About Joyfully Joined Events


Joyfully Joined Events Mission is to ensure you are completely prepared to enter your special day confident that everything will be executed exactly how you envisioned and then, exceed your expectations.


About Mary

When I was 9 years old, I attended my very first funeral. Obviously it was a sad time, but I was able to see so much more than just the tears.

The gathering that took place mesmerized me. It started with having the very most important people in my life together in one location expressing raw emotion. I was in awe of the Funeral Director who calmly and peacefully orchestrated the services. From the visitation the day prior; to the day of the funeral, she was there to answer questions, organize the chaos and make certain all of the grieving were attended to.

I was drawn to the colors and aromas of the flower arrangements and my heartstrings were pulled while listening to the sweet melodies of the music.I was able to find a beauty and sense of peace in an emotional time.  

Although I can’t say at that moment that  I wanted to be an event planner, I do feel like this played a huge role in the path was set for me to become the planner I am today.

  I transplanted myself across the country from Massachusetts to California in 2000 . Since that time, I have worked various positions in the wedding and event industry on the Central Coast. I have an extensive background in venue management having worked at several prestigious properties in our area. I also offer catering consultation and coordination services to a multitude of business in San Luis Obispo County.

Joyfully Joined Events was established in 2012

 When I’m not planning an event, you will find me on the sideline watching my 13 year old son’s soccer games, relaxing on the beach, fully immersed in a good book, traveling on a cruise or planning a vacation with my loving husband.

Photo credit: Stefanie Elizabeth Photography   www.stefanieelizabethphotography.com/

Photo credit: Stefanie Elizabeth Photography



Let me help you

Are You:

  • A business professional who already has too much on their plate and doesn’t have time to plan a company party?

  • A newly engaged couple who would like to enjoy the planning process with the least amount of stress as possible?

  • A grieving family member who needs to plan a memorial or celebration of life for a loved one?

  • Someone planning any type of  meeting, get together, party or celebration and needs someone to release the load?

Joyfully Joined Events Believes that there is no event too big or small to plan. We are happy to work with you to customize a package that tailors to your events every need.  We look forward to helping you become Joyfully Joined!

Ready, Set, Let’s Plan!


Starts at $2,600

This service is for the couple that already has a vision for their special day, can plan most of  the details on their own and just need a little guidance along the way leading up to the event. They are then capable of releasing all responsibilities to us on the event weekend to properly execute. Services begin 60 days from your event date.

- Consultation and venue site visit

- Vendor referrals

- Assistance in timeline & layout creation

- Ceremony rehearsal orchestration

- Oversee all vendors & proper set up of ceremony and reception areas

- Ensure a comfortable flow throughout the event as dictated on the timeline

- Communicate with the vendors to ensure accurate contracted services are provided

- Graciously guide you through your day


Start at $4,800

This service is perfect for the couple who need assistance with getting the planning process started but are capable of taking the wheel once the process has been started on our end. This includes everything listed in the coordination package in addition to being available throughout the planning to answer any questions and provide you with our professional guidance along the way.


Services Start at $6,900

This service is for the couple who simply does not have the time to put the essential time that is required in planning their event.

Includes all services listed in event management without time constraints

Budget management

Assist with venue and vendor selection- set and attend appointments

Assist with event design by referring vendors who will create your vision

Hotel Blocks/ Out of town guest accommodations

Assemble and deliver welcome baskets

Manage vendor relations and payments

Etiquette guidance

Organize special events and activities surrounding your event day



5 Hour Minimum, $75 Per Hour

These services are for the client who will be doing all of the planning themselves but needs someone to point them in the right direction and lean on when questions arise when they need general advice regarding their event.


8 Hour Minimum, Services Starts at $50 per hour

These services are for the client who needs an extra set of hands and a professional mindset on the day of their event. This service is primarily for the person who may need help with such as setting up decor, personal items, packing/ unpacking stuff, setting up chairs/tables, running last minute errand, among other areas in which help is required. This is geared more toward the event staff service/ concierge/ manual labor type of service and not coordination/wedding planning services.

These  services are  also available to businesses in the event industry- inquire for industry rate.


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