Mike Staff Productions Wedding Blog

10 Bridesmaid Gifts that Your Ladies Will Love

July 27, 2015 - Mike Staff

By agreeing to stand up in your wedding, your bridesmaids are saying yes to support and encourage you as you plan your wedding and help out with whatever you need (or want) them to do. It’s a big role! And you certainly don’t have to, but if you want to get them each a gift as a thank you, here are some great ideas that they will really enjoy!

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Avoiding "Costly" Mistakes: Budgeting for Your Wedding Reception

July 22, 2015 - Mike Staff

On your wedding day, you will spend more time at your reception than anywhere else.  You want this party to be remembered so you should budget accordingly.  Not prioritizing your budget for the reception is one of the biggest wedding mistakes brides make.  (Want to know the others?  Click here)  It is best to prioritize your spending on the following areas which will have the biggest impact on the success of your wedding reception.

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The Anti-Bridezilla: Being A Grateful Bride

July 20, 2015 - Mike Staff

Gratitude > Attitude

Let’s talk about being a grateful bride, shall we? It seems often in our culture brides are expected to crazy, stressed out and/or overly demanding. We have even created a name for it…BRIDEZILLA. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. You can still have an amazing wedding, get what you want for your big day and still maintain your sanity, relationships and dignity along the way.

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Friends Don't Let Friends Film Their Wedding

July 15, 2015 - Mike Staff

Many brides feel as if they simply can’t afford professional wedding videography. So, they ask a friend or relative to do it for them. Of course, their friend agrees, setting into motion disappointment and missed opportunity. Here is why you don’t want to have a friend or relative videotape your wedding…

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Married in the Mitten: Michigan Honeymoon Ideas

July 13, 2015 - Mike Staff

Michigan was just ranked the #1 state by Thrillist.com and for good reason. There are so many beautiful towns, sandy beaches and hidden gems spread throughout the mitten. If you are looking for a local honeymoon option, you might be surprised by what you can find nearby. Michigan has some of the best hotels, restaurants and places to explore that you can find. And it’s all within a few hours drive.

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