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CJN Event Planning

Atascadero , CA

LOCATION

Atascadero, CA US (map)

PHONE

805-458-5075

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

CJN Event Planning is your premiere wedding planner. CJN Event Planning will handle all of your important wedding details. CJN can plan all or just part of your special day. Give us a... Read more
CJN Event Planning is your premiere wedding planner. CJN Event Planning will handle all of your important wedding details. CJN can plan all or just part of your special day. Give us a call at 805-462-9106 to set up an appointment today. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Kelly
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
From the minute I began my wedding planning, Jamie from CJN Event Planning was there to help me with any questions that I had. Throughout my entire wedding planning process, she answered emails in a timely manner, and kept me on track with my monthly wedding checklists. On the day of our wedding, Jamie was there to help out with anything that needed tending to. She kept us on schedule for our wedding day, so that we could get to the dance floor as fast as we could (my one request was I wanted a packed dance floor throughout the night!) I would recommend Jamie to anyone that is just starting out with their wedding planning, or to someone that's just thinking about a day of coordinator. I did not realize how crucial it is to have someone like Jamie there for your wedding day. Trust me, you do not want to do this all by yourself! Thanks, Jamie!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kelly for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you and Josh!
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Allison
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Jamie is the best. She made wedding planning much easier and was a great help with coordination. She was always available via phone or e-mail for any of my questions or concerns. I could not imagine planning a wedding without her. She made great recommendations for vendors and had a great relationship with them. I didn't have to worry about anything the day of the wedding because she had everything under control.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jane
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Jamie from CJN Event Planning for my wedding on 5/24/2014 at Still Waters Vineyards in Paso Robles. I live about 4 hours away so was not able to visit much before my wedding and she made it so easy for me to plan everything from far away. She was so efficient in returning emails with all the questions I had during the planning process. She was great at setting up meetings with vendors and making suggestions for vendors to use in the area. On the day of the wedding she set up everything perfectly, and everything truely turned out better than I could have imagined! I definitley reccomend Jamie and her team to help you plan your perfect day! Thanks Jamie!
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Private User
Wedding:
4/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Jaime was very helpful and made my vision come true...I didnt have to worry about anything the morning of the wedding as she handled all set up for us. I would highly recommend her services to all brides out there!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/8/2014
4.7/5.0
CJN Event Planning was recommended to us through our venue, Santa Margarita Ranch. We ended up going with "the works" package because we live in San Francisco and felt that it was best to have someone we could communicate with throughout the planning process. Once we picked the venue we started building our vision of the details for the wedding. My husband and I did a majority of the details ourselves including place cards, collecting vintage plates, vases, menu cards etc... We ran our ideas and plans through Jamie each step of the way. We quickly realized that while it was nice having Jamie throughout the process it was also hard to communicate our vision via text and email and was often hard to connect over the phone. We feel like the planning process worked because we were very organized and knew what we wanted but discussed multiple times that we weren't sure we would have had the wedding we imagined if we left it completely up to CJN. We ended up putting a binder together with detailed placement directions and pictures. This was mainly so that we felt good handing the details over and not stressing the day of the wedding.

Jamie was the absolute best the week of/day of the wedding. We rented a van and brought all of our DIY projects down (some not totally complete) and Jamie took them off our hands and finished them perfectly. The day of the wedding was perfect and every detail was exactly where we asked them to place it. Jamie and Chris were super nice and helpful directing our wedding party and guests in the direction they were supposed to go and making sure that everything was on time. They also packed everything up at the end of the night and put it in our van so we didn't have to come collecting everything the morning after our wedding.

Overall, we had a great experience with CJN and would definitely recommend them for the week of/day of the wedding.
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Susan
Wedding:
1/4/2014
2.8/5.0
I really struggled with whether or not I should get a wedding planner or coordinator, since I had done so much of the preparation and decor with my husband, but as the day grew closer, I realized I had no idea what I was doing, when to walk down the aisle, the order of events, etc. I read reviews of CJN and they seemed promising. Jamie is a really nice person, but I was disappointed in her organization and work. As a bride, I expected the coordinator to take most duties of my plate the day before the wedding. I spent hours making hanging escort cards that were different shapes and colors. I asked Jamie to hang them and we decided on a spot before the wedding. I was so disappointed to see they were laid flat on a dark piano, destroying any effect of seeing the ornaments / escort cards hanging with light bouncing off of them. I also placed the cards in boxes alphabetically and was told by guests that they were completely out of order. I wasn't demanding in what I asked of her, and this was one small but specific request that she did not deliver on. I also was heartbroken when no one was emailed about the rehearsal. It was partially an oversight on my part, but I feel like it was something that a coordinator who is running the rehearsal would help with. Looking back on an almost perfect wedding, working with CJN Event Planning is my only regret.
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Regarding the place cards-Suzi and I did talk about them and decided on the best spot to hang them. However our plan was not possible after many failed attempts. So I put into place Plan B and also asked the DJ to provide me with some lights to try to get the effect Suzi was wanting. We always do our best to carry out the wishes of the bride but sometimes we have to go to Plan B as a last resort.
Regarding the rehearsal this is something we had discussed and it was decided that we weren't going to be having a rehearsal as a lot guest weren't going to be in able to make it as they were traveling. We did do a last minute rehearsal with the key people and filled in the others on the day of the wedding with details they needed to know.
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Amy
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired CJN for our November wedding at Justin Winery. We engaged with them in April and by that time were fairly well underway with the venue and a few vendors. Our primary contact was Jamie and from the minute we hired her, she was fantastic to work with.

Shortly after hiring CJN, they reviewed all of our agreements we already had with vendors and identified any gaps in information. For the vendors we didn't already have lined up, Jamie was able to point us in the right direction, often making introductions and/or appointments for us. Jamie's guidance was invaluable. She was able to save us more than 50% on our shuttle busses because of her knowledge of the area and connections.

Leading up to the wedding, Jamie was there every step of the way for walk-throughs and check-ins. She asked great and always took careful notes, never having to ask for information more than once.

On the day of the wedding, Jamie and Chris provided flawless execution. Jamie arrived shortly before the first vendor and I hardly saw her because she was working with the vendors throughout the day. I literally didn't have to do one logistical thing on my wedding day thanks to Jamie. And, most importantly, everything was done exactly as we had discussed.

During the wedding, Jamie and Chris were in constant communication with the shuttle drivers, DJs, and venue, and communicated anything we needed to know. They kept us on time throughout the night and always gave us 5 minute warnings whenever something was coming up.

Jamie and Chris even stayed for the entire after party, which was unexpected. Thank goodness they did too because we had a party crasher! When one of our friends identified the unruly man to Jamie, her and Chris quickly threw him out! This really went above and beyond!

I can't say enough positive things about CJN. If you want a planner that will save you money; remember and execute on every single detail; and completely go above and beyond, hire CJN.
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Debra
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
CJN was very professional they did everything that they said they would do and more, Jamie Neutill made it possible for me (mother of the bride) to spend the day of the wedding with my daughter. While I did that Jamie did everything else I would have had to do, meet delivery people, set tables, stage and guide rental equipment, cake, caterers, run to store, set up bars etc...and more. Jamie is calm, she has a can do attitude and gets the job done the way you want it done.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Debbie for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you and your family on Laura and Eric's wedding.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jamie and her husband Chris were amazing to work with. Leading up to our wedding, Jamie was very responsive and followed up on all plans being made. Our wedding day was perfect. Jamie and Chris handled everything, so we all got to relax and actually enjoy our wedding!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I'm merely echoing the great things others have said about CJN Event Planning. While I could write a much more extensive review let's just hone in some highlights:

1) Jamie knows her s**t. Plain and simple, she's got the process, local vendor knowledge, and timing down. The number of hours, volume of emails, and quick turnaround time Jamie provided over the course of 10 months of planning made me feel like we were her only clients.

2) Jamie is super cool - like cool as a cucumber. When I would freak out, Jamie took it in stride, had recommendations and a plan to get resolution. This woman does not get frazzled, she just gets stuff done. If you are looking for a new best friend to hold your hand, try and make you feel better, this is not the place (I really mean that in the nicest way because Chris and Jamie are warm, wonderful people). But, if you are looking for your wedding to happen the way you envision, you communicate that vision to Jamie and Chris, then you can have absolute confidence that it will happen.

3) I've been told, if you don't have anything constructive to say, then your feedback is worthless. In this case, my constructive comment is for all of the folks who are getting married - you play a role in this, have responsibilities, need to articulate what you want, what sort of role you want Jamie and Chris to play, and communicate details that are in your head if you expect results.
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Donna for your nice review. It was a pleasure planning everything with you and Joe.
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Stacey
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Jamie made my wedding exactly what I wanted it to be.On my wedding day all I had to do was relax get ready and enjoy. She planned with me from April until October and it was very stress free. I feel she was available to me through out the whole preparation helping with every detail. I recommend her highly for weddings or any other big party you want to throw.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Thanks for making sure everything went smoothly and as we had planned. Everything turned out perfect :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing !! Jaime was so helpful and on top of everything which allowed me , mother of the bride , to have no worries and enjoy !
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Julie for your kind words! We hope everyone is able to relax and enjoy the day knowing we are handing everything.
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Erica
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about CJN Event Planning!!! We hired them for the entire planning and up to day-of festivities and they rocked! From helping us pick out and hire several individual vendors, to taking care of our champagne at the reception (storing it, chilling it, and serving it (!)), they never let us stress! Things went so smoothly that I am completely convinced that there is no way we could have done it without them!

At the end, we almost felt like we had UNDER-paid them, since they went above and beyond what we had expected. We live in the Bay Area and had our wedding on the Central Coast, so you can imagine the stress we would have had without CJN. EVERY minor detail, from each timeline detail, to the type of food we wanted for our rehearsal dinner, was handled by CJN. They never took over to the point that we didn't have a say, they just made sure that every single thing was handpicked by us, and they ran with it.

The rehearsal, the planning, the ceremony, and the reception was so seamless that we were utterly elated at the end. And, this may sound silly, but Jamie was so quick to reply, and so detailed in her questions and tasks, that we will miss not working with her any longer and being in constant contact. Maybe we will have a big anniversary party in a few years, just so we can hire her again!
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words Erica! I may have to send you an email or two here and there just to say in touch as I will miss our communication as well.
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Caleb
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
CJN Event Planning was amazing!!! They made our day stress free and perfect. My wife and I had no complaints. They did such a great job being calm and working very hard behind the scenes. It was like they weren't even there and the whole day was perfectly orchestrated for us! I highly suggested booking CJN Event Planning!! Thank you Chris and Jamie!
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Marcella
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Jamie,

I could not have wished for a better partner than CJN Events. Both you and Chris were so helpful throughout the process.

As you are aware, it is a challenge to plan and execute an event for 100+ people, and even more so when you do not live in the same city. You were there to answer all of my questions and make suggestions on potential vendors, even at the last minute. Setting up on the beach and taking down eliminated the stress for us and allowed us to enjoy every moment.

You also did an amazing job organizing babysitters for our guests! The kids all had a great time, the parents got to enjoy the reception and everyone was happy. I received several positive comments from the parents.

I can not sing your praises enough. I told all our friends about you and will be happy to make a personal recommendation to anyone considering your services.


Our wedding day turned out great! And for that I say I say thank you!

Best regards,

Nathan & Marcella Anthony
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Marcella and Anthony. It was our pleasure to provide you with the assistance you needed. Your beach wedding was beautiful.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
Jamie helped plan our wedding as a day-of event coordinator. She was great at the planning leading up to the wedding. I think she could have been a bit more proactive the day of in directing guests and the wedding party. My sister and husband ended up having to step in to get people to the right spot for the ceremony, etc.
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

We always do our best to direct everyone to the right place at the right time. CJN Event Planning provides two staff for the ceremony and reception to help guide guests and the wedding party to the right places at the right time.
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Alisha
Wedding:
5/31/2013
4.9/5.0
She's so helpful, calm, and EXTREMELY responsive.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! It was our pleasure to help and support you and Alan plan your wedding day!
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Maggie
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.5/5.0
Jamie from CJN Event Planning was recommended to me by a friend, and I am thankful for the referral because Jamie was there for me from the minute we began correspondence. She was consistently prompt in responding to my numerous emails and questions. She checked in with me at various stages of my planning process, which helps when you have a million things on your mind.
In my assessment of the day-of coordination services, I would only offer that communication between the staff working with Jamie could slightly be improved. The front row of seats at our wedding was reserved for family, which I didn't have a hand in but which also makes perfect sense. The problem my husband and I had was that the front row didn't fill up with family, for some reason, so we had guests standing in the back during the ceremony. There were seats available, so we were a little disconcerted that a staff member didn't facilitate use of those seats for our guest's optimal comfort.
Other than a couple of very small things (that had very little to zero effect on the joy of my wedding day) I was very happy with Jamie's services. Our reception space looked absolutely beautiful, and Jamie was responsible for making that happen. She paid attention to how and where I wanted things set up; I was quite pleased with the work she did, and the room looked exactly as I envisioned.
I would recommend working with Jamie for your wedding day. I planned my wedding, but Jamie gave me the extra support and know-how that was integral to making my wedding day a very happy success!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Maggie for your kind words! You and Ben worked for hard on your wedding day details and it was our pleasure to assist you and be a part of your wedding day!
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Tim & Maeghan
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Jamie Neutill provided elite service and veteran experience for our wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch. We had only hired her as a "day of" coordinator but got so much more than that. She took initiative by keeping open lines of communication with all our vendors well ahead of time leading up to the event. By the time our wedding came around it was as if all our vendors worked for the same organization. There was an inexplicable cohesiveness that Jamie should be credited for. Furthermore, Jamie had an intern present who ended up being a phenomenal extra set of hands and eyes. She was attentive and responsive and I'm sure will make a fine coordinator herself under Jamie's tutelage. I HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone seeking a coordinator.
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Tim and Maeghan,

Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to assist you with your wedding day dreams.

Jamie
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If I could rate Jamie and her team higher than 5's, I would. She was extremely responsive, helpful and what truely made our whole event run so smooth. My family did the majority of our wedding and we spent a lot of time planning and believed we had everything covered. Jamie found the wholes and stepped in to help us out. She contacted all of our vendors and made them seem like they were one company.
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words Maeghan! It was our pleasure to assist you with your wedding! You worked long and hard on everything and it turned out amazing.
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Allison
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Being a destination wedding, my husband and I knew we would benefit from hiring a coordinator. After meeting Jamie and Chris at a bridal faire I knew they were perfect for us. They were incredibly easy to get a hold of and responded immediately to any emails and/or phone calls. Our appointments with vendors were arranged for us during our few planning trips to the area and we even got discounts for being CJN clients. Our big day went off without a hitch, all of our vendors were taken care of and happy and we couldn't have been any happier. Amazing value for the money I wouldn't have changed a thing! Thanks again Jamie and Chris!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thanks Blake and Allison it was a pleasure working with you both!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
To call Jamie and Chris planners and coordinators would be a huge under statement. Their level of attentiveness and ability to carry out our wedding ideas during what is other wise a chaotic event was nothing less then professional. Many of our guests said that our wedding, especially the pace and timeline of events, was the best they've ever witnessed. We have received nothing but compliments from our guests about our wedding. My husband and I would recommend CJN Event Planning to anyone and everyone!
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words we were honored to be part of your special day!
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Gillian
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Easily the best decision we made was working with CJN events. Jamie and Chris could not have been easier and more pleasurable to work with on our day. They were always available to talk, reassure and troubleshoot leading up to our wedding day. The day of they went out of thier way to think of the smallest details to make every moment go smoothly, down to bringing us snacks while out taking shots with the photographer so we wouldn't miss the cocktail food. I could not recommend CJN Events enough.
Gillian and Anderson
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words Gillian! We enjoyed working with you and Anderson on your wedding day plans and dreams.
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Anderson
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Couldn't be happier with these two. By far the most valuable vendors we hired. Jamie and Chris made us feel like we were never alone in any of the mayhem and kept us cool, calm and confident all along the way. Too think that I tried to talk my wife out of hiring a planner is ludicrous.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.5/5.0
As another reviewer stated, Jamie & Chris are a nice couple but missed a few things that were pretty clearly expressed in a printed email the day of the walk thru at the venue. For the most part they did a decent job but we feel they didn't really execute as well as we had hoped. We just needed a "day of" coordinator & unfortunately it's hard to compare what your gonna get when you only get married once in your life time.
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

We always do our best to uphold bride and groom requests however sometimes we have to make modification for unknown elements such as wind, rain, late guests...
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris and Jamie are wonderful and helped us beyond our wedding day. They promptly answered any and all questions we had come up throughout our wedding planning process and offered us recommendations and advice when we needed it. They are very knowledgeable about various vendors and options available throughout the Central Coast and are a wealth of information. They also helped our wedding day run as smoothly as possible after my husband and I discovered some unanticipated issues with our wedding venue just one day before our big day. They went above and beyond in every aspect to help make our day great. I would highly recommend CJN Event Planning to anyone planning a wedding in the Central Coast area.
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CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jenna and Matt
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.2/5.0
Jamie and Chris are a very nice couple. However, they lack the professionalism that is to be expected with providing a personalized service. We had a destination wedding at a Paso Robles Winery and were required to have a day of wedding planner, however we hired CJN to provide full service wedding planning since we were planning our wedding in a different state. They brought their baby to our wedding without checking with us first and was carrying the baby around during set-up and the ceremony. The tables were not set up as we had directed in the diagram we had provided to them several weeks in advance. They also sent the bride down the aisle without alerting the musicians to change the music to the bridal procession. I walked down the aisle to no music and the music only started when I reached the officiant. Jamie was our main contact and she disappeared with the baby after the ceremony without a word. Chris was attentive, however we were confused by the lack of communication between our coordinator and us. There was clearly a lack of attention to detail which would be expected for the wedding day.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Assisting this couple with planning their wedding from out of state was difficult as they were not forthcoming with information making planning very difficult. We set up the tables according to the diagram created by the groom. Once he requested the change in table layout we made this happen immediately. We were out of options for childcare for our very young baby and had to have him with us during set up only. The bride was sent down the aisle at the correct time however the musicians didn't change songs for the bridal entrance in a timely manner.
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Katherine
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.6/5.0
Jamie and Chris (as well as their assistant, Jamie) were wonderful to work with. They were always professional and were very responsive via email and phone. They listened to what we wanted in regards to set-up, decoration, and day-of coordination. They were very calm and never seemed overwhelmed by our requests. The day of the wedding, they arrived at the ranch at 9am to begin set-up. The set-up was beautiful, even though not everything was exactly as we envisioned. The coordination of the day was fairly smooth with things running a little late (as was expected). Our DJ kept us most informed of the timeline.

Jamie and Chris were extremely helpful with take-down during and after the wedding as well as the next day. They loaded all of our things into the U-Haul my parents had rented and placed all rental items together for pick-up. They even returned the cake stand we rented back to the Cakery for us. Thank you CJN Event Planning for the wonderful work!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CJN Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Katherine and Joe!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
First off, let me just say we would give CJN 10 stars if we could! The short and sweet of it – CJN was the best vendor we hired. Hands down. AND probably one of the best values considering the amazing level of service provided. We can’t stress enough that hiring CJN was the best decision of our wedding day outside of my husband and I getting married!

When my husband and I first got engaged, a colleague of mine gave me his one piece of advice when it came to planning a wedding – get a day-of coordinator so that you could actually enjoy your wedding without constantly juggling the timeline of the day with demands of family, guests, and vendors. At first I figured I could do it all myself and save money, especially because I have a hard time letting go of control of something as important as my wedding. But the more we thought about it, a day-of coordinator sounded like a good idea: it still meant we got to plan our wedding and book our vendors, but it would give us help on the day-of to manage everything. Since we were looking at a guest list of 160 people, having extra help to manage everything seemed like a good idea, and it was. Choosing a coordinator can be hard however, especially trying to find someone with the right personality and work ethic. Thankfully, we were referred quickly over to CJN Event Planning, and as soon as we were in touch they never disappointed us. CJN is Chris and Jamie Neutill, an amazing couple that have built a great company around event planning. Despite my husband and I planning our wedding from out of town, we were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Chris and Jamie in person before hiring them. That meeting was just what we needed to feel confident, combined with positive reviews we read online.

Now about their service level: Jamie was my main contact throughout the planning process, and she was superb. Incredibly prompt at responding to emails, even sending brief notes to wish us a happy Thanksgiving, etc around the holidays. Jamie also checks in on a periodic basis to see how planning is coming along, providing guidelines for when vendors needed to get booked, recommendations for vendors when requested, outlines for day-of timelines, and on and on. The big thing to stress though is that they never tried to push any particular vendor on us or to steer our planning away from what we wanted – they simply provided recommendations when asked and helped us keep on track of the planning process. They were also flexible in putting together the right day-of package for us that was a hybrid of their standard one based on our needs. Bottom line: they let us plan the wedding of our dreams and then helped us carry it out.

Leading up to the wedding: Despite a busy work schedule themselves AND a newborn (adorable!) baby, Chris and Jamie remained very attentive to our needs. We communicated several times the week of the wedding, trading notes on what was to happen when and figuring out how to get everything where it needed to be. Jamie also checked in with all of our vendors to confirm date, times, etc with everyone and to make sure everyone had the day-of agenda.

Day-of: We had decided to do some of the flower arrangements ourselves, and Chris and Jamie were awesome at helping us set everything up. Chris picked up the flowers from my parents house the day of the wedding (along with several other items) and got them delivered and set up as requested. Jamie texted me the morning of to say congrats on the day and to stress she was available to help with anything as needed. For someone who was concerned leading up to the wedding about getting all the details nailed down and wanted to make sure the day flowed well, I was concerned about being able to let go and just enjoy the day. Thanks to Chris and Jamie, they had built a solid level of trust and confidence by the day of that allowed me to achieve that goal of letting go – and enjoying! They were always present but not intrusive, guiding the flow of the day as we had imagined. They were courteous to everyone, attentive especially to my husband and I and our families, and always available to do anything needed. Absolutely a “can-do” attitude and VERY flexible. Never once did I feel the urge or the need to look at a clock and make sure everything was running on schedule. During the reception, Chris would gently approach us and ask if we were ready to move to the next key event and if needed, we juggled a couple items. They worked perfectly with our vendors and took charge of managing everything as needed. Even my dad (a very low-key guy) was raving about the level of service as they constantly came around to ask if we needed anything. Examples: I wanted a pair of flip flops to change into after the main parts of the reception, and not only did Jamie make sure they were available, but she reminded me they were there and had nicely placed them under the head table for me. When my dad hadn’t managed to get a slice of cake, Chris ran off to get him one. At the end of the night they helped us round up everything that was ours and get it where it needed to be.

Bottom line: if you want to truly enjoy your wedding and not stress out about details – or have your family stress out about details – then hire Chris and Jamie! In the days following our wedding, all of us could not stop talking about how wonderful they were and how they enabled all of us to relax and enjoy what was an amazing day. As I said at the beginning – best hire EVER!
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Wow! Thank you Elizabeth!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
CJN was fantastic! They worked with us on our budget, and helped make our beautiful wedding day happen. Thanks for everything.

Xo,
Courtney & Bobby
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Ariana
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.9/5.0
Though my husband and I initially planned on not having a "Day Of" coordinator, as we began planning we quickly realized that we were in way over our heads. Our wedding took place at Santa Margarita Ranch, and throughout the day we wanted to use the ranch's train to move our 200+ guests to 3 different locations-- one of which was incredibly remote. Additionally, most of our vendors were friends and/or family who had never worked a wedding before. Choosing to use CJN to help us coordinate everything was one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made-- and we've been together happily for nearly 7 years.

Jamie and Chris were both incredibly easy-going and open to everything. Before we decided to use their services, they were willing to meet us for a consultation. They never tried to upsell us, and never tried to talk us out of any ideas, no matter how much more work it meant for them. Though they called themselves our "day of coordinators," they were so much more! They came on a walk through of the venue with us months before the event to get an idea of exactly what we envisioned for the day of. In the month before the wedding they took the time to contact each of our vendors to establish a day-of schedule, and used our notes to create a layout for the venue management. Their prices were so reasonable, they were incredibly flexible on hours, and they were willing to take on a plethora of tasks that made our wedding weekend easier and more enjoyable for us. They organized our wedding rehearsal, provided workers to lay out our seating (they literally moved over 100 hay bales onto a hill for our guests to sit on), coordinated all of our non-professional and professional vendors on the day of, made sure that the day ran flawlessly, took care of all the clean up at the wedding site, and were even willing to clean up our after-party venue.

We are so happy that Jamie and Chris were willing to be our wedding coordinators, and we would strongly recommend CJN to anyone looking for a coordinator in the future.
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Mrs L
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired CJN event planning for a day of coordination. We were more than pleased with the service provided by Jamie and Chris. Not only were they there on the day of, but they were also present at the rehersal, the day before. They made our wedding day amazing. For our outdoor wedding it rained the entire day, up until thirty minutes before I was set to walk down the aisle. Jamie not only kept me calm, she had the entire ceremony set up in minutes. I would highly recommend CJN event planning to any bride who wants peace of mind on her big day.
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cara
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired CJN for the day of only and they were wonderful. they even checked on me prior to to wedding to make sure I had everything I needed and if all was going well via email. when the day came she was on site early and help with what ever our needs were. Unfortunately my son-in-laws dad died on the morning of the wedding and I have to say that CJN stepped right in and took care of everything to rearrange things that needed to change due to the situation. they worked very well with all of the vendors and were very professional. they helped with the gifts and clean up the things I needed to take home. I would recommend CJN for any of your event needs. who knows, I have another daughter someday I may need to call on them again!!!!lol
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kimber1229
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Hiring CJN Event Planning was the simply the BEST decision we made for our wedding. They were extremely organized, super professional and took care of EVERYTHING on our wedding day.
Their value is unparalleled and I cannot emphasize strongly enough what an amazing service they offer- there was not a single thing that needed to be done that CJN did not take care of before I even realized it needed to be done. Because of CJN Event Planning, I was able to enjoy our wedding knowing that someone else besides me knew each and every detail and was there to make it all happen. Thank you, CJN.
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bride2011
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.7/5.0
Jamie was awesome in the month leading up to the big day. She was on top of all we needed in securing the vendors and making sure everything was set for the day of. Chris was also great, and him and Jamie work well as a team. Would suggest that they charge more so they can hire more staff in preparing the set up for larger weddings.
All in all, Jamie and Chris helped make our day be the most special and best day of our lives, without stressing over the details. I would highly recommend using CJN services to all brides who are getting married in the area. They are professional, always available, and easy to work with!! THANKS CJN!!!
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kenzbenz
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Jamie & Chris were the best investment of our entire wedding. We hired them for day-of coordination after realizing how much would need to be done on the day of the wedding and not having anyone to do it. They went above and beyond what was required of them by contract, and were an absolute joy to work with. They worked with my schedule (which is not easy to work with), and were willing to communicate however we needed...phone, e-mail, or face-to-face.

The day of the wedding, everything was perfect and went off without a hitch. Everyone was impressed by how smoothly the event went, including moving chairs, tables, guestbook, etc. from the ceremony to the reception. Jamie was there to make sure everything stayed on schedule, kept me calm, had an emergency kit, including a mending kit with every color thread under the sun! And when it was time to take stuff down, they got everything in the right car and made sure everything was cleaned up to the location's standards.

All in all, they were perfect for our special day. I whole-heartedly recommend Jamie and Chris for your wedding day needs, and know that they will make your day wonderful too. Thanks Jamie and Chris for everything you did. I can't imagine our day without you being a part of it!
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vespa317
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Ever since I got engaged, I've been searching the internet to see what other brides wished they could have done that they didn't do. One of those things was to get a "Day Of" Wedding planner, if not a full wedding planner. I highly reccommend CJN Event Planning. From the first email I sent to them they were nothing but helpful, professional, and very friendly. I never felt stressed about decisions, or pressured into anything I didn't want. I did quite a bit on my own, but without Jamie and Chris I couldn't have pulled it all together at the end the way they did. Everything went off without a hitch and it was due to their forethought, experience, and management skills. They contacted and took care of the DJ, the food vendor, the table rental company, the venue manager, and the florist. They helped set up the tables and decorations, made sure everyone was aware of the timeline to keep us on schedule, took down and put away decorations at the end of the night. They were flexible for meetings, and emailed me every couple of days, sometimes multiple times during the day to make sure there wasn't something we missed.
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Brie
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Jamie and Chris were so wonderful to work with! We could not be happier with our choice to hire them to help with our wedding day!
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Kirsten
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Jamie and Chris really provide excellent service! They really do a great job at making it your special day & will do just about anything you need for that to be accomplished. I wasn't really sure I wanted a wedding planner, but I am so glad that we hired them! Jamie constantly checked in with me all the way to the day of the wedding. She was extremely helpful in dealing with all of my vendors & helped me track down the last large tent in the county when it decided to rain at the last minute! They helped set up the day before and the morning of. There were so many small details that I hadn't been able to tell them I wanted done, but they were able to get them done regardless! Everything was done beautifully and with smiles on their faces. If you asked me if you should hire them, I would say absolutely YES! It would be one of the best decisions you will ever make.
~Kirsten
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Janaye
Wedding:
12/26/2010
5.0/5.0
The best wedding planner ever! Always checks in with you to make sure that you have everything done and ready to go. Very helpful and organized and relaxed. Had a timeline for the wedding day, and although none of the other vendors followed it Jamie made the day still flow smoothly. Thank you so much for all you did, it was the best wedding day of my life.

THANK YOU JAMIE AND CHRIS!
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Stepmother of the bride
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.2/5.0
The only part of the wedding that was unorganized was getting guests to the ceremony on the beach, who sat, who stood and where, grooms men did not (know to) walk anyone, including moms or grandmothers to their seats.
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Dev
Wedding:
8/29/2010
3.1/5.0
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Elated customer
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
THANK YOU!!!! Jamie & Chris, for making our day a carefree, stress free, and fun filled day!

CJN Event Planning was extremely professional and efficient - I soon discovered that I could entrust them with all the little details, and we were not let down.

We recently had a 2nd wedding celebration and CJN Event Planning stepped in and took care of ALL the things that I needed help on the most - You have no idea how much of a relief it was to know that we could just relax and enjoy the day with family & friends.

Lynn Imperial & Rick Phillips - contact us if you ever need referrals
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Leslie
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris and Jamie were the event planners for my son's outdoor engagement party where 80 guests greatly enjoyed themselves. The country western theme (Jamie's idea) included checkered table cloths, sunflowers, hay bales, themed balloons and outdoor twinkle lighting. Jamie and Chris spent many, many hours planning, setting up, taking care of the many details, and the taking down. Chris and Jamie were consistently calm, thoughtful and cheerful.
It was unanimous among the guests that this was one of the most enjoyable parties they had ever been to. Due to Jamie and Chris's careful planning, my son, his fiance and I were stress-free and relaxed as we enjoyed our families and guests. I am very thankful for Chris and Jamie's very successful enterprise.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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kluders
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Hello! CJN Event Planning did a great job on our wedding. Jamie is great with details... she remembers everything! And she went above and beyond... contributing lots of valuable input and addressing issues that we hadn't thought of. We knew that the things that were important to us were important to Jamie, and we didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day. It was great to have that kind of confidence and peace on such a memorable day.
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