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Before You Say “I Do”, Check for a Permit!

Dress: Check! Flowers: Check! Cake: Check! Engagement Photo Session: Huh? I can’t take pictures here?! Venue: … Wait, what? I need a permit?! When it comes to getting married, it’s all about planning ahead. Before you get your heart set on your dream venue or a specific place for pictures — it pays to check […]

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Wedding Album Design Trends: What’s Hot vs. What’s Not

There’s just something special about turning each page of your wedding album. Your eyes are able to soak up every detail you worked endlessly to plan, while your heart re-lives every powerful emotion — all through imagery. Once your special day comes to an end, your photos keep the memories alive for decades to come. […]

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Real-Bride Confessions: My Biggest Wedding Day Regret

Your Pinterest boards are packed; your wedding vision all laid out in little 2×3 squares. That perfect white dress with just a little touch of sparkle, that color palate of the vibrant purples and soft greens, that hair style with just the right amount of face framing curls. Your wedding day is going to be […]

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

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.

A Guide to Sending the Perfect Wedding Invitation

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.

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

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.

Wedding Flowers 101: A complete guide

Wedding Flowers: What You Need To Know
Flowers are a big part (read budget item!) to your wedding day.  The options are endless from color, scent, texture and design.  It’s no wonder that many Michigan and Chicago brides spend countless hours researching, creating Pinterest boards and planning for their wedding day flowers. We have gathered some of our best wedding flower information here for you.

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