So excited to be marrying my soulmate this year! We are getting married on his family's Christmas tree farm in the evening with a Christmas-y, forest... View More

So excited to be marrying my soulmate this year! We are getting married on his family's Christmas tree farm in the evening with a Christmas-y, forest theme.

Happily married 🎉

May 29, 2021

65days 11hrs


Non-pro Bam!!! 5.23.2020
Chantal in Married Life, on June 18, 2020 at 7:09 PM

Oh goodness, weddingwire. Where to begin? It's been a little while since I've been super active, was taking a break to recoup and get my mental health in check with all the virus stuff going around....

Stefanie, Jun 27, 2020 51 812 1
Plastic Plates... help?
Chantal in Wedding Reception, on March 9, 2020 at 2:24 PM

I am looking for somewhere to get deceivingly nice looking plastic plates for our reception. I have the long, classic bride-stress rant below, because this is really stressing me out and I need...

TheTindles, Jun 8, 2020 20 182 2
How to Tell Guests the Wedding is Starting
Chantal in Wedding Ceremony, on February 25, 2020 at 3:16 PM

I've been to a couple of friend's weddings last year, and they both struggled with this, so I wanted to get a head start and see if anyone has answers. In their wedding, they had the prelude music...

Sarah, May 10, 2020 20 322 1
Taping the Girls
Chantal in Wedding Attire, on April 29, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Hi everyone! I am going to have a private little ceremony with our immediate family still on our original date (May 23rd). My dress that I bought initially just won't work (it needs too many...

Lynnie, Apr 30, 2020 2 66
Minted Postcard Reviews
Chantal in Planning, on April 6, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Hey y'all! Just wanting to know if anyone has ordered Minted postcards for postponement/save the date/invitations and what their experience is. I did get a sample sent to me, but it'll take 9 days to...

yung_coconut, Apr 14, 2020 7 82
Are you getting another photographer/videographer?
Chantal in Planning, on April 9, 2020 at 2:38 PM

Hi brides. We are having a micro-wedding on our day in May, and then going to postpone to sometime in August for our big ceremony and reception. I'm wondering how you guys are managing it all? We've...

Amy, Apr 14, 2020 7 81
Need Another Wedding Dress...
Chantal in Wedding Attire, on April 13, 2020 at 12:13 PM

Postponing my May 23rd wedding, but still getting married on that day. The wedding dress I have needed a lot of alterations (I got it for a really good deal) and we were all set up to go, but DB...

Sara, Apr 13, 2020 10 131
(Kinda Embarrassing) Proposal Story -- sharing funny stories
Chantal in Parties and Events, on March 18, 2020 at 7:13 PM

Okay, I don't LOVE this story (my fiance does), but I saw a post prompting us to think about our proposal stories and I realized it might be good for a laugh for all of us undergoing so much stress,...

Rebecca, Mar 20, 2020 18 197
Day of Timeline Examples?
Chantal in Planning, on March 13, 2020 at 12:28 PM

I was wondering if there were any brides on here who weren't doing a first look and had their day of timeline worked out, and if so, if I could see it as a reference? I can't find any good examples on...

Gen, Mar 13, 2020 10 115 2
Grand Entrance... Then What?
Chantal in Wedding Reception, on March 11, 2020 at 3:55 PM

I am plotting out the day of timeline for our wedding (getting a grasp on it, at least), and I realized I have no idea what people do after a grand entrance. We don't want to do our first dance right...

Alisha, Mar 13, 2020 20 210 1
Day of Timeline for no First Look
Chantal in Planning, on March 5, 2020 at 6:21 PM

We are NOT doing a first look, but we are having a later ceremony (festivities are 4pm - 9pm). We were going to have the reception last until 10pm, but most everyone lives out of town and plans to...

Jodie, Mar 6, 2020 7 138
Am i being Bride-zilla with my Stylist?
Chantal in Hair and Makeup, on February 26, 2020 at 1:09 PM

[bit of a long post] I contacted my hair/makeup stylist to see if they were available on 1/21, and they responded fairly quickly, letting me know they were available and giving me the quotes and...

Mandi, Feb 26, 2020 9 224
Groomsmen Attire -- Opinions Needed
Chantal in Wedding Attire, on February 24, 2020 at 7:38 PM

Happy Monday, everyone! My fiance just went to Mens Warehouse to pick up his tailored suit--we are really happy with it. It's a medium gray that looks very excellent on him, so we were willing to...

Chantal, Feb 25, 2020 5 102
Inexperienced and In Charge
Chantal in Planning, on February 12, 2020 at 6:29 PM

Hello, wedding wire community! I've been scrolling through forums trying to see if anyone else has posted something like this, and then I realized that I could just post it myself! How silly! My...

Chantal, Feb 18, 2020 42 566
White Shoes for Outdoor Wedding
Chantal in Wedding Attire, on February 18, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Hi there! I'm getting married on a mountain in May (so of course, there is potential for rain). I really love these simple little shoes for the ceremony at least, but I'm worried that they're going to...

, Feb 18, 2020 4 50
Weddingwire Countdown - One Day Off Or Am i Crazy?
Chantal in Community Conversations, on February 14, 2020 at 10:42 AM

Anyone else noticed this? While looking for vendors, I realized that my wedding date was a Friday, according to the Wedding Wire calendar. Immediately started panicking, thinking that my FH and I had...

Anna, Feb 16, 2020 14 181
Time for Photos When you Don't Do a First Look
Chantal in Planning, on February 14, 2020 at 5:04 PM

My fiance is super sweet and doesn't want to see me at all on the wedding day until I am walking down the aisle towards him. I absolutely love this idea, if I'm honest, and am more than happy to...

Vicky, Feb 15, 2020 27 206
Dress Peer Pressure
Chantal in Wedding Attire, on February 13, 2020 at 1:13 PM

WARNING: LONG POST So I went into David's Bridal a month after I got engaged to get an early idea of what I wanted for a dress. My mom had been gracious enough to state she would pay for it, so I was...

Suzie, Feb 13, 2020 5 289
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