About Beginning Bliss

Lorraine Manawil

Your wedding is one of the most important and memorable days in your life. It is full of love, happiness and joy for you and your guests. From invitations to favors, every detail of your wedding needs to meet your heart’s desire.

Beginning Bliss is a full service wedding and event planning company that offers a variety of services. Lorraine Manawil is the owner and lead coordinator of Beginning Bliss. Allow Lorraine to take care of all the details of your special day. Lorraine can dive in and plan your event from start to finish or coordinate on the day of your wedding. Lorraine has meeting, corporate event and wedding planning experience and is a Certified Wedding Planner through the Wedding Planning Institute.

Lorraine was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated Santa Clara University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and started her career working for a construction company. It was there that she realized her passion. One of her first tasks on the job was to assist with planning the company’s annual holiday party and instantly she was hooked on planning events. Soon after, her coworker became engaged and enlisted Lorraine’s help in planning her wedding. That’s when Lorraine knew that weddings were exactly what she wanted to do. She quickly made herself available to all of her recently engaged friends and in 2009 became a Certified Wedding Planner through the Wedding Planning Institute. Lorraine’s attention to detail and desire to please others makes her unstoppable in planning the perfect event for every couple.

A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.

Dean Stanley

Our Services

From finding a venue and making a budget to setting out favors and managing vendors on your wedding day, Beginning Bliss is here for all of your wedding planning needs.


If you’re recently engaged and don’t know where to start this package is for you. If you want to plan your own wedding but really need a push in the right direction Beginning Bliss can help you create a budget, figure out your perfect wedding vision, and provide you with checklists and timelines all to help make the planning process easier.

Day of Coordination

Have you got the wedding planning under control and just want someone there the day of your wedding to make sure all that work you have put in becomes a reality? Beginning Bliss’ day of package is for you. You’ve spent countless hours making sure everything is perfect, now it’s time to hand over the reins to a professional who can keep your wedding day stress free.

Extended Day of Coordination

You have your perfect venue, and know your colors, theme and style, now you need the vendors to match. Beginning Bliss offers an extended day of coordination offering you vendor recommendations as well as multiple vendor meetings, all in addition to everything you get in the regular day of coordination package.

Complete Planning

Are you too busy to deal with all of the details of your wedding but still want an amazing day that meets your dreams? Beginning Bliss’ complete planning package is for you. Let Beginning Bliss do all the hard work of finding vendors and planning your day while still allowing you to have the final say, it is your wedding after all.

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Day of Coordination

Extended Day of Coordination

Complete Planning

Free Initial Consultation
Budget advice
Vendor recommendations  
Assisting with color scheme, theme and style  
Provide Information to obtain a marriage license  
Prepare a timeline, schedule and checklists  
Provide wedding day timeline to vendors  
Ongoing consultations and advice  
Contact contracted vendors to verify services  
Site Visit to complete floor plan and reception details  
Organize and run wedding rehearsal  
Serve as main point of contact for vendors on wedding day  
Manage vendor and décor setup at ceremony and reception sites  
Facilitate wedding ceremony  
Coordinate entertainment and all announcements during reception  
Ensure payment of vendor tips and balances  
Coordinate cleanup at end of wedding  
Multiple, in person, vendor meetings to assist in decision making    
Selection and booking of ceremony and reception venue      
Assist with the design, arranging, printing and mailing out of the invitations      
Keep track of vendor payment schedule      
Assist with preparation of seating list and place cards      

A la carte Services

If you’re planning your own wedding but need an extra helping hand this package is for you. Beginning Bliss can help you with the certain aspects of your wedding where you are stuck. Whether it’s a vendor recommendation or someone to put together favors or making the timeline for your special day, Beginning Bliss is here for you.

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Wedding Photo Galleries

With planning experience for a variety of wedding styles and cultures, Beginning Bliss has the skills, knowledge and understanding to make every event a memorable one. Here are a few examples of weddings Beginning Bliss has coordinated.


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Contact Us

phone: (650) 245-9091

Proudly helping couples in the San Francisco Bay Area