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Swann Soirées

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

2690 Historic Decatur Rd. Suite 209
San Diego, CA US 92106 (map)

PHONE

858-344-6733

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ABOUT US

Wedding Planning is quite the escapade!

There are traditions to observe, etiquette to follow, and plenty of cake to taste too!

We are delighted that you would... Read more
Wedding Planning is quite the escapade!

There are traditions to observe, etiquette to follow, and plenty of cake to taste too!

We are delighted that you would consider us to help you with your wedding planning & coordination. We take a collaborative approach to planning and executing custom events that build on your priorities; this ensures that our services provide peace of mind regardless of style, size, or budget. With our qualified expert resources plus a loyal team for all your planning needs means you'll enjoy this process every step of the way!

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Partial Planning
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We specialize in weddings that reflect the individual couple. 
 We use our expertise to bring to life our client's ideas and inspiration, highlighting the elements important to them- from the use of a specific color palette to the menu selection, music, decor, and budget... each occasion is custom crafted. We don't feel limited or discouraged when facing restrictions such as venue style, budget, or other typical hurdles, everyone deserves a memorable celebration- we make it happen!
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We have planned & executed weddings as small as nine people to as big as 600, from single venue celebrations to multi-location events that spread through a couple of days.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
We have experience working in the many public spaces San Diego has to offer from Balboa Park to the local beaches and parks. Additionally, are very familiar with the San Diego military base venuesLastly, we have worked at many of the major resorts, wineries, and private homes and estates popular in Southern California.

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Jenell
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe what an amazing job Brenda Swann and her staff did for my wedding. I interviewed over 10 wedding coordinators before finding Brenda. She fit my needs, my budget, and my wedding vision perfectly (or lack thereof)! She recommended amazing vendors who fit into our budget. She helped me figure out a wedding vision when one did not exist in my head.From the very beginning of signing Brenda on as a wedding vendor, I was at ease. Even my husband comment on how relaxed I was during the process. All attributed to Brenda! Planning a long distance wedding (we live in New Orleans and got married in San Diego) is stressful, complicated, and difficult; especially when both of you have full time jobs. Brenda and her staff sent me monthly to-do lists to keep me on target and not get overwhelmed. When we arrived in San Diego, a few days before the wedding, I handed all decor items over to Brenda and did not have any worry. All of the family kept commenting on how calm and relaxed I was. I had nothing to worry about because at the end of the day I was marrying the man of my dreams and I knew Brenda would make sure it was a fabulous day! She kept the wedding running smoothly and organized. She made sure we ate plenty of food, had plenty of beverages (even water!), and the next day we looked back and could recall the whole day/evening with complete happiness.
If you're deciding between having a wedding coordinator or not, definitely do and definitely hire Brenda Swann!
Words cannot describe what an amazing job Brenda Swann and her staff did for my wedding. I interviewed over 10 wedding Read more...
Words cannot describe what an amazing job Brenda Swann and her staff did for my wedding. I interviewed over 10 wedding coordinators before finding Brenda. She fit my needs, my budget, and my wedding vision perfectly (or lack thereof)! She recommended amazing vendors who fit into our budget. She helped me figure out a wedding vision when one did not exist in my head.From the very beginning of signing Brenda on as a wedding vendor, I was at ease. Even my husband comment on how relaxed I was during the process. All attributed to Brenda! Planning a long distance wedding (we live in New Orleans and got married in San Diego) is stressful, complicated, and difficult; especially when both of you have full time jobs. Brenda and her staff sent me monthly to-do lists to keep me on target and not get overwhelmed. When we arrived in San Diego, a few days before the wedding, I handed all decor items over to Brenda and did not have any worry. All of the family kept commenting on how calm and relaxed I was. I had nothing to worry about because at the end of the day I was marrying the man of my dreams and I knew Brenda would make sure it was a fabulous day! She kept the wedding running smoothly and organized. She made sure we ate plenty of food, had plenty of beverages (even water!), and the next day we looked back and could recall the whole day/evening with complete happiness.
If you're deciding between having a wedding coordinator or not, definitely do and definitely hire Brenda Swann! Read less
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Alicia and Michael
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
And my husband's and my favorite vender award for our 11/23/13 wedding goes to our coordinator Brenda Swann.We met with Brenda early in our wedding planning although myself being extremely Type A had already booked our venue, photographer, videographer, DJ and even bought my dress. Michael had came up with our "spanish" theme and we were going with it! It wasn't long though before us both working full time and planning our wedding full time everything just started weighing in on us. I realized that even I was in over my head and needed help! We interviewed several coordinators together and ho- hummed over the decision liking everyone but not " loving" them.... that is until we met B. I reached out to her and first appreciated the fact that she had flat rates ( none of this the more $$$ your wedding is, the more we are going to charge) and also that she was willing to meet us on a Sunday. We spent the afternoon comfortably opening up and chatting away with her, telling all about our wedding. As soon as we left Michael excitedly spun me around exclaiming , She is the One! I agreed. The ONE that quickly became our third party in all of the wedding decisions Big n Small. There was me, Michael and Brenda. Brenda helped us organize with her monthly emailed checklist but also was just a text or call away with anything that required further discussion. I loved her sass n make it happen attitude with the venders. She contributed so many wonderful creative ideas to our "spanish affair" theme. We had meetings periodically leading up to the ceremony of course too. What really shined through though was on our day of. Michael and I had the perfect wedding day and seriously just had a blast. Not once was I asked a question or even worried about anything. Seriously all of my parents friends (people in their 60s) and our other guests have raved how our wedding was hands down THE best they have ever attended. I can't imagine how anyone planning a wedding "wedding" could wo "The Swan
And my husband's and my favorite vender award for our 11/23/13 wedding goes to our coordinator Brenda Swann.We met with Read more...
And my husband's and my favorite vender award for our 11/23/13 wedding goes to our coordinator Brenda Swann.We met with Brenda early in our wedding planning although myself being extremely Type A had already booked our venue, photographer, videographer, DJ and even bought my dress. Michael had came up with our "spanish" theme and we were going with it! It wasn't long though before us both working full time and planning our wedding full time everything just started weighing in on us. I realized that even I was in over my head and needed help! We interviewed several coordinators together and ho- hummed over the decision liking everyone but not " loving" them.... that is until we met B. I reached out to her and first appreciated the fact that she had flat rates ( none of this the more $$$ your wedding is, the more we are going to charge) and also that she was willing to meet us on a Sunday. We spent the afternoon comfortably opening up and chatting away with her, telling all about our wedding. As soon as we left Michael excitedly spun me around exclaiming , She is the One! I agreed. The ONE that quickly became our third party in all of the wedding decisions Big n Small. There was me, Michael and Brenda. Brenda helped us organize with her monthly emailed checklist but also was just a text or call away with anything that required further discussion. I loved her sass n make it happen attitude with the venders. She contributed so many wonderful creative ideas to our "spanish affair" theme. We had meetings periodically leading up to the ceremony of course too. What really shined through though was on our day of. Michael and I had the perfect wedding day and seriously just had a blast. Not once was I asked a question or even worried about anything. Seriously all of my parents friends (people in their 60s) and our other guests have raved how our wedding was hands down THE best they have ever attended. I can't imagine how anyone planning a wedding "wedding" could wo "The Swan Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
WE LOVE BRENDA & TEAM!

She is now a great friend and while I could go on for that for DAYS, I know you'd rather hear about her as a planner. :) She is truly every bride to be's guardian angel. I was probably not always the easiest Bride but Brenda made everything so easy. I had about five different visions for my wedding during the planning process before I decided on the one we went with and she would happily roll with each new crazy idea I had. Not only would she welcome these ideas with open arms, she would come up with even better ideas that piggybacked on mine. It was like she knew what I wanted even though I didn't even know!

She helped us pick the most amazing officiant and florist as well. As our musician said shortly before the big day, "we had the Dream Team of vendors". I couldn't agree more. Not only was she a dream during the actual planning process, she was always so optimistic, bubbly, and perfect for what I needed as a stressed out bride to be. She kept me calm and always kept me grounded.

On the day of, my parents said it best. She made the day so flawless that they could both actually ENJOY the day and be in the moment of my wedding. We did not worry about a thing. She and her team did such a great job that in my admittedly biased opinion, I had a perfect wedding. I would not change a thing.

If you do one thing for yourself, hire Brenda & her team. You, your other half, and your family
WE LOVE BRENDA & TEAM!

She is now a great friend and while I could go on for that for DAYS, I know you'd rather Read more...
WE LOVE BRENDA & TEAM!

She is now a great friend and while I could go on for that for DAYS, I know you'd rather hear about her as a planner. :) She is truly every bride to be's guardian angel. I was probably not always the easiest Bride but Brenda made everything so easy. I had about five different visions for my wedding during the planning process before I decided on the one we went with and she would happily roll with each new crazy idea I had. Not only would she welcome these ideas with open arms, she would come up with even better ideas that piggybacked on mine. It was like she knew what I wanted even though I didn't even know!

She helped us pick the most amazing officiant and florist as well. As our musician said shortly before the big day, "we had the Dream Team of vendors". I couldn't agree more. Not only was she a dream during the actual planning process, she was always so optimistic, bubbly, and perfect for what I needed as a stressed out bride to be. She kept me calm and always kept me grounded.

On the day of, my parents said it best. She made the day so flawless that they could both actually ENJOY the day and be in the moment of my wedding. We did not worry about a thing. She and her team did such a great job that in my admittedly biased opinion, I had a perfect wedding. I would not change a thing.

If you do one thing for yourself, hire Brenda & her team. You, your other half, and your family Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
My sweet sweet Brenda.... don't let that cute little exterior fool you. Brenda is one badass babe!! And that's exactly what I needed in a wedding coordinator.

I was planning my San Diego wedding from New York, so as you can imagine the 3,000 mile difference over 3 time zones did not make it easy. But Brenda and the entire Swann Soirees team did exactly that! They put up with me through several bridal meltdowns, a least 3 or 4 I'm changing everything emails, and countless Skype calls reassuring me that all would go according to plan.

Since I'm a Type A control freak, I was more than thrilled to have another Type A on my side!

Brenda always had great suggestions, had a perfect timeline that kept me right on track, and had some amazing referrals to other vendors all of whom I loved!

Day of, Brenda was my saving grace. Everyone was where they were supposed to be, on time, all deliveries were made, all items were in place, and everything went smoothly. How she put up with our crazy bridal party, I will never know LOL !!

Thank you so much Swann Soirees, for making my day flawless! I'm so happy I had your team in place so that my family and friends didn't need to stress any details, and we could all just enjoy the day! Love you! xoxoxo
My sweet sweet Brenda.... don't let that cute little exterior fool you. Brenda is one badass babe!! And that's exactly Read more...
My sweet sweet Brenda.... don't let that cute little exterior fool you. Brenda is one badass babe!! And that's exactly what I needed in a wedding coordinator.

I was planning my San Diego wedding from New York, so as you can imagine the 3,000 mile difference over 3 time zones did not make it easy. But Brenda and the entire Swann Soirees team did exactly that! They put up with me through several bridal meltdowns, a least 3 or 4 I'm changing everything emails, and countless Skype calls reassuring me that all would go according to plan.

Since I'm a Type A control freak, I was more than thrilled to have another Type A on my side!

Brenda always had great suggestions, had a perfect timeline that kept me right on track, and had some amazing referrals to other vendors all of whom I loved!

Day of, Brenda was my saving grace. Everyone was where they were supposed to be, on time, all deliveries were made, all items were in place, and everything went smoothly. How she put up with our crazy bridal party, I will never know LOL !!

Thank you so much Swann Soirees, for making my day flawless! I'm so happy I had your team in place so that my family and friends didn't need to stress any details, and we could all just enjoy the day! Love you! xoxoxo Read less
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Swann Soirées responded with the following comments:

LOVE you too Katie!! Thank you so much for your trust <3 It was an absolute blast to be part of your wedding day and it was an absolute pleasure to make it happen for you!
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Laurel
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I can say with confidence that Brenda and her team are not only experts in their field, but they are truly passionate and dedicated to the highest level of professionalism...and HAPPINESS! It is one thing to hire a firm to get something done on schedule and on budget...and quite another to get the bonus of a great personality and enthusiasm for going the extra mile. We purchased the package for a Bride who is mostly planning things on her own, and I couldn't have stayed on top of it and as organized as I was without Brenda's responsiveness, flexibility, and attention to detail. When my vendors bailed at the last minute, Brenda was there with her list of professionals and saved the day! When she came across a vendor who did not meet her expectations, she handled it with class and respect. When my family and I had ten million concerns on the big day, she was there with her warm, confident words to talk us off the cliff! My family is a group of outgoing, outspoken, lively, opinionated control freaks and Brenda was so respectful of us and our needs that I didn't have to worry about everyone bossing each other around...Brenda handled it, and handled it with grace! It was the most fun I have ever had. If you want to feel stress free and completely happy on the biggest day of your life, choose Swann Soirees.
I can say with confidence that Brenda and her team are not only experts in their field, but they are truly passionate and Read more...
I can say with confidence that Brenda and her team are not only experts in their field, but they are truly passionate and dedicated to the highest level of professionalism...and HAPPINESS! It is one thing to hire a firm to get something done on schedule and on budget...and quite another to get the bonus of a great personality and enthusiasm for going the extra mile. We purchased the package for a Bride who is mostly planning things on her own, and I couldn't have stayed on top of it and as organized as I was without Brenda's responsiveness, flexibility, and attention to detail. When my vendors bailed at the last minute, Brenda was there with her list of professionals and saved the day! When she came across a vendor who did not meet her expectations, she handled it with class and respect. When my family and I had ten million concerns on the big day, she was there with her warm, confident words to talk us off the cliff! My family is a group of outgoing, outspoken, lively, opinionated control freaks and Brenda was so respectful of us and our needs that I didn't have to worry about everyone bossing each other around...Brenda handled it, and handled it with grace! It was the most fun I have ever had. If you want to feel stress free and completely happy on the biggest day of your life, choose Swann Soirees. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Swann Soirees about 10 months before our wedding and Brenda was absolutely fantastic! She not only helped with the design aspect of our wedding, but also helped me in finding the perfect vendors for our event. Over the long planning process, Brenda was always available to go to any and all appointments as needed and answer all of our questions. She always got straight to the point and kept it real which was exactly what I needed to keep me on track. She really helped me make the right decisions in regards to the most effective way to utilize our budget while not compromising the look and feel we wanted for our big day.

Brenda had so many ideas, great attention to detail and really put me at ease during the whole wedding process especially on the day of the wedding. The stress of a wedding can definitely get to you, but having Brenda by our side really made a world of difference in the stress department. My wedding turned out better than I could have ever imagined at the hands of Brenda. She kept all of our crazy bridal party in line, dealt with all issues that arose and really made it easy for us to truly enjoy the day -which is priceless. I can honestly say that my wedding day was stress free thanks to Brenda. We received so many compliments on our wedding and were just so happy to have had Brenda there to make it all happen.

I cannot say enough about Brenda and her Swann Squad!! They are true experts in their field and I love their work. I would definitely recommend Brenda and Swann Soirées for any upcoming event. They go over and beyond to produce fabulous weddings and I am extremely grateful for the great work they did for my wedding.
We hired Swann Soirees about 10 months before our wedding and Brenda was absolutely fantastic! She not only helped with Read more...
We hired Swann Soirees about 10 months before our wedding and Brenda was absolutely fantastic! She not only helped with the design aspect of our wedding, but also helped me in finding the perfect vendors for our event. Over the long planning process, Brenda was always available to go to any and all appointments as needed and answer all of our questions. She always got straight to the point and kept it real which was exactly what I needed to keep me on track. She really helped me make the right decisions in regards to the most effective way to utilize our budget while not compromising the look and feel we wanted for our big day.

Brenda had so many ideas, great attention to detail and really put me at ease during the whole wedding process especially on the day of the wedding. The stress of a wedding can definitely get to you, but having Brenda by our side really made a world of difference in the stress department. My wedding turned out better than I could have ever imagined at the hands of Brenda. She kept all of our crazy bridal party in line, dealt with all issues that arose and really made it easy for us to truly enjoy the day -which is priceless. I can honestly say that my wedding day was stress free thanks to Brenda. We received so many compliments on our wedding and were just so happy to have had Brenda there to make it all happen.

I cannot say enough about Brenda and her Swann Squad!! They are true experts in their field and I love their work. I would definitely recommend Brenda and Swann Soirées for any upcoming event. They go over and beyond to produce fabulous weddings and I am extremely grateful for the great work they did for my wedding. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Swann Squad rocks! Love Brenda!!!

My current hubby and I had a previous wedding planner in mind and we were stuck on this idea but to make a long story short, we are happy that we met the better match for us with Brenda Swann! I don't remember how I stumbled upon Brenda's inspiration-boards-youtube-video but it was pretty awesome, and it's what convinced me that I would love for her to be my wedding planner! I know it's quite risky to base hiring practices on a video rather than personal references but it worked out! I wish I had hired her before picking our venue as she saved us money with our vendors. I found that vendors and venues are happier when they know that you have a planner as it makes everything run smoothier, especially ones who are well-known in the wedding business. Vendors gave us discounts knowing that we were working with Brenda. I highly recommend just hiring the Swann Squad from the get-go rather than the day-off for this very reason. We had one of Brenda's team member, Nicole, also on the big day and having both of them was incredible! I know that there must have been things that went wrong, but I am glad the squad took care of them as the day was perfect for my hubby and me! Thank you Swann Soirees for helping us have our dream wedding!
Swann Squad rocks! Love Brenda!!!

My current hubby and I had a previous wedding planner in mind and we were stuck Read more...
Swann Squad rocks! Love Brenda!!!

My current hubby and I had a previous wedding planner in mind and we were stuck on this idea but to make a long story short, we are happy that we met the better match for us with Brenda Swann! I don't remember how I stumbled upon Brenda's inspiration-boards-youtube-video but it was pretty awesome, and it's what convinced me that I would love for her to be my wedding planner! I know it's quite risky to base hiring practices on a video rather than personal references but it worked out! I wish I had hired her before picking our venue as she saved us money with our vendors. I found that vendors and venues are happier when they know that you have a planner as it makes everything run smoothier, especially ones who are well-known in the wedding business. Vendors gave us discounts knowing that we were working with Brenda. I highly recommend just hiring the Swann Squad from the get-go rather than the day-off for this very reason. We had one of Brenda's team member, Nicole, also on the big day and having both of them was incredible! I know that there must have been things that went wrong, but I am glad the squad took care of them as the day was perfect for my hubby and me! Thank you Swann Soirees for helping us have our dream wedding! Read less
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Quinlyn
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
There is no way we can express in words how valuable Swann Soirees, primarily Brenda Swann, was in making our day more than we could ever imagine. We can honestly say choosing Swann Soirees was the best decision we made. We met her almost 2 years before our wedding day, and once we got a sense of Brenda’s upbeat and fun personality, we knew we wanted her as our coordinator. We also loved her wedding packages which are very different from other wedding planners we were researching. Brenda allowed us to express our personalities and choose our own wedding themes. She was able to provide her expertise over the whole course of our wedding planning experience via email, Skype and telephone. Brenda kept us on track by providing us a timeline and a list of recommended vendors that made wedding planning a breeze. Brenda met with us every few months to go over ideas and keep us organized. She gave her honest opinions on our ideas and encouraged our creativity. One of the best things about booking with Swann Soirees is all the fabulous vendors they work with. When we told them Brenda was our wedding coordinator, they gave us discounts that almost paid for her services. Brenda and her assistant Nicole were amazing on the wedding day. They took responsibility of all the decorations, so we didn’t have to haul anything to the venue. Brenda and my husband’s quick thinking and coolness under pressure turned an almost disastrous situation at the ceremony to one that went almost unnoticed by our guests. And how she got two 3-year-old firecrackers (our nephew and niece) to walk down the aisle together during the procession, we’ll never know. And speaking of firecrackers, she was able to make our day glow, literally, without breaking a sweat or pausing for a 3rd degree burn. Truly she was the best! Overall, we recommend Swann Soirees with our highest regard. Brenda was not only a great wedding planner, but she also cares about her brides and grooms like friends.
There is no way we can express in words how valuable Swann Soirees, primarily Brenda Swann, was in making our day more Read more...
There is no way we can express in words how valuable Swann Soirees, primarily Brenda Swann, was in making our day more than we could ever imagine. We can honestly say choosing Swann Soirees was the best decision we made. We met her almost 2 years before our wedding day, and once we got a sense of Brenda’s upbeat and fun personality, we knew we wanted her as our coordinator. We also loved her wedding packages which are very different from other wedding planners we were researching. Brenda allowed us to express our personalities and choose our own wedding themes. She was able to provide her expertise over the whole course of our wedding planning experience via email, Skype and telephone. Brenda kept us on track by providing us a timeline and a list of recommended vendors that made wedding planning a breeze. Brenda met with us every few months to go over ideas and keep us organized. She gave her honest opinions on our ideas and encouraged our creativity. One of the best things about booking with Swann Soirees is all the fabulous vendors they work with. When we told them Brenda was our wedding coordinator, they gave us discounts that almost paid for her services. Brenda and her assistant Nicole were amazing on the wedding day. They took responsibility of all the decorations, so we didn’t have to haul anything to the venue. Brenda and my husband’s quick thinking and coolness under pressure turned an almost disastrous situation at the ceremony to one that went almost unnoticed by our guests. And how she got two 3-year-old firecrackers (our nephew and niece) to walk down the aisle together during the procession, we’ll never know. And speaking of firecrackers, she was able to make our day glow, literally, without breaking a sweat or pausing for a 3rd degree burn. Truly she was the best! Overall, we recommend Swann Soirees with our highest regard. Brenda was not only a great wedding planner, but she also cares about her brides and grooms like friends. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Brenda and her team of wonderful helpers were amazing throughout the entire planning process, the big day, and even after our wedding. Initially, my wife and I had went with a wedding planner in Orange County who after many attempts just did not "get" us. To make a long story short we began looking for planners closer to home and stumbled upon Swann Soirees. I was not able to get ahold of Brenda on the first call, but she promptly returned my call within minutes (an initial indication of her team's responsiveness which was consistent throughout our planning process). As soon as we began speaking I felt very comfortable with Brenda and could tell that she was a good listener and genuinely cared to help my then fiance and I find the right fit. We soon met in person and my initial impression over the phone was confirmed, Brenda was great! From the get go you could tell that Brenda and her team enjoy what they do, listen to their clients, and support couples in so many ways. One thing I really appreciated about Swann Soirees is the fact that they never tried to make our wedding a cookie cutter event nor steered us towards particular vendors that they had relationships with. In other words, they were suggestive when they needed to be, but open for anything. Also, Brenda was always firm, but fair with vendors as she is very capable of making sure that the many vendors follow through on their contracts and always did so in a respectful and professional manner. Another really cool thing about our experience was the twice a month Bridal Noshes, where my wife and I would meet at their Liberty Station office for drinks, snacks, help with DYI projects, wedding ideas, etc. All in all Swann Soirees is a progressive company with fresh ideas, fair prices, and a genuine care to help couples plan their big day. We were so thankful to find Brenda and her lovely team and could not have had a better, more supportive, energetic, and fantastic team.
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Brenda and her team of wonderful helpers were amazing throughout the entire planning process, the big day, and even after our wedding. Initially, my wife and I had went with a wedding planner in Orange County who after many attempts just did not "get" us. To make a long story short we began looking for planners closer to home and stumbled upon Swann Soirees. I was not able to get ahold of Brenda on the first call, but she promptly returned my call within minutes (an initial indication of her team's responsiveness which was consistent throughout our planning process). As soon as we began speaking I felt very comfortable with Brenda and could tell that she was a good listener and genuinely cared to help my then fiance and I find the right fit. We soon met in person and my initial impression over the phone was confirmed, Brenda was great! From the get go you could tell that Brenda and her team enjoy what they do, listen to their clients, and support couples in so many ways. One thing I really appreciated about Swann Soirees is the fact that they never tried to make our wedding a cookie cutter event nor steered us towards particular vendors that they had relationships with. In other words, they were suggestive when they needed to be, but open for anything. Also, Brenda was always firm, but fair with vendors as she is very capable of making sure that the many vendors follow through on their contracts and always did so in a respectful and professional manner. Another really cool thing about our experience was the twice a month Bridal Noshes, where my wife and I would meet at their Liberty Station office for drinks, snacks, help with DYI projects, wedding ideas, etc. All in all Swann Soirees is a progressive company with fresh ideas, fair prices, and a genuine care to help couples plan their big day. We were so thankful to find Brenda and her lovely team and could not have had a better, more supportive, energetic, and fantastic team. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Brenda. My wedding would not have been the same without her and her team. I loved that they have monthly open houses so all the engaged couples can have an open space to meet each other and find new ideas to bounce off of each other.

Come wedding day, Brenda was on top of everything. If there was a hiccup, all I had to do was point it out to Brenda and problem solve. I wish this review would let me post pictures, because I have photographic proof of how amazing Brenda and her team are. My dress had a hole in it during pictures. So while we were riding on a trolley from one location to another, Brenda's assistant Nicole stitched up the hole. She didn't flinch or miss a stitch despite traveling at freeway speeds. The Swann Squad are true pros and I'm so happy I hired them.
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I loved working with Brenda. My wedding would not have been the same without her and her team. I loved that they have monthly open houses so all the engaged couples can have an open space to meet each other and find new ideas to bounce off of each other.

Come wedding day, Brenda was on top of everything. If there was a hiccup, all I had to do was point it out to Brenda and problem solve. I wish this review would let me post pictures, because I have photographic proof of how amazing Brenda and her team are. My dress had a hole in it during pictures. So while we were riding on a trolley from one location to another, Brenda's assistant Nicole stitched up the hole. She didn't flinch or miss a stitch despite traveling at freeway speeds. The Swann Squad are true pros and I'm so happy I hired them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Brenda and her team were truly awesome in helping us plan and execute a wedding that truly fit our vision. We could not have done it without them.
Brenda and her team were truly awesome in helping us plan and execute a wedding that truly fit our vision. We could not Read more...
Brenda and her team were truly awesome in helping us plan and execute a wedding that truly fit our vision. We could not have done it without them. Read less
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Mary Melissa
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want to have fun at your own wedding and feel like a guest yourself, hire Brenda Swann! I never thought that we'd hire a wedding coordinator, but when our photographer (Chaz Cruz) recommended her, we thought it wouldn't hurt to check out what her services were all about. Totally WORTH IT! She not only helps you coordinate your wedding, but she gets really in tuned with her clients' needs and helps you create that special day according to what YOU want. She gives the best advice and is also a wonderful person! You can tell that this is not just a BUSINESS to her. This is something she really puts her heart into and she gives you her all. Thanks for everything! We love you, B! -Mel and Jello
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If you want to have fun at your own wedding and feel like a guest yourself, hire Brenda Swann! I never thought that we'd hire a wedding coordinator, but when our photographer (Chaz Cruz) recommended her, we thought it wouldn't hurt to check out what her services were all about. Totally WORTH IT! She not only helps you coordinate your wedding, but she gets really in tuned with her clients' needs and helps you create that special day according to what YOU want. She gives the best advice and is also a wonderful person! You can tell that this is not just a BUSINESS to her. This is something she really puts her heart into and she gives you her all. Thanks for everything! We love you, B! -Mel and Jello Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Where to start...Brenda is amazing! We hired her to help us along the way and for the day of. Best decision we made for sure. After experiencing a wedding right after ours, I appreciate her even more. It was amazing the difference the other wedding planner to ours. Brenda ran our event like a pro. On her game every minute paying attention to every detail.
Her recommended vendors were awesome to work with, they all spoke so highly of her. Turns out she planned many of their weddings! Having used her vendors she made sure they were up to speed all along the way and settled for nothing less than the best. Her willingness to answer all our questions, visit the venue numerous times and even bring us tablecloths, chairs, etc to sample-awesome! Certainly money well spent!!
Where to start...Brenda is amazing! We hired her to help us along the way and for the day of. Best decision we made for Read more...
Where to start...Brenda is amazing! We hired her to help us along the way and for the day of. Best decision we made for sure. After experiencing a wedding right after ours, I appreciate her even more. It was amazing the difference the other wedding planner to ours. Brenda ran our event like a pro. On her game every minute paying attention to every detail.
Her recommended vendors were awesome to work with, they all spoke so highly of her. Turns out she planned many of their weddings! Having used her vendors she made sure they were up to speed all along the way and settled for nothing less than the best. Her willingness to answer all our questions, visit the venue numerous times and even bring us tablecloths, chairs, etc to sample-awesome! Certainly money well spent!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
As mother-of-the-bride, I had huge expectations for my daughter's wedding. Brenda Swann and her Swann Squad not only met, but exceeded our hopes and dreams for the big day. From the very first meeting, I knew Brenda was the right choice. Her professional, yet charming demeanor is a winning combination. From recommending top notch vendors to offering ideas to keep costs down, her input was invaluable. Brenda, assisted by Ania and Stephanie, made the day of a dream come true. Hiring Swann Soirees as our wedding planners was the best decision, by far.
As mother-of-the-bride, I had huge expectations for my daughter's wedding. Brenda Swann and her Swann Squad not only met, Read more...
As mother-of-the-bride, I had huge expectations for my daughter's wedding. Brenda Swann and her Swann Squad not only met, but exceeded our hopes and dreams for the big day. From the very first meeting, I knew Brenda was the right choice. Her professional, yet charming demeanor is a winning combination. From recommending top notch vendors to offering ideas to keep costs down, her input was invaluable. Brenda, assisted by Ania and Stephanie, made the day of a dream come true. Hiring Swann Soirees as our wedding planners was the best decision, by far. Read less
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Lorraine
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married early this year, and we used Brenda Swann to be our wedding coordinator. She was an amazing coordinator. She helped us every step of the way. If we had a question, she had a solution. Besides her outstanding service, Brenda is a remarkable person to work with. She listens to your wants and needs, and she is so easy to work with. Our wedding was so organized and it ran so smoothly because of Brenda and her crew. Even my family and friends were raving about Brenda and her team. We are/were all impressed by her work. Without a doubt, I recommend her to be your wedding coordinator!!! She is organized, efficient, warm, and friendly. Nicest person you will ever meet!
My husband and I got married early this year, and we used Brenda Swann to be our wedding coordinator. She was an amazing Read more...
My husband and I got married early this year, and we used Brenda Swann to be our wedding coordinator. She was an amazing coordinator. She helped us every step of the way. If we had a question, she had a solution. Besides her outstanding service, Brenda is a remarkable person to work with. She listens to your wants and needs, and she is so easy to work with. Our wedding was so organized and it ran so smoothly because of Brenda and her crew. Even my family and friends were raving about Brenda and her team. We are/were all impressed by her work. Without a doubt, I recommend her to be your wedding coordinator!!! She is organized, efficient, warm, and friendly. Nicest person you will ever meet! Read less
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Sarah B.
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Megan Mills at Swann Soiree's coordinated my wedding and she is amazing! She made the process so easy by always being available for questions and for calming my nerves. On the actual day of the wedding, Megan arrived complete with an emergency bag with everything a bride could possibly need. I was able to completely enjoy my wedding and didn't have to worry about a thing because I knew Megan had it under control. Megan is very professional and a joy to work with!
Megan Mills at Swann Soiree's coordinated my wedding and she is amazing! She made the process so easy by always being Read more...
Megan Mills at Swann Soiree's coordinated my wedding and she is amazing! She made the process so easy by always being available for questions and for calming my nerves. On the actual day of the wedding, Megan arrived complete with an emergency bag with everything a bride could possibly need. I was able to completely enjoy my wedding and didn't have to worry about a thing because I knew Megan had it under control. Megan is very professional and a joy to work with! Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
7/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Brenda Swann. Hard to put into words exactly how good she is at what she does! We hired Brenda as our Wedding Coordinator and instantly felt the weight of the world come off our shoulders.

We were planning a destination wedding in San Diego from Massachusetts, and had initially booked an all inclusive package with a local well regarded caterer. Planning from afar requires a great amount of research, and we constantly came across many raving reviews of Brends. At that time, we hired Brenda as a Day of Coordinator. As the process moved along with our caterer we found we really weren’t happy with the package we chose and the vendors we had to choose from. After meeting with Brenda for the first time, 4 months before the wedding we instantly fell in love and completely trusted her. We decided to cancel our all inclusive package with the caterer and upgrade Brenda’s services. BEST decision we ever made!

Brenda helped us find the perfect wedding vendors, and negotiated awesome rates for us. We gave her a budget we needed to stay within and she literally was within budget down to the penny. She worked extra hard to save us some money (re-using the décor throughout the reception; aisle décor became cocktail hour décor, etc). When we told Brenda about the $75 fee to move the chairs a couple feet from the “aisle” to the tables she laughed, and I am pretty sure she moved all the chairs herself! Every vendor she recommended for us was awesome, and a perfect fit for our personalities. We never got the impression we were just another wedding, or just a customer to Brenda. She truly became a part of our wedding, and every conversation we had with her made us feel very special, and at ease. When we talked, she truly listened. We had a hard time trying to explain our “vision” because we knew what we wanted it to “look” like, but weren’t sure how exactly to do it. Brenda has an amazing eye for design, and has a gift for being able to understand what you are talking about/ envisioning.

Our wedding day went off without a hitch, and that was completely a credit to Brenda and her hard work. Everything was absolutely perfect! We can honestly say we would not have changed 1 thing! Nothing went wrong! The only “panick” we had was when we realized we didn’t print our vows before we left home… but Brenda printed them and brought them for us that morning! The whole wedding day flowed perfectly. She always seems to know exactly what needs to be done and when to do it. There were so many little touches Brenda planned for us that we never even knew about until our wedding day. She is a special woman, and the BEST wedding vendor you could ever find.

Our family and friends are still talking about how awesome and amazing Brenda is! I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of our friends looked into a San Diego destination wedding when they begin their planning!
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Brenda Swann. Hard to put into words exactly how good she is at what she does! We hired Brenda as our Wedding Coordinator and instantly felt the weight of the world come off our shoulders.

We were planning a destination wedding in San Diego from Massachusetts, and had initially booked an all inclusive package with a local well regarded caterer. Planning from afar requires a great amount of research, and we constantly came across many raving reviews of Brends. At that time, we hired Brenda as a Day of Coordinator. As the process moved along with our caterer we found we really weren’t happy with the package we chose and the vendors we had to choose from. After meeting with Brenda for the first time, 4 months before the wedding we instantly fell in love and completely trusted her. We decided to cancel our all inclusive package with the caterer and upgrade Brenda’s services. BEST decision we ever made!

Brenda helped us find the perfect wedding vendors, and negotiated awesome rates for us. We gave her a budget we needed to stay within and she literally was within budget down to the penny. She worked extra hard to save us some money (re-using the décor throughout the reception; aisle décor became cocktail hour décor, etc). When we told Brenda about the $75 fee to move the chairs a couple feet from the “aisle” to the tables she laughed, and I am pretty sure she moved all the chairs herself! Every vendor she recommended for us was awesome, and a perfect fit for our personalities. We never got the impression we were just another wedding, or just a customer to Brenda. She truly became a part of our wedding, and every conversation we had with her made us feel very special, and at ease. When we talked, she truly listened. We had a hard time trying to explain our “vision” because we knew what we wanted it to “look” like, but weren’t sure how exactly to do it. Brenda has an amazing eye for design, and has a gift for being able to understand what you are talking about/ envisioning.

Our wedding day went off without a hitch, and that was completely a credit to Brenda and her hard work. Everything was absolutely perfect! We can honestly say we would not have changed 1 thing! Nothing went wrong! The only “panick” we had was when we realized we didn’t print our vows before we left home… but Brenda printed them and brought them for us that morning! The whole wedding day flowed perfectly. She always seems to know exactly what needs to be done and when to do it. There were so many little touches Brenda planned for us that we never even knew about until our wedding day. She is a special woman, and the BEST wedding vendor you could ever find.

Our family and friends are still talking about how awesome and amazing Brenda is! I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of our friends looked into a San Diego destination wedding when they begin their planning! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Brenda Swann. Hard to put into words exactly how good she is at what she does. We hired Brenda as our Wedding Coordinator and instantly felt the weight of the world come off our shoulders. She is simply AMAZING.

We were planning a destination wedding in San Diego from Massachusetts, and had initially booked an all inclusive package with a local well regarded caterer. Planning from afar requires a great amount of research, and we constantly came across many raving reviews of Brends. At that time, we hired Brenda as a Day of Coordinator. As the process moved along with our caterer we found we really weren't happy with the package we chose and the vendors we had to choose from. After meeting with Brenda for the first time, 4 months before the wedding we instantly fell in love and completely trusted her. We decided to cancel our all inclusive package with the caterer and upgrade Brenda's services. BEST decision we ever made!

Brenda found us perfect wedding vendors, and negotiated awesome rates for us. We gave her a budget we needed to stay within and she literally was within budget down to the penny. She worked extra hard to save us some money (re-using the décor throughout the reception; aisle décor became cocktail hour décor, etc). When we told Brenda about the $75 fee to move the chairs a couple feet from the "aisle" to the tables she laughed, and I am pretty sure she moved all the chairs herself! Every vendor she recommended for us was awesome, and a perfect fit for our personalities. We never got the impression we were just another wedding, or just a customer to Brenda. She truly became a part of our wedding, and every conversation we had with her made us feel very special, and at ease. When we talked, she truly listened. We had a hard time trying to explain our "vision" because we knew what we wanted it to "look" like, but weren't sure how exactly to do it. Brenda has an amazing eye for design, and has a gift for being able to understand what you are talking about/ envisioning.

Our wedding day went off without a hitch, and that was completely a credit to Brenda and her hard work. Everything was absolutely perfect! We can honestly say we would not have changed 1 thing! Nothing went wrong! The only "panick" we had was when we realized we didn't print our vows before we left home... but Brenda printed them and brought them for us that morning! The whole wedding day flowed perfectly. She always seems to know exactly what needs to be done and when to do it. There were so many little touches Brenda planned for us that we never even knew about until our wedding day. She is a special woman, and the BEST wedding coordinator out there.

Not only did we fall in love with her, but so did all of our guests. They are STILL talking about how wonderful Brenda is! ♥
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Brenda Swann. Hard to put into words exactly how good she is at what she does. We hired Brenda as our Wedding Coordinator and instantly felt the weight of the world come off our shoulders. She is simply AMAZING.

We were planning a destination wedding in San Diego from Massachusetts, and had initially booked an all inclusive package with a local well regarded caterer. Planning from afar requires a great amount of research, and we constantly came across many raving reviews of Brends. At that time, we hired Brenda as a Day of Coordinator. As the process moved along with our caterer we found we really weren't happy with the package we chose and the vendors we had to choose from. After meeting with Brenda for the first time, 4 months before the wedding we instantly fell in love and completely trusted her. We decided to cancel our all inclusive package with the caterer and upgrade Brenda's services. BEST decision we ever made!

Brenda found us perfect wedding vendors, and negotiated awesome rates for us. We gave her a budget we needed to stay within and she literally was within budget down to the penny. She worked extra hard to save us some money (re-using the décor throughout the reception; aisle décor became cocktail hour décor, etc). When we told Brenda about the $75 fee to move the chairs a couple feet from the "aisle" to the tables she laughed, and I am pretty sure she moved all the chairs herself! Every vendor she recommended for us was awesome, and a perfect fit for our personalities. We never got the impression we were just another wedding, or just a customer to Brenda. She truly became a part of our wedding, and every conversation we had with her made us feel very special, and at ease. When we talked, she truly listened. We had a hard time trying to explain our "vision" because we knew what we wanted it to "look" like, but weren't sure how exactly to do it. Brenda has an amazing eye for design, and has a gift for being able to understand what you are talking about/ envisioning.

Our wedding day went off without a hitch, and that was completely a credit to Brenda and her hard work. Everything was absolutely perfect! We can honestly say we would not have changed 1 thing! Nothing went wrong! The only "panick" we had was when we realized we didn't print our vows before we left home... but Brenda printed them and brought them for us that morning! The whole wedding day flowed perfectly. She always seems to know exactly what needs to be done and when to do it. There were so many little touches Brenda planned for us that we never even knew about until our wedding day. She is a special woman, and the BEST wedding coordinator out there.

Not only did we fall in love with her, but so did all of our guests. They are STILL talking about how wonderful Brenda is! ♥ Read less
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Ana
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Brenda is amazing. Right from the very beginning she was there to help us meet vendors and plan an incredible wedding. All of our guests were extremely pleased and impressed with her as were we. We love Brenda!!!
Brenda is amazing. Right from the very beginning she was there to help us meet vendors and plan an incredible wedding. All Read more...
Brenda is amazing. Right from the very beginning she was there to help us meet vendors and plan an incredible wedding. All of our guests were extremely pleased and impressed with her as were we. We love Brenda!!! Read less
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MeganH
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I am the type of person who wants something done right, and doesn't really have the aptitude for decorating/event coordinating. I was referred to Brenda through another friend. My life was a bit busy when we were engaged so I hired Brenda to run the whole shebang. Brenda listened to what we wanted and then ran with it. I believe in hiring the best and letting them do what they want with my minimal direction. All of the vendors she recommended absolutely fit our vision perfectly and the end result was beyond our wildest dreams.

Most importantly, I found it to be a HUGE stress reliever to have a non-biased 3rd party, who you won't offend by telling "no," help to put together one of the best days of your life. I can't imagine having to do this on my own or having to reign in my mother or mother-in-law, etc. :)
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I am the type of person who wants something done right, and doesn't really have the aptitude for decorating/event coordinating. I was referred to Brenda through another friend. My life was a bit busy when we were engaged so I hired Brenda to run the whole shebang. Brenda listened to what we wanted and then ran with it. I believe in hiring the best and letting them do what they want with my minimal direction. All of the vendors she recommended absolutely fit our vision perfectly and the end result was beyond our wildest dreams.

Most importantly, I found it to be a HUGE stress reliever to have a non-biased 3rd party, who you won't offend by telling "no," help to put together one of the best days of your life. I can't imagine having to do this on my own or having to reign in my mother or mother-in-law, etc. :) Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Sherry was so awesome - I don't know what we would have done without her. She helped us with coordinating with vendors, the timeline, remembering little details. Above all, she made sure our wedding day was stress free which allowed us to have fun! Thanks Sherry!
Sherry was so awesome - I don't know what we would have done without her. She helped us with coordinating with vendors, Read more...
Sherry was so awesome - I don't know what we would have done without her. She helped us with coordinating with vendors, the timeline, remembering little details. Above all, she made sure our wedding day was stress free which allowed us to have fun! Thanks Sherry! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Brenda is truly amazing!!! We give her 5 stars all the way!!! She had gone above and beyond for my wedding to make the day run as smooth as possible and made my dream wedding come alive!! She was amazing throughout the whole wedding planning process, she was there to help with any questions, and go to any appointments if needed and had get connections with vendors to help pull out all the stops and always had great ideas!!!!! My husband and I live out of town, so Brenda was great on making sure she met my needs as a bride and through the planning and helped out my husband when he needed it too! The day of the wedding ran soo smooth because of all the hard work! Words cant explain how great she is! LOVE HER!
Brenda is truly amazing!!! We give her 5 stars all the way!!! She had gone above and beyond for my wedding to make the day Read more...
Brenda is truly amazing!!! We give her 5 stars all the way!!! She had gone above and beyond for my wedding to make the day run as smooth as possible and made my dream wedding come alive!! She was amazing throughout the whole wedding planning process, she was there to help with any questions, and go to any appointments if needed and had get connections with vendors to help pull out all the stops and always had great ideas!!!!! My husband and I live out of town, so Brenda was great on making sure she met my needs as a bride and through the planning and helped out my husband when he needed it too! The day of the wedding ran soo smooth because of all the hard work! Words cant explain how great she is! LOVE HER! Read less
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Jessica's Mom
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Brenda is the absolute best! If you are looking for a wedding planner that is professional, FUN, and great with details. Don't hesitate on booking her now! For my daughters wedding, we researched, researched and did more research and after meeting Brenda, my daughter, her fiance, and I decided we made the right choice. That decision was confirmed every step of the way.

We also heard from so many of our other vendors, NR3 Videographers, Rae Florae, Rev. Tuttle, JMC how much they LOVED working with Brenda. And it's great to know that your planner is highly regarded from others in the industry.

She went out of her way to help in anyway possible. She helped advise us on flowers and worked wonders on arranging transportation for hotel guests and the limo for the bride and groom. We were told by several transportation companies good luck getting a limo during prom season ... but Brenda made it happen :)

Every detail was taken care of, and she took such great care making sure everything was perfect from making sure the bride/groom and bridal party had beverages and appetizers before the ceremony and during picture taking, to finding the perfect location for the cake table, to gathering up left behind items at the venue after the wedding.

I highly recommend her. She is a joy to work with and a warm, caring, fun loving, person who gets everything accomplished. She is a "must have" for your wedding!!!
Brenda is the absolute best! If you are looking for a wedding planner that is professional, FUN, and great with details. Read more...
Brenda is the absolute best! If you are looking for a wedding planner that is professional, FUN, and great with details. Don't hesitate on booking her now! For my daughters wedding, we researched, researched and did more research and after meeting Brenda, my daughter, her fiance, and I decided we made the right choice. That decision was confirmed every step of the way.

We also heard from so many of our other vendors, NR3 Videographers, Rae Florae, Rev. Tuttle, JMC how much they LOVED working with Brenda. And it's great to know that your planner is highly regarded from others in the industry.

She went out of her way to help in anyway possible. She helped advise us on flowers and worked wonders on arranging transportation for hotel guests and the limo for the bride and groom. We were told by several transportation companies good luck getting a limo during prom season ... but Brenda made it happen :)

Every detail was taken care of, and she took such great care making sure everything was perfect from making sure the bride/groom and bridal party had beverages and appetizers before the ceremony and during picture taking, to finding the perfect location for the cake table, to gathering up left behind items at the venue after the wedding.

I highly recommend her. She is a joy to work with and a warm, caring, fun loving, person who gets everything accomplished. She is a "must have" for your wedding!!! Read less
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Monicanne
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Brenda is THE best! She is such a sweetheart and so easy to work with. She has great ideas and answers all of your questions. She definitely takes the stress out of planning. From the moment I met her I knew we had to have her! Brenda and Sherry were there on our wedding day to make sure everything ran smoothly and it did. Sherry was such a doll! We hit it off immediately and I had no problems leaving everything up to them on the big day.
Brenda is THE best! She is such a sweetheart and so easy to work with. She has great ideas and answers all of your Read more...
Brenda is THE best! She is such a sweetheart and so easy to work with. She has great ideas and answers all of your questions. She definitely takes the stress out of planning. From the moment I met her I knew we had to have her! Brenda and Sherry were there on our wedding day to make sure everything ran smoothly and it did. Sherry was such a doll! We hit it off immediately and I had no problems leaving everything up to them on the big day. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Brenda was amazing! We booked her for her 'Journey' package. We debated originally about getting a wedding coordinator but are so glad that we did!

Brenda gave us great advice and recommendations for wedding vendors during the planning process. She met with us a few times at the beginning and was also available by phone or email with any questions we had. She responded within 1-2 days most of the time - understandably her weekends are usually pretty busy!

Brenda also was really good at keeping us on track in terms of planning. She had us finish all our DIY projects by Monday the week of the wedding so that we could really relax and enjoy family/friends who had come into town for the wedding which was really great! She pushed us (gently, of course!) when we needed to stop procrastinating about hiring particular vendors.

Lastly, she was invaluable the week of and day of the wedding. Brenda and her intern Sherry took care of making sure the reception venue looked great by setting up our guest book table, memory table, table numbers, placecards... everything! Brenda also served as a great point of contact for all the vendors so that nobody had to contact us with questions - that was my husband and I could focus on each other, our families, our friends!
Brenda was amazing! We booked her for her 'Journey' package. We debated originally about getting a wedding coordinator but Read more...
Brenda was amazing! We booked her for her 'Journey' package. We debated originally about getting a wedding coordinator but are so glad that we did!

Brenda gave us great advice and recommendations for wedding vendors during the planning process. She met with us a few times at the beginning and was also available by phone or email with any questions we had. She responded within 1-2 days most of the time - understandably her weekends are usually pretty busy!

Brenda also was really good at keeping us on track in terms of planning. She had us finish all our DIY projects by Monday the week of the wedding so that we could really relax and enjoy family/friends who had come into town for the wedding which was really great! She pushed us (gently, of course!) when we needed to stop procrastinating about hiring particular vendors.

Lastly, she was invaluable the week of and day of the wedding. Brenda and her intern Sherry took care of making sure the reception venue looked great by setting up our guest book table, memory table, table numbers, placecards... everything! Brenda also served as a great point of contact for all the vendors so that nobody had to contact us with questions - that was my husband and I could focus on each other, our families, our friends! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Selecting Swann Soirees for Wedding Planning services was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process. Brenda and her team are the best! They answered any and all our questions and truly have in depth industry knowledge that helped us immensely. We always felt like we could ask anything…room placement, timelines, sequence of events, and even how our family and wedding party should walk down the aisle. Brenda is worth her weight in gold! We would HIGHLY recommend Swann Soirees!!
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Selecting Swann Soirees for Wedding Planning services was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process. Brenda and her team are the best! They answered any and all our questions and truly have in depth industry knowledge that helped us immensely. We always felt like we could ask anything…room placement, timelines, sequence of events, and even how our family and wedding party should walk down the aisle. Brenda is worth her weight in gold! We would HIGHLY recommend Swann Soirees!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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karalyn27
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
There is something to be said for putting a brides mind at ease and I could not imagine planning a wedding without Brenda in my corner. While I lived in Virginia Beach, Brenda helped me plan my San Diego wedding. She took on the task of taking pictures and video of my rehearsal dinner venue so I could feel involved in the process and responded to emails/calls promptly. I cant stress this enough. There were moments during our wedding that were a little overwhelming, just trying to make sure I stopped to talk to everyone, and it was such a great feeling knowing Brenda was there to take care of everything else.

Brenda is an absolute beautiful person inside and out and we were honored to have her be apart of our day.
There is something to be said for putting a brides mind at ease and I could not imagine planning a wedding without Brenda Read more...
There is something to be said for putting a brides mind at ease and I could not imagine planning a wedding without Brenda in my corner. While I lived in Virginia Beach, Brenda helped me plan my San Diego wedding. She took on the task of taking pictures and video of my rehearsal dinner venue so I could feel involved in the process and responded to emails/calls promptly. I cant stress this enough. There were moments during our wedding that were a little overwhelming, just trying to make sure I stopped to talk to everyone, and it was such a great feeling knowing Brenda was there to take care of everything else.

Brenda is an absolute beautiful person inside and out and we were honored to have her be apart of our day. Read less
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brooke
Wedding:
9/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Swann Soirees was the best investment I made in choosing vendors for my wedding. I didn’t have a very large wedding (~80 guests) but the venue I chose posed some unique logistical challenges. The Swann Soirees team had a ton of ideas. Even though we had hired Megan Mills, one of the fantastic coordinators at Swann Soirees, to run our wedding, Brenda Swann, the owner, went out of her way to meet with my husband and I while she was visiting San Francisco on business. She was terrific. Megan and Sherry Tarrant ran the rehearsal and coordinated the wedding day and they were both AMAZING! They rolled up their sleeves immediately and got to work. They helped with last minute decorations, coordinated the timeline with our vendors and made sure everything was running smoothly. At one point, one of our wedding guests dropped a glass onto concrete and Megan was there 2 seconds later with a broom, cleaning it all up. While we were taking family photos after the ceremony, Megan brought us a full platter of the appetizers that our guests were enjoying at the cocktail reception, so that we wouldn’t starve the whole evening. Most importantly, they brought me, my groom, and our parents, peace of mind that the event that we’d been planning for months and months was in experienced and capable hands. I would highly recommend Swann Soirees to anyone.
Swann Soirees was the best investment I made in choosing vendors for my wedding. I didn’t have a very large wedding (~80 Read more...
Swann Soirees was the best investment I made in choosing vendors for my wedding. I didn’t have a very large wedding (~80 guests) but the venue I chose posed some unique logistical challenges. The Swann Soirees team had a ton of ideas. Even though we had hired Megan Mills, one of the fantastic coordinators at Swann Soirees, to run our wedding, Brenda Swann, the owner, went out of her way to meet with my husband and I while she was visiting San Francisco on business. She was terrific. Megan and Sherry Tarrant ran the rehearsal and coordinated the wedding day and they were both AMAZING! They rolled up their sleeves immediately and got to work. They helped with last minute decorations, coordinated the timeline with our vendors and made sure everything was running smoothly. At one point, one of our wedding guests dropped a glass onto concrete and Megan was there 2 seconds later with a broom, cleaning it all up. While we were taking family photos after the ceremony, Megan brought us a full platter of the appetizers that our guests were enjoying at the cocktail reception, so that we wouldn’t starve the whole evening. Most importantly, they brought me, my groom, and our parents, peace of mind that the event that we’d been planning for months and months was in experienced and capable hands. I would highly recommend Swann Soirees to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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liesel
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
First off, words cannot express how grateful we were to have Brenda & Sherry there to coordinate our big day. First off, Brenda was always will to meet with us whenever we were in town (we came from out of town) and our meetings were ALWAYS productive and left Daniel feeling more at ease with everything. They prepped us with the proper info to relay to our bridal party and what to expect on the day of.

They were there for our rehearsal and made sure to introduce themselves to everyone so that people would know to go to them for questions or concerns...and not us. They made sure to ask us about everything that they needed to do on the day of and what materials we gave them for setting up all our detail stuff. They confirmed our vendors...I didnt even need to call a single one. They came by the hotel to check on us and make sure everything was ok. They were there at the ceremony to line everyone up, pin everyone's flowers and distribute bouquets and then they went to reception to continue setting up and making sure all our other vendors got everything right. On the day of, they brought into the seating area of the Darlington house to take a look at everything that was set up, and it was AMAZING!! I didnt know what to say!! That whole day was awesome because we didnt have to worry about anything or think of anything...literally, I didnt have to memorize where to be at what time, I knew brenda would come get us when we needed to be somewhere. I dont even know if anything went wrong that day...and i will never know...because brenda and sherry would have taken care of it and made sure that it would not stress me out. It is because of them and the way they work with everyone that made our day enjoyable for us...we were able to eat, to remember all the highlights, and just have a good time.

Investing in their services is very well worth it and will bring a whole new element to your big day!! and working with them pre-wedding...is really a joy!! They are all very knowledgeable and offer great insight to your planning. They are not pushy and dont try to imply using preffered vendors...in fact they will recommend to you vendors that match your style, budget & needs, no matter if they are "prefered" or not. And all the people they recommend are of high caliber quality. We had a couple vendors that Brenda recommended and because we trusted her so much, we just contacted them, talked about what we needed and booked them. No need for us to do additional comparisons....and these vendors were awesome!!
We would highly recommend Swann Soirees to coordinate anyone's wedding.
First off, words cannot express how grateful we were to have Brenda & Sherry there to coordinate our big day. First off, Read more...
First off, words cannot express how grateful we were to have Brenda & Sherry there to coordinate our big day. First off, Brenda was always will to meet with us whenever we were in town (we came from out of town) and our meetings were ALWAYS productive and left Daniel feeling more at ease with everything. They prepped us with the proper info to relay to our bridal party and what to expect on the day of.

They were there for our rehearsal and made sure to introduce themselves to everyone so that people would know to go to them for questions or concerns...and not us. They made sure to ask us about everything that they needed to do on the day of and what materials we gave them for setting up all our detail stuff. They confirmed our vendors...I didnt even need to call a single one. They came by the hotel to check on us and make sure everything was ok. They were there at the ceremony to line everyone up, pin everyone's flowers and distribute bouquets and then they went to reception to continue setting up and making sure all our other vendors got everything right. On the day of, they brought into the seating area of the Darlington house to take a look at everything that was set up, and it was AMAZING!! I didnt know what to say!! That whole day was awesome because we didnt have to worry about anything or think of anything...literally, I didnt have to memorize where to be at what time, I knew brenda would come get us when we needed to be somewhere. I dont even know if anything went wrong that day...and i will never know...because brenda and sherry would have taken care of it and made sure that it would not stress me out. It is because of them and the way they work with everyone that made our day enjoyable for us...we were able to eat, to remember all the highlights, and just have a good time.

Investing in their services is very well worth it and will bring a whole new element to your big day!! and working with them pre-wedding...is really a joy!! They are all very knowledgeable and offer great insight to your planning. They are not pushy and dont try to imply using preffered vendors...in fact they will recommend to you vendors that match your style, budget & needs, no matter if they are "prefered" or not. And all the people they recommend are of high caliber quality. We had a couple vendors that Brenda recommended and because we trusted her so much, we just contacted them, talked about what we needed and booked them. No need for us to do additional comparisons....and these vendors were awesome!!
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Eliza
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Brenda was our fairy! I did the "month-of" package for our wedding in July 2010. She helped us with the timeline and details leading up to the big day, including things that were not on my radar, like special pens for the guestbook and coloring books for the kids. She was calm, cool, and collected the entire day and took care of things before I realized they needed to be taken care of. Due to the size of my wedding (75 guests), I didn't think I would need a wedding planner, but having someone there to make the phone calls and put out the small fires throughout the day allowed me to focus on the importance of the day instead of worrying about paying my vendors. I highly recommend Swann Soirees, not only for a flawless event, but most importantly, for peace of mind.
Brenda was our fairy! I did the "month-of" package for our wedding in July 2010. She helped us with the timeline and Read more...
Brenda was our fairy! I did the "month-of" package for our wedding in July 2010. She helped us with the timeline and details leading up to the big day, including things that were not on my radar, like special pens for the guestbook and coloring books for the kids. She was calm, cool, and collected the entire day and took care of things before I realized they needed to be taken care of. Due to the size of my wedding (75 guests), I didn't think I would need a wedding planner, but having someone there to make the phone calls and put out the small fires throughout the day allowed me to focus on the importance of the day instead of worrying about paying my vendors. I highly recommend Swann Soirees, not only for a flawless event, but most importantly, for peace of mind. Read less
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bellalove
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are having a hard time about making a decision about finding the right Wedding Coordinator or Day of, look no further! Seriously! I was so pleased with Swan Soirees and their professionalism and how they handle business that I would highly recommend them to anyone!! I am of the personality that likes things, let's say...perfect! :) So it was a big decision for me to find the right company. Call it fate or divine intervention, but Swan Soirees fell into my lap. I was so fortunate to get Kristy as my Day Of. She was exceptional and so calming and sweet. I feel a friendship has blossomed in the process too. They don't treat you like a number. It's very personable and open. Just tell them your vision and they help make it a reality. I couldn't be happier! Kristy I miss you! Love, Shelly Franz
If you are having a hard time about making a decision about finding the right Wedding Coordinator or Day of, look no Read more...
If you are having a hard time about making a decision about finding the right Wedding Coordinator or Day of, look no further! Seriously! I was so pleased with Swan Soirees and their professionalism and how they handle business that I would highly recommend them to anyone!! I am of the personality that likes things, let's say...perfect! :) So it was a big decision for me to find the right company. Call it fate or divine intervention, but Swan Soirees fell into my lap. I was so fortunate to get Kristy as my Day Of. She was exceptional and so calming and sweet. I feel a friendship has blossomed in the process too. They don't treat you like a number. It's very personable and open. Just tell them your vision and they help make it a reality. I couldn't be happier! Kristy I miss you! Love, Shelly Franz Read less
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Happy Bride
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Brenda Swann was the best decision i've made in regards to wedding planning! She is professional but a good friend at the same time! She was such a huge help with everything!
Brenda Swann was the best decision i've made in regards to wedding planning! She is professional but a good friend at the Read more...
Brenda Swann was the best decision i've made in regards to wedding planning! She is professional but a good friend at the same time! She was such a huge help with everything! Read less
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CarrieP
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I really have a hard time putting in to words how amazing Brenda was before, during and after our wedding. Prior to the wedding, she found us almost all of our vendors, all within our budget and they were all exactly what we wanted. She was always there to answer any dumb little question I had. My wedding day was just what it was supposed to be...the best day of my life. I was so relaxed and didnt have to worry about a thing, because I completely trusted that Brenda had it under control. If anything did go wrong I certainly didnt know about it. I got several compliments from bridesmaids and guests how amazing it was to have her there. After the wedding, I also didnt have to worry about a thing. I knew all my stuff would be put away in the appropriate places and she even handed us a little "to go" bag of food to take to our hotel...which was the perfect snack before bed! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and my husband and I agree, we could not have done it without Brenda!
I really have a hard time putting in to words how amazing Brenda was before, during and after our wedding. Prior to the Read more...
I really have a hard time putting in to words how amazing Brenda was before, during and after our wedding. Prior to the wedding, she found us almost all of our vendors, all within our budget and they were all exactly what we wanted. She was always there to answer any dumb little question I had. My wedding day was just what it was supposed to be...the best day of my life. I was so relaxed and didnt have to worry about a thing, because I completely trusted that Brenda had it under control. If anything did go wrong I certainly didnt know about it. I got several compliments from bridesmaids and guests how amazing it was to have her there. After the wedding, I also didnt have to worry about a thing. I knew all my stuff would be put away in the appropriate places and she even handed us a little "to go" bag of food to take to our hotel...which was the perfect snack before bed! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and my husband and I agree, we could not have done it without Brenda! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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catqueen44
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Brenda and her staff provided "day of" services for my daughter's wedding on April 17, 2010. They were so amazing and wonderful, and we will always be grateful to them. Brenda had so much energy, such good ideas, and was on top of every detail. She has excellent interpersonal skills and a fun sense of humor. She ran the rehearsal, interfaced with all the vendors, and made sure the reception ran smoothly. Choosing Brenda was one of the smartest decisions we made in the course of planning this wedding. She made this day a dream come true.
Brenda and her staff provided "day of" services for my daughter's wedding on April 17, 2010. They were so amazing and Read more...
Brenda and her staff provided "day of" services for my daughter's wedding on April 17, 2010. They were so amazing and wonderful, and we will always be grateful to them. Brenda had so much energy, such good ideas, and was on top of every detail. She has excellent interpersonal skills and a fun sense of humor. She ran the rehearsal, interfaced with all the vendors, and made sure the reception ran smoothly. Choosing Brenda was one of the smartest decisions we made in the course of planning this wedding. She made this day a dream come true. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Brenda Swann was the first vendor we booked for our wedding and was one of the best decisions we made! From the moment we met her, we knew she would help to make our wedding a complete success. We used her "Journey" package and she was available to us throughout the planning with so much advice and helped us stay on track. We used a number of her vendor referrals, and each one was perfect for us! The day of the wedding was so amazing, it's hard to put into words. Brenda took it and ran, enabling us to have the most wonderful day. We didn't have to worry about a thing. She was organized, professional, and did everything with her great sense of humor. I would highly, highly recommend Brenda Swann and Swann Soirees!
Brenda Swann was the first vendor we booked for our wedding and was one of the best decisions we made! From the moment we Read more...
Brenda Swann was the first vendor we booked for our wedding and was one of the best decisions we made! From the moment we met her, we knew she would help to make our wedding a complete success. We used her "Journey" package and she was available to us throughout the planning with so much advice and helped us stay on track. We used a number of her vendor referrals, and each one was perfect for us! The day of the wedding was so amazing, it's hard to put into words. Brenda took it and ran, enabling us to have the most wonderful day. We didn't have to worry about a thing. She was organized, professional, and did everything with her great sense of humor. I would highly, highly recommend Brenda Swann and Swann Soirees! Read less
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Bermellyn
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Swann Soirees is a great wedding planning service. They are very prompt in responses, professional, and accomodating. Brenda Swann was great in regards to listening to all my wife's wants & needs and delivered. We highly recommend Swann Soirees to any couples looking for complete wedding plannning with ultimate service and professionalism. Many people do wedding planning because they are great organizers/planners, Brenda does it for all that and the love of her job. If you want a smile on your brides face, look no further. We are Team Brenda fans and hope you will be too!

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Swann Soirees is a great wedding planning service. They are very prompt in responses, professional, and accomodating. Read more...
Swann Soirees is a great wedding planning service. They are very prompt in responses, professional, and accomodating. Brenda Swann was great in regards to listening to all my wife's wants & needs and delivered. We highly recommend Swann Soirees to any couples looking for complete wedding plannning with ultimate service and professionalism. Many people do wedding planning because they are great organizers/planners, Brenda does it for all that and the love of her job. If you want a smile on your brides face, look no further. We are Team Brenda fans and hope you will be too!

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shaniebabe
Wedding:
3/14/2010
4.9/5.0
Brenda was one of the first vendors we hired for our wedding in March of 2010. She was very helpful and responsive during the wedding planning process. This was especially helpful to me since I was not the most exuberant wedding-planning bride! Brenda's skills really shined on the day of our wedding. I put everything in her hands and never regretted it! She not only took control of the entire event but made sure that my husband, my parents, and I were having the most perfect day! By the end of our wedding she wasn't just our coordinator but our friend and I will miss her routine correspondence! I would highly recommend Brenda to any bride-to-be!
Brenda was one of the first vendors we hired for our wedding in March of 2010. She was very helpful and responsive during Read more...
Brenda was one of the first vendors we hired for our wedding in March of 2010. She was very helpful and responsive during the wedding planning process. This was especially helpful to me since I was not the most exuberant wedding-planning bride! Brenda's skills really shined on the day of our wedding. I put everything in her hands and never regretted it! She not only took control of the entire event but made sure that my husband, my parents, and I were having the most perfect day! By the end of our wedding she wasn't just our coordinator but our friend and I will miss her routine correspondence! I would highly recommend Brenda to any bride-to-be! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Brenda went above and beyond my expectations during the planning stages and also the wedding day. On the day of my wedding, I did not have to worry about a single thing, because Brenda had it all taken care of beforehand. I was able to leave the important details to her and she definitely delivered. Hiring Brenda to be my wedding planner was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding!
Brenda went above and beyond my expectations during the planning stages and also the wedding day. On the day of my Read more...
Brenda went above and beyond my expectations during the planning stages and also the wedding day. On the day of my wedding, I did not have to worry about a single thing, because Brenda had it all taken care of beforehand. I was able to leave the important details to her and she definitely delivered. Hiring Brenda to be my wedding planner was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I got to first see Brenda Swann in action at my cousin's wedding. She was friendly, professional, and made sure everything ran smoothly. So we booked her, too. I've said it once and I'll say it a thousand times more...Brenda was the best decision my husband and I made while we were planning our wedding!! She is amazing and a great advocate for all brides AND grooms.
I got to first see Brenda Swann in action at my cousin's wedding. She was friendly, professional, and made sure everything Read more...
I got to first see Brenda Swann in action at my cousin's wedding. She was friendly, professional, and made sure everything ran smoothly. So we booked her, too. I've said it once and I'll say it a thousand times more...Brenda was the best decision my husband and I made while we were planning our wedding!! She is amazing and a great advocate for all brides AND grooms. Read less
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ronniemac
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
My wife and I booked Brenda for our wedding and, no offense to our other vendors, but it was probably the best investment we made. I mean, we had a lot of great vendors, but who can put a price on a near stress-free wedding day. Brenda went above and beyond the call of duty. Leading up to the wedding, she was great in giving advice and acting as a liason between us and our vendors. The day of our wedding, she was on top of her game handling any and all problems thrown her way and diverting the problem away from us so we could enjoy the day. Brenda even let us borrow some candy jars to use at our candy bar. I would highly reccomend Swann Soirees to anyone planning a wedding!
My wife and I booked Brenda for our wedding and, no offense to our other vendors, but it was probably the best investment Read more...
My wife and I booked Brenda for our wedding and, no offense to our other vendors, but it was probably the best investment we made. I mean, we had a lot of great vendors, but who can put a price on a near stress-free wedding day. Brenda went above and beyond the call of duty. Leading up to the wedding, she was great in giving advice and acting as a liason between us and our vendors. The day of our wedding, she was on top of her game handling any and all problems thrown her way and diverting the problem away from us so we could enjoy the day. Brenda even let us borrow some candy jars to use at our candy bar. I would highly reccomend Swann Soirees to anyone planning a wedding! Read less
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sdbridetobe
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
After our first meeting with Brenda, my now-husband & I both knew that we did not have to look any further. Brenda was full of energy, thought of everything that we couldn't/didn't think of to prepare for the wedding. In fact, we were getting dizzy just hearing about all the details that she was rattling on :) Another plus for us was, our wedding was going to be on a naval base in San Diego, and it really helped that Brenda has full access to it (since her husband is also in the Navy) and her office is really close by there as well. So it was one pro after another that made us decide on the spot that she was going to be "it".
Brenda was really quick to response to emails/phone calls, super friendly, and got a great sense of humor as well.
Came day of the wedding....it was raining on & off and our ceremony was supposed to be outside. The wedding venue asked me who would i like to make the "executive" decision, if I am not back there (from a photo session) by the time they had to set things up. Guess who i told them I would trust with making the call? I was so happy upon my arrival that everything was set up so beautifully....outside. Brenda & her assistant, Helene, quickly got us to get started & as if it was on cue, drops started falling the second my husband & i walked to the end of the aisle (after being pronounced husband & wife). Brenda and her assistant, Helene, were life savers. We had ~ 270 guests at our wedding, so you could imagine all the craziness that would go on, and the 2 of them were on top of everything. I would have totally gone bridezilla if it weren't for them.
Bottom line, get Brenda & her team for your wedding...even if you have to cut back your flower budget (which Brenda and her team might be able to help you figure out how to get it back :). They are an indispensable part for any wedding.
After our first meeting with Brenda, my now-husband & I both knew that we did not have to look any further. Brenda was Read more...
After our first meeting with Brenda, my now-husband & I both knew that we did not have to look any further. Brenda was full of energy, thought of everything that we couldn't/didn't think of to prepare for the wedding. In fact, we were getting dizzy just hearing about all the details that she was rattling on :) Another plus for us was, our wedding was going to be on a naval base in San Diego, and it really helped that Brenda has full access to it (since her husband is also in the Navy) and her office is really close by there as well. So it was one pro after another that made us decide on the spot that she was going to be "it".
Brenda was really quick to response to emails/phone calls, super friendly, and got a great sense of humor as well.
Came day of the wedding....it was raining on & off and our ceremony was supposed to be outside. The wedding venue asked me who would i like to make the "executive" decision, if I am not back there (from a photo session) by the time they had to set things up. Guess who i told them I would trust with making the call? I was so happy upon my arrival that everything was set up so beautifully....outside. Brenda & her assistant, Helene, quickly got us to get started & as if it was on cue, drops started falling the second my husband & i walked to the end of the aisle (after being pronounced husband & wife). Brenda and her assistant, Helene, were life savers. We had ~ 270 guests at our wedding, so you could imagine all the craziness that would go on, and the 2 of them were on top of everything. I would have totally gone bridezilla if it weren't for them.
Bottom line, get Brenda & her team for your wedding...even if you have to cut back your flower budget (which Brenda and her team might be able to help you figure out how to get it back :). They are an indispensable part for any wedding. Read less
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Rita
Wedding:
12/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Brenda and her team are hands down amazing. Their attention to details, timeline, and just genuinely caring. Their clients are given not only respectable professionals, but a long term friendship. I had the greatest opportunity to work with Brenda and Shelly. Our clients Monica and Sean just married this last October at Mt. Woodson Castle and I couldn't of been more excited to work with Swan Soirees! Your brides and those to come are in for the greatest treat working with your staff.
Brenda and her team are hands down amazing. Their attention to details, timeline, and just genuinely caring. Their clients Read more...
Brenda and her team are hands down amazing. Their attention to details, timeline, and just genuinely caring. Their clients are given not only respectable professionals, but a long term friendship. I had the greatest opportunity to work with Brenda and Shelly. Our clients Monica and Sean just married this last October at Mt. Woodson Castle and I couldn't of been more excited to work with Swan Soirees! Your brides and those to come are in for the greatest treat working with your staff. Read less
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Lorelee1227
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I knew my husband and I were going to hire Brenda from the moment we met her. I really wanted to make sure who ever we hired was going to be able to "take charge," especially since we have such a large family. Not only was Brenda able to take charge, but she really made us feel like we didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day. She was also there for me when things fell through. She was there to give us suggestions, but most of all, she was there to hear me vent, stress, etc. The nice thing is Brenda has been in the business for awhile and can make recommendations to other vendors, if needed. Brenda was very easy to work with and you'll be very happy if you hire her!
I knew my husband and I were going to hire Brenda from the moment we met her. I really wanted to make sure who ever we Read more...
I knew my husband and I were going to hire Brenda from the moment we met her. I really wanted to make sure who ever we hired was going to be able to "take charge," especially since we have such a large family. Not only was Brenda able to take charge, but she really made us feel like we didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day. She was also there for me when things fell through. She was there to give us suggestions, but most of all, she was there to hear me vent, stress, etc. The nice thing is Brenda has been in the business for awhile and can make recommendations to other vendors, if needed. Brenda was very easy to work with and you'll be very happy if you hire her! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Brenda was EXCELLENT! I would highly recommend her. She made my daughter's wedding flow perfectly!! She was kind and professional. Offered helpful suggestions appropriately. Handled a sticky situation tactfully & quickly. She took care of things I never would of thought of and we all enjoyed a beautiful night
Brenda was EXCELLENT! I would highly recommend her. She made my daughter's wedding flow perfectly!! She was kind and Read more...
Brenda was EXCELLENT! I would highly recommend her. She made my daughter's wedding flow perfectly!! She was kind and professional. Offered helpful suggestions appropriately. Handled a sticky situation tactfully & quickly. She took care of things I never would of thought of and we all enjoyed a beautiful night Read less
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leng
Wedding:
8/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Brenda is an extraordinary planner and person! She had everything under control from day one. I cannot say anything bad about her because she is simply great at what she does. The planning and coordination for everything was on point. My husband and I are just so blessed to have found her. We did not have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. (sidenote: she was awesome with our dog!) She will be right there for every concern and question you may have. No bride will need to break a sweat if you hire her as your coordinator. It takes a special person to do this important job and Brenda is the one! Brides, you need to book her NOW!
Brenda is an extraordinary planner and person! She had everything under control from day one. I cannot say anything bad Read more...
Brenda is an extraordinary planner and person! She had everything under control from day one. I cannot say anything bad about her because she is simply great at what she does. The planning and coordination for everything was on point. My husband and I are just so blessed to have found her. We did not have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. (sidenote: she was awesome with our dog!) She will be right there for every concern and question you may have. No bride will need to break a sweat if you hire her as your coordinator. It takes a special person to do this important job and Brenda is the one! Brides, you need to book her NOW! Read less
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LindsayLyons
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.9/5.0
Brenda was amazing! Hiring her for our wedding planning and day-of coordinating was the best decision we made throughout the planning process. She helped to keep us sane, to make the entire event run smoothly, and ensured that everyone had a great time at our wedding, including myself, my husband, and my mother. I didn't have to worry about any detail on the day of - she coordinated everything, double and triple checked that everything was right. I would reccommend Brenda in a heartbeat.
Brenda was amazing! Hiring her for our wedding planning and day-of coordinating was the best decision we made throughout Read more...
Brenda was amazing! Hiring her for our wedding planning and day-of coordinating was the best decision we made throughout the planning process. She helped to keep us sane, to make the entire event run smoothly, and ensured that everyone had a great time at our wedding, including myself, my husband, and my mother. I didn't have to worry about any detail on the day of - she coordinated everything, double and triple checked that everything was right. I would reccommend Brenda in a heartbeat. Read less
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kjmorseth
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I heard about Brenda through BridalInsider and after I met with her for my consultation, I knew right away I wanted to hire her. She is extremely personable, funny, organized, creative and professional. She had so many great ideas and was quick to respond to my emails. A few days before the wedding, my husband and I met with her and she took so much time to make sure she knew what we wanted and to reduce our stress levels.
We got married at El Cotez in San Diego and that takes a lot of coordination because you have to bring in all your own vendors. Brenda made sure everything went smoothly. And if something did not go as planned, my husband and I didnt know about it because Brenda took care of everything.
When I met with Brenda, I told her I wanted a coordinator that wasn't going to be barking orders at my friends and family. Brenda was so sweet and organized and treated everyone in the wedding party with respect. Brenda was worth 10 times what we paid her and I highly recommend her to ANYONE getting married.
I heard about Brenda through BridalInsider and after I met with her for my consultation, I knew right away I wanted to Read more...
I heard about Brenda through BridalInsider and after I met with her for my consultation, I knew right away I wanted to hire her. She is extremely personable, funny, organized, creative and professional. She had so many great ideas and was quick to respond to my emails. A few days before the wedding, my husband and I met with her and she took so much time to make sure she knew what we wanted and to reduce our stress levels.
We got married at El Cotez in San Diego and that takes a lot of coordination because you have to bring in all your own vendors. Brenda made sure everything went smoothly. And if something did not go as planned, my husband and I didnt know about it because Brenda took care of everything.
When I met with Brenda, I told her I wanted a coordinator that wasn't going to be barking orders at my friends and family. Brenda was so sweet and organized and treated everyone in the wedding party with respect. Brenda was worth 10 times what we paid her and I highly recommend her to ANYONE getting married. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Another one of my top FAVORITE vendors. Brenda makes it happen! You don't have to worry about a thing, you don't have to know if something goes wrong, you don't have to think! She does it all... with grace and poise. She works so hard during your event you will never find enough ways to thank her. All of my family was so appreciative of her too. She really makes sure that your day is just how you pictured it. I would hire Brenda again and again for any events that might come up in the future. She is just FANTASTIC!
Another one of my top FAVORITE vendors. Brenda makes it happen! You don't have to worry about a thing, you don't have to Read more...
Another one of my top FAVORITE vendors. Brenda makes it happen! You don't have to worry about a thing, you don't have to know if something goes wrong, you don't have to think! She does it all... with grace and poise. She works so hard during your event you will never find enough ways to thank her. All of my family was so appreciative of her too. She really makes sure that your day is just how you pictured it. I would hire Brenda again and again for any events that might come up in the future. She is just FANTASTIC! Read less
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katydidqq
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I hired Brenda Swann of Swann Soirees for day-of coordination for my wedding on March 14th, '09 and could not have been happier with her services! She was such a delight to work with and from the beginning, I felt completely confident in leaving my wedding day in her hands. She went above and beyond in helping me realize the vision I had for my wedding. She was extremely detail-oriented and professional. I can't imagine trying to pull off all the planning without her!
I hired Brenda Swann of Swann Soirees for day-of coordination for my wedding on March 14th, '09 and could not have been Read more...
I hired Brenda Swann of Swann Soirees for day-of coordination for my wedding on March 14th, '09 and could not have been happier with her services! She was such a delight to work with and from the beginning, I felt completely confident in leaving my wedding day in her hands. She went above and beyond in helping me realize the vision I had for my wedding. She was extremely detail-oriented and professional. I can't imagine trying to pull off all the planning without her! Read less
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TimandMel
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Brenda was an integral part of my wedding day. She went above and beyond for me and I can't thank her enough! Brenda is awesome, you will not regret hiring her!
Brenda was an integral part of my wedding day. She went above and beyond for me and I can't thank her enough! Brenda is Read more...
Brenda was an integral part of my wedding day. She went above and beyond for me and I can't thank her enough! Brenda is awesome, you will not regret hiring her! Read less
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