Ally Kraemer: Wedding shower brought together family, friends

Posted at 6:00 AM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 06:00:53-04

9 On Your Side reporter Ally Kraemer got engaged in November. She will be writing about her wedding planning experiences until her wedding in August. Expect to see the good, the bad and the bridezilla. (Just kidding!)

CINCINNATI -- I haven’t written for a while because I haven’t been wedding planning for a while!

As if life isn’t crazy enough, we decided to throw a new house into the mix! And by new house, I mean a major fixer-upper. And we’re living in the house during the remodel, so it’s mostly madness.

But just before we closed on the house, our great friend Nancy hosted the most fabulous wedding shower for me. She thought of every detail, down to the ribbons, bows and little white parasols. I hope to entertain like her one day!

I’ve never felt so loved. Having so many friends and family members all in the same place was so incredible. I was so overwhelmed, and now I realize how crazy the wedding day will actually be!

What’s next

What is it like to buy and renovate an entire house during the month before your wedding? I’ll show you the madness next week! And we’re squeezing in a bachelorette trip, too -- there’s still so much to come before the big day!

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