If you are looking to have a big city wedding, Los Angeles is the perfect choice. It is filled with old Hollywood glamour, historical landmarks, exciting and unique venues and you can go from sunbaked beaches to snowy mountaintops all in one day. The weather is enjoyable for the most part and there are plenty of things for you and your guests to do while in town.

If you are thinking of hosting your wedding in Los Angeles, here are some things you should know in advance that will make your planning experience as stress-free as possible.

How Much Will a Los Angeles Wedding Cost?

The average cost of a Los Angeles wedding is $33,000 which is a bit higher than the national average of $28,000. However, with so many options to choose from, with a bit of research and planning it shouldn’t be too difficult to plan a L.A. wedding that comes in at budget.

Transportation in Los Angeles

If you are having guests fly in, there are plenty of airports in the area. LAX is the most popular but Bob Hope airport is a lesser known option that tends to have minimal crowds and is easier to navigate. Ontario International and John Wayne Airport are also nearby. 

Once you are in L.A., driving will be your best transportation option since the city is so spread out. However, there is plenty of public transportation available if that is your preference.

What is the Weather Like in Los Angeles?

Despite what people think, it does get chilly in Los Angeles. December, January and February are the coldest months. Highs average 60 degrees during this time. These are also the months when it is most likely to rain. 

Spring months are warmer, but it can be cloudy in the morning and not clear up until later in the afternoon. This is due to clouds that come in from by the beaches. This is a phenomenon that is known as May Gray and June Gloom.

Wedding Venues

Los Angles is full of hot spots, great scenery and more. Couples who choose to wed in the city of angels can say their ‘I do’s’ on top of a snowy mountain, on a Malibu beach, in a trendy resort or restaurant…and the list goes on.

Marriage Laws

With all the planning that goes into a wedding, couples shouldn’t forget one of the most important details; the marriage license. 

In order to get a marriage license in the state of California, you must have proper identification and be at least 18 years of age. You must also have a witness present.

Wedding Accommodations

There are plenty of hotels in Los Angeles but that doesn’t mean they don’t book up quickly. Hotels are likely to get filled during peak seasons and when there are events going on in town. Be sure to book well in advance, especially if you are doing a hotel room block. Then provide all relevant information on your wedding web site.

What is There to Do in Los Angeles

While you are in Los Angeles, there is plenty to do to keep you and your guests entertained. Here are just a few suggestions.

The Getty Center: There are many art museums in Los Angeles, but the Getty is one of the most impressive. It features artwork from all over the world, from medieval times to the present.

Rodeo Drive: If you want to experience all the glamor of Beverly Hills, the shopping strip at Rodeo Drive is the place to do it. Visit in person to see the high-end shops featured in Pretty Woman and various other films.

Santa Monica Beach: Los Angeles is full of beaches. Santa Monica is a great tourist destination because it includes an amusement park pier, but Malibu and Venice are just some of the other beaches worth checking out.

If you are planning a wedding, Los Angeles can be a great city to host it in. It is full of terrific sites, unique venues and there are plenty of things for you to do. Begin your married life in L.A. and find out why it truly is the city of angels.

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