Not Your Average Bride (My Guest Blog Post From Tami Lund’s Blog)

Reposted from my good friend Tami Lund @, here is my post about my wedding plans

Today, I’m featuring an author who is knee-deep in her own wedding planning. That’s right (write?), Kay Blake is getting married! And she’s here to tell us about average brides… And how she isn’t one of them. Welcome, Kay!


Thank you, Tami. My name is Kay Blake, and I am getting married in a few months. Most people think brides-to-be are women who turn into gigantic bitches, or the term “Bridezilla.” I am certainly not one of those. Of course, I am quite happy with starting a new chapter in my life. The thing is, getting married means planning a wedding. Planning a wedding means stress. And let’s face it, who has time for added stress?


As much as I would like to think that weddings are pretty fabrics, flowers and bows, I am not that kind of girl. Don’t get me wrong because I do love things like flowers and pretty dresses. Hell, my favorite color is pink. It’s just that I’ve never been the kind of girl who wanted extravagant things. I am very simple. Simple in clothes. Simple in the things that make me content, and yes, you guessed it, even with weddings I prefer things to be simple.

My fiancé came into my life riding on his white horse. Okay, so I am exaggerating a little. However, he was sweet, charming, and romantic. He knocked this gal right off her feet. I wasn’t one of those women who had been planning her own wedding since childhood. Hell, being a mom and going to school, I hardly have time to eat a decent meal, let alone plan a wedding.

My fiancé wants this big wedding. Not so much in the ceremony, but he wants the really big reception. All the trimmings to celebrate our love. I mean, sure when he said that I got butterflies in my stomach like I did the day we first kissed, but then came the process of visiting venues and looking at the budget. I had to find a dress for myself and dresses for my girl cubs. Then deciding on the perfect shoes, the menu, and hoping the food doesn’t taste like cardboard. Then there was the color scheme and what could I do with my hair and hoping my youngest cub, who is extremely attached to her parents, will for once give us a spare moment to say our “I Dos.”

Yeah, I know it’s crazy that it’s my fiancé is the one obsessing over the details instead of me, but like I said, I have always been one to appreciate the simpler things in life. So as I sit back, stressing that everything goes on without a hitch, I want to tell any future bride that it is okay to go simple. Be different and do things outside of the norm. Do what makes you happy. As for me, I’ll catch you next time. As the Mrs.


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