Your wedding will always be one of the most memorable moments of your entire life. On the other hand, planning your wedding can also be one your life’s most stressful moments because of all the preparation and expenses that go into weddings.

Wedding Planning

If you are having trouble sorting out the details of your wedding, do not let the stress affect your judgment. Instead, calm down and get some ideas from the following tips on planning weddings in Michigan:

Guest Count

You and your spouse-to-be are likely to have more than a few friends and family to invite to your wedding and reception. To keep the numbers within a manageable range, set a separate guest list cap for both the wedding and the reception (you can always have more people attend the reception than the wedding). With a set number of guests in mind, you can start looking at ideal wedding halls in Michigan, like the Crystal Garden Banquet Center.

Crew Food

You obviously know that you have to feed your guests, but check if you will have to feed the wedding crew (DJ, photographers, etc.) as well. An article from explains further:

“Before you sign the contracts, make sure you’re not required to serve the same meal to your vendors that guests will receive. Otherwise, you could be paying for 20 additional lobster tails. Choose a less expensive (but equally hearty) meal for them instead. You will have to let your wedding caterer know a couple of days before the wedding exactly how many vendors you need to feed (don’t forget photography assistants and band roadies) and what you want them to serve.”

Wedding Budget

Most couples make the mistake of expending their entire budget on the wedding preparations, believing they are well within their cost targets. Do not fall into this trap, as there are many surprises and hidden expenses that you may only learn about when it comes time to pay. A good rule of thumb to follow would be to set aside at least 10 percent of your entire budget as an emergency fund.

(Article Information and Image from Wedding Planning: 30 Expert Tips and Tricks,, undated article)