11241 Avenida del Gato
San Diego, CA 92126
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About Us

Imagine Marketing and Consulting Maria Gomez-Laurens founder and creator of IMAGINE Marketing and Consulting, - has over 17 years of experience in event planning. Her love for event planning came at a very early age, while as a little girl and the daughter of a Diplomat, she develop exquisite taste for decor, food and ambiance. Attending events and planning event with her father, were the beginning of her true passion. Her creativity took her to choose Advertising, Marketing and Design as a college degree; but just a year after graduation she changed her career to what had been her passion, even planning.

While working in the Hospitality Industry allowed Maria to expand her knowledge in the various traditions and customs, by working with clients from all over the world. She fell in love with what she calls the spice of every wedding "Tradition"; she believes that every wedding in unique; "every wedding brings a gift from past generations, therefore is very special". Through her years of employment and as the Director of Catering at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, Maria began working with corporate clientele and social clients, and soon she developed a vast list of repeat customers that would request her creative input for their special events. 

Stepping away from the corporate confines allowed the dream of Imagine Marketing and Consulting to become a reality; Maria could finally just focus on working her clients in all creative aspects of their special events. Her mission statement is: Imagine together and create the exquisite, bringing and making your own traditions, long term memories and dreams that come true.

This service is for the couple who desires assistance for all aspects of their wedding. With this package, Imagine Weddings and Event Planning will assist in finding a venue, all vendors, and take care of all important details.. from begging to end.

Prior to Wedding

  • Initial Consultation meeting
  • Unlimited meetings, phone calls and emails
  • Establish detailed budget analysis
  • Maintain accounting for all wedding expenses
  • Complete final balances due for all expenses
  • Deliver final check(s) to vendors
  • Preview wedding sites for the perfect location for your wedding; and secure site when finalized.
  • Etiquette assistance
  • Recommend, assist with booking, and meeting with professional vendors: (photographer, videographer, musicians/music for the ceremony, band emcee or DJ, officiant, invitations, calligrapher, linens, rentals, transportation, favors, accessories, bridal party gifts, tuxedos, bakery, honeymoon, florist, hair, make-up and more.
  • Assist in mailing and setting up stationary (i.e. "Save the Date" cards, invitations, welcome letters, programs, menus, erc.)
  • Request a decision on disbursement of flowers after the wedding.
  • Arrange tasting at the reception venue
  • Review vendor contracts and provide creative suggestions to minimize expenses
  • Review vendor contracts to confirm requested services
  • Assist with layout development plans for decor and catering
  • Check all seating lists to insure correct counts
  • Assemble wedding crew and directions for set-up
  • Compile a list of accomodations for guests for rate structure
  • Negotiate hotel group room blocks for you and your guests
  • Contact guest who are late in sending back RSVP cards
  • Collect all items that need to be at the reception/ceremony site (i.e. Guestbook, programs, place cards, favors, etc.)
  • Provide wedding day schedule of events for bridal party
  • Provide timeline to key vendors
  • Arrange for special-needs seating



  • Meet efficient, family and bridal party
  • Orchestrate wedding rehearsal
  • Provide timeline for wedding party
  • Plan processional/recessional and VIP seating
  • Instuct ushers on VIP seating and timing


  • Arrive prior to first vendor arrival
  • Coordinate florist delivery to hotel/site for wedding party/family members
  • Distribute and pin-on all bridal party flowers, as needed
  • Coordinate with photographer/videographer and officiant
  • Distribute ring pillow, flower basket(s) and all personal items
  • Setup a guest book table or sign-in table, this may include the gift table
  • Confirm possession of rings prior to ceremony
  • Provide bridal emergency kit
  • Complete final check, VIP chairs, spacing, and flowers
  • Close off all entraces to ceremony area
  • Direct the set up of: Ceremony, Seating arrangements (ceremony and reception)
  • Orchestrate the ceremony processional, Reception (table linens/decorations, food/bar, cake, guest/gift table)
  • Greet and direct late arriving guests
  • Collect all personal and ceremony items for safe keeping

Wedding Reception

  • Direct the setup of the Reception: (table linens, decorations, food, bar, cake, guest/gift table, placement of VIP tables and bridal table, etc.)
  • Check for correct set-up, number of tables, sizes, etc.
  • Arrange all seating cards on seating card table
  • Check with the banquet manage to complete final chair counts
  • Review wedding schedule for food service with banquet captain
  • Review wedding schedule with band emcee or DJ
  • Oversee transfer of flowers from ceremony to reception and placement
  • Check bridal table and cake table for all required items
  • Bring all items to reception (cake topper, knife/server/toasting glasses, place cards, napkings)
  • Direct all guests from cocktail location to reception
  • Line-up bridal party for introductions
  • Maintain and coordinate timeline for all special events throughout reception
  • Cue bride and groom, best man, and parents for all special events throughout the reception.
  • Pack up all miscellaneous personal items and gifts and turn them over to designated person.
  • Disburse flowers as previously directed
  • At end of the evening collect all decor items.



Languages Spoken
Wedding Planning Service Offered
Day of CoordinationFull Service Wedding Planning