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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 Planning and Day-of Management
* Complete orchestration of your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception
* Provide site plans that allow you to envision your event BEFORE it happens so NO last-minute surprises!

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17 April 2024

I hired Ricki to plan and help me with my daughter's Bat Mitzva. I needed help with just about everything from decor, style and guidance with vendors. Ricki went above and beyond with all of this and then some! She helped me create a magical room for my theme and made sure that everything was perfect! Ricki created the logo, timeline, finding and coordinating the vendors and made a beautiful site plan. Ricki was very helpful with the venue and always came to meetings with a smile on her face. She knew how and where I needed the most assistance. It was easy to work with Ricki and she was always prompt with getting back to me. When I needed her, she was there! Ricki helped me tremendously the day of the event and even before. She made sure to bring them everything, set up all of it and made sure I didn't lift a finger. We are extremely happy with the services Ricki and her team provided and we look forward to working with her again on our youngest daughter's Bat Mitzva again. If you are looking for an event planner, look no further. Ricki is the best! More...

8 January 2024

I really love and I’m fan of Special Event Genie’s work! It’s apparent to see how seamlessly Ricki combines an exquisite artistic taste for every detail with all the practical skills and knowledge of how to handle all event aspects, so professional always! She is a gifted event planner and deeply loves and enjoys what she does. I feel that must be what makes the big magic of all her events. Ricki Lewis and her team work are just amazing!!! More...

1 January 2024

Ricki Lewis of Special Event Genie is the essence of a top-notch wedding planner. Her dedication to our wedding was evident in every detail, from our first meeting to the meticulously planned timeline. Ricki has an incredible ability to understand and execute your vision, while also bringing her unique ideas to us which also saved money in process! She recommended the best vendors and negotiated their prices for us as well. We were so excited when we arrived at the venue and noticed the décor was all set up exactly how we imagined. Her coordination with vendors was seamless, and she was always prepared with a backup plan. Thanks to Ricki and her team, our wedding was not only stress-free but also a true reflection of our personalities. Her commitment to making our day special was beyond our expectations. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

1 January 2024

Ricki Lewis of Special Event Genie is the essence of a top-notch wedding planner. Her dedication to our wedding was evident in every detail, from our first meeting to the meticulously planned timeline. Ricki has an incredible ability to understand and execute your vision, while also bringing her unique ideas to us which also saved money in process! She recommended the best vendors and negotiated their prices for us as well. We were so excited when we arrived at the venue and noticed the décor was all set up exactly how we imagined. Her coordination with vendors was seamless, and she was always prepared with a backup plan. Thanks to Ricki and her team, our wedding was not only stress-free but also a true reflection of our personalities. Her commitment to making our day special was beyond our expectations. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

28 December 2023

Choosing Ricki Lewis of Special Event Genie as our wedding planner was the best decision we made. Her impeccable taste and design skills worked so well with our venue’s breathtakingly beautiful vintage space. She's not just organized and efficient; she's compassionate and supportive, always ready to listen and offer a shoulder to lean on. Her empathy and understanding during the planning process were a huge comfort. Every meeting with her was productive and enjoyable, and she always went the extra mile to ensure our wedding was perfect. She was most conscious of our budget ad found ways to save money without sacrificing the look and feel we were going for. We can't thank Ricki enough for making our wedding day even better than we had dreamed. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

28 December 2023

Ricki is an exceptional wedding planner whose expertise and professionalism truly set her apart. From the initial consultation, it was evident that she was not only experienced but also genuinely passionate about bringing our dream wedding to life. As an LGBT couple, we sought someone who could understand and celebrate our love story while respecting our unique cultural backgrounds. Ricki exceeded our expectations in every aspect. Her attention to detail was impeccable, ensuring that every element of our special day was thoughtfully considered and beautifully executed. She demonstrated an incredible ability to listen and adapt, creating a celebration that was authentically 'us.' Her respectful incorporation of our cultures into the wedding festivities was deeply appreciated, making our families feel honored and included. Moreover, Ricki's professionalism shone through in her calm demeanor and ability to handle any unexpected challenges with grace and efficiency. Her network of vendors and her knack for coordination made the entire planning process seamless and stress-free. We were able to fully immerse ourselves in the joy of our wedding, knowing that Ricki had everything under control. In essence, Ricki is not just a wedding planner; she's a dream weaver who respects and celebrates diversity, love, and tradition. We couldn't have asked for a better guide on our journey to marriage, and we recommend her wholeheartedly to any couple seeking a heartfelt and meticulously organized celebration. Thank you, Ricki, for making our wedding an unforgettable, joyous expression of our love and heritage. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

28 December 2023

Choosing Ricki Lewis of Special Event Genie as our wedding planner was the best decision we made. Her impeccable taste and design skills worked so well with our venue’s breathtakingly beautiful vintage space. She's not just organized and efficient; she's compassionate and supportive, always ready to listen and offer a shoulder to lean on. Her empathy and understanding during the planning process were a huge comfort. Every meeting with her was productive and enjoyable, and she always went the extra mile to ensure our wedding was perfect. She was most conscious of our budget ad found ways to save money without sacrificing the look and feel we were going for. We can't thank Ricki enough for making our wedding day even better than we had dreamed. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

28 December 2023

Ricki is an exceptional wedding planner whose expertise and professionalism truly set her apart. From the initial consultation, it was evident that she was not only experienced but also genuinely passionate about bringing our dream wedding to life. As an LGBT couple, we sought someone who could understand and celebrate our love story while respecting our unique cultural backgrounds. Ricki exceeded our expectations in every aspect. Her attention to detail was impeccable, ensuring that every element of our special day was thoughtfully considered and beautifully executed. She demonstrated an incredible ability to listen and adapt, creating a celebration that was authentically 'us.' Her respectful incorporation of our cultures into the wedding festivities was deeply appreciated, making our families feel honored and included. Moreover, Ricki's professionalism shone through in her calm demeanor and ability to handle any unexpected challenges with grace and efficiency. Her network of vendors and her knack for coordination made the entire planning process seamless and stress-free. We were able to fully immerse ourselves in the joy of our wedding, knowing that Ricki had everything under control. In essence, Ricki is not just a wedding planner; she's a dream weaver who respects and celebrates diversity, love, and tradition. We couldn't have asked for a better guide on our journey to marriage, and we recommend her wholeheartedly to any couple seeking a heartfelt and meticulously organized celebration. Thank you, Ricki, for making our wedding an unforgettable, joyous expression of our love and heritage. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

23 December 2023

Special Event Genie turned my wedding day into an absolute fairy tale! From our first consultation, their team exuded professionalism and a deep understanding of what we envisioned for our special day. They skillfully blended our personal tastes with their innovative ideas, resulting in a celebration that was both unique and timeless. The team's dedication allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the joy of our wedding, free from any stress. I am immensely grateful to Special Event Genie for not just meeting, but exceeding our expectations. Their passion and expertise in creating magical moments are unparalleled. I wholeheartedly recommend them to any couple seeking an unforgettable wedding experience. Five stars are not enough to express my gratitude and admiration for their exceptional service! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 More...

Reviewed on The Knot

23 December 2023

Ricki and her staff at Special Event Genie set up a lovely wedding for us! Ricki was there every step of the way and knew exactly how I wanted my decor items displayed. She worked with the venue, visiting their facilities three times to make sure everything was set up exactly the way I wanted it. Ricki also designed and printed our welcome sign and reserved seating signs! They took extra care in setting up our sweetheart table and the special kids table! We are so pleased with the results of our wedding! Thank you Ricki & the Special Event Genie team! Fanny & Jordan T. Married 7/15/23. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

23 December 2023

Special Event Genie turned my wedding day into an absolute fairy tale! From our first consultation, their team exuded professionalism and a deep understanding of what we envisioned for our special day. They skillfully blended our personal tastes with their innovative ideas, resulting in a celebration that was both unique and timeless. The team's dedication allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the joy of our wedding, free from any stress. I am immensely grateful to Special Event Genie for not just meeting, but exceeding our expectations. Their passion and expertise in creating magical moments are unparalleled. I wholeheartedly recommend them to any couple seeking an unforgettable wedding experience. Five stars are not enough to express my gratitude and admiration for their exceptional service! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 More...

Reviewed on The Knot

23 December 2023

Ricki and her staff at Special Event Genie set up a lovely wedding for us! Ricki was there every step of the way and knew exactly how I wanted my decor items displayed. She worked with the venue, visiting their facilities three times to make sure everything was set up exactly the way I wanted it. Ricki also designed and printed our welcome sign and reserved seating signs! They took extra care in setting up our sweetheart table and the special kids table! We are so pleased with the results of our wedding! Thank you Ricki & the Special Event Genie team! Fanny & Jordan T. Married 7/15/23. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

20 December 2023

My wife & I would like to thank Ricki Lewis and Special Event Genie for all their assistance with putting our wedding together. We are both very busy with our careers and did not know where to begin. Ricki guided us through each step of the process and by the time of our wedding day, we felt ultra-prepared and relaxed. She found us the perfect venue and vendors keeping in mind our esthetic and budget. We are very happy with the result and our guests complemented how beautiful and organized our wedding turned out. Thanks again! Mark & Brenda E., married October 15, 2023 More...

Reviewed on The Knot

20 December 2023

My wife & I would like to thank Ricki Lewis and Special Event Genie for all their assistance with putting our wedding together. We are both very busy with our careers and did not know where to begin. Ricki guided us through each step of the process and by the time of our wedding day, we felt ultra-prepared and relaxed. She found us the perfect venue and vendors keeping in mind our esthetic and budget. We are very happy with the result and our guests complemented how beautiful and organized our wedding turned out. Thanks again! Mark & Brenda E., married October 15, 2023 More...

Reviewed on The Knot

19 December 2023

Thank you so much Special Event Genie! Your team are all amazing, kind, professional, attentive, on point answering back to emails, calls, changes and concerns. You’ve made my wedding planning more than what I expected! Always very patient, responsive, and in the know with the most current and fabulous trends. We will absolutely recommend Special Event Genie and Ricki Lewis without hesitation! Thank you! More...

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Reply from Special Event Genie®

Hi Babak! Thank you so much for the amazing review and referrals! We really enjoyed assisting you and your lovely bride with all the details of your wedding! We wish you all the best fro a lifetime of love, happiness and health!

19 December 2023

Thank you so much Special Event Genie! Your team are all amazing, kind, professional, attentive, on point answering back to emails, calls, changes and concerns. You’ve made my wedding planning more than what I expected! Always very patient, responsive, and in the know with the most current and fabulous trends. We will absolutely recommend Special Event Genie and Ricki Lewis without hesitation! Thank you! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

19 December 2023

Thank you so much Special Event Genie! Your team are all amazing, kind, professional, attentive, on point answering back to emails, calls, changes and concerns. You’ve made my wedding planning more than what I expected! Always very patient, responsive, and in the know with the most current and fabulous trends. We will absolutely recommend Special Event Genie and Ricki Lewis without hesitation! Thank you! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

18 December 2023

The best event planner! Ricki Lewis of Special Event Genie is not only an amazing talented professional, she’s also such a cool person. She has made the whole process of planning our Fundraising event fun and stress free. From the great MC and astronomer she recommended to every small detail, everything came into place beautifully. And her timeline is spot on! Ricki has been responsive and open to communication every step of the way! We were so happy with the outcome of our big day! More...

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Reply from Special Event Genie®

Hi Kristina! Thank you so much for this glowing review! We really appreciate you taking a moment to show other potential clients what we can do for them! We look forward to planning your event again next year!

7 December 2023

Our group was planning a get-together for extended family at an Orange County park, including several vendors for food, games, a DJ and magician, etc. Ricki coordinated all the necessary permits and talent, freeing up our time to focus on the plan for the day. Unfortunately the weather forecast forced us to change to a different date and location. Ricki was completely professional and helped adapt our plan to the new space. We really appreciated her professionalism, attention to details and great communication.

We would recommend Special Event Genie for future event planning.
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Reply from Special Event Genie®

Thank you so much D.H. for this glowing review! It was such a pleasure assisting you with all your event planning needs. We really appreciate this and looking forward to assisting you next year with your event!

7 September 2023

Hi Ricki! I was one of the guests at a friend's wedding, which you and your team organized brilliantly.Honestly, it was the best wedding I've been to. I wanted to reach out and say a huge congratulations on the amazing job you did. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

6 September 2023

**Review for Ricki Lewis Wedding Planner** Having had the privilege of collaborating with Ricki Lewis Wedding Planner for several years now, it's an absolute pleasure to highlight her unparalleled expertise and commitment in the industry. Firstly, her professionalism is evident from the moment you start planning with her. Ricki's deep understanding of the intricacies involved in planning a wedding is paired with a genuine commitment to ensuring that every client's vision is brought to life flawlessly. Reliability is one of the key hallmarks of Ricki Lewis. In all our years of working together, she has consistently delivered on her promises, ensuring that every detail, no matter how minute, is executed perfectly. It's always reassuring to know that with Ricki Lewis, the event is in trustworthy hands. Creativity is another trait that sets Ricki apart. She doesn't just replicate popular wedding trends; she innovates. Her approach to designing weddings is a refreshing blend of timeless traditions and contemporary flair. Every wedding planned by Ricki Lewis is unique, reflecting the personal style and story of the couple. To sum it up, the years of collaboration with Ricki Lewis Wedding Planner have been nothing short of outstanding. Her unwavering dedication to excellence, combined with her creativity and reliability, makes her one of the best in the industry. If you're looking for someone who will make your special day truly memorable, look no further than Ricki Lewis Wedding Planner. She truly embodies the essence of the perfect wedding planning experience. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

19 April 2023

My husband and I are grateful to Ricki for helping us plan and host a party for 50 people in our not-so-big backyard. She agreed to take on the event with only 9 weeks to organize everything. Ricki works with vendors who provided delicious food, beautiful flowers, experienced staff, and a glitch-free sound system. And the rental company supplied a variety of furniture including polished wood farm tables and a pink loveseat! Our hope was to have a casual and festive afternoon celebration for our guests and Ricki and her dedicated team successfully delivered. More...

21 December 2022

Thank you so much to Ricki Lewis and her team. She is very attentive to detail, kind, fun to work with, organized, and always responds to my texts and emails very quickly. I am glad I chose Ricki as my wedding planner. Thank you so much Special Event Genie! You guys are all amazing, kind, professional, attentive, on point answering back to emails, calls, and texts. I definitely recommend Ricki and her team to the next bride who is planning her wedding. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

20 December 2022

The best wedding planner! Ricki of Special Event Genie is not only an amazing talented professional, she’s also such a kind person. She went above and beyond to make our wedding special, especially considering we were planning from out of state! She helped us find an incredible venue and all of our vendors (who were also super talented and professional) within our budget and aligned with our style. We are so grateful to Ricki for helping us plan an incredible wedding! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

19 December 2022

From my heart I want to thank you for your time, dedication and work. Excellent work. I appreciated the effort you had to speak to me in Spanish and design everything in a way that I could understand it. An optimal person to recommend. You are very good at what you do. I hope that in the future we can meet again. Blessings and many successes in everything you do. I have a lot of love for you. Kisses. More...

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19 December 2022

Just words of gratitude, honestly you and your team did an outstanding job. We were so happy with the outcome of our wedding, it was a smashing success. Hope to see you soon and thank you personally. God bless you guys. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

19 December 2022

The best wedding planner! Ricki of Special Event Genie is not only an amazing talented professional, she’s also such a kind person. She went above and beyond to make our wedding special, especially considering we were planning from out of state. She helped us find an incredible venue and all of our vendors (who were also super talented and professional) within our budget and aligned with our style. We are so grateful to Ricki for helping us plan an incredible wedding! More...

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19 December 2022

Marcela G. From my heart I want to thank you for your time, dedication and work. Excellent work. I appreciated the effort you had to speak to me in Spanish and design everything in a way that I could understand it. An optimal person to recommend. You are very good at what you do. I hope that in the future we can meet again. Blessings and many successes in everything you do. I have a lot of love for you. Kisses. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

19 December 2022

Just words of gratitude, honestly you and your team did an outstanding job. We were so happy with the outcome of our wedding, it was a smashing success. Hope to see you soon and thank you personally. God bless you guys. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

9 December 2022

Ricki organized my Bday / Product Launch event and it was outstanding! The catering was on point, the location was amazing, and all my guests enjoyed themselves. Ricki is a great professional and you should absolutely work with her! More...

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Thank you Q! So happy you are a regular client! This was a fun event to create for you and your guests! We look forward to your birthday next year as well!

29 September 2022

We were looking forward to hiring Ricki for the Full Wedding Planning Package as soon as we got engaged. She put in a lot of time and special attention, doing her very best to make our wedding fun, stress-free and so very memorable. She arrived early with her assistants to make sure all the tables and chairs were set up exactly the way I wanted, directed all the vendors including the DJ, florist and bridal shop. She also set up our very pretty and fun multi-cake dessert table. We were impressed at how knowledgeable she is with all the facets that go into a wedding. Ricki also assisted our guests. It took a lot of worry off my mind, knowing that she was there taking care of all the details… and just plain being our eyes and ears so we could relax and enjoy our own wedding. She made sure we were well taken care of every step of the way with our planning process! Thank you, Ricki! - Nicole & Charles, Los Angeles, CA More...

Reviewed on The Knot

9 August 2022

Ricki was wonderful to work with. She made planning my daughter’s Quinceañera from afar much easier. Very patient and is committed to making things happen just the way we wanted them. Very responsive and flexible. Her team on the day of the event were very attentive. Grateful for all her help!! More...

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Thank you so much Diana! It was a plesure working with you and your daughter to make her Quinceañera a smashing success! We enjoyed creating your decor, inviations and and setting all the details! You could tell we shared your vision for the most beautiful outcome of this event! All our best to you & your family!

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...

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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