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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 6 194
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 3 169
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 2,045 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 36
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 9 977
Norcal Pet Friendly Inclusive Affordable Wedding
Stacie, on March 23, 2021 at 9:41 AM

Hi! My fiancé and I will be having our wedding in October 2022 in Northern California because I grew up there. We want our 2 Basset Hounds to be in the ceremony to walk down the aisle, but we also...

Lynnie, Mar 24, 2021 4 173
Low Budget Small Wedding by Redwood trees?
Sarah, on June 29, 2020 at 12:29 PM

We were set to get married out of state on June 7 but due to Coronavirus we canceled as we just didn't feel safe doing it. We are looking to completely change it up a bit and make it a bit more lowkey...

Clair, Mar 20, 2021 6 81
Norcal Forest Wedding Venue Ideas?
Haley, on June 1, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Hi all! Since getting engaged 6 months ago, I have been so enjoying our engagement, but have now finally started the first planning steps and I am already having the hardest time with one thing...

Alexis, Mar 19, 2021 5 95 1
covid testing at the wedding
Debbie, on February 23, 2021 at 12:54 AM

We are scheduled to get married 6/25/21 at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu CA. Our venue has a strict requirement stating you must have proof of a COVID test to attend our wedding. Wondering is this a...

Felicia, Mar 18, 2021 12 754
Marycris, on December 24, 2020 at 2:37 AM

Let's talk flowers. I really want to use fresh flowers because of the scent they put out. But I haven't really found a vendor that is with in my budget, so I am thinking of DIY. The issue is, all my...

Clair, Mar 18, 2021 3 59
Airbnb weddings 😃
Candice, on November 30, 2020 at 12:16 AM

Hey y’all Can anyone share experiences doing Airbnb wedding ? We are trying to come in low budget but great experience. I am thinking of going the route of a wedding planner to assist. Any gems of...

Clair, Mar 18, 2021 5 150
Affordable Hair/make Up Artist
Alex, on December 7, 2020 at 9:48 PM

Hi All. We're planning out wedding for June 2021 and I'm pretty shocked at how much hair and make up costs for southern California. For both plus a trial it's easily $600! Comparing the...

Clair, Mar 18, 2021 4 81
Looking for a Bavarian gift shop, for a wedding
Lorenz, on December 27, 2020 at 10:18 AM

Is there Bavarian wedding gift shop in LA? If not, any bohemian style shop in LA.

Clair, Mar 18, 2021 11 98
Anyone opting to use an Airbnb for their wedding? Possibly in northern Ca?
Kirsten, on March 4, 2021 at 10:27 PM

My venue is just still completely closed. We've not had a tasting or details meeting. My fiance and I originally had a wedding guest list of 120 people but now would rather have just our family and...

Clair, Mar 18, 2021 5 91
California June 2021 Weddings - Yay or Nay?
Rebecca, on March 1, 2021 at 10:14 AM

Our wedding and reception was scheduled for June 13, 2020, but we postponed the big shindig to June 13, 2021 due to Covid. We were hoping to do a vow renewal + reception with all of our guests this...

Kari, Mar 15, 2021 11 589
Any Wedgewood Brides on Weddingwire?
Holly, on July 30, 2020 at 2:32 AM

My fiancé and are so excited for our wedding at The Orchard through Wedgewood Weddings, but we’re concerned because our contract and their website say they are not rescheduling weddings unless they...

Kristi, Mar 15, 2021 26 527
Small wedding package in Socal
Paola, on March 10, 2021 at 8:26 PM

Hi everyone, Like many of you, I had to cancel my original wedding plan in my Hometown in Italy. I'm now looking for a small (30 or less people) wedding in SoCal (we're open to LA, Ojai, Telecula,...

Alex, Mar 11, 2021 8 135
Laughing Canyon
SARAH, on January 15, 2020 at 5:54 PM

I have been trying to get in touch with Laughing Canyon about my wedding and they haven't responeded for over a week-I have tried calling them and emailing several times---is this a common experience?...

Ashley, Mar 10, 2021 4 104
Socal Floral Budget Breakdown
Kylyn, on March 7, 2021 at 3:17 PM

Hi! I was wondering if people could share their floral budget breakdown and estimates for what they ended up getting? I'm planning on getting married in February, so it's "winter" and the Valentine's...

Lynnie, Mar 9, 2021 2 103
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