Bad Bride

8 11 2009

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Psssssst!!
Hey! Remember me? I’m that jerk blogger that got overwhelmed and then swept up into the last month and a half of wedding preparations. Hate me if you must… but I have returned with a cleared head and I’m ready to serve up some hot dishes of Laura’s wedding goodness just for you guys… my favorite peoples ever!! Plus, as an added bonus, I’ve already got my pro pics because my photographer is a super hero, so my recaps will be graced with lots of lovely professional photo action for your viewing pleasure!

I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me! Life happens and unfortunately mine started to happen when lots of stuffs were going down wedding wise so I’ve got lots to recap for you lovlies!!

Be back later today!

-Laura

PS: Image credit to the stellar allison davis photography!





Picking a wedding day in Texas… or anywhere for that matter. :)

8 08 2009

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Around the web I see different ladies asking for tips on how to pick your wedding day, so I thought I would post some thoughts to help a sista or two out!

First:

Get or print out a calendar that you can write on. This will make it easier to knock out days on the calendar that aren’t good for  you.

Second:

Decide what day of the week you would like your wedding on, Saturday is the most common day to have a wedding, because it is super convenient for your guests, wedding party, and it’s just a good day in general to have a wedding! But, you can save some major bucks by having your wedding on a day other than Saturday. A Friday night or Sunday afternoon wedding can be just as nice as a Saturday wedding! You might check with your venue if you’re interested in that! Also, especially if you’re having a intimate affair, week nights may not be out either, saving you even more money. These are some good things to keep in mind.

Third:

Outdoor_Wedding_Chairs_2816pxOnce you’ve narrowed down a day of the week to get married on, you can start narrowing down even more to picking your special day. Things to consider here… the month or season you would like to get married in… have you pictured an outdoor wedding? If so maybe a month where it’s cold or overly warm, isn’t a good idea to get married in! The fall and spring are the best for outdoor events unless you live in a cooler area. In Texas, it can easily be 106 degrees outside in April – September, so you need to consider how the weather is in your town if you want your wedding to be outdoors.

You should consider birthdays of your immediate family members, getting married on Mom’s birthday might complicate things. But, on the other hand if you are trying to plan around aunt, uncles and cousin’s birthdays things might get complicated as well, especially with big families, so I would keep the off limit birthdays to parents and siblings only.

blockforbrideHave a group who loves sports? You might cross off major sporting event dates on your calendar! My group loves football, so since I actually *want* guests at my wedding, I crossed off the weekend of the major rivalry college football game in the month that we want to get married in. You don’t want people sneaking peeks at the score on their phones during your ceremony, so you might want to think about that!

4th_julyWhy not choose a special day to you and your groom? There are other nice days to get married besides your anniversary! Maybe the day you guys got engaged, first kissed, your first date, the day you realized he/she was the one… all of these are great days! I like the idea of 3 day weekend wedding or even one on a holiday itself, but remember that this may reduce the number of people who can attend your wedding due to people planning vacations for these days far in advance. (Maybe this would be good if you’re trying to cut your guest list down!) A 4th of July wedding could be lots of fun! What about valentines day? Some couples even marry on halloween! Other nice days could include a parent/grandparent’s anniversary, or even half way between your birthdays! There is no right answer, only the right day for you two!

Once all of these factors are considered, you should be able to narrow it down to your favorite 2 or 3, and then I would see if the day you have chosen is available with your venue. This is really important, because it’s super hard to already have a date picked and trying to pick your venue based on your date. It’s good to already have a venue in mind and pitch your date to them. Just be flexible, no matter what happens, or what day you choose, this day will be special to you for the rest of your lives. ❤