Broke-Ass Author: Megan R

9/14

Timo and I listen to a lot of music and have many favorite songs.  On one of our first dates, Timo and I actually had a sing along to my Spotify playlist that was on.  There are bluetooth speakers in the garage and in the bathroom for jam sessions.  When we were building our house, the ONE thing Timo wanted was in-ceiling speakers and I agreed to that as long as I could get a bathtub with jets (we both ended up getting what we wanted).  When he gets home from work, Timo usually turns on the music and it plays in the background while we go about our evening until we eventually decide to watch a show on Netflix.

In that vein, I am sharing the five songs that my DJ must play at our reception.

wediding songssource: DJ Littlebit

 1.  The Kill (Bury Me) by Thirty Seconds to Mars

Yep.  A breakup song is #1 on the list.  Because this was the first song that Timo and I had an epic sing along to.  It was then I knew that this guy wasn’t someone I needed to be worried about judging me.  He was willing to sing a breakup song with me on one of our first dates!  We could have looked at it completely different (as a bad omen, if you will), but the music was so loud and we were both so into it, that it was a completely positive experience.  And ya know, weird.  Because who “carpool karaokes” to a break up song on a date?  We do.   #bestteamforever

2.  Ahnma – Beginner

I honestly have no idea what this song is about because it’s in German.  But Timo gets all white boy thug when it comes on and the chorus sounds something like, “Goldschlager shigga llama” and it always makes me (and Timo) laugh when I sing out the word sounds like that.

3.  An Andrew McMahon song.

Probably Fire Escape or Cecilia and the Satellite.  We actually went to see Andrew McMahon when he was in Charleston and it was epic.  Especially the part where he crowd surfed on an inflatable duck… I cannot make that up.  I have proof!

4.  Alone by Marshmallo

Marshmallo is one of Timo’s favorite artists.

5.  Hey Pretty Girl by Kip Moore

I used to listen to this song when I was in that “groom fever” phase of my life and it still never gets old thinking that Timo would “dedicate” this song to me on the radio if people still did that.

  • 8/24

    I decided to collaborate with my Groom for this post because why not?! He’s involved in this process too. So here are the top 10 things we’re most looking forward to on our wedding day:

    Megan’s List:

    1.  Being married.

      It kinda already feels like we ARE married. We live together, we plan finances together … but I’ve heard that there is a shift. Also, there will be a huge weight off my shoulders/brain because we won’t be planning a huge event. A little less #MEGANZILLA? Time will tell.

    2. Hearing Timo’s vows and saying my own.

      … those vows that I haven’t yet written …

    3. Our first dance.

      We’ve been going to dance lessons and everyone better be super impressed with us. I really love the song we’ve picked out and I’ve only told a few people what it is.

    4. Having our families together.

      Timo’s family is coming from Germany and my family is coming from North Carolina and despite potential language barriers, I think it will fun getting to hang out with everyone.

    5. Wearing my dress.

      My dress is the one surprise for most people, but most importantly, to Timo. I’ve shown a few people photos of my dress, but it looks most awesome in person.

     

    Timo’s List:

    1. Seeing my wife in her dress for the first time.

      No explanation needed here. 🙂

    2. Taking beautiful pictures to keep the memories on that day alive.

    3. Having a good time with family and friends.

      I haven’t seen many of them since our last visit to Germany in June 2016.

    4. Not having to think about the wedding anymore and all the planning involved.

    5. Finally, fully being the [MegMo] family, because I love our family. <3

      (Timo actually wrote his last name, but internet security is a thing, so I took some editing liberties … #sorrynotsorry)

     

    When I was drafting this post, I didn’t discuss my list with Timo and he didn’t discuss his list with me. He just emailed me his five  things.
    I’ll admit that I giggled several times reading his list because 1) we had very similar answers, 2) He called me the “w” word, 3) Timo had such good answers!

     

  • 8/8

    Credit: Little Wedding Extras It has come to my attention that I may be a cheap-ass rather than a minimalist. Earlier this week, a friend called me in a crisis asking me for ideas on favors she might be able to do for another friend’s bridal shower. She was out of time, trying not to spend a lot and trying not to put forth that…

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    7/27

    Shirt available from Etsy seller OldCollegeTryPress I'm starting to think that I'm the anti-bride. Not to mean "single woman" but rather "I do not meet the qualifications of being bride" besides that obvious engaged thing. This could be because society places a LOT of pressure on brides, granted society places a lot of pressure on many different realms of people, but I'm making this about…

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    7/12

    I have hit my planning plateau. I was told by many vendors that I was waaayyy ahead of the game when I was looking for our essentials in January with a wedding in November. That didn't bother me one bit. There were days when I felt like all I thought about was Wedding. I won't lie, it was annoying. I felt like other things in my…

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    6/28

    After our invitations arrived from Wedding Paper Divas, it was back to Photoshop for me. The largest time sink for the invite process, other than figuring out the wording for the back of the invitations and the translation process, was designing the envelopes. While I understand that calligraphy is beautiful, we're on a budget and paying someone $2 per envelope to write an address just…

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    6/14

    Bride to be cellphone case from Etsy seller Guestbookery Originally, we had planned to do evites but I got so much pushback from the "elders" about using that technology that I gave up the fight and went the traditional route of paper invitations. While they are gorgeous and I'm happy with how they turned out, the price tag didn't bring me much happiness, nor did…

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    6/1

    Timelss Rings invitation from Wedding Paper Divas In the beginning there was a good idea, then the good idea was shared and people shunned it because the good idea was too modern and technologically forward ... and that's how we went from e-vites to paper invites. Siiiiigh. Since we originally didn't plan on spending money on invitations, I only looked at stationery sites longingly and for ideas.…

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    5/16

    As someone who has only seen episodes of Say Yes to the Dress in the time it takes for the channel to load and me to flip to the next channel, I was completely unprepared for wedding dress hunting. I was a "good" bride/friend and invited my mom and two besties to Charleston for the process.  I made appointments at 3 different bridal shops (Bridals by…

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