Get To Know Us
As we begin our 19th wedding season, it is so great to reflect on the wonderful years that have passed since I Do…Weddings’ inception. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds since 2003 when Melissa coordinated her first wedding at the Admiral Kidd Club, an iconic San Diego military venue. We’ve since grown to five planners strong, who work together both individually and as a group to create beautiful, seamless events.
While the company and our offerings have grown, many things remain the same. We are committed to one-on-one, individual, and customized approach to the planning process. Though we have many operational procedures to ensure a smooth event, we believe that every couple and every event is unique, and should be treated as such.
So, how exactly does I Do…Weddings work?
When you inquire via our website, email, phone, or via social media, you’ll be connected with an I Do…Weddings partner that we feel is a good fit for you. Ideally, we’d love to chat with you, hear about your vision, personality, and style to ensure a great fit. All of the members of the I Do…Weddings & Events family have considerable event planning experience–from weddings to charity events and runway shows to bridal showers…we do it all! We are lucky to have a very diverse team that excels in different areas, and we feel it shows!
A conversation in person, over the phone or on Skype, will help get the ball rolling. We’d love to hear about your love story, how you became engaged, where you are in the wedding planning process, and your expectations of your event planner. We’ll share images, insights to your venue and hear about what is important to you. We always want to see your pictures and inspiration, hear about your guest list and vision, and even meet your fiancee, family or friends.
From there, we will create a custom proposal for you. This will begin our relationship!
During the planning process–from contract signing to day of event execution, you will have a single point of contact. This way, you can develop a trust and rapport with the person that will be with you on the day of your wedding. We find that this is the best manner to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Though we do have a general number and general email, you’ll work directly with your planner to make sure we are clear on your expectations and you feel support throughout your engagement.
We often get asked about our ideal weddings, and ideal couples to work with. Just as we have varied backgrounds and experiences, our weddings and events are extremely diverse. From a 2 person elopement to a 500 person gala, we know the wedding industry very well. We’ve had the experience of working out of the country for destination weddings and in our immediate surrounding areas, and have vast experience working with hotels, caterers, and out-of-the-box venues such as museums and estates.
We pride ourselves on being team players, and working hard to ensure your vendor team is cohesive. We are constantly striving to improve ourselves, step outside our comfort zones, and learn all aspects of the event industry. We are so excited to hear from you.
Melissa, Jill and Team
We look forward to connecting with you to discuss your event or wedding!