Hi, I'm Brandi. I am a PhD student. Yes - planning a wedding and writing a dissertation.

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July 19, 2020

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Marrying since Covid?
Brandi in Community Conversations, on June 17, 2020 at 11:05 PM

Hi all, I hope all is well. I was hoping to hear from the brides that still married their spouse in the midst of COVID. How did that work for you? What was your day like? Are you planning anything for...

Lynnie, Jun 19, 2020 5 134
Reception Ideas
Brandi in Wedding Reception, on June 12, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Whew! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I hope all is well and that everyone is safe, healthy and in good spirits. We didn’t postpone our wedding. We want to move forward with marrying one another....

Sara, Jun 13, 2020 5 129 2
What else should be on my radar?
Brandi in Planning, on March 9, 2020 at 9:28 AM

Hi Friends, I hope all is well. I know we get this question often but I’m at that place in planning where I feel like I need to be doing something or spending something lol. My wedding in 242 days...

Clíodhna, Mar 12, 2020 3 77
Grand Exit Ideas?
Brandi in Wedding Reception, on October 7, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Hi Friends, I'm back again! What are some ideas for the grand exit at the close of the reception? Are you just having one final dance, closing of the bar roll car, bubbles or horns? What's some...

CourtneyBrittain, Feb 11, 2020 27 308 1
mil doesn’t want to do a dance
Brandi in Wedding Reception, on January 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Hi all! So, my FMIL doesn’t want to do a son-daughter dance at the wedding. She doesn’t like the spotlight. We suggested a 30 second dance but she doesn’t want that either. I’m cool with it. Not mad....

Allison, Jan 27, 2020 6 138
Courthouse then Ceremony
Brandi in Planning, on January 5, 2020 at 6:13 PM

Hi all! Happy New Year! Anyone did a courthouse wedding first and then had a wedding? Like, what was your experience? Did it take the joy or happiness away once you finally had the wedding?

Kristen, Jan 5, 2020 6 85
How do you accept your relationship with your Mil?
Brandi in Family and Relationships, on November 18, 2019 at 4:56 PM

FH and I come from huge, loving families. We both value our families tremendously. I would say that my family has embraced my FH with open, warm and consistent arms. However, I can’t say the same...

Erin, Nov 19, 2019 7 233
Humor Me. What's a random annoyance for you?
Brandi in Planning, on November 5, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Hey ladies, Humor me! So many people have gone overboard with the wedding – MY wedding. What are some of your annoyances? Of course, I’ll start. · People that I was never close with or considered a...

Aubrey, Nov 15, 2019 111 1,889 1
Married Brides: Is the myth truth?
Brandi in Married Life, on October 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

So, there’s this saying or I’ve been hearing lately that the first year of marriage is the hardest? Anyone want to shed light about that saying? What’s been your experience?

Mariana, Nov 7, 2019 45 938 1
Engagement Excitement
Brandi in Planning, on October 5, 2019 at 7:19 PM

So, my wedding is November 2020. I got engaged September 1st 2019 and everything is planned. Everything now is strictly payments except of course, the shower, bachelorette party and buying wedding...

Jessica, Oct 28, 2019 9 210
Wedding Insurance?
Brandi in Planning, on October 16, 2019 at 6:07 PM

Hey all! I hope all is well. Our venue didn’t require wedding insurance. However, I do notice that some of the venues did require wedding insurance. What’s your take? Did you get wedding insurance?...

Sinéad, Oct 18, 2019 3 115
Non-floral Wedding
Brandi in Style and Décor, on October 12, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Happy Saturday! I hope all is well. I’m not a flower person at all. I am getting the necessary flowers for the bouquets (although I’m still playing around with a non-floral bouquet). FH is a musician...

Tara, Oct 13, 2019 7 120
Day of coordinator?
Brandi in Planning, on October 8, 2019 at 9:08 AM

What are your thoughts about having a day of coordinator for your wedding? Is it necessary? What’s the pros and cons? What did you do or are doing? Did you go without one and what was your experience?...

Heather, Oct 8, 2019 12 140
Random Thoughts: Day of Wedding Woes lol
Brandi in Planning, on October 5, 2019 at 5:57 PM

I’m not big on wasting my day taking pictures but I know I do have to take pictures. Ceremony and reception together is from 3-8. I wanted to take pictures before the ceremony but really wanted to...

Brandi, Oct 5, 2019 7 159
Not too thrilled about Bachelorette Party and Bridal Shower
Brandi in Parties and Events, on October 2, 2019 at 12:38 PM

Truth be told, I really don’t want a bridal shower or a bachelorette party. I don’t like the idea of “expecting” people to offer two gifts, “expecting” people to give more of their time to my...

Megan, Oct 2, 2019 15 295
Concerns about location or fmil or both
Brandi in Planning, on September 25, 2019 at 11:54 AM

Hi all, I hope all is well. I am recently engaged (Sept. 1) and we are expected to marry November 2020. Everything is booked – venue, DJ, photographer. Great! Got it all done in three or so weeks. We...

KandiKrix, Sep 26, 2019 25 329 1
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