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My favorite wedding purchases that brought me the most joy

I'm currently (and finally!) writing my wedding profile for The Redwood Wedding. While I've been re-visiting The Blessed Day, I've been revisiting some of my details. I thought I'd highlight the wedding purchases that brought me the most joy. Maybe they'll do the same for you, or spark some inspiration for your wedding. Then I want to hear about yours!

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The most dope stuff under $100 to add to your wedding registry

If you're having a gift registry, you might want that spendy grill, fancy mixer, crystal goblets… all that good registry shit. But you've got those guests who just can't afford to shell out a ton of cash for a gift, right? Definitely make sure you've got a few under $100 registry gifts available to buy just in case. Your less rich guests will sing your praises.

Thankfully, we found some killer and less expensive gifts that you can add to your registry right now. Think millennial pink tea kettles, marble bedspreads, retro radios, gorgeous dining chairs, and a ton more…

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Why my spouse's $20 wedding gift made me cry

The morning of our wedding, my fiance and I exchanged our wedding gifts. I gave my spouse-to-be an Apple watch; I received a $20 t-shirt. My eyes got watery when I saw the shirt, and I couldn't help but cry. Fortunately, they were happy tears. For me, this t-shirt meant so much more than a fun shirt to wear on our honeymoon. It represented our shared struggles with gender identity… and that I was marrying the right partner for me.

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9 creative ways to thank your parents for making it to (and through!) your wedding

Unless you raised yourselves (or were raised by wolves, which would be even better), you might have a parent figure of some kind to thank for helping you get to be the awesome human you are who gets to marry the awesome person who loves you for being the awesome person you are.

If this is the case, here are some fun ways to thank your parents before, after, or at your wedding…