Post # 1
I am getting married next October in La Jolla, Ca, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. I am currently residing in San Francisco, so having some trouble finding reliable, decent vendors from afar. I am in particular looking for lounge furniture, lighting, flowers, and somewhere to get my hair and makeup done. Any help you could provide would be great!!! Thanks, Lauren
Post # 3
if you’re planning from afar, i would totally suggest getting a planner! they’ll have all the local connections for vendors and such.
here are some ideas to start with:
lounge: try lounge appeal for the modern look or Concepts Events Design who has some great slightly vintage styled pieces (they have the contemp ones as well)
flowers: i fell in love with Paula from Rae Florae. i had seen her work in a magazine and loved it and then my planner suggested her as well so i knew she was good and super reasonably priced as well. we eneded up using Karen Tran since pauld didnt have our date
some other florists that i liked:
lighting: i would talk to your venue first, since its a museum, the have a pretty strict list of who gets to work there. they’ll probably have two or three companies to choose from
my planner rocked. she also did all our graphic design (which is how i found her in the first place) and it really brought all the little amazing details together in the end. Jessica from Moira Events.
a good resource i found (other than Jess) was doing some serious blog stalking. i would find a photographer from the area that i liked and see who they worked with. i did that until i realized that i would spend hours looking at pictures and forget to eat meals. then i hired someone to do all that for me 🙂
hope this helps!
Post # 4
Also check out bridalinsider.com. It’s a San Diego only bridal site. Great info!
I went to a wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art last year. It was gorgeous!
Post # 5
@laurenrock: Hi there…
I used Posies Flowers and really loved them….sweet, listened well and well priced. Unveiled Wedding Photography are excellet, priced well, and very experienced. Wild Thyme are great caterers….yummy food and will work with your budget. Ashley Wedding Videographers are also great.
Post # 6
@ClairDarling:I would looooveee to get a planner, but unfortunately I don’t think we can make it work with our budget 🙁 But we lucked out that our caterer does provide us with a day-of-coordinator that is great and willing to help out with all the details as well as the planning process.
Thanks for all the recommendations, I just sent an email off to RaeFlorae so hopefully that works out! I think we are going to have to forego on the lounge furniture due to it’s high pricing. I really want a videographer, and I don’t think we can afford both! Did you use a vidographer? As far as lighting, the museum actually doesn’t have any companies to choose from, did you use anyone for lighing that you could recommend? And I definitely do some serious blog stalking, but it is dangerous, before I know it hours have passed!
Post # 7
@Thumbelina:thanks for the recommendations! I already have quite a few leads for florists, but if they don’t work out I will contact Posies! I just send an email to Ashley videographers, their prices seem pretty reasonable. Did you by any chance use a lighting company?
Post # 8
We had a friend do the lighting for us…many DJs offer lighting packages…don’t know if you’re doing a DJ or band…but you might ask.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I will echo what others said about lighting. You’d be surprised how reasonable they can be. I also planned from afar and it was a life saver. I was able to get a discount from alot of the vendors who my DOC recommended as well.