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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Eastern Market ~ Midnight Golf Fundraiser ~ 8/15/2018




On Wednesday, August 15th 2018 at Eastern Market, Shed 5, You're The Bride had the pleasure of managing the events day of activities at the annual Midnight Golf birthday celebration. For those that are not aware, Midnight Golf is a wonderful after school organization that believes in helping high school seniors achieve the goal of attending college.



Once a year, Midnight Golf hosts a birthday celebration as a way to fundraise. The organization uses these fundraised funds to afford the traveling cost they acquire during college visits, equipment care, and among other things that make this program such a success. This year’s goal was $100,000. Due to all the wonderful guests that attended this event, MNG was able to fundraise $200,000!





The night involved a silent auction, raffle tickets, guest speakers, and amazing catering by Holiday Market. The event started with two bar locations and strolling hors d’oeuvres. Afterwards, there were multiple food stations set up around the shed. Salads, kabobs, BBQ, tacos, and even a Mediterranean themed station were available for guests to enjoy.





They had wonderful presentations and speeches given by different key people involved with the organization. Their MC was JoAnne Purtan, formerly of WXYZ.





We at You’re The Bride are so happy that we were able to assist with this great event and wish enormous success and future growth to Midnight Golf!


Venue: Eastern Market - https://www.easternmarket.org/

Catering, Linens/ Napkins/Rentals:  Holiday Market - https://holiday-market.com/

Lighting, Drapering, Audio/AV: Bluewater - http://bluewatertech.com

Photographer:  Bill Sanders

DJ : DJ Yeezy

Text-to-donate: Give By Cell - https://givebycell.com

Beer: Eastern Market Beer Co. - https://easternmarket.beer/

Day of Coordinator: You’re The Bride - http://www.yourethebride.com/

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Ghost Bed Luxury Sheets



I recently received these luxury bed sheets by Ghostbed Sheets. Before I slept on these sheets I had issues sleeping good through the night. Every few hours I would get up and rotate between sleeping in a chair and foot rest in my living room then back to my bed. Once I slept on these luxurious sheets that all changed for me and I couldn't believe it. I had the best full night sleep that I have ever had because of my new sheets. What a game changer for my sleep patterns and not feeling as tired in the morning. They are a new blend of cotton (Superior & Pima) so they are strong and softer. Just the feel of them is so comforting and relaxing! It is also great because if you have sensitive skin or allergies the sheets are dust mite resistant.

I washed these sheets and put them back on my bed and I love how the fitted sheet has a wider grip on them to keep the sheets on the bed! No more having to pull the sheets back around the edge of the mattress.



I am really excited to continue sleeping better at night so I will feel  more rested to move forward with my busy schedule.

I love that the sheets come with a 3 year warranty as that is pretty unheard of. These would make a fabulous gift for anyone especially a couple setting up their new home.

Each of these GhostBed Luxury Sheet set includes:

A unique & luxurious blend of Supima Cotton and Tencel Fibers
GhostGrip, so your fitted sheet will stay on securely and never pop off!
Free Shipping
Industry leading 3 year warranty

I have a link if you want to order these sheets and experience them for yourself.
https://www.ghostbed.com/bedding/sheets/


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Here's How to Pull Off Your Outdoor Wedding

Getting married outdoors can create a magical wedding that everyone will remember - or it could be a
disaster that everyone remembers for the wrong reasons. Most people choose a warm day to get
married outdoors, although some are happy with a dry day, even if it's not hot. No matter the temperature,
there are always plenty of things that can go wrong if you decide that your perfect wedding will be outside.
The key to making sure that it all goes according to plan is to have a solid plan. You need to think about the
issues that an outdoor wedding poses and know how to deal with them.


Make Sure Everyone Knows It's Outdoors


Firstly, don't let it be a surprise to your guests that you'll be getting married outdoors. Give them plenty of
warning so that they can be prepared. That's not to say that all of them will be sensible enough to prepare
themselves, but at least you can say that you warned them. Tell them on their invitations that either the ceremony
or reception (or both) will be outdoors and what that will mean. Will they be standing up a lot? Might there be mud
or at least uneven ground? How much shade will there be? Give them as much information as you can. It doesn't
all have to fit on an invite - it could be in an email or on your wedding website.




Get the Correct Permissions


If you're getting married outdoors, you might need to look into any permissions that might be required. An outdoor
ceremony could require a special license, or you might need permission to put up a marquee or just to throw a big
party. Make sure you check if you need anything like this so that you don't have your wedding ruined. If you're having
your reception at home and you belong to an HOA, it's also a good idea to check the rules on parties. It's also just polite
to inform your neighbors - and maybe invite them.


Have a Plan B


The one thing you must have for an outdoor wedding is a backup plan. Even if there's only an extremely slim chance of bad
weather, you never know if something could go wrong. If it doesn't end up too wet or windy, there could be another reason
you're unable to use your planned outdoor space. Often, if you book a venue, they will have an alternative indoor space that
you can use. This is the best thing to do if you're at all worried about the weather not playing ball for your special day.


Provide Shelter


Whether it's super hot or there's a slight chance of rain, offering somewhere for your guests to find shelter is important.
They will need shade if it's hot and sunny, especially if they're standing around. In particular, you need to consider your
younger and older guests who might not be able to stand the heat as well as others. During the ceremony, you could have
a canopy or perhaps provide parasols for your guests. For the party, a marquee or tent is ideal to provide shelter for eating
and partying.




Set Up Seating


When you get married indoors, seating tends to be set out for you already, whether it's pews or chairs. Outdoors,
you might consider having everyone stand up, but it's not ideal. You should think about how you're going to set up
chairs or benches for everyone so that they can take a seat. It's especially important to have somewhere to sit for
any guests who might not be comfortable standing for long. This is most difficult on a beach, where sand can make
everything unstable. But setting up seating and a path to your seats will help your guests.


Keep Bugs Away


Bugs are one of the annoyances of getting married outdoors. Flying bugs, in particular, have no hesitations about coming
right up to you and even stinging or biting you. Your guests aren't going to enjoy being bothered by flies or mosquitoes all day,
so try to keep them away using whichever methods work best. If you need someone to help, contact Mosquito Squad or a service
like it. You can have professionals take care of protecting your event from bugs. It's one more thing that you won't have to worry
about on your special day.


Choose Food Suitable for Outdoors


Think carefully about what sort of food to have for an outdoor wedding. You can work with your caterer on this, and they can make
sensible recommendations. For a warm day, you probably don't want to serve anything that can melt. Nor do you want to have any
food that will easily go off in the heat. It's not a great idea to serve fresh fruit or anything else that might attract bugs. You can make
the most of your outdoor space, though. Have some things cooked over a fire or barbecue pit, or perhaps have a food truck.




Consider Dress (and Shoes)


Thinking about how you're going to dress for your outdoor wedding is a good idea. You can also make recommendations for your
guests - although you can't make them listen to you. Consider the practicalities of being outdoors and whether you need to avoid
anything. Do you want a long dress that trails in the mud? Are you going to be able to walk around in high heels? Maybe you need
to make sure you don't get too cold or too hot. It could be nice to provide some extra items for guests, such as comfortable shoes
(cheap flip-flops), shawls or sunglasses.


Keep Everyone Comfortable and Hydrated


When it's a hot day, you need to be wary of the heat. Having a guest faint wouldn't exactly be a great addition to your day. It's up to you
to look after your guests, so think of how you can keep them comfortable and happy. One thing to consider is making sure that everyone
is hydrated. When it's hot, it's easy for everyone to get thirsty. And don't make the mistake of only providing alcohol drinks because they're
not good for hydrating. Provide water or other soft drinks to help keep everyone hydrated.


Think About Acoustics


Another important thing to think about if you're getting married outdoors is whether everyone will be able to hear the ceremony. No one wants
to be straining to hear, but in a large and open space, the acoustics might not lend themselves well to the situation. You might need to consider
the use of microphones so that you can amplify your voices. Think about acoustics for other things too, such as speeches and performances or
music. You need everyone to be able to hear, but you also don't want to make things too loud.




Make Your Outdoor Decorations Practical


Having your wedding outdoors means you get to have lots of fun with decorations. You can have a huge space to decorate, but you should think
practically too. Consider which are the best decorations to use outdoors and where you can put them. Would it be practical to have candles or
would they be dangerous or keep getting blown out? You don't want anything that could get blown around in the wind or anything reflective that
could heat up or shine the sun in people's eyes.


Don't Forget About Facilities


If your wedding is outdoors, where can your guests go to the toilet, wash their hands or touch up their makeup? You'll need to make sure there
are facilities that they can use. Some venues will have facilities indoors, but you might want to make sure that they're clearly signposted so that
your guests don't have to keep asking. If there aren't existing facilities, you might need to have temporary ones set up for the day. These don't
have to be the sort of thing you find at festivals. A more sophisticated setup is possible.


Have an Outdoor Display or Show


Make sure you take advantage of the open, outdoor space as much as possible. It's a great excuse to have a show or perhaps a fireworks display.
If fireworks don't appeal to you, you could hire some entertainers or think of some other fun ways to entertain everyone. Set up a photo booth, have a
bounce house or a large dance floor.


Choose the Right Photographer


Your wedding photography is one of the most important parts of the day because it helps to create lasting memories. Outdoor photography can be difficult,
so you need to make sure you choose the right photographer for the day. Take a look at a photographer's portfolio when you're considering them, and ask
them about taking photos outdoors. They'll be able to tell you how they get the best shots and might give some suggestions for on the day for how you could
make things easier for them.

Getting married outdoors can be a lot of fun, but it's not without its problems. Remember to be prepared for anything if you want everything to go well.



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5 Reasons You Should Spend Your Honeymoon in Detroit


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#1 The Emerging Food Scene. Detroit is known for the classic Coney Dog, deep dish pizza, and Better Made potatoes chips. In the past few years, Detroit has seen a turnaround in the food scene and multiple independent restaurants have been opening up and bringing a new taste to downtown.

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#2 Sports Arenas All in One Place. The recent opening of Little Caesars Arena has finally brought all of Detroit’s major sports teams to the city. Until LCA opened, the Detroit Pistons were playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

#3 Unique Boutique Hotels. Hotels such as the Detroit Foundation Hotel, & Trumbull and Porter Hotel Detroit Hotel are just two great hotels in the city. Many of the hotels downtown offer wonderful amenities and outstanding service.

#4 An Active Night Life. Concert venues, Salsa Dancing, fantastic cocktail lounges, and casinos are just a sample of what Detroit night life has to offer.

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#5 History & Culture. Welcome to the birthplace of Motown music. Exceptional artists like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder all grew up in the heart of Motown. Museums, Art Galleries, and City Tours are a great way to explore the past of Detroit.

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Styling Tips For Your Wedding Party

If you’ve recently got engaged and you’re in the throes of wedding planning, you may be thinking about
who you want to be in your wedding party and how you’re going to style those dearest to you.
There’s such an incredible array of styles available, and there’s scope to really put your stamp on your
wedding day and choose a look that celebrates your personality and the friendship you have with those
special people. If you’re looking for tips for your squad, here are some suggestions to take on board.


Finding the perfect outfit for your bridesmaids
Choosing an outfit for bridesmaids can be a daunting task, especially if you have a range of ages, sizes,
and shapes to cater for. The best thing to do if you’re unsure about what you want is to look for inspiration
in magazines and online, and then organize some shopping trips. Think about the vibe you’re going for with
your wedding celebration, and cut out some images you like. You could go for traditional gowns in a single
shade, opt for different styles in varied colors or buck the trend and choose something more quirky like a
jumpsuit or a skirt and top combo. Once you’ve got ideas in mind, try some styles and ask your bridesmaids
for feedback. If you’ve got girlfriends who are different heights and shapes, it may be better to go for a range
of styles than a single cut. Once you’ve got the main elements of the outfit sorted, you can choose shoes and
any accessories you want to add, such as a bag, a flower crown, or a pair of earrings.  



Styling your guy gang
When you’re looking for outfits for your groomsmen and page boys, it’s beneficial to consider the theme
of your wedding. Are you going for a traditional wedding or something more informal? If you’re looking at
suits, ties and crisp shirts, think about whether you want to buy or hire, and then arrange some fittings.
Buying suits may give you a wider range of options, but the cost is likely to be higher. If you are opting
for a formal vibe, it’s worth looking for the best shirt stays online to keep those shirts tucked in and looking
pristine. If you’re not keen on the more traditional styles, there are many other options you can explore.
You can go rustic with chinos, loosely-fitted shirts, loafers and braces, you can go all-out on the style front
in white tuxedos, or you could go for low-key suits with open-collared shirts and colorful socks. If you’ve got
ideas, try on some different styles, and see what works. Think about the setting, the type of celebration you’re
planning and the outfits that will be worn by the groom and the bridesmaids before you make a final call.




If you’re planning a wedding, and you’re looking at options to style your squad, hopefully, you’ll find this guide useful. Consider the theme and feel of your wedding day, think about the outfits you plan to wear and don’t be afraid to buck trends if you don’t want what everyone else has.


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Saturday, September 15, 2018

5 Great Gift Ideas for Newlyweds



With the gorgeous days of autumn upon us, you can almost hear the wedding bells ringing. This past
Labor Day saw an unusual influx of engagements, so if you’re like most people, your Instagram feed
is full of wedding prep photos and you’ve already been invited to a wedding or two.


Searching for perfect wedding guest dresses is half the battle. Once you’ve scored your dream outfit,
it’s time to think about what to gift your newlywed friends as they settle into their new and exciting
phase of life. The key is to make the gift personal and practical. It should be useful but not too boring;
the couple will probably use gifts of cash to buy themselves a new kitchen backsplash, for example,
while expecting their guests to provide the champagne flutes. The etiquette surrounding wedding gifts
is notoriously confusing, so consider what your relation to the couple is before deciding what type of
budget is reasonable. Here are five items you might consider gifting your favorite newlyweds.


A wall clock


A clock is a great, timeless piece for a new home, and it’s usually one of the last things a couple thinks
of buying for themselves. Vintage, rustic, and distressed clocks are very popular and make a visually
striking addition to a living room wall that will match pretty much any established interior decor. A striking
wall clock is a gift the bride and groom will appreciate for years to come. Personalize the piece with their
names and wedding date for an extra sentimental touch.


A globe


Everyone knows a couple who is always jetsetting around the world and visiting exotic locale. Satisfy your
globetrotting friends’ wanderlust with a cork globe that allows them to visually document all of their past
vacation spots. As soon as they get back from their honeymoon, they’ll be planning their next trip thanks
to the bold way each red pin stands out against the simple cork exterior. It’s a grown-up twist on the old wall
map with pins we had as kids. Bonus: the sleek stainless steel globe looks stylish in a home office or man cave.
A synastry chart reading


Millennials love astrology more than any past generation, and couples are becoming increasingly attuned to each
other’s compatibility. Settling into married life can be an exciting prospect, but it can also bring about some unexpected
challenges. What do the stars have to say about your friends’ relationship? Pay for a couple’s synastry reading or offer
a book such as Linda Goodman’s Love Signs to help them learn the small, intricate details of one another’s personalities.
Watching a couple fall more radically in love is a beautiful thing to witness!


Coffee


If the couple is constantly hitting up their local roastery, surprise them with some great gifts for coffee lovers. Every caffeine
addict appreciates a good dark roast or a matching His and Hers set of mugs. Maybe your coffee lovers have already said
“I do” to their favorite mug. If you feel like going off-registry, gift the couple with a small bag of your favorite roast. Every coffee
lover appreciates the chance to try something new and delicious.


Lanterns


What is more romantic than mood lighting? You can help keep the flame alive by gifting your wedded friends a few soft candles
and lanterns to spruce up their new living space. Whether displayed indoors or out on the patio, these mini tea light lanterns will
help to create the ideal ambience for a newly married couple.

Whatever you gift the newlywed couple, they’ll be sure to appreciate the gesture. But if you’re lost and in need of a little guidance,
this list won’t steer you wrong.

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