I'm very pleased to introduce Megan from Grad Student Needs Hobby blog to all my readers, page viewers, guests, and followers. She is an amazing woman who just got married Sunday!! Congratulations Megan on your nuptials, and I hope you have had an amazing wedding! She is a lovely ladies blog is a lifestyle blog and I hope you visit her blog. Thank you Megan for being a guest on DIY Bride!!
Here is her post:
Hey, DIY Bride followers!
My name is Megan, and I write over at Grad Student Needs Hobby. I’m thrilled to be writing here today for Jess about my own wedding, which is less than a week away!
J and I met when we worked together at summer camp in 2006. We started dating at the end of camp in 2008 and dated for 4 years before he proposed in September 2012. By the time he proposed, we’d been talking marriage for a while and had already set a date!
For the most part, I planned the wedding myself, and I’m thrilled with how it’s coming together. Our colors are a classic apple red with black and ivory accents. We found a wholesale florist who could give us my favorite red roses at an affordable price. Neither of us like vanilla frosting, so we threw out the traditional white and went with a chocolate frosted wedding cake. We even managed to incorporate a “game night”
theme, starting with our homemade scrabble save-the-dates and including a DIY guest book puzzle and domino table numbers (the two of us have somewhat of a reputation for game nights with our friends and family, so this was perfect).
I actually hadn’t put a lot of thought into the wedding before we got engaged though, and sometimes the learning curve was overwhelming! I had no idea what anything really cost, or how much time I was going to wind up devoting to this one (extremely important, but still just one) day of my life.
As the big event draws nearer, I’d like to offer some observations that I made during the process.
I could justifiably stand my ground on those things, as long as I was willing to compromise on others.
pulled out family friends and other connections for discounts on professional hair styling and a DJ!
couldn't use almost any of the ideas I had for the groom’s cake because of a company policy to refuse trademarked images in their designs. Live and learn.
A huge thank you to Jess for inviting me to share, and to all of you for reading! I’d love to hear your thoughts: what have you learned on your wedding journey?