SPRING BREAK FOREVER
Ah, one can dream – right? If you’re a bride lucky enough to be traveling to crystal clear waters and white sand beaches (or, you’re like me, braving it at the apartment complex pool in 60 degree weather praying for a nice Capri pant tan line and for the frickin’ wind to stop blowing) then you’re gonna need some things! In addition to your SPF and favorite little sun dress, bring these necessities to stay on top of planning while double fisting mojitos and de-stressing all at once!
Your Perf Planner
I know, I know – we have ~phones~ these days. Every bride has The Knot and Wedding Wire apps downloaded and constantly running, but just because y’all are hip doesn’t mean you should shy away from the traditional tangible planner! Being the wedding obsessed psycho that I am, I used to sneak into Barnes & Noble while out shopping just to flip through their selection of wedding planners pre-engagement. I just wanted to find THE one, ya know? Well brides, I did. Southern Weddings Joyful Wedding Planner is the most beautiful little book filled with tips, tricks, inspiration and organized pages to jot your plans down. This isn’t your typical “paste a photo of your dress here” planner – it’s exactly how it sounds, joyful! Southern Weddings makes wedding planning more “sweet tea with your girls on the porch” and less “excel spreadsheet with your pungent financial advisor.” I live and die by this little beauty and can’t rave about it enough!
P.S. IT’S ON SALE – HALF OFF!
A Fun Pair of Sunnies
Something sweet to accent your BRIDE one-piece.
When I’m on vacay, I’ve always got two Barefoot Moscato spritzers in hand – so a durable beach bag is a MUST. Well brides, this is one of our favorite things…a BOGO! Scout Bags just released their new line of Spring 2018 accessories, including the Plus 1 Foldable Travel Bag. This beaut ships inside of the pouch and to my surprise, fits flawlessly! That’s a perfect feature for saving room in your suitcase. The quilted tote is lightweight and COMFY (a detail that often lacks in large totes) to carry. They have so many fun colors to choose from so your Instagram will thank you! I love taking mine (in Pillow Chalk) to the pool and the pouch is fab for sunscreen, keys and important stuff, or a wet bathing suit bag! The pouch fastens inside of the tote to keep your little things safe all vacay long. An added bonus – the price! Get yours here!
A Good Book
Yes, I’m telling you to bring your wedding planner with you to the beach because it’s beneficial to plan when you’re in a relaxed mindset. I’m also telling you to put down the planner and relax when you need to! I love unplugging, unwinding (and wine-ing) with a good book. Nothing makes me forget my vendor gratuity woes or guest list nightmares like propelling into a fictional character’s life. I’m currently reading Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah as modern day psychological thrillers/murder mysteries are by far my fav! If you need some beach book inspo, head over to my Pinterest board appropriately titled “Mid-Wedding Planning Breakdown Books” – for when you’re at your wits end & ready to elope.
A Camouflaged Wine Glass
Enjoying some spirits during your travels? Sneak them to the beach in an adorable flask like this one from Kate Spade!
Call your bridesmaids + Pack your SCOUT bags – relaxation awaits!