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The Stress-Free System of Packing Wedding Decor

By Brooke DePauw / February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin   I know what you’re thinking, “Brooke, how hard can packing wedding decor possibly be? You throw some stuff in a box, put it in a car, take it to your wedding, and you set it up.” Seems simple, right? But when you are…

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The Ultimate Guide to Beach Weddings in Michigan

By Brooke DePauw / January 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

So many people dream of getting married on the sandy beaches in the Mitten State, but very few actually execute due to the many challenges that come with planning beach weddings in Michigan.  As a Michigan wedding planner with a special love for beach weddings, I know all about navigating the ins and outs of…

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5 Tips For Dealing With Family While Wedding Planning

By Brooke DePauw / December 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dealing with family while wedding planning can be one of the most challenging aspects of the wedding planning process. Most people have heard the expression “weddings bring out the ugly colors in people” and it is true. Weddings bring up a lot of emotions and feelings. It’s a new beginning, a closed chapter, merging of…

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How to Fight the Post-Wedding Blues

By Brooke DePauw / October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s post all about the post-wedding blues – we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen. Kelly is sharing a little wisdom today on how to fight the post-wedding blues and enjoy this new season of life.    You had the perfect wedding surrounded by friends and family. You…

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Being the First of Your Friends to Get Married

By Brooke DePauw / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s post all about being the first of your friends to get married. Yet again we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen.   Being the first of your friends to get married can be so fun but also comes with common challenges. If your friends haven’t been an…

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The Final Stretch: All The Things The Month Before Your Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / September 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s post all about the month before your wedding – we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen. Being recently married herself, Kelly is sharing a little wisdom today on how to get organized and stay in control the month before your wedding.  The month before your wedding becomes…

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Who Do I Give Vendor Tips To At My Wedding?

By Brooke DePauw / August 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Vendor tips can be hard and one of the last things you want to worry about on your wedding day. The truth is that there is no real rule when it comes to vendor tips at weddings. Most wedding vendors do not expect a tip, but it is a nice surprise. However, there are a…

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How To Create A Wedding Transportation Timeline

By Brooke DePauw / August 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Providing wedding transportation for your guests is a thoughtful way to show how much you appreciate them attending, as well as a helpful tool to make sure everyone arrives to the correct location on time! Figuring out your wedding transportation timeline is an essential part of this process but can be stressful. Follow these tips…

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Wedding decor DIY projects

5 Dos and Don’ts of DIY Wedding Decor

By Brooke DePauw / June 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Doing DIY projects for your decor can be a cost-effective way to put some personal touches into your wedding day. While DIY can often look fun and easy on Pinterest, it’s not always as simple as it seems, especially with all of the details that go into a wedding! Follow these guidelines to make sure…

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5 Tips for Planning The Best Bachelorette Party

By Brooke DePauw / June 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

A bachelorette party is such a fun way to celebrate the bride before she ties the knot. While the modern bachelorette party is a newer phenomenon in the history of weddings, it is now often considered an essential part of the Maid of Honor’s planning duties. I’m here to tell you that you can have…

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