Table numbers for your dinner reception may be as unique as you are.
Formal numbered cards or flowery artwork may not be your style, and we can assist you in creating your one of kind table numbers.

Design, Planning and Coordination of your Special Day is what we do best.

Events Extraordinaire Wedding, Party and Event Planning has years of experience to make your day special and stress-free.

Choosing your perfect wedding venue  Barn Wedding
 Choosing your wedding venue is the first decision you will make when planning your wedding.  You will do this, then choose your wedding date based on availability of the venue.

Weddings may be held inside your own church, in the back yard of your home, or at a variety of different locations.

In the Sonora area there are many options for outdoor weddings, and Events Extraordinaire can assist you locating the perfect location for your wedding.  We can connect you with a venue that matches your personality and budget.  Whether you choose an historic barn chapel, a vineyard, a cabin in the pines, near the pool of a luxury home or in the garden of your very own home, we can assist you in transforming the location into your very own special wedding location. 
We love weddings and are happy to help.  Let us know if we can help you find the perfect wedding venue, and help you in planning a beautiful and stress-free day.  We are here to help!  Vineyard Wedding  Garden Wedding  Wedding in the pines  Apple Ranch Wedding  Winery Wedding Luxury Home Wedding

Sonora Wedding Planning

Wedding planning is our specialty, and we can assist you in making your special, one of a kind day, just as you dreamed, and practically stress-free, too.  With years of experience we are the planning and coordination service you need.  

Visit our website and view the comments from our clients on the Testimonials page of the site, or read the reviews on Yelp and Wedding Wire.  We love weddings and work hard to make your day perfect!

Events Extraordinaire can provide coordination services to all locations, and can help with the planning as little or as much as needed.  We specialize in Eco-Friendly event planning, too, so we can assist you in making your day wonderful and kinder to the environment.

Contact us if you need assistance with your wedding, or other special event.  #SonoraEvents

Comments From Our Couples 

Hearing from our couples and their families warms my heart.

I love knowing that we have helped them with the Best Day of their lives, and love keeping in touch with them after the wedding. 

We have made wonderful friends with couples and have enjoyed watching their continued adventures and watching their families grow, in some cases.

Thank you to all that have allowed us to be a part of your special day, and thank you for sharing your messages with me.
We love assisting you with the design of your perfect day, but we are also here to bring all of the plans together, and will work 
with your team to ensure your day is the dream day you imagined.  

With years of experience, 
we will make your day perfect, and stress-free.  
The letters we have received from previous couple's and their families show that we are an experienced, friendly, helpful, organized, patient, flexible, and hardworking team, and we will make your day wonderful.

Things to Remember

Things to Remember
As you prepare for your wedding day you will begin to make lists, of the many things you will want to remember or things you must do. These lists will assist you in ensuring that you haven't forgotten anything important, and will help ease your mind as the date of your wedding gets closer.

Some things you will want to add to your "To Do" list include:

*Choosing your wedding venue and signing the venue contract. Read the contract details before signing.
*Sending out Save The Date notices to your family and friends
*Consider purchasing Wedding Cancellation Insurance to protect yourself should an emergency occur and your wedding is postponed or cancelled.  
*Dress shopping for you and your wedding party
*Choosing and signing contracts for all of your wedding vendors.
       *Be sure to contract with your planner, caterer, DJ and photographer early as their calendars fill early.
       *Read reviews on all vendors before signing contracts or paying deposits.
       *Hire wedding vendors that carry their own liability insurance
*Finalize your theme and colors, and begin collecting the special items that will make your event uniquely yours, such as guest book, cake knife, cake topper, toasting flutes, table numbers, welcome signs, favors, programs and seating chart.
      *Remember you do not need to have all of these items - these are simply suggestions. 
*You will want to meet with a florist, your planner, or an artistic friend to design your dinner table centerpieces, and ceremony area decor.
     *You must remember to verify that candles are allowed at your venue should you choose to use candles.  Many locations do no allow real candles, or allow candles only if enclosed in glass.
     *Review all details with florist before signing contract. Confirm details on returning of florist containers, and breakage fees.
*Talk to your caterer or local bakers for dessert ideas, and sign contracts promptly.
     *Ensure your contract indicates your wedding date, and a complete description of the cake and the delivery instructions for the cake. Confirm details on return of cake stands if used.
*Create your beverage menu and determine if bar staff will be needed.
     *Many caterers can provide staff for your bar if requested.
     *Verify the property regulations regarding alcohol. Some venues do not allow outside alcohol.
*Create a timeline for your wedding day.
    *Allow sufficient time for photos after the ceremony, but consider the comfort of your guests.
    *Adhere to the venue's noise requirements, and be certain to end music at the time required.
         *Your wedding planner will assist you with this, and will forward the timeline to your other vendors.
*Arrange for your set up and clean up staff.
     *Your planner may be able to assist you with this, or the venue may provide this service.  Be clear with what the venue requires, and with the time available for your use at the venue.
     *Provide snacks and beverages to your set up and clean up staff.
*Determine your rental needs for the ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner-dancing reception
     *Your planner or venue may assist you with this.
*Assign a family member or friend to store your wedding gifts after the ceremony, and/or reception.
     *Your planner may assist you with this.
*Assign a family member or friend to finalize set up immediately before the ceremony and reception.
     *Gift table, pre-ceremony beverages, favors, programs, fans, lighting of candles, etc... at ceremony area, and to close up the area after the ceremony and photos.
     *Guest book, seating chart, favors display, any outdoor table decor, card box, reception area, and to close up the area at the end of the reception.
*Purchase liability insurance as required by the venue or wedding vendors.
*Consider the comfort of your guests and make arrangements as needed
     *Is there sufficient shade from the sun, or protection from rain?
     *Is there sufficient seating available?
     *Is the venue handicapped accessible?
     *Are there adequate rest rooms available?
     *Is there adequate lighting in the parking areas?
     *Will your guests have sufficient food and beverages while you are taking photos?
     *Do you have heaters or air conditioners available for use if needed?
*Advise your caterer if you are providing Vendor Dinners when you submit your final guest count
*Follow up with all vendors 3 weeks before the wedding, confirm the timelines, and finalize the equipment that is provided by the vendor, and what you are expected to provide.
     *Your planner may send vendors the timelines and answer these last minute details.
Keep all of your contracts, insurance policies, samples, idea photos, menus, vendor contact numbers and these lists together in a folder, and keep the folder in a safe location.  You will want to take the folder with you to appointments with your planner or venue for quick reference.

It can feel overwhelming to make these numerous decisions, and to keep everything organized,but making the decisions early allows you to release the responsibility to the experts.  Choose vendors with good reputations, vendors who have previously worked at your venue, and vendors that work well with the other vendors on your team.  Knowing you have a Dream Team will help you to relax and enjoy the planning process and the wedding weekend.  Your planner can assist you in making contact with the best vendors in your venue area.

Events Extraordinaire specializes in design and coordination and we are happy to help you connect with the best team available. We receive no commissions or referral fees from vendors and make suggestions based on matching you with the style you desire and your budget, along with the customer service we have observed from the wedding vendors in the past.
Events Extraordinaire will assist you in creating your timelines, vendor task details, your set up To Do Lists, your ceremony chart, floor plans, linen and other rental orders, and will provide a communication link between your wedding day vendors.  We assist you in the many details that help to make the day run smoothly, and help make the day as stress-free as possible.

Keep your lists nearby, but give us a call if we can be of assistance.

Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors at an Events Extraordinaire wedding.
Wedding Favors are a little gift you give your guests as a reminder of your wedding day.

Small live plants are a great way to have guests remember your special day, especially when the plants are easy to care for, such as these mini-succulent plants.  

It's helpful to provide small bags or boxes so the plants don't spill in the cars on their way home.
Making a cupcake display more special was a breeze by adding some layers of lights and drapery. 
The draperies were strung with heavy string, and attached to the wall with tacks.
Easy and attractive. 
Events Extraordinaire is happy to help you in making your birthday or other special day festive and fun.

Special utensils for your special day

Personalized Forks
We personalized these forks easily, with some metal stamps and a hammer.  
The forks were purchased at a local vintage store, and will wonderfully for the couple's cake cutting ceremony.

Personally I think it looks cute that the lettering isn't perfect.   Give it a try!
Check with us if you'd like additional design ideas for your wedding or special event.
Events Extraordinaire is happy to help!

Personalized Signs for Your Special Day

Specialty Signs

Having special, one of a kind signs made for your wedding is easy with local print-shops and online craft companies, such as Etsy.  Events Extraordinaire can assist you in designing signs, and help you display them for the maximum impact.
Make your day one of a kind, with personalized signs and other items such as programs, fans and favors. 
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One of a kind wedding venue in California

Chapel at The Union Hill Inn, Sonora
The Union Hill Inn in Sonora is a one of a kind wedding and event venue.  The chapel shown above is one of the many lovely locations at the property.  Contact Events Extraordinaire if you would like additional information on the venue.

Spring Showers Bring Wedding Fun

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Don't let a bit of Spring rain dampen your spirits.  Embrace the showers with clear or colorful umbrellas, unusual and fun boots, 
and be sure to capture a dance in the rain. 
So many unique photo opportunities open up with rainy weather.  
And be sure to capture the rainbow at the end of the rain.
We can assist you in locating items such as tents that will make your day perfect, and take care of the details so you can enjoy this special day.

Keep up with what's new at Events Extraordinaire
Did you know you can follow us on Facebook?  Photos and tips are shared often, so take a look, and follow us.  You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram.  Look for us at #SonoraEvents

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We look forward to helping you design your dream day, and will take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy your day.

Simply Beautiful

Simply Beautiful
Wedding decor need not be flowery or over-sized.  As shown in this recent wedding photo, candle light and gold chargers were all that was needed to create a charmingly beautiful wedding reception.
We can help you design a decor that highlights your style and compliments the style of your venue.
Events Extraordinaire is here to make your planning and design fun and stress-free.  We can help you
create a wedding and reception that is as unique as you are.

Happy New Year

Events Extraordinaire - Sonora, CA

What a year we have had, full of fun and special days. It was a pleasure working with the couples and their families, and we will cherish the memories of their weddings.  We look forward to the new year, to having a chance to know our new couples more, and to making their dream weddings a reality.

Please contact Events Extraordinaire if you'd like to talk about your upcoming event. We are happy to help design a day that is unique, and will work hard to make your day perfect and stress-free.

 Happy New Year to all!

Tuolumne County Wedding - Perfect by Design

Beautiful Design Made Perfect with Details
Creativity and attention to detail will help to make your wedding or special event One of a Kind.
The flicker of candles, and the use of family heirlooms, such as the cake knife shown in this photo, will make your wedding day memorable and personal.
We can assist you in creating a day that is uniquely yours and help to make the planning less stressful.
 Tuolumne County Wedding Design

Tuolumne County Wedding and Event Planning

Union Hill Inn, Sonora, California

Events Extraordinaire Wedding and Event Planning Services has been helping with weddings at the Union Hill Inn in Sonora, California since 2003.  
Congratulations, Union Hill Inn on your continued success.  Congratulations, too, to the many happy couples married at this beautiful location.

Events Extraordinaire can assist you in creating a beautiful and memorable wedding.

Cake Service Just Got Personal

After seeing a sample of Stamped cake serving ware, we decided to give it a try, and here is the result.  We used a recycled cake server, and we think the finished product looks pretty good.
As one of our couples, you are welcome to use any of our sets, or we may be able to assist you in creating a one of a kind set, using your own pieces.
Events Extraordinaire can assist you in designing a wedding that is personalized.  Designing is one of our specialties, and we look forward to working with you.

Making your Wedding Personal with Crafting
Creating one of a kind wedding and special event decorations is easier with the help of local or mail order craft supply stores such as Michaels, Joanne's Fabrics or web sites such as:
Visit your local craft stores or craft fairs for items that will say, This is My Wedding.
Your wedding planner can assist you in designing pieces or a theme that will be uniquely your style.

Many Happy Memories

Events Extraordinaire Wedding and Event Planning
Each wedding and party is special to us, and we love what we do.  It has been a pleasure to assist you with your special event, and we truly look forward to helping with the weddings and special occasions to come.

We can help you with as little or as much as you need.  Whether you need help from the beginning, or whether you have everything planned and just need 
assistance with day of coordinating, we are happy to help.

Rustic and Romantic Wedding and Event Venues

Union Hill Inn, Sonora, California
If you are looking for a rustic and romantic location for holding your wedding or special event you can call your local wedding and event planner, and they can help you find the perfect location for your special day.
Many areas have hidden gems, such as the location shown in this photo, and your planner can help you find the venue of your dreams.
Events Extraordinaire is familiar with locations in Tuolumne and Calavares Counties.  We can also assist you in connecting with the other specialty wedding and event vendors you will need to create your perfect day.

Not Your Ordinary Seating Charts

 A simple chart on an easel can work effectively at letting your guests know where they should be seated, but with a little extra time and imagination you can turn your seating chart into a wedding your guests will remember.
We can assist you in creating a seating chart that will set your wedding apart from others.  
Events Extraordinaire can help make the wedding of your dreams a reality.

Touches of home

The family's collection of vintage blue canning jars became the theme of this April wedding.  The family even had special blue cookies made in the shape of canning jars.  It was a special touch, and was a great way to highlight something unique from their family.
What special touch from home could you use?
Events Extraordinaire can assist you in making your special day personal and memorable.

Capturing Special Moments

Capturing those fun and special moments from your wedding is easier than ever, 
especially with most people carrying their cameras or their phones with cameras.
Sharing these photos can be made easier by setting up an Instagram or Twitter account and create your personal "#".  Place signs around your reception, and encourage your guests to take pictures and share them with you.
Some wedding couples are leaving notes on the tables requesting guests "to capture the following events", and place things on the list such as 
Cake Cutting, Dad & Bride Dance, And Pictures of Everyone at your Table.
Viewing photos on line can be fun for everyone, and making a special book
of your day is easy and the books can be shared.
Ask your wedding planner for additional information on photo sharing.

Cute Baby Shower Display

Here is an example on how gifts can be displayed at a baby shower.
Everyone enjoys seeing the sweet, tiny outfits, so before the party hang a clothesline inside the party room, and assign someone to hang the clothes as you open the gifts.
Be sure to attach the cards to the outfits so you can remember who gave you what,
This idea allows guests to see the gifts, plus it adds a cute decoration to the room.
Ask your party planner for additional ideas for making your party fun and unique.
We can assist you in making the party stress-free and fun-filled.

Special and Unique Weddings and Receptions

Your special day is made unique by adding personal touches.  
Fresh fruit, live grape vines, handmade hearts, homemade jelly, beeswax candles, 
are just a few examples of personalization.
Creative lighting also makes an impact, as demonstrated with the 
overhead lighting and candles.
Color can also set your special day apart from others, as you see with the 
brown, green, red and lavender table settings.
As your planner, we can assist you create an event that is personally yours.
Wedding and Event Planning is our specialty, and we are always happy to help.

Beautiful Backyard Wedding

This gorgeous reception was held at home.  Creating a special location at your home is possible with some imagination, and some work.  Stringing extra lighting and renting the dining furniture, together with the gorgeous centerpieces, floral arrangements and linens created a breathtaking reception area.Events Extraordinaire can assist you in designing and executing the transformation.Give us a call, we are always happy to help with any of your wedding or event planning.

It's not too early to start planning your special day

Though it may be a year or more away, it's not too early to start with the major portion of your planning decisions. Your wedding event specialists and locations book up early, so make those appointments and sign your contracts as early as possible. Start your planning with a location, and be open to a few dates, as many locations are booked a year or more in advance. Be flexible, if possible, and check into mid-week discounts.
Once your date and location are booked, contact your photographer, musicians or D.J.'s and caterers as soon as possible. Good wedding vendors also book up early, so don't hesitate to make those contacts early.
When choosing your wedding colors, it is suggested that you take a look at wedding attendant clothing shops for a glimpse of what colors are available for your wedding party. You can save a great deal of money if you find clothing that is available at shops, rather than needing to have clothing custom made. Since not all colors are available at all times in retail stores, you can avoid the frustration of choosing a color that may no longer be available by checking out the bridal salons in advance of making your final color decisions.
Start the planning process now, and save yourself a lot of stress later. Contact your wedding planner for ideas on decorations, favors, invitations, clothing, locations, wedding services specialists and more.

Mixing Old With New

Your wedding or special event becomes One Of a Kind with tiny touches and details, mixing together Old and New items.

Pictured at the right, you will see the table displays a collection of old books and canning jars, used in a creative way. The bride made the table numbers with embroidery hoops, and the needlework was time consuming, but worth the effort.  

Embracing the personality of your event venue, and gathering together items that are special to you, together with items you may need to rent, your event will be special and One of a Kind.

Contact us for design ideas. We are happy to assist you in creating the special day of your dreams.  Events Extraordinaire Wedding and Event Planning.

Personalize your wedding or special event

With a little imagination you can make your wedding special by adding personal touches to your decor and favors. The wedding pictured was a wonderful example of making the day "Their Own" with stories on the table decorations, and the S'mores as their favor.
The entire day was filled with items special to the bride and groom.
How did you meet? What do you and that special someone like to do together? Where have you traveled together? What is the hobby or vocation that you two share?  Think about your common interests or memories, and share them with your guests at your wedding.
Ask your wedding planner for suggestions.  We can assist you in making your day special and personal.

Make parties at home special.

It's easy to make every party special, even when it's held at your own home.

Renting extra tables and chairs, and linens, dishes & utensils, if needed, help make everyone comfortable, and take the party from fun to fantastic.

Choose your theme, take a look at things you may already have around the house and garden, check out the local discount stores, and bring your dream to life.  Make every occasion an event to remember!

Going Green Not Just a Trend

In 2008 it seemed like everywhere I looked I found Green "this and that". Green was "The Word" of 2008, and everyone was on the bandwagon encouraging a newer and Greener way of thinking - on every subject under the sun - from cleaning products to automobiles. It is my hope that Thinking Green was not a trend, but the beginning of a new way of life. Greener choices in all aspects of our lives are available, and it is important to make the effort to "Go Green" whenever possible.
Earth friendly Party Planning options are one way to make a change towards Going Green. Consider how each decision you make in your party planning process affects the environment, and consider using a more environmentally friendly alternative.
We at Events Extraordinaire can assist you with incorporating greener options, and with locating eco friendly products.
Each of us making small steps towards a greener lifestyle can make a big difference.
Check out our Greener Events page at, or visit our Eco Friendly Event Blog at:
Contact us for more information, and have fun planning your next Green Event!

Here to help you plan your next party

Wanted to remind you that Events Extraordinaire is here to help you make your next party or event fun and nearly stress-free! We can help you with as little or as much as you need, from the early planning stages to the final clean up.
We are always happy to help, so give us a call or visit our web site. There is never an obligation to hire us, maybe you just need help finding the perfect florist or D.J. - Call! We are happy to be of assistance.
Additionally, we are , Green Event Planning Specialists so ask about ways you can make your parties or events spectacular while being kinder to the environment.
We look forward to hearing from you, and to helping you make your next party a success.
Contact us at 209-352-0429 or online at

Seasonal Party Planning

The long, lazy days of summer are drawing to a close, and it's time to turn our thoughts to the colorful and cozy fall themes. Gather together fruits and vegetables from your garden (or local Farmers Market), add orange, gold and red mums and scatter around your dinner table to create a warm autumn feel. Draping burlap or gauze can also create a fun fall feeling.
Think outside the box, and bring the outdoors in! Tin buckets and baskets can make perfect containers for your flower arrangements and food service. Let your imagination soar!
Enjoy the cooler weather, and embrace your fall parties.
Contact Events Extraordinaire for additional ideas or assistance.
Note we have a new phone number, and we are always happy to help.

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Every party can be special!

There is always a reason to celebrate! Getting together with family and friends is always fun, whether it's a birthday, another special occasion, or just a spur of the moment BBQ. Making the party memorable is easy with a few little touches of creativity.

Add a little fun to the event with some unexpected details, such as colorful linens, unusual food combinations, theme inspired dishware and utensils, or creative decorations. A few sea shells placed on the buffet table help set the mood at your tropical themed party, and football shaped snack bowls can add a little fun to your next Super Bowl party. Stacking books in various levels and directions, and then placing candles and food platers on top, can be just the little touch needed to perk up your next book group party.

Having a gathering for your family and friends is always an opportunity for making memories, so take a few minutes to surprise your guests with a few little fun details, and don't forget to keep the camera handy. And also remember that sometimes the best party touches are simply pictures displayed from your last gathering. Whatever you choose, have fun and let your imagination run wild.

Give us a call if you'd like to make your next get together special and less stressful. Events Extraordinaire can help make your next party fun and easy.