Getting Married and Losing Friends: I Said Yes, She Said Bye Girl

 Getting Married and Losing Friends: I Said Yes, She Said Bye Girl

It's like you go on trial with your friendships when you get married. You're being judged, being convicted, and having to defend yourself with your friends. It's like You vs. Your Married Self. You know that your innocent of being the same person, but everyone else sees you as being guilty of changing who you are. I mean are they the problem or you the problem? You have no control over how someone else sees you, especially if they don't even think enough of you to communicate. Of course it hurts losing a friend especially while transitioning into being someone's wife.

What can I say? It's hard out here for a wifey!

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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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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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The Millennial Miss to Mrs. Transition

The Millennial Miss to Mrs. Transition

Just think about it when you get married, you take on your husband's name, you're put in a box, and expected responsibilities are placed on you as a wife.

The transition from Miss to Mrs is SO REAL!

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Shacking Up Before Marriage is The New Normal

Shacking Up Before Marriage is The New Normal

I honestly can say that if my husband and I did not live together before marriage that we probably would not be married today. We got a lot of "issues" out the way that come along with living together. I honestly couldn't imagine if our first time living together was after the wedding. I would imagine that scenario would be even harder after living by myself that long and having to adjust and deal with the mood swings of a whole adult aside from myself. I can barely deal with myself sometimes lol. We learned how to be mindful of each other, the pet peeves of how each other live, and how to grow together vs apart.

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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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