Although the Michigan economy is a tough one, many signs are pointing in the right direction for a economic (albeit a slow one) recovery. That has not stopped brides from having "DIY Weddings", or "Do-It-Yourself."
So as I was reading through some recent wedding statistics, I read the following, "99% of grooms do the proposing," which left me wondering: Is that all? I would have thought that 100% of grooms do the proposing...Are there really women out there that have proposed to their men?
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.
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?
If you've just returned from attending your first Bridal Show, chances are you are pretty overwhelmed! Even if you go into the show having planned course of action, the massive crowds, sea of vendors, and the huge bag of brochures and promotional material is sure to leave your head spinning...So here's some helpful tips on how to make some sense of everything!
Most likely, you will end up deciding on some form of entertainment at your wedding reception. The choice normally boils down to this: Do I get a Band or a DJ? Bands tend to be a bit more expensive but are definitely a popular way to go. But if you decide on a DJ, what should you be looking for? And doesn't he just stand there and play music, can't I get anybody do do that?
Past generations will tell you to hang on to your wedding dress after your wedding, to pass it along to your daughter or simply have as a keepsake. But as we near 2010, many old traditions are being re-invented or thrown out completely to suit the modern bride. Instead of storing your dress and never using it again, why not have a "Trash Your Dress" session with your photographer and videographer?
Brandalynn writes: "The big day is getting closer, my to do list seems to be getting larger and work is asking for my vacation time & dates. What is a safe and efficient amount of time to take off of work?"
There is no "common etiquette" on this topic, meaning that there is no rule or shared opinion on it. Researching many sources though, it seems that many brides take off the entire week leading up to the wedding, or almost universally brides take off the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday leading up to the wedding (assuming it is on a Saturday.) For the Honeymoon, a week to two weeks seems about the average length. You probably don't want to push it more than that.
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 FIVE consecutive years and is 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