Category Archives: Venues

Downtown Pontiac, here we come!

It’s a big decision day. Though we truly loved every venue we visited and the decision was not at all easy, we have decided, signed and made our deposit to celebrate our wedding at… …The Crofoot Ballroom! Now, there were … Continue reading

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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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The Venue Wishlist

Wow. Picking a venue is no small task.
Where I come from, which is the lovely and remote area of the world called Michigan’s “Up North,” wedding receptions come in three flavors: Holiday Inn weddings, community center weddings or Knights of Columbus Hall weddings. The questions to consider when choosing one over the other include:

Do we want our reception in the same place I had breakfast with Santa?
Do I want a basketball hoop at my reception? Continue reading

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