Here are some links and wedding forum discussions that have caught my attention this week!
Broke Ass Bride discusses bar options at a wedding. This is something we’re struggling with too. My fiancé doesn’t drink, so he thinks it’s a waste to pay for a bar. But as a drinker myself, I know that it’s in bad taste to have no alcohol or a cash bar. I think we’ll definitely go with at least a beer/wine/soda option.
District Weddings posted the all-time important question – how to get in shape for your wedding. I just posted my wedding workout plans myself. I’d love to hear what other brides (including those of us in the metro DC area) are doing to get in shape for their wedding.
An ice cream truck at a wedding? Can we have one too? Read more about it over at Manolo for the Brides
I’ve started to stalk the vendor forums over at BridalTweet. This thread, in particular, got me especially wound up. Have ANY of these vendors ever had to pay for their OWN wedding? So many posts about how it angers them that brides and grooms pick price as their priority. Yep, price is definitely a priority for those of us in the real world.
We’re planning on including our friends’ and families’ children at both our wedding ceremony and reception, so we won’t have to worry about how to deliver the news to invitees that are parents. I’ve never really understood not inviting kids to weddings, but I guess everyone has their own preferences.
So, I had never even heard of a bride and groom seeing each other before the wedding to take photos, until I read it in the first wedding reference book I bought last month, The Wedding Book (review to follow in a future post). I guess it’s more common that what I thought, but I still don’t think I’d want to my fiancé until I start to walk down the aisle.
A good centerpiece for a fall wedding? Maybe I should collect fallen leaves this year!
And in funny wedding news for the week, this bridal party kept it a secret from the bride that their limo had been carjacked.