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Bluebell Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Agoura, California, United States
From award-winning planner Charley Izabella King, Bluebell Events is an international event company that specializes in weddings and destination celebrations. Charley will lead you through the planning process to create your special day.
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Maya Myers Photography

Photography Los Angeles, California, United States
Maya Myers is an award-winning photographer specializing in weddings, lifestyle, and events. Paired with a warm and personable, intuitive energy, Maya is recognized by clients, planners and media across the country as one of the best.
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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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The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Wedding & Event Venues La Jolla, California, United States
Bordering the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course on the coastal bluffs of La Jolla, California, The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers an inspiring setting for an unforgettable wedding day.
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Bahia Resort Hotel

Wedding & Event Venues San Diego, California, United States
For a dream San Diego wedding, Bahia Resort Hotel invites couples to say "I do" on a secluded beach or surrounded by lush gardens and then dance the night away on the outdoor terrace, in grand ballrooms, or aboard one of two sternwheeler boats.
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The Hidden Garden

Floral & Event Design Beverly Hills, California, United States
Having a true passion for floral design and creativity, Amy Child Marella and The Hidden Garden team utilize nontraditional textures to create beautiful, abundant, and innovative designs that cater to the needs of each client.
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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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Beth Helmstetter Events, Inc.

Wedding Planners & Designers Beverly Hills, California, United States
Beth Helmstetter Events is a full-service design & planning studio specializing in weddings worldwide. Whether a five-day wedding in Italy or a backyard celebration, BHE takes pride in creating lifelong memories for every couple they work with.
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La Cosa Bella Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gina Myers and her team of professional, organized, and devoted event specialists are experts at designing, planning and producing personalized wedding day experiences for their couples.
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Panache Bridals of Costa Mesa

Bridal Salon Costa Mesa, California, United States
Panache Bridals of Costa Mesa is conveniently located in the heart of Orange County. Offering the perfect bridal experience, Panache Bridals gives brides access to leading designers from all around the world, as well as a full in-house alterations team.
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The Panache Bridal Warehouse

Bridal Salon Pasadena, California, United States
The Panache Warehouse was created to help brides find beautiful designer wedding gowns at discounted prices of up to 75% off retail price. The warehouse offers a boutique, high-end experience that includes a one-on-one consultation!
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Gold Coast Events

Music & Entertainment Highland Park, Illinois, United States
With six all-star bands, including The Gold Coast All Stars in Chicago area and The Golden Coast All Stars in California, Gold Coast Events turns the most stunning weddings into incredible concert-like celebrations.
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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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Bridal Reflections

Bridal Salon Manhattan, New York, United States
We offer some of the world's foremost designers in bridal and evening wear. Our professional bridal consultants and world-class seamstresses are experts at making every bride look and feel as special as the moment!
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The Original Runner Company

Custom Décor & Details Farmingdale, New York, United States
Creators of the first nonslip fabric aisle runners, The Original Runner Company offers their own unique designs, as well as customization to match your wedding colors or theme, so you can walk down the aisle in style at your ceremony.

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.