Ok ladies (and gents?!)! I’m kicking off Wedding Wednesday on Two and the City! I think this will be a good way to get me blogging more…let’s see how it goes. And of course if you’re sick of hearing about wedding things then let me know.
It’s been a minute since we’ve chatted about our wedding plans, so I’ll give you guys a quick update! I can’t believe it’s almost been 4 months since our engagement!!! We haven’t made a tonnn of headway only because we’re planning to have a two year engagement. The reason for a 2 year engagement? We plan to get married back on the East Coast and it’s not exactly easy or convenient to get back there. Getting engaged means engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette on top of planning; meetings with vendors, site visits, engagement photos….you get the idea. It’s just a LOT to be going back and forth so many times so if we can spread it out over 2 years I think it will be best.
I received a Bridal Babbleboxx full of so many goodies I wanted to share with you guys! If you’re not engaged, keep reading- some of these make great gifts for a Bride-to-be!
This is so nostalgic for me because when I was younger I used to always buy bridal magazines whenever I went to book stores or even food shopping, I would make my mom buy them. I loved flipping through the pages – back then there was no Pinterest so it was so fun to dream about future wedding dresses or decor. I even used them up until recently when I was still doing day-of coordination. There is a lot of clutter on Pinterest which can be extremely distracting and just way too saturated to be honest. It’s been a while since I flipped through a bridal magazine so when BRIDES was delivered I immediately paged through and dog-eared all of my faves. I’m planning on doing a mood board as soon as we get to our new place (oh yeah…we’re moving BTW!) that will help keep me on track throughout the planning process! If you’re newly engaged you definitely want to get yourself a subscription to BRIDES Magazine! You can also get copies on your tablet but I prefer the old school print copy.
Cinzano Sparkling Wine
I remember when my sister-in-law told me that when she got engaged that she’s never drank so much bubbly- but to soak it in and enjoy it every time because it only happens once in a lifetime! This is SO accurate. The first couple months of engagement are full of celebrations; dinners, drinks, more drinks, bubbles sent to the house from friends and family. At first I thought it was maybe a little excessive but then I quickly remembered the advice of my SIL.
These Cinzano bubbles from Italy are perfect for celebrating! I’m already dreaming up a styled mimosa bar for my bridal shower!
Can we talk about my new secret weapon? One trip to look at wedding dresses and this anti-static shapewear is my new best friend. I’ve never been huge into shapewear undergarments mostly because I don’t wear anything that bodycon and I always found them to be more uncomfortable than anything. This piece from Maidenform is so soft and seamless and not constricting in anyway. Have you ever put on shapewear that just felt like you were busting out of the seams aka stuffed sausage syndrome? Yeah, none of that here. This guy just smooths out all the lines and gives you the perfect hourglass figure.
Safi Kilima Tanzanite
The perfect idea for your “something blue”! This Tanzanite bolo bracelet is at a great price point and so fun and trendy. I haven’t given much thought to my bridal jewelry but I will definitely be considering this bracelet for the big day!
Nair Wax Ready Strips
These Nair Wax Ready Strips are perfect for those time when you’re in between paying a professional and looking like Chewbacca. One of my favorite hacks with these guys is doing the tiny strip in between my eyebrows! I have always kind of avoided waxing because I thought it was complicated and messy. These guys are so easy to use- you just peel and place wherever you need to clean up and you’re left with no messy clean up after use. You can purchase the Nair Wax Ready Strips here OR enter their giveaway here for our first 5 readers who enter!!