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Planner in Lakewood, CA,
(805) 748-8636
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  • 21 Reviews


    David Nash

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  • Groom review: I wasn't involved when selecting So Smitten, and honestly wasn't sure what to expect throughout the process. In meeting with Marni to go over the details of the day, I was blown away by how organized she was. She had the wedding day planned to the minute and knew all the right questions to ask when speaking with the person managing the venue. On our wedding day, Marni and her team of coordinators made sure everything was perfect! We didn't have to worry about anything. They were so communicative to the wedding party that none of our friends and family had any excuse not to know where they should be and when. There were only a few minor hiccups and So Smitten handled them flawlessly. For instance, our venue made sure we picked how our napkins should be folded. We wouldn't have cared but after they made us choose, we designed an insert specific to the napkins describing the meal and with the names of the wedding party, etc. Unfortunately, all the napkins were wrong when we ... Read more

    Shanan Goldsmith

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  • We are so thankful for Marni and Sabrina!! Our wedding day, pre wedding, planning and just a helpful group when we had questions. We kept saying “we just don’t know what we don’t know” and both Marni and Sabrina are beyond helpful, quick to respond and super knowledgeable. We are so thankful we had Sabrina at our wedding and know we wouldn’t of been able to pull off our dream wedding with out her. For real, if you’re on the fence - make the leap. Every penny is well worth it. Hands down the BEST and our wedding was magical because of So Smitten!!

    Emily Nadal

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  • So Smitten is seriously amazing! I worked with Marni and Sabrina. They were both wonderful and so helpful throughout the wedding planning process and in the months leading up to the wedding. They are professional, friendly, and organized. They are simply amazing at what they do. Our wedding day went so smooth and on time! I cannot recommend enough.

    Arie

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  • We couldn't be more pleased with our experience! Marni is not only a consummate professional, but a fantastic person, to boot. For every question or problem we ran into throughout our planning process, she had a solution. She knows her business so well, and has excellent relationships with all of the best vendors in the area. Everyone loves Marni, and it shows! On the day of our ceremony, she and her team were invaluable. Everything went so smoothly for us; we were able to relax and enjoy our reception knowing that everything was in Marni's capable hands. She is, simply put, the best at what she does.

    Trevor

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  • Marni is a miracle worker! We interviewed several Wedding Planners to serve as Day of Coordinators but she was the only one that we instantly knew would be able to handle everything we needed. We had a ton of props and a very specific vision for our wedding and she and her staff exceeded all expectations in helping us achieve a flawless wedding! She even managed to wrangle and manage our infuriatingly less-than-organized venue staff leading up to and day of the wedding. Day of, everything was impeccable and she checked on us regularly to make sure we were happy and if we needed anything! Hire her!!!

    Lizette

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  • Hiring So Smitten for the day-of-coordination at my wedding was the best thing I did and the best money I spent! I cannot say that enough! We had the honor of having Shaunte as our lead coordinator, and she was a pleasure to work with. As a hands-on bride I thought I had everything covered, but when I spoke with Shaunte, I realized what value she could add, as she is truly an expert at what she does. I do not know what I would've done without So Smitten at my wedding. It is worth noting, that unlike many other day-of-coordinator companies, you are allowed to have unlimited communication with their coordinators (other companies say 2 emails per month, which is bizarre to me). Shaunte was on top of things and had things I couldn't even think of covered. They did such a great job at my wedding that a friend of mine who was in attendance hired So Smitten for her upcoming wedding. If you're debating hiring a day-of-coordinator, don't think twice and hire So Smitten, you won't regret it!

    Nestor

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  • How can I begin to describe how great Marni and her team are? My husband and I still remember researching many wedding planners because we wanted to find the perfect one. As soon as we had our first conversation with Marni, we knew she was the one we wanted to work with because of her positive, fun, caring personality. From beginning to end, Marni was always organized, detailed, fun, and just happy. You would think you would feel overwhelmed after seeing a huge list of to do items but that wasn’t the case here. Marni constantly seemed prepared and worriless, which made us feel the same. She actually made the wedding planning process really fun and we would look forward to our meetings. We found it amazing how she was so organized, prepared, and detailed, yet she was happily open to any change no matter how last minute it was. It sure seems like being a wedding planner is stressful but nothing ever seemed to stress her out. She answered everything so happily and would get back to us i... Read more

    Kristie

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  • I can't say enough great things about Marni. We hired her for our day of consultant but she went above and beyond that role by answering various questions I had throughout my planning process and providing such valuable information. Her and her staff took all the decorations we made and decorated the venue even better than I had pictured it. She also handled everything the day of so I could just enjoy my wedding.

    Audrey

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  • Marni was absolutely amazing. She made the whole process as easy and stress-free as possible. I am not someone who easily lets go (I can be a bit of a control freak), but I had no trouble trusting Marni-- I knew I was in good hands. From start to finish it was an amazing experience working with her. She was so organized and so detailed I knew that every little thing was taken care of. I also appreciated all her help with vendor recommendations and guidance. I never really felt overwhelmed with all of the things that needed to be done because Marni really helped to manage the chaos/ I was so glad to have her with me on my big day and to help guide me through the sometimes crazy process of planning a wedding. I received so many compliments from our friends and family and I really cannot recommend her enough.

    Kristin

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  • So Smitten = a must have for your wedding! As someone with event experience, I knew exactly how complex it would be to manage a wedding. That's why I called upon So Smitten to help with day of coordination. They paired me with Jill, and we made an awesome team. Jill created a super detailed timeline and even identified some things my husband and I hadn't thought of. Leading up to the big day, she served as the point person for all of my vendors and did a ton of work behind the scenes. I was seriously impressed with her organization and responsiveness (especially via text). During the wedding, Jill and her team had a calm, positive demeanor and handled everything that came their way with grace and professionalism. I must add that they did a stellar job cleaning up the bridal suites and packing up our items. My favorite memory: Jill running to me and husband with a plate of appetizers in one hand and drinks in the other, so we could fuel up before family photos. She's the best! ... Read more

    Amanda

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  • Marni is the absolute best! My wife and I had our wedding on June 10th of this year and it would not have happened as smoothly nor been as wonderful as it was if not for Marni. My wife and I went into the whole process of planning our wedding with only the vaguest of ideas of what we wanted. We had a rough budget, we knew we wanted good food, we wanted to be in Los Angeles, and we wanted cake. That's pretty much it. For over a year, Marni was with us for each step of the way, gently prodding us along and giving suggestions and recommendations to help point us towards shaping our dream wedding. And since we are currently in St. Louis, she would organize things to cram as many meetings as possible for the weekends we went out there to visit and acted as our representative for times we couldn't go out there. She kept us organized and always let us know what we had to do and when we had to do it. I'm not quite sure how I'll live without that much structure in my life anymore, hon... Read more

    User6464170

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  • Marni and Shaunte were our month-of coordination team, and what a team they were! They handled EVERYTHING on the day of our wedding, so we could be relaxed and completely in the moment together. We couldn't have asked for more organized, responsible, and pleasant people to work with. They handled a wedding crasher with grace and ease, and didn't allow it to stress us out at all. I cannot recommend them more highly, they made our wedding day perfect. When we sat back on our honeymoon and reflected, my husband noted that So Smitten was our most important vendor of the day - without them, we can't imagine the wedding happening as smoothly or as beautifully as it did. We also rented items from So Smitten, and they were beautiful, we would highly recommend that as well!

    karla

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  • People say that a day of wedding planner to handle A to Z is a luxury, but for the sake of the bride and those in the bridal party, it's a must!! Marni and her team didn't just provide us with day of service. They went above and beyond long before the wedding to make sure things were done in a timely manner and that we didn't miss any details. The cost was WAY below the value for their day of service and I only wish I could have afforded to have them do it all. They have an amazing eye/style and knowledge on bringing things together. Everything they did for us was so tasteful, gorgeous, and professional. I know that if I had tried to do things on my own, I wouldn't have been able to do a quarter of the amazing job they did. Even though our budget couldn't afford their full service planning, they took ownership in my vendor choices making it all work and come together beautifully. They kept me relaxed all day, spoiling us by making sure we had drinks and food, felt good, and if anything... Read more

    Katie

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  • Marni was amazing. I hired So Smitten for the D.I.Y Day-of service, and I have no idea how my wedding would have run without having her and her team. I was happy putting together the wedding myself, but she was always there to answer questions, give recommendations, and guide me along the way since I had no experience with weddings. The week of the wedding she took over everything so that I was able to enjoy my time with friends and family. Everything ran so smoothly!! There is NO WAY my wedding day would have been so perfect without Marni's help. I'm actually still not sure if everything went perfectly or if things went wrong and she just fixed them before I ever noticed!! Either way, that's exactly what you want on your day! I was originally debating if I needed a coordinator or if I could do it all myself- but this was the smartest money I spent. I could NOT have done it all myself, and if I did there is no way I could have relaxed and fully enjoyed my wedding day. On top of all of... Read more

    Angela-Paul Yu-Cheng

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We got married in mid-June at a venue in the Los Angeles area and Marni and team provided wedding planner and same-day, onsite coordination. She's part of a coop and we ended up booking the photographer (her husband), the florist, and DJ through her. Overall, everything worked out well. Even though Marni herself was already booked on the Saturday we got married, we decided to hire her anyway as she has a team of associates who assist her, and one of her assistants was our same day coordinator. Prior to hiring her, we had a phone consultation with her to decide whether we would hire her or someone else. We looked at about 5 different planners before settling on her. One thing I appreciated is that she didn't push any particular agenda or vendors on us. Though we selected her coop, we made our own decision b/c that made our life easier and there was favorable pricing if we hired the coop. It was a good decision because they know and have worked with each other, which made coor... Read more

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