Archives for April 2013

Tips For Outdoor and Indoor Proposal Ideas

Have you found the perfect location for your marriage proposal? Whether you have decided on the location or still debating if an indoor or outdoor setting here are a few tips to consider from an expert marriage proposal planner. It’s worth considering all the variables so come day of, you are prepared for whatever comes!

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Outdoor Marriage Proposals

 

  • What’s the weather forecast? Unless it’s a Summer time proposal (in a place like California where sunshine is a safe bet), consider your back up options if it does rain. 
  • Beach Proposals: If you plan to pop the question on the beach, make sure your decor is secure enough to handle a windy breeze. East or West coast it gets windy near the beach.
  • Lighting: Candle lighting and lanterns are gorgeous for lighting but for outdoor proposals a slight breeze can end all your stunning lighting, so in this case battery operated candles is your safest bet. Plus if it’s covered in lanterns you won’t notice that it’s battery operated verse a real flame.
  • Natural lighting wedding photographers are pros for outdoor marriage proposals and can capture your proposal in a bright and whimsical way.
  • Bring a spare jacket! Just in case she gets chilly have it on hand so she doesn’t put up a fight about walking outside (until she sees the surprise you have in store).
  • Big props such as balloons, vintage rentals, and round paper lanterns look stunning amongst natural beauty!

 

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Indoor Marriage Proposals

  • Photographer: Make sure to choose a photographer that is comfortable with flash and indoor settings. A natural light photographer isn’t going to be the right fit for dim room like hotels, wine barrel rooms, restaurants, and theaters.
  • If you plan to hired a videographer and photographer, make sure they check out the space and lighting to know where they will set up and remain somewhat hidden to capture the proposal yet not in your faces for the shot.
  • Hanging lights and projected movies look amazing in the dark setting!
  • Indoor places typically incur a larger venue fee than outdoor settings if you want to rent out a completely private room or space. Check if they have spaces in the venue that aren’t “room rentals” but more remote or private to save on costs.
  • Add a customized element like a customized wine label if you’re popping the question where catering is available.

 

Your proposal isn’t just another romantic date but in the top 3 most important memories of your life. Consider your location options, plan ahead, add personalized items and you are on your way to an amazing engagement story. Of course, our team of proposal planners, are always here to help relieve the pressure while you remain involved in the most important decisions!

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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Monday’s for Men: Cat-fishing and the NFL Draft

With last Thursday being the NFL draft and Manti Te’o going sixth in the second round (after the Fighting Irish got stomped by Alabama in the National Championship this year), I thought it would be a great time to reflect back on the HUGE prank that rocked our nation. If you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard all the crazy news, Manti was victim to a “catfish” scam when he fell in love with a person that didn’t even exist. While football fans knew of Te’o from his fantastic season as Notre Dame’s star, he won the hearts of many when his story of, “my grandmother and girlfriend died within 24 hours of each other”. But after the season was over it came out that Te’o’s girlfriend never actually exsisted, that the woman that he had fallen in love with over the internet, was in fact just some guy named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. The Better Business Bureau reports, “‘Catfishing’ scams occur when a scammer assumes a persona on a social networking site and then creates an entire false identity using the pictures, hobbies, interests and even friends of someone else. While the purpose for doing so varies, the most common progression of this scam is the development of a relationship.”

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 Image from Examiner.com

 

So what can we all learn from Te’o? First of all, be safe online. While online dating is a completely legitimate way to meet someone, you never truly know who you’re talking to until you’re face to face with them. That being said, how can you avoid being “catfished” online? Well, USA Today suggests, “The biggest red flag is generally serious accidents or grave illness that either befall the catfish themselves or people close to them,” Joseph said. “Because serious illness or accidents provide the perfect excuse to not meet up and to basically tell the other person to back off and stop asking questions.”

Another suggestion would be to Google anyone you connect with online. Online searches are like your own personal private detectives so make sure you use it properly! Also, tell your friends and family about the people you’re meeting online. Moms and sisters tend to have “gut instincts” when it comes to things like this and while it might be embarrassing to relay the entire story, it gives fresh perspective on things! Lastly, before meeting up in person, have a Skype date! You can see the person and talk face-to-face, but it is a lot safer!

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 Image from video.glamour.com

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Bez Ambar

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Happy Friday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful week?! Like always, today’s post is filled with beautiful and unique engagement rings… truly one-of-a-kind pieces from talented designer, Bez Ambar. His collection is filled with incredibly detailed and angelic inspired jewelry. I know I have a long list of favorites, but these engagement rings have definitely made it… they have the WOW factor and I have been “WOWED”! Simply gorgeous!! With a wide variety to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you! Below are just a few of my favorites…

Bez Ambar Pas Ring

Pas Ring. Emerald center stone with, Baguettes on the sides and a pave split shank set in Platinum or 18 karat gold.

Bez Ambar Octopus Ring

Octopus Ring. Round brilliant center stone with octagon pave frame and pave split shank set in 18k white gold or platinum.

Bez Ambar Equinox Ring and Equinox Itenity Band

Equinox Ring and Equinox Itenity Band. Emerald center stone with pave frame and pave split shank Ring and eternity Round diamonds set in Platinum or 18 karat gold.

Bez Ambar Bay Ring

Bay Ring. Oval center stone with open pave frame and two arm split shank set in Platinum or 18 karat gold.

Bez Ambar Ella Ring

Ella Ring. Blaze diamonds set in Platinum or 18 karat gold.

 

 

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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Behind The Scenes: The Yes Girls Click2Houston Interview

I have to say Elie is becoming quite the wiz with on camera interviews! Yesterday Elie was in Houston filming a tv news segment on The Yes Girls and the process of proposal planning. We can’t wait to see how the piece turns out as they feature one of our past Houston proposals! Let’s just say a day in the office that involves a tv interview surrounded by gorgeous weddings gowns in not a bad day. ;) Thanks again to Lauren Freeman from Houston’s KRPC Local 2 for a fabulous interview and we will let you all know when it’s featured!

elie pitts, the yes girls click2houston

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His and Her Personalized Wedding Trends from The Yes Girls

Yesterday we shared some of our favorite color palettes this event season so today we are sharing some of our favorite wedding trends.

1) Handwritten surprise under her wedding day shoes!

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Photo from Style Me Pretty

Write a personalized message on her wedding day high heel for her to read right before she walks down the aisle. Love this one!

 

2) Reversible bow ties!

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his and her bow ties horseand carriage

This adorable couple will soon be launching their reversible bow tie line which seems like an ideal groomsmen gift since bow ties are a huge wedding trend. If you want to see more behind the scenes before their big launch check out two of my favorite people (and one of the funniest couples I know) on their page Horse & Carriage.

3) Blush, Peach and Champagne Dresses

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Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings

This is one of my personal favorite color schemes which is a huge hit for lush outdoor weddings and events. It doesn’t necessarily need to be incorporated via different bridesmaid dresses but you can’t deny the colors together are gorgeous. I’m a bit biased though since champagne, ivory and blush were the main colors at my own wedding. It’s safe to say I’m in love with this color palette.

 

4. Personalized wedding cakes – their written vows

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Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings

Um honestly I just love everything about this cake. The end.

 

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

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