If you’re thinking about having a wedding in LA, you’re making the right decision! From beautiful beaches to a buzzing nightlife (and of course the best wedding entertainment), there are plenty of reasons to get married in The City of Angels. To help with planning, we have some wedding tips for engaged couples to help make your planning easier. Here are a few Los Angeles wedding resources to get started:
Los Angeles Marriage License Information
You will need a California wedding license to get married anywhere within the state. If your wedding will be in Los Angeles County, you can easily apply for it through the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder (LA County RR/CC). Due to COVID-19, all appointments for obtaining your wedding license are virtual. You can visit the LA County RR/CC website directly for more information. An even better idea is to hire a professional officiant who can help you with this process. So if you want a one-stop-shop I’d suggest checking out Great Officiants!
Venue Ideas in Los Angeles
From luxurious mansions to glistening coastlines, there are tons of amazing wedding venues in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. (Ventura, Orange County, Santa Barbara) If you’re looking for spacious areas with excellent views, consider some of the garden and country club locations. LA also has many historic mansions and castles (amazing wedding photo-ops!). If you will have many out-of-town wedding guests, hotels and resorts are great options. They already account for lodging an can also host your rehearsal dinner. Click HERE to see more Los Angeles Wedding Tips on Ceremony & Rehearsal Dinner.
Hey Mister DJ has worked with some of the best wedding & corporate venues in Los Angeles. See the full list HERE! We can help connect you with one that meets your needs and style and also give you advice from a DJ perspective in regards to layout and how to insure a smooth flow logistically.
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**Featured venues above from left to right:
Bel Air Bay Club, Calamigos Ranch, Cielo Farms, Palm Springs Ranch, FantaSea Yachts, Greystone Mansion, Natural History Museum, Langham Pasadena, Malibou Lake Lodge, The London Hotel, Sunset Restaurant, Vibiana
Los Angeles has warm weather for the majority of the year, but the season can still affect venue availability.
If you book an all-outdoor venue between October & February, be prepared to have extra budget in case you need to rent a tent last minute due to rain.
Check out the chart below to get an idea of weather for your ideal venue:
Annual Events in Los Angeles
Depending on the time of year you’ll have your wedding, there are plenty of events and festivals to enjoy while in town. Bear in mind that these are also peak times for traffic and tourism…but there is ALWAYS traffic in LA so have your guests plan accordingly.
Here are a few popular events taking place throughout the year:
- February: Chinese New Year and Golden Globes
- March: Los Angeles Marathon
- April: Coachella & Oscars
- May: Jazz Reggae Festival
- June: LA Pride
- July: 4th of July Community Festival
- September: LA County Fair
- October: DTLA Film Festival
- December: Hollywood Christmas Parade
Los Angeles Wedding Tips on Pricing
One of the most popular Google searches of wedding tips is always about pricing. While wedding costs can vary depending on the venue and vendor, keep in mind that Los Angeles is a popular destination and major metropolitan area. Below is a helpful chart to give you an idea of what to expect:
Keep in mind that this is just an average and can vary based on date, time of year and level of experience with your vendors. NOTE: The Zola guide is missing rates on wedding coordinators, but I’ll be speaking about them in the next section.
Need more guidance on setting a budget for your wedding DJ?
See our pricing article HERE
Los Angeles Wedding Planning Tips
We HIGHLY recommend hiring a professional wedding planner to help in the early stages of your wedding planning. An experienced coordinator can help leverage their relationship with preferred vendors to help you save time, get you the best value for your investment and also avoid some common mistakes that couples make when trying to plan everything on their own. In other words, a great planner will end up paying for themselves and help make your venue & vendor selection a breeze!
Some Los Angeles Wedding Planners we love: