Very Merry Events
Northern California, Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Napa/Sonoma Wine Country, San Jose Area
With a background in interior design and a comprehensive design degree, Mary Phan of Very Merry Events is known for being one of the most creative and innovative event designers or planners around. She uses her artistic sensibilities to design modern, glamorous, cutting-edge events uniquely tailored to each bride. She strives to create a fresh aesthetic for each individual event—no cookie-cutter weddings here! Her brides say Mary offers such a personalized service that they feel like they are her only client. She’ll even hand-sketch incredible images of your ideas so you can visualize what your wedding will look like during the planning process.
Very Merry Events provides full event design + full planning packages, partial planning, and month-of coordination. Month-of coordination packages start at $1850 for their associate planners.
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“Hiring Mary was the best decision I could have made. She brought things to another level of organization and handled the details that I didn’t want to worry about. She made it so I could enjoy my wedding day!!”
“She really makes the bride feel like she is the only client.”
“I really could not have had the wedding that I wanted without Very Merry Events. It would have literally been mission impossible. And I would have spent a lot MORE money trying to do this on my own.”
“She was able to take the million ideas we wanted and design them into a focused concept.”
“She makes the effort to get to know the bride and groom on a very personal level and pulls what she learns to create a one-of-a-kind experience for the couple and their guests.”
“She comes from an interior design background so her taste in design and art is no joke. I respect her creativity and the ways she makes things happen within the bride’s budget.”
“Mary excelled in all parts of the planning process. She was very detailed oriented, easy to work with, and not only that, but she also listens. And she really knows how to make the bride feel special!”
“Everything just comes personalized and unique from Mary. You are not going to see any cookie-cutter weddings, because she designs everything specifically based on each couple.”
“Having a truly competent and creative planner REALLY makes a world of difference. And I am so fortunate that I picked the right one for me.”
“Mary was extremely organized and checked in with me every month to give me a run-down on where I should be in the planning process.”
“Mary does not leave a stone unturned, she really is thorough and will do her best to support you in your needs.”
Questions and Answers
What 3 words best describe your work? Creative, artistic, personalized.
Why should someone hire you? I'm passionate about creating awe-inspiring events that tell my couples’ stories. I am a believer in love and celebrating in style. If design is important to you, I'm the designer and planner for you!
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding? Hire wedding professionals whose work you admire and respect. Trusting your vendors is KEY to wedding sanity. Also, to avoid wedding planning burn-out, set realistic goals and talk about things that are important must-haves, and give yourself a break every once in a while. There is life outside of wedding planning, though it may not feel like it at times.
What makes a wedding memorable for you? Celebrating two people finding love and the joining of their families is a huge blessing to witness. I especially love hearing personalized vows and tear-jerking toasts and speeches—these get me every time!
What are 3 words that describe your personality? Fun, down-to-earth, compassionate.
What’s your favorite way to wind down after a hard day? Being silly and hanging out with my two boys and husband is the best way for me to wind down after a long day. No matter how hard or long my day is, coming home to their faces makes it all worth it.
Very Merry Events Covers These Areas:Northern California
- East Bay
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.