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People who got married in 2018

Is it just me who’s recovering from the thought that it is officially 2019? ๐Ÿ™‹ I’m just now getting around to realizing just how many people got married in 2018. Seriously, a ton of people got hitched!

Here are a few who said “I DO”

#1 Justin Beiber & Hailey Baldwin

With on-again off-again long-term girlfriend Selena Gomez, I was completely not prepared when the news broke that Justin was engaged to model Hailey Baldwin.

I was even more shocked when I learned they got married shortly after!

#2 Mandy Moore & Taylor Goldsmith

Many Moore wedded Taylor Goldsmith. Her dress was pink y’all…pink! The floral was just as pretty! My only question is – did she wrap up her vows with a declaration of “This is Us!” ๐Ÿคท

#3 Mylie Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth

I have to say, I had lost hope in these two when they broke off their engagement a few years ago. Since, then though, they have reconnected and they are now husband and wife.

#4 Miguel Pimentel & Nazanin Mandi

The “Adore” singer, Miguel and model, Nazanin have been dating for years. I was waiting for Miguel to finally pop the question. Now they are officially married!

#5 Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra

I was completely not expecting Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra to become a “thing.” Seems as if, not only was I proven wrong, but they have also tied the knot in 2018!

#6 Megan Markle and Prince Harry

I think it’s safe to say the world was watching this love story unfold! This has to be the number one wedding of 2018. The real-life Princess Diaries ๐Ÿ˜



Congrats to all the couples who got married in 2018! Here’s to all you Brides-To-Be who are getting married in 2019 — may it be an awesome year for love and marriage! xoxo

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First Look – Yay or nay?

Every recent Bride-To-Be has asked herself – “To First Look, or not to First Look?”

Is a first look the best option for you? Let’s explore the possibilities!

What is a First Look?

A first look is a modern trend, where a couple catch a glimpse of each other before their wedding ceremony. Typically, the Bride will come up behind the Groom and tap him on his shoulder, where he will then turn around as they reveal themselves to each other. Usually a photographer is on hand to snap a couple of memorable reaction photos! Traditionally, the Groom would have to wait to see his Bride until she walks down the aisle. Where you share your reaction with the guests of your ceremony.

Both options are nice and are purely preferential, but here are some ideas to consider:

  • First looks allow for some epic photos, especially if you are running against the sunset – do a first look and get the pictures you want in the perfect lighting before the ceremony!
  • With a first look, you do miss out on the emotional moment right before you walk down the aisle…because he’s already seen you and shed some tears.
  • You can save money by skipping on cocktail hour, because all of your photos have already been taken when you do a first look!
  • First looks don’t always involve the wedding party, so you might still have to have your photog snap a few extra pictures to get all the good shots
  • First looks allow you to share that special moment with the one person you love, without the “all eyes on me” pressure.

  • Unfortunately, first looks also require you to get ready faster, so you may be cutting your pampering and preparation time in half — yikes!


The Verdict? First Looks: Yay or Nay?

I wish I could tell you which is the absolute best option. But, the truth is, it will differ from Bride to Bride. One Bride might like that she can save some money on cocktail hour. While, another Bride might strictly insist on doing the traditional first glimpse as she walks down the aisle.

All I can say is – make sure you share the most important moments with the most important people in the most important ways. Helpful, I know ๐Ÿ˜‰

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5 Tips for Dealing with MIA Bridesmaids

Okay, so you’ve popped the champagne (or the sparkling grape juiceย ๐Ÿ˜‰), and you have also popped the question to your Bridesmaids. They are excited. You’re excited. It’s all so perfect!ย ๐ŸŽ‰ย Right??

Fast-forward a little, and you start sending bridesmaid dress ideas, meeting times, and other wedding planning goodness…only one of your Bridesmaids has seem to go MIA. They are late to replying to your texts, returning your calls, showing up to scheduled meet-ups. What is going on?? And, more importantly, how should you handle this awkward and less-than-fun situation?

Many Brides find themselves in this predicament. It is hurtful and puts added stress on what is already a stressful planning process.

Here are 5 tips that will help you ease your way out of Bridesmaid Hell:

1) Enlist the help of someone

To help you wrangle your MIA Bridesmaids, enlist the help of someone and let them be the one to crack the whip. Ask them to do the phone calls and texts, placing them at the forefront of following up. Part of the duties of a Maid of Honor is to take stress off of the Bride — don’t be afraid to utilize your MOH to the max!ย ๐Ÿ™Œ

2) Calmly reach out to the Bridesmaid in question

If you do not have a Maid of Honor or you decide to handle the Rogue Bridesmaid on your own, make sure you address the situation calmly, yet firmly. Describe your expectations of her, if you haven’t already. Don’t be afraid to be specific in what you are asking of her. It may just take you making your expectations know to clear up any confusion.ย ๐Ÿ’–

3) Give her a less important role in your wedding

If you can manage with one less Bridesmaid, yet you still want to have her involved on some level in the wedding, ask her to do a less important role.ย ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Some ideas are:

  • Be an usher
  • Pass out programs
  • Make sure vendors are where they need to be (if you don’t have a wedding coordinator)
  • Help Bridal Party get arranged before ceremony
  • Make sure guests phones are turned off (if you’re having a no-cell phone ceremony)
  • Man the Guest Book table
  • Pass out sparklers, or bubbles, or rice for your exit

4) Find out if there is a deeper issue

Does she not have the money to afford the Bridesmaid dress? Or is she anxious about being in front of large crowds? There may be an underlying reason of why she is MIA. Is her absent-ness fair? No. But, knowing the “Why” behind her being an absentee may shed light on how you can handle the situation moving forward.ย ๐Ÿ™

5) Kick her to the curb

If all else fails and she is still causing drama or is simply MIA – the last resort is remove her from the Bridal Party and the wedding, altogether. While, it’s fair that being in a wedding takes a lot of time and energy, it is also a privilege to be a part of your BIG DAY! She should be thrilled and willing to work with you in whateverย reasonable way you need her to. If she is simply the center of drama, you don’t need that, girlfriend!ย And, if she is no where to be found, she will be just as absent on your wedding day. So, take the time now to kindly remove her from being a Bridesmaids. Let her know you can still be friends, but that it just isn’t going to work. Let her knowย It’s YOU, not meย ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Cheap & Easy DIY Bridesmaids Gift!

Do you think these are cute?

We do too! That’s why we decided to share this DIY we found from fallfordiy.com with you. (No, we did not create this DIY, we just tried it out, loved it, and wanted to share with all of you!)

So, let’s get down to business.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. 8mm Copper Wire (Use Sterling Silver wire for sensitive ears)
  2. Pliers
  3. Rubber earring backs
  4. Cup Burr or Nail file
  5. Your favorite song to DIY to (We added this one just for fun)ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

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