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Hello Cali brides !! Where’s everyone’s wedding venue ?
Daniela, on April 1, 2019 at 12:04 AM

I just wanted to know where everyone in Cali is doing their wedding ? I love to see all the interesting venues there are in California!! Mine is the Grabd island Mansion in walnut grove !!

Lisa, Oct 11, 2019 144 2,991
California Budgeting?!
Jessicah, on September 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Living in California is expensive as it is and trying to budget for a local wedding in Orange County is just as difficult! My Fiance and I got engaged back in January 2019 and have been trying to save...

Gokce, Oct 9, 2019 17 252
Socal venues
Saba, on September 4, 2019 at 11:43 PM

I'm looking for reception venues in Southern California that allow outside catering and can fit at least 150 people. I would really appreciate if anyone could let me know of some venues!

Yesenia, 7 hours ago 7 70
Help me
Ashley, Yesterday at 7:51 PM

Help me I can't find a dress

Ashley, Yesterday at 7:51 PM 4
Los Angeles California brides!
Melanie, on August 23, 2019 at 11:24 PM

I'm looking for places to take pictures on wedding day. a botanical garden, beautiful park etc. Do you know beautiful places? in pasadina, beverly hills, long beach, glendale it doesnt matter how far...

Christianna, Oct 18, 2019 6 76
Malibu wedding in November. Need input on weather!
Jean, on October 14, 2019 at 4:31 PM

I fell in love with a venue in Malibu, California but the only available date is the third Saturday of November 2020. Would it be to chilly for an outdoor wedding at that time?

Stephnie, Oct 17, 2019 2 30
Norcal brides—redwood Wedding Venue Suggestions?
Sarah, on October 17, 2019 at 1:46 PM

My FW and I live in the Bay Area, and my dream is to have our wedding in the redwoods. We’re still too far out from the wedding (a few years) to book a venue, but I’ve been researching. I’ve fallen in...

Sarah, Oct 17, 2019 4
San Diego Brides on a Budget
Melissa, on October 13, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Hello lovely ladies,Was wondering if any of you want to bounce ideas around. I am in the early stages of finding photographer, caterer and etc. Would be great to exchange vendors or ideas. I have...

Braya, Oct 16, 2019 9 40
Reception Ideas near Encinitas ca
Breyanna, on October 11, 2019 at 8:36 AM

Hi Ladies! I'm new to WW but I have a question. I'm at my wits end with finding an inexpensive reception venue! I am having the ceremony in Encinitas, CA and am looking for somewhere that I can do the...

Stephnie, Oct 15, 2019 6 37
Outdoor Reception/private Catering
Lynette, on October 1, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Hi! I just recently got engaged and we’re starting to plan our wedding. We live in San Diego, CA and want to have our wedding here. We really want an outdoor reception, the look we have envisioned is...

Melissa, Oct 15, 2019 6 73
Bridal shop suggestions
Marissa, on April 3, 2019 at 12:03 AM

Anyone know some shops around OC area in California? I'm seriously so naive when it comes to bridal shops. I know David's Bridal and that's pretty much it. Also, is it too early to look for dresses...

Emily, Oct 13, 2019 21 174
Help! Marriage license/birth certificate issue! (california)
Kendra, on October 6, 2019 at 11:41 AM

I was so excited walking into the clerks office to get our marriage license this past Friday but the attending clerk was so rude (Riverside county) and made me super worried that I would “run into...

Camilla, Oct 12, 2019 2 103
Anyone getting married in La?
Jabelle, on September 4, 2019 at 11:29 PM

If so, how much did you spend on your wedding? I have approximately 200 guests and want to book a venue that has all-inclusive packages. I have one in mind but I want to see what the average wedding...

Tiffany, Oct 11, 2019 14 133
Valle De Guadalupe Weddings
Sofia, on October 9, 2019 at 11:55 PM

Has anyone booked a wedding in Valle de Guadalupe? This is where the wineries are in Baja California. I would love to hear your recommendations for venues and vendors. We are looking at the venues...

Cliodhna, Oct 11, 2019 1 19
Looking for a venue on a budget.
Angel, on October 9, 2019 at 5:49 PM

Hi everybody!I'm located in Ventura County and finding it fairly difficult to find something within our budget. I'd like to keep all venue costs no more than $6k. Full budget for the wedding is $10k....

Sinéad, Oct 11, 2019 2 20
Wedding gown cleaning and preservation in Los Angeles, Orange County, or by mail
Cheryl, on October 10, 2019 at 1:02 PM

Hi everyone!We got married almost 3 weeks ago! Now I'm thinking about getting my gown cleaned and preserved. Any suggestions on trustworthy businesses to work with for this? I prefer a place I can...

Sinéad, Oct 11, 2019 1 18
Ceremony in Shaver Lake,ca woods
Osirhis, on March 2, 2018 at 6:34 AM

Im desperately hoping someone has some imformation that can help me I have had no luck looking online. My FH and I want to have our ceremony somewhere at Shaver Lake, CA it is where we met and where...

Jhonpeterson, Oct 11, 2019 3 76
Stephanie, on September 5, 2019 at 7:28 PM

Hi everyone! First off congratulations to all of you! So quick question, how much is the norm to spend on a DJ, are there any DJ’s y’all recommend that are a good price in the Southern California...

Stephanie, Oct 10, 2019 8 116
Scarlet, on September 13, 2019 at 9:32 AM

Hi guys! I'm looking for some suggestions that you might've personally worked with. We're getting married next March in Ranco Palo Verde,CA. Our reception will be in San Pedro.I am currently stationed...

Chelsea, Oct 6, 2019 8 53
Alterations in San Francisco
Kristen, on September 30, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Did anyone buy their dress from Lovely Bride SF? Where did you get them altered?

Cliodhna, Oct 3, 2019 1 17