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Middle Name Change - California
Aundraya, on September 13, 2021 at 3:05 PM

I’d like to take on his last name and I was hoping to change my middle name. My middle name is my mothers name and she’s never been around so I’d really like to get rid of it. I don’t see an option to...

Lynnie, Sep 14, 2021 1 28
Wedgewood Weddings - Refund do to Covid-19?
Jacqueline, on May 22, 2020 at 9:06 PM

Hello, my question for brides is, has anyone who contracted with WedgeWood Weddings been able to get a refund? We contracted with Wedwood Weddings in Ca for our wedding which is scheduled for...

Dawn, Sep 9, 2021 15 884 1
Looking for other brides who contracted with Feast Catering, Santa Rosa ca
Kimberly, on August 25, 2021 at 2:06 PM

Hi there, Back in Jan 2020 I hired a catering company called "Feast Catering" based in Santa Rosa, CA to cater my wedding. Covid hit, it was postponed a year. When California opened back up and I...

Kimberly, Aug 31, 2021 2 59
Wedding alterations
Jazmin, on August 27, 2021 at 10:03 PM

Hello I'm getting married on October 16th i still need my dress to be altered and I'm going to David's bridal tomorrow and i heard they charge a lot of alterations does anyone know of a good place...

Lynnie, Aug 31, 2021 1 23
All inclusive in Southern California under $5000
Bianca, on June 8, 2019 at 3:11 AM

Hi, I am looking an all inclusive place for both ceremony and reception for under $5000. About 75 to 100 guests. Thank you so much!

Keyil, Aug 29, 2021 4 1,582
South Lake Tahoe!
Vannesa, on August 25, 2021 at 6:42 PM

Anyone planning on having their wedding there soon or live there are you worried about this fire? My wedding is supposed to be there October 2nd and idk if I should cancel or postpone?

Vannesa, Aug 29, 2021 3 67
Socal Under $3,000
Cheyenne, on January 8, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Hello we are searching for locations that are under $3,000 for ceremony and reception in Southern California with no luck. Anyone know of a venue/Airbnb/vrbo?

Chustaine, Aug 28, 2021 11 573
Airbnb wedding venues?
Juliana, on July 11, 2021 at 4:21 AM

Has anyone done a DIY wedding and just rented out an Airbnb? Also I am in southern CA so if anyone has recommendations I would really appreciate them.

Juliana, Aug 28, 2021 5 76
Wedding in October 2021 in the San Francisco Bay Area - is 100 guests too much?
YC, on August 17, 2021 at 1:58 PM

My husband and I were supposed to get married in October 2020 but had to postpone our wedding to October 2021 due to COVID. We invited 100 guests - is that too much? The ceremony will be outdoors but...

Sydney, Aug 26, 2021 10 345
Wedding early May in California
Melissa, on August 14, 2021 at 1:09 PM

How is the weather like in May during a outdoor ceremony? The start time for our venue is 6pm but we fear with daylight savings it will get dark a little early and won't have time for photos...

Melissa, Aug 14, 2021 7 68
Bay Area Alteration Recs
Rue, on July 26, 2021 at 7:39 PM

Anyone have any recommendations for good alternation places in the Bay? Thanks in advance!

Rachel, Aug 12, 2021 4 33
Have to find a new ceremony venue 6 weeks before date :(
Melissa, on July 27, 2021 at 1:10 AM

Very long story short, we need to find a new venue for our ceremony six weeks out from the wedding day. We still have our reception booked at a nice venue for the evening, and all the vendors for...

Melissa, Aug 5, 2021 2 78
Sonoma California Transportation
Ariel, on July 22, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Hi, Did anyone use a charter bus company to transport guest in the Sonoma/ Napa California area? If so, please share the company you used! It would be greatly appreciated. I've received some quotes...

Ariel, Aug 4, 2021 2 34
Los Angeles venue and vendor recommendations?
Michelle, on August 3, 2021 at 12:54 PM

Do you have an idea of where you plan to get married? Any particular vendors you need to locate or intend to use based on their past work you have either seen in person or online?

Michelle, Aug 3, 2021 14
Covid & November 2021
Alex, on July 30, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Hello Everyone! What are our thoughts on covid effecting a November wedding? We know our venue won’t cancel on us, but we are concerned with the safety of our guests - is it too soon to jump the gun...

Marquel, Aug 2, 2021 2 421
California 2021 brides - covid restrictions/updates
Felicia, on February 11, 2021 at 1:15 PM

California 2021 brides! I came across this LA times news article (linked to thread) and I’m seeking insight on reception restrictions. I was shocked to see an article today that said all receptions...

Sydney, Jul 31, 2021 123 13,717 15
September Brides 2021
Eileen, on July 29, 2021 at 7:28 PM

Anyone else freaking out about September weddings due to cases rising?

Janet, Jul 30, 2021 2 196
Hair and makeup issues...
Melinda, on July 28, 2021 at 12:52 PM

I was just wondering if anyone has been in the same boat i'm currently floating in... I live in a very small town on the central coast of California however I am surrounded by a ton of big cities. I...

C, Jul 28, 2021 4 106
Has anyone gotten married in San Diego ?
Rue, on July 26, 2021 at 7:37 PM

We’re having a destination wedding and are having a very small official ceremony in San Diego beforehand since we can’t get legally married at our destination. I’m wondering if anyone has done this...

Rue, Jul 27, 2021 2 24
Cost for the reception in the inland empire
Jim, on July 17, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Has anyone recently got married in the inland empire recently? I was wonder what the total cost of a wedding reception would be with a out 150 people. Some prices I see seem outrageous it would be...

Sydney, Jul 25, 2021 4 68
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