Friday, February 24, 2012

The Garter

I made my garter! The actual garter is my something old, since its my best friends garter that my fiance caught at her wedding. I just made the flowers and attached them. Originally, I was looking into some garters on Etsy, but at $40+ I really didnt think it was worth it. It was so cheap to make that I think I'm going to actually toss this one instead of spending the time to make another to toss. The whole thing took me less than 5 minutes to make, since I already had the extra flowers laying around. I think it would have looked better if the garter were black, but since I already had this one why waste money on another? Plus I like the idea of incorporating something from my BFFs wedding.

Did you make your own garter or did you buy it?

Monday, February 13, 2012

One Love...Our Honeymoon is Booked!

I have to be honest...I care more about the honeymoon than the actual wedding. I was never interested in a huge wedding and I was willing to cut back on certain things to have an amazing honeymoon. Luckily, we have been getting really great deals, so we have not really had to give up anything and we get to have an AMAZING honeymoon.

We will be going to Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We knew we wanted to honeymoon in Jamaica even before we were engaged. We went on a cruise for our first vacation together and one of the ports of call was Ocho Rios. We went on a private tour and our guide took us to Royal Plantation which is a boutique hotel (now owned by sandals), and fell in love with the place. While we were there we vowed to return for our honeymoon.

Ocho Rios has everything we were looking for in a honeymoon destination; culture, great  nightlife, sun, sand and amazing food. We originally considered Royal Plantation but determined that we could get more for our money at Sandals Grande Riviera. We booked a villa with a butler and a private pool, and since Sandals is all inclusive we dont have to worry about food, drinks or activities. But we are not the type of people to stay on the resort so we will be out and about soaking up the Jamicain culture.

Now we just have to book our flight. Where did you decide to honeymoon and why did you choose that location?

Friday, February 3, 2012

I'm Baaaak! Bride Brain Burnout


My last post was in November, and though I would like to blame my lack of posting  on the holidays or work, but its  simply not true. The truth is, I just didnt feel like planning for a while. I was warned, that at some point in my planning I would not feel like doing anything wedding related for awhile, but I didnt believe it. Planning was so fun and I had so much to do. Who could get tired of this? Well I did.

I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that we had 2 years to plan. And after having Bride Brain for a year, my brain got tired. So, I simply stopped working on wedding stuff for a few months. But all of a sudden we realized we have 9 months left and we have a ton of things to take care of. So, I guess its time to get back to business.

Was there a point in your planning where you didnt want to think about the wedding?