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Best Wedding Planners in San Diego, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Wedding Planners on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd Ste 400 # 400, San Diego, CA 92121

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Willmus Weddings is a wedding planning business serving clients throughout the San Diego metro area. It helps clients in planning every aspect of the wedding, including the venue and the seating arrangements. Clients receive assistance with deciding how to best spend their available budget on comforts such as food for guests, entertainment for receptions, and decorations. Willmus Weddings helps with invitations as well and works to ensure that the ceremony fulfils the aesthetic and sentimental desires of its clients.

San Diego, CA 92101

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5.0 (61)
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5.0 (3)

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Founded in 2004, The Best Wedding For You is a wedding planning and coordination company offering a broad range of wedding packages and rental items. Their most popular packages include full-service coordination, month-of coordination, and month-of plus coordination packages. The company holds many awards, including Wedding Wire’s 2016 Couples’ Choice Awards, The Knot’s Best of Weddings award for 2016, and is a Best of Weddings Hall of Fame winner from The Knot.

San Diego, CA 92122

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5.0 (202)
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5.0 (5)

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Founded by Melissa Barrad in 2003, I Do…Weddings & Events is a San Diego-based full-service wedding company offering custom packages and more. The company provides full-service event production and coordination, day-of event coordination, all-inclusive event design and coordination, month-of event coordination, floral design, bridal concierge, event services, and destination package. They’ve coordinated events in Africa, a vintage hotel in Palm Springs, and a wedding with a petting zoo.

San Diego, CA 92109

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5.0 (36)
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4.8 (21)

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San Diego Events Company specializes in weddings, candy buffets for special events, corporate events, and social events. For wedding planning and coordination, they provide packages that include full-service, month-of coordination, day-of coordination, and an a la carte menu. Clients speak highly of their attention to detail, creative and professional manner, energetic and enthusiastic attitudes, efficiency, and reliability.

San Diego, CA 92130

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5.0 (25)

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Based in San Diego, Monarch Weddings is a full-service boutique wedding and event planning/design company. Since 2011, the company’s services range from a complete “plus” package to a la carte services. Other event services they provide include corporate events, retirement parties, graduation, grand openings, baby showers, corporate holiday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette, engagement parties, bridesmaids luncheon, and bridal showers.

Coronado, CA 92118

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5.0 (66)
Facebook
5.0 (13)

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Creative Affairs, Inc. specializes in wedding planning and coordinating, destination weddings, corporate events, social and non-profit events, and fundraisers. Packages range from full-service to day-of and custom services. The company is a Best of Weddings Hall of Fame award holder from The Knot and a Best of Weddings Pick for The Knot in 2016, 2015, 2013, and 2010.

6161 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92021

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5.0 (10)

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Affordable Wedding Planner San Diego provides wedding and event planning services in San Diego county. The team is available for anniversaries, weddings, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, sweet 16 celebrations, and corporate events. The wedding planners help with venue selection and decoration, advance planning and day-of coordination, and distribution of final payment to vendors. In addition to wedding planning, the business offers live musicians, videographers, photographers, event DJs, and audiovisual equipment rentals.

Chula Vista, CA 91911

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5.0 (33)

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Founded in 2012, Adore Wedding Design is a wedding design and planning company based in Chula Vista. Serving the Chula Vista, San Diego, and North County areas, they also coordinate events outside of these regions for destination weddings and more. Design and coordination services provided include room block reservation, wedding favor assembly, design, consultation, proposal to “I do” services, month-of, and day-of services. They also provide design and coordination services for engagement parties, bridal showers, anniversary parties, and vow renewals and following receptions.

La Jolla, CA 92037

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5.0 (80)

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A San Diego-based wedding and events company, First Comes Love specializes in a la carte services, custom plans, full and partial services, month-of, and day-of packages. The company holds awards that include the Best of Weddings award from The Knot in 2011-2014 and The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. They are also a member of Wedding Industry Professionals Association, Wish Upon A Wedding, and the Association of Bridal Consultants.

San Marcos, CA 92078

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5.0 (45)

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Available for travel worldwide but primarily serving the Southern California area, Amorology is a San Marcos-based luxury full-service event coordination and styling company with over 12 years of experience. The company provides packages that include day-of, week-of, month-of, and full-service coordination. They hold a Best of Weddings award from The Knot in 2014 and are a 2014 Little Black Book member at Style Me Pretty. They have also been featured on Green Wedding Shoes, Ceremony Magazine, 100 Layer Cake, Martha Stewart Weddings.com in 2014 and 2016, Ruffled, Exquisite Weddings Magazine, and more.

San Diego, CA 92126

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5.0 (159)
Facebook
4.9 (48)

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Specializing in managing weddings and special events, Lavish Weddings is a Sothern California wedding planning company. From destination weddings to intimate events, the company offers coordination, planning, and design services with packages that range from month-of/day-of coordination to full-service and all-inclusive plans. Clients speak highly of their calm and professional manner, care of otherwise stressful details, day-of services, organization, and on-point planning skills. The Company holds the 2016 and 2015 Best of Weddings award from The Knot.

San Diego, CA 92127

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5.0 (43)
Facebook
5.0 (13)

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Planning weddings in Southern California and around the world, After the Engagement Wedding Planning is a full-service professional wedding planner company based in San Diego. For local and destination weddings or event design services, the company specializes in logistics and managing events down to the last detail. Clients speak highly of their professional and knowledgeable presence, excellent recommendations for vendors, stress-free day-of services, timely and convenient communication, and detail-oriented services.

San Diego, CA 92191

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Google
5.0 (19)
Facebook
5.0 (6)

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For over ten years, Annemarie Donaker Weddings and Events offer full-service wedding planning and day-of wedding coordination. They serve the San Diego, La Jolla, Coronado, and Carlsbad area for weddings, bridal and baby showers, intimate dinners, and more. Packages include full-service planning, month-of coordination, consultation and partial planning, and special event planning.

San Diego, CA 92127

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5.0 (73)
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5.0 (34)
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4.7 (12)

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Originally founded in 2004 as Ah! Le Party and renamed in 2012, At Your Side is a San Diego-based wedding planning and coordinating company. Packages offered include special events + destination management, elopement (ceremony only), month-of wedding management/planning, partial planning, and full service planning packages. The company holds top three Best Wedding Planners in San Diego by the 10News Alist in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Willmus Weddings
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd Ste 400 # 400, San Diego, CA 92121
The Best Wedding For You
I Do…Weddings & Events
San Diego Events Company
Monarch Weddings
Creative Affairs, Inc.
Affordable Wedding Planner San Diego - Cheap DJ, Photography, Videography
6161 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92021
Adore Wedding Design
First Comes Love
Amorology
Lavish Weddings
After the Engagement Wedding Planning
Annemarie Donaker Weddings and Events
At Your Side

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A wedding planner can be a significant help on your special day. The happy couple and their closest loved ones should be able to enjoy their wedding day without worries. A wedding planner eases the burden off the couple, handles any problems that arise during the planning process and on the wedding day, and helps to put on a fantastic wedding.

  • How do you become a wedding planner?

    There are courses and diplomas people can take to become a certified wedding planner; however, it’s not necessary. Regardless of if an individual gets a certification, the most essential step is to gain experience. Most wedding planners start by doing a few free weddings to build a portfolio. That portfolio can be used to promote the business and attract new clients.

  • How much does a wedding planner cost?

    The national average cost of a wedding planner in 2019 was $1,500. However, it should be noted that this can vary dramatically. Average costs can vary from state to state. Additionally, factors such as the size of the wedding, the level of planning, the extravagance of the wedding, and the wedding planner’s experience can all change pricing.

  • Do wedding planners have specialties?

    Yes, wedding planners can have specialties. For example, some wedding planners may specialize in destination weddings. Or wedding planners can specialize in the extent of wedding support they offer. A day-of-coordinator will only arrive on the day of the wedding and help during the day. In comparison, a complete wedding planner will help with the planning and execution of the wedding.

  • How do you know if you need a wedding planner?

    Hiring a wedding planner is a personal choice. Ultimately, the wedding couple needs to decide if they have the budget for a planner and if they believe the investment to be worth it. For example, some people enjoy planning events, so they wouldn’t need a wedding planner. Conversely, planning stresses other people, so it might be a task they want to outsource.

  • Is there a certification to become a wedding planner?

    The wedding planning certification industry is “largely unregulated.” This means that while you can get a wedding planner certification, it might not always be from a qualified source. One trusted source is the certification from the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners.  

    A certification can be a great asset, but there are many qualified wedding planners who don’t have a certification.

  • How do you find a destination wedding planner?

    Planning a destination wedding is very different from planning a local wedding. You’ll want to find someone who has experience organizing a destination wedding.

    Many destinations offer an in-house wedding planner. However, if you need to find your own destination wedding planner, local Facebook wedding groups are an excellent place to ask for referrals.