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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. Read the whole issue at issuu.com.

Photographers

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Tips:

  • 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
admirephotography@me.com
AB Photography425 Elmwood Ave. S, Fargo
701-388-2687
abreckel@gmail.com
Abby AndersonFargo & Moorhead218-234-7269
abby@abbyanderson.com
aKrupich Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-799-7046
akrupichphotography@gmail.com
Blush Photography
307 Main Street, Chaffee
701-404-7476
ashley@blushphotography.co
BNS Photography
1525 36th Ave S, Fargo
701-306-2309
BNS-Photography@hotmail.com
Britta the Photographer
1001 Center Ave., Suite I, Moorhead
701-446-8766
info@brittathephotographer.com
Bushel & A Peck
Fargo & Moorhead
701-388-4118
BookBP@outlook.com
Chelsea Joy Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-426-3442
chelseajoyphoto@gmail.com
Dan Francis Photography
510 10th Ave. N, Fargo
701-238-7185
Dan@DanFrancisPhotography.com
Emily Koska PhotographyFargo & Moorhead218-422-6388
emilykoskaphotography@gmail.com
Emmah Violet Films
910 Main ave, Fargoemmahvioletfilms@gmail.com
Elska PhotographyFargo & Moorhead701-781-5964
elskaphotography@outlook.com
Evan Andrew Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-671-0004
hello@evanandrewphoto.com
FloraPine Photography
Fargo & Moorheadhello@florapinephotography.com
Gabriel & Carissa Photography
Fargo & Moorhead701-330-8989
hello@fernwehandliebe.com
Grace Films
Fargo & Moorhead
701-303-0149
gracefilmsvideography@gmail.com
Haney's Photography
1610 Main Ave., Moorhead
218-233-8778
haneysphotography@gmail.com
High Photography
824 20th St. N, Moorhead
701-205-7488
highphotography@gmail.com
Ivan Wognin
Fargo & Moorhead701-541-1043
ivanamssanphoto@gmail.com
Kaitlin Rose Photography
Fargo & Moorhead314-780-9266
kaitlinrphotography@gmail.com
K. Ranae Photography
Moorhead, MN
701-367-1767
kellranae@gmail.com
Images by Archer
Fargo & Moorhead320-304-2332
imagesbyarcher@gmail.com
Lily Brundin
Fargo & Moorhead701-741-8198
hello@lilybrundin.com
Lindsay Kaye Photography
910 Main Ave. Suite 100, Fargo
701-491-8050
lindsay@lindsay-kaye.com
Meg Spielman Studio
910 Main Ave., Suite 202, Fargo
701-238-4264
megs@spielmanstudio.com
Nicole Midwest Photography
Fargo & Moorheadhello@nicolemidwest.com
Scherling Photography
2801 13th Ave. S, Fargo
701-237-3157
studio@scherlingphotography.com
Sophie Grace
Fargo & Moorheadsophie.g.syvertsen@gmail.com
Tomi Dawn Photo
Fargo & Moorhead701-373-5211
hello@tomidawnphoto.com
Two Birds Photography
824 Main Ave Moorhead
218-443-0070
hello@twobirds-photography.com

Flowers

Wedding Issue 2017

Tips:

  • 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.

Videographers

Tips:

  • 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

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Tips:

  • 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.

Venues

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View The Venue Capacity Guide Here

Tips:

  • Once you’ve settled on the number of guests, find out the max capacity of your prospective venue.
  • 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, Moorhead701-261-11914afriendshouse@gmail.com
AmericInn Hotel & Suites4325 23rd Ave. S, Fargo701-235-4699sales@americinnfargo.com
Armory Event Center904 Center Ave, Moorhead701-271-1551info@armoryevent.com
Avalon Events Center2525 9th Ave. SW, Fargo701-478-9600info@fargoavalongroup.com
Bonanzaville
1351 Main Ave. W, West Fargo701-282-2822mwarren@bonanzaville.com
Breezy Point Resort9252 Breezy Point Dr., Breezy Point800-432-3777info@breezypointresort.com
Carlos Creek Winery6693 Co. Road 34 NW, Alexandria320-846-5443ccwinery@carloscreekwinery.com
City Brew Hall120 4th St. N, Wahepton701-793-1975
events@brewrestaurants.com
Clubhouse Hotel & Suites4400 15th Ave. S, Fargo701-282-5777sales@clubhousefargo.com
Country Inn & Suites3316 13th Ave. S, Fargo701-234-0565cx_frgo@countryinn.com
Courtyard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead218-284-1000seale@raymondteam.com
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo1635 42nd St. SW, Fargo
701-281-7164carol.johnson@deltahotelsfargo.com
DoubleTree by Hilton825 E Beaton Dr., West Fargo701-551-0120christine@kajhospitality.com
Fair Hills Resort24270 Co. Highway 20, Detroit Lakes800-323-2849info@fairhillsresort.com
Fargo Air Museum1609 19th Ave. N, Fargo701-293-8043courtneyt@fargoairmuseum.org
Fargo Civic Center207 4th St. N, Fargo701-241-1480rsobolik@fargodome.com
Fargo Country Club509 26th Ave. S, Fargo701-237-9122jennifer@fargocc.com
Four Points by Sheraton Fargo5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo701-364-0000cking@fourpointsfargo.com
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo701-499-6006FARGI_GM@hilton.com
Holiday Inn of Fargo3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo701-282-2700kpeterson@fargohi.com
Hotel Donaldson101 Broadway N, Fargo701-478-1000info@hoteldonaldson.com
Lone Oak Farm Event Venue14641 28th Street SE, Ayr701-639-0055loneoakfarmvenue@gmail.com
Moorhead Country Club2101 River Dr. N, Moorhead218-236-0100admin@moorheadcountryclub.com
Oxbow Country Club40 Clubhouse Dr., Oxbow701-588-4666sedi@oxbowcc.com
Pine Peaks39957 Swanburg Rd. S, Pine Rive612-986-6800Priscillasoos@pinepeakseventcenter.com
The Pines4487 165th Ave SE, Davenport
701-850-6064emily@thepinesvenue.com
Plains Art Museum704 1st Ave. N, Fargo701-551-6100sbouta@plainsart.org
Radisson201 5th St. N, Fargo701-476-7352leah.halvorson@radissonfargo.com
Ramada Fargo3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo701-235-3333info@fargramada.com
Romantic Moon Events Center158 80th St. S, Glyndon218-233-3025Roy@romanticmoonevents.com
Rustic Oaks
12155 3rd St. S, Moorhead218-361-8721sales@rusticoaks.net
Sanctuary Events Center670 4th Ave. N, Fargo701-404-9006info@sanctuaryevents.com
Shooting Star Casino777 S Casino Rd., Mahnomen218-936-2749dlafrinier@starcasino.com
Stiklestad Lodge6459 119th Avenue SE, Fort Ransom701-973-2149info@stiklestadlodge.com
The Barn at Dunvilla48203 U.S. Highway 59, Pelican Rapids612-618-8134ejm56501@gmail.com
The Barn at Green Garden Farm5992 230th St. N, Hawley218-790-4795cherylgottenborg@me.com
The Fireside1462 E Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes218-847-8192info@firesidedl.com
The Lodge on Lake Detroit1200 E Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes218-847-8439gm@thelodgeonlakedetroit.com
The Meadows on Lind11463 U.S. Highway 59, Detroit Lakes701-361-8319weddings@meadowsonlind.com
The Vintage Garden13571 130th St. S, Barnesville218-329-8108info@vintagegardenvenue.com

Music

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Tips:

  • A band will be one of a kind, but a DJ can make a customized playlist.
  • Incorporate meaningful songs from your dating years into your reception playlist.
  • If you’re hiring a live band, make sure to listen to and meet the band ahead of time.
  • Bands are often more expensive, but are willing to work with the couple.
  • Once a band is booked, it’s booked, but DJ companies have more flexibility.

Attire

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Tips:

  • 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.

Transportation

Tips:

  • 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

Tips:

  • 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 Alexandra Martin

Alexandra Martin is the editor of Fargo Monthly. She hails from Huntsville, Alabama, but graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri with a degree in Fashion Communications. When she's not in the office, she is busy taking care of her small zoo of pets, cooking up vegetables, or listening to true-crime podcasts.

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