We work with Bay Area couples who want their wedding to tell their unique

love story

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You Deserve a Wedding as Beautiful and Unique as

The Story of Your Love.

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A Vision

Let us partner with you to bring your beautiful, heartfelt and unique vision to life on your wedding day.

 

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime opportunity to share your story with those who matter most to you — your family, friends and, most importantly, your partner in happily ever after. You want your wedding day to reflect you and your story, not someone else’s. We know your wedding is about more than Pinterest-worthy images and delicious cake. It’s about the start of your life together, about the alchemy of being surrounded by the people you love, and celebrating your forever.

But now that you’re engaged, it suddenly feels overwhelming. Overnight, you’re expected to know all the nitty-gritty details of your perfect day. The pressure of planning a wedding that matches up to your dreams can be intense, especially if those dreams are big and you’re on a tight schedule. You have wedding ideas, but how do you bring them to life?

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What We Do

Wedding Management

You’ve done most of the planning, have your vendors in place, and have the details sorted, but want to be able to enjoy the actual wedding day without stressing about nitty-gritty details?

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Wedding Planning

If the thought of adding planning a wedding to your already stretched schedule is sending you into a tailspin, then we’re here to help with our Wedding Planning Services.

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Wedding Coaching

You want to plan your own wedding. But would like extra support from an expert who will advise you on the best way to achieve your vision without taking the reins.

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What Our Clients Say…

Gwen really understood the tone and style of the event we had in mind

I could not have been more satisfied with the service that Gwen provided for our wedding. She is ultra-organized, professional, and creative. She had excellent vendor recommendations and relationships, and she really understood the tone and style of the event we had in mind, and helped us to realize that dream. She was very prompt in all our contacts (phone & email), easy to talk to, and she often offered ideas to help compromise when something on our wish list was unavailable for any reason. She definitely helped us to work within our budget, often showing us places we could cut corners where guests wouldn't notice.

My large extended family keeps talking about how it was the best wedding they've ever been to. I know that my wedding would not have been the epic success it was without Gwen, and I would recommend her to everyone.

Ashley | WeddingWire

Where to Start - Wedding Management
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2018-08-19T19:41:44-08:00

Ashley | WeddingWire

My large extended family keeps talking about how it was the best wedding they've ever been to. I know that my wedding would not have been the epic success it was without Gwen, and I would recommend her to everyone.

The Perfect Wedding Planner for Type A Brides

I cannot say enough about Gwen. She is THE wedding planner for "Type-A" brides who really need someone to build confidence so we can just "let go". I hired Gwen after attending a friend's wedding that was just so beautiful, and the bride was so calm and happy and had all of it to credit to Gwen. From the get-go, Gwen is hyper-organized and immediately responsive. She builds that confidence that allows a control freak like me to relax. In the two weeks before the wedding, I had some pretty interesting family drama to deal with, along with some other surprises and Gwen handled everything with ease. Gwen and her team handled the rehearsal and the wedding day beautifully. I can say with 100% confidence that there was nothing, and I repeat, NOTHING wrong with my wedding day. Not a thing. Everything wend perfectly, according to my plans, and was even more beautiful than I could have imagined. Hire Gwen, you will not regret it.

Brittany | WeddingWire

Where to Start - Wedding Management
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2018-08-19T19:27:08-08:00

Brittany | WeddingWire

Gwen is THE wedding planner for "Type-A" brides who really need someone to build confidence so we can just "let go".

Gwen is a lifesaver!

"[Gwen] was an absolute life-saver. She kept everything going and took care of everything. It was such a relief and money well spent. If you're looking for a wedding coordinator, look to Gwen! I honestly don't know how I could have done it without her. So many people were commenting to me how amazing she was. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Made my day everything I dreamed it to be and more!"

Megan O. | Yelp

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2018-08-19T19:15:56-08:00

Megan O. | Yelp

"[Gwen] was an absolute life-saver. She kept everything going and took care of everything. It was such a relief and money well spent. If you're looking for a wedding coordinator, look to Gwen! I honestly don't know how I could have done it without her. So many people were commenting to me how amazing she was. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Made my day everything I dreamed it to be and more!"

Where do I start?

Where do I start? It seriously was the first thing I thought of when my daughter decided to have an outdoor wedding reception with 200 guests! I immediately felt overwhelmed, but Gwen and her staff at Where to Start, Wedding Management was the help I needed.

We discussed our vision and budget with Gwen, and she quickly set up a timeline. She was a wealth of information and had some wonderful ideas. Gwen was responsive to our needs and great at communicating with us. No detail was overlooked and she's super organized too! We trusted her completely.
Our guests were very impressed! With her creativity, Gwen turned a small plot of land into a stunning reception area! We were so pleased with the results. My husband and I were able to enjoy our daughter's special day, and the months leading up to it, with little worry or stress.

It was a pleasure working with Gwen and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for help with their special event.

Sharon S | WeddingWire

Where to Start - Wedding Management
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2019-12-23T12:15:39-08:00

Sharon S | WeddingWire

Where do I start? It seriously was the first thing I thought of when my daughter decided to have an outdoor wedding reception with 200 guests! I immediately felt overwhelmed, but Gwen and her staff at Where to Start, Wedding Management was the help I needed. We discussed our vision and budget with Gwen, and she quickly set up a timeline. She was a wealth of information and had some wonderful ideas. Gwen was responsive to our needs and great at communicating with us. No detail was overlooked and she's super organized too! We trusted her completely. Our guests were very impressed! With her creativity, Gwen turned a small plot of land into a stunning reception area! We were so pleased with the results. My husband and I were able to enjoy our daughter's special day, and the months leading up to it, with little worry or stress. It was a pleasure working with Gwen and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for help with their special event.

I would HIGHLY recommend Gwen

When I started planning my wedding the thought of getting a planner never crossed my mind. As the months leading up to my wedding approached I became SO nervous about everything tying together at the last minute. I was recommended Gwen Helbush from where to start so I emailed and I got a quick reply and set up a phone meeting. Gwen was really nice and seemed like a perfect fit for what I needed and her price was very fair in my opinion.

After meeting Gwen for the first time at my wedding site, I took one giant sigh of relief. I felt like I had a partner in this and someone who knew what they were doing was AMAZING. Everything little thing she recommended to me I was like Huh? I didn't even think of that but she was on top of it.

I love getting crafty so I basically gave Gwen a bunch of things I had made and asked her to set it all up at the site for me. She took it all made it look amazing and she even brought her own extension cords and votives to make my wedding look gorgeous.

I would HIGHLY recommend Gwen to anyone who thinks they need a little help and guidance and if you feel like you need someone to keep you organized and on schedule the month before and day of your wedding, you need to call Gwen ASAP!!

Jackie S. | Yelp

Where to Start - Wedding Management
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2020-01-12T19:38:43-08:00

Jackie S. | Yelp

When I started planning my wedding the thought of getting a planner never crossed my mind. As the months leading up to my wedding approached I became SO nervous about everything tying together at the last minute. I was recommended Gwen Helbush from where to start so I emailed and I got a quick reply and set up a phone meeting. Gwen was really nice and seemed like a perfect fit for what I needed and her price was very fair in my opinion. After meeting Gwen for the first time at my wedding site, I took one giant sigh of relief. I felt like I had a partner in this and someone who knew what they were doing was AMAZING. Everything little thing she recommended to me I was like Huh? I didn't even think of that but she was on top of it. I love getting crafty so I basically gave Gwen a bunch of things I had made and asked her to set it all up at the site for me. She took it all made it look amazing and she even brought her own extension cords and votives to make my wedding look gorgeous. I would HIGHLY recommend Gwen to anyone who thinks they need a little help and guidance and if you feel like you need someone to keep you organized and on schedule the month before and day of your wedding, you need to call Gwen ASAP!!
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