August 29, 2016
We all dream of a wedding full of happy tears, delighted guests, magically romantic moments with your newly betrothed, and no shortage of Pinterest-worthy details. And sure, planning a wedding and getting married is one of the most exciting and magical times of your life in so many ways, but I’m going to level with you: it also comes with its challenges, learning experiences, and there’s-no-way-I-ever-could-have-predicted-this-what-the-heck-do-I-do-now?! moments.
While my favorite parts about weddings are undeniably those beautiful and awe-inspiring experiences full of pure love and joy and romance, I’ve also (unexpectedly!) fallen in love with that other side: the side of weddings that teaches you more than you ever thought possible about yourself, your significant other, your family, friends, and life and love in general. There is so much to be said for the behind-the-scenes and the unexpected of planning a wedding – not to mention the wedding itself! – and I have found myself intrigued and enchanted time and time again with those nitty-gritty moments just as much as the magic and romance and wonder of it all.
With that being said, I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new series of mine: Authentically Wed. We’ve all seen countless pins and posts and advice columns listing the “Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Photographer!” or the “15 Bridal Registry Must-Haves You Won’t Want to Forget!” or even “The Best Wedding Dress for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign!”, but I truly feel that there’s so much more to wedding planning that can only be learned from real people, real couples, and real wedding professionals who have been through it all before.
Authentically Wed is a weekly series of wedding-related blog posts by yours truly, and while you might still see Top 10 Lists and a fair share of advice, they’ll be accompanied by real life stories. These stories may be crazy, happy, sad, or even downright hilarious, but my promise to you is that they will always be from real people with a real perspective to give you the most honest (and hopefully helpful!) approach to planning a wedding that is oh-so-authentically you.
I’m so excited to share these stories and experiences with you as you navigate the treacherous (but well worth it!) waters of wedding planning, and my most sincere hope is that I’ll be able to help you plan, prepare, and most importantly enjoy your big day! Now, let’s get you Authentically Wed!
PS – the first Authentically Wed post can be found here: You’re Engaged. Now What?
Authentically Wed is a weekly series of wedding-related blog posts by Kelly of Kelly Golia Events intended to provide you with an honest approach to planning your own wedding by highlighting stories of real brides, wedding professionals, and experiences from Kelly herself in her roles as a bride and as a wedding planner. For real, customized advice on a wedding-related topic of your choice, contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form here and let us know what you want to read about!
Great idea! I always tell my friends getting married to expect something to go wrong, makes it so much easier to let go and enjoy the ride.
Thanks, Courtney! I totally agree. Everyone expects their wedding day to be perfect – and it will be! – but there’s inevitably going to be that one (or more!) thing throughout the planning process or day-of that is unexpected, and I totally think that hearing funny or crazy stories from other brides who have been through it before can help to prepare for that. Ultimately, it is so important to let go of that fear of things going wrong and just enjoy the day!
Oh what a great idea! I can’t wait to see more in this series!
Thanks Emily! Excited to share the first official post next week! Stay tuned 🙂
ok, I actually really love this idea! When I got married, everyone kept asking about the details, the planning, the wedding… but I was wondering why no one was asking about the marriage, the emotions, the feelings. Looking forward to this series 🙂
I’m so glad! You’re totally right – there is another whole side to wedding planning that I don’t see talked about often enough. It’s such a time filled with excitement and every other emotion under the son, and I want to give couples a realistic picture of what they can expect! It’s different for everyone of course, but hopefully there’s something that can resonate with everyone. Thanks again for your sweet note!
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