My fiancé and I are both project management types — at work, and in our general personalities. So, we have weekly wedding planning meetings with agendas. This has managed to keep us sane, speaking to each other, productive, and focused on other things, like unpacking the house we just bought, getting through a terribly hectic time at work, enjoying each other, and focusing on my nearly-six year old son. Here's how we plan our wedding, Project Manager-style…
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We were at the two-months-till-the-wedding mark, and I was losing it. I've never handled stress terribly well, and I have this nasty habit of taking that out on whoever's closest. I didn't realize the wedding stress and our constant arguments were related. In fact, it didn't even click until I sat in tears on my best friend's bed after yet another stupid argument. She asked me, gently, "Are you sure you want to go through with the wedding?" I realized that I couldn't say yes.
Most of my wedding planning is done. There's not much left really, except the minor things that will get wrapped up right before… but I feel like there is so much left to do and keep getting the urge to add more, and more! I try to remind myself that we are on a budget and what we got already is fine… but then why do I want to add, for instance, photos/or/drawings of us around the venue? I am stuck in bridal over-planning mode! How do I STOP organizing and planning and take a step back? Is this just feeling that will linger until the final days where I can actually SEE things come together?
I have worked in hospitality — at hotel front desks, bars, and even housekeeping — for years. Over those years I've picked up a few tips to make the wedding-and-hotel experience go a little smoother. Here are my tips on booking a block of hotel rooms for your wedding guests.
So my wedding came and went. I went into it feeling pretty good and prepared, I had all my vendors confirmed, floor plans, decor inventory, decorations, vendor contact spreadsheets submitted to my day-of-coordinators three days before, and I was able to relax and not take care of anything major. The wedding day started out well enough… Then, slowly, it fell apart. Here are the things that, if I could start all over again, I would have done differently…
While trying to organize everything for our wedding, I feel so overwhelmed with options that I have become very indecisive about things.
How did you come to a decision on anything from theme, color-way, dress, guest gifts, etc.? Was it hard after to not compare it to other options? How often did you change your mind before coming to final decision?
Do you know what to do if your best man is giving a totally inappropriate speech? Or how a shoe organizer can keep your wedding day stress levels down? Or what kind of easy-to-encounter wedding day stain is 100% permanent? Probably not. Luckily as a professional wedding photographer, Angie Gaul has been privy to hundreds of weddings. Here are her suggestions for small, surprising ways to reduce your wedding day havoc .
This wedding planning thing can suck hard. Not everyone loves planning a wedding and some people downright hate it. Drama happens, things go wrong, and planning is a whole heck of a lot of work. If that’s you right now, then maybe we can help make things at least a little better with these six tips.
I have been checking and re-checking my wedding budget spreadsheet weekly — especially the estimates vs actual money spent. I am not the first, nor will I be the last that spends a good deal of valid energy on a wedding. But something happened yesterday, thanks to an app, that helped remind me of the fun of wedding planning.
Guess what just came to my spam inbox! According to The Knot, I'm 13 months away from my "dream day." Lordy. You go to David's Bridal once and suddenly your email inbox is turned into a spammy, weddingy, playground. But this e-mail irked me much more than any other of the countless SPAM emails I've gotten over the past year…
You've heard of a black tie wedding, right? Well, today we're talking about SimplyTie weddings. SimplyTie.com is a website full of useful tools to help plan your wedding. And we're not talking yet another another site that just collects photos for you or manages your guests lists — SimplyTie does both those things and more.