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About Blue Moon Event Planning

Bringing it all together

Blue Moon Event Planning is a Long Beach-based wedding planner that serves Los Angeles, Orange County and the surrounding areas. The company believes that the day is about you as a couple, and their goal is to make your wedding a memorable day for you and your guests. By bringing all the important elements together, Blue Moon Event Planning will smoothly execute your wedding.

Services Offered
Melissa Buffaloe is the owner and principal planner of the company. She has over 10 years of professional experience. Blue Moon Event Planning offers services to make sure that you don’t worry about a thing on the big day. These planning services include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Timelines
  • Referrals
  • To-do lists

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Los Angeles

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12 Reviews for Blue Moon Event Planning

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We booked Blue Moon Event Planning (and Melissa) and it was one of the best things we could have done. Melissa was able to fit a niche that I did not know was required. My ceremony and reception locations came with a coordinator and from my perspective, I had people on either end that were available to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Thankfully, Melissa informed me that I would still need someone on hand the day of the wedding to help facilitate. Here are a few of my personal highlights that show where Melissa shines:
Prior to meeting with coordinators, Melissa prepped us for the types of questions that we should ask (eventually being in direct contact with our vendors). Prior to the wedding, Melissa asked what some of our favorite snacks and drinks were. When she showed up to greet us at the hotel the night before the wedding, she had bags full of our favorite snacks and drinks for our hotel room.
Melissa suggested that we gave her a spare key to our hotel room in case something was forgotten in our room (which of course, was perfect forethought because inevitably, we did forget things). Not only was Melissa able to return to our room to retrieve the items needed for the ceremony, somehow between the wedding and the reception, she was able to decorate our room with spare flowers left over from the ceremony and the reception. My partner and I had our first dance choreographed and we wanted an opportunity to practice our dance in the reception space before the reception. Melissa was not aware that we were going to be practicing our dance and when she arrived to the reception hall and Melissa reached into her bag and pulled out a speaker that was ready to pair with my phone. This moment still brings a smile to my face because when I tell you that she is on top of her business and accounts for any situation. Melissa is someone who truly understands your vision and understands that the little things matter just as much as the big things.

Profile Picture Michael, 7/1/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Non-Religious, Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coord., Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Referrals

My wife and I hired Melissa, the owner of Blue Moon, a year ago to aid us in planning our wedding, which took place two weeks ago in Long Beach, at the Shoreline Aquatic Park. Melissa has an extensive background in event planning and has executed events at the Queen Mary. With her background we knew she would be a perfect fit to assist us in the massive task of planning a wedding at a location that had yet to see a wedding. Our wedding was a same sex wedding.
Melissa's pricing was fair and well worth her talent in planning and executing events. She also had several referrals for us, such as security, port-o-potties, catering, and rentals. Her knowledge of planning events was very helpful, as my wife and I had never planned a wedding that had so many elements to it.
Melissa assisted us in creating spreads seats for timelines, vendor contact information, and maps for all of our rentals. She reached out to several of our vendors and kept in contact with them throughout the whole process so that we were able to enjoy the whole wedding process, without being completely overwhelmed.
On the day of the wedding she executed and coordinated our event perfectly by ensuring that all vendors arrived to the event and were set up in their proper spaces at the outdoor location. She also coordinated our bridal party queue, which was very helpful so my then fiancé and I didn't run into each other before walking down the aisle.

I would definitely recommend Blue Moon Event Planning and would give Melissa Buffaloe's company a 10 star if I could! She is professional, friendly, helpful, and is just fabulous at what she does!

Profile Picture Alicia, 6/4/16, 1 Review
Category: Wedding Planning

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To The Moon And Back
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Long Beach, CA 90802   See On Map
303-886-0609 (phone)
Blue Moon Event Planning is a wedding planner from Long Beach, CA. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Long Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles. Blue Moon Event Planning is a professional wedding planner that has been part of the greater LA area wedding industry for 2 years. We specialize in modern, simple, but beautiful weddings.