My bridal shower was this past Sunday and I HAD to share the details of it with y’all because my besties did such an amazing job planning it! Especially considering I gave everyone such a hard time about having a bridal shower at all. I have been adamantly against bridal or engagement showers throughout my whole wedding planning process. If you’ve stopped by here in the last few months, you’ll see that I chat about it, but not in the way a normal bride does – more like let’s get this show on the road and BE MARRIED already!
But I am so happy my girlfriends through me one because it was so nice to catch up, drink cocktails in the daytime and (duh), eat donuts. I didn’t get too many snaps of it all because I was too busy chatting with all my favorite people! And it was such a good excuse to wear this cute little white romper from Kute n’ Klever Boutique (I’m wearing a size medium). Get 10% off of your purchase with code CORTNEY10, making it under $50. And thank you SO much Candice for throwing the party and for all my girls for helping. I love y’all! xoxo
I am in the midst of a big week – my birthday week! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. On the docket today is bridal portraits, then it’s back home to finish up packing because I’m leaving for the RewardStyle Conference in Dallas tomorrow morning.
If that wasn’t enough, I am turning 29 tomorrow (omg) and thought it might be fun to share 10 facts about myself that y’all may not know. There have been some BIG changes around here and since the list continues to grow, I thought it might be fun to mix the announcements in with some interesting quirks about myself. And there’s no time like a birthday to share everything! So here we go…
I feel like I have come a long way since this whole wedding process began. I have learned to make decisions quickly and firmly and never look back. I have learned that I can’t have everything I want, but that’s ok because I’m marrying the man I want. I’ve learned that I should work in the wedding industry because these people are making a killing. And finally, I’ve learned that secretaries don’t get the respect they deserve. The secretarial duties of wedding planning have kicked my butt! Luckily, Minted got me back on track recently and I had to share.
I made a grave mistake when doing my Save the Dates. I hadn’t collected addresses yet, so I ordered blank envelopes with the intention of printing them myself. Learn from my mistake! This whole process took an entire day and a half. With Minted, you can upload a Microsoft Excel file and they address/return address each and every one of your envelopes for you. Hallelujah! Another trick is to order a personalized rubber stamp or your address – you can easily use this on your RSVPs or to return address anything. I found this one for $12 on Etsy. Thankfully, the whole process of ordering my wedding invitations went much more smoothly and I sent them out yesterday! I can’t wait to hear who will join us on our big day 🙂