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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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Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events, Inc

Wedding Planners & Designers Beverly Hills, California, United States
With 25 years of experience, Alyson and her team have gained industry-wide respect for their creativity, attention to detail, superb taste, and stunning productions. Whatever the celebration, Alyson will ensure it is a day to remember.
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Sterling Engagements

Wedding Planners & Designers Burbank, California, United States
Sterling Engagements is a premier, full-service event design and production firm. From the warm and intimate to the lavish and luxurious, they offer personal yet professional service. Consistently transforming visions into breathtaking realities.
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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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Panache Bridals of Pasadena

Bridal Salon Pasadena, California, United States
Nestled in a beautiful historic building in the center of Old Town Pasadena, Panache Bridals of Pasadena is the first Panache boutique and provides the perfect bridal experience in a charming salon nearby restaurants and shopping.
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Rikki Ladenheim Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
Based in Southern California but available for destination weddings across the world, Rikki Ladenheim works one-on-one with each couple to create an exquisite event that reflects the style and personality of every client.
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Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Wedding Planners & Designers Beverly Hills, 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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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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Lilla Bello

Floral & Event Design Santa Monica, California, United States
Lilla Bello is a boutique floral & event styling firm dedicated to designing innovative concepts, offering the highest quality, and providing concierge-level service. From daily florals to wedding blooms, they build lasting relationships.
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Oheka Castle

Wedding & Event Venues Huntington, New York, United States
A historic mansion located on the Gold Coast of Long Island, Oheka Castle offers the ambience and sophistication of the châteaux of France. Formal gardens, award-winning cuisine, and meticulous service make it an unforgettable setting.
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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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VAR Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Victoria A. Roberts has always had a talent for transforming spaces into captivating experiences. She is committed to finding those perfect, defining elements that set each event apart to create the very best wedding experience.
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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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Evoke Design & Creative

Wedding Planners & Designers Washington, DC, United States
Evoke Design & Creative is a dynamic team that has been producing luxury events for over 25 years. We believe the key to creating an event worth remembering lies in our sincere attentiveness to who our clients are, as people.
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Gold Coast Events

Music & Entertainment Highland Park, Illinois, United States
With five 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.

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.