If you follow WedPics on Facebook or Instagram (and you should!) you’ll remember that I got engaged over the Christmas holiday. My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly 4 years and he blindsided me with the question at 7:30 am on Christmas morning. I’m talking full-on bedhead, wearing pajamas, unbrushed teeth, etc. It was a total surprise. But a truly awesome, unforgettable one.
I guess I can update my bio now 🙂
When people learn that I work for a wedding company they nearly always ask if I have my wedding all planned out and the answer has always been no. I’ve never been one to fantasize about my hypothetical wedding. If I’m being totally honest, the idea of planning a wedding has always seemed like such an overwhelming task that I’ve never really wanted to think about it until I’ve been forced to. But working for WedPics – and scrolling through thousands of other people’s wedding photos each week – has put me in an interesting situation for planning my own wedding. Instead of knowing what I do want for my wedding, I have a very clear idea of what I don’t want… Read More
We’re thrilled to have Jen Glantz of Bridesmaids for Hire back as a contributor to the Wedding Party blog! In this installment she shares five things she’s learned as a hired bridesmaid… Enjoy!
When I started Bridesmaid for Hire, two years ago, I never imagined that the strangers who welcomed me as a part of their wedding day would be the people to rock my view on life, love, and the endless pursuit of happiness. I also never imagined that working weddings, as a professional bridesmaid would completely shake up the fairy tale view I held onto for years about how my own wedding would look one day when I finally locked arms with the man of my dreams. After watching over 40 couples say I Do, some stomping on glass to kick off the marriage, and others just swapping a kiss, I’m ready to share with you the top 5 things I have learned so far as a hired bridesmaid. Read More
Bridesmaids…so much love, so much history, so many…personalities! Any of these sound familiar?
1) The Planner
This chick is all about some details. She’s got the bridal shower planned to a T. She’s got hand sanitizer and bobby pins at the ready. Your little brother needs a tissue? Girl has got a monogrammed handkerchief for those boogies. Reliable and detailed, this one has got your back.
2) The Partier
Also has your back…as in, holding your hair…on Bachelorette night…over a toilet. She knows how to make the group have a fab night including blinking crowns, limo rides, and body shots. This girl will be your right hand lady when it comes to a whiskey shot before the rehearsal dinner, and practically bonging red wine with your future mother-in-law so you don’t have to hear that you can’t cook 23524579 more times. She is the Goose to your Maverick.
The days of registries filled with crockpots and white towels are long gone. In recent years we’ve seen the emergence of unconventional wedding gift registries, including: cash only, honeymoon experiences, down payments for houses, future children’s college funds, and charitable donations.
But what about a registry for foodies? I recently discovered a genius idea… restaurant registries. Friends and family buy restaurant gift certificates picked out by the bride & groom to dining establishments in the city where the wedding couple lives… ranging from inexpensive, favorite spots to that-place-that’s-a-little-pricier-than-we-normally-go-for. Cooking classes, food tours, and food/wine delivery subscriptions are a great addition too!