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

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 picking out accessories. It was all a reminder of how quickly my wedding is approaching, and I can’t wait. Everything about my appointment at the dress shop last weekend was fun, exciting, and what I would expect a wedding-dress related appointment to be.

But that wasn’t quite the experience I had when I was actually shopping for my dress. I didn’t have many expectations going into dress shopping; just that I would get to try on some pretty gorgeous gowns and hopefully find one I love. The anticipation was somewhat thrilling, but other than that, I went into it pretty even keel. I’ve seen “Say Yes To The Dress” plenty of times, but understood it was unlikely my experience would mirror those depicted on the show. Keep reading »

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Videographers

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Videographers

I’m obsessed with wedding videos. I absolutely love watching those three-minute “trailers” that highlight the excitement, speeches, and kickass (or awkward) dance moves that occur throughout the day, all set to some sort of intense and emotional soundtrack. But when I started my hunt for our wedding videographer, I quickly realized there’s a lot more to it than that. As my fiancé and I moved through various awkward meetings with potential videographers, we refined the list of important questions to ask—which I now share with you… Keep reading »

Hold On To Your Latte: Starbucks Weddings Are A Real Thing

Hold On To Your Latte: Starbucks Weddings Are A Real Thing

Who doesn’t enjoy Starbucks? Just ask any stereotypical basic bitch. They’ll tell you that they wouldn’t be able to survive without their daily venti skinny no-foam caramel latte. Whether they take the drink on the go or spend a while in-store working on their novel (AKA people watching), it’s a perfect little escape.

Well, next time you’re sipping your pumpkin spice latte, use the free WiFi to explore the hashtag #StarbucksWedding. There are nearly one hundred photos with the tag on Instagram. Read more on College Candy…

The Case Against White Wedding Dresses

Now that targeted marketing knows that I’m getting married, all of my social feeds and every ad sidebar on every website I visit is covered in white dresses, white shoes, white veils, white gold bands, beautiful colorless diamonds. Lots of white women in their white gowns, posing in white rooms for advertisement stock photos.

I wish that there was a timer you could put on targeted ads, or that they were more intuitive, and that when you did purchase the wedding item you need, they’d stop advertising that item to you. I bought my dress this weekend. It is black. It’s a skirt from Anthropologie and a leotard from American Apparel. I’ll probably get a belt from ASOS, and I’m finishing it all off with gold flats and a crap-ton of rhinestone, druzy, and gold-spike jewelry. I’m going to look like a space ballerina and it’s going to be awesome. Keep reading »

Hitched 2.0: Why My Brother-In-Law Is Officiating Our Ceremony

Hitched 2.0: Why My Brother-In-Law Is Officiating Our Ceremony

It was almost as if we communicated by ESP. My fiancé and I got engaged, sat down over lunch to start talking wedding stuff, and at the same exact time, both blurted out, “Let’s have a friend officiate!”

Okay, it didn’t go exactly like that. But I swear, it may as well have.  As soon as we started wedding planning, it was already an unspoken truth that our ceremony wouldn’t be led by a rabbi, a priest, a judge, or any other “official” figure. No, Andy and I both seemed to know even before we got engaged that we’d have a friend officiate. Keep reading »

Hitched 2.0: My Bridal Resolutions

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 to) resolve to… Keep reading »

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