San Mateo, CA
Wow! Talk about a great experience! First of all I am not a planner by any means. I didn’t know the first thing to wedding planning, parties or even cost management. A friend of mine had used SmittenKiss for a different event but she recommended them because they had a lot of years planning corporate events. I met with them on my own the first time and I already liked their personalities. My planner was bubbly, she was thorough and very easy to talk to. She sat down with me and we basically discussed what my wants and needs were. I was a little embarrassed because I literally had no idea. I basically told her that working with me would be working with a clean slate, she would have provide for me all of ideas and then maybe I could pick. She mentioned that when a person is overwhelmed with options they become very distracted and sometimes have a hard time deciding. She started off with asking me simple questions to get to know my personality but it didn’t feel like an interview or anything, just an easy conversation. Miraculously she figured out that I like country like settings and the outdoors. Long story short we ended up having the wedding of my dreams. We did it in the backyards of the Santa Cruz mountains where she found the perfect setting for us. My wedding was fairly small compared to most at 100 people, but I was happy with everything that she did. She gave me ideas for DIY center pieces, who knew how much weddings would cost! But she guided me throughout the whole process helping me save where I can and advising me where to splurge. All in all my wedding party and both my husband and I are very happy with SmittenKiss!
San Jose, CA
At the time of the wedding, my fiance and I were on a budget. I was worried I couldn’t pull off my dream wedding with our budget. However, I came across SmittenKiss and Cali through a friend and she helped me plan and organize my wedding. Cali was professional, personable, and made us feel very comfortable during the whole process. She help relieve the stress by helping us search for venues, photographers, and videographers that fit within our budget. She is well known in the wedding industry and has a lot of suppliers to work with (depending on one’s budget of course). On the day of the wedding, she helped ease my stress and by fine-tuning the wedding details. My husband and I have been talking about renewing our vows in Mexico. He remembers the spectacular service that Cali delivered and wanted to use her again. I would recommend any couple to use Cali’s service to help ease the stress load for the big day. Being a bride is stressful enough. Hiring SmittenKiss for your big day will help ease the coordination stress. You will not regret it one bit. Congrats and good luck!
Santa Cruz, CA
I never really thought I needed a wedding planner. Why would anyone spend money on something that we can complete on our own? It wasn’t until my cousin hired an event planner that I realized how important it was. My cousin was a type-A bridezilla and as I watched the event planner coordinate the big day, I knew that it would be something worthwhile to invest in. I stumbled across Cali from SmittenKiss because she is a make up and hair artist. She told me that she was an executive assistant in the past, so I knew that she had coordination skills. I was already half way through my planning and booking so I thought it was best to have Cali on my day-of. She was great. She arrived on time, and she handled everything well. All the vendors were happy with her can-do attitude. We had some issues with catering (maybe because I had booked it so far in advance on my own) but she managed to work with the on-site people to make sure we had vegetarian dishes for my relatives. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even know about it. She was so good at handling things that I wasn’t notified of the issues until the day after. I was very pleased with her and SmitteKiss’s service. I would recommend SmittenKiss to anyone who is getting married.
Santa Cruz, CA
I was fortunate enough to have Cali plan and coordinate my wedding. I can honestly say that everything she touches turns to gold. Her meticulous eye for detail will transform anything ordinary into a stunning masterpiece. She is a multi-talented professional that is exceptional at her craft. Her creativity knows no bounds. Cali will without a doubt over deliver to exceed your expectations. I love SmittenKiss!