How to Plan the Perfect Detroit Wedding

Modified: September 23, 2019 | Story by Stephanie Angelyn Casola | Photos by Blumz by JR Designs

When Detroit is your wedding destination of choice, it’s possible to plan a classic affair or opt for DIY elements sure to make the day your very own. Book those wedding venues as soon as possible. Once you have a date and location, there is more to coordinating the perfect Detroit wedding than meets the eye. Wondering just where to begin? We’ve got answers.

 

Plan Your Detroit Wedding

Beauty and Fashion

We begin with the bride. Say yes to the perfect dress at a local shop, like The Wedding Shoppe, which also offers bridal accessories and a helpful staff. Want to make the day even easier? Be sure to book a hair and makeup artist – try Alex Emilio Salon and  Bridal Beauty Detroit – to complete your wedding day look.

On Paper

Then it’s time to get those save-the-dates out to your guests. Choose the invitations that suit your style at Write Impressions or Paper Source, or print them yourself during Guided Shop Time at Signal-Return letter press studio.

Food and Drink

Leave wedding catering in capable hands. Consider longtime favorite venues like Andiamo Banquet Center in Warren  – a popular full-service wedding location  – or Andiamo Detroit Riverfront for those looking for banquet facilities in downtown Detroit. Detroit Foundation Hotel offers a beautiful new destination for guests to stay, drink or dine. Livonia-based Joe’s Gourmet Catering offers more than just a menu. Rent tents, chairs, linens and more for outdoor weddings. Additional Detroit catering favorites include Arnaldo’s and Rose Catering

Perfect Flowers

Blumz by JRDesigns bouquet, wedding in Detroit

Blumz by JR Designs

Picking the perfect flowers for your bouquets, venue or tablescapes truly personalizes the day. And the floral options are endless. Blumz by JR Designs has convenient locations in downtown Detroit and Ferndale. While the specialty here is beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets, it’s also possible to rent tuxedos, purchase chocolates or assemble gift baskets for guests in one spot. Viviano Flower Shop is a tried-and-true favorite for those about to tie the knot, and has been for 75 years. You can trust the expertise of Ashley’s Flowers in Detroit, it has been family-owned and operated since 1992.

Picture It

Capturing your wedding day comes in the capable hands of professional photographers and videographers. Detroit’s creative community gives rise to a wealth of experts who can make the most of such a momentous day. A few we trust include Wally Spice Photography, Ryan Southen and Kellie Saunders Photography in Birmingham. Looking to add video services? Consider Falcon Film Studios or the creative services of Reel Clever Films.

Eat Cake

Wedding Cake tasting might be reason enough to kickstart your wedding planning. Find your dream cake at Love & Buttercream BakeryCake Ambition or Sweet Heather Anne. Perhaps you want to go the cupcake route, we suggest Good Cakes and Bakes or Nom Nom Cupcake Factory & Sweets Shoppe. If it’s wedding favors or thank you gifts for the wedding party you seek, surprise them with a delicious personalized chocolate box courtesy of Bon Bon Bon.

Entertain

Looking to entertain your friends and family? Book a favorite Detroit band or snag a versatile DJ. Lorio Sterling Ross Entertainment and Mike Staff Productions offer options for music fans. TapSnap Detroit will add some fun to your wedding, while capturing memories from your special day.

Coming and Going

Transport your wedding party in style and comfort. Trust the following limousine services to help you make it to the church on time (or where ever you plan to exchange those vows): Rochester LimousineGolden Limousine, Carey Limousine and Blue Diamond Limousine & Luxury Travel. Looking for something out-of-the-ordinary? Host a wedding downtown and make the most of the QLine and Detroit People Mover. Or go old-school and book a Detroit Bus Company school bus.

Whatever options you choose, make your wedding day in Detroit memorable, brides- and grooms-to-be.

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    Andiamo Detroit Riverfront
    400 GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243
    313-567-6700
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    Andiamo Dearborn
    21400 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124
    313-359-3300
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    Joe's Gourmet Catering & Events
    33152 W. Seven Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152
    248-477-4333
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    Blumz…by JRDesigns - Downtown Detroit
    1260 Library St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-964-5777
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    Blumz…by JRDesigns - Ferndale
    503 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220
    248-398-5130
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    Viviano Flower Shop
    32050 Harper Ave., St Clair Shores, MI 48082
    586-293-0227
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    Viviano Flower Shop - Chesterfield Township
    49970 Gratiot Ave., New Baltimore, MI 48051
    586-949-6041
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    Viviano Flower Shop - Grosse Pointe Woods
    20087 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
    313-882-2461
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    Ashley's Flowers
    333 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-259-5000
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    Bon Bon Bon
    719 Griswold St., Ste. 100, Detroit, MI 48226
    313-316-1430
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    Lorio Ross Sterling Entertainment
    505 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067
    248-398-9711
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    Golden Limousine
    11900 Carpenter Road, Milan, MI 48160
    734-668-8282
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    Blue Diamond Limousine & Luxury Transportation
    5405 Oakman Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48126
    248-716-LIMO
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    Detroit People Mover (Detroit Transportation Corp.)
    535 Griswold St., Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226
    313-224-2160