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Hidden Wedding Costs You May Not Think Of

Planning a wedding can be stressful: who are your bridesmaids going to be? Does your color palette match? Do we want a destination or in town wedding? These are all things that are going through your mind, but most importantly, are we staying on budget? There are many things that go into planning and paying for during the wedding planning process. I’m here to help with that and give you a couple of things that you may not think of.

First, is the marriage license. Yes, you’re ready to tie the knot and walk down the aisle, but have you actually made it official? The easiest place to get your marriage license is the country clerk’s office or the court clerk if you’re getting married out of state. Make sure you are bringing the appropriate identification as well. The cost ranges, but can be as low as $35!

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The next one is up in the air: wedding party gifts. This is something that you can do away with if you are close to your budget, but it’s a definite nice gesture. This is something that your friends will remember and it can be as little or big as your budget allows.

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So you found the perfect dress: the sleeves are long like you wanted, it has an open back, and a gorgeous train, but…. It doesn’t really fit like you want it to. This is a big one: alterations, and they can get expensive. Also, don’t forget the accessories that go along with it: the veil, headpiece, jewelry, and even undergarments.

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Have you ever had to send out invitations? If so, you know how expensive paper products can get. If not, you’re in for a real treat. Invitation suites can go up in price immensely so try to stick to the simple pieces and don’t go all out. You will also need to buy stamps, and those aren’t cheap either!

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Last but not least, gratuity for your vendors. I think this is a big one a lot of people either forget about or don’t allot for in their budget. This is something I highly recommend to read up on before the big day. Check around at a later date and maybe you’ll find a blog post on it! Wink, wink!!

These are definitely not all of the hidden costs that you may run into when wedding planning, but definitely some that we think here at The Yes Girls were important to point out.

 

Image Credits: marriage license | groomsmen flasks | bridal alterations | wedding suite

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Fire and Brilliance

Happy Friday to everyone! I am so excited to share today’s post featuring stunning engagement rings from Fire and Brilliance! I am blown away by the incredible detailing and craftsmanship… each one created with the perfect blend of elegance and boldness! I absolutely love these rings, check them out!!!

 “While investing much thought into the practicality and purpose of these essential building blocks, we agree that spending reasonably allows you to invest more into the myriad milestones of life, from all things impromptu to the imminent. We firmly believe in the benefit of education and sharing the ideology of cultivating options. Our many selections of conflict-free and/or fair-trade gems are sourced from reputable manufacturing companies that abide by policies to ensure an eco-friendly experience, which we uphold as a standard. Be it with natural, lab-created gems, or a beautiful blend of both, we aspire to achieve only excellence in our efforts to make your design, uniquely yours, to last forevermore.

Portia 14mm Round Morganite Center and Diamond Halo Filigree Basket and Diamond Shoulders 14k Rose Gold 8.6 Carat Total Weight

Fontaine Asscher Moissanite Diamond Gallery Infinite Shank Prong-Set Ring

Genevieve Lovely Lotus Ring with Charles & Colvard Forever Brilliant or Forever ONE Round Moissanite

Francesca Charles & Colvard Forever Brilliant or Forever One Oval Moissanite Rebellare 4 Prong Diamond Side Engagement Ring 

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Milestone Marriage Proposal in Napa

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For this incredible proposal, we created a fun calendar of milestones from Kenny and Pam’s relationship. Each rustic crate had a special momentum that represented a remarkable moment in their journey. For example, we had a framed picture of her son on the day that Kenny was introduced to his soon-to-be-stepson; a ladybug string art piece that signified the moment that their relationship began; and vintage keys hanging that illustrated the day they moved in together! Add in some gorgeous flowers and touches of Pam’s favorite colors (purple and peach) and you’ve got yourself one thoughtful Napa marriage proposal.

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how to create the perfect napa proposal Vendor Love:
Napa Proposal Planners – The Yes Girls
Napa Proposal Photographer – Lynda Kennedy Photography
Videography (coming next week!) – Eli Bottom
Florist – Dixon Florist
Ladybug String Art – Kristie String Art
Love You More Pillow – Zazzle
Calligraphy Day Flags – Lindsay Love Letters

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Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

When you think about wedding dress shopping, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of Kleinfeld’s and Say Yes To the Dress, billowing veils, and lengthy white trains. The first documented instance of a white wedding gown is that of Philippa of England, wearing a tunic with a cloak in white silk. Mary, Queen of Scots, followed suite, with a white wedding gown in 1559 for her first marriage and soon after, the white dress was locked in to wedding culture.

But why should we, as brides of 2017, follow the trends set for us by the princesses of yester-yester-year? For the bride wanting to trail off of the beaten path, here are non-traditional wedding dresses for your consideration and inspiration.

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This bride gets by with a little help from her friends and a lot of help from her bright red floral gown. Image from 100layercake.com

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Go green and glamorous. Image from cosmopolitan.uk.com

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Be dark and bold with this gorgeous gown. Image from greenweddingshoes.com

non-traditional wedding gowns for brides

Pretty in pink from greenweddingshoes.com

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A rich Vera Wang gown, image from 100layercake.com


 

A final note on non-traditional wedding gowns: There are no rules on what you wear on your big day. Get expressive with your dress and wear something that doesn’t compromise your style! Dresses, like brides, come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Find one that makes you feel like you.

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WILL YOU BE MY BRIDESMAID? PART III

“I’ve got my guy, but I need you by my side, will you be my bridesmaid?”

Popping the question to your girls is almost just as exciting as being proposed to (almost!) This time the ball is in your court. There are so many ideas, cute sayings, and ways to pop this important question. If your creativity is running dry and lack of time are stressing you out, the team from Beau-Coup wants to help you out! In fact, we found so many cute ideas that this has been turned into a blog series and for the whole month of March we will feature a “how to ask your bridesmaids” invitation every Tuesday! Here is Part 3 :)

Pampering Spa Package

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Everyone loves feeling pampered and relaxed, so this set is perfect for getting ready the day of, a spa bachelorette party, or even just a relaxing movie night at home. Pretty and practical, these florals will make any girl delighted. Whenever they wear this feminine lounge wear they can look back fondly on your memories of your wedding day bliss.

Whats Included: Personalized Card, Monogram Champagne Flutes, Monogram Makeup Bag, Pink Soap, Monogram Slippers, Monogram Floral Robe

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How to Propose – the eBook

Stop spending your valuable time watching YouTube Videos of someone else’s proposal idea. Just imagine yourself picking and choosing ideas that appeal to you and effortlessly combining them into her dream proposal. It’s all in one convenient location from the most romantic planners in the world.

Tips include: what to say when proposing to your girlfriend, ideas on how to get your girlfriend to the proposal without her knowing, what picture to take during your proposal, ideas on where to propose to your girlfriend, our favorite proposal ruses, and over 40 idea-starters to create a custom and unique proposal on your own.

Get your Marriage Proposal eBook today at: https://theyesgirls.com/proposal-ideas-ebook

 

 

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 Two by London

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! I hope everyone has a fun and GREEN day!!! Today’s post is featuring Two by London! I am loving everything about this collection… all so strikingly beautiful! Even with such bold details, there is a simple elegance to each piece, creating the most perfect engagement ring! Take a look at my favorites…

Three Stone Diamond Baguette Engagement Ring

Exclusive To The London Collection, This Classic Style Is Enhanced With A Pave Diamond Halo For Some Added Brilliance.

Cushion Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

This Stunning Engagement Ring Features A Lavish Cushion Cut Diamond.

Oval Cut Pink Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Ideal For The Blushing Bride, This Pave Pink Diamond Ring Glamorously Showcases The Oval Cut Center Diamond. An Exclusive In The 1926 Collection.

Pear Shaped Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Exclusive To The 1926 Collection, This Pear Shaped Diamond Ring Is Enhanced By A Halo Of Round Diamonds In.

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Outdoor Living Room Lakeside Wedding Proposal in Dallas

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Jody and Brooke are both parents, so when they started dating they had a lot of long talks in the living room with a fire roaring and the wine flowing. For their proposal, we took the indoors out with an outdoor living room on White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. This outdoor living room was complete with a monogrammed blanket, personalized etched wine glasses (with her favorite vino of course), and a custom wedding crest pillow. This crest had items that depicted each of the new family members – kids and all. Then, just before Jody got down on one knee to propose, all of the kids came out of hiding and ran down to them with sign that said “to hearts become one” to play off the couple’s favorite bible verse.

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Vendor Love:
Wedding Proposal Planning – The Yes Girls Events
Vintage Rentals- Beautiful Event Rentals
Proposal Photography- Cottonwood Road Photography
Flowers and Greenery- Pearls & Poppies Floral Design

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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Uncommon Wedding and Wedding Party Gift Ideas

Searching the internet to find the perfect yet sustainable /environmentally friendly gift for your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and bride? Well we have some great ideas for you today! UncommonGoods is on a mission to create a marketplace of products that are all sustainable from earth friendly, to handmade, to organic, and even to recycled products. They feature creative, and unique products that you can feel confident in purchasing. Plus, the best part of shopping with UncommonGoods is their mission to give back – “we created the Better to Give Program in 2001, which allows you to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from us at checkout. UncommonGoods has donated over $1,000,000 since we created this program.” Now that’s spreading the love :)

So now that you’re completely sold with shopping on this incredible website, here are some of our favorite unique gift ideas for your wedding from UncommonGoods:

 

Unique Gift Ideas for your Groomsmen:

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City Map Glass | Flask Book Box | Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs Cufflinks 


Perfect Gifts for your Bridesmaids:

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Rose Quartz Platter | Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin | Birthstone Definition Necklace


Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas for your Bride:

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Hearts Connect-Four Game | First Dance Personalized Art | Personalized Faux Boise Vase


Please note, this blog has been sponsored by UncommonGoods. Thank you for shopping!

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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WILL YOU BE MY BRIDESMAID? PART II

“I’ve got my guy, but I need you by my side, will you be my bridesmaid?”

Popping the question to your girls is almost just as exciting as being proposed to (almost!) This time the ball is in your court. There are so many ideas, cute sayings, and ways to pop this important question. If your creativity is running dry and lack of time are stressing you out, the team from Beau-Coup wants to help you out! In fact, we found so many cute ideas that this has been turned into a blog series and for the whole month of March we will feature a “how to ask your bridesmaids” invitation every Tuesday! Here is Part 2 :)

Destination Wedding Gear

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This gift just screams beach babe. We could definitely see this as being the perfect gift to utilize during your bachelorette party for social media worthy group photos. Keep your ladies hydrated with the monogramed tumbler, and safe from the suns rays with the personalized floppy sun hat.

What’s Included: Personalized Card, Gold Tote, Team Bride Sunglasses, XO Flip Flops, Monogram Tumbler, Monogram Floppy Hat

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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