BSB Book Club

Of Weddings AND Marriage

We’ll call this edition of BSB True Life: I Was an English Major. Why is this relevant to anything, you may ask? Because when I first got engaged, I did what I have always done when I’ve been excited about something I know little about: I

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hot chocolate wedding favors
Wedding Favors

DIY Hot Chocolate Wedding Favors

Jon and I ran through many different favor ideas for our wedding in an attempt to determine what we might do. I understand why couples give edible wedding favors (chocolate, biscotti, and decorated cookies are a few I’ve seen at recent weddings we’ve attended), but most

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Beauty

[Finding] Beauty [in the?] Breakdown

I’m not a high-maintenance girl. I have a fairly extensive wardrobe because I [sometimes] enjoy shopping for clothes and accessories and am endlessly attracted to bright colors in most any form. Even then, however, I am a fairly simple gal. I generally wear solid-color clothing paired

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Random

Does Every Website Have a COUNTDOWN REMINDER?

Seriously. What’s up with that? I signed up for a Knot.com account shortly after getting engaged and quickly vetoed that plan because 1) The Knot is run by the wedding industry, which means that, according to them, every wedding (“on average”) costs about $27,000, and 2)

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Tough Subjects

Photos, Bombed

{source} So remember all those posts I wrote before? The ones about how I met a photographer who was absolutely awesome—both personally and professionally? How this was someone I really admired and who I could see actually being friends with? How I was psyched for the

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Random

Why I’m a Bad Bride

{source} I have a confession to make. I’m a bad bride. Really. I’m not good at it. People at work (and other places) ask me all the time “How’s wedding planning going?” and I never have any answers for them. I kind-of assume that the appropriate

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Random

Best Day EV-ah?

When people know you’re planning a wedding, you often hear things like “Oh, how exciting! Your wedding is the best day of you’re life!” I get it. I do. People are excited about weddings in general. People see weddings as a time of renewal, of hope.

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Events

Bridal Show Buffoonery

Bridal Show Buffoonery I went to my first bridal show in January, which I attended specifically in the hopes of winning free stuff. The librarian in town told me that her daughter went last year and won flowers, so I was sold as soon as I

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Random

Selecting a Photographer

So in my last adventure, I was freaking out about selecting a photographer. Most of the places we can afford seem to be the “big boxes” of photography, meaning that they may be cheap, but at the cost of being impersonal, unpredictable, and experts and nickel-and-diming

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