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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

Who Pays For What? Bride vs. Bridesmaid

Posted by Lauren Wallis

You, the bride, aren't the only one who said 'Yes' when committing to this marriage. Your besties did, too when they agreed to stand by your side as your bridesmaids! It's a big job, with big responsibilities and that does come with a cost. So, before money becomes an issue, things get awkward with your friends and tempers flare - lets dish on the details about who pays for what up front - that way no ones confused! 

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

Bridesmaids - Five Things You Should Know Before Asking Your Best Friends

Posted by Mike Staff

Now that you are a bride to be you can start turning your dream wedding you have been planning since you were five into reality! You immediately call your girlfriends and invite them to be part of your wedding. Most are excited, but a few leave you feeling as though you just made a big mistake. Now you are rethinking your entire wedding party, other unrelated details and the fun has clearly vanished. Is there a way you could have avoided this? Yes! Here are five things you should consider before inviting your best friends, sisters and sister-in-laws to be a huge part of your dream wedding day.

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Topics: Resources

A Guide to Sending the Perfect Wedding Invitation

Posted by Bryan Passanisi

With your wedding coming up, there’s so much to do! You might feel like your checklist is a mile long, and planning can get overwhelming even for brides and grooms who have long dreamed of their perfect wedding day. As the big day gets closer, having small guides handy to help you through items on your to-do list, such as choosing your wedding invitations, can be quite useful.  Your wedding invitation should preferably go out two to three months before the wedding day. Whether you’re ahead of schedule or you need to get them out as soon as possible, use this guide to help select and send the perfect invitations.

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

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

Posted by 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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Topics: Michigan Wedding Planning & Ideas, Resources, Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas