Hello hive! We’re all getting together on the Weddingbee boards for a post-a-thon this Wednesday at 7:00 EST.
Wedding season is in full swing, and I know a lot of you have a wedding date looming SOON. So why not take a night off and relax with your fellow hive members for some wedding-related and not-wedding-related chatter?
Haven’t participated in a post-a-thon before? They’re super fun! Hive members, bloggers, and hostesses swarm the boards to chat about all kinds of things, from “How should I do my nails on my wedding day?” to “What’s for dinner tonight?” There will also be a chat thread for general conversation in “real time.”
Keep in mind that anyone can participate: married, engaged, waiting”—whatever!
The hostesses will be there to get things kicked off, so please join us!
The very last major thing we had left was making the ceremony programs. Unfortunately, we didn’t know any details about our ceremony until less than a week out.
Like everything else about our wedding, I wanted to go with nontraditional programs. We weren’t having musicians, speakers, live singers, or a bridal party, so we had no reason to credit anyone. The only person we needed to acknowledge was our amazing officiant Charles.
Since we didn’t have all the details, we had to get creative to let our guests know what to expect. Mr. Sea Monkey got on this right away, while I started on picking a design.
My job was pretty easy, because I immediately fell in love with one design. In this design, they had an envelope on the back that holds tissues “for tears of joy.” One thing I always forget to bring with me whenever I go to weddings is a tissue.
After the cocktail hour was finished, everyone headed inside to find their place. We finished our private photos and then got in line for the grand entrances. The bridal party paired up and entered first to the announcement of their names. We wanted to get the party started right from the beginning, so we had them enter to the Space Jam theme song, by Quad City DJs. This song is always a hit for ’90s kids.
Did you know that traditionally corsages and boutonnieres were given to mothers/fathers and grandmothers/grandfathers? Today, it is common to see the entire wedding party and important guests wearing them. Really, who receives them is up to the bride and groom.
Since we weren’t having a wedding party at all, I decided to give them to immediate family members to recognize them. I made each “group” a different type of flower, and each of the flowers were actually used in my bouquet.
June 26, 2015, is a historic day. Today the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.
The happy tears in my eyes made it difficult to read the news alerts flooding my phone.
I’m a wedding blogger. I spend several hours each week writing about my upcoming wedding and future marriage and soon-to-be spouse. I’ve opened the doors to my life and let anyone who wants to peer in. I live openly in my love for Mr. Puffer.
Yet there are several special people in my life who have not been as open and carefree with their wedding plans as I’ve been. There are several people I admire and respect who still feel the need to lower their voices in the office when telling me about their wedding day. I’ve watched these incredible people ridiculed and mocked and even hated simply because they’ve found love.