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I Do...Weddings & Events

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
74 reviews
$2,500 Package Price

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,500 Package Price

I Do…Weddings and Events is a wedding planning service based in San Diego, California. This company was founded by Melissa Barrad in 2003 who works alongside a team of four dedicated event planners and designers. Melissa has coordinated all manner of celebrations, including an exciting trip to Africa. She has also appeared on television to discuss wedding trends. Together with her team, she wants to help you plan your once-in-a-lifetime celebration, no matter the size. With great organizational skills and attention to detail, this team will help you throughout the entire process to create your dream wedding or event.

Services Offered

I Do… Weddings and Events offer event coordination services alongside floral design, helping you to personalize your venue. Melissa and her team offer full-service and partial planning, to suit the level of support you want when organizing your big day. You can also avail of a custom-built package the features whatever services you need. Some of these include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Guest-list management
  • Vendor referrals
  • To-do list and timeline creation
  • Day-of coordination
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,100

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

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?

6

74 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Michaela R. Married on 04/10/2022
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    Have Fun at Your Own Wedding

    Hiring Melissa as your coordinator is the single, easiest investment you can make to ensure you relax and enjoy your own wedding – and that your family and friends relax and remember your wedding as a fun celebration (where they’re not working)!

    Melissa came recommended to us by our photographer, Shaun Baker, who praised her as a coordinator who lets couples make the decisions that are best for them. We could not have found this to be more true.

    And for anyone who isn’t convinced yet of the value of a day-of coordinator, I admit I too at first was more inclined to budget those funds elsewhere and take a DIY approach. But I quickly did a 180 when I realized some of the “hidden values” in having her help. Those included: 1) giving us recommendations on vendors that not only hit what we were looking for, but also within our budget (without me doing hours of research) 2) having a full bench of backup vendors within her network in case any we’d hired fell ill 3) pointing our attention to tasks we needed to do asap because she had knowledge of what was booking up across the industry in the city 4) answering our questions on etiquette and what is “normal” for vendor contracts 5) coming fully prepared with a bridal emergency bag so I didn’t have to spend time, money, and suitcase room gathering those items, 6) taking un-fun logistics work off our plate in the days before the wedding (like making sure vendors have parking passes), which allowed us to spend more time with family that had flown in, and 7) making our party seem longer by taking care that all our gifts, flowers, cards, décor, etc were safely stashed in our room before the reception was done, so we didn’t have to recruit people to help us clean up and carry things.

    Best of all, when the day came, Melissa was an incredibly calm presence—even when our video photobooth wasn’t working and she and her helpers spent the first few hours of that Sunday calling and emailing relentlessly to get answers from the company. Melissa and her team never dropped a ball, and they were fantastic allies to have to help us make it a wonderful, memorable day.
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    Joseph M. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Exactly what we needed to make our special day perfect!

    Melissa at I Do...Weddings & Events was absolutely perfect for what we needed. This is coming from a very George-Banks-From-Father-of-the-Bride-esque reluctant groom-to-be who figured we could easily handle the planning of a simple wedding on our own.

    Melissa, instantly proved her worth to us by truly understanding the vibe of the wedding we were going for and helping us get to the perfect wedding, in about 3.5 months! She had numerous tools/checklists that helped us keep on track for things we had to plan for and was on top of every email we CC'ed her on to vendors despite juggling numerous weddings/events that were on her docket during our planning phase.

    Her experience was invaluable as well whenever we had to make certain decisions about the wedding, and always had a good, clear opinion of what she would suggest, but clearly left the ultimate decision up to us.

    Her years of experience also helped out when it came to choosing/working with our vendors, many of whom she had already had a great working relationship with and could personally vouch for!

    We'd give Melissa 10 stars if we could!

    Thanks again!
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    Ali C. Married on 12/31/2021
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    Best Wedding Planner Ever!

    Best wedding planner EVER! I am so grateful for Melissa and her team. She did an amazing job from start to finish. Melissa made our wedding day dreams come to life. She is super organized, professional, personable, prompt, and responsive. My husband and I were very hands on with the planning process, and Melissa knew how to keep us on track and help us along the way. I highly recommend Melissa and her team for your wedding planning needs! We hired her for month of and day of needs and she did not disappoint!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kat & Nathan
    19 photos · 11/17/2018
  • David & Brett
    22 photos · 10/31/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements
Dexter Lo Photography Dexter Lo Photography Wedding Photographers

The team of San Diego wedding planners at "I Do... Weddings" is absolutely fantastic! I've photographed multiple weddings and worked with all three coordinators (Melissa, Rachel, and Lindsay) and couldn't be more delighted with the experiences. They are very efficient, knowledgable, and calm under pressure. Best of all, they are extremely likable, and that is a big selling point for brides and grooms who want to be stress-free on their wedding day and want their guests to enjoy themselves to the fullest.

Reams Photo Reams Photo Wedding Photographers

Melissa and her team are great! We really enjoyed working with her- she is calm, professional, and gets things done! Plus, she's super easy to be around. Such a friendly, relaxed presence!

The Creative Music DJ Inc. The Creative Music DJ Inc. Wedding DJs

I've DJ'd weddings for many of Melissa's clients, and it is always a great time working with her and her staff. Besides being organized and able to adapt to changes easily, she treats the vendors she's working with with respect, understands our needs, and helps us to be able to be able to provide the best service for our mutual clients. That's what it's all about, right?

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7770 Regents Road Suite 113-399, Suite 113-399 San Diego, CA, 92122
8584057244
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