California has some of the most advanced and intricate licensing and permitting in the nation. Strong and detailed environmental regulations mean extra licensing for businesses such as mechanics and healthcare organizations. Cities often take care of some of the most local issues like valet parking, while counties manage health permitting, particularly food businesses. California itself oversees many industries, particularly professions and businesses that affect public safety.
In California, although they specialize in very special occasions, wedding and bridal shops are essentially retail operations. As such, they need the same business licenses and permits required for any other retail operation. Usually local general business licenses are required.