You Need to Do This Before Your Wedding

April 2, 2019

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My dearest spring brides, is now the time that you’re starting to get inundated with the final wedding to-dos? … I thought so.

By this point, maybe we’ve talked about the natural progression of wedding planning but I think it goes as follows —

In the Beginning

(ie, Month one-two of planning)

  • Do all the things
  • Have about a million and a half meetings
  • Book all the vendors
  • Knock off all of the big decisions from your to-do list that Martha Stewart personally provided you with.

Basically it’s super busy and without a planner feels like another full-time job.

Then you enter…

the in-between

Thankfully, at this point things have slowed down a bit.  You have things to do: like have your engagement photos made ;), send out save the dates, and lots of other little decisions to make.  It’s great though because it’s spread out over months instead of weeks like it was at the beginning!

After the in-between is…

the final countdown!!!

Imagine a time that is equal parts exciting and busy.  Spring brides, YOU ARE HERE. Remember all of those vendors that you booked at the beginning? Yeah, they all want things from you again.  They want timelines and a final headcount.  They want to know your colors and a list of VIPs for the day.  They (we) want #allthethings again.

We really are sorry for inundating you again, but just know that our influx of emails and questions is because we love you.  And we want your wedding day to be the best ever ;)

So spring brides, as you’re entering into the final countdown, it’s easy to get preoccupied with all things wedding planning, and a little bit less about the most important part — your upcoming marriage.

This is your reminder that in the throes of things that your marriage is the most important thing, no matter what details are still looming.  I could go on and on about this point, but before I get too sappy, how about I just give you a little assignment instead? K? Okay good.

So here it is — one thing you need to do before your wedding day:

Plan a date night where you talk not about the wedding, but about your marriage.

Mt Vernon Square Engagement Baltimore by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

What are you looking forward to most?

What do you think your favorite thing will be about being husband and wife?

Who do you think will be most emotional on the wedding day?

What’s one habit you want to start together after the big day?

And because you’ve got more on your mind (and maybe even on your budget) than planning a fancy evening out, why not try one of these date ideas:

  • A living room picnic of your favorite foods or charcuterie board

  • Try something new at your local coffee shop… and actually sit there and enjoy it together like these two!

  • Rent the first movie you ever watched together… a little walk down memory lane

  • Take a hike outside and enjoy the good ole’ fresh outdoors!

Anywho, this is now officially your assignment!! I want to make sure that you’re not so caught up in all the pretty little details and the micro decisions you have to make about the wedding day, that you forget about the rest of your lives together.  Trust me, I say this to you, because this is what I needed to hear before my own wedding day.

Xoxo!

My dearest spring brides, is now the time that you’re starting to get inundated with the final wedding to-dos? … I thought so.

By this point, maybe we’ve talked about the natural progression of wedding planning but I think it goes as follows —

In the Beginning

(ie, Month one-two of planning)

  • Do all the things
  • Have about a million and a half meetings
  • Book all the vendors
  • Knock off all of the big decisions from your to-do list that Martha Stewart personally provided you with.

Basically it’s super busy and without a planner feels like another full-time job.

Then you enter…

the in-between

Thankfully, at this point things have slowed down a bit.  You have things to do: like have your engagement photos made ;), send out save the dates, and lots of other little decisions to make.  It’s great though because it’s spread out over months instead of weeks like it was at the beginning!

After the in-between is…

the final countdown!!!

Imagine a time that is equal parts exciting and busy.  Spring brides, YOU ARE HERE. Remember all of those vendors that you booked at the beginning? Yeah, they all want things from you again.  They want timelines and a final headcount.  They want to know your colors and a list of VIPs for the day.  They (we) want #allthethings again.

We really are sorry for inundating you again, but just know that our influx of emails and questions is because we love you.  And we want your wedding day to be the best ever ;)

So spring brides, as you’re entering into the final countdown, it’s easy to get preoccupied with all things wedding planning, and a little bit less about the most important part — your upcoming marriage.

This is your reminder that in the throes of things that your marriage is the most important thing, no matter what details are still looming.  I could go on and on about this point, but before I get too sappy, how about I just give you a little assignment instead? K? Okay good.

So here it is — one thing you need to do before your wedding day:

Plan a date night where you talk not about the wedding, but about your marriage.

Mt Vernon Square Engagement Baltimore by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

What are you looking forward to most?

What do you think your favorite thing will be about being husband and wife?

Who do you think will be most emotional on the wedding day?

What’s one habit you want to start together after the big day?

And because you’ve got more on your mind (and maybe even on your budget) than planning a fancy evening out, why not try one of these date ideas:

  • A living room picnic of your favorite foods or charcuterie board

  • Try something new at your local coffee shop… and actually sit there and enjoy it together like these two!

  • Rent the first movie you ever watched together… a little walk down memory lane

  • Take a hike outside and enjoy the good ole’ fresh outdoors!

Anywho, this is now officially your assignment!! I want to make sure that you’re not so caught up in all the pretty little details and the micro decisions you have to make about the wedding day, that you forget about the rest of your lives together.  Trust me, I say this to you, because this is what I needed to hear before my own wedding day.

Xoxo!

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My dearest spring brides, is now the time that you’re starting to get inundated with the final wedding to-dos? … I thought so.

By this point, maybe we’ve talked about the natural progression of wedding planning but I think it goes as follows —

In the Beginning

(ie, Month one-two of planning)

  • Do all the things
  • Have about a million and a half meetings
  • Book all the vendors
  • Knock off all of the big decisions from your to-do list that Martha Stewart personally provided you with.

Basically it’s super busy and without a planner feels like another full-time job.

Then you enter…

the in-between

Thankfully, at this point things have slowed down a bit.  You have things to do: like have your engagement photos made ;), send out save the dates, and lots of other little decisions to make.  It’s great though because it’s spread out over months instead of weeks like it was at the beginning!

After the in-between is…

the final countdown!!!

Imagine a time that is equal parts exciting and busy.  Spring brides, YOU ARE HERE. Remember all of those vendors that you booked at the beginning? Yeah, they all want things from you again.  They want timelines and a final headcount.  They want to know your colors and a list of VIPs for the day.  They (we) want #allthethings again.

We really are sorry for inundating you again, but just know that our influx of emails and questions is because we love you.  And we want your wedding day to be the best ever ;)

So spring brides, as you’re entering into the final countdown, it’s easy to get preoccupied with all things wedding planning, and a little bit less about the most important part — your upcoming marriage.

This is your reminder that in the throes of things that your marriage is the most important thing, no matter what details are still looming.  I could go on and on about this point, but before I get too sappy, how about I just give you a little assignment instead? K? Okay good.

So here it is — one thing you need to do before your wedding day:

Plan a date night where you talk not about the wedding, but about your marriage.

Mt Vernon Square Engagement Baltimore by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

What are you looking forward to most?

What do you think your favorite thing will be about being husband and wife?

Who do you think will be most emotional on the wedding day?

What’s one habit you want to start together after the big day?

And because you’ve got more on your mind (and maybe even on your budget) than planning a fancy evening out, why not try one of these date ideas:

  • A living room picnic of your favorite foods or charcuterie board

  • Try something new at your local coffee shop… and actually sit there and enjoy it together like these two!

  • Rent the first movie you ever watched together… a little walk down memory lane

  • Take a hike outside and enjoy the good ole’ fresh outdoors!

Anywho, this is now officially your assignment!! I want to make sure that you’re not so caught up in all the pretty little details and the micro decisions you have to make about the wedding day, that you forget about the rest of your lives together.  Trust me, I say this to you, because this is what I needed to hear before my own wedding day.

Xoxo!

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You Need to Do This Before Your Wedding

My dearest spring brides, is now the time that you’re starting to get inundated with the final wedding to-dos? … I thought so. By this point, maybe we’ve talked about the natural progression of wedding planning but I think it goes as follows — In the Beginning (ie, Month one-two of planning) Do all the […]

My dearest spring brides, is now the time that you’re starting to get inundated with the final wedding to-dos? … I thought so. By this point, maybe we’ve talked about the natural progression of wedding planning but I think it goes as follows — In the Beginning (ie, Month one-two of planning) Do all the […]

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