This entry is dedicated to:
my friend Cambria who just got ENGAGED to an Amazing guy named Max.
and to all my other friends and brides-to-be who are planning their weddings right now. [Like Lily and Philip. Isn't this invite adorable? I just had to share!]
Jonathan recently informed me that I need to be making our blog about more than just US and our lives.
So I've decided to start writing a wedding (sometimes marriage) advice column.
Since I've hosted a wedding myself and attended approximately 100 more, I'd give myself some level of credibility. Dr. Layne, wedding and marriage advisor is in the office.
We'll start today with a bit of good old-fashioned advice for the bride:
1. Don't worry about the fact you will stain the shoulder of everyone you hug-cake on the deodorant. Sure you won't be able to smell yourself in the photos, but for the sake of all your attendees-just cake it on and don't pass go.
2. Forget about being stylish-think of the comfort factor when carefully choosing your wedding attire. You will be on your feet for hours on end and dancing to boot. Perhaps a cozy pair of white overalls is the best choice for your special day? You will cover all factors from being kitschy and unique to having the proper amount of lunge room for the dance floor.
3. Your cake should absolutely be carrot-with the cream cheese icing.
4. Find a good pair of runners (or moccasins) to go with those white overalls.
5. Forget what's trendy. Find a wedding you feel is hideous and imitate it to the T. It will come back in style in approximately 5 years and then you will be known as the girl who is Ahead of the Curve.
6. You want to hire Jono & Laynie [Photo + Film]. This should be your primary focus.
7. Don't worry about your colors matching or even coordinating. Dare to be different. Why not? You are a bride set apart. Live it up!
8. Watch your caffeine intake on the day of your wedding. No need to add fuel to the proverbial fire. (Jittery belly + caffeine = runs at the alter if you couldn't read between those lines.)
9. Choose your DJ carefully. I can not be more clear on this: Choose.Your.DJ.Carefully.
10. All mother-of-the-brides should wear gold. It's not their day...yet it is their day. Give them a little bling and call it even.
Keep reading our blog for further fun tips and wise advice from one who knows.
And in the meantime-happy weekend, y'all.