My fiancé and met in college in March 2016 and have been inseparable ever since. I can’t wait to marry my best friend!

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Happily married 🎉

August 16, 2019

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August Brides - It's Our Month!
Madison in Planning, on August 1, 2019 at 1:29 PM

Can't believe it's officially our wedding month! We are just now finalizing last minute details, like getting food ordered for the morning of, getting cash for vendors, and providing final headcounts...

Cliodhna, Aug 2, 2019 4 1 66
When To Tip?
Madison in Etiquette and Advice, on July 29, 2019 at 3:21 PM

Only 17 days away from my wedding and panic is starting to set in! I was curious if any other brides had sent the tips for their vendors after the wedding along with a thank you card. To clarify, I...

Madison, Jul 29, 2019 6 86
Rsvp's Are Back - Friday Wedding
Madison in Planning, on July 18, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Happy Thursday everyone! Since a few months ago I asked about "typical" responses for a Friday night wedding, I figured I would share my results! About half our guests were from "out of state", and...

Madison, Jul 18, 2019 5 128
bas - Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theme! (pic heavy)
Madison in Parties and Events, on June 9, 2019 at 1:35 PM

Yesterday was my bridal shower and it was even better than I could have imagined!! My MOH and FMIL threw the shower and they went ALL OUT! I felt absolutely spoiled and thankful. ...

, Jul 8, 2019 19 207
Bridal Party Gifts - When To Give
Madison in Etiquette and Advice, on June 19, 2019 at 1:07 PM

We have created gift bags full of goodies as a thank you to our bridal party. We are unsure when typically this is given - at the rehearsal dinner the day before the wedding, or while you are getting...

MD, Jun 19, 2019 6 74
Invites Go Out Today!!!
Madison in Planning, on May 20, 2019 at 12:36 PM

So excited to head to the Post Office today!! Keeping my fingers crossed that people RSVP quickly and I don’t have to follow up with TOO many people after the deadline 😂. Anyone else sending out...

Madison, Jun 18, 2019 25 212
diy Bachelor Survival Kits!
Madison in Parties and Events, on June 13, 2019 at 9:14 AM

So my FH has his Bachelor Party in a few weeks so I decided to surprise the guys with these “Survival Kits”, complete with Pepto Bismol, Advil, Gatorade, etc. This was actually super fun to make and...

Madison, Jun 13, 2019 16 123
Friday Wedding Attendance
Madison in Planning, on April 5, 2019 at 5:50 PM

Hi everyone! I'm getting married on August 16th (Friday) and are only a few weeks away from sending out invites (yaaay!) Just out of curiosity, any Friday brides out there that remember how many...

Madison, May 20, 2019 13 264
Guest Book Frame - Writing on Matte Portion?
Madison in Do It Yourself, on May 13, 2019 at 11:38 AM

My FH and I got a few frames that have a large white matte border around an 8x10 photo. We are using them as our "Guest Book" and will eventually put wedding photos in the picture part. We are unsure...

Casey, May 16, 2019 9 82
99 Days To Go!!!
Madison in Planning, on May 9, 2019 at 12:52 PM

This morning I woke up super excited because we are officially in DOUBLE DIGITS!!!! Ahhhh!!! We started with over 500, so it's starting to feel SO real. Doing my first dress alterations on Saturday...

Concetta, May 9, 2019 6 46
Etiquette for Wedding Gifts
Madison in Etiquette and Advice, on March 26, 2019 at 10:34 AM

What is the proper etiquette for receiving wedding presents at your house prior to the wedding? Do you open the gifts once you received them? Do you send the thank you card out as soon as you get the...

MrsD, Mar 26, 2019 11 114
Father of the Bride Speech?
Madison in Wedding Reception, on March 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM

I am starting to plan my day-of timeline and am trying to figure out when I should have my dad give his speech, either before or after dinner is served? I originally had him, our MOH and Best Man...

Melissa, Mar 15, 2019 7 97
Couples getting married on Sep 1, 2019 in California
Madison in California Planning, on April 29, 2018 at 11:02 PM

Hey Ladies!! Wanted to reach out to all September 1, 2019 brides and see what you have booked so far! I’m feeling a little behind as we haven’t officially paid for anything yet, just been doing a lot...

Gabby, Feb 27, 2019 6 166
Rehearsal Dinner Issues
Madison in Etiquette and Advice, on February 19, 2019 at 1:14 PM

Hello! I'm struggling to figure out the best way to plan out my guest list for the rehearsal dinner. In the beginning, my fiance and I decided that ONLY people in the rehearsal (i.e. bridesmaids, our...

M.W., Feb 20, 2019 9 212
Sending out Save The Dates
Madison in Planning, on July 9, 2018 at 4:37 PM

Hey everyone, I’m having trouble deciding when to send out my save the dates. My wedding is August 2019, and all my planners say to send out 6-8 months in advance. However, my wedding is on a Friday...

Valerie, Sep 17, 2018 11 234
Photographer has gone mia
Madison in Planning, on July 4, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Hi everyone, I’m officially having my first big stress of wedding planning. My photographer has gone MIA! Right after my fiancé and I got engaged, I knew I wanted to ask a family friend, who is a...

Judith, Jul 5, 2018 34 631
We Picked a Venue!!!
Madison in Planning, on June 17, 2018 at 10:31 AM

After seeing 7 venues in person and researching dozens online, we finally booked a venue (and a date!!!) The venue is a country club/golf course overlooking the Marin Headlands of the San Francisco...

Soon2Bmrsp, Jun 18, 2018 14 244
First Venue Tour - Done!
Madison in Wedding Reception, on April 7, 2018 at 7:25 PM

Hey everyone!! We officially toured our first venue! It’s one of the first places my FH and I thought about after getting engaged. The weather was working against us, but we were able to look at the...

DorisAnne, Apr 7, 2018 6 152
Late Summer Wedding Colors
Madison in Style and Décor, on April 4, 2018 at 8:11 AM

Hi everyone! My FH and I are planning to get married September of 2019, but I’m having some trouble deciding on a color palette. I like the idea of greenery and ivory, but I would also like a pop of...

FutrureMrsA, Apr 4, 2018 11 591