Caitlin + Nathan
“I am so glad I decided to use a coordinator and found Megan! I planned a wedding in two months and Megan helped me streamline everything with organized online timelines we tracked together, vendor communication, check-in calls, to-do lists, professional experience/advice, and the perfect day-of execution. She kept me sane in the time leading up to the wedding, addressed unforeseen details and decisions that needed to be made beforehand, kept constant contact with all of my vendors, and made sure everyone was on the same page both leading up to the wedding and the day-of. A few unique things I really appreciated about Megan as a coordinator are:
-Her Type-A personality (which you need to get things done!) and simultaneous ability to keep you calm and not make things that pop up into big deals during a stressful time.
-Her approachability. Megan is professional, but also very approachable. I never hesitated before texting her random questions and she was always so kind and prompt to reply.
-I also appreciated that she went with me to view my ceremony and reception sites to get a better understanding of what I envisioned, their layouts, brainstorm ideas, and speak with the managers beforehand. It really helped knowing we were on the same page when we discussed details thereafter.
-Her youth, which may sound different, but she could relate to and understand my desire to avoid a wedding that felt too conventional and traditional. She never pressured me to do or feel like I had to do anything outside of my exact wedding desires.
-Her affordability. I had the misconception that wedding coordinators were outrageously expensive (and I’m sure some are), but Megan was very affordable and worth every penny! If you want things done right the first time, it’s really worth it to hire a professional who knows their game, especially for an event as detailed as a wedding.
Most importantly, you want to feel calm and secure on your actual wedding day, and I felt more than confident showing up to mine knowing that Megan had everything handled.’
Kenna + Jason
“Our venue came with coordinators but we decided to hire Megan Joy Events (per the recommendation of a friend). And thank goodness we did!!! Our venue’s coordination team did not compare to Megan. We mostly hired Megan to help us with our planning prior to the wedding since we were planning it from the Bay Area (and our wedding was in San Diego).
We started working together about 10 months before the wedding and she attended all of our coordination meetings – bringing up things I never would’ve thought of on my own and helped to try to get us the best prices. She helped brainstorm things for our vision of the wedding, and offered tons of advice along the way.
Once things started coming together she was a HUGE help in coordinating all my vendors, setting up a detailed timeline (this was seriously key) and following up on any and all unanswered questions. She managed all of our vendor contact – which was sooo helpful. Everyone knew to go to her before coming to me so I had a filter before any questions came to my inbox. When our timeline was nailed down, she did a great job of communicating it with everyone and making sure that everyone was well informed. We didn’t have to worry about anything!
On the actual day of, we had Montana as our onsite coordinator. She was also amazing!! She made sure everything went to plan and there were no snags in our timeline. I had little gifts for the bridesmaids that I wanted set up before we arrived on site, and she made this happen. We actually ran out of alcohol (twice!) and she was a hero and ran to the store to the grab us what we needed. I cannot thank her enough for doing this! I didn’t have to worry about any of this during the day – she just confirmed once with us and the bar was restocked before we knew it.
Not only was Megan amazing as a coordinator but she’s an awesome human as well. She made sure that I was happy with everything and was SO readily available whenever I needed to chat – whether it be about a vendor, or any other detail that came up. I’m so happy that I had Megan Joy Events for our wedding day and would absolutely choose them again in a heartbeat!”
‘If you are getting married, or planning a wedding for someone you love, please, please call Megan, at Megan Joy Events! Last weekend she made my daughter’s dream wedding a reality. This was our first wedding and we really had no idea what we were doing. We fell in love with Megan from the first phone interview. It was obvious that this was more than a business to Megan, she truly takes a personal interest in making this day perfect for her bride and groom. Megan’s attention to detail is unmatched, her eye for décor is exceptional, her relationship with other quality vendors is such an added bonus, and most of all, she cares. With Megan and her assistant, Montana, there was not a single thing during the whole wedding weekend, that was not absolutely perfect. She really is incredible. We had so many family and guests comment that this was truly the best wedding that they had ever been to. Being somewhat of a control freak myself, I have never felt so comfortable leaving everything in someone else’s hands. With Megan in control, I was able to enjoy the weekend and never once had to worry about a thing. She communicated with all of our vendors, the church and our venue, and had everything perfectly scheduled and executed down to the minute. Ten stars would not do Megan justice, she really is that good. I would recommend Megan, without a single hesitation, to anyone who is planning a wedding. I know Britt and Ryan’s wedding weekend would not have been the success that it was without Megan and Montana. We are looking forward to working with Megan again for our younger daughter. She created an absolutely flawless event and I cannot thank her enough!’
Roxanna + Carlos
‘From the moment you meet her, you can tell Megan has a pure and loving soul. Truly the best sort of person you want planning your wedding. She is deeply caring and is up for any challenge. She’s always available and texts back right away with answers to your questions and picks up the phone to chat no matter how small or inconsequential your question feels.’
Lisa + Keith
‘Working with Megan from Megan Joy Events was wonderful. I knew from our initial interview that she was the one I wanted to work with. We clicked right away. We had just about a month to plan what was to be a simple backyard wedding that, with Megan’s help, turned into what I always envisioned my dream wedding to be like. Did I mention we had about 175 guests? Megan was on point with her ideas, communication and locked down our vendors quickly and efficiently through to the end. She also managed the rehearsal and wedding very well. It all turned out to be what many of our guests call a wedding worthy of being televised. Thank you, Megan, and your ‘day of’ team for all of the hard work, for going above and beyond, and for your commitment to excellence. You definitely exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Megan Joy Events.’
‘Megan did an incredible job coordinating my wedding day. She was thorough, on top of EVERY DETAIL, an incredible communicator, and effortlessly efficient. I’m Someone who’s SUPER PRESENT and in the moment so I have a hard time managing a bunch of details… but having Megan cover the details of the sweetest day of my life was everything I needed especially on that day. ‘
Steph + Mike
‘We had a midweek wedding at the end of August at the Sacred Mountain Retreat in Julian California. The venue is a very a la cart package which gave us both the privilege and responsibility of vendor flexibility. Megan came recommended and trusted by the venue so we had faith in hiring her. She more than delivered to our expectations. With only six months to arrange our vendors Megan helped coordinate the various points of contact allowing us to focus on the personal logistics of getting married (legal, insurance etc) which took so much stress off of us. Each of our vendors praised Megan’s thorough approach and organized planning when we went for our final walk-through. The day of the wedding Megan was busy ensuring our table arrangements matched our vision and communicated to the other vendors where to set up. She was everywhere. Megan also checked in with each of us personally to make sure everyone was moving according to schedule. We had heard that many weddings feel like they are running behind or pressured for time but we had none of that – likely due to Megan’s great work. When the cocktail hour and reception came around there was one issue of bees attacking some of our food. Megan was on top of it and managed the situation wonderfully. Reflecting on our wedding we only have positive memories – an amazing day we will never forget.’
Kalie + Chris
‘Megan went all out for us and made sure we were taken care of every step of the way! As a Type-A control freak, it was awesome having someone so relaxed but organized to balance me out! She thought of things I would have never thought of! At the end of the day, I’d say Meghan was one of the biggest blessings to our wedding prep and she put me in a comfortable place that allows me to think about the fact that I’m getting married rather than focusing solely on the preparation.’
Katy + Jamie
‘Jamie and I hired Megan to be our wedding coordinator at Sacred Mountain in August and it was the best decision ever! Megan made our wedding the most stress free day of our lives! Jamie and I look back on our wedding day and can say we had the best day ever thanks to Megan! From the day I I hired her she was attentive to every little detail, I loved our coffee meet ups, she was always very quick to respond with any question or concern I had with vendors, she was extremely helpful in helping me to make crucial decisions for the wedding! She was so helpful the day of the wedding making sure every decoration I purchased was exactly in its place, vendors showed up on time(there was construction on one of the freeways and she called each and every vendor to tell them an alternate route to ensure they would be on time!), we even had rain in our forecast at one point and Megan was so on top of it with a plan B, C and D! Thanks to her being extremely organized we were 20 minutes ahead of schedule on our wedding all thanks to her! I can’t say enough good things about Megan! She is truly the best wedding coordinator ever and we are so grateful we found her! Thank you for making our wedding day the most perfect, fun and stress free day Megan! :)’
Chelsea + Ryan
‘Megan was absolutely AMAZING! She met with me multiple times before the wedding and made the whole planning process so much easier. I do not have family out here so it was mostly just me planning this wedding and when I hired Megan, she truly lifted a large piece of the weight off of my shoulders. She not only helped me with the wedding but she listened to me vent and would even check in with me after our meetings to see how things were going. When the wedding came, she was an absolute blessing. She made sure everything/everyone was exactly where it/they needed to be, kept us on our time line and took care of all the vendors. She handled everything with such ease and was so genuine throughout the entire process. I could not have asked for a better planner. She was a large part of making the day the best and I can not thank her enough for it!’
Sarah + James
‘My husband and I were very excited to have Megan as our coordinator. When we first met Megan, we got the sense that she would go above and beyond for us. She cared about our experience. She was willing to work with our budget. She always responded and made us feel like we were a priority. It was clear that it was important to her that she understood our vision. Megan worked really hard to help make our dream a reality without pushing any of her ideas. Communication was always clear and open. But the thing that stuck out most was Megan’s ability to always find a creative solution. Regardless of the request, Megan never responded with “no,” instead she’d always say “let me see what I can do.” This truly made our experience working with Megan stress-free and enjoyable. We knew that we were in good hands and never had to worry because we were confident that she would take care of whatever might arise. We highly recommend working with Megan and have already recommended her to several of our engaged friends.’
‘Megan was AMAZING!!!! From the very start she was a dream. So easy going and quick to communicate…. She was efficient, friendly, aware, and on top of every detail! I have nothing but high praises for her. She was exactly what I needed for my wedding day. I myself am very laid back and love to surround myself with the same to keep peace in the midst of a chaotic wedding day, and she was just that. She managed everything so well, I didn’t even know she was there honestly. I didn’t get pulled on for ANYTHING 🏽 at any point in my big day and everything ran so perfectly smooth. With a wedding there are a thousand things that can go wrong, and I just didn’t care if that was the case #rollwiththepunches , but having Megan running the whole day made it seamless!! I was happy with every single detail. My family loved her, and she did an incredible job managing the weird family tension (I later heard – SORRY MEGAN- I forgot to warn you!) Overall, even though this will be the only time I ever get married, because I chose well, I’d choose Megan to be by my side over and over again!!’
Jeff + Silvia
‘Megan was so helpful throughout the entire wedding process. From helping us find vendors to coordinating and even MCing day of. I highly recommend Megan she was worth every penny and more!’
Steph + Derek
‘Megan is attentive, understanding and gets things done! I didn’t have to worry about a thing on my wedding day because she took charge. She goes above and beyond and I couldn’t have done it without her! She’s awesome!’
‘Rasta Rita worked with MJE at a wedding in Julian, Ca. She was an excellent go-between with our clients. Thoughtful, considerate and very thorough. She smoothed all the transitions with the Bride and was communicative with Us throughout the event. Thank you Megan.’
‘Megan did an amazing job making sure we had the dream wedding that my husband and I have always wanted! We met up multiple times to go over what our vision was and she made us rest assured that the day of there would be no mishaps and everything ran smoothly (which it did!) thanks to her! She is such a sweetheart and you will feel that immediately when you meet with her. Thanks Megan, from the Vallejo’s, you did an amazing job!’
Jaqueline + Giancarlo
‘We had our wedding on June 4,2018 and Megan was awesome, she handled the pressure well and was always smiling and very attentive. She definitely knew at times that we were stressed all the things we needed. She is very experienced in her craft and I recommend her. We were literally mind free when it came to our timeline and the event organization. WE LOVE MEGAN, so much to say about her and her hardwork attitude.’
Brady + Nikki
‘Was such a Joy 😉 working with Megan! We got married last weekend at Sacred Mountain Retreat and since she used to work for the venue, she knows all of the ins and outs of it. Because of this the weekend went perfectly and every event was timed just right. Megan coordinated with all of the vendors and got them where they should be and when which is a huge help. She’s a very nice and friendly person and always there to help with any of your needs. Highly recommend!’