8 Tips for planning a wedding in Northern Michigan at Bay Harbor

Plan for the weather: Northern Michigan has a climate that can be unpredictable especially if you are planning a Waterfront Wedding in Michigan, so be sure to plan for rain or cooler temperatures. Have a backup plan for your outdoor activities and consider renting tents or heaters. Bay Harbor can accommodate all your needs.

Choose the right location: Wedding Venues in Northern Michigan are beautiful, with plenty of natural scenery, so choose a location that showcases the area’s beauty. Lake Michigan Weddings or beach weddings in Michigan are among the best wedding spots, because of their stunning location.

Hire a good photographer: The natural beauty of Northern Michigan and especially the Petoskey, Charlevoix and Little Traverse Bay area makes it a prime location for taking stunning photos. Hire a photographer who is familiar with the area and can help you capture the beauty of your wedding.

Have a rustic or nature-inspired theme: Northern Michigan is known for its rustic charm, so consider incorporating natural elements into your wedding theme. Use natural colors, wood accents, and wildflowers to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Serve local cuisine: Northern Michigan is known for its delicious local cuisine, including fresh fish, berries, and other fruits. Serve up some of the local specialties to give your guests that taste of Up North.

Especially when planning a Northern Michigan Destination Wedding you must provide accommodations choices for out-of-town guests: Bay Harbor is among the best places because it can accommodate many guests, so make sure to reserve accommodations for your out-of-town guests well in advance. Consider renting a block of rooms at a nearby hotel or reserving vacation rentals.

Plan outdoor activities: Northern Michigan offers plenty of outdoor activities, from hiking and fishing to kayaking and skiing. Plan some activities for your guests to enjoy during their stay.

Hire local vendors: Northern Michigan has many talented wedding vendors, including florists, caterers, and DJs. Hire local vendors who know the area well and can help you create the perfect Northern Michigan wedding. We have a great list of preferred vendors upon request.