Hey guys! So many of you may already know this because I have mentioned my fiancé quite a bit on my blog, but I’m engaged! On New Years Eve of this past year, my boyfriend of almost 8 years proposed while we were on a trip with both of our families in Tennessee. I can do a more in-depth blog post on our love story and engagement later on, but for now I just wanted to share some of the things we’ve already done as far as wedding planning goes. I want to bring you all along with me while I plan each aspect of my dream wedding–so stay tuned for more wedding planning updates along the way! Here’s what we’ve done so far:
In my hometown there is only a couple of bridal boutiques and the only boutique I really loved, everyone I know has already bought from. I know this may not matter at all to some people, but I’ve known two people in my town to get the same dress and I just didn’t want to risk that. On top of that, I researched which designers I really loved and found some boutiques fairly nearby that carried those designers. My crew and I are going at the end of September to look for my dress in Charlotte, NC at Anjolique Bridal & Formal. They have so many beautiful gowns and a ton of different designers, so I’m really excited to go browse the gorgeous gowns and find my dream dress. I’m taking my mom, my MOH, my two sister-in-laws (my 2 brothers wives), my two grandmas, my aunt, my cousin, and my fiancé’s mom.
This is typically something couples do way down the line, about 6 months before the wedding and we ended up doing it 15 months before our wedding. Basically from where my fiancé bought my engagement ring, he got vouchers to use by a certain date. We went ahead and got the band that matches my engagement ring, which was made specifically to go with the shape of my ring. Patrick went ahead and picked out which band he wanted, too. We were both 100% sure of what we wanted and we had vouchers to spend, so we just went ahead and knocked that task out early.
That’s all for now, but don’t worry, I will be doing more wedding posts for a whole YEAR up until I get married. Please feel free to let me know if there are any specific wedding related things you’d like to hear/see about! As always, thanks for reading and I will catch you on my next post!