Ken and Jennifer's Wedding

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Our wedding was great! Getting married in Santa Barbara on a 15k to 20k budget is possible if you do your homework and leave plenty of time to plan. September is a great time of the year in Santa Barbara, the weather was perfect. I wouldn't recommend June as you can pretty much count on the June gloom. September is not too hot and has low rainfall. Oh, and Wedding Mapper was a great resource to share with our guests. We'd highly recommend using it!

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Anna's Bakery in Goleta
Goleta, CA
Cakes/Candies

Really good looking and tasting cake at a great price. Customer service fair to middling tough.


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Cliffs and Co.
Santa Barbara, CA
Caterers

Justen and her crew were amazing from start to finish. The food was so good my foodie boss from Brentwood complimented it, and they have the best prices in Santa Barbara. Justen went above and beyond. She knew I had a citrus theme, so she added lemon slices to the water without being asked. That is just one example of the extra little touches she took the time to add for us. The servers were also well dressed and attentive. I am a huge fan of Cliff and Co.


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Melissa George
Southern California, Ca
Photographers

Loved, loved, loved her work.


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California DJs
Santa Barbara, CA
DJs

Our dj Britt was great. He was fun but not cheesy. There was some miscommunication with the owner about the type of microphone we wanted for the officiant though.


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Yamaguchi's
Santa Paula, CA
Florists

The prices are great and the flowers are beautiful. Don't use them if you are picky about shade of flower though. I asked for pale orange roses and ended up with a bright coral color.


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Papersource
Murphy, CA
Invitations

I used the do it yourself invitations from papersource. It was beautiful and not expensive, a little time consuming though.


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Mira Bella Salon
Santa Barbara, CA
Wedding Day Beauty

Love the job they did on my hair and makeup. They also did my bridesmaids who were very impressed.


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Bev Mo
La Mesa, CA
Bartenders & Beverages
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Secrets Capri in Playa Del Carmen
Dallas, TX
Honeymoon
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Mission Tuxedo
Santa Barbara, CA
Tuxedos
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Discount Party Rental
Santa Barbara, CA
Rentals
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Hotel Mar Monte
Santa Barbara, CA
Hotels/Accommodations

Nice location and pretty good value. No Saturday only room blocking however. Also very easy to work with.


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El Prado Inn
Santa Barbara, CA
Hotels/Accommodations

Good price and good location. Decent hotel for the money and lets you do a Saturday only wedding block. HOWEVER they lost many of our guests reservations. It was a good thing that I checked on them a couple of weeks before the wedding.


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Ramada Inn
Santa Barbara, CA
Hotels/Accommodations

They were easy to deal with and offered us a Saturday only room block. I don't think any of my guests stayed here though, because it was too far from the wedding venue.


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Eagle Inn
Santa Barbara, CA
Hotels/Accommodations

This was a great place to spend our honeymoon night. They blocked rooms for us too. This is one of the few places in Santa Barbara that will let you do a Saturday only wedding block.


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Elings Park
Santa Barbara, CA
Ceremony Sites

Perfect venue for my wedding. Godric Grove is spectacular on a clear day. Sometimes had trouble getting a call or email back from the event coordinator thoguh.


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Arroyo Burro Beach
Santa Barbara, CA
Attractions/Entertainment

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