A Look Inside One Bride's Real Shower

Recent bride Jennie Smith walks us through the pages of her photo album.

The Hostess Weighs In

Brides.com: How long did it take to put it together?

Tracy Yarde (Jennie's sister-in-law and bridesmaid): It took about four full months to put all the details together.

Brides.com: Did you plan everything, or did others also pitch in?

Tracy Yarde: I did a lot on my own, but shared my thoughts with the bridesmaids to make sure they liked the ideas. And Maura, Jennie's maid-of-honor, helped out with the invites and flowers, among other elements. On the day of, my best friends helped with set-up and last-minute details. I never could have pulled it off without them!