Real Brides Speak Out

Why You Should Consider a Same-Day Edit Video

My one-year marriage anniversary is next week (hooray!), and the number-one thing from my wedding that guests still ask me about is...the same-day edit video... READ MORE

August 27, 2014

5 Wedding-Planning Tools to Bookmark ASAP

Our wedding-planning motto is "Work smarter, not harder" so we're constantly on the lookout for ingenious tools to help make the process easier for brides... READ MORE

August 27, 2014

7 Little Wedding Details You Can't Forget

Whether you're celebrating your big day with five guests or 500 guests, there is a lot going on and making all of those decisions can be totally overwhelming! In an effort to assist my comrades braving the world of wedding planning, I'm sharing a few of those "WHAT?" moments that I've been experiencing recently... READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Hometown vs. Destination Wedding: Which is Right for You?

The biggest wedding-planning challenge that my fiancé Jesse and I have encountered is choosing a location. We're currently debating between getting married in the central coast of California (which is our home), or Ireland (which was the first trip we took together)... READ MORE

July 22, 2014

Would You Have a Secret Civil Ceremony Before Your Big Day?

I wonder if all brides have thought about it. The temptation has been dangling in front of me like some sort of sinister little treat. It's saying, "Come and get it! Your shot at happiness is waaaiting."... READ MORE

July 18, 2014

The Surprising Way You Might Be Sabotaging Your Own Wedding

We've all heard the "bridezilla" horror stories; the bride whose crazy-high expectations stress out everyone around her. (Mandatory bridesmaid diet, anyone?) But in the past year, we've seen another type of bride emerge, out of a fear of being labeled the "b" word; she's the cool, laid-back, just-wants-you-to-be-happy bride who doesn't have any demands. She's so chill, she's actually too chill...she's a bridechilla.We've all heard the "bridezilla" horror stories; the bride whose crazy-high expectations stress out everyone around her. (Mandatory bridesmaid diet, anyone?) But in the past year, we've seen another type of bride emerge, out of a fear of being labeled the "b" word... READ MORE

July 16, 2014

Finding a Wedding Dress When You're Not a Size 6

Our big day went off without a hitch, hiccup or snafu in sight, but it was only after I conquered my deep-rooted fear of dress shopping... READ MORE

July 16, 2014

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Vendors

Your vendors are the experts who will bring your wedding vision to fruition — but with so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to even start.... READ MORE

July 16, 2014

How to Deal with Family Struggles During Wedding Planning

Here are some tips to help preserve and perhaps even improve family relationships through your wedding planning... READ MORE

July 1, 2014

Groom Speaks Out: "How My Life Changed After Getting Engaged"

Those of you who are familiar with the "Real Brides Speak Out" blog may recognize me as Chris, Neda's fiancé. Today I'm taking over the blog to share my perspective on how our relationship has changed since getting engaged... READ MORE

June 12, 2014


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