Wedding Ideas: Wedding Planning Tips

From Blogger to Bride – How to Get Legally Married in the U.S.

August 26, 2015 | carrie

Photo by Nathan Abplanalp While planning the décor and style of your wedding is important, so is tying the knot legally. The requirements of a legal marriage vary from state to state, and some are downright weird. Did you know that in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, and Montana, you may be required to present a blood test and undergo a physical examination? Our guide today offers a general outline of what can be expected in […]

From Blogger to Bride – Hiring a Wedding DJ

August 12, 2015 | carrie

Your wedding DJ is vital when it comes to the flow and overall feel of your big day. That’s why it’s important to make sure you do your research and choose wisely. Today, my DJ, Michael Roos of Texas Pro DJ, is here to share his expert advice with us. With 30 years of experience behind the turntables, Michael knows a thing or to about what to look for when you’re searching for the perfect wedding DJ. 1. What are […]

From Blogger to Bride – How to Look and Feel Great on Your Wedding Day

July 29, 2015 | carrie

Photo by Taylor Lord Photography Looking great on your wedding day is important, but what’s even more important is feeling great. Instead of focusing on pounds and inches, today’s From Blogger to Bride is going to focus on how to feel your loveliest and healthiest in time for your wedding. I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely don’t want to feel weak and tired walking down that aisle. Instead, I hope to feel strong, confident, and […]

From Blogger to Bride – How to Plan a Honeymoon

July 15, 2015 | carrie

Photo by Miss Gen Photography Today’s From Blogger to Bride is all about how to plan a honeymoon that fits you! Phil and I decided on the beaches of the Riviera Maya at an all-inclusive resort. However, we went back and forth on almost every destination and type of honeymoon under the sun. We considered a hiking trip to Machu Picchu, wineries in Sonoma, a cruise through the Mediterranean, but at the end of the day we knew we […]

From Blogger to Bride – The Bachelorette Party

July 1, 2015 | carrie

Photo by Myles Katherine If you’re a bride-to-be or a Maid of Honor currently planning a bachelorette party get-a-way, you’re in the right place! We interviewed Joanne Barken, owner of The Bach, to get her expert advice on throwing a killer bachelorette party. Everything from party etiquette, fun activities, and popular destinations that are sure to help make your last celebration as a single lady truly unforgettable! If you’ve never heard of The Bach before, you have to go check out […]

From Blogger to Bride – Bridesmaid Dresses

June 17, 2015 | carrie

Photo by Paula O’Hara It’s all about bridesmaid dresses for today’s From Blogger to Bride! One of the smaller aspects of the wedding planning process, but definitely not the least stressful! You want your bridal party to feel great and have a fun time at your wedding, and mixing a large group of personalities, styles, and body types together can make this an overwhelming task. Today, I have Weddington Way to give us the low down on bridesmaid […]

From Blogger to Bride – Hotel Room Blocks

June 3, 2015 | carrie

Photo by Jake Holt Photography Reserving hotel room blocks ensures that your guests will have a place to stay that is close to your ceremony and reception. Setting up hotel blocks also allows you the chance to secure a discount for your out of town guests (this option is not available at all hotels). As most guests will wait until the last minute to book their accommodations, you will need to make sure you set up your […]

From Blogger to Bride – Wedding Dress Shopping!

May 20, 2015 | carrie

I bought my dress from Unbridaled, a local Austin boutique that specializes in the bride looking for a non-traditional dress (although they do carry many traditional and classic designs). I decided to interview the lovely ladies from Unbridaled to get their two cents on wedding dress shopping, and a few Junebug girls (including me) tried on some gorgeous gowns too! Whether you’re purchasing your dress at a shop like Unbridaled or choosing an alternate route, I hope this […]

From Blogger to Bride – Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

April 8, 2015 | carrie

I am less than 6 months away from saying “I do,” and reality is setting in for Phil and I! While we are both jumping for joy and counting down the days, we are also overwhelmed with our ever-increasing to-do list. It seems no matter how many to-do’s we accomplish, more magically appear… and in greater numbers. Stress is inevitable when you’re planning a wedding and if you lead busy lives like Phil and myself, it’s easy […]

From Blogger to Bride – Wedding Planning Checklist & Budget Tool

March 11, 2015 | carrie

The stress of wedding planning has finally begun. I am now 8 months out, and boy is the laundry list of to-do’s piling up. If you’re planning a 2015 wedding, I’m sure you’re feeling slightly overwhelmed, too. Today I’m going to share some pretty awesome wedding planning tools I’ve created that I hope will help you to stay calm, cool, and collected during your own wedding planning journey! Wedding Budget Tool Before I created my checklist, I knew I had to sit […]

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