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Bride Support – How to Support the Bride in Your Life

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We’re in the business of supporting Brides. And we love it.

However – we know that we’re not the only ones that support every Bride who makes their way down the aisle.

The saying is true – it takes a village! Brides rely on many people to help them throughout their engagement and on their wedding day – and on the flip side, there are many people who are a part of their lives and want to be involved.

But how?

I’ll be writing a new mini-series called “Bride Support: (Insert Relationship)s Support Their Bride” that will help describe the best way for specific people in the Bride’s life to support her. Watch in the coming weeks for tips on how you can help out the special Bride in your life!

Abby & Arthur – 7/2/11

Abby & Arthur were a true joy to work with on their wedding from the beginning. After meeting them for the first time at our consult – I could immediately see how drawn to each other they both were and how excited they were as a couple for a special day to celebrate their love. Abby and Arthur put a lot of hard work into their day by completing lots of DIY projects to add to the uniqueness of their big day. It was so fun to see them all come together during set-up on their wedding day. Guests raved about the room’s decor all night and how sweet the ceremony was – especially since the couple’s dog was included as the ring bearer…tux and all! 🙂 Abby & Arthur also had a fun treat for their guests when their photographer set up an “un-photobooth” outside the room for guests to get their picture taken with fun props…always a hit!

The Line-up:

Abby & Arthur wrote the following review…

“Meredith from Bride Support is fantastic. We had heard from other couples that a day-of coordinator was a must, but now that I look back on it, I simply could not imagine my wedding day and the weeks preceding it without Meredith’s help. Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming process, and my fiance and I had most things lined up, but we definitely felt the crunch toward the end. Meredith really helped relieve our stress. From communicating with and organizing our vendors to doing a walk through of the ceremony and reception site, she was really with us every step of the way. We did a lot of DIY things, so it was also super helpful to have Meredith take those items off of our hands a few days before the wedding–one less thing to worry about transporting to the venue. She helped us create and finalize our day of schedule and remembered all of the tiny things that had slipped my mind in the process. I tend to be a control freak, but the day of my wedding I felt totally confident leaving things in Meredith’s hands…she really put all of those little final touches on things that made the venue look amazing. Meredith helped keep things on schedule throughout the ceremony and reception and made sure that the day was just as we wanted. Even my parents were blown away by all of Meredith’s amazing work. After going through the whole thing, I see how important it is to have that extra help, and as I said early, I could not imagine doing a wedding without Meredith. My wedding day was so stress-free, and I know that would not have been possible without Bride Support.”

Minnesota Wedding

(Adding overlays to the venue’s tablecloths helped add finesse to the tables and incorporate the Bride’s colors.
Table numbers were engagement pictures of the Bride & Groom with the table number printed on them in pretty frames.)

(LOVE the elegant, simple cake.)

(Tissue poms at each place settings, matching motif on the escort cards.)

(The outdoor amphitheater at Centennial Lakes is a gorgeous spot for Minnesota weddings.)

All photos by Jessica Kempen Photography.

Real Wedding Submissions Wanted

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Photo from charmcitybride.com

Bride Support’s Wedding Planning Blog is now accepting real wedding submissions!

If you are a recent bride or vendor and would like to submit a wedding to be featured on Bride Support’s blog – please send it to info@bridesupport.com.

With each submission, please include the following…

  • General Information
    First names of bride and groom, location of wedding and date
  • Pictures
    We love pictures! Send us high resolution photos to include in the post. And please have the permission of the photographer!
  • The Story
    If you’d like – share with us the story of the day and any more specific details that tell us about the wedding.

 

Featured: The Wedding Den Line Up Event

Alba and her team are at it again!

Alba’s Exclusive Events (AEE) is hosting a 3-Day Celebration Event that’s all about vendors networking, getting exposure and getting their name known! This event is taking place June 27-29, 2011 and will be a great showcase for vendors everywhere.

The Wedding Den

AEE is an online community devoted to connecting customers and vendors through their online networking and workshop events. Bride Support has proudly been involved with their events before and loves being a part of their community. AEE has three segments to their business – The Business Edition, The Wedding Edition (The Wedding Den) and The Fashion Edition (The Glam Group).

Brides – this is the perfect place to check out wedding vendors’ businesses and find the perfect one that you’re looking for for your big day.

And fellow vendors – you’re invited for free! Choose which day you’d like to list your business and on which of the 3 sites and get featured! Reserve your spot by emailing albasevents@gmail.com. Oh – and receive two more listings on other days by sharing the event with others.

This promotion and networking event will be a great one for customers and businesses alike – join in!

Wedding Planning Help

Bride Support’s main mission is to help brides across the US with their wedding by offering virtual wedding planning services. These services are a la carte and help brides out when they need it, with what they specifically need help with. Our main client is a bride who doesn’t want to hire a full-on planner, just needs a little help along the way. And we love doing that!

We have found, however, that we also would love to help out the brides who DO want a full-on wedding planner. So we are proud to announce the Bride Support has now added on a complete wedding planning package! This full-service planning package offers brides the opportunity to have Bride Support by their side for the entire ride. We help plan your entire wedding through many great ways and resources – check them out here.

Additionally, due to this being a new service we’re offering, we’re offering this package at a GREAT price…only $600!

Full-service planning is offered to brides across America. Our network of wedding professionals make us able to help brides in every market – and we love doing that! Brides who live in Minnesota (where we are) are certainly able to meet with us in person, etc., as well.

So contact us today to get started on your wedding planning with Bride Support!

Featured: The I Do Wedding Studio

Hey lovelies! Did you see the fabulous write-up that The I Do Wedding Studio did about Bride Support? Go check it out! They were so kind to feature Bride Support on their blog and I just wanted to say a quick thank you! They did a wonderful job of describing Bride Support and the wedding planning services that we offer.

The I Do Wedding Studio is a great wedding idea resource for Minnesota brides. They feature lots of local vendors, events, brides and the like – oh, and you can even submit weddings to their site, too!

So thanks again, Kristi and Sarah!

Obligatory Royal Wedding Recap

No wedding planning blog is complete without a recap of the royal wedding – so here you are, my dears. 🙂

I, like many others, woke up bright and early to watch the British Royal Wedding. It was well worth the lack of sleep while working the next day – it was oh so fabulous and SO much fun to watch.

At first, it was hard to get past the fascination that many Americans have with the British culture – the accents, the polite demeanor and of course…the fascinators and hats!! The designer hats and perfect fascinators were SO much fun to see. With fascinators being a big trend in weddings lately, they were a welcomed sight to see everywhere.

And then there was Kate…

Timeless. Classic. Flawless.

With our first glimpse of her riding in her car, we saw her lace dress with sweetheart neckline underneath and we all gasped collectively. We knew it would be gorgeous – but we still had to wait till the car ride was over to see it in its entirety. Her hair and makeup were perfection – she had done them herself – and her beautiful tiara atop her loose waves was lent to her from the Queen. She wore beautiful drop earrings that were a gift from her parents and bore their family crest, carried a simple bouquet of flowers including “precious William” – awwww! Princess Kate seemed so genuinely happy, excited and nervous. She was made for that moment and we all couldn’t help but get butterflies in our stomach along with her as she approached the church. As she arrived at the church, she stepped out and we saw her full dress – in all of it’s glorious, lacy beauty. Full skirt, long train, lace – made for a princess. And she began her walk to her Prince.

Her sister, Pippa wore a stunning, figure-loving, white gown which surprised people as a “no-no” but ultimately was decided it was so chic, fresh and obviously…royal. 🙂

The ceremony was perfect, of course, and romantic. The couple seemed so giddy for each other – stealing little looks and giggles here and there. My favorite parts were the Harold trumpets and orchestra! The couple exchanged simple, gold bands, made their vows and took a private moment in an adjacent chamber to sign their marriage certificate. William and Kate kept their composure the entire time – amongst the nervousness and publicity – they never wavered or even cried!

After leaving the church, they – in true royal fashion – rode a carriage to the reception site where they would start the rest of their lives together.

The grandeur of the whole event was so enthralling to watch. Everything was so regal and every girl’s dream. Here, here to the Princess and Prince!