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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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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.
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A Charming Fête

Wedding Planners & Designers Westlake, Ohio, United States
A Charming Fête is a nationally recognized wedding planning & design company with offices in Cleveland and available for travel worldwide. We produce exquisite weddings that are memorable and representative of our clients’ personal style.
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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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Evoke Design & Creative

Wedding Planners & Designers Bethesda, Maryland, 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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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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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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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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Effrey's Custom Cleaners

Gown Cleaning & Alterations Beverly Hills, California, United States
Authorities in the field of wedding gown preservation, the professionals at Effrey’s Custom Cleaners use expert techniques and special care when cleaning your wedding dress, so it stands the test of time for generations.
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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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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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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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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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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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Linda Howard Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
Linda is nationally recognized as one of the best event designers in California. Combining her background in interior design with her organizational skills, Linda plans weddings to ensure her clients’ “dream weddings” exceed her clients' expectations.

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.