What To Write In A “Thank You” Card

Thank you so much for the – no, wait. Does the “so” make it seem insincere? Thank you so much? Let’s try it without the “so”.

Thank you for the……. but does that seem too generic? Like I’m only writing a thank-you card because my mom told me to write a thank-you card?

I really appreciated the…. WE really appreciated the…uh… the thing that you bought us. Crap, what did they buy us again?

FAQs to include on your wedding website | Destination Wedding Edition

People have a lot of questions when it comes to destination weddings. Once you and your partner decide to take the leap and invite Grandma to your “wedding weekend in Mexico”, you are no longer just a bride and groom – you’ve also taken on the daunting responsibility of “free travel agent”. Grandma wants to know which hotel you’ve recommended for her, where you’ve presumably made dinner reservations, and if she needs to find her “own way” from the airport to the hotel, or “maybe there’s a shuttle? What time is everyone else flying in? Do they have Uber in Mexico?”

When A Global Pandemic Screws Up Your Wedding

Seriously. A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. I mean, really.

Most brides just have to worry about rain. Or “I hope it’s not too cold that day” or “too hot”. “I hope my dress fits.” “I hope the minister pronounces our names correctly.” For most brides – or at least those who came before March of 2020 – “viral apocalypse” wasn’t high on their list of questions to ask the venue when booking (“Yes, and what’s your refund policy in case of a viral apocalypse where the government enforces a ban on large gatherings?”)

What To Expect At Your First Dress Fitting

Tip #1 – wear underwear. Not that I didn’t wear underwear, of course. I’m not that kind of girl, the kind of girl who goes commando to her dress fitting – her wedding dress fitting nonetheless.

I just wish I’d worn “real” underwear. You know, the kind that covers my entire butt, and not just some of my butt.

“Can you hold this?” The bridal consultant asked me to hold a section of tulle from the bottom layer of my dress.

In my defense, I didn’t know I’d have the company of a “bridal consultant” in the dressing room with me. Honestly I assumed they would let me get dressed on my own, wrap a tape measure around my waist and call it a day after saying “Yep! Still fits!” .

In case you couldn’t tell, I don’t get things “fitted” very often. Or, ever.

Should We Do A “First Look”?

The whole idea of a “first look” is to have a cute moment between you and your husband before the ceremony. Traditionally, couples were supposed to keep their distance from one another right up until that moment of “Here Comes The Bride” – (“It’s bad luck”, they said, “You can’t see each other before it’s time”, they said) but, at some point, somewhere along the way, a gutsy bride threw caution to the wind and said “You know what? Screw ‘bad luck’ – we’ve got a cocktail hour to get to, let’s do pictures before the ceremony.”

I don’t know if that’s how it happened. For all I know, they were doing it to be ‘romantic’ and ‘have a private moment together before becoming husband and wife’ (just the two of them and their photographer. Romantic.).

Can Your Relationship Survive Being Quarantined Together?

My husband slurps his coffee.

Let me be clear that I’m not complaining about him drinking the coffee. I’m complaining about the way in which he drinks his coffee.

“Can’t you just drink it?” I asked him.

“It’s hot.”

It’s hot. Sure. Why bother waiting until it cools down? My husband would rather burn his tongue instead.

Popular Money Saving Strategies You SHOULDN’T Follow

There’s a lot that you can learn about yourself when planning a wedding. For example, I’ve learned that I am a very rare breed of frugal. Meaning – normally I’m not frugal at all.

I mean, I’m not NOT frugal. It’s not like I’m drowning in credit card debt or asking my husband for gas money. But I’m also not saying “Hmm….. two hundred dollars on a couple of (okay, five) shirts from Abercrombie? Gee, I don’t know….” <— I know. I very much know. “I’ll wear those shirts all of the time!” I tell myself. “And what’s two hundred dollars on something that will become a staple in my wardrobe?”

Everything You’ll Need For Your Wedding Website

If the only reason you’re hesitating to make a “wedding website” is because you “don’t know a lot about computers” – don’t worry, it’s not hard. You don’t have to ask your “tech-y friend” for help. Websites like Zola, Wix, and Squarespace are website builders designed for people who don’t really build websites (aka: people like me who really only use the Internet to buy stuff, watch make-up tutorials, and look up “business casual outfits” on Pinterest – if I can do it, so can you!)

Getting Married: Do We Really Have To Combine Our Finances?

“So after we get married,” my husband asked me about two weeks before the wedding, “whose bank are we going to use?”

Whose bank are we going to use? Not only did Kyle and I have two separate checking accounts, we also had two separate banks. For now. Word on the street is that “married people” have this saying- “It’s not MY money, it’s OUR money.” 

Right. But, technically, it is still my money, right?

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