Kamille & Kelly
The easiest decision when planning our wedding was choosing Jackie as our wedding planner. She has such a knack for planning events, staying organized, and communicating with everyone. From the very first day, Jackie already had all the wedding planning essentials ready for us: a notebook with organized tabs and key events, magazines, thank you cards, and all the little things to ease us into the planning process. She was very helpful in laying out a detailed timeline with milestones for us to stay on track. If it wasn't for her organization and experience, we wouldn't have been prepared for all the big events and little details that go into planning a wedding. It was very helpful to have someone with you that you trust to talk with the vendors and make sure you are getting the right deals that highlight your perfect wedding while also staying within your budget. She always made herself available especially when dealing with vendors. We were even able to take a few months off from wedding planning since we were ahead of schedule and had so many of the details planned out early. The biggest dollar item was choosing the venue and Jackie was always willing to give us her opinion and advice on each one we visited while also being considerate to what we wanted. The best part was the day of the wedding. Jackie had everything in order, everything was where it needed to be, and nothing happened without Jackie being on top of it. She made sure all the vendors arrived on time, were set up, and taken care of throughout the day. She made sure all of our signs and decorations were set up where they needed to be and all of our guests were attended to. We didn't have to worry or even think about any of the details on the day of the wedding because we knew Jackie had it all covered. We can't say enough about all the work she put in and how well everything turned out. Our family members even noticed her hard work and kept telling us how great she was!
Loleena + Tripp
Jackie and I have been friends for the past 23 years. I've seen her talents transition from organizing junior high school dances to corporate events to her passion of planning weddings. There was no doubt that Jackie would not only be in my wedding, but would also plan my wedding. There were logistical hurdles right away. First, my husband and I were in San Diego and knew we wanted a wedding in Los Angeles. Next, we had the complicated task of combining two cultures, Western and South Asian and two religions, Christianity and Islam, into one wedding. Jackie is not someone who says no or ever thinks negatively. This quality is necessary for a wedding planner and eventually becomes contagious. She was our eyes in Los Angeles when we couldn't be there and helped us think of creative meshes of our cultures.
Working with my cousins and family for cultural guidance, Jackie planned a colorful and joyous mehndi and wedding day for us. She helped interview DJs for the mehndi to find just the right person who understood our blended families. Jackie provided us with lists of vendors for Indian food and then handled all the nitty gritty details after we picked one. She also locked down our venue and worked with them (LA Downtown Hotel) to provide a stage and appropriate amenities.
She negotiated our contracts with our lighting, venue, hotel (the Biltmore) and heater vendors for our wedding day at Cafe Pinot. Jackie effortlessly organized all of our vendors on the day of our wedding, including our nontraditional vendors (friends and family) who were helping out with the center pieces and flowers. When we thought we might want candles at our outdoor reception, Jackie was the one who took care of all the necessary permits. Her knowledge of regulations in Los Angeles is invaluable.
Jackie is practically a member of my family, and I guarantee it will seem like she's a member of yours by the end of your wedding. She has coordinated countless weddings for people I know and everyone has loved and recommended her work. She's the person you want to handle the crisis you will never know happened at your wedding.
Joseni + Scott
We met the lovely Jackie as a photo booth vendor at a friend’s wedding and she was their wedding planner, it didn’t take long for us to love her professionalism and upbeat personality. My husband and I were also in the middle of planning our wedding and with little to no discussion, we decided to hire Jackie as our day-off wedding planner. I must say, It was the best decision ever! A lot of our guests told us that everything was so well-coordinated and right on time, which is very important to us. She helped us put our vision to reality and has definitely put our mind at ease as far as communicating with vendors to getting price quotations from places. When we had our videographer back out a week before our wedding due to work emergency, Jackie stepped in without a second to breathe and found us the most awesome videographers that were willing to work within our budget even with the short notice and produced amazing and fun footages! Me and my husband are both so grateful to have Jackie be part of our special day and because of her, we had the most memorable and amazing wedding ever!
Jiamee + Micah
One of the very first decisions, I made as soon as I got engaged was to bring on the talented Jackie Santos as my planner. She was the perfect combination of positive, effervescent energy all while being extremely detailed oriented and highly organized. Having a wedding in Italy was no easy task but Jackie made it not only possible, she made it the wedding of my dreams! Admittedly, I wasn’t the best about meeting deadlines and staying within budget but Jackie was always there to gently and sweetly push me along all while keeping me in line. But not only was she that way to me, she was that way to all my guests, wedding party, and vendors. She maintained a constant communication with my vendors, both domestic and abroad, right from the start. She sent weekly emails discussing details, asking questions, and made sure everyone was on the same page. With destination weddings, you often have to take a leap of faith not having met many of your vendors or even seen your venue, as was the case for our wedding; but having Jackie's open communication and strong relationships with all my vendors, made me feel so really put me at ease with this big decision. She not only helped me with the wedding day but helped to plan my wedding week byarranging activities, accommodations even car rentals. This really helped to make our guests feel comfortable and at home, which truly made it a vacation for everyone. Her positive and kind attitude really set the tone for our week. She worked harmoniously with my vendors to truly craft my perfect wedding day and week. There is no doubt in my mind that my wedding would have not have been the joyous success it was without the help of Jackie Santos. She really turned all my crazy ideas into reality and I can’t say enough about her!