Countless people who attended our wedding commented on how great you were! Your hard work did not go unnoticed and all of our vendors also appreciated how organized and efficient you were. I loved how on the day of I did not have to worry about a thing and if we needed anything you were there with a snap. You are truly a superstar wedding coordinator with a great attitude and an obvious passion for your work. Any bride would be lucky to have you coordinate her big day!
As a wedding professional myself it's not always easy to impress me with organizational skills, forward thinking and overall professionalism... but SO EVENTFUL does just that! My main motivation for hiring So Eventful was because I did not want to worry about a thing and I knew I could trust Marisa. She has amazing style and does everything with a smile! (Even when I asked her for the 101st favor that day!) ;p Marisa handled all of the vendor coordination with ease and grace. If anything went wrong that evening I never knew about it and in turn had the most fabulous, fun, relaxed and non-stressful day! Hire So Eventful coordination services and make your day SO much more enjoyable!
Marisa is an absolute magic worker! She helped me create my perfect wedding and brought all my ideas to life. She made everything possible with the budget I had. From the beginning she was always there to help and plan every detail and left no room for unexpected things to come about. On the weekend of the wedding she was there for everyone the entire time. She made the rehearsal quick and painless and efficient for the guys which was great! The day of the wedding I did not worry about a thing. She had everything undercontrol and beyond. She is so fun to work with and has the most upbeat personality that makes you want to plan another wedding to work with her. She made my wedding beautiful and flawless!
This past weekend I had the honor or being a bridesmaid in my best friends wedding. This wedding was planned by Marisa Manna with so-eventful. Marisa planned this beautiful wedding and was also a bridesmaid. When I arrived at the hotel where the bridesmaids were getting ready the morning of the wedding the first thing I noticed was how unbelievably calm Marisa, the bride, and the mother of bride were. Their calmness set the tone for the entire day allowing us all to enjoy the magical moments of the wedding rather then stressing about where we were supposed to be. Marisa's organization was so impeccable that even she could sit back, relax and also enjoy the day. I was always told that a good boss is the one who can put his feet up on his desk because he's done his job. This is true for Marisa. She planned a beautiful day that ran smoothly and flawlessly and all of us in the wedding had a wonderful time. The day was simply magical with incredible details that were unique to the bride and groom. I would highly recommend so eventful to plan your wedding! It was a great pleasure to be part of this wedding and it was all because of the girl behind the scenes. I'm impressed with the way she made everyone in the wedding as well as the guests feel special. It was an all around fabulous day! Thank you So Eventful for giving my Friends the wedding of their dreams and for making our day stress free.
So Eventful was just okay. Nothing great about them to write about. I will say that while Marisa the owner of So -Eventful was not the greatest with communication. Her assistant Rachel really did a good job and went above and beyond to make my day fantastic.
Marisa from So Eventful was fantastic to work with. She helped us plan our wedding from across the country. She provided excellent recommendations for vendors. But her real value was on the day of the event. She made everything flow so smoothly. We really felt like we were guests at our own wedding. We would hightly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or any kind of event.
Marisa is one of the finest event planners on the planet. I just don't have enough words to talk about just how good she (and her team) is. Great. Wonderful. Fabulous. And so on!
Marisa M. Manna Anyone can try to plan a wedding. But not everyone has the training, experience, connections and natural ability to do it as well as Marisa Manna.
Certified Beverly Clark Wedding Professional
With more than 10 years experience in the hospitality industry, Marisa understands the traditions and protocols behind successful event planning. These include expertise in decorating, etiquette, product and service selection, ceremony and receptions, trends and traditions.
Unlike many planners, Marisa has completed formal training and holds a certification as a Beverly Clark Wedding Professional. This demanding 14-part program exposes wedding planners to the many diverse aspects of planning a modern wedding. It also requires that they pass proficiency testing before being awarded the course certification.
As a professional wedding and event coordinator, Marisa has a great sense of fashion, color and design. She puts this talent to work for you, creating an event that is the perfect complement to your own style and desires. You’ll enjoy creating with Marisa as you collaborate on colors, styles, fabrics, tastes, sounds, ambience and more. Whether you want dramatic beauty or just elegant simplicity, she weaves the various elements together to create a work of art that says “you” on your special day.
Marisa has worked hard to establish a sterling reputation for well organized, successful and beautiful events. She is known locally as a business owner who respects the other industry professionals with whom she works, treating them with courtesy and diplomacy. This helps her gain the extra cooperation and effort required to produce flawless events—which are always result from a team effort.
What it’s Like Working with MarisaWhen working with So Eventful, you will always work directly with Marisa Manna. All other coordinators on staff will assist Marisa on your events.
Marisa believes weddings should be fun, and brides report that it’s fun to work with her. Of course, there is a lot of hard work and serious decisions to be made. But this should NOT be a grim, stressful time. Enjoy yourself, and we’ll help!
Marisa is expertly qualified to plan an event or wedding. In addition to her experience, she is organized, detail-oriented, imaginative and a wonderful people-person. She always possesses a mature judgment, patience and the knowledge to orchestrate your special day.
What We BelieveNo matter what level of service you engage us, you can count on us to be:
• Your Advocate. Our job is to take the burden off your shoulders. We want you to feel like a guest at your own event!
• Open Minded. This is your special day, not ours. We have a broad clientele and have entertained some very creative and unusual requests. Tell us your vision!
• Accessible. You’re our client, and we work for you. We try to answer your calls and questions promptly.
• On Budget. No matter how much you plan to spend, it’s our job to help you create an event within the budget you set. Once you’ve set it, we won’t spend a penny more without your approval.
Specialist in Wine Country WeddingsMarisa Manna has worked in the wine industry for years and is familiar with many wineries in Sonoma, Napa and San Joaquin counties. Her extensive network was developed through many relationships with wineries, wedding and event venues, vendors, lodging facilities and much more.
Wine Country is a gorgeous place for a special event. Whether you’re local to this area or have been attracted here from out of town, Marisa will educate and connect you with the people, places and activities you need to make your wedding a stunning success.
Don’t miss our Gallery that includes some spectacular Wine Country Wedding venues.
Professional Wedding Planning and Event Coordination Services by So EventfulSometimes when people ask us what we do exactly, we’re tempted to say, “We do everything!” Our duties certainly run the gamut as we plan, organize, coordinate, promote, and facilitate weddings and special events.
The bottom line: we do as much or as little as you want to help you stage a highly successful event. With weddings, for example, you may want full-service planning, “day of” coordination or something in between. No matter what level of assistance you require, you’ll receive prompt, professional service based on years of experience, special training and abundant local connections with high-quality providers.
We never forget that it’s your wedding (or special event), and no two events should be the same. We’ll help you add those special touches that reflect you and make your day unforgettable for both you and your guests. About
So Eventful Services
We can help you plan and manage any event, activity or place where people gather, eat, sleep, celebrate, learn, etc. Here’s a partial list of things we can help plan or arrange:
• Venue Selection
• Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
• Engagement Party
• Holiday Party
• Team Building
• “Green” Events
• Seminar / Workshop
• Corporate Luncheons and Dinners
• Employee Recognition Events
• Company Launches
• Fundraisers and Non-Profit Events
• Charity Galas
• Cocktail and Dinner Parties
• Rehearsal Dinners
• Event Design / Décor Selection
• Save the Dates
• Family Reunions
• Catering and Menu Selections
• Corporate Events
• Wine Tasting
• Weddings and Receptions (see packages below)
Wedding Services and PackagesSo Eventful offers you flexible service options to consider based on your preference and budget. For couples that want destination planning or green weddings, please ask for details.
• Full Coordination- Our full-service “manage it all for you from the start” service. This is the essential luxury package for a busy couple that wants to enjoy the planning process, but not worry about all the stressful details. You can relax and enjoy your fabulous event in style knowing that every detail will be in place.• Partial Coordination- Partial coordination provides you with strong support and guidance, but with less hands-on assistance. You benefit with an initial planning consultation, unlimited access for questions and advice, rehearsal and day of coordination.
• Day of Coordination- This package is designed for the bride and groom that have done most of the research and planning themselves. Our role is to take over and make sure all the details of your plan fall into place on the actual days, beginning with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Truly lets you be a guest at your own wedding.
• A La Carte Services- The a la carte services can be added to any package, and depend on what you need. Ask for details.
For more information about So Eventful’s services, call us at (70) 322-4133. Or email us your questions.
What About Pricing?Pricing is typically provided on a custom quotation since there are many variables, such as location of the event(s), number of guests and other factors.
Want an estimate? Email us with some key information about your event. We’ll by happy to respond as quickly as possible with a general idea of what’s involved and the range of pricing you can expect. Please include your name and phone number.
We want YOU to be a guest at your own event!