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Indoor reception
Lori, on May 19, 2021 at 1:49 AM

Has anyone had an indoor reception in California since the new guidelines came out in April? If yes, how many guest and did your venue follow the guidelines that each guest had to be vaccinated or...

Lori, May 19, 2021 56
First look
Virginia, on May 13, 2021 at 11:25 PM

How to do first look when SF city hall doesn’t open on Saturdays and my wedding is on a Saturday 😫 Purchased a package from a wedding planner which include the engagement session but I don’t want to...

Lynnie, May 14, 2021 1 24
iso Irish dj in la Area
Leah, on May 13, 2021 at 4:02 PM

Hi there! Maybe a weird question, but does anyone know of an Irish DJ in the LA area? Or at least one that has experience with Irish weddings? My fiancé is from Dublin and has family coming over for...

Lynnie, May 14, 2021 1 16
Affordable Day-of Coordinator (los Angeles)
Leah, on April 6, 2021 at 6:54 PM

My fiancé and I are planning our wedding for February 2022. We got our dream venue, but that's made the rest of the budget a bit tight. Our venue requires us to have a day-of coordinator to attend the...

Emily, May 14, 2021 8 232
Affordable Venues
Abigail, on May 5, 2021 at 1:59 PM

Anyone know if any venues in Sonoma County area that arnt gonna break my pocket? Been looking but havnt had any luck..,

Michelle, May 13, 2021 5 66
Hair & Makeup in Sonoma County
Sokhona, on May 5, 2021 at 6:32 PM

Calling all California brides! Looking for recommendations for a hair & make up artist that will come to the site in Sonoma, CA. TIA!

Sokhona, May 9, 2021 2 11
One Month to get a Marriage License?
Ana, on May 4, 2021 at 11:14 AM

Hey lovely folx! FH and I are currently bicoastal and I was wondering how late/early you all got your license prior to your big day?? He get's in just shy of a month before our wedding day and I was...

Kari, May 8, 2021 10 176
Bay Area/napa/sonoma ca Black/african American mua and Hairstylist
Ariel, on February 16, 2021 at 5:08 PM

Hi Everyone, I'm getting married in October 2021 in Sonoma, CA and am looking for a makeup artist and hairstylist. The whole bridal party is black so I'm looking for a hairstylist that is use to...

Ashton, May 6, 2021 9 379
Calamigos Ranch Wedding - covid Issues
K, on August 11, 2020 at 10:57 AM

Are any brides getting married at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA? What has your experience been with the venue since the pandemic began? Our wedding was scheduled for June 2020 and we postponed until...

Carrie, May 6, 2021 77 2,613 5
Wedding Venue 200 Guests with No Mask Restrictions
Amy, on April 26, 2021 at 7:51 PM

Hi!!! Looking for any reception venues ANYWHERE in CA that are outdoor and could accommodate about 200 guests. Biggest thing is that we need the venue to not require masks. If you have any...

Megan, May 5, 2021 2 181
Micro wedding venue in California?
Myrna, on May 1, 2021 at 8:18 AM

I’m looking for a cheap venue for a wedding with pinky 10 guest in California. I live in Southern California but I’m willing to travel anywhere in CAl

Maddie, May 5, 2021 2 89
Dog friendly wedding venue
Joyce, on May 1, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Hi all, my fiance and I would like our dog to be the ring bearer in our wedding. Does anyone know any dog friendly wedding venues in SF Bay Area? Thanks in advance!

Lynnie, May 4, 2021 1 157
Wedding Day photos
Ana, on April 26, 2021 at 2:06 AM

Hello everyone, I’m not sure if many of you are familiar with the San Fernando Valley. I’m an LA bride looking for a place for our wedding day photos, hopefully something close by because of our LA...

Ana, Apr 29, 2021 3 21
Picking a venue ! Help!
Jazmin, on April 19, 2021 at 10:59 PM

Hi! I need help on finding a venue that allows one to bring your own alcohol and stays open past 12am in the Southern California area! I don’t mind if it’s a hall,outdoor, house. Anything for 85-100...

Maddie, Apr 28, 2021 7 95
Summer Vs Fall Socal Wedding 2022
Nina, on April 23, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Hello! My fiancé and I are planning a wedding in southern California (either Maravilla Gardens or Eden Gardens) for 2022 and don't know which month we should choose! Will June be too gloomy? Will...

Nina, Apr 27, 2021 8 86
Recommend a Photographer Socal Area
Madaline, on April 26, 2021 at 1:15 AM

Hello Everyone! I am getting married next year and I really want to find a photographer who has photographed a healthy amount of people with Glasses. My Fiancé and I both will be wearing glasses, we...

Ocbride2019, Apr 26, 2021 1 19
bridal shower restaurant
Richa, on April 10, 2021 at 10:06 PM

Please give list of places to have a bridal shower in Orange County. Much appreciated.

Richa, Apr 24, 2021 5 99
Update: New California wedding reception guidelines posted!
Felicia, on April 2, 2021 at 5:11 PM

Here they are! Updated 4/2/21

Felicia, Apr 21, 2021 19 908 3
Inland empire, ca
Briana, on April 11, 2021 at 11:15 PM

Anyone know of any great makeup artist and hair stylist in the riverside/inland empire area??

M., Apr 19, 2021 5 50
Los Angeles bridal shower
Lisa, on April 13, 2021 at 5:39 PM

Hello! I’m planning a bridal shower for my friend in Los Angeles and am stumped. 10ish people, semi private area preferable outdoors. Somewhere between Santa Monica and downtown preferably. Looking to...

Lynnie, Apr 15, 2021 1 94
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