Plan your unique wedding at the Michigan Renaissance Festival

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Did you know you could get married or renew your vows at the Michigan Renaissance Festival? You can! I am always preaching about making your wedding unique to you and what you enjoy as a couple. The latest trends do not matter as much as your likes and interests. The Michigan Renaissance Festival invited my family to get a taste of the festival a couple weeks ago.

 

 

You might enjoy a Renaissance Festival wedding if you are into costuming, cosplay, or very themed, festive celebrations! If you’ve never visited this type of festival, I recommend you do that before planning your wedding there, however. You’ll want to make sure you like the festival “vibe”.

 

 

There are several package options and menus available.  You can design your wedding more traditional or festively themed. A Wedding Planner can help you plan all the details. Take a look at the wedding brochure here.

The Michigan Renaissance Festival also offers vow renewals every Sunday. Visit their website for more information on all celebrations!

What to do 4-5 months before your wedding

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Other posts in this wedding planning series:

What to do when you get engaged

What to do 6-9 months before your wedding

This week, I’m talking about what to do 4-5 months before your wedding:

 

Order wedding invitations.

Order your wedding invitations with enough time to have them customized, addressed, and mailed.

Shop & buy wedding rings.

Shop around and find the perfect wedding rings for you and your partner. Decide whether you want to have them engraved and have that done at the same time.

Food, food, & more food.

Cake: Schedule cake tastings with several bakers. Choose your favorite cake, filling, and frosting flavors and place your order.

Caterer: Plan your final menu. Consider adding some favorite family dishes or regional favorites to really make the menu your own.

Rehearsal Dinner: Schedule your rehearsal dinner at one of your favorite restaurants!

Reserve your rental equipment.

Do you need to rent any tables, chairs, or decor for your wedding? Now is the time to reserve them! Don’t forget linens and specialty dishes.

Finalize the Groom & Groomsmen attire.

You’ve researched suits or tuxes for the Groom and Groomsmen. Now it’s time to make some decisions! Finalize your choices and have the men in your wedding party get fitted and put in their orders.

Start your wedding registry.

Start your wedding registry at some of your favorite home stores like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, etc. If you’ve been living together for a while and have a lot of your home goods, you can choose to start a Honeyfund registry. Whatever your choice, make sure to start your registry before your bridal shower so guests have plenty of gift options to choose from.

Wedding favors & gifts.

Are you giving out wedding favors? Begin putting these together. Also, begin to think about gifts for your wedding party.

Hair & makeup.

Research hair and makeup ideas. Consider the style and tone of your wedding and pick related styles.

Wedding participants.

Choose who will give readings, recite poems, or sing at your wedding. Ask them to be involved and choose what material they will contribute.


Check back for more wedding planning tips and videos. If you’re in the Detroit or Ann Arbor areas, contact me for help!