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Instead of You! Coordination and Design

Wedding Coordinator / Planner
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
California

Contact: Maxine Andrew
Phone: 510/232-2585, 800/446-7832
www.insteadofyou.com
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Service Area:

Northern California and beyond.


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Vendor Type { Coordinator / Wedding Planner }
Company Founded { 1989 }

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Services Offered

Full service event coordination, gorgeous design, and a big pinch of magic dust make weddings planned by Maxine Andrew very special.

About This Company

Clients and vendors alike consider Maxine Andrew “a joy to work with” and “absolutely the best around!” Her easy-going style and precision planning keep her clients relaxed and having fun, while she designs gorgeous weddings full of originality and imagination.

Would you like to exchange vows amidst a century-old stone ruin in the Wine Country? How about an elegant gourmet dinner on a starlit bluff overlooking the ocean? Or perhaps you’d prefer to dance the night away in a sky-high hotel ballroom with the perfect band playing all your favorite songs. Whatever your dream or vision, Maxine will turn it into reality.

Working closely with local and long-distance brides, she helps select the best vendors and venues, and coordinates all the important details that go into making a wedding perfect. Weddings produced by Maxine are regularly featured in Elegant Bride, InStyle, Modern Bride and Inside Weddings and seen in the books Town & Country Elegant Weddings, Vera Wang On Weddings and In Style: Weddings.

It’s no surprise Maxine is considered “one of the Bay Area’s Best” by San Francisco magazine.

Instead of You! Coordination and Design Covers These Areas:

Northern California
  - East Bay
  - Monterey and Carmel
  - Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
  - North Bay / Marin
  - Peninsula
  - San Francisco
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Bride Reviews

“Maxine created one, if not the most magical moment in my life. The entire experience was beyond my wildest dreams and around every corner, it just got better, more beautiful and more out of this world! We were beyond impressed by what Maxine was able to achieve. How she was able to combine our thoughts and ideas, with her own expertise and creativity to create a meaningful and unforgettable experience for us, our families and surely our guests.”

“Our wedding unfolded so naturally and flawlessly, allowing my husband and I to be present (and worry free) during such a incredible moment in our lives. Maxine’s calming presence and distinct capabilities, left us feeling confident and reassured every step of the way.”

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