La Jolla Wedding Planning Guide

Holiday season is a popular time for couples to get engaged but once he puts a ring on that finger, now what? January is the perfect month to get a jump start on wedding planning. If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry! We have you covered. Whether you are planning your own wedding or hiring a pro, we compiled a guide of wedding services available in La Jolla. Here is the ultimate La Jolla Wedding Planning Guide:

mbrideBridal Gown: Finding the perfect bridal gown that fits well and looks amazing is important for every bride. Hot trend for 2014 is pink wedding gowns.

M Bride specializes in bringing the latest designers to the fashion forward bride.

Bridal By Valena Valentina custom couture wedding gown designs will draw attention to the bride and her natural beauty.

Alterations by Kiki provides alterations at reasonable prices.

Photography: Now that you’re engaged, you want to cherish these moments with pictures. Some photographers offer engagement and wedding photo packages.

Maurice Roy is a second generation wedding and portrait photographer for over 30 years.

26074_376276786389_6757664_nRentals: If your venue doesn’t provide any tables, chairs or decor, that can be a good thing! You have a blank canvas to create what you want with party rentals.

Allie’s Party Equipment Rental Inc provides draping, tent rentals, chairs, tables and more. Allie’s Party Equipment Rental Inc has all of your wedding rental needs.

Abbey Party Rentals can take care of all your wedding needs. From convention drape to subfloors, canopies, stages, lighting, tables, chairs, sound systems, pool covers and more.

our6Catering: Food and drinks will be big part of your budget and something your guests will hopefully rave about. Many caterers offer a variety of services in addition to catering.

Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering is a full-service caterer with Italian roots their cuisine will cater to you and your guests.

Coffee Couture offers something unique and special for events including espresso and tea bar, crepe stations, desserts and chocolate fountains.

Add a little south of the border flavor to your wedding with El Indio Mexican Restaurant & Catering.

marine roomVenues: After you decided on a wedding style or theme, you must find a venue that matches what you’re looking for. Key factors are how many guests, season, when (weekday or weekend) and exactly what the venue provides.

La Jolla Cove Suites Seaside Venue has an oceanfront view rooftop, perfect for a Southern California wedding.

Impress your family and friends at The Marine Room which sits beautifully next to the ocean and accommodates up to 200 people.

Take your wedding guests to Italy at Piatti Ristorante & Bar. Piati offers an intimate Italian style setting with custom menus.

Scripps Seaside Forum at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography sits on top of La Jolla with breathtaking views of the ocean.

988715_10151899583459712_819954463_nHotels: Consider where the bridal party will get ready, out-of-town guests and the proximity to your ceremony and reception locations. Some couples use hotels for wedding pictures too.

La Jolla Cove Suites is an oceanfront resort in the heart of La Jolla Village. Choose from studio, one bedroom, penthouse or two bedroom suites.

Experience The Bed & Breakfast Inn At La Jolla just one block away from La Jolla Cove’s cliffs and beaches.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn By The Sea is located in downtown La Jolla and just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean.

La Jolla Shores Hotel sits right on the beach with 128 rooms to choose from.

La Jolla Village Lodge is located in the heart of La Jolla and blocks away from shopping, restaurants and the beaches.

La Valencia Hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean and provides a charming yet intimate hotel experience.

Scripps Inn is 14 room located near the Pacific Ocean and is said to be one of La Jolla’s best kept secrets.

Florists: From centerpieces to bouquets, flowers add the finishing touches to your big day. Flower arrangements reflect your stye, color theme and overall ambiance of the wedding. Choosing a florist who understands your vision will help bring your wedding vision come to life.

Black and white wedding limoTransportation: Hiring a limo or driver on your wedding day will help ease your worries. If you don’t want to guests to drive, a party bus or limo is a fun experience for all.

Carey Limousine provides luxury ground transportation and is the leading limousine company and worldwide provider of chauffeured services. .

Valencia Limousine is La Jolla’s on-time, courteous provider. Their service is available 24 hours a day, provides excellent rates and has clean luxurious vehicles.

La Jolla Ride provides 24 hour service in La Jolla for you and your guests.

Treasure Limo offers on-time service in La Jolla and San Diego. Wi-fi is available on board.

Seal Limo provides the best rides with affordable rates. Trained chauffeurs offer safe and smooth rides.

Depositphotos_6074248_xsHair & Make up: Finding a hair and make up stylist will help you be the best version of YOU on your wedding day.

Hair By Mahin or White Orchid Salon and Spa combines beauty with luxury. Special appointments are available for brides and wedding parties.

Treat yourself and your bridal party at Irina Skin Care Of La Jolla. Services include massages, skin treatments, waxing, make-up application and lessons, and lash and brow tints.

Talisa Beauty & Boutique has been styling brides and La Jollans since 1988.

Bring your bridal party to Victor Magna Salon which provides Brazilian blowouts, hair extensions, skin care, brow shaping and waxing, manicures and pedicures.

cupsljCake: Best part of wedding planning is cake tastings! Choose between a layered wedding cake, cupcakes or do both. Cups in La Jolla is San Diego’s only all-organic cupcake lounge and offers a free consultation and private tastings.

Planning Services: Planning a wedding is a job of its own. If you are looking for professional services, Bridal Bar is a one-stop shop for your planning needs. Bridal Bar boutique gives brides a complimentary peek at the best, pre-screened vendors in the industry. The founders compiled an extensive list of event professionals who have been cordially invited to display their works based on style, experience and impeccable reputation in their fields.

Groomswear: Whatever your man’s clothing style is, it’s important that he feels great and looks good. After all, it’s his wedding too!

The Ascot Shop offers everything from casual wear to formal wear.

Shop for formal wear, dress shirts, sport coats and more at Brooks Brothers.

Custom Shirts Of La Jolla offers suits, ties, coats and more just for men.

Le Chauvinist Consignment Store For Men sells new and gently worn mens wear, accessories, retro, vintage and designer labels for less.

If you are looking to keep your wedding clothes,Ralph Lauren sells formal wear, sport coats, dress shirts, polo shirts and more.

A Better Deal Designer Tuxedos & Suits offers rentals and sales of tuxedos, suits, and accessories rentals

taylortotaInvitations: Your invitations give your guests a sneak peak for your wedding and set the expectations as well. Wedding stationery should create a reflection of your wedding style and love.

Warwick’s offers custom stationary for wedding invitations, save-the-date cards, thank you notes and more. Stationary desk is available 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Copy Cove Printing designs, prints and copies wedding invitations and all of your wedding planning needs.

Print-O-Mat will print anything including save-the-date announcements, invitations, response cards, hotel accommodations information, custom directions and maps, rehearsal dinner invitations to wedding programs, placecards, favors, ribbons, reception menus for each seat, the table, the buffet bar.

Your wedding day is all about you and your future spouse. Enjoy every moment, from planning to partying! Have any wedding planning tips? Share with us below.

–Photo credit: M Bride, Allie Party Rentals, Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, The Marine Room, La Valencia Hotel, Cups La Jolla, Pinterest user Taylor Tota

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