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HeatherLily

Floral & Event Design Hough, Ohio, United States
The HeatherLily design studio is known for creating one-of-a-kind environments. From large, interactive installations to lush floral arrangements, we transform each event into a multi-sensory experience that is sure to surpass all expectations.
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Wedding & Event Venues Encinitas, 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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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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Andrea Eppolito Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Summerlin South, Nevada, United States
Celebrating life, luxury, and above all else, love. Andrea Eppolito’s stunning designs create an emotional response. Her commitment to storytelling is enhanced by enticing the five senses and delivering flawless service.
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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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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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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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Lomax Wedding Films

Cinematography & Videography Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
With a positive energy and talent for capturing natural, intimate moments, Casey Lomax and his team turn wedding-day memories into luxurious moving images. They document the special moments to create a story-driven film to be enjoyed for years to come.
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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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Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
With over 15 years of experience, Natalie Sofer creates magical and memorable events for her clients, making the impossible not only possible but also a fabulous, one-of-a-kind experience for everyone involved.
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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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Joe Mineo Creative

Floral & Event Design Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Joe Mineo Creative is a full-service event design, planning, and production company. Every event includes expert floral design, customized details, and masterful timing executed through an unparalleled team of exceptional event professionals.
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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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David Pressman Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
An award-winning wedding planner of luxury weddings and events in Southern California and worldwide, David brings over 30 years of experience in fashion, film, and fine art to crafting made-to-order events for his clients and their guests.
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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.

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.