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Casa Las Palmas, Santa Barbara; Has anyone gotten married at or attended a wedding here??
Monique, on October 13, 2022 at 1:41 AM

I realize that this is very specific, but I'm having a hard time finding any additional information on this recreation center. I reached out to local a rental company about lighting and they don't...

Monique, Oct 13, 2022 19
Sonoma Vendors
Britney, on September 17, 2022 at 2:53 PM

Looking for suggestions/referrals for Sonoma vendors: VideographerFloristHair stylistMakeup artistWedding entertainment

Lynnie, Sep 19, 2022 1 25
Child Last Name Change in California
Krystal, on September 7, 2022 at 6:22 PM

Hi - I live in California and my husband and I are having trouble finding out how to change my daughter’s last name as my last name was changed after we got married last October. The issue is that I...

Michael, Sep 8, 2022 3 64 1
Jillian, on August 31, 2022 at 12:25 PM

Hi everyone! We're getting married August 12, 2023 outside San Diego, CA. I'm struggling to find a videographer that I like. Has anyone had a videographer they would recommend? Happy to look at people...

Gillian, Sep 5, 2022 3 48
All Inclusive wedding in California on a budget?
Phuong, on August 18, 2022 at 11:04 AM

I am newly engaged and already stressed about the finances/planning of a wedding. I've been hearing about all inclusive weddings and wanted to hear from those who've had them done before. Are they...

Lynnie, Aug 31, 2022 1 92
Photographer down payment
Margaret, on August 20, 2022 at 12:07 PM

Does anyone know what is a customary amount for a down payment for a photographer? Are there any state laws that put limitations of what they can ask for? My photographer cost $4,000 & he...

Carol, Aug 29, 2022 2 53
Affordable Wedding Venues in Southern ca
Eliza, on August 7, 2022 at 12:19 PM

Hello! My fiancé and I are struggling to find an affordable wedding venue in SoCal (preferably Orange County or LA). We really want to keep our wedding budget to be $20k at most for a wedding...

Gillian, Aug 19, 2022 4 170 1
Santa Barbara court house walk in Tips?
Tiffany, on August 18, 2022 at 12:04 PM

Hi! We are planning to walk into the Santa Barbara express courthouse wedding tomorrow -- there's no appointment necessary. Has anyone done this and how long does it take? Thanks any help would be...

Tiffany, Aug 18, 2022 63
Help!!! Bilingual Everything
Cynthia, on August 9, 2022 at 11:37 PM

Hello, I’m planning my wedding somewhere in Southern California. Is there any Bilingual Church Ceremonies or MC’s that you’ve came across??? Thank you in advance!

Michael, Aug 10, 2022 2 39
Hair and Makeup in oc
Michael, on August 6, 2022 at 9:41 PM

Does anyone have great success stories with their makeup artist and hair stylists for their wedding or engagement photos in the OC area? Just bridal though. I thought it best to first hear it from...

Michael, Aug 6, 2022 28
Backyard wedding
Ally, on April 12, 2022 at 11:01 AM

Hi guys! We are having a backyard wedding in October. We don't have a very big budget. Can anyone recommend an affordable catering company, DJ and table and chair hiring? Thanks!!xx

Gloria, Aug 5, 2022 9 200 2
looking for a makeup artist in northern California.
Liliana, on July 31, 2022 at 2:29 PM

Hello everybody! My husband and I are coming to Redwood from SD in September to have a symbolic ceremony there. I am doing my hair. I am looking for a makeup artist. I was considering doing my makeup,...

Liliana, Jul 31, 2022 38
Rosario, on July 28, 2022 at 3:59 PM

Hi I’m in the Bay Area and I decided to work with a custom dress shop in SF that doesn’t offer alterations. Does anyone have any recommendations of where to find a wedding dress alterations shop? I’ve...

Gillian, Jul 29, 2022 1 43
Looking for a all inclusive wedding venue in the Los Angeles/ Southern California area
Megan, on July 10, 2022 at 12:41 PM

Hello Everyone! I am looking for an all inclusive wedding venue in the Los Angeles/ Southern California area. I prefer not to go past the Huntington Beach area (so going towards the San Diego area is...

Lynnie, Jul 13, 2022 1 52 1
Florist recommendations in Ventura County area
Hannah, on June 27, 2022 at 4:43 PM

Hi, everyone! I’m looking for florist recommendations in the Ventura County, California area. My colors are cobalt and Blush, my bridesmaids dresses will be blue, so I’m thinking mostly light...

Lynnie, Jun 28, 2022 1 23
John, on June 26, 2022 at 6:55 PM

Is there a way to create a QR code for rsvp’s

Lynnie, Jun 27, 2022 1 21
After Party in Sonoma
Danielle, on May 22, 2022 at 1:51 PM

Hello! My fiancé and I are getting married in Sonoma County. Because of the noise ordinance we have to leave our venue at 10pm but we want to keep the party going! We aren’t from the area. So does...

Gillian, Jun 11, 2022 4 107
Southern California brides
Michelle, on September 22, 2021 at 5:27 PM

Who are your vendors? Do you have a venue booked yet or still looking?

Hillary, Jun 6, 2022 5 137 1
Eloping in Southern California
Victoria, on May 19, 2022 at 2:28 AM

Hello!! Super excited to have found this forum because I am at a loss! I'm looking to do a micro wedding (eloping) of 20 guests, no bridesmaids or groomsmen. Does anyone in socal have any venue...

Lynnie, May 20, 2022 1 46
Desperate need of hair stylist in Los Angeles area
Carol, on May 14, 2022 at 11:53 PM

If anyone can recommend a hair stylist, I need one for a few of my bridesmaids & my mother.

Gillian, May 15, 2022 5 49
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