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Monarch Wedding Planning

San Luis Obispo, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
39 reviews
$3,000 Package Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3,000 Package Price

Monarch Wedding Planning is an event design and coordination service based in San Luis Obispo, California. Are you a hard-working couple who is short on time or feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of planning your wedding, look no further we can help!

Monarch Wedding Planning has a team of coordinators who have a strong management background and are well equipped to manage all the many details of your wedding. We offer several wedding planning and coordination services and can custom-make a package to suit your needs. We pride ourselves on logistically creating a plan and coordinating all aspects of this plan during your wedding day. We can take charge of your entire day or work together with you as you DIY your day

Become our client, so you can relax knowing you are in good hands while enjoying your planning experience. Our pricing is affordable while always providing five-star professional service. Send us a message, call or email us now !!!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$2,500

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$80

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
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3
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    Matthew C. Married on 08/27/2022
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    Great experience - highly recommended

    We had a great experience with Allison from Monarch Wedding Planning as our wedding coordinator. She was professional, easy to talk to, organized, and knowledgeable about vendors in the area. She was absolutely invaluable on our wedding day and we highly recommend working with her. Read on for additional detail.

    Our wedding was at a private residence which required a flexible approach and some unique solutions relative to an actual wedding venue. Allison was patient and never discouraged us from pursuing this non-traditional (and challenging at times) path. It felt like we had a coach looking out for us, providing big picture guidance to help us translate our unique vision for our wedding into reality. The wedding was amazing and we have a huge amount of gratitude to Allison for making it possible.

    Our experience began with a video chat with Allison where we described our vision. She provided feedback and information to help us decide if she was the right fit. After we decided to hire Allison, we arranged for her to visit the wedding venue (a private residence). We were unable to visit the venue in person (with or without Allison) prior to the wedding, so this visit was very important. She went out of her way to make this happen and provided important feedback. From that point we had phone/video meetings every two months or so leading up to the wedding. In all the ways that really mattered, Allison was on top of the timeline and in sync with our progress. She kept us on our toes which is the most important thing a wedding coordinator can do, because if you’ve hired a coordinator, it means you are doing the planning, not the coordinator. You need to stay organized and Allison will make sure you do. As part of her services you will have access to the Wedding Planner website which is invaluable for staying organized and for coordinating your progress with Allison. Use it early and often.

    Allison provided a good balance between clearly stating her professional opinions based on her experience, and being flexible enough to consider how to accommodate our unique vision for our wedding. There were no major conflicts between her advice and our vision, but if there had been, we are sure Allison would have given us her honest opinion with our best interests in mind. She offered many valuable insights, especially about local vendors. It was clear she had a good relationship with the caterer we selected, which is a major asset. Unlike your photographer, with whom you will mainly interact on a personal level, the caterer plays a big role in the experience of your guests and the overall “event” of your wedding, and you definitely want things to be seamless between your caterer and your coordinator. I imagine the same would be true if you hire a venue.

    The week or two leading up to the wedding and the wedding day itself is where Allison absolutely shines as a top notch wedding coordinator (which is what she is really being hired for). Although much of the wedding will be planned several months ahead of time (with Allison’s guidance), the week leading up to the wedding largely determines how much you actually get to enjoy your wedding day (you will be stressed out!). Allison was there for us during this time. She helped with set up, timeline, take down, and coordinated everyone involved in every aspect of the wedding (main job!). Apart from your coordinator, you will absolutely be relying on your friends and family during this time, especially if your wedding is not at a traditional wedding venue. We received feedback from some of our closest friends and family that Allison was on top of things and helped them keep track of what they needed to be doing and when. We could not have done it without her, and nothing was left undone.
    In short, we have nothing but good things to say about Allison, and we are very thankful to her for helping us make our wedding dreams become reality. Thank you Allison!
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    Haley J. Married on 08/20/2022
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    Hire Her Before You Do Anything Else!

    Working with Alison was phenomenal. She was worth every penny, she made our planning experience so much less stressful, even when we were buying a house at the same time! Her recommendations alone were worth the money. Catering, Photographer, DJ, Florals, Rentals, Hair/Make Up - she had multiple stellar references to give us, so all we had to do was go with the company we clicked with best and fit our budget. Being able to pick from vetted options took the stress out of the process and made us confident early on that our wedding was going to be amazing. She was highly respected with every vendor we worked with, any time we mentioned her as our coordinator they would relax and say, “Oh she’s great, she’s really on top of things.”

    There were a few hiccups with our venue (which we selected before we met Alison), however she noticed quickly and resolved this for us.

    We also were from out of town so most of our planning was over the phone, with a few in person meetings for venue walkthrough, cake tasting, and catering tasting. She was very responsive to emails and texts (and probably calls but we saved that for meetings haha), and her planning website was AWESOME and really helped us track everything we were working on and helped her see where we were at as well so she could prompt us if we were falling behind on anything. I love how it laid out everything we needed to do since there was a lot we’d never thought of but was important!

    Day of (August 2022) she was more in the background making sure everything ran smoothly with the vendors, but checking in with us once in a while as we got ready to see if we needed anything else. Because of her perfect planning, we didn’t! But I’m sure she would have figured it out if we did. In fact maybe she did and she solved something without us even knowing… Highly likely.

    If I could give one piece of planning advice I would say hire her first, then figure out the rest. It’ll be much easier.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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Team

Karen Nguygen
Karen Nguygen
Associate Planner/event manager

Karen loves the wedding and event industry and has many years of experience working alone and with other planners

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
PKs Custom Cakes PKs Custom Cakes Wedding Cakes

Monarch Wedding Planner, Allison does a great job of planning and coordinating a wedding, she is very organized, and calm in the midst of wedding day events and manages all the activities well as well as helping all of us vendors with our deliveries. She is very nice, cheerful and encouraging as well. I delivered a cake to one of her weddings and she was very helpful to me with any concerns I had regarding cake delivery. Thank you Allison

Amy Wellenkamp Photographer Amy Wellenkamp Photographer Wedding Photographers

Look no further...Alison of Monarch Wedding Planning is the full package. I just adore working with her. She is brilliant with her planning, keeps a cool and calm attitude throughout your day and her biggest concern...is her couples. She bends over backwards and works behind the scenes to make sure all of the details of your day come together as you dreamed they would!

Sweet Alexis Vegan & Allergy Friendly Bakery Sweet Alexis Vegan & Allergy Friendly Bakery Wedding Cakes

The most professional and amazing people to work with! You never have to worry because they take care of everything for you. Monarch Wedding Planning is the best!

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P O Box 2262 San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
8058962075
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