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http://becomeaweddingplanner.org.

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Reader's Favorite Vendors:(Here is a list of our brides' favorite vendors.  If you'd like to add yours, tell us where you live and your favorite vendors name and website. ) 

 

Bakeries:

Michele Coulon Dessertier

7556-D Fay Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037

858-456-5098

www.dessertier.com

 

Spanish Fork Bakery

132 W. 900N

Spanish Fork, UT 84660

801-798-9055


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"Green" Weddings

Guest Book Ideas

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Horror Stories

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Photo Album

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Recipes (2 Ingredients)

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Reduce Stress

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Something Old, Something new...

Themes

Tips from Real Brides

Travel Warnings

Uniquely You

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Final Words


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Table of Contents:

Home Page

Sister Site

Acknowledgements

Introduction

An Eternal Perspective

Things That Should Be Discussed "Before" Your Wedding


Getting Started

The Budget

Who Pays for What?

Choosing Bridal Party


Invitations/Stationery

Gift Registries

Guest List

Men at Work

Wedding Attire

The Temple Wedding
    What about non-members?

Ring Ceremonies

Pre wedding Celebrations (Bridal Shower, etc.)

Wedding Luncheons and Dinners


The Reception

Setup/Rentals/Food & Beverage

Photographer

Videographer

Music/Entertainment

Receiving Lines

Frequently Asked Questions

Practical Matters

Home From The Honeymoon - Now What?

Conclusion

A Simple LDS Wedding website



Vendors:
 
Americans aren’t used to bargaining because in America prices 
are always fixed and non-negotiable
right?  Not necessarily.  The
wedding market is a great place to test your
negotiating skills.
There is a lot of competition for your business – especially in
the
middle and lower
end markets.  Some of the higher priced vendors
won’t budge – but it doesn’t hurt to try.  Here’s how:
 
If you decide you want to hire a caterer, a band, a rental company, 
always try to negotiate a lower price. Tell them you really want to hire
them but they are a little outside your budget and see if they will reduce
their price (don’t forget to factor in the tip you will have to pay them
after the wedding – it is usually 10-15%, so if you can get them to give
you a discount up front, it’s like not having to pay a tip).  If they won’t
come down on the price, ask if there is anything extra they can include
for that price. (It never hurts to ask!) Finally, if they will not budge, tell
them that if you pay their price, you won’t be able to tip them after the
event.  See if they are still willing to provide the service on that basis. 
If they are, that works out the same as getting a 10-15% discount on
the price, so take it.
 
Be sure to get everything in writing to avoid any misunderstandings about 
what they will be providing and at what cost. 
 
Any caterer that advertises as a “wedding” caterer is going to be more 
expensive than using some other catering service.  Ask your favorite
restaurant how much they would charge to cater your
reception.
 
Is there anyone in your ward who caters weddings?
 
One thing to be aware of is that people who are in the wedding business 
will be easier
to work with because they’ve worked with brides and they
will do everything in their power to please you.  Because of that, you won’t
be under as much stress knowing that you are in capable, dependable hands.
 
Why hire a professional wedding coordinator?
 
Good question.  If a bride has limited resources, why should she even 
consider hiring a professional?  We went right to the source on this one
and asked the professionals. To see what they had to say,
go to Bridal Consultants
 
	
How to get a professional wedding coordinator –FREE!
Almost all specialized wedding reception centers offer this service free to brides.  
Many hotels also offer a free wedding coordinator.  Be sure to ask.

 

These are the vendors we have personally worked with and highly recommend:


 

Photographers  see our favorite photos


A note about photographers:  we were surprised to learn that if you live in a large metropolitan area like, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Las Vegas, etc., it can actually be less expensive to hire a top notch photographer from Utah. Even taking into account their travel expenses, they have often been less expensive than the local mid-range photographers.  


For a list of MUST HAVE photos, go to:  realsimple.com

fill out the checklist, and give it to your photographer!


Busath Photography (Drake)

701 East South Temple

Salt Lake City, UT

801-364-6645

 

Justin & Tricia Duva
Candids by Allie

San Diego, CA
760.942.4914

 

Jonathan Canlas Photography

Utah

801-358-3151                                                 

     

 

Gallery Photography

163 south Main Street

Bountiful, UT

801-397-0448

info@galleryphotography.com

 

 

Gillespie Photography

9474 El Granito

La Mesa, CA

619-466-3627

 

Boyd Harris Photography

6435 Caminito Blythefield, suite H

La Jolla, CA 92037

858-551-7004

info@boydharrisphoto.com

 

Jeff Haslam Photography

564 West 400 North

Bountiful, UT


Rachel Thurston Photography

http://rachelthurston.blogspot.com/search/label/wedding

 

Robert Higginson

Higginson Photography & Video

405 South 100 West #100

Bountiful, UT

801-414-5215

 

Dan Hixson Photography & Design

1773 E. Town & Country Lane

Springville, UT

801-491-9550

info@danhixsonphotography.com



Liz Photoz

435-512-9798

 

Mar Del Portrait & Design

9424 South Union Square

Sandy, UT

801-572-4399

email@mardelphotography.com

 

 

Todd Rafalovich Photography

208 Grand Boulevard

San Mateo, CA 94401

650-685-8070

 


Steve Spencer

Silent Wave Photography

 


 

Note:  we occasionally add vendors who have been recommended by others.

Here is one you should take a look at if you are not interested in a "run of the mill" photographer. We think you'll find this photographer quite exciting:

Oakstream Photography  check them out at:

http://www.oakstreamphotography.com

If you live in the Las Vegas area, you might want to check out this website:

BOKEH STUDIO
http://www.bokehstudio.com/
702.405.8750


Videographer   we looked at 25 wedding videos – not just highlights – and this was the best by far ( Sorry friends, I have to edit my remarks - Yes, he's the best HOWEVER, good luck trying to reach him.  I've left FIVE messages in the last two weeks and he hasn't bothered to return my call! 12/9/09)

Encore Video Productions

7968 Arjons Dr
San Diego, CA

858-689-9965

 

Florists

Botanica

2310-b Kettner Blvd

San Diego, CA

619-294-3100

 

Custom Floral Design

756 Olympus Street

Encinitas, CA

760-942-8927

 

Design With Flowers, Carol Ralles

897 Independence Ave Suite 2F

Mountain View, CA 94043

650-254-1810

 

Forget Me Not Flowers

Utah

801-631-7799

Cait.forgetmenot@gmail.com

 

Jeni May Floral Design

564 West 400 North

Bountiful, UT

801-201-8892

 


Hollee Ward
Emberlily Design
124 E 7660 S Midvale, UT 84047
801-633-2495

 

 

The Window Box Flower Shop

Tracy Barlow AIFD

1066 E. Gentile St. Layton , Ut 84041

801-546-3649

thbarlow@yahoo.com

 

 

Wedding coordinators                                                                                         

Heather Balliet

Carlsbad, CA

amorologyweddings.blogspot.com


Christie McCoy

CLM Weddings
Las Vegas, NV

(702) 982-2129

Christie@clmweddings.com

 

Mary Noble

Classic Weddings

San Diego, CA

619-222-0724

claswed@aol.com

 (note:  I'm still a big fan, but her fees have gone through the roof, so

unless you have and extra ten grand for a planner, keep looking)

 

Audrey Riqueros

Counting Freckles

Located in Utah Valley

801-687-3754