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  She Said Yes! Engagement Proposal

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Did you know? 28% of proposals take place between December and February—making it the most popular time of year to get engaged. The winter holidays are filled with family and love, so it’s only natural that this time of year is among the most popular for engagements. If you’re a lucky couple who recently got engaged, congratulations! As an engagement gift to you, we’re going to share the first five steps you should take from here:

1. Let everyone know the big news. Don’t instantly announce your engagement on social media and let everyone find out that way. Instead, reach out personally to your friends and relatives to share the big news. This is also a great time to ask wedding attendants if they’ll stand up for you (if you already know who you want to ask). 2. Set the budget. The first big step of wedding planning is setting the budget. You can ask your parents if they intend to contribute anything to the wedding so you can include that money in the final amount. Once that number is set, don’t stray from it! 3. Finalize your guest list. Yes, we mean finalize. Before you know how much money you can afford to spend on any of your wedding services, you need to know how many guests you’ll have to feed. Pare that list down as much as possible to help stretch your budget. 4. Get a wedding planner. Whether you work with a professional planner or go the DIY route and hire a coordinator, stay organized and on a timeline to make the planning process as stress-free as possible. 5. Find a venue. It may seem more logical to set a date before selecting a venue, but being flexible on your wedding date can actually help you find the perfect venue because you’re willing to book your wedding when the venue is available. The venue may also offer discounts on certain days of the week or times of the day, so your flexibility can allow you to take advantage of those.

These five steps will kick-start your wedding planning. We hope that you enjoy this special time of being engaged. The big day will be here before you know it!

If you have questions about this or other wedding-related topics, please leave a comment or email so we can get back to you.

Source: Perfect Wedding Guide

10 Romantic Ways To Propose For Under $100

unnamed (3)It has been said, "when you know, you know." And if you're a man and reading this blog then that must mean you're ready to POP the question. However, there's a lot more to it then just dropping a whole lot of dough on a ring. You will need a proposal, and not just any proposal, one that will knock her socks off. One she'll be telling your grandchildren about like it was yesterday.  Have you been tossing and turning while thinking of the perfect way to propose? Don't fret.  There's certainly not a lack of information out there to assist you in planning and executing the task at hand. But if you're looking for a few ideas that won't break the bank here are some way to propose for under $100,

Proposing ideas for $100- $50

  • Arrange a surprise proposal with a street caricaturist. Have him sketch a picture of you two with word bubbles. Yours will read, "Will you marry me?" and hers will say, "Yes!" This is a very cute idea and from the research I've done it would be roughly $75-100. And you'll have something to frame to commemorate this exciting event.


  • Make the box holding her ring a selection on the dessert tray at your favorite restaurant. Well, I'm going to assume you're not taking her to a hole in the wall down the street but a fancy intimate place. I mean, if they have a dessert tray, you know it's going to be a little pricey, $75-$100 easy. Of course you'll have to order some champagne, which will add a few more dollars to the grand total.


  • Gather your families together for a barbecue and make it a family affair. This proposal can range from $50 to $100 easy but it will be an event the whole family will be thinking about for years to come. A way to cut costs- make it a potluck and have family members bring a dish.

Proposing ideas for $50- $15

  • Slip the ring on her finger while she's sleeping and wake her with champagne and strawberries. At first, the gesture will simply seem romantic -- the real surprise comes when she notices her new piece of jewelry. A nice bottle of champagne is about $12-23 and you can get chocolate covered strawberries at Publix or your local grocery store for about $2 each. $47ish


  • Propose in a flower or botanical garden when everything is in bloom. Depending on where you live, a botanical garden roughly cost $12-20 dollars a ticket. If you take her there while everything is in bloom $40 will seem like a good value- make sure to bring your camera.


  • Go out for a night of dancing and ask the DJ or bandleader to pass you the mic so you can dedicate a song and propose on the dance floor. Talk about shock and awe! You can expect to about $10 a person to get into any busy club, so about $20 total, but one unforgettable proposal!


  • Spell your proposal out in glow-in-the-dark star stickers on your ceiling. Get into bed, turn the lights off and wait for the inevitable gasp. I took at look at Amazon and found these stars online for about $15 because I had no idea where you'd purchased them otherwise. Quick things to keep in mind however, make sure she's not there when the package is delivered. A girl always has to know what's in the box.

Free ideas for proposing:

  • Play hangman and have the phrase be "Marry me." Pencil plus paper equals free.


  • Go to the beach and casually build a sand castle  and place the ring on the highest turret. Then invite her to admire your handiwork. It doesn't cost anything to go to the beach, just remember to bring sunscreen. Free


  • Scrape your proposal into the frost on her car's windshield (winter)- Free

Then be sure to contact us here at Favored by Yodit Events so we can help you plan the wedding of her dreams!


Top 10 Engagement Rings of 2013

gabby and dwade

2013 was a big year for celebrity engagements and with engagements comes HUGE rings. Check out the list of the most expensive rings of 2013 put together by Simply Bridal.


I am going to add one more ring to the list, that didn't quite make the cut off. D.Wade proposed to his girlfriend Gabrielle Union over the weekend with a ring worth an estimated $1 million. It is a 8.5 carat, cushion cut ring designed by celeb jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills! Her rock FLAWLESS *in my Beyonce voice*!


#WeddingWednesday: Luvabull Proposal

proposal As most of our frequent readers know, we at Favored by Yodit are suckers for a cute proposal. When we came across this super cute proposal we had to share it. Check out how one boyfriend changed the sporting event proposal game with this flash mob proposal for his dancer girlfriend. *Grabs tissue*

If you need help planning a propoal that the love of your life will NEVER forget, contact Favored by Yodit today!

We want to help @mr300sandwiches propose! Don't you?

At Home with Stephanie Smith author of Blog 300 Sandwiches and We all know the lengths us women have gone to get a man...well nothing takes the cake or should I say sandwich than Ms. Sandwich Girl, Stepahnie Smith, the blogger of, a beautifully photographed blog that documents her quest to woo her boyfriend with bread-and-meat creations. 

At Home with Stephanie Smith author of Blog 300 Sandwiches and

At Home with Stephanie Smith author of Blog 300 Sandwiches and

So Eric jokingly said he would propose to girlfriend, Stephanie if she made him 300 sandwiches, Stephanie took the challenge and actually went on a quest to make 300 sandwiches for her man. Now after following this story for sometime a well-fed Eric Schulte is now ready to pop the question and needs help on making a proposal worth all her hard work and love! As an event planner and proposal planner I thought I should share some creative proposal suggestions to Eric. Check some out below:

1.) Make a Video Montage with Family & Friends...And 300 Sandwiches!


The idea of a magical proposal is making it last forever in the persons mind and heart. Thanks to youtube and other video channels we are able to make a moment last until the end of time, just like someones love! I think it would be special for Stephanie to watch Eric recreate all 300 sandwiches she made him by having a video montage of the experience and their closet friends and family telling her 300 reason why Eric wants her to be his wife with a sandwich in hand!

2.) Make Her The Most Unforgettable Sandwich Ever...She deserves it!


Reporters said "It must be true love" when a man stuck an engagement ring into the bun of a chicken sandwich—and the woman accepted the proposal. Well I think Eric should take a que from this guy and pop the question with a ring in a sandwich! Not just any average sandwich, but one that will give Stephanie butterflies especially since she made all those sandwiches to get him to propose. I would do a couple things different; In the photo above, the sandwich and accompanying engagement ring seems boring, no thought went into it. Dont just stick a ring in a sandwich be creative in your approach. Secondly you can tell it wasn't a homemade sandwich and from a fast food restaurant so I would say Eric should make it a bit more classy and make it at home and pull out all the stops and make her feel like a Queen. Make her favorite sandwich and place the ring and ask her to marry you before she makes you another 300 sandwiches!

3.) Write Her A Recipe of Your Love 


Girls love when their men tell them "I love you". Well Eric tell Stepanie all the reasons why you love her and write them down with all your favorite things that make up Stephanie, like a sandwich. Is it her big heart, her gorgeous smile or the fact that she can cook? Whatever it is right it down and make it into a cute recipe and give it to her in a frame, a scroll, a canvas or some romantic special way so she can keep it forever. The recipe can also have a frame-by-frame comic style picture of you two leading up to the proposal.

Get brownie points by adding friends, family and live musicians to come out and start playing a love song dedicated to her. She will definitely be surprised. Plus who doesn't love the excitement and thrill a flash mob brings to any occasion, especially an engagement proposal.

Eric if you need anymore help let Favored by Yodit Events Help! we love Proposal Planning & Sandwiches :)




Wedding Wednesday: The Amazing Proposal


This Proposal was very sweet. The future bride's favorite show is The Amazing Race, so her boyfriend spent two months preparing a proposal inspired by the show. He sent her on several challenges that involved a few of her friends all around New York City and ended of course with him. It is a little long, but I enjoyed the entire mini episode : ). Check out the video after the break!

Let Favored Help Plan The Perfect Marriage Proposal


Do you plan on proposing or know someone who is? Contact Favored by Yodit Event Planning to help with exclusive proposal planning.

Did you know that six million people planned or expected a marriage proposal on Valentine's Day in 2013, which is up from four million people in 2012? Or that 75% of women are disappointed with thier marriage proposal? Preparing to pop the question to the woman you love can be a very overwhelming experience. You want the moment to be perfect and one that she will be dying to tell her friends and family. If you aren't sure where to start or have an idea that you need help executing, we can help with all of the details. Whether you want a nice intimate proposal with just the two of you, or a flash mob with your entire family, no proposal is too small or too big for Favored.

Wedding Wednesday: Proposals

ginny and matt

I love love love watching wedding proposal videos. Occasionally I will run across one that is too cute not to share and the one we feature today is no different.

The guy in this video went over and beyond to make the proposal to his girlfriend one that she will never forget. Making the Movies jealous is the title and he definitely accomplished that. Grab your box of tissues and watch the video below.

In case you were wondering if their wedding was just as was...*grabs a fresh box of tissues*.