Happy new year!

We hope you celebrated with plenty of kisses, confetti & bubbly last night! (Or maybe like us, the big celebration is all day college football championships in the USA today, woohoo!)

I want to give a big hug to all our readers who welcomed me so warmly onto Bridal Musings in 2017, and to all our new friends joining us in this beautiful new year. (Hi new friends, let's see the bling!)

We hope you've had a lovely holiday season, maybe you found a ring box under the tree?! I bought my ultimate, dream wedding dress at The Dress Theory last week (and will be gabbing all about it soon!)

Are you newly engaged?

First of all, congratulations!

We've got 10 wedding posts every newly engaged couple should read including what to do when wedding planning gets overwhelming (from experience, let me tell you, it doesn't take long for this to happen!)

What's to come on Bridal Musings this year!

As a fellow fiancé, I'll be writing my own bridal musings as we plan our 2018 wedding bash. I've had so many questions in the last three months of being engaged and have consulted our planning archives numerous times.

Expect plenty of real talk like how not to lose your identity while friends and family pull at you in every direction. I plan on sharing my own wedding photography expertise, adventurous and luxurious honeymoon guides, dishing out a little wine knowledge and covering issues that are important to me (watch for help in throwing an eco-friendly wedding later this week!)

In the meantime, take a look at our favorite posts, advice, and pretties of 2017, while we plan another year of fabulous wedding inspiration.