You’ve all met Bridesmaid Fresnel in my previous posts. She is also in the midst of planning a wedding that is taking place shortly after mine and Mr. Dreamcatcher’s. If you’re hoping this post is filled with juicy drama and cat fights, I’m sorry but you’re going to be very disappointed. No Bride Wars over here.
Planning a wedding simultaneously with your bestie has a ton of perks. It’s great having someone to bounce things off of who doesn’t get sick of your wedding talk. Because we all know nobody cares about your wedding as much as you do. It’s great having someone facing all the exact problems you are on a similar timeline. Plus, Bridesmaid Fresnel is extremely creative and an excellent problem solver. Paired with my organizational skills, we make a pretty awesome wedding-planning team, if I do say so myself.
Mr. Prince Charming and I decided that our wedding gifts to one another would be love letters. We both strongly identify with “words of affirmation” as our love language. Not only is this an obvious choice in regard to our love languages, but it’s also a super budget-friendly idea! This endeavor was $14.95 for me, but could easily be a freebie if you have paper at home.
While fiddling around in a boutique store a few days ago, I came across a book that perfectly fits the mission.
You know what I love about getting married in 2016? A lot of “traditions” are fairly optional anymore. Nowadays, there isn’t a ton of side-eye for less-than-typical bridal parties, like ours. Thankfully, many brides and grooms before me have paved the way, making uneven numbers and various genders pretty common. From my last post you can gather I have two “bridesmen,” which is simply my male version of a bridesmaid. Microscope and Coaster have been two of my best friends since elementary school. We were pretty cool kids.
You’re welcome for those embarrassing awesome pictures. These gentlemen are two of the most important men in my life, and giving them a special role in our wedding was very important to me.
Like pretty much every DIY project I’ve committed to during wedding planning, this one is superfluous. It’s a nice-to-have.
I’ve been carefully assembling welcome goodies for our guests.
We’re all staying in Las Vegas for the same length of time, but the day of the wedding is the only day we’ll all be together. I wanted to put together a box of treats and good-to-have things to make their stay in Vegas a little better.
Here are the contents:
Each welcome box will be a gable box filled to the brim with treats and convenience items.