FAQ: Vendor Pricing
What our vendor prices mean and how to get the best deals
Q: What do your vendor prices mean?
A: If you try to research any wedding vendors online, you are quickly faced with the reality that there is little (or no) pricing information for most vendors. Even when you call the vendors directly, most will be vague about pricing. They will ultimately all say the same thing “It depends. Every wedding is different”. And they’re not lying to you. I’m sure they’ve serviced a wide range of weddings with equally diverse budgets.
But all of us brides-to-be really want to know is one thing: “Please just give me a ballpark! Where do your rates start and whats the average wedding cost?” And that’s exactly the question we try to answer [...]
FAQ: Vendor Listings
How we select our wedding vendors and why we don't have user reviews
Q: What do you mean by the “top 5″ listings? How do you select them?
A: While in large metro areas, like Los Angeles, there are thousands of “qualified” wedding vendors our mission is two-fold:
- Provide a variety of vendors while still keeping the overall choice set manageable (max 5 vendors per category)
- List vendors that were “top” in terms of value.
What does that mean for you? It means that each of our categories lists 5 vendors that have slightly different offerings, while still within the same category and budget. So if you’re looking for a Golf or Country Club venue, and [...]
How To Plan A Wedding: Step 1
Breakdown of typical wedding costs by budget and vendor
Statistics on the average American wedding cost vary, but the national average seems to be around $28,000 these days. And given that Los Angeles is by no means the “average” in living cost, compared to the entire country, it’s safe to add about 20% to that number in the LA Metro area.
So What Does That Mean?
It just means that most brides in Los Angeles will spend about $35,000 on their wedding, when all is said and done.
How Does This Affect You?
For one, it certainly does not mean that you have to spend this amount! It’s just good to keep this number in mind as you start budgeting [...]