Well folks, a year has past as one of our Eventity couples celebrated their one year anniversary yesterday. Congrats to Sarah and Jason as one year ago (yesterday) team Eventity along with their awesome vendors were at The Thursday Club getting everything ready for their wedding.
We caught up with Sarah and Jason to see what life has been like after their wedding.
Life as usual has been crazy busy, but great! We continue to be each others best friends and look back on our wedding day as one of the funnest days of our lives. We have stayed busy working on our new house and continue to play football together twice a week. Life is good!
Our favorite highlight for Jason was the party bus! We had such a blast having our closest family and friends celebrating the beginning and end of the night together, an unexpected blast and unforgettable detail! For myself, it is difficult to pinpoint the best moment. I think that as soon as we finished the first dance we could both finally relax and enjoy the party. I loved watching our guests get silly on the dance floor and seeing the hilarious pictures that came from the photo booth was a highlight for me, and seeing all of our friends and family come together was pretty amazing.
The best wedding gifts were the practical ones. Gift cards really came in handy when we bought our new house and were broke
For our anniversary we will probably go out to one of our favorite restaurants. Nothing over the top, just enjoy each others company and reminisce on how much fun our wedding was. As a gift, I am surprising Jason by legally changing my last name to his. I have been dragging my feat about doing it, and I know it will mean a lot to him (and me) to share a name.
Congrats again, Sarah and Jason!
We stumbled upon a recent Huffington Post article about Pinterest’s impact on weddings. The author made us laugh with her comparison of weddings that she’s finding pinned. Specifically, below are a few items that she’s seeing everywhere now. Her words, not ours
- Bridesmaids MUST be in cowgirl boots. Groomsmen should wear chucks.
- PHOTO BOOTH. MUSTACHES.
- MASON JARS. Mason jars EVERYWHERE.
- Have cool things on wooden or chalkboard signs, like “Grub this Way,” “Whiskey Bar,” “Cigars,” “Games.”
- Employ as many precocious children as possible, preferably with flowers in their hair, or a sign that says “Here Comes the Bride” in their grubby little hands.
- Pass out favors so ridiculously adorable that no one will want to eat them.
- SPARKLERS OR ELSE IT WASN’T REAL.
We can’t help but agree with several of these. With that said, mustaches will forever be funny and sparklers are ALWAYS a blast!
At the beginning of this month, a great AMC television series came back, Mad Men! I will admit that I hopped on the Mad Men train last year and because of that, I Netflix all of the seasons. I caught up just as last season ended in August, but I’m excited to finally get my weekly dose of Mad Men again. Since my new bedtime is now before 10:30, I’ll officially set up my DVR.
I’m especially excited to see what this season will bring for Don Draper and the advertising firm.
Brides don’t want to be pushy or annoying or even worst a BRIDEZILLA! So thanks to The Wedding Party here are my favorite tips to keep your cool. If you want to read all of them go here.
- Give your bridesmaids a color palette and let them choose a dress that flatters their bodies the best
- Buy them heel stoppers if your ceremony is on the grass. That’s just common sense.
- Don’t be super stressed on the day of. Loosen up and enjoy!
- Appreciate them! Buy them something cute but remember, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
- If all or some of the bridesmaids don’t know each other, plan a fun day so everyone can get a chance to feel more comfortable around each other.
People have mixed feelings on whether or not dogs should be part of a bridal party. Well, we at Eventity think that if dogs can be part of your family, it is perfectly acceptable if you want to include them in your wedding too. In the spirit of puppy inclusion, we had to post these recent images that we’ve pulled from MSN.com.
Meet Scratch, the Dachshund and Ring Bearer -
Fearing Winnie, the Flower Dog, would be a little too slow, her parents provided her with wheels -
Darla needs no clothes as long as she can hang out with her mom the bride beforehand -
In the past two months I’ve gone to two bridal shops and tried on dresses. I must admit I was super nervous when I went to my first shop as a) I thought it was too early to try on dresses (a full year before my wedding) and b) I didn’t want to become that girl who always talks about her wedding.
I’m not much of a talker when it comes to my personal life and I must say, I’m still getting used to the fact that I’m a bride not a girlfriend anymore.
Nevertheless, I went and tried on dresses, and I fell in love! I had my bridal moment and teared up a bit, but I must say you don’t feel like a bride planning her wedding until you put on your first dress then you simply know that it is not a dream.
If you’re gearing up to schedule appointments to try on dresses, here are my helpful tips:
- Wear a nude strapless bra
- Wear nude underwear. Also, make sure you’re comfortable showing that underwear to the bridal consultant helping you. Don’t wear a thong if you don’t want to show your butt cheeks to a stranger. Hey just sayin’.
- Don’t be afraid to wear spanx. I did
- Even if you don’t know exactly what heels you’re going to wear with your dress, bring a pair with you.
- Eat! Do NOT go without eating. If you’re worried about being bloated then eat something light, just make sure you eat!
- Don’t worry if you don’t know what you like or dislike, after your first time you will know. Trust me.
- If it is your first time, don’t say “no” to a dress unless of course it’s totally not you. Dresses look so much different on your body then on a hanger.
- Be prepared to be there for at least 2 hours
- Know your budget
- Bring girls that you want to hear their honest opinions
- And most importantly, have fun!
Choosing bridesmaids, as well as a maid of honor can be a task, but for me fortunately, it was easy. The girls I chose were girls I feel comfortable around and that I have a great relationship with. And because of that, I felt I had to do a little surprise to give them the news. So I conceived my plan and since Sean, my gentleman of honour already knew he was my “maid of honor” I enrolled him in my surprise. Then with his agreement I texted the girls separately and asked them to breakfast, they all agreed, muah ha ha my plan was in action.
It turned out to be the best surprise ever seeing the girls arrive and thinking it was going to be a breakfast for 2 and having it end up being a breakfast of 5. I didn’t tell them until we sat down and ordered our beverages but it was so fun seeing their faces and knowing I chose the best girls for the job.
Well, the official countdown for Kevin and Monica’s Wedding has begun. Today marks their 6 year anniversary together and 1 year to go until they say “I do.”
Woo Hoo! Congrats Monica and Kevin!
Save your wedding cards and develop a book
Balloons that you release for your first look
How your bridesmaids know you
Taxi Numbers, just in case
Find the full list here! I even saved a few ideas for myself! ;)
Well, shame on me because I didn’t follow my own guidance! Coming straight from a bride/coordinator, this is a #1 priority to do.
At this point, Kevin and I are between two locations, a private residence or a country club and making a decision without a budget laid out makes the decision even more complicated. So, we both sat down and developed a budget, it didn’t quite help us decide but it forced us to have the money talk and see exactly how much we are willing to spend.
So I’m passing on my knowledge and letting all brides know, develop a budget or else! Ha!