Weddings by Karine Brighten Events

Photo by: Dustin Cantrell


Packages offered


  • Full Wedding Planning

  • Partial Planning

  • Month-of Coordination

  • Consultation by the hour


Karine Brighten has been coordinating weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area for 6 years and knows what it takes to have a memorable and stress-free wedding. She specializes in East Bay Weddings and has coordinated weddings at the Brazilian Room, UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Panoramic Hills, Berkeley City Club, and more.

What we can do for you

  • Recommend vendors that we have personally worked with, trust, and love
  • Be part of the vendor decision making process (this is usually the most overwhelming part because there are so many options and we will help you by identifying the pros and cons of each)
  • Help you save money (weddings can be really expensive but there are always ways to stay on budget and save)
  • Create a day-of timeline which is an essential tool for the vendors
  • Orchestrate your rehearsal (rehearsal are great because they make the couple and everyone else involved feel more at ease)
  • Answer all your questions
  • and much more!

What clients are saying about Karine Brighten

“Karine did a solid job with our wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her from the initial meeting through the hand-off and the on-site execution. She was professional, upbeat and helpful. A lot of the Bay Area wedding planners charge exorbitant fees but Karine’s pricing was fair and she delivered quality work. She’s an overall pleasure to work with and has an upbeat personality. Weddings are not an easy business but she seems to truly love her work. I would recommend Karine to anyone looking for a solid event planner or for your wedding month-of services.”

“Karine was a fantastic month-of planner for my wedding in Berkeley in October 2010. It would be really easy to go on and on about Karine’s easy disposition, organization, listening skills, and willingness to work with even the most difficult vendors. Those things are all true and they make Karine fantastic. She even went nose-to-nose with venue managers who had veered from contract, and she offered to bring in her own vendors when one of ours failed to respond to a series of messages. There’s a tremendous amount of value-add right there!”

You can read more reviews here


We understand that the wedding planning can be an overwhelming process.  Here is an outline that describes how we work.


Complimentary No Obligation Consultation – in person or on the phone (30 minutes)

In order for us to create a custom quote for you, we need to discuss the event details (such as location, needs, number of guests, timing, vision, and budget, etc.). This is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to ask questions that will help you determine if we are a good fit. We believe that having an initial face-to-face meeting will put you truly at ease and give you full confidence that you and your event are in good hands!

Custom Quote

After our meeting  you will receive a custom quote based on your needs and budget


Wedding Planning Agreement

Once you decide which package you would like, we will email you the agreement. A 50% non-refundable payment will be needed to save the date along with the signature page. The remainder of the balance will be due 14 days prior to your wedding.

Event Summary Template

We will email you a detailed Event Summary template for you to fill out and we will review it during the our first planning meeting.


Contact us to schedule your consultation!