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The Accidental Bride on the Accidental Dress

I had my first wedding-dress fitting last week. The process itself is pretty routine—it’s just a matter of trying on the dress before an initial round of alterations—but how I came to buy the dress is anything but. Not every bride-to-be has a wedding dress before she has a proper groom.

It all started back in February, when The Fiancé gave me a copy of the wedding magazine The Knot as a Valentine’s Day gift. I’m not sure he knew exactly what he was getting into…

She Said, He Said

It took some convincing, but I finally talked The Fiancé into cowriting a post about our road to the wedding—and yes, there was some begging involved. In all honesty, I had to stop and think about the idea, too. Handing over the blog means giving up control, which is not an easy thing to do. But these are modern times, my friends, and anyone with a laptop has a voice, so even The Fiancé deserves to be heard.

She Said: In several posts, I jokingly referred to myself as…

The Accidental Bride: What I’ve Learned

Eight lessons I’ve learned so far about wedding blogging. And I haven’t even picked out the cake yet.

1. If I continue writing about my wedding plans (check out these no-holds-barred comments), the haters may do the unthinkable, like throwing LGS over for Billy Dec’s blog. (He must have one. Doesn’t everyone?)

2. Readers want to hear from The Fiancé. Today after work, he’s meeting my mom and me for the first of many florist appointments, this one with Richard Remiard

Music: Check. Photographer: Check. Flowers: Checkbook, Please.

Sitting on the couch and planning my wedding hasn’t been all hearts and bonbons. First, pending reconstructive knee surgery this Wednesday, I’m barely mobile enough to go to the bathroom, much less meet with vendors; and second, now that I’ve had time to read every bridal magazine on the market, plus celebrity planner Mindy Weiss’s new how-to guide, The Wedding Book, I’m sufficiently confused. Band versus DJ? Roses versus stephanotis? Sushi station versus passed apps? No wonder men don’t get involved…

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