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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Wedding Planning


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

Couple in Vineyard in Carmel Valley

One of the beautiful things about planning a wedding in the modern age is so many possibilities. In the past, most couples stuck with a traditional wedding style. Everything was planned just so-so and had to fit into a template. And while traditional elements can be gorgeous (and necessary at times), I believe a healthy […]

Top 5 Reasons You Should Host A Retreat Style Wedding

Weddings in Carmel Valley


So you are thinking about hiring a wedding planner? I am guessing you landed here either 1. Because your my mom (thanks for reading mom!) OR 2. Because you have very little clue as to what the heck a wedding planner does and whether you really need one. Good news, I am here to tell you […]

Do I need a wedding planner?

Wedding To Do List