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We are honored to be nominated by OC’s Hot List for Best Wedding Planner in Orange County!

We want to thank all the wonderful vendors and brides that have voted for us so far and hope that anyone else we’ve touched along the way will take a moment to vote for us as well!

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Wine Red Paired With Cool Pastels and Copper

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Industrial Bulb Lighting and Gold Flatware

P.S. Best way is to find the rose gold silverware sale.
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Leafy Centerpieces and Custom Planter Boxes

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Seasonal Colors & Moscow Mules

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Invites in Saturated Colors & Feather Accents

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Cap Sleeves & Velour Accents

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Unexpected Sleeves and Dressed-Down Ball Gowns

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Lace Booties and Gold Grecian Headpieces

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Classic Flower Cascades and Naked Cakes With Fall Flavors

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Check out the whole article on The Knot!

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The bride and families provided all the beautiful details to make this wedding so special!

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Wedding Coordinator
Events by Cori
www.eventsbycori.com

Photographer
Melanie Osorio Photography
www.melanieosoriophotography.com

DJ
American Mobile Music
www.americanmobilemusic.com

Catering
Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ
www.ono-onohawaiianbbq.com

Cake
Heidelberg Pastry Shop
www.heidelbergbakery.net

Limousine
1800 Limozone
www.1800limozone.net.au

Florist
Natural Charms
www.naturalcharmsfloral.com

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What an amazing day at the Casa Romantica in San Clemente. These two families coming together was extraordinary to see and work with- they were all such lovely people.

When Tracy’s father saw her for the first time it was an overwhelming moment for all- love like this is incredible.

I am overjoyed for Tracy & Dana and feel blessed to have been a part of their special day!

Venue: Casa Romantica – www.casaromantica.org
Wedding Planner: Events by Cori www.eventsbycori.com
Catering: Iva Lee’s Catering – www.ivaleescatering.com
Floral: The Beach Flower – www.thebeachflowerdp.com
Band: Atmosphere Events – www.atmospheredj.com
Photography: DPark Photography – www.dparkphotography.com
Officiant: You May Kiss The Bride – www.youmaykissthebride.com
Cake: Heidelberg Pastry Shop – www.heidelbergbakery.net
Invitations: Minted – www.minted.com
Wedding Gown: The Bustle Del Mar – www.thebustledelmar.com

 

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Choosing a wedding date can be quite a challenge. You have to choose a date which works for you and your guests. You need to choose a wedding date that is in the season of your preference. And, you may even want to pick a day that is fun and easy to remember. Whatever your decision, make your wedding date a good one. You’ll remember it forever!

Finding a venue can be easy if you have a wedding planner with connections. At Events by Cori we have a page dedicated to featuring the venues that we work closely with while also highlighting the beautiful weddings that we’re so proud of! Visit the venue gallery here: http://eventsbycori.com/gallery/weddings1.html and begin researching all our favorite spots!

 

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As a wedding planner, I find the best way to describe the importance and relief that my career carries is by looking at testimonials from real brides. The Knot has tons of reviews from brides and there’s a resounding undertone that having a planner certainly has its benefits, since you can enjoy other type of parties, since you can hire a party bus for your St. Louis trip which is great for a bachelor party.

“I LOVED my wedding planner. She designed my cemeromy and reception spaces and they were more than I could have ever imagined on my own. She was able to get me the best vendors at whole sale prices. She coordinated everything from the rehearsal dinner to the thank you brunch. I live 1.5 hours from where the wedding was held and it was a huge time, money and stress saver to use her.” written by ‘vignesle’ on The Knot
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“I wholeheartedly recommend a planner. They don’t just “plan” – they serve as a neutral third party that can settle decisions between family members, future in-laws, etc. Mine keeps track of every dollar paid/owed as we get closer to the day so there’s no vagueness or hidden costs as we go forward. I will be attending my rehearsal, wedding, brunch and having as much fun as the guests because I won’t be worried about a thing. At the end of the day – her fee is going to work out to less than 10 dollars an hour – not to mention calling all vendors, etc. etc. etc. For any woman with a job and wants to still have a life while she plans a wedding, they are worth it!” written by ‘endlessocean’ on The Knot
 
To read reviews from brides that worked with Events by Cori, please go to our WeddingWire page or TheKnot page. We look forward to working with you!

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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.

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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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Looking ahead in 2014 we are very excited for these new trends…

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1. Hanging Decor 2. Metallic Color Schemes 3. “Naked” Wedding Cakes 4. Radiant Orchid (Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014) 5. Dahlia’s 6. Custom Hashtags 7. Art Deco (Gatsby-inspired) 8. Mint Bridesmaids Dresses 9. Unique Entertainment (Photobooths, Video booths) 10. Halter Wedding Dresses

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Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.’s color of the year for 2014. It follows 2013’s pick of emerald green.

Officially known as Radiant Orchid, the tropical shade is a color-wheel contrast to green, said Leatrire Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, but it’s not the red that would have been a more obvious choice. “It’s a little different, it’s a little off the beaten path and it’s not a primary color,” she explains. “It’s an invitation to innovation. The purple family offers an opportunity to do creative things.”

And, she said, that is what pop culture wants right now. “People associate purple with creativity and originality — and those are very valued today. We see words like that being used to describe technologies and products that are seen as innovative and with an approach you haven’t tried before.”

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Keep your wedding on track with an organized binder filled with worksheets, contact lists, calendar appointments or any inspiration that you find along the way. You’ll feel less stressed by having all of your wedding information at your fingertips, ready for you to access at a moment’s notice. Here’s how to create the wedding binder that’s fit for you:

 

  1. Purchase a sturdy, three-ring binder with inner pockets and at least a two-inch spine, depending on your wedding size and scope.
  2. Place dividers inside the binder and type tabs or labels to keep each section organized. Use sections to match specific planning categories, such as guest lists, invitations, wedding dress, vendors and catering. Include a business card sleeve page in the vendor section to hold business cards. Place several clear, zippered pouch pages in the back of the binder to house invitation samples, receipts, contracts, pens and color swatches.
  3. Place extra pens and a calculator in the zipper pouches of the binder and collect magazine articles, images etc in another zippered pouch to reference later. (Remember to snap photos with your phone/camera when  you see something inspirational that you’d like to reference later)
  4. Keep a checklist as the first page of the binder as a reminder of what you’ve achieved and what you still need to complete.      wedding-planning-binder
  5. Add additional inserts to the binder under each tab based on your wedding needs. Include the checklists, blank pages for notes and a calendar for you to fill in important dates and deadlines. Use a hole punch on documents such as guest lists, vendor brochures, honeymoon travel paperwork and other various information to include in the binder.
  6. Fill in the wedding planning calendar with important dates. Mark dates and times for vendor appointments, wedding gown fittings, hair and makeup appointments, payment dates, bridal parties and honeymoon travel dates. Include timelines and reminder notes to yourself to ensure you do not forget important details, such as when to apply for your marriage license or book your honeymoon tickets.
  7. Keep the binder with you at all times — bring it in the car, when away from home — just in case you get a call, meet a potential vendor or need to check a date. Carry a small notebook in your purse, when in the stores, to jot down any information you want to remember to include in your wedding binder.
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