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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The First Look Debate

The First Look Debate

In the excitement of wedding planning, deciding on whether to have a first look can be commonly swept under the rug. Couples are often superstitious about seeing their significant other before the ceremony. They want the element of surprise when they see their spouse-to-be for the first time walking down the aisle. Although holding tradition is important for many couples, there are many advantages to having a first look. Why to have a first look The primary reason I advocate for a first look is the principle of time. It gives the photographer more time to take photos rather than

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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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The Best Ceremony Songs

The Best Ceremony Songs

How to Decide the Perfect Playlist When trying to decide on music for your special day it’s hard to know where to begin. Often many will know what song they want for their first dance- they’ve imagined the moment and pictured it over and over again. They may even have in mind some good dance songs for their reception, but what about the ceremony? There are 2 main sets of music to consider- the processional and recessional, or making your entrance and your exit. This often proves slightly more challenging for many to decide. We’re here to give some ideas

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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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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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Valentine’s Day Weddings

Valentine's Day Weddings

There’s nothing more romantic than a wedding on Valentine’s Day, but you don’t need to go overboard with paper hearts and cupids to pull this theme off.   Here are a few (non-cheesy) ways to incorporate the romantic holiday into your wedding  day. Use multiple shades of pinks and white to create a soft, romantic palette.  Add in lots of candlelight to complete the look.                           Find some cute props and stationary to add a sweet little Valentine’s touch to your photos, dessert table, and favors.      

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