Thu March 28, 2013
Why You Should Consider Hiring a Day-of Wedding Coordinator
We asked California event designer Wayne Gurnick of Moments by Wayne Gurnick to give us the 411 on working with a day -of planner.
Wed March 6, 2013Spring_2013_article.pdf (11.1 MB)
Say "I Do!" To Smart Planning And Kiss Your Budget Fears Goodbye!
Fri March 1, 2013
The Non-Stop Party
The Reception is Only the Beginning...Get Ready for the 48-Hour Celebration
Sun February 24, 2013
Fairy Tales Come True, Even on Monday
Wayne talks about benefits of mid-week weddings and gives tips for saving money and getting what you want. Read full story in The New York Times
Wed January 16, 2013
Money saving ideas: For richer, not poorer
“Couples need to weigh their fantasy wedding against the financial realities of the fantasy wedding,” warns L.A.-based wedding planner Wayne Gurnick, who specializes in Jewish and kosher weddings. “We find that we are financial planners as much as event planners.”
Sun January 13, 2013
Trend-setting tips for buying fresh flowers and greenssaf-jan13-tulips.pdf (819.5 KB)
With its light pink brush strokes, "Foxtrot" is versatile and elegant, said Wayne Gurnick, an event planner and designer with Momentsb by Wayne in Los Angeles. "Designers will love it because its color variations are a perfect compliment to spring color tones," Gurnick said. "Consumers will be drawn to its soft and feminine coloring. A cluster of Foxtrot tulips looks great in a spring arrangement of hyacinth, ranunculus and peonies, not to mention David Austin garden roses. Spring and summer brides are sure to love clear glass vases overflowing with "Foxtrot".
Fri January 11, 2013
To do before 'I do' - tips for winter weddings
ReviewAtlas.com by Karen Caffarini, GateHouse News Service
Winter weddings can be a romantic and less expensive alternative to those held in the more popular summer and fall months, especially if you tie the knot in a colder climate and in a venue that highlights the beauty of the season.
Mon December 31, 2012
2013 Preview: 9 Event Designers Predict What's In and Out
Wayne Gurnick, Moments by Wayne, Tarzana
In: "A trend that is quickly gaining in popularity is gourmet chocolate tastings in place of the more traditional candy display."
Out: "The novelty of photo booths has worn off as hosts look for other entertainment options that don't distract guests from the main event."
Fri December 28, 2012
Biggest Wedding Trends of 2012
Read about our favorite 2012 trends here.
Fri December 14, 2012
Wedding of the Day
Ali and Simon's romantic beach wedding at Shutters on the Beach - see more
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"Thank you so much Wayne!! Best day ever!"
—Sabrina Urban, May 2013
"I will never forget all that you did for us...you are extraordinary and amazing beyond words!"
—Carolyn and Mike Darnell, Bat Mitzvah March 2012
"Just another thanks for a super, extremely professional job. Diligent, totally reliable, all done with an omnipresent smile. These are just a few words that come quickly to mind. However, I must know how you successfully defied a basic law of physics: 2 places at one time-doable (doppelganger); 3-4 places at one time, physically impossible.
—Alan and Adeline Forrest, December 2012
"I just wanted to say thank you! The bar mitzvah last night was a HUGE success! The day turned out to be better than I could have ever imagined. Karter set up my house beautifully. She is a gem! She handled everything perfectly and allowed me to enjoy the entire party. She was on top of everything and made good choices and was super professional.The carnival booths were incredible - the kids had a ball (they didn't want to leave). His staff were professional and sweet and kind. The Tommy's truck was also a huge hit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
—Mandi Richardson, October 2012
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for "organizing and orchestrating" our amazing wedding! For us...it was the perfect day and we couldn't have done it without you!"
—Jennifer Veigel, Bride July 2012
"I could not have done Ali's picture perfect wedding without you! Thank you for orchestarting the event and holding my hand. The wedding was perfect with lots of thanks to YOU! I can't tell you how much we enjoyed working with you these past few months, too."
—Geri Badler, Mother of the Bride July 2012
"Just wanted to send a quick thanks for all of your hard work and for doing an incredible job on coordinating my wedding! It was a magical night and you really made sure everything ran smoothly and allowed me to fully enjoy every moment. Everything was gorgeous from the chuppah to the flowers, ballroom and even our suite. I really appreciate it!"
—Alison Badler, Bride July 2012
"Wayne! Lisa and I want to thank you for doing such a great job this weekend. We are in the limo, heading home, and started talking about how smoothly everything went. You were great - we really appreciate it. Julia and Jenn were amazing. Thank you - it literally was the best night of our lives. Love, Lisa and Doug"
—Lisa Hart and Doug McCrary, Bride and Groom March 2012
"Thank you for today. Everything was wonderful in every way. I appreciate you calm, focus and kindness. I hope to work with you again and refer you to everyone I know!"
—Shelli Herman, March 2012
"Wayne, I had great time at our wedding, I am finally done with the wedding hangover. You made our wedding so great, I wanna do it again!! haha ( of course with Stephan). I just wanted to say thank you, and wish you, your family and your business the best. Guests also loved the wedding so much, the candy bar was a huge hit!"
—Kie Papadakis, Bride, March 2012
"Thanks Wayne! I don't know what we would have done without you. You were everywhere and just left no stone unturned!!! We had a wonderful time and didn't have to worry about a thing because you took care of it all. Thank you again for giving Jenny the wedding of her dreams. You and your staff are one of a kind."
—Cindy Perrin, Mother of the Groom, February 2012
— Jenny Cook, Bride, February 2012
"Good times last Saturday Wayne! Thank you for being flexible and easy to work with. It was definitely a pleasure working with you as you made my job so much easier. Looking forward to many more events in the future."
—Darrel De Vera, Private & Corporate Event Sales at Skirball Cultural Center, December 2011
"Thank you, Wayne for the most amazing day of my life! Words cannot express my gratitude for all of your time and talent in making Sean ♥ Kristina's Wedding absolutely PERFECT! You are so truly gifted and we certainly appreciate you putting those gifts to work for us!"
—Colleen Gibbs Herman, Mother of the Groom, December 2011
"Just wanted to take a moment to send you my heartfelt gratitude for all you did to make our wedding day a perfect experience. Your attention to detail and your professional yet lighthearted demeanor was the perfect match to make us a good winning team. Walter and I were both overjoyed with your flawless execution of each detail. Many of our guests commented how every detail was attended to ... whenever they thought of something, it was already handled or anticipated. What bride could ask for anything more? Most importantly we had a fabulously, fun time at our wedding because we knew that you would take care of all the logistics. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
—Cathy Daniels, bride, November 2011
"I just wanted to thank you so much for everything and all of your help. We've been with family and have spoken to friends since the wedding who would not stop commenting on how professional you were and how you made everything run so smoothly! You're truly the best at what you do, and I really was blown away at how you just made everything so seamlessly smooth and perfect! You're a gem and a rock star in one! With Gratitude, Sasha"
—Sasha Oren, bride, October 2011
"First and foremost, I just want to thank you for everything you did. Honestly, without your help (and Jen’s) I don’t think my day would have been as special as it was. Thanks again for everything."
—Stephanie Padilla, bride, September 2011
"The wedding was absolutely amazing and so was Wayne! We couldn't have done it without him. The whole family had so many compliments about him and he truly went over and beyond."
—April and Joshua Love, bride and groom, July 2011
"Everyone in my family involved in the process stated how lucky I was to have hired Wayne. He surpassed my expectations. He was an excellent day of coordinator."
—Dr. Candice Goldstein, bride, June 2011
"I always sound up for great jobs. You were 11 on a scale of 0-10. Thanks for everything."
—Darcie and Shelby Notkin, bride and groom, May 2011
"Wayne gave me the best advice and tips, he is extremely organized, vendors to go to, and most of all made sure my day went smooth!! And everything came from his heart and soul; it felt like he was at his own daughter’s wedding. He made it very comfortable to work together and couldn’t imagine the day any different! Thank you Wayne!!!"
—Marianna Soskin, bride, March 2011
“The minute I contact Wayne, I know I’m in the best of hands. Not only do I wholeheartedly admire and respect him, he has the inimitable ability to bring out the best of everyone. ”
—Arnetta Notkin, longtime client
"Thank you for being game enough to jump into this fiesta grande. We are so appreciative of your big heart, terrific organization and wonderful design sense."
—Cindy Costner and Larry Ameen, bride and groom, April 2004
"You gave us one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child. Julie said it was the best day of her life. What more could we ask for but to bring our child such happiness on her wedding day?"
—Mindy Stein, mother of the bride
“Wayne makes things happen—and in the best possible way. Super personable and with a calm, relaxed demeanor, he always brings a fantastic eye for design and innovation to every event.”
—Jenn Balzer, wedding coordinator at Moments by Wayne Gurnick