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Making it Official: Marriage License & Name Changing

Posted by Lauren Wallis

When you dream of getting married, paperwork and legal documents typically don't come to mind. But if you want to make it official, obtaining your marriage license is one of the most important wedding day details you need finalize.

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Topics: wedding planning, Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas, Michigan Wedding Planning & Ideas, Resources

7 SCARY Hidden Wedding Costs

Posted by Lauren Wallis

When building your budget, some costs are obvious and expected while others are a little sneakier. Here is a list of a few potential budget busters – if they are not accounted for right from the start! With so many moving parts and so much on your mind, it is likely that you will forget something. No need to panic, just set aside a little extra for things that are needed, but were forgotten.

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Topics: wedding vendors, Michigan Wedding Planning & Ideas, Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas

Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Chevy Chase Country Club

Posted by Lauren Wallis

Fast Facts: The Chevy Chase Golf Club

  • Max Capacity: 250 people
  • Ceremony Location? Yes
  • Dance floor size: 1,000 Square feet
  • Bar access: 2

"We are best at creating the vision our bride's are looking to have.  Our event team services are top notch and our culinary team is outstanding." - Jan Berg, Chevy Chase Country Club

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Topics: Chicago, Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas, Wedding Venues

The Real Chicago Wedding of Brooke & Beau

Posted by Lauren Wallis

Our Real Chicago Wedding: June 30, 2018

"It was so completely beneficial to bundle our three services with Mike Staff Productions. Not only because we got to save a little bit of money, but because it made the payment process and overall stress of having to deal with so many different companies nonexistent. If we had a question, we could email one contact as opposed to three. We felt confident going into our wedding day knowing that these people had worked together before which was one less moving part to worry about and put us at ease. I have already recommended Mike Staff to various friends who are in the planning process and will continue to do so. We were very happy with all three services and can confidently say we made the right choice going with Mike Staff Productions."- Happy Bride, Brooke

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Topics: chicago wedding video, Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas, Chicago Wedding DJ & Music, Chicago Wedding Photography

7 Ways to Trim Your Wedding Guest List

Posted by Lauren Wallis

Deciding who to invite to your wedding is often one of the most challenging (and emotionally charged) parts of planning a wedding. Office politics, family dynamics and budgets can create some stressful moments. Guest lists go beyond friendships, careers and family dynamics – especially when you remember each person on your guest list represents a fee for food, drinks, decor, printing, postage, and the list goes on.

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Topics: Michigan Wedding Planning & Ideas, Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas, wedding planning