Category Archives: Bride

Give the people what they want…

I know, you missed me. The people, they are begging for more. And by people, I mean Amanda 😉

But seriously, it’s been too long. Again. My apologies blog. I’ve been busy!

Let’s see, what has been going on?

We officially have registered!  We went to a Macy’s Sip & Scan event and started the registry.  I’m much to thorough and need to look at everything to fit a full registry into 2 hours.  But it’s been started!

I’ve created a wedding website to tell people about the details of the wedding, parking, events, attendents, etc.  Once we have our engagement photo shoot (coming up in 3 weeks), I can post pictures of that as well.  There is also a guestbook (which no one has signed – except for a joke from Bill’s coworker ::sad face::).  But check it out!

I’ve lost weight 🙂 Ever since the new year and being home with my beautiful elliptical, I lost -3.2 lbs the first week, and -0.6 last week (bloated though – so I consider this a success). I feel GREAT and have been doing the elliptical probably 4 or 5 nights a week for at least a half hour. Still a long ways to go, but finally heading a steady course in the right direction!

I made 5 dress appointments for the weekend of February 19 – 21st.  It will be my first time officially trying on wedding dresses, and my mom is coming up for the event.  Very excited!!! 🙂

Bridesmaid Update: I’ve decided to add a 5th bridesmaid to make things equal, and it will be one of my friends.  I have yet to ask her yet – as I want to do it in person (I want it to be personal).  I did have to do one “proposal” over the phone, but the distance Wisconsin to Maryland is kinda hard to overcome!

I’m going to my mom’s this weekend to make some mock centerpieces and aisle decoration ideas – so I’ll have some pictures to post when I get back.

Quiz Time!

You know me, I love me some quizzes.  So to make up for lost time, this post will have not one, but count ’em – TWO! yes TWO quizzes! hah, hah (the count from seasame street laugh).


To give you an idea of what I had in mind, I was thinking something along the lines of this for a bridesmaids dress if I were to pick them out. In that color too – espresso.  And when I say let them pick out their dress with guidelines, I’m referring to things like “it has to be floor length”, “has to be espresso from ____ designer”.  Bill prefers the idea of uniformity with the bridesmaids, I’m on the fence.


The beach theme is in honor of the 5 inches of snow coming tomorrow.  Again, my inital idea was the candy buffet, having all orange and brown candies. Each guest would get an orange “take-out” container, and could fill it with whatever they want.  With this – you’re guaranteed to get what you like, because you picked it!  But, is it too informal or young for this regal event I have invisioned?  The wine stoppers are unique and useful, but are they over done?  My mom wants me to do both, but yikes $$!  She offered to pitch in though.  Caramel Apples – come on.  What treat screams fall more than a caramel apple?  None right?  Exactly.

That’s all for now.  Have a great week everyone!



Filed under Bride, Bridesmaid, Dress, Elliptical, Wedding

Oh how I’ve neglected thee…

Only days into my blog and I’ve already neglected it.

Partially from being busy, partially from being embarrassed & personal drama.

Long story short – I gained weight, had a wonderful Christmas, then had someone I’ve loved for the past 3+ years tell me they hate me, call me horrible things, and want nothing to do with me.

So I’m at the point now where I’m numb from anger / crying / frustrations that I all I can do is smile and act normal.  There’s nothing else to do! 

Well that, and plan the wedding. 

My family and I talked on Christmas day about reserving hotel rooms, when am I sending out save the dates, wedding website and such… which somewhat perpetuated my most recent wedding frenzy (that and not wanting to think about other things going on).  I emailed my family about how to reserve a hotel room for the night, and several of them have already booked their rooms!  Some types of rooms, have all ready sold out! INSANE! We’re 10+ months away… wow, 10 months. That’s not very far away is it?  Feels different seeing the number on the screen.  But people are booking their rooms, my mom and I have been heavily talking about her dress, centerpieces, flowers, I’ve been looking a lot at cakes, grooms cakes, cake toppers, favors.  I’m going to go this weekend and pick up a few things to make a sample centerpiece.  I’ll post pictures to hopefully get feedback on.  I’ll add some ideas in additional posts soon.  But because of the aforementioned drama, I am down a bridesmaid.  So any readers out there – what are your thoughts?  Currently, we have 4 bridesmaids, and 5 groomsmen.  My options are:

  • Pick another one of my female friends as a bridesmaid to equal 5
  • Pick one of my fiance’s female friends as a bridesmaid to equal 5 (has 1 he’s kind of close to…)
  • Leave things the way they are – who needs even numbers? It would save a little $
  • Hire an ugly model to make me look good – I kid I kid… I don’t have that kind of superfluous money 😉


In regards to the weight gain – I’ve been trying to detox this week.  Many meals consisted of clementines and chopped up raw veggies with some fat free rach to dip it in.  And lots of water.  I haven’t gone to the gym this week, but have taken a few walks around the neighborhood.  I even ran the stairs a few times at work just for the heck of it.  But we’ll see – I weigh in tomorrow, since WW is closed on Saturday.  We’re going to order an elliptical this weekend too.  That should take a week or so to get in – but then I get to do cardio every day in my own basement! Woohoo!

Hope all is well with everyone – HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! Here’s to 2011 being a wonderful, joyus, and healthy year for us all!

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