Monthiversary, and Some Reflections

Well hello again, hive! McGlovin and I have been married for exactly one month, and it has been”¦awesome. I mean, it’s exactly the same as it was two months ago, but that was still awesome. :)


This is what awesome looks like. :)

Anyway, so—I thought about you a lot, hive, while I was on my honeymoon. I kind of feel like I owe Weddingbee a bit of an apology. See, when I applied to be a bee, I had a lot going on regarding wedding planning—all the decisions and pinning and being inspired, oh my! I seriously blogged four or five times a week, charting all of our progress and exploring various decisions. And then, by August”¦there just wasn’t a lot left to talk [blog] about!

The thing is, McGlovin and I are a manically prepared people, and we  front loaded our engagement with decision making and planning. Since I’m crazy organized, I’ve had a schedule and info packet drafted up since last June—a full seven months before the wedding. Bearing that in mind, along with the fact that we were planning a completely non-fussy wedding without a particular theme in mind (and therefore required next to no decorations or flowers or various other what have you), our wedding planning was not particularly complicated or challenging.


Gratuitous honeymoon photo :)

As a result, I really didn’t think I had a whole lot to offer the Weddingbee community. A quick chat with Mr. G on our honeymoon, however, revealed that perhaps I could, actually, offer a number of suggestions in terms of how I organized such a stress-free wedding, since that seems to be much the opposite of the norm in wedding planning. So, if anyone is interested, my next few posts will cover my incredibly anal-retentive organization, as well as suggestions for processes that seemed to work really well for us. Then I’ll cover the few DIY projects that we did that our guests loved, and then hopefully we’ll have photos back for some recaps.

So, yes, an apology for my lack of wedding blogging, but I hope you’re excited for Gloves, Part 2! Be honest—there were other people who had a pretty easy go of wedding planning, right? Was anyone else pleasantly surprised? Or was that just me?


Mrs. Gloves

Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
A Landmark for Equality
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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 4:06 pm

    uh…. no. I’m incredibly stressed out and I am in major need of some planning tips. Really I just can’t seem to make a decision on anything (besides venue) and my wedding is in May. I’m jealous. And you need to be my best friend. :)

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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:25 pm

    Other than the week before, everything was planned way in advance and mostly stress free…and 98% of my stress came from my husband’s relatives who last minute couldn’t come (which wasn’t stressful per-say but because it upset everybody so much, everybody else was edgey and I felt sooo badly for him and his mom), otherwise we had 90% of the wedding planned and booked within the first 4 months and the next 8 or so were relatively smooth :)

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 4:27 pm

    Bring on the tips!!! I can’t wait to hear all about your wedding!!!

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:11 pm

    I loooove that sneak peek photo – so lovely! Can’t wait for the recaps!

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    DBS5127 220 posts, Helper bee @ 5:15 pm

    I can’t wait to hear your tips! I am just starting planning. I’m hoping to be planned and prepared super early – otherwise I’ll drive myself nuts!

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 6:10 pm

    I’m excited to see more- I love hearing about Ohio bees!!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:32 pm

    You look gorgeous on that first pic.

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:32 pm

    I love the sneak peek picture as well! I’d love to hear your organizational tips! I wish I was more organized… *sigh*

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    holdingthestars 50 posts, Worker bee @ 7:44 pm

    You are not alone, I have had a pretty easy time of planning myself. All of my vendors are booked and now I’ve got 9 months to complete my DIY projects. Can’t wait to hear about your wedding!

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    msjackrabbit 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:35 pm

    Tips please!
    I’m pretty organised.. but that doesn’t mean I don’t have room to improve!

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    Strawberryshmoo, Guest @ 5:33 am

    Tips please! New to the process and I for one don’t know where to begin with my own planning! And congrats to solving the stress free wedding mystery….

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    cookie, Guest @ 5:43 am

    Welcome back, Gloves! I liked your initial posts so much and am glad you will be back for more! Congrats on being a Mrs!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 5:46 am

    Love the picture!!

    I feel like I’m in the same boat… I think “Oh I should work on wedding stuff!” but I’m not sure what I have left to do haha :)

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    wilmat 31 posts, Newbee @ 6:04 am

    You look gorgeous I can’t wait to hear all about your wedding!!!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:30 am

    What a beautiful picture! Can’t wait to see more!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:20 am

    I think we’re going to be in the same boat, Mrs. Gloves! Aside from little stresses along the way, I’ve been super OCD about everything and that has lead to essentially smooth sailing. Can’t wait to read more!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 6:29 pm

    Bring it on Mrs. Gloves…I definitely want to hear all about it!

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    jessicamarie123 44 posts, Newbee @ 7:33 am

    I can’t wait to see more pics of you in your dress!

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