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.
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
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Melissa is Wonder Woman!
Seamless Wedding Execution
While we took on a lot of planning ourselves and also had a hands-on venue coordinator, we knew that we needed a coordinator to help us with the final vendor coordination and to run the show on the day of the wedding. As soon as we talked with Melissa on the phone, we knew that she was a great fit for us. Melissa has the calmness and confidence that only comes with years of experience. Melissa seems to know every venue and vendor in San Diego.
Melissa helped us in the months leading up to our wedding with random questions that we had and jumped into action about a month out to ensure that the seating chart, schedule, vendor contracts, etc. were all finalized and aligned.
Sam and her assistant coordinated for us on the day of the wedding and did an incredible job. Sam is professional, calm, and friendly. She handled a few minor incidents on the big day - a vendor running late, unexpected rain, etc. - with grace so that we didn't have to worry at all. She was attentive to us and always on hand with a fresh drink once the reception kicked off.
If we had needed more extensive planning services, we definitely would have looked to hire Melissa and team and are confident that they're the best at what they do.
Two words: Hire Melissa!
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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.
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!
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?