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Special Event Genie

Marina del Rey, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
36 reviews
$2,695 Package Price

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,695 Package Price

Based in Marina del Rey, California, Special Event Genie is an accomplished planning company that takes delight in bringing their clients’ dream weddings to life. As the owner, experienced planner and event designer Ricki Lewis leads a team of expert planners, all of whom are adept at orchestrating unforgettable occasions. From your rehearsal dinner to your reception, these professionals will endeavor to ensure that every part of your big day is truly exceptional. For Ricki and the team, your wish is their command.

Experience

Ricki boasts a wealth of planning and event design experience. During her teenage years, she assisted her mother in arranging weddings and other milestone events in New York City. Now a superlative designer, she specializes in creating custom invitations, logos, signage, and more. In addition to her creative talents, her planning skills are second to none. She is a certified member of the Wedding International Professionals Association, American Bridal Association, and Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants.

Services Offered

Special Event Genie offers all-inclusive partial, and day-of coordination packages. Ricki and her staff will take delight in listening to your theme and color ideas, striving to translate them into realities. They are keen to help you find a venue and vendors that meet your budgetary and stylistic needs. Unlimited communication, top-notch organization, and excellent customer service are bywords for this business. Color schemes and other technical preparations will be ironed out in advance of your celebration, ensuring that there are no surprises.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$1,895

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,695

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$2,995

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

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
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

6

36 Reviews

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    Richard Getting married on 07/10/2022
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    Excellent Wedding Planner

    My wife and I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work and assistance coordinating our wedding. We had to postpone our date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every step of the way, she was there making suggestions and assisting us seamlessly with the change of plans. We decided we did not want to postpone a second time so Ricki showed us a way we could have our wedding outdoors and socially distant to keep us and our guests safe. She came up with new ideas, suggestions and advice on the spot to help make our wedding an exceptional and unique event. Ricki truly went the extra mile seeing to it that all the arrangements were completed in a timely fashion. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and graciously understood of our needs. Our beautiful wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared wedding planner, Ricki Lewis and her partner, Robin. We couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you so very much Ricki for wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. – Richard E.

    Special Event Genie's reply:

    Hi Richard,
    I'm so glad to see how you recognize all that we did to make sure you had a most successful day! We feel fortunate that because of our connections in finding alternative options, we could ensure your happiness! Thanks so much for your trust in our company. We wish you a lifetime of love with the brightest future!
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    Nicole Married on 05/13/2022
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    So helpful and knowledgeable!

    Ricki has been so helpful every step of the way. From helping me find the perfect dress to invitations and knowing what questions to ask other vendors it has been great! I highly recommend Special Event Genie!

    Special Event Genie's reply:

    Hi Nicole!
    Thank you so much for this review! It's our pleasure to assist you every step of the way. So glad we can create all the details for you! Your wedding is the most unique & colorful! Happy to share your wedding vision!

Awards

  • 36
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ksenia & Tom
    34 photos · 08/14/2018

Deals

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Team

Ricki Lewis
Ricki Lewis
Founder/Owner

My passion is planning weddings, perfecting details & creating your extraordinary day! I am well versed in all cultures & traditions! You will feel confident knowing I bring a wealth of experience to your special day. We are Certified Wedding Planners with a designer’s eye & top-notch organizational skills. Our clients depend on us to make their process stress-free & their day uniquely yours. Our team is highly creative in planning & on-the-spot problem-solving. On a personal note, My mom was a wedding planner & my mentor. I am a skier, gourmet dessert chef and was brought up on a farm!

Robin Romero
Robin Romero
Partner

Robin is an experienced wedding planner and coordinator. She has been on the team for eight years. She excels at diplomacy with all delicate matters concerning etiquette and diversity. She is dedicated and always a team player. When my mentor retired, I asked her to partner up immediately. I cannot imagine working without her!

Chanit Trabulsi
Chanit Trabulsi
Associate Partner

Chanit has a unique ability to get the job done! She is detailed and always on top of everything! We have been partners for three years and counting! She is also very knowledgeable about social media for our company. She is very professional and most knowledgeable about wedding etiquette and all traditions. She is a pleasure to work with. Our clients have commented on many occasions how calm she made them feel on their wedding day. We are so glad to have her on board as an integral part of the team!

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Redwood Avenue Marina del Rey, CA, 90292
3107296561

9 AM - 9 PM PST Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 11 AM - 9:30 PM PST Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 AM - 12 Midnight PST Saturdays & Sundays
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