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Wedding Vendor Tipping and Day of Final Payments

Wedding Vendor Tipping and Day of Final Payments

One of the most common questions we get as our clients wedding day gets closer is what wedding vendors should we tip.  While there are many different variables that can come into play, I wanted to share some general advice and suggestions for what to consider when putting together your vendor gratuities.   First, there are of course some vendors that require a gratuity for their staff, and most often this is written into your contract and added to the final balance.  These vendors usually include your caterer or reception venue, transportation, and beauty team.  Make sure to check your

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Bridesmaids Gifts – Dazzling Duo

                                                           One of my favorite moments on the wedding day is witnessing a bride and her girls getting ready before all the craziness of the day truly gets started.  Though this is very much a “behind the scenes” moment, the photographer and videographer are often there to capture the fun, and brides have recently discovered that they can use this time as another way to bring in their wedding style and color

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Planning your Wedding Style and Color Scheme

Planning your Wedding Style and Color Scheme

Are you struggling to decide on your wedding style and color scheme?  Here are some things to consider while you are working on your wedding plans: 1.) Look for Inspiration If you do not know where to begin when choosing your wedding style and color schemes, we urge you to look for inspiration in your daily lives that relate most to you for your wedding style and color scheme. It may help to browse through the Internet or social media outlets to pin-point what you may envision your wedding to look like. By searching through these outlets, this may help you

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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

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Vendor Spotlight- Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Specialty Cakes

Vendor Spotlight- Zingerman's Bakehouse, Specialty Cakes

When it comes to wedding cakes the possibilities are nearly endless- if you can dream it, most likely there is someone who can make it. So how do you decide who will make your cake dreams come true? Two things we find extremely important in this process are quality and artistry. Zingerman’s Bakehouse strives to embody both of those qualities in each of their products. Read our interview with their marketing manager, Sara Whipple, to see exactly why they have such a well-earned reputation for consistently producing some of the best treats you can get your hands on!  How long

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Vendor Spotlight- The Wedding Shoppe

Vendor Spotlight- The Wedding Shoppe

  Arguably one of the most iconic hallmarks that will come to mind when one thinks of a wedding is the wedding dress. The search for the perfect dress can be intimidating, but going to the right place can help alleviate some of the stress associated with this seemingly daunting task. At The Wedding Shoppe you are in good hands, they will ensure a pleasant journey to find “the one.” Read our interview with Michelle McFarland of The Wedding Shoppe below to find out exactly how they go about doing so. How long have you been in the industry, and

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Spring/Summer Event Planning Internships

Spring/Summer Event Planning Internships

Purple Clover Events is one of the leading wedding and event planning companies in Southeast Michigan. We pride ourselves with helping our clients enjoy their events, and strive to have 100% customer satisfaction. We are looking for motivated individuals for our spring/summer 2017 internship programs within the company. This position will include a mix of traditional business activities as well event execution work. The time commitment will generally be 10-15 hours a week, however more hours may be required on event weeks. Specific required dates will be discussed in the interview process. The ideal applicant would be motivated to learn

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Signature Drink

Signature Drink

It’s Friday afternoon, and everyone is ready for the weekend!  We’re big fans of using the weekend to test out a potential signature drink, and this yummy options comes from the great folks at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms.  Test this one out and let us know what you think!   While you’re imbibing, make sure to take a look at all of the awesome events that are coming up at the farm.  If  you’re looking for a fun family event, bring the kids to the farm for a pancake breakfast, or if you’re looking for a night out, they are also

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Vendor Spotlight- Perfect Day Celebrations, Wedding Officiant

Vendor Spotlight- Perfect Day Celebrations, Wedding Officiant

A wedding officiant plays a crucial role in your big day. They lead your ceremony, guiding you through the final moments that will bind you and your partner together for life. Understandably, you want someone who really “gets you” and gels well with your personal styles as individuals and as a couple, in order to create a ceremony that is uniquely yours that goes off without a hitch. We believe Denise Tucker of Perfect Day Celebrations does just that, and that’s why we picked her brain to get some insight into what it is that makes that possible and what

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