A Big Wedding Announcement...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Something crazy happened last weekend. I suddenly got the urge to start planning a wedding.

And so I did. I'm excited to announce we officially have a date! And a venue! And a wedding party! Finally!

I'm having 11 bridesmaids and Chris is having 12 groomsmen. It's going to be a big group, but the more the merrier. We wanted to keep the numbers even but someone I was hoping to have as a bridesmaid had to politely say no for reasons I can't really say on here. It's completely fine, but she definitely won't be invited anymore, ha!

Speaking of invites,  our guest list is almost to 500! Yikes! I know that's getting kind of out of control, but the list just keeps getting longer and longer. There's just so many people I want there for our big day. I think we'll still manage to keep it intimate, never the less.

Once I got the big stuff out of the way it was fun to start paying attention to the little details. Like for example we've already picked our first dance song. It's going to be I Can Show You The World. I know that seems kind of sappy, but Chris and I love Aladdin. And for our second song (yes, we're doing two) we're going to do a choreographed dance to Gettin' Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith. I saw something similar on Youtube and it was so funny. Like so funny.

Also I thought I would be nervous to walk down the aisle in front of a lot people, but the more I've envisioned it and actually planned it out, I'm getting really excited. My cousin is a super talented violinist and he's going to play a really pretty version of We Found Love by Rihanna. It's not very traditional, but I think it's going to be pretty cool.

And before I bore you will all the other details, I'll just tell you one more of my favorites. The reception gift that each guest will get to take home is going to be a framed photo of Harlow wearing a cowboy hat tap dancing on top of our red velvet wedding cake (slightly photoshopped of course.) How great is that? I think it's going to be so cute!

And one more thing. Happy April Fools Day.

If you believed anything I just said I'm going to go ahead and assume you're new around here. Like I would really have a red velvet wedding cake. Ha. I'm going to have an ice cream wedding cake obviously. Or maybe a cookie cake. It's still up for debate.

I'm the worst, I know. But I couldn't help myself. This day is my absolute favorite. I couldn't just let it pass me by.

And just for the record I'm still at square one. But in two weeks I'm going to check out venues, we're going to get this ball rolling even if it kills me. Did I mention my brother got engaged two weeks ago? And he already has a date. And a venue. And a wedding list...  Like I said, I'm going to get my wedding ball rolling very soon.

Any day now. That ball is going to roll...

*Also I sincerely hope you now have I Can Show You The World stuck in your head all day long. You're welcome!

38 comments:

  1. Haha. After the intimate part of 500 guest I kind of figured!

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  2. I totally judged you on the 11 bridesmaids. Like, HARD. LMAO you GOT ME!!!!!

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  3. I "know" you too well, Taylor. At the title of the post I was thinking.. "Nope, April Fools. Bet she's going to say they moved up the wedding date because she's pregnant!"

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    1. EVERY YEAR i want to do a pregnancy joke. But I'm worried it might be a jinx lol.

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  4. HAHAHA when I saw 500 guests I thought you were joking too. that's crazy. Do you know that many people? HAHA. I have a small family. but I guess if I invited all my Facebook friends we could get close to 500... Who am I kidding. I'd be lucky if 20 of those people came ;) Happy hump day Taylor.

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  5. I'm mad right now. hahaha you did get me. Now i'm just gonna go hide in a corner.

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  6. Since I was as into wedding planning as you seem to be, which is to say 0% motivated, I knew it was a joke from the 11 bridesmaids. I say if you're brother and his fiance are planning their wedding, just have them book everything two weekends in a row and have a whole groundhog's day experience, wedding style. Bill Murray would be so proud.

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  7. Totally thought it was a joke to begin with in general hahah.

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  8. Damn it! How did any of that fool me?! I mean, I was thinking wow this is getting a little crazy, 500 people and Aladdin? But my need to be accepting of all people and the things that make them happy made my brain stupid! I'm going to go find some Red Velvet cake now...

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  9. I figured it out when I got to the bridesmaids and groomsmen part that you were messing with us! And yes, I will be singing all Aladdin songs for the rest of the day!

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  10. I didn't clue in until the take home favor part. And we actually DID have A Whole New World sang at our wedding! (I was 19. Give me a break.) And yes, we are just that sappy.

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  11. I definitely raised my eyebrows at 23 people in your wedding party and by the time I reached 500 people on your guestlist I thought the joke was that this post was written by another blogger! haha. Happy April Fools Day to you too!

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  12. Nothing quite like someone else being ahead of you on the same project to get your butt in gear! Good luck!

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  13. Lol I'm approaching everything today as if it's an April Fool's Day joke. My dad always does something, so I've learned to put up a strong defense on this day!

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  14. I was in a wedding with 15 bridesmaids. And that's no joke. Except it was a joke, in the figure of speech sort of way. Ugh. Happy planning!

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  15. hahah PLEASE still do 'i can show you the world' and if i could have another shot at repicking my desserts at my wedding, i'd totally do a cookie cake. we did do brownies and milk but a cookie cake sounds amazing.

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  16. That's so exciting! Congrats! My husband and I eloped so we didn't have to go through the whole planning process, which was AWESOME. At some point we'll have a vow renewal so everyone can be there, but I don't even see us having more than 50 people! 500 is crazy! We both have very small families so it'll be small and intimate :) Have fun with the planning process!

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  17. You can't fool me! Happy April Fool's Day!

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  18. OH my word. I was reading some of these things and was like ??? This doesn't sound like her! HA! So funny. Got me!

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  19. You totally got me at first and then I was like ... wait ... that doesn't make sense. I'm basically not believing anything I read on blogs today. Or Facebook. Or Twitter. Or anywhere, really.

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  20. But really I'm in a wedding this fall with a bridal party of TWENTY (combined) and I wish that was April Fools.

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  21. You got me. I feel ashamed of my gullibility! But it was so detailed. You even unfriended someone over their lack of willingness to bridesmaid you! Who makes that up?!?! Also, I love your song choice. Please let that be real and not just part of the joke. :P

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  22. Hahaha you got me. I was like...um diva much! Chi-town is so awesome and you can be so unique with venues. I loved wedding planning for the most part. I still pin to a wedding Pinterest board just because.

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  23. AS SOON AS YOU SAID 500 I WAS LIKE... NOOOOOOPE. xo lol

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  24. That was really funny, and I was fooled until I saw the "April Fools!" part.

    Of course, there were the telltale signs. Although "A Whole New World" didn't get stuck in my head, it did remind me of a cousin's wedding weekend where "Wonderful Journey" (from "Anastasia") got stuck in my head... despite only hearing it on my MP3 player. (Come to think of it, it was the upcoming weekend, nine years ago! Wow.)

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  25. Congrats! So exciting! Looking forward to seeing your journey! Xo

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  26. I don't do April Fools don't see the point

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  27. the 500 guest gave it away lmao.

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  28. I am rather new round these parts so you had me...hook, line and sinker. I was actually kind of thinking I'd have to break-up with you when you hit the "I Will Show You the World" line. Everything you said was just one big can of cliche and I love your blog because you're so sarcastic and against the grain. Luckily I kept reading because the Tay I've come to love came back. Whew! I've decided I want to get married at a courthouse on a Wednesday...hump day...or have the cheesiest Vegas wedding ever. Can't decide.

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  29. I saw 11 bridesmaids and was like "NOOOOOO TAYLOR WHYYYYYY" Needless to say I was glad to make it to the end.

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  30. You totally got me, and I was all, "Aladdin...okay, cool". I do think a violin playing anything would sound beautiful! But 500 guests...yikes!

    Alyssa
    www.feathersandstripes.com

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  31. The event could not have gone more smoothly, and from my perspective, less stressfully. I was able to relax, let my hair down, and totally enjoy the party, and felt totally pampered and cared for by their manager. The food at banquet halls in Miami was excellent, and the floral were gorgeous and reasonably priced.

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  32. This was hysterical, you had me nodding along until you said 500 people and then I started getting ready for the punch line!

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  33. You had me up until the end of the first paragraph and thn I was like ... too much detail and this was written on the 1st. haha good one though!

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  34. I'm newer around here, but you lost me at Aladdin and Gettin' Jiggy With it. I'm so glad you won't be doing that. Ha!

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