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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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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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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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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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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 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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Bluebell Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Agoura, California, United States
From award-winning planner Charley Izabella King, Bluebell Events is an international event company that specializes in weddings and destination celebrations. Charley will lead you through the planning process to create your special day.
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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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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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Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

Photography Beverly Hills, California, United States
Professional and personable, Jay possesses a unique ability to anticipate and capture the special moments of a wedding. Able to put people at ease, it’s no wonder he’s one of L.A.’s most sought-after wedding photographers.
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Gearys Beverly Hills

Registry Beverly Hills, California, United States
Gearys Beverly Hills offers a diverse range of high-quality products that make a perfect addition to any wedding or gift registry. They pride themselves on superb customer service and offer great gift ideas, as well as same-day shipping.
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Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design

Floral & Event Design Glendale, California, United States
Offering event-styling services from start to finish, the design house provides one-of-a-kind florals and rentals, such as linens, furnishings, and decorative props, including vintage glassware, to add the perfect finishing touch.
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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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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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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.

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.