Archives for March 2016

Sneak Peek: The White Barn Marriage Proposal in Park City

Last weekend we were FINALLY able to cross a bucket-list item off our “marriage proposal dreams” list! Heather (our owner) loves Park City, Utah – she even got married there! And there is a quaint White Barn in Park City that is absolutely iconic. She showed this beautiful place to me the first time I visited Park City with her (for our Engagement 101 Styled shoot a couple of years ago), and we knew we had to plan a proposal there one day! So we added to the bucket list, and prayed for the perfect client to come along.

Jordan was that perfect client! He asked his now-fiancée to be his girlfriend 8 years ago on a bridge, so we created a beautiful marriage proposal on the bridge just in front of this White Barn! I cannot wait to show y’all the pictures of this thoughtful proposal! But in the mean time, here is a little sneak peek into one of our key planning elements in all proposals: the floor plan.

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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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What’s The Deal With Engagement Parties?

It may come as a shock to some, but engagement parties aren’t a country-wide celebration;  in fact, some people may not have even heard of throwing an engagement party.  In case you’re one of these people, you’re in luck!  We’re about to break it down for you so you don’t have to miss out on such an important event.

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First off, why throw an engagement party in the first place?  In this day and age, it’s typical to just post a ring selfie on Instagram and call that your engagement announcement;  however, it’s important to remember that older family members, and even your friends, will want to celebrate in person.  This may also be the first time certain friends and family are meeting.  If they play a big role in your life, there’s a good chance that these people will be meeting again.  The sooner they become friends, the better.  Also, the engagement party can be a good chance to give a play-by-play of the proposal, without having to type it out thirty different times! (And if you’ve got a YES Girls proposal story, you’re surely going to want to share it with the world!)

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The next thing to consider is the host.  Typically, the Bride’s parents will throw the party for the couple.  If this is not possible, the Groom’s parents, friends, or other family can take on that role.  While it’s not conventional for the Bride and Groom to host the party themselves, it is becoming more and more prevalent these days.

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Set a date!  Engagement parties need to be planned and executed in a short period of time.  The latest they should take place is a month to a month and a half after the proposal.  After that, the engagement isn’t as fresh and exciting.  Guests will be more likely to come if they feel they get to celebrate the couple immediately after the proposal! Plus you can show off all those adorable pictures you took at the proposal with your guests before posting on social media.

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Make the guest list and send out invitations.  The bride can do this, or the host.  Either way, the guest list needs to be well planned and coordinated with the wedding guest list.  Since the engagement party will be the first ‘official celebration’ leading up to the wedding, guests that are invited will assume they will be invited to the wedding as well.  If this is not the case (and your wedding is local), you may need to leave them off the list to ensure feelings do not get hurt.  Also, when writing invitations, be sure to address whether guests should bring gifts.  If money is tight, letting guests know that gifts are not expected to put them at ease.

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Celebrate!  Just like any party, have food, decor, music, games, etc.  No need to go big, a simple barbecue or dinner will do!  Once the party is over, send thank you notes to anyone who helped out or brought gifts.  If you are the Bride, make sure to do something extra-special for the host.

Image Credits: Diamond Ring Balloon ; She Said Yes Banner ; DIY Pink Balloons ; Engagement Party Invites ; Confetti Party

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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A Yes Girl Gets Married: The Envelopes

It’s no secret that I am seriously obsessed with calligraphy. I think that a great calligrapher can take any simple item (a sign, an envelope, a banner, anything) and it from ordinary to extraordinary. I LOVE CALLIGRAPHY! But I also knew that getting a calligrapher to address our wedding envelopes was going to cost a pretty penny. I can’t blame them, addressing 200 envelopes is a ton of work, and it’s super time consuming… so the cost completely makes sense to me. And boy is it worth it! I hired Lindsay from Lindsay Love Letters to address our wedding invitation envelopes, and she is also doing the escort cards for our reception. I am in LOVE with how these turned out! I am so so grateful that we decided to have a professional create our beautiful calligraphy.

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You can get some stunning calligraphy pieces of your own from Lindsay on her etsy page: LindsayLoveLetters

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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Indoor vs Outdoor Proposal

Are you trying to figure out where to propose? A lot of guys spend time weighing the pros and cons of proposing indoors vs proposing outdoors. Today, I’ve made a little infographic to depict what I believe are the main things to think about when selecting a proposal location.

indoor vs outdoor proposal

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 Rafaello & Company

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Looking for more than just an engagement ring? Rafaello & Company has a wide selection of traditional and fashion forward pieces! I love the classic designs mixed with the modern trends! The rings are so much fun, yet beautiful at the same time! LOVE, LOVE!!

“Rafaello and Co.’s motto is “dare to be different” because they themselves are different from other jewelers in that they hold higher standards and provide nothing but the best service available. In addition to creating exquisite pieces for celebrities, earning them the title of “jeweler to the stars,” Rafaello and Co. is dedicated to all their customers, high end and regular alike.”

Rafaello and Co Engagement Ring

Diamond Cocktail Ring White Gold Micro Pavé

Rafaello and Co Engagement Ring

Diamond Engagement Ring White Gold Micro Pavé & Prong

Rafaello and Co Engagement Ring

Diamond Engagement Ring White Gold Prong

Rafaello and Co Engagement Ring

Ruby Cocktail Ring White Gold Prong

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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