I Might Never Plan a Wedding Again

As you may have read, I’m worried our wedding will become a lukewarm mess, with semi-interesting aspects that come together to leave our guests feeling meh.


Image via Wikipedia

I fear our ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and yes, even the details, will leave our guests almost cold. Or they’ll think it’s too busy, too crowded with a plethora of details and a spectrum of flair. Too cramped with poms and chalkboards, buttons and bunting, pumpkins and brownies. Is that possible?

Mostly, I am concerned about disappointing myself. I’ll be so pissed if all this time and effort and energy results in a lackluster look. Like, seriously pissed. I might never plan a wedding again if that happens.

Here’s the latest inspiration boards I have developed…

The ceremony…


Top left, clockwise: Ceremony set up via Tipi Living Retreat, our actual ceremony tree, poms via Project Wedding, and pumpkins via Yet Another Fall Bio

The reception tables and centerpieces…


Top left, clockwise: glinen linen personal photo, button napkin rings personal photo, milk glass vases photo by Blue Castle Photography via Pizazz! Florals Blog, pink chalkboard frame via camillestyles on flickr, milk glass on a tree stump via LYOU

The bridesmaids…


Sangria colored dress via David’s Bridal, J. Crew navy cardigan via Shopstyle, super cute clutches by EmersonMade via Aisle Candy

Add in some bunting, some vintage furniture, cake and s’mores and brownies, some colorful soda and some stripey straws and maybe some yard games and a petting zoo…OK, OK, I’m kidding about the petting zoo. But add in all those other things, and maybe subtract the pumpkins, and what do you think?

Is it hot or is it not?*

Line from a song in one of my fave ’80s movies…anyone?


Mrs. Magic

Chapel Hill, NC
Wedding Date:
October 2011
Twisted Together: Jerry's Truck
Before the Mane Event: BBC
Add a comment


  1. earrings Bee
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:31 pm

    I love all of your ideas- I think that everything will turn out great!

  2. tartlet Bee
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:36 pm

    Beautiful, and so perfect for your fall wedding!

add a comment

Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors