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Theresa Bryan Events

San Diego

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

Theresa is a certified wedding coordinator and all occasion party planner. Theresa focuses on your vision and offers a little extra flair and with new ideas and modernizes the traditional aspects of events . Theresa is meticulously detail oriented and organized. She believes that communication in every form is the key to a successful event as well as thinking outside the box and offering you her years and years of expertise and experience backed up by consistent 5 star reviews. Day-of wedding coordination Partial wedding planning to assist with vendors and venue procurement. Private party planning and coordination. Decorating Table styling Party rentals Candy tables Vendor selection Venue selection and contract assistance Room staging and set-up Budget assistance Arranging and ordering party equipment

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What do you love most about your job?

I love using my creativity and ability to focus on details and use my eagerness to make sure your wedding reception or other party or event comes together as planned. It gives me a great feeling watching guests, bride and groom or party host enjoy themselves while I quietly sit in the wings orchestrating it all.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I saw a need for month of and day of coordination when a full service wedding planner was not being utilized or when I jumped in to help couples fix some of the things not thought of at their reception. There are frequent puzzle pieces that know one knows where they fit into the overall puzzle. I know the entire puzzle and what it should look like. Most don't even know that there are missing pieces at all. Fitting in the stray pieces is easy for me. I can jump in from idea conception all the way to the cleanup and to see you off.

Why should our clients choose you?

My perfectionism, attention to details and my willingness to go that extra mile for a perfect event! I am extremely coordinated, prompt and have great people and problem skills.

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Most event planners charge their clients anywhere from 10-20 percent of the total cost of the event, with 15 percent being the average.

Your professional event planner will be able to advise you on the full range of options available, helping you to choose the best one for your needs. Use Bark to find trusted event planners near you and request quotes for free!

Some of the common services your event planner can help with include:

  • Conducting research

  • Creating an event design

  • Finding a suitable venue

  • Arranging for food, decorations, and entertainment

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Sending invitations to attendees

  • Arranging accommodation for attendees

  • Coordinating the activities of event staff

  • Supervision at the site

  • Conducting evaluations of the event

Following these steps will ensure that you find the right Event Planner for you:

  • Objective - Before you start your search, you need to work out the event's objective, the budget you are working with, and your reason for hiring externally. You want to be in a position to communicate the broad outline of the event and its most important goals. You will also want to decide on the budget for your event planner and what they will be expected to do. A party planner can select the venue, recommend food and beverage options, source speakers and entertainment, be on-site on the day and create the invitations.

  • Find your event planner - You want to hire someone who has expertise in creating your type of event. Word of mouth is one way to find an event planner but it's not always the most effective approach. Look out for a company with experience and a strong reputation and do your online research by reading company reviews on Bark.

  • Interview applicants - Most event planners will be eager to hear about your event. Give them brief details at first and focus on their expertise in the initial round of interviews. Reduce your list of candidates to the three strongest applicants. You should then ask each finalist about their business, their experience with past events, and how they plan for contingencies.

  • Decision time - Once you have hired a company, the event planner should be able to share a detailed plan for the event with you.

  • Budget - Many people who organise an event for the first time want a champagne event on a beer budget. You need to work together to come up with a realistic budget. Plus, do not forget to find out about the fees that will be charged by the event planner and how they will be incorporated into the budget.

  • Follow up - Make sure you stay on top of the event planning and do not force the event management expert to make major decisions without your input.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local event planners listed will give you a reliable and professional service.

There is no formal training required to be an event planner, although they usually have a degree or certificate from a university in event planning or management.

Before you choose an event planner, it's always worth checking out their customer reviews on their website and Bark profile. This ensures that they are trustworthy and reliable.

Absolutely! Whether it's finding the best DJ or getting your catering sorted, your event and party planner will be able to organise pretty much every aspect of the event online. You can even find the perfect venue through interactive virtual venue tours - pretty neat stuff!

Reviews

4.97/5.00

based on 1,930 reviews

The average rating for Bark Event Planners in San Diego is 4.97, based on 1,930 reviews.

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