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After the Engagement Wedding Planning

Escondido, CA View map
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117 reviews

About

We plan the most vibey destination weddings for new-fashioned, non-traditional couples.

Our clients appreciate good food, good times, loud music, long weekends, lazy days spent by the pool with a cocktail or five, and throwing a damn good dance party for their most favorite people.

Lifelong memories, guaranteed.

After the Engagement specializes in full service wedding planning with design in Palm Springs, San Diego, and Southern California, and our packages begin at $10k. We are also available for travel. We do not offer day of or month of coordination. Please visit our website to inquire.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3

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    Leslie S. Married on 02/05/2022
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    Best decision you will make

    Courtney guided us through TWO YEARS of wedding planning. She navigated planning a large-scale event through ever-changing COVID guidelines and restrictions, without ever panicking or losing her cool. She clearly presented us with the facts of every situation, recommended options and offered her expert opinion, but always allowed us to make a decision on our own. The entire team was extremely organized, responsive, and incredibly helpful. Also, depending on the package you get, you have access to her planning software, which allowed us to stay organized and on track throughout the entire process. She knows how to assemble an A-team of wedding vendor professionals, with an emphasis on professional, and has an extensive network throughout the Palm Springs area. Each vendor treated us as family, making sure we were well-taken care of and helped make the day even more special than we ever could have imagined. I think it really speaks volumes of this team when each person we worked with independently raved about Courtney, saying that she was their favorite planner to work with. Courtney and her team saw to it that the entire weekend was executed flawlessly. We even had MULTIPLE people come to us and say our wedding was better than their own! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with After the Engagement, we love Courtney and her team so much!!!
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    Sopheap Married on 09/20/2021
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    Hands Down... The Best Planner in Palm Springs and Beyond!

    Fritz and I came across Courtney from After the Engagement who was highly recommended by our Palm Springs venue! Courtney is THE QUEEN when it comes to wedding planning, seeing how she's overcome the atrocities of the pandemic with the wedding industry, she just DELIVERS!!!! As soon as we browsed her website, we knew she was the planner for us! Anyone that is questioning whether a planner is worth it, BELIEVE ME AND DO YOURSELF A FAVOR.. HIRE COURTNEY!! Her professionalism, her knowledge of all the venues and what they will/won't allow will help guide and save you the headache of trying to navigate the planning process alone. She is very quick to respond to emails when she isn't tending to weddings, her list of vendors made the planning process super easy for us. Having the dream team of vendors for your wedding is just so special and made our big day flawless. No wedding will be perfect, but I can truly say our big day was PERFECT thanks to Courtney & Thomas and the vendor friends she trusts most! Such an amazing day we will never forget! Also, go and follow her on IG for additional content! We love our Queen, Courtney! You da real MVP!

    xoxo,
    Freeps
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    Ashley Married on 07/09/2021
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    Best decision I've made during the planning process

    Courtney and her team are an absolute treasure in the wedding world. I honestly don't know where I would be without them. I am a current bride/client of After the Engagement and they really do live up to all the 5-star/Excellent reviews on here. Planning a wedding during a global pandemic adds an extra layer of stress and Courtney has been an absolute asset to keeping my sanity. She is an extremely seasoned professional and highly regarded among vendors and others in the industry which speaks volumes. Everything she does is with the utmost professionalism: her response time is quick, her answers are thorough, and her input/decisions have proven to be invaluable. Her expertise in planning weddings in the Palm Springs area takes a lot of the blocking and tackling since she is so familiar with all the venues and vendors so you spend less time figuring out how many gas grills you need and more time focusing on the personal details of your wedding. At times I truly feel like I am the only bride she is working with because of the individualized attention. Lastly, depending on the package you buy, you have access to her wedding planning software which keeps you on track with a very complete checklist and timeline of all the details and minutia necessary for a flawless wedding - so for those who may be less organized (me), this is essential. Thank you Courtney and your team for all the hard work you guys have put in so far in what is a very challenging time.

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

22 Endorsements
Union Booth Union Booth Photo Booths

Courtney is a true professional- it's always a treat to work her weddings. Organized & excellent communication, but what really stands out is how much her clients LOVE her. Not all coordinators have such happy clients- and you see that when you're in the industry. We always ADORE the weddings that we work with After the Engagement & definitely recommend them to engaged couples.

Paul Douda Photography Paul Douda Photography Wedding Photographers

Courtney is amazing! She had some really personal touches to the wedding. I love with a wedding coordinator is in control without being controlling. It makes for a great mood on all vendors. Sara & Bianca's wedding we worked together at was one of my favorites and I hope to work with her again!

Leaf it to Lexi Leaf it to Lexi Wedding Florists

Courtney is one of the best wedding coordinators I've worked with in recent years. She is funny, caring, and hard working and creates beautiful events. I always look forward to events with After the Engagement!

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Escondido, CA, 92026
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