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Beginning Bliss

Redwood City , CA
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Redwood City, CA 94061 US (map)

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650-245-9091
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ABOUT US

Beginning Bliss is a full service wedding and event planning company that offers a variety of services. Lorraine Manawil can dive in and plan your event from start to finish or just hold... Read more
Beginning Bliss is a full service wedding and event planning company that offers a variety of services. Lorraine Manawil can dive in and plan your event from start to finish or just hold your hand while you deal with a rough patch of your planning process. Lorraine has meeting, corporate and wedding planning experience and is a Certified Wedding Planner through the Wedding Planning Institute.

Some of the wedding services offered are:

Full Planning - Lorraine works with the bride and groom throughout the planning process. Including vendor recommendations, budget management, money saving tips and much much more!

"Day of" Planning - Lorraine helps wrap up the final details of your wedding day. Including checking in with vendors to confirm contract details, coordinating ceremony and reception. She makes sure your day goes smoothly but you have the control of the planning.

A la Carte Planning - You pick and choose what you need help with. Lorraine can assist with bridal gowns and accessories, honeymoon planning and more!

Please call or email Lorraine for more information on of all of Beginning Bliss' services.

650-245-9091

lorraine@beginningbliss.com

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lorraine is amazing, amazing, amazing. She is an affordable wedding planner who was a DIY bride herself and understands and respects those types of weddings. When I first met her, I knew she was an on the ball woman who had it together. At our run-through, she asked questions only a professional would know. She went through a certified program (helpful when interviewing to ask either if your planner has this or how many weddings exactly they have done). There were a few twists and turns that came up day-of and she handled it like a pro - we never even knew anything had happened. I'm truly sad I don't get to have more weddings because I would love to work with her more. Hopefully I can recommend her to all my friends so I may see her again! :)

P.S. She worked with us at Falkirk Cultural Center. If you are planning your event there it is very helpful to use people who have been at the venue before.
Lorraine is amazing, amazing, amazing. She is an affordable wedding planner who was a DIY bride herself and understands Read more...
Lorraine is amazing, amazing, amazing. She is an affordable wedding planner who was a DIY bride herself and understands and respects those types of weddings. When I first met her, I knew she was an on the ball woman who had it together. At our run-through, she asked questions only a professional would know. She went through a certified program (helpful when interviewing to ask either if your planner has this or how many weddings exactly they have done). There were a few twists and turns that came up day-of and she handled it like a pro - we never even knew anything had happened. I'm truly sad I don't get to have more weddings because I would love to work with her more. Hopefully I can recommend her to all my friends so I may see her again! :)

P.S. She worked with us at Falkirk Cultural Center. If you are planning your event there it is very helpful to use people who have been at the venue before. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Lorraine was a pleasure to work with.

She was very professional and stayed on top of things.

We had an issue with our flowers being delivered late to church but with Lorraine's help and professionalism I was able to stay relaxed and able to get a refund from the vendor after.

We had 250 guests at our reception and although there were several incidents that happened I was not made aware of since they were all taken care of by Lorraine.

Very affordable and now I feel like i did not pay her enough for all the great things she did for us!

Our wedding was a success and I owe a big part of it to our wonderful wedding planner Lorraine.

She's worth every dollar spent!
Lorraine was a pleasure to work with.

She was very professional and stayed on top of things.

We had an Read more...
Lorraine was a pleasure to work with.

She was very professional and stayed on top of things.

We had an issue with our flowers being delivered late to church but with Lorraine's help and professionalism I was able to stay relaxed and able to get a refund from the vendor after.

We had 250 guests at our reception and although there were several incidents that happened I was not made aware of since they were all taken care of by Lorraine.

Very affordable and now I feel like i did not pay her enough for all the great things she did for us!

Our wedding was a success and I owe a big part of it to our wonderful wedding planner Lorraine.

She's worth every dollar spent! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
She is very organized, experienced and informational. She is kind and funny while being strict. She totally bring all of my dream about wedding come true and adjust it so it fits my budget. Lorraine was confident that i can have my affordable beautiful wedding. I can never thank her enough. She made the whole preparation fun and secure where it could easily became chaos. My wedding was so beautiful, people guessed that I spent twice more than what I actually spent. Thank you Lorraine!
She is very organized, experienced and informational. She is kind and funny while being strict. She totally bring all of Read more...
She is very organized, experienced and informational. She is kind and funny while being strict. She totally bring all of my dream about wedding come true and adjust it so it fits my budget. Lorraine was confident that i can have my affordable beautiful wedding. I can never thank her enough. She made the whole preparation fun and secure where it could easily became chaos. My wedding was so beautiful, people guessed that I spent twice more than what I actually spent. Thank you Lorraine! Read less
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AnastasiaH
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Lorraine is INCREDIBLE! She (and Sarah, who worked as her assistant for the day) were our day-of-coordinators for our wedding this Saturday, and I truly do not have enough words to describe what an amazing job Lorraine did. As someone who was initially unsure of hiring a day-of-coordinator, I can say that this was best decision we made in planning our wedding! Lorraine is not only a really positive and kind person, but she is also super efficient and made sure that everything went smoothly. She responds quickly to emails and was always available to answer any questions we had. She took charge and dealt with any problems that arose during our big day and allowed us to just relax and enjoy our special day. I would recommend Lorraine to anyone!
Lorraine is INCREDIBLE! She (and Sarah, who worked as her assistant for the day) were our day-of-coordinators for our Read more...
Lorraine is INCREDIBLE! She (and Sarah, who worked as her assistant for the day) were our day-of-coordinators for our wedding this Saturday, and I truly do not have enough words to describe what an amazing job Lorraine did. As someone who was initially unsure of hiring a day-of-coordinator, I can say that this was best decision we made in planning our wedding! Lorraine is not only a really positive and kind person, but she is also super efficient and made sure that everything went smoothly. She responds quickly to emails and was always available to answer any questions we had. She took charge and dealt with any problems that arose during our big day and allowed us to just relax and enjoy our special day. I would recommend Lorraine to anyone! Read less
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SL
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Lorraine was the best vendor we hired for our wedding! As in every wedding, we encountered a few issues throughout the day and she handled them and me (the bride) perfectly. She knew when to take initiative to fix a problem and when to ask for an opinion. Everyone in the wedding party looked to her for answers on random things and made sure everything ran smoothly and seamlessly. I cannot describe the peace-of-mind she brought to our wedding for myself and my Mom. There is so much to do on the day of and Lorraine took all of the responsibility and allowed the rest of us to enjoy our day :) She was upbeat, honest, detailed, and a joy to work with! Her communication is outstanding both before and during the wedding. I knew nothing would get left behind with Lorraine in control; and looking back, I am thrilled with how everything turned out. I cannot say enough positive things about her and I know you would be very lucky to have her by your side on your big day!
Lorraine was the best vendor we hired for our wedding! As in every wedding, we encountered a few issues throughout the day Read more...
Lorraine was the best vendor we hired for our wedding! As in every wedding, we encountered a few issues throughout the day and she handled them and me (the bride) perfectly. She knew when to take initiative to fix a problem and when to ask for an opinion. Everyone in the wedding party looked to her for answers on random things and made sure everything ran smoothly and seamlessly. I cannot describe the peace-of-mind she brought to our wedding for myself and my Mom. There is so much to do on the day of and Lorraine took all of the responsibility and allowed the rest of us to enjoy our day :) She was upbeat, honest, detailed, and a joy to work with! Her communication is outstanding both before and during the wedding. I knew nothing would get left behind with Lorraine in control; and looking back, I am thrilled with how everything turned out. I cannot say enough positive things about her and I know you would be very lucky to have her by your side on your big day! Read less
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shoang
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Lorraine was awesome to work with! We actually won a free "day of" coordination from a Bridal fair with Lorraine but she treated us like any other clients. She was a great help to me on the small details of the wedding that I couldn't handle myself. She met with me several times to help me plan and even came over to my house a few days before the wedding to finalize all the details. If I had to do it over again, I would totally hire Lorraine to do all my planning :)
Lorraine was awesome to work with! We actually won a free "day of" coordination from a Bridal fair with Lorraine but she Read more...
Lorraine was awesome to work with! We actually won a free "day of" coordination from a Bridal fair with Lorraine but she treated us like any other clients. She was a great help to me on the small details of the wedding that I couldn't handle myself. She met with me several times to help me plan and even came over to my house a few days before the wedding to finalize all the details. If I had to do it over again, I would totally hire Lorraine to do all my planning :) Read less
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Cee Cee
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I MUST say that Lorraine is our life-saver! Even though we hired her for just part-time service ("day-of" service) but she did more than we expected. Her personality made us (especially me) feel comfortable. She was always willing to meet us anytime in order to get things done. She worked well with all vendors and the church to make sure everything was on right direction and on time. Lorraine guided us through many things that I could NEVER be able to think of. I would recommend her to everyone.
NOTE: My wedding was mixed of East and West cultural (Vietnamese and Irish).
I MUST say that Lorraine is our life-saver! Even though we hired her for just part-time service ("day-of" service) but she Read more...
I MUST say that Lorraine is our life-saver! Even though we hired her for just part-time service ("day-of" service) but she did more than we expected. Her personality made us (especially me) feel comfortable. She was always willing to meet us anytime in order to get things done. She worked well with all vendors and the church to make sure everything was on right direction and on time. Lorraine guided us through many things that I could NEVER be able to think of. I would recommend her to everyone.
NOTE: My wedding was mixed of East and West cultural (Vietnamese and Irish). Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding would have not been the same if I had not hired Beginning Bliss. Not only was Lorraine professional but also had great input for our wedding. She took the stress away from planing and truly treated our wedding as if it were her own. Thank You!
Our wedding would have not been the same if I had not hired Beginning Bliss. Not only was Lorraine professional but also Read more...
Our wedding would have not been the same if I had not hired Beginning Bliss. Not only was Lorraine professional but also had great input for our wedding. She took the stress away from planing and truly treated our wedding as if it were her own. Thank You! Read less
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karin_ferro
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
We used Beginning Bliss to help us plan our destination wedding in Lake Tahoe in August of 2009. We really needed help making sure the day of went smoothly and we needed help with last minute details. Lorraine was such a professional and we knew the day would run smoothly with her help.

Throughout the planning we met several times and also exchanged a ton of emails. Lorraine was always very quick to respond to our many questions and requests, and was always able to ease our worries. She helped us deal with issues we hadn't even considered and made so many helpful suggestions. Her attention to detail and knowledge were absolutely invaluable. Lorraine completely ran the day of - dealing with vendors, answering their questions, making sure we were all on schedule and making sure everyone was where they needed to be. This was no small task considering she hadn't met many of the vendors in person or even been to the site. Destination wedding planning can be very tricky but my husband and I were able to stop stressing about the details of the day and relax, knowing she would handle everything.

We could not be happier with our wedding, it was the most beautiful and perfect day and I can't think of a single thing I would have changed or done differently. I know that was largely due to Lorraine. The day was exactly like we pictured and everything we ever could have wanted. I highly recommend Beginning Bliss and Lorraine for wedding planning services. She will go above and beyond what you ask of her to make sure your day is perfect.
We used Beginning Bliss to help us plan our destination wedding in Lake Tahoe in August of 2009. We really needed help Read more...
We used Beginning Bliss to help us plan our destination wedding in Lake Tahoe in August of 2009. We really needed help making sure the day of went smoothly and we needed help with last minute details. Lorraine was such a professional and we knew the day would run smoothly with her help.

Throughout the planning we met several times and also exchanged a ton of emails. Lorraine was always very quick to respond to our many questions and requests, and was always able to ease our worries. She helped us deal with issues we hadn't even considered and made so many helpful suggestions. Her attention to detail and knowledge were absolutely invaluable. Lorraine completely ran the day of - dealing with vendors, answering their questions, making sure we were all on schedule and making sure everyone was where they needed to be. This was no small task considering she hadn't met many of the vendors in person or even been to the site. Destination wedding planning can be very tricky but my husband and I were able to stop stressing about the details of the day and relax, knowing she would handle everything.

We could not be happier with our wedding, it was the most beautiful and perfect day and I can't think of a single thing I would have changed or done differently. I know that was largely due to Lorraine. The day was exactly like we pictured and everything we ever could have wanted. I highly recommend Beginning Bliss and Lorraine for wedding planning services. She will go above and beyond what you ask of her to make sure your day is perfect. Read less
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