Real Wedding: Abbie & Brian

New year, new post, brand new look — welcome back! I know its been quite some time since I’ve posted, and I think some of that had to do with the fact that I just don’t have as much to say about weddings anymore. Since my last post, my sister got married, and I no longer work in a bridal shop. Kind of hard when the blog is totally focused on weddings, right? I decided to entirely update the look and focus of this blog so I can write about life after “becoming wife.” You can still find all of my previous posts under the Twyf Becomes Wife category, including what the internet has decided is the best thing I’ve apparently ever written.

Since I never got around to sharing my own real wedding, I wanted to do that as a transition into this new stage of my writing. So here it is… the best day of my life.

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Mama Said MYOB


Since we’ve tied the knot, lots of people have asked us, both together and separately, “how’s married life?” It’s a pretty harmless question, and that’s ok, especially when it comes from our close friends, family members, or some co-workers. I’m never really sure what they’re looking for, though, when asked. “It’s cool, I guess?” or… “Not a whole lot different from pre-married life?” or… “Now we have matching power-up rings?” Like any other probing question, regardless of however innocuous it may be, you have to figure out your audience for the appropriate response. You can respond to some people with a generic “it’s all good”/thumbs up response, so they can pat you on the head and say, “that’s nice dear;” with others, you can discuss some of the nitty-gritty life things. So.. how’s married life? Here’s my main nitty-gritty: for some reason, since we’ve gotten married, barely-even-acquaintances feel like they get to weigh in on our relationship, or that their opinions have been requested. Let me explain…

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We’re Married… Now What?


Wow. You guys. It… has been… a whirlwind. Weddings really do take a lot out of you, and mine almost became  my third job. More like an unpaid internship in event planning, really. If you’ve read some of my posts, you already know that I’m not as frequent of a blogger as I ought to be, or could be, in all honesty. In the words of Woody Allen, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”

My original plan for this blog would be one post per week leading up to the wedding, so I should have had like… 70-ish posts, I think. That didn’t happen. Some weeks, I was a little better about it, but then… stuff. So what has happened since my last post?

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