Budget Tips

Finalizing your Guest List — Who Gets a Plus One

Finalizing your Guest List - Who Gets a Plus One

Final­iz­ing your guest list can often be a big­ger chal­lenge than many cou­ples antic­i­pate.  Some ques­tions you should con­sid­er when choos­ing this list of indi­vid­u­als are: how many peo­ple can your venue fit, how many peo­ple do you want in atten­dance, who gets a plus one, and how you may nar­row down your list. This task may seem tedious at first, but we can assure you that it is eas­i­er than you think.  This list will help you con­quer these ques­tions to make the process fun and free of stress, as it should be! 1.) How many peo­ple can your […]

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Vendor Spotlight — Two Penny Productions

Vendor Spotlight - Two Penny Productions

A video­g­ra­ph­er is essen­tial to cap­tur­ing the emo­tion­al com­po­nents involved in your wed­ding day. We were giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak with Adam from Two Pen­ny Pro­duc­tions, a Metro Detroit video­g­ra­ph­er. For more infor­ma­tion about Two Pen­ny Pro­duc­tions, please take a look at the Q&A ses­sion below. 1.)  Tell me about how you got into videog­ra­phy and how Two Pen­ny Pro­duc­tions start­ed?  “Hyun and I (Adam) both got our start in Film/Videography at MPI (Motion Pic­ture Insti­tute of Michi­gan) 11 years ago.  We quick­ly became friends, and worked on each oth­er’s the­sis films.  We came up with the name “Two Penny […]

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Things to Consider When Deciding Your Wedding Menu

Things to Consider When Deciding Your Wedding Menu

When plan­ning your wed­ding menu it’s easy to get “lost in the sauce” (yes, pun intend­ed). While it may be tempt­ing to run with your wildest food­ie dreams, there are actu­al­ly a few impor­tant things to keep in mind when mak­ing deci­sions about what you’ll serve on your big day.    Head Count and Bud­get Your num­ber of guests will great­ly affect your bud­get, and vice ver­sa, as well as what style of ser­vice fits your recep­tion the best. A high­er head count will make serv­ing a mul­ti course, sit down meal chal­leng­ing. It leaves less time for things like […]

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What to Know Before Meeting with Vendors

What to Know Before Meeting with Vendors

Choos­ing the cor­rect ven­dors is an essen­tial com­po­nent to ensur­ing that your big day runs as smooth as pos­si­ble. Pri­or to meet­ing with your ven­dors, we encour­age you to take a look at these tips so you know what to expect dur­ing ven­dor meet­ings. 1.)      Know, Embrace, and Stick to Your Bud­get Your bud­get is a huge fac­tor when deter­min­ing what ser­vices you will need from your ven­dors. By pri­or­i­tiz­ing your bud­get based upon your wants and needs from your ven­dors can allow you to nar­row down which ser­vices you may need more of or less of. 2.)      What is Your Style? […]

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10 Commonly Forgotten Wedding Costs To Consider

10 Commonly Forgotten Wedding Costs To Consider

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly via huffingtonpost.com  When plan­ning a wed­ding, it’s easy to think about your bud­get in terms of big tick­et items: the dress, the venue, the flow­ers, the food and bev­er­ages. But it’s the lit­tle wed­d­ing-day extras that can real­ly add up and put you over your intend­ed bud­get. So before you come thou­sands of dol­lars short due to unex­pect­ed wed­ding costs, read on for the hid­den fees you may have for­got­ten to add to your bud­get. 1. Postage. We’ve found that engaged cou­ples make many trips to the post office! Wed­ding invi­ta­tions often need extra postage due to their weight and shape. You also need […]

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