I probably won’t be the first gal to tell you that wedding planning is far from all it’s made out to be. Especially when you don’t have fancy wedding planners and big budgets. I’ll admit that, as a diy-er, I loved the creative aspects of wedding planning – the invitation design, decor, dress, flowers – but some of the execution, multitude of backhanded opinions, and chasing of vendors…that part felt like a major chore to me. (It’s ONE day!)

As I got closer and closer to the date I began to see beyond this one big day. I was bound and determined to enjoy our special day, and it was the best day of my life, but boy, I can’t tell you how happy I am to have my life back! That doesn’t mean that my life has slowed down one iota, in fact, it feels even busier, but the “settling down into married life” aspect of things feels good. No, it feels great.

Reclaiming Wife | A Practical Wedding

A month before our big day, Etsy’s Wedding Newsletter featured one Ms. Meg Keene of “A Practical Wedding” where she shared her observations about the lack of blogs/communities out there that discussed the early days of marriage (the pre-baby, post-registry stuff, let’s lose the fluff)…boy am I glad she was featured.

Moving forward as one | McWiz

I was perhaps too far gone down the wedding planning rabbit hole for the wedding blog, but luckily, Keene’s team has launched the next step “Reclaiming Wife” with posts that may have a bit of snark, but also address real issues for today’s newly married wives (and husbands I suppose). And suggestions on which posts to read for us newlyweds.

I just wanted to share this nugget in case any of you are also adjusting to the post-matrimony life.

And next week? I’ve got something good to share (hint: giveaway), so be sure to check back Tuesday.

Happy weekend!

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown