be ironing out, I wanted to hand out some unsolicited advice on a big one… Dress Shopping. Dress shopping for me was something that fell on the back burner on my list of priorities for the wedding. In my last Clumsy Bride post, I talked about how priorities for people are all very different (obviously) and how it is really important while on a budget to make a list and figure out what your “must haves” are and be willing to compromise on everything else. The dress for me was “everything else.” I think this comes as shock to many people when I tell them my sentiments on dresses but for me, it is something I’ll wear once and while yes, I want to look baller, I also care way more about booze and music than I do …

The Clumsy Lady’s Guide to Being a Bride: Cost Planning

Happy Days All! Having been planning a wedding the last couple months, I came to a stark realization; Pinterest was designed to make normal humans, like me, feel incredibly inadequate and unrefined. As I stumbled across photos that captured the release of some vibrant butterflies into a pristine blue sky during a beautiful couple’s vows, all I could think of was 1) how long were those poor butterflies in the boxes and 2) where does one order such a pristine clear blue sky for their wedding? The madness must stop! So today, I bring you the first installment of my Clumsy Lady’s Guide to Being a Bride: A real life, rustic (and no I don’t mean the beautiful rustic with the burlap and tin, I mean the “rustic” like when your cat accidentally sits on your un-baked pie crust but you serve it anyways) version of wedding planning. Today’s topic is wedding costs. I’ll start by saying, disclaimer– I pass no judgement on how much anyone does or doesn’t spend on their wedding. What I’ve …

Why We Decided to Get Married

Hello interweb! As many people have probably already stated, I can’t believe its already 2018! I say that every year, but this year has a bit more weight to it because well, Steven and I are getting hitched in about 4 months. All of last year, I could say “we still have time, it’s next year” blah blah blah. I clearly don’t have a basic understanding for how time works because while it was technically “next year” it was never 12 months away. And here we are, 4 months away and uh, there is a lot to be done. Anywho, in an attempt to procrastinate more, I’m starting up a section with my friends from WeddingWire to document some of my experiences, some resources I’ve found helpful and everything wedding planning leading up to the big day. I hope you enjoy it because I’m likely developing an ulcer writing it. But before we get into all the DIYs, dresses, venues etc, I figured it might be nice to share our engagement story in a 2 …