Wedding Plans: You vs. Them

Wedding Plans: You vs. Them

As a bride, you have a lot of decisions to make and there are a lot of parties involved in the wedding planning process. You have your parents who may or may not be paying, your friends and their preferences, your in-laws and their unexpected guests, and your opinionated guests who want to do what they want to do. During the wedding planning process, you often times will start to ask yourself "Is this my wedding or their wedding?".

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I Married a Human

I Married a Human

Sometimes it is difficult to believe I am a married woman. This time last year, I was not in the same position. I knew I would soon be married, but things just seemed to move so quickly- in a beautiful way. In October 2016, I was reconnected with a man I had met years before, engaged February 2017 and married in July 2017. This was only possible through Christ. It was not Brittney. It was not Michael. It was God. All God.

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Millennial Wife to Be: Meet W.I.L.F to Be Lauren

Millennial Wife to Be: Meet W.I.L.F to Be Lauren

This Wednesday we are celebrating Lauren Allah, a Millennial Mogul! Lauren is a woman of all trades and we are SO excited to introduce her to you all. On top of planning her May wedding, she is a licensed realtor, owner of a hair company called Katch Kollection, owner of a real estate t-shirt line, and a Certified Empowerment Life Coach. You can see why we follow @LaurenLyrics, now you get to know her below.

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I Could Hold My Own…but I Don’t Have To

I Could Hold My Own…but I Don’t Have To

Often times, we hear so many people talk down about being able to depend on your spouse—as if it’s a bad thing. I’m sure I’m not the first person to admit that isn’t. As a woman, I understand why it is so important to hold on to the independence that you have but, as a wife I also have to understand the importance of not carrying the entire load alone.

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Whose House for the Holidays?

Whose House for the Holidays?

Are you engaged or recently married and you're trying to figure out how will you decide whose family to visit during the holidays?

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and Christmas is only weeks away!

I understand that this may be easier and tougher for some people, BUT I think the below are 3 helpful things to consider.

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How To: Change Your Last Name

How To: Change Your Last Name

Even though your new marriage license has your new last name on it, that doesn't mean the process ends there. It actually starts with obtaining your signed, sealed, and delivered marriage license from your local clerk’s office. When that comes in the mail, then you're REAL OFFICIAL! From my experience, I found that having copies will definitely help speed up the process, but it isn’t required (unless you WANT to prolong the process).

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You Are Cordially Invited: THE GUEST LIST

You Are Cordially Invited: THE GUEST LIST

So you're getting married?! In today's world, most people are hiring a wedding planner. However, your wedding planner cannot create your guest list. They can ensure that the invitations are sent out, but you and your spouse will be responsible for creating a guest list.

One of the first things you should confirm when starting the wedding planning process is THE GUEST LIST. It is also one of the most stressful introductory things and probably one of the only things that you will continue to stress about until the day of the wedding.

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From My Money, Their Money to Our Money

From My Money, Their Money to Our Money

Opposites attract, but not when it comes in the way each handles money.

One of the things you have to start thinking about when you get engaged and on the path to marriage is finances. The lack of compatibility in spending money is a leading cause of divorce.

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My DIY Wedding: Becoming a Planner

My DIY Wedding: Becoming a Planner

I am proud to say that I planned my whole wedding without a wedding planner! Planning my wedding actually turned me into a "planner". I started Pinterest planning months before the engagement. C'mon I know I'm not the only one who had a "secret" Pinterest board before being engaged, right?

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