WEDDING & EVENTS
MONTEREY | CARMEL | PEBBLE BEACH

Sarah and Kevin hired Pocketful of Plans to help them design their dream wedding day at the breathtaking Gardener Ranch in November.  When they came to us, they had never planned a large event before, so they had no idea where to start or what/how to prioritize. Aside from that, they were also extremely nervous […]

Gardener Ranch: A Case Study

Weddings in Carmel Valley

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When Hunter and Tammy got engaged, Tammy told everyone she wanted a small wedding including 10-20 of their closest family and friends who knew and supported them as a couple. Tammy wanted a destination wedding in California, outdoors and by the water, with pretty string lights and food for everyone to enjoy. She wanted the […]

A Waterfront Wedding at the Ritz Carlton

Bride and Groom walking across a bridge

weddings and coronavirus

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Do you need a wedding planner? The answer is probably yes, but more importantly the question is, what type of wedding planner do you need?

Full planning versus Partial Planning: What’s the Difference

Weddings in Pebble Beach

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Wedding planning isn’t for the faint of heart. To be a wedding planner, you have to be strong but gentle at the same time. You must know how to work with people, keep things organized, bring people’s visions to life, and leap tall buildings. Okay, not that last one – at least not yet! I […]

3 Secret Powers of a Wedding Planner

Couple celebrating back down the aisle after ceremony

Wedding Planning

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Cocktail Hour set up at Corral de Tierra Country Club

If you’ve strolled around the Pocketful of Plans blog for a minute, then you may have read about some of the many beautiful wedding venues Monterey has to offer. Beach resorts, Victorian homes, modern cafes – you name it, Monterey has it.  And a lot more! Which is why I’ve put together this post today. […]

A Local’s Guide to Monterey

Weddings in Monterey

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Bouquets, floral arches, centerpieces, reception décor – there is no doubt that flowers play a huge role at weddings. And even if you keep your big-day blooms simple and only purchase a few bouquets and boutonnieres, you’ll likely have a bit of a sticker shock once you see the price tags. Especially if you compare […]

A Wedding Planner’s Perspective: Why Are Wedding Flowers so Expensive?

Weddings in Pebble Beach

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Wedding Couple in the Water

If you’re considering the Monterey or Carmel area for your wedding, I think you’ve made a fabulous choice! And I should know – I live in and plan weddings on the Monterey Peninsula full time!  It’s a beautiful wedding destination with lots to offer local couples and visitors alike, from great weather to gorgeous venues. […]

Planning a Wedding on the Monterey Peninsula

Weddings in Monterey

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As a wedding planner in Carmel, I know a lot about this beautiful area in Northern California. And I love passing along this information to readers and couples alike.  Because whether you’re planning a wedding, honeymoon, or weekend getaway, it’s always great to have a little local knowledge. So I’ve put together this blog post […]

A Local’s Guide to Carmel and Planning a Wedding

Weddings in Carmel Valley

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Couple Dancing at Gardener Ranch Clubhouse in Carmel Valley

Wonder what it is like to hire a wedding planner. Some of our past clients are shedding some light on their experience working with Pocketful of Plans.

A Client’s Perspective: What is it like to work with Pocketful Of Plans?

Wedding Vendors

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2022 Wedding Trends according to a top wedding planner based in Carmel focusing on priority wedding planning and elegant and unforgettable experiences.

2022 Wedding Trends According to a Luxury Wedding Planner in Carmel

Wedding Planning

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