We love LOVE.
At Make it Mariko, our goal is to create magical, meaningful, and unforgettable moments for you, your family, and loved ones.
Make it Mariko started wedding planning in 2014 when our Founder Gina planned her own wedding! We love planning non-traditional, community-minded, engaging weddings filled with good music, good vibes, and magical, meaningful moments weaved throughout the day.
With every event we plan, our family grows. Join us!
Wedding Planning: The Make it Mariko Way
wedding planning is a family affair.
What if i want to bring my own vendors?
We know everyone has friends and connections, and we want to make sure your day is personal and meaningful to you. We also know sometimes friends will volunteer to help in order to help save you money, which is great! We allow clients to swap out vendors from our list, as long as you source and vet them yourself, and as long as they’re fully insured and play nice with others 🙂
Or you can also book a Custom Curated Wedding Package and we will customize every piece of the wedding and every vendor for you!
What We Value
“People Over Pinterest Photos”
While many planners focus on simply creating Pinterest-worthy photos, we focus on creating the moments that can’t be captured with a photo. Moments that make you feel, make you cry, make you laugh, give you perspective on life. These are the memories that will stay with you for life and that your guests will never forget. (Don’t worry, we’ll create those Pinterest-worthy photos too.)
We love non-traditional weddings where you create your own traditions as a couple, LGBT, and POC weddings!
Wedding Planning Packages
We do not offer Month of / Day of Coordination packages.
Already found your venue but need someone to help with your top 3 vendors (normally for us that is Rentals, Caterer, DJ)? Let us help you put the finishing touches on your wedding day and run things on your big day.
FULL SERVICE PLANNING
You name it, we plan it, from start to finish with our amazing Make it Mariko Wedding Squad. We’ll make sure your wedding reflects your vision, with tons of creative touches your guests will appreciate.
Package ranges between $10-15K (depending on how long we plan with you, and if you need venue sourcing or not).
Make it Mariko is simply the best. We had been planning our wedding with Gina for nearly two years when COVID struck. Undeterred, we decided to move forward and get married. It was only because of the excellent work of Gina and her team at Make it Mariko that we were able to pull off a beautiful wedding. She even had to source venues, officiants, photographers, and florists for us at the last minute as other vendors backed out two weeks before the date. We simply could not have done it without her! She is calm, cool, and able to pull off spectacular events under pressure. We had a live-streamed ceremony with a drive-thru reception and we could not be happier! “Thank God for Gina and her team at Make it Mariko” is all we have to say!
We highly recommend booking Gina to help with your wedding! We chose Gina as our day-of coordinator after seeing her work first hand at a friend’s wedding. Prior to our wedding, she was flexible and responsive in coordinating our vendors and helping to perfect our timeline. She offered great suggestions based on past experience which we really valued, since my husband and I chose to plan our own wedding and haven’t been a part of any other weddings yet.
Day-of, she worked behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly and seamlessly. She asked helpful questions about things we forgot to communicate (for example, we forgot to share that our florist needed the flower vases back, so thank goodness she checked when she saw guests eyeing the flowers!). Overall, Gina was very on top of everything and fabulous to work with.
Gina and Make it Mariko did an incredible job coordinating our wedding! We are still reliving all of the amazing moments and we will continue to do so for years to come. We were in such capable hands, and I’m glad we picked Make it Mariko for our special day. Gina is hyper-organized, has a take-charge attitude, and we were able to simply enjoy ourselves, knowing that she would take care of everything. We could not have asked for a better event planner!
Gina Mariko is a proven professional that has planned great events from 50 to 3000. Always extremely organized and always has a smile.