Let’s talk money. No, not between you and me. I mean between you and your partner. Money can be such an uncomfortable subject to talk about. Why is that? In marriage, this is something that should always be discussed openly and often. Talk about and get on the same page about spending habits. Know your numbers. Discuss your goals, your feelings, and your fears with finances. Money is one of the most common things that married couples fight about. If you talk about it honestly and regularly, your relationship will be set on a stronger foundation.
Weddings are expensive. And you have a budget that you need to stay within. As you start getting quotes for your dream, Pinterest worthy wedding you may get some serious sticker shock. The truth is that you probably won’t be able to have it all. So decide what is most important to you. Prioritize those things in your budget and then work everything else around it.
Garters aren’t really that popular at weddings anymore. But it is still interesting to learn where the garter toss originated from. Back in the day couples had to prove that they had consummated their marriage. In fact, there would be people waiting outside the bedchamber until evidence was shown. The removal of the garter was one such item of evidence. Later it became a symbol of luck and it became a game to try to strip the bride of that band of fabric. . . . Dress: @kinsleyjamescouturebridal Tux: @friartux Planner: @amoretteevents Venue: @kimberlycrest Veil: @noononthemoon.bridal HMUA: @kohnur Florals: @oak_amble
While the dream of building your own business and working for yourself that isn’t always enough to stay motivated. Knowing your WHY is huge for keeping yourself driven. Build your business around a mission and vision. Consistent motivation comes when you build your business around an idea that is bigger than just making money. Get clear on your mission and the values that shape the actions you’re taking. . . . Dress: @kinsleyjamescouturebridal Tux: @friartux Planner: @amoretteevents l HMUA: @kohnur Venue: @kimberlycrest Veil: @noononthemoon.bridal
Following your dream is not for the faint of heart. We would know, we went after it from the beginning. Neither Daniel or I have ever had a “normal” 9-5 job. Straight out of the gates of college we have been building towards our dreams. Over the years (we have been out of college for 9 years already! How is that even possible!?) our dreams have changed a little but the core of what we have wanted has always stayed the same. 1. To get to be creative and create beautiful things 2. Serve, love and connect with people 3. Manage our own schedules so that we can spend more time together 4. Explore the world It’s not always easy. Especially when we were trying to get your dream up off the ground in the beginning. But it has been so worth it for us. I’m so grateful every day that we are seeing our dreams become a reality. For all the time we get to be together (especially now that we have Oliver). For the awesome people that have come into our lives. For creating beautiful things that we love and are proud of. And now, for getting to travel the world while on the job! What is your dream and what are the steps you have taken and are taking to get there? Comment below! We would love to cheer you on too! . . . . Dress: @kinsleyjamescouturebridal Tux: @friartux Florals: @oak_amble Venue: @kimberlycrest Planner: @amoretteevents HMUA: @kohnur
Have you read our latest blog post? Every Wednesday we are posting new helpful tips for brides. Today’s post is about how to streamline family portraits on the wedding day. Head to the link in my bio to read it!