Laura and Steve Barone
​"You handled all the details..."

​Social Butterfly Weddings and Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company based in Traverse City, Michigan but serving all of Michigan and beyond!  Whether you are looking for a small, intimate, private event on the lake at a top restaurant or a formal, black-tie, grand event Social Butterfly will be there from start to finish making your event exquisite and memorable. We can handle all aspects from the selection of vendors and reviewing contracts to creating a schedule and issuing gratuities on your behalf. We want you to enjoy your friends and family and leave all of the worrying to us. Free yourself from the details!

Who we are

Erin and Ben Whiting

..."she took care of it all!"

 "Working with Tracy and Social Butterfly was like having an extra 20 hands during the wedding planning process. She had excellent advice and knew what things were worthy of time and attention and what things were merely distractions, which really minimized stress. With a small amount of direction, she took my idea for reception decoration and ran with it on her own, and it was better than I could have dreamed. From checking with custodial staff about small details like the cleanliness of restrooms and window ledges to communicating with shuttle drivers, vendors and wait staff, she took care of it all! She collected all of our gifts and packed them neatly in our car for us at the end of the night, so we could enjoy every last minute, and she even packed us a snack and wedding cake to eat later! She will give you 110% and, in addition to all that, she's just so much fun!"

Tracy Magoon 

"...but we cannot thank you enough for your help on our wedding day.  From the minute I met you, it felt like I knew you for years and you were an instant friend.  You handled all the details, took charge, and did it all with a small and laugh!  Therefore, I was able to relax and really enjoy our wedding day.  Thank you for all your help in keeping us on our timeline and making sure everyone (and everything) was exactly where he/she needed to be.  Our wedding day would NOT have been the same without you.  Thank you so much."


Photo: Belle Photography

Favorite Things: My wonderful husband of 11 years, volunteering in my community, tacos, mani/pedi’s, and any excuse to go to Target.

Least Favorite Things: Bees, my naturally curly hair mixed with humidity, trying to take a selfie (I am awful at it), ​that feeling from eating too many tacos.
Why I choose to plan events: At every event, people are happy and having a good time. I love that I can be a part of that happiness for others. This may sound cheesy but it is 1000% genuine: I truly want to make others lives better by ensuring they have a joyful time at their party! I am a very happy person and to me that is the reason people  choose to have a party in the first place; they are happy and want to be happy with others. I don't think it matters what kind of party you are having or what your budget is. I think it matters that you and your guests laugh, make new memories and have a fantastic time!

Since I was a little girl I have been very social! I love any excuse to have a party…a wedding, a friend’s birthday, holidays, taco Tuesday! I started planning weddings and events over 12 years ago and although each event is very different I have the same goal for each: make sure your clients smile all day! I am very organized but also laid back! I firmly believe every person deserves to have a relaxed and memorable day regardless if  it is an outdoor barn wedding, milestone birthday extravaganza, or family reunion. I know my clients want to spend time with friends and family celebrating and I am there to worry about the details such as when cake gets cut and to make sure your guests know what your vision is throughout the event.