The Details that Make a Wedding Special

As mentioned in my post Where to Save and Where to Splurge on a Wedding, there are several areas where you can forego spending a lot of money. Some would argue that one of those areas is the details. However, I would argue to the contrary. It is in the details that you get the…

What to Expect From Your Bridesmaids

People would ask me, and I’d reply: “Well I have 11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen and then the maid of honor and best man!” I’d say this brightly, ignoring the dark looks many gave me. The main thing to keep in mind when selecting your bridal party is: What do you want to get out of…

Where to Save and Where to Splurge on a Wedding

Of course, this varies from person to person; however, most brides will find themselves asking “what can I forego, and what can’t I live without?” I found myself asking these things of myself when I planned my wedding. Splurge: The Photographer. I tried saving money on my photographer. In the end, I went with my…

How We Chose Our Wedding Venue

As soon as we became engaged, we started looking for venues. I’d heard all of these horror stories about venues being booked a year and a half in advance. With a date set for 15 months, the clock was ticking. The truth is we only visited two venues, booking the second one. I did much…

How I Picked My Wedding Colors

Some people begin the wedding planning process with colors already in mind. Perhaps a favorite sports team or a special meaning. I chose differently. I wanted the process to be more organic. So I made a bubble map of everything that I wanted in my wedding. I began with my husband and I in the…

Does Diamond Size Matter?

Well, does it? Because the only one who can answer that truthfully about yourself is you. What is average anyway? According to Google, it’s a little over carat. Which, depending on the rest of the set design, can set you back a pretty penny. Alternatively, there’s been an up-trend in different stones being used for…

Fun Things for Couples to Do on Rainy Days

Because rain is relatively rare now, in Los Angeles, on the days where we do have precipitation–we panic. By “we” I mean my husband and I and by my “husband and I” I mean: me. My husband, like many other men, would be happy to sit and watch movies or binge watch the latest show. However,…

Do Things Change After Marriage?

This is a question we found ourselves asking our married friends soon after we became engaged. After all, we would justify, we’ve lived together for two years now, been together for five more. How different can it be? Quite. First thing’s first, brace yourself: the change in title. Whether you choose to legally change your…

How to Tour Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Like a Local

It was pretty last minute when we settled on Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico for our honeymoon destination. There were several things we took into consideration when selecting our honeymoon destination. Not the least of which was price. But my husband also wanted a beach and some Daquiris. Or maybe I wanted the Daquiris…anyway. This post…

3 Ways to Split the Housework as a Married Couple

As a modern couple, we struggled when we initially moved out together to really find our roles within our new household. At first, I did the majority of the housework. My husband grew up in a household where the culture reinforced traditional marital roles. His mom did the majority of the cleaning and all of the cooking….