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After the Engagement Wedding Planning



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.

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Double Weddings
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    Emily F. Married on 05/20/2023
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    The best of the best

    The only regret I have with wedding planning is not hiring Courtney sooner. Seriously if you are considering hiring a planner (which you should) you absolutely NEED Courtney and her team part of your wedding.

    We hired Courtney later in the wedding planning process when we had to shift our original plan, and she jumped in right away and didn't miss a beat. She is a pro, she knows what you need before you even ask, she always gives her honest opinion (spoiler alert she's always right TRUST her), and she is just a great person that you want to have around you and part of your wedding. Every idea we had Courtney made come to life. She made us feel like true VIPs and like we were her only client. She truly puts her heart into everything she does and made us feel so incredibly loved, special, and taken care of.

    She has incredible resources, whether it's her vendor list, her team, or her incredibly organized documents and questionnaires. You can tell she spends A LOT of time getting to know each of her couples, their vision, and she will stop at nothing to make sure their wedding is magic.

    We were also so lucky to work with Courtney's team, Johnny, Amanda, and Thomas and they are all so incredible too. They were all so much fun to work with, and were ready to handle anything (groom ripped his pants 5 min before the wedding? After the engagement didn't even flinch, they sprung into action to remedy the situation as quickly and calmly as they could)

    I could go on and on and on, but you get the idea. Hire After The Engagement, they are SO worth the investment. It was the best money we could have spent on our wedding. Our wedding was truly magical, and I know it's because of Courtney.
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    Kimberly Married on 10/22/2022
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    Truly invaluable!!!

    After interviewing several wedding planners, we knew immediately after meeting Courtney that we had to have her on our team.. and we are SO incredibly lucky that we did. Courtney gave us everything we dreamed of and more. The planning, execution, and our entire weekend was seamless from start to finish. If you are considering Courtney, book her now. I promise you will not regret it. Here's why..

    First off, Courtney is extremely honest. She is not afraid to give her invaluable opinion based on years of experience, and will literally be at your every command (we could not get over how quick she was to respond to us with everything!). I can't tell you how many times Courtney put things into perspective for us and made decisions easy. She is 100% there to tell it like it is AND make your dreams come true too.

    Secondly, if you want an epic, one-of-a-kind, FUN, and gorgeous wedding, Courtney is your girl. Her style is impeccable and so is her vision.

    Courtney helped narrow down our wedding location based on our vision of our dream wedding. She was able to show us a variety of different venues, all unique to one another, and all within our price range. She is also very realistic about price ranges and is NOT commission based! She knows how to stay within your range and will not push you to spend a cent more.

    Courtney also had a vendor list of literally EVERYTHING we were looking for from the basics like photographers, videographers, florals, cake, signage, etc. to way more specific things like boba tea vendors and lion dance performers.. and if there wasn't already someone she had worked with and recommended, she would find someone almost immediately to introduce to us.

    Third, our entire weekend went so incredibly smoothly. Everyone warns you that there will always be something that inevitably goes wrong at your wedding. It didn't happen to us. And if it did, we were totally unaware of it because Courtney was on it IMMEDIATELY.

    Lastly, it's been 7 months since our wedding and we are still having friends and family reach out about how SPECIAL our wedding was. How it was the most fun and unique wedding they had ever been to and how it will forever be something they cherish. As a bride and groom hosting a wedding, that is all we could have ever wished for. Yes, it is about us and our union, but it's just as much about your guests experience too.

    Courtney is a dream to work with and we are honestly forever grateful to her. I wish we could plan an annual anniversary party with her just to be able to live it over again and again and again.

    Kim & Web
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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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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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