Santa Barbara Wedding Planners

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Event of the Season
Planner / Designer
Event of the Season
Santa Barbara, California

Event of the Season is known for producing awe-inspiring and sophisticated designs. Their knowledge of the wedding industry and relationships with Southern California's top wedding vendors allows them the ability to assemble a well-suited team…

Magnolia Event Design
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Magnolia Event Design
Santa Barbara, California

With over 17 years of event planning and design experience, Lindsey Hartsough (Certified Event Planner & Reverend) was named one of Santa Barbara County's 'Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders'. A Santa Barbara native, Lindsey…

Sonia Hopkins Events
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Sonia Hopkins Events
Santa Barbara, California

Based in the beautiful Ojai Valley, Sonia Hopkins Events is a full-service Event Planning and Design company.We've had the pleasure of working with couples from all over the world creating signature weddings and events for well over a decade.…

Jill & Co. Events
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Jill & Co. Events
Santa Barbara, California

All you need is love. Love of another, love of your trade, love of a great party.Jill Remy of Jill & Co. Events loves to help clients conceptualize and create events, whether they be that special wedding day, a corporate retreat, or a soiree…

Vanessa Noel Events
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Vanessa Noel Events
Santa Barbara, California

Amy Nichols Special Events
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Amy Nichols Special Events
Santa Barbara, California

Amy Nichols Special Events is a full-service event and wedding planning company based in San Francisco and Southern California, servicing brides worldwide. With over 15 years of experience in the event planning industry, Amy Nichols Special Events…

Hoste Events
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Hoste Events
Santa Barbara, California

I believe every wedding should be a day that is filled with laughter and love. Each event I do becomes a true reflection of who you are as a couple. By taking your beginning inspirations I work with you to design and craft one of a kind details…

Michel B. Events
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Michel B. Events
Santa Barbara, California

EFFORTLESSLY EDITORIAL - Michel B. Events is a wedding and event-planning boutique set in the beautiful backdrop of Ojai, California. Our passion is to design and produce weddings, events and life celebrations that are as extraordinary and special…

Amazing Days Events
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Amazing Days Events
Santa Barbara, California

Amazing Days Events specializes in wedding coordination for the bride who is planning her own wedding but just needs someone to be "in charge" on the Big Day who is professional, experienced, relaxed and knows how to run a tight ship! If…

Wedding Kate
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Wedding Kate
Santa Barbara, California

Wedding Kate is a full service design and planning firm, dedicated to ensuring every last details is not only perfect, but an accurate reflection of you. From ocean front and relaxed to upscale black tie, we specialize in events for the most…

La Fete Weddings
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La Fete Weddings
Santa Barbara, California

La Fete is a full service design and coordination company that is passionate about and committed to providing the utmost in service to our clients. With over 15 years of event planning and building quality relationships with other professionals…

Soigné Productions
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Soigné Productions
Santa Barbara, California

Tonya Szele, owner of Soignè Productions, grew up on Nantucket Island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and describes it as a 'hard-working little island'. She made a leap of faith journey across the country more than…

Imagine... Weddings & Special Events
Planner / Designer
Imagine... Weddings & Special Events
Santa Barbara, California

Imagine. . . is a boutique wedding planning and event design studio based in Santa Barbara California. We specialize in planning and designing destination weddings in the Santa Barbara area and we are available to travel to other beautiful…

Donna Romani Events
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Donna Romani Events
Santa Barbara, California

Donna Romani Events is a full service boutique event planning company based in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 2008, Donna and her associates specialize in producing high profile social events and luxury weddings to a discerning clientele.…

Lovelyfest Event Design
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Lovelyfest Event Design
Santa Barbara, California

Lovelyfest is made up of two sisters {Natalie & Stephanie} born and raised in Southern California who share a love of all things weddings and design. It's difficult to know where to start when planning your own wedding or event. The…

Merryl Brown Events
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Merryl Brown Events
Santa Barbara, California

Merryl Brown Events specializes in full-service wedding planning and design for the discerning couple who are looking for personalized, concierge-style service. Merryl Brown is an award-winning Certified Wedding and Event Planner (CWEP) as well as…

Rincon Events
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Rincon Events
Santa Barbara, California

Rincon Events is a Full Service Event Production and Catering Company!Excellence, a word at the heart and on the minds of everyone at Rincon Events. With over 30 years in the event industry and the same principle mission, our priority is to…

Alegria by Design
Planner / Designer
Alegria by Design
Santa Barbara, California

At Alegria by Design we are passionate about events. We are a Santa Barbara based event production company, servicing clients from Monterey to Los Angeles counties. Since 2001 we have been producing extraordinary events, specializing in full…

Alison Bryan Destinations
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Alison Bryan Destinations
Santa Barbara, California

Husband and wife team producing custom weddings around the globe for adventurous people in love. Best of by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Brides, and Elle.

Danae Grace Events
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Danae Grace Events
Santa Barbara, California

Danae Grace Events is a full service design and coordination company specializing in boutique hotels, resorts, and other exquisite venues. With all of the combined wedding planning experience, we offer the most beautiful, flawless events possible…

Percy Sales Events
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Percy Sales Events
Santa Barbara, California

Percy Sales Events is a wedding and event planning and design company. We specialize in weddings, birthdays, and other life celebrations. Just as unique as each event, we treat our clients as individuals, listening to their event DREAMS and…

Touch of Style Events
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Touch of Style Events
Santa Barbara, California

Touch of Style Events is a boutique design studio. We pride ourselves on translating your vision into a flawless reality.

Soleil Events
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Soleil Events
Santa Barbara, California

Soleil Events is a boutique event planning company that specializes in upscale weddings done right. We start with the big picture - your vision - and take you step by step through every decision that brings together a celebration that is…

La Fleur Weddings & Events
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La Fleur Weddings & Events
Santa Barbara, California

Named one of the top wedding planners in the World by Martha Stewart Weddings, Jill La Fleur and her team specialize in planning & styling thoughtfully curated weddings & events around the world with a personal & unique touch that…

Felici Events
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Felici Events
Santa Barbara, California

Felici Events is a top tier full service wedding design and coordination company committed to providing the utmost in service to its clients. We provide expert advice, harmonious design and welcome the opportunity to discuss all the aspects of…

JAS Productions
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JAS Productions
Santa Barbara, California

JAS Productions is a full service Wedding DJ in Santa Barbara, providing DJ/MC Entertainment, Up-Lighting, Down-Lighting, and Wedding Coordination services. We pride ourselves on our ability to orchestrate your event, as well as creating an…

Wild Heart Events
Planner / Designer
Wild Heart Events
Santa Barbara, California

Wild Heart Events is a creative event design, styling and coordination team specializing in unique shindigs throughout California and other destinations. Our services range from event coordination and design, to handcrafted d»cor and logistical…

Ann Johnson Events
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Ann Johnson Events
Santa Barbara, California

Ann Johnson was born and raised in Santa Barbara and has more than 20 years experience in the event industry. As a Santa Barbra native, Ann intimately knows Santa Barbara and all the locations, vendors and people to connect you with to make your…

Amber Weir Weddings & Events
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Amber Weir Weddings & Events
Santa Barbara, California

I've always thought that if something is worth celebrating, it's worth celebrating in style. And there's nothing I like better than working with clients to create and put on events that reflect both their enthusiasm and their…

Tara Bassi Party Design
Planner / Designer
Tara Bassi Party Design
Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Wedding Planners: 

Everything You Need to Know 

If you have your sights set on a Santa Barbara wedding, you will need to enlist the help of Santa Barbara wedding planners to ensure the big day is a success. Santa Barbara wedding planners are adept at helping you create your dream day, which is why they’re so valuable. In addition, wedding planners in Santa Barbara can help you find other vendors who will help you turn your dreams into a reality. Whether you’re considering a Santa Barbara beach wedding or are looking into weddings in Santa Barbara vineyards, your Santa Barbara wedding planner can help you curate all of the details of your big day. Of course, finding the right wedding coordinators can prove tricky. If you are unsure of where to begin sourcing Santa Barbara wedding planners, consider viewing our library of real Santa Barbara wedding with the American Riviera as their backdrop. You’ll be able to browse real weddings designed and coordinated by Santa Barbara wedding planners who service the area. Seeing these examples will help you get a better feel for the aesthetic of the wedding planners you’re considering working with. Because Santa Barbara wedding planners have insider knowledge, they are ideal consultants for a destination wedding. Even if you are local, working with the best wedding planners in Santa Barbara reduces stress and makes your wedding dreams a reality. 

What should you know about working with Santa Barbara wedding planners? 

How much does a wedding planner cost? Is a Santa Barbara wedding planner cost really worth the investment? These are all questions you might be asking yourself if you’ve decided on a Santa Barbara wedding. Referred to as “The American Riviera,” more and more couples are deciding to embrace the gorgeous beach views and Mediterranean weather by having their wedding in Santa Barbara. They want to enjoy the city’s natural beauty and its vibrant, youthful energy. Working with a wedding coordinator is an excellent first step in making this dream come true.

You might be concerned about how to choose the right Santa Barbara wedding planner. However, the good news is that choosing a wedding planner in Santa Barbara is easier than it might initially seem. View real weddings that Santa Barbara wedding planners designed and coordinated in our gallery. By checking out what a wedding planner has created in the past, you’ll get a better idea if the Santa Barbara wedding planning services they can offer are consistent with your vision. 

It’s also helpful to compare typical wedding costs across the country to the overall expense of a Santa Barbara wedding planner. The best wedding planners in Santa Barbara are going to cost you, but their expertise and wedding planning experience is worth it.  After all, wouldn’t you rather ensure that your wedding coordinator has a good grasp on what you want your big day to look and feel like? You might also be wondering if you need to hire a Santa Barbara wedding planner. For instance, if you have a good handle on the details of the wedding celebration already, do you need the expertise of a wedding coordinator? (Spoiler alert: the answer is almost always yes!) We’re here to help you find the answers to those questions and beyond.

What does a Santa Barbara wedding planner do?

Have you ever wondered: what does a wedding planner do? If so, we’re here to help you figure out what exactly wedding planning entails—and where your Santa Barbara wedding planner comes into the picture. There are endless logistics of your wedding day that the wedding planner oversees. Your wedding planner not only helps you bring the vision of your big day to fruition, they help ensure that all of the details are properly executed. Think of your wedding planner in Santa Barbara as the team captain who makes sure that everything goes smoothly on your wedding day. Some of your Santa Barbara wedding planner’s responsibilities include: 

  • Ensuring rentals are delivered and set up for your Santa Barbara wedding in a timely manner
  • Setting tables, placing escort cards, and arranging guest seating, so everyone feels comfortable
  • Setting up and/or overseeing transportation for the couple and wedding party
  • Making sure the wedding band and wedding DJ are booked
  • Keeping an eye on the clock to get you down the aisle on time for your Santa Barbara wedding, and ensuring the rest of the event continues according to schedule
  • Executing a rain plan if necessary, which alone makes your Santa Barbara wedding planner cost absolutely worthwhile—especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding!

In addition to these functions, a wedding planner can also drive the design of the Santa Barbara wedding by keeping an eye on the details so that they are not just individually beautiful but also cohesive. Another part of wedding planning is facilitating  the design’s execution. This means the Santa Barbara wedding planner will be sourcing furniture rental companies, lighting design, tablescape rentals, and installation specialists. If you have a wedding planner for your Santa Barbara wedding, it will be easier to figure out the details, such as which other vendors to use. This is because they’ll be able to recommend vendors who they’ve worked with before, and who they trust to deliver exceptional work. 

How do you find Santa Barbara wedding planners?

So you’ve decided to work with a Santa Barbara wedding planner. Great decision! Your first step is to check out our library of weddings to view real Santa Barbara weddings on the site. You’ll be able to get a better feel for a wedding planner’s style and capabilities by checking out the weddings they’ve designed and coordinated for couples in the past. 

In addition, you could also reach out to your Santa Barbara wedding venue for suggestions. They may have someone in-house whose services are part of your wedding package, or they might have worked with a wedding planner who they can recommend. In addition, you could also find wedding coordinators for your Santa Barbara wedding through word of mouth referrals. For instance, if your cousin got married in Santa Barbara a few years back and you adored the details of their wedding, you can certainly inquire about their wedding planner

How much does a wedding planner in Santa Barbara cost?

To give you some context, the average Santa Barbara wedding cost is $47,252. While a day of wedding coordinator will be less expensive than full-time assistance, average wedding planner prices are about $1,996. Of course, this price varies depending on the services you need. For example, planning a luxury ceremony will require different wedding planner packages than an intimate backyard celebration. If you’re having a 200-person ballroom wedding, your Santa Barbara wedding planner cost will likely increase.

It’s worth noting that insiders believe that it is far more realistic to set aside 5-10% of your overall budgeted Santa Barbara wedding cost. What dictates the wedding planner cost depends on whether you need a day of planner or a full-service planning and design team, as well as the size of the event they’ll be coordinating. 

Another factor that influences your wedding planner cost is the pricing structure. Sometimes it is a flat fee that provides a fixed number of service hours at Santa Barbara wedding venues. You should also consider the number of people helping the pro; the larger the planning team is, the higher the Santa Barbara wedding cost.

If you have a Santa Barbara beach wedding that requires travel and accommodations for an out-of-town team, the cost will go up as well. Any vendor you want to bring in from out of town or out of state to your proposed Santa Barbara wedding venues, will increase your cost as you will need to cover their travel and accommodation. Conversely, the Santa Barbara wedding planner cost will go down if you only need help on the day of the ceremony or with certain facets of the wedding, such as Santa Barbara wedding catering selection.

What are the options for wedding planners?

There are several types of Santa Barbara wedding planning packages. Examples include destination wedding planning packages, options for a Santa Barbara beach wedding, or hourly services. Many Santa Barbara wedding venues have in-house wedding planners you can work with, but often their scope is limited to logistics at the venue (ie, they are not likely to help you plan your ceremony order or stuff welcome bags.)

If you are shopping for wedding planner packages, check out the details of the different tiers. Day of wedding coordinators who only oversee the logistics of your Santa Barbara wedding day typically will not complete planning before you arrive at your chosen Santa Barbara wedding venues. Full wedding planning packages outline a predefined list of preparation and day-of services. Your Santa Barbara wedding planner will charge extra for add-ons such as creating and delivering welcome bags.

How do I get in touch with a Santa Barbara wedding planner or multiple wedding coordinators?

Once you’ve decided that you’d like to work with wedding planners in Santa Barbara, it’s time to select the wedding planner that you want to coordinate your big day. Perusing our gallery allows you to get a feel for what wedding planners can create. You can also access the wedding planners’ websites directly through the directory. You have your pick of the best wedding planners in Santa Barbara, determine if you need a day-of Santa Barbara wedding assistant, or decide if you should hire a destination wedding coordinator. Once you do that, you’re ready to book the one you like the best.