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Blue Water Weddings Bridal Show Section Banquet & Reception Guide Directory of Services

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ARTICLES & CHECKLISTS Cakes Music & Entertainment Catering Photo Booths Engraving Photography & Video Flowers Receptions Formalwear Rentals Gowns & Alterations Rings Honeymoon/Travel Transportation Invitations

Publishers MIKE SASH In Memory of Carol Sash

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Floral Designer MARIAN BOWEN OF PETALS & PAILS Set Dressing THE EVERYDAY GOURMET

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Fashion Photographer SHARON COKER PHOTOGRAPHY EVENTFUL

Photo Shoot Art Director KATIE JONES

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rings THE CIRCLE OF LOVE: wedding ring basics

It’s amazing that a piece of jewelry can convey such powerful meaning. Engagement rings and wedding bands represent the neverending love you have for each other and let the whole world know you are married! Besides the exquisite beauty of wedding rings, there is a lot to know about metals, diamonds, and the care involved. This ring primer will cover all the basics.4


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RINGS KNOW YOUR METALS 14-karat yellow gold is classic, popular, durable enough for daily wear, and can be polished easily. Rose gold is gaining popularity. White gold is made by mixing pure gold with other white metals such as nickel, palladium, or zinc, and can be a less-expensive alternative to platinum. Extremely popular in the last decade or so, platinum is a very white, heavy, and durable metal, ideal for engraving. A sister metal to platinum, palladium is a naturally white metal (whiter than white gold), and like platinum, it is strong, nontarnishing, and hypoallergenic. It’s also less expensive than platinum, making it a good metal to consider if you like the white metal look. Titanium and tungsten carbide have become popular for men’s wedding bands; both of these

metals are 100% hypoallergenic and relatively inexpensive. KNOW YOUR DIAMOND You will quickly be introduced to the “Four Cs” - cut, color, clarity, and carat. All four make a dramatic impact on quality and price of a diamond. Cut. Cut really refers to the proportions of a diamond and its facets, as opposed to its shape, which includes round (brilliant), oval, pear, marquise, emerald, square (princess or radiant), heart, and triangle. Regardless of shape, a diamond gets its brilliancy from the cutting and maximizing the reflection of light. Color. Color refers to the lack of color in a diamond. White diamonds are graded on a D–Z scale, D being the most colorless and Z having a distinct body color.


RINGS Clarity. Clarity is defined by the number, color, nature, size, and position of natural marks (called inclusions) contained in the gem. Inclusions occur naturally during the process of crystallization, when minute traces of minerals are trapped in the diamond. Excellent clarity means light can pass unimpeded through the stone, increasing its value. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) judges clarity based on a standard 11-point scale from “Flawless” through “Imperfect 3” (see clarity scale below). Carat. Diamonds are weighed in carats, which may also be expressed as “points,” where one carat equals 100 points. A diamond of 50 points, for example, equals .5 carat. Diamonds of more than one carat are extremely rare (one in a thousand), and therefore very valuable. But remember that carat weight is only one factor in determining value. Two diamonds of the same size can vary considerably in value depending on the other three factors – cut, color, and clarity. APPRAISE IT Request a written estimate of the value of your jewelry, which should include specific indications of the four Cs. Immediately after purchase, photograph your jewelry for insurance purposes, and make sure your current policy has adequate coverage, including “mysterious disappearance.” TAKE GOOD CARE Although diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man, a hard blow could still chip one, so don’t wear your ring when doing rough work. You should also avoid direct contact with

Make Your Wedding Special with Engraving

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chlorine bleach and chlorinated pool water, which could pit and discolor the mounting. To clean your jewelry, regularly soak it for about 30 minutes in either a commercial jewelry cleanser or a homemade solution comprised of equal parts cold water and ammonia. Scrub the stones gently with a soft toothbrush, then rinse thoroughly under warm water and pat dry with a lint-free cloth. Use this solution only on diamonds and precious metals as some gemstones and alternative metals are more delicate. Have your rings checked annually by your jeweler for loose prongs or settings. Just one broken prong could cause you to lose your stone. These precautions and gentle care will pay you back with years of enjoyment and pride in this precious symbol of your union.

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THEa WEDDING GOWN few tips to get the gown of your dreams We’re constantly bombarded with movies, TV, and photos of pictureperfect, iconic brides. Just think of the Kate Middleton effect! And what makes these brides iconic? The dress. Although finding the right dress for your wedding day isn’t as easy as daydreaming, we’re here to help with these gown basics. GOWN STYLES This is the age when brides dress for their own comfort level and personal style with bridal attire ranging from extravagant princess gowns to tailored suits. Even so, most brides stick with a dress. The strapless style still reigns supreme, but the market has expanded in recent years to include gowns with all manner of straps, sleeves, and accessories. Dresses are also belted, have convertible or removable cap sleeves, and come in an array of bold and muted colors in addition to just white. FABRIC & AFFORDABILITY Satin, tulle, and lace are the most commonly used fabrics for wedding gowns, and the type of fabric you choose will greatly affect the price. But these days, it’s entirely possible to find designers that create gorgeous gowns with price points that suit the

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mainstream bride. The professionals at your local bridal salon will be able to help you determine which fabric and details fit within your budget. STARTING THE SEARCH Start by gathering ideas. Bridal magazines, designer websites, and Pinterest are a great source as you start the hunt for your wedding dress. Compile the styles you like that suit the mood of your wedding. Ask yourself, “What kind of dress makes sense for the activities of the day?” Then, make an appointment at your local bridal salon. Invite a trusted team of family and friends to join you. You don’t need an army, just a few close people you can count on to tell you the truth. Share your ideas for the type of gown you want with the professionals at the bridal salon, but keep an open mind. SHAPES & SIZES Remember that no two brides are shaped alike, therefore no dress will ever accent your silhouette exactly the same way it does another bride’s body. When the time comes to try on gowns, explore a myriad of styles and cuts to figure out what works for you. You might be surprised! You’ll find that whether you’re full-figured or very petite, there have never been more options to accommodate brides of all shapes and sizes. TRYING ON DRESSES Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and try on dresses that aren’t necessarily in your comfort zone. You never know what a gown will really look like until you try it on, and lots of brides end up choosing a style of gown they


GOWN never even dreamed of. Remember that the gowns at salons are just samples, and most dresses can be ordered in various shades of white. WORKING WITH A CONSULTANT Take advantage of your professional consultant’s knowledge and expertise. A good bridal consultant should steer you in the right direction so communicate your likes, dislikes, wants, and needs as much as possible. They can also coordinate alterations and other practical matters once you’ve found “the one.” If you’re not in sync with the consultant you’ve been dealt, don’t hesitate to ask to work with a different representative. ALTERATIONS & FITTINGS Deciding on a gown is a major hurdle, but that’s not the end of the wedding dress “to do” list. There are usually as many as four fittings that follow saying “yes” to the dress. Here are some tips for making this process run as smoothly as possible. Give yourself and the tailor sufficient time. Know that most gowns can’t be changed by more than two sizes up or down, so buy a dress that fits the biggest part of you rather than the smallest part. It’s easier to take a dress in to hug your figure than it is to let it out. Choose a tailor that has a great reputation, not the lowest rate. When the time comes for your first fitting, make sure you’re sporting the same undergarments and shoes that you’ll be wearing on your wedding day. Even the slightest tweak in bra padding or heel height can change the way a dress hangs and where the hem falls. Know when to take a deep breath and leave certain decisions to the professionals. Your stress levels will thank you for it.

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WEDDING INVITATIONS the first impression It’s best to find a qualified local professional to act as your go-to person for all paper goods and etiquette questions. If you choose to purchase online, give yourself some extra time in case there are any problems that require shipping back and forth. Before you choose a style of invitation, it’s crucial to know some of the broad themes of your wedding: casual vs. formal, bold colors vs. soft hues, etc. Knowing these key details will help you find or create invitations to reflect the style of your day. If possible, order invitations and other wedding stationery six or more months before the big day. Formal invitations should be sent six to eight weeks before the wedding with save-the-dates going out months in advance.

CREATIVE THINKING While formal invitations complete with calligraphy and foil-lined envelopes are never out of style, the breadth of invite design options has grown immensely. Many brides hire a graphic designer or artist to add a personalized, handmade touch. The use of watercolor and illustrated elements is also growing to such an extent that many stationery companies now have a resident artist on staff. PAPER PARTS & PIECES Wedding invitations typically consist of several parts: A ceremony card, a reception card, a response card with its stamped/ addressed envelope, a card with directions to the ceremony/reception and hotel information for out-of-town guests, and an

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INVITATIONS inner and outer envelope. The rules aren’t hard and fast, however, you can really think outside the box with your design if that suits the style of your wedding day. INVITATION WORDING Traditionally, whoever is hosting (read: paying for) the wedding will be listed first on the invitation. But it’s best to work this out on a case-by-case basis with open communication between the couple, the bride’s parents, and the groom’s parents. Some couples today who are paying for the majority of their wedding say “Mary Bride and John Groom, together with their families, request the honor of your presence at their marriage.” An experienced professional will be able to assist you more with wording. ADDRESSING ADVICE To address the envelopes, you can run them through your printer in a beautiful font, handwrite them yourself, or hire a handletterer to do the job for you. Avoid using labels as they just don’t convey an elegance or that a wedding deserves. Include your return address on the back of the envelope. Placing it on the back is less crowded and leaves room for the guest’s address to shine on the front. You can handwrite your return address, or in this case, printed labels are an acceptable shortcut. STAMP STUFF Before you send all of your invites, take one to the post office. Have it weighed to confirm the postage cost in case it weighs more than the normal envelope or is an odd shape. The last thing you want is for all of your invitations to be returned “insufficient postage!” When you get the green light, pop those gorgeous invitations in the mail and take a deep breath. Your wedding is officially underway!

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SELECTING INVITATIONS ask the right questions

• May I see samples of your work? • What packages do you offer? What do they include? • What kinds of products do you offer? • How long will it take to have each order processed? • Will we see a proof before printing? • Do you offer discounts if we order other items at the same time, such as thank you notes? • Do you offer custom designs? • Do you offer labels? • Can you create a ceremony program? • How far in advance must I book you? • What is your cancellation policy? • Is a deposit required? • Are you able to fill future orders, such as monogrammed stationery or additional thank you notes?


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The bride will turn heads as she walks down the aisle, but the groom deserves his share of the attention too. And he will look splendid also, dressed in the perfect outfit for the perfect day. The time of day of the wedding, the location, and most of all, you and your fiancé will determine the formality of your wedding. In warm weather, think lighter colors (such as tan and white), and in cool weather think darker colors (navy and charcoal.) Grey would likely work anytime, and black is always classic and appropriate. Ties, vests and cummerbunds can match the wedding colors, or compliment them with colors such as white, ivory, silver, grey or black. If the bridal gown is ivory, the men should wear ivory shirts, not white, to compliment her. Semiformal and formal weddings have plenty of options: a high quality, singleor double-breasted men’s suit in black, dark charcoal or navy with a Windsor knotted tie in white, ivory, navy, silver or black is a less formal option. For a more formal look, consider a tuxedo with a single- or double-breasted dinner jacket, a white or ivory pointedcollar shirt, a vest or cummerbund and either a bow tie or a four-in-hand tie (a “fancy” knotted necktie). A very formal wedding, called “white tie,” calls for the traditional black tuxedo with tails, a vest, a white winged-color shirt and a bow tie. If you can envision a symphony conductor’s attire, this is “white tie.” Finally, it’s critical to get a perfect fit. Even the best outfit won’t look good if the fit isn’t right. Rely on the expertise of your formalwear consultant.

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A wedding is just one day, so everyone knows photos are a great way of capturing the excitement and emotion for years to come. The professional photographer usually does a great job of snapping the couple, but pics of your friends and family members celebrating with you will be great mementos going forward.

In the past, couples used to leave disposable cameras at tables for guests to point and shoot, but the chance in finding a gem amongst those blurry, low-quality shots is rare, especially when kids get their hands on them. Plus, the cost of developing film is going up steadily. Instead, a fun, plucky alternative can be to get a photo booth. Photo booth rentals are becoming popular at wedding receptions –not only do you get too see everyone in their finest for your big day, but they can take home a quality memory from the wedding. Photo booth rentals are different in size and output. Some give guests prints of their pictures right away, in the traditional photo booth setting,

with the four black and white prints on one single strand. This is a great way to give guests a souvenir right away, especially because it’s a unique type of print. Other photo booths just continuously shoot throughout the night, and provide the couple with a digital record of all the shots taken. Then, guests could go to an online database to choose which photos they want and print them at their own convenience. The newest innovation in photo booths is a flip book, which is more interactive and involves a true keepsake for everyone. With a flip book, a representative from the company is on hand, acting as kind of a mini-director encouraging guests to perform skits or don playful costumes. At the end, it’s put together into a video and everyone receives a copy. One fun way to really spice up the photos is to supply props like goofy hats, accessories, or fake mustaches for guests to poke around with. A chalkboard or dry erase board is also fun, so family and friends can doodle a special message or sentiment and capture it on film. A giant, decorative frame is another fun prop to create the picture-within-a-picture look. When deciding on a rental, choose one where you can really customize it, if you’d like. You could ask for the background to be matching the colors of the wedding, or add your names or the date to a sign at the top of the photo. But no matter how basic it is, your family and loved ones smiling faces will make it a truly personal memory!

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• What’s included in your package price? Props? Color choice? Personal message? Travel Charge? • What does it look like, what are the space requirements and when should it be on? • Will there be an attendant present the entire time? • Do you use a high quality printer and photo paper? • What are the payment and cancellation policies? • Are there any current promotions or discounts available? • When will you setup and breakdown? • How many people can fit into the Photo Booth? • Have you worked at my venue before? Do you provide references? • Is there a limit on the number of pictures taken or printed? • Is the Photo Booth handicap accessible? • Do you offer any additional services or products such as a memory book/scrapbook?

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DETERMINE YOUR STYLE Wedding photography is more than just documenting the event. It’s about capturing the spirit of the couple and their day. Choose a photographer whose style matches yours. Formal or traditional: Posed, color photos of you, the groom, your respective families, and the wedding party and classic moments (“kiss the bride,” cake-cutting, first dance, etc.) will be captured. Photojournalistic: Shot like a news event, capturing hundreds of candid moments and real emotions; more black and white photos for a timeless feel. Artistic: Special effects (double exposures, hand tinting, borders, etc.) used to create dramatic, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. So which style is right for you? Think about what you want in the end: Frame-worthy shots of you and the groom? Oodles of heartfelt moments? An artistic piece to hang on the wall? Many photographers offer a mix of these styles, so browse friends’ wedding albums, surf professionals’ websites and blogs, and clip photos from magazines to find what speaks to you. RESEARCH PHOTOGRAPHERS Once you’ve established your style, it’s time to shop around. Start by collecting referrals from friends, reviewing wedding resources like Premier Bride, attending bridal shows, and scoping out local photographers’ websites and blogs; and don’t forget to consider pricing. Make a short list of potential photographers that specialize in the style you desire that suits your budget. Then, set up a phone or in-person consultation.


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PHOTOGRAPHY EVALUATE YOUR OPTIONS When at a photography consultation, ask yourself: Do I like their work? Make sure you see examples of individual photos and complete wedding albums so you know what to expect in the end. Some larger studios employ more than one photographer; find out exactly who will be shooting your wedding, and view their work, specifically. Do our personalities mesh? Of all your wedding vendors, the photographer is the one you’ll be working with most closely on your big day; it’s important that your personalities click. Can you talk freely about your vision and ideas for your pictures? Do you get a sense that this person will fit in nicely with you, your fiancé, and your wedding party?

Am I staying within my budget? It’s extremely critical to have a pricepoint in mind before searching for and committing to a photographer. It’s disappointing to fall in love with a photographer’s work only to later discover their rates exceed your spending allowance. Do your best to meet only with photographers you can afford. KNOW WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE As you chat with photographers, it will help to know what’s usually included in wedding photography packages. Most photographers offer these elements “a la carte” or can create a custom package that meets your specific needs – don’t hesitate to ask. Here are some examples of items that might interest you.

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GET THE SPECIFICS At your consultations, learn the nitty gritty details. When is a deposit required? Do they use a backup camera? What if your photographer falls ill or has a family emergency on the day of your wedding? When will proofs be ready to view? Will online ordering be available for your guests? It’s best to work out the details and arrange for contingencies upfront. The answers to these questions might also help you compare one photographer to another and come up with a final decision. ASK ABOUT THE EXTRAS Proposal photos: If you’re the groomto-be, hire a photographer to shoot the first step in your marriage – the proposal! Your bride will thank you


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PHOTOGRAPHY later for capturing this magical moment. Engagement photos: Many photographers offer engagement shoots as part of the package. These photos are more laid-back and candid, so play up your personalities. Photobooth: These are one of the most popular trends in wedding photography. Opt for color or black and white prints and play with props like feather boas, hats, and mustaches. Your family and friends will love it! Added bonus: most photobooths print two sets of pictures. Guests can keep one as a souvenir and add the other to your guest book. You’ll end up with a collection of photos and scribbled well-wishes to enjoy for years to come! While many photographers offer photobooths, there are also photobooth companies that specialize in this service and may have different packages depending upon what you want. Fun photos: Wedding pictures don’t have to be just you and your bridesmaids all in a row – have some fun with it! Let your personality shine through. Do you and your fiancé love ice cream? Take pictures at your local creamery (just don’t spill on the dress!). Do you love board games? Spell out “LOVE” with scrabble pieces, using your engagement ring for the “O.” The bottom line: infuse your personalities wherever possible. Have family and friends who you definitely want photos with? Make a list; with the craziness of the day, it’s the only way you’ll remember to ask for a picture with Great Aunt Martha. Download our Ultimate Planner online at premierbride.com/planning where you’ll find a list of questions to ask and a checklist of must-capture moments.

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UNIQUE RING SHOTS showcase your rings in photos Your rings symbolize much more than your marriage so why not showcase them by taking some fun and interesting pictures of them! Hang your rings on the stem of a flower. This not only brings in your rings, but it also adds color and interest to the shot, as well as incorporating more than just the ring in the picture.

Gather up your invitation and programs. Make the rings the “O” in love from Scrabble game pieces. Place your rings on your wedding shoes, and let the photographer snap some cute shots. Incorporate your personality and your likes while thinking of your wedding day ring shots, and always remember to have fun!

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SELECTING A PHOTOGRAPHER: ask the right questions • Will you be taking the pictures? If not, can I meet them? • How long have you been a wedding photographer? • What packages do you offer? What do they include? • What type of photography do you specialize in? • Have you photographed at my ceremony or reception location before? • How many other weddings do you have this night? How long can you stay? • Do you offer online ordering for my guests? • Can we purchase all of our images on disk? • Can we order additional prints later? • What happens if you are sick or have an emergency on my wedding day? • How far in advance must I book your services? • What is your cancellation policy? • Is a deposit required? If so, when and how much?


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Visit bridal shows, review bridal publications and online sources like premierbride.com, or ask for referrals from recently married friends or from your ceremony officiant. You could also work with an experienced talent or booking agency that offers convenient, one-stop-shopping for all your wedding music needs. Narrow down your options, and arrange meetings to hear your musicians and singers in person before signing any contracts. After you’ve secured musicians for your ceremony, they can help you decide on what songs to include. Most musicians who specialize in weddings have a lot of valuable experience and will be a great resource for song suggestions. Your ceremony officiant will also be helpful in guiding your musical selections. Already have the sounds of


MUSIC your ceremony in mind? Speak up, and let the musicians do the rest. COCKTAILS AND DINNER MUSIC Background music is a must for bringing romance to the latter part of your wedding day. Conversation is key during cocktails and dinner so the tunes should set the mood, but not intrude. You have three main options: use the musicians that played during your ceremony, use the band or DJ that will be playing at your reception, or hire entirely different musicians. If you decide to have live music, some solid options include chamber music, classical or acoustic guitar, or a jazz ensemble. Each of these offers subtle entertainment without overpowering the scene of mixing and mingling. A seasoned pianist can also be a fun

choice if he or she can play a wide range of musical styles and take requests! If you go with your reception’s DJ or band, make sure they keep it on the softer side. You might even want to make a list of songs to be played during this time to keep the soundtrack on, well, track. RECEPTION AND DANCING MUSIC Dinner and dessert are over – it’s time to hit the dance floor! Let’s face it, this is one critical decision that can make or break an entire wedding. Fortunately, most musicians who specialize in weddings are talented professionals, and with the tips included here, you’ll be able to confidently select an excellent entertainer and selection of dance tunes for your big day. First and foremost, ask yourself: live band or DJ?


MUSIC While there are pros and cons to each, it always comes down to personal taste and budget. Start researching musicians early in the wedding planning process. This way, once you find someone you like, availability is less likely to be an issue. Live music gives the evening a sort of festive energy and is a wonderful option if your budget allows. The key is finding a band that caters to weddings. These musicians offer versatility and will appeal to guests of all ages. Keep in mind that any live entertainment will require breaks so find a solution that ensures music is always playing. If the band is large enough, it’s possible the band members can stagger their breaks so that someone is always playing. Or, configure an iPod and speaker hookup and play some of your favorites that the band might not attempt. In terms of expense, a live band will almost always cost more than a DJ. Keep this rule in mind: if you can’t afford a good wedding band, hire a DJ. A DJ will be more cost-effective and can offer an almost infinite variety of music – truly something for everyone. Bonus: no breaks! Some keys to finding happiness in a DJ: 1) If possible, see them live before booking. 2) Consider personality. Are you looking for a crazyfun, “gettin’ jiggy with it” party animal or an upscale, keep-it-classy entertainer? 3) Ask for, and follow up on, several references. 4) Communicate. Clarify what songs and events (first dance, father & bride dance, bouquet & garter toss, etc.) you do or do not wish to include. Decide on the details ahead of time; make a “do not play” list of any songs you simply can’t stand and a “must play” list of songs you don’t want to miss.

All things considered, whether you go for a band or a DJ, your dance party will be a guaranteed success as long as you treat your guests to a wide variety of music. From Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake, diversity is key in playing a little something for everyone. THE NITTY GRITTY For the reception… Consider your reception site and how this might impact your choice in entertainment. Communicate with your site manager so you’re aware of any restrictions and so that he/ she is aware of your plans ahead of time. If your entertainment has never performed at your chosen reception site before, ask the site manager when they can visit the venue to make sure it meets their needs in terms of space, electricity, and lighting. In general… As with other wedding vendors, make sure the ins and outs of your agreement with your musicians is very clear and in writing. This includes payment, start and end times, fees for playing overtime, alternate plans if a musician is sick the day of your wedding, etc. If any of your vendors don’t use a contract, put all the details into a letter, and copy it. Send one to the vendor and keep one for your records. Confirm all the details with your musicians about one week prior to your celebration. Once you’ve done your homework, hired musicians for each stage of your wedding day, and worked out the details, you can rest easy. That is, until it’s time to start practicing your dance moves.

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FLOWERS WHERE TO START Without even knowing it, your floral research has probably already begun. Any time you admire a blooming centerpiece, dreamily eye flowers at the local farmers’ market, or pin a blossoming crown to your wedding Pinterest board, you’re developing your own taste in flowers. Keep doing this as you prepare to meet your florist. Create a flowersonly Pinterest board to gather images that you love, and maybe some that you don’t. It helps to have lots to show your potential florist. It’s also critical to have a set budget. FINDING A FLORIST If possible, book a florist 8 to 10 months before your wedding. Select up to four florists to meet with in-person as any more would be overwhelming. Your goal is to find someone who is organized and professional and whose style and personality meshes with your own. Have a budget in mind. Know your wedding colors and ceremony and reception locations. If you have a picture of your wedding dress and any fabric swatches from the bridesmaid dresses, bring those along as well. The right florist will take all of these elements (your style, venue, and budget) and create something special just for you. Florists know which flowers will and won’t wilt in the sun, which are best for indoors, and which will work better in a centerpiece rather than in a bouquet. Foster open communication from the start and hire someone you can trust. FOR YOU AND YOUR WEDDING PARTY You’ll first want to determine the look of your bridal bouquet. All other floral pieces will take their cue from this

piece. This is the perfect opportunity to bring your style and personality to the forefront. Full, rounded bouquets are gorgeous, as are cascading bouquets which are a classic choice making a modern comeback. Today’s cascades are a loose, more natural style of bouquet. Then there’s the bridal party flowers: Just as we’re seeing bridesmaids in mix-and-match dresses, we’re seeing mix-and-match bouquets more frequently and mix-and-match boutonnieres as well. Yet another way to work flowers into fashion: flower crowns! FOR THE CEREMONY If you’re having your ceremony in a place of worship, check with your officiant for any restrictions before finalizing the flowers. Often times ceremony flowers can play double duty by adorning the church as well as the reception hall. But some churches request that flowers remain on-site for weekend services. This practice is rather outdated, but better to ask and know for sure. If you are able to use your ceremony flowers at the reception, they’re usually ideal for adorning the head, buffet, and/ or gift tables. FOR THE RECEPTION There’s an endless array of options for floral reception centerpieces: elegant vases filled with cut flowers, towering candelabras with verdant accents, topiaries, scattered rose petals, assorted small vases with just a few blooms each, and so much more. Use your imagination to incorporate flowers into one-of-a-kind centerpieces that reflect your style and your wedding’s theme. Keep in mind that the height of the arrangements shouldn’t get in the way of conversation. Florists can create


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your florist about strategically placing potted ferns or ficus plants throughout the room, and perhaps even decking these plants with small white lights for an enchanting feel. Remember that it doesn’t hurt to ask. Run any and all ideas past your florist so he/she can help you refine your vision, stay within your budget, and create a beautiful, memorable ambiance. FLOWERS IN ALL SEASONS Everything has its season, and flowers are no exception. In fact, seasonality plays an even bigger role when it comes to florals. One of the most important things for you and your florist to factor into your choice of flowers is the season in which your wedding falls. You’ll find that flowers that bloom during the month of your wedding will be more

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The moments between the ceremony and the reception are giddy, exciting ones, and it’s only fitting to be whisked off in a carriage or ride off into the sunset. But those happy endings aren’t even practical. So even if the transportation between the ceremony and reception isn’t fit for Hollywood, here are some tips to make it as fun, affordable and memorable as the rest of your day.4


TRANSPORTATION FIRST: HOW MANY? Your search for transportation starts once you decide how many people you’ll be moving. Do you want just the bride and the groom in a vehicle, or is the entire wedding party heading to the reception together? If the whole party is going, do you want to include their spouses or dates? What about each couple’s parents? Once you make those decisions, you can start searching around for transport based on size. Then, you can pick out a limousine, a coach party bus, a trolley, or something more unique and personal for the couple. Whatever you decide on, keep safety in mind while revelers are bouncing from place to place. LIMOS If there is a day to splurge on this iconic luxury vehicle, your wedding is certainly the day. Unlike some other forms of transport, a limo can be booked for an entire day, so you could get a high-class ride to pick you up at the house, deliver you to the ceremony, reception or even to the airport to jet away on a honeymoon. Most companies have a one or two hour minimum for their services so think about what the most cost-effective way would be to keep the limo around. If you want a car for both going to and leaving from the ceremony, it might be more affordable to hire two separate cars rather than pay for the vehicle to sit there during a long reception. There are quite a few options for limos. A formal limousine seats four people, and sometimes a bride and groom will travel to the ceremony alone. Or, if you’d like to include the wedding party, stretch limos can allow

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HONEYMOON And if you can’t decide whether you want to relax or be active, a cruise will give the chance to do both. Plan and prep. Here are some things to think about, especially if you’ve never traveled to your honeymoon spot before. • Different customs. If you’re traveling abroad, do your research. Find out what’s considered inappropriate in terms of gestures, actions, or type of dress, and learn the best way to tip (what percentage and when). • Language. Learn some key phrases before you go and bring a pocket-sized dictionary. • Weather. Find out the average high and low temps and be prepared for rain or shine. • Travel agents. Leave your travel planning to a professional! The cost

to you is generally zero, and an agent will save you tons of time and greatly reduce your stress. Make it romantic. It’s no secret that a honeymoon is all about those intimate moments and fueling the newlywed romance. So be proactive in making sparks fly! Pack a secret gift for each other or plan a nighttime excursion — anything to spice things up. DESTINATION WEDDINGS A destination wedding might be an elopement for just the bride and groom or a small affair that includes immediate family and friends. Either way, destination weddings are a fun escape and an unforgettable experience - a wedding and honeymoon all rolled into one!

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NEW ZEALAND With its magnificent natural landscape, clear blue waters, outdoor adventures, and unique culture, New Zealand is a honeymoon destination unlike any other. Whether you’re game to climb a glacier, snorkel in the sea, sip wine near the city, or road trip through quaint villages, New Zealand gives honeymooners the unique chance to have it all. 4

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A BIT ABOUT NEW ZEALAND New Zealand is mainly two long islands, one on top of the other in the Tasman Sea and South Pacific Ocean. Traveling from the tip of the north island to the bottom of the south island is farther than driving From New York City to Miami. While you can drive if road-tripping is your pleasure, flying will save time if your goal is to cover a lot of ground. Plus, for all major attractions, there are tour buses, boating excursions, and guides for hire. In major cities, public transportation and taxi services make it easy to get around. That said, if you do road trip, remember that New Zealanders drive on the left side of the road. Since New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, their summer months are our winter months, and vice-versa. From December through February, the country buzzes with summertime activities, days spent at the beach, and holiday-time. Fall rolls in from March to May - a great time for hiking and watching the leaves change color. Winter runs from June through August and is absolute paradise for those craving The Stream Outside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

winter sports. New Zealand’s springtime starts in September, bringing warmer air and longer daylight hours. Note: The farther south you go, the air remains cool most of the year. FOR THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS New Zealand’s dynamic, rugged terrain is just begging to be explored. Go black water rafting in the Waitomo Caves, just south of Auckland. There you’ll find thousands of glowworms hanging in the dark caves - an amazing spectacle! Brave the sulphuric smells of Rotorua and marvel at geothermal parks, geysers, and mineral pools with their awesome rainbow of color. You can swim with the dolphins in the town of Akaroa, skydive at the Bay of Islands, surf in Raglan, and kayak along the beaches and coves of Abel Tasman National Park. Take the leap and go bungee jumping in Queenstown the place where commercial bungee jumping was born. If exploring on foot is more your speed, New Zealand is a hiker’s dream. Don’t miss the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a 12-mile hike through a volcanic landscape dotted with emerald green


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lakes. Tackle a half- or full-day hike through the coastal forest of the Queen Charlotte Track, where you’ll enjoy incredible views of the Marlborough Sound. With guide or tour group, you can even hike one of New Zealand’s immense glaciers. FOR THE LEISURELY EXPLORERS Want to bask in New Zealand’s natural wonders without breaking a sweat? Start at Waiheke Island - just a short ferry ride from Auckland - known for its lovely wineries. Travel between the North and South islands of New Zealand on the Cook Strait ferry; it’s a three-hour journey that offers lots of nice scenery. Visit Kaikoura, a spot where the mountains reach the sea and whale watching tours abound. Cruise the Milford Sound by boat to take in the majestic beauty of the “eighth wonder of the world.” Palm Beach View, Waiheke Island

For even more scenic views, ride the TranzAlpine Train between Christchurch and Greymouth on the South Island. The ride only takes a few hours and is a must if you enjoy trains and breathtaking scenery. You can also take a flight-seeing tour in a tiny plane over the snowcapped Southern Alps. Rather stay on solid ground? Drive the Southern Scenic Route through the Catlins with its coastal views. At Lake Tekapo, you can stop moving altogether: Just sit back, relax, and stargaze at some of New Zealand’s darkest, clearest skies. You just might see the Southern Lights! FOR THE COSMOPOLITAN CROWD If city life is for you, start in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and main hub of transportation. Auckland offers a sunny climate and is within half-hour to beaches, hiking trails, and islands. The Hillside Vineyard on Waiheke island in Hauraki Gulf


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city itself boasts diverse food, wine, and shopping. While you’re there take in the view from the top of Sky Tower and sign up for a SkyWalk - a guided walk around the outside of the tower, 630 feet above ground. Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, is located at the southern tip of the North Island. It’s nestled between rolling hills and a picturesque harbor with it’s City to Sea walk where you can explore the waterfront on foot. Here you’ll also find the Te Papa museum - New Zealand’s national museum and one of the best interactive museums in the world. Hang out on Wellington’s Cuba Street with its international cuisine, shopping, art, and street performers, or ride the Wellington Cable Car for a short, sweet trip chockfull of fantastic city views. FOR THE CULTURE LOVERS Before Europeans settled on the islands, New Zealand was home to the Maori people. In Rotorua, visitors can experience a recreated Maori village and enjoy traditional songs, dances, and a hangi dinner (food steamed in the ground).

For nerds and movie lovers, New Zealand is home to the Lord of the Rings franchise, and your trip wouldn’t be complete with a journey to Middle Earth. On the North Island, visit Matamata where the village of Hobbiton was created. The movie set has been reconstructed as a permanent attraction. Other filming locations are scattered throughout the country; one look at the scenery and it’s easy to imagine Frodo on his perilous quest. WHY HONEYMOON? There’s a lot to do and see in New Zealand - but what makes it perfect for a honeymoon? First, it’s half-a-world away, making it a total escape. You have the option of enjoying the life of leisure - in romantic coastal towns, on sandy beaches, and in fine wineries. Or you can start your marriage off with adventure: extreme sports, flightseeing, and braving the elements in the great outdoors. Whatever side of New Zealand speaks to you, this will be the trip of a lifetime. Isn’t that just what a honeymoon should be?

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO After pulling off the wedding of your dreams, it’s finally time to relax, breathe, and enjoy each other. Where better than a Caribbean paradise? Jet to the tiny island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where you’ll kick back on sandy beaches, float in aqua-blue waters, and explore lush rainforests with their abundant wildlife. From electric street festivals to cove-side picnics for two, there’s a wealth of experiences just waiting for you in this treasure of the Caribbean. 4

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A BIT ABOUT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO With just your passport and a fivehour flight from New York City, you’ll find yourself in the tropical haven of Trinidad and Tobago. The nation is made up of two islands - the smaller Tobago and larger Trinidad. Like other islands in the Caribbean, there’s a dry season and rainy season; the best time to visit is January through May. Once your plane lands, it’s easy to get around via bus, rental car, taxi, and ferry. Though Trinidad and Tobago has its own currency, US Dollars are widely accepted, as are most major credit cards - but keep in mind that small shops, street vendors, and local bars might not accept American money. FOR THE BEACH BUMS Imagine a picture-postcard of the Caribbean - what do you see? Sprawling white-sand beaches, towering palm trees, clear turquoise waters, and rustic beach huts. That postcard image is exactly what you’ll find at Trinidad and Tobago’s most famous beach, Pigeon Point. This spot is the most photographed, the most visited, and the most likely to show up on your honeymoon Pinterest board. To avoid the cruise crowds, check Scarborough Harbor to see if a cruise ship is docked. If so, come back to Pigeon Point another day for a more peaceful experience. Craving even more peace and quiet? Pack a picnic for Englishman’s Bay. This beach is less touristy but just as picturesque with its palmlined sandy shore. Another option is Castara Bay, a small fishing village that welcomes visitors but hasn’t given itself up to tourism. This is a great place to stop for a taste of local

life and cuisine, as the daily catch is served fresh from the bay. FOR THE NATURE LOVERS As if beaches and umbrella drinks aren’t enough to lure you to the Caribbean, there’s also a tropical kaleidoscope just waiting to be explored. The natural wonders of Trinidad and Tobago are a huge drawfor instance, did you know that Tobago is often referred to as the “Galapagos of the West Indies”? The island offers rich natural diversity, including rainforests, mangroves, and coral reefs. The Main Ridge Forest Reserve, home to over 400 species of birds, is the oldest nature sanctuary in the western hemisphere. Also on Tobago, don’t miss the Argyle Waterfall, a stunning 600-foot fall in the shadow of a lush cocoa plantation (now retired). The cascades are perfect for sunning and swimming. On Tobago’s coasts, you’ll find many glass-bottom boat tours offering a peek into the underwater wonders of coral reefs. On the island of Trinidad, visit the Asa Wright Nature Centre in the Northern Range Forest Reserve. This 1,500acre wildlife sanctuary surrounding a vintage plantation estate is yet another amazing spot for tropical bird spotting, so bring your binoculars! Closer to the water, you might be lucky enough to catch other wildlife in action: March through August is turtle-watching season as the leather-back sea turtles return to the shores of Trinidad for nesting. While you can explore nature on foot, by boat, or with the help of a guide, Trinidad and Tobago also offers lots of outdoor activities for the more independent. Most sporty activities (rainforest and waterfall hikes aside)


happen on the water. If you’re looking to dive, snorkel, scuba dive, or deep sea fish in Caribbean-blue waters, Trinidad and Tobago is the place to do it. FOR THE CULTURE CURIOUS AND PARTY PEOPLE The allure of Trinidad and Tobago doesn’t stop at nature. With its unique blend of influences - European, African, Asian, and Indian - the culture is filled with unique history and eye-popping traditions. If you’re curious about local historical sites, be sure to visit Fort Saint George, a remnant of colonial days. Here, you’ll learn about Tobago’s military history and catch spectacular views of the Port of Spain. Also on Tobago, you can tour the Tobago Cocoa Estate. The place has only been around since 2005, but the island’s history with cocoa as a cash crop dates back much further. The estate offers tours of its modern, ecofriendly facility along with a look back at the history of cocoa on the island. Tours are capped off with a rum and chocolate tasting. Packing your party pants? Then plan your Trinidad and Tobago trip during one of the many festivals that bring

the islands’ diverse culture to life. The yearly Carnival is consistently ranked one of the top 10 in the world with its barrage of steel drum bands and bejeweled masquerade costumes. If you’re vacationing in March, you might catch Phagwah - the Festival of Color - where you’re likely to be hit with a rainbow of water. November heralds the Steel Pan Jazz Festival, drawing international performers to the islands. Fun fact: The steel drum actually originated in Trinidad and Tobago, along with calypso music and the limbo. You better believe this is an island nation that knows how to let loose. WHY HONEYMOON? We don’t have to tell you the Caribbean is one of the most peaceful, pristine places to honeymoon - the pictures surely speak for themselves. But even more than luxury and relaxation, Trinidad and Tobago offers lots of opportunities to explore unique, untouched ecosystems on land and sea. With its colorful culture and festivals galore, this is a honeymoon destination that really has it all - and it’s just a short plane ride away! 

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RECEPTION Below are six simple steps to finding the right reception site for your perfect day. Step 1: What to do first The biggest question regarding the reception is “where?” Before you can work on this question, however, you’ll need to know a couple of things. What style of wedding do you envision and how big? Obviously, a casual, relaxed summer afternoon reception would require a completely different reception site than a formal, elegant winter evening reception so clarify the type of wedding (and the time of year) you both desire first. Once that’s been established, determine the rough guest list, including all interested parties, you and your groom, and each set of parents. Of course, you’ll also need to consider your

budget as this will have a great influence on the number of guests you can afford to have. Once you’ve made these critical decisions, it’s time to start looking for the ideal reception site. As with anything, the more time you have, the better. Some choice reception sites get booked one to two years in advance, particularly for prime dates. Step 2: Start the search Local bridal publications like Premier Bride, the Internet, bridal shows and married friends are all good sources of potential reception sites. If you have no idea where to hold your reception, try hotels, banquet halls, restaurants, community centers and country clubs. Other less obvious options are country inns, historic homes or mansions, city parks, college or university facilities, art galleries,


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RECEPTION museums and boats. Each location offers its own unique style and ambiance. There are two basic types of reception facilities: on-site and off-site. Most on-site locations provide the majority of services you will need for your reception: catering, beverages, tables, chairs, tableware, linens and serving staff making this a very convenient option. The facilities normally charge on a per person basis, and have a minimum guest requirement. Such locations include hotels, private clubs and restaurants. Offsite locations offer the use of the facility only, providing no other services. You supply nearly everything yourself paying a flat fee for the use of the site. The nice thing about off-site locations is the freedom to do everything your own way, and to have more choices; although this can also mean more work!

Narrow down your search by focusing on those sites that seem to best meet your needs depending on your style, season and estimated guest count. Once you’ve selected some possibilities, it’s time to go on a road trip with your fiancé, maid of honor and/or Mom and check out the sites in person. Step 3: Evaluating reception sites Now the real work begins. Every site offers advantages and disadvantages, and your job is to sift through all of the features of each site to find the best one for your wedding while keeping your budget in mind. Here are some factors to consider. Location. The reception site should be no more than a 30-minute drive away from the ceremony location. A longer drive than that is really asking too much of your guests! If the location is difficult


RECEPTION to find, or will offer special challenges to get there (say, located near a football stadium that has a home game on your wedding day), you should consider providing transportation for your guests from the ceremony site, and back to their cars after the reception. Size and layout. Will everything happen in one big room, or in separate rooms for the cocktail hour, dinner, dancing? Will it comfortably hold the number of tables you’ll need, and will everyone dine in the same room? Is there room for a band or DJ, and for cocktail hour musicians, if you’re having them? Privacy. If your venue does multiple events, find out if there are other bookings at the same time or on the same day as yours. If so, ensure that there will be adequate privacy and separation for your celebration. There

should also be ample time in between events to allow your caterer or other service people to set up or break down your party. Parking. Make sure there is convenient, well-lighted, ample parking for your guests, and if not, find out if valet service is available. Technical details. Whether you intend to have a DJ or a band, inquire about possible restrictions regarding the type, volume or duration of music. Be sure to confirm that there is an adequate power supply for speakers, mixers and amplifiers, or good acoustics for string and wind instruments. Some sites have built-in public-address systems which can be used for introductions and toasts. If your site of choice doesn’t offer this equipment, make sure your DJ or musicians can provide it.

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these reasons, it’s highly recommended that you use an experienced wedding coordinator if you want an outdoor reception. This will ease your workload, and your stress, immensely. Down to details As with any wedding vendor, make sure that all details are outlined in writing, and use a credit card whenever possible when making payments so that you have more protection in the unlikely event of a problem. You should feel very comfortable with your contact person, and feel that he/she respond in a timely and efficient manner to your questions and requests. Visit premierbride.com’s online wedding planner for a comprehensive list of questions to ask potential reception sites, and for other great wedding planning help.

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Perhaps the only part of a wedding that’s gotten a bad rap throughout the years is the food. Guests usually expect a dry chicken breast and some sticky rice pilaf so spicing up the dinner and giving it a personal spin is the perfect way to make your wedding memorable and give your guests some fuel to dance the night away.4


CATERING Step 1: Start the search. As soon as you’ve selected your reception site, the catering search can begin. Some locations require that you use their in-house caterer or banquet department which makes your choice fairly simple. These locations include hotels, country clubs and some of the more unusual facilities such as museums, boats or historical homes. If they allow an independent caterer, then you may be asked to choose from a preapproved list. If you’re able to select your own caterer, though, try to narrow down your list to no more than three. Otherwise, you’ll be tasting for a month and all the flavors will blur together. When you’re calling caterers, make sure to have as much information as you can on hand. They’ll want to know your wedding date, time of day, approximate number of guests, if you’d like a sitdown or buffet meal and the degree of formality and style. If you have any general menu ideas or preferences, let the caterer know so he/she can be better prepared for your initial meeting. Ask for sample wedding menus and references before a formal meeting or tasting. Step 2: Determine your service style. Right off the bat, caterers will want to discuss your taste and budget in detail. Think about the style and feel of your wedding, and decide whether you want a sit-down meal or a buffet. Then talk about the extras. Do you want hors d’oeuvres during cocktails and a late-night snack? How about fruit or coffee with the cake? Talk with a caterer about the different options and appropriateness for the time of day, number of guests and style.

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cool, crisp salad might not be the best appetizer in your outdoor summer wedding. Also keep your guests in mind. You might have to accommodate for lots of children or vegetarians, for example. Step 5: Calculate the cost. Most caterers base their prices on a per-person cost. Facilities with in-house catering departments may have a minimum charge or set-up fee while an off-premises caterer will usually work within any reasonable, agreedupon budget. Keep in mind buffets are usually priced higher since they’ll have to account for a little more per person, and it’s common to add overage and gratuity. Your final guest count is usually required one week before the event. This will be the number of people for which you will actually be charged.


CATERING Most caterers will plan on the addition of a few last-minute guests and will add the meals to the bill after the wedding. Decide if you’ll include meals for wedding-related personnel such as the DJ, musicians, photographer and consultant. If cost is an issue, ask your caterer about “vendor meals.” These meals are more casual than the guest menu and are offered at a lower cost per person. Get specifics as to what extras are included in the caterer’s charges such as table linens, plates, glasses, crystal, silverware and service pieces. Step 6: Plan the help. Once the menu is finalized, determine the number of wait staff needed to serve your feast and to keep your reception running smoothly. Your caterer will give you a better idea, but a general guideline

is one server per 10 to 12 guests for a sitdown dinner and one to two servers per 50 guests for a buffet. A full and open bar will require more servers - one per 50 to 75 guests. Ask ahead of time what their attire is so it matches the style and formality of your reception. Step 7: Finalize the details in writing. Don’t sign a contract without this information: day, date, time, address of the site, food items by course, number of guests covered, provisions for special meals, time of cocktail hour, time meal is served, contact people, number of bartenders and wait staff, linens, beverages and bar guidelines, terms of payment and liability insurance. There will probably be an advance deposit when you sign the contract, and don’t forget to check the cancellation policy.

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SELECTING A CATERER: ask the right questions • What packages do you offer? What do they include? • Have you worked at my reception site before? • Do you provide beverage service? • Do have opening or corking fees? • When is the deadline for the final guest count? • When will we need to finalize the menu? • Can you provide entrees for my guests who have special dietary needs? • Will you provide flatware, china, stemware, etc? • Do you supply or arrange tables, chairs or linens? • How will you and your staff be dressed? • Do you provide wait staff? How many are appropriate for my wedding? • Do you have references from previous weddings? • How far in advance must I book your services? • What is your cancellation policy? • Is a deposit required? If so, when and how much?

St. George Cultural Center For Information or Tour

734-243-2712

2326 N. Monroe, Monroe

www.stgeorgecenter.com

Across from The Frenchtown Square Mall - Close to I-75


An Andiamo Wedding WHERE HAPPILY EVER AFTER BEGINS

Perfection is our business. With our expert staff, award-winning cuisine, and elegant beauty, our European style ballroom can accommodate parties up to 700 guests. We can turn any occasion into an event to remember. To schedule an event call (586) 268-0200 or email Dawn at dlagocki@andiamoitalia.com.

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Have a Picture Perfect Event

Where Modern meets Rustic

Join us at the Newly Remodeled Banquet Center at Freedom Hill! Catered by Andiamo Italia Perfect for Outdoor or Indoor Ceremonies & Receptions Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Options Available Modern Audio Visual Services Adjoining Patio and Gazebo Open All Year For more info call 586-795-2800

freedomhillbanquet.com

15000 Metropolitan Pkwy. Sterling Heights, MI 48312


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Reception Room Capacity Range

Number of Available Banquet Rooms

Suggested Number of Months to Schedule Facility

Average Price per Person

Number of Guests per Server

RECEPTION & BANQUET GUIDE

877-FKC-8777

62

1200

4

6-8

$26 to $50

Varies

CHEMUNG HILLS GOLF & BANQUET CENTER

517-546-4230

71

250

2

6-12

$26 to $50

Varies

CRYSTAL GARDENS

517-545-1000

55

900

5

12

$50 to $75

30

DUNHAM HILLS

248-887-9170

25-300

3

3-24

$26 to $50

Varies

THE OPERA HOUSE

517-540-0065

200

1

3-6

Varies

Varies

WALDENWOODS BANQUET & CONFERENCE CENTER

810-632-6401

250

4

6-12

$30 to $75

20

WHISPERING PINES

734-878-0009

300

2

6-12

$26 to $70

25

WOODSHIRE PLACE

517-223-8187

330

1

Flexible

$25 or less

Varies

20-700

4

Up to 24

$36.95 to $48.95

20

ASSUMPTION CULTURAL CENTER 586-771-8600

500

2

12-18

$26 to $50

20

ATHENA HALL

586-773-4440

960

5

12 Varies

$25 and up

Varies

BARRISTER GARDENS

586-773-4040

1200

4

ASAP

$13.95 to $50

20

BARRISTER HOUSE

586-774-0530

30-750

3

ASAP

$11.95 and up 12-17

BLOSSOM HEATH

586-771-2300

up to 350

1

Varies

$26 to $50

25

CLUB MONTE CARLO

586-731-8220

50-500

6

9

$26 to $50

25-30

CONCORDE INN BANQUET & CONFERENCE CENTER

586-493-7200

250

2

12

$43 to $55

20-30

THE CRYSTAL ROOM

313-417-6440

60

1

Varies

FREEDOM HILL BANQUET CTR.

586-795-2800

250

3

Up to 24

$26 to $50

Varies

CALHOUN COUNTY FIREKEEPER CASINO/HOTEL

11177 E. Michigan Ave. (I-94, Exit 104) Battle Creek

LIVINGSTON COUNTY 3125 Golf Club Rd., Howell 5768 Grand River, Howell 13561 Dunham Rd., Hartland www.dunhamhills.com 123 W. Grand River, Howell

2975 Old US-23, Hartland

2500 Whispering Pines Dr. Pinckney Banquet Facility 6520 W. Grand River, Fowlerville

64

MACOMB COUNTY ANDIAMO WARREN BANQUET

& Conference Center 7096 E. 14 Mile Rd., Warren

& Marchiori Catering 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair Shores 25650 Gratiot, Roseville

24225 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores 21801 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores 24800 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores 50265 Van Dyke, Shelby Township

44315 Gratiot Ave., Clinton Twnshp 22225 Kelly Road, East Pointe

15000 Metropolitan Pkwy. Sterling Heights

586-268-3200

74

75


Custom Menu Custom Menu Custom Menu

Buffet, Plated

n Buffet, Plated, Stations n n n n n Buffet, Family, Individual n n Family, Plated, Buffet n Buffet, Family

Buffet, Sit Down, Stations

Custom Menu

n

Buffet, Sit Down, Stations

Custom Menu

n

Buffet, Sit Down

Filet with Zip Sauce n Plated, Fresh Seafood Family Style, Signature Pasta Buffet Chicken Piccata, n Buffet, Family, Beef Tenderloin, Plated, Fettuccine Alfredo Food Stations Beef Tenderloin Buffet, Family, Plated Boneless Chicken n Buffet, Picatta or Marsala Family, Plated FlambĂŠ of Beef, n Buffet, Italian Roasted or Sit Down, Breaded Chicken Plated n Buffet, Plated Buffet, Beef Tenderloin Family, with Mushroom Plated Caps n Dinner Buffet

n

All Styles

n

n

n n

n n n n

n

n n

n n n n n n n n n n

n

Special features

Low Fat/Low Cholesterol Menu Available Off-Premise Catering Available Outside Caterers Permitted Outside Reception Area Available

Kosher Cuisine Available

n n n n

n

Cromaine Chicken, n Stuffed Salmon & Beef Entrees

Filet with zip sauce/Italian Dishes

Valet Parking Available

Serving Style Available

Separate Area Available for Ceremony

House Special Entrees Varies

Brand new venue separate from casino. Stage available. Two sets of restrooms.

Golf course views, outside deck, dressing room, private bar, custom menus. Outside ceremony locations. Outdoor open air chapel for up to 200 guests. Portico drop-off, lit fountain, private patio, cathedral ceilings, fireplace & many windows overlooking golf course. Historic building with newly renovated banquet room. Menus are individually designed per your request. n 8 Stone fireplaces, hardwood dance floor, private lakefront ceremony site, overnight accommodations, outdoor wedding packages, winter wedding specials. n Two outdoor ceremony locations, one indoor ceremony location. Customized menus and floor plans, fireplace, French doors, walk out patio. Recently renovated. Customized menus. One event per date. Country setting. Equipped with stand-by power. n Award winning cuisine, superb

serving staff, executive chef inspired menus and wedding cakes. n Newly remodeled & updated. Bring your own liquor. Newly remodeled in 2002. Winding oak staircase. Baby grand in lobby. Waterfall. Large dance floor. Neutral dĂŠcor. Each hall has private restrooms. n Restored 1920 road house with

domed dance floor. Newly remodeled facility. Garden with waterfall & pond. January thru April discounts, Friday night specials. n n n Outdoor wedding feel with breathtaking promenade - foliage, natural lighting, & fountain. Great photo opps! n n Our flexible space seats 60 with unmatched decor and elegance! We provide the ultimate intimate space you provide the catering or we will do as little or as much as you desire. n n n n n Award winning Andiamo Catering. Newly remodeled in 2014. Gazebo and Terrace. n


Suggested Number of Months to Schedule Facility

Average Price per Person

Varies

Varies

586-727-9727

250

1

6

ZUCCARO BANQUETS & CATERING 586-949-4110

800

3

8-10

$26 to $50

20

250

2

Flexible

$17.95 to $43.95

25

Number of Guests per Server

Number of Available Banquet Rooms 2

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50-300

Phone Number(s)

Reception Room Capacity Range

RECEPTION & BANQUET GUIDE MACOMB COUNTY (CONT.)

INFINITY-OVATION YACHT CHARTERS 586-778-7030

400 Maple Park Blvd., Suite 404 St. Clair Shores

MANIACI’S BANQUET CENTER

69227 N. Main, Richmond

46601 Gratiot, Chesterfield

Varies

MONROE COUNTY LINKS AT LAKE ERIE

734-384-1177

QUALITY INN & SUITES

734-242-6000

69

50-150

1

1

$15.95 or less

20

ST. GEORGE CULTURAL CENTER

734-243-2712

73

300

1

6

$30 or less

Varies

30-500

2

Varies

$26 to $50

25

300

1

14727 LaPlaisance Rd., Monroe 1225 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe 2326 N. Monroe, Monroe

OAKLAND COUNTY ADDISON OAKS

248-693-8305

ACC BANQUET HALL

248-722-9100

BAKERS OF MILFORD

248-685-3300

5-500

BAY POINTE GOLF CLUB

248-360-0600

INDIANWOOD GOLF & CC

248-693-9100

COMFORT INN OF WATERFORD

248-666-8555

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

248-358-1222

HOTEL FARMINGTON HILLS

1480 W. Romeo Rd., Leonard

3-12 last minute welcome 4 6-12

$22.95

20-30

$26 to $50

Varies

300

2

Varies

$26 to $50

25

230

3

Varies

$26 to $50

Varies

200

3

2

$26.95

50

248-553-0000

170

1

3-12

$26.50

25

GLEN OAKS COUNTRY CLUB

248-626-2600

450

1

12

$26 to $50

25

KING’S COURT CASTLE

248-391-1900

72

up to 230

3

Varies

$28 or more

Varies

LINKS OF NOVI

248-380-9595

73

150

2

6

$26 to $50

25

LYON OAKS GOLF COURSE & BANQUET CENTER

248-437-9200

up to 500

2

Varies

$26 to $50

25

MYSTIC CREEK GOLF CLUB & BANQUET CENTER

248-684-3333

up to 300

2

Varies

$25 or less

20

TWIN LAKES GOLF CLUB

248-601-4175

up to 400

1

Varies

$60 or more

20

Armenian Congregational Church 26210 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield 2025 S. Milford, Milford 4001 Haggerty Rd., West Bloomfield

1081 Indianwood Road, Lake Orion 7076 Highland Rd, Waterford 27027 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield 31525 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills 30500 W. 13 Mile Farmington Hills

2325 Joslyn, Lake Orion

50395 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi

52251 Pontiac Trail, Lyon Township One Champions Circle, Milford 455 Twin Lakes Dr., Oakland

63

72


Varies

n

Varies

n

n Char-Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Breast Wedding Buffet, n Chicken Siciliano, Carved Roast Beef Varies

n n n n

n Two unique waterfront venues with breathtaking

n

n Located in historic downtown Richmond.

n n

Homemade pastas & pastries. Indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Receptions for any budget.

Buffet, Plated

n

All-inclusive packages available. Indoor & outdoor ceremonies.

Buffet

n n

Buffet

n n

Ballroom is ideal for intimate wedding receptions. Honeymoon suite for bride & groom. Special block rates for guests. Separate room for buffet & Custom menu for your event

n n n Buffet, Plated n n n American & Ethnic n Buffet, Plated, Family n n Custom Menu n Buffet, Family, n Sit Down n n n Buffet, Plated n

Custom Menu

views of the Detroit Skyline along with the finest cuisine will provide you the celebration of a lifetime.

n n n

n

Chicken Indianwood

Special features

Low Fat/Low Cholesterol Menu Available Off-Premise Catering Available Outside Caterers Permitted Outside Reception Area Available

Kosher Cuisine Available

Serving Style Available Strolling Food Stations Buffet, Family Buffet Family Plated

Valet Parking Available

Separate Area Available for Ceremony

House Special Entrees

n

Plated, Buffet Buffet

n

n n n n

n

Plated, Buffet

Tudor styled mansion built in 1920’s, nestled on 850 acres, decks overlooking 2 lakes. Chair covers & fully decorated hall with centerpieces included. Allinclusive packages available. n Two bridal suites, large dance floors, extensive menu choices. Beautiful ceremony site sits on Middle Straits Lake. Indoor/outdoor area available. n Host club of the 2012 US Senior Open.

Room block discounts given to groups of 10 rooms or more. Call for details.

Buffet, Plated

n

n

All-inclusive wedding packages. Room for bride/groom. All 2 room suites. Special block rates for guests. Beautiful outdoor garden for ceremonies.

Buffet, Plated

n

n

n Luxurious setting, masterpiece of architecture and expert

Chicken Village

n

New York Strip Steaks

n

Buffet, Plated

n

Buffet, Plated

Varies

n

Buffet, Sit Down

n n n n

Varies

n

Family, Sit Down, Plated

n

n n

n

craftsmanship built in historic setting of Canterbury Village. What bride-to-be could resist her fairy tale wedding in a elegant, romantic castle ballroom? n Panoramic golf course views and fireplace with a private club feel. All inclusive packages upgrades available. Brand new facility operated by Oak Management. n Panoramic view of golf course.

Award-winning executive chef.

n n n

Grand ballroom features large picture windows overlooking manicured grounds and lake. Gorgeous gazebo perfect for ceremony or cocktail hour.


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Reception Room Capacity Range

Number of Available Banquet Rooms

Suggested Number of Months to Schedule Facility

Average Price per Person

Number of Guests per Server

RECEPTION & BANQUET GUIDE

810-359-7333

61

350

2

4-12

$20 to $25

20

810-364-6650 ALEXANDER’S PREMIERE BANQUET FACILITY & CATERING 810-364-8663

57

10-1,000

2

8-24

$20 or more

10-15

BLACK RIVER COUNTRY CLUB

61

300

3

6

$25 or more

15

750

3

6

$42 or more

20

SANILAC COUNTY LAKEVIEW HILLS GOLF RESORT

6560 Peck Rd., Lexington

ST. CLAIR COUNTY 1200 Gratiot Blvd., Marysville

3300 Country Club Dr., Port Huron

810-982-9595

SOLITUDE LINKS GOLF COURSE & 810-982-3673 BANQUET CENTER

5810 Flinchbaugh Rd., Kimball

WASHTENAW COUNTY CAMPUS INN

734-769-2200

80-130

3

6-12

$26 to $50

FOX HILLS

734-453-7272

450

5

Varies

Varies

Varies

POLO FIELDS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

734-998-1555

Ask

1

Varies

Varies

Varies

YPSILANTI MARRIOTT

734-487-2000

up to 640

14

9-15

Varies

20

ALL SAINTS BANQUET HALL

734-946-9650

150-375

1

Inquire

Varies

Varies

CASCADE’S CATERING & BANQUET HALL

248-476-6800 313-535-7157

300

2

Varies

$20

Varies

CRYSTAL GARDENS BANQUET CENTER

734-285-2210

1500

4

12-18

CRYSTAL PARK BANQUET CENTER 313-388-9001

325

1

12-18

DEARBORN INN,

313-271-2700

500

3

18

$75 or more

20

EPICUREAN HOUSE

734-692-0409

250

1

12-18

GENITTI’S HOLE-IN-THE-WALL

248-349-0522

66

36-280

4

Inquire

$26 to $70

Varies

THE GRECIAN CENTER

734-282-5700

67

up to 450

2

6-16

$26 or more

Varies

615 E. Huron, Ann Arbor 8768 N. Territorial, Plymouth 5200 Polo Fields Dr., Ann Arbor 1275 S. Huron Street, Ypsilanti

WAYNE COUNTY 24900 Brest Rd., Taylor

29155 7 Mile, Livonia

55

16703 Fort St., Southgate 17099 Champaigne, Allen Park

A Marriott Hotel 20301 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn 1660 Fort St., Trenton 108 E. Main St., Northville

16300 Dix Toledo Rd., Southgate


Specialized Custom Menus Prime Rib Chicken Cordon Bleu Beef Tenderloin

n

n

n

Buffet, Plated, Sit Down, Stations Buffet, Plated, Sit Down Plated, Family

n

Varies

n

n

Filet Mignon & Broiled Salmon

7 Course Italian Dinner S.W. Beef Brisket

n

n n n n

n 90% of all food served is homemade. All

inclusive wedding packages available. Stairway for photo opportunities.

n n

and river. Tented outdoor reception area. Outdoor ceremonies in courtyard. Amazing views from all three banquet rooms. Outdoor ceremonies in gazebo overlooking lake.

n n

n

n

n

Buffet, Family

n

Buffet, Plated, Family

n Banquet rooms with views of golf course

n

n n n

Buffet, Family, Plated Buffet, Family, Plated Buffet, Family, Plated Plated

Special features

Low Fat/Low Cholesterol Menu Available Off-Premise Catering Available Outside Caterers Permitted Outside Reception Area Available

Golf course setting. Close to Lake Huron. On-site accommodations. Offsite catering available.

Buffet, Plated

Buffet, Family, Plated n Family Style n

n n

Buffet, Plated

n

Kosher Cuisine Available

Serving Style Available Buffet, Plated

Valet Parking Available

Separate Area Available for Ceremony

House Special Entrees

n

All weddings include crystal oil lamp & mirror centerpieces, white linens, banquet maitre d. n

n 18 Hole golf course on site, Complete

recreation facilities. At I-94, exit 183.

n

n n n

Bring your own caterer or use one of ours. All inclusive packages available. Large dance floor. Near I-94, I-75, Telegraph. Many hotels in area. n Beautiful landscaping. Excellent food and service. Outdoor ceremony. Customized to fit your budget. Grand staircase, waterfall and baby grand piano in lobby, two private bridal suites, outdoor patios. Foyer with a fireplace.

n n n n

n National historic site, AAA 4 diamond,

n

n n

n n n

award winning food & service.

n n n

n n

n

Our theatre provides a unique & intimate backdrop for ceremony. Allinclusive deluxe package available. n Outdoor Ceremonies in Gazebo or Pavilion.


Reception Room Capacity Range

Number of Available Banquet Rooms

Suggested Number of Months to Schedule Facility

Average Price per Person

Number of Guests per Server

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Phone Number(s)

RECEPTION & BANQUET GUIDE

250

3

12-18

850

3

9

$22 to $50

30-40

1

4-6

$26 to $50

30

WAYNE COUNTY (CONT.) GROSSE ILE COUNTRY CLUB

734-246-8500

HELLENIC CULTURAL CENTER

734-525-3550

HERITAGE MANOR

313-407-9777 Inside Up to 500 Back Cover

9339 Bellevue, Grosse Ile

36375 Joy Rd., Westland

9981 South Telegraph Road, Taylor

65

734-283-4400 HOLIDAY INN SOUTHGATE BANQUET & CONFERENCE CENTER

350

9

6-18

$17.95 to $52.99

Varies

JOE VICARI’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 313-359-3300

200

4

3

$42.95

20

17201 Northline Rd., Southgate

21400 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

JOY MANOR BANQUET FACILITY

734-525-0960

75-425

4

6-12

$35 or less

20

MASONIC TEMPLE OF DETROIT

313-832-7100

up to 800

8

3-12

$26 to $50

20

QUALITY INN & SUITES

734-261-6800

35-225

2

Varies

Varies

24

PARKSIDE GARDENS

734-246-7600

350

1

RIVERSIDE BANQUET CENTER

734-285-2210

200

1

12-18

ST. MARY’S CULTURAL CENTER

734-421-9220

550

3

Varies

$24 to $34

20-30

ST. MICHAEL BANQUET HALL

313-561-6288

50-300

1

Flexible

$27

Varies

350

1

Varies

$27

Varies

310

1

6-18

$31 or less

30

$45

30

Varies

Varies

28999 Joy Rd., Westland

500 Temple Ave., Detroit

30375 Plymouth Rd., Livonia

14700 Reaume Pkwy. Civic Circle Southgate 3530 Biddle, Wyandotte

18100 Merriman, Livonia

26375 W. Chicago Rd., Redford

STS. PETER & PAUL BANQUET HALL 313-590-2473

750 N. Beech Daly Rd. Dearborn Heights

STONE CREEK BANQUET CENTER 734-379-1453

One Maquire St., Flat Rock

71

SUMMIT ON THE PARK

734-394-5487

350

2

6

WAYNE COMMUNITY CENTER

734-721-7400

400

5

12

WAYNE TREE MANOR

734-728-3020 Inside Back Cover

50-1,000

4

6

46000 Summit Parkway, Canton

4635 Howe Rd., Wayne

35100 Van Born Rd., Wayne


Low Fat/Low Cholesterol Menu Available Off-Premise Catering Available Outside Caterers Permitted Outside Reception Area Available

Kosher Cuisine Available

n n n

n

Plated, Buffet, Family, Strolling Buffet

n n

On-site ceremonies, new gazebo, handicapped accessible, menu starting at $22 per person.

Buffet, Family

n n n n

Newly remodeled, plenty of parking, outstanding reputation for food and service.

Plated, Buffet, Family

n n

Traditional and Ethnic Menus Roasted Prime Rib, n Steak & Seafood

9,000 sq.ft. of elegant banquet space - perfect for your reception, shower, rehearsal dinner and guest accommodations. Courtyard with gazebo for ceremonies & photos.

n

All Styles

Varies

n

All Styles

n n

n

Buffet, Family, Sit Down

n n n n

Buffet, Family, Plated

n Overlooking golf course.

n n All inclusive wedding packages available.

Filet Mignon with Zip Sauce

Baked Whitefish n w/Herb Champagne Sauce

Special features

Serving Style Available Buffet, Family, Plated

Valet Parking Available

Separate Area Available for Ceremony

House Special Entrees Guinness Braised Beef

n

n

n n

n Outdoor patio, glassed-in room

overlooking woods and river.

n

n

Recently remodeled rooms with distinct character. Historical setting, beautiful ballrooms, crystal chandeliers. n n Newly renovated banquet facilities. Jacuzzi

honeymoon suite for Bride & Groom. Special Block Rates for guests. Outside catering available. European style Wedding Chapel.

Buffet, Family, Plated

n n n n

Buffet

n n n n n n n

Lobby with fireplace, newly renovated.

International

All Styles

Varies

Buffet, Plated, Family

n n n

Halal cuisine available. Economical & affordable elegance. Excellent food by Szegedi Catering. Personalized attention. Ample parking.

Varies

Buffet, Plated, Family

n n n

Halal cuisine available. Economical & affordable elegance. Excellent food by Szegedi Catering. Personalized attention. Ample parking.

Buffet, Plated, Family

n n n

Natural setting surrounded by trees & protected wetlands viewed from floor to ceiling windows in banquet room.

n n n n

Gazebo for outdoor ceremony with ample room indoors in event of inclement weather. Guests have access to outdoor patios attached to Grand Ballroom. The Summit venue is reserved exclusively for you and your guests.

Specializing in n Customized Menus n

Buffet, Family, Sit Down, Plated

n

Ethnic Menus Available for All

n

Full service banquet facility, personalized menu planning.

n

Buffet, Family, Plated

n n

n

Bring your own caterer. Newly remodeled. Stationary dance floor. Newly remodeled. Plenty of parking. Rich setting, affordable venue. Outstanding reputation for food and service.


SHOPPING MADE EASY attending bridal shows You may find that the more time you can save in planning your wedding, the better. A Bridal Show can be the one stop shopping experience you need. Plan in Advance: First of all, you need to have a budget planned. Make a list of what you need most and what your budget will allow for each item and service. Then you get there, visit the service providers who have what you need the most, then enjoy the show more leisurely afterwards. Types of Bridal Shows: Small intimate shows have a limited number of vendors as well as smaller groups of attendees. The average attendance is between 75-200 people and generally around 20-40 different vendors. These shows allow you much more time to talk with the individual wedding professionals, asking questions and getting more in-depth answers. Smaller shows can be limited, perhaps with only one or two vendors per service. You might have to attend more shows in order to properly compare the advantages and disadvantages of one from the other. The second kind of show is much larger, averaging anywhere from 800 to 2000 attending and featuring anywhere from 100-250 different vendors. The biggest advantage to this kind of show is the wide range of vendors available and the beautiful displays for great wedding ideas. It’s like going to a wedding mall. Which type of show is right for you? You tell me. However, we can give you some tips and suggestions for making the most out of your show experience,

whatever your preference. Here we go! Pre-printed address labels: Most vendors will have some special drawing for gifts and prizes. Having these labels available will save you time and effort. Include your full name, address, phone number, wedding date and email address. Imagine writing all that information down 30-50 times. When filling out forms, make sure to print VERY clearly. You’d hate to miss out on a door prize because they can’t read your handwriting! Create a temporary wedding e-mail address: It’s free and can be deleted after your wedding date. Obviously you will receive solicitation after the show. This is a good thing. Quality vendors reaching out to provide specific wedding information and tips, along with any special offers they might have. You’ll receive the most immediately after the show and it will slow down dramatically thereafter. If you’re not interested in their information, just unsubscribe or let them know. Although direct mail and telephone solicitation is relatively rare, we don’t recommend providing your work telephone number. By providing your number, you are giving permission for vendors at the show to contact you, even if you are on the national do not call list. All you have to say is no thanks. That said; brides can receive some great offers for free makeovers or a weekend vacation. Providing phone numbers to individual vendors is usually fairly safe, since these vendors seldom use


Sunday January 8, 2017 Lansing Center Doors open from 11am to 4pm. Fashion show at 2pm. Tickets are $6 at the door. Fashion show at 2pm featuring Becker’s Bridal, David’s Bridal, MW Tux and Sound Productions. Come see the latest fashions including Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaids Dresses, Flower Girls & Mother of the Bride.

Don’t miss an opportunity to meet over 90 of the most sought after wedding professionals and learn new and creative ideas for your perfect wedding! Many exhibitors will be offering samples, demonstrations, and money-saving specials the day of the show. Talk one-on-one with the wedding experts and professionals.

Pre-register at www.bridalworldshows.com for ½ off admission coupon and a FREE Luxury Limo Bus from LansingParty.com or FREE Trolley from Tecumseh Trolley!

989-534-1135 • www.bridalworldshows.com BRIDAL SHOWS MADE EASY their contact information for anything other than a legitimate follow up. Who should come along: Yes, your fiancé should come along, especially if it’s just the two of you. Decisions could be made on the spot and they will have a good time! If you choose, you can bring a couple friends or a whole entourage, perhaps not. If it’s a large group, make sure everyone has cell numbers. Some of these shows are really large! Date or Calendar Book: Depending on the size and length of the show, along with the type of vendor you’re talking with, it might be appropriate to schedule an appointment at another time for a more in-depth conversation. Usually any show “specials” will also apply if a date and time is made for a follow-up discussion.

There are times when you might want to book something right at the show, such as limited availability and your date is still open. Or you might have already met with a vendor prior and are ready to make the commitment. Otherwise, a personal appointment when you can talk one on one, making sure you’re comfortable with them and they can fully meet your needs, is a better option. Checkbook or Credit Card: Many vendors offer on the spot “Discounts and Show Special”, which may require a small deposit. But if you don’t have the opportunity to talk with them in depth, how do you know they are right for you? Vendors really should CONTINUED ON PAGE 88


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JANUARY 8, 2017

WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA BRIDAL SHOW

WINTER BRIDAL CELEBRATIONS

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

23RD ANNUAL WGRT 102.3FM BRIDAL & FASHION SHOW

5-9pm – (517) 545-1000 Crystal Gardens Livingston, 5768 E. Grand River Ave., Howell

FALL BRIDAL CELEBRATIONS 12 Noon-5pm (586) 532-9200 The Palace of Auburn Hills 5 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills (See page 86)

SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

FALL BRIDAL SHOW AT STONE CREEK 2-5pm (734) 379-1453 Stone Creek Banquet Center One Maguire St., Flat Rock

OCTOBER 23, 2016

HERE COMES THE BRIDES 1-5 pm – (810) 923-6446 Cleary University / Johnson Center 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell

12 Noon-5pm – (586) 532-9200 The Palace of Auburn Hills 5 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills

JANUARY 15, 2017

Doors open at Noon (810) 987-3200 Alexander’s Premiere Banquet Facility 1200 Gratiot Blvd, Marysville (See page 88)

JANUARY 15, 2017

HERE COME THE BRIDES

1-5pm – (810) 923-6446 Brighton High School 7878 Brighton Rd, Brighton

JANUARY 29, 2017

BRIDAL CELEBRATIONS AT THE DEARBORN INN

12-4pm – (586) 532-9200 The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn

FEBRUARY 5, 2017

HERE COME THE BRIDES

NOVEMBER 6, 2016

12-4pm – (810) 923-6446 Kings Court Castle 2325 Joclyn Ct, Lake Orion

12-4pm – (810) 923-6446 Kings Court Castle, 2325 Joclyn Ct., Lake Orion

HERE COME THE BRIDES

HERE COME THE BRIDES BRIDAL SHOW NOVEMBER 13, 2016

HERE COME THE BRIDES BRIDAL SHOW-MT. PLEASANT 1-5pm – (810) 923-6446 Bucks Run Banquet Hall 1559 S. Chippewa Rd, Mt. Pleasant

NOVEMBER 13, 2016

WEDDING WONDER

12:30-3:30pm – (248) 889-3004 59 West/Fifty Nine West Banquets 786 Highland Road, Highland

NOVEMBER 13, 2016

AMAZING BRIDES BRIDAL SHOW 2017 1pm-4pm – (248) 568-6907 Chelsea Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea

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1-5pm – (810) 923-6446 Soaring Eagle Inn Casino 6800 E. Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt. Pleasant

FEBRUARY 19, 2017

BRIDAL UNIVERSITY DETROIT 12-4pm – (586) 532-9200 Ford Field, 2000 Brush St, Detroit (See page 89)

FEBRUARY 26, 2017

THE ANDIAMO BRIDAL SHOW 12-3pm – (586) 268-3200 Andiamo’s Banquet Center 7096 E Fourteen Mile Rd, Warren (See page 74)

MARCH 12, 2017

BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA

JANUARY 8, 2017

12-3pm – (810) 632-6401 Waldenwoods Banquet & Conference Center 2975 Old US 23, Hartland

11am-4pm – (989) 239-2067 Lansing Center 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing (See page 85)

AMAZING BRIDES BRIDAL SHOW 2017

BRIDAL WORLD

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HERE COME THE BRIDES BRIDAL SHOW 1-5pm – (810) 923-6446 Summit On The Park 46000 Summit Pkwy, Canton

MARCH 19, 2017

1-4pm – (248) 568-6907 Travis Pointe Country Club 2829 Travis Pointe Rd, Ann Arbor

APRIL 23, 2017

DOWNRIVER BRIDAL EXPO

11:30am – (734) 282-5700 Grecian Center, 16300 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate


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BRIDAL SHOWS MADE EASY offer you their show price for at least 24 or 48 hours. The Fashion Show: Most shows offer a Fashion Show. If this is your main focus, we recommend you arrive early so you can secure good seating. Larger shows may offer more than one Fashion Show time. If that’s the case, the second show is usually less attended and easier to obtain seating. During the fashion show, the crowds at the booths are greatly diminished and it can be a much easier time to move around and talk to vendors. Prizes: There are usually larger prizes given by the Bridal Show producers along with smaller prizes by individual vendors. At smaller shows, you might have to be present to win. That’s usually not the case for larger shows. Shoes: Wear comfortable shoes. The odds are you’ll be on your feet for quite a while. You don’t want to leave until you’re ready, not because your feet are too tired. Pressing onward when you’re feet hurt just isn’t any fun. Children: Avoid bringing small children to the show if possible. While you might not have a choice or it may be tempting to bring your flower girl along to see the neat wedding stuff, they are sure to tire more quickly then you. Prepare for information overload: When you find a vendor you are interested in, make a note about why. What struck you as appealing about this vendor. When you get home and you’re looking thru 10 different photographers, your note may be the only thing you have to remember which ones you liked and why. Also, write down any good tips they might have given you.

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THE WEDDING TIMELINE

Shop for and order wedding gown, veil and accessories

Reserve ceremony site and officiant Work on guest list for a rough count Visit reception sites and reserve one Hire wedding consultant (for help with all planning, certain aspects of it, or day of coordination only)

2-4 MONTHS AHEAD

12 MONTHS AHEAD

Decide on the budget

9-12 MONTHS AHEAD

Organized advance planning will ensure you enjoy every minute of your special day. Start planning your wedding 12 months ahead of time if possible and use the following timeline as a guide through the process. Once the planning is complete, relax and get plenty of rest - the festivities are about to begin.

Buy wedding rings and order engraving Announce engagement in local newspapers Confirm delivery dates of bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses Meet with caterer to discuss menu

Arrange ceremony rehearsal and notify participants

Select bridesmaids’ attire Plan details of reception: colors, decorations, balloons Select photographer

Discuss honeymoon plans Mail save-the-date cards if necessary

1-2 MONTHS AHEAD

Choose attendants

Select band or DJ for reception

Book musicians for ceremony Select florist

Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests

2-4 WEEKS AHEAD

Select caterer

Order invitations, personal stationery and thank you notes

Select and purchase guest favors Find and reserve rehearsal dinner location

1 WEEK AHEAD

Book stylist or salon for bridal party hair, nails and make-up

Make reservations for bridesmaids’ luncheon Confirm honeymoon arrangements Record gifts received and write thank you notes promptly

Arrange for professionals to preserve your gown and bridal bouquet Follow up on missing RSVPs and finish seating chart/place cards Confirm final guest count to caterer and reception site Write rehearsal dinner and wedding toasts Confirm honeymoon arrangements

Finalize honeymoon plans (get your passport if needed!) Order men’s formalwear

Arrange for final fittings on your gown

Purchase wedding accessories (guest book and pen, unity candle, toasting glasses, cake knife and server, and flower girl/ring bearer accessories)

Register for gifts at one to three stores

Order wedding cake

Mail invitations

Start reception seating chart and placecards

Reserve wedding day transportation

Reserve party rental equipment (table, tent, chairs, etc.)

Call county clerk’s office for marriage license details, and schedule date to obtain

Prepare printed program for ceremony

Get engagement photo taken

6-9 MONTHS AHEAD

Buy and wrap attendants’ gifts

Select ceremony music, readings and vows and meet with officiant

Compile guest list

Select videographer

4-6 MONTHS AHEAD

Address wedding invitations

Have final consultation with caterer, florist, musicians, photographer and videographer Host bridesmaids’ luncheon Begin packing for honeymoon Put fees due on the wedding day in envelopes, for the best man to distribute

Reserve accommodations for wedding night Finalize guest list

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FOR HER:

DON’T FORGET...

WEDDING ATTIRE

WEDDING DAY CHECKLIST Gown - be sure it is pressed Headpiece & veil Lingerie (bra, bustier, slip, petticoat) Hosiery & garter Shoes Jewelry & accessories Wrap/Jacket Gloves

Rings & marriage license Ring bearer pillow/flower girl basket Wedding programs Cake knife & server, toasting flutes Favors Guestbook & pen Unity candle, kiddush cup Pay officiant & vendors Assign person to collect/transport gifts

FOR HIM:

Portable iron or steamer Hand mirror Disposable wipes & tissues Anti-cling spray Something old, new, borrowed & blue Deodorant Antacid, aspirin, allergy medication & bottled water Breath mints Cash (coins & bills) Plastic bags White tailor’s chalk for gown fixes Toupee tape for fallen hems Spray-on spot remover

HONEYMOON CHECKLIST

Phone numbers for wedding party, wedding coordinator & vendors Sewing kit (thread, needle, safety pins & scissors) Personal emergency kit (including Shout wipes, tampons & a small snack such as a granola bar) Skin care (cleansers, moisturizers & lotion) Hair care (hair dryer, curlers, brush, comb, hair spray, bobby pins) Nail polish (color for nails & clear to stop nylon runs) & super glue Makeup 2-sided tape & scotch tape Extra earring backs Extra nylons Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash

Airline tickets (note flight number & departure/arrival time) Cruise tickets (note cabin number(s) & departure/arrival time) Resort/Hotel phone & confirmation number Passports/Visas Camera & film Credit cards Traveler’s checks

UPDATING YOUR NAME

WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT

Coat, shirt, vest & trousers Cummerbund Neckwear Cufflinks Socks & shoes

Auto Registration

Investment accounts

Stock certificates

Bank & credit card accounts

Life insurance policy

Car insurance policy

Medical/dental records

Tax agency records (state/federal)

Credit reporting agencies

Memberships

Voter registration records

Deeds/titles

Passport

Wills/trusts

Driver’s license

Post Office records

Employee records

Sewing kit Medicines/Prescriptions Extra contact lenses or glasses Toiletries Electrical plug adapters Travel iron Clock radio, travel size Hair dryer

Social Security records

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THE WEDDING BUDGET

______________

Groom’s Wedding Ring

______________

Ceremony Site Fee

______________

Officiant

______________

Marriage License

______________

Aisle Runner

______________

Candles/Candelabra

______________

Other

______________

RECEPTION

______________

Bride’s Wedding Ring

MUSIC

Engagement Ring

Reception Site Fee

______________

Food, Service, Tax & Gratuity

______________

Beverage/Bar Corkage Fee

______________

Cake/Cake Cutting Fee

______________

Rental Items

______________

Other

______________

Ceremony

______________

Reception

______________

Other

______________

Photographer’s Fee

______________

Engagement Portrait

______________

Formal Wedding Portrait

______________

Proofs

______________

Wedding Album

______________

Candids

______________

Parents’ Sets

______________

Other

______________

Wedding VHS/DVD

______________

Additional Copies

______________

Bride’s Gown

______________

Alterations

______________

Headpiece & Veil

______________

Lingerie, Hosiery & Garter

______________

Shoes

______________

Jewelry & Accessories

______________

Wrap/Jacket

______________

Hair, Makeup & Manicure

______________

Other

______________

GROOM: Groom’s Formalwear

______________

Neckwear & Cufflinks

______________

Accessories

______________

Shoes

______________

Other

______________

PHOTOGRAPHY

BRIDE:

VIDEOGRAPHY

WEDDING ATTIRE

CEREMONY

RINGS

Know your overall budget BEFORE you start planning your wedding - it’s one of the first issues you and your fiancé should discuss. Set your priorities based on what is most important to both of you and spend accordingly. For example, if the meal is the most important element of your wedding, you’ll want to allocate a greater portion of your budget to it.

Photo Montage Video w/Music ______________ Reception Entertainment: Edited Highlights of Ceremony “Love Story” Production

______________

Projector Rental

______________

Other

______________

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______________

Groom’s Boutonniere

______________

Attendants’ Boutonnieres

______________

______________

Best Man

______________

Groomsmen

______________

Ushers

______________

Helper Corsages/Boutonnieres ______________

Child Attendants

______________

Ceremony Flowers

______________

Bride & Groom

______________

Reception Flowers

______________

Bride’s Parents

______________

Decorations/Balloons

______________

Groom’s Parents

______________

Other

______________

Hosts for Out-of-Town Guests ______________ Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

______________

Save-the-Date Cards

______________

Cake Cutting Attendant

______________

Invitations & Envelopes

______________

Gift Table Attendant

______________

Calligrapher

______________

Guest Book Attendant

______________

Postage

______________

Thank You Notes

______________

Soloists/Musicians (who are friends)

______________

Other

______________

Wedding Coordinator

______________

Informal Stationery

______________

Ceremony Programs

______________

Placecards

______________ ______________

Other

______________

Attendant Accommodations ______________ Bridesmaids’ Dresses/Shoes

______________

Flower Girl’s Dress

______________

Groomsmens’ Formalwear

______________

Ring Bearer’s Attire

______________

Bridesmaids’ Luncheon

______________

Other

______________

______________

Rings

______________

Ceremony

______________

Reception

______________

Music

______________

Wedding Party Transportation: Limousine, Carriage, etc. ______________

Cake Knife & Server

______________

Cake Top

______________

Wedding Attire

______________

Favors

______________

Photography

______________

Flower Girl’s Basket

______________

Videography

______________

Guest Book & Pen

______________

Flowers

______________

Ring Bearer’s Pillow

______________

Stationery

______________

Toasting Glasses

______________

Transportation

______________

Unity Candle, Kiddush Cup

______________

Favors & Accessories

______________

Other

______________

Gifts

______________

Other

______________

Miscellaneous

______________

Maid/Matron of Honor

______________

Grand TOTAL

______________

Guest Transportation

______________

Parking

______________

Other

______________

Other

______________

TOTALS

TRANSPORTATION

Announcements

GIFTS

Bridesmaids’

MISCELLANEOUS

FLOWERS

______________

Attendants’ Bouquets

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES

STATIONERY

Bride’s Bouquet

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SHARING THE COST

Groom’s wedding ring Wedding gift for groom Gifts for maid/matron of honor & bridesmaids Gift for parents (optional)

GROOM

BRIDE

It is no longer expected that wedding costs will be assigned according to tradition. Discuss your plan and budget with your families to determine whether to follow a traditional division of financial responsibility for the wedding costs. If circumstances don’t allow the families to follow tradition, the proper rationale in deciding who pays for what portion is basic: whoever is most willing and most able to pay for a wedding expense assumes responsibility for that expense.

Bride’s engagement & wedding rings Bride’s bouquet & going-away corsage Boutonnieres for men in wedding party Mothers’ corsages Wedding gift for bride

Gowns for maid/matron of honor & bridesmaids (optional)

Gifts for best man, groomsman & ushers Gift for parents (optional)

Accommodations for out-of-town attendants (optional)

Formal wear for best man & groomsmen (optional)

Luncheon for bridal party

Accommodations for out-of-town attendants (optional)

Informal stationery

Marriage license Fee for officiant

Bride’s wedding attire & trousseau Bride’s parents’ wedding attire Wedding gift for newlyweds Invitations, announcements, thank you notes, postage Engagement & wedding photographs Wedding ceremony site fee & decorations Wedding ceremony programs Wedding reception Flowers for ceremony & reception Bridal party bouquets & flowers for flower girl Transportation for wedding party to ceremony & reception

GROOM’S FAMILY

BRIDE’S FAMILY

Honeymoon Engagement party

Musicians/vocalists Security & insurance for gifts Welcome party for out-of-town guests (optional)

WEDDING PARTY

Videographer

Engagement party (optional; following party by bride’s parents) Groom’s wedding attire Groom’s parents’ wedding attire Wedding gift for newlyweds Groom’s informal stationery & thank you notes Rehearsal dinner Shipment of wedding gifts to couple’s home Welcome party for out-of-town guests (optional)

Bridal shower for bride Bachelor(ette) party Accommodations for self Wedding attire & shoes

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GROOM’S CAKE

CAKE STYLE

CAKES PLANNER Type of cake: Type & flavor of filling: Type & flavor of icing: Date to taste samples:

SETUP DETAILS

CAKE ACCESSORIES

Description

Cake topper: Cake flowers: Cake decorations: Cake stands: Cake boxes: Cake knife & server:

Type of cake: Type & flavor of filling: Type & flavor of icing: Description:

Location: How to decorate cake table: Part to save for Bride & Groom: Person to save & freeze the cake: Person to store cake top, knife & server: Person to return cake stand to bakery:

Tea Lunch Cocktails Dinner

Regional Seasonal Exotic Ethnic Thematic

SERVICE

Breakfast/Brunch

FLAVOR

TYPE

CATERING PLANNER

Salad Entrée Dessert

Beef Chicken Vegetarian Pork Seafood

DESSERT

Soup

ENTRÉES

COURSES

Appetizer

Passed hors d’oeuvres Hors d’oeuvres tables Seated meal (Family style, American, French, Russian, white glove) Buffet (formal staff-served, casual self-serve)

Dessert Hors d’oeuvres

Cocktails

Regional Seasonal Exotic Ethnic Thematic

Lamb

Beer & wine only Wine with dinner Champagne toast Specialty cocktail *Some states do not allow caterers to carry liquor licenses. Please check the laws in your state.

Vegetarian Kosher Halal Other

RENTAL ITEMS

Full Bar

SPECIAL

ALCOHOL*

Pasta

RENTALS AVAILABLE Tables Chairs & chair covers China, glassware, silverware & serving dishes Linens Ratio of guests to servers: ___________

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HELPERS

FLOWERS BY SEASON

TERMINOLOGY

FLOWERS PLANNER Boutonniere. . . . . . Corsage . . . . . . . . . . Cascade . . . . . . . . . . Hand tied. . . . . . . . . Nosegay. . . . . . . . . . Pomander. . . . . . . . Spray. . . . . . . . . . . . . Toss Bouquet. . . . .

Single flower for men worn on lapel Single flower for women worn on wrist or pinned to breast Blossoms & greenery in teardrop shape Cut flowers tied with ribbon or fabric, carried Single flower or small bouquet, carried Round bouquet on a cord usually for flower girls Small bunch of gathered flowers, carried Bouquet or flower thrown to the bridesmaids & bachelorettes

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

WINTER

YEAR ‘ROUND

Cherry Blossom Daffodil Dogwood Forsythia Hellebore Hyacinth Lilac Lily of the Valley Muscari Peony Quince Rose Sweet pea Tulip Viburnum

Anemone Astilbe Azalea Calla Lily Camellia Cosmos Daffodil Dahlia Daisy Delphinium French Tulip Hollyhock Hyacinth Hydrangea Jasmine Lady’s Mantle Larkspur Lilac Lily of the Valley Marigold Mimosa Pansy Peony Primrose Ranunculus Scabiosa Snapdragon Sweet Pea Tulip Violet Zinnia

Autumn Leaves Celosia (cockscomb) Chinese Lantern Chrysanthemum Crosnia Dahlia Hydrangea Seasonal Berries Statice Sunflower Yarrow

Amaryllis Anemone Casablanca Lily Evergreen Forced Bulbs Freesia Gerber Daisy Heather Narcissus Holly (ilex) Paper-white Poinsettia Rose Stephanotis

Baby’s breath Calla Lily Carnation Cattleman Chrysanthemum Daisy Freesia Gardenia Gerber daisy Gladiolus Iris Lily Orchid Protea Ranunculus Rose September Aster Snapdragon Stephanotis Tuberoses

In California, most summer flowers are also available in the fall.

DESCRIPTION Wedding Coordinator Cake Cutting Attendant Gift Table Attendant Guest Book Attendant Officiant Soloists Musicians Other

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WEDDING PARTY

DESCRIPTION Bride’s Bouquet Bride’s Toss Bouquet Bride’s Going-Away Corsage Maid/Matron of Honor’s Bouquet Bridesmaids’ Bouquets Flower Girl’s Bouquet or Basket Groom’s Boutonniere Best Man’s Boutonniere Groomsmen’s Boutonnieres Ushers’ Boutonnieres Ring Bearer’s Pillow Ring Bearer’s Boutonniere Mothers’ & Grandmothers’ Corsages Fathers’ & Grandfathers’ Boutonnieres

RECEPTION

CEREMONY

Other

DESCRIPTION Altar/Chuppah Candles & Holders Pew/Aisle Markers Other

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MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT PLANNER

CEREMONY

Make song choices before your wedding day. Give a copy of these choices to your musicians and DJs so they can plan accordingly. Include those songs that you do not want to hear that day. Also think about who you want to emcee the event; inform the DJ of these assignments as well. SONG/PERFORMED BY

START TIME

SONG/PERFORMED BY

START TIME

Prelude Processional Service Recessional Postlude Other Other

RECEPTION

Other

Cocktail Hour Arrival of Newlyweds Couple’s First Dance Bride & Father Dance Groom & Mother Dance Guests’ First Dance Dinner Cake Cutting Tossing the Bouquet Throwing the Garter Last Dance Other Other Other Other

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BRIDE­’ S PHOTOS:

GROOM­’ S PHOTOS:

PRE-WEDDING

Bride, full-length Bride, back of dress Bride’s bouquet Bride with both parents Bride with mother & father separately Bride with grandparents Bride with siblings Bride with maid/matron-of-honor Bride with each bridesmaid Bride with all her attendants Bride with groomsmen Bride with ring bearer, flower girl

Bride getting ready

RECEPTION

Guests at cocktail party

Groom, full-length Groom with parents Groom with mother & father separately Groom with grandparents Groom with siblings Groom with best man Groom with each groomsman Groom with all his attendants Groom with bridesmaids

BRIDE & GROOM­ PHOTOS: Bride & groom together Bride & groom with each set of parents Bride & groom with entire wedding party Close-up of couple’s hands displaying rings Signing the marriage certificate

Bride putting on veil Candid shots of bride preparing & relaxing Bride’s attendants getting ready Groom getting ready Groom’s attendants getting ready Front of ceremony location Guests arriving & being seated

Guests signing guest book Placecards Centerpieces, place settings & plated meals Favors Toasts Bride & Groom listening to toasts

CEREMONY

PORTRAITS

PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNER

Musicians Attendants walking to enter ceremony Parents being seated Candids of parents’ expressions Attendants walking down the aisle Child attendants walking down the isle Groom coming down the aisle

Group pictures & candids throughout reception

Clergy, groom & best man at altar

Musicians

Bride & father walking down aisle

Bride & Groom’s first dance

Father giving bride’s hand to groom

Bride & Father, Groom & Mother dance

Guests watching the ceremony

Guests dancing

Vow exchange

Cake, cake table & cake cutting

Ring ceremony

Couple feeding each other cake

Candids of bride’s/groom’s face

Bouquet toss Garter removal & toss

Unity candle ceremony, kiddush cup ceremony, etc.

Sweetheart dance

Signing of wedding certificate

Going-away vehicle (especially if decorated)

Groom kissing the bride

Bride & groom in going away clothes

Recessional

Newlyweds departing & guests’ farewell

Guests throwing rice, flower petals, etc.

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LOCATION

RECEPTION PLANNER DATES AVAILABLE

LOCATION

SIZE

USED FOR

Indoor

Small (<100)

Ceremony

Outdoor

Medium (100-250)

Reception

Same site as ceremony

Large (250+)

Dressing

Walking distance from ceremony

Overnight rooms

SITE SERVICES

Within ______ miles of ceremony site

SERVICES PROVIDED

RENTALS AVAILABLE

Rooms

Tables

Food

Chairs & chair covers

Beverage/Alcohol

China, glassware, silverware & serving dishes

Disabled access

Linens

Adequate parking Valet

Ratio of guests to servers: ___________

Coat check On-site wedding coordinator Staff to cut the cake

DECORATIONS

PROVIDED

STYLE

More than one event at a time

RECEPTION

Head table Guest tables

BRINGING OWN DECORATIONS What are decorating restrictions?

Cake table Guest book table

Old-world, ornate Modern Formal Rustic Fun, funky Casual Intimate

When can decorations/favors come in?

SITE FEATURES Great entrance Chandeliers Marble Piano Balcony Fabulous staircase Fireplace Hardwood floors Great view Stunning windows/window treatment Nice changing area/restrooms Dance floor meets my size requirements

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COLOR SCHEME Pastels Jewel tones Neutral tones Bold/bright

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Bride as baby

Early days as a couple

Groom as baby

Bachelor/Bachelorette parties

Bride’s childhood Groom’s childhood

Other:

Wedding photo of bride’s parent’s Wedding photo of groom’s parent’s

RECEPTION

BRIDE DRESSING AT HOME

PHOTOS FOR SLIDESHOW

VIDEOGRAPHY PLANNER

Date: Time: Location: Special Requests:

Date: Time: Location: Guests arriving Announcing newlyweds & wedding party Toasts First dance

CEREMONY

Cake cutting ceremony Bouquet & garter ceremonies Wedding wishes from individual guests

Date:

Guests dancing

Time:

Guests dining tables

Location:

Bride & Groom saying good-byes & leaving

Guests arriving Wedding party preparing

Special Requests:

Ceremony Guests leaving Special Requests:

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BRIDE

WEDDING ATTIRE DESCRIPTION

SIZE

Gown Headpiece Veil Lingerie (bra, bustier, slip, petticoat) Hosiery Garter Shoes Jewelry & Accessories Wrap, Jacket or Gloves

BRIDE’S ATTENDANTS

Other

DESCRIPTION

SIZE

SIZE

SIZE

SIZE

NAME

NAME

NAME

NAME

Gown Lingerie (bra, bustier, slip, petticoat) Hosiery Shoes Jewelry & Accessories Other

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GROOM

DESCRIPTION

SIZE

Coat Shirt Vest Trousers Cummerbund Neckwear Cufflinks Socks & Shoes Other

GROOM’S ATTENDANTS

Other

DESCRIPTION

SIZE

SIZE

SIZE

SIZE

NAME

NAME

NAME

NAME

Coat Shirt Vest Trousers Cummerbund Neckwear Cufflinks Socks & Shoes Other

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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES DIRECTORY KEY • • • •

Accessories Alterations Attendant Gifts Bachelor(ette) Parties

(See Hotel Accommodations and Transportation)

• Banquet Facilities • Bridal Showers

• Chapels • Chair Covers

• Honeymoons

• Custom Veils • Custom Programs/ Seating Charts • DJ’s

• Hotel Accommodations • Invitations • Jewelry Stores • Limousines

(See Rentals)

(See Music & Entertainment)

(See Banquet Facilities and Hotel Accommodations)

• Bridal Shows (See pg 87)

• Cakes • Catering

• Engraving • Event Planners/ Coordinators • Florists • Headpieces (See Accessories)

ACCESSORIES

ALTERATIONS Alterations and More by Darlene (See pg 7)

(See Rentals)

• • • • • • •

Transportation Travel Tuxedos Unique Services Uplighting Videography Websites

BANQUET FACILITIES ACC Banquet Hall Armenian Congregational Church

Chair Covers & Fully Decorated Hall with Centerpieces Included, 26210 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield ACCGD.org 248-722-9100 (See pg 63)

Alexander’s Premiere Banquet Facility

Alterations by Rozi

1195 Gratiot, Marysville ShowMeAlexanders.com 810-364-6650 (See pg 7)

JUDY’S SEE PG. 6 BRIDAL ALTERATIONS Expert Bridal Alterations in Sterling Heights

586-489-9523

judys-bridal.com

(See pg 57)

Andiamo Warren Banquet & Conf. Center 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren andiamo.com 586-268-3200

(See pg 74)

Black River Country Club

3300 Country Club Drive, Port Huron blackrivergolfclub.com 810-982-9595

(See pg 61)

Chemung Hills Golf & Banquet Center 3125 Golf Club Road, Howell chemunghills.com 517-546-4230

(See pg 71)

Crystal Gardens

16703 Fort St., Southgate CrystalGardensOnline.com 734-285-2210

(See pg 55)

Crystal Gardens

ATTENDANT GIFTS

5768 E. Grand River, Howell cgliv.com 517-545-1000

Above & Beyond Tuxedo

2497 Black River St., Deckerville aboveandbeyondtuxedo.com 810-376-2889

(See Rentals)

• Music and Entertainment • Photo Booths

(See Banquet Facilities)

• Rentals • Tents

BACHELOR(ETTE) PARTIES

One Stop Shopping for all your Wedding Needs 416 North Main Street, Plymouth ElegantInvitationsPlymouth.com 734-455-8893 (See pg 10)

Serving beautiful brides and their wedding parties for 12 years! 239 E. Sibley, Howell AlterationsByRozi.com 517-548-9181

(See Transportation)

• Linens

• Photography • Projection Screens • Rehearsal Dinners

(See Hotel Accommodations and Transportation)

Elegant Invitations & Bridal

13526 Northline, Southgate 734-282-6177

(See Hotel Accommodations and Travel)

(See pg 12)

(See pg 55)


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Firekeepers Casino/Hotel

I-94, Exit 104 11177 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek firekeeperscasino.com 877-FKC-8777

Tollander Tree Farm - Faulkner’s Catering 810-984-5426 (See pg 62)

Freedom Hill Banquet Center

15000 Metropolitan Pkwy, Sterling Heights freedomhill.net/banquet 586-795-2800 (See pg 75)

Genitti’s Hole-in-the-Wall 108 E. Main St., Northville Genittis.com 248-349-0522

(See pg 66)

The Grecian Center

Downriver’s Premier Banquet Facilities 16300 Dix-Toledo, Southgate thegreciancenter.com 734-282-5700

35100 Van Born Rd., Wayne WayneTreeManor.com 734-728-3020

(See Inside Back Cover)

Whispering Pines Golf Club

2500 Whispering Pines Dr., Pinckney whisperingpinesgc.com 734-878-0009

(See pg 64)

Get more detailed information about these banquet facilities and more in our

RECEPTION & BANQUET GUIDE STARTING ON PAGE 76

(See pg 67)

Hellenic Cultural Center 36375 Joy Rd., Westland hellenicculturalcenter.com 734-525-3550

(See pg 58)

Wayne Tree Manor

BRIDAL SHOWERS

(See Banquet Facilities and Hotel Accommodations) (See pg 65)

Heritage Manor

9981 South Telegraph, Taylor 313-407-9777 (See Inside Back Cover)

BRIDAL SHOWS

(See pg 87)

Indianwood Golf & Country Club 1081 Indianwood Road, Lake Orion iwgcc.com 248-693-9100

(See pg 1, 72)

King’s Court Castle

2325 Josyln Ct., Lake Orion kingscourtcastle.com 248-391-1900

(See pg 1, 72)

Lakeview Hills

6560 E. Peck Road, Lexington lakeviewhills.com 888-355-4004

(See pg 61)

(See pg 58)

Links of Novi

50395 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi linksofnovi.com 248-380-9595

(See pg 73)

Quality Inn & Suites

1225 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe choicehotels.com/hotel/mi389 734-242-6000

(See pg 69)

St. George Cultural Center 2326 N. Monroe, Monroe stgeorgeculturalcenter.com 734-243-2712

gwenscakedecorating.com 734-429-2039

(See pg 44)

(See pg 73)

14300 W. Warren, Dearborn shatila.com 313-582-1952

(See pg 45)

CATERING Alexander’s Catering

1195 Gratiot, Marysville ShowMeAlexanders.com 810-364-6650

(See pg 57)

Faulkner’s Catering

(See pg 59)

Lakeview Hills

6560 E. Peck Road, Lexington lakeviewhills.com 888-355-4004 (See pg 70)

(See pg 44)

Shatila Bakery

2525 24th St., Port Huron 810-984-5426

Stone Creek Banquet Center One McGuire St., Flat Rock flatrockrec.org 734-379-1453

“Wedding Cakes Created by Janice” Complete Line of Baked Goods Gift Baskets for Any Occasion 17041 W. Warren, Detroit 313-582-0700

Gwen’s Cake Decorating and Etc.

Light House Park - Faulkner’s Catering Fort Gratiot Lighthouse 810-984-5426

CAKES Chene Modern Bakery

(See pg 61)


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES CHAPELS

EVENT PLANNERS/ COORDINATORS

The Grecian Center

Downriver’s Premier Banquet Facilities 16300 Dix-Toledo, Southgate thegreciancenter.com 734-282-5700

Roses are Red Events (See pg 67)

33105 Kelly Road, Suite A, Fraser RosesAreRedEvents.com 586-859-8419

(See pg 65)

Oceano Florist

Hellenic Cultural Center 36375 Joy Rd., Westland hellenicculturalcenter.com 734-525-3550

King’s Court Castle

2325 Josyln Ct., Lake Orion kingscourtcastle.com 248-391-1900

(See pg 1, 72)

Wayne Tree Manor

35100 Van Born Rd., Wayne WayneTreeManor.com 734-728-3020

(See pg 35)

FLORISTS 3678 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Berkley Specializing in Special Events & Weddings Arrangements to fit any budget OceanoFlorist.com 248-691-0123 or 248-851-7759 (See pg 33)

Roses are Red Events (See Inside Back Cover)

CHAIR COVERS

(See Accessories)

CUSTOM VEILS

HONEYMOONS

Alterations by Rozi

(See Hotel Accommodations and Travel) (See pg 7)

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

CUSTOM PROGRAMS/ SEATING CHARTS

Better World Travel

4144 E. Grand River, Howell betterworldtravelandcruises.com 517-548-3151

Wed Ink

wed-ink.com 734-355-6446

(See pg 11)

DJ’S

(See Music & Entertainment)

(See pg 48)

Firekeepers Casino/Hotel

I-94, Exit 104 11177 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek firekeeperscasino.com 877-FKC-8777

(See pg 62)

Lakeview Hills

ENGRAVING

6560 E. Peck Road, Lexington lakeviewhills.com 810-359-7333

Showroom of Elegance

6018 Canton Center Rd., Canton showroomofelegance.com 734-207-1906

(See pg 35)

HEADPIECES

(See Rentals)

239 E. Sibley, Howell AlterationsByRozi.com 517-548-9181

33105 Kelly Road, Suite A, Fraser RosesAreRedEvents.com 586-859-8419

(See pg 4)

Wedding Engraver/Engraving Connection

Ring Engraving, Glass Etching, Attendants Gifts 1205 S. Main St, Plymouth weddingengraver.com 734-459-3180 (See pg 5)

(See pg 61)

Quality Inn & Suites

1225 N Dixie Highway, Monroe choicehotels.com/hotel/mi389 734-242-6000

(See pg 69)

Sybaris Suites Sybaris.com 888-805-7665

(See pg 51)

INVITATIONS Above & Beyond Tuxedo

2497 Black River St., Deckerville aboveandbeyondtuxedo.com (810) 376-2889

(See pg 12)


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Elegant Invitations & Bridal

One Stop Shopping for all your Wedding Needs 416 North Main Street, Plymouth ElegantInvitationsPlymouth.com 734-455-8893 (See pg 10)

Gerard Tuxedo

29457 Five Mile Rd., Livonia yourinvitationplace.com/gerardtuxedo 734-293-5293

We Create Memories… 34330 New Jersey St., Clinton Twp SuperiorSoundsDJs.com 586-791-4721 or 888-933-3164

(See pg 13)

(See pg 11)

JEWELRY STORES

DJ Crashers

Serving all of Michigan djcrashers.com 248-990-2577 (See Inside Front Cover & pg 25)

Strike a Pose

strikeaposephotobooth.com 313-550-2443

Dearborn Jewelers

805 Ann Arbor Trail, Mayflower Center, Plymouth 734-737-9525

PHOTOGRAPHY

Diamond Castle

Blue Heron Photo

Leo’s Jewelry & Gifts

586-294-7020 734-458-1600

Showroom of Elegance

6018 Canton Center Rd., Canton showroomofelegance.com 734-207-1906

(See pg 4)

(See Transportation)

810-225-6145 313-231-4000 (See pg 21)

DJ Crashers

Serving all of Michigan djcrashers.com 248-990-2577 (See Inside Front Cover & pg 25)

Lewis Portraits

(See pg 22)

Michigan Photo Imaging

LINENS

Creative, Artistic and Affordable MichiganPhotoImaging.com 313-460-4602

(See Rentals)

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Dance Pro DJ Service

(See pg 26)

DJ Crashers

Serving all of Michigan djcrashers.com 248-990-2577 (See Inside Front Cover & pg 25)

Piano Wars!

Premier Dueling Pianos, Delivered! PianoWars.com 734-775-7100

Photographed Beautifully! Brighton Dearborn bravostudiosphotography.com

Photography Since 1937 1025 E. Maple, Suite B-7, Birmingham lewisphotovideo.com 248-723-4241

LIMOUSINES

Serving Southeast Michigan danceprodjservice.com 248-568-6907

(See pg 18)

Bravo Studios Photography

34900 Michigan Ave., Wayne 734-721-4311 32350 Gratiot Ave., Roseville Westland Mall, 35000 Warren Rd.

(See pg 15)

Serving Michigan and Beyond blueheronphoto.org 734-972-0293

39955 Grand River, Novi 248-442-2440

Precision Watch & Ringsmith

(See pg 27)

PHOTO BOOTHS

Wed Ink

wed-ink.com 734-355-6446

Superior Sounds DJs

(See pg 29)

(See pg 19)

Rawlinson Photography

1365 S. Main, Plymouth Where your dreams become reality rawlinsonphoto.com 734-453-8872

(See pg 20)

PROJECTION SCREENS DJ Crashers

Serving all of Michigan djcrashers.com 248-990-2577 (See Inside Front Cover & pg 25)

REHEARSAL DINNERS

(See Banquet Facilities)


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES RENTALS Brothers Party Rental

1217 Griswold, Port Huron goldencrownpartyrental.com 810-984-2557

(See pg 36, 59, 60)

Elegant Invitations & Bridal

One Stop Shopping for all your Wedding Needs 416 North Main Street, Plymouth ElegantInvitationsPlymouth.com 734-455-8893 (See pg 10)

Golden Crown Restroom Trailers 1217 Griswold St., Port Huron goldencrownrestroomtrailer.com 810-650-2538

Lyndsey’s Linen and Chair Covers, Inc.

248-542-2800 1-866-535-4636 (See pg 37)

Oceano Florist

3678 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Berkley Chair covers & colored sash for $1.50 and up including installation. OceanoFlorist.com 248-691-0123 or 248-851-7759 (See pg 33)

See BaCk Cover

TRAVEL Better World Travel

4144 E. Grand River, Howell betterworldtravelandcruises.com 517-548-3151

(See pg 48)

Lovin’ Away Luxury Romance Travel LovinAway.com 844-lov-away

(See pg 47)

TUXEDOS Above & Beyond Tuxedo

Roses are Red Events

33105 Kelly Road, Suite A, Fraser RosesAreRedEvents.com 586-859-8419

248-478-3600 www.LimoGiant.com

(See pg 60)

1212 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park New Center Area (by appt only) lyndseyslinen.com

• Wedding Specialists • Luxurious 14 Passenger Limos & Custom Coaches • Fully Licensed & Insured • Prompt, Professional & Dependable Service

(See pg 35)

2497 Black River St., Deckerville aboveandbeyondtuxedo.com (810) 376-2889

(See pg 12)

Brighton Tux Shop

TENTS

8692 W. Grand River, Brighton brightontuxshop.com 810-227-1677

(See Rentals)

TRANSPORTATION Bozzo’s Limousine Service Wedding Specialists Luxurious 14 Passenger Limos & Custom Coaches Fully Licensed & Insured All New Navigators

Prompt, Professional & Dependable Service

1-800-628-5779 (See page 41)

(See pg 13)

Gerard Tuxedo

29457 Five Mile Rd., Livonia gerardtuxedo.com 734-293-5293

(See pg 13)

Jim’s Tuxedo & Men’s Clothing Warehouse 13238 Dix Toledo, Southgate JimsTuxedosandMenswear.com 734-285-3253

(See pg 12)

UNIQUE SERVICES Gilda’s Club Detroit

3517 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak gildasclubdetroit.org 248-577-0800

Golden Crown Restroom Trailers 1217 Griswold St., Port Huron goldencrownrestroomtrailer.com 810-650-2538

(See pg 60)

Showroom of Elegance

6018 Canton Center Rd., Canton showroomofelegance.com 734-207-1906

(See pg 4)


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Bride to Be Video

UPLIGHTING

Serving Southeast Michigan bridetobevideo.com 734-735-4829

DJ Crashers

Serving all of Michigan djcrashers.com 248-990-2577

DJ Crashers

(See Inside Front Cover, 25)

Serving all of Michigan djcrashers.com 248-990-2577

Roses are Red Events

33105 Kelly Road, Suite A, Fraser RosesAreRedEvents.com 586-859-8419

(See Inside Front Cover, 25)

Michigan Photo Imaging

(See pg 35)

Creative, Artistic and Affordable MichiganPhotoImaging.com 313-460-4602

Superior Sounds DJs

We Create Memories… 34330 New Jersey St., Clinton Twp SuperiorSoundsDJs.com 586-791-4721 or 888-933-3164

(See pg 23)

(See pg 19)

Superior Sounds DJs

34330 New Jersey St., Clinton Twp SuperiorSoundsDJs.com 586-791-4721 or 888-933-3164

(See pg 27)

VIDEOGRAPHY

(See pg 27)

WEBSITES

Bravo Studios Photography Brighton Dearborn bravostudiosphotography.com

Premier Bride

810-225-6145 313-231-4000 (See pg 21)

pbdetroit.com 734-464-1018

WedAlert

wedalert.com

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JANUARY 1st New Year’s Day 16th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day FEBRUARY 14th Valentine’s Day 20th President’s Day

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AUGUST

F 3 10 17 24

Independence Day

SEPTEMBER 4th Labor Day 21st Rosh Hashanah 30th Yom Kippur

W 2 9 16 23 30

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APRIL 11th Passover 16th Easter MAY 29th

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(See pg 50)

Memorial Day

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Rich Settings

Wayne Tree Manor 35100 Van Born Rd. Wayne

Affordable Venue

Heritage Manor 9981 S. Telegraph Road Taylor


Wayne Tree Manor CHAPEL & BANQUET CENTER

Wedding Chapel Available To All Beliefs!

Wayne Tree Manor – 35100 Van Born Rd., Wayne 734-728-3020 • www.waynetreemanor.com


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H2 Hummers – Party Buses – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cadillac Escalades – Lincoln MKTs Wedding Coaches Up to 34 Passengers

The World’s Finest Limousines for Your Wedding or Any Special Occasion

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