With nearly 20 years of experience in wedding planning, social gatherings and corporate events, Trina can help you make informed decisions based on your dreams and expectations. Her creative touches, attention to detail and light-hearted attitude are just a few of the unique qualities that she’s known for most. From innovative concept to flawless execution, Trina and her professional staff has helped couples carry out their wishes exactly as they had imagined their wedding day to be, producing hundreds of incredible events throughout Southern California. She is a graduate of USC and her weddings have been featured in several wedding publications and on-line blogs. Trina is a true visionary with a passionate talent making each event truly yours.
How would you describe what you do?
From the planning stage through the complete orchestration of your wedding day, Trina Schmidt and her staff offer professional and personalized assistance. During the planning, you will be able to focus on other important matters, such as enjoying time with your fiance, concentrating on your job and creating valuable memories with family and friends. By supervising your special day from beginning to end, our services insure that you, your family and your guests, will enjoy every minute.
How long have you been in the business?
Almost 20 Years
What is your philosophy of a wedding planner and their role in helping brides and grooms plan their wedding?
One of the most beneficial services we provide is planning the type of wedding you desire, while conscientiously keeping within a predetermined budget. We will negotiate costs and/or can suggest alternatives to achieve the wedding you want. Not only are we familiar with the best wedding locations, caterers, photographers, florists, entertainment and other wedding-related services in Southern California, we have already done the shopping for you. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair for 20 guests or a grand wedding for 500, we specialize in coordination of any type.
Do you offer packages: If so, what are they?
We offer 2 packages. The Wedding Hostess Package our smaller package for couples that can plan their wedding themselves, but need some help pulling it all together about 3mos before. Our Complete Coordinator Package is a full-service package that includes everything from the moment your engaged, to even after the wedding is over.
What is your most popular package and why?
Complete Coordinator Package
Are you able to counsel me on wedding etiquette?
Yes and we also have resources for everything from invitation etiquette to table manners.
How do you charge? What are your rates?
Flat rate. $2500 - $5000
"Trina was great!!! Trina was responsible for my beautiful and successful wedding! She helped me create the wedding of my dreams! She was there for me throughout the whole process. She was very patient especially having to deal with a bride like me who was indecisive. This wedding day was very long and complicated but the day of the wedding she handled everything perfectly. I couldn't be happier with her services!" - Raizalyn
"My day would not have been nearly close to what it was if it wasn't for Trina and her team. I emailed her almost on a daily basis and she always responded quickly. She was flexible and made time and place for me whenever I needed to see her. Her vendors that she recommended were outstanding. What was most impressive to me was her attention to detail. I had over 10 boxes full and I mean full of diy projects to be placed around the wedding reception and had given her specific instructions on where to place certain items at a certain time during the night. During the reception I look over and everything was in the perfect place and my vision came to life. She really went above and beyond to make my wedding special. She was right there with me at my florist appointment to help make my vision come alive. What would have been overwhelming to most people of my requests, she handled everything for me. She is a great listener and contributed so many great ideas that geared toward us." - Cindy