What’s Mine is Mine… err, Yours

Purge before you merge.  Couples who have differing clutter tolerance-levels need to have frank conversations about what stays and what goes prior to bringing two households together. I prefer to run a household with zero point zero knickknacks whereas Fiance has trouble parting with most items, down to the free ballpoint pens he gets at the bank during routine ATM stops. One would think that we seem to strike a good balance here, except I am … Read more

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ Wedding Was Big Business

Planning a wedding can be an exciting time for the bride.  For the newly married Kim Kardashian, it was a crazy flurry of activity that only spanned three months and was chronicled every step of the way by reality tv cameras.   While we haven’t gotten to see Kim’s crazy wedding planning activities yet, there is the upcoming promise of the E! two-part special Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event which will air on the network … Read more

A Bride’s Guide to Guides

The other day, I got a surprise in the mail from one of my closest friends.  The packaging from Amazon clued me in that it was something for my reading pleasure. I was almost correct – part book, part wedding planning tool, the Anti-Bride Wedding Planner: Hip Tools and Tips for Getting Hitched was a well-thought out gift. She must have read my original blog post and agreed that I might be behind on the … Read more

Proposal (Warning: Not for the Romantically Averse)

Chances are, if you’re here, you’re already engaged. And, if you’re like me, you never will tire of re-telling the story about exactly how the “question” was “popped.” So I’ll do so again here. You’ll see my story has all elements of The Perfect Proposal. Personal? Check. Simple? Check. Ring? Check. I give romantic props to Fiance – a good thing, as after being together for six years with nary a ring in sight,  I … Read more

Saying Hi to H.I.

Hurricane Irene, that is. As I sit bunkered down in my *new* home, sacrificing my usual morning cup of coffee to help get rid of post-earthquake and pre-hurricane jitters, a thought occurred to me: What if my wedding were happening today? I do not envy the tough decisions those celebrating marriages on the East Coast may have had to make this weekend, such as this Connecticut couple (as I mentioned in a previous post, I have … Read more