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 cap­ture the […]

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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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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 Your Style? […]

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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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