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Planning a wedding involves making countless decisions, from choosing the perfect venue to selecting the right vendors. Among these decisions, one crucial aspect is budgeting! According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in Minnesota is $31,000. However, this number can vary significantly based on individual preferences and priorities. Let’s dive deeper into breaking down the average cost of a wedding in Minnesota and identifying your top priorities when it comes to vendors!

The Average Cost of a Wedding in Minnesota

Wedding couple walking out of the church as guests throw eucalyptus confetti at them

Finding the perfect wedding dress is an essential part of planning the big day but with so many options where do you start? Fortunately, Minneapolis has a range of wedding dress shops that offer their own unique selection and experience. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top 8 wedding dress shops in Minneapolis, MN, from Ivory Bridal Co to Grace Loves Lace, to help you find the dress of your dreams!

Top 8 Wedding Dress Shops in Minneapolis MN

Stunning bride with an open back wedding dress dancing with her bridesmaids in front of the Minneapolis skyline at Boom island park

If you’re looking for a complete wedding day shot list to ensure you capture every single beautiful moment- then this is for you! Say goodbye to missed moments! This comprehensive wedding day shot list covers it all. Create memories that last a lifetime, a long with some bonus tips for the best wedding day ever. Let’s dive right in!

A Complete Wedding Day Shot List – 2024

Champagne spray of bride and bridesmaids in matching robes

If you’re wondering how to lose weight before your wedding day, then this is for you! Many Brides feel the need to tone up and lose weight for their big day and can be tempted to try any and everything. There are so many diets out there like Keto, Paleo, Weigh-less, Intermittent Fasting, The Zone Diet and more! Not even to mention all the health drinks, shakes and pills! The question is, which one of these “diets” actually work? What is the best for lasting results? After reading through this blog post, I am absolutely confident that you’ll know exactly what to do next to start feeling and looking your absolute best for your wedding day!

How to Lose Weight Before Your Wedding Day

cape town elopement couple on table mountain

If you’re looking for a wedding day timeline example, this blog is for you! Finding a wedding day timeline for your big day can be so intimidating and stressful! As a professional wedding and elopement photographer with countless weddings under my belt, I can assure you that I have the perfect schedule for your wedding day! Below you will find two different wedding day timeline examples depending on whether you’re doing a first look or not.

Wedding Day Timeline Example

Bride and Groom dip kissing at the end of the aisle while guests throw confetti

Many couples have been on the fence lately trying to decide between having a Wedding vs an Elopement. For some couples it’s a no brainer- whereas others have some questions…What is the difference? Which one is better to do? Which one is more affordable? How does one decide, etc. While both have pro’s and cons, I’m here to help you decide which one is a better fit for YOU! Let’s dive in!

Wedding vs Elopement

Stunning pearl veil shot of wedding couple during sunset in Minneapolis

It can be hard to know whether or not you’re booking a professional wedding photographer and not just a hobbyist! The reason this is true is because you don’t technically need any degree or certification to become a photographer! Any person with a camera nowadays call themselves a photographer…and sure.. they are. But how do you know if they’re a professional who knows what they’re doing? How do you know if you’re getting your money’s worth? I’ve created this guide to help you know if you’re booking a professional wedding photographer or not. Let’s dive right in!

How to Know if You’re Booking a Professional Wedding Photographer

Professional wedding photography of a bride and her bridesmaids walking across the Stillwater bridge in Minnesota as the sun is setting

Dear future Bride, if you want some super helpful tips for your wedding day from a professional wedding photographer who’s seen it all, this is for you! A wedding photographer is your absolute best friend when it comes to wedding tips! They often act as the wedding planner, emergency go-to, wedding co-ordinator, hype person and so much more! So your first tip right off the bat – Trust your wedding photographer! They know what’s up! So let’s dive right in to my top tips for brides from a professional wedding photographer! (That’s me by the way, I’m Heidi- Nice to meet you! 🙂 )

Top Tips for Brides from a Professional Wedding Photographer

Beautiful, simple wedding day details, including wedding heels, white flowers and rings

So you’re wondering what to wear to your engagement photos!? Well, I’m here to help you choose the perfect outfit for your engagement shoot! Hi, my name is Heidi Straus and I’m a professional wedding photographer based in the US, but originally from South Africa. Many couples don’t realize how important a good outfit is for photos! Seriously, it really makes a HUGE difference! It can totally make or break your photo. So let’s jump in! Here’s what you should wear to your engagement shoot.

What to Wear to Your Engagement Shoot

Proposal couple on top of mountain in California

If you’re wondering whether or not you should do a first look on your wedding day, this is for you! There’s a reason the first look has become so popular. As a professional wedding photographer who has photographed many different weddings with, and without, first looks – Here’s why I highly recommend adding a first look with your partner!

First Look on Your Wedding Day- Yes or No?

Groom holding his Bride's hand as he reads her private vows from his vow book in a field