Our Wedding Planner?
As much as John and I wish we could plan well enough that we wouldn’t need the expense of a wedding coordinator, we know that it’s going to have to happen.
Being new to San Diego, we have no network of friends or married couples to ask who they used, so we took to the usual online search spots: Craigslist and Yelp.
We researched a few more established coordinators, and the standard day-of package is $500.00. So with that price in mind, we looked for which coordinator a) we liked and b) offered the most for the money.
We came across a girl named Gia who seemed great — a San Diego local, listed in the gay directory of wedding vendors, pleasant and presentable. We called to find out she had just moved that week to Oregon. But Gia did have a recommendation for us, Nichelle O’Brien, of LoveSweetLoveCA. (Check out her page here: http://www.lovesweetloveca.com/)
Nichelle is based in Los Angeles, but was able to meet us at our venue for an introduction. Cute as a button. She was great, and John and I both agreed that she’d be able to handle the non-traditional and casual event. Plus, she comes with an assistant and is available to us for the entire day. She offered unlimited emails and phone calls leading up to the event for advice, etc.
For $500, John and I gave her the thumbs up.
Day-of Wedding Coordinator: $500