Posts in Education
MLE's 2018 Intern Team

We are so excited to introduce MLE's 2018 intern team! Each year our interns play an integral role in helping us execute each event with precision and we are beyond excited for this year's team of extremely talented individuals. 

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The Wedding Guild Series: Wedding Planning Decision Makers

You’re in the midst of all the pre-wedding plans, and everyone wants to be a part of each and every detail. Of course, you want to include all of the special people in your life, but too many perspectives may become overwhelming. So exactly who should you bring along to help you make all those decisions? Wedding planning can be stressful, but knowing who to take with you to each meeting and who to include in decision making has a way of simplifying the planning process. So next time you sit down to make wedding planning decision, make it a little easier on yourself by following this tips and tricks.

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The Wedding Guild Series: The Traditional Division of Wedding Expenses

Are you planning a wedding and asking yourself "who pays for what?!" Knowing how to divide wedding expenses can, at times, seem vague and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Today we're sharing our simple and easy-to-follow guide for the traditional division of wedding expenses according to Emily Post (the queen of etiquette herself). 

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EducationEmily Driggs
The Wedding Guild Series: Wedding Day Responsibilities For the Groom

Although the bride, all done up in her gorgeous dress, is usually what people focus on when thinking of a couple's wedding day, we can't forget her equally important counterpart, the groom! After all, you can't have a wedding without a bride and a groom. On one of the most important days of his life, not only does the groom need to be present, he also has to do his part in making sure things go smoothly. While we all know the wedding planning and preparations fall into the hands of the planner, with decisions being made by the bride and her maids, the groom still has his fair share of responsibilities that he must fulfill.To keep things simple and easy to follow, we've created a "Groom's To Do List" to ensure you're the best groom on the block. 

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EducationEmily Driggs
Michelle Leo Events at Rooted in the Rockies

Tomorrow, our very own founder and lead planner and designer, Michelle Cousins, will be speaking at Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine's "Rooted in the Rockies!" This incredible conference is dedicated to help grow, inspire and set style trends for creatives in the Rocky Mountains and beyond. As an industry expert, we are absolutely flattered and delighted to be sharing our knowledge with so many talented wedding professionals!     

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The Wedding Guild Series: Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

We mentioned last week that the key to a successful wedding is hiring the right team of vendors, which includes a wedding planner. And that's where we come in! Today, we're sharing why this will be the best decision you make in the wedding planning process with our top 10 reasons to hire a wedding planner. 1. Time, 2. Money, 3. Relationships, 4. Stress, 5. Dreams vs. Reality, 6. Professional Advice & Expertise, 7. Wedding Day Timeline & Execution, 8. Go-to-Gal, 9. Crisis Control, and 10. Location. 

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EducationEmily Driggs
The Wedding Guild Series: BUYER BEWARE: Hiring Wedding Vendors For Your Big Day

We know that preparing for your big day is a BIG DEAL and in our opinion, the key to success is hiring the right team of vendors. We also know that finding those vendors can be tricky and sometimes misleading. As a bride or groom, you always want to know what you're getting before you sign a contract, so today, we're sharing with you our top three tips to ensure you get what you want and need when hiring wedding vendors for your big day. 1. Do your research, 2. Event Planner, Designers, and Venue Coordinators: Know the differences, and 3. Ask for references.  

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EducationEmily Driggs
Interns Wanted

Are you a reliable self-starter interested in learning how to design, plan, and execute fabulous events and weddings? If you answered yes, then Michelle Leo Events wants YOU! We are looking for some great guys and gals interested in gaining hands-on experience in the wedding and event industry to join our team for the 2018 season. Spots are filling up quickly, so don't delay! We can't wait to hear from you!

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EducationEmily Driggs
The Wedding Guild Series: You're Engaged! What's Next?

You’re engaged! CONGRATS! Take some time and enjoy this monumental moment! Go get yourself a killer manicure and take that ring selfie! Call your friends and family to gush about the news or throw a surprise engagement party. Binge watch some Say Yes to the Dress episodes while flipping through a bunch of wedding magazines. Then get down to business and plan the wedding of your dreams. For many engaged couples, the wedding planning can seem like a daunting process. Where do you start?! Don’t worry, take a deep breath – we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of tasks to check off your to-do list early.

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The Wedding Guild Series: Expectations of the Best Man & Groomsmen

We’ve all seen the movie with the groomsmen who get out of control at the bachelor party – you know the one we’re talking about, but did you know that there is more to being a groomsmen than throwing a bachelor party and standing next to the groom during the ceremony while looking your best? Being asked to be a part of this special moment in the couple’s life is an honor and should be treated as such. Remember, this is not just a one day event. Being a groomsmen means supporting the couple throughout the engagement. Every wedding and couple is unique, but the following information covers the most common responsibilities and expenses one should anticipate when asked to be a best man or groomsmen.

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EducationEmily Driggs
The Wedding Guild Series: Traditions of the Bridesmaid

Congratulations! You're engaged and now, it's time to select your bride tribe! Having a difficult time deciding who and how to ask? Or perhaps you've already asked your favorite gal pals to stand by your side, but you're not really sure what their roles and responsibilities traditionally include. Well then, you're in luck because in this Wedding Guild Series post, MLE addresses the purpose and importance of the long-time, traditional role of the bridesmaid, who to ask and how to ask her to stand by your side, and what her responsibilities include after she says yes (because she's going to say yes).

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EducationEmily Driggs
The Wedding Guild Series: Understanding the Wedding Dress Code

As wedding season fast approaches and those pretty little invitations find their way into mailboxes, the biggest question on everyone’s mind once they’ve opened that beautiful hand-calligraphied envelope is usually: what do I wear? Now that you’ve done your detective work and know if the dress code is black tie, semi-formal, casual, etc. … what do these terms even mean? Don’t worry! MLE can explain what all those fancy dress code terms mean.

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The Wedding Guild Series: Why Every Bride Needs a "Plan B"

Being prepared for unforeseen weather is often forgotten about during the excitement of wedding planning. While unpredicted weather may be the least of your worries, MLE makes sure to plan for all of the possibilities… and here is why you should too! As important as it is to have a backup plan in place, MLE knows planning for the unexpected can be a difficult challenge, so we’ve put together a comprehensive list of things you’ll want to be aware of and will most definitely need to have covered to make sure you’re ready should Mother Nature reveal her ugly side on your big day.

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EducationEmily Driggs
The Wedding Guild Series: Day-Of Wedding Coordination Doesn't Really Exist, But Month-Of Coordination Does!

At Michelle Leo Events, it is important for our team to stay up-to-date on everything you need to know as you plan your wedding. For this reason, MLE has created a series of educational blog posts that will cover a variety of popular topics and couples’ most frequently asked questions. To expand your knowledge of what a month-of wedding coordinator is (and isn’t) and how MLE’s month-of service might be exactly what you’re looking for, we invite you to read on as MLE presents our first post of the The Wedding Guild Series!  

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EducationEmily Driggs
2017 Wedding Trends with Bridal Guide Magazine

Featured in the January 2017 issue of Bridal Guide Magazine, Michelle shares her take on the 2017 wedding trends. Getting married this year? Pick up your copy today, on newsstands now! 

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Editorial, EducationEmily Driggs
Invitation Wording Guide with Aerialist Press & Foiled Invitations

Invitations are arguably the most important part of the wedding planning process and at the same time, one of the most difficult aspects, too. Luckily, our friends at Aerialist Press & Foiled Invitations are here to help you create a perfectly worded wedding invitation. So if you're a bride-to-be and have no idea where to begin or maybe need just a little extra help wording your invitations, this post is for you! Continue reading to hear their expert advice. 

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EducationEmily Driggs
Bridal Guide Loves Michelle Leo Events

Take a peek at some of the many places Michelle Leo Events is currently featured in print. 

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