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Monday, May 21, 2018

4 Advantages of Kitchen Cakes

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Kitchen cakes offer many benefits to stressed out brides.  Kitchen cakes, are standard sized sheet cakes that are kept in the kitchen. These cakes are purchased usually in addition to a smaller tier cake or fake cake to keep on display.  They have a basic icing finish and no decoration whatsoever but are never seen by your guests until it is cut and served to these guests. Here are four advantages to having kitchen cakes at your wedding.


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1.       COST: The biggest deciding factor for many brides in getting a kitchen cake is the cost saving qualities. Since they involve less than half of the decoration time for a tier cake, the labor cost that the bakery factors in will go down dramatically.

2.       TIME: Many of us have attended weddings where there is a large time gap between when the bride and groom cut the cake, and when the guest receives it. By having cakes in the back before the guest and groom have even started, the catering staff is able to start cutting and platting so that servers may start bringing out cake as soon as the tier is cake is brought back. 

3.       VARIETY: Many bakeries are used to baking multiple flavors in different sized tiers for the happy couple. Kitchen cakes assure that there is an equal amount of each flavor instead of worrying about the top tier being too small to accommodate everyone that would prefer that flavor. This also allows the bride and groom to pick different icings flavors. This may raise the cost but be perfect for the couple that would like a rich chocolate cake with a peanut butter buttercream icing in addition to a carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

4.       ALLERGIES: For those couples that have guests or family members with allergies, kitchen cakes are a great way to keep things safe and avoid cross contact/contamination. Many bakeries offer doing a separate allergen free tier but this may worry some since the tiers are still touching. By keeping the cakes separate and letting both the bakery, and catering staff know, there will be no worries about allergic reactions.



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Make sure to shop around and see all your options when it comes to your perfect cake. Many bakeries offer different styles and flavors and it is important to pick the best one for you.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Wedding Priorities: Get These Things Right For A Relaxed And Fun Day!

Now, you may be laughing at the title of this post, because you think having a fun and relaxed wedding day
is impossible. However, I'm here to tell you that it's true, and all you need to do is focus on few critical issues
before the big day comes around. Keep reading to find out more!


The dress.


The dress, for many brides it is the single most crucial part of the wedding. After all, you want to feel like a
million dollars, even if your dress budget doesn't quite stretch that far! However, choosing the dress can be
a process that is peppered with pitfalls that can easily put you off your game in the run-up to the big day.  






Firstly, there is the trying on, something that should be a fun time that helps to build the excitement for the
coming day, right? Well not always, in fact, it can be stressful to try on dresses if you don't have a
great body image to start with. Combine this with an opinionated and picky entourage, and it can
certainly turn from a dream into a nightmare.


With that in mind, it can work better to keep your party small, or if you are more comfortable doing so,
even going on your own to try dresses at first. You can always get some friends and family in to help
make the final decision at a later date.


Also, it's pretty essential that you pick a dress that not only look amazing but that you will be comfortable
in for the whole day. Otherwise, you risk feeling stressed out and uncomfortable when you should be your
happiest!


The decorations.


Next, make getting your decorations sorted a priority. After all, these are what set the tone for your wedding
and can help differentiate it from an ordinary party to one of the most important days of your life!


Of course, with so much choice on the market concerning themes and individual decorative piece it can be
pretty confusing and stressful just picking things out.


Happily, there is a way that you can make it much more, and it is to get hold of a wedding trends guide that
collates all the information you need into one place. Then you can easily compare the different types of decor
available and make your decision in a more relaxed way.


The music.


Last, of all, most brides want their wedding to be fun. What this means is that the music you pick is an essential
part of the day, especially the stuff that you play once the food is over and everyone starts dancing.




Sadly, this can create a lot of hassle for the bride as they try and find music that all of their guests will like
and want to dance to no matter what their ages and tastes.

However, there is a crafty way around this problems, and its to request that each guest supply a list of three
songs they would like to hear at the wedding with their RSVP. This is an action that then takes the problematic
choice out of the bride's hands and guarantees that there will be at least some music that everyone will love.
Consequently, making the day and the wedding prep much more fun in relaxed.



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5 Things Every Bride Should Know



Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and will be the happiest you've ever had.
It is a day where you get to marry the person you love and celebrate with your closest family and
friends. A wedding is a wonderful time to celebrate and is also a time for planning. As a bride, you
are the head honcho and there are a few things you need to know.


Your hair and makeup
On the day of your wedding, the last thing you want to think about is your hair and your makeup
being a mess, and you may want to call in a professional to do them for you. However, if you are
fussy with your hair and makeup, the worst decision you can make is letting someone else do it
for you. It can go wrong and then for the rest of the day you will feel like a clown rather than a
princess. Watch a few Youtube videos, practice your look and do it yourself the way YOU like it.


You are the star
This day is about you and your husband to be, and you will want to look the part and shine like
the biggest star. Take care picking your dress and make sure you are comfortable throughout the
day. Also, look at Diamond Expert online for the ideal ring for your sense of style. If you don’t like
attention being solely on you, you are just going to have to endure it when you walk down that aisle.
Once you are at the wedding breakfast you can have a drink or two and you’ll feel much more
confident!


Wear sensible shoes

Just because those diamanté stilettos look super stylish and princess doesn’t mean you should
wear them on the day. If anything, you can wear your sparkly shoes for the photos and then switch
over to a comfy pair. You are going to be wearing your shoes for over 12 hours, so make sure they
are shoes you can wear without falling over or getting blisters.


This is the only chance

If there is any advice you take from our list it is this: make sure everything is right for you. It is so
important to make sure that you get everything the way you want it and that you are happy with
every element of the wedding. You will only have one chance to get everything right so it is crucial
that you don’t make the mistake of rushing it for anyone. Take your time if things aren’t working out
because you can always reschedule for a little later in the year and make it perfect.


It’s your day

The most important thing to remember is that this is your day and you should be able to enjoy yourself.
This is your wedding day, it’s the happiest day of your life and you deserve to enjoy it as much as everyone
else in the room. Let go, have a few drinks and dance with the person you love.




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Friday, May 11, 2018

Adventurous De-stressing Before the Big Day


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Many brides are aware that de-stressing activities such as spa trips with their bridal party will help them stay calm and relaxed as their big day is approaching. However, some brides may be a bit more adventurous and find the thought of sitting in a chair and getting pampered as somewhat boring.


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A high ropes course with your wedding party can be a great way to focus on fun and not stress. This is also a great way for your wedding party to get to know each other and become friends if they may not be that well acquainted. Physical activity has been shown to reduce stress, so why not make that physical activity fun? Many different high ropes companies will offer discounts when working with groups. They also tend to offer team building activities that can help with better communication skills or trust. These are great for those wedding parties that may be experiencing conflict from the stress of the big day.  Start talking to your wedding party today and see if they are up to some new adventure in their lives.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

5 Tips for a Wedding in the Celestial Heavens.


A recent trend seen across multiple social media platforms is the romantic gift of celestial constellations from important and memorable dates. 






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When it comes to your significant other, these dates could be the day you two first met, your first date, or even when your official engagement was. A new trend is taking these romantic stars a step further by including the celestial heavens in all aspects of your wedding. Here are our 5 tips for the perfect wedding in the celestial heavens.





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·         The key to a celestial theme is to stick to dark and mysterious colors. The linens should be done in shades of navy, maroon, and charcoal. These colors will set the mood as being both sexy and romantic.
·         Metallic accents such as vintage gold and silver will help give the room some glimmer without being overpowering.  This will help remind your guests of the night sky filled with shining starts.
·         Tables named after famous constellations with a seating chart that resembles the night sky gives a unique touch to a simple setup.  
·         Your flower arrangements should be kept simple to keep the mood intimate. Anything too attention grabbing will throw off the mood of your reception.   

·         A simple way to incorporate this outer world experience is by using strands of fairy lights hung above to give the appearance of the night sky.





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 These tips give your reception space a much more intimate and romantic feel. Hopefully these tips have helped you become inspired when it comes to your own magical day. 


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tips On How To Write a Great Wedding Speech

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In a wedding, there are three primary wedding speeches that will be heard.
The first one will be coming from the bride's father. This is usually the most emotional speech and the most unforgettable one. It becomes very touching when the father includes in his speech how he is giving his blessing to his daughter and her new husband.
The second part of the wedding speech is the groom's speech. Here, he will thank his parents for all their love and care. He will also thank all those who made the celebration possible and memorable.
And last is the best man's speech. Usually, this type of wedding speech is the most enlightening one because it entails the lighter side of the event. The best man will tell stories about the groom and his crazy antics.
Of all these speeches, the audience should be the primary factor that should be considered when making the wedding speech. Thinking of the audience, the speaker will be able to identify which things should be said and which things should be left out.
Now let’s get into the tips for writing wedding speeches from Simply Elegant Weddings, a Calgary-based wedding planning company.

The myth of wedding speeches

In most cases, the most common misconception of most wedding speakers about wedding speeches is that they thought that they were speaking to the bride and the groom only, which should not be the case. The wedding speech should be delivered to all of the guests. In fact, the impression most wedding speakers make reflects back to the bride and groom.

Wedding speech structure

Split your speech into several sections: introduction, middle, and closing. Write down a few ideas for each.
For the introduction, you should say who you are, since probably not everyone in the audience will know you. It is also the right place to say a few words to thank the people hosting the wedding (mostly the parents of the bride or the groom). The intro is important because many people are focused on you and will remember it best.
After the intro, a joke to lighten up the mood and get the attention of the audience is a good idea. However, it's a good idea to get someone else's opinion on your joke if it's not mainstream. Not everyone may share your sense of humour, and there are few things that mess up the impression more than a joke which nobody laughs at.
In the core of your speech, you can tell a (short!) story on how you met the groom or bride, your ideas on their marriage (positive of course), how you think their relationship has changed them, and what it might bring in future.
For the closing, it's hard to go wrong with a traditional toast or blessing for the couple. Make your toast loud and impressive, don't forget to have a glass around, and drink to your toast yourself.

Practicing your wedding speech

You will want to practice your speech a thousand times until it sticks in your head like your SSN. Then once you know it well to re-sight it, then get together with friends and give the speech to them...this is when you can find out if there are things you need to work on.

Delivery your speech

Now when that big day comes, remember to make eye contact with the key guest. Don't slump over the table, and talk calmly and slowly so everyone can understand each and every one of your words. Plus whatever you do don't have a sheet of paper with little notes that you have taken, this is not a good look and the speech will seem staged more than a speech from the heart.
You want your speech to be entertaining, heartfelt, and/or humorous but you don't want it to take forever! If you take the time to write what you plan to say, you can then decide what you really want in the speech and then cut the other parts out.
Don’t forget to thank the guests for coming out to attend the wedding and Most importantly, end it with a good quote for example "May the light of friendship guide your paths together, may the laughter of children grace the halls of your home, and may the joy of living for one another trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eye." "May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more. And may nothing but happiness come through your door." And so on.


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Wedding Gift Idea




Looking for a wedding gift or accessories for the home? Check out these marble hand cut elegant coasters for your table. They are handcut from luxurious Makrana marble.There are less than 2% inperfections in these high quality coasters.  This means that you can have the very same world famous marble that was used to build Taj Mahal, right there on your table under your scotch or wine!

They are very modern and stylish to place your favorite drink upon.  You can choose from 3 beautiful designs to match your personal taste. Round for an all-time classic approach, square for a powerful and distinguished image, and hexagonal for those free souls of truly unique tastes!

These make a wonderful gift for anyone if you are looking for an elegant unique idea.  They come in a nice gift box also.

For each box of  you purchase the company is part of the B1G1.com "Business For Good" initiative, you can make a difference in the world! With every coaster that you buy, you're helping B1G1 (Buy 1 Give 1( help young Dalit girls learn to read and write. These women are the future and your support makes the difference to their lives.

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Meet new 2018 You're The Bride Intern ~ Maureen!




My name is Maureen Paul, and I am excited to be the next You’re The Bride intern. I am currently 20 years old and am finishing up my final year at Macomb Community College before transferring to Madonna University for my senior year where I will be receiving my bachelor’s degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management.  I have over four years of experience in the hospitality field, filling roles such as: server, bartender, barista, manager, and line cook. I have always believed the key to success is hard work, and have no problem putting my all into everything that I do. I have always been fascinated with the steps and processes of putting together projects and experiences and seeing them come to completion. I believe event planning encompasses these tasks better than any other dream job could. As someone who will fully admit to their best friend being their day planner, you could say I am quite into organization. I cannot wait to get my feet wet within the world of event planning and start this new adventure.

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