BRIDES Southern California: The Top Los Angeles-Area Wedding Planners

Updated 07/13/15

Jose Villa

Los Angeles has no shortage of wedding planners to guide you through your big day — selecting the right one for you and your fiancé? That's the hard part. Take note of our list of recommended Southern California wedding planners who will help you pull off a flawless and fabulous celebration.

With a celebrity client list that includes A-list couples like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi and Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum, Weiss is one of the most sought-after party consultants in the business, known for her innovation, expert eye and bubbly personality. She also possesses the capability of relaxing even though most stressed out brides with her calm demeanor and organizational prowess. Weiss' bridal cliental can expect nothing less than professionalism, perfection and the wedding party of their dreams to boot.

Though Beth Helmstetter is known as a go-to planner for celebs as well as destination weddings in far-flung countries (Bali! Costa Rica!), she's based in Los Angeles and her (non-celeb) brides rave about her down-to-earth approachability and laser-focused attention to even the most minute of details.

If your main wedding priority is a killer dance party, turn to Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Bash, Please. Their epic, super-stylish wedding celebrations include a full-on pool party at Palm Springs' hipster hotspot The Ace Hotel. Bonus: They recently launched a sister interior-design business, which means your reception is guaranteed to look as if it was a spread straight out of Domino magazine.

A tour de force in the industry, Lisa Vorce is known for planning gorgeous celebrity weddings (like John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's nuptials), as well as destination weddings in the most remote locales (she and her team once planned a wedding in Vietnam where they sourced and planned everything five days before the bride and groom arrived!).

Wedding planner Angel Swanson's goal when designing a couple's wedding? To really get to know the bride and groom. That way, she's able to understand the couple's taste, style, and interests and transform those details into a celebration that reflects their love and personalities.

When it comes to helping you plan your big day, Rebecca Stone and Cathleen Sterns are more than just spreadsheet gurus and timeline taskmasters. The planning duo strive to be the couple's confidantes — listening to them, offering ideas and inspiration, and guiding them through the entire decision-making process.

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