“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 34

Happy Hump Day and #weddingwednesday!! Rachel’s wedding is approximately 29 days away! Rachel says she has soo much to do still but after looking at our posts, I can assure her that she’s basically got everything done!! 😉 This week is all about table numbers!

“I got home from work today {Tuesday.. I write these the night before you see them 🙂 } and I decided to go to Michael’s.. So, I grabbed my little sister, Rebekah, and off we went. I went in looking for table numbers and a card box {This post is about the table numbers, we will get to the card box at a later date}

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I had an inspiration for the table numbers.. I wanted wooden numbers covered in silver glitter. But let me tell you.. It was a lot harder to find wood numbers than I thought it would be! There are wood letters everywhere, but no numbers! I went to both Michael’s and A.C. Moore and only found one full set of wood numbers..So I just went with them, they were a little bit smaller than I would have liked but like I said I just went with them 🙂
So at 9:00 at night, I got to my parent’s house and decided to start the table numbers.. Rebekah and I had decided to go with the spray glue. I am not too sure if this was a good idea or not still 🙂 It only took about 25 minutes to get them all glittered up…….. BUT…….. It took probably about the same amount of time to get the glue/glitter mixture off of my fingers as it did to get it on the numbers 🙂

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I do really like how they came out; however, they most definitely need a second coat. For now they are at my parent’s house still drying. When applying the second coat, I will wear gloves for sure {Especially since I an still trying to peel the glue off my hands as I am typing}.”


~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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**Thanks again for joining us on this journey of documenting Rachel's wedding planning process!!!! We've received so much love from you all especially when we are out and about and brides say things like, "Oh I love that venue," or "I love what your wedding cake will be!"

“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 33

“(Come on) If you a fly gal get your nails done. Get a pedicure,get your hair did…” ~ Missy Elliott



“I had checked in a few weeks back with some hair styles that I was tinkering with for the wedding day.. They were both pretty similar 🙂 Buttttt we are following up because I had my hair and makeup trial!
Lucky for me.. My cousin/bridesmaid, Amy, used the same hair and makeup artists for her wedding.. So I knew before even going into the trial that it was going to be great! These two awesome girls, Maryssa from Hair by Maryssa Babicz (IM NOT SURE IF THIS IS ABLE TO BE TAGGED? SHE HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE BY THIS NAME) and her good friend Melissa for makeup, lived up to my expectations.. Plus a million times more!
I had my back to the mirror and wasn’t able to see myself until the product was completely finished.. And I was floored when my chair turned around.. Floored.. I think my exact words were, “Is that even me?!” 🙂 I have never been so dolled up in my life! 
Maryssa and Melissa were so professional and amazing in their work! I would highly, highly, highly recommend them to anyone.. After sending the pictures from my trial to my bridesmaids, I think a few of them were swayed who were unsure if they were going to get their makeup done 🙂
I obviously can’t give away the entire look 😉 So here are a few sneak peeks into my hair and makeup…”

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~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 32

If you are new to the blog and are just following along, here’s what you missed:

Rachel, my business partner/assistant/second shooter, recently got engaged and with us being photographers, thought it would be cool document her whole wedding planning process. Not only to keep these memories but to maybe help out one of our readers who may be a future bride as well as get suggestions from you guys. Here are the past posts that you’ve missed.

  1. Post 1 ~ We got a glimpse of how Rachel and her fiancé, Arthur met! It’s an adorable story including some very young pictures of them.
  2. Post 2 ~ We got to hear the story of how Arthur proposed in Bermuda! Check out that post to see her ring! It’s beautiful!
  3. Post 3 ~ Rachel said YES TO THE DRESS!! Check it out to see her experience at David’s Bridal!
  4. Venues! Venues! Venues! Post 4 | Post 5 | Post 6 | are her weeks in search for the perfect venue! And in Post 7 you get to hear the place that she chose!!!
  5. Post 8 ~ We are back at Davids Bridal picking out the Bridesmaids Dresses as well as seeing who she chose to stand up there with her on the big day!!
  6. Post 9 (maid of honor & big sis), Post 10 (little sis), Post 11 (cousin), Post 12 (sister-in-law), Post 13 (best friend), and Post 14 (MEE) ~This is where Rachel introduces her bridesmaids and tells us the background stories of how she knows them. There are some pretty funny moments and awesome pictures!
  7. Post 15 ~ Engagement Pictures!!!! Here, we get to see Rachel’s engagement session. I also give some tips on how to make the most of your engagement session.
  8. Post 16 ~ All about the “Save The Dates.”
  9. Post 17 ~ All about the DJ and some songs you don’t want to miss being played at the wedding!
  10. Post 18 ~ Bridal Registry! This is a fun post because I filmed it rather than photographing it!! Check it out!!
  11. Post 19 ~ Speed Round Questions with the Fiance’ himself!!!
  12. Post 20 ~ Special Valentines Day Post!
  13. Post 21 ~ To Peek or Not To Peek…That is the question!!! Will Rachel be doing a first look?
  14. Post 22 ~ Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!!! Time to talk about the Bouquet.
  15. Post 23 ~ This post is all about the Wedding Cake! mmmmmmmmmm
  16. Post 24 ~ Checklist of what has been done so far and what’s left to do!
  17. Post 25 ~ Tuxes Tuxes Tuxes!!! Arthur get’s his Tuxes! Rachel came up with a beautiful look for the guys!
  18. Post 26 ~ A Wedding DIY!!
  19. Post 27 ~ Rachel’s Hairstyle Ideas
  20. Post 28 ~ A post all about the rules or traditions that Rachel is either keeping or doing away with!
  21. Post 29 ~ The post that everyone has been waiting for!!! RACHEL’S WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!!! WOOHOO!!!
  22. Post 30 ~ She booked her honeymoon! Check out where Art & Rachel are going!!!
  23. Post 31 ~ Wedding Bands! Soo pretty!!!

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Have you been following along??? Thank you so much to our readers! I can’t believe that Rachel’s wedding is next month!!! It’s been so fun putting this blog series together with her. Tell us – what is your favorite post so far?????!!!

“Of course when choosing an invitation, Pinterest was my best friend 🙂  I had a hard time choosing a design that I liked.. As many of you know, my colors are navy and yellow.. But when looking at navy and yellow invitations on Pinterest, I really wasn’t a huge fan of any.. 
I had chosen a simple white invitation with navy blue writing, but my bridesmaid/cousin, Amy, vetoed that idea. She said it was too simple and it needed something more..
At that point I decided to throw out the color scheme and do whatever the heck I liked.. I picked out a few inspiration invitations and showed them to Arthur and he took it and went with it!

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My fantastic fiancé created the invites, RSVP and an information card. And of course I loved them! Something a little bit different.. Arthur and I decided that we do not want to have children at the wedding. I found an awesome way to word this on the invites.. “In order to allow all guests, including parents, an evening of relaxation we have chosen for our wedding to be an adult only occasion. We hope this advance notice means you are still able to share our big day and will enjoy the evening off!” I couldn’t think of a better way to word this! 
Here’s a sneak peek of my wedding invitations :)”

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~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 31

We continue our wedding blog series with a post about wedding bands…

“In all honesty.. I almost forgot about getting the wedding bands 🙂 This was actually something that Arthur took the lead on. It was such a small thing, but I was so glad that Arthur set up a time for us to go check out some bands with our great friend Rachel {Another Rachel.. Not me obviously 🙂 }who works at Kay Jewelers. It was nice to have one tiny thing that was not put on my plate.


So off to Kays we went! Let me tell you.. Choosing a wedding band was a lot harder than I thought it would be! When I was walking into the store, I had a style in mind. I was thinking that I wanted a regular band with small diamonds in it.. But after trying some on with my engagement ring, I couldn’t make up my mind! So Rachel gave me a great piece of advice.. She told me to find a band that I liked on it’s own, then to try it on with my engagement ring. And I ended up with a ring that I did not expect to be walking out with!

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I love, love, love my choice. I was just saying to Arthur the other day that I could not wait until we actually had the rings.. And he says to me “Rach, you know you can’t wear it until the wedding, right?” 🙂 I’m just super excited!!


And I am a terrible fiancé.. I did not even take a picture of Art’s ring 😦 I didn’t even realize until I had sent a picture of my band to my mom and she said send me one of Art’s.. Oops 🙂 {So I went on the Kay Jeweler’s website and took a screen shot of it} When Art was trying on rings, it looked so weird to see a ring on his finger! I told Rachel to give him a size smaller, because that thing is never coming off :)”

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~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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