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  • weddingplanner011 boothmid-michigan

    A Special Place...

    Your Wedding DayA special time for the two of you...a time of love and

    happiness shared with family and friends. We at Zehnders of Frankenmuth realize the importance of this

    very special day, and wish to share in your happiness and joy.

    Our custom wedding celebrations are tailored to meet your specific needs, and will certainly

    please your family and friends. Zehnders of Frankenmuth is happy to assist you in planning the first

    day of the rest of your lives and by adding special memories to a lifetime of love.

    W E D D I N G R E C E P T I O N S AT

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    The perfect room for

    Weddings, RehearsalDinners & Showers!

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    Where the magic begins

    989.781.6789www.applemountain.com | 4519 N. River Road | Freeland, MI 48623

    Offering a backdrop to all your wedding celebrations...Specializing in wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners...our goal is to always make your event perfect!

    Whether yourwedding is small or large, modest or grand, the Event Coordinators at Apple Mountain will work with you to create the perfect event to meet your budget and ful ll your dreams.

    Apple Mountain offers a variety of services and amenities including - Grand Ballroom Atrium Resort Settings Custom menus Specialty linens Golf packages

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    Its your special day - you deserve the best!

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    areyouoneofthethousandsofcoupleswhogotengagedovertheholidays?thisisthetimeforyouandyoursoon-to-betogeteverythingyoueverwanted--whetheryourestartingfromscratch,upgrading,expandingorreplacing.turnawholebunchofmis-matchedmineandyoursintoalifetimeofours.whenitcomestoregistering,relax,takeyourtimeandhave

    fun,recommendsaudreyStavish,abridalandgiftregistryexpertatbedbath&beyond.mostbridesupdatetheirregistriesonlineandgointothestoresmanytimes.therearentanyrulesthatyoumustfollow.chooseitemsthatarerightforyouandyoursoon-to-be.gothroughtheregistryprocesstogetherandhavefun!herearesomeadditionaltipstomakeweddingplanninga

    breeze:planahead:Startabridalregistryassoonasyousayyes.that

    wayguestswillhavelotsofoptionsforengagementgiftsandshow-ers.periodicallyupdateyourregistrybyaddingmoreproductsifyouneedto,evenafterthewedding.bekindtoprocrastinators.dothemath:expertsadviseregisteringfor-itemstimesthe

    numberofguestsyouplantohave.closefriendsandfamilywillrelyonyourregistryforspecialeventsleadinguptothewedding--suchasengagementparties,bridalshowers,andholidays!yourguestswillappreciatehavinglotsofchoiceswhentheyshopforyou.besuretorefreshyourlistregularlyasgiftsgetpurchased.registernow,becauseyouwontbuyitlater:youmaythink

    youwill...butyouwont.nowisthetimetoletothersgetyouthestuffyoudneverbuyyourself.yourfriendsandfamilymightevengettogethertopurchaseahigherpricedgroupgift.dreambig:registerforgiftsinarangeofpricesandcategories.

    thiswillgiveguestsandgroupgiverslotsofoptionstochoosefrom.remembertheruleofthree:whenitcomestosettingyour

    table,ifyouchooseboldpatternsforyourchinaandflatware,pickamoresimplestyleofglassware.preferintricatestemware?pairitwithsimplerpatternsofchinaandflatware.So,itsbold/bold/sim-pleorsimple/simple/bold.VisitaStore:itsinyourbestinteresttovisitastoreandschedule

    anappointmentwithanexpertconsultantwhocanhelpyouwithyourgiftselectionsandsharegreattipsliketheruleofthree,

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    whatcookwareyouwillneedtoprepareyourfavoritedish,whatknifetousewhenandmuchmore.whenmakingyourselections,itsimportanttotouchthetowels,hefttheflatware,seeeverythinginperson!cmonback:mostcouplesdontmakealltheirselectionsina

    singlespree.planonmakingmultiplevisits.onceyouvesetupyourregistry,takeadvantageofbedbath&

    beyondsbridaltoolkit,thecomplimentaryweddingplanningtoolsavailableatbedbathandbeyond.com,includingyourownpersonalweddingwebsite,budgeter,taskmanager,guestlistman-ager,gifttrackerandevenaseatingarranger.thisway,allofyourinformationcanbestoredinoneconvenientplace.

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    One Year BefOre the Weddingbuyaweddingplannerororganizertohelpkeepyouon

    trackforeverythingthatneedstobedoneregardingthewed-ding,advisesbridesbookofetiquette,(aperigeebook,00).agoodplannercontainschecklists,pocketsforreceipts,andspacefortakingnotes.ifyouregoingtohireaweddingconsultant,thisisthetimetodoit.talkwithyourfianceandbothsetsofparentsaboutthe

    wedding,decidingonbudget,dates,sitesandparticipants,advisesbrides.thisisalsothetimetobookyourweddingandreception

    venuesandmeetwiththeministerwhowillbeperformingtheceremony,accordingtolisahelmanisingetmarriedwith-outahitch(perigeebooks,007).meetingwiththeministerisimportantbecauseinsomereligions,youmayberequiredtoattendpre-weddingcounselingorgetspecialpermissionsifitsaninterfaithmarriage.

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    Six WeekSpickuptherings,makingsureanyengravinghasbeendone

    andthatallspellingiscorrect,saysbrides.othertasksforthistimeperiodincludeplanningyourbrides-

    maidsparty,gettingtheprogramsprintedandschedulingyourfinaldressfitting,advisesbrides.ifyourehavingfriendsorfamilydoreadingsattheceremony,

    makecopiesofthereadingssotheyllhavetimetopractice.

    tWO WeekSatleasttwoweeksbefore,getyourmarriagelicenseandcon-

    firmhoneymoonreservations,saysbrides.alsobreakintheshoesyoullbewearingforthewedding.

    Scuffthesolestoavoidslipping,bridesadvises.

    One Weekaccordingtobrides,thisisthetimetopackforyourhoney-

    moon,providethecatererwiththefinalguestcountandpickupyourdress.ifallthisseemsoverwhelming,asolutionistohireawedding

    planner,helmanissaid.butifyouaredoingityourself,besuretohaveaclearunderstandingofwhatsinvolvedandwhenitneedstobedone.thendivideupthework.manyweddingstresscomplaintscomefrompartnerswho

    feeltheyaredoingalltheworkthemselves,sodividetherespon-sibilitiesupearlyintheplanning,shesaid.whilealotofplanninggoesintoawedding,itsworthitwhen

    youseeitallcometogetherandenjoytheweddingdayofyourdreams.

    ten MOnthSnowisthetimetobookthephotographer/videographerandtheband,andtoorderyourweddingcake.Supplierswhocanonlybebookedforonejobadayneedtobebookedupfirst,helmanissaid.agoodwaytofindthesevendorsistoaskfriendswhoverecentlygottenmarried,accordingtobrides.also,whenyoureattendingvariousevents,payattentiontowhocatereditandwhothemusiciansare.eight MOnthSchooseyourattendantsandenlisttheirhelpindeciding

    ontheirdresses,suitsandforadviceonyourweddinggown,helmanissaid.itcantakeatleastfourmonthsforamade-to-measuredress

    tobecreated,andevensomeoff-the-rackdressesneedtobeorderedfromabroad,shesaid.begintoconfirmthingswithyourvendorsandplanyour

    flowers,helmanissaid.alsodecidewhichbridalregistriesyoullbesigningupforbecausetheseneedtobeinplacebeforeyoumailyourinvitations.

    Seven MOnthSthelistofthingstodoatthistimeincludeplanningyour

    ceremonyandorderingyourinvitationsandotherprinteditems,suchastheorderoftheceremony,helmanissaid.whenorderinginvitations,besuretoorderatleastextrastoallowforthoseyouvesmudgedorforlast-minuteinvitees.itmightseemwasteful,butyouwillspendalotmoreifyou

    havetore-order,shesaid.

    Six MOnthSbookanyrentedformalwearforyourweddingparty,helma-

    nissaid.thisisalsoagoodtimetosendoutthesavethedate

    cards,especiallyifyourweddingisplannedforasummerweek-end,shesaid.dontgetsocaughtupintheotherdetailsthatyouforget

    thehoneymoon.Sixmonthsbeforetheweddingisthetimetoresearchdestinationsthroughmagazines,booksandtheinter-net,saysbrides.onceyouvedecidedonalocation,thenvisitatravelagenttomakeyourarrangements.

    fOur MOnthSifyouregoingtobechangingyourname,nowisthetime

    tochangeyourpassport,driverslicense,insuranceoranyotherdocumentsoranyplacesthatwillneedyourmarriednamesuchasyourinsurancecompanyoryourdoctor,helmanissaid.thiswillgiveyouplentyoftimetomakesurethename

    onyourpassportmatchestheoneonyourticket,shesaid.checkifyouneedanyimmunizationsorvisasforyourhoney-moon.

    tWO tO three MOnthSSendouttheinvitationsanywherefromsixtoeightweeks

    aheadoftheevent.itiscustomarytosendouttheinvitationsatleastsixweeks

    beforethewedding,butdoitassoonasyoufeelcomfortable,helmanissaid.youcanthenstartmakingalistofacceptancestofinalizethecateringarrangements.takecareofadditionaldetailssuchasshoppingforyourhoney-

    moonclothes,havingyourweddingportra