The Best Wedding Article That Has Ever Been Written

  • Published December 6th, 2018 by Ronald Ponkey Photography, LLC
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Just when you think you have everything you need to pull of the perfect wedding, you invetably overlook a major detail and end up having to start from scratch. Avoid the wedding blues by checking out this infromative article packed full of cool tips you can use for that special day.


Understant that all that are supporting you and helping you with your wedding are doing it out of love, as you should show them respect and appreciate what they are doing for you. Do not become a "bridzilla" as this can alienate a lot of people and put a damper on the days leading up to your wedding.


After your wedding is over, make sure that you save as many items as you can, including your dress; This is imporant as you will want many reminders of your special day when you look back on the memories of your wedding. Save all items to chronicle your wedding better.


If you're really worried about guest at your wedding drinking to much, you can only offer a cash bar. When people are forced to pay for their alcholol, they're less likely to drink as much. You could also make the bar cash-only, forcing people to go to an ATM if they run out of money which, when your drunk, is not easy.


When you arrive at your reception, make sure to make the rounds to all the tables to gret your guests. By the end of the night you should of spoken with each guests at least twice,so take that into consideration as you plan the events for the evening, Do not forget to goobdye as each guest leaves.


Ensure that everyone coming to your destination wedding, knows exactly what to do and where to go when they get off the plane. Provide them with detailed instructions on how toto the hotel and then, how to get from the hotel to your wedding location. They should also have help getting home.


When taking your family on your destion wedding, a way for everyone to save money is by cooking your own meals. Plan ahead for meals outside the wedding day so that your'll have a shopping list at the ready and cooks who know what they are doing. Having a barbecue on the beach is an edcellent way to enjoy your surroundings while eating well on a budget.


A memorable and disticitve trend in wedding decor is opting for vintage and aged wire birdcases in lieu of traditional vases and containers for centerpeices. Green mni-planters can be easily contained within a small bird cage, then topped with either fresh of silken flowers, leaves, and realistic-looking mushroom finches, which are available at craft stores.


When we are speaking about a major detail like the invitations or the best man, or even a minor detail like the embroidery color of the table arrangements, you are bound to verlook something. Make sure that you are using the above tips to cover all your bases when planning a wedding.


Plan Your Wedding The Stress Free Way

  • Published November 27th, 2018 by Ronald Ponkey Photography, LLC
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Weddings are about the people getting married, not the money that has been spent. The wedding couple and the guests are the most important ameanspects of a wedding. Use these tips to make sure you stay focused on what is truly meaningful about your wedding.


Try using the property of a loved one for the wedding venue. If someone you know has a large yard or farm, you can get rid of a big wedding expense, Make sure you offer to hire help to prepare and to clean, though. Do not leave this up to the homeowner.


Try tying small decorative items into each element in the wedding decor. Use a similar ribbon for your bouquet as that on your gown or your centerpiece. When you show small details, it lets others know you have put in lots of effort.


You can save a lot of money by purchasing cupcakes or mini tarts rather than a large tiered wedding cake. These arrangements are beloved for their affordable price range, versatility, and convenience. Guests can take home wonderful treats as they depart.


Avoid having your guests standing around waiting while you have your pictures taken. Try to take as many photos as you can before the ceremony begins. Pictures of the parents with the bride and groom are also able to be shot beforehand and reduce the wait time for the guests at the reception.


Send a planning and itinerary to your guests to help the schedule their activities and find their way. If you share your schedule with your guests, it helps them understand where they are expected to be and when they need to be there, so they can manage their travel time appropriately.


Even if you have your dress picked out and purchased, it is smart to keep it at the bridal shop until your wedding day. In this way, you can be certain it will be properly stored  and protected from damage. If the bridal shop takes care of it, you can be sure that it is going to be in perfect condition for you wedding.


A Wedding cake can serve as a beautiful work of art, making a great focal pointe for a reception. Add a coordinating table cloth, and you are sure to have a great presentation. Good options include designer prints, novelty fabrics or special occassion fabrics like satin, velvet or silk.


Borrow something from a friend to put on your wedding day. By  doing this, you can get the look that you want and add a special touch to your wedding.


Many people opt for silk flowers instead of live flowers for their wedding. These can be bought and arranged well ahead of time, leaving you with one less thing to worry about  at the last minute.


As mentioned in the introduction, a wedding is most about the couple in love, not the decorations. You can have a memorable wedding jsut by concentrating on the joining of two souls. Use the tips in this piece and you will see what makes for a really happy wedding day.


Merri-Craft Florist

  • Published October 2nd, 2018 by Ronald Ponkey Photography, LLC
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Merri-Craft Florist

 13955 Merriman (at Schoolcraft)

Livonia, Michigan   48154

Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00-5:30

                       Saturday: 9:00 - 3:00

Larry & Kathy Harrigan

Phone: 734-427-1410

             Fax: 734-427-6120


Wedding Flowers are more than just an accessory to your big day.

Wedding Flowers are something you will remember for a lifetime! These are the flowers that will always trigger special memories of the day you shared, so it's important to pick something perfectly you. Just as important is choosing the right florist and Merri-Craft Florist is ready to help you! Call us in advance at (734) 427-1410 to schedule a consultation. We'd love to help you start planning your dream wedding or your successful event.

We want to provide you with flowers that are as beautifully unforgettable as your wedding day memories will be, Call Merri-Craft Florist today!

Heritage Park Fun Shot

  • Published October 1st, 2018 by Ronald Ponkey Photography, LLC
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Best DJ I have worked with for my Brides and Grooms!

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20 Nontraditional Processional Songs for Your Wedding

  • Published February 3rd, 2018 by Ronald Ponkey Photography, LLC
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Can you imagine a wedding where the bride dances to the song “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC? Believe it or not, I once worked such as wedding. Was the song choice an appropriate one? Not for most people. Do I still remember it many years later? Well, I think we’ve already answered that.

Are you thinking of walking down the aisle to something other than “Here Comes the Bride” or “Canon in D?” Here are some ideas for you:

1. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
2. “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” originally recorded by Elvis Presley
3. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
4. “Reign of Love” by Coldplay
5. “When You Say Nothing at All” by Allison Kraus
6. “I Do” by Marie Digby
7. “Magic” by Colbie Caillat
8. “The Luckiest” by Ben Fold
9.  “Grow Old with Me” by John Lennon

10. “At Last” by Etta James
11. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
12. “One and Only” by Adele
13. “I Want You to Know” by Zedd and Selena Gomez
14. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
15. “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
16. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
18. “All I Want is You” by U2
19. “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison
20. “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by the Mamas and the Papas “Love You Like That” by Canaan Smith