We had the good fortune of connecting with CB Event Planner and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi CB, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was that I wanted to work for myself and be able to travel with my business. I was first introduced to the event industry when my younger cousin was getting married in Mexico and asked me to help her plan, and I loved it. After her wedding, I searched for a school that offered classes to become a professional wedding planner and start my own business. I completed my diploma at Penn Foster Career College in Wedding and Event Planning and Design and was certified by the Association of Bridal Consultants. During my last semester, I created CB Event Planner and went straight into planning destination weddings. I knew it would take some time to stabilize clientele and work full time, so I did some internships to improve my work ethic and gain experience the first couple of years. 

What should our readers know about your business?
Hi, I’m a wedding and event planner based in Southern California. I focus on the design, curating and management of a wedding, assisting you from beginning to end, bringing your ideas to life and working with you to create the event of your dreams. I specialize in luxury and destination weddings, as well as micro weddings, elopements, honeymoon planning and other wedding-related events. Hiring a wedding planner is like buying peace of mind, and well worth it to ensure that all details are taken care of. I strive to make sure not only your special day is excellent but also the journey in between with the best resources and planning experience for you. As a planner, I know each wedding is different and unique to the couple and we will provide the services and vendors fit for your wedding and budget. This allows you to focus on the most essential aspects of your special day, taking the extra stress off your back and saving you time and money. I also inform you of different wedding etiquettes, trends, and how to go about your decision making. My goal is for you to only spend on what you need while designing your wedding, and keep you on track so you can enjoy it to the fullest. I work with an incredible team of vendors who are responsible professionals willing to go above and beyond for each event. We are
available to you every step of the way and have monthly meetings to ensure the best communication. Together, we create the best
day, and your happiness is why we do what we
do. Let’s work together to make the best of
your events to come!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My go-to places to take any of my friends when they visit are definitely all the beaches, starting from Santa Barbara all the way down to San Diego. There are many exciting places to visit along the coast with breathe taking views and fun activities. Locally, I would say anywhere in the Los Angeles area is a great place to find a vast variety of food and hang-out spots that I definitely recommend checking out too. 

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate this to all my fellow event industry professionals and wedding vendors who have supported me and my business throughout the years in many ways. A big thank you goes out to my wonderful family and friends for being my pillars and encouraging me to achieve my goals and dreams. I am incredibly grateful to everyone who plays a part in my journey, especially all my wonderful couples who I have the privilege of working with.

Website: www.cbeventplanner.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cbeventplanner/

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/cbeventplanner

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cbeventplanner/

Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/cb-event-planner-los-angeles

Other: Zola: https://www.zola.com/wedding-vendors/wedding-planners/cb-event-planner

Image Credits
Fatima Elreda Photography Miranda Tate Photography Italia Rose Photography Red Jacket Photography Christine Li Photography

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