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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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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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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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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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Posh Parties & Paper

Wedding Planners & Designers Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
Based in South Florida, this luxury wedding planning company creates stylish weddings from concept to completion. They pay special attention to all the little details to create events that are truly a representation of each couple’s dreams.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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John Cain Photography

Photography Dallas, Texas, United States
John Cain Photography offers couples a memorable experience. With a kind presence, editorial style, and an appreciation for effortless portraiture, John’s relaxed demeanor is matched by an acute attention to detail.
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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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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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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.

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.