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Call 248-408-4602 to check availability! Serving Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Saginaw and Northern Michigan.

Michigan Wedding Costs Experts in Day of Coordination, Partial, Full and Ultimate Planning
See below for our packages and pricing.

20 Wedding Disasters that Didn’t Happen (because Our Clients Had Us)
Hire us and you won't have to risk dealing with any of this:

1. Prevented linens from going to wrong venue
2. Arranged for a replacement limo with working air conditioning
3. Saved a falling wedding cake from hitting the grass
4. Created a groomsman boutonniere when Florist shorted order
5. Fixed bride’s bustle multiple times (happens at most weddings)
6. Drove bride and groom to their hotel at end of night
7. Gave a guest batteries for their camera from our emergency kit
8. Sewed flower applique back onto flower girl dress moments before ceremony
9. Made a toss bouquet when florist forgot to deliver it
10. Took groomsmens ties back when they had to catch planes to the airport
11. Prevented cake from almost being delivered with wrong colors
12. Fixed uplighting issues when technician was not available
13. Bought votives 45 minutes before guest arrival that hall failed to provide
14. Set-up tables/chairs that were on the floorplan but venue never set-up
15. Found replacement photographer within an hour of start time who quit
16. Cleaned flower girl dress after she got sick so she could participate in ceremony
17. Crafted a bridesmaid bouquet when florist shorted order
18. Came up with solution for linens that were wrong size and wrong color
19. Drove dog that was in the ceremony to doggy daycare
20. Stepped in as a coat check attendant when they were sick AND MORE!!!

Attention Brides
Book a one-hour COMPLIMENTARY chat now!via phone, skype or in-person to discuss planning your dream day! Call 248-408-4602 to schedule or email tracie@yourethebride.com

Michigan Wedding Planner InterviewExpert Interview with Tracie Morris (.MP3) - Click to listen

PLANNING A GARLAND RESORT WEDDING IN LEWISTON, MI ?

You want the perfect wedding and are in love with this unique location in Northern Michigan! However, organizing it is a challenge as it's far from your home and good quality vendors are difficult to find. We have been planning weddings here since 2011. You will be able to relax knowing we are coordinating the details with your Contact at Garland. We will provide you with our dream team of vendors and give you a fabulous wedding day experience including directing your rehearsal the evening before. Contact us for a custom quote.

CRČME DE LA CRČME - Ultimate Planning $6,795

For the discerning couple who wants the ultimate full-service wedding planning experience and unique extras! You are busy with full-time jobs and wondering how are you going to get it all done without going crazy! Let us do the research, planning, follow-up and phone calls so you can just enjoy all the fun parties leading up to the day you have always dreamed of! Stop worrying right now as you will actually enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime fun experience of being the couple of honor!

Includes everything in Queen Solution, plus these extra benefits:

  • Proposal planning and coordination (if needed)
  • Engagement party planning and coordination
  • Shower planning and coordination
  • Rehearsal dinner planning and coordination
  • Wedding planning and coordination
  • Day-after brunch planning and coordination
  • Assist with gown, tuxedo's, bridal party shopping, complete look from head to toe!
  • Decorate honeymoon suite including champagne, chocolate, and rose petals
  • Shopping, assembling and delivery of welcome bags to hotel(s)
  • Personal Assistant delivering breakfast and coordinating wedding party
  • Guest List and RSVP Management
  • Custom budget preparation
  • Vendor payment schedule
  • Assistance with menu and bar selections
  • Guidance with thank you note writing
  • Complimentary Gown Cleaning and Preservation ($200 value)

    *Supplies and expenses for each event paid by client

    QUEEN- Full Service Wedding Planning $3,995

    For the couple who have little to no time to plan. Your Wedding Professional will be there from start to finish to plan and oversee all details.

    Hiring an experienced wedding planner allows you to benefit from our knowledge and vendor relationships so that you will receive quality service, value and professionalism. There is risk in booking services based just on price. You know the old saying "You get what you pay for". We make sure nothing has been overlooked and ensure your guests will be happy. We know how to stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality as well as what decisions affect your budget most significantly. For example season, number of guests, venue and caterers are just some to consider. That savings alone often will pay for a portion of our services! This peace of mind is priceless and will give you a stress-free day just ask our hundreds of absolutely satisfied former clients. You will be a guest at your own wedding!

    Includes everything in Princess Solution, plus these extra benefits:

    • Save time by having us assist with securing ceremony/reception locations if needed
    • You can work with top vendors in the area because we know who they are and can match you with the ones that fit your wants, needs, personality and budget.
    • You can shop on-line, view proofs and order Save The Dates, Bridal Shower, Invitation, Maps and Programs from our website
    • We will help you put together your Event Design/Theme Development (color, lighting, furniture, linens, floral, logistics etc.) 
    • We will be with you answering the questions you may not know the answers to at vendor meetings as available
    • You won't have to wonder what the Etiquette rules are as we know them
    • You will feel relieved having us Guide you with the entire planning process for questions
    • Assist with selecting favors, attendant and parent gifts, table numbers, place cards, menus
    • If Your pressed for time we can assemble your favors
    • You won't have to waste time arranging and monitoring Room Block(s) for out-of-town guests
    • You can save time by having us Assemble, address and mail wedding invitations (invites,calligraphy and postage paid by client)
    • You won't have to run to the mailbox and sort through and log all the replies when we manage RSVP’s
    • You will prevent headaches when we assist with guest list, seating and floor plan
    • You won't have to remember when vendor payments are due
    • We will let you know if your forgetting something when we attend your final venue meeting to finalize details

    PRINCESS- Partial Planning, Rehearsal and
    Day of Coordination $2,695
    **COUPLE FAVORITE**

    For the couple who wants to do some of the planning leg-work but with professional guidance so mistakes are not made. We will assist with vendor selection and coordination, meeting attendance to ask the right questions. We are with you through your planning process when you have questions.

    Includes everything in Day of Coordination Solution, plus these extra benefits:

    • You will have peace of mind when we attend up to five vendor meetings with you.
    • Up to 2 additional meetings as requested if you need a little more assurance
    • We will e-mail each member of your Bridal Party a Info letter to them breif them on details(includes times, places,expectations, etc.)
    • Not sure what music to choose for preludes, processional, recessional and reception songs no worries we have you covered
    • Save money by our Budget Recommendations (client tracks and makes payments)
    • We ensure you book enough hours and to confirm timing, delivery and set-up information when we review vendor contracts
    • We will advise you on what to do and when with our updates so you don't fall behind in planning
    • We will have a practice run at the rehearsal to make sure everyone knows how to properly walk down the aisle, where to stand and etiquette tips
    • You wil be able to relax and enjoy your day!

    FINAL PLANNING/DAY-OF COORDINATION $1,295 12 hours OR $995 8 hour package

    You are planning the party of your life and want nothing to fall between the cracks! Stop worrying about who is going to set up your ceremony/reception items and make sure everything is ready before guest arrival. Our professional team of coordinators are working behind the scenes to resolve issues and to make sure no details are missed. We oversee vendors and assist with set-up while ensuring everything is the way you envisioned it. You will be able to relax and have a fun stress-free day! It has been an honor to receive referrals from families whom have booked us for multiple weddings during our 16 years. We pass along discounts on save-the-dates, wedding invitations, programs, bridal accessories, menu cards, maps, gown preservation, calligraphy services and more!


    WHAT YOU GET:

    • Up to 3 Meetings included (Initial consult via phone, skype or in-person, Details/Logistics meeting, and Final drop-off of items meeting) Extra hours may be purchased at $75 per hour if you feel you need more meetings or consider Princess Service

    • You will be assigned 1 Wedding Planner and up to 2 Event Assistants on Day-of

    • You can email us for advice

    • You receive a Wedding Day Timeline to organize the logistics

    • You receive a Ceremony and Reception Accessories Checklist

    • You can rely on us for Program suggestions and review

    • You have us for up to 12 hours trouble-shooting starting with ceremony coordination including prompting musicians, ushers, wedding party, vendors, family and guests. An 8 hour package can be purchased please inquire to discuss.

    • You receive Vendor referrals as requested that fit your personality and budget

    • You may use our Extensive Emergency Kit

    • You will have peace of mind as we Confirm with Vendors the week-of to tweak any issues (please email your vendor contracts to us)

    • You don't have to wear a watch as we Coordinate events at Reception (grand entrance, dining, dances, toasts, cake cutting, garter/bouquet toss)

    • You can rest assured that your guest tables will have the correct number of chairs, favors, etc.

    • You don't have to pack up anything at the end as we place your items in assigned vehicle(s)

    • You don't have to pay the florist extra to pin on corsages, boutonnieres, distribute bouquets to wedding party

    • You can count on us for Basic Set-up and collection of unity candle, guest book/pen, escort cards, pictures, favors, tape loose cards to gifts, box top of wedding cake, wash and pack toasting flutes, cake and knife server. Extra set-up beyond this may require a additional fee please inquire

    • You want your bouquet preserved after the wedding we can coordinate this for you (must be pre-arranged with deposit)

    • You will have our team greeting and assisting your guests with escort cards, reception seating and questions

    • You can rely on us to dim lights, check restrooms, and coordinate with Banquet Room Manager

    • You can have us distribute your final vendor payments/tips


    • **Rehearsal Coordination can be added for $150**

      "Build Your Own” Packages/A La Carte"-not seeing a package that fits your needs we will create one for you Contact us for a custom quote.

      MYTH: Your reception venue “coordinator” will help you plan your wedding, WRONG! The service they provide is completely different than ours please don't be fooled.

      TRUTH:

      We often hear couples say that they “don’t need an outside planner” because their venue has a coordinator, and unfortunately, some couples find out they should have hired a Day of Coordinator after it's too late. They are left feeling dissapointed with things that fell through the cracks. The venue coordinator is there to manage the services being provided by the venue. A good venue coordinator will assist you with items like table arrangements, place settings and linens and opening the building for vendor deliveries. They will NOT call your vendors to verify anything the week before the wedding, find you vendors that meet your budget, call your bakery with your final numbers, uncover any mistakes or help you to trouble-shoot issues with vendors. The venue coordinator's are great but typically will leave after dinner service we stay until the end. It’s important to understand what they will and won’t do for you, so you can be properly prepared.

      Click the Button below to fill out the form to let us know you're ready to have a stress-free day! We will gather some basic wedding details and you then decide between a complimentary in-person, skype or phone chat one-hour session with us. We will chat about your goals, desired outcome and if you're ready to get started we begin our partnership! An investment with us gives you peace of mind to know we are there fixing anything that goes wrong.

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    Wedding Starter Services Solution $395

    Makes a great gift for any Couple getting married!

    One in person meeting up to 2 hours (or phone call/skype ) to get to know your needs/vision for wedding so we can recommend venues based on budget and style. Includes ideas, cost-savings solutions, and Q&A.

    One 2nd Meeting in person to accompany you to 3 venues helping assess and ask the right questions. (This will need to be on the same day if possible and be up to 3 hours total allowing up to one hour at each venue)

    6 other vendor referrals of your choice based on needs and budget. Example: Photographer, Videographer, DJ, Hair/Makeup, Cake Designer, Favors, Florist/Centerpieces, Dress Shops, Tuxedos, etc.

    **Note this will NOT include planning or Day-of Coordination. However, you may upgrade to another package.


  • ASK THE EXPERT $75 per/hr

    For the couple, that doesn't know where to start or has made their own plans, believes everything is handled, but would like an expert to go over everything. The planner will make suggestions on timelines, theme, vendors, and etiquette. Perfect for the couple that wants the guidance of a wedding planner without purchasing a package. We will meet and go over any questions you may have.


    Special Events

    If your not madly in love, we plan parties too! Tell us about your event, and we'll contact you with a personalized quote. Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Graduations, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Corporate, Holiday, Retirement, Picnics, Bar and Bat Mitzvah's and more!


    Preferred payment methods are Cash, Check, Visa, MC or AMEX. Credit/Debit cards are subject to a 3% processing fee. Secure your date with 50% retainer. Flexible payment plans if needed.  Balance due 2 weeks prior to event date.  Final invoices for extra hours purchased will be due within 2 weeks of event date.

    Remember when you hire us you "Don't Come Untied Before Tying The Knot!" Call 248-408-4602 or email us today for a custom quote on your needs.

    $75 Roundtrip Travel Fee is added to events over 50 miles from our Livonia office. Hotel Accommodations required and paid for by client on events over 100 miles.

    Rehearsal Coordination $150

     

    Call 248-408-4602 to see if we have your date available!
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