Tag: Love

The Truth About What Changes When You Get Engaged

Happy Valentine’s Day Royals! I love this time of the year because I just love love and want everyone to be in love (lol). As most of you know, this time of the year is especially important to me because The Boy and I got engaged this time last year. I LIVE for all of the #ISaidYes moments on Instagram and can spend hours reading stories on howheasked.com. When we got engaged, I didn’t really expect to feel any differently about The Boy or for us to start operating any differently and for the most part I don’t and it didn’t. However, as I’ve had a little time to think about the year we’ve spent engaged, I’m keenly aware of subtle differences that came along with my title change. I think it’s really easy to believe that nothing is going to change once you get the rock, but the truth of the matter is things are different and the changes aren’t even necessarily imposed the couple.  (more…)

4 Outside the Box Valentine’s Day Ideas Your Honey Will Love

I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is just two days away or that The Boy and I celebrated 6 years of dating and one year of being engaged on Saturday. Since we have celebrated 6 Valentine’s Days and 5 anniversaries, the typical dinner & a movie Valentine’s Day date isn’t terribly enticing. We’ve started to try to do more out of the box things that are worthy of a special occasion. While we are certainly working to expand our own list, I wanted to share of few outside the box Valentine’s Day ideas we’ve thought of or have tried over the years. (more…)

7 Tips on How to Pick Your Wedding Venue

One of the many things that has kept me away from the blogosphere has been wedding planning. I’ve gotten off to a slow start and already have begun experience the “shoulda, woulda, couldas”, but I guess you live and you learn. Now that we’re in 2018 and the wedding is officially next year, I want to get the ball rolling. Per my wedding planner, the very first thing I needed to get done was picking a venue. I’m fairly indecisive so I ended up probably considering researching at least 12 venues and visiting seven..some twice. Now that I’ve picked a venue (eeekkk!!), it seemed time to share my tips on how to pick your venue. Hopefully these tips will my fellow brides from agonizing the way I did. (more…)

5 Bridal Show Survival Tips to Make the Most of Every Show

Happy Wedding Wednesday Royals! I told you guys last week that I am very slowly climbing aboard the wedding planning train. The good news is the train has left the station! I am committed to documenting my journey and sharing it with all of you. Over the weekend, I attended the Wedding Connection Bridal Show, here in St. Louis. It wasn’t a HUGE show and it was the second I’ve attended since getting engaged, but I tried a few things to make the most of my wedding show experience, and I couldn’t wait to share them with my fellow brides-to-be. (more…)

Creating the Perfect Royal Court: Bridesmaid Proposals

Since The Boy and I got engaged, there have been three questions on the forefront of everyone’s mind: 1) When is the big day?, 2) How did he ask?, and 3) Have you picked your bridesmaids? I’m not ashamed to admit that I had a list of potential bridesmaids on a note in my phone for AGES…while I may not have always known who my husband would be I had a pretty solid idea of the ladies who would be standing beside me when I said I do. One of the first things I did after The Boy proposed was to start googling “how to propose to my bridesmaids”. I wanted to do something special, but I also didn’t want to spend a crazy amount of money. Almost everything I found online was kind of lame or over done, so I had to get a little creative and put a special spin on my bridesmaid proposals. (more…)