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Bridesmaid Gifts – Don’t Be Basic!

Being a bridesmaid is such an honor, but it can sometimes be a thankless job. Getting your girls little bridesmaid gifts is a sweet way to make sure they know they are loved and their hard work is appreciated. Besides, only a true friend would fluff your train, assemble wedding favors and stuff invitations, right? You want your bridesmaid gift to be fun and useful and not just a trinket she will stick in her drawer and forget about.  We've put together some of our faves to help you find the perfect one! Bridal Robes or PJs Not only will [...]


Real Bride – Kaitlin and Jonathan

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Kaitlin and Jonathan Patterson - How did he propose? It was April 7th, 2017. We had just gotten the keys to our apartment and we were moving him in.  I knew at some point we were going to get married and it would also be my apartment. Jonathan had asked our apartment manager if he could have the keys to our apartment early so he could propose then. We walked in to an empty apartment where I turned around and he was down on one knee in the living room. He said he couldn’t imagine [...]


Hostess with the Mostest: Dressing the Mother of the Bride

In all honesty, the hardest person to dress for your big day is the Mother of the Bride. And yes, that is a ‘title’ because this is someone who has a key-roll in your story. Your mother, in most cases throughout your life, is used to taking a back seat to let your dreams become a reality. Trust us when we say that this event is no different. She will make sure you have everything you want and need for this wedding without one time stopping to think of herself. This means it is up to you as a bride [...]


Real Bride – Beverly and Hunt

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Beverly & Hunt Jennings - How did he propose? Hunt proposed at Lula Lake Falls on Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday Hunt and I had agreed to spend time with our own families so I wasn't expecting to see him that day. After church and lunch with my family I agreed to go for a hike with my sister Olivia. She took me on a hike I had never been on and we started at the bottom of Lookout Mountain and hiked to what I eventually recognized as Lula Lake Land Trust. Knowing that this [...]


Real Bride – Ginny and Mac

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Ginny and Mac Brown - How did he propose? I was on vacation in Denver with a friend, and Mac flew out to surprise me. We went for lunch at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, which has a fantastic view.  I looked to my left to enjoy the view, turned back to Mac who had knelt down on one knee to propose. He had let our waitress know what was going on and gave her his phone to video the proposal.  Two seconds into filming Mac's phone died.  Luckily a couple of guys at a [...]


Real Bride – Suzanne and Rob

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Suzanne and Rob Carden - How did he propose? He took me on a trail run during an overnight camping trip for my 30th Birthday. He ran with a water bottle holder (which he doesn’t normally do) and hid the ring in the storage compartment of the holder. I asked for a drink from his water mid run and he turned around and proposed!   - Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We chose McCoy Farms and Gardens for the reception because it was beautiful, we really enjoyed meeting the people that [...]


Brides: How to make your life easier when it comes to bridesmaids dresses

  So! It's time to pick bridesmaid dresses. Whether you want a specific color or scheme, it is very overwhelming trying to make multiple women happy- and it can turn a fun shopping trip with your girlfriends into a mess. If you'd like to avoid the headache of trying to achieve the perfect look, then let us help! Here are a few tips for choosing your bridesmaids dresses that will keep you sane and your gals happy. Give them direction! Do NOT just "let them choose what they want." Your friends are choosing an outfit that has to fit into [...]


Real Bride – Lauren and Chancz

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Lauren and Chancz McGee - How did he propose? We went on a hike and told me he had a rock in his shoe and wanted me to pull off his shoe to find the rock. Well when I pulled off his shoe I saw the ring and immediately started crying. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was so sweet and perfect! - Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We got married at Patten Chapel and had our reception at The Venue. [...]


Do you guys carry prom?? Um, sort of…

We get this question all the time. "Do you guys carry prom?" Prom is tough, because you need a TON of inventory, and honestly we just don't have the space for it. So while we don't carry traditional prom, we do have some good options for the girl who doesn't want a huge ball gown or to sparkle like a disco ball (not that there's anything wrong with that!) For instance, want some sparkle?? Check out these gems!      We even have some mix and match two piece sets!    Or these fun sparklers by Adrianna Papell    What [...]


This One’s For the Guys: Let’s Talk Prom Tuxes

Times have changed. Guys are really feelin' themselves lately. Gone are the days of boring, boxy tuxes. Celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Neyo, David Beckham, Jay-Z and more are strutting the red carpet in designer duds that are, in a word, fly. So Dude, why aren't you thinking about your prom tux yet? Red? Blue? Black? White? Even merlot! Slim fit, skinny- yep, we have those too. We've got it all here at Monica's, and we are running specials for you guys! It's really so simple. Come get measured and pick out your tux. The week of prom, it will be [...]