Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Call for Guest Posts

When Matt and I were planning our wedding, I tried to think of ways to help alleviate the inevitable stress that comes from planning a major, meaningful life event. We did things like delegated more than 30 jobs, planned a relaxed schedule for ourselves throughout the wedding weekend, and restricted the guest list to our nearest and dearest.

As we prepare to enter into parenthood (in February), I'm thinking ahead to figure out ways to alleviate the inevitable stress of giving birth and having an infant. During my maternity leave, I definitely want to keep 2000 Dollar Wedding updated with new content, but at the same time, I know I'll need to take a little break (just a little one, I promise).

I'm wondering if any of you would be willing to write a guest post in my absence. Pretty please? With sugar on top? For those of you who have your own blogs, I'm definitely open to reposting something you've already written for your own site (with links back to your site, of course).

Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing:
  1. Did you have a long or short engagement? Was it the right amount of time for you or do you wish you would have done it differently?
  2. Strategies for sticking to your wedding budget (no matter what that budget is)
  3. Calling off your engagement
  4. DIY tutorial (invitations, programs, favors, hairpiece, centerpieces, etc.)
  5. A unique way to have fun at a wedding
  6. A discussion of a challenge you faced during wedding planning and how you overcame it
  7. Planning a same-sex wedding in a heterosexist world
  8. A story about how you experienced the Wedding Industrial Complex and how you coped with it
  9. Ideas for unique reception venues
  10. What you learned at pre-marital counseling
  11. A case for a one-ring engagement and wedding
  12. How you dealt with the last-name changing dilemma
  13. [Insert your own ideas here!]

I wouldn't need the post until January, so hopefully there's plenty of time to pull something together! If you're interested, just e-mail me to let me know what you would like to write about.

Thank you so much!

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Megancake said...

Just a suggestion, but if you find yourself overwhelmed when the baby comes, particularly if you have a c-section you should consider hiring a post partum doula for a week or two, they are great (I suppose I'm biased since I am one!). A doula is like a baby specialist, she can help with breastfeeding, colic, cooking, cleaning, etc.
Congratulations and good luck to you!

chanofthewed said...

VERY excited at the prospect of guest posting on this, one of my most cherished blogs. I'll be there with bells on!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Oh, wow. The response has been overwhelmingly lovely! Thank you for all the e-mails. Clearly, we need to start a regular guest-post feature. You all have so much to share! Thank you for your generosity. I can't wait to go on my babymoon and leave this blog in your hands!

Unknown said...

Congratulations :) I hope I am also able to help with a guest post!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,
I'm happy to guest post too!
-Ivy (I guest posted previously about my brunch to gather ideas for our wedding)

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