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Day 322: Wedding Planning

So today we just dropped almost $5,000 on flights and L’s having a minor heart attack. He’s definitely the saver and I’m the spender – but even this made me a little nervous! This summer we have two weddings back in Boston-area, so we book both of those flights. Then we booked our honeymoon, so now I’m just counting down the days (232 in case you were wondering). 

Today I read an article about a bride who spent $4,500 and planned her wedding in five days. I know L wishes we could do that, but we both have too many family and friends. Okay, well some we can attribute to my expensive taste.

Today it was actually on the warmer side, so I wore short-sleeves! It’s funny – my mom keeps asking when I’m moving back to the northest, but with southern ‘winters’ like this, I’m not sure I will.

Sound off: any wedding planning tricks?

Outfit Details
Top: J. Crew purchased second-hand two years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Halogen purchased six years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)

Day 208: Wedding Dress Shopping!

Today my best friend from college Moose, her girlfriend J, my mom, and my future mother-in-law set off to Carrie’s Bridal in Atlanta to pick out my wedding dress! L and I are getting married next September. Sometimes it feels like years away, but when I’m looking at my to-do list it seems mighty close.


Going into the bridal appointment, I had never tried on any dresses and I had NO idea what I want (except that it had to be white). I was actually a little nervous – so the mimosas helped with that! Once I got to Carrie’s Bridal, I met my consultant Courtney. I tried on six or seven dresses that were totally different. When I found *my* dress, I didn’t want to take it off. When Moose started crying, I knew I found my dress.

img_3477I’m still in shock that the giant black bag in my closet is what I’m going to wear on my wedding day. I hate that I have to keep it a secret and not show L for almost an entire year. I’m really bad at secrets.

Sound off: any other wedding advice?

Outfit Details
Shirt: Old Navy purchased three years ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Skirt: J. Crew Factory purchased three years ago for $60 (similar, similar)
Shoes: J. Crew purchased second-hand one year ago for $50 (similar, similar)