Partini

South Pasadena, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We serve as your party planning partner, your dinner party doer, your fundraiser fairy. We are the maid to your bride and your second pair of hands. We can do it all or just the little bits and pieces that just won’t fit into your schedule. We are the recommended coordinators for First Congregational Church of Los Angeles and Los Amigos Golf Course.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We've been doing large events, parties and weddings for years. Having worked with high end clients from Hawaii to San Diego, I love to help everyday people bring style, elegance and ease to their special events. No party is too small. In the words of Lilly Pulitizer, "That's what life's about: Let's have a party, Let's have one tonight."

Location

South Pasadena, CA 91030

Years in business

2

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

5 Reviews
  • Sarah G. Feb 28, 2017
    Wedding Coordination
    Verified Review
    PARTINI MY HEROS
    Anne along with her two assistants were amazing! Nothing short of miracle workers. They came prepared and ready to help in any way possible. I really couldn't have done it without them! Anne is so knowledgeable about how weddings are supposed to go and gave us great insight and direction. With her help I was able to just be in the moment (which is what every bride wants and needs) The day went almost perfect but Anne was there to "fix" stuff and able to think outside the box to solve peoblems and put out any fires. I was reluctant to hire anyone because I'm a control freak. But I gave her my list of priorities and my "vision" and it was her mission to make it happen. She really took the time to listen to me and get every detail so that she knew every detail to my wedding. She even left us a very special gift that showed me that we were not just another event to her. We opened up our hearts and entrusted the most important day of our lives to her and I am forever greatful. I'm sad I didn't get a picture with the Partini Team because to me each one was important and I hope they know I really appreciated all the hard work making my day so memorable and fun!
  • Barbara F. Feb 27, 2017
    I couldn't be happier
    I've never hired a party planner before, but I was planning a large party at my home, and I was short and time and organization. Anne of Partini provided a very reasonable quote which hardly put a dent in my party budget. Where I had ideas, Partini was very faithful to my vision, and where I lacked ideas, they had great suggestions. Partini found me a wonderful caterer and great musicians. They made all arrangements for rentals of tables, chairs and heaters. They made suggestions about arranging the house, and made the backyard look beautiful with lights, lanterns, flowers and linens. When rain seemed likely, they arranged with a day's notice for a large canopy and oversaw its installation. Partini was great about communicating and accommodating my schedule. They reminded me about details I would have forgotten. They made set up and clean up a breeze. They loaned equipment and decorations at no additional cost. Anne and Angelo and the people they work with are just the nicest people. The party was just perfect. My guests and I loved it. I could not have done it without Partini.
  • Sandra C. Jan 12, 2017
    Top Notch Party Services
    I hired Partini to help me plan and organize my grandfather's memorial service this past summer. I really enjoy planning events but because of my grief, it was challenging for me to focus on planning for this one. My budget was limited so I appreciated that Partini had an option to use their concierge services. For a very reasonable investment, I was able to secure their assistance in finding a venue, ordering flowers and managing guest list, maps and our printed programs. Not all party planners offer this option which makes this company so unique and budget friendly. I truly could not have done this without their help. I highly recommend them for those times when you can't get everything done yourself but want to have the best event possible.
  • Ronni M. Aug 16, 2016
    having anne run your event is like having three of yourself running in three different directions making it all happen. she is ridiculously hard working with a hilarious sense of humor that keeps everything in perspective and puts you immediately at ease. anne has impeccable taste and the relationships at her fingertips to make to make your wish list a reality. there are no strangers to anne, only chefs she hasn't met yet;) -ronni minnis, managing director/rabbit bandini productions (james franco)
  • David & Joe S. Aug 14, 2016
    "The mark of an effective, FABULOUS wedding/event planner is the ability to be calm amidst a storm—and no one is more calm, collected, and in control than Anne! From the moment we met her, there was almost a moment of uncertainty whether she was able to grasp the enormity of the situation, i.e., we were a wreck, and she had her eyes on the prize the entire time. What we appreciated most about her was the fact that WE DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A SINGLE THING. She took care of every detail: down to the tilt of the flowers, to the shade of the lighting, to the perfect cocktail complement to the theme of our wedding—Anne was IN CHARGE. For a detail-oriented, Type A groom like me…Anne could not have done a better job. She was simply amazing!"

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
One hour of in-person consultation is included with most packages. It's important for me to get to know my clients so that I can best serve their needs. Developing an understanding of my clients' style of doing business and entertaining helps me to determine the best approach to her/his needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attended Fashion Institute in Los Angeles, and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UC San Diego. My past professional experience in event planning and marketing includes gallery management, political fundraising, nonprofit fundraising and management, elite and professional sports hospitality and wedding/event consulting.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Yes. Our packages range from the very basic concierge services to full planning. Our Partin Package starts at $275 with full planning services up to $2,000. We also offer our Toute de Suite weddings for those last minute couples who just can't wait! This package starts at $975. Tiny Weddings are all inclusive and range from $6500-$10000. We offer many ala carte and custom services as well.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My family didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up but my mother had an innate sense of elegance and charm. Every birthday or dinner party had those special and lovely touches that my mother would come up with on her own. I suppose she was the original DIY hostess. I learned this trait from her at an early age and it carried with me through schooling and into my professional life. My parents also were in the restaurant business which result in my intuitive ability to manage food and beverage service providers, caterers and bartenders. My clients find this particular skill and expertise to be extremely helpful and rare in a party/wedding planner.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked on projects with major political campaigns, for significant nonprofits and professional sports companies. I have worked with clients who have budgets of $5,000 and clients where money is no object. My preference is to work with DIY clients who have big style and modest budgets. It's a challenge that I can always meet.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Sarah and Rene found me on Thumbtack about three weeks before their February 26 wedding. Sarah was worried that without a coordinator her ceremony would be disorganized and that she would run late. Rene, her fiance, wanted to ensure that his bride was as relaxed and happy on their wedding day as possible. I worked with them for a very short time to finalize details and communicate with their vendors, oversee their rehearsal and ceremony. Our team also took care of all of her reception decor setup and ensured that her vendors were fulfilling their contractual obligations and were doing everything the way that Sarah had planned. I enjoyed very much working with Sarah and Rene because I could see how happy that they both were not to have to worry about the details of their special day. I received a text first thing the next morning from Sarah in which she expressed how happy and grateful she was to have found Partini and how much she appreciated all that we did.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Experience comes with time. Always consider the number of years that a professional has spent in their field. Also, what I always tell my clients, when it comes to deejays and photographers is "you get what you pay for."
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Always be prepared to share your budget. The best professionals will be the most busy and they won't have time to spend playing guessing games with you on your budget. Go in with an amount you want to spend but always have a number in your head that you are WILLING to spend. Start your negotiations from that number. Also, please remember that people should be paid fairly for the services and work that they provide. A good party professional will pass on a gig if they don't think it's worth their time.