Detroit Weddings

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 — BTW Photography

Vendor Spotlight - BTW Photography

We had the tremen­dous oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak one on one with a Metro Detroit pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Bri­an Weitzel, own­er of BTW Pho­tog­ra­phy. For more infor­ma­tion about BTW Pho­tog­ra­phy and its ser­vices, please take a look at our Q&A ses­sion we had with Bri­an below. 1.)  Tell me about how you got into pho­tog­ra­phy and how BTW Pho­tog­ra­phy start­ed? “I have always been inter­est­ed in pho­tog­ra­phy.  I have so many sto­ries of how pho­tog­ra­phy played a role in my youth: My ear­li­est mem­o­ries were of me sit­ting in the cor­ner of my aun­t’s house for hours at a time, look­ing through her stacks of National […]

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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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Lauren & David’s Detroit Yacht Club Wedding

Lauren & David's Detroit Yacht Club Wedding

The Detroit Yacht Club is one of the few wed­ding venues in the city that is not only on the water­front, but also give you a stun­ning view of the sky­line.  Lau­ren & David cel­e­brat­ed their wed­ding at there this past July sur­round­ed by.  These pho­tos by Mike Staff Pro­duc­tions def­i­nite­ly have us dream­ing of sum­mer week­ends again! Recep­tion: DETROIT YACHT CLUB Pho­tog­ra­phy, Videog­ra­phy, & Enter­tain­ment: MIKE STAFF PRODUCTIONS Florist: VIVIANO’S Plan­ner: PAM AT PURPLE CLOVER EVENTS Trans­porta­tion: TRINITY TRANSPORTATION & A‑LIST LIMOUSINE Trav­el & Accom­mo­da­tions: MARRIOTT RENAISSANCE CENTER Beau­ty: PRIMP BEAUTY CONCIERGE Cake & Desserts: SORELLA BAKERY 

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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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Wedding Band vs DJ: What’s your style?

Wedding Band vs DJ: What's your style?

Many cou­ples have the debate of wed­ding band vs DJ dur­ing the first few months of wed­ding plan­ning. No doubt about it: Music can make or break a wed­ding celebration—think of it as the heart and soul of a recep­tion. When con­sid­er­ing your choice, it starts with ask­ing your­self some basic ques­tions, specif­i­cal­ly what type of enter­tain­ment suits your per­son­al taste, bud­get, space allowances, and guest demo­graph­ics. Here, I list some things to con­sid­er while you make your music choice. Things to con­sid­er: Vibe: the kind of music you pick can set the tone of your wed­ding and cre­ate a theme. The […]

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Carrie and Brad

Car­rie and Brad July 10, 2010 I’ve been lucky enough to be help­ing cou­ples get mar­ried for over 6 years now, but this sum­mer I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to see things from the oth­er side…as a brides­maid! I had such a great time work­ing with one of my best friends that I’ve known since ele­men­tary school, and it real­ly was an hon­or to stand up with her on her wed­ding day! We were blessed with absolute­ly gor­geous weath­er, and an amaz­ing venue and ven­dors that made my expe­ri­ence as a brides­maid wed­ding plan­ner as stress free as I hope to do for my […]

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