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Why a Wedding Coordinator?
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Why a Wedding Coordinator?

TrainPlanning that BIG day? Obviously you want it to be something special. That's why you've chosen Mackinac Island. But now you're worried that it's so far from home and there's so much to do!


You've chosen one of the most romantic places in the world to get married. Our quaint Victorian island with its timeless beauty is a perfect backdrop for your fairy tale wedding. Arrive in a horse-drawn carriage, share your vows in one of the oldest churches in Michigan or next to the beautiful Straits of Mackinac, and have photo memories taken from breathtaking bluffs overlooking the Mackinac Bridge.

On Mackinac Island all of your options are incredible. Getting married away from home is a challenge in itself and although the island has a special charm, it can offer some unique challenges and obstacles. We can help!

CorsageHiring a wedding planner allows you to relax and enjoy the entire journey. An experienced and competent professional is a skilled listener who will be able to turn your dream into reality.

For the Love of Mackinac! will focus on establishing great communication, a trusting and warm relationship and a clear vision of your wedding in its entirety. We work with only the very best, most reputable vendors. Recommendations regarding location, cake design, photography, floral design, music, transportation, etc. are based on your own personal taste, budget, and vision. We are in continuous contact with everyone involved with your wedding.

Having lived on Mackinac Island for over 35 years, owner Carole Erbel offers unsurpassed knowledge and experience with Mackinac weddings. She has also helped manage hundreds of island weddings over the past fifteen years. As your wedding coordinator, she is here to make your wedding day the most memorable day of your life.

For the Love of Mackinac! will help you select the perfect ceremony and reception site, contract for the finest and most reputable vendors and help you put together fabulous menus. Carole's deep personal knowledge and connections on Mackinac will help you choose the best venues and vendors available. Most importantly, you will have complete personal on-site attention the day of your wedding.

Living and working on Mackinac Island gives Carole the flexibility to meet your special needs. She enjoys getting to know her clients and helping them make their unique vision for a special day a reality. On your day she is there to make sure that things flow smoothly and that you are relaxed and enjoying the day along with your guests.

For the Love of Mackinac! clients say it best! Please visit the Testimonials page.

A wedding coordinator allows you to be a guest at your own wedding. It's the best gift you can give yourself! Let us help!

Please call (888) 847-3691 or email

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Sweet shoes...if they break, you need Carole and her "Let's Make a Deal" bag of tricks for quick fixes!

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