Smile Pretty for Your Panic Attack


When Mark and I first got engaged, I wanted to dive into everything wedding! And in this day and age of over-sharing on the internet (please see my post about The Pressures of Pinterest) it is a pretty deep pool to dive into. But I was sure that I could handle it. I was determined to keep my mind while wedding planning, right? (No need to rub my nose in previous posts about losing my mind. I remember writing them as much as I remember experiencing them!)… Continue reading 

Breathing: An Excellent Way to Keep Your Mind


Wow! I can’t believe how long I have been MIA….

Here’s my confession — things got a little crazy around here. But not in “wedding world,” in “job world.” And because of that, I allowed myself a little wedding planning hiatus. That’s one of the things I have learned over the years as a coach and project manager… Continue reading 

You Mean You’re NOT Inviting Everyone?!


I have a friend who got married at least three years ago. He claims that he’s still in therapy over the guest list.

It seems that this is a common concern and, while it may not drive everyone to the famed leather couch, it does cause quite a bit of stress and perhaps a few heated conversations. And not just between the future bride and groom Continue reading 

The Stress of the Dress: Part Three….the Final Chapter


Okay, let’s get this over with!

That’s what I said the day that I went shopping with two of my sisters and my mom. That’s also how I feel about this particular part of my wedding planning AND this blog!

After my tearful Valentine’s Day, I was apprehensive about another day of dress shopping. But my sister/maid of honor had traveled in for the day to support me so I didn’t feel right hiding under my bed. So I pulled on my big-girl-panties and hit the shops…. Continue reading 

The Stress of the Dress: Part Two


Perhaps I subconsciously blocked out the fact that I never wrote the rest of my dress-shopping-saga. For those of you who haven’t yet read about my first foray into dress shopping, you can read it here.

So, as I mentioned, the mere thought of wedding dress shopping has the ability to make me cry. This was, unfortunately, made evident on Valentine’s Day…. Continue reading 

The Stress of the Dress: Part One


When I think about shopping for my wedding dress, I cry.

Not in an “Oh my god, when I find the perfect dress, I’m going to look so beautiful and the entire wedding will be complete,” single tear glistening on my cheek kind of way.

Oh, no. I cry. Perhaps sob might actually be a little bit more appropriate…. Continue reading