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.
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.
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.
28 Reviews for Special Event Genie
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Ashley · Married on 05/02/2020
Thank you Ricki!
Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it!Sent on 10/18/2020
Special Event Genie's reply:Thank you so much, Ashley!
Richard · Getting married on 07/10/2022
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.Sent on 11/10/2020
Special Event Genie's reply:Hi Richard,
Glen O. · Getting married on 06/07/2021
Helping us get the Wedding we Wanted!!!
When we began planning our wedding we knew it was going to be a big job; we knew we would need a wedding planner to advise us and keep us on track. A friend used Special Events Genie for her wedding, and we were impressed by the work they did and how smoothly everything went. When we contacted them, the proprietor, Ricki Lewis, was very pleasant on the phone; she was prompt for our initial meeting and proved to be very knowledgeable. She gave us wonderful and helpful information and we hired her soon after that.Sent on 06/09/2020
She has been an absolute treasure in helping us craft the wedding we want. This year has presented many challenges that nobody could have foreseen, with many businesses and vendors having to suspend operations because of a world wide pandemic. Ricki helped us navigate these obstacles, and has come up with extraordinary solutions to problems that don't usually occur in planning a wedding. Thank you Ricki!
Special Event Genie's reply:Hi Glen
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Book us for your pre-wedding event such as the bridal shower, or the engagement party! We offer 20% discount on the party if you also book us for your wedding! Then you receive an additional 10% off on your wedding! That applies for both full & partial planning packages!
Team of Special Event Genie
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 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 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!