Choosing the right Wedding Planner is one of the most essential parts of planning your wedding. With the right wedding planner you are saving yourself time, money and stress and potentially having the wedding of your dreams created without much effort on your part. We have worked with a number of wedding planners in the Bay Area. We have spoken to a number of brides and grooms about their experience with their planners and gathered a ton of information from couples and what they had to say about their planners. We have also worked alongside these planners and know they have the experience and the know how to plan the event of your dreams. Having a wedding planner is one of the most essential parts of having a wedding. Here are our top 5 incredible wedding planners in the industry that we love and admire.

1. Mandy Scott Events

Ok 3 words…WE LOVE MANDY! Let us count the ways. Many Scott is the Creme de la creme best wedding planner in San Francisco and in the Bay Area. When trying to figure out how to plan a wedding in San Francisco you can just leave it to your fairy godmother Mandy. We have watched her in action over the years and are always in complete admiration of how she can handle just about anything. She goes above and beyond and then some for her clients. Her main goal is always to ensure the happiness of her brides and as vendors she always makes sure we are taken care of and know what is going on at every second. To have Mandy as your wedding planner is like guaranteeing your wedding is going to be amazing but above all she makes it so the experience of getting married is so much fun! Mandy has a knack for understanding what her couple’s want and giving her couples more than what they could have dreamed of. She listens and delivers like no other. We have not only worked with her dozens of times in the past but she also planned our wedding! Which is why we trust her and know how she works from both a couple’s personal experience and from a vendor’s perspective. We love Mandy to the moon and know she is 100 percent invested in her work and always does an impeccable job.

2. Simply Elegant By Diana

Diana Dorsey is a one of a kind savvy planning ninja! Our highlight wedding with Diana was an incredible fairytale wedding at the Claremont Hotel In Berkeley. With her cool calm collected attitude that always carries a warm smile. We had the pleasure of working with Diana recently on a few weddings and I was incredibly impressed with her professional and dedicated work ethic. She is in the know, from the best wedding venues to get married at to the best florals in the biz. Diana is super dedicated to her clients and listens to what their needs are. She is a class act of delivering exactly what the client wants! I especially love her modern lux designs and how she works tirelessly in the background of every event. We love working with Diana because we know it’s coming from the heart. She has a big love for her clients and for what she does. We are big fans of what she does! Look out industry….we think Diana is headed for celebrity status really soon!


I am always so excited to work with Marissa and her team. She is smart and savvy when it comes to wedding planning. She oversees the details and all her staff is friendly and on the ball! When it comes to a wine country wedding look no further with this amazing planning team. They are at a really great price point and always have the couple’s best interest at heart. They offer full service planning so all you will have to do is show up and get married. Leave all the details to these planning geniuses! Click here for our latest wedding we shot with the SO-Eventful team.

4. Rue 29 Napa Valle

I have to say that Janice is definitely a favorite when it comes to planning a wine country wedding or just about any event really. We love her style of communication. She gets right to the point and makes it happen without delay. Janice has been a joy to work with as she knows the ins and outs of Napa Valley and Sonoma specializing in green, eco-chic event planning. This woman is on fire and has been in the luxury wedding planning business for a long time. Janice is organized, responsive and has amazing recommendations on just about everything. Ok so what we love about Janice is her keen knowledge of wine country! She is kind of amazing all around and we super like her! We can’t wait to work with her again in the next few months.

5. Blue Daphne Events

We have been working with Blue Daphne Events since the start of our career years ago! We recently got to do an incredible styled shoot at the Lyford House in Marin and let us tell you, Kandis did an extraordinary job. We have watched the evolution and amazing event designs come out of this boutique biz for a long time and we are never not swept away by what is created! Kandis has been such a fabulous planner to work with especially because she can knock your socks off with her incredible floral designs. She is kind of a magician to creating arrangements that can flip a wedding venue into something out of a fairytale. We love Kandis and her sweet nature in making everyone feel comfortable. She is darling and we adore her.