Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Let the Planning Begin

We have officially set a wedding date! To kick off planning I received a copy of Town & Country Weddings in the mail. Micaela English from the magazine wrote a great piece on bachelorette parties.

The first step is going to be the dress...maybe I will do something sleek and sophisticated or possible go with all of the standard bows and whistles and really feel like a bride.

I have been fantasizing about veering from tradition and pre-ordering the only dress from fashion week.

Any words of wedding wisdom before the whirlwind?

28 comments:

Summer is a Verb said...

Wedding schmedding, get that dress and 2 tkts to Bora Bora and elope! XXOO

Lobster Meets Peach said...

I am sure everyone has told you this already but, it will be over before you know it. Slow down and enjoy this time!

Blair Priest said...


Congratulations on setting a date! So exciting! The Oscar de la Renta dress is AMAZING!!!

xx Blair

Cara said...

Oh goodness, it has been a while, but I would just say, don't take anything too seriously or you will end up a bridezilla ;) I saved everything and then bought the Darcy Miller scrapbook

Oh and enjoy the process <3

Whitney and the Preppy Puppies said...

Agree wholeheartedly with Alice! Though I'd pick the Seychelles. :-) Seriously, congrats on moving forward. Do tell- are you going to be a spring, summer or fall bride?

A Texas Gal said...

I have LOVED planning my wedding - but I have loved our life together even more.

The best advice I was give is this:

Remember to enjoy each other and that the wedding is one day. Be more excited for the days after the wedding, when you are HUSBAND and WIFE than the day you are his bride.

It has really stuck with me.

The Preppy Princess said...

We really enjoyed the planning and dress shopping, every minute of it. But we also had lots of help because we were in Oklahoma & the wedding was in Michigan. I did go with the first dress I tried on, and loved it. But methinks it wouldn't be a bad think if you snagged the Oscar and jetted away!

Sending you a smile,
tp

Dee Stephens said...

I would go with sleek! Enjoy!

In the Pink said...

Enjoy planning!! It's such a fun time but it goes by quickly...although it is nice to be married now and not have to worry about wedding things! I think if anyone could pull off that Oscar de la Renta dress for a wedding it would be you!

Cotton said...

Girl, it's your day! Do everything you want the way you want and just have fun!

KAH said...

So exciting!

ms. mindless said...

How exciting! I know you will plan something amazing.

Baltimore Prep said...

You are so patient to have waited this long to start the planning! My instinct tells me you are going to be a summer bride.

My advice - it's easy to get wrapped up in the latest and greatest in the wedding magazine (and pinterest) land, but avoid anything trendy and stick with classic and timeless choices that you will be happy with in years from now. I cannot tell you how many times I saw mason jars and burlap at a wedding in the past year. Don't second guess yourself!

And to Alice's point...Bora Bora is amazing, I spent my honeymoon there!!

Patsy said...

I'm in the Alice camp!

Get that dress, charter a big-ass boat and sail the Med for a month!

If you can't bring yourself to do that, have the smallest wedding party you can. Less women, less drama - lol!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I cannot not wait to hear more details about your planning

lizziefitz said...

I have pinned that fabulous dress countless times! Congratulations! 22 years later we always say sm wedding , big party:

Worthington said...

That dress is so great. Quite bold. Would be perfect in some black tie setting! I also love this Marchesa gown: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Marchesa-Couture-Sequined-Illusion-Gown/prod149350212/?eVar4=You%20May%20Also%20Like%20RR

XOXO

Kate said...

YAY! How fun to start the planning. Good luck finding a dress! I went with my sister and she found her perfect dress within the first hour. Phew!

Annie said...

Ahhh yay! Sooooo when is the big day?!

My Life as A Plate said...

YAYY!! SO exciting. Although it has been a bit stressful, I have been having a blast planning! ENJOY!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm so excited for you! My wedding was 16 years ago. If I could have a redo it would be tiny and uncomplicated. I did love having a wedding gown though : )

LKF said...

Keep it classic and timeless (as I'm sure you will). Take moments through out the wedding weekend to just stop and enjoy the moment and take a mental picture. Pick a maid of honor otherwise the bridesmaids get stuck because no one wants to take the reins/step on anyones toes. Best wishes!

Maureen said...

The mother of the bride in me (2 times and 1 in process) has been mulling over this post. I have to say I adore the dress. But you're a traditionalist and would look amazing in a traditional sleek white gown. My concern about the de la Renta is that in pictures the dress would dominate and perhaps distract. Whatever you decide to do, though, I'm sure you will look gorgeous and the whole affair will be chic and fun.

bisbee said...

Just remember that the wedding is a short ceremony, the party is for fun, but the marriage is the goal.

Glitterista said...

I bought the first dress I tried on and went in the opposite direction of what I had in my mind. Best of luck with everything! Can't wait to hear when the date is. ;)

pve design said...

I could see you in something very Jackie O.
pve

Sundresses and Smiles said...

So exciting!!! Can't wait to begin hearing details!

Amber said...

Plan! Plan! Plan!
... Then when you wake up the morning of the wedding, no matter what plan's have fallen through suddenly or what's left undone, ignore them and enjoy your day. At that point, they're no longer your problem. Remember your guests will enjoy the wedding so long as you're happy!