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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021

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This is what is included in our services:
* Savings on all your vendors!
* Full, Partial and Day-of planning & coordinating
* Complete orchestration of your ceremony, cocktail hour & reception
* Provide diagrams allowing you to envision your event BEFORE it happens so last minute surprises!

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19 June 2022

Ricki and her team were very professional and punctual on the day of the event. Ricki is very easy to communicate with and had a good set of vendor list/contacts within each category. She is very understanding, sweet, and caring and is always equally excited for your big day! Will recommend her team for future events to anyone! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

4 January 2022


Ricki was an amazing aid and wedding planner. She shows up with her flaming red hair and a winner's attitude. She played a major role in helping to make my wedding day special! When I had a MAJOR dress emergency 3 days before the wedding; Panache Boutique had ruined my dress through a fraud designer! But Ricki pulled strings to have a couture bridal boutique open for me the next day. Because of her reputation and standing in the industry I was able to retain agency and creative expression in a otherwise hopeless situation. Her team was always professional and ready with a solution. So if you are looking for a tenacious wedding planner who is going to pull out all the stops and fight to make your day special then you have got the RIGHT PERSON in Special Event Genie ! I can't say enough about what a mensch and spectacular planner Ricki was! She's the best! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 December 2021

Ricki has made my experience so easy and seamless. From helping me find the perfect dress to invitations and knowing what questions to ask other vendors she’s been so helpful! I still have a few months until my wedding but I know I’ll have nothing to worry about once my big day comes! I absolutely recommend Special Event Genie! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

30 December 2021

Ricki has made my experience so easy and seamless. From helping me find the perfect dress to invitations and knowing what questions to ask other vendors she’s been so helpful! I still have a few months until my wedding but I know I’ll have nothing to worry about once my big day comes! I absolutely recommend Special Event Genie! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

30 December 2021


Ricki has been so helpful every step of the way. From helping me find the perfect dress to invitations and knowing what questions to ask other vendors it has been great! I highly recommend Special Event Genie! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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23 December 2021

Event & Party Planners

Ricki helped me throw 50th birthday party for my husband. She is easy to work with and very professional. She always listened to me and tried to work with me and my needs. Also tried to save the cost. My party was successful and I would definitely work with her in the future for other events. Thank you Ricki! More...

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Thank you so much for the glowing review, Elaine! We tried and succeeded on all accounts to bring your event to life! All our best for a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

30 November 2021

Ricki was a great last minute addition to our planning needs. She acclimated quickly to our style and was a pleasure to work with. Her roll up the sleeves mentality, quick response time and extremely positive attitude made our wedding memorable and stress free! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

30 November 2021

Ricki was a great last minute addition to our planning needs. She acclimated quickly to our style and was a pleasure to work with. Her roll up the sleeves mentality, quick response time and extremely positive attitude made our wedding memorable and stress free! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

22 November 2021

Ricki and her staff did a spectacular job! She took us through the planning stages of choosing the vendors, negotiating with the venue about the catering choices and logistics, and laying out the floor plan and decor. Two days before the event, she came to our house and spent a considerable amount of time helping me organize all the decor items I had purchased, identifying where they belonged on her site plan, and loading them in her car. On the day of the event, all we had to do was show up and enjoy. She managed the event in a thoroughly professional manner, even handling an unruly guest with tact and patience. She is a highly competent event planner and I couldn't recommend her more highly. More...

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Reply from Special Event Genie

Michele, thank you so much for your lovely review. We always make sure that every detail of your special day is exactly the way you want it! So happy that you were stress-free and loved your day. Best wishes to you and the family. And thank you again so much for your referrals!

3 November 2021

Ricki and her team at Special Event Genie are great at what they do. I wanted to have a birthday gala and invite all my family members and friends. I called Ricki, and we were able to make the event happen! Every single one of the invitees loved the gala. If you want to have a great, memorable event, do not hesitate, please contact Ricki at Special Event Genie. Have your dream party become true! More...

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Q, thank you so much! We always strive for perfection when planning your special events. Love that your guests had such an amazing experience. Here’s to a great new year!

2 November 2021

Hiring Ricki saved us so much headache on our wedding day! She specializes in South Asian weddings and understands the customs and important details. We had a two day event and both days she went above and beyond to try to help us with any of our needs. We spent about 8 months planning with her and she was very organized with everything and very prompt with her communication. Highly recommend her to anyone looking to host an event! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

2 November 2021

Hiring Ricki saved us so much headache on our wedding day! She specializes in South Asian weddings and understands the customs and important details. We had a two day event and both days she went above and beyond to try to help us with any of our needs. We spent about 8 months planning with her and she was very organized with everything and very prompt with her communication. Highly recommend her to anyone looking to host an event! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

2 November 2021


Hiring Ricki saved us so much headache on our wedding day! She specializes in South Asian weddings and understands the customs and important details. We had a two day event and both days she went above and beyond to try to help us with any of our needs. We spent about 8 months planning with her and she was very organized with everything and very prompt with her communication. Highly recommend her to anyone looking to host an event! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

25 October 2021

Rickie is very professional, yet very friendly and easy to work with. Our wedding was a huge success with tons of compliment on our wedding decorations. Thank you Rickie for all of your hard work and all of the personalized efforts you made to make all of our guests and some of our difficult family members happy. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

25 October 2021

Rickie is very professional, yet very friendly and easy to work with. Our wedding was a huge success with tons of compliment on our wedding decorations. Thank you Rickie for all of your hard work and all of the personalized efforts you made to make all of our guests and some of our difficult family members happy. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

25 October 2021


Rickie Lewis is absolutely delightful to have as your event planner. She is very friendly, experienced, and so cooperative that you feel like you are working with a family member.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 September 2021

Ricki was an amazing wedding coordinator. She helped me stay on track with my event planning and she helped me find my bakery, hair and makeup artist, and videographer. She was so helpful with planning out the timeline for the day and helped create beautiful table settings. The signs that her team created worked so well with the design theme of the wedding. I was so grateful for her help throughout the process. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

30 September 2021

Ricki was an amazing wedding coordinator. She helped me stay on track with my event planning and she helped me find my bakery, hair and makeup artist, and videographer. She was so helpful with planning out the timeline for the day and helped create beautiful table settings. The signs that her team created worked so well with the design theme of the wedding. I was so grateful for her help throughout the process. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

30 September 2021


Ricki was an amazing wedding coordinator. She helped me stay on track with my event planning and she helped me find my bakery, hair and makeup artist, and videographer. She was so helpful with planning out the timeline for the day and helped create beautiful table settings. The signs that her team created worked so well with the design theme of the wedding. I was so grateful for her help throughout the process. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

14 July 2021


Special Event Genie is the best! We saw Ricki in action at a friend's wedding; when we saw how smoothly everything went, we knew she was the wedding planner for us.

Ricki helped us with all the planning; from our first meeting to the last minute detail, she was there for us. When our original wedding date was postponed by the pandemic, she worked with the venue and all the vendors so that we could pick up where we left off when restrictions were lifted.

She made sure our wedding was the special day we wanted. She asked questions, made suggestions, gave us the benefit of her expertise freely. She was tireless in getting the details the way we wanted them. Her planning application was a real advantage here - she laid the key points of the day out in schematics, revising them as the rules of social distancing changed so we knew how every moment would look. It was easy to ask the "what would happen if we..." kinds of questions, because she could show us the answers. We didn't have to guess or imagine - we could see it!

She has a wealth of connections and we loved working with all of them. Each of them shared her energy, her joy in creating something beautiful, and focus on making the day a special day for all the wedding party and our guests. She worked tirelessly so that things went smoothly.

She's a genie, right? We wished for a beautiful event, where our friends and family could celebrate with us and share our joy. Wishes granted.
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Reviewed on WeddingWire

25 June 2021

Ricki and her team helped us plan our perfect wedding in Santa Barbara. She was there every step of the way during the 15 months of planning. We could call or text her anytime day or night. She kept us on track and assisted with every step of the process including guest-lists, vendor management and timelines. She even made multiple trips to Santa Barbara with us to help find the perfect venue and vendors. Ricki goes above and beyond and we really couldn’t have had such a perfect wedding without her. Thank you so much Ricki! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

25 June 2021

Ricki and her team helped us plan our perfect wedding in Santa Barbara. She was there every step of the way during the 15 months of planning. We could call or text her anytime day or night. She kept us on track and assisted with every step of the process including guest-lists, vendor management and timelines. She even made multiple trips to Santa Barbara with us to help find the perfect venue and vendors. Ricki goes above and beyond and we really couldn’t have had such a perfect wedding without her. Thank you so much Ricki! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

25 June 2021


Ricki and her team helped us plan our perfect wedding in Santa Barbara. She was there every step of the way during the 15 months of planning. We could call or text her anytime day or night. She kept us on track and assisted with every step of the process. She even made multiple trips to Santa Barbara with us to help find the perfect venue and vendors. Ricki goes above and beyond and we really couldn’t have had such a perfect wedding without her. Thank you so much Ricki! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

13 May 2021

Working with Ricky is a dream. She has many ideas and vendors to work with. She planned and executed my granddaughters Bat Mitzvah to perfection. All of the work made the event so special. More...

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Hi Joyce, Thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure working with our daughter and grandaughter. We created her decor theme exactly as she envisioned. All our best for a Happy & Healthy New Year to you and the family!

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11 December 2020

Event & Party Planners

Ricki, the Genie behind Special Event Genie, is incredible! We worked together to host my 75th Birthday Zoom Party and it was a delightful success! Ricki is a talented graphic artist and created backgrounds for me and my guests that were clever, funny and underscored the theme of my party. Even in this time of virtual events, Ricki was able to come up with multiples of ideas that made my party unique. An important aspect of working with Ricki was her commitment to making sure that my vision of the party came to life. If I wasn't pleased by one idea, Ricki would come up with more. She did an amazing amount of "legwork" in planning and implementing my party, constantly checking with me to make sure we were on the same page. Her creativity and energy helped shape my party into the specific Zoom experience that I wanted. The party was a HIT with all my guests and I couldn't have been happier! More...

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Reply from Special Event Genie

Robyn, thanks so much for trusting us with your 75th birthday Zoom party! This was such a pleasure to plan for you and I'm so glad to see your recognition of our creativity especially with the variety of graphic arts that were made for this type of event: including care packages, goody bags, and the Zoom custom themed backgrounds. Our knowledge of the Zoom technology created a scavenger hunt so your guests could be placed into teams in various breakout rooms. Again, we are so delighted that you and your guests are happy and share fond memories!

11 November 2020

My wife and I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work and assistance coordinating our wedding. We had to postpone our date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every step of the way, she was there making suggestions and assisting us seamlessly with the change of plans. We decided we did not want to postpone a second time so Ricki showed us a way we could have our wedding outdoors and socially distant to keep us and our guests safe. She came up with new ideas, suggestions and advice on the spot to help make our wedding an exceptional and unique event. Ricki truly went the extra mile seeing to it that all the arrangements were completed in a timely fashion. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and graciously understood our needs. Our beautiful wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared wedding planner, Ricki Lewis and her partner, Robin. We couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you so very much Ricki for wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. – Richard E. More...

11 November 2020

My wife and I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work and assistance coordinating our wedding. We had to postpone our date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every step of the way, she was there making suggestions and assisting us seamlessly with the change of plans. We decided we did not want to postpone a second time so Ricki showed us a way we could have our wedding outdoors and socially distant to keep us and our guests safe. She came up with new ideas, suggestions and advice on the spot to help make our wedding an exceptional and unique event. Ricki truly went the extra mile seeing to it that all the arrangements were completed in a timely fashion. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and graciously understood our needs. Our beautiful wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared wedding planner, Ricki Lewis and her partner, Robin. We couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you so very much Ricki for wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. – Richard E. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

10 November 2020


My wife and I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work and assistance coordinating our wedding. We had to postpone our date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every step of the way, she was there making suggestions and assisting us seamlessly with the change of plans. We decided we did not want to postpone a second time so Ricki showed us a way we could have our wedding outdoors and socially distant to keep us and our guests safe. She came up with new ideas, suggestions and advice on the spot to help make our wedding an exceptional and unique event. Ricki truly went the extra mile seeing to it that all the arrangements were completed in a timely fashion. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and graciously understood of our needs. Our beautiful wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared wedding planner, Ricki Lewis and her partner, Robin. We couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you so very much Ricki for wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. – Richard E.
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Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 October 2020


Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 October 2020


Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 October 2020


Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 October 2020


Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 October 2020


Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 October 2020


Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 October 2020


Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 October 2020


Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

17 October 2020

Ricki is amazing! She went above and beyond for my wedding. Her app of the layout is incredible. We have a tricky location and having her app made it all make sense! We unfortunately had to postpone and even during that process she was so helpful. We can’t wait to have our wedding and see how special Ricki will make it! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

12 September 2020

Ricki was so wonderful! She was very prompt with answering calls, texts, and emails. Anytime I needed help with any questions she was quick to assist me. She accompanied me to some of my appointments and helped me with my dress fitting problems. She also developed a timeline for our wedding and incorporated each vendor’s role within the timeline. We loved the diagrams she provided us with, which ultimately painted a picture of how everything would go. There were items I forgot to bring, but this was not a problem because Ricki happened to have everything we needed in her wedding planning tool belt!! The rental company vendor did not set-up our sweetheart backdrop like they were supposed to, so she sprung into action and arranged to have them come all the way back and set it up. I will say that I was VERY particular with the wedding decorations and this was the part I was most concerned with....Well Ricki exceeded our expectations and made everything look even BETTER than we had imagined it. Our wedding day went smoothly thanks to Ricki and her team, and this what made everything so much more enjoyable and special for us. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

4 September 2020


Ricki from Special Event Genie has gone beyond my expectations! She is amazing. Ricki is excellent at communication, planning, organized, efficient, and has integrity. I am so happy Special Event Genie is planning our wedding! More...

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4 September 2020


Ricki from Special Event Genie has gone beyond my expectations! She is amazing. Ricki is excellent at communication, planning, organized, efficient, and has integrity. I am so happy Special Event Genie is planning our wedding! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

4 September 2020


Ricki from Special Event Genie has gone beyond my expectations! She is amazing. Ricki is excellent at communication, planning, organized, efficient, and has integrity. I am so happy Special Event Genie is planning our wedding! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

4 September 2020


Ricki from Special Event Genie has gone beyond my expectations! She is amazing. Ricki is excellent at communication, planning, organized, efficient, and has integrity. I am so happy Special Event Genie is planning our wedding! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

4 September 2020


Ricki from Special Event Genie has gone beyond my expectations! She is amazing. Ricki is excellent at communication, planning, organized, efficient, and has integrity. I am so happy Special Event Genie is planning our wedding! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

4 September 2020


Ricki from Special Event Genie has gone beyond my expectations! She is amazing. Ricki is excellent at communication, planning, organized, efficient, and has integrity. I am so happy Special Event Genie is planning our wedding! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire