Our Wedding {Step 1}

This is post #2 in our wedding series. You can get updated on post #1 {here}. 


So, we were officially engaged to be wed in just 9 months. It’s safe to say that I was a little overwhelmed, a little overexcited, and a little nervous. Wedding planning was a big deal (or so I thought) and it was something that I was only going to do once. Praise the Lord.

My top 2 wedding planning online tools were {Pinterest} and {The Knot}. Pinterest was amazing because of the inspiration I could find there. You can find anything from color schemes, wedding gowns, decorations, to groomsmen and bridesmaids gifts.

The Knot is much more “wedding planning” intensive than Pinterest. You sign up for an account on The Knot and then you have access to all of their planning tools.

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This website made the type A, organized, and crazy side of me so happy. So I started checking things off the list right away! I checked off picking a wedding date and having an engagement party – but you can also delete things you don’t need so I deleted hiring a wedding planner because that’s what Momma Scheer was for. This part of the planning I just loved.

Mike and I were long distance at the time so it was tough to make our decisions together. We spent a lot of time bouncing ideas off one another though over late night phone conversations. At this point Christmas break couldn’t come fast enough. Dress shopping, venue looking, photographer picking, and engagement photo sessions were all on the schedule.

Designing Save the Dates also needed to happen rather quickly. It was all happening so fast!

Here is a list of our first ideas. Most of these were actually incorporated into our day which is exciting.

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Color SchemesColor Schemes2The two color schemes I liked (we went with the second one)

I thought brainstorming was fun, but I was definitely ready to get things set in stone.

Things I was looking forward to: Registering for gifts, engagement photos, designing the save the date, choosing a location for the ceremony, dress shopping

Things I was not looking forward to: nothing – umm I was getting married – only happy thoughts allowed

Happy Day!
Love, Kelsey


Love, The Jaderstons