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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rosh HaShanah



Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year festival held on the first day of Tishri (usually in September), and ten days before the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Tishri (Sept.) is believed to be the month where God created the world. Together these holidays are referred to as Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe) or the High Holy Days.

During the Holy High Days God decides who will live and who will die in the coming year, so Jews take on the serious task of examining their lives and ask for forgiveness for any wrong they have done in the year past. This process is called teshuvah. It is a holiday filled with hope for the New Year.
The Rosh HaShanah prayer is one of the longest prayers of the year. It lasts from early in the morning to early afternoon. It is so long that it even has its own prayer book, this is called the Makhzor. The two best well known prayers are the Vnetaneh Tohkef- is about life and death and the Avienu Malkeniv- “Our Father Our King.”
There are many important symbols of the Rosh HaShanah. The first is the Shofar. This is an instrument made usually of rams’ horn and is blown 100 times each day to remind all Jews of the importance of the holiday. The second important symbol is the Tashlish. This is the ceremony on the first day of Rosh HaShanah. Jews toss bread into flowing water to symbolize the casting off of sins from the past year. Other important symbols are apples dipped in honey to represent hope for a sweet New Year and Challah. This bread is usually baked into braids but during this holiday is baked into round loaves to symbolize the continuation of life.
 


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

~Brittany

Monday, June 25, 2012

Let There Be Light!


Lighting, at a wedding in particular, can truly transform your wedding.  Even the drabbest of venues can be dressed up so much by lighting alone.  Even though it seems like a small feature in a wedding, there a hundreds of options, sources, and collections of lighting throughout the industry.  Here are some general tips in what to do when looking into lighting for your wedding:

  • Find a professional - look into a credible lighting designer in you area.  Take a look at their work and make sure it is the appearance you want to see at your wedding.  If you are looking for a more affordable options, see if your florist does it as well with their services.
  • Assess your location - does your site even need lighting? You may need more or less than you think as well.
  • Use color - the point of lighting is to create a different look than you already have with traditional lighting. This can be accomplished best with the use of different colors to really recreate the look of your venue.


For more information on lighting and planning your perfect day, contact You're The Bride at 248-408-4602 or via email.

~Samantha

Photo credit: www.luminousld.com

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tips for a Happy Marriage


Don’t we all want to live happily ever after? Well even though we all love those fairytales we are told when we are children marriage takes a little more work than true loves kiss.

We at You’re The Bride love to see our couples living their long happy lives and encourage happy marriages! Even though every marriage is different these few tips are sure to help keep you and your true love the happiest you can be.

• Trust is one of the strongest bonds two people can have, never break it.

• Love each other truly and honestly each and every day, no matter what

• Don’t go to bed angry, try to resolve an issue before going to sleep at night

• Money isn’t everything, remember that a marriage is still strong no matter how large or small the bank account

• Enjoy your intimacy, sex is not a chore make it happen as often as you want. Find out where you’re both comfortable and enjoy the time you spend together.

• Care for each other, not just through sickness and health but through tough times. Lift each other up when the other is down and go that extra mile to put a smile on their face.

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

~Brittany

Photo Credits:

http://good-report.com/5655/7-science-backed-signs-your-marriage-has-staying-power/happy-marriage

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Are The Odds In Your Favor?


An unforgettable wedding is what every couple dreams of.  After working very hard to plan and create your big event, however, the day can fly by like that!  It is important to give your guests something to remember your special occasion so it is truly unforgettable.  Look for something unique but affordable, creative yet practical.  Make sure to tie in your names and date.  There are many things that will impress your attendees that are inexpensive such as flower seeds, cookies, and honey that can really surprise your guests.  Just a small gift will do the trick and keep your guests remembering your big day for a long time.



For more information on choosing your perfect wedding favors and planning your big day, contact You're The Bride at 248-498-4602 or via email.

Happy Planning!

~Samantha

Photo Credit:  www.pinterest.com

Friday, June 22, 2012

Filipino Weddings




Just a little bit of information for you on Filipino weddings and their traditions.

Attire: bride traditionally all white, groom in a traditional barong, barong is a transparent button up shirt

Sponsors: many sponsors are present to witness, the sponsors symbolize guidance and support, they are a group of individuals that the couple can refer to in a time of need, many are “silent” in participation while four are not (preferably two from each side of the family), two men and two women, males are called Ninong and females Ninang, one male and female couple are the veil sponsors, during the sanctus portion of the ceremony they pin a veil on top of the brides head and onto the shoulder of the groom, the veil symbolizes unity and that the couple are clothed as one, the other couple are the cord sponsors, the cord sponsors place a white cord loosely around the necks of the couple in a figure eight configuration, the chord symbolizes life long bond or tie between the bride and groom

Ceremony: after the sponsor duties are done the bride cups her hands under the groom’s cupped hands, the priest dribbles thirteen silver coins into the groom’s open palms trickling like water into the brides hands, and from her palms into a plate held underneath by a sacristan, trickling is a sign of fidelity bestowed and completes the marriage contract, the priest recites prayers over the couple and will continue with the nuptial mass at this point, then comes the Yugal (silk cord, strand of coins/flowers or even diamonds) which the cord sponsors intertwine loosely around the necks of both the bride and groom symbolizing union, the candles, lit by the candles sponsors (any two people), are a reminder of God’s presence, the traditional unity candle is usually done as well.

Order of entry: priest stands at altar as march begins, best man leads the way, followed by grooms men, then groom follows, marching with him to his left is his mother, behind him on his same side is his father, and to his father’s left is the mother of the bride, behind the families are the primary sponsors, female sponsors to the left of males, once cannot choose his parents but could choose godparents, they are like second parents, behind primary sponsors are secondary sponsors (the veil, chord, and candles sponsors), they are friends of bride and groom, bridal party follows in this order: ring bearer, bible bearer, flower girl, bridesmaids, maid of honor, then bride with father, she stands to the left of father.

If you need us to coordinate your Filipino wedding give us a call at 248-408-4602 or email tracie@yourethebride.com.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Real Cake Boss


After a hearty meal, everyone at your wedding will most likely be stuffed! As they saying goes though, there’s always room for dessert! With so many choices and baker selections, where do you start?  Here are some tips in selecting your perfect wedding cake:
-Start planning in advanced!  There are many planning commitments to make as soon you get engaged but making plans to order your cake should be one of them.  Plan on ordering your cake six months before your wedding day.
-Find your inspiration!  Glance at websites, magazines and other information sites to see what you like. You might also like some unexpected types of cakes as well.
-Book a bakery!  Think of your favorite bakeries and pastry shops.  Explore there style and price.  Choose the bakery that will best accomplish your look but still work with your budget.  Also keep in mind the location of your bakery and your venue.
-Choose the design!  Make sure your cake reflects yourself as a couple but also ties in with your weddings theme.  Keep in mind the more elaborate your cake is, the more expensive it will cost.  Always show your cake consultant inspiration pieces, pictures, and drawings to show them that exact look.
-Know the numbers!  Tell your baker the amount of guests you expect to attend your wedding and that will help him determine the size cake you need.  This may include the number of tiers, width, etc. Also know whether you plan to save the top tier or not.
-Find the flavor! Bakers always offer a wide variety of cakes, frostings and toppings to choose from.  If you’re having a larger wedding, two flavors is a good idea so guests can choose what kind they like or just to have another option.
For more tips on selecting your wedding cake or planning your special day, contact You're The Bride at 248-408-4602 or via email.

Happy Planning!
~Samantha




Photo credit:  www.pinterest.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mother of The Bride Dresses


We all know that the bride wears her dream gown, but what do the mothers wear? Many mothers of both the bride and groom have a hard time deciding what to wear to their children’s weddings. Many women want to dress nicely without outdoing the bride and here are some tips how too!

The trick is to dress conservatively and a lot of the time the mother of the bride will wear a darker shade of one of the bridal party’s colors. This still involves the mothers but they don’t become a part of the bridal party.

Sleeved Dress:

The sleeved dress creates a sense of elegance when it is made into a ¾ sleeve. The beaded and satin gown is stunning while letting the bride still stand out.

Chiffon Off the Shoulder:

An off the shoulder dress is a sexy alternative. Keep the length of the dress long (almost floor) this way it is a sophisticated sexy, which is an appropriate look for a mother. Avoid a necklace and long earrings are a plus for this type of dress.
The Suit Dress:

For those who love the look of a classic clean suit this is perfect for you! The suit dress is always comfortable and can be great for outdoor or indoor weddings, the jacket is always removable in case you get to warm.

One Shoulder Goddess Dress:

This is another very elegant dress. Perfect for the mothers who want to add a little bit of spice to their outfit while remaining appropriately covered. An updo is the best way to pull of this look and keep the jewelry simple.

Pleated Dress and Matching Hat:

This type of dress is best for outdoor weddings and is a really fun way to dress up an outfit! The hat makes draws the eye and pleats flatter most figures. This dress is more for those mothers who want a fun and flirty look, keep the hem right at or below the knee to avoid an inappropriate appearance.

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

~Brittany

Photo Credits:

1. http://arabicmehndifree.blogspot.com/2012/04/mother-of-bride-dresses.html

2. http://www.loginwedding.com/chiffon-a-line-skirt-mother-of-bride-dress-mt0017-p-3974.html

3. http://www.womens-styles.com/bride-mother-dresses.html

4. http://www.weddingdresscentre.com/mother-of-the-bride-dresses/mother-of-the-bride-dress-12/

5. http://wedding-splendor.com/the-glamorous-fashion-of-frank-usher-mother-of-the-bride-dresses/

Monday, June 18, 2012

What's Trending?

Every bride dreams of their perfect wedding dress from a very young age.  With the ever changing fashion, however, where do you begin.  While it is crucial that your dress is timeless and classic, it is also great to get check out the latest wedding dress trends to see what looks are current.  Here are some of the latest wedding dress trends from upscale fashion designers that are sure to be seen everywhere for every budget:
  1. Keyhole necklines
  2. Spaghetti straps
  3. Sheer fabrics
  4. Exquisite beading
  5. Delicate detail
  6. Pretty prints
  7. Scalloped hems
  8. Dual tone sweetheart necklines
  9. Chiffon
  10. Draping
  11. Ruffles
  12. Deep V-Necks
  13. Off the shoulder
  14. Short bubble hems
  15. Dainty satin belts
For more information on find your perfect gown and planning your wedding day, contact You're The Bride at 248-408-4602 or via email.
Happy Planning!
~Samantha


Photo credit:  wedimpression.com, marieclaire.com

Friday, June 15, 2012

Getting The Munchies?

What’s the perfect way to end your wedding reception? Well great music is a must but a great late night snack is just what your guests will want after dancing the night away. Pizza, hot dogs, and cookies are the typical go to snacks but brides nowadays are changing it up in a more stylish, sophisticated way. Surprise your guests with a chick snack. Check out these trendsetting late night wedding food ideas:



Fruit parfaits: after a heavy dinner and rich desert guest are going to want something light so treat them to one of these easy to make snacks.

Mini sobert cones: these “ice cream like” treats are great for small bite after a big dinner and are just as simple to create.



Treat filled take out boxes: following a big reception meal, this will allow guests to save a bite from your wedding for later in creative, unique way.



For more information on great late night snacks and planning your perfect wedding contact You’re The Bride at 248-408-4602 or via email at mailto:tracie@yourethebride.com.

~Samantha

Photo credit: www.theknot.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Couple of the Month ~ Randi + Danny, The Henry


June's featured Bride of the Month is Randi and her fiance Danny!  The couple met October 11, 2003.  Danny played hockey for the USA hockey team at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, the same rink Randi figure skated out of.  They practiced on separate sheets of ice across the hall from each other.  Since they spent the majority of their day in the same rink, they saw one another constantly in passing.

Randi ended up getting her first job at the rink's concession stand.  Danny had broken his shin and was spending his days at the rink in physical therapy, wandering the rink, watching the figure skaters, and eventually making his way to the concession stand. She remembers the moment perfectly...She was stuffing her face with a soft pretzel when Danny waddled up on his crutches, so romantic (haha).

The day of their proposal was July 1, 2011.  After 8 years of dating and an 8 hour drive from Chicago to Torch Lake, Danny pulled into A-Ga-Ming golf course saying he heard the clubhouse was remodeled and wanted to check it out. Randi said "Ok, I'll wait in the car." After an awkward silence followed by what he knew would get Randi "Well...um...don't you want to come and take pictures?" (Randi takes pictures of everything so didn't think twice).  Danny walked to the top of a hill looking down on Torch Lake where Randi delayed the process even more making him pose for pictures with the beautiful scenery.  Five pictures later Danny proposed, Randi sobbed, and his family and friends came out of no where! Climbing out of cars, coming out from behind bushes, crawling up the hill from the bottom.  She was absolutely shocked, had no idea, and it was exactly how she wanted it to be!

Randi and Danny are getting married August 18, 2012 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI. They have a bridal party of 14, seven groomsmen sporting gray suits and seven bridesmaids styling navy dresses. The flowers featured in their wedding will be in the colors of white, light pink, and coral. We at You're The Bride are thrilled to be a part of Randi and Danny's special event and cannot wait for the big day!




Monday, June 11, 2012

Church Decorations




So you have chosen a place to hold your wedding ceremony, but now the question is how to decorate it. It will already have seating, colors, and its own overall "theme" and there is a chance your wedding colors could clash. Here are a few tips to follow when trying to decide on church decorations:


*Ask- Many churches, temples, or synagogues have very strict rules about what wedding decor is allowed. Once you have booked your venue talk with the wedding coordinator and find out what you can do and decide from there what you will use.

*Stay Calm- If the colors in the church are very dominant try not to overpower the style of your venue. Try to stay elegant and understated by incorporating wedding flowers in unique ways like your first initials on the doors of the church.

*Skip the Decorations- If your venue is already ornate it can sometimes not be necessary to use and decorations. This is also a great way to cut your wedding budget.

*Decorate Other Areas- If their are other areas where your guests will gather make sure to decorate these areas as well to maintain the ambiance. Bathrooms are a good place for flowers or basket filled with things such as tissues, body spray, aspirin, etc.

For more help decorating your wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602. We also can make custom restroom baskets for your wedding day!

~Jessie


Photo Credits:

yannids.com

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Boom, Boom, Pow!





Every couple wants a wow factor at there wedding. There are so many options you and your fiance can take to really impress your guests at your wedding. Fireworks have been a cool and fascinating way of capturing attention in the past but what the weather will not work outside? Well, there is a new option out there, indoor fireworks! This new and creative choice will allow you to bring the outdoors in along with that captivating presence. Venues nowadays are increasingly allowing these and other lighting features to be apart of weddings. Make sure to contact the American Pyrotechnics Association to see what venues are approved. Happy planning!



For more information on wedding items and planning your perfect wedding, contact You’re The Bride at 248-408-4602 or via email at tracie@yourethebride.com.

Samantha~

Photo Credit: www.safireworks.com.au and www.photobucket.com

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Detroit Jewish Weddings



Signing of the marriage contract: Ketubah (marriage contract) is signed before the ceremony in front of two witnesses, the contract states the husband’s obligations to his wife, the document has the standing of a legally binding agreement, it is traditionally read aloud under the chuppa in the original Aramic.


Bridal canopy: aka the Chuppah symbolizes the new home being built by the couple.




Covering of the bride: prior to the ceremony, Ashkenazi Jews have a custom to cover the face of the bride with a veil, a prayer is often said for her.

Unterfirers: in many communities, the groom is led under the chuppah by two faters and the bride by two mothers known as unterfirers.

Encircling the groom: the bride traditionally walks around the groom three or seven times when she arrives at the Chuppah, these numbers are choosen from biblical references.

Presentation of the ring (Betrothal): two blessings are recited before the betrothal; a blessing over wine and the betrothal blessing which is specified in the Talmud, the wine is then tasted by the couple, the groom then gives the bride a ring, traditionally a plain wedding band and recites a declaration, the groom places the ring on the bride’s right index finger, two witnesses must see him place the ring.

Seven blessings: the Sheva Brachot or seven blessings are recited by the hazzan or rabi, or by select guests who are called up individually, being called upon to recite one of the seven blessings is considered an honor, the groom is given the cup of wine to drink from after the seven blessings, the bride also drinks the wine, in some traditions the cup will be held to the lips of the groom by his new father-in-law and to the lips of the bride by her new mother-in-law.

Breaking the glass: after the bride gets the ring or at the end of the ceremony, the groom breaks the glass with his right foot and the guests shout mazel tov (congratulations), light bulbs have been used in more modern wedding because they are easier to break and make a louder popping sound, the origin of his custom is unknown.

Yichud: hebrew for togetherness, refers to the Ashkenazi practice of leaving the bride and groom alone for 10-20 minutes after there ceremony, the couple retreats to a private room, yichud can take place anywere, the reason for it is that according to several authorities standing under the canopy alone does not constitute chuppah and seclusion is necessary to complete the ceremony, Sephardic Jews however do not have this custom.



Special dances: major feature of a jewish wedding, krenzl: when brides mother is crowned with a wreath of flowers as her daughters dance around her, mizinke: a dance for the parents of the bride or groom when there last child is wed, horah: is a middle eastern/israeli dance usually played as a second dance set, gladdening of the bride: guests dance around the bride with silly items like jump ropes made of table napkis, etc., mitzvah tantz: family members and honored rabbis are invited to dance in front of the bride often holding a gartel and then dancing with the groom.

Birkat hamazon and sheva brakhot: after the meal, Birkat Hamazon is recited followed by Sheva brakhot, prayer booklets called benchers may be handed out to guests, after the prayers, the blessing over the wine is recited, with two glasses of wine poured together into a third symbolizing the creation of a new life together.

For help planning your jewish wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com.

~Tracie

Photo Credits: http://www.studiolartistry.com/
Real Clients: Irina and Tom 9/10/11
The Wyndgate

Friday, June 8, 2012

Up In The Air


After all of the fun, excitement, and craziness of your wedding is over, where will you go on your honeymoon? The days following should be a time of relaxation and quality time with your new husband or wife. Even though right now you are in the beginning planning stages of your wedding or the big day is coming up very soon! Regardless, it is good to plan a rewarding getaway with your spouse, but where to go? Below are U.S. News Travel’s top three best honeymoon destinations and why you should go there:


Kauai: The Hawaiian island of Kauai offers private villas on secluded beaches. Couples with an adventuresome request, however, can hike through the Na Pali Coast or kayak down the Wailua River, among other activities.

Maui: As another Hawaiian island, this destination is great for couples who enjoy “roughing it” or sort of. Maui has jungles to explore, volcanoes to tour, and state parks to hike. If you want to catch up on relaxation, on the other hand, there are also gorgeous beaches, cute towns, and luxuries resort spas.

Florence: Set along the banks of the Arno River, nestled in the Tuscan hills, Florence is an intimate city of renowned Renaissance art, local wines, and cooking. Since it’s a small city, the best form of transportation is walking but there are so many places to see.
~Samantha
For more information on finding your perfect honeymoon destination and planning your wedding contact You’re The Bride at 248-408-4602.

Sources: http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/Best_Honeymoon_Destinations/

Photo Credit: www.pinterest.com

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dress Hangers…Personalized?





Yes ladies it’s true! A recent up and coming trend is to get your wedding dress hanger personalized. They are great for photos and give your day and your dress that special touch. Many women have their new last names, first names, nicknames, and much more incorporated into their dress hangers. It is an exciting way to show off your personality and a great keepsake for years to come!



Tip!: it is also a great shower/bridesmaids gift!



Many bridal salons and dress shops now offer this great item in their stores. There is an even larger selection available online. Here are a few stores that showcase these great hangers!
1. http://www.etsy.com/shop/OriginalBridalHanger

2. Rock a Buy Creations (Custom Keepsakes)- http://www.rockabuycreations.com/Custom-Hangers.html

3. Suspended Moments- http://www.suspended-moments.com/categories/Bridal-Hangers/

4. Wedding Hanger Shop- http://www.weddinghangershop.com/

5. Recycled Bride- http://www.recycledbride.com/listing/other/custom-personalized-wedding-hangers (for the eco conscious bride!)


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

~Brittany

Photo Credits:

1. http://www.etsy.com/listing/77135209/personalized-wedding-hanger-walnut

2. http://www.bridefinds.com/2011/kim-kardashian-just-tweeted-a-photo-of-her-mrs-humphries-hanger-get-your-own-on-etsy/

3. http://classicbride.blogspot.com/2011/11/sponsored-post-delovely-details.html

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What about the Groom?

Everyone knows that planning a wedding can be stressful on the bride, but what about the groom? Yes, men can become stressed as well, especially since so many of them are involved in the wedding planning process these days. So here’s to a happy and healthy groom!
Tips to stay less stressed:

• Make time for the guys- try to keep in touch with your guy friends at least once a week. This will help you to get your mind off of wedding details and just unwind.

• Have a date night- take your lady out (or stay in!) every now and then to just spend quality time with each other. Try to avoid any wedding conversations and just spend time with each other.

• Treat Yourself- women aren’t the only ones who need pampering! Get yourself a massage when you can’t seem to relax. The soothing music, oils, and releasing of toxins through massage will surely do the trick!

• Work Out- getting into a weekly workout routine is a great way to reduce your stress level. Exercise releases endorphins that will help to increase your mood and gives you time to release all of your problems from the day/week. Plus you’ll look great on your big day!

• Eat and Sleep- Getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night and eating a healthy diet will help you to feel better and allow you to properly deal with situations as they come about.

• Prompt Decisions- deal with situations as soon as they arise. If you let a problem go unsolved those worries and tensions build to most likely create a larger stress level than needed.


For help planning your perfect wedding contact mailto:tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

~Brittany


Pic Credits:

1. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=guys+night+out&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&sa=N&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1366&bih=639&tbm=isch&tbnid=I_9i7vgYns4mxM:&imgrefurl=http://joonbug.com/newyork/scenetracker/Dudes-Only-Planning-for-the-Perfect-Guys-Night-Out/DFU2R8mfnQV&docid=WhHjzdXvaRMEIM&imgurl=http://joonbug.com/media/DIRiOp4jv1E/boys-night-out.jpg&w=390&h=292&ei=zaG_T93mEPS26QGRl-CvCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=500&vpy=302&dur=1576&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=153&ty=112&sig=111870297056672256738&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=203&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0,i:90



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Wedding Favors

With summer here many brides are probably finishing last minute touches for their summer wedding. There are so many fun and creative things you can do with a summer wedding, especially with your favors. Here is a list of some of the top affordable summer weddings favors:


*Bucket of Love Seeds



*Silk Fan with a Personalized Label

*Lemonade Mix

*Personalized Golf Balls

*Personalized Bottle Opener

*Personalized Koozie



*Personalized Water Bottles

*Personalized Sun Screen


For more ideas for your wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

~Jessie


Photo Credits:

www.botanicalpaperworks.com

weddingshop.theknot.com

www.pinterest.com




Monday, June 4, 2012

Photo Booth Rental Tips

Photo Booths have become one of the most popular things we are seeing at weddings. It is a great way to let your guest have fun and be silly and have it captured to cherish for years to come. When selecting a photo booth company is it very important to research and choose what is best for you. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

*What type of booth is it- There are many different types out there, but not are all the same. You want it to be good quality and not look cheap so make sure you can see a photo of it on the company's website


*What type of equipment is used- You want high quality photos without any red-eye, blurriness, or being under-exposed. Make sure the company using a dye-sub printer and DSLR camera and not a store bought ink jet printer


*What is including in pricing- Find out if the price is all-inclusive or if you have to pay extra for props, scrapbook, customized photo strips, or any other extra add-ons. Find out set-up and breakdown fee, travel fee, and how long the rental period is for


*Are they insure and licensed- This is very important to protect you and your guests and a lot of venues require it

*Timing- With photo booths continuing to be so popular it is best to book in advance 2-6 months before your wedding. When booking the photo booth standard rental is 3-4 hours depending on the length of your event and number of guests

For more help creating the perfect wedding and booking a photo booth contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602


~Jessie


Photo Credits:

photoboothschicago.com

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Planning a Backyard Wedding

With summer almost right around the corner a backyard wedding could be the perfect idea for a budget conscious bride. If you own large property or know someone who is willing to let you use theirs then a having a backyard wedding would work out great. There are a few things to consider if you are thinking about having a backyard wedding:
*Tent- There is always a chance that it will rain so you want to make sure your guest have a place to stay dry. When choosing a tent make sure it is large enough to accomodate all your guests.
*Decor- A backyard wedding can still be classy so don't limit yourself to plastic silverware and checkered table cloths. Try using silk linens and having elegant flowers to give it an upscale look.
*Rent Tables and Chairs- Find a rental company that will set up and take down your tables and chairs. They will most likely provide services for linens, glassware, and silverware. Adding chair covers is another good way to making your backyard wedding classy.
*No BBQ- When people think of backyard wedding they automatically think potlucks and BBQs, but this doesn't have to be the case. You can find a caterer who will provide any type of cuisine you'd like at a range of different prices.
For help planning the perfect backyard wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602.
~Jessie
Photo Credits:
engagedandinspired.com

Saturday, June 2, 2012

5 Ways to Cleanse Before Your Big Day!


Worried about blemishes and looking fresh on your big day? Are you worried it’s going to cost you a fortune at the salon? Try doing a home facial at a fraction of the cost! They cleanse naturally without using harsh chemicals and are easy on your budget too!

For All Skin Types


1. Exfoliate/ Moisturize

* Mix together 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil

* In a separate bowl combine l packet plain oatmeal with less water than it calls for (it needs to be thick)

* Combine all three together to create a paste and rub in circles on the face avoiding the eye area.

* Rinse off with warmer water and pat dry with towel

* You can do this 2 times a week, it also helps to moisturize

2. Brighten

* Cut a ripe papaya in half and remove the seeds and pulp

* Rub the peel onto your face and focus on your crows feet, near the lips, neck, eyes, and also good for your hands!

* Leave this on for 15- 20 min and rinse with room temp water

* This will leave your skin healthier and brighter


For Oily Skin Types



1. Toning

* To remove puffiness and energize your skin brew a cup of green or chamomile tea

* Remove the bags and place two clean make up application pads into the cup.

* Remove them and squeeze out the excess liquid and place both rounds on the eyes for 15 min

* This routine can be done every day


2. Lifting/Tighten

* Combine 2 tbsp of plain yogurt and 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice and apply mixture to a clean face and neck

* This can be left on for 20-30 min (or up to an hour for more lifting effect)

* The mixture will dry and you will feel it tighten your skin

* Once you have the desired effect rinse first with warm water followed by cool. Pat dry

* This will really help those with unwanted blemishes, age spots, and uneven skin tones, can be done 2-3 times a week or whenever needed.


For Dry Skin Types



1. Soothing

* Combine 2 tbsp of honey with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar ( can be substituted with lemon juice).

* Leave on for 20 min and then rinse with warm water followed by a cool rinse. Pat dry.

* This will help to balance the natural pH of the skin and heal rough, dry and cracked skin.

* This remedy can be done up to 3 times a week.


So get that skin glowing for your big day!



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~Brittany



Photo/Information Credits:

http://www.womansday.com/style-beauty/beauty-tips-products/8-do-it-yourself-home-facials-106030