I’ve mentioned before, when we first started planning our wedding, I had a hard time finding wedding planning resources that were a great fit for our needs. So, I was over the moon when I started blogging and started meeting smart, savvy, thrifty women who were planning weddings who had amazing style and a sense of humor. Some of these ladies were bloggers and some of them were readers that I got to know through long late night emails.
So, it was with some anxiety that at the end of July I realized that 90% of my new-found internet wedding support group was getting married. In August. Of this year. And here I was, not getting married until next August. What was I going to do? Suddenly I was going to be all alone in wedding land again. I’d noticed that in the indie Wedding world, people often find the wedding planning process so draining, that once their wedding is done, they never talk about it again. I was convinced I was going to be savvy-wedding-posse-less.
Then, the weddings of internet friends started happening, and I started hearing quick stories, tips, and yes, seeing pictures. I realized that far from being all alone in the wedding world, I now had friends and allies with real life indie wedding experience. They knew something magical that I didn’t know yet. They had gone through the transformative process and come out the other side.
I wanted to hear more from these newly married women, and I thought you might to. So, a new Practical Wedding series was born: The Wedding Graduates. Over the next two weeks some fabulous woman (and one man, hooray!) are going to guest blog about what they learned from their wedding. I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.
Happy six month blog-o-versary to me! Well, -ish. It’s really tomorrow, but you all know I don’t blog on the weekends.
Six months! It's so odd, it feels like six days ago when we were out for our *achem* power walk and I was actually weeping little tears about wedding planning saying "It's so crazy! With the crazy! And the $10 invitations and the $5,000 dresses, and the color matching, and all the pressure. Nobody is like me and nobody shares our values, and whatamIgonnado?"
I was, if I do say so myself, pathetic.
So then, my fiancé, and smartest guy around, suggested maybe I should start my own blog and call it “A Practical Wedding” and then I could write about doing my own thing, and be happy. I sniffed a bit and perked up "I do have a lot of IDEAS!" I said. "I do have a lot of OPINIONS!" Continue reading Happy Six Month Blog-o-versary! (errr, to me)
Things are moving and shaking over here at Chez Practical, and I’m pleased to announce that I now have a new and very official sounding URL. We are now www.apracticalwedding.com. Woo! If you could redirect your browsers and links, I would very much appreciate it. Also, please note my shiny new email address.
Here is to much more creative, thrifty, and sane!
I don’t know what I love more here, the cheery flowers or the teal dresses.
Picture via Brides Cafe.
Here is one more for the "I'm going to need something to keep me warm in the Bay Area in August" file. I like how a cardigan takes the formality of a wedding dress down a notch. Plus, you can re-wear your bridal cardigan, which is neat and sentimental. Continue reading Cardigan, and something blue
This is probably one of my favorite tables of all time, and it is exactly what we are going for with the wedding. This table is made from an old bowling lane. I know. When I saw it, I totally insisted that David build one for me immediately, packed him a lunch and sent him off to the junkyard. We’re still working on that, but we definitely think we can pull off the mismatched silver vases, and all the tulips.
Picture: In Style Home, Spring 2007 (I scanned it, I can’t find it online, sorry).