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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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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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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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International Event Company

Wedding Planners & Designers Beverly Hills, California, United States
Jonathan Reeves and his team pride themselves on assembling creative professionals to produce a memorable & unique experience on one of the most important days of your life. They focus on every detail to design events that flow effortlessly.
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Tessa Lyn Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
Tessa Lyn Events personalizes weddings to be as unique as the bride and groom. The Santa Monica-based company focuses on total organization so the couple can enjoy their entire engagement period.
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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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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.
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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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Harutyunyan Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
Harutyunyan Events is a Los Angeles-based event planning firm led by Hovik Harutyunyan. We specialize in full-service event conception, planning, design, and production for life’s most important celebrations.
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Erganic Design

Wedding Planners & Designers East Harlem, New York, United States
Led by Sojourner Auguste, the Erganic Design team creates a distinctive bespoke event experience for couples. The full-service company makes the impossible possible and creates magical moments for life’s most treasured celebrations.
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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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Roey Yohai Studios

Photography New York City, New York, United States
We are a small boutique photo studio based in Manhattan, serving customers in the States and around the world. We are known for our customer service, easygoing manner, and breathtaking documentary photography.
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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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Luxe Linen

Rentals Beverly Hills, California, United States
Proudly providing door-to-door service in Southern California & nationwide shipping, Luxe Linen is a trusted leader in fine linen rental. Established in 2007, they offer the highest quality linens, napkins, and accessories to bring style to every table.
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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.

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.