Karley and her fiance at their wedding shower.
Karley Osborn is a bride-to-be living in Plano. Her fiancé proposed in March. They’re getting married in July. No, she’s not crazy, and yes, she’s confident she will be able to order a dress and have it triple-fitted in plenty of time — no matter what the experts have to say about it. Karley also happened to intern for D Magazine and work as a social reporter with People Newspapers. Every Wednesday, she’ll be documenting her planning process. From flowers to fittings, she will use her first-hand experience to help other brides in the event of a last-minute love affair.
When groups of people band together to fête a bride-to-be and her fiancé at a wedding shower, the couple should be thankful. When groups of people band together to fête a “hitched in a hurry” bride-to-be and her fiancé at a wedding shower, the couple should be ecstatic, over the moon, bouncing off the walls, [insert every other over-the-top cliché here].
Last week, Fiancé and I were given the chance to exhibit all of the above emotions (and more) at our adorable Raleigh shower. The scene: Picnic tables, pulled pork, a big fire for s’more roasting, and the yummiest mini strawberry cupcakes of all time, all set up right next to a field dotted with grazing horses. It was picturesque, and it was perfect. Especially considering the fact that our dear host couples had such a limited time frame to work with, which is mostly due to the fact that everything about our wedding timeline is limited.
As this post explained so fantastically, bridal etiquette is still alive, well, and very much expected by all parties involved in the average girl’s wedding planning process. But hitched in a hurry brides are not average. We are, in fact, the Olympic sprinters of the wedding world, meaning niceties such as writing thank you notes and gifting hostesses become even more—not less—important to accomplish in a timely manner. So, without further ado, I give you the HIAHB’s (for the record, that’s shorthand for “hitched in a hurry bride”) Guide to All Things Gratitude. Follow me after the jump.