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Apr 29, 2020

HTB Tell All // The Wedding Edition

It's been a little while since the first installment in the Heavens to Betsy Tell All series (if you missed the first post, you can catch that here), so it seemed like it was time to answer some more of your questions!  Back in March, I decided to start answering some of the most frequently-asked questions that I get from HTB readers, and after you all submitted even more, I broke them down into a few different categories (look for more Tell All posts about things like Blogging, Faith, and what's on my bookshelves in the near future!).  

However, today's topic?  All.  Things.  Wedding.  With just four months to go until the big day, I'm starting to get into the nitty-gritty details of wedding planning, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to answer some of your questions about our upcoming nuptials!

1 // When's your wedding?
I'll officially become Mrs. Andrew Fick on Friday, August 28, 2020!  Four months!

2 // What colors have you selected for your wedding?

We decided to go with a palette made of of metallics and neutrals....ivory, champagne/gold, and navy are our most prevalent colors, with some silver and sage thrown in.  This is the color palette I used to design our invitations:

3 // Alright, what is the biggest thing you're feeling nervous about when it comes to your wedding and what is the biggest thing you're feeling most excited about?

Hmmm...biggest thing I'm feeling nervous about is the day-of schedule.  I know it'll all be fine, but that's the thing I'm stressing about the most!  Our venue is about 45-minutes away from home, and we can only decorate the morning of the wedding, so I'm nervous about getting everything done and still having plenty of time to get ready.
The biggest thing I'm feeling most excited about has to be just having all of our friends and family in the same place.  We're planning our wedding to be pretty laid-back and just a good time for everyone to hang out and enjoy one another's company, and I pray that that is exactly what it is!

4 // What are you most looking forward to when it comes to being married to AJ? (And you can't say 'living in the same state' etc.) 

Gosh....but I'm most looking forward to living in the same state!  Haha...just kidding.  I always say that I'm most looking forward to falling asleep beside and waking up next to my best friend, but I guess I'm also really looking forward to seeing where life takes us.  We have some really loose plans/ideas to move to Nashville in the next year or two, and so I'm looking forward to that adventure and figuring all of that out together.

5 // What's your venue like?

We're getting married in the heart of Lancaster, PA at the Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens, and it's basically perfection.  We'll be tying the knot outside on the lawn, and then our reception will be in a restored 1800s barn!  If you're in the Southeastern PA area and looking for a great, rustic venue, Stoltzfus is awesome!

6 // Do you have your dress?

Yep!  It's been hanging in my closet since January 30th! 

7 // What has been the most stressful part of wedding planning?
Don't hate me, but....nothing.  Honestly, we've been so blessed by a relatively easy planning process!  We had all of the big decisions made before AJ headed back to school on January 20th and basically all that we have left to do is the fun DIY stuff, like prepping decor, putting bouquets & boutonnieres together (we're doing silk florals), picking our menu, etc.  Even our honeymoon is booked.  I can't really take the credit for all of that...it was seriously just a great stroke of luck.  We moved quickly and were able to book everything we wanted really easily, but it's made the planning process pretty stress-free!

If you have a question that you'd love to see me answer in an upcoming HTB Tell All post, you can submit it here!  All questions are welcome!  And if there's something I didn't answer in this post, feel free to submit it via the link or leave it in the comments!


  1. So exciting!!! Four months isn't far away at all :D

  2. My bestest friend got married at your venue at couple of years ago. It's absolutely stunning. I love that your planning process has been mostly stress free, I think that is the best way to go! Enjoy being engaged, there's no need to stress!

  3. I LOVE your colors. So unique and beautiful!

  4. I LOVE this!! So excited for you, girl! Your big day is going to be blissful and even if something small goes wrong, which it wont, you wont even notice!! you'll be too excited :) You're making me wish I could wedding plan all over again, hehe :) Such fun! And yayayay to Nashville!

  5. I'm glad you've had smooth sailing as far as the planning process goes! It let's you enjoy your last few weeks as "Miss"!

  6. LOVE your color palette! That is awesome that you've had a pretty stress free planning process so far! We had a few little stressful moments here and there planning our wedding, but overall I just thoroughly enjoyed it, so much fun!

  7. Thanks Julia! I'm really enjoying it too...it's a ton of fun!

  8. Thanks! It's true...the closer it gets, the more I realize all the things that are going to change, and I'm so excited for everything, but I'm also trying to just enjoy this season too!

  9. Thanks friend! We are SOOO excited for August! I've had some crazy panic dreams that were mostly just outlandish and funny, but that's been the extent of the stress! haha

  10. Really? That's awesome! This is only their second year doing weddings, so we're excited to be working with them in their first few years of being in business...they're fantastic!

  11. I know! It'll be here before we know it!

  12. Love this! Thanks so much for the update. It's been fun following along on social media, but it was great to hear this many details. I'm on the same page as you with stress-free planning! We were able to get pretty much all the big details nailed down in the first month, so now we have the rest of our engagement to take our time with the details. It's the best way to do it for sure!

  13. What do you feel is appropriate mother-of-the-groom attire? Does lace need to be involved?

  14. Head-to-toe Lace, really huge, full-length sleeves, and an obnoxious hat. Oh, and lots of sequins. You have to sparkle when you do your mother-son dance! ;)

  15. That's so awesome! It's definitely a huge relief to have all of the big stuff figured out and now have to worry about it!

  16. I love your colors, Betsy! It's going to be beautiful! You're going to be beautiful!

  17. It is going to be so beautiful!! Can't wait to see photos <33

  18. Awe, thanks Abby! I'm so excited!

  19. I'm so glad the planning process isn't stressful--nothing worse than preparing for a marriage than to be overwhelmed by the details of just 1 day. And your color scheme is AWESOME! Can't wait to see all the pictures :D

  20. 1. YAY! August Weddings! We got married the 18th!

    3. Decorating Issue - assign other people not in the wedding to this role and just trust them. You want your wedding day to be stress free! I had other people decorate the day of the wedding and had a good friend who I put in charge for all the quesitons - I gave them boxes and a list and just trusted them to do their best. I then had sweet time with my bridesmaids getting ready and having fun. You don't need to work on your wedding day! DELEGATE!!!

    7. YOU GO GIRL! I am honestly a believer that weddings don't need to be stressful and if they are we need to take a good look at our hearts. Yes, there is a lot going on and it is a big project but in those fearful/ stressful moments eyes on Jesus and a reminder that we are marrying our best friend is a good reality check. I think the most beautiful weddings I've been too are the stress free ones! It is more about the marriage than the wedding anyways :) XOXO

    Love you so much!

  21. 1) I just saw you say that on Instagram and I was like "Yay! We're just 10 days later!
    2) I know that's what I need to do...I just have to relinquish control! Haha...our venue actually requires you to hire their wedding coordinator and you can also hire them to decorate for you so I might go that route so that we can all just enjoy the day!
    3) Thanks! For real....we have definitely been blessed with easy going so far, but I've decided that I'm not going to stress. No matter what goes wrong, it's just one day and what we'll remember are all of the sweet little perfect moments that we have!

  22. Navy is so popular! I've worn a navy bridesmaid dress twice now, plus my twin brother's wedding color was navy (I rewore a bridesmaid dress for that).


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