Newlywed Blogs Her Wedding Backwards, From the Honeymoon to the Proposal

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A recent bride is sharing her DIY wedding tips along with stories about the emotional journey of the entire planning experience.

Weddings are full of opportunities for emotional, hilarious, and creative stories. Laura Drago is retelling the story of her own wedding, with a twist, in a new blog called Drago decided to tell the story of she and her husband’s wedding in reverse-order, from the honeymoon backwards until the proposal. Drago says, “I decided that, because the wedding was already over, it would be interesting to tell the whole story in reverse... so readers can see how it all ended up before diving into the details involved along the way.”

A huge DIY fan, Drago has focused much of the blog thus far on tips for engaged couples to save money by crafting their own decorations and personalized reception activities. She also offers style tips for themed engagement photo shoots (everything from a winery-themed shoot to a “nerds in love”-themed one) as well as style ideas for wedding guest attire.

Though much of the blog is devoted to fun DIY ideas, the decision to create a blog in the first place stemmed from the more emotional aspects of Drago’s planning. As a couple who lived together for many years before deciding to marry, and one with several sets of divorced parents, there were many emotional roller coasters during Drago’s engagement. She explains, “I think there are a lot of couples in my generation, Millennials, who are dealing with the impact of their own parents’ divorces on their weddings. When a couple whose parents aren’t divorced get married, we always say that the wedding is about bringing two families together. When the couples’ parents are divorced, that isn’t what the wedding day is about at all. There are more than two families to bring together, and many times they're not interested in being around each other at all! Often you’re dealing with parents who would rather not even be in the same room together, and that can make for some very sticky planning situations! I want to talk about how we dealt with those issues, and hopefully offer some good advice to other couples in similar situations.”

The blog also focuses on the impact of marriage on friendships, and offers ideas for engaged couples to involve their closest friends in the planning process. One of Drago's favorite tips from her own wedding is a mini "ladies night" at the reception. She requested that their DJ play a few songs that were ladies-only, which allowed extra time with friends on the dance floor!

To follow the story of the entire wedding as it was planned, and pick up some tips along the way, check out

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