I apologize for being so quiet lately but it’s been busy! No complaints here though, mostly all fun stuff! Wedding countdown is almost at 50 days! To top it all off, I have two of my best friends weddings before my big day, so it’s basically party, party, party time!
I am blessed with an amazing wedding planner (shout out to Judy Lehmbeck) so I can’t complain and probably don’t know ALL that goes into planning. That being said, these are my favorite 5 things that I have done for the wedding that I think should be treasured and enjoyed for every bride-to-be, no matter how involved or uninvolved you are in the process.
Tasting Wedding Cake
Now, this is a treat! No complaints here for doing the honors of trying frosting after frosting. I actually learned some really interesting things about frosting. For instance, do you know the difference between American Buttercream and Swiss Buttercream? Nope, I didn’t either. American Buttercream has a taste of powdered sugar, while the Swiss Buttercream is more buttery tasting. Who knew I liked Swiss better? If you’re interested now, like I was, check out this post on buttercream, because who has anything better to do? 😉
As far as the actual cake part, we tasted carrot cake, red velvet, chocolate, brown sugar, and finally vanilla. They all were so delicious and so hard to choose between!
Spending Time With All Your Loved Ones
There are only so many times that you can choose exactly who you want to come to an event in your life. There is also only so many times that you can get an exact group of people into one place. It has been very special to spend time with mine and Colton’s family together and I’m trying to treasure all these moments. While the countdown is starting to feel like it’s taking forever, I know I’ll look back at this time and wish it went slower.
Registering for FREE Presents
I don’t think I’m the only bride-to-be to say that I felt like I was just picking out all these dream presents FO FREE. It was amazing and fun to take that gun and point it at one hundred items I would never buy for myself but would love to have. I enjoyed imagining with Colton what should be in our kitchen now, and for years to come. I learned about some kitchen utensils for the first time in my life, and immediately needed in my life. What had I been missing?!
And finally I received the entry into wife-hood… a KitchenAid mixer.
Picking out the Prettiest Dress I’ll Ever Wear
Picking out my wedding dress was luckily not very stressful. I went in there open minded, wasn’t expecting a “moment,” and left my second shop after trying on a total of seven dresses very happy with my selection. I think the trick is to not try on too many and overwhelm yourself with choices. I actually just listened to a Ted Talk that was awesome explaining how we have way too many choices and how it makes us less satisfied because no matter what we choose, even if it’s the right choice, we will feel that we might have made the wrong decision. Therefore, don’t try on too many or you might just stress yourself out!
Photos of the dress to come… 😉 That’s one secret I’m not sharing until the big day!
Taking Cheesy Photos with My Future Husband
There are only so many times that Colton would let us lean over the table to touch noses, so this was a pretty epic moment. Ha. Also the one by the light, I had a vision and went for it, while I was kind of kidding, I think it actually turned out kinda cute! Guys you have to agree, I am the bride 😉
Other bride-to-be or past brides what would you add to this list? 🙂