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Ethereal Gardens - Trademark Venue
Fadia, on April 9, 2021 at 1:01 AM

Hi! Considering Ethereal Gardens as a wedding venue. Any advice? They only have January open, so I’m a little worried about it being cold at night in the tented pavilion. Thoughts?

Lynnie, Apr 12, 2021 1 34
Callaway Winery Wedding
Fadia, on April 9, 2021 at 12:59 AM

Has anyone gotten married at Callaway Winery in Temecula? Curious were you bothered at all by the tasting room guests? Any advice if I go with them?

Lynnie, Apr 12, 2021 1 26
Step in the right direction.
Melissa, on April 6, 2021 at 4:44 PM

We're not in the clear yet. But it's a sign of hope. (If you're in California you know there is a push to recall Gavin Newsom. I request people leave those comments at the door and enjoy the sign of...

Christina, Apr 6, 2021 4 231
Bridal Shower Ideas in Orange County
Richa, on April 5, 2021 at 11:10 PM

I’m practically figuring out my Bridal shower. Please let me know what are some amazing locations to have a bridal shower.

Richa, Apr 6, 2021 4 113
Summer 2021 Los Angeles Brides
Angela, on March 5, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Hi Brides! I was hoping to get some advice my wedding is scheduled for August 28,2021 in LA, which is one of the strictest area. Currently the hotel said they are not allowing any wedding or...

Angela, Apr 6, 2021 18 1,143 3
Wedding Reception at the Ahwahnee Hotel in July - December of 2021
Emily, on April 5, 2021 at 11:28 PM

Does anyone have a wedding ceremony and/or reception scheduled between July - December at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park? If yes, were you informed that your ceremony and/or reception...

Emily, Apr 5, 2021 59
Looking for a forest wedding venue under 2k in California.
Alexis, on March 5, 2021 at 5:09 PM

Hi my partner and I love the outdoors. We would love to get married surrounded by beautiful trees, but can't seem to find a venue under $8k and we would like to keep our budget in between...

Anne-Marie, Apr 5, 2021 6 139
Socal Brides (san Bernardino , Ventura, Riverside and San Diego County)
Theadra, on December 28, 2020 at 7:09 PM

Hello Beautiful Brides, Sorry to exclude LA ( I know they're super strict there) and I live in Socal, so it is relatable. But feel free if you live in other parts of California to chime in. I was...

Emily, Apr 3, 2021 25 1,020
Socal Wedding
Ruth, on April 2, 2021 at 2:13 PM

My fiancé has a friend who's offering to let us use his ranch in Riverside county for our wedding. We're planning on doing a spring wedding either in March or April, so I want a nice green wedding......

Felicia, Apr 2, 2021 1 34
In need of a wedding coordinator for the day of..
Daiisy, on March 29, 2021 at 11:52 PM

Hi everyone! I live in LA County and I am currently looking for a wedding coordinator that will coordinate and take control from the moment I get ready till reception. I am looking for a bilingual...

Nicole, Apr 1, 2021 2 60
All Inclusive Venue on a Budget? Go!
Holly, on March 29, 2021 at 11:41 PM

Hi California Brides, my fiancé and I would like to plan a weekend wedding. Because we’ll be supplying welcome baskets, a welcome event, good-bye brunch, etc. we are trying to find an all inclusive...

Lynnie, Mar 31, 2021 2 93
Honeymoon ideas ?
Haylie, on March 28, 2021 at 10:56 AM

My fiancé and I never planned on taking a honeymoon since we were going to just save the money for house repairs and what not. However, my parents were generous enough to let us use their timeshare so...

Lynnie, Mar 31, 2021 1 49
Norcal Reception only venue under $1500
Summer, on March 27, 2021 at 7:23 PM

My fiancé and I are eloping pretty soon here and are planning on throwing a party with all our friends and family (~125 people) in 2022. My problem is we are looking for a venue under $1500 and...

Lynnie, Mar 29, 2021 3 129
April 2021 wedding Help!!!
Joara, on December 15, 2020 at 5:42 PM

Hello Brides, I am stuck! We were originally April 2020 couple, then we moved to August 2020 (thinking this whole COVID thing would blow over by then). WE WERE WRONG!!!! Now as we approach 2021, I am...

Zara, Mar 28, 2021 8 400 1
postponing again maybe
shaina, on February 20, 2021 at 11:54 AM

Hi brides ! I had to postpone my wedding from last year to this year because of covid. I paid everything cash without help from parents or anyone else and I am scared to lose all that money since most...

Zara, Mar 28, 2021 2 161
How many couples have been screwed over by their Venue?
Mother Of The Bride, on March 17, 2021 at 9:44 PM

Spring/Summer Covid Couples beware! Do not give more money to the venues! I expressed to our well respected venue my fears on giving more money. I can no longer postpone due to personal reasons. We...

Zara, Mar 27, 2021 6 192
Outdoor Reception
Jessica, on March 26, 2021 at 5:51 AM

Hello everyone! Due to Covid I’ve postponed my wedding 3 times already and is now set to be on September 11, 2021. I originally had a guest count of 400 but that has completely changed and has been...

Lynnie, Mar 26, 2021 3 168
August Wedding and Covid-19
Erica, on March 28, 2020 at 6:19 PM

Hi ladies! Our wedding is supposed to be for August 21st in CA but with the virus going around idk if we should postpone? or just go with it? As of right now all we have paid are deposits but we are...

Arielle, Mar 25, 2021 25 2,043 3
Pasadena Wedding After Hours Spot
Leah, on March 23, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Hi! My fiancé and I are looking at getting married in Old Town Pasadena next February at Castle Green. It’s a gorgeous old venue but super expensive to add time. We’d like to find a spot to do after...

Lynnie, Mar 24, 2021 1 32
Ethereal Open Air Resort Venue
Amairani, on May 1, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Hello Everyone! I need your guys help/feedback about Ethereal Open Air Resort, located in Escondido, CA. I was wondering if anyone knew about this venue, (had a wedding there yourself or we’re a guest...

Fadia, Mar 24, 2021 9 975
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