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Golden Coast Event Planning is a wedding planning firm based in Carmel, California. This team makes it their priority to curate a memorable experience while easing the happy couple’s stress. These detail-oriented professionals can oversee the creative and organizational aspects so soon-to-be newlyweds can relax and enjoy their engagement.

Services Offered

Golden Coast Event Planning offers several wedding planning packages. Whether you need guidance from start to finish or someone to oversee the execution of the event, this team can accommodate you. Their full planning package includes venue scouting, event design, budget management, day-of coordination, and more. If you prefer to do some or all of the planning yourself, their partial or month-of coordination services may be ideal. This business also provides specialized plans for elopements and micro weddings.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

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Double Weddings
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Beth C. Married on 10/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our partners every step of the way

Josh and his team were 100% integral in making our wedding go off without a hitch. We hired them about 6 months out from our wedding day, and they jumped in seamlessly to help us get to the finish line. They were our partners every step along the way - from calls to discuss logistics and make sure we were thinking about everything, to setting up our layout, and even spending hours at our venue measuring to make sure we could fit everything in the way we envisioned.

We went into our wedding day feeling totally confident leaving the day in their trusted hands, and it was beyond anything we could imagine because of them. They truly did it all - getting last minute space heaters when it was colder than expected, picking up my dress train so it didn't get dirty, pivoting on-the-spot wherever needed to ensure everything went off without a hitch, all while staying true to our vision for the day.

While most of their work happened behind-the-scenes, our families (who got to meet Josh at our rehearsal and saw him and his team at work on our wedding day) commented on how great the team was - communicative, calm, and on top of it.

We can't say enough great things about the Golden Coast team!
Taryne M. Getting married on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Amazing Experience!

My fiancee and I have been working with Jackie Stiphout planning our wedding and I cannot sing her praises enough. She is simply a joy to work with and incredibly helpful. She has vast amounts of expertise in all things wedding event related and is incredibly creative, helping us make something truly genuine and unique for our day. She has thorough insights and amazing vendor recommendations (to fit all sorts of budgets). She's also highly organized, super supportive with consistent communication and a sweet personality to boot! I feel like I'm getting to plan our special day with my best friend. Simply can't thank her enough for all the incredible support she's given us to create an unforgettable experience for our wedding.
Sophia D. Getting married on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing short of stellar!

When I started planning my wedding, I knew I wanted someone to help me to be as much of a guest at my own wedding as possible. I reached out to Joshua Villegas at Golden Coast Planning and his response was so fast I almost got whiplash. In the end I went with their ‘Month of Coordination’ package but in reality I got so much more. For MONTHS leading up Josh and his team of stellar professionals both listened and guided me every step of the day. When the big day finally came I was able to sit in hair and make up and watch his team work in a way that I can only describe as elves before Christmas creating what ended up being one of the most beautiful times of not only mine and my husband’s life but our guests as well. Golden Coast Planning not only took my vision to fruition but exceeded all expectations.
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Josh Villegas
Josh Villegas
Owner/Director of Operations
  • Planning/Organizing Weddings & Corporate Events for 12+ Years
  • Loves Disney
  • Degree in Business Management
  • Newly Engaged
  • Passion for Building Client Relations
Kimberly Martinez
Kimberly Martinez
Lead Coordinator
  • Planning/Organizing Events for over 10+ Years
  • Loves Disney and Date Nights
  • Newly Engaged
  • Boss in Sales & Negotiations
Samantha Moreno
Samantha Moreno
Lead Coordinator
  • Planning/Organizing Weddings for over 10+ Years
  • Loves Disney
  • Has a Beautiful Son
  • Energetic
  • Loves to Travel

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Julia & Ken Photography Julia & Ken Photography Wedding Photographers

They've done a wonderful job at Nicole and Christian's wedding! Highly professional and a joy to work with! We're can't wait to work with them in the near future!


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