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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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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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Ann Whittington Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Houston, Texas, United States
Based in Houston, Texas, Ann Whittington provides event planning services locally and nationally. Ann’s expertise along with her passion for celebrations is evident through her thoughtful expression of her clients’ personalities.
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Lilla Bello

Floral & Event Design Santa Monica, California, United States
Lilla Bello is a boutique floral & event styling firm dedicated to designing innovative concepts, offering the highest quality, and providing concierge-level service. From daily florals to wedding blooms, they build lasting relationships.
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Wedding Atelier

Bridal Salon New York City, New York, United States
Wedding Atelier offers gorgeous couture wedding dresses and generous personal attention in a lovely private space located on Madison Avenue in NYC. They work one-on-one to ensure each client becomes the bride she’s always dreamed of being.
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Bridal Reflections

Bridal Salon Manhattan, New York, United States
We offer some of the world's foremost designers in bridal and evening wear. Our professional bridal consultants and world-class seamstresses are experts at making every bride look and feel as special as the moment!
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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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La Cosa Bella Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gina Myers and her team of professional, organized, and devoted event specialists are experts at designing, planning and producing personalized wedding day experiences for their couples.
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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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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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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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Mark Ingram Atelier

Bridal Salon Manhattan, New York, United States
Since 2002, Mark Ingram Atelier has become the premier bridal salon for sophisticated brides from around the world. Mr. Ingram and his highly trained staff provide all women with the highest-quality experience from selection to the final fitting.
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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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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.

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.