What’s in a Name: Wedding Hashtags & Moving On

There are so many components to grief that if you’ve never gone through the process, you don’t know what is coming next. This week, I realized a new aspect of my grieving process – the sadness and guilt of letting go of my married name. I am getting married in October, and while I was driving home from the gym yesterday, I realized that I would be letting another piece of my late husband go, … [Read more...]

Basic Invite to the Rescue!

A couple of months ago, we changed the location of our destination wedding – right after the invitations went out. It was a hard decision to make because we knew we would incur a financial loss, but we didn’t want anything to hinder the celebration of our union. Now, we are getting married in Montego Bay, Jamaica and are planning the final details. A not-so-good screenshot of our updated … [Read more...]

The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Wedding Plans

“Lauren, my husband says I’m not going.” My matron-of-honor texted me this week and said her husband didn’t want her going. I don’t blame him. I didn’t want to go anymore. You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the recent deaths of tourists in the Dominican Republic. I think the number is at seven deaths and at least a hundred sickened since May of this year. … [Read more...]