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Planner in Salinas, CA,
(831) 975-5417
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  • 37 Reviews


    Kelly

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  • What a pleasure it was to work with Anita for both wedding planning/coordination and flowers! We were planning from the East Coast, and Anita’s experience, work ethic, attention to detail, and artistic eye were invaluable during the planning process and on wedding day. Though we were initially one of those couples not hiring a wedding planner to save money, we quickly realized that Anita would be paying for herself with her connections, resources and great ideas. Because she had never done a wedding at our venue in San Francisco, she visited the site twice in the span of a couple of months when we couldn’t be there, a testament to her dedication and research. She spent hours on the phone with me learning my vision, and executed perfectly. On wedding day, I didn’t worry about a thing, which is what a bride and groom should be doing! I don’t want her flower design capabilities to be underappreciated either, her bouquets and centerpieces were beautiful and exactly what I had envis... Read more

    Richard

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  • Anita came in at the eleventh hour and saved us. She took a huge weight off our shoulders. She was extremely patient and always available when we needed her. I have no idea how our wedding would have gone without her. She was extremely professional and organized.

    Julie

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  • Best decision we ever made! Hands down – no questions. ASTARR Events is absolutely amazing. Words cannot describe how perfect our wedding day was and it was the creative, organized, experienced and reliable services from Anita and her team. For months leading up to the wedding we would throw ideas and boxes of decorations at her and she rolled with it. She combined our cluttered ideas with her organized experience and created the most beautiful event ever. The day of our wedding after the ceremony was complete and the anxious nervousness was gone, as we sat at our sweetheart table looking out towards our guests in this gorgeous garden - we saw MAGIC. (I have goosebumps writing this and thinking about that moment.) Every little detail Anita knew we would appreciate was brought to light. She really took the time to get to know my husband and I which made our wedding even more personal and intimate. ASTARR Events killed it; Anita blew us away. I would hire Anita and her team over and ov... Read more

    Yuting

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  • Anita is a very professional wedding planner. She thinks of details. She gives us great ideas and her design looks beautiful. We were like, ahh, this is what we want. Besides, she is friendly, nice and responds promptly.

    Irais

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  • On this special and once in a lifetime day, As a bride and also as a groom, you need to have someone who will take care of every important detail of this special day. It is a very fun and exciting day, however, it is very easy to forget so many important details because it is also stressful and overwhelming. ASTARR events will not disappoint you. I have so many details I needed and wanted in our wedding and ASTARR understood everything I wanted. They delivered in a way that words cannot express. As the day was approaching, I kept remembering little things that I had forgotten and they made everything possible, and the best part, is that I did not have to worry about a single thing. I highly suggest to any couple that they hire ASTARR. They are extremely organized, and worth every single penny! They are also floral designers and the designs and arrangements are absolutely beautiful! They delivered our bouquets to our bridal suite, they were on top and even ahead of every single aspect, ... Read more

    linda

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  • 100% a definite YES!!!! Anita was outstanding in every aspect from the moment we contracted her to the very last minute of the evening. Everything was absolutely perfect thanks to her and her team! Hoping my other daughter who just got engaged decides to get married locally because we will definitely get ASTARR Events!!! Thanks again Anita it was such a pleasure to have worked with you!!!

    Jennifer

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  • To say Anita Starr of AStarr Events is the best wedding coordinator in Northern California, is an understatement. I cannot express how much she helped during the entire wedding process. From the first phone call until the last moment of my wedding day, I was confident that Anita understood my vision and that everything would go smoothly. I had some unfortunate encounters with my wedding venue and Anita was there every step of the way to offer advice and also to ensure that the day of would go off without a hitch, despite any problems with the venue itself. Anita is incredibly organized and will prompt you throughout the year to begin thinking about certain aspects of your wedding -- she thinks of all the things that weren't even on your radar! In addition to a spectacular, issue-free wedding process and day, Anita was my floralisr for the entire ceremony and reception. Everything was above and beyond my expectations and vision. I wanted a romantic and effortless look and everything... Read more

    renee

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  • if you have a pretty good idea of what you'd like your wedding to be and want a reliable, loyal partner to put things together for you, anita is your woman. if you realize (as you should) that no amount of planning will prevent last minute problems or brilliant ideas that will just put the cherry on top and you want a flexible, make it happen fixer, than again, anita is your woman. we are lucky to have found her and so are you!

    Linda

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  • Anita you were amazing to work with. Marty and I continue to tell all of our friends and family that if they ever need someone to help them with any type of celebration or event to contact ASTARR Events. You turned our simple ideas for our 20th wedding anniversary and renewal of our vows into a magical day for us. Your flower arrangements and tablescapes were unique and absolutely beautiful. Your coordination with all of the other vendors i.e, caterer, photographer, DJ, etc. was flawless. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your endless efforts, hard work and immediate response time to all of our needs. Marty and Linda Bacigalupi

    Julia

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  • I first reached out to Anita of Astarr events seeking flowers for my wedding. She was incredibly flexible and met me at the time and location that was convenient for me. After talking about flowers (which turned out beautifully, and well within our budget) I mentioned that I did not have a photographer yet, and she was able to refer me to a very good very reasonably priced photographer also. If you're getting married, you NEED Anita.

    User6121895

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  • We retained Anita to be our wedding planner and could have not picked a better one! She was incredibly thorough, punctual, professional, calm, she was on top of issues almost before they happened, and most importantly, she has integrity. She did exactly what she said she would do for us on our wedding day. At one point probably 1 hour before the start of our ceremony, it was recognized that the venue did not provide enough dinner plates, glasses, and silverware as was written in the contract we had earlier negotiated. Anita did not miss a beat, she was on the phone and had everything rented and delivered within the hour. She also assisted us with discussing the discrepancy with the venue and we were reimbursed for the price of the rental dinnerware. If you want a hard working, thorough, and affordable event planner, call Anita.

    Christine

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  • At the last minute, we decided to hire Anita for day of coordination for our wedding ceremony in Monterey, Ca. My husband and I did the majority of the coordinating and planning with wedding vendors prior to the big day, but when it came down to it, we realized that we would need someone to orchestrate all of the details while we were busy getting married! Thank goodness Anita was available! She responded immediately to our emails and we set up a time to meet in our wedding ceremony location. She was very sweet, flexible, professional and not to mention in our budget! ASTARR Events offers wedding packages as well as a la carte services. Knowing that we had already done the bulk of the work, Anita stepped in gracefully and helped us to smooth out the details and create our vision. Anita has a lot of experience and is well connected with the wedding vendor community. She also gave us several suggestions for our wedding ceremony that we didn't even think about! We also later foun... Read more

    Alice

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  • We retained Anita as our Day of the Event Planner for our son's wedding which was held at Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley. However, we found her services to be necessary prior to the wedding day as well. Her vision and expertise was invaluable as she helped us see things that we would have otherwise missed. She also provided us with additional personnel, where needed, such as babysitters and dishwashers to hand wash our vintage dishes. On the day of the wedding, she ensured that every detail was covered and every activity on the day's agenda happened as planned. If there were any glitches, we didn't know about them. Anita is creative, highly professional, calm, and listens well so as to create the event that you envision. I highly recommend Anita Starr Events----truly a 5-Star professional!

    Jeff & Sari

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  • Anita helped us put together a beach wedding ceremony in Monterey. She made the stress around this joyous event very low for us. The setting and set up were terrific, the flowers that Anita found were amazing, and Anita provided a number of tables and other supplies so that we did not have to bring those with us. All in all Anita made the day go as we had hoped, and I highly recommend her for any event you may have in the Monterey area!

    Brenda

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  • Anita was very helpful in planning my daughters wedding. We spent a year working on the perfect wedding for my daughter. Anita designed all the flower arrangements for the wedding, which were absolutly beautiful. She has knowladge in all aspects of event planning. Anita has great recommendations for vendors. She kept everyone and everything on time the day of the wedding. My husband and I were able to enjoy the day knowing Anita was in charge.

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