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

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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

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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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