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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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EastCoast Entertainment

Music & Entertainment Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
As the largest, full-service entertainment agency in the country, EastCoast Entertainment arranges unforgettable entertainment and produces custom events from coast-to-coast and around the world, making your event a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.