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For the Love of Mackinac! is a wedding planning business on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Owner Carole Erbel has lived on Mackinac Island for more than 35 years. She has expert knowledge of the island and has managed hundreds of weddings over the past 20 years. She works with you to understand your vision and unique wedding day needs so she can make your dream wedding a reality.

Services Offered
For the Love of Mackinac offers wedding and elopement planning and can plan your rehearsal, ceremony, reception, and other wedding events. They offer full-service planning, partial planning and day-of coordination. They can help you choose the perfect venues, officiant, menus, vendors, transportation, and manage all the details. Carole and her team have connections with the top vendors on Mackinac Island. Anything you can dream up, For the Love of Mackinac can execute.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$4,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$4,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$4,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3
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Reviews of For the Love of Mackinac!

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For the Love of Mackinac, led by Carole, is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their wedding planning services on Mackinac Island. Carole and her team are praised for their prompt and helpful communication, attention to detail, and professionalism throughout the planning process and on the wedding day. Reviewers appreciate Carole's expertise of the island and her connections with local vendors, which resulted in a flawless and stress-free wedding experience. The couples particularly highlight Carole's ability to handle unexpected situations and make adjustments accordingly.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

For the Love of Mackinac, led by Carole, is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their wedding planning services on Mackinac Island. Carole and her team are praised for their prompt and helpful communication, attention to detail, and professionalism throughout the planning process and on the wedding day. Reviewers appreciate Carole's expertise of the island and her connections with local vendors, which resulted in a flawless and stress-free wedding experience. The couples particularly highlight Carole's ability to handle unexpected situations and make adjustments accordingly.

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April Sent on 09/22/2023
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Great experience with them

Carole and Jazzel were essential to my wedding success. Everything went smoothly with their help. Highly recommend.
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Annika G. Sent on 07/09/2023
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Absolutely wonderful!!!

Our experience was nothing short of fantastic. Carole responded to every question promptly, kept us on track with making decisions and securing vendors promptly, and provided recommendations for vendors who did wonderful work. Furthermore, on the day of our wedding, she was there to make sure things stayed on track, and even was ready with a sewing kit to step in when the strap of my wedding dress snapped during our first dance. Far and away, working with For the Love of Mackinac was one of the very best decisions we made in our wedding planning journey.
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Michael T. Sent on 07/04/2023
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Best decision we鈥檝e ever made!

Having Carole as a wedding planner was the best wedding decision we could have possibly made. From day one our entire event was totally stress free. If something needed to be done, or there was something we wanted, Carole was all over it immediately. From venue to DJ, to flowers, to the day of, everything went off exactly as hoped, and beyond our wildest dreams. After years of watching friends and family get married, and to see them stress over everything, I can honestly say my wife and I enjoyed our wedding without a single stress in the entire process thanks to Carole. We could not be more thankful for the services she provided!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Robert McCloy Robert McCloy Wedding Musicians

As a musician who has worked 230 Mackinac Island weddings - I am well aware of the challenges of planning a destination event. When planning a wedding on Mackinac Island, calling Carole Erbel is a must. Her organizational skills are only surpassed by her warm and personable nature :-)

Bella e Dolce Bella e Dolce Wedding Cakes

The ONLY coordinator you need to know for your Mackinac Island wedding! Carole knows her way around the island, in and out. She is the best when it comes to getting everything done for your wedding and you don't need to worry about a thing! <3

Paul Retherford Photography Paul Retherford Photography Wedding Photographers

Carole is your best choice for any Wedding on Mackinac Island, Michigan. She knows everything about Mackinac Island. She is extremely professional and always on task. Every Wedding I have worked with Carole goes off without a hitch. If you are looking to relax and enjoy your Mackinac Island, Michigan Wedding, book Carole from For the Love of Mackinac for your day.

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