Choosing a Great Wedding Gift

When you get married, one of the perks is all the awesome presents you receive. Almost all of your household items get an upgrade, from your trash can (thanks mom!) to your bathroom towels. And of course, you get a lot of cash to help pay off the wedding and start your new life together.

When you’re a guest at a wedding, it can be hard to figure out what a good gift is. I was reflecting the other day on what my favorite presents were and noticed they all tended to fit a few criteria: unique, special, practical and thoughtful.

Here are a few of our favorite gifts:

Wedding Memories

My sister and her husband were a huge help during my last few weeks of wedding planning because they offered to handle our guest book as part of their wedding Read More

Le Dinh Hon – A Vietnamese Engagement

Hi Batty Life readers! Thi here, again.

It’s been a while, but I’m a friend of Liz’s and wrote a guest post about a year ago. A lot has happened in that past year…I got engaged, had some parties, showers, a bachelorette and fast, fast, fast forward…am getting married in about 10 days!

Tea, anyone?

My fiancé Cory and I were doing our video e-sesh last Friday (I know, what’s a video e-sesh?!? We’ll soon find out). Our videographer Caleb Condit asked us to talk about all the events and celebrations we’ve had during our engagement. Read More

Dream Destination Wedding With No Fuss

Hey guys. Good news! The girls I showed my sister’s condo to decided to rent it despite the horrific showing they lived through. I am sooooo happy I can put that scary part of my life behind me. :)

On another note, a friend of mine recently let me know about a really cool way to plan a destination wedding that is full of elegance without any hassle.

Apparently Martha Stewart has teamed up with Sandals resorts to create six themed, packaged weddings that brides can choose and customize for their destination wedding. Everything from the table settings to the cake is taken care of and of course in true Martha Read More

Ten Things to Do When Starting to Plan a Wedding

My dear friend Kelly, of, recently became engaged to her boyfriend Steven aka Schmidtty. Here they are right after he popped the question…in Vegas!

Adorable, right? Kelly quickly reached out to me for help figuring out where to begin with planning her wedding. See, her and her Schmidtty are moving to AUSTRALIA (so jealous!) and need to get as much planning done for their Chicago nuptials before heading down under around the Read More