Asking My Bridesmaids

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This is my first post to kick off the series I will be sharing called “In Your Shoes – a Wedding Planner’s Journey on Planning Her Own Wedding.” As a Wedding Planner and now a bride-to-be, I am excited to share with you as I’m planning along the way!

It’s been a few months since my fiancé popped the question, and it’s been so fun to start our wedding planning! He did an amazing job during our 6 year anniversary cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway, (although, I think he intentionally proposed when I had no way to start immediately planning – but it didn’t stop me from sending a few text messages to family to share the news and a couple to my boss and photographer to make sure they know and that we want to book our date) and I couldn’t be happier.

Upon our return, we were overwhelmed by the love and support of our friends and family. To me the first thing that I wanted to get moving on was asking my bridesmaids to be part of our special day. The hard thing was that they aren’t all in the same state so I had to get a little creative about choosing something that could ship and something that they would like. I found Sweet E’s Bake Shop in LA to order cookies for my sweet friends in Washington and Minnesota. I had seen a concept of doing a cookie puzzle, which worked well for my friends with a sweet tooth!

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I had to get wine labels made and used an Etsy shop and had her customize one of the labels she already had.

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My favorite part was going to each of the girls’ house who live in New York and solidifying these 8 girls to be in the bridal party!

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The planning is well under way, and I can’t wait to share about our engagement party, save the dates, engagement pictures, how he asked the groomsmen and more!

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