Posts tagged "wedding planning"

Hitched 2.0: 6 Of The Best Things About Wedding Planning

Last week, I shared the fact that I’m getting slightly jaded when it comes to wedding planning. The closer we get to walking down the aisle, the more bogged down I get with details like booking transportation, sending out invites, and finalizing décor. It’s stressful, to say the least. But in that same post last…

By: Emma Sarran / April 9, 2015

Hitched 2.0: Help! I’m Getting Jaded

Three short months ago, I made a list of my bridal resolutions. First on that list: “Enjoy the rest of my planning.” Though I’d been a pretty relaxed bride up until that point, I could predict that would quickly change. With six months to go before the big day, I could feel the stress slowly…

By: Emma Sarran / April 2, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Things to Ask Yourself When Choosing Your Dress

Wedding dress shopping is undoubtedly exciting, but it can also be a massive undertaking. Aside from navigating everyone’s expectations, sticking to a budget, and oh, finding a dress you love, you have to consider a wealth of other miniscule details. And you thought this would be the easy part… 1. Do I like this because

By: Emma Sarran / February 12, 2015

Hitched 2.0: I Didn’t Love Dress Shopping As Much As I Expected

I’m obsessed with my wedding dress. Last weekend, I went to try it on for the first time since ordering it, and loved the whole experience. I was relieved my dress was as pretty as I remembered it, and that I still liked the silhouette. I started to get excited about planning my hairstyle, and…

By: Emma Sarran / January 30, 2015

12 Non-Lame Favors To Give Guests At Your Awesome Wedding

Most of the suggestions that you’ll find online for favors are totally lame (no offense if you’ve bought some of these): Personalized doo-dads no one will use, as if you need to constantly have your guests reminded of the fact that YOU GOT MARRIED!!!!!!; cruddy, also-personalized chocolate bars that no one really wants to eat…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015

Hitched 2.0: My Bridal Resolutions

After an entire lifetime of never making New Year’s resolutions, I spontaneously decided to do just that in 2015. I made a handful of random, personal resolutions, but seeing as our upcoming nuptials are a somewhat big deal, I figured I need an entirely separate list for wedding-related resolutions. Without further ado, I (will attempt…

By: Emma Sarran / January 8, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Potential Photographers

In my personal opinion, photography is one of the very most important aspects of the wedding (after the actual getting married thing, of course). Flowers will wilt, candles will be extinguished, and the music will stop—but the pictures are forever. They’re one of the few lasting, tangible things you’ll have from your big day, so…

By: Emma Sarran / December 31, 2014

Hitched 2.0: 7 Details I’m Afraid I’ll Forget To Plan

When I started wedding planning, I wasn’t really worried about much. I’ve always been an extremely organized person, one who has a clearly labeled binder for pretty much every aspect of her life—and our wedding is no exception. Shortly after we got engaged, my sister gifted me with a fresh binder and I wasted no…

By: Emma Sarran / December 23, 2014

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask A Potential Venue

When we started venue-hunting, we had literally no clue what we were doing. On the outside, we tried to appear to be a sophisticated, knowledgeable couple touring each potential venue. On the inside, we were two clueless twenty-somethings wondering what the hell we were supposed to ask these events directors and catering managers to avoid…

By: Emma Sarran / December 11, 2014

The Pros And Cons Of A Wedding Vs. An Elopement

Two years ago, I met my husband  at a Foreigner concert. So far, being married has been amazing ... except I have to remind myself to call him my "fiancé." Officially, our wedding isn’t until Halloween. See, my husband is an independent contractor and has a physical job, so he needs full coverage due to…

By: Julia Heller / June 18, 2014

The Soapbox: You Can Buy A Prepackaged Wedding On Gilt Groupe Now — But Should You?

Gilt City Chicago is currently offering an entire wedding at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, for the low, low price of $31,000! All you have to do? Add it to your cart. The voucher gets you a wedding for up to 120 guests, and includes all of the standard wedding elements you could think of: cocktail…

By: Emma Sarran / April 28, 2014

How To Plan A Wedding In Only Five Weeks (Without Going Insane)

I've always marched to the beat of my own drum. Whether it's what I write about, the clothes I wear, or the choices I've made in my career, I'm not one to do things a certain way just because that's how everyone else does it. But even I surprised myself when my fiance and I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2013

Hitched: Everybody Panic, Single Women Are Planning Weddings!

The New York Times, ever concerned about the plight of the three people it takes to make a Style Section trend story, has identified a disturbing new tendency among women to … plan their weddings. But wait for it: they’re not just planning their weddings, they're doing it on the Internet and they’re doing it

By: Andrea Grimes / January 30, 2013

Hitched: You’re Engaged! Now What?

Last Friday night, Patrick and I took a break from drinking beers and talking smack about Mitt Romney to befriend two couples who happened by our neighborhood bar. They needed a place to sit; we offered to share our table. And as many newly engaged couples are, all four of them were a little bit…

By: Andrea Grimes / September 19, 2012

Hitched: Our Wedding Venue Fell Through 20 Days Before Our Wedding

Of all of the many things I worried about before our wedding — dreaming of accidentally getting huge, hideous chest tattoos or enduring painful silence at our karaoke reception — one thing that never occurred to me to worry about was, "What if our wedding venue falls through 20 days before our wedding date and…

By: Andrea Grimes / April 4, 2012

Hitched: Wedding Planning Is The Worst

I started having emotional breakdowns about a month into wedding planning. Sweaty palms, heart racing, knees weak, teary eyes, total immobilization. I would find myself staring at a web page filled with tiki torches or green bridesmaid dresses or centerpiece ideas, and I would just stop dead in my wedding tracks. It became the worst…

By: Andrea Grimes / November 18, 2011

There’s A Wedding Registry Party Happening At JCPenney

This Thursday, JCPenney is hosting an online wedding registry party, in which engaged couples and friends and family of engaged couples can speak to a registry expert and see demonstrations of KitchenAid, Cusinart, and Mikasa products. The party lasts from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30pm CT (8:30 - 9:30pm ET). JCPenney will also award 10 prize…

By: Annika Harris / August 24, 2010

Google Wants To Help You Plan Your Wedding

Wedding uber-website Style Me Pretty has teamed up with the folks over at Google to bring brides-to-be wedding-specific (and brand-new) Google Docs Templates to keep their big day organized. They're seriously useful—guest list templates, scheduling docs, seating charts, a vow-writing template and a music list--all documents that you can share in the usual Google Doc…

By: Nina Carbone / February 16, 2010

Gogetter Grooms Are Getting Involved In Wedding Planning

The number of grooms wanting to help with wedding planning seems to be growing. While women have books, magazines, and websites devoted to being a bride, the guys get next to nothing. However, a few new websites are tackling the subject for gogetter grooms. GroomGroove.com tackles buying wedding night lingerie ("Depending on your budget, you…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 5, 2009