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This is what is included in our services:
* Savings on all your vendos!
* 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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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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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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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

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

1 September 2020

Our wedding was the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect and we have Ricki to thank. She gave us expert advice from the first moment we sat down with her. Guided us through the process of putting our wedding together and was with us every step of the way. Her wealth of knowledge helped us get some deals in which we otherwise would not have had. She has an extended network of trusted vendors that ensures you get quality service at the best price. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

29 August 2020

I recently got engaged to the man of my dreams, and soon after, accepted a job in a totally new industry. I knew my new job was going to be demanding, and I was going to need all the help I could get. We were really fortunate to find Ricki through a friend’s referral. Ricki was great from the very beginning. During our initial consultation, she took detailed notes of what we envision our wedding to be and helped us plan every step of the way. Even in the midst of a pandemic, Ricki has been proactive at scheduling and coordinating all of our appointments. We live in Santa Monica, and our wedding will be in Santa Barbara, Ricki has taken the time to drive with us to Santa Barbara to visit several venues multiple times. Most recently, Ricki and my best friends, including my mom, went wedding dress shopping together. Ricki took me to a fantastic place where I found the most beautiful dress. She is passionate about her job and delivers beyond expectations. She has made our lives a lot easier, I can easily recommend her to all my friends and family, she has been a great wedding planner, and we can’t wait to see all came together next year! More...

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16 August 2020

Event & Party Planners

This was the first time I ever used a party planner. I even planned my own wedding, so I was apprehensive about hiring one for my husband’s retirement party. As a detailed oriented control freak, my friends thought I was crazy for hiring someone. But I wanted to be able to fully enjoy the day of the event and looking back, I am glad I had Ricki. Ahead of the event, there was a delicate dance between Ricki and me, and she perceptively relinquished control of items she normally would manage when she saw that it was something I wanted to handle. But on the day of the event, she took control of everything. I was so thankful to have her, and I gladly abandoned ALL control. The event was so successful, and people enjoyed themselves so much that I could not believe the feedback!

Ricki’s vendor partners were absolutely phenomenal! She is particular with who she partners with, and when the team gets to work, you can see why. The bartenders and servers were repeatedly complimented by guests as being stellar, and I would wholeheartedly agree! Even the behind-the-scenes vendors, such as the rental companies were competitively priced and responsive. For instance, after setting up we knew we needed an additional tent and the vendor was able to deliver and set it up with plenty of time to spare. The cake vendor did a fabulous job with what I would have considered being a challenging design, and it was delectable. With it not being a wedding, I thought hiring a photographer would not be necessary, but I heeded Ricki’s advice and hired one. So grateful that I did! I did not get the pictures on my phone like I thought I would, and Joey Carmen was AMAZING and captured everything! The guests could not wait to see the photos afterward and the event was documented with beautiful photos. Trust that her vendors will deliver on Ricki’s assurances and hire them!

The only opportunity I would mention is a double-edged sword. There are a lot of details in the planning. Ricki thinks of them all! This is great because it covers bases I would not have considered, making the event even better. The downside is that there are a lot of details to remember and follow-up on. We had a lot of emails and texts going back and forth, all of which were important and served a purpose. But with all of that communication, things got confusing, like which one of us was in control of what (which could quite honestly be due to me wanting to ACTIVELY participate in the execution). It was hard searching through emails or texts to look for something. I would perhaps suggest that having a working shared Google doc as a means for tracking the details may be a good solution as it allows both sides to access it as a fluid plan. Aside from that, super ecstatic I used a party planner and thankful for Ricki running the day of my event like a boss!
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18 June 2020

Ricki is so nice and fun to work with. My fiancé and I are currently living in Arizona but decided to have the wedding in California. Ricki has been a blessing in helping us set everything up. Best wedding decision I’ve made yet! She truly has relieved all the stress that comes along with planning a wedding. She helps set everything up and I give her the final “OK” on all decisions. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to help with our special day! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

12 June 2020

My wife and I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work coordinating our wedding. We hired her quite late in our planning process and she still completely orchestrated everything we desired. There were a lot of last-minute changes, especially with our guest list and she fluidly rolled with it and had everything done on time for us! Every step of the way, she was there offering ideas, suggestions and advice to help make our wedding an exceptional and unique event. Ricki truly went the extra mile seeing so that all the arrangements were completed in a timely fashion—even thinking ahead to the unexpected with a Plan B and C! Rain was predicted and yet, we were still able to have an outdoor ceremony! Well, we didn’t worry knowing that Ricki was on board, planning for every contingency. When I called her in a panic the afternoon before, she had already arranged for the canopy to cover the grounds, for our ceremony and guest seating areas. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and had a keen understanding of our religious customs. Our beautiful wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared “Special Event Genie®,” Ricki Lewis. We couldn’t have done it without her. We would love to work with her again in the future (anniversary, baby shower and birthday parties, God willing!). – Thank you, Brian F. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

9 June 2020

When we began planning our wedding we knew it was going to be a big job; we knew we would need a wedding planner to advise us and keep us on track. A friend used Special Events Genie for her wedding, and we were impressed by the work they did and how smoothly everything went. When we contacted them, the proprietor, Ricki Lewis, was very pleasant on the phone; she was prompt for our initial meeting and proved to be very knowledgeable. She gave us wonderful and helpful information and we hired her soon after that.
She has been an absolute treasure in helping us craft the wedding we want. This year has presented many challenges that nobody could have foreseen, with many businesses and vendors having to suspend operations because of a world wide pandemic. Ricki helped us navigate these obstacles, and has come up with extraordinary solutions to problems that don't usually occur in planning a wedding. Thank you Ricki!
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Reviewed on The Knot

15 April 2020

We were down to the wire for an event in L.A. and had several things fall through. We were very stressed and anxious and weren't sure how we were going to make sure things went off well.

I looked around and found Ricki online. She had a lot of positive reviews and was one of the most reasonably-priced event planners.

She was able to take us on as clients with very short notice and helped pull off a miracle. She's very detail-oriented, responsible, and organized. I felt like I was in good hands with her because of how competent, experienced, and on-top-of-things she was.

She also had a good network of vendors who came through to help us pull off a great event.

Also, loved her company's event planning app! So helpful.

It was a night to remember -- in a good way! And, I'm so thankful that Ricki was available and willing to work with us on such a short-notice, higher-stress project.

Thanks, Ricki!
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2 April 2020

Ricki was a ROCK after my mother's passing -- dependable, forthright, calm, and organized. She put together a funeral reception my mother would have loved. It was elegant, tasteful, and surprisingly reasonable! The food was perfect, the servers were attentive, and the décor was lovely. She did all of this in less than one week. If I could give Special Event Genie more than 5 stars, I would. More...

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11 February 2020

Event & Party Planners

Ricki is a thorough, creative event planner. She is very responsive and puts her heart and soul into her events. Ricki went above and beyond to make sure our daughter's bat mitzvah was memorable and that there was thematic unity across all the elements of our party. If you don't like a vendor she recommends, she doesn't take it personally and will keep searching. More...

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Thank you so much John for recognizing our skills and talents to see an event all the way through. We enjoyed making sure you are happy that create memories that last a lifetime.

10 November 2019

Our wedding was the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect and we have Ricki to thank. She gave us expert advice from the first moment we sat down with her. Guided us through the process of putting our wedding together and was with us every step of the way. Her wealth of knowledge helped us get some deals in which we otherwise would not have had. she has an extended network of trusted vendors that ensures you get quality service at the best price. More...

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Thank you so much Mike. It was a pleasure to assist you every step of the way in the wedding planning process. I wish the two of you a lifetime of love and happiness!

10 November 2019

Our wedding was the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect and we have Ricki to thank. She gave us expert advice from the first moment we sat down with her. Guided us through the process of putting our wedding together and was with us every step of the way. Her wealth of knowledge helped us get some deals in which we otherwise would not have had. she has an extended network of trusted vendors that ensures you get quality service at the best price. More...

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7 November 2019

Event & Party Planners

I hired Ricki three weeks before a 400+ guest exclusive premiere event in Hollywood. She was responsive, efficient, resourceful and honest about what was feasible in the time we had. She did an amazing job designing and executing the decor, which was pretty complex. I'm very pleased with the resulting event and have received many compliments! Ricki stayed on top of everything she and her team committed to and then some. Would definitely hire again! More...

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Thank you Eden It was absolutely a pleasure to assist you with this wonderful Hollywood event! We take great pride in our work and the creativity we can produce in such a short amount of time! Thanks again!

7 November 2019

Thank you so much Ricki for your services and expertise!

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3 November 2019

I hired Ricki three weeks before a 400+ guest exclusive premiere event in Hollywood. She was responsive, efficient, resourceful and honest about what was feasible in the time we had. I'm very pleased with the resulting event and have received many compliments! Ricki stayed on top of everything she and her team committed to and then some. Would definitely hire again! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

21 October 2019

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 WeddingWire

8 October 2019

Ricki did a fantastic job for our wedding. She provided us with a wedding timeline, ceremony maps and diagrams of the processional. She saved the day with items we forgot to bring. Ricki truly went above and beyond with arranging all the 500 different pieces of decor that I dropped on her at the last minute! The best part was that she saw our vision and brought it all to life. The decor came out even better than we had imagined. She was always prompt with answering calls/texts/emails and was very helpful in offering her professional opinions. She taught us how to do the processional during rehearsal and also showed us how to properly cut our cake. And she is a wizz with wedding etiquette! 5 stars from the new Mr. and Mrs. Orellana!! More...

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16 September 2019

Event & Party Planners

I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work planning a combination Surprise Birthday Party/Baby Shower for my wife last week. Every step of the way, she was there offering ideas, suggestions and advice to help make the big day an exceptional and unique event. Ricki truly went the extra mile seeing to it that all the arrangements were completed in a timely fashion—acting as my “silent partner”. She found us a watermelon sculpture maker to create a fruit baby carriage (adorable!), mariachis, taco caterer (yum!) as well as beautiful and fun rentals, flowers and decor. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and graciously understanding the element of Surprise. This beautiful event went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared “Special Event Genie,” Ricki Lewis. My wife was truly surprised and so thankful! I couldn’t have done it without Ricki’s assistance and attention to detail. I will certainly recommend all of my family and friends choose Ricki to help with their next event. Thank you so much Ricki for wonderful memories that last a lifetime– Sincerely, Tony C. More...

11 July 2019

Ricki and her team were an absolute dream to have! We told her what we envisioned and she went above and beyond to make that happen for the wedding of our dreams. Ricki not only put in the extra hours to help us stick with our wedding theme she was great with connections and has great taste. On top of all this, she worked so well within our budget which was highly important to us as a young couple. Highly Recommended! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 June 2019

My husband and I hired her very early on in the process to help us plan our wedding. I quickly learned that with her, I could do as much or as little of the wedding planning as I wanted. If I wanted to pick out certain vendors on my own, I was free to do so. If I didn’t care to do the work myself, she had connections everywhere and always had a person for me. Ricki can take care of almost anything that you don’t want to/don’t have time to deal with yourself (exceptions being things like making your guest list, picking your song selections, figuring out who should sit with who at the reception etc..personal things like that). I was very busy (not to mention out of town) for the last 6 months leading up to the wedding, so having her was incredibly helpful. All I needed to do was tell her what I was envisioning and she would think of ways to make it happen. Ricki was nothing but supportive throughout the whole process.

But what she did for us on the day of the wedding was nothing short of magic. Beautiful flower arrangements I didn’t ask for popped up on cocktail tables, on the sweetheart table, and along the aisle (and no, I didn’t get charged extra) - all of them tasteful and in-theme. She procured a tossing bouquet out of nowhere and got us free upgraded chairs for the reception. Everything was set up beautifully and meticulously despite a short bout of rain leading up to the ceremony. Because of Ricki and her assistants I was able to enjoy the day and the evening wholeheartedly without thinking about the logistics- it was only in the next couple days afterwards that we would realize all the things we would’ve had to think about during the wedding if she hadn’t been there.

Thanks to Ricki, my husband and I will forever look back on our big day and remember it as nothing short of perfect.
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Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 June 2019

Ricki Lewis is amazing. My husband and I hired her very early on in the process to help us plan our wedding. I quickly learned that with her, I could do as much or as little of the wedding planning as I wanted. If I wanted to pick out certain vendors on my own, I was free to do so. If I didn't care to do the work myself, she had connections everywhere and always had a person for me. Ricki can take care of almost anything that you don't want to/don't have time to deal with yourself (exceptions being things like making your guest list, picking your song selections, figuring out who should sit with who at the reception etc..personal things like that). I was very busy (not to mention out of town) for the last 6 months leading up to the wedding, so having her was incredibly helpful. All I needed to do was tell her what I was envisioning and she would think of ways to make it happen. Ricki was nothing but supportive throughout the whole process. But what she did for us on the day of the wedding was nothing short of magic. Beautiful flower arrangements I didn't ask for popped up on cocktail tables, on the sweetheart table, and along the aisle (and no, I didn't get charged extra) - all of them tasteful and in-theme. She procured a tossing bouquet out of nowhere and got us free upgraded chairs for the reception. Everything was set up beautifully and meticulously despite a short bout of rain leading up to the ceremony. Because of Ricki and her assistants I was able to enjoy the day and the evening wholeheartedly without thinking about the logistics- it was only in the next couple days afterwards that we would realize all the things we would've had to think about during the wedding if she hadn't been there. Thanks to Ricki, my husband and I will forever look back on our big day and remember it as nothing short of perfect. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

19 May 2019

Ricki Lewis exceeds expectations. She is a detail-orientated professional who understands and capably executes your wedding day vision. We partnered with Ricki as our day-of coordinator, but her hand and help really began the moment we met! She handled our day-of timeline for both the church and reception, skillfully set up our reception with the finishing DIY touches, and is incredibly responsive on both email and cell.

Ricki Lewis exceeds expectations. She is a detail-orientated professional who understands and capably executes your wedding day vision. We partnered with Ricki as our day-of coordinator, but her hand and help really began the moment we met! She handled our day-of timeline for both the church and reception down to the very last detail, skillfully set up our reception with the finishing DIY touches, and is incredibly responsive on both email and cell.

Overall, Ricki provided the essential stress-relief we were hoping for from planning the wedding. If you're seeking an expert to help carry your wedding planning across the finish line -- go with Special Event Genie!
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19 May 2019

Special Event Genie exceeds expectations! Ricki Lewis is a detail-orientated professional who understands and capably executes your wedding day vision. We partnered with her as our day-of coordinator, but her hand and help really began the moment we met! She created our day-of timeline for both the church and reception down to the very last detail, skillfully set up our reception with the finishing DIY touches, and is incredibly responsive on both email and cell. Overall, Ricki provided the essential stress-relief in planning our wedding. If you're seeking an expert to execute your special day perfectly -- go with Special Event Genie! More...

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19 May 2019

Ricki Lewis is a detail-orientated professional who understands and capably executes your wedding day vision. We partnered with Ricki as our day-of coordinator, but her hand and help really began the moment we met! She handled our day-of timeline for both the church and reception, skillfully set up our reception with the finishing DIY touches, and is incredibly responsive on both email and cell.

Overall, Ricki provided the essential stress-relief we were hoping for from planning the wedding and if you're seeking an expert to help carry your wedding planning across the finish line –– go with Special Event Genie!
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Reviewed on WeddingWire

19 April 2019

We hired Special Event Genie only five weeks before our wedding because we needed to feel organized about how we were planning all the finishing touches and details.
We were most impressed that she was so easy to work with, flexible with her time and came to our home twice to give ideas as well as assist with assembly of the centerpieces and favors.
Ricki immediately understood our vision for the look and feel we wanted to create, showcasing our love of all things Gold!
She even drew up full color, to scale floor plans for all scenes of our wedding using her own app!
Ricki understood our budget and came up with creative ways to do things that only looked expensive.
We were also impressed with the detailed and most organized timeline and other documents she created for us.
And we felt very comfortable working with her because she totally understood our culture and traditions.
Her team was totally hands on making sure the evening went smoothly.
We were so glad to have Special Event Genie running the show, we could not have done it without her!
Thank you Ricki! - Linda & Ricky
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11 March 2019

We hired Ricki Lewis of Special Event Genie for our wedding.
We really did not want to wait the usual 9 to 12 months of planning.
Once we were granted permission to have our wedding USC, we called Ricki.
This was only six weeks before our wedding date!
Ricki totally shared our vision of the look and feel of our wedding decor.
She designed our invitations and RSVP management!
She even went out of her way to walk the entire University to make sure all departments had the required permits approved and all money was paid.
Ricki and her team stayed the entire day, to make sure everything went smoothly from start to finish.
We cannot say enough about her attention to detail and to our individual needs.
Her resources for the dress, the music and the lighting were wonderful.
She has a can-do attitude and never gives up.
We could not have done this without her guidance and assistance every step of the way.
We are so appreciative! Thank you Ricki!
Shauna & Rik
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14 February 2019

I have had the opportunity to work with Ricki on several occasions and she is phenomenal. No matter what event you are in need of a planner for look no further, Ricki takes care of you for beginning to end.

Reviewed on Yelp

3 February 2019

Ricki really helped to make our event great even with problems with our venue.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

13 November 2018

We celebrated my mother's life on Saturday November 10 with the help of Special Event Genie. Ricki and Robin were phenomenal! We had a church service at 2:00 p.m. and a reception at the house at 5:30 p.m. Even though I have lots of experience throwing parties, doing this after my mother passed was daunting.  Ricky made sure no detail was missed. She was on top of everything from the beginning.  She arranged the food, the bar,  the rentals, the music, the invitations, and a myriad of other details.  She followed up with me daily but gently. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

8 November 2018

SEG helped make our wedding a success! It was beautiful yet budget-conscious. Her scope of srvcs was far broader than the other planners we met yet she was affordable. She negotiated w/our vendors & many gave us discounts due to her relationships w/them. W/1 exception we were pleased w/her vendors. She ran countless errands for us, joining me at dress appts, visiting sev. venues on our behalf, & making many trips to our chosen venue to check on things. She made frequent trips to the flower mart, even picking me up from work on her way (when I couldn’t join her she vid chat/sent pics). As an architect I loved that she could communicate the layout of the event spaces thanks to her proprietary software that generated to-scale floor plans of each area; not only did these plans help us visualize the space but they also gave us comfort knowing the rental ppl would know exactly how we wanted things. Being a perfectionist/DIYer I was a very hands-on bride but SEG was always avail. when needed; from the day we signed w/her we were in constant communication by phone/txt/email. Over the months we wrkd w/her she ensured we hit milestones on time, warning us when invites should go out & following up to ensure we were mtg deadlines. She had to act as both planner & decorator as we had no florist (all the décor was DIYed). She sent her van to my house to get loaded w/décor the night before; the next morning she & her team got to the venue early to set everything up. The room looked as though a real florist decorated it! Another planner we interviewed wanted an extra $1k to set up the DIY décor! My critiques of SEG are 1)the way she timed the processional was too slow & 2)she missed the mark when it came to gathering our relatives for the family portraits, so the portrait session was chaotic/took too long. But once the party began everything went great. Ppl are still telling us what fun it was/how much they enjoyed the custom touches. We couldn’t have pulled off our vision w/o SEG! More...

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3 October 2018

Best wedding ever and all because of Ricki Lewis , our Wedding Planner. She made sure everything went off smoothly and she was very organized in  all aspects of the Wedding. And found ways to save us money.Thank you More...

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1 September 2018

Ricki, did an amazing job helping put together our daughter's Quinceanera. She was very detailed, knowledgeable of the celebration and meaning of our Mexican traditions. Her suggestions  were amazing and helpful. She suggested baile Folklorico for our reception... and it was a total success. All of our guest enjoyed the performances. She is amazing, we definitely recommended her services. She makes your planning so much less stressful! We love you Ricki! More...

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25 July 2018

Ricki did an AWESOME job at our backyard wedding. We had a wonderful time and the feedback from the guests has been great. We couldn't have done it without her help. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was going smoothly and even went out and served food when the wait staff were overwhelmed. It truly was the best day of our lives, and we owe a huge portion of that to the help that Ricki provided. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

19 June 2018

We hired Ricki for her “Wedding Day Consultant Package”. She put in a lot of time and special attention doing her very best to make our wedding day so very special. She arrived early to make sure all the tables & chairs were set up and decorated, directed the caterer, the photographer, and the musicians. We were impressed at how knowledgeable she is in all the facets that go into a wedding. Ricki certainly knows her stuff! Ricki offers more value with her services than I could have imagined. She really goes the extra mile! I am a fourth generation matchmaker with much experience and I am recommending her services to all my clients. Ricki 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 my own wedding. She was there making sure we were well taken care of the entire day! Thank you, Ricki! – Terry Brussel-Rogers & Craig Brussel Rogers More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

9 May 2018

My husband and I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work planning our wedding three weeks ago. Every step of the way, she was there offering ideas, suggestions and advice 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—acting as my “fairy godmother”. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and graciously understanding of our religious customs. Our beautiful wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared “Special Event Genie,” Ricki Lewis. We couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you so very much Ricki for wonderful memories that last a lifetime. – Sincerely, Jessica & Joshua Castaños More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 March 2018

My wife and I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work planning our wedding last weekend. Every step of the way, she was there offering ideas, suggestions and advice 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—even thinking ahead to the unexpected with a Plan B. Rain was predicted and we were to have an outdoor wedding! Well, we didn’t worry knowing that Ricki was on board, planning for every contingency. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and had a keen understanding of our religious customs. Our beautiful wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared “Special Event Genie,” Ricki Lewis. We couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you so very much Ricki for wonderful memories that last a lifetime. – Sincerely, Jonathan Brier More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

8 January 2018

Ricki took personal responsibility for our 50th anniversary celebration just two weeks before the event: she worked effectively with everyone we'd already arranged to support the event and brought her own teams in to fill in the gaps. Ricki is warm, professional and incredibly responsive. We had a great event and Ricki was a key reason everyone who attended had a great time. More...

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28 November 2017

Ricki did a great job as our very detailed wedding planner! She found us the most perfect and beautiful place for our outdoor rustic style wedding! My Fiancé (now husband) and I were very demanding so it was a relief to have Ricki in our planning process. Ricki had everything all planned and ready to go, down to the last detail. She understood and was considerate of our culture and even spoke Spanish with our guests! She worked with me, every step of the way by sharing exactly my vision for my wedding. She has a no-problem attitude, embracing any last minute changes! I was immediately impressed with her endless energy and generosity with her time. She was always available to me, day or night, taking care of any concerns I had at the moment. Keeping the budget in mind, she found us a great photographer, hairdresser, make up artist, dessert maker, baker, and mariachis at a very reasonable price.
On the day of, she assisted with making sure everything was placed precisely as we envisioned in the venue and everything ran smoothly. I would highly recommend Ricki for her most detailed, accurate and attentive service. We could not have done it without her!
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19 September 2017

I cannot say enough good things about Ricki and her wedding planning services.
I have a more than full time job with absolutely no extra time for planning or such details.
Ricki totally understood our culture and hired all the right vendors on our behalf that were appropriate and beautiful for this event.
Everything ran smoothly and Ricki stayed the entire length of our event making sure all our guests were happy and had what they needed.
She waited patiently after our event was finished for the decor and dessert companies to return and clean up the banquet room.
I would highly recommend Special Event Genie for her attention to detail and complete A to Z service!
Thank you Ricki!
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