Miscellaneous

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 contracts […]

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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 theme. […]

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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 and […]

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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 National […]

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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 have […]

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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 how […]

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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 offer­ing a […]

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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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