Wedding & Event Coordinator

Jennilynn's Events

San Jose, CA

5 years in service

3 employees

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Bio

I have always loved weddings, love stories, great food, and of course ORGANIZATION! I may be down to earth and calm, but I will do everything in my power to make sure my couples have the most amazing experience on their wedding day!

About Jennilynn's Events

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As a graduate of California Culinary Academy, with a background in catering, Jen understands all aspects of your big day. With her unique background, her connection and communication with other members of your vendor team is unmatched. She is very down to earth and calm, and believes that you should feel like your wedding planner is an old friend.

Jen is dedicated to each of her couples. She will only book 2 weddings a month to ensure that each couple gets the attention and assistance they deserve.

She started her business in 2009, after years of being in business management. She is available for all types of events, but specializes in weddings.

Her packages start at $900, with her most popular package starting at $1900.

Location

San Jose, CA 95118

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  • 5/5 stars September 17, 2012

    Thank goodness for Jennilynn! She was amazing and so helpful at my wedding in June 2011 at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. I didn't think I was going to need a wedding coordinator since the wedding was going to be small but I'm so glad that I hired her to make sure that the everything went thoroughly during the week of the wedding. There is no way that it would have went smoothly without her!

    I first met her for a consultation to discuss the style, size, location, and vendors of the wedding. She was very organized and professional when she arrived. It's also a plus that she's super cute and energetic! Jennilyn offered different options for how much help I can hire her for. I decided to hire her for the day of and the day of the rehearsal.

    At the rehearsal, she took charge and made sure everyone in the party knew their roles and positions. She used the chosen songs to make sure she had the timing right for each person to walk. Since the weather forecast was heading for rain, she had us rehearse inside of the venue and outside the garden so there were no surprises during the day of.

    On the wedding day, Jennilyn knew exactly what needed to be done so all I had to worry about was getting married and partying. She was perfect with timing of all the events and she was such a quick thinker to solve any wedding challenges and hiccups. You need someone who is really sharp and grounded like her to fix any circumstances that may occur.

    I can go on and on!! If you are looking for a down to earth and sweet coordinator who is very efficient, organized, and quick witted, Jennilyn is the girl for your wedding.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I am one of the few wedding planners in the bay area that will do "day-of" packages. It is a very difficult job to walk in for one day, and many companies don't want to do it. I love it, and thrive on challenge. I usually do "day-of" or "month-of" planning. A lot of brides are on a budget and I love to be able to give the support they need.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Recently, I've had a wedding at Coyote Creek Golf Course- Blue, Silver and White were the colors, with chandeliers and crystals everywhere. Everyone had a blast!
I have also had a wedding in Palo Alto, with a simple, modern, but glamorous decor. The colors were Navy, Cream and White. This wedding is set to be featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Magazine.
I also did a graduation party, and set up/designed a fun candy/s'mores bar.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Sit down with planners for consultations. Most wedding planners offer this for free. You should feel very comfortable with everyone you hire, and your wedding planner should feel like an old friend. A great connection is important.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. DIY saves you money, but is VERY time consuming & stressful when it gets close to your big day.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I have been to culinary school and done catering- with my inside knowledge of these other fields, I work with other vendors to make your event spectacular.
I am also very down to earth. This can be a hard quality to find in the industry.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Meeting new people every day from different walks of life. And listening to toasts & speeches at events- it makes me remember why I am who I am today, and very grateful for my family.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Why hire a wedding planner?
-First of all, you want to ENJOY your event. Not spend your day being stressed about details. Secondly, with my connections in the industry I can pass along discounts directly to you, essentially covering my own costs.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I had a bride who wanted to change the flowers on her cake 6 days before her wedding. She said, "If we can't do it, its okay." I wanted her to have the cake of her dreams, so when the bakery couldn't get the new flowers for her cake, I went out and found some. The cake was perfect and the bride was thrilled.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. A couple hired me for my month of package. About 2 months before the wedding, the bride let me know she was feeling very nervous about the florist. Communication was at a stand still. Unfortunately, she had a consultation with the owner, and then was handed off to assistants who were not following up well. I got her in touch with a florist I knew and trusted, and we were able to book with the new florist and relieve the bride's stress & save money.

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