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Planner in Monterey,
(831) 920-7249
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  • 51 Reviews


    Sarah

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  • I hired A Sparkling Event for wedding coordination services for my October wedding this year. I would have loved to hire Mandi for full wedding planning services; however, my budget was completely inflexible. Cautiously optimistic, I decided to plan my wedding with support from A Sparkling Event. Mandi and her wonderful team set me up with an online planning tool and a complete list of suggested vendors. Once I got the ball rolling, planning wasn’t as daunting as I thought it would be and knowing that I could reach out to Mandi and Emily anytime with questions or concerns put me at ease. About six weeks before my wedding, check ins with the team became more regular and eventually I turned everything I had planned over to A Sparkling Event. Mandi and her team confirmed with all my vendors, coordinated with the venue, created a day of timeline, and essentially offered any additional support that I needed to make sure we were ready for the big day (as ready as one can realistically be... Read more

    Mary Lou Basham

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  • Mandi managed the rehearsal dinner that we hosted for our son and his bride. Having a destination event, required that I have a local and experienced person working with me. Mandi was perfect, as she had insight into the bride's preferences, yet worked with me as the host. She managed the venue staff, the photographer, florist, and decorating details. I was able to ship supplies directly to her and she handled all the details. The winery garden dinner for 45 was flawless! Most impressive was the personal service and quick replies during the planning and organizing. She's a kind and generous person who happens to be an amazing professional event planner!

    Peter

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  • Can't recommend Mandi highly enough. We had a weekend wedding at Seascape, and she made sure everything went perfectly - the rehearsal dinner, the wedding and the Sunday brunch. Lots of moving parts and last-minute requests, and she handled it all perfectly. I'm a tough grader, and she gets an A+.

    Jacquelyn

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  • Our October Carmel Valley wedding was perfect, in part due to Mandi and A Sparkling Events services. They helped tremendously throughout the planning process, working well with the vendors, my family, and me and my husband. She was intuitive and knowledgeable about the venue, location, and general runnings of a wedding. She thought of everything. Day of - she handled everything! Not only that, but while we were taking pictures, she brought appetizers while we were taking pictures. The small touches like that show how thoughtful and overall good she is at her job. Things went off schedule, due to my husband and I taking longer than we expected talking to everyone during dinner, and she adjusted everything seamlessly! Thanks to Mandi, I was the least stressed bride!

    MIchael

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  • Mandi Nack was our wedding planner for our recent wedding at The Lodge in Pebble Beach. My wife Janice and I have been working with Mandi for about 6 months and she is undoubtedly the best wedding planner on the planet! Mandi first of all is quite personable, friendly and professional. Mandi takes the time to get to know you as a couple and as people. We are not just clients to her. We were made to feel like family by Mandi and her highly professional team. Mandi took the time to understand our history, our desires for a destination wedding in Pebble Beach (Janice and I live in the Seattle, WA area) and what things we wanted in the wedding to make it a success for us. From the first time we met Mandi, we felt at ease with her and it is obvious that Mandi is only concerned with providing you with the best wedding experience you can have, Mandi is well known in the Monterey Peninsula and her network of vendors (Officients, Singers, Musicians, Venue Management, Caterers, Chefs, DJs... Read more

    Zoe

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  • Mandi and her team were AMAZING! I hired Mandi as a month of coordinator and she was helpful from the start. We spoke a few times before the big day and she answered the multitude of questions I had, as well as responding to emails along the way. I met with Mandi the day before my wedding and she was FABULOUS - not only did we go over ever little detail, but she offered to deliver my guest baskets for me AND helped to set up my rehearsal dinner (which I later discovered was a lifesaver because the restaurant had not set it up properly!). She ran my rehearsal with a 23-person wedding party like a pro and with a smile! On the wedding day, she took care of everything and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Doesn't hurt that she is a sweetheart, too. I would HIGHLY recommend her, best money I spent!!!

    Brandi

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  • Mandi was AWESOME!!! I'm the MOB and she treated me like it was my wedding, ensuring I was "okay" the entire day. Mandi and her team provided excellent service and my daughter was all smiles and able to enjoy every moment of her day! Many thanks Mandi!!

    Lauren

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  • Mandi at a sparkling event had already been More of a help than I thought! When we met I knew I wanted to work with her as she helped me tie my ideas together of what I wanted for my wedding. We still have many months to go but having her on my phone call list makes things much less stressful! Now after my wedding day I can truly say things would not have gone as well or been as fun without the help of Mandi and her team. She kept things going and used her creativity to solve problems that began to happen due to weather and time constraints. Thank you for an amazing day!!

    User6655628

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  • Hiring Emily at A Sparkling Event was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding in Carmel this past April. We could not have done it without her and her team! She is amazing! We live in Texas and she put us at ease planning a wedding from out-of-state. She was extremely organized, making our wedding day absolutely stress-free. We knew we were in good hands! She was so responsive during the months before our wedding, answering any questions we had and dealing with any issues that came up. She went above and beyond to make sure that our day was incredibly special! She even slipped away during the reception and somehow managed to decorate our getaway car. We can't say enough good things about her. She is such as pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend her and A Sparking Event for your wedding!

    Leah

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  • Mandi - we love you! My new husband and I hired Mandi a year before our wedding. She was always responsive, energetic, informative and always smiling. We were married in Carmel this past March '17 and she stuck with us every step of the way as we figured out what we wanted and needed. Mandi was always patient but firm when she had suggestions she knew would only make our day better in ways we weren't aware of. We miss her now that we no longer get to see her regularly. If you are considering Mandi and A Sparkling Event look no further. You will be in capable, happy and sparkling hands with Mandi and you will have a flawless day.

    MacKenzie

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  • There are many things that you will doubt in the months, weeks, and days leading up to your wedding. But I can confidently say that hiring Mandi Nack and her extraordinary team over at A Sparkling Event was not one of them. Mandi TRULY gave us the wedding of our dreams. She heard every wish, hope, and desire we expressed and saw to it personally that the things we held most sacred were honored and intact on our special day. She helped us find and hire impeccable vendors who were local to the area and on the day of the wedding she took care of EVERYTHING. We had a more beautiful, fun and love filled wedding than I ever could’ve imagined. Our family and friends (and strangers on the internet) are still raving about it; and I believe in my heart of hearts that none of this would have been possible without her. I HONESTLY cannot endorse her enough! So, from one (former) bride and groom to another, hire A Sparkling Event. You will not regret it. Mandi – We can never thank yo... Read more

    Gregg

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  • There is no question that the best decision we made for our wedding was to hire "a Sparkling Event". Not only are they lovely people, but they're also sensational at what they do. Emily was a saving grace for my wife and I, keeping us on track and feeling stress-free. Not sure where we would've ended up had it not been for her! I would gladly recommend Mandi and her A Sparkling Event team to any couple in search of a coordinator. This will be the best decision you can make. Top notch service, for a VERY reasonable price.

    Devon

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  • Mandi is the embodiment of the ideal wedding planner. She is cheerful, accommodating, prompt, responsive, and very creative. She knows all the right vendors and she is a wonderful guide. Mandi helped me plan my wedding from overseas with about 20 people who flew in from Europe, and 30 locals. We had our wedding in Big Sur, where logistics are crazy, but she made sure everyone and everything was taken care of. Mandi has the effectiveness of a Type A personality, with the easy-going attitude of a Type B. She is like the bridal whisperer (!) because she made me feel so good and happy throughout the whole experience. She is a total professional who plans for every possibility. Besides, she has impeccable taste and her floral arrangements are incredible. My wedding was absolutely flawless and I know it's because I hired Mandi. Thank you, Mandi!

    Tori

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  • Mandi was our day of planner and I nevery had to worry about a thing! I was able to truly enjoy my wedding day!

    Kaylan

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  • I was planning a wedding from out of state, which was a daunting task! Mandi from A Sparkling Event had great advise, support, and vendor suggestions. She was very helpful for day-of planning. I would recommend to future brides using A Sparkling Event to help keep you stress-free, especially on the day-of your wedding :) Happy Planning!
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