Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
He booked a nice hotel for our one year anniversary, booked a dinner at an excellent restaurant, and told me to get dressed up pretty and not come out of the bathroom until I was done! I came out all dolled up and he was suited up, standing against an entire wall of windows overlooking the beautiful city lights. He was shaking he was so nervous! He told me he had taken my little brother to pick up my dream ring and asked my dad for my hand in marriage, he dropped to one knee and asked me to spend all of eternity with him as his wife! I completely ruined my makeup being a blubbering mess! I, of course, said “Yes!” Once he put the ring on my finger he showed me the hidden cameras he had fastened so I couldn’t see, he captured the entire proposal!
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
I am literally counting the days until I become his wife and learning so much about weddings in the process. Websites like Joy are incredible lifesavers to the budget!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
Regular breaks from planning and a lot of wine! We booked our wedding so far in advance to give us the time to plan it how we wanted, without stress. We also try to concentrate on one item at a time so we can thoroughly research who is the best in every aspect for us. By doing this, we found that we were able to find vendors well in our budget!
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
Everything! I was freaking out about the invitations and having to follow up RSVPs. (Like I don’t already have enough to do!) With our website, I can update all of my guests instantaneously. People can search for our information from anywhere, be introduced to our bridal party so they see some familiar faces, and we have our full schedule for the day up, nobody will get lost or left behind!
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Use Joy as your actual wedding invitation. Direct all of your guests to the website before the big day so that they are familiar with it, and list all information needed on your website.
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
Our wedding is just one day but I have a husband for the rest of my life!