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“Wedding Brain”

Hello, friends!

I am truly surprised by how much I am getting into this process. I have never had a dream of a wedding…in fact, it wasn’t something I really looked forward to until now. John and I were so “blah” on the idea that we just pushed it aside and decided to start a family first (to the dismay of many family members…you know who you are!).

At first I was overwhelmed by the process and I only felt stressed. Then one Friday evening a few weeks ago, John and I took the kids to Narragansett beach on a warm late-September afternoon and while we were there I ran into a friend (who also happens to be planning a wedding) and our conversation really lit me up and erased all the stress. It felt like an answer to my prayers (I believe it was) and since then, I’ve had quite a lot of fun with the planning! Thank you, Tracy 🙂

My biggest tool in attempting to plan a rather large, rustic, seaside wedding has been to basically talk to everyone I meet about it. I ask all sorts of questions, and I get so many amazing responses! I find over and over in life that people really are willing to help – but you must ask. Even in this crazy world, I still have a lot of faith in the goodness of others.

So – I’ve got the big things figured out…I think. The place, the catering, the music, the cake, the photography, pretty much everything except the dress and decorations. Now I have a whole lot more asking to do! Stay tuned for the next post…I am going to talk about how I am going to plan a (stress-free) wedding on a shoestring budget of $5000. Yep, you heard that right! Just for comparison…the average Rhode Island wedding (as of last year) cost around $34,000. Time to get thrifty…

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First blog post…why a wedding website?

Why I made a website for our wedding…

Hello friends and family! I am starting this website to document the whole wedding thing that we are doing. It’ll be a year of planning and trying to get it all done on a shoestring. I’ll post pictures and updates, and then once the big day comes along, photos will be up here, too.

I have my own blog I’ve been running for a few years now, and I really just enjoy dabbling in creating websites, so I figured this is the one trend I could get behind 😉 Love to you all!