Event Wedding Planning


A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

Event Wedding Planning is a Full Service Wedding Planning company offering a wide variety of Coordination Services, along with other amazing options and preferred vendors to help ease the planning process. We service all of Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and even Hawaii. And for the Destination Couple, Event Wedding Planning also offers customized Destination Wedding Planning, providing fabulous planning anywhere you want to plan your big day!

 

Event Wedding Planning is located in Orange County, California. We are highly educated in not only American traditional weddings, but also a vast array of religious-cultured weddings such as Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist weddings. During the year, we only plan so many weddings, as we want to provide an extremely high level of personal service to each couple, instead of a quantity of weddings. So regardless of how delicate your wedding details may be or what size your wedding guest list may become, you can rest assure we are prepared to create an amazing custom event designed just for you. And thanks to the passing of Same-Sex Marriages in California, we are now planning Same-Sex Weddings as well.

 

Owner & Wedding Planner, Diane Merriss Gutierrez, has been in and around the wedding industry for over 14 years and has completed the Professional Planners Certification course holding the title of Certified “International Event & Wedding Planning Professional" (IEWP).

Meet the Planner

“Hello Engaged Couples, I am Diane Merriss (Gutierrez), Founder & Owner of Event Wedding Planning. Here is a little background on how I became a Wedding Planner. I started out doing Photography in 1989, loving the hobby and winning awards, I moved on to more professional work, such as Commercial Photography, Landscape, Boudoir and Wedding Photography. I was involved in a lot of activities that surrounded me with weddings and events making my passion grow stronger for weddings. As years passed, my dream job & goal became more about owning a Luxurious Wedding & Event Venue someday, so I decided to start from scratch, as a Wedding Planner."

 

"I love every wedding and event that I have planned for my amazing couples and I believe in exceptional customer service and if you can't go beyond

the call of duty, then you have not done your job completely. I will do whatever it takes to make my couples happy and to make sure their wedding day is as fabulous as they dreamed."

 

"Someone asked me once, what makes this truly a fulfilling job? My answer; when the couple become one in front of all their loved ones, watching the couples face when they enter at Grand Entrance, the love you feel of the entire day; there are soo many reasons, but just knowing I played a part in making it all come together, is SUCH a rewarding feeling to me. This is truly my dream job and I hope for many more successful ventures that come with wedding & event planning.”

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Services

Check out some of our Wedding Services that we can assist you with!

  • Wedding Planning

    Planning your big day can be overwhelming to begin or even to think about. That's where we come in! Our wedding planning services are customized to fit your exact wedding needs, bu ...
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    Wedding Officiant

    In January 2014, owner of Event Wedding Planning, Diane Merriss received the honor of becoming an Ordained Minister, aka: Wedding Officiant or Celebrant. We are proud to announce w ...
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  • Special Events

    Event Wedding Planning can plan any event you request, due to our specialized training and experience. If you are looking for an organized and detailed planner, look no further. ...
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    Custom Stationary

    Not only are we a Carlson Craft supplier, but if you cannot find stationary you have been searching for, we also create professional custom stationary. Carlson Craft To order ...
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Our Featured Weddings

Check out some of our beautiful Weddings to see what we can do for you!

Top 4 Favorite Venues

Below are just 4 of our top favorite wedding venues in the Orange County area.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Coast

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library
Yorba Linda

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa
Huntington Beach

Newport Dunes Resort & Marina
Newport Beach

Testimonials

Take a look at what our clients are saying about us!

  • Felicia & Pat

    Hiring Diane as a day-of coordinator was absolutely one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. It was great to be able to spend precious time with our friends and family during and after our ceremony and know that Diane and her wonderful assistant Ashley were setting up and making sure every detail was in place. She helped us with some last-minute fixes and even added thoughtful extra touches. We were so glad to have her there to discreetly guide us through our reception and through the night. Her passion for weddings combined with her organization and attention to detail was priceless. Thanks Diane!!

  • Lauren & Scott W.

    From the moment we met Diane, we knew that she would be the perfect planner for our wedding day. Her professionalism and attention to detail are flawless, and we have no doubt that without her and her team, our big day would not have gone as smoothly as it did. We hired Diane for “day of planning” 6 months prior to our wedding, and she got started right away with timelines and contacting our vendors to get everyone on the same page. She helped us with new ideas that we had not thought of ourselves, and always kept us on the right track as the weeks and months passed by. By the time we made it to the actual day, we were completely confident that we were in good hands. We never once had to worry about the evening’s timing of events, or if our vendors were in need of anything. Diane kept everyone taken care of! Every bride wants peace-of-mind during the greatest day of her life, and Diane provided just that! Also, Event Wedding Planning is completely affordable. I don’t think we could put a price tag on the amount of hard work that Diane put into our wedding, and her services were by far the greatest decision we made for our wedding! Thank you for all of you hard work Team EWP!

  • Jen & Bill R.

    Using Event Wedding Planning was the best decision I could have made for our wedding day! Diane and her staff are wonderful people to work with! Our wedding was in California and we planned the event from NYC. Diane was an instrumental part of our wedding planning in the months before the wedding and the day of our wedding. Diane was detail oriented and very organized which was very helpful, especially because we were so far away. She helped me keep track of the vendors and also made suggestions on things we needed to do before the wedding. Diane had a way of making the wedding planning process less stressful and often reminded us that the process was still fun! Diane went above and beyond all my expectations of a wedding planner. I would definitely recommend Diane and Event Wedding Planning to anyone planning a wedding or big event!

  • Kerri & Jim S.

    I knew Diane would be a perfect match for us the moment I met her. She was so easy-going yet very professional and organized. Although we hired her as our “day-of-coordinator” she jumped right on into creating the timeline, recessional, and processional months before the wedding. She was always so attentive and completely understood the concept I had for my wedding. Thanks to Diane and her team, our wedding day was flawless! She made sure no detail was overlooked and that everything was just as I had envisioned. We were completely stress-free and able to enjoy every moment of our special day. Everything was perfect and I really don’t think that would have been possible without her help. Thank you Diane for helping us celebrate a day we will never forget!

  • Jilian & Chris S.

    Diane Merriss was amazing! The whole process from wedding planning to wedding day was almost effortless and much of that is due to Diane. Diane was always pleasant and enthusiastic but most importantly, she was always accessible and available to answer any questions or ease any concerns. One of the things we appreciated the most was that Diane treated us like family, not like another number. The wedding day, which can be stressful, chaotic, and overwhelming, actually was very calm and smooth. Diane took so much stress off of us by being the primary contact for the vendors and overseeing all of the behind the scenes events. We know that our wedding day would not have gone as smoothly without Diane’s help. We appreciate you and all you did for us. Thank you! We love you!

  • Mrs. Kim Koel (in Bride's Reception Speech)

    And to Diane Merriss, I want to thank you for all your knowledge of being a wedding planner. Most of all for getting me started on my wedding from beginning to the end. For my awesome 50′s wedding invitations to all the phone calls and all my stressful days when I was lost and didn’t know what to do. You truly were my rock through all this and I couldn’t have done this without you. If I ever had to do this all over again (which I won’t), I would have you help me all over again! Thanks again, Love ya lot’s!

  • Julie & Derek M.

    Diane Merriss was amazing! She went above and beyond what we paid her to do. She was punctual, professionally organized and kept me on everything. I know anyone that hires her will be so pleased with her outstanding work. She handled any vendor ordeals before, after and during the wedding with such ease and professionalism. Diane has a way of making you feel like you are her best friend and she is not doing a ”job”, but helping a friend plan a wedding. We hired her for day of planning, but she began right away and worked with us the whole time. She was available for everything and anything we may have needed through out the planning process, and made our day perfect. We couldn’t have had a more perfect day with out her!!

  • Diana & Jeffrey B.

    Diane and her company, Event Wedding Planning, provided excellent service to us. Diane is highly professional, punctual, and provides excellent vendor recommendations. Diane professionally supervised the vendors leading up to our wedding and on the wedding day. Diane greatly relieved the stress of the event. We highly recommend Diane and could not imagine a more professional and experienced wedding planner!

  • Michelle & Steve A.

    This was going to be a very special wedding for both me and my husband-to-be. We looked into Event Wedding Planning and met Diane. I immediately fell in love with her passion and unique way of getting things done. What I mean is, she was not pushy, but professionally consistent. She kept me on top of things. We only had 3 months to plan a wedding that was to take place on a private yacht, blending two families together. That was very important to us. I have a five year old boy and Steve(Mr. Aspling) has a six year old girl. We wanted to incorporate them into the wedding, but still make a special, romantic ceremony. Diane had incredible ideas and helped make this a very special, unique day! She always followed through promptly and went way beyond the “call of duty”. She loves her business and made me feel I was the only wedding that “mattered”. She kept me calm! I could have been a complete mess, but she reassured me that this was going to happen and all my needs will be met! Without her, I really believe I would not have been able to incorporate everything that I wanted to include in the wedding and reception. Thank you, Diane!! You are amazing!

  • Megan & Aaron C.

    Looking back, Aaron and I will never forget how beautiful our wedding day was. We both had this peace in our heart that everything was under control and well organized. Diane made our big day worry free, which helped maximize our wedding experience.

  • Jean & Ray W.

    Diane, you were the best wedding present I gave myself! You referred me to vendors, went to the site in advance & the day-of. Most importantly, you made sure the reception set-up went smoothly so my guests & us would enjoy the day, and you were very detail oriented. Yes, I would refer to other brides-to-be!

  • Dan Deghi, Wedding Officiant, A Moment to Cherish

    If you are looking for a wedding planner who will get the job done, Diane is the one you want! Diane’s professionalism, attention to detail, flexible and joyful attitude makes the wedding couple’s biggest day a very relaxed and carefree experience! She diligently works to make sure that the wedding day is exactly what the couple wants…and like a conductor of a symphony orchestra, she masterfully delivers their dream! I would HIGHLY recommend Diane to you if you are in need of an excellent and competent wedding planner.

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