Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

If you are an OG around here, you know July is love month on the blog. It’s love month for many reasons but the main one is it’s the month I tied the knot. I share everything related to love, marriage, wedding planning, etc. during this time. And even though July is a few months away, I am still going to share a wedding-related blog post because I recently had a lovely bride-to-be ask for advice on planning for a destination wedding. And I figured, why not share my response with you as well…

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One year wedding anniversary

One year wedding anniversary

You can bet this past year was one for the books. I had no idea what to expect during my first year as a married woman. We had many ups and downs – more ups than downs, thank GOD. Where shall I begin? I guess a brief list of the highs sounds right, huh? We moved to the city, paid off our wedding, got new jobs, traveled to new places, explored the city, and enjoyed other things as a married couple! Along with the highs, we embraced the lows, such as: loss of a job, car accidents/incidents, health issues, and managing a budget.

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Hire a wedding planner?

He just popped the question and now it’s time to answer more questions. Thoughts are racing, palms are sweaty, knees are weak, arms are heavy…JK, JK! I won’t rap the whole thing for you – haha! But it felt right inserting a part of the lyrics, they rolled off the keyboard so naturally.

Anyway, one of the first big decisions you and your fiancé must make is if you are hiring the help or not. At the beginning of our wedding planning process, I was all in for hiring a wedding planner. This all changed when we visited Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. (Cabo) to scope out venues, vendors, etc.

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My Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes

My Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes

My last post covered wedding dress shopping so I thought it would only be appropriate to share a little shoe advice as well. I am not the expert (I’ve only bought wedding shoes once) but perhaps this post will help a future bride.

I always knew I wanted to wear a pair of “pretty” shoes on the big day. If you have read previous posts, you probably know that I love and seek comfort when it comes to shopping for shoes. However, that rule was tossed out the window for my wedding shoes.

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Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

Shopping for my wedding dress was a memorable experience! I cannot believe I found it during my first appointment. Living in Houston made it tough to pick a wedding gown store because there were many to choose from! It was an intimidating process because I was shopping for THE dress. The dress I fantasied about since the day I got engaged!

After reading 10,000+ online reviews for (almost) every store in Houston, I made up my mind on Whittington Bridal located in Kingwood, TX. The Knot was really who convinced me to go there. Honestly, is there a better source? To all of my knotties-to-be, The Knot can simplify your life – especially if you are a busy “profreshional”.

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How to Change Last Name

This post is way overdue and I apologize in advance for that. As many of you know, I got married last July (our ONE year anni is around the corner – eek)! I am not kidding when I say that as soon as I got back from our honeymoon, I changed my last name. Seriously, the very next day. I dropped mine completely (bye-bye triple S initials) and took on his. Hello, SSH.

I remember feeling a bit overwhelmed after researching the steps on how to change a name on a driver’s license, social security card, and passport. You can bet the honeymoon high was over real quick, LOL! I was tempted to pay HitchSwitch (or another service company) to do the legwork, but in the end, it was actually not that bad!

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