Written by Meghan Lemery Fritz LCSW-R
Planning your wedding can be a time of excitement, joy, stress, frustration and everything in between. Brides spend countless months combing over every detail of the big day to make it magical and memorable. What we rarely address for new brides is the emotional letdown that occurs after your wedding day. This can lead to feeling exhaustion, low grade depression and sadness.
There’s a lot of lore out there about what it’s like to find The Dress, and we’ve found over the years that it puts a lot of pressure on the bride to feel, look, or act a certain way when dress shopping. You’ve probably already experienced some of these myths and legends yourself: Friends whose rose-colored-rear-view is full of tearful moments and everyone agreeing that yes, this one is definitely The Dress. Aunts who recall sighting their dress on the rack and knowing instantly that it was The One. MOHs who found a sample dress that fit them perfectly for 75% off two months before their wedding. And then, of course, the TV shows… you know the one.
Finally, he finally popped the question and put a ring on your finger. Either that or you went the unconventional route and got on bended knee yourself. However you ended up with that ring on your finger, you have something to look forward to now: the bachelorette party. Yes, the wedding is important too, but who can pass up a party?
If you’re in the midst of wedding planning, then you’ve probably been busy making all of the important decisions for the ceremony. From the overarching style to the table cloths to the wedding flowers, the list really does go on and on. But as one of the most important pieces of your wedding, it’s often difficult to choose the right flowers. Not only do you need to decide which type(s) you prefer, but you’ll also need to search for the best price that fits within your budget. While it may take you a few tries to find the right wedding flowers for your big day, it’s not impossible with a little help.
The traditional white gown has become an unmistakable feature of the wedding ceremony for most women today. It is a statement intended to represent the height of elegance, sophistication, and external beauty — and being able to wear the finest dress on one’s wedding day is a dream to which most young women aspire.
When it comes to trends we really do not have a crystal ball and we could be totally off here and we would love to hear your thoughts! So to kick off the conversation here are some trends that may be strong in 2020.
If there's one thing you've constantly envisioned about your wedding day, it's probably the gorgeous wedding dress you'll walk down the aisle in. Your wedding can truly never be complete without a gorgeous wedding dress. If only finding the right dress was a simple task!
The wedding season is just around the corner. It is the right time to put your head together and make a life-long decision on how you want your wedding ring to be. Whether you are looking for a modern and stylish wedding band or have something classy in your mind, the latest trends have it all covered. This goes for inspirations on the engagement rings too.
While many may see the physical differences between engagement rings and wedding bands, there are a lot more that can’t be seen. Sure, they are bought and worn at different times making them distinct, but what about the unique meaning behind each? Before you propose to the love of your life, it’s important to know all of the top differences between the two to create the perfect engagement ring and wedding band set.
Sarah's Thirst For Color- Nautical Coral and Navy
Ocean waves hitting the sand, a succulent lobster dinner paired with a crisp bottle of chardonnay, and a sunset boat ride off the shore of Cape Cod...
Can you tell that beaches are on my mind today?
Courtesy of HuffyHen on Etsy
It is finally feeling somewhat spring like, and I am counting down the days to those gorgeous summer evenings. My inspiration board is filled with nautical images, and I have strategically placed my dish filled with seashells my daughter and I collected a couple of years ago right next to my computer. There is no feeling quite like swimming in the ocean, and in honor of one of my favorite past times, our Thirst for Color post is all about the gorgeous combo of coral and navy. While this color palette can be used in different seasons, it lends itself perfectly to a summery nautical themed event. When working with this color palette, I immediately envision bright coral peony bouquets wrapped in navy stripped ribbon, groomsmen in classic navy blazers with gold buttons paired with a slim coral tie, and homemade candy jar guest favors topped with different fabrics (and of course perfectly displayed in an old wood row boat :) )
Photo Credit: Austin Gross
This color combo is modern, chic, and most importantly...fresh!
Check out our Pinterest board for some more inspiration http://pinterest.com/sfichtman/nautical-coral-and-navy/.