Mendocino Wedding Coordinators are essential to a hassle-free wedding, especially for out-of-town brides! A coordinator is essential to the well planned affair and many of the Inns provide a coordinator. They help absorb the stresses of contract negotiations with vendors and keeping track of the many details. Being experienced in negotiating contracts with caterers, florists, photographers, and other suppliers, the coordinator saves valuable time and money. The coordinator can take advantage of discounts not available to private parties and avoid costly mistakes, while turning your dreams into reality.
The officiant you choose is more important than you may think. They are the face and voice of your wedding service. Writing your vows can be more than the promises you make to each other - you can write every word that your officiant says. If what they say is important to you; ask to see the script they'll follow and if they're OK with changes that you may want.TIP:
Decide beforehand if you'll speak your vows or say "I Do" to them.
Non-denominational wedding minister
Reverend Powers provides a personal and professional service to create your unique celebration within a relaxed atmosphere for you and your guests on the beautiful Sonoma and Mendocino Coast.
Rev. Donald Heimburger
An ordained minister (non-denominational) performs a variety of weddings, ranging from
semi-formal to casual, from bluff-top locations to churches, with or without rehearsals, custom tailored to be the wedding you've always dreamed of.
She will help you design your own ceremony to reflect your identity as a couple. Together, you can design a wedding service that is comfortable for you and reflects your commitment to each other.
Your photos are extremely important, they'll be your longest lasting memory for yourself, guests, future friends and family! Don't skimp, hire a "professional" wedding photographer. It’s not enough that your photographer is affordable. You’ll also want someone who takes great pictures. Do you like their style and personality. Take your time and look through these photos. If a certain photographer’s work stands out, they're probably the one for you.TIP:
Every photographer has a portfolio, ask to see proof books from recent weddings.
Victoria Rodrigues Photographs
Victoria's portfolio is reflective of her love for an artistic and candid approach. With genuine interest in each couple she works with, Victoria is able to help them feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. The results are stunning professional photographs which will stir up precious wedding day memories for a lifetime.
The way you look on your special day will be enjoyed by your groom and captured forever in your photos. The hot trend
is to treat your bridesmaids to a Spa Day, it's a great way to celebrate a girls day out, while getting their hair and/or nails done for the wedding.TIP:
Classic fashions will always be in style.
Little River Inn
Pamper yourself and your bridesmaids from head to toe with expert hair styling and manicures. Then treat yourself to a full message utilizing a creative blend of techniques and oils. A trained professional will help you to unwind, relax and rejuvenate your body and soul.
Choosing a talented wedding florist is the key to beautiful wedding floral arrangements. Good florists have an extensive knowledge of color and greenery combinations and will have a variety of arrangement and designs you can choose from. TIP:
Using flowers that are in-season and grown on the Mendocino Coast can keep the costs down.
L & R Farm ~ Wedding Flowers
You can have practically any flower your heart desires at almost any time of the year. With over twenty years of experience on the Mendocino Coast, Rosa has helped hundreds of couples achieve their own personal look with only the freshest flowers.
The music sets the tone - literally!
The most important consideration is to choose music that not only means something to you but is also appropriate to the occasion. Hiring classical musicians to play will ensure a dignified and elegant affair. A fun and lively band makes people want to get up and dance! A disc jockey, is especially for continuous music.
Request your parents "special song" while they dance with you and each other.
Modern Music Sound Services
Experienced DJ providing lighting, wireless microphones, over 30,000 tunes and your special requests on additional CD's provided by the client. Offering several wedding processionals, recessionals and dance music for a fun and memorable reception.
A preeminent ensemble of professional classical musicians with extensive experience performing Classical, Celtic, and Renaissance styles at weddings and parties, private and public recitals and concerts. Sonatina is available to perform in any solo, duo, trio, or quartet combination throughout Northern California.
The food will be one of your wedding's most memorable events and one of the largest expenses, so you want that food to be delicious! Event catering can range from a simple beach BBQ to an elegant sit-down affair.TIP:
Have your questions ready and always taste what you intend to serve!
Assaggiare Mendocino Catering
Many years of experience in planning and executing private and corporate events and parties. Assaggiare can plan and execute anything, from a romantic dinner for two to a BBQ for over two hundred. Let Julia handle the details, from concept to clean-up and everything in between.
A marriage license may be obtained by appearing in person in the office of the County Clerk. Couples are asked to arrive no later than 4:30 p.m. to have a marriage license issued by 5 p.m. Couples will need to complete an application. If the completed application is brought with you, you may arrive by 4:45 p.m.
A marriage license may be obtained by completing an application and appearing in person in the office of the County Clerk, arriving no later than 4:30 p.m. to have a marriage license issued by 5 p.m.