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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Contest !! Win A JCPenney Gift Card!!!

This contest is open to former brides. We are looking for the "Best Looking Wedding Cake". Do you think your cake stands out from the rest or you just loved it? Well enter the contest as it doesn't hurt to take a chance! Just email us your picture, name and wedding date for your chance to win a $100 JC Penney gift card. It's that easy! Two winners will be chosen and we will post your cake picture and name/wedding date on the blog. Contests runs through April 20th so get us your pictures now! Please email as a .jpg file with the information required to Good luck!

Just a little background information on the contest. I received a call from Courtney at New Media Strategies and she explained she is helping JCPenney obtain more exposure in the wedding industry so they are running a contest to help spread the word about their great store and wedding services. So share this information with all brides-to-be that you know!

JCPenney offers one of the nation’s largest wedding registries, boasting an expansive collection of proprietary and national brands with timeless style, exceptional quality and contemporary appeal. Registrants can make gift list selections from top brands in china, flatware, crystal, small electronics, cookware, linen and furniture. With more than a 1,000 JCPenney department stores as well as offering a wide assortment from which to choose, brides and grooms will find everything they need to live Happily Ever After.”

· Registry customers find that JCPenney is a one-stop destination for nearly all their wedding needs – from engagement rings and couple portraits, to salon services including hair, make-up and nails, and luggage for the honeymoon. Along with a selection of merchandise offering style and quality at a smart price, registry customers are treated to expert wedding and homemaking advice on; a complimentary wedding planner and organizer that becomes a treasured keepsake; and in-store services such as salon and portrait studio.

· Returns are made simple with a 90 full money back guarantee

· Free Personalized Wedding Planning site

· Many more:

Monday, March 23, 2009

**CONTEST** Would you like FREE wedding invitations??

I know you brides are probably facing a tough time trying to plan your wedding and keep up with regular bills in this tough economy. So You're The Bride has decided to award one lucky bride with FREE Wedding Invitations and a FREE Wedding Time Capsule!!! You will have to write a 500 word essay free of spelling errors on why you think you are the bride that deserves these invitations the most. Now of course there are some rules and guidelines to participate and just so you know if you are the lucky winner here is the criteria....

1. Your wedding must be in 2009.

2. Order must not exceed $200 including shipping/tax. Since we discount most of our invitations either 35% to 40% we will be going by the total on your order once the discount is calculated. So the final price at checkout of the shopping cart. This way you are still getting the discount too :) If over then you will be responsible for the difference. If you are under we will NOT refund you the difference. Depending on what line you would order from if you win the price should get you approximately 100 invitations, printed flaps, respond cards and reception cards to give you a basic idea of merchandise value.

3. Order can't be shipped outside of US.

So start browsing the website to see what invitations you might like. Entries must be received by 4/30/09. Send a word document to with your name, email, phone number and the city you live in along with your essay so we can identify you. Contest is open to Metro Detroit brides as well as brides all over the US. Pass the contest info along to all your friends that are getting married for their chance to win too!
Winner will be notified and posted on blog by May 6. Good luck!

Gerych's Bridal Expo Event

Yesterday Marcie from and myself went to their first ever FREE Bridal Expo sponsored by Gerych's in Fenton. I was invited by Carrie from She has the fanciest porta potties I've ever seen! They are restrooms in a trailer complete with a sink and several separate stauls. Next time your planning an outdoor event you must give her a call. What a great day it was! Gerych's is a full-service florist and event rental company located in Fenton, MI. They featured 4 different wedding receptions complete with a bride, table decor, cake and food. Italian Garden, Louis XIV, Miami Beach and Tuscan Vineyard were the themes. My favorite was the Miami Beach! They had lots of vendors there including a DJ, Band, Winery, Music and a few Photographers and Caterers. We got to stop by each booth and sample delicious treats, food and wine. Marcie and I agreed that the Coldstone Creamery booth was our favorite! Who doesn't love ice cream? lol Later they had a fashion show that featured beautiful wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Even the men were dressed in tuxes! They had lots of door prizes and I even won a wedding time capsule that I will be giving to one of my lucky brides! Enjoy the pics I took from the event.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lee Thomas Films Giveaway!! Check it out!! You could Win!!

So my friend Lee of Lee Thomas Films is doing his part to help you brides out and I wanted to share his contest on my blog....there are just a couple rules...hope you win!! Good luck! Tracie xo

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Bridal "Stimulus Package" Giveaway !!
We all know the economy hasn't been the greatest - especially here in Michigan. No matter where you turn, it's hitting somebody hard. So, we decided to do our share to try to help out a little. It's our version of a Bridal "Stimulus Package", if you will. So, what exactly are we doing? What are we giving away? One lucky couple will win your choice of either; 2 extra hours of coverage on your wedding day, or... 1 extra hour of coverage and 2nd camera coverage at your reception. Choose what works best for you! That's over $800 worth of savings! Sound cool? Great, here are the rules...1. Your wedding must take place in 2009.2. Your wedding must take place in Michigan.3. You must book at least 8 hours of coverage.4. You must book by April 30, 2009.That's it... then just sit back and see if you're the winner! Pretty simple, huh?I will be announcing the winner right here on my blog on May 1st. So, if you haven't booked yet (or know someone who's getting married that hasn't booked their videographer yet), now's not the time to hide under a paper bag! Let's go - what are you waiting for...?

Lee Thomas Films
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the studio: 248.650.2135

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

FREE Wedding Tune-Up!

Are your wedding plans not running as smoothly as you would like? Maybe it's time for a wedding overhaul. Meet with a Certified Wedding Planner to help achieve your wedding day dreams. Learn ways to reduce your expenses and stress, get organized and get things back on track. Please call for your personal complimentary session today. 248-408-4602 THIS IS A FREE SESSION THAT EXPIRES April 17, 2009. I wanted to do something to help you brides in this tough economy by offering some "free value" so I hope to hear from you soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Popular Wedding Invitation among 2 Brides...

This week I sold this invitation twice! One to a Chicago bride and the other to a local Livonia bride. Both had different color schemes but thought it was the perfect invite to set the tone for their event. The Chicago bride chose a mix of mango and fuschia colors with slate ink for the main text copy. The Livonia bride went with Passion and Mocha ink. Jinny's are on the way to her and Nicole's are in production. Stay tuned for your tracking number. Thanks for your orders it was nice working with both of you!

You're The Bride received Awards for 2008!!!

Ok so I get to brag a little that we received the Carlson Craft and Nu-Art excellence awards for 2008 to add to our collection. Each year these printing companies presents only a few select businesses with these prestigious awards for outstanding performance and exceptional sales achievements. We are excited to receive the award again this year!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Are you a bride struggling with something?

Thanks for taking time to read the blog. I am sure you are faced with many issues and obstacles while your planning your wedding. We are putting together a Top 10 list and wanted to get your opinion and rank on the problems that are bugging you the most. We will later rank these for all of our readers to see. We would like to offer you solutions to your wedding planning problems so Please send your email to Thanks!