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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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Bride's Guide to Looking Great in Your Michigan Wedding Photography

May 11, 2015 - Mike Staff

You have the perfect dress, your makeup is flawless and your hair gorgeous, but you’re still a little worried about how to look your best in your wedding pictures.  We spoke with a Michigan wedding photographer and these tips will have you looking as good as you feel!

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Mother-Son dance songs for your wedding

May 06, 2015 - Mike Staff

Mother's Day is just around the corner and it is a great day for us to celebrate all things "Mom". If you're getting married, as the groom you'll get the opportunity to dance with your mother on your wedding day and choosing the right song can also allow you to celebrate your special relationship with your mother. The song you choose for the mother-son dance will determine the choreography of the dance, as well as the atmosphere of the reception.  There are many songs that are perfect expressions of the special relationship between a son and his mother.  Whether you want something light-hearted or sentimental, there are many selections for this special wedding reception moment.  (For more on wedding reception music, click here.)

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