Earrings: Sugarfix by BaubleBar [c/o/]//
This past weekend I was overwhelmed with love from friends & family, especially my sweet aunts. Three of my aunts on my momma’s side threw me the most gorgeous bridal shower! And I am not just saying that, because I am biased. It was seriously absolutely beautiful & they literally thought of everything. You’ll have to stay tuned for my bridal shower post for all the details, because today I am just giving you a look at my 😉
I was on the hunt for a super girly dress with lace & sleeves for my shower! While browsing online I just so happened to find this one from ASOS! I got so excited when I found it, because it is definitely a “Geordian” dress, as my mom would say. From the peplum bottom, to the lace sleeves & sheer back… my oh my I am obsessed! It makes me super sad knowing I will not ever get to wear this LWD again, because let’s be real- I don’t repeat outfits like this one! 🙂 With that being said, I guess I will have to relive wearing it through all the pictures. I got more compliments on this dress, so if you are a bride-to-be I would highly recommend it. It is great for any showers you might have, or even your rehearsal dinner!
I wanted to put a little pop on it, so I added some velvet magenta heels! I found these online at DSW & they are only $30. Like what a stinkin’ steal!! They also come in two other colors, so if you are not a magenta girl, maybe the blush or cobalt blue would be for you. We all know velvet is the trend of the season, so I am excited to see what all I can pair these babies with!
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So confession time. In case you didn’t notice, I missed #WeddingWednesday last week. Simply because life was crazy & I had market for work, but hey I am not creating excuses for myself 😉 With that being said, I am back & in action with my weekly wedding post today!
Several of you had mentioned that you wanted to see my wedding invitations, so here ya have it! When choosing our invitations I knew I wanted to keep them elegant & classy, yet have a little sparkle. I searched several different wedding websites & finally came across these on Wedding Paper Divas! Better yet, Wedding Paper Divas was having a 40% off sale, so I got these at a pretty good price. Needless to say I may or may not have had these since May! LOL.
The color of the invitations go extremely well with the theme we are going with for our big day. Think glam meets vintage with a tiny hint of rustic [& I mean extremely tiny]! I am having a ton of gold throughout the venue on our wedding day, so these invitations seriously fit perfectly.
I simply included all the necessity details on the invite, but also stuck a “wedding details” card in the envelope, as well. This details card includes everything from the parking at the venue, accommodations for out of town guests & even the attire! I believe this little card helps people get a better idea for the occasion. This is also a great place to put your wedding website if you have one!
Finally, the RSVP card. Looking back, if I could change one thing regarding our invitations it would have been these cards that made it easy for people to acknowledge if they are attending or not. Simply because it was one extra cost having to buy stamps for each card! I mean I should’ve gone the easier & cheaper route & let people RSVP online. Oh well, you live & ya learn! On this card, I also included a space that said _ out of _ are attending. I filled in the second blank with how many people were invited with each invitation. This is an easier and nicer way to let people know if they get a plus one. Since our venue only holds 200 people, we did not give dates to friends who are not in a serious relationship. So, hopefully this made it easier for people to understand 😉
We simply printed the addresses for the envelopes on clear labels at home. I really wanted a calligrapher to address each invitation, but this was something that was not within our budget. And honestly the more I thought about it the more I couldn’t bring myself to pay for it. I mean think back to all of the weddings you’ve been invited to. Can you remember what the envelopes look like? I am going to guess most likely not 🙂
Sadly enough, Wedding Paper Divas is starting a new beginning under Shutterfly. Which is kind of ironic because this is who we bought our save the dates through! I do not believe Wedding Paper Divas look is going to change, but they are going to be called The Wedding Shop under Shutterfly! So if you are on the hunt for invitations, I would suggest looking there.
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There are two types of people in this world. The first are your A type people, who live their lives from their planner & are always checking off things on their to-do list [this would be me]. The second type are the people who never have a plan, love to go with the flow & have a planner, but never tend to open it [this would be my mother]. You’re probably wondering where I am going with this, so hold tight, because I am about to tell ya!
When I got engaged, it did not take me long to start planning our wedding, because I knew exactly what I wanted. However, it was overwhelming not knowing where to start. I knew there were so many things that needed to be done, but trust me girlfriend, I had zero clue where to begin. Let me remind you, I chose to not hire a wedding planner, simply because I am such a planner/control freak [no judgement, please]. After doing my research, I came across one of the best things throughout the wedding planning process, the Wedding Wire checklist! I created an account with WeddingWire [it’s free] & they lead me to where I should begin. I was extremely drawn to their wedding checklist, because they have an app you can download and check off everything you accomplish from your phone!
I would have been extremely lost without this to do list, because I have booked & planned everything myself, which can be extremely overwhelming! They guide you with everything from starting your guest list, reserving hotel rooms for guests, to even planning & booking your honeymoon! And when I say they guide you, they literally give you a significant date that these things should be done. My mom & I have gone back & forth about when to send out my wedding invitations, because WeddingWire states they should be out by August 29th. However, my mother [who is not a planner] thinks they should go out way later so people do not forget about the event. I continue to remind her that not everyone is so laid back like her 😉 And with that being said, my invitations will most definitely be out by the 29th! Sorry mom, you lost that battle. LOL!
If you are a bride to be, fixing to be engaged or just waiting for your guy to get down on a knee, I hope this helps! I have 46 out of 76 items done on my WeddingWire checklist. If you ask me, that’s not bad since we have a little over two months to go 😉 Happy #WeddingWednesday & thank you so much for stopping by!
Thanks to Wedding Wire for this collaboration. All opinions are strictly my own.
Hi love! Happy hump-day 🙂 Today is kicking off my Wedding Wednesday posts, so I hope you are ready. We are less than three months out until the big day, so I am in full wedding mode & so excited for all of the festivities to start! Whether you are a bride-to-be, serious girl friend or just a lover of all things wedding related, I hope you will follow along with me. I am going to be sharing everything from shower attire, wedding planning tips & even budgeting advice!
To kick off this series, I am collaborating with one of my favorite online stores, Red Dress Boutique. When I saw this romper I knew I had to have it. I mean honestly, have you seen anything cuter? I am obsessed! The first wedding festivity we have is our couples shower, which my MOH is so kind to throw for us! It is at the beginning of September, so I wanted something that had a hint of summer, but did not scream fall! I think this romper accomplishes just that. From the lace details, to the cutout back & the flower embellishments… it gives me all the heart eyes.
I styled it with my favorite go-to Marc Fisher wedges, because I felt as if the romper had to be styled with a platform & not a pump or heel. However, if you can envision it styled that way, I know you will rock it 😉 With the low v in the front & open back you are unable to wear a bra, but hello- that’s what they invented sticky boobs for! For reference on the romper, I am wearing a size small, but honestly my booty could have taken a medium [this is always a problem of mine when I am wearing rompers]. Oh & Red Dress Boutique seriously has not only the best clothes, but best prices, too! This romper is under $60, which is a steal for the quality & gorgeous detail!
I cannot wait to wear this beauty to our shower & be surrounded by all of our close friends. September 10th needs to hurry up, so I can whip this cutie out again 😉
All of my outfit details are linked below. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thanks to Red Dress Boutique for this collaboration. All opinions are my own.
Save the Dates: Shutterfly//
Well hello there! Long time no talk 😉 Seriously though, I took a little time away from the blog as life is crazy, so I apologize for that. However, I am back & in action. I even have three posts planned for this week… so go ahead & call me superwoman 🙂
As our 6 month mark for our wedding is slowly approaching (four days & counting), I wanted to go ahead & share our save the dates with you! By the way future brides, you want to send out your save the dates no later than 6 months from your wedding date! Any who, I researched & researched for the most cost friendly save the dates, as I was not looking to spend a fortune on them. I mean lets be real, sista is on a budget, & I love any deal I can get. After exploring multiple different websites that offered save the dates, we ended up going with a simple card from Shutterfly. And would you believe me when I say we got them for 50%? Well, you are going to have to believe me, because we did indeed! They are constantly having sales, so you need to keep an eye out. In fact, they have their save the dates marked up to 40% off right now. So act fast, as this sale will not last forever!
I knew from the start that I wanted one simple picture, in black & white, with a hint of gold! So cha-ching, because I found just that 🙂 I love that our cards are to the point, because that is the whole point of sending them. You want to bring awareness to your wedding date & location, so people can go ahead & mark their calendars! If you are a bride to be & on the hunt for simple, but elegant save the dates, you need to keep this in mind. In my opinion, you do not want to overwhelm your guests with too many words. Think simple & to the point. I have told several of my bride to be friends about Shutterfly, as I was super impressed with the fast turn around & classy look.
I hope this post helps give you a better insight on our save the dates & why I chose them! Have a great day & enjoy.