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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)

PHONE

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 events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
5

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Alesandra
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
First Pick Planning was an excellent choice on my part. I found them through the LA Bridal Expo end of last year. We clicked and the affair was absolutely wonderful. All who attended our wedding raved about the details, band, food, flowers and the atmosphere created by what I and my husband wanted for the celebration. There were no last minute glitches I was told to expect. Emma Seitz who worked with us from First Pick Planning was very professional, very organized and willing to do the wedding we wanted not what was expected or the fad of the day. Every vendor I talked with asked how I found Emma and how they liked working with her. It was a great wedding!
First Pick Planning was an excellent choice on my part. I found them through the LA Bridal Expo end of last year. We Read more...
First Pick Planning was an excellent choice on my part. I found them through the LA Bridal Expo end of last year. We clicked and the affair was absolutely wonderful. All who attended our wedding raved about the details, band, food, flowers and the atmosphere created by what I and my husband wanted for the celebration. There were no last minute glitches I was told to expect. Emma Seitz who worked with us from First Pick Planning was very professional, very organized and willing to do the wedding we wanted not what was expected or the fad of the day. Every vendor I talked with asked how I found Emma and how they liked working with her. It was a great wedding! Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
5/20/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired First Pick to coordinate our Observatory Elopement and our Reception in Georgia. I can't imagine a better experience. My now husband and I wanted to have a private ceremony at the Lick Observatory in Mt. Hamilton, CA and then 6 months later surprise our friends and family with a wedding film of the whole experience. Jen and Ashley helped us get everything we wanted. They are a fantastic, fun team who loves what they do and are amazing at it.
We hired First Pick to coordinate our Observatory Elopement and our Reception in Georgia. I can't imagine a better Read more...
We hired First Pick to coordinate our Observatory Elopement and our Reception in Georgia. I can't imagine a better experience. My now husband and I wanted to have a private ceremony at the Lick Observatory in Mt. Hamilton, CA and then 6 months later surprise our friends and family with a wedding film of the whole experience. Jen and Ashley helped us get everything we wanted. They are a fantastic, fun team who loves what they do and are amazing at it. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Jen is very professional and we could tell she takes great pride in her company and wants to make sure her clients are happy. Our wedding was beautiful and I can actually say it was just as I imagined it would be! We have no complaints. Sarah was the one who worked on our wedding and her attention to detail and her knack for creating a detailed, minute by minute timeline was so impressive. Her planning skills definitely helped keep our wedding on track. We didn't have to worry about a thing because we knew that Sarah was on top of everything and we were able to enjoy our beautiful day at the Sky Room in Long Beach. Sarah was also wonderful about responding to all of my emails and her energy calmed my nerves and she made me feel like everything was going to be fine and it was! Everything flowed perfectly and more importantly, everyone had a great time!
Jen is very professional and we could tell she takes great pride in her company and wants to make sure her clients are Read more...
Jen is very professional and we could tell she takes great pride in her company and wants to make sure her clients are happy. Our wedding was beautiful and I can actually say it was just as I imagined it would be! We have no complaints. Sarah was the one who worked on our wedding and her attention to detail and her knack for creating a detailed, minute by minute timeline was so impressive. Her planning skills definitely helped keep our wedding on track. We didn't have to worry about a thing because we knew that Sarah was on top of everything and we were able to enjoy our beautiful day at the Sky Room in Long Beach. Sarah was also wonderful about responding to all of my emails and her energy calmed my nerves and she made me feel like everything was going to be fine and it was! Everything flowed perfectly and more importantly, everyone had a great time! Read less
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Fuller
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Jen and Emma are very professional, nice girls to work with. Thank you for helping me and my now husband thru all the details of our wedding. I couldn't have made a better choice of picking this company to be part of that special day.
Jen and Emma are very professional, nice girls to work with. Thank you for helping me and my now husband thru all the Read more...
Jen and Emma are very professional, nice girls to work with. Thank you for helping me and my now husband thru all the details of our wedding. I couldn't have made a better choice of picking this company to be part of that special day. Read less
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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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Private User
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
Soto wedding 9/5/14 Read less
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