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wedding planning checklist

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planning + preparation

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ceremony + reception venues

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catering, desserts + beverages

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photography, videography + photo booths 123 fashion + jewelry 143 flowers, dĂŠcor + rentals 163 invitations, favors + gifts 181 music + entertainment 193 health + beauty 209 honeymoon + destination travel 221 gift registries + home 231 dining + smaller celebrations 243 transportation + valet 259 directory of wedding pros 271 venue directory 293 dining & celebrations directory 317 1


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Minnesota Wedding Guide is published two times per year by Twin Cities Wedding Association, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher. The information contained in this publication is believed to be accurate. However, Minnesota Wedding Guide does not guarantee its accuracy. Minnesota Wedding Guide cannot and will not be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services provided by the advertisers in this publication.

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Congratulations WE’RE HAPPY TO SAY

Twin Cities Wedding Association (TCWA) is pleased to present this issue of the Minnesota Wedding Guide. The purpose of this Guide is to assist with all aspects of your planning by giving you planning tips and advice as well as access to trusted wedding vendors. The companies profiled in this Guide have signed a Code of Ethics which is your assurance that you will be helped by true wedding professionals. They are the best in their fields and are well prepared to assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams. More details about each vendor can be found on MinnesotaWeddingGuide.com. We are always here to help. If you have any questions during your planning journey, please don’t hesitate to contact us. And be sure to follow us on social media to be kept in the loop on the latest ideas and trends. Best wishes from all of us at Twin Cities Wedding Association!

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Code of Ethics 4

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Twin Cities Wedding Association (TCWA) and its members acknowledge the need to preserve and encourage fair and equitable business practices and, as a condition of membership, subscribe to a Code of Professional Ethics. To this end, TCWA and its members subscribe to this Professional Pledge: I pledge myself to honesty and integrity; to pursue my profession and education so that service to my clients shall be maintained with high standards and practices. I pledge myself to seek and maintain association with fellow TCWA members and with all others who may become a part of my business and professional life in an honorable and cooperative manner. I pledge myself to comply with the standards of TCWA and my colleagues as set forth in this Code of Professional Ethics: ARTICLE 1

I will accurately represent my qualifications and experience in both oral and written communications.

ARTICLE 2

I will act and speak professionally so as not to offend nor bring discredit to the wedding services profession.

ARTICLE 3

I will be committed to understanding my customer’s needs, approaches and goals in promotion of service and proposal.

ARTICLE 4

I will share knowledge and professional experience with others.


ARTICLE 6

I will treat other wedding professionals with professional courtesy and dignity.

ARTICLE 7

I will provide services in those areas in which I am qualified to serve, taking into consideration available opportunities to develop new services or take on new opportunities. When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for service, I will make every effort to recommend the services of another qualified TCWA member.

ARTICLE 8

I will protect the public against fraud or unfair practices and shall attempt to disengage all practices which bring discredit to the wedding industry.

ARTICLE 9

I will not be party to agreements that unfairly limit or restrain access to the market place by any other wedding professional client, or to the public, based upon race, creed, color, sex, age, physical disability or country of national origin.

Code of Ethics

ARTICLE 5 I will maintain the trust of clients and respect the affairs of clients and other members who may share confidential information.

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THE ULTIMATE

wedding planning checklist

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12-18 Months Before OO Start a wedding folder or binder. Begin leafing through wedding, lifestyle, fashion, gardening, design and food magazines for inspiration. Browse Pinterest and Instagram for ideas. OO Work out your budget. Determine how much you have to spend, based on your families’ contributions and your own. OO Pick your wedding party. As soon as you’re engaged, people will start wondering who’s in the wedding party. OO Start the guest list. Make a head count database to use throughout your planning process, with columns for contact info, RSVPs, gifts, and any other relevant information. (Want to keep costs low? It may be brutal, but the best way to do it is to reduce your guest list.)

OO Hire a planner, if desired. A planner will have relationships with, and insights about vendors. Even if you are only going to use them for day-of coordination services, it’s wise to hire them at the beginning of the planning process. OO Reserve your date and venues. Decide whether to have separate locations for the ceremony and the reception, factoring in travel time between the two places. OO Book your officiant. OO Research photographers, bands, florists and caterers. Keep their contact information in your binder or spreadsheet. OO Throw an engagement party, if you wish. But remember that your invitees should be on your wedding guest list as well.

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8-12 Months Before OO Hire the photographer and the videographer. No need to talk specifics yet, but be sure that the people you hire are open to doing the shots that you want. OO Book the entertainment. Attend gigs of potential acts to see how they perform in front of audiences, then reserve your favorite. OO Meet caterers. If your wedding venue doesn’t offer its own catering service, look for one now and hire the service. OO Purchase a dress. You’ll need to schedule time for at least three fittings. Veil shopping can be postponed for another two to three months. OO Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Pick three hotels at different price points close to the reception venue. It’s great to try to get one of the room rates to sit right around $100 if possible. OO Start a gift registry with a minimum of three retailers. OO Launch a wedding website. Create your personal page through a free provider such as PerfectWeddingGuide.com. Note the date of the wedding, travel information and accommodations. Then send the link to invitees. OO Visit your local men’s formal wear stores and choose the grooms’ and groomsmen’s’ attire. OO Send save-the-date cards.

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6-7 Months Before OO Select and purchase invitations. Hire a calligrapher, if desired. Addressing cards is time consuming, so you need to budget accordingly. OO Start planning a honeymoon. Make sure that your passports are up to date and schedule doctors appointments for any shots you may need. OO Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses. Allow at least six months for the dresses to be ordered and sized. OO Send your guest list to the host of your shower. OO Meet with the officiant. Map out the ceremony and confirm that you have all the official documents for the wedding (these vary by county and religion). OO Reserve structural and electrical necessities. Book portable toilets for outdoor events, extra chairs if you need them, lighting components, and so on. OO Book a florist. Florists can serve multiple clients on one day, which is why you can wait a little longer to engage one. Plus, at this point, you’ll be firm on what your wedding color palette is. OO Arrange transportation. Consider limos, minibuses, trolleys and town cars. (But know that low-to-the-ground limos can make entries and exits challenging if you’re wearing a fitted gown.)

OO Start thinking about shuttle service for your out-of-town guests. Is this a service you would like to provide? If so, start talking with the hotels you have contacted and see if they have any special relationships or deals set up for these services. OO Start composing a day-of timeline. Draw up a schedule of the event and slot in each component (the cake-cutting, the first dance, etc.).

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4-5 Months Before OO Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner venues. Negotiate the cost and the menu. OO If you’re planning to host a day-after brunch for guests, reserve that venue. OO Check on the wedding invitations. Ask the stationer for samples of the finished invitations and revise them to suit your needs. OO Select and order the cake. Some bakers require a long lead time. Attend several tastings before committing to any baker. (Because, why not?) OO Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings. Bring the shoes along to your first fitting so the tailor can choose the appropriate length for your gown. OO Schedule hair and makeup artists. Make a few appointments with local experts to try them out. Snap a photo at each so you can compare results. OO Choose your music. Are there any must-have songs? What about songs NOT to play? Listing out these items can give the DJ great direction in your music preferences. Also start thinking about: first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, anniversary dance, and bridal party dance songs.

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3 Months Before OO Finalize the menu and flowers. You’ll want to wait until now to see what will be available, since food and flowers are affected by season. OO Order favors, if desired. Some safe bets: monogrammed cookies or a treat that represents your city or region. If you’re planning to have welcome baskets for out-of-town guests, plan those now. Another favor that’s always a hit is wine or beer glass take-aways. Think of all the local Minnesota craft brewery options. OO Make a list of the people giving toasts. Which loved ones would you like to have speak at the reception? Ask them now. OO Finalize the readings. Determine what you would like to have read at the ceremony and whom you wish to do the readings. OO Purchase your undergarments. And schedule your second fitting. OO Finalize the order of the ceremony and the reception. OO Order menu cards, if you like, as well as programs. OO Purchase the rings. This will give you time for resizing and engraving. OO Send your event schedule to the vendors. Giving them a first draft now will allow ample time for tweaks and feedback.

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2 Months Before OO Touch base again with all the vendors. Make sure any questions on your first draft proposals have been answered. OO Set up your timeline meetings with your wedding planner. OO Meet with the photographer. Discuss specific shots, and walk through your wedding venues to note spots that appeal to you. OO Review the playlist with the band or DJ. Though you probably won’t be able to dictate every single song played, you should come prepared with a wish list. OO Send out the invitations. The rule of thumb: Mail invitations six to eight weeks before the ceremony, setting the RSVP cutoff at three weeks after the postmark date. OO Submit a newspaper wedding announcement. If you’re planning to include a photograph, check the publication’s website. Some have strict rules about how the photo should look. OO Enjoy a bachelorette party. Arranging a night out with your girlfriends generally falls to the maid of honor. But if she hasn’t mentioned one to you by now, feel free to ask (for scheduling purposes, of course!) if a celebration is in the works. OO Schedule spa treatments for the week of the wedding, including massage, facials and mani/pedi.

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1 Month Before OO Enter RSVPs into your guest list database. Phone people who have not yet responded. OO Get your marriage license. The process can take up to six days, but it’s good to give yourself some leeway. If you are changing your name, order several copies. OO Mail the rehearsal dinner invitations. OO Visit the tailor for (with luck!) your last dress fitting. For peace of mind, you may want to schedule a fitting the week of your wedding. You can always cancel the appointment if you try on the dress and it fits perfectly. OO Stock the bar. Now that you have a firm head count, you can order accordingly. OO Confirm times for hair and makeup and all vendors. OO E-mail and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles. This gives the chauffeurs ample time to navigate a route. OO Assign seating. Draw out table shapes on a layout of the room to help plan place settings. Write the names of female guests on pink sticky notes and the names of male guests on blue sticky notes so you can move people about without re-sketching the entire setting. OO Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts. You’ll present them at the rehearsal dinner. OO Write vows, if necessary. This process can take longer that you might think! OO Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.

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2 Weeks Before OO Give final head count to the caterer and baker. Confirm all set-up instructions and menu items. Also finalize payment at this time. OO If you’re having a receiving line, determine the order you want everyone to stand in (i.e. parents, grandparents, important family members, etc.). OO Prepare your wedding toasts or thanks to friends and family. Hint: Traditionally the best man, maid of honor and father of the bride give toasts at the reception. If you’re concerned about length, consider setting a time limit for speeches, or have more of them at the rehearsal dinner.

OO Put together the reception seating plan if you’re having a seated reception meal. Hint: Leave two blank seats for every 50 guests. This will be for unexpected guests that happen to show up.

OO Designate someone to collect the wedding gifts and cash brought to the reception. Coordinate with this person where they will bring the gifts after the wedding. Hint: This person could also take care of the guest book, since they will be in contact with many guests.

OO Groom: Get your final haircut. Hint: Don’t get your haircut the day of the wedding—you want to give your fresh ‘do time to settle in.

OO Fill out escort cards or give typed names to the calligrapher if you’re using one. OO Plan any additional night-before activities with friends and/or attendants and proper accommodation for out-of-town bridal party members. OO Designate who (i.e. reception site manager, coordinator, close friend) will meet, greet and handle each vendor on the wedding day. Hint: Usually your wedding coordinator does this.

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Week of Wedding OO Delegate small wedding-day tasks. Choose someone to bustle your dress, someone to carry your things, someone to be in charge of gifts (especially the enveloped sort), someone to hand out tips, and someone to be the point person for each vendor. OO Send a timeline to the bridal party. Include every member’s contact information, along with the point people you’ve asked to deal with the vendors if problems arise. OO Pick up your dress or make arrangements for a delivery. OO Groom: Pick up your tux and try it on in the store before you leave. Don’t wait until the day-of to do this! OO Call your reception site manager and make sure your vendors all have access to the site when they need it. Confirm final payment at this time. OO Distribute final wedding-day directions, schedule and contact list to all parents, attendants and vendors. OO Confirm delivery locations, times, final payments and arrangement count with florist. OO Call transportation providers for a day-of schedule and addresses for pickups on the wedding day. Confirm final payment at this time as well. OO Confirm location, date, final payment and time with photographer. OO Confirm location, date, final payment and time with videographer. OO Confirm date, location, time, playlist and final payment with all musicians for the entire day (i.e. live music and DJ for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception).

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OO Make a day-of schedule for you and your groom. Make sure to include time for hair, makeup, and transportation to and from your beauty appointments and your photo session. OO Put final payments and cash tips for vendors in marked envelopes and give to your wedding planner or a designated friend or family member to distribute on the wedding day. OO Put together an overnight bag for your wedding night and designate someone to deliver it to the hotel for you. OO Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary with someone in case of emergency. OO Give seating chart to caterer, venue manager, host or wedding coordinator. OO Determine any wedding-day assignments for members of the wedding party, and make lists/info sheets as needed. OO Check in one last time with the photographer. Supply him or her with a list of moments you want captured on film. OO Attend spa treatments, mani/pedi appointments. (You might want to get a stress-relieving massage, too.)

OO Break in your shoes. OO Pack for your honeymoon.

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Day Before the Wedding OO Arrange for someone to drop off the guest book and pen and other important pieces at the reception site. Hint: This can also be done at rehearsal, if it is in the same location. OO Rehearse the ceremony with officiant and wedding party and other important people. OO Pull together your wedding gown, veil, shoes and stockings and put them all in one safe place. OO Put together a day-of emergency kit. You never know what may happen and it never hurts to be prepared. Give this to a trustworthy guest, such as the mother of the bride, or the maid of honor. OO Confirm with those people you expect to give/lead toasts at the reception. OO Designate someone to take and freeze the top tier of the wedding cake to be eaten at your first anniversary celebration. Hint: save some cocktail napkins, programs, place cards and other mementos too!

OO If you are going on a honeymoon right away, ask a bridesmaid to pick up your belongings at the hotel after you have left. OO Have fun and relax at your rehearsal dinner. OO If your wedding is in the morning set your alarm. Hint: Arrange for a backup just in case! OO Relax, take a bath and get some much-needed sleep (8-plus hours!) if you can.

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Day of the Wedding OO Most Important: Relax, smile, and enjoy the day! OO Eat breakfast and other small meals throughout the day. Make sure to drink plenty of water and use the restroom before the ceremony. OO Enjoy your hair and makeup time with friends and family. OO Take a moment to thank your parents and tell them you love them. OO Set aside a private moment together before or after the ceremony to exchange gifts and a sweet congratulatory kiss (or two). It always makes a great photo opportunity to catch this special moment when you see each other for the first time, either before or after the ceremony.

After the Wedding OO Enjoy your new life as newlyweds! OO Preserve your bridal bouquet, wedding dress and other wedding mementos, if you are choosing to. Hint: This should be done within one week of the wedding. This prevents stains from

setting, and keeps flowers as fresh-looking as possible. If you are going on your honeymoon right away, you may want to give this task to a close friend or family member.

OO Mail gifts to your parents to thank them for their help and support (if you didn’t give them out at the rehearsal dinner). OO Put together an online photo album of wedding photos from friends. Hint: These will most likely be the first photos available, since professional proofs can take weeks.

OO Send thank-you notes for your gifts within eight weeks of your wedding day.

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PLANNING + PREPARATION Congratulations, you’re engaged! Before you know it, you’ll have the wedding of your dreams. But first, you need to plan it. Wedding planning can be overwhelming, so we suggest you start small, and bring in some pros to help. Hiring a wedding planner right away can be one of the best vendor decisions you make. They are experts in their field, familiar with every vendor and venue, and every step of the way they will help keep your grand vision (and budget) in mind. Supported by a professional, those never-ending wedding planning decisions suddenly become much easier. Wondering about the etiquette surrounding plus-ones, invitation wording, seating charts, inviting kids (or not) to your wedding? Planners have seen it all, and they know the answers to every quandry you can imagine.

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Next up, start to plan about your ceremony. Receptions get a lot of attention, but it’s the ceremony that’s truly the most important part of your day. Think about who you want to officiate your wedding. Whether it’s a religious leader, a friend or family member, or a professional officiant, your choice will set the tone for the ceremony—and sometimes dictate the venue. You may also meet with your officiant before the wedding for pre-marital counseling. Whether you’re having a religious or secular ceremony, counseling beforehand can help ensure you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to those big life topics, and have the tools to discuss issues going forward. During this time, begin to think about what type of wedding you want: large or intimate, formal or casual, local or destination, and so forth. Start browsing magazines and blogs, set up a Pinterest board, and attend wedding fairs for inspiration. The Wedding Fair™ is Minnesota’s premier wedding fair, bringing together the best of the best of Twin Cities wedding vendors. Taste cake and catering samples, talk with wedding pros and watch a runway fashion show—this is a one-stop shop for everything wedding. Occurring three times a year in January, March and October, The Wedding Fair™ is the ultimate wedding planning experience.

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Questions to ask your wedding planner: OO What is your fee? Is that all-inclusive or are there additional costs? Are there package options? OO Are you available on our preferred wedding date? OO Will you be onsite the day of my wedding? Will you have a team? OO Will you book multiple weddings on the same day? OO How often do we typically meet during the planning process? OO Will you attend vendor meetings with me? OO Have you planned a wedding at our venue before? Or a similar style venue? OO Are there any aspects of wedding planning that you don’t get involved with? OO Do you have references? OO And ask yourself: Do we like this person? You will be spending a lot of time with your wedding planner—make sure you like their personality.

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The Simply Elegant Group THESIMPLYELEGANTGROUP.COM The Simply Elegant Group is an award-winning wedding planning company based in Minnesota. It is our goal to save our clients more money than we cost- therefore making our services indispensable for EVERY couple. With our exclusive Preferred Vendor relationships with the top wedding professionals, we save our couples thousands on their wedding day and ensure they are getting a great value, no matter the size of their budget.

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CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUES The stage is set. The night is beautiful. As you and your new spouse walk into the room, a smile beams across your face. Hand in hand, you stroll past all your guests and see that every detail is perfectly in place. As your happiness bubbles over, you quickly realize none of this would have been possible without choosing this amazing venue. Selecting your ceremony and reception venues will be the biggest challenge of the wedding planning process. Take your time in finding the venue that will not only make for breathtaking pictures, but also will set the tone for all of your friends and family. Overwhelmingly, when your guests reflect back on your wedding, they will picture your reception. Because of this, you will want to find the perfect venue to express your personalities and make your guests feel as comfortable as possible.

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How to determine the type of reception you want: • Do you want the ceremony and reception to be in the same place? • Based on the size of the guest list, what size ceremony/reception site do you need? • Do you have a strong preference towards outdoor/indoor ceremony? • Do you want an elegant reception or more casual? • Do you prefer a Friday night, Saturday afternoon or evening wedding? • Do you want a cocktail hour in a different location/room for dinner?

good to know: Your reception will be responsible for roughly 35-50% of the cost of the entire wedding. This will include your facility rental fees, catering and bar service.

• Do you want appetizers/dessert or a full meal at your reception? • Do you want a live band/DJ at your reception/ ceremony? (You will need adequate space and electricity) • Do you want alcohol at your reception? • Do you want seating for everyone or scattered cocktail tables?

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Questions to ask when selecting your venue: »» What amenities does the site offer? (Changing rooms, bathrooms, dance floor, lighting, entertainment equipment, wheelchair access, picturesque areas, on-site stocked bar, kitchen facilities, coat rooms, etc.)

»» Is catering available? May we use our own caterer, baker, etc. or must we use a vendor provided by the venue? »» What is included and what are the fees involved with the venue rental? Have them give you an itemized list.

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»» Are there any special restrictions? Restriction to access of rooms, music level or timeline, smoking, decorations, or flames? If having anything unique, discuss this with the venue during this time. (Example: animals on site.)

»» How many people will comfortably fit in each room? »» Is there any décor included in the venue rental?


»» Can any décor be removed from the venue? »» Are candles allowed? And what is the candle policy? (Completely enclosed flame, etc.)

THINGS THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED ARE THE FOLLOWING:

OO Facility rental fee

OO Staffing fees

OO Cost of catering

OO Taxes for all services and rentals

(at least minimums, final decisions will be made later)

OO Cake cutting fees OO Floral fees (if using an onsite vendor)

OO Linen and service ware fees (if using an on-site vendor)

OO Beverage fees (this will be a decision dependent on your bar service needs)

OO Minimum rental fee OO Overtime fees OO Security fees OO Permit fees OO Parking/valet fees OO Any other services specific to the venue

OO Bartending fee (usually per bartender)

OO Cost of setup and take down OO Ceremony fee (if having onsite)

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MAKE YOUR EVENT HISTORIC! Watson Block is a unique event venue located in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District – combining the historic aesthetic of brick and timber construction with elegant contemporary finishes. Ideal for corporate events, social gatherings and wedding receptions, Watson Block can accommodate 120 for a seated meal and up to 150 for a cocktail-style reception.

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301onMain Event Center 301ONMAIN.COM “A Moment in Time - A Place of Elegance”. Let our professional staff help make your wedding reception exceptional. Our contemporary venue features hardwood flooring throughout the ballroom, elegant ceiling drapery, controlled LED lighting and a full stage-all on one level. Capacity of 375 guests with free on-site parking. We offer complete in-house catering, bar and decor services to make your celebration worry free.

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Afton House Inn • Afton/Hudson Cruise Lines AFTONHOUSEINN.COM STCROIXRIVERCRUISES.COM

3291 ST. CROIX TRAIL S AFTON, MN 55001 651-436-8883

This is the first day of the rest of your life, let Afton House Inn and Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines create the wedding of your dreams. We will take care of the details and entertain your guests by providing the finest in service, dining, and cruising. From small intimate occasions to larger formal affairs, we’ll make your event one everyone will remember for a lifetime. We would love to give you a tour and discuss your wedding plans.

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Al and Alma’s Supper Club and Charter Cruises ALANDALMAS.COM Twin Cities’ most unique and unforgettable wedding event venue! Surround yourself and your guests with one of Minnesota’s renowned natural treasures…Lake Minnetonka. Our magnificent, award-winning custom yachts are built to surround your guests in luxury with unmatched views of Lake Minnetonka’s beautiful islands, and shoreline. Exceptional food and personalized service will be the cornerstone of your event’s success!

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Breezy Point Resort BREEZYPOINTRESORT.COM

9252 BREEZY POINT DRIVE BREEZY POINT, MN 56472 218-562-7176

Breezy Point Resort is in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area in central Minnesota. Breezy Point has hosted weddings since the 1920’s! Events and unique ideas are our specialty. Ceremony locations include the 100 passenger Breezy Belle Paddleboat, the beach and the Pavilion at Antlers Restaurant. Visit our website for some great drone video and ideas. We are open all year round and look forward to talking to you about your wedding.

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Brookview BROOKVIEWGOLDENVALLEY.COM You want a special place for your special day. Brookview offers a versatile setting with a mid-century modern vibe, spectacular golf course and sunset views, plus an array of activities that can take your event to another level. Our Bassett Creek Room, with full-service banquet capabilities for up to 228, and the adjacent Fairway Deck, which is perfect for an outdoor ceremony, provide a blank canvas on which you can create something unique and memorable for you and your guests.

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres CHANHASSENDT.COM Take center stage and say ’I do’ at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! In addition to a unique, one-of-a-kind setting, we offer quality service and a delicious, varied menu at exceptional prices. Whether planning a casual rehearsal dinner for 20 or a formal wedding ceremony and reception for 300, our experienced event staff will ‘set the stage’ on your big day! Ask about our all-inclusive package for 150 guests!

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast WWW.MARRIOTT.COM/MSPDE At Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast, we focus on the details that matter. Elegant modern spaces for celebrating with up to 400 of your favorite people, delicious fresh food, spacious guest rooms with ultra-comfortable beds, complimentary parking, local shuttle rides, complimentary Wi-Fi and an onsite restaurant and bar featuring all day dining options and a great Private Dining Room. Simple Made Perfect.

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1500 PARK PLACE BLVD MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55416 952-582-5319 MSPPH_DS@HILTON.COM

The DoubleTree Park Place Hotel features a convenient location just four miles from downtown Minneapolis. Select from a variety of food and beverage offerings, to tantalize your guests. With complimentary parking and ample guest rooms, the hotel easily accommodates distant relatives and nearby friends. The hotel provides a variety of spaces to WOW your guests, including three ballrooms and a lush atrium space. Plan a cocktail reception in the open atrium and then move to another space for dinner and dancing.

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Earle Brown Heritage Center EARLEBROWN.COM Looking for a rustic country wedding conveniently near the Twin Cities? Earle Brown Heritage Center is Minneapolis’ premier wedding venue. Beautifully restored to its former grandeur, Earle Brown Heritage Center creates a rustic wedding feel just north of Downtown. We provide plenty of variety to make your wedding completely unique. With spaces that accommodate from 20 to 1,000 people, your intimate ceremony or lavish celebration will find its home.

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East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard EASTTOWNBALLROOM.COM

1500 WASHINGTON AVE S MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55454 612-638-4670 INFO@EASTTOWNBALLROOM.COM

With over 5,200 sq. ft., East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis offers endless options for any couple to host the wedding of their dreams. With space for both indoor or outdoor ceremonies and receptions we aim to have you expect the unexpected.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington EMBASSYWEDDINGSBLOOMINGTON.COM The Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotels® Bloomington is the perfect setting for your special day. Our grand ballroom (seats up to 400), onsite ceremony options, premier catering services and expert events team offer everything you need to plan and celebrate your wedding in style. We have created wedding packages to make your wedding planning experience easy and stress-free! Say “I do” at Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington, and we will make your special day one to remember.

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12 6TH STREET S MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402 612-334-0613 SANDY.VOGEL@HILTON.COM

On your wedding day, you want time to stand still. In the new Embassy Suites Minneapolis it will! Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis our hotel offers you a unique and romantic setting, exquisite catering menus, impeccable service, special rates on guest accommodations and a complimentary honeymoon suite. Our wedding expert is ready to see to every detail through to make your special day memorable for you and your guests.

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Hilton Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS.HILTON.COM Toast your new beginnings in the newly renovated Hilton Minneapolis! The modern and sophisticated design was inspired by natural stone and textiles unique to Minneapolis. Our ballrooms showcase an architectural millwork highlighted with a lighter finish palette. Sophisticated carpet designs throughout, along with decorative modern lighting elements create a warm and welcoming social encounter for guests. Situated in the heart of downtown, Hilton offers versatile function space making it the perfect venue for your special day!

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Far from ordinary, Hotel Ivy is the perfect backdrop for your intimate affair. Our greatest desire is to tailor the arrangements to your personal preferences and make your dreams a reality by creating emotional touch points through design, cuisine and service. The historic details of our transformative spaces appeal to those seeking exciting flair for their special day. We believe that a story lived is more powerful than a story told, and invite you to create your own at Hotel Ivy.

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Lowertown Event Center LOWERTOWNEVENTCENTER.COM The Lowertown Event Center is one of the Twin Cities’ newest venues and is located in the heart of Lowertown St. Paul on Mears Park. The renovated historic space features limestone & barn wood walls, wood beam ceilings and steel columns throughout; the spacious reception area accommodates 250 seated guests and the attached ceremony suite/cocktail area seats 200.

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Our certified wedding planner believes your special day should be all about you! Our luscious outdoor courtyards lend a romantic backdrop for unique wedding pictures, ceremonies, and outdoor receptions. The Grand Ballroom offers elegant space accommodating up to 450, and the Junior Ballroom can accommodate up to 150.

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Minnesota National Golf Course MNNATIONALGOLFCOURSE.COM Minnesota National Golf Course is the perfect place to say “I do.� Imagine your guests driving up to the majestic Minnesota National Clubhouse and walking into a beautiful building with rustic charm. They will be impressed by the grand fireplace and flawless craftsmanship. As they make their way to the event center they will surely be impressed by the tastefully decorated interior. With options for every budget, we can help ensure your special day is filled with magical memories no one will ever forget.

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Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen TWINCITIESCRUISES.COM Providing the perfect views on beautiful Lake Minnetonka or the Mississippi River. Our luxurious fleet is ideal for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal parties and more! Port of Bohemian Flats Park, Mississippi River Port of Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka

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Profile Event Center PROFILEEVENTCENTER.COM The Profile Event Center’s two halls feature separate outdoor patios, private bridal suites, hardwood dance floors, gorgeous high tech dance lighting, chiffon draping backlit with intelligent lighting for customized reception colors, state of the art sound systems, digital video cameras with closed circuit television functionality, and original modern artwork. Beyond ordinary, extraordinary.

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Radisson Hotel Minneapolis St Paul North RADISSON.COM/ROSEVILLEMN

2540 NORTH CLEVELAND AVE. ROSEVILLE, MN 55113 651-636-4567 GJUNE@NATHCOMPANIES.COM

Located in Roseville between Minneapolis & St. Paul, the Radisson boasts stunning ceremony and reception space for up to 350 guests. Custom menus provided through our award winning on-site restaurant – Axels. We offer stress-free, allinclusive packages as well as Friday, Sunday and Off-Season discounts. Start the rest of your life with a day to remember!

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Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington MARRIOTT.COM

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The Crowne Plaza Bloomington features a contemporary and modern design conveniently located just minutes West of the Minneapolis/St Paul airport with complimentary transportation provided. We offer 256 guest rooms, as well as several Junior Suites for your wedding guests. You will find our 2,883 square foot Ballroom located on the first level of the hotel to provide a private, intimate space as a perfect venue for your Special Day. Our Ballroom will accommodate up to 200 of your Family and Friends.


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7801 COUNTY ROAD 101 MAPLE GROVE, MN 55311 763-494-0400 LISA@RUSHCREEK.COM

From your first visit to the picturesque setting of Rush Creek, our team will guide you through every detail to make your special day the perfect memory. We will entertain your thoughts before we entertain your guests and bring your event to life with personalized service and delightful cuisine. The experience and commitment of our staff enables us to cater everything from hors d’oeuvre receptions to formal dinners.

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Sheraton Bloomington Hotel BLOOMINGTONMNWEDDINGS.COM Your dream event begins at the Bloomington Ballroom. Our talented staff will make your experience worry free and full of lasting memories. We provide the utmost attention to every detail, from the elegant ambiance of the ballroom to our impeccable service. The space is functional and modernly designed with exceptional culinary expertise.

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Spirit Mountain SPIRITMT.COM

9500 SPIRIT MOUNTAIN PLACE DULUTH, MN 55810 218-624-8531 JTHIRY@SPIRITMT.COM

With breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River as your backdrop, there really is no better place to start the rest of your forever. Take the stress out of planning your perfect day and say “I-Do-luth”, at Spirit Mountain. With an in-house catering department, a wedding coordinator and spaces that can be formed and designed to fit your vision, both our Moosehead Saloon and Bear Paw rooms offer sprawling and scenic venues to accommodate both large and small wedding parties.

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Superior Shores Resort SUPERIORSHORES.COM Relax and enjoy your destination wedding on Lake Superior’s North Shore! Lakeside ceremony site, full service catering and banquet facilities are just some of the splendor Superior Shores has to offer. Our ballroom boasts a north woods ambiance, sweeping views, and opens up to our outdoor terrace and pebble beach beyond. Superior Shores offers a wide variety of lodging accommodations and year round honeymoon packages. Saying your “I do’s” on our idyllic shoreline will be an experience you and your guests will never forget!

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The Outing Lodge OUTINGLODGE.COM

11661 MYERON ROAD N STILLWATER, MN 55082 651-439-9747 INFO@OUTINGLODGE.COM

Imagine a turn-of-the-century home in the countryside, surrounded by extensive lawns and gardens - a la Jane Austen’s novels. Ten minutes from downtown Stillwater, the Outing Lodge is a historic Bed & Breakfast surrounded by a 300-acre park. When you and your guests “move” to the Outing Lodge, everything can happen at one location, in the style of a local “destination wedding.” The Outing Lodge hosts romantic weddings year-round, can accommodate 10-300 people, and has event coordinators on staff to help you from start to finish. Ask about our Perfect Wedding Guide discounts!

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Water Street Inn WATERSTREETINN.US Intimate Victorian Charm with Historic Elegance Overlooking the Scenic St. Croix River in Downtown Stillwater. Historic Inn, Irish Pub, Formal Dining Room, Banquet Venue for 200, Weddings and Beautiful Historic Meeting Space.

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101 SOUTH WATER STREET STILLWATER, MN 55082 651-439-6000 GVESEY@WATAERSTREETINN.US


A.G. Hill Ballroom MACALESTER.EDU/CONFERENCES The A.G. Hill Ballroom, at Macalester College, is beautifully highlighted by natural light and provides an elegant and affordable location for your big day. A grand stairwell leads guests to the bright, open and contemporary ballroom, a wonderful location for receptions of up to 350 guests.

1600 GRAND AVE. | SAINT PAUL, MN 55105 651-696-6472 | AWILLIA8@MACALESTER.EDU

Courtyards of Andover COURTYARDSOFANDOVER.COM “Frank does an amazing job responding to emails quickly and has been a helpful hand every step of the way… And the food - the food is amazing!” Kristen B. Looking to have your wedding dreams turned into a reality? You will have the perfect wedding and your guests will be raving about it for years to come! 13545 MARTIN STREET NW | ANDOVER, MN 55304 763-754-6953 | AMANDA@UNIQUEDININGEXPERIENCES.COM

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Historic John P. Furber Farm WWW.JOHNPFURBERFARM.COM MINNESOTA’S ELITE BARN WEDDING & EVENT VENUE is located only minutes from the Twin Cities and is surrounded by woods, pastures, farm fields and parks. This Historic Gothic Arched Roof Dairy Barn boasts 8,000 square feet to host your event for up to 500 guests. And we’re air conditioned! 7310 LAMAR AVENUE S. | COTTAGE GROVE, MN 55016 651-336-4421

Legends Club LEGENDSGC.COM Make Your Wedding a Lasting Legend! Legends Club with its ambience, services and amenities is often mistaken as a private country club. Our culinary and banquet staff will assist you in customizing a legendary experience for you whether it is your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding. 8670 CREDIT RIVER BLVD | PRIOR LAKE, MN 55372 952-226-9990 | BANQUETS@LEGENDSGC.COM

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Mid-America Festivals MAGICALOUTDOORWEDDINGS.COM Mid-America Festivals has been creating timeless weddings for over 40 years on the grounds of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Create the wedding of your dreams in a classic setting. Variety of outdoor ceremony and reception locations available. Grounds available to rent mid May - early October. 1244 S. CANTERBURY RD., SUITE 306 | SHAKOPEE, MN 55379 952-445-7361 | WEDDINGS@RENAISSANCEFEST.COM

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis MILLENNIUMHOTELS.COM Millennium Hotel Minneapolis offers unique, beautiful banquet spaces for your wedding reception. The 14th Floor Dome and Marquis Ballroom offer panoramic views of Minneapolis and seating for up to 160 guests. The Grand Ballroom seats up to 350 guests and Loring seats up to 300 guests. 1313 NICOLLET MALL | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403 612-359-2227 | MINNEAPOLIS.US@MILLENNIUMHOTELS.COM

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Nicollet Island Inn NICOLLETISLANDINN.COM The Nicollet Island Inn is Minneapolis’ most coveted wedding venue for a romantic, chic and historical setting. Perched on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Nicollet Island Inn offers breathtaking views, an enchanting atmosphere, and old world charm that is the hallmark of traditional wedding elegance. Attentive personal service, a dedicated accommodations staff and world-class cuisine help create the experience you’ve dreamed about! 95 MERRIAM ST | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401 612-331-1800 X3 | LINDSAY@NICOLLETISLANDINN.COM

St. James Hotel ST-JAMES-HOTEL.COM Planning a wedding can be stressful. Why work with a separate caterer, rental company, florist, and decorator when you can plan everything in one location. Book your wedding at the St. James Hotel and you get it all! Space, hotel, flower shop, Salon Spa, onsite coordinator. Everything under one roof! 406 MAIN STREET | RED WING, MN 55066 651-388-2846 | WEDDINGS@ST-JAMES-HOTEL.COM

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The Holden Room PARALLELMN.COM/THE-HOLDEN-ROOM/ The Holden Room: a unique historic venue in a modern glass-blowing facility. Our refined North Loop warehouse building opened in 1955 as a hub for glass manufacturing. That tradition continues today with Hennepin Made’s hand-blown artisan lighting. Let our story be a part of yours. 147 HOLDEN STREET N | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55405 612-568-6411 | EVENTS@PARALLELMN.COM

The Links at Northfork GOLFTHELINKS.COM Located just outside of the Twin Cities, The Links at Northfork is a magnificent setting for your wedding day. With beautiful golf course views, and vaulted ceilings, our banquet hall can accommodate up to 275 of your closest family and friends. Contact our experienced Event Coordinator to start planning your special day! 9333 ALPINE DRIVE NW | RAMSEY, MN 55303 763-241-0506 | EVENTS@GOLFTHELINKS.COM

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CATERING, DESSERTS + BEVERAGES A well-fed wedding guest is a happy wedding guest. From cocktails to appetizers to dinner to dessert, plan a menu that will satisfy and inspire. Think about what kind of wedding you want, and translate that into your catering and bar service. A more formal affair calls passed appetizers and champagne followed by a plated dinner served in courses. A more casual wedding might call for buffet or familystyle dining. But in today’s weddings, truly anything goes. Make your own rules, and choose the things you love the most. A raw bar paired with champagne for cocktail hour, followed by a decadent mac n’ cheese for an entrée—or a filet mignon entrée followed by a hot dog cart for late night snacks? Why not. The sky’s the limit when it comes to planning a menu that’s distinctly you.

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Whatever you do, don’t forget dessert. Wedding cakes have always been a highlight of weddings, but it’s also a growing trend to serve other dessert options. Naked cakes, doughnuts, dessert bars and mini pies are giving a fresh new perspective to this age-old custom. Figuring out a fun way to finish off the dinner portion of your night can be overwhelming with so many sweet and delicious options. There is no such thing as your “average wedding cake” these days. Cakes can have an array of fillings, flavors, designs and toppers. From ribbons to fresh flowers, the appearance of your wedding cake can go in endless fun directions. If the traditional wedding cake doesn’t strike your fancy, consider some of the more trendy buffet ideas. Buffets can be a bit more cost effective, but only if you’re willing to do the research. Some items that make for great buffets are macarons, cake pops, mini pies, candy, popcorn, French pastries or cupcakes. Having a mix of these items can be an inviting and eye-catching display.

on the bakery and the complexity of the design. Selecting multiple flavors and fillings will also increase the price. Another thing to remember with a traditional wedding cake is that many venues will have a cake cutting fee—this will range from $1-4 per guest. Sometimes venues will give you a break on this cost if you use the in-house baker, or one from their preferred vendor list. TIPPING GUIDE All tipping can be done at the end of the night. Give this task to a trusted friend or your wedding planner. »» Bartenders: 10% of the total bill, to split between bartenders. »» Catering staff: (if NOT included in your event order) 15-20% »» Dessert delivery: $20-30 depending on the time, distance and punctuality. (Whoever is supervising these deliveries typically handles the tipping.) »» Coat/restroom attendant: 50 cents per guest »» Valet/parking attendants: $1 per car »» On-site wedding coordinator: $150

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Questions to ask when selecting your cake designer: OO How long have you been in business? OO Are wedding cakes your specialty? OO What other dessert options do you offer? OO Can you do custom designed cakes? OO What types of icings and flavors of filling do you offer? OO What is your baking/decorating process? OO How many weddings do you do on an average weekend? OO How far in advance are the cakes made? OO How do you deliver the cakes? What is the process? OO What do your price quotes include? (Delivery charge, top-tier decorations, different cake flavors, etc.)

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Questions to ask when selecting your caterer: OO How long have you been in business?

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OO Have you worked at our reception venue before?

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OO What is the cost per person and what does it include?

OO Do you prepare food on-site?

OO Do you provide wait-staff? What do they wear?

OO What service styles do you offer? (Buffet, food stations, plated service, family style, etc.)

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Onsite or Offsite Catering | preferred at a variety of venues DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS | ATLASGRILLCATERING.COM | EVENTS@ATLASGRILL.COM


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Our passion is in the details–let Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que treat you and your guests. From black tie events to backyard gatherings, our from-scratch cooking, original recipes and slow-smoked Bar-B-Que will complement your special day.

Say I DO with Bar-B-Que 877-833-9335 | FAMOUSDAVES.COM/CATERING


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At Bridgeman’s Ice Cream, we provide all of our couples with premium ice cream and high quality service that is sure to impress your guests. Ice cream is a unique dessert option that everyone loves. Choose from one of our six packages or work with our team to build a custom package of your own. Come taste some ice cream and discuss the best way to incorporate this classic dessert into your special day!

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit DICKEYS.COM Say “I Do” with Dickey’s Barbecue. Our pit bosses slice up slowsmoked perfection for you and your guests on your special day. From full service weddings to bridal shower buffets and catered bachelor parties, let us bring the ‘cue to you. Visit us online or call the Catering Expert Hotline at 866-BARBECUE to customize your special day or bridal gathering today.

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Let Mr. Pig Stuff make your wedding a memorable one! Family owned and operated with a full bar and restaurant located in Shakopee, MN. From our perfectly smoked meats to our slow roasted Hog Roasts, Mr. Pig Stuff is guaranteed to leave your friends and family talking for years. Our catering team, with countless weddings under their belts, prides themselves on going above and beyond for all of our customers. You can trust that your special day is in excellent hands.

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Rack Shack BBQ RACKSHACKBBQCATERING.COM Rack Shack BBQ is award winning Southern Style Barbeque. Featured on Man vs. Food, Ranked in the Top 50 on Travel Channel’s “101 Best Places to Chow-Down in America”, Voted Best BBQ by KARE 11 Fans, and more! We cater office meetings - weddings & everything in between. The sky is the limit when it comes to your BBQ ideas. Visit us online to see what we can do for you.

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Thirsty Whale Bakery THIRSTYWHALEBAKERY.COM The Thirsty Whale is a 100% custom bakery. We specialize in amazing cakes - whether you’re looking for something simple and elegant or extravagant and elaborate, we can help turn your dream wedding into a reality! Let our award winning decorator, Megan, bring your ideas to life and prepare to be blown away by the entire experience.

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Dough Dough DOUGHDOUGHMN.COM Are you looking for a fresh take on desserts? Edible cookie dough is the newest trend in dessert food! Let your guests indulge in the formerly forbidden sweet treat of their choosing. Serving it up by the scoop from a food truck or a three wheeled cart to accommodate all sizes of weddings. 612-547-8859 CONTACTUS@DOUGHDOUGHMN.COM

Fusion Events FUSIONEVENTSMN.COM Fusion Events is a flexible, fun, full of life bartending experience that will make your your special event less stressful. They go above and beyond your expectations and help bring the life to the party. 10541 FRANCE AVE S. | BLOOMINGTON, MN 55431 763-442-0870 | BQUIST.FUSION@GMAIL.COM

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Holy Land HOLYLANDBRAND.COM Make your wedding celebration with friends and family extra-special with our award-winning healthy Mediterranean Cuisine! Let a Holyland Catering Specialist help you design a crowd-pleasing menu with choices for meat lovers and vegetarians alike, with many items that are gluten-free. Our catering guide has options for hot and cold appetizers, salads, entrees, specialty items, gourmet desserts, and more. Book your tasting today to discover the flavors of the old world cuisine 2513 CENTRAL AVE NE | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55418 612-781-2627 EXT 2 | CATERING@HOLYLANDBRAND.COM

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center & Catering LAKEELMOINN.COM The Lake Elmo Inn Event Center Catering Staff has provided outstanding reception experiences throughout the Twin Cities for over 30 years. Our Event Coordinators will walk you through every step of your wedding day, making sure that everything, including menu design, dining service, and all the extras, fulfills your needs and vision. 3712 LAYTON AVENUE N | LAKE ELMO, MN 55042 651-779-5994 | CWORTMAN@LEIEVENTCENTER.COM

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Muddy Paws Cheesecake MUDDYPAWSCHEESECAKE.COM 222 Flavors of Award Winning Cheesecake, Made from Scratch to Order, Including Gluten Free & Vegan! We offer tiered cheesecakes, buffet style, centerpieces and minis for weddings. Also, great for take-home gifts and showers. Email us to make an appointment for a free tasting! The guests will be so excited to have cheesecake! 7600 W 27TH ST, COMMONS B | ST. LOUIS PARK, MN 55426 763-545-7161 | YUMMY@MUDDYPAWSCHEESECAKE.COM

Northern Waters Smokehaus NWSMOKEHAUS.COM Catering at Northern Waters Smokehaus starts with the finest products made right here in Duluth by our skilled crew and served to you and your guests with elegance and drama. Our shop is filled with smoked fish, handcrafted smoked meats, and artisan salumi. Serve your guests a celebrated slice of the North. 394 LAKE AVE SOUTH | DULUTH, MN 55802 218-724-7307 | CATERING@NWSMOKEHAUS.COM

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O’CHEEZE OCHEEZE.COM Food truck catering! How does a fun meal that tastes awesome sound? Standard catering is just not cutting it now a days, so why not think outside the box. We are available for reception dinners, rehearsal dinners and late night snacks. Let us help you make you wedding the most memorable it can be! 612-568-5737 CONTACTUS@OCHEEEZE.COM

Unique Dining Catering UDECATERING.COM “They were so accommodating and the staff was excellent I think some of my guests even hugged them!! Amber was so helpful setting everything up…” Lesley P. Our team is dedicated to making your day perfect. From backyard casual to lavish elegance, our culinary treats are sure to please you and your guests. 13545 MARTIN STREET NW | ANDOVER, MN 55304 763-754-6521 | AMANDA@UNIQUEDININGEXPERIENCES.COM

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PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY + PHOTO BOOTHS Looking back on your wedding day after the magic has taken place, you flip through your wedding albums and relive your amazing day over and over again. Your day is going to fly by and when you need to recall your evening, you’ll turn to your wedding album and photos. Photography is not where you should be cutting the budget. Make sure that you have the best photographer you can afford—this is the best way to ensure your memories will be captured perfectly. The vows, the toasts, your first dance together—these are some of the most important moments at your wedding. Being able to watch them again is something you will treasure. These special moments will be captured by your photographer, but to see

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them in live motion is an essential part of preserving your wedding-day memories. With wedding videography, you can watch your perfect day unfold before your eyes (and from your guest’s perspective). Couples are realizing more and more how critical it is to have a videographer on their wedding day. Not having one to capture your day will likely be your biggest regret if you decide to pass on this vendor. When selecting a photographer and videographer, one of the most important things to consider is their personality. Does their temperament complement yours? Are they more laid back and calm or do they take charge and command the situation? They will be with you for most of your wedding day and being posed by someone that you are not comfortable with will inevitably end with awkward wedding photos. Then of course, there’s the photo booth. While no substitution for your photographer, photo booths add to a fun environment for your guests. Not only does it provide entertainment, allowing guests to snuggle up in front of the lens snapping goofy photos, but it also gives them a take-home favor. What’s more, you’ll have a book of their silly photos to look back on and help remember the day.

good to know: Photography and videography will be responsible for roughly 15-20% of your budget. This will include the photo/videographer’s hours on-site, engagement photos, wedding photos and footage, and tip to the photo/ videographer (and their assistants if applicable).

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Questions to ask when selecting your photographer and videographer: OO What’s your favorite shooting style? Formal? Relaxed and creative? Photojournalistic? Candid? OO May we see your portfolio or albums of your work? OO Were all the photos in these albums taken by the same photographer? OO How many of these were similar to the size and style of our wedding? OO Are you the person that we will be working with personally on our day? If not, can we meet the person who will be? Do you bring an assistant or another photographer with you on the wedding day? OO Can we give you a shot list to work from? (This ensures you will be able to get the shots that are important to you.)

OO How many weddings do you typically shoot in a year? OO What types of packages are available? Can they be customized?

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OO How many other events will you be capturing that weekend? (This is so you are aware if you are the only event or not. Although, most photographers have no problem shooting multiple events in a weekend.)

OO What kind of equipment will you bring? Do you have backup equipment available? (Asking this question will also give you a good idea of how much space they will need. This can be an important piece of information to know when they will be shooting the ceremony.)

TIPPING GUIDE Photographer: $150-250 Videographer: $150-250 Photo Booth Staff: 10%


Two main questions to ask yourself after the meeting are: OO Do I like this person? Can I see myself spending the whole day with them and enjoying myself? OO Do I like their work as a wedding photographer/videographer? How is the lighting? Do they frame their work in a way that is appealing to me?

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Bellagala BELLAGALA.COM We believe people look their best when they are comfortable in front of the camera. We document weddings as they unfold naturally, combining our skill and photographic expertise with our passion for capturing love stories. Our photographers have a photojournalistic base, but have their own style and skill set unique to each of them. Work with some of the best and most passionate photographers in the industry!.

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Des Jardins Studio RACHEL-DESJARDINS.COM Hey, I’m Rachel! I’m the lady behind the lens and the passion behind the story. I like backpacking on the North Shore, working in my gardens, and picking up a new craft before I have time to finish the last one. I’m a story teller and if you tell me your story, I’ll share why I love what I do. My heart absolutely sings for capturing genuine moments and raw emotions on your wedding day. Visit my website to peek at more love stories and happy endings!

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FotoGenic LLC FOTOGENICMN.COM A photo booth experience you can’t forget! You and your guests will have a BLAST using FotoGenic. We proudly accommodate 12 plus guests per session! We provide truly unlimited and customized photo strips as well as a variety of fun and tasteful props. We offer LED inflatable booths in an enclosed or open air model. Our photo booths are perfect for any space and style. This one-of-a-kind keepsake is the perfect memorabilia for all events. Book with us soon!

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mzvisuals WWW.MZVISUALS.COM mzvisual specializes in telling your unique wedding story through artistic and stylized photography and cinematography crafted by Jose and Alex. 16260 SERENITY LN EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344 612-386-8199 ADMIN@MZVISUALS.COM

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Summit Hill Studios | Dan Riggs Films SUMMITHILLSTUDIOS.COM While going through photos of couples to feature here, I stumbled across many of my mom and I. I recently lost her and I miss her more than words can say. So, instead of featuring photos of couples we have filmed, I decided to show off my mom instead. I bet she would have loved to be in a magazine…and now she is. I love you, mama. I’d love to create a forever film of your wedding day! Please see my website for samples my work.

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Kay Michael Photography & Video KAYMICHAEL.COM Wedding couples trust us to create amazing images and appreciate our flexible, friendly style.

“The photos are so beautiful, and they captured unique, emotional, lovely moments. We continue to receive compliments on our photos everyday. My husband and I highly recommend them!” INFO@KAYMICHAEL.COM 612-750-7722

PM Enterprises TWINCITIESDJ.COM Creative vision, style, and bold imagery are often words that describe the photographers at PM Enterprises. Benjamin Keller is an award winning photographer with a true passion for his craft and is it the lead photographer in charge of the photography division. PM Enterprises are the right photographers for you. 160 1ST STREET SE | NEW BRIGHTON, MN 55112 651-330-2188 | PMENT@TWINCITIESDJ.COM

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FASHION + JEWELRY Picture your amazing wedding dress—what do you see? A haute couture gown with elegant embroidery, a breezy bohemian dress, a classic tulle ballgown, or a glamorous gown dripping in crystals? The options are endless for today’s brides. Identify some of your favorite styles as a starting point, but keep an open mind when you arrive to the bridal salon. Try on a little bit of everything to determine what you truly love. Measurements will be taken after you’ve made your final decision on the gown. Have the gown fitted to your current size, even if you are planning to lose weight. It will take several months to construct your gown once your order has been placed. After that time, the salon will call you when it arrives.

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Finally, you’re ready for your first fitting, which usually occurs nine to ten weeks before your wedding. However, let the salon know if you need the gown in advance, such as for a formal portrait sitting. At the first fitting, it’s very important to bring your accessories and all undergarments so that you can get an idea for how the entire ensemble comes together. Wearing your shoes to the gown fittings will ensure accuracy in measuring to your height, while also giving you a chance to break in your shoes a bit before the ceremony. The average cost of a wedding dress in Minnesota is $1,500, but can range upwards of $5,500. Alterations are made between the first and second fittings, so when you go back to try on the gown, the fit will be very close to the final result— minor changes may need to be made while you wait or before the final fitting. The cost of alterations can add a few hundred dollars to the total cost of the dress, depending on exactly what is needed.

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Silhouette Guide

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A-LINE — One of the most common shapes. Fitted at the bodice and angles out to the ground (resembles the outline of an A). It’s the most universal silhouette because it tends to look great on every body type. TRUMPET — Hugs the hips and then flows out in an A-line around mid-thigh. It tastefully accentuates a woman’s shape without being confining.

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BALLGOWN — For the princess in you! Fitted at the bodice and a waistline that leads to a full skirt. Flattering on hourglass and slender body types.

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MERMAID — Fits closely to the body to the knees, then flares out to the hem. This style looks good on women with more of a straight shape. SHEATH — Usually semi-fitted from top to bottom with a straight skirt and no waist. Can be very flattering on most shapes. GODDESS — A new shape that seamstresses use to describe any shape that flows freely from the bust line. Most of the time, this dress has an empire waist so the dress can flow freely. It also complements most body shapes.


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STRAPLESS — Clean line across the chest. Simple neckline that works great on small busts. SWEETHEART — The most common neckline for strapless dresses. Dips in the center with rounded edges like the top of a heart. Looks great on both small and larger bust lines. V-NECK — Very common on dresses with sleeves or halter tops. It can be very dramatic and low-cut, or higher to accentuate the bust line. Looks great on small and large busts, depending on coverage. SCOOP — A very basic U-shaped neckline. Completely rounded from shoulder-to-shoulder as if the dress were smiling. This looks great on both small and large bust lines. BOAT NECK OR BATEAU — Similar to a scoop neck, this rounded neckline is cut straight from shoulder-to-shoulder with a slight dip in the middle. This neckline looks great on small bust lines. OFF-THE-SHOULDER — Sits below the shoulders and accentuates the shoulders and collar bone. Great for large bust lines. HALTER — Straps that wrap around the back of neck. Great for broad shoulders.

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Bridal Aisle Boutique Off the Rack and Consignment is a unique Wedding and Prom Boutique specializing in New Off the Rack, one of a kind original wedding gowns from all over the world, prom dresses, and formal dresses for a variety of social occasions. At Bridal Aisle we know every bride wants to find that special dress to say “yes” to while staying within their budget. There’s no reason to pay full price to get “the dress” of your dreams. Our store is a low-cost alternative and have the full boutique experience.

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Bride To Be Consignment BRIDETOBECONSIGNMENT.COM Bride To Be Consignment has new and used items to decorate your wedding at both locations! Plus, over 2,000 wedding dresses and 5,000 formal dresses at each location. Most dresses are over stock new dresses from bridal stores. You are welcome to shop and consign with no appointment needed!

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We understand that finding your dress is a personal and often overwhelming decision, so we strive to create a boutique environment that is “relaxed sophistication”. Our goal is to carry a unique selection of designers that would give the Effie Bride choices that suit her personality and taste. Through one-on-one appointments, with our experienced consultants, every bride feels welcomed, excited and at ease in our shop.

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Jewelry by Johan JEWELRYBYJOHAN.COM Since 2008, Jewelry by Johan has been an innovator in jewelry design. Owner Johan Rust is one of the first designers to use genuine meteorite to create extraordinary wedding jewelry for customers around the globe. All handcrafted in Minnesota, we specialize in custom jewelry featuring exotic woods, genuine meteorite, fossilized dinosaur bone, and naturally shed deer antler.

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Luxe Bridal is unlike any bridal salon you have experienced before. We specialize in curvy and plus size brides size 14-34. That means you can actually try our gowns on, with over 200 bridal gowns to choose from it makes us a curvy girls dream! Make your appointment today!

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Dream Day Dressing Rooms DREAMDAYDRESSINGROOMS.COM Dream Day Dressing Rooms creates and delivers pop-up bridal suites for your wedding day! We work with unique spaces all across the Twin Cities and surrounding areas! Please visit our website to learn more! 1521 93RD LANE NE, SUITE 2 BLAINE, MN 55449 763-205-1069 INFO@DREAMDAYDRESSINGROOMS.COM

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Grand Cleaners GRANDCLEANERS.NET WEDDING GOWN PRESERVATION SPECIALISTS Let us preserve your precious wedding gown in an heirloom box, ensuring preservation for future generations. We will carefully inspect it for minor damages including tears, missing beads and stains. Our gown specialist will clean it with the utmost care and delicately pack it with acid-free tissue to retain its shape and beauty for years to come 651-776-3485 1645 WHITE BEAR AVE N | ST. PAUL, MN 55106

Knights Chamber Clothiers KNIGHTSCHAMBER.STORE Suit & Tux Packages to OWN from $149 You’ve put in the time preparing for your day and we’ve spent years preparing to dress you for it. Let us help you and your groomsmen look amazing in a great-fitting, stylish, and affordable outfit that will live on long past your wedding day. However you tie the knot, we’re here to help you find the right fabric, color and style to suit your big day! 3001 HENNEPIN AVE - CALHOUN SQUARE | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408 612-824-4818 | WEDDINGS@KNIGHTSCHAMBER.STORE

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FLOWERS, DÉCOR + RENTALS Choosing your wedding décor can be one of the most daunting tasks of the wedding. Your décor theme impacts the look of the entire day and will be seen in all your photos. Gorgeous décor will add style and glamour to the event, while thoughtfully chosen rentals will bring functionality for those attending. But where to start? The best questions that you can ask yourself are: What do you want the tone of the event to be (formal or casual)? What images are you drawn to when you look at wedding photos (modern? rustic? vintage? glamorous? romantic?) What about a color palette? Do you want to go more traditional or embrace trends? Above all, don’t forget to consider your own personal style. How can you bring these ideas to life for your guests?

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When deciding your décor, be sure to consider: the time of year, the mood you would like to set, your color palette, your venue (lavish country club or hip downtown theater), your ceremony location (a church may have rules you will need to adhere to), number of guests attending, your budget. And then there’s flowers, one of the more inspired wedding-planning decisions you make. When choosing your colors and theme, flowers can have a big influence. Vibrantly colored flowers, big blooms or large amounts of greenery can add a huge impact to any rental space. Be sure to hire a highly regarded professional—a mistake is not something you can afford. Be sure to consider the season in which you’re getting married—this can impact your floral budget and flower options. If you are dying to have the perfect peonies in your bouquet, know that peony season is typically May and June. If your wedding is outside these months, you’ll be paying a premium for this type of bloom. TIPPING GUIDE Florist delivery: $20-30 Décor delivery: $20-30 (depending on the time, distance and punctuality)

Areas that might require décor: »» Ceremony: Pews, aisles, main doorways, altar, banisters, windows, ledges, extra tables, bathrooms and any other area in your ceremony space that might look sparse. »» Reception: Dinner tables, cake table, gift table, escort card table, the bar, guestbook table, bathrooms, buffet table, walls or doorways, banisters, patio areas, chairs, etc. »» Your décor and flowers will be responsible for roughly 12-17% of the budget. This will include rentals, setup, tear down, delivery fees and tip.

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Types of flowers you will need: »» Personal flowers: Bridal bouquet and toss bouquet, bridesmaid and maid of honor bouquets, groom’s boutonnière, groomsmen and best man’s boutonnières, flower girl bouquet or petals, ring bearer boutonnière, parents, grandparents, readers, ushers, soloist and your officiant.

»» Ceremony flowers: Pew arrangements, aisle runners, memorial bouquets, chairs, candles, altar or chuppah. »» Reception flowers: Centerpieces for the guest tables, entryways, cake table, gift table, guestbook table, bars, bathrooms and anywhere else that needs a pop of color.

Questions to ask when selecting your florist: OO Do you have a portfolio of your work? OO What is the average cost for bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, etc.? OO Can you provide rental items such as candelabras, aisle runners, vases, etc.? OO Do you deliver? When will the flowers be delivered? What is the fee? OO Is setup at site included?

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OO Do you do multiple weddings on an average weekend? OO When do you need a final count for table centerpieces? OO Can you recommend any seasonal flowers to save money? OO Can you make any suggestions based on my color scheme?

OO Are you familiar with my venue?

OO How much is the deposit to secure my date?

OO Do you pin the corsages and boutonnières on everyone?

OO When is the remaining balance due?


Questions to ask when choosing your dĂŠcor company: OO What color linens/overlays do you offer?

OO What are the setup/tear down charges?

OO Do you rent items such as vases, lighting, candle holders, etc.? Is there a specific quantity that I need to rent?

OO Can I set up my own dĂŠcor to save money?

OO Do you have delivery fees? OO What is the damage deposit? OO How long have you been in the rental business?

OO What size tent would you recommend for the size of my wedding? OO Do you have setup instructions for tents and other such rental items?

OO Do you have an emergency staff or after-hours contact in case we have issues with the rental equipment? OO What time of day do you typically deliver? How far in advance do you deliver to the site? OO Where do I put my rental items when we are done? (i.e. linens in bags, chairs on racks, tables folded, etc.)

OO What is the payment schedule? OO Do you have a late fee?

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You’ve set the date! The next step? Contact us for a consultation. We’ll work with you or your wedding planner to style your wedding. Engage our design team through Pinterest. We’re flexible - we help you achieve your ideal wedding vision and work within your budget without compromising high-end design. 

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Event Tents of Minnesota EVENTTENTSMN.COM Event Tents of Minnesota, making your event the one-to-remember. Our fast design and simple pricing keep the conversation and confusion to a minimum, allowing you to focus on the rest of your party planning needs.

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Festivities is an event rental, décor and floral provider known for award-winning bouquet and centerpiece design, specialty linen, a beautiful array of chair covers and sashes, impressive tents, custom ceiling draping, trendy lounge furnishings, unique place settings, creative design insights and more. Dress your day with the functional, fun and fashionable décor your event needs and the design, service and expertise you want!

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Indulge & Bloom INDULGEANDBLOOM.COM Be Unique. Be Inspired. Be Yourself. Our professional, experienced, creative and passionate staff is excited to help you bring the vision of your wedding day to bloom. Our wedding designers will meet with you to discuss your ideas for your wedding day, presenting options for the perfect flowers and décor for your bouquets and centerpieces, and offering creative ideas to truly make your wedding a day to remember for a lifetime.

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Lexington Floral LEXINGTONFLORAL.COM Lexington Floral is a third-generation family owned and operated full-service florist conveniently located just North of the Twin Cities. Our designers offer a creative viewpoint and knowledgeable background to help you envision your perfect floral setting while staying respectful to your budget. From simple centerpieces to stunning floral walls, no event is too big or too small for us. We look forward to working with you from vision to fruition!

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Linen Effects, Inc. LINENEFFECTS.COM Linen Effects is a wedding dĂŠcor rental company specializing in table linens, specialty chairs, centerpieces, chair covers, lounge furniture, and backdrops. Linen Effects is well regarded in the industry for its creativity, excellent service, high standards, and large selection. Many venues, wedding professionals, planners, and florists recommend Linen Effects. Linen Effects has been providing award winning events in the Twin Cities for over 25 years.

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Litin’s Party Value PARTYVALUE.COM

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Your Mpls source for traditional & trending wedding supplies & decorations, including ceremony & reception accessories, personalized invitations & gifts. We have a full-service balloon counter & catering supplies dept, perfect for engagement parties, showers, groom’s dinners or DIY wedding receptions. Our solid color tableware selection has an impressive 27 colors! Bulk pricing available. Come and see for yourself why service, selection, & quality have been our trademark for 50 years!

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On Site Companies ONSITECO.COM Don’t settle for less than perfection on your big day. Let us bring a touch of class to your outdoor wedding with one of our fabulous luxury restroom trailers. Each trailer features flushing toilets as well as running water sinks. For something a little more luxurious, our larger trailers offer heating and air conditioning, stereo systems, porcelain sinks and individual stalls. Call today to arrange a consultation. We’d be thrilled to help you find the perfect trailer for you.

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Rison Design RISONDESIGN.COM From simple elegance to extravagant beauty, Rison Design is here to make your wedding day special and memorable with gorgeous floral designs and decor styling. Contact us today for a complementary consultation and to receive a quote. Now offering rental on containers, center pieces and event decor elements. NEW BRIGHTON, MN 651-246-7378 DESIGNS@RISONDESIGN.COM

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Studio B Floral Designs STUDIOBFLORAL.COM Focusing our attention on our client’s desires, Studio B Floral Designs combines our artistry with your personal style to create an unforgettable floral experience with the perfect bouquet, centerpieces and décor for your wedding day. Need a little extra help on your wedding day? Look no further than Studio B Floral Designs. We can work with you to incorporate your vision into your entire wedding day with Day of Coordinating and a full line of Rentals to enhance your event.

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Ultimate Events UE-MN.COM

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Ultimate Events is the Twin Cities’ premiere event rental company, providing everything from necessities such as tents, tables, chairs, dance floors, and stages to the fine details of china, glassware, centerpieces, specialty linen, and stunning dÊcor, for over 50 years. We have vast warehouses and a large showroom where you can see and touch our product and work with our educated and friendly event consultants. Modern? Classy? Traditional? Elegant? Define your wedding style with the event experts at Ultimate Events!

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INVITATIONS, FAVORS + GIFTS Picture your wedding guests. Maybe it’s your cousin, your best friend since college or your fiancé’s grandmother. Just think of the excitement they’ll feel when they open their personalized envelope and find a beautiful wedding invitation inside. The colors pop, the attention to detail is obvious, and they can’t wait to join the celebration. Your invitation will give guests a first look at the big day to come, so make sure it matches the overall look and theme of your wedding. This will not only provide the requisite wedding information such as who, what, where and when—but will also give guests an understanding about the formality and expectations of dress for your big day. If your wedding is a black tie affair, remember to stick strictly to etiquette standards—but if you are going for a more laid-back event, feel free to let the verbiage show off your playful side.

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Once your guest list is set and those savethe-dates are in the mail, it’s time to start thinking about giving a little something back to those who have supported you in the wedding planning process. Don’t forget to purchase gifts for your wedding party—get as creative as your heart desires, but typical gifts include wedding-day jewelry for the bridesmaids and ties, pocket squares and other accessories for the groomsmen. Mothers and fathers will appreciate small, sentimental tokens on the wedding day, especially if you’ll be spending time with them before the ceremony—it’s a truly lovely gesture on this very significant day. And of course, there are the gifts from the bride and groom to one another. These can be small and sweet or grand gestures—whatever you choose, have it delivered to your partner before the ceremony with a loving note expressing your true love and commitment. Lastly: wedding favors, the treat your guests take away from your wedding. Leave them with something that will remind them of your day but also show your personal style. If you have a wedding theme, this is a great way to embellish it and go all out. Favors that will get your guests talking are those they can take home and use in their daily life. Some examples include: a personalized candle, spices for their kitchen, a wine glass, custom-made soap, or even a matchbox with your wedding date.

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Questions to ask when selecting your invitations: OO Do you have a minimum order? Do you create custom designs? What is the fee? OO Can you help with wording? Etiquette? OO Am I able to receive a hard proof before I place the entire order? OO What are the charges involved? (Paper grade/ weight, envelope lettering, fonts, text colors, etc.)

OO How long will it take to print my items? OO Do you offer other wedding stationary items? (Thank-you cards, table numbers, programs, etc.)

OO Do you have a bulk order discounted rate? Don’t forget stationery for the wedding day: »» Ceremony programs »» Escort cards »» Rececption signage (bar signs, dessert signs, buffet signs)

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How to choose the right favors for your guests: »» If hosting a more casual event, feel free to add tons of personality and style to your wedding favors. »» Lots of couples like to DIY certain pieces of the wedding—favors are a great place to start! Think Pinterest, Etsy and other crafty websites for inspiration. »» What else are you providing at the wedding? Do you already have more food than anyone could ever eat? Then try to avoid an edible favor.

»» Do you and your fiancé have a shared passion? Are you the ecofriendly couple? Consider a small plant that guests can take home. »» Use inspiration boards and visual images to get your creative juices flowing. »» Remember: Your wedding favors will remind your guests of your day and can have a lasting impression. What do you want them to physically take away from your day?

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Anchor Paper Express ANCHORPAPER.COM/INDEX.PHP/EXPRESS-STORES/ We are here to help bring your vision together and unveil your special day through Do It Yourself (DIY) invitations, décor and more. Our Express stores offer paper stock in a broad variety of colors, weights and finishes with premium options to set the tone for your event. Paired with in-store equipment, craft applications, enclosures and associates’ extensive knowledge, we strive to inspire, showcase, and celebrate unique ideas and creativity. Utilize our DIY facilities and experience to create a perfect look unique to you!

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Kristina Designz KRISTINADESIGNZ.COM Make your big day extra special with your very own tailor-made wedding stationery from Kristina Designz. Let us help you tell your unique love story with beautiful wedding invitations. Set up a coffee date with me, so we can make your dreams come true with everything from an invitation suite to calligraphy signage. ANOKA, MN 55303 612-600-9559 INFO@KRISTINADESIGNZ.COM

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Cornhole Pro LLC FACEBOOK.COM/CORNHOLEPROLLC/ Durable regulation size heavy duty custom built cornhole boards and bags. Options are endless and can be customized. Great for party and reception entertainment! 651-274-1263 CORNHOLEPRO898@YAHOO.COM

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MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT The dance floor is buzzing. The music is incredible. The crowd is celebrating the night away. This is the image many couples envision when they think about their wedding night. To ensure your night is a celebration to remember, you will need to hire the best music and entertainment. It’s crucial to hire a professional DJ that will be able to compile a great list of songs for your day. This is not an area to pinch your budget. Keeping the dance floor packed is truly a talent, and you will want someone who has a lot of experience doing so.

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BUDGET Your music will be responsible for roughly 5-10% of the budget. This will include: the band/DJ, their equipment rentals, any lighting that is a part of the package, mileage and tip.


How to decide between DJ or live music: 1. What type of tone would you like to set for the evening? A. Relaxed, classic vibe with some energy B. Contemporary, classic, exciting with a lot of energy 2. How much variety in music is important to you? A. A little—very specific range of songs B. A lot! A wide range of genres and eras 3. What is your budget? A. Very flexible B. Very limited 4. How much space does your venue have for entertainment? A. Large space B. Very limited 5. Do you want music to dance to or more of an interactive music portion? A. Interactive—love the concert vibe B. Music to dance to—Electric and Cha-Cha Slide, Macarena, the works! Mostly A’s Think about having live music at your reception. Pros for live music are that you get the classic feel and excitement of having a live performance. If you are looking for a specific type of music, live music is a great option.

Mostly B’s Consider having a DJ at your wedding. DJ’s are typically less expensive and have more variety in the music they can offer. They have tons of dancing songs as well as background music for dinner. They can be as flexible in their playlists as you want. You can also make a “must-play” and “do not play” list for a DJ.

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Questions to ask when selecting your musicians or DJ: OO Are you available for my specific date? OO Can you play specific songs or learn them? OO What is your specialty? Can and will you play a variety? OO How many weddings have you done? OO Can you provide me with three to four references? OO How long have you been in the industry? How long have you played together? OO What sets you apart from your competition? OO How far in advance do I need to book your service? OO What is the deposit? OO Do you have extra fees if you work past your designated time?

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OO Do you provide any extra services? Lights, microphones, amps, speakers, etc. OO Outdoor ceremony/reception: do you need any specific electrical equipment for outdoors? OO How much space will you require? OO Live music: Can we see and hear you perform? OO Are you willing to be our announcer/emcee for the evening? OO Will you accept special requests during the reception? TIPPING GUIDE DJ: 15-20% depending on how involved and timely your DJ has been. Band members: $30-50 each, depending on how long their set has been. If they are hired through an agency, tipping is a great gesture. Some contracts have tipping included, so be sure to reference your invoice for services to see if this is built-in. This can be done at the end of the night when they have completed their services. You can also give these tips to your wedding planner to disperse for you.


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At Adagio, our goal is to assist you in creating an atmosphere that will make your guests feel welcome and involved without making the DJ the focus. We are known for our tasteful and subtle approach as well as our exceptional attention to detail and award winning customer service. We are highly recommended by the area’s best venues, wedding planners, and other professionals in the industry.

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AWE Productions AWEWEDDINGS.COM AWE (Amazing Weddings & Events) Productions has been a full service entertainment production company since 1976. With our focus on quality and a staff that truly cares about your event, you are in store for the ultimate AWE. Besides AWEsome DJ Entertainment, we offer fun & fast photobooths, amazing uplighting and monogram lighting, and our new Cake Video Mapping experience. When you choose AWE Productions for your special day, you are giving yourself a true sense of quality and security.

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Every couple deserves a wedding dance that their guests will be raving about for months. Bellagala’s professional DJs specialize in delivering that perfect first dance and keeping your guests dancing all night long. Our DJ service is tailored to suit your needs to ensure that you have the wedding celebration of your dreams. Bellagala seeks personable and professional DJs with a love of music to join our team.

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Cinema Ballroom CINEMABALLROOM.COM Cinema Ballroom is the Twin Cities’ premier ballroom and Latin dance studio. We are open 7 days a week providing both dance classes and private lessons. Choreograph your first dance as husband and wife, perform with your entire wedding party, take private lessons with your wedding party or simply learn to dance at your reception. Our dance instructors are certified to teach dance and will help make your wedding special.

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Complete Weddings + Events COMPLETEMN.COM Complete is a fun company that provides Photography, DJ, Video, Photo Booth, and Lighting services for weddings and events. Complete helps coordinate a plan, shoot great photos, capture compelling video, and provide the perfect soundtrack for the day. We do it with heart, feeling, emotion and the perfect amount of cleverness.

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Silver Sound Entertainment SILVERSOUNDENTERTAINMENT.COM Silver Sound is Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota’s first choice in wedding reception entertainment. We bring more than great music and extraordinary lighting to every event; we put on unique personalized productions. Our dedicated entertainers will work closely with you in helping create the perfect event. With over a decade of experience, we are confident we will meet all your needs. Silver Sound Entertainment considers it an honor to be a part of your celebration.

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We are a one of a kind husband and wife DJ and Night of Coordinator team. Our best feature which makes us stand out, is being able to give you the one on one personal attention you deserve to make your evening memorable. We work with you from start to finish. With our unique night of reception planner, together we can plan your night and you can relax while enjoying your biggest day ever.

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Instant Request DJ Entertainment INSTANTREQUEST.COM Instant Request has been providing the finest DJ entertainment in the Twin Cities since 1980. Instant Request was recognized as the Knot Magazine’s “Best of 2010-2017” and was voted the “Best DJ Service” thirteen consecutive years by MN Bride Magazine. The perfect choice if you are looking for a tasteful and organized DJ. 5001 AMERICAN BLVD W, SUITE 995 | BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-934-6110 | INFO@INSTANTREQUEST.COM

Lake Country Productions LAKECOUNTRYPRODUCTIONS.COM Lake Country Productions provides only the best entertainment experience. Get to know your personal DJ as they customize your wedding, celebrating YOU! Driven by passion to perform, our DJs are charismatic entertainers who have achieved a mastery level in their specialty. Making memories is our passion. Customization is our promise. ST. PAUL, MN | 651-493-9357 INFO@LAKECOUNTRYPRODUCTIONS.COM

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Party All Night Entertainment, Inc. PARTYALLNIGHTENTERTAINMENT.COM Party All Night Entertainment brings the party to you, so you have one less thing to worry about on your special day! Our DJ services are customized to fit your needs & we work with you every step of the way. Give us a call and lets Party All Night! MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL 952-377-8770 | PARTYALLNIGHTENTERTAINMENT@GMAIL.COM

PM Enterprises TWINCITIESDJ.COM Celebrating over 32 years of business. Since day one, we have specialized in weddings. Other parties and events just don’t compare to the celebration of young love. An atmosphere of long time friendship, old stories and ridiculous dances fill the air. There is no party like a wedding party. 160 1ST STREET SE | NEW BRIGHTON, MN 55112 651-330-2188 | PMENT@TWINCITIESDJ.COM

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HEALTH + BEAUTY It’s very important to stay healthy during the wedding planning process—not only from a physical standpoint, but from an emotional one as well. As you are trying to achieve your amazing bridal glow, always remember that maintaining wellness is the highest priority. Stress can build up quickly when planning a wedding—maintaining your emotional wellbeing will help the planning process immensely. Remember the long-term benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Exercising and eating right will keep your body in great shape, but may also help manage stress levels. Balancing work, family and wedding planning can be a challenge, but if you prioritize self-care, you’ll sail effortlessly through to your big day.

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Being a beautiful bride is surely a top priority. Here are some ideas on how to achieve your best wedding-day look: • Visit your stylist early in the planning process. If you will be making changes to your look, they’ll help guide you through the process. • Don’t go too drastic. You want to look back at your wedding photos and know it was a true reflection of you. • If you’ll be getting any facials, waxes or exfoliation treatments, be sure to do a trial run a few months before the wedding—you want to know how your skin may react. • Have your trial hair and makeup appointment at least two weeks before your day. You want to take the time to perfect your look before the big day arrives. • Try to make your trial for the day of your bachelorette party or bridal shower. That way, you will be able to show off your fabulous glow. • When you visit your stylist for your trial hairdo, bring all your bridal jewelry and accessories. This is so the stylist won’t have any surprises to work with on your actual wedding day.

BUDGET Your beauty regimen will be roughly $150-500-plus, depending if you have weekly/ monthly appointments leading up to your wedding. Typical hair and makeup will average around $200.

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Tips on how to achieve your ideal lifestyle: »» Visit with your physician. Ask them questions about what your ideal physical condition would be. Remember not all programs are right for everyone and having help can be the first step to a successful health plan. »» Don’t take on too many changes at once. You want these results to last far into your married life. »» Eat healthy fruits and veggies. A good rule of thumb is the more brightly colored they are, the better they are for you. »» Be active. Everyone is busy, especially when they are planning a wedding. Find time to make a consistent training program. This not only affects the size of your dress, but also the size of your stress.

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Questions to ask when selecting your hair and makeup artist: »» How many weddings have you done? Can I see a portfolio of your work? »» What is the total cost and what does that include? Trial sessions, day-of, extra items? »» Can you accommodate my bridesmaids as well? »» Do you have a group rate? »» Do you have a lot of experience with my skin type? What would you recommend for a beauty regimen prior to my wedding? »» What happens at the trial run? »» How long do your services typically take? »» Where will the hair/makeup session take place for both trial (typically at the salon) and day-of (onsite where you are getting ready)? »» What would happen if you are not available that day? Would there be a replacement from the salon?

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Say “I Do” to Bridal Beauty. Smile for the aisle with a stunning look for the big day! Awaken your inner makeup artist. Unveil your beauty with a free makeover, and invite your bridesmaids. With Mary Kay, you can glide on confidence with a luxurious lipstick or draw on a classic cat eye with eyeliner. The choice is yours! Contact me to schedule a session.

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Winter Artistry WINTERARTISTRY.COM Winter Artistry is a hair and makeup company based in Minneapolis that specializes in wedding day beauty services. Led by owner and lead artist Jody Winter, our goal is to provide you with amazing customer service. To us, getting your hair and makeup done on your wedding day is more than just hiring talented artists. You need someone there who is truly on your team, rooting for you and your partner as you start the next chapter. Here’s to you!

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Faces Etc of MN FACESETCOFMN.COM Faces Etc of MN, is a Licensed Post-Secondary Career School, training Makeup Artists for all Production mediums including, Bridal. We can help you secure a Bridal/Hair Artist for your upcoming Wedding - Click our job-board to book your Airbrush Artist today! 4419 NICOLLET AVE. S | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55419 612-824-3000 | DEBBIE@FACESETCOFMN.COM

Merrill’s Salon & Spa 763-557-0190 Brides are our specialty! Merrill’s Salon & Spa is a full service salon where you’ll look and feel your best on your wedding day. We offer advanced skin care, hair color, massage, nails, waxing, makeup & hair styling. Come to Merrill’s on your wedding day and relax while we take care of you & your wedding party. Free consultations. 3900 VINEWOOD LANE N, SUITE 8 | PLYMOUTH, MN 55441 MERRILLHAIRDESIGNERS.COM | COURTNEY@MERRILLHAIRDESIGNERS.COM

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HONEYMOON + DESTINATION TRAVEL Honeymoon: just the mention of the word calls to mind champagne breakfasts for two, lazy afternoons in the sun and candlelight dinners. After all the work you put into planning your wedding day, you can now enjoy a wonderful vacation together. Whether it’s sipping mimosas on the beach or hiking through the Apennines in Italy, your honeymoon will bring a relaxation unlike any other escape you’ve ever experienced. This will be one of the most unforgettable vacations you and your spouse will take together.

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One of the best ways to ensure your trip goes well is to be as prepared as possible. • Get travel insurance: If anything happens, you’ll be prepared and won’t lose any of the deposits. • Make sure that you have all the necessary travel documentation. This can include a passport, driver’s license and birth certificate. Be sure to check with your travel agency or airline for the exact documentation needed. • Be sure to read up on current travel rules. This can be one of the most frustrating pieces of traveling. Knowing ahead of time what you will be dealing with can save a few headaches. • Reconfirm your itinerary with the airline and make sure you have transportation to the airport. • Be early: Having to rush around and feel stressed is not how you want to start your honeymoon. Give yourself plenty of time. You will enjoy this adventure together even more when you don’t feel rushed.

good to know: What will play a large role in the cost of your honeymoon is both the location that you choose and the flight/ transportation to get there. The average cost of a honeymoon is about $5,000. It’s very common for couples to save up and go on a honeymoon near their first anniversary as well.

• This is not the time to go for the cheap hotel. Splurging on some luxuries is a must on your honeymoon.

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AAA Minneapolis AAA.COM/TRAVEL Planning the perfect destination wedding or honeymoon can be overwhelming, so when it comes to arranging your trip, let AAA Travel help. Our specialists will assist you in planning the destination wedding or honeymoon of your dreams, whether that is relaxing on a sun-soaked beach, trekking through South American rainforests, a Cruise to the Mediterranean or hitting the slopes in the Swiss Alps. AAA offers personalized travel planning to destinations throughout the world. Let us plan your dream destination!

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Discover Stillwater DISCOVERSTILLWATER.COM Feel like you are a world away in one of America’s Most Picturesque Towns right here in Minnesota. Stillwater’s location has everything you need for a special wedding reception or romantic mini-moon getaway. With over 20 venues, stunning historic mansions, walkable dining and shopping in the historic riverfront district, and fun grooms dinner ideas like riverboat cruises – you are sure to inspire smiles!

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Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts BLUEFINBAY.COM We believe everything about your wedding day should make you feel beautiful, including the backdrop. With three distinct resort venues – all located on breathtaking Lake Superior – you can mix and match to create the perfect destination wedding or honeymoon. Bluefin Bay has been named Minnesota’s “Most Romantic Resort,” and “Best Honeymoon Resort” seven years straight. ON LAKE SUPERIOR | 7192 W HWY 61 | PO BOX 2125 | TOFTE, MN 55615 800-BLUEFIN | 218-663-6875 | WEDDINGS@BLUEFINBAY.COM

Romance by Jet ROMANCEBYJET.COM We are a boutique travel agency that specializes in romance travel. Whether you’re looking for a destination wedding on an exquisite beach or a honeymoon on a winding European river, put our 40+ years of combined first-hand experience and over 120 countries visited to work to create your ideal timeless getaway. 715-682-9591 | 1-800-317-1599 INFO@ROMANCEBYJET.COM

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GIFT REGISTRIES + HOME Beginning your new life together will be a very exciting transition. Starting a gift registry is one of the first steps—this can be a great time to take inventory of what you both own. Look through your belongings and see what you would like to bring together. You’ll also want to reflect on who you are as a couple. Are you adventurous? Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Are you more of a cozy-by-the-fire type? Take these things into consideration when you’re registering. Also, you’ll need to think about the big transitions you may go through. Will you be moving in the near future? Do you have a smaller apartment that you will be living in? Consider these logistics before registering.

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Now here’s the fun part: picturing your post-wedding life together. If they haven’t already, many couples consider buying a house together after they say their “I do’s.” Go ahead and start dreaming now, envisioning what you want that house to look like. Once it comes time to start seriously searching for that perfect abode, you’ll want to book a realtor that you can trust, along with mortgage service providers and eventually home improvement professionals. Every step along the way, ask for recommendations. Make sure the professionals you hire have a longstanding reputation of excellent service.

good to know: Remember to update your registry over the course of planning. With bridal showers, bachelorette parties and wedding gifts, your list will need to be replenished as items are purchased. Do this at least two times: once about a month before you wedding day and then again about two weeks before your day.

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Tips for creating the perfect registry: »» Register at a minimum of three different stores. This way if your guests are from out of town, they will most likely have a store nearby. You can also create online registries.

»» Be careful not to register for seasonal items. If you are registering nine months ahead of time, they may not have these items when your guests go to purchase them for you.

»» Break registering into multiple days. Trying to get it done all in one day will become overwhelming. Think bedrooms and bathrooms one day, tackle the kitchen department another day.

»» If you’ve already built your home together, think of some good ideas for an alternative gift registry. Try a honeymoon fund or donations to your favorite charity.

»» Register for gifts in all price points. This way your guests can choose a gift they know you’ll love at a price they can afford.

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»» Look for a store that has some perks. Do you get a percentage off registry items after the wedding (usually between 10-15%)? This incentive is often found with the larger retailers.


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DINING + SMALLER CELEBRATIONS At times, the wedding planning process may feel overwhelming. It’s important to slow down, soak it all in and remember this is a time for celebration! From the engagement party to the shower, the bachelorette party to the rehearsal dinner—all the parties leading up to your big day encourage you to step away from the planning and just enjoy the moment.

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Engagement Party

Bridal Shower

WHAT IS IT? This is a party to help you celebrate and announce to your family and close friends that you are engaged. Usually a smaller scale party, this is a great chance to get everyone together that will have a lot of involvement with the wedding so they can get to know one another.

WHAT IS IT? History states that the bridal shower was for the bride’s friends to “shower” her with enough gifts to allow her to set up a new home with her husband. This is obviously a very traditional sense of the term—now it’s more of a day for female friends and family to get together and celebrate. Gifts are still commonly brought for the bride but aren’t always just for her new home. This is typically a ladies-only party, but couples showers are becoming increasingly popular.

WHEN SHOULD IT HAPPEN? Typically within the first few months of your engagement. You will want this event to be as far away from the wedding date as possible. WHO THROWS IT? Customarily thrown by the bride’s parents or the couple can also throw the party themselves.

WHEN SHOULD IT HAPPEN? It should happen at least two to three weeks before the wedding, but can be as far in advance as the host would like. Normally two to three months prior to the wedding. WHO THROWS IT? This shower is typically thrown by the maid of honor or a close group of friends of the bride. Sometimes the mother of the groom likes to get into the action and throw a party as well.

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Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties WHAT IS IT? These are thought to be a rite of passage for the bride and groom. They are celebrations involving close friends and wedding party. They tend to get a bad reputation and can cause some friction, so it’s a good idea to have a chat about expectations beforehand to avoid any hurt feelings. It is also a growing trend to celebrate these moments in a combined co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party.

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WHEN SHOULD IT HAPPEN? Traditionally, this party happened the night before the wedding. Now couples are celebrating much earlier. (You want to feel your best on your wedding day, after all—so it’s best not to be reveling the night before.) Plan for two weeks prior to your wedding, at the latest. WHO THROWS IT? For the groom, the best man; and for the bride, the maid of honor. Friends and wedding party will usually assist.


Rehearsal Dinners WHAT IS IT? Also called a “Groom’s Dinner,” this is a meal following the wedding rehearsal. This rehearsal includes: your officiant, wedding party members (and their significant others), close family, soloists and ceremony readers. It is customary to invite everyone who participated in the rehearsal to the celebration to follow. It can also be a nice gesture to invite any out-of-town guests as a way to thank them for traveling and entertain them for the evening. Typically this is the time to present your token of appreciation to your wedding party and parents. It is also a good time for extended family and friends to make toasts. (There are generally a limited few that will actually take place at your wedding.) WHEN SHOULD IT HAPPEN? The night before your wedding—directly after the wedding rehearsal. WHO THROWS IT? The groom’s parents traditionally host this event.

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CHS Field CHSFIELD.COM Looking for a unique spot to host your next event? The Securian Financial Club at CHS Field can provide you with an upscale, stress-free environment to entertain your guests. Accommodating up to 250 people, this indoor space surrounded by glass will protect you from the elements while you soak in views of the baseball field, Dayton’s Bluff to the east, and the downtown St. Paul skyline to the west.

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PedalPub Twin Cities PEDALPUB.COM

952-703-9000 209 N WASHINGTON AVE. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401 TWINCITIES@PEDALPUB.COM

Looking to celebrate the bride or groom-to-be? Our 2-hour tours are full of fun, and they stop at your favorite breweries, bars, and restaurants. Our party bikes seat 8-16 people and are BYOB, so you can enjoy your beverage of choice. We have various routes that tour the downtown areas of both St. Paul and Minneapolis as well as routes that explore the hip areas of Dinkytown, East Hennepin, Uptown, and many other surrounding areas.

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Atlas Grill ATLASGRILLCATERING.COM Looking to celebrate with friends, family, or out of town guests before your big day? Look to Atlas Grill, located in Downtown Minneapolis! Specializing in fire-roasted meats and seafood, using a traditional method of grilling influenced by fresh, Mediterranean dining. We invite you to experience the flavors of Atlas! 200 SOUTH 6TH ST. | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402 612-338-4700 | EVENTS@ATLASGRILL.COM

Buca di Beppo BUCADIBEPPO.COM/BANQUETS/WEDDINGS/ Whether you’re planning an engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, bachelor or bachelorette party, Buca di Beppo is the perfect place to come together in celebration. We offer semi-private dining areas to accommodate celebrations of all sizes. Our authentic Italian dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Buca di Beppo – now that’s Amore! 5 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU. 877-955-2822 | GROUPRESERVATIONS@BUCAINC.COM

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Heyday HEYDAYEATS.COM We are proud to offer several different event options at Heyday. From a group of ten to one hundred guests our space provides an unforgettable atmosphere with a plethora of customizable options. 2700 LYNDALE AVE S | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408 612-200-9369 | HEYDAYPRIVATEEVENTS@GMAIL.COM

Jake O’Connor’s Public House JAKEOCONNORS.COM We offer something for everyone, with our creative menu and our casual dining among a wonderful ambiance, live music and a perfectly poured pint. Jake O’Connor’s would love to host your private party or event to create memories that last a lifetime. 200 WATER STREET | EXCELSIOR, MN 55331 952-908-9650

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Lola’s Lakehouse LOLASLAKEHOUSE.COM Lola’s Lakehouse is one of the few restaurants in the Twin Cities located on lakefront property. This is the perfect place for your private party or event! Choose our restaurant or the open-air deck overlooking the lake. We have something for everyone. 318 EAST LAKE ST | WACONIA, MN 55387 952-442-4954

McKinney Roe MCKINNEYROE.COM Located in the heart of Minneapolis’s burgeoning East Town neighborhood, McKinney Roe is the place to be, no matter what your plans are. From the elegant, eclectic décor in our two-story dining room to our expansive patio overlooking U.S. Bank plaza, there’s no bad seat in our 7,000-square-foot house. 530 4TH STREET | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55415 612-545-5863

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Nicollet Island Inn NICOLLETISLANDINN.COM The Nicollet Island Inn’s award-winning restaurant is the best combination of food and atmosphere in the Twin Cities. Consistently named the “Most Romantic”, “Best Hotel Dining” and “Best View” by local and national publications, the Nicollet Island Inn is proud to be one of the finest dining destinations in a city. Whether you are hosting a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or 50th wedding anniversary the Inn’s specialty is your special event! 95 MERRIAM ST | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401 612-331-1800 X3 | LINDSAY@NICOLLETISLANDINN.COM

O’Donovan’s Irish Pub ODONOVANS.COM Welcome to O’Donovan’s Irish Pub, the first Irish Pub in MN built entirely in Ireland and shipped piece by piece to the United States. The Pub’s authentic design was the first step in assuring all our guests enjoy the true essence of an Irish Pub. 700 NORTH 1ST AVENUE | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403 612-317-8896

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TRANSPORTATION + VALET You’ve sealed your vows with a kiss and now it’s time to celebrate with your guests. Riding in style to your reception is a must. There are many transportation options to fit your vision such as chauffeured limousines, trolleys, classic cars, muscle cars, or even horse-drawn carriage services. How do you pick which is best for your day? If you’re considering a valet service, know that most will require a minimum car amount. Be sure to check into this before you book, since you don’t want to be left with a tab. Most services will have one valet for every 20-25 cars. This can be arranged by your venue or an outside valet service company. You may also want to consider a coat check service for your guests contingent on weather.

Tipping Guide: Driver: 15-20% of the total bill (if not already included in charges) Valet attendants: $1-1.50 per car. This may be done when they have completed their services. You can also give these tips to your wedding planner to disperse.

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Here are some tips for selecting your transportation and valet services: OO Think about the style of the exit you want to have. If it’s a more formal affair, a limousine filled with your entire bridal party is the way to go. OO How many people do you need to transport? If your wedding party is large, you might consider a luxury bus or several limousines. OO Transportation companies often require a minimum of two hours of service. This is a great opportunity to go take some fun pictures with your wedding party offsite. OO Some couples choose to arrange transportation for their guests. Shuttles sometimes can be organized through the hotel where you have a block of rooms reserved. Otherwise this is something your planner can help with.

Questions to ask when selecting your transportation: OO How many years has your company been in business?

OO What type of attire do your drivers wear?

OO Tell me about the vehicles in your fleet?

OO Is gratuity part of the total bill or is this extra?

OO What is your reservation policy?

OO Are there any restrictions with decorating the cars? (“Just Married” signs, etc.)

OO What kind of insurance policy do you have and what does it cover?

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1st Class Transportation 1STCLASS-TRANSPORTATION.COM Weddings can be stressful at times when things don’t go as planned. That’s why we ensure that you will have a sensational experience in one of our immaculate vehicles. Our Professionals can tailor a package that can fit your needs and budget. We want to help make your wedding day limo experience one that you will remember for a lifetime. We take pride in being selected as the wedding limo provider for any wedding we work with.

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999 AMERICAN BLVD E MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55420 612-331-7433 INFO@PREMIERTRANS.COM

Premier Transportation is the Twin Cities’ leader in wedding limousine transportation for over 40 years. Premier’s professional uniformed chauffeurs will pamper you in luxurious style. Services include: bachelor, bachelorette, airport transportation, hotel and venue shuttling, wedding day. Sedans, Limos, Escalades, Mercedes Sprinters, Limo Buses, Mini Coaches, Motor Coaches.

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PRIVATE SPACES TO ACCOMMODATE CELEBRATIONS OF ALL SIZES

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301onMain Event Center 301 Main Street NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-259-8213 301onMain.com

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A.G. Hill Ballroom 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN

651-696-6472 macalester.edu/conferences

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A’BULAE 255 6th Street E, 6th Floor, St. Paul, MN

651-788-9818 abulae.com

Afton House Inn / Afton * Hudson Cruise Lines 3291 South St. Croix Trail, Afton, MN

651-436-8883 aftonhouseinn.com

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Al and Alma’s Supper Club & Charter Cruises 5201 Piper Road, Mound, MN

952-472-3098 AlandAlmas.com

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Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort 45401 Mille Lacs Parkway, Isle, MN

320-676-8834 sunsetbayml.com

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, MN

320-762-1124 arrowwoodresort.com

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Atlas Grill Events & Catering 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-338-4700 atlasgrillcatering.com

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Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge 161 Saint Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN

651-287-7678 capitolridgehotel.com

Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts 7192 W Hwy 61, PO Box 2125, Tofte, MN

800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.com

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RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR OPTIONS

375

$1850-$3100

Varies

Either Provides

50-350

$1250

Varies

Site Provides

500

$2995-$9995

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Site Provides

10-300

Varies

$300-$2500

Site Provides

20-149

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

270

$200-$4500

$600-$1600

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25-400

$250-$950

$2500-$9500

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25-300

$0+

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175

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

100

$650-$1250

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Bogart’s Entertainment Center 14917 Garrett Avenue, Apple Valley, MN

612-269-4625 bogartsentertainmentcenter.com

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville, MN

952-435-7600 brackettscrossingcc.com

Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point, MN

218-562-7176 breezypointresort.com

Brookhall Event Center 11930 Central Avenue NE, Blaine, MN

763-755-8731 blainbrookbowl.com

Brookview 316 Brookview Parkway S, Golden Valley, MN

763-512-2345 brookviewevents.com

Can Can Wonderland 755 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN

651-925-2261 cancanwonderland.com

Cedarhurst Mansion 6940 Keats Avenue S, Cottage Grove, MN

651-769-8918 cedarhurstmansion.com

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN

952-934-1524 weddings.chanhassendt.com

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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN

651-487-8282 lancercatering.com

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Country Inn & Suites St. Paul East 6003 Hudson Road, Woodbury, MN

651-739-7300 countryinns.com/woodburymn

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FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR OPTIONS

275

$650-$1200

$0+

Either Provides

600+

$1000-$2100

$7500-$12500

Site Provides

2-400

$0-$1500

$1000-$5000

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450

$300-$1000

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Site Provides

200

$1400

$0

Either Provides

550

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

200+

$2499-$4999

$2499-$4999

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250

$0+

$0+

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400

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

100

Varies

Varies

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Courtyards of Andover 13545 Martin Street NW, Andover, MN

763-754-6953 courtyardsofandover.com

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Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West 3131 Campus Dr, Plymouth, MN

763-559-6600 cpplymouth.com

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Dakota Pines Golf Club 2015 Westview Drive, Hastings, MN

651-437-4210 dakotapinesgolfclub.com

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Delta Hotel Minneapolis Northeast 1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-455-6331 marriott.com/mspde

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DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area 511 Huron Blvd SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-504-3203 DoubleTreeUniversity.com

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DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

952-582-5319 doubletreeminneapolis.com

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DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN

651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com

Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN

763-600-7093 EarleBrown.com

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East Town Ballroom at The Courtyard 1500 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-638-4670 EastTownBallroom.com

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Edinburgh USA 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN

763-315-8516 lancercatering.com

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FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

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OUTDOOR OPTIONS

600

$250-$1250

$2500-$10000

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350

$0+

$6000-$8000

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250

$900-2500

$0

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400

$0-$2500

$4000-$6000

Site Provides

250

$0

$5000-$10000

Site Provides

350

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$3000-$12000

Site Provides

0-500

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Varies

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400

$0-$3500

$3500-$12000

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500

$0

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington 2800 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN

952-967-8706 embassyweddingsbloomington.com

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Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown 12 6th Street South, Minneapolis, MN

612-334-0613 embassysuites.com

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Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport 7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN

952-960-5125 embassymspairport.com

FIVE Event Center 2917 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-827-5555 fiveeventcenter.com

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery 78757 State Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN

507-346-7300 fourdaughtersvineyard.com

Gale Mansion 2115 Stevens Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN

612-870-1662 GaleMansion.com

Garden Room of Eden Prairie 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

Glenhaven Events 1595 220th Street East, Farmington, MN

952-938-0778 fabweddingsmn.com

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Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Event Center 400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, MN

218-365-6565 grandelylodge.com

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Green Acres Event Center 14150 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN

952-942-5220 greenacreseventcenter.com

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RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR OPTIONS

400

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

50-250

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

300

$0+

$6000-$10000

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225-375

$800-$3200

$0

Site Provides

20-300

Varies

Varies

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200

$2100-$3200

$2500-$4500

Site Provides

300

$2775

$1500-$3000

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380

$6000

$0

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250

$500-$1000

$0+

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299

$1600-$5900

$1000-$5000

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Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods 231 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN

218-722-7466 greysolonballroom.com

Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego, WI

800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com

Heyday 2700 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

612-200-9369 heydayeats.comÂ

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Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-376-1000 minneapolis.hilton.com

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Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington 3900 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN

952-830-5250 bloomingtonhilton.com

Historic John P. Furber Farm 7310 Lamar Avenue S, Cottage Grove, MN

651-336-4421 JohnPFurberFarm.com

Holiday Inn Alexandria / The Barn 5637 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria, MN

320-763-6577 thebarnalex.com

Hope Glen Farm & Treehouse 10276 E Point Douglas Rd S, Cottage Grove, MN

612-202-2886 hopeglenfarm.com

Hotel Ivy - a Luxury Collection Hotel 201 S 11th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-746-4600 thehotelivy.com

Inwood Oaks 484 Inwood Ave., St. Paul, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

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550

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Varies

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300

$2900

$0

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150

$0+

$8000-$16000

Site Provides

2-1200

$0+

$5000 & up

Site Provides

300

$0+

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Site Provides

100-500

$2000-$8995

$5000

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350

$600-$750

$3000-$4000

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300+

$500-$9995

$0-$3000

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30-130

$500

$5000

Site Provides

1000

$0

$3000-$8000

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Keller Golf Course 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood, MN

651-766-4176 lancercatering.com

Lafayette Club 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach, MN

952-471-6411 lafayetteclub.com

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center & Catering 3712 Layton Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN

651-779-5994 LakeElmoInn.com

Landmark Center 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN

651-292-3228 landmarkcenter.org

Legends Club 8670 Credit River Blvd, Prior Lake, MN

952-226-9990 legendsgc.com

Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com

Lowertown Event Center 400 Sibley Street N, Suite L50, St. Paul, MN

612-310-4369 lowertowneventcenter.com

Majestic Oaks Golf Club 701 Bunker Lake Blvd, Ham Lake, MN

763-755-2140 majesticoaksgolfclub.com

Medina Golf & Country Club 400 Evergreen Road, Medina, MN

763-478-6021 medinagolfcc.com

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Mid-America Festivals 1244 S Canterbury Rd, Ste 306, Shakopee, MN

952-445-7361 magicaloutdoorweddings.com

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CATERING

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OUTDOOR OPTIONS

350

Varies

Varies

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450

Varies

$10000

Site Provides

300

$0-$1800

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320-700

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Varies

Client Provides

200

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

20-600

$0+

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Site Provides

250

Varies

$0

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10-450

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Varies

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225

$1000

$6500

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$750-$900

$0

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Midland Hills Country Club 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville, MN

651-631-0440 midlandhillscc.org

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

612-359-2227 millenniumhotels.com

Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN

952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com

Minnesota Boat Club 1 South Wabasha Street, St. Paul, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

MInnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN

952-431-9200 mnzoo.org/rent-the-zoo

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MN National Golf Course 23247 480th Street, McGregor, MN

218-426-4444 mnnationalgolfcourse.com

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Muse Event Center | North Loop 107 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

612-345-8344 musemn.com

Nicollet Island Inn 95 Merriam Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-331-1800 x 3 nicolletislandinn.com

Nicollet Island Pavilion 40 Power Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

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FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR OPTIONS

300

$300-$1200

$3000-$6000

Site Provides

350

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

250

$1800

$4000-$6000

Site Provides

350

Varies

$3000-$12000

Either Provides

130

$600-$1600

$2000-$5000

Site Provides

150-275

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

1200

$2500-$6000

Varies

Site Provides

24-200

$150-$500

$1000-$12000

Site Provides

600

$4000-$5700

$4000-$15000

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Olympic Hills Golf Club 10625 Mount Curve Road, Eden Prairie, MN

952-466-6145 olympichills.com

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River

952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com

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Profile Event Center 2630 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-331-5000 profileeventcenter.com

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Punch Bowl Social 1691 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

763-308-5186 punchbowlsocial.com

Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North 2540 North Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN

651-636-4567 radisson.com/rosevillemn

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Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington 5500 American Blvd. W, Bloomington, MN

952-345-1245 marriott.com

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Rosehenge 20732 Holt Ave, Lakeville, MN

952-938-0778 fabweddingsmn.com

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Round Barn Weddings LLC 28650 Wildwood Lane, Red Wing, MN

952-292-9340 roundbarnfarm.com

Royal Golf Club 11455 20th St N, Lake Elmo, MN

651-505-9050 royalclubmn.com

Rush Creek Golf Club 7801 County Road 101, Maple Grove, MN

763-494-0400 rushcreek.com

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CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR OPTIONS

200

$1000-$2000

$2500-$5500

Site Provides

10-145

Varies

$0

Site Provides

250 & 400

$0

Varies

Site Provides

1000

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

350

$0

Varies

Either Provides

25-200

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

220

$2000

$0

Either Provides

300

$4000-$6900

Varies

Site Provides

300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

325

$0

Varies

Site Provides

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Rustic Oaks Barn 17494 100th Street, Brownton, MN

320-296-4342 rusticoaksbarn.com

Science Museum of Minnesota 120 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul, MN

651-221-2550 smm.org/rentals

56

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel 5601 West 78th Street, Bloomington, MN

952-656-5906 bloomingtonmnweddings.com

82

Spirit Mountain 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth, MN

218-624-8531 spiritmt.com

83

St. James Hotel 406 Main Street, Red Wing, MN

651-388-2846 st-james-hotel.com

90

Superior Shores Resort 1521 Superior Shores Drive, Two Harbors, MN

800-242-1988 superiorshores.com

84

The Gardens of Castle Rock 26601 Chippendale Ave, Northfield, MN

651-264-9510 thegardensofcastlerock.com

47

The Hidden Meadow and Barn W9602 Balsam Lane, Pepin, WI

715-448-0326 hiddenmeadowandbarn.com

51

The Historic Deglman Farm 12725 50th Street, Princeton, MN

612-867-8657 deglmanfarm.com

The Holden Room 147 Holden Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-568-6411 parallelmn.com/the-holden-room

91


CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR OPTIONS

400+

$3500

$0

Client Provides

400

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

350

$0-$1000

$2000-$12000

Site Provides

100-400

$750-$900

$0

Site Provides

280

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

25-280

$750-%4000

$0-$3500

Site Provides

300

$3950-$6950

$0+

Client Provides

50-250

Varies

$0

Either Provides

75-250

$3900-$6000

$0

Client Provides

25-400

$800-$4000

$0

Client Provides

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CONTACT

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The Links at Northfork 9333 Alpine Drive NW, Ramsey, MN

763-241-0506 golfthelinks.com

91

The Outing Lodge at the Park 11661 Myeron Road North, Stillwater, MN

651-439-9747 outinglodge.com

85

The Van Dusen Mansion 1900 LaSalle, Minneapolis, MN

612-871-2702 thevandusenmansion.com

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis 410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-813-5300 womansclub.org

Three Rivers Park District 3000 Xenium Lane N, Plymouth MN

763-559-6700 threeriversparks.org

Thumper Pond Resort 300 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail, MN

218-367-2000 thumperpond.com

Warehouse Winery 6415 Cambridge Ave, St. Louis Park, MN

612-940-9463 warehousewinery.com

58

Water Street Inn 101 South Water Street, Stillwater, MN

651-439-6000 waterstreetinn.us

86

Watson Block 256 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

612-300-9525 watsonblock.com

59

Westin Edina Galleria 3201 Galleria, Edina, MN

952-567-5000 edinaweddings.com

57


CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR OPTIONS

275

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

10-300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

350

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

250

$1500-$3000

$3000-$6000

Site Provides

25-320

$75-$2300

$0

Either Provides

350

$0+

$0+

Site Provides

150-200

$800-$2150

$750

Site Provides

10-250

$0+

$5000

Site Provides

120-150

$750-$2000

$750-$2000

Site Provides

300

$0+

$0+

Site Provides

271


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dining + celebrations directory A DETAILED LISTING OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS FOR SMALLER CELEBRATIONS SUCH AS ENGAGEMENT PARTIES, SHOWERS, BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES AND REHEARSAL DINNERS 273


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Afton House Inn 3291 South St. Croix Trail, Afton, MN

651-436-8883 aftonhouseinn.com

61

Al & Alma’s Supper Club 5201 Piper Road, Mound, MN

952-472-3098 AlandAlmas.com

62

Apothecary Bar & Lounge 601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

612-312-1821 loewshotels.com

Atlas Grill 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-338-4700 atlasgrillcatering.com

Black Water Lounge 231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN

218-740-0436 blackwaterlounge.com

Black Woods Grill & Bar 2525 London Road, Duluth, MN

218-724-1612 blackwoods.com

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant 14300 Burnhaven Drive, Burnsville, MN

952-892-7272 bucadibeppo.com/banquets/weddings/

254

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant 7711 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN

952-934-9463 bucadibeppo.com/banquets/weddings/

254

254


directory

CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

10-300

Varies

$300-$2500

20-149

Varies

Varies

10-25

Varies

Varies

25-300

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

375

$0

Varies

350

$0

Varies

100

55

275


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CONTACT

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Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant 12650 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN

763-494-3466 bucadibeppo.com/banquets/weddings/

254

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant 1204 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN

612-288-0138 bucadibeppo.com/banquets/weddings/

254

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant 2728 Gannon Road, St. Paul, MN

651-772-4388 bucadibeppo.com/banquets/weddings/

254

Champps 8010 Glen Lane, Eden Prairie, MN

952-942-3331 champps.com

251

Champps 1641 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka, MN

952-546-3333 champps.com

251

Cosmos 601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MNÂ

612-312-1168 cosmosrestaurant.com

Crooked Pint Ale House 501 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MNÂ

612-877-6900 crookedpint.com

249

Crooked Pint Ale House 3210 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN

952-361-6794 crookedpint.com

249


directory

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

324

$0

Varies

174

$0

Varies

365

$0

Varies

CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

100

$0

$750

100

$0

$750

80

Varies

Varies

40

Varies

Varies

60

Varies

Varies

277


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Crooked Pint Ale House 1734 Adolphus Street, Maplewood, MN

651-252-6500 crookedpint.com

Fogo de Chao 645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

612-425-9002 fogodechao.com

Green Mill 1940 Rahncliff Court, Eagan, MN

651-686-7000 greenmill.com

250

Green Mill 340 Lake Ave, Duluth, MN

218-727-7000 greenmill.com

250

Green Mill 4355 Pheasant Ridge Dr. NE, Blaine, MN

763-792-9400 greenmill.com

250

Green Mill 909 Vermillion St., Hastings, MN

651-438-9191 greenmill.com

250

Green Mill - Hamline Room 57 South Hamline, St. Paul, MN

651-698-0353 greenmill.com

250

Heyday 2700 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-200-9369 heydayeats.com

255

249


directory

CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

150

20-325

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

Varies

Varies

$0+

$800 & up

50

Varies

Varies

40

Varies

Varies

60

Varies

Varies

60

Varies

Varies

55

Varies

Varies

150

$0+

$8000-$16000

279


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CONTACT

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Jake O’Connor’s Public House 200 Water Street, Excelsior, MN

952-908-9650 jakeoconnors.com

Kips Pub & Restaurant 9970 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN

952-367-5070 kipspub.com

Lake Elmo Inn Restaurant 3442 Lake Elmo Ave, Lake Elmo, MN

651-777-8495 LakeElmoInn.com

120

Lola’s Lakehouse 318 E. Lake Street, Waconia, MN

952-442-4954 lolaslakehouse.com

256

McKinney Roe 530 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-545-5863 mckinneyroe.com

256

Nicollet Island Inn 95 Merriam Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-331-1800 nicolletislandinn.com

257

O’Donovan’s Irish Pub 700 North 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN

612-317-8896 odonovans.com

257

Pizza Luce 119 N. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-333-7359 pizzaluce.com

255


directory

CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

40-85

Varies

$1500-$2500

20-60

Varies

Varies

70

Varies

Varies

100

Varies

Varies

120

Varies

Varies

24-200

$150-$500

$1000-$12000

Varies

Varies

20%

$750

30

100

281


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CONTACT

Punch Bowl Social 1691 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

763-308-5186 punchbowlsocial.com

Sweet Pea’s Public House 472 Snelling Ave South, St. Paul, MN

651-698-0100 sweetpeaspub.com

The Tavern Grill 3561 Lexington Ave N, Arden Hils, MN

651-478-4450 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern Grill 10950 Club West Pkwy, Blaine, MN

763-398-8100 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern Grill 772 Bielenberg Dr, Woodbury, MN

651-578-3000 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern on France 6470 France Ave. S., Edina, MN

952-358-6100 tavernonfrance.com

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directory

CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

1000

40

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

70

Varies

$500-$1200

50

Varies

$500-$1200

50

Varies

$500-$1200

55-70

Varies

$500-$1200

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