April 2009

I just stumbled upon this fabulous blog: New Life as New Wife

New Wife is all about transitioning away from “bride” and towards “wife”. I especially enjoyed the post “5 Steps To Move Past Wedding Mode”.

I’ve also added New Life as New Wife to my favorite links on the right column.


An article on CNN recently described a couple’s way of cutting costs for their wedding.

The couple owns their own production company and traded help with marketing for lower costs with wedding venues. A great way to cut back.

However, it annoyed me a bit as well because that’s not a practical solution for everyone. My husband and I, for example, had nothing to trade since we’re both in graduate school!

I’m wondering what other skills people have traded for lower wedding costs.

Laughter is probably the most important part of keeping the stress down at any wedding…

I just saw this picture and had to share it.

My mom actually did very similar arrangements for my bridal shower and the hotel we stayed in the first few days of our honeymoon had similar flowers as well. Since then, I’ve been in love with flowers in tea pots!

Pink Tea Flowers

Source: Brides.com

I went with a friend to her dress fitting the other day and everything I learned from planning my own wedding came rushing back — it was as if I was in the think of it myself! I realized that I might really enjoy helping people plan weddings and events, at least part time.

Here are some of the things we talked about:


The Dress…

  • How does it fit? It should bit like a glove; don’t be afraid to spend money getting it altered because alterations can make a slightly uncomfortable dress into something you won’t mind wearing all day!
  • What to wear underneath? Find the perfect bra — it makes a huge difference.
  • Don’t forget your shoes for your fitting…and like the bra, comfort makes all the difference.


  • What style are you looking for? Tight and neat or loose and wild? Perfectly arranged or as if you just grabbed flowers from a field?
  • Monochromatic or vibrant colors?
  • Exposed stems? Ribbons? Other accessories?
  • One type of flower or many? Greens or no?
  • Look through magazines or online and keep pictures saved of what catches your eye.
  • Remember, finding things you don’t like is just as important in deciding what you want!

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