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Where to Buy Local for Weddings in DSM

2021 Weddings Guide

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for anyone preparing for a wedding in the region, so check out the featured items below for where to look for all your wedding needs.


Milroy's Tuxedos

Featured Item: Tuxedos
Description: Rent or buy from Milroy's. You can even get out of town measurements from a local professional and submit them online to Milroy's.

Perry Bridal

Featured Item: Wedding Dresses
Description: Perry Bridal, located in Urbandale, offers wedding dresses and a shopping experience with individualized attention.

The Bridal Connection

Featured Item: Wedding/Bridesmaid Dresses, Tuxedos
Description: The Bridal Connection in Ankeny offers formalwear for the entire wedding party.

Yours Truly & Co.

Featured Item: Ring Holder
Description: The ring holder from Yours Truly & Co. is the perfect gift for any bride! It includes real professionally dried baby roses and eucalyptus leaves.

Find more bridal Members in DSM here.

Cake + Dessert

Cha Cha's Confections

Featured Item: Desserts for Any Occasion
Description: Cha Cha's specializes in cheesecakes and pies, but serves all sorts of desserts, including cakes, cupcakes, brownies, bars, cookies, fruit crisps and quick breads, including gluten conscious, dairy-free and vegan versions.

Creme Cupcake + Dessert

Featured Item: Gourmet Cupcakes
Description: Order gourmet cupcakes and desserts by the dozen in each flavor of your choice

Cupcake Addict

Featured Item: Wedding Cupcakes
Description: More than 200 flavors await at Cupcake Addict. Match them to your wedding colors or choose an elegant design.

Euphoria Cakes

Featured Item: Wedding Cake
Description: Euphoria Cakes is a home baker in West Des Moines offering custom cakes.

Momma CT's Cupcakes

Featured Item: Wedding Cupcakes
Description: Momma CT's is located in Altoona, Iowa.


Baratta’s at Forté

Featured Item: Catering
Description: Customizable menus and table and seating rental for 20-750 is available.

Bash Events & Catering

Featured Item: Catering
Description: Full-service catering is available for venue guests — from buffet, tapas stations or plated dining.

Christiani's VIP Catering & Events

Featured Item: Catering
Description: Christiani's serves many preferred venues around DSM. Book your 2021 wedding with Christiani's and be treated to a free Bruschetta Bar appetizer.

Great Caterers of Iowa

Featured Item: Catering
Description: Book Great Caterers of Iowa for a wide selection of budget-friendly food and drink options.

Over the Top Ice Cream

Featured Item: Ice Cream Catering
Description: Over the Top offers single scoops and sundaes with toppings for rehearsal dinners and weddings.

Find more Member catering services in DSM here.


Lavender Blue Floral

Featured Item: Wedding Packages
Description: Choose from “roses and wine,” “white and green” or “blush and lace.” A la carte packages are also available.

Nielsen Flower Shop

Featured Item: Wedding Flowers
Description: Nielsen Flower Shop in West Des Moines offers premium fresh flowers and collaboration to create your dream wedding.

The Finishing Touch

Featured Item: Floral
Description: Find fresh bouquets, plants, corsages and boutonnieres, special arrangements and more.

Wildflower DSM

Featured Item: Wedding Collection
Description: Wildflower DSM offers The Elopement Package, The Courthouse Package and services for boutonnieres, bridal bouquet and attendant bouquet.

Hair + Makeup

The Hair Designer Salon & Spa

Featured Item: Bridal Style + Makeup Application
Description: Altoona's Hair FX Salon and Spa offers special occasion styling, makeup application and airbrush makeup.

The Hair Designer Salon & Spa

Featured Item: Bridal Packages
Description: Located in nearby Oskalooska, The Hair Designer Salon and Spa offers relaxing bridal packages and a complimentary consultation visit.

Trixie's Salon

Featured Item: Bridal Hair
Description: Let Trixie's Salon and Spa assist with your bridal services. From updos to shampoos to makeup and lashes, Trixie's will have you ready for your big day.

Find more Member hair salons in DSM here.

Musicians + DJs

A Special Event DJ

Featured Item:
Description: A Special Event DJ offers a Premier DJ Package that includes everything you need for your wedding reception, as well as ceremony services.

DJ DAS Entertainment

Featured Item: Personalized Music
Description: DJ DAS Entertainment, a father and son business, will provide the perfect soundtrack for your special day

Find more Member DJs in DSM here.

Planning, Decor + Rental

Event Decorators of Iowa

Featured Item: Tables, Chairs and Chair Covers
Description: Rent tables, chairs and chair covers for your big event from Event Decorators of Iowa.

Iowa Sound

Featured Item: Sound Systems
Description: Iowa Sound has all the sound and lighting gear you might need for your wedding, including speakers, microphones, projectors and more.


Monahan Photo

Featured Item: Wedding Photos
Description: Monahan Photo will help capture your wedding story.

Photos by Manning

Featured Item: Wedding Photos
Description: Photos by Manning offers up to 10 hours of traditional wedding photography or documentary wedding photography.

Find more Member photographers in DSM here.

Travel + Transportation

The Travel Dreamer

Featured Item: Romantic Rendezvous
Description: Celebrate a destination wedding, vow renewal, honeymoon or anniversary in the locale of your choosing.

Travel By Marco

Featured Item: Destination Wedding
Description: Plan a destination engagement party, wedding and honeymoon with expert advice from wedding professionals who are ready to share their knowledge.

Campbell Travel

Featured Item: Honeymoon
Description: Find the perfect honeymoon destination through Campbell Travel.

Find more Member travel businesses in DSM here.


Covered Bridges Winery

Featured Item: Outdoor Space + Tasting Room
Description: Rent an outdoor space and the Covered Bridges Winery Tasting Room for an unforgettable wedding location.

Honey Creek Resort

Featured Item: Indoor/Outdoor Space
Description: Marry surrounded by the natural beauty of Rathbun Lake at Honey Creek Resort with the help of a dedicated event planner.

The Conservatory

Featured Item: Rehearsal Dinner Space
Description: Located in the Historic East Village of Downtown Des Moines (DSM), The Conservatory accommodates for over 275 seated guests or 421 for standing/cocktail setup.

Find more Member event venues in DSM here.

The original #DSMlocal Buying Guide offers gift ideas for a variety of recipients from bookworms to pet lovers and more. Throughout the year, The Partnership will continue to add even more buying guides to encourage buying local, curated with DSM shops, restaurants and service providers in mind for shoppers like you! The Partnership’s most recent guides are listed below:

If you’re a business owner and Member of The Partnership interested in being featured in one of the buying guides, sign up here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.