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First Pick Planning

Manhattan Beach , CA
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1590 Rosecrans Avenue, Ste D #181
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 US (map)

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310-603-1858

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ABOUT US

First Pick Planning Services is a wedding & event planning company based in Los Angeles, CA with offices in San Francisco, CA and Orange County, CA. Wether you are planning a wedding or... Read more
First Pick Planning Services is a wedding & event planning company based in Los Angeles, CA with offices in San Francisco, CA and Orange County, CA. Wether you are planning a wedding or throwing a party, you can be assured that First Pick will make a difference in your event satisfaction. We strive to make people feel welcome and allow our clients to enjoy every moment of their special event with our kind personalities and sincere attention to detail. Making us your first pick for all your event planning needs is a selection you won't regret!

Our services extend all throughout the state of California but we specifically have experience with weddings in LA, San Diego, Temecula, Palm Springs, Orange County, Santa Barbara as well as Las Vegas and beyond. We welcome out-of-state and international event opportunities (owner Jen is fluent in Spanish!) and regardless of the event, our theory is simple: make everyone feel number 1 and have fun!

Please email us at info@firstpickplanning.com to schedule a consultation with a First Pick Planning Coordinator who will meet with you wherever is most convenient either in the San Francisco or Greater Los Angeles areas. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Military

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Shea
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Jen is the best! Her and her team took care of absolutely everything! She fully understood my vision and I didn't have to worry about a thing! It went so smoothly I couldn't believe it! Before the wedding she was always available and took all my requests seriously, she got things done that I didn't think were possible!! Couldn't recommend First Pick enough!!!
Jen is the best! Her and her team took care of absolutely everything! She fully understood my vision and I didn't have to Read more...
Jen is the best! Her and her team took care of absolutely everything! She fully understood my vision and I didn't have to worry about a thing! It went so smoothly I couldn't believe it! Before the wedding she was always available and took all my requests seriously, she got things done that I didn't think were possible!! Couldn't recommend First Pick enough!!! Read less
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Chantley
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
First Pick Planning:

My husband and I found out about Jen Burgmark and her team through the Newhall Mansion's preferred vender list. Right after we met her we knew that we liked her and wanted her to coordinate our wedding.

Believe me when I say she went far above and beyond all our expectations. She is very down to earth, easy to talk to, and would always responded to my emails immediately, even at 3:00 in the morning when I could sleep. On the day of everything was set up exactly how it was suppose to with minimal instruction. Family members and other guest commented on how smoothly everything went. Jen and her team were very nice and professional to everyone and did such a good job that it made the night feel magical. One of my aunts came up to me and expressed concerns that she thought Jen was too young and therefore unexperienced, but by the middle of the reception my aunt was running up to me to say she totally underestimated Jen and her team and that they did an amazing job! Even my husband, who likes to do everything himself felt comfortable letting her take control.

The girls at First Pick Planning are amazing people and excellent at what they do. We are very fortunate to have found them because they helped make our wedding incredible!
First Pick Planning:

My husband and I found out about Jen Burgmark and her team through the Newhall Mansion's Read more...
First Pick Planning:

My husband and I found out about Jen Burgmark and her team through the Newhall Mansion's preferred vender list. Right after we met her we knew that we liked her and wanted her to coordinate our wedding.

Believe me when I say she went far above and beyond all our expectations. She is very down to earth, easy to talk to, and would always responded to my emails immediately, even at 3:00 in the morning when I could sleep. On the day of everything was set up exactly how it was suppose to with minimal instruction. Family members and other guest commented on how smoothly everything went. Jen and her team were very nice and professional to everyone and did such a good job that it made the night feel magical. One of my aunts came up to me and expressed concerns that she thought Jen was too young and therefore unexperienced, but by the middle of the reception my aunt was running up to me to say she totally underestimated Jen and her team and that they did an amazing job! Even my husband, who likes to do everything himself felt comfortable letting her take control.

The girls at First Pick Planning are amazing people and excellent at what they do. We are very fortunate to have found them because they helped make our wedding incredible! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Jen Bergmark from First Pick Planning was our event coordinator for our wedding on 11/01/2014 and she was an absolute Godsend! Jen and I had been corresponding through email and text throughout a great majority of the wedding planning process. She gave me great advice on booking vendors, timelines, and helping us work out any issues that came up. Three days before the wedding we discovered that the venue installed a huge mosaic on the wall where we were planning to display our monogram light that we paid $300 for through our DJ. None of the other walls really worked as far as good visual placement but the mosaic was permanent so there wasn't much we could do. Jen shopped around for pipes and draping that we could possibly use to cover up the mosaic and still illuminate the monogram light, but unfortunately it was too last minute and there was nothing within a reasonable budget. So Jen was able to get us a refund on what we paid for the monogram from the venue since they installed it without any notification or forewarning. Jen really went above and beyond for my husband and I, going so far as to find a phone charger for my husband, sent her assistant to our apartment when he forgot his shoes, and even found him a unicorn at the end of the night when he jokingly asked for one! Jen and her assistant Sarah were both extremely thorough and professional with not only all our friends and family but also all of our vendors. Hiring these ladies was honestly the best decision we made in all of our planning process!
Jen Bergmark from First Pick Planning was our event coordinator for our wedding on 11/01/2014 and she was an absolute Read more...
Jen Bergmark from First Pick Planning was our event coordinator for our wedding on 11/01/2014 and she was an absolute Godsend! Jen and I had been corresponding through email and text throughout a great majority of the wedding planning process. She gave me great advice on booking vendors, timelines, and helping us work out any issues that came up. Three days before the wedding we discovered that the venue installed a huge mosaic on the wall where we were planning to display our monogram light that we paid $300 for through our DJ. None of the other walls really worked as far as good visual placement but the mosaic was permanent so there wasn't much we could do. Jen shopped around for pipes and draping that we could possibly use to cover up the mosaic and still illuminate the monogram light, but unfortunately it was too last minute and there was nothing within a reasonable budget. So Jen was able to get us a refund on what we paid for the monogram from the venue since they installed it without any notification or forewarning. Jen really went above and beyond for my husband and I, going so far as to find a phone charger for my husband, sent her assistant to our apartment when he forgot his shoes, and even found him a unicorn at the end of the night when he jokingly asked for one! Jen and her assistant Sarah were both extremely thorough and professional with not only all our friends and family but also all of our vendors. Hiring these ladies was honestly the best decision we made in all of our planning process! Read less
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Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Jen is absolutely AMAZING!!! She is so pleasant to have on your side In such a stressful time! Anytime there was a hiccup she would have a solution within 20 minutes! Her calmness helps keep you at ease but when u need authoritative behavior she can quickly jump into that role as well! Both sides of the family where so pleased with her. The value for what she offers is unreal. I thought it was to good to be true!! She stayed till 4 am cleaning and xame back the following day to make sure all loose ends where handled so I could thoroughly enjoy my honeymoon!! U need JEN!! And her team for your day!
Jen is absolutely AMAZING!!! She is so pleasant to have on your side In such a stressful time! Anytime there was a hiccup Read more...
Jen is absolutely AMAZING!!! She is so pleasant to have on your side In such a stressful time! Anytime there was a hiccup she would have a solution within 20 minutes! Her calmness helps keep you at ease but when u need authoritative behavior she can quickly jump into that role as well! Both sides of the family where so pleased with her. The value for what she offers is unreal. I thought it was to good to be true!! She stayed till 4 am cleaning and xame back the following day to make sure all loose ends where handled so I could thoroughly enjoy my honeymoon!! U need JEN!! And her team for your day! Read less
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Aarin
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Emma recenlty coordinated a wedding for me. She was very good at dealing with hard personalities and resolving issues quickly. She's a very hard worker, figures out stuff quickly, knowledgable, and very straightforward and to the point. She did a fantastic job. The day went smoothly because of her. Everybody had a wonderful and lovely time. It would not have been such a great day without her. Thank you! :-) Aarin and Jay
Emma recenlty coordinated a wedding for me. She was very good at dealing with hard personalities and resolving issues Read more...
Emma recenlty coordinated a wedding for me. She was very good at dealing with hard personalities and resolving issues quickly. She's a very hard worker, figures out stuff quickly, knowledgable, and very straightforward and to the point. She did a fantastic job. The day went smoothly because of her. Everybody had a wonderful and lovely time. It would not have been such a great day without her. Thank you! :-) Aarin and Jay Read less
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Maribel
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring first pick planning was the best decision I made in the entire planning process of our wedding. I was a diy bride with lots of ideas and lots off tasks. I felt overwhelmed with so much detail, but once I had Sarah on board I immediately felt a big sense of relief. I felt like the planning went from my hands to a professional. What I loved the best was that she never steered me away from my vision. She always added greater ideas and was so helpful in getting my ideas to come to life. Sarah and Jen were always so sweet, even when things came up (which they will at weddings like unexpected guest) they handled every situation perfectly. Our wedding looked so beautiful, just the way I pictured it, the way I asked them to set up and they even added nicer touches. I had complete trust in them. I could write a book on how great they were. Best assistance I could have ever asked for. I couldn't have picked a better set of gals ;) 5stars plus!
Maribel
Soto wedding 9/5/14
Hiring first pick planning was the best decision I made in the entire planning process of our wedding. I was a diy bride Read more...
Hiring first pick planning was the best decision I made in the entire planning process of our wedding. I was a diy bride with lots of ideas and lots off tasks. I felt overwhelmed with so much detail, but once I had Sarah on board I immediately felt a big sense of relief. I felt like the planning went from my hands to a professional. What I loved the best was that she never steered me away from my vision. She always added greater ideas and was so helpful in getting my ideas to come to life. Sarah and Jen were always so sweet, even when things came up (which they will at weddings like unexpected guest) they handled every situation perfectly. Our wedding looked so beautiful, just the way I pictured it, the way I asked them to set up and they even added nicer touches. I had complete trust in them. I could write a book on how great they were. Best assistance I could have ever asked for. I couldn't have picked a better set of gals ;) 5stars plus!
Maribel
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Hayley
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
To any bride-to-be, I HIGHLY recommend joining forces with the lovely ladies of First Pick Planning! Seriously, do yourself a favor and bring these ladies on to make your wedding day run smoothly and make it the most magical day of your life.

I personally met with Jen and Sarah and right from the very first meeting (they came out of their way to meet with myself and mother in Huntington Beach which was so nice of them) and felt how passionate they are about making a wedding day run smoothly with no hiccups.

Sarah went above and beyond with contacting me with all the little details (not in an overwhelming way) and was in constant contact with all our vendors (DJ, baker, caterer, floral and bar, priest, photographer, videographer). She made sure everyone was on the same page and all the small things you never think of as a bride-to-be she would take care of.

The day and night of the wedding ran extremely well and within the timeline she planned out. She went above and beyond; from helping myself, bridesmaids and my mother put together all the napkins before the rehearsal the day before the wedding to making the big day run fabulously by instructing another awesome day of coordinator (Amy) to run out to buy more champagne during our reception.

I will never be able to thank these ladies enough for making me feel like my lifelong friends were helping me put together one of the biggest days of my life. I love you girls!
To any bride-to-be, I HIGHLY recommend joining forces with the lovely ladies of First Pick Planning! Seriously, do Read more...
To any bride-to-be, I HIGHLY recommend joining forces with the lovely ladies of First Pick Planning! Seriously, do yourself a favor and bring these ladies on to make your wedding day run smoothly and make it the most magical day of your life.

I personally met with Jen and Sarah and right from the very first meeting (they came out of their way to meet with myself and mother in Huntington Beach which was so nice of them) and felt how passionate they are about making a wedding day run smoothly with no hiccups.

Sarah went above and beyond with contacting me with all the little details (not in an overwhelming way) and was in constant contact with all our vendors (DJ, baker, caterer, floral and bar, priest, photographer, videographer). She made sure everyone was on the same page and all the small things you never think of as a bride-to-be she would take care of.

The day and night of the wedding ran extremely well and within the timeline she planned out. She went above and beyond; from helping myself, bridesmaids and my mother put together all the napkins before the rehearsal the day before the wedding to making the big day run fabulously by instructing another awesome day of coordinator (Amy) to run out to buy more champagne during our reception.

I will never be able to thank these ladies enough for making me feel like my lifelong friends were helping me put together one of the biggest days of my life. I love you girls! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't know how my wedding would have come together without Jen and her team from First Pick Planning. She was amazing and so responsive! I fell in love with a reception venue where everything had to be brought in. She was essential in helping it all come together. And through the process, she definitely got my style and vision for the wedding. So much so that I had no worries that it would all come together. The best thing I did was hire First Pick Planning! I would absolutely recommend First Pick!
I don't know how my wedding would have come together without Jen and her team from First Pick Planning. She was amazing Read more...
I don't know how my wedding would have come together without Jen and her team from First Pick Planning. She was amazing and so responsive! I fell in love with a reception venue where everything had to be brought in. She was essential in helping it all come together. And through the process, she definitely got my style and vision for the wedding. So much so that I had no worries that it would all come together. The best thing I did was hire First Pick Planning! I would absolutely recommend First Pick! Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
If you’re getting married, hire Jen and her team as your planners. You will be in safe hands.
My husband told me to hire a planner early on; however, I thought I could do everything on my own. I was wrong. Two inevitable meltdowns later, I started scouting the wedding world for planners. I vetted at least a dozen planners, none which impressed me and then I found Jen. One afternoon I met Jen at a Starbucks near my home and it was like we had been lifelong friends. We went through the progress of all of my DIY planning to-date and she provided opinions on how to improve my ideas, citing tons of examples of what she had done/seen in the past. She quickly demonstrated that she was the expert which I appreciated that after a long search. Throughout the process, she made herself available, promptly responded to emails, and continued excellent service up until the day of the event. Then, the day of the wedding her and her team SHINED. My sister visited the venue during the setup, & noted that the planning team, “hustled” the entire time. When I arrived and got my first look of the space, it was more beautiful than I could’ve imagined. My hawk eyes then zoned in on that the bar which was a total clusterf**ck for the cocktail hour. We booked 2 bartenders but 1 had yet to show (we booked them outside of Jen’s reco). I pulled Jen aside to voice my concern and she pointed to one of her girls who was already on the phone trying to locate the missing bartender. They troubleshot the problem, got behind the bar and served drinks to our guests themselves. It was great to see the hustle in action. We had one obnoxious guest who was rude to several people at the party, including her staff (which mortifies me) but Jen’s team all handled it with poise and professionalism.
I can’t express how grateful I am to Jen and that we trusted her because I never felt that I had anything to worry about with her in charge. I could just enjoy myself which is the whole point of that day, right?
If you’re getting married, hire Jen and her team as your planners. You will be in safe hands.
My husband told me to Read more...
If you’re getting married, hire Jen and her team as your planners. You will be in safe hands.
My husband told me to hire a planner early on; however, I thought I could do everything on my own. I was wrong. Two inevitable meltdowns later, I started scouting the wedding world for planners. I vetted at least a dozen planners, none which impressed me and then I found Jen. One afternoon I met Jen at a Starbucks near my home and it was like we had been lifelong friends. We went through the progress of all of my DIY planning to-date and she provided opinions on how to improve my ideas, citing tons of examples of what she had done/seen in the past. She quickly demonstrated that she was the expert which I appreciated that after a long search. Throughout the process, she made herself available, promptly responded to emails, and continued excellent service up until the day of the event. Then, the day of the wedding her and her team SHINED. My sister visited the venue during the setup, & noted that the planning team, “hustled” the entire time. When I arrived and got my first look of the space, it was more beautiful than I could’ve imagined. My hawk eyes then zoned in on that the bar which was a total clusterf**ck for the cocktail hour. We booked 2 bartenders but 1 had yet to show (we booked them outside of Jen’s reco). I pulled Jen aside to voice my concern and she pointed to one of her girls who was already on the phone trying to locate the missing bartender. They troubleshot the problem, got behind the bar and served drinks to our guests themselves. It was great to see the hustle in action. We had one obnoxious guest who was rude to several people at the party, including her staff (which mortifies me) but Jen’s team all handled it with poise and professionalism.
I can’t express how grateful I am to Jen and that we trusted her because I never felt that I had anything to worry about with her in charge. I could just enjoy myself which is the whole point of that day, right? Read less
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Mora
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Most amazing coordinator and team ever!! She's professional, fun, and gets things done early and efficiently! She helped me for my day-of, but honestly, I felt like she was helping me months before then!! Her and her team did the most amazing job keeping my extra-large wedding flowing super smoothly! I was stress-free the entire day, and the credit completely goes to this amazing team! Absolutely love them!!
Most amazing coordinator and team ever!! She's professional, fun, and gets things done early and efficiently! She helped Read more...
Most amazing coordinator and team ever!! She's professional, fun, and gets things done early and efficiently! She helped me for my day-of, but honestly, I felt like she was helping me months before then!! Her and her team did the most amazing job keeping my extra-large wedding flowing super smoothly! I was stress-free the entire day, and the credit completely goes to this amazing team! Absolutely love them!! Read less
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