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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Things To Anticipate When Postponing A Wedding During A Pandemic


A lot of soon-to-be-wed couples were caught off guard when the news about the pandemic came out.
After all, no one would have ever thought that something like this can happen months before their big day.
It's a nightmare, especially when you already have everything in place—the venue, catering, photographer,
the flowers, and even the songs to be played at the after-party. It's a hard pill to swallow, but this whole
COVID-19 situation may call for the postponement of your wedding.
Well, don't fret—we're here to help you through the process. All you need to do is to learn about the things
to anticipate when postponing a wedding during the pandemic, so you can find a way around the situation.
Here are the most important ones:

You Have to Send Postponement Letters 

First thing's first—once you've decided to postpone your wedding, you have to inform your guest that you'll
have to change the date of the celebration. They may have already booked makeup artists, transportation,
or hotels, especially if you've planned for a destination wedding. Send them a postponement letter or
notification to give them plenty of time to cancel their reservations. 
You can formally do it through e-mail or the old-fashioned snail mail. You can also post the announcement
on your social media page, and tag all your guests. The only disadvantage of the latter is the announcement
goes public, so even those who are not invited may know of the updates about your wedding.
We know it's hard to come up with something to say, which is why you can get wedding postponement letter
templates on the internet to make everything easier. Don’t worry, we're sure your guests will be most accepting
of the changes since they themselves feel and understand the effect of this pandemic. 

It's Unlikely You Can Get a Full Refund

The million-dollar question people have been asking since the onset of COVID-19: "Can we get a refund in case
we cancel bookings and some of our orders, particularly perishables like food and flowers?" 
The answer is, it depends since every vendor has different terms. Most of them have a non-refundable clause in
their contract since part of your deposit goes to their suppliers as down payment, so they can't give you a full refund.
But, even if they don't have these specifics in the document, don't expect that you can take all of your money back
because after all, these businesses are also suffering from the pandemic and you'll never know which ones have
already failed. 
The best course of action is to rebook your orders if the business has no plans of closing down. You're still pushing
through the wedding anyway, just not as planned. That way, you won't be having problems settling financial matters
with them. Contact your wedding coordinator to help you find an agreeable date where all your vendors will be available.  

Coming Up with a New Wedding Date Isn’t Easy

Speaking of coming up with a new date, it won’t be that easy. There's a lot of uncertainty surrounding the situation, and
as of now, no one can tell us exactly when everything will go back to normal. Finding an agreeable date for everyone,
particularly your venue and suppliers, is quite an arduous task. 
So, the key here is to talk to your wedding coordinator as soon as possible, because they have all the means and skills to
do the job. They've been working with their teams 'round the clock to reschedule weddings since the news about the
pandemic broke out. So, you can count on them to do these transactions smoothly.
You should also know that at this time, the availability of slots for venue and vendor reservations for 2020 weekends is
already limited. Many couples whose wedding is also postponed are aiming for this schedule. Of course, who doesn't
want to celebrate their big day as soon as possible? So, if you're hoping to get married in 2020, better look into weekday
schedules of late fall and winter. Meanwhile, if you've got a destination wedding or plenty of guests, it's best to move the
celebration to next year.

Your big day should be one for the wedding photo albums, so it's important to take things slow and plan your steps carefully,
considering this pandemic. Wait it out, and never make hard and fast decisions. After all, you're still lucky to be wed after all this.
It may be cliché, but just keep a positive mindset and you'll see that everything will be worth it.

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


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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How Not To Let Stress Ruin Your Big Day





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“Does anybody know of any reasons why these two shouldn’t be lawfully married?”

In the movies, this is the point an ex-lover bursts into the church and declares their undying love. However, in real life, the main culprit is stress. Yes, everyday, run-of-the-mill tension is what rears its ugly heads for most brides.

There is just too much for you to deal with not to feel overwhelmed by the experience. Usually, brides avoid a last-minute meltdown, yet there’s nothing to say your anxiety won’t take the edge off your big day.

You can’t let stress ruin your wedding. Here are four ways to ensure it stays in the background.

Engage Your Engagement

The average length of an engagement in the US is a year to eighteen months. While this may seem the perfect amount of time to you, it’s not very long. Remember that you have to book a venue, pick a band, and deal with the caterers in that period. And, that’s without factoring in the little details, of which they are hundreds! So, if you realize that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, you can always opt for a longer engagement. Extending it by a year or two should give you plenty of opportunities to save and get organized.

Utilize Your Vacation Allocation

A consideration that most couples fail to recognize is that planning a wedding is a full-time job. Considering that you already have an employer, you won’t have much time to do anything else, and that’s when things start to feel suffocating. Thankfully, you can take a day off from your regular routine and focus on the wedding. Doing this will allow you to spend a single day ticking things off your to-do list, which in turn will make you feel ten times better. It’s not a proper day off, but at least you don’t have to worry about office politics!



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Put Your Makeup First

You won’t hear this often. Typically, it’s about putting yourself and your hubby-to-be first. Yet, your makeup is a part of the event. Everybody is there to see how beautiful the bride is, and that puts a lot of pressure on your shoulders. Thankfully, you can get ready for your big day investing in chemical peels and deep cleansing facials a couple of months before the wedding. These treatments remove dead skin and unclog pores so that your makeup will look stunning by the time you walk down the aisle.





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Have Faith

Sorry to spoil the ending, but you’re going to love your wedding day! It doesn’t matter whether it’s perfect or there are a few glitches - you’re marrying the love of your life surrounded by family and friends. As soon as the food is on the table and the drinks are flowing, you’ll experience the biggest feeling of happiness surge throughout your body. This is hard to see beforehand, yet it’s vital to keep in mind if you’re feeling stressed.

The fact that you’re committing to the rest of your life together is all that matters. Don’t you agree?



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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Let's Create The Perfect Aesthetic For Your Wedding

Many people want the perfect wedding and they don’t just want it to feel perfect. They want it to look perfect too.
They want to ensure that their wedding has a beautiful aesthetic that is going to dazzle and delight their guests.
They want to guarantee that their wedding is going to look incredible in the pictures that they will likely keep for the
rest of their lives. If you are interested in exploring this possibility, then there are a few different variables that you can
consider and that you need to get right. Let’s take a look. 




A Stunning Venue 

The first step is to find the right venue for your wedding. Think about all the different factors including whether you
want somewhere that you will be able to take pictures outside. A lot of people are going to love this idea and will
be keen to ensure that they can get some stunning shots out in the open. 


Many venues do provide this possibility with beautiful stretches of green by the venue or as part of the venue.
Wedding venues can also provide lots of exciting possibilities including the chance to have a theme wedding.
As such, it’s always worth exploring a few different options before settling on the right choice for you. 


Arriving In Style 


Don’t forget that photography will begin long before the actual ceremony. Your photographer will be taking photos
of you and your groom arriving at the wedding. That’s why you need to make sure that you choose the right
transportation option. From a limo to a classic sports car or even a horse-drawn carriage, there are a lot of fantastic
options here. Again, it’s about choosing the right one for you as well as the one that is going to match your chosen aesthetic and
perhaps the theme that you have decided upon. This is also going to be impacted by your budget. Some choices are
a little more expensive than others. 


Find The Perfect Photographer


Finally, it’s important to remember that it’s not just about how things appear on the day. It’s about how you remember it
and this is going to depend on the photographer you choose. When you are looking for a photographer, you should
always peruse what should be an easily accessible portfolio. This is going to help ensure that you are able to know
exactly what type of service you are investing in. Bear in mind that some photographers will provide a documentary-style
service. This means that you won’t get the typical shots where you pose. Instead, they will act like a guest at your wedding
and try and capture some of the moments that you may have missed. It’s far less intrusive and provides a more natural
product at the end. 


We hope this helps you see that there are a lot of different variables that are going to contribute to your wedding, what
it looks like and whether you will have the aesthetic that you have always dreamed of. 


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

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club ~ Kiana + Behi 8/31/19


Kiana and Behi had a beautiful intimate wedding at The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on August 31, 2019 consisting of about 80 guests.
The first look is always so memorable and exciting for the couple. 






Here comes the bride! 
The handsome groom!
Such a gorgeous couple. 




Kiana was escorted by her beautiful Mom up the stairs to begin the Persian ceremony. 

This flower girls were the cutest! 



The Persian Spread 

Love when the photographer's get creative with ring shots!

They did it congratulations !

Click here to watch the video trailer


VENDORS


Ceremony and Reception : Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

Officiant:  Faye Ebadat:

CakeSweet Dreams 

Hair and makeup:  Kiana bringing in,  BM’s using other company, Refeyeance CONF by Bride 

Flowers:  Bellasario


Videographer:  Red Byrd Creative

Wedding Planner: You’re The Bride


TransportationBlue Lakes Charters & Tours


    

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248-408-4602
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Monday, May 4, 2020

How to Upgrade Your Wedding Day Fun



Long gone are the days when going to a wedding meant sitting in a church for five hours listening to a speech,
then heading to a reception for a few more hours and clocking off for the night. Nowadays, weddings can be full day affairs,
but they are full of fun and activity that continues well into the night as your guests dance and celebrate with you. Planning this
kind of wedding can feel overwhelming - how can you keep all your guests entertained and energized? The answer, of course,
is games. People love games, and events like a wedding gives us all an excuse to have fun and be a little bit silly again. Games
come in all shapes and sizes, and here are some of the best options to keep your wedding day full of fun.

Lawn Games

If you are planning any sort of outdoor wedding, lawn games are a brilliant idea. This is because they aren’t time specific, and
don’t need further organization. Instead of trying to gather everyone together for a group game, you can simply set them up and
let guests play with them as and when they wish. This can help keep them entertained whilst taking the pressure of you and allowing
you to enjoy your special day. Some great options include Cornhole (for more information on custom sets and cornhole bags, click here),
Giant Jenga and Connect Four - all of which will take your guests back to the fun of their childhood!

Word Games

These can be great bonding experiences for your guests to get to know each other, especially if you’re having a large wedding with lots of
different people. By the time you get out on the dance floor, you want everyone to feel like they’re friends - and word games are a great start.
You can set up a pub quiz with each dining table as a team, asking them questions about how well they know the bride and groom. A prize for
the winners never goes amiss either! Heading back to your college days, you could also play a version of ‘Never Have I Ever’, where everyone
who has done the statement has to stand up and/or drink. This will help your guests get to know each other whilst providing laughs and a bit of
risque entertainment as well.

Physical and Dance Floor Games

Challenges is a great game, where the groom (or bride!) challenges a small team to complete a set of tasks until a winner is left standing. The tasks can be anything from ‘bring me a sock that isn’t yours’ to ‘touch the nearest table’. The other guests will enjoy watching your friends make fools of themselves, and may even start cheering on their favorites! Once you get dancing, you can also spice it up with dance challenges. A great way to do this is creating dance-offs where guests have to dance in different styles which are given to them, for example the Robot, or Elvis Presley. After a couple of drinks, this will be a sure-fire hit to get people moving!




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Friday, May 1, 2020

The Secret To A Happier Wedding Day


We're sure your wedding day will be absolutely fabulous.


We're sure it will be a day that will live long in your memory. 


But there is one guaranteed thing that will make it a happier one.


Do you know what that is? 

Is it the venue?


Oh sure, the right wedding venue will certainly help. With the right outdoor and indoor setting, you will be able
to accommodate your guests, enjoy the local beauty, and benefit from the hard-working staff who will make your
day go well. Just take a look at the wonderful wedding venue at www.aquareception.com, for example. 


But the venue isn't the secret to true happiness on your big day!


Is it the wedding dress?


Your wedding dress will certainly make you feel happy. As you walk down the aisle and mingle among your guests,
you will feel like a princess. What you wear counts for a lot, but is it the one thing that will guarantee your wedding
day is a happier one? Well, no matter how beautiful it is, this isn't the overriding factor to accomplish true happiness
on your most special day. There is something even more important than that.


Is it the guests?


Will your guests guarantee you a happier wedding day? Maybe. Sorry to be vague, but there is something else that
is needed to ensure true happiness on your big day. You see, there will be guests at your wedding that will make you
very happy indeed. But then again, there will also be those guests that could derail your wedding day, perhaps with their negative comments and silly behavior. So, there is something else you need above and beyond your guests to
make your day a happier one. 


Is it the groom (or the bride)?


Yes, your beloved will make you happy. After all, they are the reason why you are getting married in the first place.
But are they the secret to a happier wedding day? Hmmm maybe, but there is something else besides that will truly
make this so.


So, what is the secret to a happier wedding day?


The answer is quite simple really. The secret to a happier wedding day is love! 


If you can still love your guests, even those who witter and moan, you will feel a lot less stressed about them.
If you can maintain your love for your beloved, even when they arrive late to the wedding or when they say
something embarrassing in front of your friends, you will override any frustration you might otherwise feel.
If you can still love yourself, even if you discover the dress doesn't quite make you feel as glamorous as
you had hoped, you won't care about such surface details.

Love: It's the one thing that will make your day a much happier one, even when things don't go to plan.
So, keep that in mind on your special day. If you have love in your heart for yourself and everybody
around you, it won't matter if not everything is perfect. So, remember that as nothing will be able to spoil
your big day if you let love rule!


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

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