WHY CHOOSE

ONE DARLING DAY?

 

When it comes to coordinating, planning, and styling weddings, we are pros with over six years experience under our belts. It is very important that we connect with our couples, as your wedding is such a personal journey. From jumping right in after your engagement or putting the final touches to get you down the aisle in style, we are well-equipped to help you on your big day. With our strong industry relationships, you can rest assured that you are in good hands, so you just have to worry about one thing on your wedding, HAVING FUN! 

 
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CLAUDIA CASANOVA

Founder + Lead Planner

She is the driving force and leading lady here at One Darling Day. Her energetic personality, strong attention to detail, and calm demeanor will make your journey to wedded bliss seem effortless. She knows the tricks of the trade and understands how to turn any vision a reality. During her downtime, Claudia visits LA gems in search of fresh inspiration, and loves finding new hot spots to enjoy a nice meal and a glass of wine.


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ABBY PENDERGRAST

Lead Associate + Designer

Our sassy Southern Belle comes from the world of interior design and has a penchant for cool colors mixed with fun textures and chic aesthetics. After working with some of the top names in the industry and planning friends nuptials, she combined her two passions of planning and design. Since moving to Los Angeles, you will find her at the Rose Bowl Flea Market finding treasures for her new apartment. 

+ Do you offer "day-of" coordination?

With 7 years experience in coordinating and planning weddings, we have learned that the description "day-of" doesn't represent the type of service we actually provide, as well as what you really need on your wedding day. Do you think all those months of planning your wedding someone could showcase and execute all your hard work in just one day? That is why we created a happy medium and offer our month of wedding management package.

Instead of adding more stress on your plate, we eliminate that and in return we get to learn more about you and what is really important on your wedding day. So if you are looking for a "day-of" wedding coordinator, our month of wedding management is that, plus more!

+ I am not sure if I need a coordinator or planner, what is the difference?

This is a great question and you are already on the right path considering one of these options for your wedding. A planner is there to guide the couple along in the the process, from putting together the best vendor team, to creating a schedule of events and design guide. A coordinator could also be hired on in the beginning stage of your wedding planning but consistent communciation will not start till the last phase of the process. Usually 1 to 3 months before the wedding, to tie any loose ends and make sure there are no red flags that may have been overseen.

A planner is involved in the big picture, as well as the little details of the wedding, all the way to producing the event. A coordinator is there at the last steps of the wedding process, only to excute what has already been planned by the couple. Our biggest wedding tip is, if your venue is an empty canvas, meaning you will have to hire all your own vendors from rentals, staffing, etc bringing a planner on board will make a huge difference in your overall experience. We understand though that budgets sometimes don't leave much wiggle room for a planner, but make sure not to skimp on hiring a coordinator, you will thank us later.

+ My venue comes with an onsite wedding manager, do I still need a hire a coordinator?

The answer is definitely yes, most onsite wedding managers are only in charge of managing the property (ex: a/c, in house lighting, bathrooms etc.) but are not involved with setting up decor, coordinating hired vendors, or handling schedule of events. So make sure you and your venue are on the same page on what the onsite manager is responsible for. We suggest double checking your contract, most established venues will likely require you to hire a professional coordinator.

+ What other locations has your team planned weddings at?

We have coordinated and planned weddings at most venues in Los Angeles. But also have planned weddings in Palm Springs, Austin and are always exploring new spaces. Some of our dream locations are Santa Barbara, Ojai, Tulum, Baja California Sur, and Hawaii, so lets create magic there together.