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My future husband


To my future husband,


The day that I met you was the beginning of the rest of my life. At that time, I didn’t know that that’s what it was. When I met you I didn’t understand just how much you would come to mean to me, just how much we would become connected. The funny thing about our beginning was that we began as friends, and it turned into much much more. They always say that if you fall in love with your best friend that you are one of the lucky ones. I was never one that was up on my luck, but when I met you, I became one of the lucky ones. Since that day that we met, we’ve been through our fair share of struggles, but we’ve been through more fun, crazy, and incredible moments than I can count. One of these moments includes the day that you got down on one knee and asked to have me for the rest of your life. Such an unforgettable moment that means so much. That day, we promised to be there for each other for the rest of our lives; to invest in a lifelong journey together of love, happiness, and laughter. Since that day, I have promised myself to give you more each day than the last. Here’s how:


I’ll always support you. I will support you through the good and the bad. I will support you whether you fail or succeed. I will never make you feel inadequate by putting you down or holding things against you. I will make sure that you know just how great you are; I want to push you to keep trying and go after your goals. When we go through tough times, I want to go through them together. I will try to relax you, to ease your stress and your pain. Together, we can stand and be strong.


I’ll grow and change with you. Throughout our marriage, we may change a lot and in different ways. No matter what the changes, we can grow together and share in our new adventures. Growing and changing doesn’t mean we should grow apart; growth and change should only make us stronger together.


I’ll challenge you. I will never let you settle for something when I know you can do much more. I will always push you to be the best that you can be, even though I know it might make you angry. I only challenge you because I know just how much potential you have, and I want you and everyone else to see that.


I’ll inspire you. The moment that I realized that I was going to spend the rest of my life with you was the moment I realized that you made me a better person. You inspired me to be better in so many ways. I want to do the same for you. I want my successes, my values, and my beliefs to inspire you. I want to be your motivation for going after all of your goals and dreams. I want to be the one to make you see just how much potential you have.


I’ll love you more each day. It may seem simple and it may seem cliche, but I will NEVER stop loving you. Through the tears, the fights, the laughter, I will continue to love you more and more every single day. I will never let that spark die that we felt during the first date, the first

kiss...everyday will be a new and even better adventure than the last. I won’t ever take you for granted or leave you feeling unappreciated. I will always appreciate everything that you do for me, no matter how small.


These promises might seem unkeepable, but they aren’t. And we both know how much of an overachiever I am. You know I will go above and beyond to make sure that I keep these promises and make you happy for the rest of our lives. Though our future holds unknown things, both good and bad, I’m ready to take the jump and start this adventure together that they call life.


Love always,


Your Future Wife

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    Planning Mistake: Blowing Your Fashion Budget On Just the Dress

    Maybe you have $1,500 set aside for your look. That doesn't mean you can buy a $1,500 gown! Tack on tax, and if you're not buying off the rack, you could get charged for shipping. You might need alterations too. Consider your undergarments, shoes, hair accessories and jewelry when budgeting as well.




    Planning Mistake: Getting Attached to Specific Flower Types

    When you book your florist a year before your wedding day, he can only guess which blooms will be available for your wedding. If you have to have, say, asters, you could be disappointed. Instead, choose backups to your main blooms and add them to your contract. Think in terms of colors and shapes instead of specific flowers.



    Planning Mistake: Sending Out Save-The-Dates Too Soon

    It may be tempting to tell everyone about your wedding date as soon as possible but don't send those save-the-date cards out until you've finalized the guest list. Friends you're close with when you get engaged may be mere acquaintances by the time you get hitched. Reserve save-the-dates only for those guests you know will be invited, like your families.



    Planning Mistake: Skipping a Wedding Videographer

    Photos only take you so far: Videos let you hear your voice tremble as you say your vows and watch your friends tear up the dance floor. With more people documenting your wedding, you'll see things you may have missed on the day.



    Planning Mistake: Micromanaging Your Vendors

    You're choosing talented pros who understand your vision, so let them do their jobs! We know it's tempting to control every detail so you're guaranteed to love the results, but you won't have the time, and you certainly don't have the experience your vendors do. After your initial meetings, trust the pros to get it right.



    Planning Mistake: Picking Your Attendants Too Early

    Your bridesmaids should be your closest friends. Period. They can also be your sisters, cousins, aunts and even your mom, but they have to be people you'd trust to be there when you most need them. You don't know new friends well enough yet to be sure they'll support you in tough situations (every bride encounters one at some point), and picking people because a family member demands it or so you and your man will have an even number of attendants are also decisions you'll likely regret.



    Planning Mistake: Telling Everyone About Your Wedding

    It's so hard not to talk about your wedding. Try. The more you share, the more opinions you're going to get about your choices, whether or not you ask for them. Plus, part of wowing your guests is surprising them. If they already know that you're changing into a different dress for dancing or sending guests home with a batch of your grandma's cookies, they won't be quite as impressed on your wedding day. If that's not enough to deter you, talking about your plans means opening yourself up to copycats, who may actually be marrying before you do.



    Planning Mistake: Starting Your Hair and Makeup Too Late

    Sure, you don't want your 'do to fall out or your makeup to fade before you walk down the aisle. But busy stylists will likely get to you late if you're last in the chair. Schedule your appointments in the middle of your attendants'. It's not a big deal for a bridesmaid to switch to a less complicated (read: quick) hairstyle if she's pressed for time. That's not an option for you.



    Planning Mistake: Speeding Through Photos

    Speaking of not having enough time, any less than an hour isn't enough for a portrait session; an hour-and-a-half is closer to ideal because you'll look more relaxed in your pictures (and those first few never come out as well as you hope). Squeezing photos into the first half-hour of your cocktail hour will make you anything but at ease. If you refuse to see your groom before the ceremony, take pictures separately beforehand so the only shots left to take after the ceremony include both of you.



    Planning Mistake: "Hiring" A Friend Instead of a Pro

    Sure, your pal was the king of the mix CD back in the day, but that doesn't mean he'll make a great wedding DJ. Same goes for your friend who won't leave home without her Flip -- this doesn't make her a videographer! Even on a tight budget, you're much better off paying a vendor with experience to take care of the biggies, like the music and the food. Don't you want your friends to enjoy your wedding instead of having to work through it, anyway?

Howard Johnson
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The wedding date is set and the venue is booked... Yet, one of the most overlooked and misrepresented parts of planning a wedding is selecting a good DJ or entertainment company.   When you are selecting a DJ you are handpicking an individual who will basically in control of your wedding, everything from the music, staying on schedule once you arrive at the reception, and controlling the overall mood of your guest.  How do you choose such a person and is every DJ out there qualified or even capable of running a wedding? 



1. How Much Does a DJ cost?  

The cost of a DJ will vary from DJ to DJ. Things like travel distance, hours to playing music, how much equipment they are bringing, and even other things that may vary.  It will also depend what type of market you in.  In general expect to spend over $600 for an experienced wedding DJ.  Some DJs may even require a down payment once they schedule you into a calendar.  


2. What Makes a Good DJ? 

Other then be able to talk over a microphone... a good DJ should be personable, respectful, and really be able to do exactly what you are paying them to do... make your BIG DAY. all about YOU.  A good DJ can entertain the crowd, read the crowd to play appropriate music, and overall should not leave you second guessing about how things will turn out.  The more experience a DJ has with weddings the better.  


3. Resources To Find a Good Wedding DJ

The internet is always good place to start looking within a general city or region, but asking people closer to home, like family, friends, or just someone you know who was married recently could be the key to finding a good DJ.. Just ask them who they used to DJ their reception and would they recommend their services.  This tactic could even score you bonus points with the DJ if you tell them you were referred to them by a previous client.  


Ultimately,  there is no perfect way to find a good DJ it may take some time to nail down yours ( don't sweat it ). The key thing is don't go for the lowest deal just because you want to save $100.  The pricing in industry is usually experienced and equiptment based... meaning you are paying for experience and quality entertainment.  Happy DJ hunting! 

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We all can admit it…man or woman. Your wedding day is one of the craziest days you will ever have. There are things happening at all moments and around every corner. So its no surprise that there can be some small things you either:


A. Don’t think about
B. Don’t realize


 So what can you do during all this craziness? Luckily we are giving you 7 small but important things to think about for your wedding day.



  1. For the bride: Wear a button down shirt when you get your hair done. This one actually came from a woman who had this exact problem. She said that since there is so much going on with the hair, the stylist actually had to cut a v in her shirt she was wearing! So brides, save the silk, or cotton or whatever material and wear a button-down.
  2. Do the decorations the day before, NOT the day of. This may seem like a simple fact, but hey it can slip your mind! On the day of the big day you are going to have TONS more than decorations to worry about and you don’t want to be taping up streamers and folding napkins 5 hours before you say your vow’s. It just seems…wrong.
  3. Make sure the preacher gets the names right (and the DJ). I now pronounce you Mr. and Misses Louis(Lou-e)…”Um, its actually Louis(Lou-es). Yep…this kind of stuff happens. You think you have the most common name, that no one could mispronounce and BAM…it happens. Just sort it out with the preacher before hand and don’t subject yourself to that red-faced situation.
  4. Designate a non-family member to look over everything for the day. Anyone out there have those family members that are maybe a little jealous at times for no reason? Yea, this will solve that. As sad as it is to say if you designate a family member to mediate then some may think you are playing favorites and bad blood may begin to brew. Avoid that and get a close family friend to do it. And leave the blood boiling to the witches.
  5. DECIDE: Wedding in the reception hall or wedding in the church? This may be one of the most important steps in planning for your wedding but hey, with all the other things going on its common to miss it. The main reason this step is so crucial is because what happens if you (GASP!) forget to reserve the church? I’m pretty sure you don’t want to be saying your vows next to the chicken cordon bleu.
  6. YOU run YOUR wedding day. If your one of those “go with the flow” types and you kind of just sail along with whatever. Get out. Weddings aren’t for you. No we are just kidding but really…take charge of everything. Don’t let others influence you as to what you should do on your special day. Your paying for all the stuff around you, so make that stuff work for you!
  7. Take time to see each other before becoming one (if that’s your thing). This is usually called: the first look. It not only makes an awesome photo op, but also eases the tension of seeing each other at the altar. “We understand that there is the mentality of “I shouldn’t see the bride before seeing her at the altar” but hey it’s becoming more old-fashioned to NOT do this. You two are becoming one, maybe you want one last chance to see the people you were before you get married. If your not wanting to see each other before the big moment or before she puts on her dress, do it earlier in the day. I mean come on you guys just spent how many years dating seeing each other how often? Nothing is going to change except the fact that you guys are getting married. Take time out, look at your future wife/husband and think about the future.


If you are looking to book your wedding reservation give us a call and reserve our ballroom today! 419-222-0004 or 877-360-8779

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During the summer months of Ohio it might not be ideal to hold an outside wedding reception. But the months of May, September, & week of October are some of the best months our state has to offer! Limited time though also means limited availability which means you have to jump on your venue as quick as possible. So really other than the limited time and limited availability weddings held outside can be a great decision!



Outside Wedding Reason #1: Nature - The special thing with outdoor weddings is that you can choose venues that match well with your theme. In return you will spend less in decorations! By finding venues with jaw-dropping landscapes is also another way to wow your guest. The amazing landscapes will also add for amazing pictures, and thus create more lasting memories!

Outside Wedding Reason #2: Ambience - Outdoor weddings do not have to be in the middle of the day when it is 80 - 85 degrees outside. Lake Erie area could provide for amazing beach style weddings during the sunset, and use lantern style lighting!  The bonus of finding a beach will mean you can hear the waves in the background!  

Outside Wedding Reason #3: Garden Weddings - Of course you saw this coming!  You see these in magazines all the time! Obviously, the biggest benefit to a garden wedding is the bride won’t need to go out and buy additional flowers. Another benefit is smell. A garden is mother nature at her best!

*Outside Wedding Reason #4: Cost - Did you know the average couple who lives in Lima, Ohio spent between $15,017 and $25,028 on average for their wedding? That is a big chunk of money. You can eliminate some cost with an outside wedding if you find a venue where you can do the ceremony and the reception! The biggest thing do though is shop around and fight for bargains!  

These are just a few reasons why having an outside wedding could be beneficial to you, but if it isn’t for you, that is also okay. Most weddings are indoors and there is nothing wrong with that.  

*Note: We went to http://www.costofwedding.com/ and search 45805 to find the average cost of the wedding.