2015 Wedding Stats

Minneapolis Wedding Stats

A couple interesting 2015 Wedding Stats have just been released. I thought it would be fun to share, as you can see how closely your engagement and wedding stack up! Some fun findings from the year’s report include: Average number of wedding guests: 120 Average spend on engagement ring: $4,758 Average wedding ceremony/reception cost: $28,958 or $250 per guest Average spend on honeymoon: $3,882 […]

Unexpected Wedding Expenses

Erin Johnson Photography - Invitations

Pre-Wedding Party Attire This could be one of the biggest often overlooked expenses! You will need attire for bridal shower, rehearsal dinner maybe even bachelorette party or day-after brunch. Personally I wore  a few dresses stuck in the back of my closet that had been bought in case of special occasions that had never been […]

Rustic Chic Barn Wedding

Barn Wedding Ceremony

A beautiful Minneapolis area wedding held in a barn venue full of rustic decor inspiration!  Photos by Clewell Photography

Grooms Wedding Timeline

9-12 months out – Decide on wedding month – Start on wedding guest list – Discuss the budget – Choose a best man and groomsmen – Book the venue 6-9 months out – Choose exact wedding date – Register for wedding gifts – Start planning the honeymoon – Purchase wedding bands – A more hands […]

Skip These Wedding Expenses

At times it is hard not to want to make every single detail of your wedding perfect. You must keep in mind there are many items that guests will not really notice or remember afterwards. Here a few items to skip or cut back on for your future nuptials. China Wedding guests will most likely […]

Wedding Day Must Haves

Wedding Day

There are going to be a number of things you will never think of until that very day.  Have no fear because this list is here to give you 10 must haves for your wedding day. Photography Shot List – Provide your photographer with your must haves in advance. Write down the names of the people […]

Week Before Your Wedding

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There are a few very important to-dos the week before your Minneapolis wedding day! 1. Confirm your wedding-day beauty appointments, as well as, get a manicure a couple days before. 2. Pick up the suits and dresses. It is also suggested to do one last fitting in the store, as it will give you time for […]

Seating Your Wedding Guests

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A lot of little details go into planning your big day. Sometimes these tiny touches are purely ornamental, like picking out the perfect flower for your groomsmen’s boutonnieres. Other times small pieces of your wedding puzzle can aid in organization, such a place cards that get your friends and family seated at the correct tables. […]

Money Saving Tips For Guests

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This post goes out to all those women and men attending multiple weddings every year. You may feel obligated to attend engagement parties, wedding showers and the wedding. That could add up to a lot of gifts and money. This is assuming the wedding is in town and you won’t have to add in plane […]

5 Things The Groom Must Do


Most days it may feel like all the planning is on the soon to be bride’s shoulders; but there are indeed a number of must do’s for the groom to be as well. Here are Minneapolis Bride’s Top 5 1. Pick A Suit Make sure it goes with the style and feel of the wedding. For […]