Sharing my wedding planning journey

By DeeAnna Haney | Jan 17, 2014

Planning a wedding isn't easy.

I learned that pretty quickly after my fiance, Matthew, proposed to me last April. We decided to have a long engagement so we could enjoy our time together and give us a little more time to plan. (We will have been engaged longer than we dated)!

Thank goodness we live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, so I knew that I wanted to get married right here in Haywood County. But putting together the remaining details has already proven much more difficult than Pinterest makes it seem!

Writing has always been a source of stress release for me, so as I wander through my wedding planning journey, I thought sharing my steps along the way might help other local brides-to-be out a little too. Or, maybe other brides can help me out during the inevitable stressful days ahead.

And because I am the only person in the Mountaineer newsroom who is engaged, I've been dubbed the editor of the upcoming edition of Blue Ridge Bride, a bridal magazine we print each April. So as I plan my wedding, I'll be trying to pick up little tidbits for the magazine as well.

The magazine goes hand-in-hand with our Blue Ridge Bridal Event in April, which will showcase local vendors that can help us plan the wedding of our dreams!

I'm excited to take a break from crime reporting every now and again to do some hard journalistic "research" on weddings. Maybe this will even give me a little encouragement to stop procrastinating on planning my own wedding!

Here goes nothing!