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First Coast Weddings and Events is a wedding planning firm located in Jacksonville, Florida, that offers event planning and management services throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

Founded in 2002, First Coast Weddings offers planning services that include venue selection, vendor recommendations, design assistance, and guidance throughout the planning process.

First Coast Weddings also offers event management services, sometimes referred to as "day-of coordination," for couples that would like to handle the planning on their own but have an expert oversee the wedding day.

  • Woman-owned

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Christina Sent on 06/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

First Coast Weddings

What was in our hearts was love. What we wanted to share with our closets friends was the love we had for one another a for them to celebrate in that joy with us. We didn’t have a vision or story board or Pinterest to fully articulate what that would look like, but what we felt on our wedding day was exactly our hearts desire. What was felt that day could not be engineered or curated perfectly just for “the gram”
Laura is just that good at what she does- and this is the why- she cared so deeply about understanding who we were as a couple. She is communicative, capable, organized, professional and has a great network of vendors. Her expertise allowed us to just be and enjoy every moment of the day! Not to mention, she is the kindest sweetest person and I know she also cares about our happily ever after- after we say “I do.” I’m happy she was there to celebrate with us on our wedding as our planner and also consider her a friend.
Thank you and your team for all you do!
The Udelhofen’s 💕
Courtney H. Sent on 05/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent from start to finish!!

We recently had the pleasure of working with Laura Salmon as our wedding coordinator, and we cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional service and expertise she provided. From the very beginning of our wedding planning journey until the last dance on our special day, Laura was there to assist with each step and made our lives easier! She guided us through every decision, from coordinating timelines to finalizing vendor discussions, and ensuring that every element of our wedding was flawlessly executed. Her experience and industry knowledge was invaluable, providing us with a sense of reassurance and confidence during what can often be a stressful time! On our wedding day, Laura and her assistant Savannah truly made our day the best. They orchestrated every aspect of the event, ensuring that everything flowed seamlessly. Their calm demeanor and ability to handle any unexpected situations allowed us and our families to relax and fully enjoy the day. We ultimately had to change our ceremony location at the last moment due to a rain storm, and luckily Laura and her team were there to help deliver the message to us and to ensure that we still had the best wedding we could've dreamed of. She made the necessary adjustments at the last minute, even utilizing table arrangements at the ceremony to still provide beautiful backdrop for our ceremony. Beyond Laura's organizational and creative talents, she was also an incredible source of support throughout the day. She provided guidance and a calming presence during moments of stress or nervousness with the weather changes throughout the day. In summary, we cannot recommend First Coast Weddings and Events and Laura enough! If you are looking for a wedding coordinator who goes above and beyond, Laura is who you need!
Janee R. Sent on 05/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I cannot say enough good things

I recently worked with Laura and First Coast Wedding & Events for my special day, and I couldn't be happier with the results. From start to finish, Laura went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding day was everything we wanted and more. Everything ran smoothly and our guests had a memorable experience.

The communication leading up to the event was clear and timely. Laura was always available to answer our questions and offer advice, and she made us feel confident and comfortable every step of the way. On the day of the wedding, everything was executed flawlessly, from the setup to the timing of the events.

The attention to detail was impressive, and my wedding party and guests were blown away by the level of service provided. Laura and her team were professional, courteous, and went out of their way to make sure everyone was taken care of.

Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. As the Bride, I was able to fully enjoy our wedding without any additional stress or worries. I have Laura to thank for that.

Overall, I would highly recommend Laura and First Coast Wedding & Events to anyone looking for a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Thank you for making my special day one to remember!
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