Wedding Card Craft

I never would have guessed how many cards couples get when they get married until I was sitting at my kitchen table with my new husband, ripping open hundreds of envelopes! Obviously, we read all of the cards, took all of the money out of the cards, and decided how to spend it wisely (the most exciting part). But then what? Throwing all of those kind words into the garbage feels a little wrong, doesn’t it?  Continue reading

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Not Everyone Experiences Marriage the Way You Do

Before I got married, I can’t tell you how many people told me not to get married. (…After writing that, I realize that many of you may be thinking “jeez, maybe you made a mistake if that many people thought it was a bad idea!” But no.) These people were often strangers or acquaintances. People told me not to get married before I even met my husband.

I am completely amazed at how many people feel that marriage is so terrible that they would tell another person not to get married. I am so sad for those people because they must be/have been so miserable. I really hope that I never get to the point that I feel that the entire institution of marriage is a bad idea. Because it’s not. It is a beautiful thing, to vow to stick with someone forever and to work together through this difficult life. Continue reading

Wedding DIYs

Who doesn’t love a good wedding post?

Like most girls, I dreamed of my wedding day my whole life. And, like most girls, I found that weddings are a lot more stressful than I had imagined. Other people have opinions, everything is ridiculously expensive, and things don’t always turn out the way you plan. First of all, try not to please everyone. It’s your day! Work things out with your fiancé and whoever is paying for the wedding and let other people’s opinions go. Continue reading