I am 51 years old, and a mother and grandmother. My daughter is 27, and she has a 2-year old daughter whom I love more than life itself. So, 2 years ago I... View More

I am 51 years old, and a mother and grandmother. My daughter is 27, and she has a 2-year old daughter whom I love more than life itself. So, 2 years ago I became a grandma, and despite my worries about being old, it's the greatest thing to ever happen to me. Now, I am with the love of my life and about to get married for the first time!! I am from the SF Bay Area (all my life) and work as a legal secretary for the past 30+ years.

May 30, 2020


Hair & Makeup Trial
Cristy in Hair and Makeup, on July 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM

So I had my hair and makeup trial yesterday. Overall, I think it turned out pretty good. There was a hiccup with my Amazon order, so I didn't have all of the extensions I wanted/needed. But my stylist...

Cristy, Jul 19, 2019 14 1 153
Planning Milestones--guest List
Cristy in Planning, on July 8, 2019 at 4:09 PM

OMG I finally got our guest list DONE!!!! No more additions, no more changes, DONE. It has taken a long time, and no small amount of stress to accomplish this. In my opinion, this is one of the...

Cristy, Jul 11, 2019 6 50
Save the Dates Have Arrived!!
Cristy in Planning, on June 28, 2019 at 2:51 PM

OMG I'm so excited!! We won't send them out for another month or so, but I'm just so happy that they are done, and ready to go. Sorry this pic is kinda blurry. I didn't have the proof on my work...

FutureMrsD, Jul 1, 2019 10 108
Engagement Photos--pic Heavy
Cristy in Community Conversations, on June 7, 2019 at 11:59 AM

We had our photo session on May 12. Because of a technology glitch, I just got them last night! I think they turned out pretty good!! I was not at all happy with my hair, and I wasn't able to have my...

Haley, Jun 13, 2019 17 154
You and Your Love--throwback
Cristy in Community Conversations, on May 29, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Hi all! Whether you've known your future spouse (FS) for a year or for 10 years, show me the pictures!! I want to see pictures of you and FS back in the day! If you have pics of the two of you, early...

Alyssa, Jun 11, 2019 14 136
Ann's Bridal Bargains Sale!!
Cristy in Planning, on June 3, 2019 at 12:13 PM

I just got an email about a sale at Ann's Bridal Bargains. I'm designing my STDs currently, and will most likely order my invitations from there. Right now their Semi-Annual Sale has started, and...

Michelle, Jun 3, 2019 7 65
Keep Trying or Give Up???
Cristy in Family and Relationships, on March 25, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Hi all,I want to apologize in advance for the length of this post. I need some advice, but you'll need a little back story to understand. So, FH has one brother three years younger than him. Most of...

Nicole, Mar 26, 2019 33 387
Booking the Honeymoon
Cristy in Honeymoon, on January 24, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Ok, so this question could be for any sort of travelling, not just for honeymoon. I'm wondering whether I should go through a travel agent when booking our trip, or just do it myself. Normally, I...

B11, Jan 24, 2019 10 90
Meal Choices for Buffet
Cristy in Wedding Reception, on January 7, 2019 at 6:34 PM

I tried finding an answer to this question on the forums, but everything there seems to deal with plated meals. I'm offering a buffet, with 2 or 3 entree choices. I'm thinking the venue will have to...

Jessica, Jan 8, 2019 12 162
Couples getting married on May 30, 2020 in California
Cristy in California Planning, on December 18, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Happy wedding planning to all my date twins!! We just set this date, so haven't planned much yet. Where are you all doing the deed? Church? Backyard? Country Club? We'll be getting married at a local...

Cristy, Dec 19, 2018 2 99
Postponing the Date
Cristy in Planning, on December 18, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Hi all, more of a rant here, since the decision has been made. I'm sad to say that we have decided to postpone about 9 months. Several reasons: medical issues, job changes, changing financial...

Cristy, Dec 18, 2018 11 182
Cruise for Honeymoon
Cristy in Honeymoon, on December 4, 2018 at 4:20 PM

So, my FH and I are thinking of taking a cruise for our honeymoon. Neither one of us has taken one before, but it looks like an awful lot of fun!! Has anyone done this before? Recommendations?...

Cristy, Dec 5, 2018 15 150
Wedding Photographer/videographer in Northern CA
Cristy in California Planning, on November 16, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Hey, to all my Northern CA peeps: who are you using for photography/videography? I know this is an important choice, as photos/video are forever. I'm scared that I'll get sub-par quality or that I'll...

Cristy, Nov 19, 2018 8 72
diy Favors and Decor
Cristy in Do It Yourself, on August 17, 2018 at 10:15 AM

We're on a tight budget so doing most everything ourselves. Looking for ideas. I don't want to spend money on floral centerpieces but I'm having trouble coming up with alternative ideas. Anyone doing...

Meaghan, Aug 18, 2018 23 200