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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

You're The Bride spotlight on Thumbtack!







You can read our spotlight and interview here!

Thumbtack Spotlight

Wedding of Your Dreams

If you are among the busy couples who worry on how they can plan the wedding of their dreams, save the wrinkles! Wedding planner Tracie Morris customizes your big day so it will turn out the way you have envisioned it. She makes sure that everything is covered.

Keeping our customers happy by providing them with excellent personalized service before their wedding and on the big day is how we receive many referrals and grow the business.

Tracie, along with her team, understands that saying your "I dos" is one of those special events that you have been looking forward to since you were a child. That is why, they work hard to give you the peace of mind and confidence that everything will work out perfect while you relax and watch how your dreams unfold in front of your own eyes.

We feel open communication is key. We love getting to know our clients and we make sure they know they can reach out to us with any struggles they are having while planning their wedding. They love that we are accessible and really care about their situation.

Planning your big day is not a joke. Hundreds of details should be handled perfectly so as not to miss any.

So, if you think you're ready to tie the knot, make sure it is Tracie Morris whom you turn to. Her creativity and dependability will put an ease to your anxious mind and a smile on your trembling lips, because You're the Bride, and you deserve nothing but the best!

To read more about us and see our page on Thumbtack click here 

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yourethebride

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Choosing A Destination Wedding



Choosing a destination wedding is a great idea for the couple who wants to get away and relax with family and friends. A destination wedding can be a money saver for a bride and groom with the average costing $17,000 for 100 guests. It can also reduce some stress in planning a wedding. Many couples worry about their guest list and who to include on their big day. A destination wedding is an intimate event, which results in a much smaller guest list. Combining your destination wedding with your honeymoon can be an exciting two week adventure. It is important to consider some things like the time of year and if your guest will be able to take off work to attend. Also, when choosing a destination you must decide if you want to go somewhere passports are required. Make sure to take your time and really research into a place your are considering.
Top 10 Most Affordable Destinations:
1. Mexico
2. Las Vegas
3. Florida
4. Jamaica
5. Dominican Republic
6. Bahamas
7. California
8. Hawaii
9. Canada
10. Poconos

We are currently working on a destination wedding for a bride getting married in Northern Michigan at Garland Resort, Lewiston, MI. Make sure you look for our interview in the current March issue of Metro You Magazine on destination weddings. If you need help planning your destination wedding give us a call at 248-408-4602 or email tracie@yourethebride.com
  
~Jessie
Photo Credits:
fullweddingsources.com

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Enter You're The Bride Pinterest Contest!

























We decided it would be fun to have a contest since Pinterest is the latest craze. You're The Bride would like you to enter your inspiration board for a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card! The wedding theme we are asking you to create is Wicker, Wax and Wine. Anyone can enter who has a Pinterest Account.

To enter email tracie@yourethebride.com the link of your board and include your name, city and state. Entries must be received by midnight on March 1, 2012. We will review the boards for the best ideas tying into this theme.One winner will be chosen and announced on our blog and facebook on March 5. We will contact winner to obtain your home address and mail the gift card to you. Good Luck!

If you would like to follow us on Pinterest click here.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Guest book Alternatives


For those of you creative brides that don't just want a book filled with names collecting dust on the table, here are some twists on the traditional guest book:

*Fingerprint Tree- Have guest put finger in ink and stamp on paper then write there name over it


*Polaroid Pictures- Have guest take polaroid picture and write messages at the bottom of it


*Photo Book- Create a book of you and your fiancee and have guest sign all throughout the book

*Garden Rocks- Set out rocks on a table explaining to your guest to sign these instead


*Poster- Get a poster of something significant or a photo of the two of you and surround it with matting for your guests to sign


*Video- Set up a video camera or if hired a videographer use them to have your guest record their well wishes


*Anniversary Message- Assign each table an anniversary year and let the guests at that table leave notes to be opened on their first, second, third and so on


~Jessie


Photo Credits:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/idoityourself
www.offbeatbride.com

tuttobellablog.com

If you are a bride that is more interested in a traditional guestbook we sell those on our website so take a look
Traditional Guestbooks 20% off
 
Be sure to like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/yourethebride

Tips for a Successful Ceremony




During the wedding ceremony it is important the bride and groom really show who they are as a couple. Most ceremonies are so "cookie cutter" these days, but here are some ways to make your ceremony extra special:

*Speak From the Heart-This will really draw people into you and your partner's relationship, your vows should be warm and show the other person how committed you are

*Know your Officiant- Unless they have known you for years, they really have no idea who you and your partner are as a couple

*Get Cultural- A great way to celebrate not just the joining of two families, but of two cultures so try to incorporate different aspects of each others cultures

*Include Everybody- The ceremony is the part that holds the most meaning, assign family members to light the unity candle or assign friends different readings

If your note sure how to go about planning your wedding ceremony give us a call to see if you would be interested in our services. If you are looking for a officiant try one of these gentleman as they are both great!
Rev. Phillip Rogers or Rev. Fred.

~Jessie

Photo Credit:

destinationevents.net

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Detroit Engagement Parties


Engagement parties are a great way for the couples to share in their excitement of their engagement with family and friends. It is also a good opportunity to introduce the families to each other. An engagement party should be thrown 2 to 4 months after the couple is engaged, that way it gives the couple enough time to enjoy their engagement and envision what kind of wedding they want to have. When throwing an engagement party you want to make sure that all the guests you invite will also be invited to the wedding. Engagement parties don't require gifts and are normally intimate affairs. Most importantly remember their is still a wedding to plan and although you want to plan an unforgettable affair, you don't want it to upstage the wedding. Decide whether you want a casual cook-out, cocktail party, home cooked dinner party, or whatever style fits the couple.

If you need us to plan your engagement party give us a call at 248-408-4602 or email tracie@yourethebride.com
 ~Jessie

Photo Credits:
dexknows.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day


Well another Valentine's Day is here! How are you spending the evening with your special someone? Will it be a quiet dinner in? Dinner and a movie out ? Or perhaps playing hooky from work?

We hope if you get engaged today you give us a call so we can share in your excitement and help you plan the big day! First, be sure to check out our great articles and wedding tips on our website to help you with all the wedding planning tasks that will be coming! 


We work with brides who struggle with being stressed out and overwhelmed in their wedding planning, and have no idea where to begin.  They want to create their luxury, dream wedding to start their lives together centered with love.  What separates our services from other wedding planners is that we know the secrets and the system to creating a fantasy wedding day that is customized, personalized, and centered around who you are, and not who you think you should be.  And, because of this, our brides are able to relax, let loose and enjoy their wedding planning experience and wedding day, while they focus only on the love that brought them to this moment in time!

Don't hesitate to contact us at 248-408-4602 for your complimentary consult to see if we would be a good fit to work together.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pinterest OMG !

Loving this new website!!

Amazing ideas and I just can't seem to get enough of it !

You can check out our Pinboards so far at
http://pinterest.com/yourethebride/

Tell us why you love pinterest?

Happy Pinning!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

*NEW* Bride of The Month Feature


We have started a new monthly feature called "Bride of the Month".  Jamie, our June 8th bride, is our first bride we are featuring! Jamie met her fiancee Jason in November, 2009. They were both part of the same friend circle and met at a party. Neither of them were looking for anything serious, but Jamie fell for his charming personality and handsome looks. Jamie and Jason enjoy cooking, camping, and spending time having fun with family and friends. Jason popped the question on May 1, 2011, the first night the couple set sail on a Caribbean cruise. 

Their ceremony will be taking place at The Royal Park Hotel Conservatory and the reception will follow in the Grand Ballroom. The wedding party consists of 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen, 2 flower girls, and 2 ring bearers. Her wedding colors are eggplant and silver. 

You're The Bride is looking forward to coordinating and sharing their special day!
 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Looking for a Unique Reception?



We are excited to announce that we are now a partner with The Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters and are very excited to share some wonderful news with brides that are working with You're The Bride for Day-of Coordination or another planning package.  


When you are a client of You're The Bride we can offer you 1 complimentary item from this list:


Passed hors d’oeuvres -   $7/person value
50% off premium bar - $7.50/person value
Smores -  $7/person value
Lakefront Ceremony Site -   $750 value
Champagne upon boarding -  $5/person value 


In addition we will offer these two items to every bride!
Barista Coffee Bar - $4/person value and
Complimentary Photo’s on boarding - $600 value


Yes, you read it right we can offer you  a total of 3 incentives when you book with You're The Bride and Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters!!!! You can't beat this offer. So give us a call at 248-408-4602 if you would like to work with us and have your fabulous celebration aboard The 
Yacht! We can't wait to hear from you!


*These special incentives are valid only on new bookings with both You're The Bride and The Infinity and Ovation Yacht. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Unique Wedding Bouquet Alternatives

If carrying a traditional bouquet of  flowers just isn't for you, here are some fantastic ideas to use in place of flowers:

*Feathers




*Candy Bouquet



*Buttons



*Origami Flowers



*Seashells



*Fur Muff



*Vintage Brooches


~Jessie
  
Photo Credits:
kaboodle.com
hellocotton.com
helencarterweddings.co.uk
origami-instructions.com
advantagebridal.com
greenweddingshoes.com