Thursday, December 31, 2009

Let the Bridal Shows Begin!

This month Columbus is hosting not one but two bridal shows. Lucky me!  And lucky friends and family who I am dragging into the fray with me...

The Columbus Bride Show
Saturday, January 8th and Sunday, January 9th
Veterans Memorial
Brought to you by Columbus Bride magazine
Admission is $11 at the door

Columbus Bridal Expo
Sunday, January 31st, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aladdin Shrine Temple
Coupon for $2 odd admission!

Also, more for local brides: it's Wedding Month on NBC4's Daytime. Check out their great local picks for wedding reception sites, caterers, gown stores and more.

Happy New Year and happy wedding planning in 2010!

Monday, December 28, 2009

My First Act As A Bride To Be

Is to sign up for EVERY wedding planning website I can find!  There are the obvious, tried and trues. The Knot, Wedding Channel and have overwhelming amounts of information. Through their insight and that of thousands of other bridezillas, I have found more details to stress over than I ever thought possible.

I am also loving InStyle Weddings. They are currently covering the wedding of Christina Hendricks, my favorite Mad Men vixen. If only I could convince my fiance to do a 1960s themed wedding...

And for my first attempt at FREEBIES for the bride, I registered with David's Bridal for the chance to win a bridal gown or 5 bridesmaid dresses... in addition to all the fun planning tools and advance notice of sales - nice! 

Let the madness begin.

The Bridezilla to Be: Becky

In October of last year I joined a popular dating site for fun - the fun of meeting new people, finding new places and enjoying free drinks and occasional meals. I had been on dating sites before, never with any serious intentions, always to casually observe what was out there, try a few new styles on for size and take notes for a day - far, far away - when I would make one style permanent. I was notoriously without a "type," dating shockingly different men, often quirky and unique in the best of ways (or so I believe, my friends have quite different opinions on them). Imagine my surprise when I fell hard for the second guy I went out with - the second guy who happened to be quite the opposite of my pieced together ideal. And this guy - this conservative, suburb living, fashion challenged, goofy as can be guy - has become the center of my world.  One month ago he asked me to marry him and, after only 1 short but wonderful year of dating, I said YES to a beautiful vintage ring and a  wonderful man who treats me like a princess.

This blog will chronicle my attempts to plan my dream wedding - on the tiniest of shoe-string budgets. I hope to finagle a few freebies, make as much of it myself as possible and create an unique day to remember (that looks like I spent more than I did!).