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(707) 495-7367
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    Joanna N.

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  • Tara and her team served as day-of coordinators for my daughter's wedding in June in Petaluma. Words cannot express the level of calm and professionalism Tara brought to the table. We felt like we had a Power Team helping us! Tara was great with every detail, every challenge that hit us all during a covid pandemic. We had a lot of changes along the way due to covid and she ran with the punches and adjusted right along with us. The day of was fabulous. She's worth every penny and invaluable. Not only that, but she became my friend, sharing the emotional impact of the covid wedding. Love her and don't hesitate to hire her! Thank you thank you Tara for everything!

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    Awe, thank you so much Joanna. It was wonderful planning with you and I am happy to have helped navigate covid madness. You and your family are wonderful people and I miss you already!

    Paula L.

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  • I cannot begin to praise Tara Ybarra enough for all she did for me and my family during my daughter's recent wedding in Geyserville, California. Tara is incredibly organized, responsible, responsive, tactful and kind all at the same time. Everything she promised she'd do, she delivered on! She was the first one to get to the church and the last person to leave the reception. Her quiet efficiency impressed not only me at the wedding reception but also several of our guests that commented to me on her competency. Every time in the 8 months of planning this wedding that I reached out to Tara, she answered quickly and knowledgeably. Planning this wedding from a distance turned out not to be a chore with Tara's help. She gave us a heads up on a problem vendor we had hired and quickly recommended another saving us some major frustration and not to mention, money. I cannot think of one thing negative about Tara. You absolutely cannot go wrong hiring her. My daughter and I both are mi... Read more

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    Paula, it was an absolute pleasure to get to know you and your family! You're all wonderful and I'm so grateful to have been able to help you with your daughter's wedding day. Miss you already!

    Patty

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  • Hiring Tara Ybarra as our event planner was one of the best decisions we made for our daughters September 12, 2020 wedding. Tara’s warm and easy personality made an immediate connection with our daughter and one that will continue in the future. Tara is positive, knowledgeable, organized, experienced, flexible and creative. And yes, deciding to keep the wedding date in a Covid-19 year, we relied on all of Tara’s qualities as we navigated through it all, including fires, evacuations and power outages. to boot! Tara kept us abreast of all the State and local pandemic protocols and what was permissible as well as reasonable. She was always encouraging and genuinely invested in making sure we got the wedding and reception that met our expectations. In the end, it exceeded our wildest dreams. Yes, it was much smaller, different, but it was personable, intimate and very beautiful. God smiled on us that day and our daughter and new son in law were very, very happy. We have lovely memories... Read more

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    Thank you so much Patty. We were so thankful to have met you and your family and honored to have been chosen as your planning team. Congratulations to Allyson and Adam!!!! Miss planning with you already!

    Wendy I.

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  • The only reason I hired a wedding coordinator was because our venue required it. That being said, I AM SO GLAD I DID! Tara was incredibly professional, kind, and creative. We hired her for her "day of" service package. We got so much more than just a day! I cannot say enough about her and her partner.

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    Thank you so much Wendy! We loved helping you with your wedding day! I feel so lucky that you hired me. Lucky for me, your venue needed a planner! Ha!

    Hayley

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    5 out of 5
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  • We absolutely loved working with Tara as our wedding coordinator. We hired her for her day-of services, but she honestly went above and beyond what we had expected. She was so organized, calm, and knowledgable - qualities that any great event planner should have but she truly was top notch. We cannot recommend her enough!

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    It was so nice to plan with someone that was also so organized too and had everything together! You were a joy to plan with! Thanks Hayley!

    Cheyenne C.

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  • Tara was amazing as our wedding coordinator! Though she was just our day of coordinator, we had lots of contact months in advance of the event, discussing details of the timeline and ideas I had. She took my ideas and expanded on them, and was always very enthusiastic about everything we had planned. I sent a ton of emails to run things by her, and she never seemed to be bothered even after what felt like hundreds of messages! On the day of the event she made sure everything ran smoothly and exactly according to plan. After the ceremony, I started feeling suffocated by the tightness of the corset on my dress. Tara promptly took out her "emergency kit" and was able to rig something to loosen the corset a little bit. This saved me! I was able to wear my dress comfortably the rest of the night. They also had toys to give out to all the little ones who attended the wedding. This was a great way to help keep them occupied while sitting at the tables. After the wedding was over... Read more

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    Thank you so much Cheyenne! I was so happy to have gotten to help you with your wedding day (and to rig you a more comfortable corset! Ha!) The day turned out beautifully.

    Barbara R.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Whenever I daydreamed over the details of my wedding, having a wedding planner was not something I anticipated needing. Being the type A personality type that I am, I always figured I would have every detail figured out myself and would just save us a little bit of money planning it myself. Once the engagement was set and we chose our venue, it ended up being a written requirement that we had to have a planner. I tried to think of it in a positive light, and began searching off the venue's list of recommended vendors. Ybarra events was the second Wedding Planning service that we contacted, and it was truly serendipitous! We clicked with Tara immediately over the phone, and within minutes it was like she knew us for years. She helped us navigate the space of having a queer wedding, incorporating both of our tastes and make it something we could be happy with and have everyone enjoy as well. With two strong personalities, that is NOT an easy feat! Since I still wanted to have a bit of cr... Read more

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    Thank you Barbara and Colleen! I loved helping your wedding vision come to life! You were so easy to work with and I really appreciate your fun-loving personalities!

    Holly B.

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  • I will preface this by saying, this is the first time I have ever reviewed anything on the internet. Ever. But if anyone deserves the praise, it is Tara Ybarra. We were serendipitously paired with Tara due to a complication with our previous wedding planning services. She was the best thing we never asked for. My husband and I were tasked with planning a wedding in Sonoma while living on the east coast; this while both juggling strenuous, demanding careers. I credit Tara for the reason we were able to pull off a seamless, stress-free, love and fun-filled wedding which was the best day of our lives thus far. Tara is organized, creative, genuine, and brilliant. She kept us on track in planning and made sure we took into account things about the wedding planning process I didn't even know existed. From "big picture" to minutiae, Tara thought of everything. By the end of the planning process I considered her to be not only my planner, but a friend, who I was very happy to have come to my w... Read more

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    Awe, thank you so much Holly! I feel honored to be your first internet review! I also feel so lucky to have met you and been able to help you plan your wedding. Serendipity at it's finest! I look forward to the next time our paths cross. Vacation anyone?

    Molly D.

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  • Tara and James were wonderful— Tara took my building blocks for a vision and brought it to life. Her coordination was exemplary from our first appointment until the rehearsal. Her execution on the day of was fabulous—we had some minor last minute blunders with vendors, and she and James were quick on their feet to address the concerns and make sure our guests (and I) didn’t even really notice. We are so appreciative of the memories she and James helped us create.

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    I appreciate you Molly! Thank you so much. James and I were happy to be there for you and to fix wedding day hiccups! You looked so lovely! Tommy's a lucky guy!

    Pat D.

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  • As mother of the bride, I marveled how Tara perfectly understood both my desire to make our brides dreams come true and how to relieve any stress I might have. She was the perfect coordinator. Fun, organized , available and extraordinarily focused on getting the best for us. We couldn’t have done it without her.

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    Thank you Pat! I really cannot express how much I enjoyed working on this wedding with you, Molly, & Tommy! What a wonderful family. I was overjoyed to have helped you throughout the planning process.

    Emily S.

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  • We got married in September 2019. Jumping into wedding planning with no previous experience was daunting to say the least, but Tara saved the day and made the whole experience manageable. We hired Tara in more of a consulting role until about 2 months before the wedding when she fully took over planning and coordination. She is very organized, professional and on top of things but also warm, friendly and a very fun person to work with, which is such a valuable combination! I had some specific visions of how I wanted the wedding to look and feel, and she was receptive and enthusiastic about my ideas while also guiding me in the right direction with all of her learnings and experiences with weddings in the past. The day of the wedding was a breeze and I was able to enjoy it fully due to Tara and James' help. I can't recommend them enough!

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    Thank you Emily! I am so glad I was able to help steer you through the planning process. I enjoyed getting to know you over the year and help you on your wedding day. You looked absolutely stunning in your off-beat wedding dress!

    Ixipixie

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  • Hiring Tara was possibly the best decision I made during my wedding planning process! She was so quick to respond to any and all questions I had - she once called me while driving between two of her meetings just because she saw I had emailed her earlier that day. On my wedding day, she and her assistant were extremely helpful organizing all the other vendors, and so positive whenever I asked for their help. Everything turned out wonderfully - I never had to worry about a thing. So worth it!

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    Thank you Yixin! I really loved how your wedding day turned out. Everything from your flowers, to the cake, and your dress change! Everything was wonderful. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

    Lakshmi A.

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  • I don't know how we would have planned our wedding without Tara. She is calm, organized, creative, and well connected in the wedding industry. Not only is she a pro at planning, she saved the day when our caterers showed up 3 hours late by filling in for things she didn't even need to do. Tara goes above and beyond to make your wedding the best possible experience and I miss her now that we don't have our regular check-in calls! Do yourself a favor and hire Tara -- she'll make the whole wedding planning process a breeze.

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    Thank you Lakshmi! I really miss our check-ins too! I was happy to be there for you and Nick on your wedding day. I'm so glad to have met you and look forward to grabbing coffee sometime!

    Azure B.

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  • Tara was an amazing find! She is genuine, honest, organized and super responsive. I felt completely at ease handing off my wedding plan to her, knowing she would seamlessly take over all the details and execute our celebration. She went above and beyond with us, from answering emails and texts, to recommending great vendors, to expertly writing wedding signage and even picking up snacks for the bridal party. She even helped my mother and baby girl into their car when heading home, knowing my mother may need help with the car seat. Aaron and I knew we were in good hands with Tara and we would recommend her to anyone needing help planning their special day. Thanks so much Tara!

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    Thank you so much Azure! I enjoyed planning your wedding with you! You were absolutely wonderful. Miss you already!

    Chelsea

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  • We hired Tara to assist with the day of our wedding but she was so extremely helpful beyond just our wedding day! We live out of state which made the whole wedding planning process a little more stressful but Tara was always readily available and had great communication with us the entire time to make sure we had everything set for the big day. She made our wedding flow so smoothly and always kept us updated through the night on our timing/what was going on next. Would highly highly recommend Tara!

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    Thank you so much Chelsea! It was lovely working your wedding day. It couldn't have been more beautiful. Congratulations!
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