Managing stress throughout the planning process, and how we can help YOU!!!

I often receive frantic emails or calls from brides that have tried to plan their weddings all on their own, and they simply get stuck, and do not know how to go forward anymore. With that said, I think it’s appropriate to let you know how we can help plan, design, coordinate and execute your wedding - per your standards, while taking the most stress away from you and your family as much as possible. Our goal will always be to help you, your fiancee and family to feel like guests at your wedding, and not like they have the pressure or need to manage all of the vendors, make sure everything is set up appropriately or maintain the timeline for the big day. We would want to help you with all of those issues, and make sure you are being taken care of and taking in each special moment throughout the day without any hesitation, worry or pause. We want you to think of your day with vivid memories of your wedding party getting ready, and all of the little details that might not be so memorable if you had to worry about anything else.

Of course, your wedding vision is your own, and our whole goal is to make sure we nail your vision without anyone having way too much stress or worry. As I stated previously, I get many calls and emails from brides that tried it on their own, they become totally overwhelmed, don’t have the time to make things happen, and then are faced with only a couple of months left to make their dream wedding come to fruition. My advice would be to contact a planner/designer/coordinator EARLY on in the process, so we can lead you in the right directions, and we don’t have the added pressure of trying to get everything together in the last couple of months before the big day. Remember, great planners do this for a living, and we have connections and tons of ideas and great suggestions to help you and your fiancee have the wedding of your dreams. We can also often help reduce stress levels by offering special discounts that are passed down to us by other trusted vendors in the community, which helps you stay in budget!

I always bring a fully stocked “emergency kit” with me on wedding days. I carry pretty much anything and everything you might think of, and probably some things you wouldn’t think of as well. I make sure to bring at least two steamers for the bridal gown, bridesmaids dresses and the guy’s suits/tuxes. I also bring a sewing kit, super glue, double sided tape, tons of band aids, Tylenol, Advil, Immodium, feminine products, deodorant, extra cosmetics, hair accessories, safety pins and really so much more. I have found my kit to be invaluable in helping out while the Wedding Party is getting ready, and have used many items in it countless times. I truly know it has helped with some significant issues that might have been a big deal, but because we are always prepared, our brides and grooms didn’t stress, and thought more about the wonderful day they are there to share, and the fun they are about to have!

We are coming up on one of the more “busy seasons,” within the wedding vendor community. I strongly suggest that if you are newly engaged, or even if you are in the middle of your planning and feel uneasy or stressed, to reach out to a qualified and ambitious wedding planner. Diamonds and Pearls Events would love to be of help to you! Let us hear from you, and happy planning!

Diamonds and Pearls Events has had the distinct honor of being nominated as one of the top five wedding planners in the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and surrounding areas by Folio Weekly Magazine. Voting closes today, 10/9/18, and we should know the results next month. Thank you for your support, Jacksonville!

Uniquely Yours,


The Best Wedding Planners in Jacksonville? Folio Weekly...

I am writing this blog post feeling excited, grateful and certainly humbled. Diamonds and Pearls Events has had the distinct honor of being nominated as one of the top five wedding planners in Jacksonville, Fl, and surrounding areas by Folio Weekly magazine.

I remember growing up getting a new Folio edition each Friday, and I especially loved the “Best Of,” and the “Bite by Bite” editions. I would pour over them, and then ask my parents to take me to some of the different businesses nominated so I could offer my worldly teenage opinions on them!! Life is so funny, and now my business is nominated. I could not be more thankful to our brides and grooms, other wedding vendors and venues we work with and to the community for this distinct recognition of our hard work. Voting is open now, and will continue to be open until October 12, 2018.

If you would like to vote for our local small business, you can visit, and then click on “The Best of Jax.” You then just need to scroll to the wedding section, and towards the bottom of the page the ballot is listed for the Wedding Planner division. We thank you for your support, and will continue giving our couples the best service we can provide. We love being different and unique, and try to carry those idioms to each of our weddings and events.

Thank you, Jacksonville!

Uniquely yours,


From proposal to honeymoon, Diamonds and Pearls Events can help you!!

You may think wedding planners can only help you in the planning and coordination of your big day. While we 100% love our brides and grooms that use us solely for planning purposes, we wanted to let you know of some of the other services we offer.

We have helped several soon-to-be grooms plan and execute beautiful proposals, and then later after the successful proposal, have gone on to help the couple plan their weddings. We love being a part of these once in a lifetime experiences, and the time we get to spend with the couples, truly getting to know them and their personal styles. Many of them have remained friends of ours long after their weddings, and we wish them a happy anniversary every year!

A couple of other services we offer are destination wedding and honeymoon planning. We have an affiliation with the Sandals Resorts, and are able to save our couples usually over 50% off published pricing. With that said, my background comes from working in planning/design with the Walt Disney Company, so I am very comfortable in planning destination weddings. We have many brides that work with us from out of state, and we are able to use FaceTime or Skype to bring them in on important vendor meetings, when they cannot be here.

We recently planned a surprise 25th wedding anniversary trip for one of our couples at the Sandals Barbados Resort. We were so excited to receive several videos and pictures while they were on their dream trip. We were even more delighted to talk with them about the different adventures and magical times they had once they returned!

We love what we do, and want you to know that we are here for you if you’d like to talk about planning a proposal, wedding, destination wedding, vow renewal, honeymoon or anniversary trip! Please contact us for more information.

Happy planning!

Uniquely yours,

Morgan Munson


How can a wedding planner save you money??

You're newly engaged, and trying to now set a budget for your big day. The task is daunting, and you really don't know how much to budget for different services and items. Contact a wedding planner! We can help you manage your budget, and make sure you receive the very highest quality of goods and services, without blowing your bank. We can also help you move money from different categories like money set aside for the cake to the floral budget, after we move through the process of working together, and finding out what is the most important thing for you both as a couple. For some couples, the cake is the most important thing, and for others it could be the centerpieces or bouquets. We, as planners will help you manage your budget to include your preferences, and we strive to get everything done for you BELOW budget. 

 Great planners have great relationships within their local wedding community, and we work with so many different vendors to give you great perspective on what you might be able to expect with each one. Also, we often are able to negotiate with these vendors, to get you a discounted rate on a good or service. We also receive planner discounts on invitations with different companies, which we are happy to pass on to you!

As for Diamonds and Pearls Events, we never recommend a vendor that we do not 100% know does great work, or that we haven't worked with before. We have several vendors that have become like family to us, and they often give the "Diamonds and Pearls Events" discount, when we mention we have a bride interested in their services. These are all valid and important reasons to consider when thinking about hiring a planner. We truly want you to feel like guests at your own wedding, and will go the extra mile for you to help you save money and time. Let us know if we can help you and your fiance with your big day, we'd love to hear from you!!!

Uniquely yours,