10 Rules For Wedding Season

Thursday, March 31, 2016

I subscribe to a "bride" email that absolutely kills me. I should probably unsubscribe, but the "advice" they offer is so ridiculous is brings me a chuckle every day.

It's stuff like:

"How to manage difficult bridesmaids!" You don't ask difficult people to be bridesmaids...
"How to tell people they're not invited to your wedding." You just don't invite them.
"What your wedding flowers mean." They're flowers.
"How to manage wedding day meltdowns." Xanax.


Over the course of planning this wedding I have learned there's A LOT of dos and dont's. I think I've broken most of them because I'm just a rebel like that!

1. If it's not your wedding or shower, don't wear white!

The age old rule, am I right? If you're reading this right now and you're coming to my wedding or my shower, please feel free to wear white. Wear as much white as you damn well please. I get it that this is really important to some brides and that's great, but I assure you it won't cause me a meltdown if you show up in a white dress.

2. It's custom for the bride-to-be to wear white to everything wedding related.

You know, just in case people forget I'm the bride. Would HATE for that to happen.

I didn't think I would be, but I'm honestly embracing the white outfits. I keep buying them... I can't help myself, it's the one time in my life I'll wear this much white so might as well go all in. I've become a little obsessed with finding the right rehearsal dinner dress, but haven't just yet.

Our rehearsal dinner is at a very rustic mountain restaurant in Steamboat where it would be most appropriate to show up in a denim skirt and cowboy boots. However, I don't own cowboy boots and that's just not my style. So anything I wear will most definitely be very over dressed. This one might be a little much. But I don't care, I'm the bride, remember?

So my all white ensemble which I will probably be wearing to something wedding related can be found here: sweater, pants, wedges, and the good ol blogger fav tassel purse.

And let's just go ahead and call out the fact the blue wall is two different blues in both photos. My friend Ali, edited the top photo. She knows how to edit stuff. I do not. I tried for a solid hour to get the blues to match and could not figure it out.

People don't believe me when I say I don't "have an eye" for this stuff, but I really don't. It makes no sense to me. The only way I edit pics is on Instagram. Clarendon in the house what what!

Anyway, the white earrings I'm loving right now are from my pal, Bon and her Hey June shop. She is running a crazy sale that I begged her to extend today. If you buy two pairs of studs (they're only $8!!!) you get a third pair for FREE.

I have several pairs from her shop and I love them all. They make great gifts and are super affordable! Check out these square ivory studs and these adorable bows. When you order, just write which 3rd pair of studs you'd like for free in the notes.

And now I've run out of time. We'll have to cover the 8 other very important wedding rules in another post. I have about 12 hours of t-shirt time in front of me and Chris and I have a cab coming to take us to the airport at 3:15 a.m. tomorrow morning. One of my bestie's is getting married in Palm Spring this weekend. So there's a good chance I won't sleep until next week...


Lastly, thank you again to everyone who reached out yesterday in support of my t-shirt debacle. I am so appreciative and it really means a lot. Your voices were heard.


  1. You can never be overdressed when you're the bride! Keep embracing the white, this is the one time in your life that you can really wear whatever you want and no one can say anything to you bc YOU are the bride :) I definitely bought a million white dresses when I was engaged and I still love them. Later you can layer them with leggings and jackets and what not to make them more wearable!

  2. so... is it okay if I wear white to your wedding?

  3. One of my parent's very very good friends wore white to my wedding. I didn't even notice till someone pointed it out. Aren't there much better things to be worrying about than the lady who wore white?

  4. Travel safely! I ordered up some nice weather here in So Cal for you, and I'm pretty sure my order came through. It should be in the 80s and 90s and totally sunny all week.

  5. Ah, wedding season! I'm no stranger to weddings, so I love reading those articles too! I actually wrote one last year about being a serial bridesmaid and it was probably one of my most favourite pieces of writing because I just LOVE weddings. Have you checked out the Bridesmaid For Hire blog? She has a great newsletter with helpful articles for brides and bridesmaids alike.

  6. There are so many weird parts of wedding etiquette I honestly can't stand!

  7. Best post about white I've ever read. And thank you for the shout out. You are so great.

  8. Best post about white I've ever read. And thank you for the shout out. You are so great.

  9. The tshirt Snaps were hysterical and those earrings are adorable!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  10. To have a wedding first start dating women, but this article is amazing, i love your style!thanks