Thursday, October 21

Waiting for my Pictures

Since I haven't been able to share my professionally taken wedding photos with you, I figured I would tease ya a bit with this one... Fingers crossed they are ready soon!!

Thursday, October 14

Post Wedding Hair Results

Thought I'd take a quick second to share a photo of the new do.

I'm loving the bangs & the tons of layers. :)

Thanks to all who voiced their votes. Appreciate the assistance.

Anyone else going to make a hair change? I know mine doesn't look drastic, but the bangs took some getting use to!

Good Times & God Bless,

Friday, October 8

Wedding Vendors: Complete Music & DJ Services

Complete Music ( was the DJ service we selected for our wedding. Coming highly recommended, we went ahead and booked Complete Music early. Their pricing was budget-friendly AND they gave us $200 off for having a Sunday wedding! Now THAT is my kind of deal!!

Product = A
Customer Service = A
Reliability = A
Overall Rating = A

Robert, our amazing, super, awesome DJ was exactly what we wanted for our day! He arrived on time, set up his equipment, helped us out with sound for the ceremony and kept guests dancing all night! I do have to say he was a trooper... In order to go along with the Collegiate Theme, I asked him to dawn his maze & blue Michigan tie & I was SO happy when I saw that he had remembered!

We met Robert at a bridal show back in January and I knew then he would be the perfect personality fit for us! I recommend him for all your DJing needs.

The coolest part about Complete Music is their personality questions. While filling out the forms I thought it was a big daunting, but come wedding day it all paid off. Robert acted like he has known us for years, which helped make the day much more personable.

Ooooo... AND he brought along all kinds of disco lights to set the mood into dance mode. We had a blast and wish there was another event we had coming up for Complete Music to join us again! (I wonder if a DJ at a baby shower is overkill. Hahaha!!)

A quick note: save some money brides! Hold your wedding on a Sunday afternoon and get off season rates from several of your vendors!

Good Luck Brides to Be & God Bless,

Thursday, October 7

Wedding Vendors: David's Bridal & Savvi Formalwear

As promised, I'm going to recap & rate the vendors who helped make our wedding such a HUGE success. I'll rate on a grading scale, so it's universally known what is going down.

I figured there really was no rhyme or reason for where to start, so today we will chat about the dresses & tuxes.

David's Bridal:
Product = A
Customer Service = D
Reliability = F
Overall Rating = D+

I know, strange to see the varied grading on this one... Here is the scoop... Back in December of 2009, I visited David's Bridal to check out their selection. I was very happy with the bridesmaids dresses and actually picked them out there on the spot - 20 minutes down. I then went to the bridal dress side and had HUGE success, finding the gown I wanted in record timing... Not to mention, it was the $99 gown (woop!). Selection day at David's Bridal was perfect, but from there on out it went down hill fast!

Each of my bridesmaids (I had 5) ran into issues when it came time to purchase their dress. The dress selections were lost & had to be re-entered, the color selections were incorrect, they discontinued one of my colors and, finally, they ordered the wrong size for one of my girls. Now, as a bride who was doing the wedding planning & prep herself, these kinks (if you will) were staggering at times.

In the end, the products were all as I had originally wanted, but that sure didn't come without several heated phone calls to the manager & a headache or two on my end.

If you do decide that David's is the place for you, call your consultant to check on your registry occasionally... I know they are supposed to call you, but sometimes you've got to take it into your own hands ladies!

Savvi Formalwear:
Product = A
Customer Service = B+
Reliability = C+
Overall = B

This was a fun process. Brandon, Kevin (my little bro) & I went to the Savvi shop at the Mall of Georgia where they greeted us with a smile. The process was painless (I was shocked at the number of different types of tuxes) and relatively quick. They matched our color swatches to perfection & off we went!

My only deductions on the grading are because I had asked for the guys to select the shoes of their choice, but they didn't note that in their system. Causing a bit of a stir three days out from the wedding with the wrong shoes for the guys because "the bride didn't select a specific shoe" was a bit silly. I mean, it's a freaking shoe people!! Who cares!?! However, they quickly fixed all problems and the guys looked gorgeous!

A quick note:
Ladies, don't be bridezilla. Every vendor I had told me that I was the most easy-going bride they had ever met. Seriously? Life isn't perfect, so what makes you think your wedding day will be any different? Just make your picks, be open to ideas, and prepare for the best time of your life... Stress is overrated!

Good Times & God Bless,

Wednesday, October 6

Post Wedding Hair

I'm having a dilemma here... Hair appointment is 24 hours out and I have NOT made up my mind about what I want to do with my tresses. Keep it longer? Cut it shorter? I'm a ball of undecidedness here y'all!

Keep the length and add layers?

Take the razor to it?

Take some of the length off and soften the look?
I did come across three photos that I kinda like... Maybe I can combine all three to make a superfab hair bomb. Ugh... Help!