How long have you been planning events?
Owner & Creative Director, Nicole George, started planning events in 2010 while she was still in design school and has since planned and produced over 350 weddings, corporate, and social events ever since! She started her career with a leading San Diego wedding planning firm and went on to manage events at two museums in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Nicole George Events launched in San Diego in 2013 and expanded with a second location in Long Beach in 2015!
Do you coordinate other events besides weddings?
Do you host multiple events in one day?
Although we prefer to have all hands on deck with one wedding per day, we can host multiple events in one day with our San Diego and Los Angeles teams. There will always be at least one Lead Planner + one assistant with each wedding or event we service, with the option to add on more event assistants.
What does it mean to design a wedding?
“Our goal is to create a fun celebration with a side of wedding! You read that right….a party that your guests will remember without all of the tired wedding-y formality that, in all honesty, doesn’t speak to who you are as individuals or a couple. I truly believe that your and any celebration should be more than just the “pretty”… it should express purpose and personality. That is where design comes in. 95% of my couples come to me because they have an idea, but don’t really know how to execute it. It’s my job to help identify what makes you and your partner unique and how we will reflect that on your wedding day. Bringing those details to the surface will help guide your theme, atmosphere, ambiance, and all of those fun + tiny details that make your wedding… “you.” Our focus is to pull all of those pieces together…decor and rentals, space plan, budgeting, vendor selection… to create a fun and personalized experience for you and your guests. “
— Nicole George, Owner + Lead Planner.
If that doesn’t sound like something you’re into, no worries! … but we’re probably not going to be the best fit. Note that all of the weddings + events that you will find in our portfolio were design-oriented packages such as my Partial or Full Service Planning services.
What does your design process look like?
No two clients’ visions, wants, needs, and budgets are the same so we create a customized design approach per event. We walk you through our design process here, detailing conceptualization, hand rendering, computer aided drafting, mock-ups, and much more through visuals and examples from past events. We like to get real hands on so no project is too small!
Where do you meet your clients + do you travel?
I’m all about meeting in person! I prefer to meet at my studios in downtown Long Beach or Liberty Station San Diego. They are quiet and uninterrupted environments that allow clients to really open up and get comfortable without any distractions. If you are a destination client, I’m a huge fan of FaceTime! And travel? Tell me where and I’m there!
I see “Month-Of”, but no “Day-Of” Coordination…do you offer that?
Although there are many great “day-of” coordinators out there, we prefer to get to know our clients on a more personal level and learn how we can integrate their personalities into their big day. Unfortunately, this can’t be done in the few stressful weeks prior to your wedding when there is little to no wiggle room. Our month-of coordination package actually starts at least 3+ months before the big day! This robust package allows for more guidance, vendor selection, and contract alterations to ensure a successful and stress-free final few months prior to the wedding day, even if you are a master wedding planner yourself! Note that all of the weddings + events that you will find in my portfolio are with design oriented packages, such as Partial or Full Service Planning services.
Is your pricing negotiable?
In consideration of our experience level and the amount of time that it takes to put together a seriously incredible celebration, I am as fair and transparent about my pricing as possible. I’m not the cheapest nor am I the most expensive. Although my services are non-negotiable, I am confident that you will find that your planning experience will be well worth the investment. Many of my past clients comment on this specific subject in past reviews!
What is included in your wedding packages?
Each package is designed to fit the needs of every type of wedding couple from logistical-focused month-of coordination to a personalized full-service planning experience. Basic descriptions of our packages are listed on our services page, however, please inquire so that we can send you our E-Brochure with a full breakdown of inclusions. After contracting, we have the ability to customize your package to fit your specific needs. All pricing is flat rate and based on 150 guests. There are additional fees for higher guest counts due to an increase in staffing, weddings or events outside of San Diego or Los Angeles county, and/or if additional setup is required.
What types of budgets do you work with?
Our client’s budgets typically range from 40-80K and opt for the Partial of Full Service Planning Packages for a personalized and hands-on design experience. Keep in mind that the average wedding in Southern California is 44K (source), which we find to be accurate for our wedding planning and design style.
Is your pricing all-inclusive?
Our packages are inclusive of all taxes, staffing, service fees, liability insurance, etc. for weddings of 150 guests. However, additional fees may apply for extra design services, travel outside of San Diego and Los Angeles counties, additional setup and breakdown hours, and extra staffing for weddings over 150 guests.
Tell me about your payment schedule…
Payments are broken into three non-rundable payments, first due with payment, second due halfway through contract + event date, and third due one month prior to your event date. We take credit cards and check. Sorry, we do not offer cash discounts.
Do you have a team on the day-of?
Yes! Aside from the Lead Planner, an Assistant Coordinator is included with all planning packages. Depending on the guest count and design style, more assistants may be necessary and can be added onto any package.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes! Our team is fully licensed and insured.
You sound like my soul mate, how do we make this happen?
Send us an inquiry form! I will get back to you within 48 hours with an E-Brochure and additional information about my company and availability. From there, we can set up a preliminary phone-call to see if we would be a good fit! If we’re both digging it, we can set up an in-person complimentary consultation so that we can discuss your preliminary wedding plans.
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