The Bride Getting Into Her Dress Cutting of the Wedding Cake Bridal Bouquet Mother / Son Dance When it comes to moments you want your wedding photographer to capture throughout your wedding day and include in your wedding album — that list list barely scratches the surface, but we’re headed in the right direction! You’ve […]
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Your wedding day is supposed to be all about the two of you becoming husband and wife (am I right?) So, why is it so challenging for you and your husband to find any alone time on your wedding day? Maybe you want to shout ‘WE DID IT’ without being surrounded by hundreds of guests, […]
YAY! You’ve got your ring, let the engagement fun begin… A good place to start: Engagement Photo Shoot! You might be asking yourself, why take engagement photos? It’s a great opportunity to work with your wedding photographer for the first time and get comfortable in front of their lens and with their style. Use the […]
You’re engaged! (Congratulations!) Now what?! (We’ve got you covered!) Once the initial shock of the proposal wears off, you will need to start making a few decisions early on but they may be not the ones you’d think. Don’t worry! With a little help from WeddingWire, Mike Staff Productions has brought you the ‘The Checklist Before The Wedding Checklist’…” […]
Many couples agree: size matters when it comes to wedding planning! BUT…there can be something very sweet and beautiful about having a small, intimate gathering at your ceremony and reception, celebrating your love. With that being said, Mike Staff Productions put together a list of our favorite wedding venues that proves bigger isn’t always better! […]
FACT: Average cost of a wedding, roughly $30,000 (Gulp!) FACT: With a bit of planning, you can deduct some wedding expenses (No way! Yes, way!) What we try to do at Mike Staff Productions (besides provide awesome DJ, Photography & Videography services) is offer up reliable wedding advice you can put to good use — […]
Metalic. Fun-Fetti. Naked = All ways to describe wedding cakes these days! 2017 brought new trends to bakeries. Couples are moving away from traditional tiered cakes, and opting for more high-end, art-like designs for their wedding cake – don’t even get me started on flavors, nothing is off limits! Mike Staff Productions tapped some of […]
Spending more than anticipated (or budgeted) on a wedding can be pretty easy. In fact, Wedding Wire conducted a study, showing that 74 percent of couples go over their budget, expecting to spend an average of $17,000 and actually spend an average of $29,000. Yikes! How can you avoid being a part of that statistic? Read on as […]
Your wedding flowers are a big part (read budget item) to your wedding day. They can add to the theme, set off the details of your wedding dress and wow in your wedding reception centerpieces.
While many modern brides prefer fun and stylish wedding photos, you might still want more traditional family images (or at least know you have to do them for mom). Your wedding day family formal images are the ones that mom will proudly display, the photos that document the family that attended – and the images that truly gain more importance with every anniversary you celebrate.