Baracos + Brand Groom Pop-Up Shop

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Wedding planning is traditionally all about the Bride and there are only a few elements to the planning process that are directly catered for the Groom. That is why, we are so thrilled to share this exclusive event for the Groom!

Our friends from Baracos + Brand are hosting a one day Pop-Up shop in the Library Room at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver. For future Grooms to have an enjoyable and fun experience in searching for their custom wedding day suit or tuxedo with their Groomsmen. Here is our Youtube Video highlighting three styles of attire for the Groom.

Baracos + Brand Event Details

Baracos + Brand Event Details

We are exactly one week away from this event so below are all the details you need to book your appointment. If you miss this event, Baracos + Brand has a modern chic mens boutique in West Vancouver and you are welcome to schedule an appointment at info@baracosandbrand.com or stop by at their store. They are located at 1411 Bellevue AvenueWest Vancouver V7T 1C3.

 

 

Role of a Maid of Honor

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Ruth & Rita

Ruth & Rita

My numerous conversations with the Bride, Ruth and extensive research on being a good Maid of Honor have lead me to narrow down THREE important points that will help an inexperience newbie like myself have a better understanding of MOH duties.

1. Personality Matters

Often it’s your personality that gets you the role of a MOH. A MOH should have and maintain a positive attitude, be enthusiastic and patient. Be an excellent listener and know when to make her laugh. “Yes” is your favourite word, unless it’s something that might ruin the wedding or her reputation. Otherwise, the word “no” should be out of your vocabulary. This is her wedding, doesn’t matter if the dress is not your style or the table linen is not in your favourite colour. What matters is that the bride is happy and you should be supportive of her choices. Think of yourself, as the bride’s significant other!

2. Trusty sidekick

Ruth & Rita

Having fun with Ruth!

Be her trusty sidekick like Robin is to Batman. You are to assist with any pre-wedding tasks. You are her go-to person in times of trouble. Keep an agenda to record any important meetings or dates that you have to attend with the bride. Your goal is to help keep her stress level as low as possible. Be multifaceted and expect to play multiple roles, from counsellor to personal shopper to deliverer…etc.

3. MOH power

The Maid of Honor is an important role and holds great power. With great power comes great responsibility. Planning the bachelorette party and bridal shower can be hectic, therefore, you must learn to coordinate with the bridesmaids, assign tasks and manage and divide expenses when it’s necessary. Expect questions, lots of emails and phone calls!

Ruth, Bride

Thumbs Up from Happy Bride Ruth

Bottom line is as a Maid of Honor, expect to get your hands dirty, ride and hold her hands through the emotional roller coaster and have a can- do attitude! How much work you put in as a MOH really depends on the bride. For a strong-minded bride like Ruth, she rarely needs my input or confirmation. Her mentality is that if she can decide on the little things herself such as a colour or a pattern, why bother to ask for help? I guess I can say that I got lucky?! (Thank you Ruth!) However, I should probably step my game up and be prepared for when she does need me! For the next 7 months, my goal is to be a top-notch Maid of Honor to one of my besties and to stick by her side, for better or for worse, even if she turns into a bridezilla!

xox

Rita

Let’s Begin …

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Three months ago, sitting in a dinky bubble tea restaurant, I was given THE most important duty of my life; I was chosen to be the Maid of Honor by one of my closest and dearest friend. The moment I was given the role, I wanted to jump out of my seat and yell, “ Boo ya! Maid of Honor in the house!” I was excited, flabbergasted, and overjoyed. It was tough hiding my excitement but as the conversation continued about the wedding, the nervousness sank in. I’ve never been a Maid of Honor (MOH) or a Bridesmaid. I have no education or expectation to what and how a MOH should do or act. However, I’ve seen the movie, Bridesmaids, and I am really hoping that my journey will be nothing like the Maid of Honor’s in the movie; frustrating and stressful.

The Bride, Ruth and I have been friends since high school. We are like-minded in many ways. We can exchange looks and know exactly what the other person is thinking. She has seen the worst of me, the pizza face Rita in granny sweatpants and dorky glasses, probably the only person that I am comfortable seeing in that state, to be honest. She can be critical at times, often a perfectionist and sometimes a bit too blunt! Now, you can understand why I am a little nervous about the whole MOH business. Nonetheless, I am still very happy and honoured to be chosen as her MOH. There are lots for me to learn, responsibilities to tackle but I think it will be fun and I am definitely up for the challenge!

So where should I begin? What are some things that I should think about? I know for certain that I have to plan wicked bachelorette party and bridal shower. What about dress shopping? Other than holding her dress occasionally, what else do I do on her big day? I haven’t even started planning my speech and thought about her gifts. From now till September, join me through my journey as I learn about the bizarre rituals, duties and responsibilities of a MOH. Time to take that piggybank of mine out! Let’s start planning and saving shall we?!

xox

Rita

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