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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Savvy Consultants

Wedding Planners & Designers Houston, Texas, United States
Led by Creative Director Lexi McWhinney, Savvy provides white-glove client service through full-service planning and flawless design curated to tell each couple's unique wedding-day story.
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Bella Flora of Dallas

Floral & Event Design Dallas, Texas, United States
The innovative, full-service event décor and planning studio specializes in luxury weddings and social events. Their passion for flowers, colors, and unique design is what inspires them to create breathtaking environments.
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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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The Breakers

Wedding & Event Venues Palm Beach, Florida, United States
A day like no other deserves a setting like no other. Be it an intimate seaside ceremony or a grand affair in a magnificent ballroom, The Breakers' seasoned wedding specialists create events that are above and beyond in every way.
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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.