Best Iowa Wedding Vendors

Top Iowa Wedding Vendors to Hire for Your Wedding

Looking for the best Iowa Wedding Vendors for your wedding? Luckily, as an Iowa wedding photographer I have had the chance to work with a TON of wedding vendors in the state of Iowa! With that comes me learning the best vendors (and the worst vendors) to work with! Trust me when I say the right wedding vendors can truly make your wedding day AMAZING! Sure, you could hire family friends to plan, cater, photograph, etc. your big day. But, hear me when I say this : you always get what you pay for. When it comes to a day as special as your wedding day, you need the right vendor team behind you to make your day 100% stressfree and memorable. Which is why I made this blog post! I’m here to tell you the top Iowa wedding vendors to hire. Plus, I’ll even break them up by each location!

Why These Iowa Wedding Vendors?

I’m a firm believer that the vendors you hire for your wedding day make the biggest difference in how present you can be and how smoothly your day goes! As your wedding photographer, I want you to be fully taken care of by the best wedding vendors out there!

All vendors on this list have either worked along side me personally on a wedding day, or have been recommended to be by other trusted vendors + couples.

Ultimately, I highly encourage you to do your own research as well – read reviews, ask questions, and make sure they’re a good fit for your day! Hopefully this guide is a great starting point as you plan your dream day!

Top Iowa Wedding Videographers:

When it comes to videographers, I most definitely work alongside them the most on a wedding day. It is critical to hire wedding vendors that compliment each other and work as a team! From my experience, here are some of the most amazing Iowa wedding videographers to hire for your wedding! (If you’re a videographer and don’t see your name on here, definitely don’t take it personal! Most likely, I just haven’t worked with you yet! Reach out and let’s get a way to work together soon!) Clearly there are so many talented videographers in Iowa – but here’s a starting point!

Questions to ask your wedding videographer:

  • Firstly, how long have you been filming weddings?
  • Secondly, do you work in all areas of Iowa?
  • Thirdly, how would you describe your videography style?
  • Lastly, what wedding packages do you offer?
bride and groom on motorcycle Iowa wedding photographer

Best Iowa Wedding Venues:

For a full list of Iowa wedding venues, see here! Below is a summarized list. Hopefully it helps you find the Iowa wedding venue of your dreams! I’ve also taken the liberty to categorize this list by style and location. Whether you’re looking for an all-white Iowa wedding venue, a historic venue, or something in between, I hope this list is helpful as you plan your dream Iowa wedding day!

Modern Iowa Wedding Venues

Historic Iowa Wedding Venues

Golf Course Iowa Wedding Venues

Otter Creek Golf Club Iowa Wedding Vendor

Barn & Farm Wedding Venues

Firstly, I want to note that not all barn wedding venues look like a barn! In fact, I actually love the all white barns for wedding venues. Click through these Iowa barn and farm venues to see if any are a good fit for your wedding!

Hotel Wedding Venues

Winery Wedding Venues

Toast Ankeny Wedding Bridal party

When it comes to looking for a wedding venue, there are a few things to take in mind! Firstly, does it fit your guests? Secondly, does it fit your budget? Thirdly, does it go with the theme of your wedding day? Be mindful of the venue’s lighting, indoor vs outdoor capabilities, accessibility, and other factors that are important to you! As an Iowa wedding photographer, I always encourage considering the lighting of your wedding venue. From the getting ready space to the reception, lighting really makes a huge difference in how your wedding looks + feels. Not to mention, it effects how your wedding photos turn out! For more advice from an Iowa wedding photographer on choosing a wedding venue, reach out!

Iowa Wedding Photographers

Looking for an Iowa Wedding Photographer?

Because this is my blog, obviously I’m going to suggest booking with me, right? 😉 Not exactly. Firstly, let me introduce myself! My name is Alecca – I’m a Texas and Iowa wedding photographer. I specialize in intentionally capturing the moments of your day, big and small. Life is short and I truly believe your best moments with your best people deserve to be captured beautifully! My images are true to life with a touch of warmth. When it comes to wedding photos, as much as I love a good trend, I really strive for every wedding gallery to be timeless and true to the couple. Sound like something you’re interested in? Reach out!

Iowa Wedding Photographer Alecca Synclair Photography

The Best Iowa Wedding Planners:

One of the first things I recommend when you start wedding planning is to get a wedding planner! Trust me when I say it will make your life SO much easier. In addition, it will help you enjoy your season of engagement AND your wedding day. So, seriously. If you can fit it in your budget, I cannot encourage hiring a wedding planner enough! Here are a few great planners in the state of Iowa

+ honey joy events

+ soiree events

+ mostly becky

+ anne & ellis

+ lovelythirteen events

+ unique events

+ the pretty golden co

Iowa Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists

When planning my own wedding, honestly finding a good hair and makeup artist in Iowa was SO difficult! So, here is a list of hair and makeup artists! Hopefully this is a good starting point for finding a vendor that can bring your vision to life!

Decor Rentals

Looking for decoration rentals for your Iowa wedding? Luckily, Iowa has tons of decor rental companies that seriously are amazing! Here are a few to consider for your big day! Without a doubt, these are some great options!

Backdrop rented from The Good Co

Iowa Wedding DJs

Below is a list of DJs in Iowa that might fit what you’re looking for! Obviously, having an amazing DJ really can effect the reception of your wedding. You definitely want someone that will get your wedding guests on the dance floor, right? Take a look through these Iowa wedding DJs! Additionally, if the photo below isn’t proof that good music at a wedding doesn’t make the day even better, I don’t know what will!

Iowa Wedding DJ taken by Iowa wedding photographer

Final Thoughts on finding the Best Iowa Wedding Vendors

I know finding the right Iowa wedding vendors can be overwhelming. Hopefully this list helps give you a start! When it comes to your wedding day, your vendors will make a world of difference. I cannot encourage hiring the right vendors enough. As both a past bride and current Iowa wedding photographer, let me know if you need help finding other amazing Iowa wedding vendors! Or, if you need a photographer for your Iowa wedding, reach out!

About Alecca Synclair Photography

Firstly, Alecca Synclair Photography is an Iowa-based wedding photographer serving areas across the state of Iowa and beyond! Additionally, strives to capture the in-between moments and the big moments of your day. With experience photographing weddings in Des Moines, Iowa City, and all over the state, she is sure to be fully equipped to intentionally document your day. Here’s what some of her clients are saying!

Client Reviews

“I don’t have enough words to express how amazing Alecca is!! From the time we booked her to the time she delivered our final gallery she was genuine, helpful, kind, and always responsive. Most importantly – she loves what she does, cares about her clients, and captured every detail of our day SO. BEAUTIFULLY. Wedding planning is filled with a lot of big decisions. If you’re looking for a photographer that will not disappoint, look no further – I promise it’ll be your best decision yet! We will cherish our photos from this day forever.” – Emma + Hayden