There's so much to do leading up to your wedding day, sometimes brides forget about the most important detail: taking care of yourself! Here are some day-of tips to help you make it through.
With all of the wedding planning that you will do, only photography and videography can be viewed more as an "investment" rather than an "expense", since these will be the only things remaining after your wedding day. Choosing a photographer can be difficult, and it is always important to make sure that you find one that fits with your personality.
Flower Girl World, a new publishing property and lifestyle brand, captures the fun, fantasy, and excitement of being a young girl in a wedding. Through an informative website, engaging book series, and exciting gift options, Flower Girl World is the one-stop, definitive resource for flower girls in real weddings and imaginary play.
Over the past decade or so, the average age of women and men getting married has gotten older and older. But how old is too old, or is there such a thing? We're not talking about your 2nd or 5th marriage, we're talking about how old is too old to get married for the first time?
Your already paying your vendors for their services, be it the florist, the photographer, or the DJ. But you also don't want to be "that bride", the one who doesn't tip or feed the vendors that are normally given gratuity. So how do you determine who gets tipped and who you should feed?
A general rule of thumb, like in any other service-related industry, is to tip vendors that you believe have done a great job or have exceeded your expectations. Unlike a waiter or waitress who earn low wages and depend on their tips to make a living, most professional wedding vendors are making a living off of the prices of their package. And while tips are nice and always welcomed, they are not a necessity to survive.
They say "knowledge is power." Well, arm yourself with these powerful industry secrets!
Make smart, educated decisions when planning your wedding by understanding how wedding vendors are selling to you. It's not that any of these sales techniques are bad, they are effective and time-tested. But if you can get into a vendors mind, you can cut through the "sales pitch" and begin to identify what is really important: finding quality vendors that you can trust with one of the most important days of your life! Here's 3 things that no wedding vendor wants you to know!
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Here is another edition of our popular spotlight series, "Real Detroit Weddings," which will be an occasional, ongoing new sub-topic of the Detroit Wedding Examiner, our area's leading wedding column/blog. The purpose is to spotlight real couples who were married in the Metro-Detroit area, to get a glimpse at their real wedding choices and to inspire newly engaged brides (and grooms!) with ideas and advice for their own weddings. All of the following information was provided by our featured couple.
From time to time, Real Detroit Bride's Guide, highlights some of the best wedding vendors in our area. This time, he sits down with Jason Samkowiak, owner of JS Photography for an in-depth look at his company, the art of Wedding Photography, and how the Michigan economy has affected the industry.
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 5 consecutive years, 2010-2014, and was currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached