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Saturday, March 31, 2012

What Your Wedding Colors Mean



Choosing the perfect color for your bridesmaids dresses can be tricky. You want to make sure  you pick the right color to set the tone for your wedding. Here are some of the most popular colors and what they say about you:
*Blues- The general feel of this color is calmness. Lighter blues will give that dainty friendly feeling, darker blues are a strong but elegant choice, and turquoise will show a fun playful side
*Pinks- Pink is soft and sweet and less harsh then red. Lighter shades of pink will show tenderness, whereas hot pinks are more spunky and fun
*Greens- Green is a reflection of life, health, and a clean environment. This will give your wedding a relaxing tone. Medium to light green shades are great for spring weddings and for a sophisticated yet elegant winter wedding darker tones work perfect
*Silvers- Very classy color palette. You can incorporate silver in many ways whether is be for a really modern wedding or a traditional ceremony
*Golds- A very warm tone that gives of vibes of extravagance and richness. Can be a little overwhelming if used as your main color so try to just use it simply to add that luxurious feel to your big day
*Black- This is a sophisticated, classic color and is easy to use with almost any color combination
If you're still not sure what direction to take your wedding in contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602 for a wedding consultation!
~Jessie    
Photo Credit:
coricook.net

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wedding Vendor Contracts



Before you sign on the dotted line, you need to make sure you go over everything with your vendor. Many times there are hidden details within the fine print that a vendor will intentionally not mention. Here are some guidelines to follow to make sure you are getting the best quality service and price available:

*Shop Around- Don't settle on the first vendor you meet with, talking to other vendors can open your eyes and give you a better idea what you really want for your wedding. It will also allow you to check different price points based on services offered so you can find the best deal.


*Read the Contract- Even if your vendor gives you a "run down" of what is in there, make sure you read it over anyways. If there is anything you are unsure of, ask questions!


*No Verbal Contracts- Make sure to write down everything and include it in the contract, not just verbally agreeing. You will not be able to hold anything against them if it is not in writing


*The Deposit or Retainer- Most deposits are non-refundable and can be pretty expensive, so make sure you are 100% sure you are going to stick with that vendor

For more help looking for the perfect wedding vendors contact us at tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602.

~Jessie
Photo Credits:

twesa.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Detroit Wedding Day Checklist




Your big day has finally arrived and you have everything planned down to the minute. But sometimes it is the little things that we forgot about. Here is a list of wedding day must-haves to help you be organized on your wedidng day:

*Gown, veil, shoes, undergarments, hosiery,

*Jewelry

*Shoes

*Purse

*Makeup

*Perfume

*Nail Polish and manicure kit

*Emergency kit (aspirin, needle and thread, etc) You should see the new and improved
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*Hair Necessities ( Dryer, Curler, Bobby Pins, Hairspray, Accessories)

*Deodorant

*Mints

*Handkerchief

*Programs

*Marriage License

*Copies of a timeline of the days events

*Toasting flutes,cake knife, unity candle, etc.

*Wedding Rings

*Copy of vows or readings to be recited at the ceremony

*Master contact sheet with names of vendors and numbers

*Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

* Suitcases packed and ready

*Travel tickets and passports

Make sure to have an extra copy for the maid of honor to hold onto.

If all this wedding planning is too overwhelming for you and you need an extra hand, contact us at tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602 to check out our wedding planning services.

~Jessie

Photo Credits:

weddingcolorado.org

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wedding Reception Music




Today we have a special blog post written by our friends at Joseph F Bauer Studios. If you are looking for a very talented cinemaphotographer please check out their website and facebook page. Joe has some tips on wedding music at your reception since he has been to countless wedding receptions.

1. Plan your music list with your guests in mind

Take the advice of your professional DJ when you are making your music list for your reception. If you have a good DJ and you give him/her the opportunity to do their job correctly by not being too restrictive in your music choices, you’ll have a better party. Be aware of the listening and dancing preferences of ALL of your guests when planning your wedding and you’ll have a more active party. It’s your DJ’s job to get people on the dance floor and keep them there. Let them do their job and you’ll have more fun. Sure, I know there are songs that you like and songs that you hate. That’s fine. Just keep your “Do Not Play” and your “Must Play” lists short. This is one area where over-planning is not good.

2. If you want a rockin party, the Bride and Groom must lead the way.

If you really want your guests to have a great time, lead the way! You are not only the guests of honor at your reception, you are host and hostess. The receptions that we’ve been to that really rocked had the bride and the groom on the dance floor most of the night. If you spend the night bellied up to the bar, so will your friends. Get out there and boogie…everyone will have a better time.

Joseph F Bauer Studios

http://www.jfbstudios.com/

586.446.2246

Monday, March 12, 2012

Detroit March Bride of The Month ~Amy, Joy Manor


We are pleased to announce we have chosen Amy to be our "Bride of the Month" for March. Amy met her fiance David in the winter of 2009 while they were both working at Buffalo Wild Wings in Canton. Things happened pretty fast between Amy and David and after only a few weeks Amy knew he was "the one".  Amy and David welcomed their son on June 1st, 2010.

Around Valentines Day Amy started to pester David about buying her a ring, and her persistence paid off because on February 13, 2011 David popped the question. After getting the ring back and sized David re-proposed with an "I Love You" balloon, a dozen roses, and the song "Marry Me' by Train playing in the background. This will be Amy and David's song for their first dance.

Amy and David will be tying the knot on their 3 year anniversary, June 30, 2012. The ceremony will be held in Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth, followed by their reception at Joy Manor in Westland. Their wedding colors are malibu, black, and white with a wedding party of 12.

David is a Controls Engineer employed by Spectrum Engineering in Warren, and the bride is a full-time college student at Eastern Michigan University triple majoring in Cognitive Impairment, Elementary Education basic and Elementary Education liberal arts. She is also a full-time stay at home mom to their 21 month old son Carter.

You're The Bride is excited to be a part of Amy and David's special day!

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