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Thank you so much for doing a such a fantastic job with our wedding! Everything went so smoothly and we could not have done it without you.
Tina and Jack
PS. check out our review on Yelp!
A wedding coordinator wasn’t originally in our budget, but it was honestly the BEST investment and decision we made. Francine Ribeau Events came recommended by the owners of our venue and hiring them as our Month Of Coordinator ensured that our September wedding was flawless.
We just wanted to thank Danielle from FRE from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our wedding day beyond wonderful – it was absolutely perfect! We, and all of our guests, had a truly fabulous time!
From our first meeting in June with Danielle and Francine, my then-fiancé and I left thoroughly impressed by their day-of timeline alone. They put us totally at ease. And although we only met Francine once, she spoke of her team with such pride and enthusiasm and, of course, it’s now easy to see why. After our first meeting, we knew we found our best match with Danielle! And we knew that no matter what happened (like our on-site coordinator forgetting to attend our rehearsal walk-through … oopsie!) that she would make sure our wedding went smoothly. And it did.
From the rehearsal on Friday until the Sunday morning after the wedding, there was absolutely nothing for us to worry about. And everything (with the tiny exception of hair and makeup running over) went smoothly and perfectly! Friends remarked on the fact that I seemed so relaxed leading up to the big day, which I told them is a testament to my fabulous coordinator. My then-fiancé and I didn’t have to think about anything other than having a great time and enjoying our guests.
We want to thank Danielle for being an amazing, sensible, calm, artistically creative, organized, fun and inspiring coordinator! She was always there for us during the planning process – always patient – always trying to help turn our ideas into reality. Her suggestions were spot on and her guidance was truly helpful. The quality of her ideas was inspirational and her attention to detail is stellar. Danielle turned our vision into a reality and filled in the gaps. We had so much fun working with her! And my husband is forever grateful that she introduced him to Sugru!
Our ceremony went off without a hitch. Our reception was stunning. Taryn, who assisted on the day of, has such gorgeous handwriting and it was the perfect compliment. The fact that she recreated our monogram design was so special for us to see. Everything happened on time. My father even complimented the seamless the flow of the day. And we credit Danielle and Taryn, behind the scenes, making sure everything was perfect for us.
We love that they helped capture our vision perfectly on the day of. We have received countless compliments about all of the details and can’t tell you how many guests have mentioned our wedding was genuinely one of the best they had ever attended. Plus, they were all crazy about the venue, it’s view and that sunset!
The entire day had the exact vibe, look and feel that we had hoped for – it was truly magical. Danielle is amazing at what she does, and more importantly, we can tell she loves her job and it absolutely shows. We are also excited to hear that Taryn has joined the FRE team full-time and know that she will shine!
We must say that one of the greatest pleasures was getting to know Danielle. She wasn’t just our coordinator, but she became an ally, confidant and friend. Thank you to Danielle, we couldn’t have done it without her on our team. As cheesy as it may sound, she really did help make our wedding dreams come true. Danielle rocks!!
If you’re a bride and groom looking for a coordinator, do not hesitate to book with the team at Francine Ribeau Events to help create a memorable day!
Audrey and Ryan
Francine is the wedding coordinator extraordinaire! She is highly organized and extremely thorough. We contracted her for the Month-of Package and we were so impressed. We had a destination wedding and knew that we would need the extra help. Francine not only provided that extra help but she was also always available for ALL questions or concerns. She answered even the most frivolous of questions with speed.
On the day of, we only had to concentrate on getting ready. When we walked into the venue, we were blown away! Every single little thing was perfect. We had a lot of little items that needed to be set out or set up and she had it all done impeccably. Before the ceremony, she kept everyone organized and calm. She was even able to go over things with flower girls a few times just to settle their nerves.
We were also very impressed by her timeline and the timing of the whole event. She worked with all of my vendors to create an event that was both complete and natural in feeling. She did everything from figuring out when to fade our first song to when our Taiko drummers should play. We are SO glad we chose Francine as neither of us thinks it would have run so smoothly or been so much fun! Thank you, Francine, for helping us to create a truly unforgettable event!!
I have no idea how what evolved from a small wedding to a weekend extravaganza of 175 guests would have been pulled off so successfully without FRANCINE!!!
She is not only a genuinely good, honest, diligent, organized and artistic person but she is EXTREMELY attentive and responsive…The number one quality you should look for if you are planning a wedding from anywhere!
While planning our wedding from 2,800 miles away was trying at times, I really don’t think it would have been any better to have planned from San Diego given Francine’s constant attentiveness, meticulousness and moral support via thousands of emails (no exaggeration there…6,722 emails to my work address alone. When my moments of genius for random things like escort cards or panic attacks to make sure I booked a shuttle bus occurred, it was usually first thing in the morning…7am eastern time…Francine astounded me constantly by replying within minutes sometimes (ie 4am her time)…I never went more than an hour without getting a response from Francine. More often than not, resolving the issue immediately or telling me exactly when she would be able to get back to me….another key sign of an excellent planner, managing expectations by over delivering!
As we came down to the wire, Francine’s calm and yet assertive nature was crucial in getting everything done. So many guests commented on how well-organized we must be to have pulled off such a seamless and full weekend of events….It was all thanks to Francine…and her assistant Jamie was also extremely helpful through the planning process and saved the day by running back to the hotel when my mom forgot my second reception dress…What could have been a catastrophe and huge point of conflict between my mother and myself was quickly nipped in the bud by Francine and Jamie’s quick thinking and get-it-done-ness.
I also want to mention Francine’s amazing aesthetic capabilities. She was instrumental in helping portray our theme by suggesting conceptual, design and style ideas. I choose her first for her body of work and style but found Francine to be more meticulous and organized than I could ever have imagined!
If you are debating planners, look no more! Francine possesses all the important qualities of an event planner and then some! As I said, she is extremely creative and possesses an amazing style aesthetic. Francine is also extremely organized, has a good sense of urgency and is responsive.
We could not have pulled such a fantastic event without her!
You mean, I can only give 5 stars??? Francine and her team deserve at least 100! I worked mainly with one of Francine’s coordinators (Katrina), but, Francine helped too and another girl on my wedding day. All of these girls are absolute gems! All so nice, patient and helpful. I have to give a special shout-out to Katrina, who I mainly worked with and who I think is a complete angel! I didn’t think I was a high maintenance person. Until I had to plan my wedding. I constantly wrote to Katrina. Asking questions and for her advice. She was so great at responding quickly and put me at ease.
My wedding day turned out absolutely perfect. I don’t know what I would have done without FRE to help me. We got tons of compliments on how smoothly the ceremony went and how beautiful the reception looked.
To all you brides-to-be out there, you need a coordinator, you need THIS coordinator: FRE! You will not be disappointed, I promise you!
Francine and her team are unmatched in this industry. They are prompt to answer any questions, prepared for anything, professional and above all friendly and calm at all times. For some of us type A personalities we need a little help letting go of everything. This was not even a challenge knowing that Francine and her team were the ones to take the reigns. I would do it all over again every weekend because of how easy Francine made it!
Thank you very much for all that you did to make Anne and Matt’s wedding so successful. They were thrilled with it all, and we are very pleased and relieved. We know you worked extremely hard and we all appreciated it.
I was most grateful for your acting as liaison with the caterer, Zlac, etc. You really helped out with Zlac especially since there was no general manager. All the advice you gave us, the assistance in writing and proofreading you did along the way with such things as the save the date cards and the invitations was invaluable. Your recommendations for the DJ, florist, and photographer, etc. were good ones for us. Also, it was wonderful that you did the program and seating chart as I was worried about how I was going to get them done in the time that I had, and the quality of your work was outstanding. All the art work you did was beautiful. I hope you will offer those as extra charge options for your clients in the future as I think clients would really like them. Close to the wedding there is so much to do that your doing them for us was a big added benefit.
We all realize now that for us it was not a question of whether or not we should have a wedding planner, but rather which planner to choose. Anne certainly made the right choice.
With our lasting gratitude,
Planning our wedding in a remote location, we had NO idea what we were getting ourselves into. Hiring Francine and her team was the absolute best decision. Thanks to them, everything went perfectly! Having them on board allowed us to hand over the stress and actually enjoy our own wedding. They were so wonderful to work with, extremely professional and also just fun to have around. We are so thankful to them and would recommend them to anyone!
You and your team are now officially my favorite wedding partners within San Diego!
It was so much fun serving Jess & Greg and their family with Jenna. Her side-kick today was also very professional and helpful! I was kind of the premiere wedding guy in Chicago for many years, and until meeting you and your team, I had not experienced the fun and professional planners I was accustomed to back in the Windy-city… but now I know they exist here in SoCal – you are living proof! Seriously you guys are good! Thanks for tag-teaming to make it an all around great day for Jess & Greg! I’d love to partner more with the couples you serve.
Until then, thanks for serving couples so well!
Pastor Bill Yaccino
I can’t thank you enough for all of you hard work and help to make our weekend as beautiful and special as it was. I am so happy you were my coordinator! Thank you again, for everything!
Kristen and Tim
Francine has it down! As a vendor, I have a behind the behind the scenes look at how a wedding comes together, and rarely, if ever does anyone make it happen as seamlessly as Francine does. Setting up for the event, she and her team were focused, yet calm (which is not typically the case in the last hour before a wedding) and it really created a nice atmosphere. During the reception, she was kind of like Batman: invisible until the moment you needed her, and then she would suddenly appear and save the day. She clearly has the experience, vision, organization, and the right temperament to plan and execute a beautiful event in any circumstances.
Thank you for making our day so great! It could not have been successful without you!
You’re the best!
Randy and Amanda
Thank you so much for ALL you did for our wedding. I truly don’t know what I would have done without you. I still remember being so stressed and not being able to sleep and looking on Yelp and finding you. I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t! You have made this entire process (which I originally hated) so much fun and easy! It is so comforting to know you are just an email away when I need anything – and you never seem annoyed, even when I email you 1,000 times a day! I can’t wait for the big day and to see your creation come to eye!
You are simply the best!
Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding beautiful. All of the details came together amazingly and we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner!
Melissa and Roman
Thank you for all of the time and love you have contributed to our wedding day. We couldn’t have done this without you.
Christopher and Sarah
Thank you so much for all your help and guidance and being a part of our special day. Thought you and your fiancé could enjoy a fun date night. This is one our faves (where we had our rehearsal). Enjoy! Thank you again.
Holland and Russell
I just wanted to thank you again for ALL you did to make Kim and Bill’s wedding such a success. Since we were so many miles away, I can’t tell you what it meant to us to know that Kim had your support and guidance all through the months of her wedding-planning. She just couldn’t say enough good things about you. Kim was so pleased with your advice, and she absolutely loved working with you. She just kept saying how awesome you are, and throughout the whole process, she appreciated your attention to every tiny detail, as well as your creativity. Thank you for taking our opinions into consideration as well, and for succeeding in pleasing three generations with the final outcome! Kim ad Bill felt it was the perfect wedding, and that was the most important thing of all! Thank you for your huge part in creating a wonderful, memorable celebration! We could never have done it without you!
Thank you so much for ALL you did for our wedding. I truly don’t know what I would have done without you. I still remember being so stressed and not being able to sleep and looking on Yelp and finding you! I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t! You have made this entire process (which I originally hated) so much fun and easy! It is so comforting to know you are just an email away when I need anything — and you never seem annoyed, even when I email you 1,000 times a day! I can’t wait for the big day and to see your creation come to life! You are simply the best!
We just wanted to say thank you again Jenna, we truly couldn’t have organized this wedding without you. It’s been really amazing working with you!
Jess and Greg
My then fiancé found Francine via Yelp and just really liked her before ever meeting her. We live in LA, she lives in SD, and we were getting married in Palm Springs. So, needless to say, we were a little all over the place.
From our first encounter with Francine, she blew us away. I was immediately struck by her confidence, professionalism and friendliness.
Throughout the planning process, I bombarded her with tons of emails…sometimes about the dumbest, most minute things. And each time, she responded promptly and professionally. Obviously, she had done this countless times and this was my first time getting married. We discussed our ideas and she listened and offered her input when needed. And her input really helped! We had a lot of different events during our wedding (several dance performances, a video, a traditional hora dance, etc) and she put together this precise timeline with seamless transitions into each event.
The day of the wedding, Francine and her assistant made the day so easy. I really didn’t have to worry about anything!! And the thing with getting married is that your wedding day is never absolutely perfect. There are always hiccups. But having Francine, our day and night went SO AWESOME!! If I needed anything at all during the night, she was there to make it happen. Our guests kept telling us how organized we were and how smoothly everything went. We were able to relax and enjoy our entire wedding night!
I highly recommend her because she really does epitomize what a wedding/event planner should be.
A million thanks to Francine and her team for helping us put on such an amazing, memorable event!
We heard about Francine from a friend of a friend, and after interviewing MANY coordinators we decided on Francine. It was an excellent decision, that led to a wonderful wedding. Francine is organized and responsive, and does a wonderful job working with many personality types. If things weren’t right, Francine made every effort to correct the situation, and ensure that both my husband and I were comfortable with the decisions. Francine truly shines when it comes to organizing vendors and making sure everyone is accountable. The day of was perfect, and Francine’s hard work in the months leading up to the event, as well as her attention to detail was to thank. We highly recommend.
This is a very late thanks for all your help with Holland and Russell’s wedding. We were so glad that you and your team were there to make sure everything ran smoothly. What a luxury to be able to relax on that day, knowing that you had everything under control. It made all the difference. Thank you for your expertise, advice and general handling of all things wedding during our whirlwind 3 1/2 month planning stretch. I honestly don’t think I/we would have changed a thing given more time.
Holland and Russell and the rest of our family will have great memories of that wonderful day forever. So….thank you. Until the next wedding or event…
Take care and happy 2013!
Jan and Jim
Thank you so much for making our wedding everything we hoped for. Your organization, preparation and level of responsibility let us relax and fully enjoy our special day without worrying about the details – because we know you had them all taken care of! You went above and beyond and we cannot imagine the day without your extremely professional and capable skill! Thank you ever so much!
Holly and Jason (The Durbins!)
I cannot thank you enough for helping our wedding day to run so smoothly! Everything was truly amazing! People kept telling me that I was such a calm bride, and I know that it was because I had you working behind the scenes. Thanks again for all your help- couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you for making time to do the walk through and check in with us during our trip. You’ve been incredible through this entire process! Can’t wait for September!
Leanne and Brad
Words can’t even begin to describe how thankful we are for all your help this past year! I honestly don’t think either one of us would have survived without you. You always had the answers to all my questions. I wish every couple had someone like you to guide them through their engagment. Thank you so much for all your help and everything you’ve done to make our wedding the most beautiful day ever!
Arlene and Alex
Thanks for making me look good!. My catering company, Dash and a Handful was hired by Danielle to cater an intimate dinner. I have worked with event planners before, but none as organized, and thorough as her. She paid attention to every detail. I look forward to working with them again!
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding AMAZING! Everything was perfect and absolutely beautiful. We truly appreciate all the advice and all the ideas you gave use because it really made our day run so smoothly! Our friends and family are still talking about our wedding and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to. A thousand times thank you for everything! You’re the best!
Nikki and Aaron
To our dear Wedding Planner Extraordinaire!
We are beyond thankful for all that you’ve done/did in helping create one of the best times of our lives!! Your skill, love, and grace shown brightly throughout each stage of planning, and truly added to our love!! How do we summarize into words the fit you gave to us as our wedding coordinator extraordinare AND beloved friend? All I can say is cheers to you for making our epic bliss that much more amazing and bringing the beauty and talent that is you to our love!!
Blessings and big thanks!
Britt and Scott
We cannot thank you enough for all your help and planning that went into our big day. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. Thank you for all your hard work, calm attitude, and great spirit.
Katie and Joe
Thanks and BIG NUBS for all your work on our day and everything leading up to it!
Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done for us over the past year. We had the exact wedding we were hoping for, and we are so grateful to you for helping us get the day of our dreams. We could not have done it without you! Thank you, thank you!
Kelsey and Steven
Thank you sooo much for all of your help and guidance through the entire planning of the wedding. Your assistance has been invaluable to us, and we are so appreciative of your talents, it is borderline ridiculous! You are great!
Ben and Monique
Thank you so much for everything! The day of the wedding was fantastic, and I couldn’t imagine how we could have handled it on our own! I was so impressed with how well everything was orchestrated. My parents were also especially grateful that you were there to help out and run the show so that they could enjoy themselves and I know that they had such a great time. I can’t wait to have some pictures to show you!