Special Event Genie

Redwood Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Special Event Genie

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.

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Let's dance!
Let's dance!
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Love on the patio
Love on the patio
Cutting the cake
Cutting the cake
Smiles and cheers
Smiles and cheers
The perfect sunset
The perfect sunset
Sweethearts
Sweethearts
Industrial-meets-chic backdrop
Industrial-meets-chic backdrop
Lovebirds
Lovebirds
All Set Up & Ready to go!
All Set Up & Ready to go!
Ceremony of Love!
Ceremony of Love!
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A Touch of Color!
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Cascade Cake Tower!
A Night of Dancing!
A Night of Dancing!
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Boho Bride!
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Arch of love
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Family under the arbor
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Garden Wedding Party
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Time for Kissing!
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Going Away in Style!
A magical moment
A magical moment
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Think Pink!
Love is Always in Style!
Love is Always in Style!
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Thank you's Under the Gazebo!
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The newlyweds!
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Celebrating!
South Asian Bride
South Asian Bride
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Under the Chuppah
A Bride's Dream!
A Bride's Dream!
Ceremony on the Pier!
Ceremony on the Pier!
Smart Men!
Smart Men!
Prelude to bliss
Prelude to bliss
Fairytale wedding cake
Fairytale wedding cake
Let's dance!
Let's dance!
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Love on the patio
Love on the patio

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28 Reviews for Special Event Genie

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Richard · Getting married on 07/10/2022

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    • Value:
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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.

    Sent on 11/10/2020

    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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    Glen O. · Getting married on 06/07/2021

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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    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.
    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!

    Sent on 06/09/2020

    Special Event Genie's reply:

    Hi Glen
    That was the most thoughtful review! Your articulate account of how we are running our business especially today in the current climate really does summit it up perfectly! I could not have said it better myself. Thank you so much and looking forward to all the good things life has for your future together!

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Special Event Genie FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?
    $ 1750
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?
    $ 2200
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning?
    $ 2450
  • 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

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3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Special Event Genie 1
    10% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • Special Event Genie 2
    Essential Workers, Military & Educator's Savings

    10% Discount for essential workers, active military, firefighters, police, and all bonafide heroes! Same for all educators in the public & private sector. Please present current ID!

  • Special Event Genie 3
    Engagement Party or Bridal Shower?

    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

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!

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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!

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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 See on map
    310-220-4063 (Phone number)
    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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