a wedding planning family roadtrip!

this past weekend i made the 4 hour trek to the city i am getting married in with my future in-laws, my parents and my maid of honor (matt had to work 🙁 ). when you choose to get married a few hours away, you have to stack every possible wedding appointment into the same day— and that’s exactly what we did! we didn’t even get to eat until 6PM on saturday!

first we met with our florist, and it was fairly easy! it’s lovely working with people who know exactly what they are doing. i was really nervous and didn’t know what to expect going into this appointment, but she just asked me to show her pictures of what i wanted, and then went through the entire wedding, from the people to the tables, and we figured out where we needed flowers. the only point we got stuck on was the table decorations, because we haven’t thought about our seating chart yet. we would ideally love to do feasting tables, but will probably only have 1 for the bridal party, with the rest as rounders.

then we met with the cake baker. MY FAVORITE!!! I decided ahead of time that i want an elaborate sweets table, so this will be the most fun part. i am diying some of the table, using this inspiration image, and then using her delicious treats in it also! we tasted some flavors, and i think we are going to make each layer of the cake a different flavor. the three flavors in the running right now are red velvet, chocolate mocha and peanut butter! thoughts??

after showing my parents the venue we picked (they hadn’t seen it yet!) we went to the hotel we are going to be staying at. it is stunning, and it’s really exciting picturing every person i love and care about being there all at once. it’s actually overwhelmingly exciting! !!!!!!

my takeaways are:
– wedding planning is fun but SO unnecessarily tedious. ITS GOING TO BE AMAZING NO MATTER WHAT. i am glad i know this! or i could go insane!

– i really just want the day to come already because it’s going to be the best day ever!

how did you feel through your planning process? share thoughts! it’s so fun reading your stories!


16 comments so far.
  • steffy this sounds/ looks incredible! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to see more pictures of this as your journey continues.

  • I'm so excited for you! I can't
    wait for more pictures as well! Xx

  • Hate everything to do with planning, but it feels great to see the outcome after going through the tedious process ^^

    the thought of combining 3 flavors of 3 different layers of cake sounds cool, it must be really delicious! Can't wait to see the pictures!!

  • beautiful pictures!!
    kisses from Milan

  • Beautiful photos, sounds like your going to have the most amazing wedding! I'm so excited for you!

  • those desserts look heaven sent right now. <3


  • SWEET <3


  • I really mostly had a good time planning the wedding, but it definitely helps to know what you want and be able to share that vision. The two best takeaways I had were- make of list (and a timeline) of everything that needs to be done and make weekly goals for yourself and any others you have helping you to keep from stuff piling up at the end. Second was to have a book compliled a few days before the wedding with all the info anyone could need- all vendors and family/bridal parties names and numbers, a very detailed timeline for what it happening (really forces you to go through and make sure no detail is overlooked), a list of who is bringing what and where, and a list of who is cleaning up stuff and where they are taking it. Sounds like a lot, but it meant everyone could just refer to that book and was so much less stress!

    Good luck!

  • @kristian that book is a GREAT idea… thanks for sharing! definitely going to do that in case there's someone who is late on the day of the event!

  • yayyyy sooo cute! it looks like things are coming together! can't wait to see more details… and of course your dress!!

    Lady à la Mode

  • I love seeing little bits and pieces of your wedding preparations- can't wait for the big day!!

    Xo, Hannah


  • I love seeing little bits and pieces of your wedding preparations- can't wait for the big day!!

    Xo, Hannah


  • It looks like a lot of work but I'm sure it will be perfect !

  • inlove with the wedding planning, especially the cake! Of course, its a best day ever :))

  • Congrats!! You must be beyond excited! Don't let it stress you out though I'm assuming it's such a fun process.

    Come stop by How Spiffy! when you get the chance!


  • This is so exciting! I'm sure it's gonna be gorgeous!