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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Come out, come out...

...WHOever you are!

I can't sleep tonight. I hope this isn't the beginning of a trend leading up to the wedding. But my brain is entirely too active to sleep right now.

Anyway, I started this blog as a way to chronicle my whole wedding planning experience for myself.

Over the past 10 months, however, it has become much more than that. According to the stat tracker on my page, I get many, many, many hits every day. People from all over the world--all 50 states, England, France, New Zealand, the Bahamas, Canada, etc. Honestly, every once in a while, I actually get hits from countries I have never even heard of. Those visits from obscure countries may or may not be legitimate readers of the blog, but still.

Sure, the DIY pages and instructions are popular. But the majority of the hits are still for the front page. In theory, these are people just "checking in" on Road to the Aisle.

I've shared, and will continue to share, details about our wedding, our lives, our future, and more. So now I'd like to turn the tables tonight. Please take a minute to leave a comment, and tell me who YOU are.

Where are you from? Are you getting married? If so, when is your wedding? What do you like about Road to the Aisle? Anything in particular you'd like to see more of (or *gasp,* less of?)?

Does anyone have any questions for me? Related to projects? Related to our wedding? Related to life?

I'd really appreciate learning just a little bit about the people behind all of these hits to the blog day after day. You don't even have to register with Blogger to leave a comment. You can just click "anonymous" and type away. Please? Pretty please?

And as always, thanks for reading! :)

69 comments:

Lyndsay said...

My name is Lyndsay. Geoff and I are getting married on June 21! I think I found your blog through one of the Knot boards, maybe. I was mostly interested in your DIY card box instructions, but have you on my Google Reader subscription now. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a bride-to-be in San Diego, CA. Mike and I are getting married on 9/20/08. Found you on the Knot, and have now subscribed. Reading your blog entertains and motivates me, and I want to thank you for sharing your wedding planning progress with the world!

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Ashley... getting married Oct 18. I first was intrigued by the DIY projects.. but I am a *lover* of blogs done by brides... and yours has made it to by Google Reader!

Anonymous said...

My name is Stephanie. I'm not engaged yet, but will soon be and can not stop thinking about my future wedding. I love reading all of your DIY projects and can not wait to see more. I read your blog every day! : )

I loved your invitations, candle table numbers, and aisle runners... basically everything.

Jenna said...

My name is Jenna and I should be getting engaged rather soon and get married at October 11th. You're on my google reader, I love following along!

Anna said...

My name is Anna. My fiance Jack and I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and we are getting married on October 18th. It's funny - I actually have no idea how I found your blog, but I'm so glad I did! I love to see what awesome crafty projects you are up to - I'm totally jealous of your DIY capabilities! Haha... Also, it's just nice to read up on where other brides are at in planning and getting ready for their big day. I check in every couple of days just to see how your life is going and to make sure every thing is still going smoothly for you (not that I could help if it wasn't, lol). Anyway, all the best wishes coming your way from the Queen City! I hope you and your fiance have the life together that you've been dreaming of! :)

Brittany said...

My name is Brittany. Steven and I will be getting married on 06-07-08. I also found your website somewhere on the knot dot com. Your DIY ideas were what first attracted my attention to your blog--but now I faithfully read your blogs. I like to know how other brides are doing along their journey to the aisle. It's getting close! And I wish you the best with your final planning in the weeks leading up to your very special day. :)

Amy said...

I'm Amy. My fiance and I are getting married on May 23, 2009. I found your blog on the Knot, and became interested in all your DIY endeavours (which all look great by the way!), especially pocketfolds. I added you to Reader actually a couple days ago...I love reading other brides' blogs :D

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I'm Sarah in England, getting married June 09. I found your blog by accident whilst googling 'pocketfold invites'. I now check in on you every day and love reading about your planning.

Anonymous said...

Terri (tab890) from upstate ny board - I was on your blog to get directions for the card box, and your writing style is great. I enjoy reading to find out where you are in planning to make sure that i'm on track - i'm a complete procrastinator :) Plus, my new job offers frequent down time.

Jessica said...

My name is Jessica and I am marrying Jim on October 11 of this year in Hamburg NY. I went to Fredonia and graduated in 2002. I was a communication major! I live in Illinois and I am going home for my shower in a few weeks. Your blog has helped me quite a bit! Thanks!

Melissa Ann said...

Hey - I'm getting married in 12 days (May 17th) I found your site when I did a search for making bridesmaid jewelry and have been keeping tabs on how you're doing ever since. Best wishes on your wedding!

Abi said...

Hi, I'm Abi. I'm getting married July 19, 2008. I found your blog b/c someone posted about your photo cardbox. We're planning on making on for our wedding. As for other DIY stuff- not so much.

Thanks for sharing!! I look forward to review the reviews of your wedding!

Wawa Blackmore said...

Bride-to-Be and knottie in Maryland (April 2009). I found your site when a knottie linked to your card box instructions, but now i check it regularly just because it's interesting! Kitchen renovations and DIY invites. What's not to love?

Anonymous said...

My name is Melanie, I'm getting married in October near Baltimore, MD. I found your blog through the knot (aka my own personal crack), and have read it ever since. Like others probably, since I've followed along for awhile, and I find I check back not only to read your funny stories (loved the story of the two of you!) or for your DIY info (which is also great) but also just to see that things are going well for you. Thanks for all the obvious time you put into it!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I'm Elizabeth, and I'm from Houston TX. I'm also getting married on June 21 and am having an aqua wedding (and other "accent" colors)! I first found your blog while searching for ideas of people using the Lunar Blue paper for projects, and a pic of your invitation popped up in Google Images. I'm the one who emailed you asking about your stamp pad color.

Your blog was the first I found and was interested in, and since then I have become addicted to others' blogs as well, but yours is still my favorite! I really don't mean this to sound all weird or anything, but you remind me a lot of myself and I think that's why I keep tuning in. I read your posts on the pre-cana classes when I first found your blog, and I was cracking up while I was at work because we had to do the same thing and had a similar experience.

Anyway, absolutely love your blog and all your ideas, and I wish you the very best of luck with everything for you day!

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I'm Cassie and I'm getting married Oct 11th. We live in CA. I LOVE your website...it's become my gospel :) I found it doing a google search for DIY projects (yes, I too am a DIY bride). I quickly became a fan of your website. You offer great step-by-step instructions and great pictures (I'm visual so this is a PLUS for me).
I would love to know more about what you're doing for your bridesmaids. I am at a road block....I can't figure out great presents....ideas?!
Thanks for providing some entertainment for me and keep on bloggin'.

Tracey said...

My wedding is the same day as yours, and generally read your blog and then freak out when I read that you have completed something that I haven't even started yet. =)

Chelsey said...

Hi, I'm Chelsey and am from Wisconsin. My finacee, Dave, and I will be getting married on 9/20/08. I found your website when someone posted on the knot boards about photo card boxes and now just love looking at your blog daily. We are just beginning our DIY invitation process, and your cost analysis and step by step really helps. I only hope my invites turn out half as beautiful as yours.

Good luck as your big day gets closer and keep bloggin' cause you know we'll all keep readin'! :)

Sue said...

My name is Sue and I'm getting married on April 25, 2009 in State College, PA. I stumbled onto your blog a few months ago when I was looking for instructions on DIY pocketfold invitations...and since then, I've been an avid reader of your day to day life! Like other brides-to-be, it is a lot of fun to read up on other bride's wedding plans and ideas and trials. =)

Kelly said...

how fun. Maybe I should encourage all my lurkers to come out and show themselves.

My name is Kelly. I live in Wisconsin and I have no idea where I first found your blog! I have you on my reader now though! I am getting married in August :)

Lindsay said...

I found your blog because our your banners. I like reading it to see what you are up to because our weddings are so close (July 5, 2008). It was funny to see a picture of myself on your blog one day! Anyway, you inspired my to start my own blog with keeps the stress down.

Anonymous said...

I'm a bride from Lansing, MI. Honestly I found you on another bride's bio...It was the strangest thing...I'm getting married next year (6/20/09) and what caught my eye is that we have the same bridesmaid dresses, in the same color...the same kinds of flowers...the same invitations (well at least what I had envisioned in my head)...you really just keep putting my thoughts on your blog and it's a good way for me to see how much work I'm in for!

Ashley said...

My name is Ashley and I'm getting married to Jerry in July of 09. Your also doing my aisle runner/monogram after your own wedding which i'm very excited about! I feel like I'm a stalker when it comes to checking your page. I check it about once a day for updates and just love reading about it, even the non wedding related stuff! You have been a big inspiration in my wedding planning as well.

By the way the blue dishes you got were the ones I was hoping you would get, over the other blue choice that is, ha. They look fabulous in your cupboards and with your dinner on them as well:) ha

Erin said...

Hi, my name is Erin, and Andy and I are getting married sometime in the summer of 2010. I came across your blog on theknot.com, and just continued reading it for ideas and what basically amounts to tips and advice.

Anonymous said...

Hey. I'm from WV. My fiance and I are getting married next year. I looked at your blog for DIY instructions on a few things to get some ideas. Now, I read it just to see what's going on.

I also have a miniature dachshund that looks very similar to yours. I enjoy seeing pictures of her "helping" from time to time :)
Good luck with the rest of your planning!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, my name is Asuanta and I originally found your blog when I googled aisle runners. I also came across your bio in the knot. You may remember me because I contatced you about creating a save the date for me. My wedding isn't until 8.29.09 but I'm trying to get as much resources, ideas, and help as I can. I enjoy tunning in everyday to your blog to she what wonderful creation you have come up with this time:) You are a true inspiration for future brides who want to try to be a diy bride. I am thinking about starting a blog, not to sure. But anyway thanks for sharing yours. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Coleen and my fiance David and I will be getting married Feb.21, 2009 in Gilbert, AZ. I found your blog while looking up how-to directions for pocketfolds. I also love looking at all of your other projects to get inspiration. We go to our pre-Cana class in May, I'm hoping that the program at our parish will be a little more useful than the one that you went to. In our diocese we also have to go to a 4 class series on NFP.

Jenni said...

I'm Jenni! Jason and I are getting married in August 2009 (haven't set an exact date yet). I'm not sure how I stumbled onto your blog, but now you're in my reader and I read every day! I love reading about other people's planning...and getting great ideas!

Moya said...

My name is Moya I'm from Jamaica and I'm marrying Ricardo on June 7, this year. I found your blog searching for aisle runners. Interesting stories about your laser eye surgery and other DIY projects kept me coming back once a week to check in with your wedding day and life progress. All the best with your wedding and marriage.

122LOVESME said...

My name is Ms. 122 and I'm from Seattle. My wedding is currently planned for July 18, 2009. My fiance is in the Navy, so we see each other when we can and plan most things long distance. Love your blog -- you're definitely in my reader.

Sonya said...

Hi! My name is Sonya and I'm from MA. I'm marrying Roger on 08/16/08. I found your blog thru TheKnot when looking for the DIY instrustions for your aisle runner. I've bought the aisle runner and other than check your blog everyday to see what new adventure of the day is, I haven't gotten any further! I'm scared to screw up the runner so somehow rereading the directions everyweek and seeing your other projects seems to help! Love all the stories, it's like a break from the craziness in my life and it's nice to see someone actually finish projects! Your writing style is also great! I feel like I'm reading an e-mail for a friend. I was soooo excited when you posted everyday! If I was half as dedicated to my projects as I am to reading your blog I'd have everything done! Any insight for when I GOCCO my invites? I can't wait to hear how everything works out and I look foward to the Honeymoon reviews.
Good luck and thanks for all the hard work doing the Blog....it's really apreciated!

Anonymous said...

My name is Sarah, I am a Bride-to-be in Oklahoma City, OK. My FI and I are getting married around 09/18/2010. Found you off of TheKnot, and have enjoyed your DIY projects. I am also trying to DIY as much as possible for my wedding.

E said...

I'm Emily, I'm getting married in July, love your blog :)

Abbie said...

My name is Abbie. I'm in CO and am recently engaged with no date set. I have absolutely no idea how I found your blog, but I added it to my Google reader about a month ago. I enjoy hearing about your planning process.

Anonymous said...

My name is Lisa,I'm from Grand Rapids, MI. Andrew and I are getting married 5/9/09. I found your blog on the knot. At first I was interested in your DIY projects, but now I am a daily reader.

Craxi said...

Hi! I'm Amy and I'm getting married 6/27/09 -- I know a long way off but ....
I stumbled upon your blog from the Knot and have been adicted. I love all your ideas.

Anonymous said...

HELP!
I wrote a note earlier and was checking in on the website. I noticed a lot of ppl saying they found this website from searching theknot.com... how are you searching for this...? I think I missed how to do that. Please help! Thanks :)
Cassie

Anna said...

Hi! My name is Anna. My fiancé Matt and I are getting married June 2009. I stumbled across your blog just recently through theknot.com. I absolutely love your craftiness. You have totally inspired me. All you DIY projects are incredible, and thanks to your step by step guides and pictures, I hope to attempt some. Also, from your blog I have found a whole wedding blog world. I love it! So, Thanks! And good luck with everything!

The Hortons said...

Hey, My name is Erin and I have been married for 3 years this July. I live in Rockford, Illinois. I found your blog when I was looking for instructions for pocket fold invites. I wanted to make them for my best friends baby shower. I love hearing about you wedding and seeing all of your creativity.Keep on blogging and good luck with the wedding, It will be perfect!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather. My name is LaShandia. I fist saw your blog when i was googling DIY aisle runners. Once my Moh and i did that project we keep checking back to see what else you had posted and before we knew it we followed your DIY invataions and jewlery. I love looking on your blog to see what you experincing because i can totally relate. My Fiance and I are getting married on July 5, 2008
P.s everytime i say i have a new idea my MOH of says"you must have gotten that from Heather"

Anonymous said...

I'm Mindi (Mindilina33) from the upstate NY board. I originally checked out your blog for the diy card box but now I also like to read along where you are to compare to where I am (getting married 8-16-08) I also just enjoy reading about your wedding. I'm sure it's going to be beautiful.

Maureen said...

Hello! My name is Maureen and I am getting married April 25, 2009...I also found you on someone's bio on The Knot, and I just love your blog. I appreciate that you actually take the time to document all of this wedding planning business because it makes me feel like there is someone else out there that has the same stresses, worries, excitement and anticipation as I do. I originally saved your blog as a favorite because I loved your aisle runners, but now I check almost everyday because not only are you blogging more frequently, but I have also grown to love reading about what is going on in your life. Best of luck to you! Your big day will be here so soon and you as well as the wedding are going to be gorgeous.

ralaissm said...

My Name is Lauren... and I'm an Road to the Aisle Blogaholic.

I'm also getting married June 15th & had been searching for DIY ideas (as I am a DIY bride too), which is what led me to your amazing page.

Kristin said...

My name is Kristin and I found your blog through the Upstate New York board (I am keb270). Your posts were always so helpful that I started to read your blog as well! Best of luck and keep the great posts coming!

Kelly Rose said...

Hi! My name is Kelly and I am getting married on July 5th and love following your blog for ideas and inspiration! I also found you from the knot and come back every few days. Love your DIY projects. Congrats and best wishes! :)

Molly said...

Hi Heather! It's NDMolly from the June board. I was out of town all weekend and am now catching up on the important things, like knotting and blog reading. ;-) I just enjoy your writing and wish I had the dedication to do all the DIY and helpful things you do! Good luck in these last few weeks! (Today marks 1 month for me - yikes!)

Preppy(STB)Peshke said...

Hi, My name is Kristi. I am a bride-to-be on Aug 9th. It is great to see all of these blog reading/writing brides. I've gotten such great ideas from blogs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, My name is Deanna and I am getting married on August 15th, 2008 in Orange County, CA. I found your site on theknot.com.
I have come to love your DIY craftyness. I am totally addicted to your blog. Read it everyday in fact get annoyed, when you skip a day! LOL :)

Keep on bloggin, I admire people who can write and connect with people, I wish I could!!!

Sarah said...

My name is Sarah. I am getting married on December 12, 2009. I absolutely love the DIY stuff!

Anonymous said...

My name is Alana, and I'm not engaged yet, but we have already starting planning haha. I'm just waiting for him to save money to propose! I can't wait. Your blog has given me so many ideas for my own wedding and I never thought about how much you can make on your own. You've definitely inspired me. Also, you are very witty! AND (this is getting long, I know) my siblings have been discouraging me to live with my boyfriend before marriage and saying that it will be "anti-climactic," but you and Michael still seem plenty excited!

Thank you!
I may be contacting you about a banner or aisle runner sometime next year :]

Erica said...

I'm Erica, and Matt and I are getting married on July 24, 2009. We live in Syracuse right now, and are getting married in Geneva. I think somewhere I saw that you were from Rochester? We're pretty close! I found your blog through a search that I did for DIY Aisle Runner. After looking on your site, I found a million more things that I want to do! We just made the photo cardbox a few weeks ago, I'm planning on doing a similar thing for our table numbers, and I LOVE your invitations. I've also referred people to your blog in a wedding forum that I'm a member of.

I definitely plan on checking in on you and your projects as long as you keep it going!

Anonymous said...

My name is Kate. I live in Tampa, but am getting married May 17th in Pittsburg, NH.
kateandgregg.weddingannouncer.com
You can even see us! ^
I found you through another website when I was looking for DIY card box instructions and the person who wrote the article referred to your blog post with the instructions for the photo box. I ended up just buying a bird cage, but I did use your program as a template for my own! At first I just wanted to see all your cool ideas, now I've visited so much I just like to come back and see how you're doing (and other cool stuff you've made) :)

Anonymous said...

hi, my name is Danah from the UK found your blog on theknot when i was looking for ideas my wedding in in December and read your blog everyday!

the botticelli babe said...

;) I found you through a blog through a blog through a blog. I love your whimsy and fresh attitude. I've been subscribing to your blog for a couple weeks now.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Courtney and I'm from Maine. I'm getting married on September 27th! I found your blog from another blog and love all of your DIY projects. I believe I'm going to be attempting to do my own pocket fold invitations and your blog will be very helpful. - Good luck with finalizing everything and remember to have fun! =D

Jacki said...

Hi Heather!
I'm Jacki... I've left messages a few times before (about pocketfolds and whatnot) and I *think* I orginally found you through instructions for the photo card box...
Your writing is funny, smart, and refreshing... and you're my go-to blog for DIY ideas (Jacob & I are getting married on August 17, 2008 on the beach in NJ).

Anonymous said...

Decided to leave a little note to say hello. my name is Lee (female) and I hail from Ottawa, Canada.

I'm in the very early stages of planning my DIY wedding invitations and found your posts regarding yours VERY informative. I just happened to stumble upon this page and it has led me back here a few times to see what's new.

I have been weighing the cost benefits vs. the amount of effort and time that goes into planning things yourself, and you've inspired me to take the plunge.

Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your special day (and all of the work and love that went into it) with all of us.

Luen said...

I'm Luen and I'm marrying Chase on 9-6-08 in Canandaigua, NY. I love your blog, and all of your DIY projects! In fact I may have to hit you up for an isle runner.
oh and I found you on the Knot Upstate NY boards.

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Amanda and I am marrying Rick on Sept. 5, 2009 in Texas. I found the blog from a fellow Knottie's bio about the save the dates. They were a huge inspiration for my own save date cards. Thanks for posting all the DIY projects and step by step instructions. Good luck with this last month of wedding planning!

Anonymous said...

My name is Mirinda and my fiance Anthony and I are getting married on August 22,2008. I found your blog on the knot, I was interested in the aisle runner idea. I can not seem to get my monogram "S" big enough and in the right spot on my aisle runner. I e-mailed you to get your help but I know how busy you must be so I have not heard back from you as of yet. Congratulations with everything, I love your blog and am inspired every time I read it.

Anonymous said...

My name is Meagan. I'm from Mississippi, and I'm hosting a big Southern wedding May 2, 2009 (actually, it is also me and my fiance's graduation day from college). Growing up with only my daddy, this wedding stuff has been anything but easy for me. Your blog has been like the "mom" of my wedding telling me what to do and when to do it. I'm so grateful to your faithful blogging. God bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Katy, I just came to find you today!!! But I love what you have here...I'm planning on starting my own. Andy and I are gettin hiched on 9-19-09. We live in central Illinois. I am obsessed with everything weddings, so I'm on the Knott ALL THE TIME, that's where I found your blog. I just wanted to see how you did the frame card box...but I have now looked at everything on here...so thanks...you have inspired me!

Anonymous said...

Heather you are AWESOME!! I 'found' you on someone's Knot post, and I have been reading your blogs ever since. I hope you continue to post after you get married. Congratulations as you approach your upcoming wedding!! Sarah (Milwaukee, WI)

Control Freak said...

My name is Gia, I married my new husband Chuck 3 months ago. I have loved watching you prepare for your wedding because it is all so creative and organized!! I also was a big DIY bride, but you put me to shame! And I used your cardbox instructions!

Alison said...

Hey, I just found your blog a couple of days ago from somewhere on the knot and have really enjoyed reading it. I'm getting married June 6, 2009 in Dallas, but my fiance and I are living in South Korea right now. Your DIY stuff is amazing and the instructions are awesome! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My name is Jessica and I am in central ny. I am getting married next year May 16th. I found your blog about a week ago and I love how you seem so down to earth as well as all the crafty ideas you post. I'm sure the coming weekend will be awesome for you...Good luck

Anonymous said...

My name is Julie, I'm a college student in the Albany area. My sister is a graphic designer and loves paper DIY projects like you do. She found your blog looking for pocket invitations and sent the link to me to ask my opinion. I scrolled back to the beginning of your blog and have been reading it straight through. My sister is now designing invites for both our weddings (proposals in the works) and our cousin's for which we are the maids of honor. Thank you so much for brightening my workday! Chris and I will be getting married when I get out of law school, just waiting until I get the heirloom ring sized before I spring it on the parents. For now I'm just addicted to looking things up on the knot!

Robin said...

Hi Heather! Just want to thank you for all your time and effort that you have put into your blog. Last night I somehow stumbled upon your blog through theknot.com, and I'm just about done reading everything in it! Love your ideas! I'm getting married August 15, 2009, and hopefully I'll be able to incorporagte many of your wonderful DIY projects!
~Robin