Hi y’all! I’ve been down the DIY rabbit hole the past couple of days (our invitations must go out this weekend! EEP!!), but before we talk about that, I’d like to discuss something (else) that gave me great anxiety: photography.
I felt pretty overwhelmed when we set out to look for a photographer. We didn’t want to skimp here because, after the day is over, the photographs are obviously some of the few physical pieces that remain…but we also knew the expense could very easily get out of hand, and we wanted to try not to set fire to our budget just yet.
Additionally, I was concerned because a) I am an awkward person and knew I would feel silly in front of the camera and b) I am pretty un-photogenic. That’s not fishing for compliments—it’s just something you learn after 33 years of consistently terrible photos.
To reiterate for the 1,000th time, I was not thrilled with life the month before the wedding, and that really came to a head the day of our rehearsal dinner. I was feeling so overwhelmed by everything, and just ready for this whole ordeal to be over.
We mobilized first thing in the morning on Friday and got to the venue for setup. Eventually I split off for a bit to get my nails fixed, while Mr. Dreamcatcher and team continued prepare the room. After a few hours, it was starting to look like a wedding!
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Introverted Brides: Tips for Getting Through the Wedding
I’m not kidding. There’s a big part of the wedding I’m NOT looking forward to.
To be clear, I’m ABSOLUTELY on board with being Mr. Wishbone’s wife. I’m 100% psyched for the marriage. But when it comes to the wedding, I’m a wreck. I’m the opposite of excited and glowing—I’m nervous.
Here’s the thing. I’m super introverted. Not in the “Oh, I sometimes like to be alone” way, but in the “if I could avoid seeing people for weeks on end, I’d be my best self” way. And yet, we’re having a 140(ish) person wedding. Where people will be paying attention to me. And talking to me. And taking pictures of me.
I’m tired just thinking about it…and I know by the time the wedding’s done, I’ll be just plain exhausted. After all, being around groups of people is seriously draining for me.
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Bar carts are a trendy home accessory that seem to be here to stay. From warm wood tones to brassy metals to sophisticated dark finishes, there’s a look that works for just about every style. Even if you don’t plan on stocking yours up with a full bar (c’mon, that sounds like fun), there are a thousand other ways you can style bar carts. I love when people deck their bar carts out for the holidays (my fave is Halloween—think spiders and pumpkins and cobwebs). There are so many inspiring ways to use a bar cart: corral your bathroom accoutrements, display your favorite plants and home accessories, or even put together a coffee + tea themed bar setup.
I’m partial to my mid-century Craigslist find that my mom bought me as a birthday gift a few years ago; I actually use it as a night stand since we don’t do a lot of entertaining these days.
While some bar carts can cost you a pretty penny, we’ve rounded up our favorites in a range of prices, all under $700. So now we want to know: Which of these bar carts is your favorite? Take our poll below!