My "Big Day" as an annual event: Why my less-than-perfect wedding isn't a big deal

I didn't get the wedding I wanted and that's perfectly okay, because I'm going to have a wedding every year for the rest of my life. If I'm allowed to have this crazy notion that my husband and I are going to spend the rest of our freaking lives together, why not vow to celebrate our marriage at least once a year? We'll turn every anniversary into an opportunity to get hitched again.


Think twice before writing that negative vendor review

I was disappointed by one of my wedding vendors, so I wrote a scathing review on a wedding vendor review site.

… And then the vendor threatened to sue me.

Yes, it's true. By law, in my state at least, some of the statements that I wrote in my negative vendor review were considered defamatory and therefore against the law. Which meant I could be sued for a total up to $350,000. So before you go posting that crazy-mad review, follow these tips…


13 things I wish I'd known on my wedding day

Well, the wedding was beautiful and fun and awesome by all accounts, but now I have the "shoulda-coulda-wouldas" and it's getting me down. But please, LEARN from my mistakes! I offer you this advice as a bride who didn't think of all of these things before the wedding…


A disappointed bride's 5 tips to get better wedding photos

Our wedding is all done and it was fantastic, but the photography isn't. There's little I can do now, except to share some wedding photography advice with the benefit of hindsight in the hopes that my disappointment won't be yours as well. Here are five things I wish I would have done differently.


So you feel like you gave in: 3 ways to bounce back from wedding planning disappointments

You can rest assured that it's going to happen at some point during your wedding planning process: that perfect venue for your vintage submarine-themed wedding is going to fall through. You battle with your in-laws to try to keep the guestlist under 100 people, and you find yourself putting stamps on 200 invitations. Your dreams of locally-sourced, delicately spiced catering is going to be replaced by your mother's "beef or chicken" menu that reminds you of funeral food (true story!).