Recommended by 94%
Jessica · Married on 09/15/2018
I was a little on the fence about spending the $$ on a ‘day of coordinator’ but boy am I glad I did, and even more glad I hired Jamie to do it!! Even though I wasn’t her highest paying customer and only purchased her day of package, she was ALWAYS there when I had a question or needed help with anything! She would sent me monthly reminder emails of things I should be getting done that month and those were extremely helpful. The day of the wedding though, she was AMAZING. Her and her husband really kept everything on point all day. I did not have to worry about a single thing and it was so nice! To top it off, at the end of the night, they had all the decorations put in the barn for me, and all the tables and chairs were broken down before they left. If anyone else is thinking about hiring a coordinator, I would HIGHLY recommend Jamie!!Sent on 09/21/2018
Elizabeth · Married on 10/21/2017
I have known Jamie for many years now, so when I got engaged, I called her immediately! I had day-of coordination but she regularly checked in throughout my 12 month engagement, making sure I felt supported throughout the planning process. The day-of, she truly made my vision come to life, and her calm demeanor let our families truly enjoy themselves. She was even right there when my bustle broke, helping me fix it so that I could get back to the dancing! I can't imagine our wedding without her and her team and I couldn't be more grateful for her work!Sent on 10/31/2017
Trinity · Married on 07/02/2016
Jaime and her team were incredibly useful! We used CJN as sort of a "month of" coordinator, and it was well worth every penny. Every little detail came together better than we could have ever imagined. She went above and beyond doing everything that was asked of her - she even put my cake together and decorated it (and did an amazing job). I felt completely at ease during the entire wedding because I was able to fully trust that Jaime would take care of all the details. If you want a stress-free wedding, I sincerely recommend CJN Event Planning!Sent on 09/20/2016
Megan · Married on 06/18/2016
We used Jamie and her team at CJN for day-of wedding coordination for our Central Coast wedding, which we planned from NYC. Our wedding day was stress free, beautiful and everything we hoped it would be! Jamie was beyond helpful as we planned our big day from across the country--from advice on vendors, check in's to make sure planning was going smoothly, to seamless execution of all the little details we had planned out on the wedding day, Jamie and her husband Chris at Cork Mobile made sure everything went off without a glitch. We would highly recommend Jamie and CJN for wedding planning and day of coordination on the Central Coast, she is super easy to work with, responsive and calmly helps to make your wedding day perfection!Sent on 07/10/2016
CJN Event Planning's reply:Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day Megan! We enjoyed being a part of your celebration. Best wishes to you and Mark.
Amy · Married on 05/21/2016
Hiring Jamie Neutill as our wedding coordinator was easily the best decision we made for our wedding. Being an out-of-town bride, I wanted to work with a professional in the Central Coast who was familiar with the area and had experience with the local vendors. Jamie was mindful of our budget and made great recommendations on which vendors to work. She even handled all the scheduling and made appointments on our behalf when we visited from out of town. Communication with Jamie was very easy; I was able to call, text or email her and she was always responsive to all our questions and ideas. We definitely felt we were in good hands having her as our coordinator!Sent on 06/13/2016
Come wedding day, Jamie was calm, organized, and very much on top of things. She was in communication with us, our family members, and all vendors and made sure everything was moving along according to schedule. Due to cold temps in the evening, my husband and I made a last minute decision to move the dancing inside the venue and Jamie was quick on her feet to move the DJ, lighting and dance floor indoors without a hitch! We truly appreciated her flexibility and quick thinking in this situation. Even some of our family members who met Jamie were impressed with her professionalism.
Our wedding at Spanish Oaks Ranch was perfect and seamlessly executed by Jamie and her staff. Thank you Jamie for all of your hard work! You made our wedding planning process easy and stress-free and you made our wedding day unforgettable!
CJN Event Planning's reply:Thank you Amy for your kind words, we truly enjoyed working with you and Sean. Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day!
Jaclyn · Married on 03/13/2016
Jamie provided day-of-coordination services for our recent wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch. We could not be happier with the quality of service, responsiveness, and professionalism of her and her team. We brought Jamie on once our wedding was pretty much already planned and wondered if a day-of-coordinator would really be worth the money since we had such a tight budget. Boy, were we pleased with the outcome!! From the moment she started with us, we just knew we made the right decision. When we met up with her at the venue the first time, she offered all kinds of questions and details that we would have no way of thinking about. Same with the rehearsal. Every question, issue, and anxiety we had was addressed promptly and calmly from start to finish. Her energy is so even-keeled, calm, and confident that you just immediately feel like things will be taken care of if anything goes awry, and when they inevitably did for one reason or another, Jamie was there to sort it out.Sent on 03/16/2016
A few examples of her work: Rain was suddenly being forecasted, and we retooled the entire ceremony in the final days to make it work perfectly. A bridesmaid's dress burst open in the back, and Jamie came right over with the sewing kit so we could fix it while we were getting ready. Our photographer went MIA and became totally incommunicado a few weeks before the wedding. We weren't even sure the photographer was going to show up, and Jamie chased her down to take care of it and put our minds at ease. When the men's boutonnieres were looking wilted and the ribbons we used were fraying, Jamie took the time to fix them so that everyone looked their best. There were so many things behind the scenes that she did to make our wedding flow and allow us to enjoy our day.
Hiring CJN Event Planning was the best decision we made throughout this process. Highly recommend!!
CJN Event Planning's reply:Thank you for your kind words! I truly enjoyed working with you, Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day.
Derek · Married on 01/16/2016
Jaime was our day-of coordinator, but her suggestions throughout the whole planning process pointed us in the direction of outstanding vendors and a perfect wedding/reception. She is an absolute professional, and dealt with our unfortunate procrastination issues without any trouble. Her experience showed in all of our interactions, and she understood when we needed some help with the planning. E.g. our shuttle buses. Almost all of our guests were from out of town. When she recognized our original plan for transporting guests to the wedding was burdensome, she quickly took it upon herself to contact the shuttle company and fix the issue. Within 2 days we were much better off, and all we had to do was send a few emails. This is how she treated everything, including the day-of coordination, decorations, family overexcitement, and vendor coordination. Throughout it all, she kept a cool demeanor that made us both feel relaxed. We highly recommend Jaime, and wish her all the best with CJN.Sent on 05/15/2016
Lynda · Married on 08/27/2015
Jamie was over the top helpful and accomodating. Never could have imagined a better outcome and more personalized, and responsive service with a smile!Sent on 10/01/2015
Dinesh · Married on 07/04/2015
After interviewing several wedding planners, we moved forward with Jamie at CJN and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision. We got married last July 4th at Santa Margarita Ranch in the Central Coast with a guest list of around 160. We were very pleased with Jamie’s knowledge of the area and local vendors, especially as we live in Los Angeles. She was always extremely professional and very prompt to respond to all of our inquiries. Jamie assisted with us from the beginning of our planning process and was more than happy to discuss every detail of wedding (which there were more than we could have imagined). Our wedding day went very smoothly, which was amazing because we just sat back and enjoyed the day. We would certainly recommend Jamie to anyone planning a wedding in the Central Coast.Sent on 02/03/2016
Manasa · Married on 08/23/2014
I honestly don't know how we could have pulled off our 2-day wedding at Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles without the help of Jamie and Chris!!! My husband is Indian and I'm Mexican/American so needless to say we had a huge wedding filled with LOTS of people, ~300 guests. Jamie was there every step of the way making sure we didn't miss any vital details. She gave us monthly checklists that kept us on track and was always easy to reach by email, text or gchat. There were so many different elements to our wedding weekend, from the specifics of the Hindu wedding ceremony, the rental orders, the contracts for the vendors, etc. and Jamie kept track of every detail of them the entire time!Sent on 09/01/2014
She also perfectly matched wedding vendors to us, which made the entire event so fun and so "us"!!! She arranged in-person and phone meetings with our vendors whenever we felt we needed them. All of our guests raved about her and her team during and after the receptions! We didn't feel a drop of stress during the whole weekend cause we knew her team would be able to handle anything! We would definitely recommend their services to anyone, small or large wedding!!!!
Nora · Married on 08/16/2014
If you're looking for a no stress wedding day, I'd go with CJN! Jamie was beyond helpful in gathering a lot of our DIY decorations and making the day come together seamlessly. From making sure that everyone in our bridal party was taken care of to making sure the guests and events were moving along on time - she's a true PRO!Sent on 06/01/2015
Carolyn · Married on 06/28/2014
Working with CJN Event Planners was easy and resulted in a fantastic wedding day. They worked with my budget to tailor their services and price to what would work personally for us, promptly answered emails, had great ideas and suggestions, and their on-site day of planner (Chris, for us) was wonderful. I did not have to worry about a thing that day, as he was on top of it all, flexible, and just knew what all had to be done. Thank you again!Sent on 08/24/2014
Kelly · Married on 06/21/2014
From the minute I began my wedding planning, Jamie from CJN Event Planning was there to help me with any questions that I had. Throughout my entire wedding planning process, she answered emails in a timely manner, and kept me on track with my monthly wedding checklists. On the day of our wedding, Jamie was there to help out with anything that needed tending to. She kept us on schedule for our wedding day, so that we could get to the dance floor as fast as we could (my one request was I wanted a packed dance floor throughout the night!) I would recommend Jamie to anyone that is just starting out with their wedding planning, or to someone that's just thinking about a day of coordinator. I did not realize how crucial it is to have someone like Jamie there for your wedding day. Trust me, you do not want to do this all by yourself! Thanks, Jamie!Sent on 06/25/2014
CJN Event Planning's reply:Thank you Kelly for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you and Josh!
Allison · Married on 05/31/2014
Jamie is the best. She made wedding planning much easier and was a great help with coordination. She was always available via phone or e-mail for any of my questions or concerns. I could not imagine planning a wedding without her. She made great recommendations for vendors and had a great relationship with them. I didn't have to worry about anything the day of the wedding because she had everything under control.Sent on 06/26/2014
Jane · Married on 05/24/2014
I had the pleasure of working with Jamie from CJN Event Planning for my wedding on 5/24/2014 at Still Waters Vineyards in Paso Robles. I live about 4 hours away so was not able to visit much before my wedding and she made it so easy for me to plan everything from far away. She was so efficient in returning emails with all the questions I had during the planning process. She was great at setting up meetings with vendors and making suggestions for vendors to use in the area. On the day of the wedding she set up everything perfectly, and everything truely turned out better than I could have imagined! I definitley reccomend Jamie and her team to help you plan your perfect day! Thanks Jamie!Sent on 06/22/2014
Tyler · Married on 04/26/2014
I see now why people always say that having a good wedding coordinator (definitely CJN) is so important. They are the first suggestion I make to friends who are in the wedding planning process. CJN made set-up, the day of, and tear-down run so smoothly. I loved that throughout the planning process, Jamie would send me monthly emails with updates on how things were going a list of items to help me prioritize my planning time. The best part about CJN is that they are so trustworthy that neither my parents nor I had to worry or even think twice about anything during the wedding or reception, except for enjoying every moment of the day. On our wedding day, the toasts went a bit longer than expected, which threw off our planned schedule...Jamie snuck over to me at a good moment to ask permission to change things around, and it made everything run so much smoother. There were simple details that we didn't even discuss such as moving heaters to the dance floor or making sure the car was ready to go with our luggage in it, etc. that were taken care of without me even knowing. I know there were many more things behind the scenes that made the event so perfect. I could go on and on, but the last thing to note is that I can honestly say that the most consistent comment I get from my guests regarding the wedding is, "Your wedding was the smoothest wedding I have ever been to. It was beautiful and everything was just so perfect." Thanks Chris and Jamie!Sent on 07/17/2014
User4064184 · 2+ years ago
Jaime was very helpful and made my vision come true...I didnt have to worry about anything the morning of the wedding as she handled all set up for us. I would highly recommend her services to all brides out there!Sent on 06/24/2014
Amy · Married on 11/16/2013
We hired CJN for our November wedding at Justin Winery. We engaged with them in April and by that time were fairly well underway with the venue and a few vendors. Our primary contact was Jamie and from the minute we hired her, she was fantastic to work with.Sent on 01/05/2014
Shortly after hiring CJN, they reviewed all of our agreements we already had with vendors and identified any gaps in information. For the vendors we didn't already have lined up, Jamie was able to point us in the right direction, often making introductions and/or appointments for us. Jamie's guidance was invaluable. She was able to save us more than 50% on our shuttle busses because of her knowledge of the area and connections.
Leading up to the wedding, Jamie was there every step of the way for walk-throughs and check-ins. She asked great and always took careful notes, never having to ask for information more than once.
On the day of the wedding, Jamie and Chris provided flawless execution. Jamie arrived shortly before the first vendor and I hardly saw her because she was working with the vendors throughout the day. I literally didn't have to do one logistical thing on my wedding day thanks to Jamie. And, most importantly, everything was done exactly as we had discussed.
During the wedding, Jamie and Chris were in constant communication with the shuttle drivers, DJs, and venue, and communicated anything we needed to know. They kept us on time throughout the night and always gave us 5 minute warnings whenever something was coming up.
Jamie and Chris even stayed for the entire after party, which was unexpected. Thank goodness they did too because we had a party crasher! When one of our friends identified the unruly man to Jamie, her and Chris quickly threw him out! This really went above and beyond!
I can't say enough positive things about CJN. If you want a planner that will save you money; remember and execute on every single detail; and completely go above and beyond, hire CJN.
Debra · Married on 11/09/2013
CJN was very professional they did everything that they said they would do and more, Jamie Neutill made it possible for me (mother of the bride) to spend the day of the wedding with my daughter. While I did that Jamie did everything else I would have had to do, meet delivery people, set tables, stage and guide rental equipment, cake, caterers, run to store, set up bars etc...and more. Jamie is calm, she has a can do attitude and gets the job done the way you want it done.Sent on 12/08/2013
CJN Event Planning's reply:Thank you Debbie for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you and your family on Laura and Eric's wedding.
User3297111 · 2+ years ago
Jamie and her husband Chris were amazing to work with. Leading up to our wedding, Jamie was very responsive and followed up on all plans being made. Our wedding day was perfect. Jamie and Chris handled everything, so we all got to relax and actually enjoy our wedding!Sent on 12/11/2013
User3720127 · 2+ years ago
I'm merely echoing the great things others have said about CJN Event Planning. While I could write a much more extensive review let's just hone in some highlights:Sent on 12/06/2013
1) Jamie knows her s**t. Plain and simple, she's got the process, local vendor knowledge, and timing down. The number of hours, volume of emails, and quick turnaround time Jamie provided over the course of 10 months of planning made me feel like we were her only clients.
2) Jamie is super cool - like cool as a cucumber. When I would freak out, Jamie took it in stride, had recommendations and a plan to get resolution. This woman does not get frazzled, she just gets stuff done. If you are looking for a new best friend to hold your hand, try and make you feel better, this is not the place (I really mean that in the nicest way because Chris and Jamie are warm, wonderful people). But, if you are looking for your wedding to happen the way you envision, you communicate that vision to Jamie and Chris, then you can have absolute confidence that it will happen.
3) I've been told, if you don't have anything constructive to say, then your feedback is worthless. In this case, my constructive comment is for all of the folks who are getting married - you play a role in this, have responsibilities, need to articulate what you want, what sort of role you want Jamie and Chris to play, and communicate details that are in your head if you expect results.
CJN Event Planning's reply:Thank you Donna for your nice review. It was a pleasure planning everything with you and Joe.
Stacey · Married on 10/26/2013
Jamie made my wedding exactly what I wanted it to be.On my wedding day all I had to do was relax get ready and enjoy. She planned with me from April until October and it was very stress free. I feel she was available to me through out the whole preparation helping with every detail. I recommend her highly for weddings or any other big party you want to throw.Sent on 11/05/2013
User3612074 · 2+ years ago
Absolutely amazing !! Jaime was so helpful and on top of everything which allowed me , mother of the bride , to have no worries and enjoy !Sent on 10/17/2013
CJN Event Planning's reply:Thank you Julie for your kind words! We hope everyone is able to relax and enjoy the day knowing we are handing everything.
Erica · Married on 09/01/2013
I cannot say enough good things about CJN Event Planning!!! We hired them for the entire planning and up to day-of festivities and they rocked! From helping us pick out and hire several individual vendors, to taking care of our champagne at the reception (storing it, chilling it, and serving it (!)), they never let us stress! Things went so smoothly that I am completely convinced that there is no way we could have done it without them!Sent on 09/10/2013
At the end, we almost felt like we had UNDER-paid them, since they went above and beyond what we had expected. We live in the Bay Area and had our wedding on the Central Coast, so you can imagine the stress we would have had without CJN. EVERY minor detail, from each timeline detail, to the type of food we wanted for our rehearsal dinner, was handled by CJN. They never took over to the point that we didn't have a say, they just made sure that every single thing was handpicked by us, and they ran with it.
The rehearsal, the planning, the ceremony, and the reception was so seamless that we were utterly elated at the end. And, this may sound silly, but Jamie was so quick to reply, and so detailed in her questions and tasks, that we will miss not working with her any longer and being in constant contact. Maybe we will have a big anniversary party in a few years, just so we can hire her again!
CJN Event Planning's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Erica! I may have to send you an email or two here and there just to say in touch as I will miss our communication as well.
Caleb · Married on 07/27/2013
CJN Event Planning was amazing!!! They made our day stress free and perfect. My wife and I had no complaints. They did such a great job being calm and working very hard behind the scenes. It was like they weren't even there and the whole day was perfectly orchestrated for us! I highly suggested booking CJN Event Planning!! Thank you Chris and Jamie!Sent on 08/13/2013