Our Couples Costume Challenge this Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! This year, we’re dressing up with style and White House flair. Want to guess who we are? Let me give you a hint. I’m hitting the town as a DC fixer who gets the bad guys while strutting through DC streets kitted up with my Prada. And who will my hubby and […]

Get A Free Year Of Low Stress Wedding Planning

Here at wedOcracy, we’re all about helping you plan weddings with less stress, more joy and lots of fun! In celebration of making weddings fun, we’re giving you some free stuff. We’re also celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary. Did we tell you we built this website for our own wedding, had a blast and […]

Top 5 Tips For Planning A Fun Wedding

Planning your wedding should be a fun-filled time, but it often leads to so much stress. Let’s do a self check in right now! Are you planning your wedding and feeling overwhelmed by everything on your checklist? We suggest you step away from the computer, grab a cool drink (it is summer after all) and […]

3 Things You Can Do (right now) To Enjoy Wedding Planning

Planning your wedding should be a fun-filled time, but it often leads to so much stress. Let’s do a self check in right now! Are you planning your wedding and feeling overwhelmed by everything on your checklist? We suggest you step away from the computer, grab a cool drink (it is summer after all) and […]

Why Wedding Pros Need Social Wedding Planning

Attention Wedding Pros! This blog post is for you! If you’re wondering who we are or why you’re here, here’s the short & sweet answer:Because you believe every wedding should be the most incredible event it can be, and that the services you offer must benefit everybody involved. So, do we! We’re Uchechi and Peter, […]

Happy Birthday wedOcracy!

Happy Birthday wedOcracy! Yesterday, our company celebrated its 1st birthday. We bought cake (the creamy key lime kind), we lit a candle and we sat with friends who serenaded us and our company. We sat in a New Orleans restaurant on Frenchman street and raised our glasses to our company, our past year and the […]

Celebrating Bastille Day & Our Engagement Anniversary

Happy Bastille Day! We know it’s a French holiday, but we’re celebrating Bastille Day because it’s also the day we got engaged, 2 years ago. Since then we’ve had an amazing multicultural wedding, launched a social wedding planning startup which we built to plan our own wedding, visited 4 countries and are getting ready to […]

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress in 24 Hours

The title of this post alone might scare you, but if you can be brave enough to continue reading, it also just might help you find your dream wedding dress in a way that actually lets you enjoy the process. The perfect wedding dress does exist. It’s sitting on a rack in some bridal gown […]

Celebrating Loving Day and What It Represents

June is a great month to celebrate love! With millions of people taking to the streets to celebrate Gay Pride around the world, we can’t think of a better time to reflect on the significance of another celebration that celebrates marriage equality It’s about the right to choose your partner, and our freedom to do […]

6 Reasons To Let Your Bridesmaids Choose Their Own Dresses

This week on Twitter, we were discussing the issue of who’s responsible for paying for the bridesmaid dresses, and this is how the conversation went: @abrideabudget A3: Let ur bridesmaids choose their dress & they’ll gladly pay. I did this & it was great! #BridalBabble — wedOcracy (@wedocracy) May 28, 2014 I let my bridesmaids […]

How We Ended Up Getting Married in a Mexican Whorehouse, with Mom’s Blessing

And had our reception in a barnyard. I love saying we got married in a cathouse. Of course it isn’t active NOW, and it’s beautiful not skanky, but there are enough people horrified by the idea of it that I still savor the memory. We didn’t start out planning to have a bordello wedding ceremony. […]

Men! We Just Launched a New Site: Groom Tips!

I don’t mean to take anything away from a bride’s moment in the sun, but I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say the wedding industry treats men like second-class citizens. Case in point: Uchechi & I crashed a Bridal Expo to do some guerrilla marketing (don’t tell). We bought tickets and acted like your garden […]

In Support of Marriage Autonomy for the Sake of Marriage Equality

As June nears, we’re getting excited about all the upcoming Pride events that will take place around the world. In honor of our courageous LGBT friends, we’re sharing why we believe in marriage equality. A different version of this post was originally published in 2012, during our engagement, on my Thriving Blog. where I kept […]

The Rise of the Hashtag Wedding

photo credit: We Heart Photography My husband and I recently attended a friend’s engagement party, and the events that took place during the celebration confirmed for us that we live in the age of what I call, The Hashtag Wedding. Having said that, let me describe to you what happened when we popped open the […]