Lessons learned from an epic wedding

Once upon a time, I had a blog. The end.

So I won't bore you with the details but being a real adult is HARD. Haha. Apparently, Rob and I lived a lavish life at home with our parents. Our new living situation is amazing and I wouldn't take it back for the world but the sheer amount of time I now spend cooking, washing dishes, bundling up trash and picking up the living room has been a wake up call. Also, we are socializing 150% more than we did before so there just seems to be less hours in the day. It's been amazing and fun and awesome. Okay, end rant.

For Wedding Wednesday, I wanted to share one of my FAVORITE weddings to date! This past weekend, one of my Tridelta sisters (actually our classy fabulous Presidente) Erin married her long time boyfriend (and Sig Ep) Seth. They chose a breath taking venue, served amazing food, unlimited drinks and the DJ was out of this world. Give me an open bar and some hit songs of the 2000s (a.k.a. Freek-a-leek by Petey Pablo), I guarantee I will dance my pants off.

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Gorgeous right? It was at the Mission Inn in Riverside and the center patio made it feel like I spent an afternoon in Italy. The church was so intimate and their vows were perfect for them.

AllynWedding2It was the PERFECT night Β and felt a little like Fall Formal circa 2008. Except we had unlimited drinks and no one would get sent home for puking before the bus ride. [For the record, that is not from personal experience. I made it to EVERY SINGLE formal.] Basically we did the dougie, danced a little cupid shuffle, and then drank countless "Woo-Hoos" at the open bar. Rob was especially fun after a few drinks himself ;). It was an amazing night and I can't wait for the next time all of us Tridelts reunite!

Things I learned at this wedding that I will absolutely use in mine:

1. It was already in our game plan but OPEN BAR. Even if there is no food, there will be drinks (JK we will have food. I think.).

2. The more the guests know each other, the more fun the party! Considering there were a million Tridelts there, we were free to let loose because we were already comfortable with each other. I'm on a mission to get as many of our guests to meet as possible in the next 8 months!

3. Personal vows = a must have. Not sure how I'm going to get through them without crying hysterically but personalization makes the ceremony so beautiful.

4. Hashtags. Not only the standard #BrideGroomName but hashtags for everything fun. Memorable quotes, snippets from amazing toasts, hit songs played, etc. #WheresRob #Christina #Yolandaaaa

5. MUSIC. A good DJ is absolutely vital. We could not get over how incredible their DJ was. I want to spent the next 8 months crafting the perfect mix for our guests to dance their pants off.

Anyhoots, thank you Erin and Seth for throwing the most incredible wedding and inviting us! I can only hope my wedding will be as epic.

Feel free to suggest a song for our playlist! (Pop and Rap hits of the 2000's are welcomed with open arms.)

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14 thoughts on “Lessons learned from an epic wedding

  1. What I wouldn't give to go back to living at home. I've been living on my own for 14 years. Oy!

    Another wedding tip, no cellphones/digital cameras at the ceremony. There have been a few wedding photographers who have written about how the flash from these cameras will ruin their photos or they'll be in the way of the perfect shot and what not.

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  2. KCI & JoJo All My Life? (I kid, I kid...) :p That wedding sounds awesome - and your takeaways from it very useful! Nothing like good music and endless alcohol for a fun and memorable time πŸ™‚ I can imagine what a wake up call no longer living with the parents would be - but I guess it's just part and parcel of being a fully fledged adult!

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  3. I totally agree about having a great DJ. Everyone always has a good time when there's good music. And free drinks. Word.

    Being adult is a lot of work but you get used to it and it has its benefits too! Oh and you look beautiful in that dress! πŸ™‚

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. I am so happy to hear that everything is going great so far with you and Rob moving in together πŸ™‚ That venue for the wedding looks so romantical and you look gorgeous!! As far as wedding planning goes on my side, Charles and I have seriously been considering the idea of eloping. We haven't started planning anything but just thinking about it is stressful and eloping seems so simple and easy lol.

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  5. Love your list! I am sure your wedding will be amazing!!!

    On another note, I must comment on your most recent post...I have been there and have pondered and blogged through many of your same thoughts. Ah...kindred spirits. But I too have put that same pressure on myself. As well as tried themed posts that lasted maybe three weeks. Currently I have a lot of holiday pressure being in the home decor niche. I am seriously considering putting away my Halloween decor because I am tired of it. I get it. And I too am working on making blogging less of a job. I don't need the money, the "fame", or whatever else we get so easily sucked into. It takes the fun out of it. And I agree that when I get consumed with these other things I have less time and energy to connect. Connecting feels exhausting when in fact it is the fuel that keeps me blogging.

    Happy for you as you work this all out! It's good to process and not just get sucked in! xo Ashley

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