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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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Sterling Engagements

Wedding Planners & Designers Toluca Lake, 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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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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Joe Mineo Creative

Floral & Event Design Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Joe Mineo Creative is a full-service event design, planning, and production company. Every event includes expert floral design, customized details, and masterful timing executed through an unparalleled team of exceptional event professionals.
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Bahia Resort Hotel

Wedding & Event Venues San Diego, California, United States
For a dream San Diego wedding, Bahia Resort Hotel invites couples to say "I do" on a secluded beach or surrounded by lush gardens and then dance the night away on the outdoor terrace, in grand ballrooms, or aboard one of two sternwheeler boats.
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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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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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The Panache Bridal Warehouse

Bridal Salon Pasadena, California, United States
The Panache Warehouse was created to help brides find beautiful designer wedding gowns at discounted prices of up to 75% off retail price. The warehouse offers a boutique, high-end experience that includes a one-on-one consultation!
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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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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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Panache Bridal Pasadena - Bridal Salon in southern california with luxury high-end designers old town bridal salon with charming feel
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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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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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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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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.

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.