The Ultimate Guide to
La Jolla Weddings: Wedding Planners

Congratulations on your engagement! Getting married is a truly exciting and thrilling endeavor, and we want to be your partner in making the process as smooth as possible. It is because wedding planning involves a lot of decision making and, sometimes, stress, that we created this resource. We have taken care of the research, so you can simply browse to find what you need.

From La Jolla wedding venues and caterers to officiants and photographers, enjoy perusing this complete guide to weddings in La Jolla.

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Wedding Planners in La Jolla

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Planning a wedding is an intense and, commonly, can be a stressful process. Relieve anxiety and free up your time for other precious things, like finding the perfect wedding dress!, by hiring a professional wedding planner. These planners have the experience to plan your wedding efficiently – taking into consideration your style preferences, budget and beyond. In addition, as they already have connections with local vendors, they tend to form a cohesive team with other partner vendors to make for a seamless wedding day.

Married couple smiling at each other
Smiling bride with bridesmaid

First Comes Love Weddings & Events

This San Diego team offers a wide variety of wedding planning packages to fit each couple’s unique needs and budget.

Some of these packages include:

  • Ultimate Wedding Planning (The ultra-inclusive package that covers every detail)
  • Full-Service Wedding Planning (Clients who select this package typically save the amount of the planning fee itself due to First Comes Love’s vendor discounts)
  • Partial-Service Wedding Planning
  • Month-Of Coordination
  • Day-Of Wedding Day Management
  • Wedding Planning Jumpstart

Prices range from $350 to $6,000. The varying packages let you customize what elements of the wedding you need the most help with (i.e. pre-planning vs. day of assistance) and budget for.

Contact First Comes Love to set up a FREE wedding planning consultation.

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Wedding reception by SD Life Events in La Jolla

San Diego Life Events

Rachel of San Diego Life Events is a passionate event planner, known for her bubbly personality, with multiple wedding planning options. From full wedding coordination, which includes monthly planning sessions and a day-of planner’s assistant, to day-of wedding coordination.

Some specialized tools and resources Rachel offers includes:

  • Budget tracking tool – She will use this to break down your wedding budget, vendor by vendor. This is especially helpful for those are not sure what average prices are for vendors and wedding budgets.
  • Running the rehearsal walk through (If included in your package) – Again, this is ideal for wedding parties in which many have never been part of a wedding before.

Lowest cost package starts at $699, which is for up to 8 hours at the reception for day-of wedding coordination. Learn more about Rachel or contact for a consultation here.

Gold wedding table decor by I Do...Wedding and Events
Bridal party smiling and walking

I Do…Weddings & Events

From beach front to destination weddings, the I Do team of wedding planners in La Jolla has worked across many types of ceremonies. In addition to all-inclusive wedding coordination, I Do also offers a specialized Destination Package. This is perfect for couples who will be traveling to La Jolla or greater San Diego for their wedding or for elopements.

This wedding planning team is also unique in offering Floral Design as a service, one of the little details they highlight to bring a wedding together. Please find a full list of event planning packages and options here.

If you are interested in having your wedding at the Scripps Seaside Forum, we recommend hiring I Do…Weddings & Events because they have a special coordination and design package for this beautiful seaside venue. (Their weddings at this venue have been featured throughout the media – such as on San Diego Style Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Exquisite Weddings and beyond.)

Table decor with purple napkins by Weddings by Gina
Outdoor decorations for wedding by Weddings by Gina

Weddings by Gina

Gina is a detail-oriented wedding planner and known for being very responsive. If you’re someone who likes to work with a vendor one-on-one (vs. hiring from a larger team), she is a great option. Wedding vendors she works with have even hired her as their own coordinator. There are 4 packages.

Pick the one the works best for you, from totally inclusive to just day of:

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White wedding decor by Lavish Weddings
Bridal party arbor on the beach

Lavish Weddings

Christine and her team are a multicultural group that are well-versed across cultural rituals and customs. This offers a great perspective – no matter what faith or background each couple member has.

Find wedding planning packages in La Jolla for each level of need:

  • Love (Month of / Day of Coordination)
  • Amor (Partial Planning)
  • L’Amour (Full Service)
  • Mahal (All Inclusive)

The consultation is free! Lavish is unique in additional offerings. These include:

Lavishly Sweet Dessert Stations
A candy and dessert bar is the perfect way to make your wedding extra sweet. Options include:

  • Candy Station
  • Sweets such as Cake Pops, Pretzel Pops, Rice Crispy Treat Pops, Macarons, Marshmallow Pops and Mini Pastries
  • Dessert Stations, like:
    – S’mores Bar
    – Candy Apples
    – Cotton Candy

Photo Booth Rental
When your friends and family are gathered, it’s the perfect opportunity for taking fun photos. This wedding planning vendor offers both:

  • Open Air Photo Booth
  • Mini Polaroid Photo Booth

Lavish Custom Signs
Lavish creates beautifully artistic signs, great for wedding photos and enhancing the message and vibes of your wedding.

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Wedding table decorations by Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith Events

If you are seeking less intensive services, Hannah Smith does offer the totally inclusive Full Service Planning, as well as partial planning and standard coordination. However, her and her team also provide A La Carte wedding services in La Jolla.

This is ideal if you’re seeking help on a few specific items, such as:

  • Transportation and lodging arrangements
  • Guest hospitality
  • Coordinating entertainment
  • Pre-parties (bachelor, bachelorette, engagement party, etc.)
  • Pickup and delivery of small rental items
  • And beyond

You’ll also find a package for Wedding Consulting. This is perfect for the couple who’d like to take on most of the planning but would like guidance from a professional in order to plan most effectively and efficiently.

Learn more about the different Hannah Smith Events wedding packages.

Wedding Planner from Willmus Weddings

Willmus Weddings

Willmus Weddings offers full service planning from start to finish. They can help with:

  • Creating a timeline
  • Managing vendors
  • Set up decor
  • Booking all vendors
  • and much more!

Learn more about Willmus Weddings packages here.


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