I've been thinking about the events and weddings that I have attended, been a part of, planned or photographed over the years and there is always one common trait, lots of work. If you have ever planned an event you know exactly what I am talking about. Just planning for the big items, such as the location, decorations, food and entertainment can take a lot of time and effort. Many brides, who are getting married in Marquette, are planning their dream weddings from a distance. This compounds the difficulty because they are frequently trying to set lots of appointments in a short time while they are in town, or they are doing much of it over the phone.
I have recently come across a new company that might help you in the planning of your next event. The company is called Knots & Kisses, a wedding planning and event decorating business, founded by Sarah Balding and Nicole Corne. It is located in the I Do Wedding and Event Center in Downtown Marquette, MI. Knots & Kisses recently hosted the Walk of a Lifetime Bridal Fashion Show and a successful Masquerade Ball that raised money for a local organization. If you are in need of help planning or decorating for your event call Sarah and Nicole and maybe they will be the solution for you.
However, if an event planner isn't in your budget, all is not lost. Many of the local reception locations have very helpful staff. They can make recommendations of who to contact or how to get some of the things that you are looking for. Also, if you have already booked your D.J., band or photographer tap into their knowledge and networks. They may know just the person or company you are looking for. They work with many very good companies throughout the year at the events they attend.
And finally, don't forget about your friends, family and coworkers. Most, if not all, have been at or have hosted an event where someone made a good impression on them. Use their knowledge and experiences to help.
As I mentioned before, planning an event is a lot of work. You don't have to do all of it on your own. Use the resources and expertise of your family and friends, the people that you are working with or a professional planner to take care of the details for you. In any event remember the event is meant to be fun and create lots of new memories, so try to have fun planning it. After all you will probably spend more time planning your special event than you will actually attending it.
Have fun and happy planning!