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Monday, November 9, 2015

Choosing Your Maid of Honor

A Quick Guide to Choosing Your Maid of Honor

One of the toughest decisions a bride will have to make is picking her maid of honor.  While this might seem like a simple choice to some, the consequences of choosing a friend over family, or vice versa, can be a tricky situation.  Here are a few points to consider before popping the question to your bridesmaids:

Family, usually, comes first

This is probably some advice every bride will hear at some point during her wedding planning process.  For your maid of honor, you are going to want to pick the person you feel closest to.  More often than not, this is usually a sister or cousin.  Even if this is not the case, it can be easier to explain picking a family member over a friend, and therefor fewer egos will be shattered and more friendships will remain intact.  While this sounds overly dramatic, people often have expectations of who the "best friend" is, but it's harder for people to argue with you choosing family first.

Man of Honor?

An unconventional idea would be choosing a guy to be your right hand for your wedding party.  Let's be honest, you should choose your wedding party based on relationship, not gender.  Having a brother, uncle, or best guy friend act as your man of honor can be a great benefit.  They more than likely won't be spending a ton of time on hair and makeup, and you're going to want that low maintenance attitude the day of the wedding.

1, 2, 3, none?

There is no rule saying how many maids of honor you can have or need to choose.  If you're torn between your sister and best friend, then choose both!  If you don't want anyone to be offended by not receiving the coveted "maid of honor" title, then don't have a maid of honor, and have everyone on the same level.

Formula for Happiness

While there is no scientific equation to help pick your maid of honor, there are many factors to take into consideration.  You might not want to pick a friend who lives across the country if you want them there for events like bridal shower, dress fittings, etc.  You want to pick the friend who knows you, has been there for you through your highs and lows, and will be there for you on your special day and many years to come.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

November Bride of the Month ~ Grace

JB and Grace met at the church where he proposed her, and where they will have their wedding.  They were members of a young adult group in that church, but had not had any conversation until they met each other at a friend’s birthday party.

"I even remember that date, it was Feb. 27, 2014, and that was the date we had our first conversation.  We met very often in March, and started our relationship on April 5th.  After one year, we had our first trip to Chicago and on April 5th of 2015, he and I promised our future together.  2 months later, he proposed to me at the church in front of all our friends and church members, and I said yes!"

They will have about 150 guests at their wedding,most of our guests being friends, church members, and colleagues.  The color scheme is red and blush pink with hints of gold.  It will be a Korean style of wedding ceremony with no bridal maids or best man, and they will also have a Korean Traditional Wedding (PyeBaek).

PyeBaek is an event after the wedding ceremony.  Most of time, the groom's side of family will gather in one place and throw Korean dates and chestnuts.  This symbolizes children and blessings, so the family members will bless the couple saying, “We all hope you two have many kids and many blessings on your wedding day and for the rest of your life!”

"As you know, I am a design engineer and JB is a commercial department manager.  Since we both are in auto industry, I often get advises from JB since he worked this industry many years than I have."

About Tracie,

"Since I am a full time office worker, I did not have enough time to contact and search vendors.
Tracie did amazing work for me.  She responded my questions and request so quickly, and helped me finalizing all wedding preparation.

Honestly, I hesitated to hire a wedding planner (especially as a full time wedding planner) because it looked like extra money on my wedding, but no regret at all and even tell all my friend to hire full time wedding planner.  She even attended my wedding vows (I had the wedding oath on July 2nd, and wedding ceremony on November 14, 2015).  It was so thoughtful, and I could see she really happy with my wedding vows too.

Not only as a wedding planner, but she really takes care of all preparation and wedding too.  I am so glad that I worked with Tracie for my wedding.  And not only just wedding itself, but working with Tracie will be a part of unforgettable memory of my wedding."

Photo Credit: Inner Circle Photography 

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Color Me Intrigued

Brides like to have their own sense of style and flair show through on their wedding day.  One of the newest, and possibly most wonderful, wedding trends is colored wedding dresses.  While some brides stay "conservative" with blush or sky blue, others go full out with reds, greens, or even rainbow hues.  Choosing a colored dress can be whimsical or dramatic, but definitely something your guests will remember for years to come.

No matter what style or color of dress you choose, having fun and being confident is what's most important!

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Meet Our New YTB Intern ~ Catherine

Hello everyone!

My name is Catherine Long and I am the newest intern at You’re The Bride!  I am a senior at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Public Communication and Culture Studies.  When not at school or work, I can be found working on photography, creating DIY Pinterest projects, or spending time with my boyfriend/best friend.  I am very excited to be working with You’re The Bride.  I hope to gain valuable experience in the wedding planning industry, while helping create magical moments for each bride.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Mustache Meets Prohibition Classic Flask

I received an email from Chris at Groovy Groomsmen Gifts asking if I would be interested in reviewing one of his products. I chose this Prohibition Classic Flask. I think it has a cool design and I I immediately thought my Dad would love this gift. It is the perfect size and I think he would love it for hunting season to take a little something out in the woods to keep him warm. So this is a versatile gift that can not only be given to your groomsmen but to your Dad or any man in your life that would like a flask with their favorite drink in it!

I love the mustache for an added flair! Also, it is great that it can be monogrammed with each groomsmen's initials. I chose the letters D A D to spell Dad and I know he is going to love it for
a Christmas gift.

Thanks Chris for the opportunity in allowing me to review this great gift.

If this interests you please click the link to order today ! It is even on sale !

Prohibition Classic Flask

This vintage flask comes with an attached swing top that can easily be removed if desired. Compact enough to fit in a pocket at 8.5 ounces. This flask can be personalized with up to 3 initials.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

KayLyn & Jeff ~ St. Clair, MI ~ 6/20/15

KayLyn and Jeff's wedding took place in her parents backyard near the lake under a pergola built by her Dad in St. Clair, Michigan. The couple's beloved dog Bodhi also participated in the occasion! The aisle was lined with lanterns that we later moved to lead a lit path to the restroom trailer. The inside of the tent looked absolutely beautiful with twinkle lights and hanging floral that the Bridal Party handled. The guest tables were gorgeous farm tables along with mahogany chairs with a white pad. The tables were adorned with tulle runners, ivory napkins, candlesticks, beautiful china, amber stemware and the most unique flowers in brown glass bottles. KayLyn, her maids and her photographer friend Heather created amazing bouquets for the girls to carry. A friend wrote in gold calligraphy on the burgundy place cards and ivory table numbers..

The YTB team set up napkins, candles, menu cards, table numbers and place cards. Lisa and Lindsay greeted guests upon arrival and came up with a way to keep the place cards from blowing off the table as it was a little windy! Place cards, programs, and tambourines were handed out as each guest arrived. There were a few seating issues that we straightened out along the way as well to make sure their guests were accommodated and happy. We coordinated with the wait staff to attend to the guests needs and a few special requests. It was a super hot day so we made sure the staff  ran to get more lemonade, tea, dessert plates, etc.

After their friend Jeff officiated the special ceremony the couple went right to the Whiskey Bar to sign their marriage license! KayLyn starting pouring shots of Jameson for the guests to celebrate with her and Jeff! The guests enjoyed delicious charcuterie appetizers while the bridal party took pictures
Tracie visited each guest table to invite them for dinner of roasted pig, chicken, green beans, potatoes, salad and rolls. Everyone enjoyed the dinner but saved room for the delicious wedding cake that was on display to make a statement of it's own. Later in the evening we made sure the pizza got ordered and picked up for the guests to enjoy before leaving for the evening.

Soon after dinner it was time to get the party started with a few formal dances and introductions led by DJ Kurt Colone a childhood friend of the groom's. It was a wonderful little reunion for Kurt and Jeff to catch up with all their old school pals. Everyone had a great time on the dance floor and they didn't want the party to end! We can't forget to mention that the gorgeous bride surprised everyone with another dress so she could dance the night away!

Of course there is tending to the trash, cleaning up the ceremony area, and tearing down the centerpieces, table runners, candles and more at the end of the evening. We were happy to be
able to help the couple enjoy their day and I must say it was a great party!

Check out the photos by Heather Jowett from this amazing vintage wedding!

Congratulations KayLyn & Jeff!
You're The Bride is so happy to have been part of your special day!

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Pig Roast: Richmond Meat Packers
Appetizers: Rubbed in Detroit
Cake: Sweet Heather Anne
Photography: Heather Jowett
DJ: DJ Kurt Colone
Decor: Special Event Rentals & Serradella Vintage
Wedding Planner: You're The Bride - Tracie, Lisa and Lindsay