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Wedding Planning Update

July 2, 2019

Hey guys! I wanted to share a little wedding planning update with you. I can’t believe it’s already July! Where is the time going?! Our wedding is in March so while we still have a good amount of time to go, I know how fast it’ll be here.

I figured to update my Down the Aisle series I’d share where we are at in the planning process and some major things we’ve accomplished thus far. I also post to this Pinterest board alllll the time!

We hired a wedding planner to help us along the way and it has been SO helpful! Especially planning from afar. Our wedding is in New Orleans and not being able to be there all the time can be a bit difficult but our planner Natasha has been amazing! Before we hired our planner we used The Knot’s checklist to keep us on track and that’s super helpful as well.

We sent out our Bridesmaids and Groomsmen proposal boxes. You can check out the rundown here of how we created them! Luckily not one said no to the request 😉

We have secured some pretty major vendors, florist, lighting, and photographer and I’m obsessed with all their prior work! I wanted to share some photos with you of some inspo I have for our wedding. I’m definitely leaning with a neutral, bright color scheme and a lot of pretty greenery thrown in. Our venue is primarily outdoors with some of the food and cake inside. But the ceremony will be held outdoors as well as most of the reception.

We also sent out our Save the Dates and set up our wedding website! We created our Save the Dates through Minted and I love the way they came out. Our website is through the Knot and it was really easy to customize!

I did say yes to the dress! Ahhhh! I honestly could’ve bought a million wedding dresses, this part was so hard. I love my dress and can’t wait to see it again once it comes in! I’m an idiot and was so wrapped up in the excitement I never took a cute ‘I said yes to the dress’ photo in regular clothes haha. So when I go back for alterations I will definitely have to snap one of those for the memories of course!

Our checklist for this month is to secure a DJ. This is super hard because I loooove music and I definitely want everyone on the dance floor at our wedding. The DJ is such a huge part of the atmosphere at a wedding!

I’m also still trying to figure out bridesmaids dresses. I knew I definitely wanted some sparkle when it comes to my girls’ dresses and finding that has been tough while making sure the dress is flattering for everyone.

There’s still so much to plan but I’m lucky that David is so helpful and honestly 100% more organized than me haha. I think that has really made the process more fun and way less stressful!

I can’t wait to share more details along the way!

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Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Proposal Boxes

June 11, 2019

Now creating proposal boxes for your bridesmaids and groomsmen is definitely a newer trend and let me tell you I’m here for it! I think it is such a fun idea and I knew that when I got engaged I would definitely create them for my gals. Men I feel like never think of these things on their own so I made David make them for his groomsmen too haha.

There are a lot of cute ideas on Pinterest so I gathered some inspo and then tailored it to my style. I wanted to share with you some ideas and exactly what I put in our boxes and how we created them!

For the bridesmaid proposal boxes I definitely wanted to go bigger. I knew I wanted to incorporate champs (duh) and something personalized, but also a few fun gifts and wedding related items! The groomsmen’s boxes are so fitting for his guys and David was able to personalize them as well!

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Shop: Little White Dresses

March 6, 2019

Shop my dress here!

As a future bride there are endless events that come up prior to your wedding day! From engagement parties to bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and engagement photos-a little white dress is a must have!

I have found so many great options for you and categorized them by event! I seriously need to stop buying so many white dresses, but I can’t help myself. I fully take advantage of any excuse to shop!

Engagement Party

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Bachelorette Party/Trip

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Bridal Shower

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Honeymoon

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Now you can definitely scoop these dresses up, bride to be or not! I’d love to know which options are your favorite!

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Wedding Planning: advice from YOU!

January 7, 2019

Last week I asked for any and all advice when it comes to wedding planning. If you’ve planned a wedding before or even if you are currently in the planning process, what was a must-do or a no-go?

I received so many great pieces of advice and wanted to compile them here on our new blog series, Down the Aisle. If you’re in the same boat as myself and want to take in any & allll advice from brides who have already planned and achieved their dream wedding this post is for you!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this post! It’s been so helpful to hear all of your advice and suggestions.

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