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#MunaCares Initiative – Members of The Coterie Lend Helping Hand to One Lucky Couple Affected by Closing of reBar

Recently, we learned about the abrupt closing of a popular wedding venue called reBar in Brooklyn, NY.  The restaurant had been in trouble for failing to pay more than $1 million in taxes on the restaurant.  Owner, Jason Stevens, abruptly closed the restaurant with a sign reading “reBar is closed and bankrupt. Do not enter.”  Employees arrived for work and were greeted by the sign and have not been provided with any explanation or their last paychecks.  Even worse, almost 200 couples were out of their wedding venue, most of them paying over $15,000 to reserve the space.

The biggest issue in addition to losing the venue, is that reBar offered “all-inclusive” weddings including flowers, food, etc.  Now these couple have to begin planning their weddings from scratch.

As soon as we heard about the news we inquired with New York area members of our wedding collective, The Coterie, to see if any of them would be willing to donate their services to some of these couples and the response was amazing.  Today we are launching the #MunaCares initiative.  In this initiative our members have teamed up to offer FREE services to one lucky couples.  Other couples that are affected will also be able to speak directly with our members about the services they can offer.  The entry period starts today and ends on July 1st.  See below for entry details.


The “rePlan” Official Rules


MunaLuchi Bride Coterie Members will collaborate to re-plan a wedding for one (1) couple affected by the closing of reBar Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.


The “rePlan” will allow the chosen couple with a wedding scheduled prior to July 31st, an opportunity to work with Coterie members in the Tri-state area.  All of the participating Coterie members have agreed to offer a wedding-specific service gratis to one deserving couple.


  • Entries accepted anytime from May 21 at 12:00 am EST to July 1 at 11:59 pm EST.

  • Must be engaged to enter

  • Must have previously had a wedding scheduled to take place at the now defunct reBar restaurant located at 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 between the dates of May 15 – July 31, 2014

  • Enter by sending an email to  with the subject line “rePlan my wedding”.

  • Tell us very briefly how you met, your previous wedding plans (including date) and  why you should win a replanned wedding by The Coterie.

  • Entrant must also include a valid email, contact number and clear crisp photo of themselves and fiance. Munaluchi Bride reserves the right to eliminate entries that do not meet our criteria or may be offensive or inappropriate.

  • Only one entry per couple. Duplicate entries will be eliminated.


  • Once you submit your letter, Munaluchi Bride will review and select one couple by July 2, 2014 to receive a replanned wedding by the Coterie.

  • All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.

  • Administrator and sponsors are  responsible for the execution of the replanned wedding.

  • Winner will be announced on or before July 2nd.

  • Administrator and sponsors reserve the right to change the new wedding date if circumstances do not allow for a wedding on the original date.


Entrants that do not adhere to the guidelines of the “The rePlan” contest as expressed on the rules and regulation page will be elimination from the contest.


Additional Notes:

While Coterie members will offer their services at no charge to the couple, services not included in the package may incur additional charges. Planners will work with the couple to determine the best strategy to replan their nuptials. There is no guarantee that participating vendors will recreate the exact wedding that was previously planned at reBar. Couples who were not selected for the grand prize will have an opportunity to be matched with participating vendors.  Vendors servicing couples that did not win the grand prize, reserve the right to charge at their discretion.  By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Munaluchi Bride.


  • EnrapturedEvents

    This is an awesome thing! Too bad I’m in Atlanta!

  • Cynthia Trotman

    This is an wonderful thing to do!! I wish I was still in NY I would help.