October 27th marks two months since I said I do to Troy. It’s been great and there are a lot of things I paid attention to in a matter of two months. Prior to getting married people gave us advice. We even attended marriage counseling with our church, it opened our eyes and made us aware of ourselves. Counseling was good for us, it was important to tackle issues before we tied the knot.
Planning a wedding can be fun and costly, but it’s good to be on one accord before you walk down that aisle. Now that the wedding is over, gifts are unwrapped, and some of the wedding money is spent, I’ll share what I have learned within 60 days of being a wife.
Weight Gain: Love is in the air! What comes with love…food. Getting married is like dating all over again, it’s just now you know the person a little more and it’s not like a blind date. Don’t be surprised to step on the scale and see a higher number. That’s nothing but love weight, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s always gym memberships, Youtube, or a track nearby waiting for your company. Continue reading “10 things I learn as a Wife in Just Two Months”
Last night I cleaned out our pantry. It was unplanned which took me by surprise. My husband brought groceries home and I realized I couldn’t put the food in the pantry until I cleaned it out. While going through stuff I noticed most of the perishable items were outdated. Some had an expiration date of 2015, disgusting right? I filled the garbage bag with the outdated items, swept the bottom of the pantry, and replaced them with new groceries. Afterward, the pantry looked amazing and it was easy to get to certain things. I even got a compliment from my husband which made me feel enthused.
This is how life is. We keep undesirable people in our lives and expect our world to go in a positive direction. There are some folks you have to wean out of your inner circle. Especially if they are causing you more harm than good. You have to ask yourself who is a benefit in your life, who can you depend on when you are sick, or who motivates your wildest dreams? People can become a hindrance, and it can be difficult to pinpoint who they are. But think about it, if a person is not conducting positive energy in your life, why are you around them? Sometimes it’s not people, it can be things like electronics, cars, or even our jobs. Whatever’s causing distractions in your life it’s time to get rid of it.
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Dating is fun! It allows you to get to know someone better. Potentially, if all goes well the date turns into multiple dates, which turns into a relationship. Some people casual date and others take it seriously. There’s always a movie to catch or a local restaurant to try out. However, the novelty of dating wears off after you get tired of paying money to sit and watch a big television screen. After so many dates, you’ll run out of places to eat because you’ve been to them all, and now when its time to figure out what to do on a Friday night, you scratch your head and get annoyed at the limited options you can think of. So what happens now?
Just know you are not alone. Every couple goes through this, but how do you avoid it? Sure there are times when you will rather stay in and watch a Netflix movie, or find something to watch on On Demand, but I’m sure couples want to do something different occasionally. You don’t want to nag the person you are going out with but after a while you have to admit, dating can get dull. I’ve experienced it with my husband on multiple occasions. Time is of the essence when dating. It should be a time for fun, laughter, and enjoyment of each other’s company. At least that’s what I continue to tell myself! Continue reading “How to Avoid Dull Dates”
Weddings are emotional. There’s a lot that can go wrong, but it’s all in how you handle it. The event will go by fast, but it will be a great day of love and happiness. Everyone will be ready to take pictures and record you walking down the aisle. Others will get on the video camera and send out well wishes. It’s a day that you’ve been waiting for, so don’t be timid to have fun and enjoy your moment. You hear horror stories about brides arriving two hours late, or the caterer running out of food at the reception. Can you imagine what a guest would say if they didn’t get to taste the crab cakes everyone was talking about?
There was a time when I went to a wedding and the bride couldn’t find her cake, she was looking all over the place finally, they found it the kitchen instead of being on the cake table. Another time I went to a wedding and no one was where they needed to be. The event started late and the couple had to rush to the reception because the ceremony didn’t start on time. The one wedding that was the kicker for me was when the caterer ran out of food. I thought that only happened on TV shows but it actually happened to me! The caterer was struggling to find food as well as a fork for me to use. It was embarrassing for the caterer, however, each bride didn’t show her frustration. They danced the night away and enjoyed every moment of their wedding.
Weddings are busy events, (typically 6-12 hours) you will be on your feet smiling and talking to guests. You probably won’t know what time it is and everything will go by so fast. One minute you are getting ready to say I Do and the next minute you are lying in bed with your new husband. Thankfully there will be photos and videos to look at while you are on your honeymoon. Sadly, not everyone knows how to live in the moment and enjoy your day. If you are one of those brides who have to be involved in everything take a moment to read these helpful tips. If you are a bridesmaid or maid of honor and your bride is causing a more harm than good, forward this blog to her and hopefully, she will get the hint Continue reading “4 Ways to Enjoy your Wedding Day!”
After the venue is booked, and dress is bought, a bride is pretty much done, right? Nah! There’s a list of things to consider for your big day, the cake, officiant, event coordinator…the list goes on and on. That’s why there are so many wedding magazines, and blogs to help a bride out. Over the last decade, the Internet has changed the game for weddings. Brides go online for trends and ideas to make their day memorable. No matter if your celebration is going to be elaborate or an intimate gathering, you want to add delicate details for your special day.
1. Enjoy the engagement: This is the step before saying I Do. Coordinating a wedding is a lot, you don’t want to start pushing your fiancé to the side because you are so focused on details and deadlines. If your wedding date is two or three years in advance, take your time with the process. Too much focus on the wedding can lead to unnecessary stress for you and your groom. Once you are a year within your wedding date, it’s good to start searching for venues and vendors.
2. Ask questions: Planning your own wedding may be new to you. If you are unsure about anything don’t hesitate to ask. Call the photographer, event coordinator, and any other vendor that plays a significant role on your wedding day. Never be afraid to ask questions to someone you are paying. Their job is to explain everything until you understand their process. Take notes, names, dates, and be prompt on all meetings, your time is valuable and theirs is too! Shop around different vendors, attend bridal shows and see what is out there on the market before you make a decision. Continue reading “7 Major Tips for Wedding Planning”