Wedding Guide 2020

Everything You Need to Plan Your Wedding

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Did you know that according to Greek folklore, if a bride hides a sugar cube somewhere on her person, it will “sweeten” the union? Or that in some cultures, pearls worn on your wedding day are said to represent tears that you will shed during your marriage? We here at the Santa Barbara Independent realize that this is not the type of information you need when planning your big day, so we have created our annual Wedding Resource Guide to provide inspiration and insights that will assist you during this process.

In addition, Maggie Yates writes about an Ethiopian wedding in Santa Barbara filled with love, community, and traditions, as well as trends for 2020 that include “micro” weddings, florals, ruffles, colors, and the benefits of zero-waste events. Ninette Paloma sits down with a newly married bride and groom who work at the Indy (not married to each other) and asks them what they learned during the wedding planning process, from engagement to nuptials. And finally, our readers’ top wedding movies are revealed from our “Tell Us Your Favorite Wedding Movie” online poll.

Whether you believe in superstitions such as Egyptian women pinching the bride on her wedding day for good luck or Czech newlyweds being showered with peas instead of rice, let this list of area vendors in the complete Wedding Resource Guide supply you with all Santa Barbara has to offer to create a day that is as unique and extraordinary as you both are.

Look for information on how to be listed in the in next year’s guide in our paper and online in early January 2021. Listings are user submitted and do not automatically roll over from the previous year without verification. —Terry Ortega


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