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Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

Photography Beverly Hills, California, United States
Professional and personable, Jay possesses a unique ability to anticipate and capture the special moments of a wedding. Able to put people at ease, it’s no wonder he’s one of L.A.’s most sought-after wedding photographers.
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Claire Pettibone Design Atelier

Bridal Salon Los Angeles, California, United States
The Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon is housed in The Castle, a historic Los Angeles landmark built in 1928. The Claire Pettibone collection of ethereal, bohemian, and vintage-inspired wedding gowns & accessories embodies effortless style and elegance.
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Mark Ingram Atelier

Bridal Salon Manhattan, New York, United States
Since 2002, Mark Ingram Atelier has become the premier bridal salon for sophisticated brides from around the world. Mr. Ingram and his highly trained staff provide all women with the highest-quality experience from selection to the final fitting.
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The White Dress

Bridal Salon Newport Beach, California, United States
The White Dress offers an expansive 3,000-square-foot location for Orange County brides looking for their dream designer wedding gown. Brides-to-be are paired with their own stylist in order to have a personal and attentive experience.
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John Cain Photography

Photography Dallas, Texas, United States
John Cain Photography specializes in highly produced & complex weddings across the U.S. Behind John Cain Photography is a team of 20 whose combined effort creates a total experience to form memories that are even better than the photos they’re known for.
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Sara Judith Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Palm Beach, Florida, United States
From intimate gatherings to large-scale weddings nationwide, Kaylen of Sara Judith Events strives to deliver flawless service to ensure her clients can be guests at their own party and enjoy the special day just as much as their loved ones.
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Amy Anaiz Photography

Photography New York City, New York, United States
Based in New York City, Amy Anaiz captures the emotion and personality of her clients while using beautiful, flattering light and paying close attention to detail to ensure each joyous and heartfelt image tells a story.
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Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Bridal Salon Costa Mesa, California, United States
For over 45 years, Mon Amie Bridal Salon has served as the West Coast’s most elegant and premier bridal salon for the ultimate bridal experience with over 2,500 dresses in store, as well as bridal accessories and gowns for the entire wedding party!
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Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
Mindy is one of the most sought-after event planners. She and her team are best known for their creative ideas and exquisite attention to detail. These qualities make her the top event-planning choice for celebrities and high-profile clientele.
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Bob Gail Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Culver City, California, United States
Bob Gail Events is a boutique full-service event planning, design and coordination company based in Los Angeles, California, with over 40 years of experience creating unique and personalized events.
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Sit Catering & Event Rental

Catering Van Nuys, California, United States
Sit Catering turns occasions into sophisticated affairs filled with flavor and unparalleled service. Offering full-service event management including rental equipment, on-site chefs, servers, and more, guests will enjoy beautiful displays and fare.
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Elizabeth Grace

Invitations & Calligraphy Chicago, Illinois, United States
With a strong sense of style and a passion for pretty paper, Elizabeth Grace creates beautiful invitations for discerning brides. The premier paperie and custom stationery studio helps couples reflect their personal styles on paper.
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Rikki & Mal

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
Based in Southern California but available for destination weddings across the world, mother-daughter duo Rikki & Mal work one-on-one with each couple to create an exquisite event that reflects the style and personality of every client.
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Panache Bridals of Beverly Hills

Bridal Salon Beverly Hills, California, United States
Panache Bridals of Beverly Hills – the flagship location – offers a true red-carpet experience, with a large private VIP room comprised of a vast bridal suite, wall-to-wall mirrors, a private runway, and a comfortable setting for you and your loved ones.
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EastCoast Entertainment

Music & Entertainment Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
As the largest, full-service entertainment agency in the country, EastCoast Entertainment arranges unforgettable entertainment and produces custom events from coast-to-coast and around the world, making your event a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Congratulations on your upcoming celebration! If you're looking for local wedding vendors for your celebration, you've come to the right place. Inside Weddings shares trusted wedding professionals in our Editors Circle, plus a directory of professionals and venues for your wedding day.


Wedding Vendors & Venues - FAQ

What vendors do you need for your wedding?

While weddings are all different, you'll likely need the following professionals for celebrations big or small: a wedding planner (or day-of coordinator), wedding venue for the ceremony and reception, photographer, hair stylist and makeup artist, attire for the bride and groom as well as the bridesmaids and groomsmen, caterer for the cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres and reception dinner, baker for the wedding cake or any desserts, florist or event designer for the bouquets and décor, music and entertainment professionals such as a wedding band or DJ, videographer, stationer for the invitation and paper goods, officiant, jeweler for the wedding rings and jewelry, rentals such as tableware and linens, transportation or a wedding car, and a lighting designer.

How do I find wedding vendors?

Whether you're having a destination wedding or a celebration in your hometown, you'll need to find the vendor – wedding-focused or not – for each part of your event to create a team of professionals to create your special day. If you've hired a wedding planner, they can help share the best wedding vendor for each part of planning your big day; or you can search on InsideWeddings.com, social media like Facebook and Instagram, or other wedding-planning sites and services that help you find services and venues for your wedding events. We encourage you to check out the profiles of our Editors Circle members, many of whom are talented, award-winning professionals in their craft.

How do you pay wedding vendors?

How you pay your wedding vendors will vary from professional to professional. Most professionals have a deposit that will secure your wedding date and give both parties confidence that your wedding events are a priority. Some professionals will then have payment plans, request the balance be paid six months, three months, or one month before the wedding events, or even have the final payment provided on the big day. Be sure to check your contracts and keep your eye on due dates so you're not in breach of contract.

Do you tip your wedding vendors?

Since these professionals are in the service business, tips and gratuities are a generous gesture of appreciation for making your day so special. General suggestions: Almost always, banquet captains receive $1-5 per guest, hairstylists and makeup artists receive 15-25% of the total fee, and $10-20/each is given to the hotel bellman (if applicable). Couples also often tip their wedding planner about 10-20% or offer a nice gift, give the catering manager $50-500, and offer $15-50 each for the musicians or $50-300 for the DJ. Those feeling especially generous may tip their photographer ($40-200) or floral designer ($50-200). 

Some vendors for wedding events will include a gratuity with their service fee; however, it's important to clarify if you're unsure. Once you've decided who you're tipping, write a check or place cash in an envelope with the recipient's name on the front; these will be distributed during or at the conclusion of their services. We also recommend writing thank-you notes to those professionals who made your day extra special.