Our Story Begins

Hello friends! This all started back in 2003 with a desk & chair in a small closet. Before my wife Nicole & I founded ShipOur.Wedding®, we ran a local event company called Encore Event Group in Detroit. Motivated by a passion to transform events, we worked hard to earn the trust of every client. Before we knew it, couples were referring our entertainment & decorating services to family & friends across our state.

It Almost Didn't Happen

We outgrew that closet & relocated to a warehouse in Rockwood. We managed complex setups, scheduled logistics for 5,000+ events & trained hundreds of team members. Little did we know that January 8th, 2015 would change everything. We suffered a devastating electrical fire. The flames damaged furniture, electronics & equipment.

The fire tested our patience & dedication. It took a lot of work and we were able to relocate to a larger building in Southfield. In the end, we came out stronger, more confident & 110% determined to help people achieve their dream events.

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What We Believe

Positive Event Impact is Our Purpose

At the core of everything we do is authenticity.
Events should leave a positive mark.
We’re about embracing change & finding solutions.
We keep our focus right where it belongs: on you.

Over time industry costs rose. We felt torn that high labor prices prevented couples from planning an event they could afford. Clients told us those do-it-yourself solutions we’re perceived to have fewer quality-driven options. We knew deep down something had to be done.

  • when clients control labor, they spend less money

  • when vendors control labor they are more profitable

And that’s when it hit us—ShipOur.Wedding® was born. Our mission? To shake up the wedding scene, making it more inclusive for everyone. With our rental kits and straightforward setups, we’re all about making sure nobody gets left out of the party just because of a tight budget.

  Affordable Kits
  Simple Setups
  Amazing Results

We Ship Everywhere

See if we've been to your city 📍

Our rental equipment empowers you with more choices. This makes our wedding industry inclusive for vendors & clients. Create amazing events with our wedding decor rentals.

DIY saves clients money

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DIY gives you a way to invest your own time in events. You need this when…

  • rental quotes come in over budget
  • local companies are completely booked
  • local vendors don’t stock what you need
  • ideal vendors don’t service your area
  • buying equip costs more than rent/return
  • QR code technology trains you in minutes
  • DIY kits set up fast, so enjoy pro results

DIY started our industry. Larger companies are more profitable by training their employees to do it & marking up labor costs. This is how vendors do it. Clients need a way to do it themselves when all other solutions are not feasible.

DIY makes events more inclusive

Just the mere fact this niche doesn’t exist needs to be addressed within our industry. Every vendor either does it themselves or subcontracts. Everyone should have the opportunity to plan a beautiful event under budget.
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DIY makes pros profitable

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We get it. We know the stress that comes from every weekend booked solid.

  • last minute vendors charge price premiums
  • scheduling conflict/overbooking services
  • learning new decorating techniques
  • referring vendors instead of your team
  • purchasing rentals with a 12-month ROI
  • over sea orders can take months to ship
  • running out of room storing new rentals

We know how it feels to be in one of the situations above. Instead of turning down business, let’s help you do it yourself! DIY allows vendors to be more profitable in competitive markets. Your success is our only goal.

profitable vendors invest more locally

.

We Ship Everywhere

See if we've been to your city 📍

Our rental equipment empowers you with more choices. This makes our wedding industry inclusive for vendors & clients. Create amazing events with wedding decor rentals.

DIY saves clients money

.
DIY gives you a way to invest your own time in events. You need this when…

  • rental quotes come in over budget
  • local companies are completely booked
  • local vendors don’t stock what you need
  • ideal vendors don’t service your area
  • buying equip costs more than rent/return
  • QR code technology trains you in minutes
  • DIY kits set up fast, so enjoy pro results

DIY started our industry. Larger companies are more profitable by training their employees to do it & marking up labor costs. This is how vendors do it. Clients need a way to do it themselves when all other solutions are not feasible.

DIY makes events more inclusive

Just the mere fact this niche doesn’t exist needs to be addressed within our industry. Every vendor either does it themselves or subcontracts. Everyone should have the opportunity to plan a beautiful event under budget.
.

DIY makes pros profitable

.
We get it. We know the stress that comes from every weekend booked solid.

  • last minute vendors charge price premiums
  • scheduling conflict/overbooking services
  • learning new decorating techniques
  • referring vendors instead of your team
  • purchasing rentals with a 12-month ROI
  • over sea orders can take months to ship
  • running out of room storing new rentals

We know how it feels to be in one of the situations above. Instead of turning down business, let’s help you do it yourself! DIY allows vendors to be more profitable in competitive markets. Your success is our only goal.

profitable vendors invest more locally

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Our Secret Sauce? Experience.

We’ve spent years perfecting a formula that delivers results. ShipOur.Wedding® is a revolutionary event rental concept that gives you peace of mind & financial freedom. Empower your event with our DIY process & super-local initiative.

Our DIY process guarantees flawless results. My wife & I humbly reflect back to when all we had was an office closet. Our inspiration goes beyond budgets & beautiful rentals. Who’s better to put in control over the outcome of your party than the person that cares most ‘YOU’. We genuinely believe creating DIY success is amazing. Become an eventeer™ by going DIY today & plan the event you know you deserve.

From Us to You

We’re grateful for your trust in our DIY company. Weddings have shaped who we are. Just the thought of being a part of your event’s success gives us butterflies. We’re blessed to have found our calling in life. We help eventeers™ affordably create meaningful & authentic experiences.

every journey begins with a vision

We must admit the biggest reward of all is having a best friend & co-CEO to share in this business adventure.

So, here’s to you, and the incredible journey ahead. Let’s make some memories, shall we?

XO Nicci & Rob

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