Kristal
Kristal

I suppose you could say I'm just a geek. I enjoy playing board and card games, especially those with an role playing element. I also enjoy both love... View More

I suppose you could say I'm just a geek. I enjoy playing board and card games, especially those with an role playing element. I also enjoy both love action and tabletop rpgs. I also enjoy most crafts and most recently have taken to tatting. I enjoy sewing by hand and doing plenty of hand embroidery.

Happily married 🎉

February 22, 2020

602days 8hrs
Kristal
Post wedding-advice and tips (non pro bam!)
Kristal, on March 1, 2020 at 7:52 PM

What a week it has been! I've officially been Mrs. Johnson for a full week and a day. My biggest piece of advice to all of you is this: whomever you have as your day-of point person, whether...

Fenja, Mar 4, 2020 10 378
Katie
Wedding Menswear (what are you doing?)
Katie, on February 18, 2020 at 4:17 PM

Are you having all men (groom, groomsmen, ushers, fathers, officiant) wearing the same suite/tux for your wedding? What is typical? I was planning on having them all rent or purchase (depending on...

Theadra, Feb 18, 2020 17 1
Lynnie
Changing Your Name - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Taking your new spouse's name is a tradition that has definitely been declining in popularity! As a couple, do you plan on sharing the same last name? Or are you ditching the name change tradition?...

Emilia, Jul 13, 2021 139
Lynnie
Anniversary Cake - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Traditionally, newlyweds have saved the top tier of their wedding cake to eat together on their first wedding anniversary! Do you plan on participating in this popular post-wedding tradition? Or are...

Emilia, Jul 13, 2021 107
Lynnie
Garter Toss - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Are you going to toss the garter at your wedding reception or did this tradition not make the cut? Are you doing or ditching the garter toss? Photo by Kenzie Akiko Next Question: Anniversary Cake?...

Emilia, Jul 13, 2021 98
Lynnie
Bouquet Toss - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Will you keep up the tradition of tossing your wedding bouquet to the single ladies at your wedding? It's time to weigh in on if you'll be tossing the bouquet, or tossing that tradition out the...

Emilia, Jul 13, 2021 93
Lynnie
Cake Cutting - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Part tradition, part photo op - cutting the cake is still a popular wedding tradition today! Is the cake cutting ceremony at the top of your photography shot list? Are you skipping this tradition?...

Becca, Aug 4, 2021 80
Lynnie
Reception Toasts - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Reception speeches can be incredibly touching and moving, but also sometimes awkward and embarrassing! Are you planning on having the traditional toasts at your wedding reception? Are you doing or...

Michelle, Jan 3, 2021 78
Lynnie
Sleeping Separately the Night Before the Wedding - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

What are your sleeping plans for the night before the wedding? Are you keeping the tradition of not seeing your soon-to-be-spouse until the wedding ceremony and sleeping separately? Or are you...

Becca, Aug 4, 2021 97
Lynnie
Raunchy Bach Parties - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Are you a traditionalist when it comes to bachelor and bachelorette parties as well? Are you sticking the the strict agenda of a wild night out with a bride sash, tiara, raunchy party decor, and...

Milada, Jan 4, 2021 81
Lynnie
Old, New, Borrowed, Blue - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue... trust me - you'll be asked more than once if you're doing this tradition!! Are you honoring this tradition and rounding up your...

Emilia, Jul 13, 2021 87
Lynnie
Wearing a Veil - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

While we don't exactly wear veils to ward off evil spirits anymore, they are still a traditional part of a bride's wedding day look! Are you wearing a veil on your wedding day? Ditching the veil...

Becca, Aug 4, 2021 119
Lynnie
Identical Bridesmaids Dresses - Do or Ditch?
Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Are you totally over the tradition of dressing your wedding party identically? Or do you still love the uniform look of matching bridesmaids dresses?? What's your stance on this bridesmaid tradition?...

Becca, Aug 4, 2021 95
Kristal
Last minute stress
Kristal, on February 18, 2020 at 6:20 PM

A month ago, everything was stressful but slowly coming together. now I feel like it is falling apart. Already had to replace one bridesmaid who had surgery yesterday to remove her gall bladder....

Kristen, Feb 18, 2020 8
Chantell
Split families
Chantell, on February 16, 2020 at 10:59 PM

Hey guys so I need help. I am in a predicament and I want to know if anyone else is going through this. So my mom and dad divorced over 15 years ago and both are remarried. My mom and step mom don’t...

Bride123, Feb 20, 2020 14
Clíodhna
Who’s getting married this week? (2/17/20 - 2/23/20)
Clíodhna, on February 17, 2020 at 7:05 AM

Congratulations to everyone getting married this week!! Make sure you come back to post pictures and share advice from your big day! Comment below if your special day is coming up so we can be sure...

Clíodhna, Feb 21, 2020 28
Kristal
Last minute diys
Kristal, on February 8, 2020 at 10:50 PM

So I've been putting things off but now 2 weeks out and it is time. My MoH, FH and I competed seating chart signs, ironed table runners and altar cloth and completed quite a few diys including kilt...

Clíodhna, Feb 17, 2020 4 124
Emma
Where do the Budget Brides shop?
Emma, on January 6, 2020 at 11:37 AM

Is there somewhere, other than FB marketplace, that I can buy cheap wedding décor or supplies? Where do you shop? What have you gotten for a steal? When I have time I try to hit the thrift stores or...

mary, Jan 10, 2020 16 1
Amers
Reception Entrances
Amers, on January 7, 2020 at 9:11 AM

Hey yall! I'm working on my DJ itinerary/song list and I've got a question about entrances. Do parents get introduced when the bridal party arrives at the reception? I've personally never seen it this...

Da Mom, Jan 11, 2020 15
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