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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Small Biz Saturday Special Offers (Nov. 27th)

We are happy to be part of Small Biz Saturday that is taking place on ONE-DAY ONLY Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. In honor of this we have put together some special offers to encourage you to use your AMEX card. If you haven't heard AMEX will be issuing a $25 statement credit to any customer making a purchase to a small business with their card. How cool is that? You get a bonus to spend your money on things you already need!

Check out our special offers for this ONE DAY ONLY:

Note: Orders and Bookings MUST take place on Saturday, November 27, 2010 before midnight EST to qualify for free gifts.


1. Order your Wedding Invitations from us on and you will receive a SOMETHING BLUE GARTER FREE with purchase.

2. Order your Bridal Shower Invitations and receive 50 BRIDAL SHOWER THANK YOU CARDS FREE with purchase

3. Book our Photo Booth and receive 100 COCKTAIL NAPKINS FREE with booking.

4. Book You're The Bride for Day-of Coordination and receive ENGRAVED CAKE SERVING SET with booking.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Choosing a Cake Topper

When choosing a cake topper, the latest and greatest thing to do is find one that represents you. There are hundreds of types of cake toppers that you are able to choose from. Maybe you want one that shows how romantic, or funny, or artsy you are. Great! Here are my personal favorites. ~Becca




Check out our line of cake toppers we sell by Carlson Craft 20% off cake toppers.




Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lochmoor Club and More Wedding Planner Tour Recap - November 14

This past sunday I spent the afternoon with several other wedding planners touring great venues of Detroit. Bill Lonskey of  The Quintessential Event Company planned our tour. We all gathered at Chair Covers and Linens in Madison Heights. DeVonna treated us to coffee, donuts, pastries and fruit. She has beautiful linens and accessories and here is a picture of something blue!




Of course we traveled in style in this pink hummer courtesy of Satisfaction Limousine.


Our first stop was at Lochmoor Golf Club in Grosse Pointe. They treated us to a delicious brunch and the tables looked spectacular. Yes more food ! What a treat for us to be the guest's!


Here are a couple of simple centerpieces that I thought one of my May bride's would like to see so I snapped a few pictures of them as we are currently working on her table design.




We then headed on to Western Golf Club in Redford. This place is really a hidden treasure and is so close to my home. I discovered it last month when I participated in a Bridal Show there. They are definitely ready for the holidays and winter weddings. They also served us bruschetta and a tasty mushroom strudel. A beautiful table design was also showcased for us.



Our next stop was the Detroit Historical Society. This is an interesting place to have a event! Check out Detroit's first car.


 The Hard Rock Cafe downtown Detroit was another fun place to stop. Mary, the catering manager put together a fantastic tasting for us including a yummy salad, spring roll appetizers and my favorite was the twisted mac and cheese made with 2 cheeses. YUM! I think we all needed a nap after that! Everything was served in a beautiful martini glass for a classy presentation. Outside of the cafe there is an amazing Atrium space with a waterfall that extends from the ceiling. It is so unique and unfortunately my camera doesn't show just how stunning it is.



Our last stop on the tour was the Inn on Ferry Street. This is a collection of historic homes that have been turned into hotel rooms. It is a top-ranked property by Expedia. A great place to host your guests instead of the typical hotel chain.  They also have some space for smaller receptions or showers. They book up super fast so it's best to call early.


The tour is always a great day of fun away from the office. It allows us to be the best planners we can be by always seeing new and unique event space so we can plan awesome weddings for our clients. Can't wait until January 30th for the next one! If you would like any additional information on these venues or would like to hire You're The Bride to plan your event please call us today at 248-408-4602.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

You're The Bride Seeking Intern's/Wedding Assistant's for 2011 Season

You're The Bride is seeking a motivated, reliable and detailed individual for a 2011 internship from March – November.  Must be able to stand for long periods of time and have a computer as assignments will be e-mailed to you. Previous event planning experience a plus but not necessary. Candidates must be able to take direction but also be able to think quickly on their feet as situations may arise that need to be solved with ease. Must have your own reliable transportation and driving knowledge of the Metro-Detroit area is helpful. This is an UNPAID position; however, an intern who successfully completes the internship may be hired on a part-time basis to assist at future events. This internship may involve pre-event preparation, cold calling using bridal lead lists, researching ideas and writing posts for the YTB blog, assembling favors/invitations, assisting in wedding ceremony rehearsal, on-site coordination/set-up for ceremony and reception. Other projects as needed. Must be available on weekends as needed. Must be at least 18 please. If this opportunity sounds like it would be a perfect fit for you then please send a cover letter and resume to tracie@yourethebride.com. You may visit our website and blog to learn more about the company at www.yourethebride.com / www.yourethebride.blogspot.com

Deadline:2/15/11

Friday, November 12, 2010

See your Groom Before the Ceremony?

You know the tradition of "its bad luck to see your fiancée in your wedding dress before walking down the aisle". Well, TheKnot.com did a survey and it revealed that many couples who decided to wait until the ceremony to see each other would've preferred to have the inevitably emotional experience in private rather than in front of all of their guests.

Now days, couples are allowed to personalize their wedding in what ever way they like. This means that yes, you can spend every minute with your groom before the ceremony, or have a private 'revile' that your photographers can capture. Some couples are even doing all their photographs before the ceremony. This allows more time to take photos then, and also gives you time to remember any photos that may have been skipped. Not only then you aren't stuck having to miss appetizers and cocktails.

Here is a "First Look" moment between former clients Cyrus and Cindy this past July at their wedding we coordinated at Bay Pointe Golf Club in West Bloomfield. Considering Lilies Photography captured the moment!











Thursday, November 11, 2010

Have a Happy Honeymoon


When planning your wedding, you don't want to forget your honeymoon. A honeymoon is not only a great way to celebrate and spend some quality time with your new spouse. Here are some great tips for how to plan an awesome trip.

Ask Around- You ask your friends and family for advice in other areas, and your Honeymoon can definitely be one of them. If you still have questions, call a local travel agent for their advice. They will know when the best weather will be and when busy seasons are. That way, you will be able to plan your trip accordingly.

Decide- Figure out what type of destination you and your significant other will want. Maybe you want to go to a beautiful beach resort, or maybe you see yourself skiing in Colorado. But be realistic when it comes to your budget. And keep the weather in mind. You don't want to be stuck inside the whole time! But if you really have your heart set on a location, you can always think about postponing. Then you can just have a night or two at a hotel, or go to a bed and breakfast for a short relaxing weekend.

Compromise- Your marriage is all about give and take, and this will defiantly be true when it comes to planning your honeymoon. Say you want to spend a week in the Big Apple and your fiancée wants to go hiking. Try combining both interests and spend your trip on a beach that you could go scuba diving at. No mater what you choose, you will both be together, and that's what counts.

Finalize- Once you have decided where you want to go, and what you want to do, start to plan it. Normally, the sooner you make your reservations, the better chance you have at getting a deal. And don't be afraid to let the hotel know that you are booking your honeymoon, because you could have some upgrades or extras sent your way.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Don’t Forget Photo Booth Save the Dates

The thing you would want is your guests making plans for your big day. Photo booth save the dates put a fun twist on a traditional task. You can pose with a chalk board to convey a message, or get creative and do something completely different.

Besides save the dates, we can also create favors for guests. Thank your guests for coming to your reception by giving them a photo booth image of you and your fiance. You can even use the monogram area to tell them a special message. Why not personalize your table numbers by holding up numbers/table names in the photo booth shots.

Your imagination is our limitation. Photo booth save the dates are very popular and pricing is reasonable. Setup your photo session today to receive complimentary color correction with touch ups.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

David Tutera on Access Hollywood

If you are a bride then you are probably familiar with Celebrity Wedding Planner, David Tutera. I love him !

Check out his recent appearance on Access Hollywood with a mini fashion show for his Faviana Bridal Collection. ~Tracie

http://www.accesshollywood.com/access-hollywood-live-fashionable-wedding-dresses-straight-from-the-red-carpet_video_1258649

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New rules for a Rehearsal Dinner

Once upon a time, all couples lived separately before they got married and engagements were only a few weeks long, so normally the rehearsal dinner was the first time both the bride and grooms parents could meet. Today, that is not always so, engagements are sometimes longer and sometimes couples may already live together. And while having a rehearsal dinner is still a nice way for everyone to catch up or reconnect, but if you are short on time or in a budget pinch, it's okay to skip it.

These days, there aren't many rules you have to follow to make a wedding a wedding (just sign on the dotted line). While it is always nice to have a welcome meal for out-of town guests, or your closest local friends and family for a nice pre-wedding dinner,  it comes down to what is logical for you. If you are a pre-wedding cocktails bar kind of couple, or a rehearsal lunch, picnic style couple, it's your wedding. ~Becca

 

Click here to view our Rehearsal Dinner Invitations if you are going to host this event.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Unique Wedding Colors

Having trouble picking colors for your wedding?? Want to be different?? Be bold and creative with bright and loud colors! Here are some unique color schemes for your wedding! ~Laura

Bright Green & Hot Pink

Royal Blue & Green

Purple & White

Orange & Blue

Blue & Silver

Brown & Lavender

Yellow & Purple



Thursday, November 4, 2010

How Long Is Too Long?

The year-long engagement has been the typical amount of time a couple gives themselves before taking the plunge. However, more and more often it seems like this is not a necessity. Some couples will choose to elope while others will take months and months before deciding on the perfect shade of peach. It all comes down to what will work for you. If you have a quicker engagement, you often will spend less money on unnecessary things. However, a longer engagement will allow you to spread out the tasks and expenses that come with a wedding. Just do what is going to be the right thing for you and the husband-to-be, and you will always have the memories.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Holiday Wedding Favors

If you have selected a wedding date around the holidays, you will have two reasons to celebrate on your wedding day! When planning a holiday wedding, you want to incorporate a holiday theme into your wedding without making it be a major focus of the attention. After all, your wedding should be all about you!

When picking wedding favors for a holiday wedding, this is where you can get into the holiday spirit and add a little fun!

Here are some fantastic ideas for holiday wedding favors.

Christmas Wedding Favors

The perfect favor for a wedding near Christmas is, of course, a Christmas ornament! You can purchase ornaments in red, green and shiny metallics. Choose personalized ornaments from a company like Ornaments with Love to let your guests know how much you appreciate them. Unlike some favors that get thrown away or consumed, Christmas ornaments will last for many years to come.

Valentine's Day Wedding Favors

For February weddings, select favors centered around the theme of love. You can choose everything from Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters to the Key to Love Keychain.

Fourth of July Weddings Favors

For a wedding in July, how about red, white and blue candy? You can find an assort of gumdrops, jelly beans and other small candies that are perfect for Fourth of July. Package them in a small tins, favor bags or boxes for affordable, yet adorable wedding favors.

Thanksgiving Wedding Favors

If you are getting married in the month of November, give thanks by giving a donation to your favorite charity in the name of your guests, instead of providing traditional favors. Be sure to leave a card on each table at the reception, explaining the philanthropic gift.