4 Things I Wish I’d Been Told Before My Wedding Day

4 Things I Wish I_d Been Told Before My Wedding Day

By Becky Houdesheldt

Here I am, one week after our wedding. Our ceremony and reception were beautiful. They were everything I wanted them to be. Slightly nerdy, incredibly elegant, classy and whimsical. The weather was absolutely perfect. I truly could not have asked for a better turnout – the friends and family who came to support us were incredible. My parents and Andrew’s parents put in so much work to make the day special. So many people put in so much time and effort for us, that I’m simply overwhelmed. It was the public declaration of our marriage on our one-year anniversary, as we’d had a simple quiet courthouse wedding the year before to make it official before the birth of our son.

I can tell you there are some things I was unprepared for with this whole wedding deal, and I’m going to share a few with you. I wish someone had prepared me adequately so that I wasn’t blindsided. Continue reading

9 Tips to Get the Wedding Registry of Your Dreams

By De and Kate

Wedding planning is the ultimate all the feels experience. From the elation of the engagement to the stress of table seating, preparing for what you hope to be the perfect day can be both exciting and overwhelming. There are plenty of checklists, timing charts, and style guides in existence, offering guidance to all the couples typing: engaged, now what? – and   how to plan a wedding on Pinterest. Continue reading

I Like My Last Name, And I’ll Never Change It

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By Felicia Sabartinelli

There are more women today than ever before who are opting to keep their maiden name post-wedding. Call it a trend, a feminist agenda, or whatever you want, but you can’t ignore it.

For me, I was once married. I am now divorced and have very strong opinions on why I never did, and never will change my last name. And no, it’s not because I am a feminist (which I am), or following some trend, or wanting to piss off my next husband.  Continue reading