It’s never too early in the wedding planning process to start talking about your guest list. Before you announce that you’re having 250 people and start verbally inviting people, it’s a good idea to sit down with your fiancé and answer the following questions.

  • What is your dream wedding? It could be a petite gathering or a large bash.
  • Who comes to mind when you think of getting married? These are the people that make your day particularly special.
  • Who is involved in paying for the wedding? This will help to decide which guests they would like to have there as well.
  • What can you afford? This is the ultimate question- setting up a budget will help identify what type of event fits best for you.


Once you’ve got these preliminary questions out of the way, and decided where you’re having both the ceremony and reception, you’ll know about how many guests you want to invite. The next step is deciding how many invitations to give to each of your parents. Traditionally, the invitations are split evenly between the two families. However, if the bride and groom share the same group of friends, you may choose to give each of your parents a third of the invitations, reserving a third for yourselves.

You and your fiancé should sit down and start naming the names (and gathering the addresses!) that will make up your portion of the guest list. Make it fun with wine and cheese!

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It was an absolute pleasure working with my friend, Liz King, to create this beautiful Look Book for the Mon Amie Bridal Salon located in Costa Mesa.


Li’K Designs – for

Mon Amie –

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CBS Logo Events by Cori is thrilled to be featured in the CBS Los Angeles Best Spring 2013 Wedding Shows in SoCal for our Bridal Show we are producing at Mission Viejo Country Club on March 17th from 11 AM to 3 PM. Appetizers, champagne and raffles. Hope to see you there!


Romance anyone?   Judson had contacted me to plan a surprise Wedding Vow renewal.  They got married last year and felt they had missed so much that comes with the planning that special day and including your family, friends.  He wanted them to be able to read their vows to each other,  one to one and have the ceremony on the beach just for the two of them under a beautiful arch in Laguna Beach.

Did we mention, it was a complete surprise!

Judson had told her to pack for a beach weekend and buy a new sun dress.  He drove her to Hotel Laguna with a blindfold on and  I met them in the lobby and we walked outside to the terrace.  Judson left to meet her down to the sand at the ceremony site and I removed the blindfold – she started to cry and was so surprised.

















Rachelle grew up in Laguna Beach so we thought it would be wonderful to hold the ceremony close to a place that felt like home and
their first date was at Salernos so the photographer took them downtown for photos at the restaurant and returned to the beach for photos to capture these romantic memories.

After renewing their vows Rachelle & Judson released two doves and last but not least kissed the bride!

It was our pleasure to help Judson plan this romantic renewal of vows in Laguna Beach and we just have to mention the special people who helped make it happen!

Venue:    Hotel Laguna
Officiant:    Reverend Brent
Florals:        Lynne Lucente Floral Design
Photographer:  Broccardo Photography
Doves: White Flite Doves

Another Happy Couple and unforgettable day…we provide the special touches for your special moments.  Please contact us to start planning your wedding day!  We have services that offer just a little help, to everything but “I do”!

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These special cookies were made for Events by Cori by Pastry Chef – Mandana Farshi at Frostings in Lake Forest.  As you can see these beauties could be a beautiful addition for so many occasions, weddings, anniversaries and celebrations of all kinds.  We so appreciated handing these out at our event.

You can visit Frostings by CLICKING HERE and please feel free to contact us if we can assist you in anyway for your wedding or special event!

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This Wedding was designed and coordinated by Events by Cori and for this spectacular couple; Cathy & Jon.  Here is a list of amazing vendors and services that provided the special touches and details to make it a day to remember.

When Cathy & Jon decided to have a wed­ding the rules were sim­ple. They wanted some­thing sweet and mean­ing­ful. She didn’t want to be the cen­ter of atten­tion. No walk­ing down the aisle {she walked from the side}, no for­mal pic­tures of her­self, and her beau­ti­ful daugh­ters and hand­some son were to be included. Jon just wanted every­one to have fun with some ol’fashion wed­ding tra­di­tions, south­ern style, like his accent.

The cou­ple shared a love of music which was evi­dent in every aspect of their wed­ding. The Sil­ver Trum­pet restau­rant was the per­fect place for the danc­ing cou­ple. Big Brass instru­ments dec­o­rated both the restau­rant and the recep­tion. A stand up Bass wel­comed guests in, and a live band inside beck­oned them to stay and have fun.

To both enhance and soften the décor the bride chose Gold satin linens for all her tables with gor­geous and full cen­ter­pieces from the always ele­gant French Buckets.

The Offi­ciant, Thomas Pot­wora, is an School Prin­ci­pal who dis­cov­ered his knack for wed­dings by chance. A friend asked him to con­duct their cer­e­mony and he took the job very seri­ously. After rave reviews he began receiv­ing calls from guests ask­ing him to con­duct their wed­dings.  He com­bined his cre­ative writ­ing tal­ents with his pas­sion for mak­ing each wed­ding unique.

Sweet and mean­ing­ful cer­tainly described this wed­ding, and the couple’s rela­tion­ship in general.

The chal­lenge with this event was find­ing a per­fect mid­dle ground. The Bride, Cathy did not want to be showy and tried to keep every­thing on a smaller scale, but also wanted every­thing to be grand and beautiful and it was just that!

Another Happy Couple and unforgettable day…we provide the special touches for your special moments.  Please contact us to start planning your wedding day!  We have services that offer just a little help, to everything but “I do”!

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