It takes a village to plan a beautiful wedding. You’ll need a team of like-minded wedding suppliers by your side to create and execute your dream day.

The vendors you choose for your big day could make or break your wedding. From florists to photographers and bridal designers, your wedding vendors will play a key role in your overall wedding experience.

Black wedding vendors are producing some of the most stunning weddings on the planet.

If you’re currently looking to secure your dream team, and want to support black-owned businesses, we’ve put together this guide on some great black-owned wedding vendors for your big day.

1. Wedding Planner.  Wedding planners are also known as wedding consultants or wedding coordinators. A dependable and trustworthy wedding planner can assist you in making your big day a magnificent experience rather than a stressful day of overseeing a million details.

2. Venue. About 85 percent of couples book a wedding venue. Many will rent two—a space for the ceremony and one for the reception.

3. Bridal attire. You should start your wedding dress search at a bridal boutique. A boutique offers a personalized experience you probably won’t experience at big bridal chains.

4. Photographer. There are many different types of wedding photography styles. Traditional, photojournalistic, portrait and fashion just to name a few styles. You should choose the photographer that fits the style of how you want to tell your wedding day story in pictures.

5. Hair & Make-up Artists.  All makeup artists have a signature style. Hire a make-up artist whose style will match your personal style. A professional wedding hair stylist can help you choose the right hairstyle to suit your face shape and your dress.

6. Cake Baker.  Make sure you do cake tastings when searching for your wedding cake baker.

7. Florist. Determine how many types of flowers you need. Establish a budget. Create and vet a list of potential companies. Finalize your decision.

8. Favors & Gifts. Wedding favors serve as a thank-you to your guests, and provide a tangible memory of your celebration.

9. Transportation. How are you going to arrive at your wedding or reception? Your wedding transportation does more than get you to your wedding venue. It helps set the tone for your wedding.

Here is a list of quality black wedding vendors from the Cachet Business Directory:

Wedding Planners
i-Design Events: Wedding Planner (St. Louis, MO)

Weddings 2 Plan (New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, PA metro area)

Capitol Elopements (Washington, DC)

Dani’s Heavenly Bakeshop

Weddings and Events at Ye Olde Manor House Bed and Breakfast

Favors & Gifts
Black Wedding Favors (online)

Favornirs (Texas & online)

KB Popcorn – Gourmet Popcorn (Tennessee & online)

Two Romantic (Houston & online)

Bridal Gowns
Only The Best Bridal Couture
(Scottsdale, AZ)

Louis Byrd Photography

Honeymoon & Travel
Capitol Elopements (Washington, DC)

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