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How to plan a disability-friendly wedding

You’re recently engaged? Congratulations! As you've probably discovered, images of brides and grooms with disabilities will not be easily found within the pages of popular magazines. So there are probably very few examples to generate ideas and reminders for all of details you’ll need to incorporate into your event. That's why you should check out these tips for planning an accessible ceremony, disability-friendly considerations for your reception, and accommodating guests with different needs…

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How planning a wedding is a lot like moving

Maybe I’m not giving us enough credit, but I’m not sure if we would be able to handle the logistics of setting up this move in such a short time frame if it hadn’t been for all of the wedding planning. Trying to orchestrate this move has made me realize how much moving and wedding planning have in common…

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6 magical ways to banish negativity from wedding planning

I've been a pretty pessimistic person my entire life, or, as I like to say, a "realist." So when I got engaged it was pretty much business as usual. Somewhere down the line, though, I realized how much energy it took to be negative about the whole thing — to be the dissenting voice in a crowd of YAYOMGZ was flat out exhausting. Yet I couldn't fake the enthusiasm surrounding the circus of wedding planning, so what do I do?

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When family tragedy strikes during wedding planning

To every cloud there is a silver lining — and the silver lining to my father's stroke and the fear that we were going to lose him was that when, five months later (six months until the wedding), my fiancé's mother died suddenly and unexpectedly. I was much better equipped to understand what he was going through. And I was better able to support him. In those first few days after she died we talked about many things, some trivial and some very important…

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Mingling strategies, and digestive system problems: Don't ignore THIS post-wedding advice!

I fervently wish I had paid more attention to the journals and blogs with the post-wedding "what I learned" lists when I was planning. Alas, I kept thinking "that could never happen to me!" and thus ran into a few problems during the day of my wedding. I also stumbled across some things that are not regularly discussed (post wedding shoots? Having a mingling strategy?) and thought I'd share…