Listen people. I've been into event planning since high school when I was in Spirit Club (Probably shouldn't be proud of that but it's fine). I've been doing weddings for 4 years now and have also had my fair share of friends go through the process... And let me say, I can sympathize & empathize with your headache of a task in finding wedding vendors.
Let's get to it: Here are a list of my favorites that I've either worked with, or simply love their work (and have heard good things). Feel free to tell them I sent you as well! I’m a bit particular, so I don't have suggestions for every wedding category, BUT what I do have is GREAT:
THAT GOOD ‘OL WEDDING PLANNER:
[x] JANE WEST EVENTS; Kayla is one of the sweetest and most organized humans I’ve ever met!
[x] CONFETTI SKIES; Aimee will keep your wedding on time with complete grace!
[x] PURE BEAUTY; Danielle is so down to earth and wonderful to work with, her work speaks for itself! She does makeup, special occasions, spray tanning and eyelash extensions!
[x] MAKEUP BY LYNELLE; Just stunning work, can't go wrong with Lynelle.
GET THAT HAIR DONE:
[x] THE salon & spa
[x] TAP N SNAP VAN CO.; A photo booth in the back of a ’64 Ford Van? Take my money.
[x] FOCON EVENTS; High quality photo booths AND slow-motion photo booths... Too cool.
[x] AP PHOTOBOOTH; I love that they give you a physical print and email the photos individually to you!
[x] TRIPTYCH WEDDINGS
[x] THEATER 10 WEDDING FILMS
[x] ETHAN M. SIGMON
[x] CHASING LIGHT PHOTO AND FILM
[x] DJ ALEXIS; This team is so charismatic, professional and on schedule. They're a joy to work with and they're bi-lingual!
[x] DJ MICHAEL ROBBINS; Mike keeps it fun for everyone and knows how to keep the dance floor full. I've worked with him multiple times and it's always a pleasure.
[x] DANIEL HAGEMANN; Daniel is also one of my wonderful second shooters!
[x] SIGNS BY SCOUT; Beautiful handmade calligraphy made to order!
[x] LADY & LARDER; Um, cheese and meat? YES PLEASE!
[x] 24 CARROTS CATERING; Best food I've ever had as a guest at a wedding and as a vendor.
[x] BLUE AGAVE - SOUTHWESTERN GRILL; Delicious Mexican food for the win.
[x] GG'S DESSERTS; Hands down, the best cookies I have ever tasted in my life.
[x] BORROWED BLUE
[x] ELLAMAH FLORAL
[x] GARDEN GATE FLOWER SHOP
[x] FLOURISH BY SUSIE AGUILAR