Recently I hung up a canvas print of Mr. D and me on our wedding day, a photo snapped moments after we said “I do.” It was the first wedding-related artwork that has hung on these walls (actually—some of the first artwork on these walls since we’ve moved in!).
After seeing it up, Mr. D asked, “Does it remind you of our wedding day or remind you that we’re married?”
I had to think about it for a few minutes, but decided that seeing that photo every day—it’s one of the first things I spot when I walk into the living room each morning—is a good reminder of the vows we’ve made. Not that I forgot we were married, but seeing that image sharpens those memories of everything we promised.
To me, nothing makes a gift feel more thoughtful than a little personalization. And what better way to do that than with a monogram? Whether you are looking for a gift for your mom, grandma, bridesmaids, sister, or friends, a monogrammed necklace is useful and unique. I have a monogrammed necklace that I wear almost daily, but with the big name change coming up, I’m looking into getting a few different ones to mix it up!
Disclaimer…this post is weird. It is mostly a brain dump, with the usual “give me your advice!” at the end. (I’m nothing, if not consistent!)
While I’ve been engaged for a year and a half, and planning this wedding for the past 10 months, and it still sometimes feels surreal. My job revolves around planning someone else’s life, so it’s easy to just plan and kind of “forget” that this is MY WEDDING! (!!!!) Like, OMG… I AM GETTING MARRIED IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC! That is so exciting. And I can’t believe it’s my life!
I seriously can’t wait to marry Mr. BC. He is the best person I know, and he’s going to be a great husband. But, to be perfectly honest, the idea of a wedding ceremony in front of people, and being the center of attention (and not to mention doing all of this internationally) is kind of overwhelming. I have a really difficult time when I feel overwhelmed, and I struggle with anxiety. When I am overwhelmed and anxious my brain kind of shuts off and goes on autopilot.
I am struggling with the idea of how to really enjoy all of the love and attention showered on me, but still stay completely in the moment. I know the day is going to be a total whirlwind and pass by in the blink of an eye. How do you savor every moment and stay present? I really, really don’t want to be on auto-pilot on my wedding day.
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When I meet a newly engaged couple, or a friend of mine gets engaged, the first thing that I have been to known to say (after “Congratulations!” of course) is, “Being engaged was the best of times, and it was the worst of times, but being married is truly awesome.” I loved the sparkly, exciting time of being engaged, planning for our future, learning who we were as a couple as we faced our families, but to be honest, our engagement was not a particularly happy time. Blogging helped me to focus on the fun aspects, and being part of the Weddingbee community was a blessing of support that I never could have imagined, but we dealt with a lot in managing our families, and I would not want to go back to that time. That being said, waking up on June 7, 2010 next to my new husband made it all worth it.
The Hermit Crabs had a traditional Jewish ceremony, and we did not write our own vows. However, we signed a ketubah—Jewish marriage contract—and recited the words during the ring exchange (“Behold, thou art consecrated to me with this ring, according to the law of Moses and Israel” for him, and “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” for me). Getting married in the Jewish tradition and being part of the Jewish community is very important to us, and these traditions are innate in our relationship and our lives.
Editors’ note: Miss Coral handed over the reins to Mr. Coral for this post so he could tell the hive firsthand how he asked his groomsmen to be in their wedding.
You guys already read about how Miss Coral asked her bridesmaids to be her bridesmaids. It was cute and fun and very girly. Well, that’s not how I am. I wanted to punish my guys while also making it fun. My groomsmen are childhood friends and college roommates. Miss Coral gave her bridesmaids little bottles of champagne, so I wanted to bust out a classic prank and ICE my friends.
Don’t know what icing is? It’s when you present someone with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and they have to get down on one knee and chug it. Smirnoff Ice is disgusting, and forcing a guy to chug a bottle is hilarious. But Miss Coral presented her bridesmaids with really cute boxes, so I had to do something. Plus, ALL of my groomsmen live out of town, and I wasn’t reasonably going to be able to ask them all in person. So, that’s where the mail comes into play.
I started out by getting some note cards and writing out a message to each of my groomsmen about why I wanted them to be in the bridal party. I lead each card off by saying, “The bridesmaids got champagne. You get ICED!” Then, I also drew a little characterization of each person on the front of their card using the mustache on the front as a basis.