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These 9 Top Event Planners in San Diego Will Create the Party of Your Dreams

Photographer: Jen and Shane Photography | Event Planner: Thomas Bui Lifestyle | Floral Designer: Adorations Botanical Artistry | Venue: Rancho Valencia

By PartySlate

In a city as dreamy as San Diego, the options for event themes, locations, and décor are seemingly endless. But remember: a lot of work goes into creating the perfect party, and hiring an event planner allows you to enjoy the celebration and leave the details to a professional. While there are many incredible event planners in San Diego to choose from, we curated a list of our 9 favorites. These top event planners in San Diego get to know their clients on a personal level, customize every special detail, and leave clients and guests alike in awe of their execution — making memories that last long after the confetti has been swept.

PartySlate Insight: According to the event planners at Amorology, the beauty is in the details — and we couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to their gorgeous weddings and events. These professionals draw inspiration from their clients’ relationships, leaving many of their clients to describe their planning services as “perfect”.

What event trends are you most excited about? 

Living runners are one of our favorite new trends! They are replacing the look of garland, and we are loving their lush, romantic look. We also love that brides are looking for a weekend experience rather than a one-day celebration. We have a few brides who are looking to do day-after brunches or hikes prior to their big days. The idea that all of our couples’ loved ones are celebrating the weekend with them is so unique and special.

PartySlate Insight: Couture Events California takes a boutique approach to event styling and coordination, making each of their events more special than the next. The company draws inspiration from everything, from texture and light to high fashion. Their clients can always rest assured that every last detail is accounted for. 

What has been one of your favorite events of the past year and why?
This past year, we had the chance to dream up an incredible day for the kindest couple at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. They trusted us to take care of all of the details, including full design and coordination. We had the chance to create a wedding that exceeded their wildest expectations and were able to get creative with other event professionals in bringing their best work to the table. It was a modern wedding in a garden setting with the sweetest chic details. Inspired by Chanel and all things couture, it was seriously such a special and beautiful day that we were honored to be a part of.

PartySlate Insight: Crown Weddings and Events is a luxury boutique wedding and event planning company established in 2000. They plan and design a limited number of events each year and offer Full Service Planning Packages.

Share something different or unique about your company.

Your wedding day is about us translating your vision into a day filled with joy, lots of laughter, quiet cherished moments together, a few tears and ideally everyone dancing like crazy on the dance floor at the end of the night. At Crown Weddings and Events its personal … we love what we do but more importantly we love looking after our couples. We want to be approachable, we want you to have fun. Wedding planning is a lot of decisions to make and we help guide you through it all and make it as seamless as possible, we are your design guide, your planning Pro and your confidant and we are also incredible listeners.


PartySlate Insight: The professionals at Details Defined have planned events and weddings in cities across the world — listening to clients and delivering exactly what they always imagined, only better. The team prides themselves on ensuring each person’s individuality is expressed in their special celebration. 

PartySlate Insight: Everafter Events specializes in San Diego weddings that are unforgettable for both their couple and their guests. These planners offer an extensive list of specialty services, which makes wedding planning more enjoyable and stress-free for their clients. 

What event trends are you most excited about? 

We are most excited that outdoor events are so popular right now. As a wedding planning company in San Diego, the majority of the events we plan are hosted outside. Creating a beautiful ceremony and reception in the natural outside surroundings is just always so stunning!

PartySlate Insight: We always appreciate an event planner who wants the planning process to be fun, and that’s exactly what you get when you hire Luxe Events. With a focus on boutique wedding planning, these planners specialize in detailed styling and maintaining a great work ethic.

PartySlate Insight: Clients of Nahid’s Global Events rave about their events and celebrations, sharing that everything goes perfectly as planned. This planning team is always makes themselves available to their clients and is respectful of both their creative vision and budget. 

What event trends are you most excited about?

There are so many event trends I’m excited to incorporate into upcoming events. When it comes to catering trends, I love grazing tables for appetizers stations, specialty bars with infused alcohol, interactive bars where you can actually make your own drinks, and graffiti-themed cocktails. Cigar and whiskey bars are always a hit, too.

PartySlate Insight: With almost 20 years of industry experience, we love Thomas Bui Lifestyle for his personal approach to creating luxury event experiences. This full-scale production company makes thoughtful suggestions while building relationships with clients.  

Share something different or unique about your company.

As a full-service production company, we take care of our clients from beginning to end, especially on a wedding day. First, we deploy a bride’s whisperer to help with all the tasks of making sure the party is on schedule for hair and makeup. This team member also steams all the dresses and irons the suits and shirts for the guys. She also knows how to sew onsite and bustle every wedding gown. Then there’s a groom’s handler to keep all the guys in line — make sure they eat (and don’t over-indulge before the event begins), tie their bowties, and just make sure they’re camera-ready. A director of event oversees the entirety of the event, making sure all contracts are signed and paid in full, liability insurance forms are received, rentals are accurate, and more. The production manager handles all the details of the seating chart, entree count, and other day-of items.

PartySlate Insight: The professionals at Victoria Weddings focus on creating meaningful events and weddings in San Diego. We love their focus on communication with clients, leaving their former brides, grooms, and party hosts with a memorable celebration they will never forget. 

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