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About

On WeddingWire since 2008

Located in Carmel Valley, California, Coastside Couture is a wedding planning and coordination firm. Working throughout the Monterey Bay area, this business is committed to helping couples have the unique, one-of-a-kind celebration they've dreamed of. Their events have previously appeared in various publications and websites, such as Brides and Martha Stewart Weddings. Before founding the business in 2009, owner Heidi worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years.

Services Offered

Coastside Couture specializes in bespoke weddings that reflect the individuality of the couple of honor. Heidi and her team begin the process by finding the right venue for your celebration, from Halfmoon Bay to Big Sur. Throughout the lead-up to the day itself, they take care of every detail from the guest list to the decor. Their full-service planning services can include an entire wedding weekend, from the rehearsal dinner to a day-after brunch. Some of the other services offered by Coastside Couture include:

  • Budget management
  • Timeline creation
  • Vendor referrals
  • Welcome bag design and assembly
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$10,000

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?

Full Planning
Partial Planning

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?

2
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4.9 out of 5 rating
83 Reviews
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97% Recommended by couples

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83 Reviews
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Chloe C. Sent on 09/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Planning Decision to Date

Heidi and our team planned our August 2022 wedding and did not disappoint! We live in Texas and wanted to get married in CA but weren't sure where. After hours of googling, I found Coastside Couture and was lucky enough to find an equally type A and detail oriented planning team. It is admittedly very hard for me to relinquish control in any instance. I am a perfectionist who knows exactly what I want and often do not trust others (especially someone that I do not know) to do anything for me that I feel I could do on my own. The Coastside Couture team makes that an easy choice. I felt comfortable enough to entrust them with the most important day of my life and could not have made a better choice. Heidi advocated for us when necessary and communicated clearly and often. She is THE standard. Her team is no less friendly, kind or professional than she is. They are indeed, the best in the business and are well respected for a reason. You see this when roaming about town with her and you hear it when talking to other vendors and industry professionals about her. If you are lucky enough to work with the CC team, consider yourself blessed. They think of and prepare for every single detail. Their events are professional and likely more perfect than you can imagine. All of our guests were impressed with Heidi and her team and they only saw the fruit of all of their labor, not the entire 10 month planning process. If you're looking to plan an outdoor wedding, I know that there are other very good planners out there but I can assure you that you will only regret not choosing Coastside Couture.
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Anonymous Sent on 11/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

What more could you ask for?

Heidi, Sonja and Harley were great to work with for our wedding. We started working with Heidi 9 months before our wedding in Carmel Valley and she immediately started reserving/confirming vendors that we absolutely loved. She is experienced, and really knows the area and the best vendors to work with. She managed to reserve one highly in-demand vendor before we had even finalized our contract with her, anticipating that it would be the best option for us (which it was). That is how forward-thinking and proactive Heidi is - a true godsend for two people with busy schedules and very little time to plan a wedding. Without Heidi, our wedding would be an absolute shadow of the wonderful event that it turned out to be with her at the helm.

We recommend Heidi for any event in and around Carmel, particularly for those individuals with tight schedules, busy lives or far reaching visions of what you want out of your event. She really focuses on personalizing your wedding day to reflect the couple's tastes and vision. Heidi and her incredible team will move heaven and earth to make sure that you have the event that you want.

We hope that we will have many opportunities to work with Heidi and her team in the future. To Heidi and her team - thank you for everything.
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Allegra K. Sent on 02/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Dream Team

If you want to have a wedding in the Carmel/Big Sur area, look no further than Heidi and her team at Coastside Couture. We hired them to plan a complex, outdoor, cliffside wedding in Big Sur on a private property, and they not only made our dream wedding come to life, but they worked with us to create something better than we could have ever imagined. Heidi is both visionary and practical, experienced and well-connected, creative and playful, extremely organized and on top of it, generous and fun - in short, she is just SO good at her job and everything you would want in a wedding planner. For our wedding, she did everything perfectly - from coordinating generators being brought in so that we could play music in a field with no power, to working with me on designing the most gorgeous tables and florals. Everyone on her team brings this same energy, professionalism, sense of joy, and total "get it done" attitudes as well. I miss working with Coastside Couture and am so deeply grateful for all they did for us. I also want to note that they navigated the complexities of the pandemic with us with the utmost optimism, creativity, generosity, grace, and kindness. I really cannot imagine going through the experience of a postponed 2020 wedding, which was held a year later, with any other team. These are your people if you want your Carmel or Big Sur dream wedding!!! Cannot recommend these rockstar women highly enough.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

Alison & Yonnie
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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Julie Cahill Photography Julie Cahill Photography Wedding Photographers

Coastside Couture is the best of the best in the Monterey Bay! I've had the pleasure of working with all the girls at Coastside on different weddings. Each one of them has always been on it from beginning to end; one step ahead of you so that you can relax on your wedding day and enjoy your friends and family. They don't just take care of all the logistics and what if's but knock it out of the park with the decor and styling every time.

The Booth Bus The Booth Bus Photo Booths

Coastside Couture is very professional and a joy to work with. They produce gorgeous weddings and are very organized. We highly recommend!

seascape flowers seascape flowers Wedding Florists

Heidi and Karissa are a blast to work with! They are always coming up with new and inspired looks for their events. These two ladies and their staff are incredibly hard working, professional and classy. I always look forward to every wedding that we work together on.

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