Who we are!
At Your Side Planning is a full-service wedding and event planning, design, and coordination company located in San Diego, California. We have been planning events for over 14 years in San Diego as well as Hawaii, Mexico, and Orange County. Our team consists of dedicated day coordinators, designers, and assistant coordinators. Each team member has the passion needed to make your day the best it can be. Each detail will be attended to, every question will be answered. Your day is our priority. At Your Side began in 2004 as Ah Le Party and has since planned hundreds of successful events.
Why should you hire At Your Side Planning?
With a combination of proven event and wedding planning expertise, design originality and execution, At Your Side stands out as a top-notch company. At Your Side Planning proudly maintains 5-star reviews on Wedding Wire, Google, The Knot, and Yelp. As ‘Ah Le Party’ in 2011, At Your Side was voted Best Wedding Planner in San Diego and placed in the top 3 Best Wedding Planners in San Diego in 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the 10News Alist. At Your Side Planning has been featured in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine, Exquisite Weddings Magazine, A Practical Wedding, Project Wedding, My Wedding Reception Ideas, Modern Jewish Wedding as well as Wedding Wire Rated year after year. We promise to provide our expertise, best vendors, great pricing, impeccable design, and more importantly, a one of a kind wedding styled with you in mind.
What we can do for you!
Saves You Money and Time
We will save you money by referring the vendors that we know will fit within your budget and style. We pass along vendor discounts as well and do not take commission instead of your discount. Discounts alone save our clients hundreds! We streamline the planning and selection process to help you save on time, your most valuable asset. For Partial and Full-Service wedding packages, we create a specific planning timeline with your schedule in mind.
Not only does our team have valuable experience, but credentials, as well. Diana Romero, owner, as well as Kendra Grant, Yvonne Mountain, and Michelle Andreoli, have acquired their Meeting and Event Certification through San Diego State University’s Extended Studies after obtaining their Bachelor Degrees. Diana Romero has an Interior Design education which translates into the most beautifully styled weddings and events. Robin received her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Phoenix in Business Management with an Emphasis in Hospitality and Tourism and has many years of experience in the hotel industry. Abigail Castro is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism through San Diego State University.
Our team creates a clear and concise plan for your wedding or event planning package. We present everything in a very concise planning timeline and provide reminders to help throughout the process. We are the vendor liaison for your event so that you spend less time worrying and more time enjoying the experience. Everything is presented in a clear and concise way so that you feel reassured about the process and your plans! We are at your side every step of the way, answering questions, and providing you with a stress-free process that is enjoyable and fun!
Experience. Experience. Experience.
With over 14 years in the planning industry, we will provide you with the absolute best planning experience. We are multicultural and are experienced in many event types including but not limited to Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Palestinian. At Your Side Planning has enjoyed planning many corporate events, as well. Our stylized photo shoots have been featured in a multitude of magazines and online blogs. Each team member has a background in many types and styles of events. On top of experience, the At Your Side Planning team members strive to make your event the best it can be, and take pride in the opportunity to put a smile on your face.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced while planning an event and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge I have faced while planning an event was working with vendors who were not professionals. At times, couples have brought on friends to do the job of vendors and it brings in difficulties. I have evaluated the issues and presented resolutions. On the day of, I have had to double and triple-check that tasks were completed by the individuals. It has brought on much more work and stress but keeping the couple at the center of the goals has helped.
What are 2 trends in the event planning industry that you’re excited about?
- Smaller weddings
- Outdoor wedding
If you had unlimited resources, what would your dream client and event look like?
My dream client would be relaxed and friendly! They would keep each other as their focus as they moved through their checklist and to-dos. They would have a realistic budget and stay within that budget.
What’s the first event you can ever remember planning and how did it go?
Oh wow! I was probably in second grade and I planned a birthday party for my cat. I created invitations out of binder paper and colored it nicely. I think I drew a photo of my cat. I invited all my friends. I had great RSVPs. Then, my dad rained on my parade and had me cancel it. It was so disappointing. So, in my twenties, I ended up having a birthday party for a cat I owned.
What’s the most surprising or unusual request you have ever received from a client and were you able to fulfill it?
Yes! A short set up time (1 hour) for what should be at least 4 hours. Our team had to set up, chairs, linens, runners, centerpieces, silverware, favors, glassware, place cards, and much decor. Yes, I was able to expand my set up team. I did not charge the client at that time. Should this happen again, I would!