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Certified By The Guide

Certified By The Guide Wedding VendorsOur goal is to represent only the best event professionals in the industry. In order to achieve this, we thoroughly screen all of the service providers on That means you don’t have to take a chance on some anonymous photographer or caterer. Every one of our vendors has been carefully checked out and Certified By The Guide.

Our rigorous certification process requires each vendor to submit up to 30 references—including wedding industry professionals and up to 15 recent brides and grooms. Then we contact each person to get their honest feedback. Only if the company gets rave reviews do we accept them as a client.

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.

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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone (510/548-0400).

Annoying—but necessary—disclaimer:

Even though we’ve checked out all of our professionals 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 sisters and best friends, so this is what we’re telling you.

Interested Vendors:
Find out how you can join us.