Wedding Planning Progress

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Photo by Maddie Tober

Photo by Maddie Tober

So, it's been a little over 2 months since Brian and I got engaged, and I've planned out... a lot! I've already booked the photographer, venue, caterer, hair & makeup, photobooth, month-of-coordinator, took engagement photos, designed Save the Dates, and am now currently in the midst of wedding dress shopping. WHEW.


I think I do things so fast because I get anxiety with UNKNOWNS. And when I get anxious, I research research research until I have a better understanding. Where would the wedding be? What day? What vendors do I need? What parts of a wedding am I forgetting (or do I not even know about)? These questions overwhelmed me until I could make a spreadsheet of almost every little detail. It took me 2 weeks to accomplish and then I felt sooo much better.

A lot of my research was just googling! And a common website that I kept coming across was WeddingWire! It helped me a lot in my research because every time I searched a question such as, "How far in advance should I send Save the Dates?" their forum popped up with real brides' answers. I referred a lot to their forums for many of the questions that I had!

I also used their website to research the prices of venues and vendors because I just had NO idea what price range they should even fall in. AND I learned about wedding dress styles from them! Now I know all about A-line, trumpets, mermaids, and sheaths (I'm not a very fashionable girl ha). Like I said before, not knowing much about a subject gives me anxiety, so the more information the better. 

So there's my update! I've slowed down on planning for now, but I know I'll have a lot more questions. Thank you to all the past brides, bride-to-be's, and everyone who has gone through wedding planning that have helped me out! 


How I #ChooseTheTable with Dietz & Watson

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dietz & Watson. The opinions and text are all mine.

I'm so proud to be partnering with Dietz & Watson to share how I make time for the people I love over something as simple as sharing a meal. D&W's quality meats and cheeses are perfect for bringing family and friends around the table, which is what I did this past weekend by creating a charcuterie board with my sister, brother-in-law, and fiancé!

My sister and her husband had gotten some beautiful charcuterie boards and knives for their baby shower the week before, and it was the perfect occasion for the first use! It was a group effort setting everything up, and the best part was eating all of it! And everything was sooo good.

After our afternoon snacking, we went back inside with happy bellies to chat, watch football, and play with their dog. It was the perfect evening! How do you #ChooseTheTable with your friends and loved ones? Share your own images on Instagram and be sure to use the hashtag and tag @DietzAndWatson!

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