CMG Weddings and Events is a wedding planning company that serves Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley and beyond. They are devoted to personalizing your special day, regardless of your style, taste or vision. The company specializes in making the planning process free of stress and most importantly, enjoyable.
To make your wedding dreams a reality, the planner will tailor a package to fit your needs. They can guide you through choosing a color palette to handling behind-the-scenes details. CMG Weddings and Events offers the following services:
CMG Weddings and Events plans weddings throughout Southern and Northern California. Areas include Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento , Bay Area and Wine Country, but CMG is always available to travel!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Hillary · Married on 05/20/2017
I can't thank Christine enough for all of the hard work she put in to making sure my wedding day was perfect. She made sure everything was taken care of before the big day. When we had our final meeting with the venue, she knew all of the vendor names, what time they would arrive, what each vendor required per their contract, etc. She knew more than me and I booked the vendors!Sent on 06/07/2017
Day of I was so impressed by Christine's poise and grace as she handled all the last minute stressful big day whoops that are bound to happen. My wedding favors were live succulent plants and we're supposed to arrive the Thursday before the wedding. After an unforeseen shipping nightmare, they didn't arrive until the day before. She had all the hand blown glass succulents unwrapped and escort cards placed before I arrived at the venue. My mother-in-law also decided to open the bar before the ceremony as we were doing our first look pictures. I grabbed Christine and told her to close the bar and gather the glasses before the ceremony began. She was right on it and not a single glass was present during the ceremony.
We decided to change around the bouquet/garter toss last minute (because I didn't know you weren't supposed to wear the garter the whole night and it was about to fall off). She coordinated with the DJ and everything happened smoothly. Right after we cut the cake I asked her to grab my engraved cake knife/server to make sure it wouldn't be used by the caterers to cut the entire cake. She did so right away and it ended up with all the rest of my belongings.
My parents especially loved Christine! Everything they asked her to do day of, she did immediately. She was always so easy to find! I got a ton of compliments from so many people after the wedding asking who the coordinator was! People left commenting that it was the most fun wedding they've ever been to and as much as I would love to take credit, I know it wouldn't have been possible without Christine.
Elizabeth Jacobs · Married on 08/25/2019
The best and easiest decision
Hire Christine and her team at CMG Weddings & Events. It will be the best and simplest decision you make during your whole wedding planning experience.Sent on 08/30/2019
Know that “Full Service Planning” could mean different things to different planners. For some it just means they are involved at the beginning middle and end of the process. With Christine, it means she is not just involved but engaged and supportive and excited for you and in communication every day. Christine will constantly be thinking of creative solutions and personal touches and ways to make your day truly spectacular in exactly the way you want it to be.
I had to plan my Northern California wedding long distance from New York. I have a demanding job and my fiancé travels constantly for work. I was really worried about making it happen and the stress the event would inflict on my family who was on the ground in CA. Christine completely came to the rescue, taking everything off of our plate from communicating with vendors, to setting up and attending appointments, to keeping track of payments and timelines, to tracking invites and RSVPs and even sending your save the dates and invites for you.
She came up with creative ways to satisfy our every wish, from stringing our table assignments on twinkle lights to bringing in dry ice for dippin dots, to pulling off the bridal suite surprise of a lifetime by working with my fiancé to bring rescue puppies to my bridal suite to calm me down and make me smile before walking down the aisle.
My family had a lot of special needs and requests and sensitivities. We were not easy clients in a lot of ways. Christine treated us with such respect and care that I can honestly say she feels like more of a friend and support system by the end than a vendor.
Christine and CMG would be worth any price they name, but luckily they’re quite affordable. Just do it. It’s a no brainer and your life will be better for it.
Liz Cha · Married on 07/27/2019
Best Wedding Decision
We hired CMG Events and Christine Garrison to act as a month of coordinator and provide design assistance for our July 2019 wedding. I am very detail oriented, organized, and a perfectionist when it comes to event planning, so I had difficulty trusting even close friends to help with our wedding. Christine was able to not only meet my impossible standards but far exceeded them. She truly understood our priorities and vision and completely delivered during both the planning process and on the day of.Sent on 09/19/2019
Leading up to the wedding, she was communicative, organized, and on top of every single detail. Once she took over coordinating our vendors, I never had to worry about it again. When we first hired her, she gave tons of vendor suggestions and we ended up booking our awesome DJ and Florist on her recommendation.
During the final weeks, she worked with the venue and all the vendors to iron out all the details and get everyone on the same page. She was in constant contact with emails each day to check whether we needed help, streamline vendor requests, etc.. On the wedding day, she was in constant communication and made sure everything went off without a hitch. The timeline she created had enough buffer that we were able to stay perfectly on schedule. She anticipated potential issues and had contingencies in place for everything.
When first asked what our vision/theme for the wedding was, we said convenience for our guests. We also had the worst combination of traits being extremely picky and opinionated but without a strong vision for the look or feel of the event. She was able to sift through our inspiration pics and vague statements to put together a coherent vision for the decor and event. With design help from Christine, we ended up DIYing a lot of the decor (e.g., signage, place cards, etc…) that she used to create a gorgeous wedding that was exactly what we wanted.
Many of our friends and family told us it was the best wedding they’d ever been to and complimented Christine and Christine and her assistant’s (Maggie) ability to keep the event running smoothly. They also called it the most beautiful wedding they’d been to. CMG did so much that I can’t even remember and list all of the things in this review. While all of the vendors we hired were amazing, Christine was really on another level. Our venue was so impressed with her work that they added her to the preferred planners list the day after the wedding.
Even before our wedding, we convinced our friends to hire CMG for their September wedding as well. Although they had 2 venues and were a bit disorganized, CMG was able to make everything go off without a hitch.
Christine is such an amazing planner, really makes the day go by so smooth and is a joy to work with! Highly recommended.
Christine is brilliant! I'm always so impressed with her creativity and savvy. She is exactly the type of person you want at the helm of your wedding day- organized, hardworking, direct, and showing incredible attention to detail. I look forward to working with her again and again!
Christine is absolutely amazing at planning weddings and events. You can tell she has such a passion for creating the perfect day for her brides and is so much fun to work with! If you are searching for a wedding planner look no further! Christine is the best there is.