January 7, 2010

A Blog Makeover & A Big Announcement!

Happy New Year! I know I have been MIA this past week, but now you can see why! Instead of making a New Year's resolution that I probably won't keep, I decided to update my blog to a new template and background/color scheme.  Now I will also have more room for pictures, which is great because I have TONS of wedding recaps and DIY projects from my wedding to share with you.

In addition, since the wedding I have been internally debating about what to do with my blog. On the one hand, it seems a bit silly to keep a wedding blog after one is married, and I really want to start blogging about life after you say "I do." In retrospect, having been married nearly 4 weeks now (eek, I can't believe how fast time flies!!!), I think that brides, and probably grooms, put so much time and energy into the wedding day, that it can be really easy to gloss over what happens after your big day. It's like you have this hugely important day in your mind, filled with so much anticipation and excitement, that you never really stop to think about the fact that life will actually continue after you become an official married couple.

When I started this blog, I needed a place to vent, share my thoughts and feelings, and gain support and inspiration from others, as well as hopefully provide the same to other couples out there. I didn't expect that I would enjoy blogging as much as I have. When I was younger, I used to enjoy creative writing as a hobby. Being in graduate school for the past 4 years had pretty much wiped out the passion that I once had for writing, as well as reading, since when someone else orders you to do it it feels like a chore. But this blog has revived my excitement about writing, and it has been really great to connect with all of the other wonderful brides out there in blogger land!

Thus, I am not ready to give up this blog now that I'm married, for sentimental reasons as well as a want to continue to share ideas and hopefully inspire others. Hence, I have decided that I will keep this blog and focus solely on weddings, and for the meantime my own.  But, since I also want to focus on life after saying "I do," I will be creating a second blog for this purpose.  So stay tuned for more announcements regarding my new blog and my first post on there as well!

This debate and decision to create a second blog has also made me wonder what other brides do once their wedding day has passed. Did you give up your blog, continue to post about other weddings, or make it a personal blog of your daily life? What do you current brides-to-be plan to do once your wedding is over?


  1. The redesign looks great, and I can’t wait to see your new blog! As for me, I am definitely not planning to leave the world of weddings anytime soon, even after my own. :) I can honestly say that I’ve found a true passion in this!

  2. KEEP THE BLOG!!! And it looks great!
    Happy New Year and all my best.

  3. Your blog looks great :)
    And of course keep it!! Can't wait to see the new blog!

  4. I like the new template as well...very classy.

  5. Yeah, I plan to keep my blog and still chat about weddings and visit wedding blogs probably too. But I will also somehow morph it to the life after wedding type thing probably. Who knows...I know I'll still be doing recaps and ranting about my own big day for months after it actually happens! :)

  6. I too am very surprised at how much I love blogging so I can't possible see me giving it up after my own wedding. Like you, it would morph into an after "I Do' sort of thing, although I may not change the name, who knows, I still have 6+ months to decide. Oh and Happy New Year!

  7. love the new look! I plan on keeping my blog, doing wedding recaps, and then transitioning it to everyday life. Thats the reason I kept the title vague. Looking forward to you recaps!

  8. I have no idea what I will do with my blog once the recaps are over. Don't stop blogging!!!


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