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▶ WHAT WE DO:

Weddings are meant to be the most special time in your life. But, to get to that point, everyone has to go through the stress of planning every single little detail to ensure that everything is absolutely perfect.

What if you didn't have to feel that stress?

Here at Meet Minneapolis, we believe the wedding process should be fun and stress free. Janet, our resident wedding expert, serves over 400 couples per year, providing soon-to-be-weds like you with the best planning services offered in the city.

And she does it for free.


▶ WHAT JANET CAN HELP YOU WITH:

We make planning stress disappear. By contacting us, Janet will contact the best businesses Minneapolis has to offer to help you find:

- Entertainers/Booking Agents
- Florists
- Formalwear
- Caterers
- Photographers
- Professional Driving Services
- Event Planning / Wedding Planner
- Decoration / Equipment Rental
- Salon / Spas

▶ WELCOME BAGS:

Welcome out-of-town guests to Minneapolis with our FREE welcome bags and visitor information.  Make the welcome bags your own by filling them with your favorite snacks and other fun goodies to help make your wedding weekend even more memorable. 


▶ HOW YOU GET THIS SERVICE:

1. You fill out the wedding form.
2. Janet Elkins, wedding expert at Meet Minneapolis, receives notice of your event details and puts your information into a custom lead. She'll send you a copy of the lead.
3. Based on the information you request on the form, she sends the lead to hotels and banquet facilities, which then compete for your business.
4. Hotels and venues contact you directly with an offer for room block rates and availability, reception spaces and more.
5. You contact Janet to let her know which hotel(s) you decide


▶ YOUR WEDDING TIMELINE

Survey after survey show that planning a wedding is one of the five most stressful events that will happen in your life. That’s why we want to provide you with the right tools to make sure your planning goes smoothly. Print out our time-tested wedding timeline to ensure your wedding is perfect down to the last detail.

Wedding Timeline

9-12
MONTHS

6-9
MONTHS

4-6
MONTHS

☐ Pick a wedding date.

☐ Work out your budget.

☐ Start a guest list.

☐ Start looking for Wedding Officiant.

☐ Reserve your ceremony and reception venues.

☐ Have engagement photos taken.

☐ Start shopping for a gown.

☐ Throw an engagement party.

☐ Book a photographer.

☐ Book a DJ/band.

☐ Book a florist.

☐ Book a caterer and baker.

☐ Book Wedding Officiant if you haven't already

☐ Book Wedding Transportation

☐ Send Save-The-Date cards.

☐ Plan your honeymoon (ooh la la).

☐ Shop for bridesmaid dresses.

☐ Contact Janet to find a hotel block.

☐ Register for gifts.

☐ Book rehearsal dinner venue.

☐ Purchase wedding rings.

☐ Order invitations.

☐ Look into state marriage license requirements.

☐ Choose your music.

☐ Shop for shoes and accessories.

☐ Contact Janet to notify her which hotel you booked.

2-4
MONTHS

1-2
MONTHS

FINAL 4
WEEKS

☐ Pick out men's formalwear.

☐ Order wedding cake.

☐ Finalize wedding bouquet, arrangements and decor.

☐ Take dancing lessons.

☐ Send invitations.

☐ Meet with caterer to choose menus.

☐ Choose songs and readings for ceremony.

☐ Plan (and enjoy) the bachelor and bachelorette parties.

☐ Touch base with all vendors.

☐ Arrange for dress fittings.

☐ Purchase wedding party and parent gifts.

☐ Order wedding favors.

☐ Enter RSVP's into guest list database.

☐ Plan seating arrangements.

☐ Confirm hair and makeup appointments.

☐ Get marriage license.

☐ Make arrangements for name-change transition.

☐ Give caterer and reception venue final head count.

☐ Pick up formalwear.

☐ Pick up rings.

☐ Finalize seating chart.

☐ Final check in with vendors.

☐ Finally, get married!