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San Diego Wedding Planners

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Sweet and Simple
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

My new husband and I and brides mom are so happy with the outcome with our ceremony. She made the whole thing flow so smoothly, brought a little fun and understanding into everything. Speaking to her before, during and after was easy and helped with relieving stress and anything you thought might be chaotic. Thank you so much for all your help! We are so happy.

Top Pro
Events by Abel
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison F.
Verified review

Andrea was so easy to work with throughout the planning process even though I only booked her for the day of. She offered help and suggestion beyond what she was required and it was very obvious that she loves what she does. On the day of, I had very little to stress about regarding the logistics of the big day as I knew that Andrea and her team had it handled. She executed the vision I had for my day beautifully and handled all of the details with ease. I would definitely recommend using Andrea for all of your wedding planning and event needs-she does not disappoint!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
Verified review

Annemarie was a phenomenal wedding planner and we could not be happier with the job she did. She was extremely organized, coordinated with all the vendors, and thought of all the details. She had great communication with us and also did a ton of stuff in the background to make sure the day went smoothly. We are so grateful that Annemarie was our wedding planner and highly recommend her!!

Luscious Bites, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly A.
Verified review

We had them cater our Wedding last weekend and they were a godsend. I could go on and on about how wonderful, caring, attentive and friendly they were. While planning they were a great source of advice and guidance. Chef Renee gracefully answered my parents' (numerous) questions basically being our caterer/wedding planner. Most importantly the food was delicious!! The passed hors d'oeuvres for cocktail hour were outstanding and everyone complimented the incredible dinner! To top it all off our cake was delicious and beautiful, Did I say delicious!! They also provided friendly and attentive bartenders and waitstaff. Everything was so good, our guests were so happy and full... we are still receiving compliments. The entire team was professional and so attentive and they really set up our tables beautifully! Chef Renee and her team went above and beyond our expectations and really made our day perfect! If you hire them you won't be disappointed!! We can't wait until the occasion comes to use them again!

Top Pro
Larry Steckling, Florist--
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
Verified review

Thank you so much Larry for helping through the process of getting my flowers done for my wedding next month! You are by far the most attentive person; always listening to what I want. I cannot wait for my big day and to see how beautiful everything will turn out because of you!

Lifetime Wedding Memories
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sophia M.
Verified review

Our experience couldn't be any better. Rinna is an amazing wedding planner and individual as a whole. She went above and beyond all of our expectations and made our wedding run smoothly without any problems. She was so helpful, cordial, and available at any hour of the day. I was able to communicate with her all day and night by email, text, phone and have no complaints. Rinna even took the time to meet my close family so that she knew who to communicate with on the big day and was ok with all of the last minute changes we had asked for. She made sure everything was on schedule and even assisted in creating my seating chart last minute. She is an amazing planner and HIGHLY recommend her to EVERYONE. Although she was no familiar with my traditions and customs she took time to learn everything and made sure everything turned out perfectly. She will not disappoint. Thank you Rinna!!

Heart For Hospitality
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Megan R.
Verified review

Heart for Hospitality not only beautifully planned, created, set up, coordinated and took away all the stressors of wedding planning, but has now become our family!! My husband and I wanted to create a $100,000 wedding on a $10,000 budget (lol)! Him and I began pricing out every single rental company in San Diego county for our big day and quickly realized there was no way we could have a fabulous wedding within our $10,000 budget. Then shortly after- by the grace of God- Heart for Hospitality came to us!! To this day, even 7 months after our amazing wedding, we all are still in shock at how truly incredible and absolutely gorgeous our wedding turned out!!! There is absolutely no way in a million years we could have ever had our $100,000 dream wedding idea so stretigically well organized, magnificent and romantic within our $10,000 budget without Heart For Hospitality ❤!!!! With open arms and hearts of gold this team of family bends over backwards to truly create and customize your dream wedding -all within your budget!!! From antique style weddings to the stars of Hollywood- Heart For Hospitality WILL blow you away!!! (You can say I told you so 😉) Kelsie and her Heart For Hospitality team own all of their inventory- from barn wood tables, to linens, to chandeliers and florals, etc., they do it ALL!!! And best of all- they set up and style your entire wedding anywhere you wish and when it's all over they break it all down!! Without Kelsie and her team there is NO doubt in our minds that we would have ever had a wedding- let alone a wedding coordinated and styled so beautifully!!! Since our wedding in July of 2016, four of my great friends have used them for their weddings and say the SAME thing- they are the BEST!!!!! Thank you for all you did for us- we love you guys!!!! - ❤ The Rammels

Calmerin Designs and Events
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Myna T.
Verified review

Glennie and her team was Everything I had hoped for and more! They were so helpful throughout the entire process, went above and beyond, and we’re so detail oriented and amazing. I really did not have to plan my wedding because they had it all planned for me. I just had a vision, I told him what I wanted, and they made it happen. I would highly recommend Glennie and her team To everyone I know. My wedding of 450 gas and having it on today’s was so fun and exciting. If I were to have it again in 10 years, I would definitely rebook with her.

Nation Event Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
David K.
Verified review

Michele was an amazing wedding planner. In addition to being very detailed oriented, she was very communicative, accommodating, and understanding. She knew when to handle the details on our behalf, and when to pull us in for our input. She came with great referrals for all of the other parties needed to throw a wedding ceremony. Planning for a wedding is always a bit stressful, but on the day-of, I was worry-free about the ceremony and reception -- it all went off without a single hitch.

  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael W.
Verified review

Tom was one of the main reasons my wedding was a great success. The venue didn't let us know the top area didn't have speakers so Tom took the initiative to go coordinate everything and make sure the agenda was followed. He also is well prepared and very professional. If you want someone who will be prepared for whatever comes up at your wedding Tom is the man. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a DJ/MC. If I ever need a DJ for another occasion I will definitely be giving Tom a call.

Moments Remembered Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ina J.
Verified review

I hired Moments Remembered Events as my wedding planning company for my wedding on August 21,2016. I`ve been working as a Catering Manager for many years I realize that the success of planning your wedding relies on hiring a true and skilled professional. Moments Remembered Events did such and amazing job, I could been happier! Lykai was providing guidance every step of the way! The reception looked stunning, the choice of vendors was terrific and her amazing personality brought even more happiness to my wedding day! Thank you for everything!!!

Events by Talissa
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie D.
Verified review

Talissa was so amazing in helping me plan my wedding last October. From the flowers, to the set up of my ceremony, into the reception and everything little Inbetween was beautiful. My wedding would not of looked anywhere close to what it did without her perfect touch. I was so beyond thankful for her in making my special day all I wanted! The pictures I have forever will remind me how great it is to have an amazing wedding planner by my side.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

Every bride dreams of their special day and I am no different. My husband and I had so much to do to make our dream wedding come to life. We hired Vanessa to help make our dreams come true and we are so glad we did. Vanessa had been amazing from the very first time I spoke with her. Even before hiring her she gave me great advice, gave me pointers, and also made sure I asked all the necessary questions. She got along well with my husband, myself, and my entire family. She is always very organized, professional and concerned in making sure everything goes perfect the day of. I honestly have no idea what I would have done without her. She made sure all my worries were her own and that I had an enjoyable and relaxing day, which I did. Everything turned out wonderful and I had many compliments from guests after the wedding, specifically pertaining to her and her team. Thank you Vanessa for everything you did and for helping our dreams come true! -Nicole Carlson

One Last Frog, LLC
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa V.
Verified review

My bestfriend lives in Texas and I live in LA and she needed me to help plan her wedding. When I brought in Alexis, everything went so much smoother and the stress was taken away from me! Well organized, sweet, ON TIME... so many great words come to mind to describe this service. She even brought complementary water to the outside wedding, it was great.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
Verified review

Krista did my wedding invitations and my wedding favor tags. I was blown away! Every aspect of planning my wedding was becoming more and more stressful, and the first fun thing I did for my wedding was to work with Krista on making a design for my invitations. I did not have a clear vision of what I wanted and Krista helped me to make decisions through small steps. It was overwhelming looking online at all sorts of different invitations, but Krista asked me simple questions that helped me to weed out what I didn’t want and discover what I did want. I ended up with an overall product that really gave guests a glimpse into what the wedding would be like. I had so many compliments on my invitations, and they were one of a kind. Krista was always quick to respond to me, met all of her deadlines, and never even batted an eye when I asked for MULTIPLE revisions. Her attention to detail is amazing, and there is nothing I would change about my final product. I had no idea that I could get custom invitations at a reasonable price. Only a few weeks before my wedding I asked if Krista could help me with my favor tags since I was running out of time to do them myself. Krista came up with an amazing design that matched our invitations and had them to me in record time. Working with Krista on the invitations and favor tags was probably the smoothest part of planning my wedding. With Babies on the brain I know I will be in touch soon to help with baby announcements and kid birthday parties. I am a customer for life. Thank you Krista!!!

It's a Hoot Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Jenna F.
Verified review

Julia planned my Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party and did an AMAZING job. She is so organized and creative - two of the most important things in an event planner! My girlfriends and I had such a great time at both parties thanks to Julia. Don't miss the opportunity to work with her because she is outstanding!!!!!!

Shanti W.
Verified review

Having September 9 coordinate our daughter's wedding was the most important decision we made for the whole event!! Stacy was professional, calm, kind and compassionate. She did over and above what we expected and we feel forever indebted to her for making the day so special. I am firmly convinced that having a great coordinator such as September 9 is the best investment you can make!

About

I have planned numerous weddings, including my own. With my services, you will receive face-to-face meetings where we discuss everything you want on your dream day and a Pinterest board that I will make into a binder that describes your big day and numerous vendor suggestions, as well as a service for those brides who aren't "DIY" savvy. Give me a project, and I will find a way to get it done. I want nothing less than to shape and make a reality the dream you have been having all your life.

About

We are event planners who love helping our customers create the event they have dreamed of! We take pride in taking the stress of the day off of you and letting you enjoy your day while we run the event.

About

Besides corporate events and community events, I specialize in weddings and offer the following three different packages: * Consulting - This is for the ambitious bride and family who plans to tackle the majority of planning but needs some help gathering the venue, design, etc. This is all based on your needs! Consultations are determined by the hour, and I prefer to do consolations in person but also offer Skype or phone consultations. * Day-Of Coordinator - This is for the bride who wants to do all of the preparation and planning but wants a skilled manager to make sure that every detail of her vision comes to life! I coordinate with the venue and all of the vendors and create an articulate timeline for everyone involved -- including bridesmaids and groomsmen. Of course, I will manage the dress rehearsal. * Full-Service Wedding Package -- This is an all-inclusive wedding creation package. I will guide you through the process of piecing together the very best flowers, venues, vendors, caterers, musicians/DJs, decor, linens, dresses, attire for bridesmaids and groomsmen, invitations, etc. Basically, it's from the save-the-dates to the "thank you" cards and everything in between. Of course, this includes consolations as well as day-of wedding coordination and all the support you need to have the most magical of weddings!

About

Each wedding is unique to each client's vision and personal needs. Your wedding is the most important day of your life; let us help you take the stress off your hands. We work with our clients to meet their budgets while exceeding expectations. From day-of coordination to full wedding planning, we are here to help you meet deadlines and vision. The best wedding gift you can give yourself is hiring an event planner!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

How much does it cost for a wedding planner?

Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

  • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
  • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
  • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
  • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.

Actual Requests

See other requests for wedding planners in San Diego

Need a Day-of Wedding Planner

Escondido, CA

  • Service Type
    Wedding Coordinator (Day-of)
  • Planning type
    Reception, Ceremony, Decorator and florist, Photographer / videographer, Other (put together itinerary and timing for wedding)
  • Number of guests
    121-200
  • Details
    wedding is at the Bali Hai from 11am to 5pm
  • $775
    Average price

Need a Wedding Planner for a Reception on March 16, 2013

Huntington Beach, CA

  • Service Type
    Wedding Coordinator (Day-of)
  • Planning type
    Reception
  • Number of guests
    51-80
  • $783.33
    Average price

Need a Wedding Planning Service

San Clemente, CA

  • Service Type
    Wedding Planner
  • Planning type
    Venue, Caterer, Other (for our daughter)
  • Number of guests
    81-120
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