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Bitchless Bride's Year in Review ~ 2013 ROCKED!

I have to say, 2013 started with an absolute BANG for Bitchless Bride!! Hmmmmm... I wrote a Wedding Planning Guide, I launched some pretty rad Bitchless Bride T-Shirts, and somehow, a producer at ABC's 20/20 found lil' ol' me, and invited me to the studio to have a chat with Elizabeth Vargas. Holy shit, and that was only January! The clip is below for your viewing pleasure... It's like my 60 seconds of fame!!

While planning numerous weddings and events, I amped up my writing for BB and I continued to write for Huffington Post Wedding, here's one of my absolute faves... "10 Ways Your Mom Can Ruin Your Wedding Day". It wasn't always easy, but when you have passion, nothing can stop you. OMG! Did I just fucking write that? I did. But, it's true.

I have said it before, and I'll say it again, Bitchless Bride might be educational for you, bridey, but it's super theraputic for me. I write, I pin, I tweet and I get pissed off at FaceBook. My favorite moments? Well, take a look:

This Real Wedding ~ How to Have an Incredible Wedding with Tough Family Dynamics and a Small Budget:

Yeah, Erica and Trevor generated 41 comments ranging from angry guests, to both the bride and groom, and many many more... Brideys, this wedding post was SUPER educational (for me too), and provided a glimpse into how weddings can really shake up a family. Go take a look...

Oh! I LOVED this one: 5 Tips on How not to be a Bridey Bitch:


Or this the Mother of the Bride Blues:

BB got a bit more risqué, and absolutely fell in love with boudoir... I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one: I'm Sexy and I Know it...

I am super proud of making it onto the Bride Tide's Top 100 List!!! OH YEAH!!!

Phew! 2013 really was a HUGE year! And that's not even the half of it because I certainly don't want to be a bragger! Right? And, I hope you learned a lot bridey, I really do. Because I cannot even tell you enough how much I appreciate your readership! THANK YOU for reading Bitchless Bride... I mean it when I say that your bridal health is truly important to me.

And you know what? My mental health is important to me, so I am going to take a week off, and I will see you next Friday with a new Fantasy Friday. But, never fear... You can always find me on Twitter, FB and Pinterest!





2013 image via FUONLYKNEW

What a Year! BB's Year in Review...

What an incredibly wonderful and crazy year it's been for BB! I was just tidying up my files on my Mac, (something I should do more often) and as I was cleaning up, I started thinking about how much I have accomplished in 2012! I mean between wedding planning, Bitchless Bride and writing for OneWed and HuffPost Weddings, I am absolutely amazed at how much I have done. No wonder why I'm so fucking exhausted! All in good fun though... 

Take a peek at some of my faves of 2012:

There was Tick Tock on the Clock... Yeah, that was before anybody was really reading BB!! Too bad too... This particular post is quite educational for all of you brideys out there! 

 And one about my favorite bride... Oops!! She got lipstick on her dress before her ceremony, and laughed it off! I know, right??

The Bitchless Bride Video Rants began! Here's a link to the first one I did, and I must say that I really, really LOVE wearing that pink wig! It's like I put it on, and my magic powers (of wedding planning) come ALIVE!!

The Huffington Post ran an article I originally wrote for OneWed, "'Bridezillas' Taking Over the Wedding Industry?", about a word I made up called Bridaldemia... It's pretty juicy... Go read it...

OneWed ran BB's 5 Tips for Finding the Right Wedding Planner. I really do love that piece! 

Then BB got a little bit sexy... There were 21 comments on the Give it to Me Brideys post... All about who "did it" on their wedding night... Did you?

It got even hotter on BB when we were discussing To Boudoir or Not to Boudoir... IS There a Question?

In October, I decided that if I really wanted Bitchless Bride to evolve, then I needed to learn how to do it better; to push BB in the right direction. Because, If it Ain't Aweome, Then Why Bother? So, where is a girl to go when she wants to do it the right way? The Blogcademy of course!! And boy, did I learn a lot! After all, I'm just a wedding planner... This blogging stuff is all new to me!!

After Blogcademy, I made a few changes... And one of the biggest, most noticeable changes I made (thanks to the fabulous advice I received during my blogacation) was to be a bit more educational (still with an edge of course!)... I wanted you, bridey, to really learn from my wedding planning experience... To take away the importance of what it means to really be a BITCHLESS BRIDE. And a popular post I wrote following this epiphany was, 5 Important "Bridal Traits" I Learned From my Favorite Bride... 

That was a good one! And finally... BB started putting up Real Weddings... And I mean REAL!! Like the pictures you love, the ones you don't and the story behind the planning... The REAL story. Here are a few pics of the last Real Wedding... Wedding in a Winter Wonderland!

Phew! 2012 was a HUGE year! And that's not even the half of it! But, no matter what... I hope you learned a lot bridey, I know I certainly did!!! Thank you for reading Bitchless Bride... Your bridal health is truly important to me, even if I don't always say it in the most heartwarming way...

BB is going to start 2013 with a BANG! So, stay tuned for some BIG, GIANT, HUGE news! 

It's so BIG that I am going to take a bit of a break... So... I will see you next Wednesday with a new Real Wedding. But, never fear... You can always find me on Twitter, FB and Pinterest!




How to Not Be a Bitch When Your Car Gets Stolen & Nobody Tells You It's Been Found

I have to share a story with you brideys, and it has nothing to do with being a better bride, or realistic tips on how to get shit done for your wedding. But, it is entertaining (to say the least), and if I don't write about it and get it off of my chest, then I might actually get really pissed off, and possibly arrested for my trash-talking mouth (shocking, I know).

Bye Bye Fire Breathing Bride

"Wait!" She yelled as she sailed across the bridal suite.

"Wait! Kathleen! Make sure you get those racoon things under her eyes." The bride to the makeup artist as her mother sat in the chair waiting for Kathleen to begin her magic.

Yup. This is just a little taste of the bride I have been working with for sixteen months. Isn't that just horrifying? I felt so sad as her mother sat in the chair completely humiliated waiting for the "racoon things" to be dealt with, her head lowered in embarrassment.