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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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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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Couple celebrating back down the aisle after ceremony

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

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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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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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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?

Couple Dancing at Gardener Ranch Clubhouse in Carmel Valley

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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Looking for the perfect bouquet for your wedding day? Look no further, I rounded up 10 of my favorite bouquets from past weddings and they are sure to inspire your wedding day design.

10 Epic Bouquets to Inspire your Bridal Bouquet!

Wedding Bride's Bouquet

Wedding Design

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A Planner With Priorities A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WEDDING PLANNER  “What do you even DO?” As a wedding planner, this is a question I hear a lot. I often feel like I’m this mythical creature who does things. But couples aren’t quite sure what those things are, or what my job entails.  […]

A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner

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A WEDDING PLANNER’S PERSPECTIVEWhy Are Weddings So Expensive?PART ONE Oh, budget. Pretty much everyone’s least favorite topic. But, pretty much one of the most important foundations to planning a wedding. The problem is, you probably don’t understand: a.) Precisely what goes into a wedding budget. And  b.) The actual reasons why weddings are so expensive. […]

Why Are Weddings So Expensive?

Bride and Bouquet

Wedding Planning Advice

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