We’re getting married in Lake Tahoe, which is 4 hours from our house, so most of our searching was done online. Thanks Google. 🙂
DJ – a guy that I found by searching Google for “DJ Tahoe.” We met with him in person and checked out his references.
CATERING – my aunt and uncle, who live in Tahoe, knew of this place. We asked our rental place about him, and they said that they work with him all the time and that he’s a good choice.
HAIR/MAKE UP – still working on that. I searched Google for “salon Tahoe” and checked each of the nearby salons websites for wedding hair/makeup. I am going in for a trial next weekend.
PHOTOGRAPHER – Lake Tahoe has a visitors center that offers wedding vendor information. I found our photographer on there.
WHERE YOU BOUGHT YOUR DRESS – a local boutique salon. It was created by a lady who was sick of the outrageous dress prices in the San Francisco Bay Area, so pricing-wise it was right in line with our budget.
RENTALS-for decorations, chairs, etc – chairs, tables, dishes, etc., we rented from a place called Event Masters USA. I think I searched Google for “wedding rentals.”
VENUE – my aunt and uncle’s vacation house.
OFFICIANT/PASTOR/CERMONY PREFORMER – I mentioned that we were looking for a minister during a knitting group that I go to, and one of the women there hooked me up with her husband, who is a non-denominational minister in our area. He’s awesome!
WHERE YOU BOUGHT ANY WEDDING SUPPLIE – A lot of it has been off of Ebay (chair ties, etc.,) I still have a lot to get.