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It's Called Common Sense... 5 Super Obvious Tips for Wedding Guests that are Always Missed

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 2:31 PM

As I make my way to a wedding (that I am attending, not planning) I can't help but think about all the shit that really pisses me off about your wedding guests, bridey. Honestly, 90 percent of the people attending your wedding are shockingly stupid when it comes to proper...

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A Groom's Guide to Wedding Planning

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 6:45 PM

I love hearing stories about grooms that are wholeheartedly involved in the wedding planning. They attend the vendor appointments, pick out wedding colors, choose the music, taste the cake, etc. It's really nice to see such collaboration between the bride and groom. Because as we all know, a wedding is...

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10 Ways Your Mom Can Ruin Your Wedding Day

(22) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 12:48 PM

I'm not a mother of the bride (MOB) hater, but even with that disclaimer, I guarantee that this article will not make me very popular amongst you moms. Actually, I'm pretty confident that after I spill these particular beans, I'm probably going to have every MOB emailing me messages stating...

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5 Ways to Beat the After Wedding Blues

(4) Comments | Posted March 23, 2013 | 1:18 PM

You can't eat, you can't sleep, you're super depressed and nothing can even come close to making you happy. No, you didn't just lose the love of your life -- you married him. So why so melancholy, bridey? Odds are you just put on a fabulous party and came home...

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Everything But The Groom

(26) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 12:02 AM

I hate to admit it, but I am pro pre-engagement pinning. Just as I am pro engagement pinning. Seriously, as a wedding planner, I can't think of anything better than a prepared bride; one who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to make a decision. I love those brideys!...

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Don't Forget How to be a Friend Even While You Plan Your Wedding

(53) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 12:01 AM

My best friend is having a double mastectomy tomorrow. Actually, she's CHOOSING to have a double mastectomy. And who could blame her? In September 2011, she found out that she was a BRCA-1 gene carrier, and that her chances of getting breast cancer are at about 87 percent....

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The Trouble with Some Maids of Honor

(9) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 1:04 AM

Today, I find myself in a bit of a quandary... On Bitchless Bride, I try desperately to educate you, bridey, on how to be a better, more understanding and lovely bride so that you get the most out of your wedding planning experience. But, as your educator it...

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You Have What You Have. Be Thankful.

(2) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 1:14 AM

Happy week of Thanksgiving brideys! Hopefully all of you are taking advantage of some time off to focus on your families, stuffing your face with some delicious turkey and pumpkin pie, and of course thinking about everything you are thankful and grateful for in your lives. For instance, I bet...

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Why I Don't Deserve My Husband

(5) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 6:00 PM

I have to admit... As much as I preach about not being a bitch during your wedding planning, it's also important not to be a bitch during your marriage. And frankly, that was me this past weekend. I was a complete bitch to the only person who truly gets me,...

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5 Reasons Why I Eloped

(10) Comments | Posted October 27, 2012 | 1:40 PM

As a wedding planner, I often get asked by my brideys, "Bitchless Bride, where did YOU get married?" Like somehow, my wedding was the holy grail of weddings, and if they mimic my every move, decision and even my wedding dress, then their wedding will be a huge...

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What I Learned from a Groom's Cake

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 11:32 AM

I never used to care about the groom's cake. To me, it was yet another superfluous way for couples to spend money on something that I deemed somewhat pointless. That is, until three days ago when I witnessed the cutest, silliest presentation of a groom's cake that I have ever...

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Wedding Planner or Personal Assistant?

(61) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 11:27 AM

Hmmm... how to say this nicely... I'm your wedding planner, not your personal assistant. There, I said it. Wow, I feel much better. Brideys, it's really important for you to be able to distinguish between the two. No, really it is. You hired me to plan your wedding, not to...

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Gimme Five Minutes, and I'll Give You Your Wedding

(17) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 1:38 AM

So, I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately. Actually, more like wedding planning soul searching. And maybe it's because I get these ridiculous emails and phone calls from my clients about the stupid crap "keeping them up at night", like... oh I don't know... "Will there be Grey...

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Quit Your Bitchin' Bridey

(22) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 11:15 AM

After an amazing weekend filled with rehearsal dinners, beautiful weddings, "morning after" brunches, everything hurts; everything aches; everything cracks. I feel like an old lady hobbling around looking for my cane. But, the worst pain? My head. And my head hurts from too much thinking, and over thinking, and even...

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The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Toasting Etiquette

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 11:17 AM

"Simplicity is the glory of expression" said the great American poet, Walt Whitman and after a long, Labor Day weekend of weddings, rehearsal dinners and the "morning after" brunches, I couldn't agree more. I mean, I've been thinking about some of the fabulous toasts I felt lucky enough...

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Who's Invited to YOUR Morning After?

(133) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 10:58 AM

Quick! What do you think of when I say, "morning after"? I know what I think of, and it's something they probably don't want me write because it's dirty! Right? But seriously, I don't know WHAT the deal is lately. I feel like every time I turn around, somebody is...

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Seven Non-Deadly Sins to Discuss With Your Bridal Party

(21) Comments | Posted August 18, 2012 | 1:57 PM

So, I've written quite a bit about wedding etiquette, the dos, the don'ts, and the don't even think about its... But an important topic we haven't discussed is appropriate bridal party behavior, and how you as a couple can address what's helpful, hurtful and plain old hateful. Because...

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Oh I'm Sorry, Is My Wedding Inconvenient for You?

(3) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 11:57 AM

So, I was having a few cocktails with my of my favorite brideys following a super long décor and design appointment, and after a few drinks, she told me that she and her fiancé had been fighting a lot lately. As you may know, a bride sharing personal information is...

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The Problem Guest And The Prepared Bride - Guest Management 101

(14) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 12:48 PM

There are always those people that you HAVE to invite. You know, the ones you'd prefer to leave off the list, but unfortunately, they are family, etc. and so sadly it's not an option. And oftentimes it's those same people who are the drunken jerks, total ragers and fight starters....

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5 Things To Do Before Or After You Get Married...

(7) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 11:30 AM

I don't know why, but for some reason you brideys have it in your crazy little heads that you have to do EVERYTHING all at once. Plan a wedding, buy a house, get pregnant, etc... I don't get it. Seriously. You crazy brides are just making it worse for yourselves....

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