Like the Parisians…

I just returned from a week in Paris with my family. We had a getaway and saw (and ate) everything. It was an incredible experience. It was my third time there but I was much younger so I saw it through new eyes.

I really connected to the fashion and the way that it laid the foundation of a beautiful and historic city. I stood next to the Yves Saint Laurent red wedding dress and was told about a 1.5 million euro wedding dress that resembled a waterfall. In Paris, people take fashion seriously, and it continues to blaze the trail for style around the world.

When it comes to your engagement and wedding season, there are a few opportunities that you will have to wear an outfit and I encourage you to put some thought into these purchases. You will have (at least) five key items that you will need to wear for your bachelorette, bridal shower, rehearsal, and then the actual big day from getting ready to walking down the aisle. It seems overwhelming but take your time to decide what to wear. Here’s what I recommend:

Once you get engaged, start keeping an eye out for these key outfits. You will likely start to daydream about your wedding and if you make these decisions earlier, you will have more space in your mind to make other key decisions closer to the big day.

And don’t feel like you have to fit into a particular style-box shared in wedding magazines or on tv shows. Whatever you decide to wear, it should feel: special and like an elevated version of yourself. It shouldn’t be something that you would wear any other day because these outfits can make you feel like this is a once in a lifetime event, and I think that’s important.

If you’re able to purchase an outfit for a special event, like a bridal shower, it’s great if you can wear it again. All of your outfits don’t need to be this way but if you can wear a white dress from a shower to a date night with your husband in the future, that can bring back your wedding day butterflies.

Take your style seriously, like the Parisians do, because it’s all much more than just a garment. Not only will these photos last a lifetime, but more importantly, your memories will.

With love,

Girl with a diamond ring

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Creating a Wedding Timeline


One of the most chaotic parts of wedding planning is often where to get started and how to get all of the important tasks done prior to the big day. After all, most of us aren’t official party planners at our day job!

What’s crucial will be the order in which you do things, and a timeline is key. Here are some of my favorite timelines to help you create a game plan leading up to the big day.

Dear LC Timeline via Pinterest (featured above, click for the full image)

MODWedding Article via Pinterest

From BettyLuPaperie shared via Pinterest

The Knot 12 Month Checklist

With these timelines, do keep in mind that most begin 9-12 months ahead of time so you’ll likely need to alter it to meet your wedding date. I also recommend referencing multiple timelines online, because some will mention minor details that others will miss (but could be very important!)

Happy planning. I hope these help! Are there wedding timelines that I missed? Let me know!

With love,

Girl with a diamond ring

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