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We at Zest it Up Inc are excited to help couples discover how to create a moment in time that transforms into wonderful memories. Through well diversified planning and design packages, a couple has an extremely approachable way to begin the process of dreaming and scheming. Let us help you refine your vision to create a day that expresses who you are as a couple. This is your first time hosting your family and friends in your married life, let's make it uniquely you. Are you foodies, are you music lovers, or are you lovers of all things nature. We would love to help highlight your passions and create a day to remember. Through design boards and copious planning, the sky is the limit when it comes to expression. Let's play!

xo

Sam

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Frequently asked questions

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

$8,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$10,000

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?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Sam and her team at Zest It Up are highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding planning services. They are described as organized, responsive, and attentive throughout the entire planning process. Sam's attention to detail and ability to bring wedding visions to life is highlighted by reviewers. The team ensures that the wedding day runs seamlessly, taking care of every aspect and allowing the couple to fully enjoy their special day. Overall, Sam and Zest It Up are praised for their expertise and for exceeding expectations in creating the perfect wedding experience.

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Sam and her team at Zest It Up are highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding planning services. They are described as organized, responsive, and attentive throughout the entire planning process. Sam's attention to detail and ability to bring wedding visions to life is highlighted by reviewers. The team ensures that the wedding day runs seamlessly, taking care of every aspect and allowing the couple to fully enjoy their special day. Overall, Sam and Zest It Up are praised for their expertise and for exceeding expectations in creating the perfect wedding experience.

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Era B. Sent on 09/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely The Best!!

Sam is an absolute gem! When my daughter was looking around for a wedding coordinator, she knew right away when she talked to Sam that she was the one. She is kind, has the sweetest demeanor, and always so patient with the many questions we had. Throughout the planning process, she was quick to respond to emails, had the best recommendations and always went above and beyond. She put my daughter and of us all at ease with her knowledge and attention to detail.
The wedding weekend went so smoothly, thanks to Sam and her very capable team. I am in awe of how effortless they made it all seem. We had guests commenting on how well executed everything was - from the rehearsal dinner on a Thursday, welcome party on a Friday and the wedding on a Saturday. She was always a step ahead, and we were left to enjoy each event without having to worry about anything.
I highly recommend Sam - she is professional, attentive, kind and responsive. She met all our needs and more, and my daughter and new son-in-law would not have had the perfect wedding without her. Thank you so much Sam!
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Erin Sent on 09/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best!


Words cannot describe how happy we are that a random Google search for SLO area wedding planners lead us to Sam/Zest It Up. We booked the full wedding planning package “Have Your Cake And Eat It Too” and are so happy that we did. We also ended up adding on a rehearsal dinner and welcome party package since we had 3 separate weddings weekend events at our venue, Greengate Ranch + Vineyard. Sam put so much love, time, and energy into making our wedding weekend absolutely perfect and we are so so so appreciative of all of her hard work.

Not only is Sam such an all-around kind, thoughtful, and fun person but she is SOOO good at her job. From the start of the planning process, Sam was a great communicator and easy to work with. She connected us with the most amazing team of vendors to help make our wedding weekend a success. This in particular was very helpful because we are not from the SLO/Central Coast area. She was always quick to respond to all of my (many) emails/texts/calls throughout our year and a half long planning process. My husband and I also changed our mind about a few things in the months before the wedding and we greatly appreciated how understanding she was about our indecisiveness and how helpful she was in facilitating our last-minute changes. I felt so relaxed and prepared in the days/weeks leading up to the wedding because Sam was so on top of it. And during the wedding, Sam and the Zest It Up team went above and beyond in ensuring that we did not have to worry about a THING. Our rehearsal dinner, welcome party, and wedding went off without a HITCH in my eyes (even though I’m sure there were probably several fires that she had to put out throughout the weekend), and we received SO many compliments about how the weekend went, and that is all thanks to Sam and the Zest It Up team. Killian and I will miss you dearly!
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Karissa W. Sent on 05/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best!

Sam and her team at Zest It Up created the most perfect wedding of our dreams! Sam was so helpful in every conversation we had from planning, to budget, decor, food, etc. I would not have been able to do it without her. She put me at ease with the stress that wedding planning can ensue on a bride and assured me that everything would be taken care of (and it WAS!). She was very attentive in our planning meetings to ensure my vision would be executed and put together an amazing flroal design package that I could share with my florist. I loved having her take charge on emailing vendors with specific requests for the wedding and coordinating meetings with vendors. She created an amazing timeline and communicated clearly with every vendor I hired. The day was amazing all thanks to her!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Rancho Dos Amantes Rancho Dos Amantes Barn & Farm Weddings

We love working with Zest It Up! Sam and Chanda can handle it all with style.

The Groves on 41 The Groves on 41 Barn & Farm Weddings

Hungry? Trying to clean up? No & No! The team of Zest it up once again knocks it out of the park. The care you and every single member take of your couples and all of the guests is fantastic. You then take it to the next level with caring for the venue, the rentals and every detail as if it was your own. Cheers & looking forward to working with you again!

MelodyWed MelodyWed Wedding Musicians

The Zest it Up ladies are the real deal. Such warm hearts and genuine desire to make your event shine! Sam and Chanda are extremely creative, resourceful, and design-savvy. Let them work their magic on your special day!

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