Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wedding Q+A with Ericka

Today I have Ericka from This Crazy Thing Called Life stopping by for a little Q+A.
I completely adore the bridesmaid dresses! That color is fabulous!

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When did you get married? :  June 29, 2013

What was the one thing you were most passionate about? I was probably the most passionate about our photographer.  I wanted great pictures, without paying through the roof (and I was more than happy with the way our photos turned out).  My husband was the most passionate about the cake.  Not what it looked like, but what it tasted like.  I let him decide our cake flavor...you have to the groom decide something, right?

How long did it take you to find your wedding dress? :
 I actually found my dress on the first day, in the first store that we went to.  I think I tried about 5-6 dresses, and it was the last one I tried on.  It wasn't what I thought I wanted, but my sister made me try the mermaid style and I LOVED it!  It wasn't like I knew as soon as I tried it on, but when I didn't want to take it off to try on any other dresses, I knew it was the one!

What was your color scheme, and what made you choose it?  Our main color was a dark purple (bridesmaid dresses), and we accented with lighter shades of purple.  Purple has always been my favorite color, and I've known since I was younger that I wanted it to be my wedding colors.  Thankfully my husband didn't have a preference on our colors.

Did you do any DIY projects/etc?  We DIYed a lot of our wedding.  We had a large wedding (we had just over 300 people attend the reception), so we tried to save money where we could.  I printed our invitations myself, made our pew decorations, ring bearer signs, card box, and favors.  I used craigslist to purchase almost all of the vases and candle holders that we used (and then I sold them all on craigslist after the wedding).

What was the most stressful thing about your wedding day?  I honestly, wasn't really stressed on my wedding day.  I allowed for plenty of time for all of our appointments, getting ready, pictures, everything.  We actually had extra time where we were just sitting there waiting for 3:30 so the ceremony could start.  I'm glad we had all that time and didn't have to rush for anything.

If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?  If I had to do it all over again, I think I would start my DIY projects sooner.  Everything was done on time, but I think if I would started on them sooner, I could have done more.  But overall, everything was great and there really isn't much I would change.  At the end of the day I was married to my best friend, and that's all I could ask for.

What's your best piece of advice for future brides out there?  Not everything is going to go as planned.  Try to just roll with it and don't get too stressed.  Allow plenty of time on the wedding day for everything--hair, makeup, getting dressed, pictures, etc. so that you don't have to worry about being rushed.  ENJOY YOUR DAY!
Thanks so much Ericka! You made such a beautiful bride! I absolutely LOVE weddings and stories I can relate to!  I too found my wedding dress at the first place I looked!  I also am most passionate about our wedding photography.  I have always been a photo nerd, literally taking pictures of anything and everything.
Holy moly 300 people?!? That is a very big wedding! How neat!  
Don't forget to check out Ericka's cute little blog !

This Crazy Thing Called Life

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  1. Thanks so much for having me for your Wedding Q&A today!!!

  2. wow....1st day on getting a dress. that's got to be some kind of record right?


    1. haha I know, right?!? It was actually easier than I thought it would be...I was less picky than anticipated :)

  3. ♥ Weddings are such a beautiful thing! I wish I listened to her advice for not stressing when things don't go as planned! :)

  4. Such pretty colors! Jealous that she was ready so ahead of time, we were running pretty late with hair and makeup taking much longer than anticipated :-P

  5. Headed over from Ericka's blog and so glad I did! Can't wait to follow along with your wedding planning, it's a ride for sure!


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