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Natalie Sofer Services

Imagine it's your wedding day and you suddenly realize ... "this is it," the day you've worried about is finally here, and it's turned out exactly the way you wanted it to: everything is running smoothly, no awkward moments, no catastrophes — your wedding, as you dreamed it, is finally happening! What joy and what a relief!

Creating a successful wedding event can be very complicated as well as a very stressful undertaking — there are hundreds of choices to be made and a budget that must be considered.

Whether you're looking for full service coordination of your event or multiple events or day-of-the wedding coordination, my job is to help ease that burden, so that when the day finally arrives, the big event can happen as simply and as seamlessly as possible and you, the bride, can enjoy your stress-free wedding as you come smiling down the aisle.

Complimentary Consultation

I provide a complimentary consultation, either in person or over the phone, which will take you through the planning process to see how we might work together. I look forward to hearing what your dream wedding looks like and how I can help in bringing it to fruition. So don't hesitate to contact me at (310) 493-7941, email me or fill out the Contact Information Form, and I'll be in touch

Full Service Wedding Planning

Full service coordination allows you to breathe easy and enjoy the experience of being a bride – not just on your wedding day, but during the entire planning process. The Full Service Package includes everything described in the Month Of Package (see below) as well as the following:

  • Help in finding a venue that meets your needs and expectations.
  • Vendor/product research to find what you are looking for and obtain competitive bids
  • Vendor selection, contract negotiation and monitoring
  • Caterer and banquet manager coordination to insure timely service
  • Registry support and website creation
  • Oversee and manage time lines and deadlines
  • Manage the wedding calendar
  • Schedule vendor meetings
  • Organize floral arrangements and consult on design
  • Track deposits and monitor when final payments are due and are paid
  • Liaise between vendors and client
  • Hold monthly client meetings, to become weekly one-month prior to the wedding
  • Arrange hotel accommodations for out of town guests

Month-Of Wedding Coordination

The "Month-Of Coordination Package" is for the couple planning their wedding themselves, but need a little extra help pulling it all together and seeing that the wedding day itself goes according to plan. It includes all of the following services:

  • Two coordinators provided for the entire wedding day to insure all goes as planned
  • Manage wedding schedule
  • Final vendor meetings to review all details and plan the day and time line
  • Final meeting at venue to review details and time line
  • Supervise arrival of vendors
  • Disperse final checks and gratuities to vendors
  • Greet and direct guests to ceremony and reception areas
  • Arrange place cards, table cards and favors
  • Oversee rental set up
  • Supervise the chef, banquet captain and catering staff to ensure quality and timely dinner service
  • Collect guest book, pen, toasting glasses, cake top, etc and deliver to designated location
  • Coordinate and monitor vendors before, during and after the event
  • Provide cocktails and hors d' oeuvres to the wedding party during photography session
  • Supervise gift handling
  • Decorate hotel bridal suite

Red Carpet Celebrity and VIP Weddings

With over 15 years of experience dealing with the needs and expectations of celebrities and VIPs, I understand and provide the comprehensive, white-glove service where every detail is dealt with and expectation met.

Regardless of the size of the event or its complexity, my goal is to design and produce the kind of extraordinary wedding that will have the most demanding and discriminating talking about not only what happened but how it happened for years to come.

A recent VIP client expressed it this way, "Natalie was on the ball with every single action item and made sure that we were on schedule with each thing. The wedding went flawlessly due to Natalie's supreme ability to organize and manage people. Not a single thing went wrong, and I seriously didn't worry about any of it - because I had her."

In addition to the services that are included in the Full Service Wedding Package, I am pleased to provide the following:

  • Travel arrangements for out-of-town guests
  • Coordination with PR firms and/or representatives
  • Security arrangements or coordination with an existing security company
  • Local transportation for guests and transfers to and from airports
  • Chartering of private jets
  • Entertainment or special events for male and female guests (separately or together)
  • Sightseeing for guests
  • Personal shopping for special gifts for the bridal party
  • Personalized gift baskets for out-of-town guests tailored to their favorite snacks and beverages
  • And if it hasn't been included ... please ask

Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Weddings

With the overturn of PROP 8, the California Supreme Court opened the door for same-sex marriages to resume in California. As I believe everyone has the right to marry whomever they love, I am obviously a big advocate for same-sex marriage.

On November 10, 2013, Frontiers Magazine celebrated this decision with the Gay and Lesbian Wedding Expo. I was thrilled to be asked to be one of the panelists and spoke on the dos and don't s of wedding planning.

Planning any wedding can be an overwhelming experience let alone a same-sex or transgender union. I am sensitive to what goes into this planning process and listen to both individuals and what they respectively want for their wedding. I organized my first transgender wedding in 2012 at IL Cielo and look forward to many more, whether it be a simple union or a fabulous, extravagant affair. Here is their comment regarding their wedding, "I highly recommend Natalie. You can count on her for impeccable service, close attention to detail, and a passion for contributing to couples on such an important occasion as a wedding."

A La Carte Wedding Services

These additional "A La Carte Services" may be added to the "Month Of Coordination Package" at anytime during the planning process:

  • Planning Schedule:  A detailed, customized, monthly-planning schedule to relieve the overwhelmed and help you be focused and relaxed during the planning process.
  • Vendor Recommendations:  We will provide four vendor recommendations in each category that are within your style and budget.
  • Design Consultation:  Want help bringing all of your ideas and inspiration together? We provide color consultation and design to help you realize your vision.
  • Venue Support:  Aid in finding the perfect venue that matches your dreams and is within your budget.
  • Budget Support:  Help you keep financially on track and on budget.
  • Organizational Support:  Need help organizing? We'll get your contracts and files organized in one easy filing program.
  • Talk to Us:  Need guidance on specific issues such as etiquette or the wedding dress? I am happy to help.
  • Monthly calls:  Monthly calls to help keep you on track and focused.
  • Personalized Web Site And Registries: Wedding website created to include custom domain name, wedding details, online RSVP page and more.