Venue - Admiral Kidd Club
For the price and the breath-taking views, you cannot get a better place in San Diego.  Book far in advance...the staff is also difficult to get responses from.  Attend the catering faire, the only time to taste their food, plus you can meet with the vendors who work and are recommended by the AKC.

Photographer - Myda Clark Photography
We love Myda!  Friendly, easy to get along with, and affordable.  And we love, love, love our engagement pictures from her.  Cannot wait to see our wedding pics!

Shirley the Cake Lady
We love Shirley, she is a spunky, adorable woman, not to mention her cake is to die for.  Our favorite is the amaretto poppyseed.  I told her a rough idea what I wanted for my cake and she knew exactly what I had in mind and I cannot wait to see it on our wedding day.  The cake is affordable - which makes me happy! 

DJ Bill Calhoun
I was recommended to Bill by our Cake Lady and he has been wonderful.  He is so quick to respond to emails, phone calls.  He is very organized, and for me that is huge! 

Excellent Designs - Uplighting

I wanted a little extra lighting for our reception and looked on Craigslist.  I was able to find Ali from Excellent Designs and have been thrilled so far with them.  They rent the lights out for $10 a light.  They have been very responsive via email, which again makes me happy.

Mary's Creative Florals

I was originally planning on DIY-ing my bouquets because of the cost.  As the day got closer, the more nervous I became about them.  I did not want the stress of flowers @ the last minute.  I found Mary off of Craigslist, she had a wonderful offer - perfect for me.  I only need flowers for my bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, and 4 corsages - and she offered a package for this and only $145!  I was sold. 

Alfred Angelo

I got my wedding dress, 2 of my 3 bridesmaids dresses from the store in San Diego.  I cannot speak highly enough for them.  My dress only took a few weeks to get to the store and they shipped both of my BM's dresses to them across the country.  The staff was always friendly and helpful. 

Table Runners and Table Cloths

I bought half of my table runners from someone on Trash to Treasure, but the ones I did not buy, in addition to my cake table overlays and tablecloths I monogramed I bought @  They are great quality, affordable, and shipped really quickly.

Oriental Trading Co.

I bought a few things from them and was very pleased.  I bought starfish and sand dollars, I should have looked @ the dimensions because I wanted something larger but I have been able to make good use out of them.  I also bought a personalized floor cling - there was a mistake and I ended up with 2 for the price of one.  Their customer service is excellent.  I also bought our bird cage card holder as well as a personalized marriage license holder.