My Favorite Place to Find Event Vendors
Do not let the name fool you. Wedding Wire is more than Wedding vendors. Well, they are all Wedding Vendors, but this is a great resource to find local vendors. It is also a great place to find unique venues. Brides will also love the forums.
My favorite part is that most of the vendors I have a ball figure for what they charge, and even some breakdown on individual items; for example florist would list the range of what they would charge for a large table arrangement. This can help in the early days of budgeting.