Event planning is a thriving industry – and one that’s probably going to be a lot busier in the near future, as many events postponed due to public health concerns will soon be on the calendar again. As one of the country’s biggest urban hotspots, San Diego has its fair share of events – and, obviously, of event planners.

Event planning is an industry that benefits a lot from self storage – companies can safely store their party accessories and other items in self storage units. Compared to other storage options, such as commercial warehouses, San Diego self storage is a more affordable, simpler, and more flexible solution.

Seeing as our industries converged, we decided to take a look at San Diego’s event planning companies and come up with a top 10 of the best. Our rankings are based on the variety of services provided, online accessibility of services and information and customers reviews. Here are the top 10 best event planners in San Diego:

1. Bliss Events

Rachel Welland, the owner and coordinator of Bliss Events, has a lifelong passion for planning special events that make people happy, plus a fine arts degree in interior design. The result is a company that relies on detailed planning for each event, with an extra flair for the aesthetics and plenty of creativity. The company provides services for different types of events, including weddings, baby and bridal showers, graduations, anniversaries, but also corporate events, galas, fundraisers or conferences. Customers simply need to state their preferences and Bliss Events will come up with a unique concept – themes like industrial glamour, contemporary cultured or California garden are just a few within their entire arsenal.

2. Couture Events

Couture Events explores the idea of unique events – the same way a gown can be “haute couture,” a special occasion should benefit from the same type of attention to details and level of personalization.  The company specializes in weddings – and offers the complete package of pre, during and post-wedding events, helping customers to truly enjoy their unique moments.

3. Thomas Bui Lifestyle

This San Diego-based, full-service company with 20 years of experience under its belt organizes a wide variety of events, from weddings to corporate events and social affairs. Whether you want a full package with everything included for your event, or just some professional finishing touches to an event you organized yourself, Thomas Bui Lifestyle can help you.

4. Creative Affairs

Creative Affairs organized and coordinated over 2,800 events during the past 16 years – so it’s safe to say they know this event planning business to a tee. The company works with a selected and trusted group of local vendors and providers in order to always deliver impeccable, imaginative events. Customers can opt for different types of service packages, depending on their preferences and their budget.

5. Lavish & Co

Lavish & Co manages both local event planning for weddings and other social events, and luxury travel planning for its customers. The services are tailored to customers’ preferences – from full services big events to small, intimate ones. Maybe you want help only with some details of the event, such as location design – that’s possible too. The company also offers lavish gift boxes for a variety of occasions.

6. Timeless Event Planning

Sandy Brooks, the owner of Timeless Events, left the East Coast six years ago, after years of organizing events on Martha’s Vineyard, to set up her one event planning business in San Diego. The move proved to be a successful one, as the company became one of San Diego’s favorite event planners. Timeless Event Planning provides full or partial coordination of your event and will work with you to turn your vision into reality and to create your dream day stress free.

7. Willmus Weddings

A French American team of creatives, event planner Heather and photographer Christophe, will make sure that your event goes seamlessly – and you’ll also have perfect memories in the form of professional videos and pictures. The company works with a host of vendors and venues that will make it easier for customers to envision their event and to access the most suitable options, depending on preferences and budget.

8. Pep Creative

Pep Creative organizes all types of events – corporate, social, non-profit and weddings. They will provide anything you might want or dream of for your event, from décor props and lighting to furniture, entertainment and audio-visual installation. Whether you want an art deco/Gatsby inspired event or a rustic and bohemian one (or anything in between), Pep Creative will help you transform your ideas into reality.

9. Always Flawless

Founded by Ashley McHone more than a decade ago, Always Flawless is certainly living up to its name. The event planning company is offering both wedding and elopement packages, locally or in different destinations around the country, or even around the world. The company also provides free planning resources and guides on their website.

10. Events Inspire

Events Inspired organizes social and corporate events, and also weddings – local or in a different destination. For each event, the company provides a list of carefully selected partners, venues and vendors. They will work with the customers in choosing the best options for their event, and will coordinate everything, pre, during and post-event. If you’re only interested in partial planning for your event, you can choose service packages adjusted to those needs.

Happy events – and select you’re the right planner for your needs. Hopefully, our list will help you!


Maria Gatea is a real estate and lifestyle editor for Yardi with a background in Journalism and Communication. After covering business and finance-related topics as a freelance writer for 15 years, she is now focusing on researching and writing about the real estate industry. You may contact Maria via email.

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