Certified By The Guide Wedding Vendors

We appreciate your interest in joining our certified vendor directory; however, we have made the difficult decision to close the vendor section on HereComesTheGuide.com. Effective immediately, we are no longer accepting new vendor applications.

We’ve decided as a team that it’s in our best interest (and in the best interest of our couples) to put the bulk of our energy behind our #1 superpower: Wedding Venues.

Thank you for supporting our certified vendor directory for all these years!! #itsbeenagoodrun

Our goal is to represent only the BEST event professionals in the wedding industry. In order to achieve this, we thoroughly screen all of the wedding vendors listed on HereComesTheGuide.com. That means you don't have to take a chance on some anonymous photographer, wedding planner or caterer. wedding vendors has been carefully checked out and Certified By The Guide.

We've gone to a lot of trouble to pre-screen all the wedding vendors you’ll find on HereComesTheGuide.com. Every one of them has:

  • been in business for at least 2 years
  • serviced at least 15 weddings
  • proper licensing and/or insurance, if applicable
  • submitted up to 30 wedding references (from both wedding couples & fellow event pros)
  • passed our rigorous pre-screening process with flying colors

Our certification process requires each vendor to submit a reference list. We then contact each person ourselves to get their honest feedback. Only if the company gets rave reviews do we list them on our website.

Our motto? We only list wedding vendors that we'd recommend to our own sisters, brothers, and best friends.

Question: Why don't you offer the chance to leave a review of a vendor on your website? I'd like to make a comment on a wedding vendor.

Great question! We absolutely see the value in reading reviews from other brides, grooms, or clients—that's why we're very careful with them. We've seen phony reviews either slamming or talking up businesses on other websites. It's very hard for those websites to monitor and verify comments. We decided to take a different approach. We only post reviews that we have collected, so we can feel confident that they are the real deal.

That being said, if we receive verified negative reviews about any given vendor on our website, we reserve the right to take them down.

If you have any feedback—whether positive or negative—on any of the vendors you see on our website, by all means, let us know by email or phone (510-548-0400).

Annoying—but necessary—disclaimer:
Even though we've checked out all of our wedding vendors very carefully, we can't guarantee their performance. Here Comes The Guide is not responsible for the contract you ultimately sign with them, or for how your event goes. Our best advice is to be thorough, careful consumers and get every single thing in writing. This is what we tell our family members and best friends, so this is what we're telling you.

Interested Vendors:
Find out how you can join us.