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Average Wedding Infographic

As we spend countless hours creating our own infographic with the data we gathered in our “America’s Dream Proposal Survey”, I find myself reading and researching lots of other wedding themed graphics! I found this lovely gem with great wedding averages and information on Huffington Post and thought it was worth sharing with y’all today!

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The Yes Girls feature in ELLE

Last week we were featured on ELLE and I for one am pretty dang pumped about this awesome article! I am not naive enough to think that everyone loves the idea of proposal planners, but I do know that the people we have helped are so happy and excited that they far outweigh the “haters”. That being said, reading articles like this one about us just make me so happy. Thank you Ashley for seeing the beauty in proposal planners and for this incredible article. :)

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE — ELLE! 

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Dabakarov

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Anniversary or birthday coming up?! Check out these beautiful designer rings from Dabakarov! Any piece from this collection would be the prefect gift for that special occasion! If the color didn’t catch you… the design sure did!! These rings are insanely unique and FUN… any one would be a great accessory paired with any outfit! Take a look at just a few of my favorites…

Dabakarov White Gold:Green Cushion ring

14K White Gold Diamond Halo Ring Containing Checkerboard Cushion Green Amethyst 

Dabakarov Sapphire Ring

Sapphire Ring in 14kt White Gold with Diamonds

Dabakarov Yellow Gold Diamond Ring

14K Yellow Gold Diamond Halo Ring Containing Checkerboard Cushion White Quartz Surrounded By 68 Prong Set Round Brilliant Diamonds

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Wedding Flashback: 5 Year Wedding Anniversary Idea

Tomorrow is Kyle and my wedding anniversary so I started to look back at our wedding photos. I’ve seen them a million times but there is something about reviewing them each year around our anniversary. Can I just say, there are SO many wedding trends that have changed since I said “I do” (wedding gown styles, bridesmaids dresses, we now have wedding blogs not just The Knot for ideas, bow ties for grooms, etc)  but then again there are some traditions that remain constant.

However, today I wanted to touch upon wedding anniversaries not just weddings. I love traditions.

The traditional 5th Wedding Anniversary gift is wood. 

Seems a little random that wood is a traditional gift but there are definitely simple, creative ways to incorporate this gift. Plan a romantic outdoor picnic in the park/woods to celebrate the strength of your relationship. Hang photos and words that represent your first five years of marriage together from a tree and set up your picnic beneath. Take one of your favorite wedding photos and have it printed onto wood instead of canvas.  Put away the phones and bring along a deck of cards to just enjoy one another.

 

 

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I’m still in shock it’s already been 5 years! Then again when I think of all the adventures and some hard times (3 moves, 3 deployments, countless Air Force Missions, going full time with The Yes Girls, 2 dogs, new friends, vacation to Africa,  20+ friends weddings, and many more) I realize we’ve made a handful of memories the last five years!  Thank you to Kyle and to those that have been a part of our journey so far!

Kyle and Heather Wedding- The Yes Girls

 

Photos by Zuma Photo

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Wedding Wednesday: Brides Tell All

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We’re starting a series that offers real life advice from brides (and from some of the married Yes Girls) who have been there. We don’t want to give you the same old advice you’ll read in any wedding mag, we want to hear things that brides did really well during their wedding planning and maybe one thing they’d do differently. There’s already so much out there about timelines and how to choose vendors (and you don’t need to worry about that because that’s what you have The Yes Girls for), and we figure it’s the more candid advice that brides-to-be appreciate most!

Well then, let me start, John and I got married on July 14, 2012 in Templeton, CA (which is right in the Paso Robles wine region). The pic above is us being all in love and stuff.

And now that you feel like you kind of know us, here’s my two cents:

Recommendation:

Before the wedding I bought a new perfume and saved it to wear on our big day. Now when I choose to give myself of spritz of that wedding perfume, I’m instantly transported to that amazing day and flooded with the most wonderful memories. (Bonus olfactory points: buy some perfume on your honeymoon, on a bad day you’ll spray and remember the high of newly wedded bliss.)

Regret:

My biggest regret is the photographer I chose, he is no longer in business, but I sincerely wish I wouldn’t have paid him the entire balance before the wedding. It’s been two years and I still don’t have my wedding album. I gave him all the money up front and I should have saved our last payment until after everything we agreed to was given to me.

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Marriage Proposals: 4 What Not To Dos

Four easy guidelines for what NOT to do when popping the question.

1. THROW OUT CLICHÉS

To be blunt, automatically rule out proposals via jumbotrons, fortune cookies, and over a “nice” dinner. If you are unsure on how to propose to your girlfriend, don’t settle because you would rather down play it than risk something going wrong. With a little thought and planning, you can go beyond cliché ideas. If you get stuck, consult her girlfriends/sister/mom or brainstorm ideas with a Yes Girls Consultant to keep it a complete surprise.

2. DON’T MAKE IT ALL ABOUT YOU

Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone just a little. It’s important to think about what your sweetheart would want. Many times we hear of proposals where the guy implements what he thinks is cool rather than what SHE would appreciate. Think about past memories, her favorite things, her personality type, her love language, and you’ll start to cater the proposal to her desires while still staying true to yourself.

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3. POOR PLANNING = POOR EXECUTION

Don’t wait until the week before to start brainstorming your marriage proposal idea. Yes, this can be done (we’ve done it) but it takes away from the extra details you COULD have included had you allotted yourself time to plan and prepare. If you don’t have a plan in place, and decide to wing it, chances are you will be flustered. More so, it WILL show you decided not to put in the time or effort. You only do this once so we promise it’s worth planning.

4. DON’T ACT OUT OF CHARACTER

You are keeping a big secret from the one person you usually tell everything to; therefore discuss the proposal with someone who can be your voice of reason and prevent you from blowing the surprise. Many women figure out it’s coming not because they are snooping around but their boyfriend starts acting differently. If you become overwhelmed it’s time to enlist some help!

 

We can’t even believe that tattoo is real but if it is, add that as pointer #5. Photo courtesy of Socialphy.

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Dallas Date Idea: Trinity Groves

Hey Dallas Men- have you visited Trinity Groves in West Dallas yet? This place is so cool! I love the romantic string lights they have hanging around the trees and don’t even get me started on the incredible food options! “We are a 15-acre restaurant, retail, artist and entertainment destination located at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas.” This hidden gem is the perfect romantic date night! I mean come on, check out those views!

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Image and quote from TrinityGroves.com! If you are looking for more personalized, fun, and exciting date nights (that are more than dinner and a movie) then check out our date night packages here!

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring James Allen Jewelers

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These amazing engagement rings from James Allen scream out “try me on!”. With so many different styles and cuts to choose from, there’s something for every girl! Plus the diamonds you are viewing online are ACTUALLY the real diamonds they have in stock so what you see is what you get! That takes aways the concerning question, “Am I buy the right diamond?” Each piece is so elegant, with so much creativity and beautiful craftsmanship! Check out just a few of my favorites…

 

Royal Halo Tapered Baguette Engagement Ring

James Allen Soft Floral Ring

Soft Floral Diamond Engagement Ring

James Allen Fancy Yellow Ring

18K White Gold 2.88ctw Yellow & White Pave Diamond Ring 

James Allen Pave Ring

Graduated Pave Arch Engagement Ring

James Allen Pear Halo Ring

Elevated Pave Halo Engagement Ring With Diamond Encrusted Band

If you like what you see, just send the blog/ring link to your special someone to keep in mind for a future proposal or anniversary (wink wink).

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Dallas Family-Centered Marriage Proposal by The Yes Girls

Hope y’all have your box of tissues handy because this one is a tear-jerker! Brenly hired The Yes Girls to create his personalized proposal in Dallas about a month ago. Immediately upon reading his questionnaire we knew we needed to incorporate Shaina’s mother some-how into the proposal. You see, Shaina’s mom passed away a few years ago and has always since wanted to “fill her mother’s shoes”. Brenly knew that it was really important for Shaina to feel that her mom is proud of all that she has accomplished – including getting engaged and starting a wonderful life together! The idea was sparked and we began to create the footsteps of Shaina’s mom, for her to follow in. Each step had a personalized note with it explaining a different quality or characteristic that Shaina exemplifies of her mother and the last was placed on the park bench with a few of her favorite things (like sweet tea, cheesecake, and a bible verse). Add some adorable-crying-cousins (that hid in the bushes until after the proposal – I love the look on Shaina’s face when she sees her family hiding after she says yes!) and a DIY- lace bulletin board and you’ve got yourself one beautiful vintage marriage proposal!

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Congratulations Brenly and Shaina and thank you for letting us be a part of this special memory.

 

Vendor Love:

Marriage Proposal Planning: The Yes Girls Events

Photography: Sil Azevedo Photography

Venue: Dallas Arboretum Garden

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Wedding Wednesday: Makeup Tips from HSN

The Home Shopping Network just sent this video over to us and we knew it was something we definitely needed to share with our lovely women of Wedding Wednesday! Every bride needs to think through their makeup for the big day; so wether you’re getting a professional, or doing it yourself, these bronzing, highlighting, and contouring tips will be a great watch for you! Check out these bridal make-up tips from their Beauty Bar:

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