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How to Create Unique Wedding Welcome Bags

Soap bar bound by thread, sea salt and bottles with spa aromas

If you’re hosting a destination wedding or inviting a lot of guests from out of town, ideally you’d like to be there to greet every one of them as they arrive and thank them for coming to celebrate with you. Realistically, this just isn’t possible. You’re going to be busy taking of last-minute details and […]

A Timeline Of All Pre-Wedding Parties

Champagne toast

In the midst of wedding planning, you might find yourself focused on all the details and time it will take to design the perfect ceremony and reception. While giving so much attention to your big day, you may forget about the handful of pre-wedding parties that will be held in your honor. From engagement parties […]

Romantic Michigan Honeymoon Spots

Sunset on the water

Instead of splurging on an elaborate honeymoon, many couples choose to stick close to home in order to save money. When you live in (or near) The Great Lake State, you don’t have to say no to a beautiful vacation just to save a little money.  Michigan has 3,288 miles of gorgeous shoreline, offering a […]

Second Wedding Dos and Don’ts

Happy friends and family at a wedding party

If you’re getting married for the second time, congratulations! You might find yourself a little nervous about what kind of wedding you should have, wanting to celebrate the love between you and your future spouse without going overboard. But don’t stress!  Before you drive yourself crazy wondering what you should and shouldn’t do, check out […]

Wedding Traditions That Are Dying Off

Father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle

Marriage has changed a lot since the days when a wedding was seen as a way to transition a young woman from her father’s care to her husband’s. Although the sentiments behind a wedding ceremony have changed, the celebrations themselves have remained largely the same…until recently.  As our views of marriage evolve, there are certain […]

5 Tips for a Simply Romantic Wedding

Wedding Book

With all the hype around weddings, sometimes it’s hard to remember that they are supposed to be romantic affairs meant to highlight the love between two people who are ready to make a lifelong commitment to each other.  If you’re not into themes, elaborate decorations, or big fancy weddings — but still want a day […]

Looking Ahead at 2020 Wedding Trends

Creative Cuisine

If you’re planning a wedding for 2020, you’re probably scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest in search of styles and ideas that aren’t “so last year.” To save you some time, we created a quick list of up-and-coming wedding trends to use as a starting point for inspiration. Untraditional dress styles A continuing trend in 2020 […]

Help Your Guests Beat The Heat During Your Summer Wedding

Wedding Chapel

How to Help Your Guests Beat the Heat During Your Summer Wedding Summer is the most popular time for a wedding. Longer days, less unpredictable weather, warmer temperatures, and lush landscapes make it an ideal time for an outdoor ceremony, reception, or both. But those same perks can also work against you when the temperatures […]