Mike Staff Productions Wedding Blog

The Simplest way to budget for your wedding

June 01, 2015 - Mike Staff

The Wedding Budget... It can seem very overwhelming to calculate, and even harder to stay on track with.  So to help you out, here is a wedding budget spreadsheet with some suggested percentages for your wedding budget (remember, suggestions for your benefit- feel free to modify if desired).  Before starting, check out these quick wedding budget tips:

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10 things the groom can plan for your wedding

May 27, 2015 - Mike Staff

Traditionally,  the bride tends to do most of the planning (flowers, dresses, jewelry and color schemes) however, there are a some pieces of the planning process that the groom may more inclined to enjoy.  

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Say Yes to YOUR Dress: 7 expert wedding dress shopping tips

May 20, 2015 - Mike Staff

Start Your Search Early and Have Fun Finding Your Dream Dress!

These days, in Michigan and Chicago, it seems as if couples are opting for shorter engagements. One downside to a brief engagement is the fact that it could take four to six months for a bride to receive her dress from a designer. That doesn’t include time for alterations, so bridal shop owners and wedding sites like The Knot and Wedding Wire are uring brides to follow a schedule of where they should be, at different times in their engagement.

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Wedding Whining: Common Wedding Guest Complaints

May 18, 2015 - Mike Staff

Avoid common reception pitfalls. We all know the saying, “you can’t make everyone happy”. While that may be true, these types of guest criticisms are easily avoided by careful planning. Addressing potential problems now will create fond memories of your wedding day for all of your guests.

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What You Need To Know: Your Wedding Invitations

May 14, 2015 - Mike Staff

Wedding invitations go beyond notifying your guests about the time and location of your event.  They can be a great way to set the stage for what type of event you will have.  They begin telling the story you hope to tell through your wedding day.  Is your wedding reception going to be colorful and fun?  Consider adding some whimsy to your invitations with dots and color bursts.  Is your wedding a formal affair?  Raised printing in simple, elegant script will set that expectations.  Or maybe you have something totally different in mind.

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