Find Local Wedding Vendors

Discover and connect with wedding vendors that share your taste and your budget. With trusted reviews, you can rest easy that your wedding day will be as beautiful as you envisioned.

Planner in Palm Desert, CA,
(619) 994-0376
Overall Rating
5.0 out of 5
Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • 85 Reviews


    Brieze Bell

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • If you are looking for the best wedding or event designers/producers on the planet, then stop your search right now because I promise you will find that in Josefina Events! Laura and her fantastic team (including Dana, Bryce, and others) designed and produced our wedding and they could not have done a more spectacular job! My husband and I recommend them wholeheartedly to plan your wedding and/or special event. When we met Laura (Josefina Events Founder and CEO), it was immediately clear that she is brilliant, engaging, and kind. She exudes creativity, vision, and the energy it takes to accomplish any dream you might have. It didn't take more than a couple of conversations and review of her outstanding work to realize that she and her team were the wedding producers of our dreams! We never regretted the decision for an instant. Peter and I could not have made a better decision. At every turn, Laura and her team made the process fun, rewarding, and relaxing. She took the inspira... Read more

    Melissa Badgley

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • We are so grateful to have found Laura from Josefina Wedding & Events to work with as a planner for our wedding. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our wedding until next year due to COVID-19 and Laura has been so wonderful and accommodating. We have already been working with her for almost a year and she is always so responsive and provides us with so much useful information. She is so experienced and has so many great connections within the Coachella valley. We are confident that when our wedding arrives, we will not have to worry about anything because we have Laura as our planner. We would highly recommend Josefina Weddings & Events to anyone that is looking for 5-star planning services.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Melissa! Reading this reminded me about why I do what I do. In times like these we need to be understanding of each others situations and I feel fortunate to be working with such a wonderful and appreciative couple. Your day will be incredible and hey, what's one more year until forever! ;-) With love, Laura

    Merima Heric

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Dana was a god send on our wedding day! I opted for the month of wedding planning option since I was taking care of a lot of the pre-planning logistics myself, but really needed someone who could take over and handle all vendor comms, timeline planning and day of coordination and I am SO GLAD I did! Dana jumped on board about a month out from our wedding, we handled mostly everything over email and it was so easy because she was so organized and detail oriented. She and Kristin made our wedding day seamless and stress free, even when our flower delivery person was late, they kept things calm and more importantly made me feel like they were on top of it and had it handled. Both Dana and Kristin were true professionals and helped with every detail the day of our wedding, even helping to manage my crazy foreign family. We could not have been more happy with the service we got and I would highly recommend them to any future bride.

    responded with the following comments.

    Merima and Eric, It was such a pleasure working with you and your vendor team on your wedding day. I am so glad we were able to save the day with your florals arriving in time for pre-ceremony photos. Your vision was beautiful but you were stunning! So glad you, your family and friends had a great time celebrating your wedding. It was a treat for you and Kristin to reconnect, what a small and beautiful world we live in. Cheers, Dana & Kristin

    Adi Friedman

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Hiring Josefina was the best wedding decision I made. My husband and I wanted to get married at a house, so the wedding was very DIY. Three months before our wedding, we hadn't done much and were struggling to find time to research and vet the vendors we'd need (eg. table/chair rentals, bathroom rentals, caterers, DJs, buses to take guests to/from the venue and on and on). We were VERY stressed. I found Josefina online and their reviews were perfect, so I scheduled a time to speak with Laura and I immediately felt relieved. She talked me through the different options and it was clear because of the time frame and the DIY nature of the wedding we'd need full-service planning. And I'm so happy we did it! Jackquelyn did the most amazing job. She walked us through every decision, clearly explained the pros and cons of each option, and made recommendations (which were all spot on). She set a realistic budget from the outset, was very clear about invoicing and budgeting, and helped us stay w... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    You two were a joy to work with! From the moment we hit the floor running, everything came together perfectly - why?! We were blessed with the A Team couple. Thank you for entrusting us to design and implement your vision, choose the best vendors for your event and worked within our 90 day timeline to create this amazing event. Thank you for your kind words and most of all, thank you for being the most gracious, appreciate and easy to work with power couple. Last but not least, thank you for bringing Ollie into our hearts. Best ring bear ever! Woof woof! Love, Laura and Jacquelyn

    Elena Haug

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Jacquelyn did an amazing job, she was responsive, kind and easy to work with. We hired her for the month of and felt at ease during that last stretch working with her. Her communication with us was great and her ability to work with the vendors the day of is why we would refer her. The day was perfect and exactly what we hoped for!

    responded with the following comments.

    So happy to hear you were pleased with our services and felt stress free on the day of! I loved working with you and the wonderful vendor team and am over the moon to see how happy you are. The wedding was gorgeous! Love the photos! We appreciate you Elena and wish you happily ever after.

    Scott Schukart

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Laura Kelly and her assistance Kate were a fantastic team. They jumped on board with our event and made the whole wedding day seamless and stress free. They were professional and helped coordinate every detail. We could not have been more happy!!

    Jennifer

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • The whole planning process and our wedding day was a dream come true thanks to Laura and the Josefina Events crew. This team genuinely cares about their clients and takes care to learn your vibe to execute YOUR vision as you’ve been dreaming of. We were able to work off of their thoughtfully curated list of wonderful, talented vendors to pull our wedding day together. Laura is a problem solver, and works to navigate speed bumps leading up to, or on the day of. She will support you through and through with great advice, emotional support, planning strategy and is just a great person to bounce ideas off of as she’s so passionate and respectful of your wishes. She is at least in step, if not two steps ahead of you already on any concerns or ideas you may be sitting on (There were multiple “I was thinking about that too, and my thought is...” during planning). We had no worries at all during our wedding day as we knew we were in great hands. This team works hard to stay within your... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much Jen and James for such a lovely and heart felt review. I am so happy that this turned out everything you had envisioned and I whole heartedly thank you for always respecting my opinion and listening to my guidance. It was easy to perform a seamless wedding when you have such a wonderful couple, wedding party and family to work with. To say you and James were a pleasure to work with would be an understatement. Every minute of it was wonderful and it never felt like work. Thank you for letting us be a part of your most memorable day. I can't wait to hear what other beautiful things await you both in life. With gratitude, Laura and the Josefina Events Team. XOXO

    Aisha

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I worked with Dana with Josefina Events to plan my wedding. I booked the "day-of" package, which really means that Dana is available to me 24/7 up to 6 weeks prior to the wedding date to fine tune all details. I could not be more thankful to Dana for all her work. I planned a Pakistani destination wedding in San Diego. Dana was AWESOME. This was her first time coordinating a Pakistani wedding, but she was exceptional at making all my wedding visions come to reality. 4 weeks prior to my wedding, I had a family emergency, and was unsure until about 14 days prior to the wedding date if things would resume as planned. Dana was so reliable. While I spent my days and nights in the hospital visiting with family, she was my voice to all my vendors. The day of the wedding, Dana came with a team of 3 to make sure that the wedding ran on schedule, and all my visions were realized. She was awesome. (by the way, the wedding ran AHEAD of schedule...which is unbelievable considering I ... Read more

    Casey

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Josefina events saved the day! I needed a replacement for another coordinator who wasn’t working out. Dana was so sweet and understanding about the whole situation. She seamlessly took over only a few months before our wedding. Everything was perfect and exactly what I wanted! I am so happy we found Josefina events.

    responded with the following comments.

    Casey, I am so pleased we were able to “save the day.” Thank you for taking the suggestion I gave for executing your same location flip from ceremony to reception. I loved that you entrusted Josefina Events to also create your dance floor with Mylar tape. That dance floor / ceremony aisle was exactly what wanted and needed at Sandbox. You and Mike were amazing to work with! With Gratitude, Dana and the Josefina Events Team

    Roberta Gibson, Mother Of The Bride

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Wonderful, Marvelous, Fabulous, Epic...Thank you so much Laura and your team for making this the wedding of Katie and David Dreams. Your attention to detail and seeing the vision that Katie and David had was overwhelming, the vendors you referred us to were the best and the venue couldn't have been any better, your emotional support was very much appreciated. To sum it up.....we hit the jackpot when we brought you into the mix and we think of you as family. We will definitely keep in touch with you and fill you in on every event that happens in Katie and David's life. You are without a doubt the best of the best and we love you for all you have done :)

    responded with the following comments.

    To say working with your family was amazing would be an understatement. I was honored to have the opportunity to bring Katie and Dave's vision to life and tell their story through their beautiful day. However, when you get so lucky as to have an MOB that is appreciative, kind and respects my professional opinion I would say it was a match made in heaven. Feels like I am writing you a review, Roberta! We love our clients. They truly do become family. Hope you are still enjoying the "high" from the wedding. XOXOX Laura

    Jenny Thai

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • As a wedding photographer professional, I always spot the difference between a good and bad wedding coordinator, and let me just say this... this team delivers AMAZING execution every time!! I loved working with Dana and Jackquelyn. They're both make my clients feel so much at ease because they literally take care of every detail in a professional manner. I've never worked with wedding coordinators as involved as they are. They emailed the schedule out timely with every detail so that I would be ready. During family photos, Dana even stepped up to help me coordinate the crowd and got them excited for their turn, haha! We shot at the Tom Ham Light house and during the portrait session, and she was so involved in helping the bride with her dress and making sure we have enough time for different locations. She never rushed and made sure the bride and I got enough photos during the session. Jackquelyn is so attentive to all her brides and would think of things they wouldn't think o... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Jenny, It’s always wonderful to team up on weddings and events with you. Your flexibility and continued communication through out the planning process and the day of is so appreciative! Thank you again for letting me be your voice for the best set up for grand entrance and all things that matter for the photos. Gathering that family photo was some effort and I thank you for allowing me to assist in any way possible. We cannot wait for the stars to align to work together again! XOXO, The Josefina Events Team

    Yesenia Miranda

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • From day one, Dana was great to us. When we did the venue walk-through she helped us paint a picture of where everything would go. She coordinated the tasting, which was a very sweet and memorable experience. From those early stages where we are figuring out so many big decisions, she was always there for us and so supportive, always having helpful recommendations, but never being pushy. The wonderful recommendations for vendors from Dana were perfect and I can’t imagine anything better that our A-team (Whimsey Florals, Holly Ireland Photography, Blush & Adore and DJ Preston). She was incredible in confirming every detail with the vendors, making it so easy for us. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. Dana managed the rehearsal perfectly, and helped us all through that process and it made for a perfect day-of. We all felt very prepared going into the wedding day. A big part of this process was that we were planning this wedding from the east coast, and we honestly ... Read more

    Tara

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I highly recommend Laura and the entire team at Josefina Weddings & Events for your wedding planning! I originally had met with a few other planners who I just didn’t click with, and I was getting a bit panicked. Then I found Laura and I knew I had found the right person! I felt a kindred spirit in Laura - super buttoned up but so warm and friendly. Even if you only are using someone for the Day Of package, you will be spending so much time in communication with your planner and you just want to make sure they “get you” and your individual needs. Laura got me and had my back every step of the way. She gave me advice on everything from party rentals to tipping etiquette and everything in between. But here is how she is unique. She listens. She has so much good information and advice, but she has not forgotten that this is your day. She will listen to your individual wishes and desires and help you make them a reality. Laura was my sounding board and champion. I liked how upfr... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Tara, the honor was all mine, to be a part of your and Matt’s most memorable day. This review goes both ways as I was luckily enough to have an incredibly organized and responsive bride. You did an incredible job creating an amazing day full of happy faces (inside joke) and gracious guests all singing your praises. We love what we do at Josefina Events and appreciated the acknowledgement. With love, forever your planner, Laura , Dana and Ashley

    Ruby

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Dana made our wedding day absolutely perfect. I planned most of our wedding, and we hired her for the month leading up to the event, and it was the best choice! I live up in Northern CA, so Dana and I spoke on the phone, and I could tell she was the right fit just from our conversation. I met her and Jackquelyn for the first time at our month-prior walkthrough, and they immediately jumped into all the details. Dana and Jackquelyn lent their expertise to the overall layout, table settings, day-of timeline, and other key details, keeping my vision in mind throughout. I was out of town on a work trip the weekend before our wedding, and there were a lot of situations that came up last minute that needed to be resolved with other vendors, and Dana stepped in and handled everything seamlessly, and I was so grateful! Not only did Dana and Jackquelyn handle the vendor communication and coordination, but they also brought my vision to life. I spent months creating my decorations and envisioni... Read more

    Wendy Canchola

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • My daughter chose Josefina Events to be her ”day- of wedding coordinator”, and we could not have been more pleased, and actually over-impressed by the experience last weekend. Dana became very involved a little over a month prior to the wedding, and exceeded all our expectations. Our daughter is very detail-oriented and had a vision she had worked on for 10 months. Dana understood completely what was needed to make her day what she had dreamed of, and overcame every hurdle for us. She and Jackquelyn were there for the rehearsal, handled all decorations and staging, and had all vendors organized. From the moment they arrived on the wedding day to the very end of the evening, their calm demanor and thoughtful actions and hard work took all the stress off of our families and the bride, and allowed us to have an amazing, fun, worry-free, magical wedding and reception. They seemed to be everywhere at once, handling anything that came up, but always calmly and discreetly. I can’t say e... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Wendy, Jackquelyn and I loved working with you, your family and Ruby. Thank you for trusting Josefina Events to keep everything running smoothly. We are happy that you were able to live in the moment during the whole wedding day. Ruby and Dylan's wedding was magical and we had a great time with all your vendors as well as yourself through out the process. XOXO Josefina Events
    1 2 3 6

    Find Amazing Vendors
    render_sticky_availability_button