What are *$%! are wedding basics?
Wedding basics are the essential things you need to get married. Although there was a time where I ranted about how there is only thing you MUST have to get married, the truth is there are actually only two things you MUST have to get married:
- A Valid Marriage License
- A Wedding Officiant - you know someone to perform it and make it legal (see rant)
- Okay, okay. You may need a 3rd thing - witnesses. In Michigan, you need two people above 18 to sign as witnesses.
But, most couples WANT a little more then the legally required basics, and we think everyone deserves something more special than a quick trip to the courthouse on their wedding day.
Our Wedding Package Basics
As a result of years of listening to couples and observing the things they struggled with on their own, we put together our own "must-have" list of what we consider the wedding basics. It's really all the things we want ALL of our couples to have when they get married with us:
- *BRAND NEW* Sound System
- A Scenic Location
- Flowers for the Couple
- Wedding Photography
- Personalized Ceremony
- Wedding Officiant
- Ceremony Coordination
Bullet point lists are cute but, they don't tell you much. So, let's start from the top and tell you exactly what each one means to us and for you.
*NEW* Sound System
Everyone wants to hear your ceremony, and who doesn't want to have music as they walk down the aisle? So, we bought a Bluetooth sound system and added to the list. Create your own playlist then pair your device with our new powerful speaker, or use one of the classic wedding tunes we've downloaded. Either way you now have an easy way to play the music at your wedding that you want. Plus, we use it for your ceremony too, that way all your guests can hear every word.
A Scenic Location
We know the prettiest and easiest spots for weddings in the area so you'll have a great backdrop for all of your photos, and all the indoor locations include food/drinks.
Professional Wedding Photography
One of our professional wedding photographers will be there to capture your love in photographs. Coverage includes, ceremony, group portraits followed by a couple’s mini-session.
- 21-28 days later you’ll receive a link to a download your photos and a print release.
Flowers for the Couple
Using fresh in-season flowers, and your inspiration photos, our florists will create your flowers, in your choice of combinations, to fit your own personal style.
Personalized Ceremony & Wedding Officiant
With your input, our Wedding Officiant will create a personalized and meaningful ceremony for you; write your own vows, include your children, or add a unity ceremony.
Afterwards, the officiant will handle all the paperwork for you
Last, but not least, our Wedding Coordinator will guide you every step of the way. Through a series of timed emails and questionnaires you'll find out things like how and when to choose your flowers, when and where to get your marriage license, along with great places to stay and eat. Plus we're with you on your big day to coordinate it, as well.
To Sum it up
In other words, each of our packages, no matter how big or small, all start with and include: a location and flowers your of your choice, professional wedding photography, a personalized wedding ceremony and a wedding officiant to perform it, plus we'll guide you every step of the way, answer all your questions, and take care of the details. Our job is to put your mind at ease and help you have the relaxed wedding you want.
So, that's what's in all of our packages, and now when you see the words Wedding Basics or Essentials you'll know exactly what that means and what we're including.
What do you think?
Do our wedding essentials include all the things you'd want, if you were getting married? Let us hear from you below!
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Dream Day Weddings is a boutique wedding planning company, based in Saugatuck, catering exclusively to low drama and LGBT couples. They also work in collaboration with local wedding professionals to create stylized elopements, intimate ceremonies, and beach weddings packages, in Saugatuck, Douglas, and South Haven, Michigan