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Upcoming Shows:

01/13/2019 12:00 PM
Fern Hill Golf Club

17600 Clinton River Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038

01/27/2019 12:00 PM
Club Venetian

29310 John R. Road
Madison Hgts , MI 48071

03/03/2019 12:00 PM
Rochester Event Center

1919 Star Batt Dr
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

03/24/2019 12:00 PM
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

3200 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

04/28/2019 12:00 PM
Grosse Pointe War Memorial

32 Lakeshore DR
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

05/19/2019 12:00 PM
DoubleTree Suites

525 W. Lafayette
Detroit , MI 48226

Choosing a date in the off season can be very helpful. You will find more availability of services and in many cases, you can receive discounts. In some cases, services discount for Fridays and Sundays as well. The order of popularity for months are as follows (most to least popular):
  1. September
  2. June
  3. May
  4. October
  5. August
  6. July
  7. April
  8. November
  9. December
  10. March
  11. February
  12. January

The little details add up quick when planning your wedding. Having at least one person assisting you with the numerous tasks will relieve some of the stress. The members of your wedding party can often be called on to help with the details.
Choose a single hard copy planner to help you organize all the important tasks of your wedding. Make a copy as a back up of all plans. Also, keep all of your receipts in a single organizer or location.
Contrary to popular belief, nine months is not the recommended average amount of time spent planning a wedding.  The time line varies somewhat depending on what area of the country you live in.  However, by today's standards a full scale wedding is planned in at least nine months and in many cases as much as two years.

It is not a question about whether or not it can be done in less, it certainly can.  The real concern is whether you will be able to have your first choice of the things that are important to you.  For example, some reception halls are so popular they have bookings three years in advance.

    Item list for 9 months and earlier
  • Determine a budget
  • Choose a wedding date
  • Select a ceremony location
  • Select a ceremony officiate
  • Select and reception location
  • Select a wedding coordinator / consultant
  • Consolidate guest list
  • Select and order wedding gown and headpiece
  • Determine your color scheme
  • Select wedding party
  • Order passport, visa or birth certificate
  • Choose primary services: Photographer, Entertainment, Videographer

    Item list for 6 to 9 months
  • Give the responsibility cards to wedding party
  • Select and reserve a location for the wedding night
  • Select attire and accessories for wedding party attendants
  • Schedule fittings and delivery dates
Determining your budget is the first and most important step in planning your perfect wedding. Accurately tracking your spending to your budget will lessen the chance for last-minute changes because you are out of money.

To help you plan your budget, we have developed a worksheet that will make it easy to track your expenses. The worksheet is available as a printable PDF file or in Microsoft Excel format which will automatically do all the math for you. Please click on one of the links below to download the worksheet:

Microsoft Excel Formats (Recommended):
(Choose based on your Excel version)

Excel 2007 Format

Excel 97-2003 Format

Adobe PDF Format (Printable Only):

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The best resources for planning your wedding are right here on our website. The first step is to register, this will automatically enter you in our sweepstakes and put you in touch with our sponsors. Next you can browse through the various categories and see what the sponsors have to offer.

To really see everything in one place, be sure to come to one of our shows. Not only will you learn more about planning your wedding you will get valuable information about the latest wedding trends.

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October,7th Show at the The Edward Hotel & Covention Center !

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August,19th Show at the Four Points Sheraton Novi (formerly Novi Oaks Hotel)!

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July,22nd Show at the The Royalty House !

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May,20th Show at the Imperial House!

Julianne Gerring & Mitchell Jernot
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May,6th Show at the The Holiday Inn Ann Arbor !

Veronica Velasco & Robert Neal
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April,22nd Show at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial!

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