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277 days and counting!

Posted by Angel Babbitt Harris  January 7, 2013 07:21 PM

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The countdown begins. I am getting married in ten months. That's 39 weeks, 277 days, 6648 hours, and approximately $20,000 away!

Welcome to my world.


Cotton of Maureen Cotton Weddings

One of my favorite photos from our engagement photo session taken in Copley Square, next to Trinity Church.

Let's be frank: if I had a dollar for every bit of advice I've received from relatives, friends, and even strangers about how our wedding should be, I'd have enough in the bank to pay for the entire day. The goal over the next ten months is to stay true to what is important to the Mister and me, and not what everyone else wants. So far, I'm discovering this is easier said than done...

I'm Expertly Engaged. Expert simply because I am a 'semi-retired' day-of wedding coordinator planning my own wedding. My guy proposed last May. We plan to exchange vows in October. Everything in between will be chronicled in this blog. Some entries will make you laugh, others may cause you to break out in hives. The reality is wedding planning is unpredictable, not for the faint of heart!

I'm turning my filter off in an attempt to let you know how real this journey is. Through my experiences I hope to educate, enlighten, entertain, and even inspire those who may be deep in the trenches of planning a wedding. Or maybe you're just obsessed with weddings. This blog is for you, too.

Sit back and enjoy the next ten months with me. You may not get an invitation to the wedding but at least you can say you were a part of the process!

This blog is not written or edited by or the Boston Globe.
The author is solely responsible for the content.

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About this blog

Angel Babbitt Harris, formerly of the Expertly Engaged blog, is now "Newly Wed" and learning how to navigate life as a happy wife. Angel lives for weekend getaways to Brooklyn with her husband and anything currently playing on Netflix. She works as a Marketing Manager for a non-profit organization in Boston. Need newlywed advice? Have newlywed advice to give? Reach Angel directly at or tweet her at @MrsHarrisTweets.

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