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The Wedding Issue

Are you overwhelmed with all of the logistics of planning your big day? Join the club! We’ve done our best to provide a all types of local resources for wedding venues, attire, photographers, flowers, music and everything in between. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. We hope this directory helps the day be stress-free and all about you. If, at any point, you need to hire a wedding planner then do so! It is your special day and they are the professionals in this sector (more on that below), so you can be safe in the knowledge that you are being helped. They certainly know what they are doing and they have taken on education such as wedding planner courses along with their experience, so keep that in mind.

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Wedding Issue 2017


  • Communicate with your photographer. Make sure to clarify exactly what style of photos you want and discuss what’s feasible.
  • Trends come and go. Don’t pick your photos off of trendiness. This ensure you’ll like them 30 years from now.
  • Make sure your photographer brings a second shooter to the wedding.
  • Establish a backup plan with your photographer in case they aren’t able to attend your wedding.
  • Communicate with your photographer. Make sure they know how early they should arrive, when they can leave and what you want photographed. This allows the photographer to capture every moment of your wedding – from the bride and groom getting ready to the last dance of the night.
CompanyAddress 1Phone NumberEmails
Admire Photography Fargo & Moorhead701-212-9906
[email protected]
AB Photography425 Elmwood Ave. S, Fargo
[email protected]
Abby AndersonFargo & Moorhead218-234-7269
[email protected]
aKrupich Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-799-7046
[email protected]
Blush Photography
307 Main Street, Chaffee
[email protected]
BNS Photography
1525 36th Ave S, Fargo
[email protected]
Britta the Photographer
1001 Center Ave., Suite I, Moorhead
[email protected]
Bushel & A Peck
Fargo & Moorhead
[email protected]
Chelsea Joy Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-426-3442
[email protected]
Dan Francis Photography
510 10th Ave. N, Fargo
[email protected]
Emily Koska PhotographyFargo & Moorhead218-422-6388
[email protected]
Emmah Violet Films
910 Main ave, Fargo[email protected]
Elska PhotographyFargo & Moorhead701-781-5964
[email protected]
Evan Andrew Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-671-0004
[email protected]
FloraPine Photography
Fargo & Moorhead[email protected]
Gabriel & Carissa Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-330-8989
[email protected]
Grace Films
Fargo & Moorhead
[email protected]
Haney's Photography
1610 Main Ave., Moorhead
[email protected]
High Photography
824 20th St. N, Moorhead
[email protected]
Ivan Wognin
Fargo & Moorhead701-541-1043
[email protected]
Kaitlin Rose Photography
Fargo & Moorhead314-780-9266
[email protected]
K. Ranae Photography
Moorhead, MN
[email protected]
Images by Archer
Fargo & Moorhead320-304-2332
[email protected]
Lily Brundin
Fargo & Moorhead701-741-8198
[email protected]
Lindsay Kaye Photography
910 Main Ave. Suite 100, Fargo
[email protected]
Meg Spielman Studio
910 Main Ave., Suite 202, Fargo
[email protected]
Nicole Midwest Photography
Fargo & Moorhead[email protected]
Scherling Photography
2801 13th Ave. S, Fargo
[email protected]
Sophie Grace
Fargo & Moorhead[email protected]
Tomi Dawn Photo
Fargo & Moorhead701-373-5211
[email protected]
Two Birds Photography
824 Main Ave Moorhead
[email protected]


Wedding Issue 2017


  • From the table centerpieces to the wedding party, you’ll want your floral arrangements to be on point. Speak with some floral experts in the area to get the best advice when it comes to choosing your stems.
  • Look into having a flower attendant for the day of your wedding. They take proper care of the flowers and keep them looking fresh throughout the day.
  • Roses are still a hot classic for floral arrangements, and mason jars have become increasingly popular at weddings for a casual, yet elegant look.
  • Be sure to have floral arrangement ideas ready for your florist, but keep in mind what will be in season. This will help them find the perfect foliage for your special day.



  • The average price for a videographer is $2,000.
  • Keep in mind that it takes around 20 hours to edit a wedding film.
  • Make sure to should contact the videographer a year in advance.
  • Hiring a professional videographer helps to preserve your memories on your wedding day.
  • Many packages include a highlight video and footage of the ceremony.

Cakes & Desserts



  • Although there’s nothing wrong with a classic wedding cake, there are fun alternatives that can be even more unique. From ice cream to dessert shots, couples today are looking beyond the traditional sweets when it comes to their reception desserts.
  • Generally, a three-layer cake will serve 50 to 100 guests; you’ll likely need five layers for 200 guests or more.
  • Be sure to double check with your venue that it’s okay to bring in outside cakes and desserts. A few places will require you to go with their cakes as part of a package deal, or won’t let you have outside food.
  • Order early, most places take orders up to a year in advance.


Wedding Issue 2017

View The Venue Capacity Guide Here


  • Once you’ve settled on the number of guests, find out the max capacity of your ideal Wedding Venue in Fort Worth, TX (or wherever you’re getting married).
  • Determine if there are any vendor restrictions at your venue of choice. Some venues have strict policies on vendors and you may not be allowed to use the planner you wanted or the photographer you already booked.
  • Check if your venue has on-site catering and bar services or even complete setup and teardown of your space.
  • Look if your venue has special features that meet your needs – such as built-in screens, projectors or adequate parking.
CompanyAddress 1Phone NumberEmails
A Friend's House10066 20th St. N, Moorhead701-261-1191[email protected]
AmericInn Hotel & Suites4325 23rd Ave. S, Fargo701-235-4699[email protected]
Armory Event Center904 Center Ave, Moorhead701-271-1551[email protected]
Avalon Events Center2525 9th Ave. SW, Fargo701-478-9600[email protected]
1351 Main Ave. W, West Fargo701-282-2822[email protected]
Breezy Point Resort9252 Breezy Point Dr., Breezy Point800-432-3777[email protected]
Carlos Creek Winery6693 Co. Road 34 NW, Alexandria320-846-5443[email protected]
City Brew Hall120 4th St. N, Wahepton701-793-1975
[email protected]
Clubhouse Hotel & Suites4400 15th Ave. S, Fargo701-282-5777[email protected]
Country Inn & Suites3316 13th Ave. S, Fargo701-234-0565[email protected]
Courtyard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead218-284-1000[email protected]
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo1635 42nd St. SW, Fargo
701-281-7164[email protected]
DoubleTree by Hilton825 E Beaton Dr., West Fargo701-551-0120[email protected]
Fair Hills Resort24270 Co. Highway 20, Detroit Lakes800-323-2849[email protected]
Fargo Air Museum1609 19th Ave. N, Fargo701-293-8043[email protected]
Fargo Civic Center207 4th St. N, Fargo701-241-1480[email protected]
Fargo Country Club509 26th Ave. S, Fargo701-237-9122[email protected]
Four Points by Sheraton Fargo5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo701-364-0000[email protected]
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo701-499-6006[email protected]
Holiday Inn of Fargo3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo701-282-2700[email protected]
Hotel Donaldson101 Broadway N, Fargo701-478-1000[email protected]
Lone Oak Farm Event Venue14641 28th Street SE, Ayr701-639-0055[email protected]
Moorhead Country Club2101 River Dr. N, Moorhead218-236-0100[email protected]
Oxbow Country Club40 Clubhouse Dr., Oxbow701-588-4666[email protected]
Pine Peaks39957 Swanburg Rd. S, Pine Rive612-986-6800[email protected]
The Pines4487 165th Ave SE, Davenport
701-850-6064[email protected]
Plains Art Museum704 1st Ave. N, Fargo701-551-6100[email protected]
Radisson201 5th St. N, Fargo701-476-7352[email protected]
Ramada Fargo3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo701-235-3333[email protected]
Romantic Moon Events Center158 80th St. S, Glyndon218-233-3025[email protected]
Rustic Oaks
12155 3rd St. S, Moorhead218-361-8721[email protected]
Sanctuary Events Center670 4th Ave. N, Fargo701-404-9006[email protected]
Shooting Star Casino777 S Casino Rd., Mahnomen218-936-2749[email protected]
Stiklestad Lodge6459 119th Avenue SE, Fort Ransom701-973-2149[email protected]
The Barn at Dunvilla48203 U.S. Highway 59, Pelican Rapids612-618-8134[email protected]
The Barn at Green Garden Farm5992 230th St. N, Hawley218-790-4795[email protected]
The Fireside1462 E Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes218-847-8192[email protected]
The Lodge on Lake Detroit1200 E Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes218-847-8439[email protected]
The Meadows on Lind11463 U.S. Highway 59, Detroit Lakes701-361-8319[email protected]
The Vintage Garden13571 130th St. S, Barnesville218-329-8108[email protected]


wedding issue 2017


  • You’ll need at least six to eight months to get your gown, and that’s if you go with a simple dress. Custom gowns take six to eight months to tailor on average, and heavily-embellished ones can take up to a year.
  • Once you’ve found your gown, give yourself at least eight weeks to make alterations.
  • When selecting bridesmaids’ dresses, make sure to put their figures into consideration. Not everyone will feel comfortable in a strapless.
  • If groomsmen are renting their tuxedos, make sure they try on every element – including cufflinks, bow ties, shoes, etc. – before leaving the shop to make sure the outfit is complete and everything fits.



  • Book early, because some transportation companies take reservations up to a year and a half.
  • If you’re hosting a lot of out-of-towners, consider providing them with a ride from their hotel to the wedding and back.
  • Scope out the vehicles beforehand. Try to avoid vehicles with more than 100,000 miles.
  • Know the difference between drivers and chauffeurs. Chauffeurs clean the vehicle, stock the ice and will assist you in any way possible, and drivers only drive.
  • Make sure you plan some buffer room into your schedule. Figure out travel times and routes ahead of time. Then add 20 to 30 minutes of ‘padding’ for traffic and any other potential delays.

Wedding Planners, Design & Rental


  • Do you have a lot to plan, but don’t know where to start or if you have the time? Don’t be afraid to spend a little extra for a wedding planner or coordinator.
  • Book a party-rental supplier two to three months before the wedding. That gives them enough time to secure the products you want.
  • If you’re particularly eco-conscious, ask your vendor if they can create a green package that includes recycled glassware, china and/or fabrics.
  • Pinterest and wedding magazines are for inspiration, not replication. Use them to get inspired and get the creative juices flowing, and not as a ‘catalog’ of what you want at your event.

Written by Josiah Kopp

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