top 10 signs you are a wedding addict

It’s 2008 folks. Let’s get this year started out right. This is an article I wrote that will be published next month (among others) for a local wedding magazine. Let’s get a preview, shall we?

Top 10 Signs you are a Wedding Addict

10. To the chagrin of your friends and family around you; your wedding is all that you can talk about. At dinner. At the gym. At your office. At Target. At your yearly check-up. In your sleep.

9.You download a count down clock that tells you the months, weeks, days, hours and minutes until your wedding. Because you are that cute.

8. You quickly have run out of space in your 2 inch wedding binder and now can fill at least five more.

7. You Tivo all the wedding cable shows and find yourself yelling at the brides at their ridiculous choice of wedding flower arrangements.

6. You have regular nightmares regarding your wedding. The DJ doesn’t show up, the prime rib you ordered comes out looking charred, and the cake is dumped on the floor because Aunt Martha’s eight unruly children running through the reception hall.

5. You’ve maxed out your bridesmaid’s email server because of the sheer volume of pictures and constant itinerary updates.

4. You find yourself rehearsing what you will say in the thank you card to your cheap relatives that always bring gifts from the Family Dollar General Store.

3. You regularly miss your exit to your house off the highway because you’re lost in thoughts about the details of your wedding.

2.If you could get a dollar for every time you’ve said “Because it’s my day” you realize you would probably be able to pay for a full hosted bar.

and the number one reason, that let’s you know you have a wedding addiction problem (drum roll)……

1. You’re so obsessed that you now speak in wedding short-text lingo. For instance; you tell your FOB that your MOB, MOG and FI need to meet to discuss the OOT guest list and your FSIL’s son who is the RB.

[Translation: You tell your Dad that your Mom, fiancé’s mom and fiancé need to meet to discuss the out of town guest list and your future sister in law’s son who is the ring bearer.]

best clients. evah!

Can I just take a sappy moment to point out that I have some of the best clients ever this year? I don’t want to name names (cause I don’t want to leave anyone out)…but I so appreciate this year’s brides who are open to interesting and fun ideas to make their day happen. And the fact that you trust my input and advice is dually noted and taken seriously.

Alright, enough cyber hugging….let’s get back to planning….

featured photo credit: pfe iPhone

plan on!


wedding stressing you out?

Why do so many brides get stressed out about their weddings?

I’ve thought a lot about this, trying to figure out if I could pinpoint one main reason and cause. And I think I’ve got it.

All the brides that I have known who are really, really stressed before their wedding are the brides who have decided to do too much on their own or have not hired enough professional vendors.

Think about it. How can a bride be responsible for setting up the reception site, making all the favors, doing the itinerary for rehearsal, running to the tux shop, dealing with family members, overseeing vendor setups and still remaining fresh and rested on their big day? Not possible.

Brides who have hired a coordinator and hired professional vendors that match their personality – make the big decisions for their wedding – then trust the fact that their coordinator will make sure it all happens – relax and enjoy their day. For your own sake – don’t overwork yourself or your family before your wedding.

plan on!

brides wished they had a wedding planner

In a recent survey conducted by and the International Institute of Weddings, 72% of recently married brides who did not use a wedding coordinator for their weddings said that based on their experience, if they had to do it over again, they would hire a wedding coordinator to assist with the planning process, or at least to be on hand to supervise the wedding day itself.

49% reported that if they could only change one thing about the entire wedding, this would be the thing they would do differently!

plan on!