Perfect Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

Perfect Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

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One of my favorite parts of my wedding planning process was picking the music that would accompany my wedding ceremony and reception. It was something that I could listen to and remember long after the wedding was over. And it was one of the few parts of my wedding planning that my husband was really excited about planning with me. (Don’t get me wrong, he was excited to get married, he just didn’t care what flowers I picked you know?). Well, the music and the food anyways. He was all about some cake tasting ha! [Read more…]

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

$3,000 Beautiful and Elegant Wedding for 200

Did you know that in 2014, the average cost of a wedding in the US was $28,671? In New York City in 2010, the average cost of a wedding was $70,730! Isn’t that crazy? Many young couples go into debt to have the wedding of their dreams, and many of them are still paying off their weddings 7 years later!
When my oldest daughter got engaged on Christmas Eve four years ago, my husband and I put $5,000 into a checking account for her wedding. We gave her the checkbook and wished it were more, but with 6 kids in the family; it was all we could do. Rather than being disappointed, she made it a challenge to only spend $3,000 and be able to save the rest! We talked about some ideas over Christmas break and by the time her classes started at the University for her last semester of college, we had some plans. I’m going to share with you some tips we found that helped us make her wedding and reception truly special while staying within our budget. [Read more…]

7 Ways to save money on your Wedding

7 Ways to save money on your Wedding

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We all know how expensive weddings can be! So today I wanted to share with you 7 ways to save money on your wedding brought to you by some awesome blogs from around the web!

Here are 7 greats ways to save money on your wedding!

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15 Great Bridal Shower Theme Ideas

Great Bridal Shower Theme Ideas

 

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So someone you love is getting married! First of all, congrats to them, and congrats to you for being awesome and wanting to throw them an awesome Bridal Shower! Now I know you want to make their day special so I wanted to share with you some of these great bridal shower themes for you to go through and make your own! When I got married a few years ago, my wonderful Maid of Honor planned an Alice in Wonderland tea party for my bridal shower to go along with my Alice themed wedding and it was so wonderful! I hope you are having fun in the planning process and I hope some of these great bridal shower theme ideas help you plan a perfect day for the bride-to-be!  [Read more…]

Why Did I Marry

Why Did I Marry

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I think that is a valid question. It is also one that was asked of me recently. I wasn’t sure why they asked me that because I do have a wonderful husband. It wasn’t like I married a scum bag or anything. The question does however come up in conversation at time. So why did I marry?

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The big why? I guess the answer is why not? I met the right person. That always turns into the next question “How did you know.” I can say I did a lot of interviewing. The real answer is I knew myself. I knew what I wanted in a person and what I was willing to deal with. I never saw the need to partner up. I wasn’t the girl that went to college to get her MRS> degree. I wasn’t the girl that waited for a guy to call. I was the girl that demanded i be treated a certain way and if I wasn’t then I quickly cut the chord.

This is the wonderful response to why did I marry. I just couldn’t imagine not speaking with my husband everyday. I could imagine not seeing him or hearing from him daily. He was frankly the one person I always wanted to talk with. That is why I got married. If you ask me now why I am married I would say I found a true partner. He is a wonderful husband and father. He cleans a mean kitchen and does the laundry because I hate it. He has minor flaws which are far less than mine. He laughs loudly and cares deeply. He is still the person I call everyday or text even though he currently works out of the house with me. We try to remind one another everyday that we love one another. If you are asking yourself why did I marry?  Then you need to ask yourself are you putting enough into your relationship to be successful try our stay home date ideas. I believe that marriage is a commitment and it is your job to work on your marriage daily.