Monica was a phenomenal wedding coordinator! I had initially planned to do everything myself and just have someone execute my vision on the wedding day. However, a few weeks into planning, I realized having an individual with knowledge of all the vendors, and ensuring no other details were missed was critical. I was living on the east coast and planning a wedding celebration on the west coast, so I needed someone else expertise and personal experiences. I chose Monica because: (1) she was very responsive to emails, (2) was so warm, friendly and personable and (3) was willing to work with my budget. She had worked with every vendor I had chosen (except the ice cream truck). She reviewed every contract before I signed. She save us a lot of money on decor and flowers by using her personal inventory and skills.
The day of the rehearsal dinner she showed up 4.5 hours early to ensure all the setup was completed for the night and for part of the next day. It went without a hitch and she took care of the decor, and communications with catering. The day of the wedding, she arrived earlier than us to set up! She did my flowers, and did an amazing job. My bouquet was lovely and huge! While my family and I got our hair and makeup done, she set up/decorated the welcome tables, beverage stations, reception tables, escort tables and cocktail tables. She was an organized and calm presence, coordinating with photography, ensuring we were on schedule and guiding us for the ceremony. At the reception, she helped DJ mark with seamless transitions in the itinerary and some small modifications. At the end of the night, she waited for the last person to leave the venue and went above and beyond to help us ensure everyone's safety. Overall, Monica is the best coordinator I couldn't have had the perfect day without her. She made the entire planning process fun and smooth. I felt relaxed and confident through the 4 month planning process! I highly recommend her!
Jenni - 2021
Monica did a wonderful job with our wedding! We hired here as our "day-of" coordinator but she did so much more than that. Amidst Covid, she helped me replan our entire wedding, was patient with my constant late-night questions and calmly handled my last-minute change of plans. I am a total control freak and was struggling with the idea of anyone else decorating the venue on the wedding day but Monica did it to my EXACT preference and specifications. It all looked so much more beautiful than I imagined and it was all thanks to Monica's attention to detail and focus. She was literally on her feet all day making sure the event ran smoothly, keeping us on schedule and coordinating with the venues. Monica is completely down-to-earth, organized and very quick with communication. We literally did not have one hiccup throughout the night and that was all thanks to our wonderful coordinator. I 100% recommend!! Thank you Monica!!!
Rachel - 2020
Monica was absolutely amazing to work with! She's organized, has great attention to detail, friendly and such a hard worker. She coordinated the day of our wedding and everything flowed perfectly. And she went above and beyond when an issue popped up with a vendor my husband and I hired. We can't imagine our wedding day without her. Monica- thank you for everything and for teaching Tim a couple of new dance moves!!
Emily L. - 2019
Working with Buonasera Events is the definition of amazing! Monica has a talent and vision for creating the perfect wedding day for the bride, groom, and guests! The guests are always talking about beautiful and tailored the ceremonies are, once they get back on the shuttle! Buonasera Events truly values building relationships to plan the perfect day, and that's why we enjoy working with Monica so much! (Aside from her superior organization and communication with us :))
Andrea - 2019
We hired Monica for day-of coordination of our small Central Coast vineyard wedding. The cost of her service was far more reasonable than other quotes we had received, and from the moment we hired her, she exceeded our expectations. She made herself available to help us throughout all stages of our wedding planning, offering access to her own inventory, as well as providing floral arrangement at no extra cost. When the day of the wedding arrived, Monica had taken our vision (and our many DIY items) and brought them together in a way that took everyone's breath away. In our case, a last minute forecast of rain had us change our venue to an indoor location, but Monica worked with the caterer so seamlessly, no one would know our wedding venue was our "plan B". We will always be grateful and extremely impressed by this company. Thank you Monica, for making our wedding day the most beautiful day for us.
Jennifer H. 2019
As a party and event staffing company, we appreciate working with Monica. She is great to work with, pleasant, organized and easy going when things get rough, she always has a smile. We have worked together on SLO Jazz Fest for several years now and she always puts in that extra effort to make things go smooth.
I'm so thankful we chose Buonasera Events to help us coordinate our wedding - and I can say with confidence that our day wouldn't have been half as special without the help of Monica! We are from out of town and from the minute I talked on the phone with Monica, I knew we would be in good hands. We ended up having Buonasera Events help us with both our planning/coordinating as well as as our florist. I had originally reached out to Monica to have her help as a main point of contact / day-of-coordinator. She offered to not only coordinate with all of over vendors before hand, but also helped me plan and think through much of the decorations, aesthetic and atmosphere beforehand. I don't have an eye for decorating, and Monica definitely helped voice her opinion and guide us into producing a beautiful day and venue, all while on a budget. She always made herself available for when I had questions, and made sure that I was aware of all the little to-do's beforehand. Monica felt like a friend, and day of I was so relaxed knowing that we could count on her for making sure that all of the vendors had someone to talk to and we had someone to keep us on schedule. I had multiple people tell me I was the most relaxed bride they had ever seen, and that made them enjoy the wedding more than other weddings - which I 100% attribute to having Monica as a coordinator. On top of that, our flowers were so much more beautiful and dreamy than I could have imagined. With the budget I gave Monica I expected to have a few flowers on our tables, alter, etc. - however I was blown away day of with the flower arrangements she made - they were far more beautiful than I could have hoped for! I cannot thank Buonasera Events enough for the dream wedding that they helped us create - it is a day that we will always cherish!
Working with Monica was both an honor and a privilege. I've worked with coordinators all over the coast, and Monica stood above the rest. We both have similar business values, desires to treat our clients right, and a passion, and eagerness to go above and beyond. If you're looking for a Coordinator who will have your details handled, who will treat you with joy and sincere love - and who will take care of you from first Hello's to final Goodbye's - call Monica. She'll make your wedding/event unforgettable!
I had planned on hiring Monica for day-of coordination only, but she offered an extremely reasonable price for the full planning and coordination package that I couldn't refuse. From there, Monica took care of absolutely everything. She listened to my very vague ideas about how I wanted the look and feel of the wedding to be. She then came up with solid ideas that reflected her innate ability to understand what I was going for, and improve upon my initial thoughts exponentially.
Monica planned and executed my dream wedding flawlessly. She did everything-- she coordinated food and wine tastings, communicated with vendors, negotiated great prices, set up rental set up and breakdown, etc. There were times when I thought, "Shouldn't I be more stressed out, or doing something wedding related right now?" because she was so on top of it all.
Our wedding was at my husband's family ranch, which meant there was little president for how the event should look, run, what rental companies to use, etc. Monica knew exactly who to work with, how the event should be carried out, and how to set up an experience that ran smoothly, looked stunning. She was highly budget conscious and did much of the decor herself. We ended up coming in under budget because of her thriftiness, and expert negotiation skills.
I highly recommend Monica and Buonasera Events for any of your event planning and coordination needs. She was an absolute dream to work with, and such a wonderful presence to have around during an incredibly special time.
Monica is amazing! She was there every step of the way for our wedding and we couldn't have done it without her. She was a huge help ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day of the wedding and was always there with a smile on her face.
Thank you for all that you did to make our day so special, Monica!
Monica at Buonasera Events is absolutely wonderful. I am so happy that we worked with her for our wedding, and recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or special event on the central coast. Monica truly went above and beyond, meeting with us at our venue before the wedding, and coordinating not only our wedding day, but also helping us immensely with the whole wedding weekend. Because of Monica, the whole event went off without a hitch. She's professional, organized, friendly, and calm during what is a very busy time. We so appreciated all of her help!
Staley & Ronnie 2017
Monica was integral to the success of my wedding and exceeded all of my expectations. During the months leading up to it, she visited the wedding site, constructed a floor plan, contacted my vendors, arranged transportation, searched tirelessly for a bar table to rent, created a timeline for my wedding day, and provided emotional and logistical support. Her professionalism and responsiveness made me feel secure.
The day of the wedding was seamless due to her organization and attention to detail. She was at the site the day before when my vendors arrived to set-up and arrived early the day of to make sure everything was perfect and squared away. Her presence at the wedding was the reason why I could enjoy myself and not worry about timing and communicating with vendors etc. She is patient and down to earth, but knows how to assert herself and give directions (with grace and ease). She is also very attentive and knows exactly when to ask if you need something.
The day after the wedding, she was at the venue organizing decorations and helping with cleanup. I was amazed with how thorough and diligent she was through the very end! Myself, my husband and my family and friends thought she was fantastic! I couldn't of done it with out her. If you are looking for a wedding coordinator, choose Monica!
Monica is amazing!! She recently planned my wedding and exceeded any expectations I had for a planner. We weren't sure what we'd be able to get within our budget but she worked with us and went above and beyond. She handled our flowers, the bartender, all our rentals and even our music. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you again Monica
Monica is great to work with. She is very organized and executed what I wanted for my special day. I had no worries that day and was able to relax knowing that Monica and her crew had everything handled. In regards to planning for the day, Monica had the knowledge of all different aspects and needs of what it would take to have the day be beautiful and run smoothly. She thought of things I hadn't even thought of to be prepared for. Overall, she did an excellent job!
Monica helped us plan and coordinate our Big Day! A wedding is so much more overwhelming and crazy to execute than I imagined. Monica broke down the planning step by step, always available to answer any questions I had about where we were on the planning or what we needed to do next. She handled all of the vendors, ensuring they had all the answers and information they needed for our wedding. During the day of our wedding she was amazing at seamlessly organizing our ceremony to guiding friends and family to the cocktail hour and the rest of our reception. It honestly would not have been such a smooth and enjoyable evening for us without her there. Monica is professional and respectful, and you can trust that your happiness and your event are her top priority. Thank you for such an awesome experience.
Buonasera Events made my big day absolutely beautiful! Monica has amazing attention to detail and she made sure that even the smallest things were taken care. I didn't have to worry about a single thing on my day, which was such a relief! From my gorgeous floral arrangements that she personally arranged herself to the beautiful table placements...it was above and beyond. I could not say enough good things about Buonasera, Monica really knows her stuff. Give her a budget and she will absolutely find the best options within that budget, which I personally really appreciated. I would recommend Monica and her services to anyone looking to plan any event whether you're getting married or planing any other type of party, she's honestly done it all.
“Monica was great! She was very professional, very creative in ideas and design, and provided wonderful service when getting everything executed in a timely fashion. She is very trustworthy and reliable and I would recommend her to anyone. She helped make our wedding day as special as possible
We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect day... Monica was an integral part in making our wedding day a success. Leading up to our Big Day she was extremely helpful and incredible thorough. Monica was familiar and friendly with the local venues. She was very flexible and accommodating, not to mention patient and kind when we face unexpected changes. When the day of our wedding finally arrived we had complete confidence, knowing that Monica had everything covered, down to the detail. My husband and I were overwhelmed with Joy on our wedding day. Our guests, comfortable and happy as they shared this occasion with us. We have so many beautiful memories of our special day. Monica was the best wedding coordinator a bride and groom could ask for. Thank you Monica!
Mrs. Mina 2012