Overwhelmed with wedding planning? With so many items to check off your list, and so many vendors to choose from, wedding planning can seem like nothing but stress! We firmly believe stress shouldn’t dictate in any way your special day. To make planning easier, we’ve created a handy wedding guide for couples planning to tie the knot! Save even more when you book services with us and our incredible partners with discounts on services, travel fees, and more.
We’ve created a quick list of tips to keep in mind as you balance the stresses and joys of planning your wedding day. These tips are based on our experiences as a married couple and photo team. We’ve both seen, and been through ourselves, this crazy journey that is the road to “the best day of your life”! And while your day should be everything you’ve dreamed of, there’s no reason you need to say goodbye to your budget (or sanity) on the way there.
Decide what’s important to you.
Choose three or four aspects to your wedding you just couldn’t imagine living without. Whether it’s flowers, music, the dress, or venue, your wedding should be an occasion YOU enjoy!
Choosing a few items to spend your precious budget on, means figuring out where you can save elsewhere. When it comes to beautiful decor, DIY is your friend! Whether from wedding blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, or your BFF, crafty and affordable options to ensure your wedding stuns are only a click away — and a stop at your local craft or thrift stores can do wonders for inspiration and resources!
Once you’ve decided what your priorities are, what you’ll be spending money on, and what you’ll be doing yourself, be sure to reserve your booking! Photography/videography, floral services, make-up/hair bookings fill up fast, and usually about a year in advance. Booking your services early will save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
A list of some of our favorite local Sioux Falls area wedding and event vendors. Discounts applicable for select services partnered with The Storyteller Media.
Makeup services provided by Morgan Cazer in partnership with The Storyteller Media provide clients an easy way to book exceptional make-up services with your wedding photo or video package.
Formal Event Make-up (Single Face) starting at $150 when you book your photo or video services with The Storyteller Media
Formal Event Make-up (Group) starting at $550 when you book your photo or video services with The Storyteller Media
Looking for a venue that won’t break the bank, but will still be sure to stun? Blue Haven Barn & Gardens provides clients with everything you’ll need for your wedding day. From a beautiful space for getting ready, indoor and outdoor ceremony options, to a large reception hall fit for small or large parties.
Floral services provided by Olive&Grace Floral are a stunning addition to your wedding or formal event.
Tip: Have more flowers on hand than you know what to do with after a large event or occasion? Consider donating the flowers to a local nursing or assisted living home!
There’s so many options to choose from when it comes to music for your wedding. You don’t have to choose between an expensive DJ service or your best speakers, working with a local DJ can be a great way to make your reception a fun and unique experience, while saving your budget! The crew over at Infinite Revolutions spin a variety of old and new tunes, adding a fun and unique aspect to your reception so you and your guests can dance the night away.
A list of some of our favorite local Twin Cities and surrounding areas wedding and event vendors. Discounts applicable for select services partnered with The Storyteller Media.
This venue is absolutely worth the trip for Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin wedding clients! The New Richmond Heritage Center offers a beautiful and plentiful grounds with a storied history. Multiple buildings offer a variety of locations for photos, getting ready, ceremony, and reception options!
Floral Services provided by Ediflorial in partnership with The Storyteller Media provide clients an easy way to book beautiful floral arrangements & services with your wedding photo or video package.
Save 10% on floral services with Ediflorial when you book your 2019/2020 Twin Cities area wedding with The Storyteller Media
There’s so many options to choose from when it comes to music for your wedding. You don’t have to choose between an expensive DJ service or your best speakers, working with a local DJ can be a great way to make your reception a fun and unique experience, while saving your budget! DJ Rowsheen is a Minneapolis based DJ spinning tunes everywhere from festivals to gallery showings. We’re a little biased on this recommendation, Roisin was the DJ for our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a better one.