Words of love from those who have allowed Magical Moments by Megan to help them with life’s special occasions!
AB + Scott | 06.28.20 | Zoom Wedding @ Home | La Jolla, CA
I got married during the pandemic, in my living room, with less than one month’s notice. Once engaged, I found a dress, rings, an officiant, and stalled out. I called Megan to see if she could help me find dinner, and instead I found the one thing I really needed but didn’t know it: a creative coordinator who loves her job and knows her industry well. She made a schedule for the big day where my now-husband and I would be ready and then leave the house (masked!) for photos. We were out of the house for about two hours, and came back to a totally transformed, magical (truth in advertising!) setting.
Megan used her vendor relationships to create a spectacular setting for our ceremony and a sweetheart table for us to have a special seafood feast after the deed was done. She created a gorgeous table with unique flowers for us, and that theme echoed through the entire house! Perfect flowers on the “cake table” in the kitchen, and even in the bathrooms! If you’re not going to be able to leave the house or celebrate with loved ones on your wedding day, it’s a huge blessing to have your whole house transformed into a fairy tale space.
I know I would have gotten married that day regardless. I know just as much that I wouldn’t have had a dream wedding like I did without Megan. I cannot recommend her services enough. She has endless patience and the ability to work calmly through all the things you’d expect: nervous bride, distracted groom, slipping timelines. She’ll sort everything out with grace, every time. Last, I’ll say that we would have completely forgot to exchange rings without her gentle reminder at the tail end of our Zoom wedding! Megan *made* the day, then *saved* the day!
PS: For my fellow pandemic couples, I want to note that Megan and her team wore masks and stayed socially distant the entire day. Couldn’t love her more! (Photo credit @HoneyBee_Photography_MP)
Claudz + Jo | 02.20.20 | The Loft on Pine | Long Beach, CA
Amazing. Wonderful. Incredible. Magnificent. Professional. First Class! I freaking LOOOVE Megan! To this day, I still believe that hiring her as our wedding coordinator was the BEST decision I have ever made. After getting engaged, I felt overwhelmed and knew that I wouldn’t be able to organize the wedding by myself. My (now) husband and I work a lot (and have opposite schedules) and I didn’t have that many people that could help with the wedding planning. Granted that I had a whole year to plan the wedding, I didn’t even know where to start! I found Megan on WeddingWire and set up an appointment with her. I already knew that she would be amazing during our first meeting. I gave her a rough idea of what I was thinking and she helped me finalize and fine tune the details to make our wedding an unforgettable MAGICAL moment for us and our family and friends.
My venue was indoors requiring a flip from the ceremony to reception and all her recommendations were spot on! She really knows the industry and has the right connections. I truly appreciate how organized and detailed she was – it really showed me that she knew and LOVED what she does. Our weekly emails that kept track of our progress was such a comfort knowing that everything was being taken care of. Megan is also compassionate and very understanding of the stress brides are under. She has even (on more than one occasion) listend to me rant about things… preventing a full meltdown (LOL). She is easy to talk to, practical, and upfront about everything. I didn’t worry about a single detail during my wedding day – knowing that she was taking care of everything made me enjoy our day to the fullest. She is truly an amazing person who goes above and beyond for her clients. I would recommend her to anyone who wants their wedding or any event to be a truly magical moment. Her services are worth every penny and more! Our family and friends know how invaluable she was during the whole process. Thank you Megan!!!! (Photo credit @SessionsbyAnneSalas)
Marissa Hyland | Photographer | Tropical Terra Styled Shoot | Orange County, CA
Megan is incredible! As a fellow vendor (wedding photographer) working with Megan is a dream! Communication is always prompt and timely and she is so organized and on top of her work! Beyond being an amazing person to work with, Megan is great at understanding a vision and getting everything set up in order for that vision to come to life. Basically one of the biggest things you want to look for in a wedding planner! One of my favorite parts about working with Megan is her kindness and her joyful attitude. She approaches her work with confidence and excitement and is SO FUN to work with. When it comes to crafting the perfect wedding – your vendor team is so key! Megan makes working alongside her so easy and enjoyable and I always look forward to it! She is a true professional who cares deeply for her clients and shows up ready to do her best every single day. (Photo credit @MarissaHyland)
Jennifer + Tien | 05.11.19 | Muckenthaler Mansion | Fullerton, CA
Megan is worth her weight in gold. My husband and I found her through another vendor referral and it’s been an absolute blessing. We knew we wanted (NEEDED) a Day of Coordinator for our 115 person, May wedding, and she was starting her business in the OC/LA area.
We cannot sing her praises enough…She is extremely organized, professional, genuine, very positive, attuned to details (her timeline is defined to the minute!), and very experienced at what she does. She demonstrated initiative to survey the venue, reach out to my other vendors, and think through all of the nuances that often times get overlooked. During the event, she was an invisible WORKHORSE to execute the setup of our signage, vendor and reception tables, candy station, and their cleanup, as well as looking after my husband and I to make sure we had enough to eat or to offer updates. Megan even helped me pull off a surprise hula for my husband! She also helped transport items, coordinate last minute rentals, and was very good about checking in to make sure that I was doing okay during the planning process as well as the day of. Megan ran a tight ship (with flexibility) and the entire day/evening was so smooth/seamless…yes, MAGICAL.
No question: my wedding party, family, and my husband and I unanimously agree that the success of our wedding is because of Megan. I now not only have found my go-to event planner, but a great friend. I would give her 10 stars if I could, and have zero hesitation to recommend Megan for other weddings/events! (Photo credit @PerPixelPhoto)
Mallory Garcia | Venue Manager | Brick 828 – Liberty Station | Point Loma, CA
Where do I even start?! I am a venue manager for a venue in San Diego. I work with coordinators daily to gather all necessary documents needed for a clients big day! Megan was of the most organized planners to date. She knew all venue rules, turned in all documents on time and was a delight to work with the day of. She is high energy from hour 1 to hour 12…or 16 ; ) Not only did Megan not miss a detail on my end but she knew her clients wants and needs front to back. The clients wedding went off without an issues on the venue end, clients end and she even went the extra mile to check out with us and follow up for the clients post wedding. As a professional in the wedding industry – I would HIGHLY recommend Megan as your wedding planner/coordinator. This is an investment you will not regret! Cheers to Megan and her future clients – we hope to have her back over and over again! (Photo credit @SweetDayWeddings)
Mayuko + Scott | 08.18.18 | The Darlington House | La Jolla, CA
Megan. is. freaking. INCREDIBLE!!!
My (now) husband and I live in the SF bay area, and we found our venue (the Darlington House in La Jolla) in August of 2017. We knew that we needed help getting our wedding together since we quite frankly had no idea what we were doing, especially given that we lived 500 miles away.
Luckily we met Megan soon after we found our venue, and realized the incredible mountain of work ahead of us to plan our August 2018 wedding in San Diego. We told Megan candidly “we don’t know what we’re doing”, and our wonderful journey started from there. We hired her as our month-of coordinator, and added destination wedding and vendor referrals and communication help to our package.
She did SO much more than just helping us the month-of:
– She helped form a timeline for us to work through with a checklist of things to do for every 3 months, leading up to the wedding.
– She used her years of experience in the wedding and events industry to recommend only the best vendors for the best price, while also educating us on what we should be looking for and how we should be negotiating these contracts. (We saved a good chunk of money thanks to her!)
– She was always extremely supportive and checked in with us often to answer questions and ease our anxieties about the wedding.
– She was a great partner in bouncing back and forth ideas that we had for vendor selection, decor, and everything else.
– She REALLY made sure to help us bring the wedding that we wanted to life; she spent time getting to know us and gave us so much creative freedom in how we wanted to do our wedding.
And on the month-of, and the day-of, everything went SO smoothly thanks to her diligence in planning. It’s clear that she has a ton of experience doing this and we felt so at peace with her at the helm. She helped us with our timeline, our layout, ran our wedding rehearsal, and checked in frequently with us on the day of to make sure we were all good.
Even though she’s based in LA, it was so easy to work across 3 cities with her on our La Jolla wedding. She was extremely accommodating with our needs and we can’t thank her enough.
Our wedding day was a huge success – I didn’t know what to expect but thanks to Megan it was everything we dreamed of, worked for, and so much more. We recommend Magical Moments by Megan SO much we’ll be talking about how awesome she is for years and years to come. (Photo credit @OhLovelyWedding)
I want to rave about how wonderful Megan is as a wedding coordinator! She was my day-of coordinator for my wedding in San Diego in April 2018 and from the beginning of our interactions in 2017, she went above and beyond in her duties to ensure our wedding day was seamless, even before the day actually arrived.
She’s very personable and takes an earnest desire to get to know you as a bride and as a person. This really helps as she brings your dreams of a perfect wedding into reality for the big day! She’s also very organized and worked well and communicated thoroughly with all of our vendors. Everyone knew where and when to show up, what needed to be done and by when, and helped clean up. No one thinks of the clean-up after the party but her willingness and organization lasted until the last minute when everything was packed. Megan also knows her stuff! You could tell she’s worked in events before so she knew the routine, worked well with others, and was quick to trouble-shoot when things don’t happen quite as planned. (I only know this bc we talked after the wedding and I didn’t even know the day of!). So many of our other vendors and my family members commented on how organized and professional Megan was and what a tremendous help it was for her to be there.
With that, I want to highlight the ease, peace of mind, and behind the scenes work that a wedding coordinator provides and how valuable it is to have one at your wedding. There’s a lot to handle on the day-of with the organization of brides varying in levels, but even the most organized bride benefits from having a professional coordinator like Megan take the reigns for the day. Also, if you flip the room and overlap any of your materials/props/decor from ceremony to reception, a wedding coordinator like Megan plays a critical role in making sure one thing gets to the next!
Megan is well acquainted with San Diego vendors and still has a lot of connections in the area. I’m grateful for her and her work and she really helped make our wedding perfect for us! We didn’t have to worry about anything and instead, enjoyed soaking up all the love from our family and friends. I want to keep reliving our wedding day over and over! Thank you Megan! (Photo credit @TruePhotography)
Megan is incredible! She was our Day-of Wedding coordinator and definitely did more than just coordinate on our wedding day. She worked with us two months prior to our wedding date and worked with me on every logistical detail. She helped me create everything from the wedding timeline to the room layout and also walked me through the venue. Our wedding was at Scripps Seaside Forum and her had a lot of experience working there and knew the ins and outs of the venue. She did an amazing job keeping everyone and everything organized and on track from beginning to end. She has years of experience in the industry, is extremely well organized, flexible and accommodating of your needs and requests, and did an excellent job communicating and coordinating with vendors, the wedding party, and us, the bride and groom. She knows exactly what it takes to put on a well-organized and smoothly run event. On top of that, she has a great personality and is a lot of fun to be around. Coming from someone who also works in the event planning industry, I fully trust in Megan and her ability, dedication, and experience when it comes to putting on a successful event. She is able to anticipate your needs before you even realize you need them. Because of Megan and all her hard work, my husband and I were able to relax and truly enjoy our special day. When I first brought up the need for a wedding coordinator with my husband, he did not understand the need for one, but now he is a total convert and knows that we could not have done it without her! We really can’t say enough great things about Magical Moments by Megan. If you need ANY type of event coordination, we 100% recommend Magical Moments by Megan! (Photo credit @AnzaFotoFilm)
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