First Pick Planning
By far the best wedding planner ever! Jen was my day of coordinator and she went above and beyond her responsibilities! Not only is she organized, have a great eye for details and approachable - she is also a lot of fun! Our wedding was a mix of Indian and New Orleans customs and she dove right into it! She is a must and you won't be disappointed!
Jen was wonderful! Very professional and always available to answer our questions and to take care of any concern we had, which were just a few. He handled everything with great care and attention to all of the little details we had planned for our wedding. Thank you, Jen!
It took all of 20 seconds for me to know that first pick planning was right for Val and I. That was how long her pitch was when we first met Jen at the LA Wedding Expo in July of 2012. We had seen and heard from just about every vendor and were very tired of being sold or turned away because we didn't have enough money. Then we walked past Jen's booth and stopped because we hadn't spoken with any coordinators. Jen's 20 second pitch was very warm and inviting without jamming herself down our throats like the rest of the sharks there, and she didn't try to keep us any longer then those 20 seconds. I emailed her that night and told her our situation. She remembered us by name and really worked with us on the price, so we scheduled a meeting with her. We scheduled interviews with a handful of other coordinators as well so we could see what was out there but we met Jen later the next weekend and decided there was no reason meet with anyone else. She never gave us a reason to second-guess that decision. I found myself both sympathetic and yet highly critical of her position because I do the very same thing she does, just in a different field and not once did she disappoint. Jen is a very personable and friendly person, which is what Val and I were looking for in all of our vendors, but beneath that friendly demeanor is a great work ethic and sense of joy and pride in her work that drives her to deliver for her clients. Yet when faced with the egos that inevitably love to poke their heads out, she stands her ground for her clients and somehow keeps a smile on everybody's face. Needless to say, we were very pleased with Jen and her services and would whole-heartedly, without reserve, recommend Jen & First Pick Planning to anyone looking for Wedding and Event Planning Services.
Hiring First Pick Planning was one of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning process. Jen Bergmark is so knowledgeable and organized about the entire wedding process. She met with me several times before my wedding and had an answer to every questions I had. She was always very responsive to my emails. Jen ran my rehearsal and made a schedule for everyone in the wedding party so they all knew when and where they were supposed to be on the big day. A friend of mine was supposed to supplies orchid blooms on the day of, but had a family emergency, so Jen went to the downtown flower market that morning and bought all the orchids I needed. She followed all of my instructions about decorating made sure everything looked amazing. She stayed late after the event and made sure that everything got cleaned up. I would highly recommend her services - there's no way my wedding would have gone so smoothly if it wasn't for her!
My (now) husband and I could not have loved First Pick/Jen more. Even better than that both moms loved her too. She was creative, efficient, fun, smart and sweet. She thought of everything we didn't have time to and truly made the wedding a relaxed and special event. She was also very responsive as well as clear and concise in her communications. Her plans were organized and easy to follow. In other words exactly what you would want in a planner.
With only about a month left until our wedding, I was frantically looking for a day of coordinator that would work with our long wedding day and that was fluent in Spanish. Luckily, my husband and I found Jen at a bridal show! She was a charm, very professional, and fit both requirements. She answered and clarified any questions I had in a timely manner. On our wedding day, she was able to tackle all situations that arose successfully along with her assistant Romie.
They were both very attentive, quick to act, creative, and above all a pleasure to work with. I felt as if I had my best friends along my side overseeing and taking care of all things that I had carefully planned for.
Thanks for many unforgettable moments leading to the very end of the night! ;) Many nerve wrecking moments were eased by sharing a laugh with you.
Jen, you and your business Rock!
Jen is a fabulous professional to help you with your wedding vision. She is thoughtful, resourceful and very diligent to make sure she creates your vision and everything is smooth for your wedding. I have recently worked with Jen, and was very happy with the outcome. She handled every concern with ease and professionalism.
One word describes First Pick Planning....Professional!
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Jen at First Pick Planning is a consummate professional. She shows the utmost expertise in her field and is resourseful, kind, and paitent. A pleasure to work with! We highly reccommend First Pick Planning!
First Pick Planning Services was founded by Jen Bergmark, the self-proclaimed girliest tom-boy you'll ever meet! A Los Angeles native with a background in the tourism and hospitality industry, Jen began the concept for First Pick Planning
Services shortly after graduating from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2006 after working with the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
From the hardwood to the ballroom, Jen has the versatility and personality to work with anyone to make their event dreams come true. Jen has worked major sporting events like the 2007 Super Bowl XLII in Arizona to fundraisers like the Vintage Hollywood Foundation's food & wine tasting at the home of Mr. Ray Leonard and Mrs. Bernadette Leonard (boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard) to glamorous weddings & intimate family celebrations. Regardless of the event, her theory is simple: make everyone feel number 1 and have fun!
Feel free to call Jen at 480-686-0040 to schedule a time to meet for coffee and discuss how First Pick will help coordinate your wedding. We will meet wherever is most convenient for you in the Los Angeles area.