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“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 28

If you are new to the blog and are just following along, here’s what you missed:

Rachel, my business partner/assistant/second shooter, recently got engaged and with us being photographers, thought it would be cool document her whole wedding planning process. Not only to keep these memories but to maybe help out one of our readers who may be a future bride as well as get suggestions from you guys. Here are the past posts that you’ve missed.

  1. Post 1 ~ We got a glimpse of how Rachel and her fiancé, Arthur met! It’s an adorable story including some very young pictures of them.

  2. Post 2 ~ We got to hear the story of how Arthur proposed in Bermuda! Check out that post to see her ring! It’s beautiful!

  3. Post 3 ~ Rachel said YES TO THE DRESS!! Check it out to see her experience at David’s Bridal!

  4. Venues! Venues! Venues! Post 4 | Post 5 | Post 6 | are her weeks in search for the perfect venue! And in Post 7 you get to hear the place that she chose!!!

  5. Post 8 ~ We are back at Davids Bridal picking out the Bridesmaids Dresses as well as seeing who she chose to stand up there with her on the big day!!

  6. Post 9 (maid of honor & big sis), Post 10 (little sis), Post 11 (cousin), Post 12 (sister-in-law), Post 13 (best friend), and Post 14 (MEE) ~This is where Rachel introduces her bridesmaids and tells us the background stories of how she knows them. There are some pretty funny moments and awesome pictures!

  7. Post 15 ~ Engagement Pictures!!!! Here, we get to see Rachel’s engagement session. I also give some tips on how to make the most of your engagement session.

  8. Post 16 ~ All about the “Save The Dates.”

  9. Post 17 ~ All about the DJ and some songs you don’t want to miss being played at the wedding!

  10. Post 18 ~ Bridal Registry! This is a fun post because I filmed it rather than photographing it!! Check it out!!

  11. Post 19 ~ Speed Round Questions with the Fiance’ himself!!!

  12. Post 20 ~ Special Valentines Day Post!

  13. Post 21 ~ To Peek or Not To Peek…That is the question!!! Will Rachel be doing a first look?

  14. Post 22 ~ Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!!! Time to talk about the Bouquet.

  15. Post 23 ~ This post is all about the Wedding Cake! mmmmmmmmmm

  16. Post 24 ~ Checklist of what has been done so far and what’s left to do!

  17. Post 25 ~ Tuxes Tuxes Tuxes!!! Arthur get’s his Tuxes! Rachel came up with a beautiful look for the guys!

  18. Post 26 ~ A Wedding DIY!!

  19. Post 27 ~ Rachel’s Hairstyle Ideas

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In today’s #weddingwednesdays post, Rachel will be discussing the rules or traditions that she’s either kept or did away with.

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“Lets talk about some wedding traditions and if  Arthur and I  chose to keep to the tradition or go with something new!

Rule: Your wedding dress has to be white.

-KEEP! I am keeping this one for sure.. To me this is not one I am into breaking, I am not a fan of different colored wedding dresses. The only place I have seen this is on Say Yes To The Dress…

Rule: You have to wear a long white veil.

-Keep.. Well my veil isn’t really long.. It is semi-long, up to around my elbows I guess

Rule: You can’t see each other until the ceremony.

-Not Keeping! {If you have been following the blog you will see} I am doing a first look for sure. Love, love, love first looks! {And I am hoping Arthur will shed a tear or two 😉 }

Rule: You should make your exit in a shower of rice.

-Not Keeping. I am not sure if we are doing any kind of exit.. Maybe bubbles? I love the way bubbles look in photos! But I haven’t really thought too far into it 🙂

Rule: Bridesmaids are female and groomsmen are male.

-I am keeping this, but I have seen more and more lately where brides and grooms aren’t.. And I am not totally against it.. I think it actually makes out for really cool pictures.

Rule: Bridesmaids should wear matching dresses.

-Not Keeping! I had always planned on having the bridesmaids wear matching dresses, but I am so happy that I chose to let them pick their own dresses.. It makes everyone happier and the bride does not have to deal with any complaints about the dress 🙂 

I also like when bridesmaids have different color dresses!

Rule: Your father should walk you down the aisle.

-Keep! How could I not have my dad walk me down the aisle.. I am a Daddy’s girl after all 🙂 However, I have seen brides have their mothers and even their sons walk them down the aisle which is of course special.

Rule: Your guests must be seated on two sides.

-Not sure if I am keeping.. I don’t really care one way or the other 🙂 But of course we see often “Pick a seat, not a side” 

Rule: You need one flower girl and one ring bearer.

-Not keeping.. We are not having any flower girls or ring bearers.. 

Rule: Wedding ceremonies take place in religious institutions.

-Not keeping.. As you all know, I may reception is a Lippincott Manor and the ceremony is too. It is such a beautiful ceremony site in the middle of a field under a willow tree.. Can you get any more beautiful than that?!

Rule: You should register for fine china and kitchenware.

-Not keeping. I am not a fine china kind of gal.. Give me dishes from Target any day 🙂

Rule: Your engagement ring should be a diamond.

-Keep. If you have seen my ring, you can see that it is a diamond. But I have seen more and more lately engagement rings that have other stones .

Rule: You have to do a bouquet and garter toss.

-Keep. We will be doing a bouquet and garter toss. I just think they are so much fun 🙂 Another option that people have been going with is an anniversary dance.”

~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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