Officially Mrs. Mendez! New York native now in the sunshine state 😎 my husband and I grew up in the same neighborhood, Brooklyn. We couldn't stand each... View More

Officially Mrs. Mendez! New York native now in the sunshine state 😎 my husband and I grew up in the same neighborhood, Brooklyn. We couldn't stand each other, lost touch for 12 years and here we were planning our forever through Wedding Wire! We can assure you no one saw this coming but everything we've been through has been worth it to lead us back to one another 💙

June 29, 2019


Shutterfly sale!!
Stephanie in Planning, Yesterday at 10:25 AM

Hey brides to be! Shutterfly is having a 50% off wedding sale no code needed! It ends on Sunday.I recently downloaded the app on my phone because they have a promotion through the app to print up to...

Stephanie, Yesterday at 4:50 PM 4 40
B.a.m Pro edition (pic heavy!!)
Stephanie in Married Life, on July 10, 2019 at 11:36 PM

Our turnaround time to receive our pictures back was 30 days but to our surprise we got them back today!! I am in LOVE with them and how it captured every single moment. It was definitely a super busy...

M.W., Jul 13, 2019 30 542
Today is the day!
Stephanie in Family and Relationships, on June 29, 2019 at 5:22 AM

It's 5AM, don't have to be up for about another two hours and here I am, wide awake lol I'm not nervous (yet) I feel good, I'm excited, happy, thrilled and all the good vibes. I haven't had much drama...

Stephanie, Jul 4, 2019 9 169
It's official!! bam *non pro pics* pic heavy
Stephanie in Married Life, on June 30, 2019 at 10:44 AM

My gosh where to begin! The forecast was 70% rain, it stormed the night before BUT it was sunny the entire day!! Not a single drop got on us. That was amazing because we were able to do outside photos...

Stephanie, Jul 1, 2019 51 728
Bridal party shenanigans
Stephanie in Planning, on June 24, 2019 at 7:09 AM

Mini rant lol case of the Mondays I guess....Since the time I found a HMUA team last year, I've been telling my bridal party about it with pricing and all. The discount package the salon offers is $50...

Ashlee, Jun 24, 2019 8 240
Weather woes!
Stephanie in Florida Planning, on June 20, 2019 at 1:31 PM

If you live in Florida, you know how torrential it has been these last two weeks, especially yesterday with a tornado warning. I know it's hard to tell if the weather will get somewhat better by next...

Connie, Jun 23, 2019 12 107
diy tip jar!
Stephanie in Do It Yourself, on June 17, 2019 at 1:24 PM

So the venue mentioned to me that they do have a tip jar, nothing fancy, for the bar if guests wish to leave a "thank you" for the bar tender. We are covering the costs for our consumption bar, But...

Stephanie, Jun 19, 2019 53 701
Amazing birthday weekend with wedding surprises!
Stephanie in Wedding Attire, on October 28, 2018 at 1:41 PM

It's definitely been a great weekend and full of celebration. I'm not really a person who loves silver/white gold jewelry, but ever since my engagement ring I've earned to love white gold. I've been...

Dezandkamsmom, Jun 18, 2019 10 308
As of tomorrow we are 11 days away!! Some thoughts throughout the months of planning for new and current brides
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on June 16, 2019 at 6:12 PM

We've been engaged since January 2018, literally have been planning since then because although we already knew we wanted to get married nothing was set in stone until that surreal moment. Within 3...

Stephanie, Jun 16, 2019 6 134
Venue manager update...
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on June 8, 2019 at 8:48 AM

After my last post regarding the venue manager...I think I will be reaching out to her boss directly once we are done with our event. Everything started great, she was a huge bubble of energy and the...

Cher Horowitz, Jun 8, 2019 3 177
Steamer recommendation if needed!
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on June 3, 2019 at 9:17 PM

I've been looking into a steamer for a while now because I wanted to steam my own dress and I know the good ole steam shower can do the trick but in Florida we pay for water lol so a nice LONG HOT...

Monique, Jun 4, 2019 4 100
Bridal empowerment!💐💐
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on June 1, 2019 at 8:56 PM

It's really sad to see and hear about other brides trying to tear other brides down or experiencing it first hand. And it's for the dumbest things; for example someone else I know is getting married...

OnCloudRawls, Jun 2, 2019 7 254
Frustrated with my venue manager
Stephanie in Planning, on May 31, 2019 at 1:12 PM

Yup another complaint lolI have to start by saying that the venue has been very flexible with payments which is a huge plus. However, we met with the venue manager in April to discuss centerpieces,...

Madison, Jun 1, 2019 6 204
Bridal shower 5/18/2019 *pic heavy*!!
Stephanie in Parties and Events, on May 20, 2019 at 11:56 PM

This past weekend was my bridal shower and it was beautiful!! My family did an amazing job and although not many attended, it was still fun! Center piece and reefs were made by my brother in law. He...

mrsaj2b, May 27, 2019 45 611
Dad doesn't wanna dance...
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on May 25, 2019 at 2:31 PM

A bit frustrated here... I've been asking my dad if he will do the father daughter dance and he gave me the excuse that he doesn't dance. It's a slow song, nothing crazy, but I'm sure if I gave the...

Renee, May 26, 2019 24 366
m & M's sale using Groupon voucher for favors
Stephanie in Planning, on May 15, 2019 at 6:26 PM

A lot of times we overthink favors and sometimes if it's even worth the expense depending on what it is being that weddings are expensive as is. From the very beginning I knew I wanted to do something...

Sinéad, May 17, 2019 3 98
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