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So Smitten Special Events is a full-service wedding planning company operating out of Lakewood, California. Founder Marni Farmer and her award-winning team of expert event coordinators make it their mission to bring every one-of-a-kind wedding vision to life. With a passion for planning, a love of creativity, and a keen eye for detail, they craft unforgettable celebrations full of fun, flair, and festivity. Their work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Offbeat Bride.

Services Offered

So Smitten Special Events is available to coordinate weddings throughout Long Beach, Orange County, Los Angeles, and beyond. Client satisfaction is Marni’s top priority and she and her team are dedicated to providing you with above-and-beyond service from consultation to cleanup. They know that every wedding is unique and will help you choose the perfect planning package to fit your distinct needs, desires, and budget. Offering full planning, partial planning, and day-of coordination, they will take care of every detail for a seamless and stress-free coordination experience.

  • Woman-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Double Weddings
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Victoria F. Married on 04/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most organized and kind wedding event planners

There are so many good things that my spouse and I have to say about So Smitten, it's hard to know where to begin. They have many packages available that make it easy to scale up or down how much involvement you want from them. However, we want to in particular speak to the remarkable work that our wedding coordinator Shaunte did. Throughout the planning process, Shaunte was our rock, a great sounding board when it comes to logistics, aesthetics, and the practicality of how we wanted our wedding to be. She always reassured us in our decisions and she always came with thoughtful suggestions when we were stumped. She never steered us wrong in any part of the process. On our wedding day, Shaunte was incredibly organized and calm in the face of some unexpected delays and surprises caused by our guests. She was always on top of things and quick on her feet to make sure our day went smoothly. After our wedding, we faced some difficulties with our venue with unexpected billing that we were not prepared for. Even though their duties were over, Shaunte and So Smitten stuck with us to help us communicate with the venue about resolving the issue. My spouse and I were truly in awe about their integrity, kindness, and their absolute desire to help their clients. I honestly have no idea how we would have handled our wedding day without them.
Alyssa J. Married on 10/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Could not have done it without them!

I could not possibly be happier that we hired So Smitten for our destination wedding in Palm Springs. Sabrina was amazing and with the DIY package she was able to execute my vision exactly as I dreamed. I had a very specific aesthetic I wanted and I was floored when I saw how she brought it all together. Truly amazing.

Everyone in the family and wedding party was impressed with Sabrina, both on the day and leading up as she communicated the timeline and then kept it on track. She always answered my emails right away and was so helpful every time which gave me a lot of peace of mind. During our venue walk through she asked so many questions I never would have thought of. During the wedding itself she managed all of those details and the vendors so well, I was never approached with any issues myself so everything felt perfectly smooth as the bride. Plus she handled wedding crashers more than once!

I highly recommend So Smitten, I can't imagine our day without Sabrina. Both my husband and I agree booking her team was the best money spent.
David N. Married on 04/03/2020
5 out of 5 rating

They handled everything!

Groom review: I wasn't involved when selecting So Smitten, and honestly wasn't sure what to expect throughout the process. In meeting with Marni to go over the details of the day, I was blown away by how organized she was. She had the wedding day planned to the minute and knew all the right questions to ask when speaking with the person managing the venue. On our wedding day, Marni and her team of coordinators made sure everything was perfect! We didn't have to worry about anything. They were so communicative to the wedding party that none of our friends and family had any excuse not to know where they should be and when. There were only a few minor hiccups and So Smitten handled them flawlessly. For instance, our venue made sure we picked how our napkins should be folded. We wouldn't have cared but after they made us choose, we designed an insert specific to the napkins describing the meal and with the names of the wedding party, etc. Unfortunately, all the napkins were wrong when we first looked at the room. We wouldn't have cared but they made a big deal of having us select a style. We mentioned it to Marni and she took care of the whole situation. They started to say that this is what we choose and Marni knew exactly where in the contract it listed the napkin fold and showed it to them. Marni and the team's attention to detail was fantastic. They were making sure my bride and I were happy the whole day and had to worry about as little as possible. I can't recommend them enough!!!
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