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RAINA AND JERRY'S WEDDING

May, 2010 in San Diego

"Quick summary of lessons I learned:

1. Always look for a coupon code if you’re buying anything online. You can save a lot.
2. Do your research on the front end when booking vendors. If you choose the right players, you’ll have less to worry about later on.
3. Get everything in writing and remind your vendors what they promised the week of the wedding so it’s fresh in their minds.
4. Assign a bad cop for you and your groom. We chose my sister and his brother. We announced the assigned bad cops at the rehearsal dinner and designated them to handle any stress/problems on the wedding day. It was nice not to have to deal with family drama or mishaps. I just sent my “bad cop” in to clean it up!
5. Remember on your wedding day to take mental snap shots and slow down the moment whenever you can to enjoy it.
6. Don’t get mad on your wedding day, it’s not worth it. Just remember things will go wrong and IT’S OKAY if they do. It’s about your love and marrying your best friend; that’s all that matters.
7. Realize your vendors are people too. THEY ARE NOT PERFECT. There will be disappointments, and they’re going to forgot one of the several detailed instructions you gave them. Give them a break. Wedding expectations are unrealistic at best.
8. Being nice and respectful with your vendors will get you a lot farther than being rude. It’s all about how your phrase it, especially in emails. Remember those can’t always capture what you’re trying to say accurately, so have an objective party read it before sending if necessary.
9. Believe the hype. It will be the BEST DAY EVER! Your friends and family will step up in ways you didn’t think they would. No matter what happens it will be a memorable day."

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Ceremony: Rancho Bernardo Inn

Venues

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Ceremony:

Rancho Bernardo Inn - Ceremony - 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA, 92128

Rancho Bernardo Inn

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

"Our rep was Catering Manager Gloria Thorpe. She was not the best at communication before the wedding. Email conversations were slow. I do have to say that every time I visited the venue though, the staff in general was always extremely helpful and would go above and beyond with my requests. On the day of the RB Inn delivered. We got a gorgeous suite to get ready in. It had a parlor suite type room attached to a bedroom and two bathrooms, so my hair and makeup stylists were able to set up stations separately and there was still tons of room to hang out and eat as well. The ceremony site was gorgeous. The chairs and everything was set up by noon even though our ceremony wasn’t until 4pm. They stopped the fountain just for the ceremony so there was no noise conflict, and they broke down the chairs right afterward so my guests could enjoy the courtyard during the cocktail hour. The complimentary suite we received for the wedding night was beautiful with a great view of the golf course. Overall the RB Inn was a great venue, and we’re so happy that we chose it."

Hotel:

The Hotel Del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Restaurant:

Brian's American Eatery

1451 Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

Restaurant:

Cafe Coyote

2461 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

Restaurant:

Cantina Mayahuel

2934 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

Restaurant:

Casa De Pico

5500 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942

Restaurant:

Extraordinary Desserts

2929 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

Restaurant:

Hacienda De Vega

2608 S Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025

Restaurant:

Hodad's Burgers

5010 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107

Restaurant:

In 'n' Out

11880 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92128

Restaurant:

Love Boat Sushi

11611 Rancho Bernardo Rd
San Diego, CA 92127

Restaurant:

Market Restaurant and Bar

3702 Via de la Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014

Restaurant:

Pink Berry

11975 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92128

Restaurant:

Seau's Restaurant

1640 Camino del Rio N
San Diego, CA 92108

Restaurant:

Sushi Taisho

300 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Restaurant:

The Barrel Room

16765 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

Restaurant:

Tin Fish

170 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Restaurant:

Tom Ham's Lighthouse

2150 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Restaurant:

Zensei Sushi

3396 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104

Entertainment:

Belmont Park

3146 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

Entertainment:

Bernardo Winery

13330 Paseo del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA 92128

Entertainment:

Seaport Village

849 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Entertainment:

The Gaslamp Quarter

Broadway & 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Attraction:

Balboa Park

1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Attraction:

Birch Aquarium

2300 Expedition Way
San Diego, CA 92037

Attraction:

Cabrillo National Monument

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

Attraction:

Disneyland

1313 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802

Attraction:

La Jolla Cove

1100 Coast Blvd
San Diego, CA 92037

Attraction:

Legoland

1 Legoland Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Attraction:

San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Attraction:

Seaworld

500 Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109

Attraction:

USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Attraction:

Wild Animal Park

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027

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