Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Shop Local Registry Quandary

We were surprised to find that several “what to do first” lists recommend getting registered way in the beginning of the wedding planning process. It’s odd to imagine picking out gifts for people to you bring to your wedding when you don’t know when or where the event may take place, but thinking about the concept of a registry brought up an interesting question:

How do we make a Michigan-made registry?
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The Venue Shortlist

We’ve done it! Well, we’ve done something. We’ve looked at all 3565 reception venues listed in various Michigan wedding magazines and have made a shortlist. Here they are, five venues that we will visit, peruse and inquire after, during which … Continue reading

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Making Time to Make a Date

Anyone who is a reader of my personal blog knows that I have a mild obsession with the topic of time management. It’s always on my mind. Being self-employed means that every day I wake up and make my own day. It would seem the ideal situation for planning a wedding, right?

OK, so we haven’t only been working overtime. We’ve made it to an array of fun events as well, including Mike’s cousin’s delightful wedding. A photobooth is definitely on the great ideas list.
Well…maybe not. As it turns out, without a normal work schedule I am also without the normal set times one would squeeze planning a wedding into, i.e., evenings, weekends, lunch hours and when the boss is standing far enough of your desk to not hear. Continue reading

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