Guest Blogger: Britta Kruse, owner of The White Brick Company, who specialize in wedding planning and party rental products.
Wedding planning. These two words by themselves pose little threat. But when put together, they can cause both stress and excitement at the same time! From the moment you get engaged, you are faced with numerous choices, and it can be a daunting task to undertake. Sorting through venues, entertainment, budget, decorations, and catering are only a few of these choices. Brides are often told by friends and family to “enjoy” this time of planning, but sometimes the fun can be lost amid endless choices and decisions.
Well, I’ll let you in a little secret to help you narrow down some of your choices . . . a Northern Minnesota wedding might just be the ticket. Once you have your location nailed down, the rest of the details can fall into place.
Why make Northern MN a destination for your wedding? To start, the beauty is incomparable. Towering pines, raw, natural landscapes, and shimmering lakes abound, offering stunning photo opportunities and unique shots. Nature is a feature you just can’t replicate, and it’s hard to improve upon.
Next, your budget will appreciate this area’s incredible wedding vendor talent, because the market “Up North” is different and the prices are typically less than bigger city vendors. Instead of stressing about what to cut, you can have your dream wedding on an attainable budget. With most weddings, the day goes by quickly. Brides are on the run, meeting and greeting and rarely get a moment to relax. Why not turn your wedding into a mini-vacation for you and your guests. It is not often enough you get to spend good, quality time with friends and family all in one place, and here is your chance! When the wedding celebration ends and all of the guests return home, northern Minnesota is a great place for a honeymoon as well.
Today’s couples want to make their wedding their own, and aren’t holding so tightly to tradition. Don’t want a standard 5-tiered cake or a formal-plated dinner? No problem! Come Up North where we would love to help make your wedding an experience for your guests that reflects your style—roast those s’mores and serve dinner family style around the tables if you want! When guests come into your home, they can sense your personality and style. Wedding celebrations shouldn’t be any different. Tell your love story throughout the festivities and weave your personality into the details. Don’t worry if it’s not traditional or too out-of-the-box. We’re all about fun up here!
From indoor to outdoor settings, we know some great northern MN gems. Just ask. Come up and see for yourself the beauty of the Northwoods! The Grand Rapids, Minnesota area has a lot to offer for a destination wedding. The staff at Visit Grand Rapids can connect you with talented vendors and facilities that can help you create your special day.
Now that you’re curious about a Northern wedding, we have great news. We have an interactive bridal show coming up, The Wedding Market, at historic Old Central School in Grand Rapids, MN, and you won’t want to miss it! Expect to be surrounded by decoration inspiration, DIY flower buffet, coffee, food samples, professional vendor panel, giveaways, and MUCH more! Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm. Presented by The White Brick Company, Wicklund Productions, and Stephanie Holsman Photography. Sponsored by Lake Bride Magazine that is published in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.