Kind words from fellow industry colleagues, clients and industry media outlets.
Every wedding is done to perfection that they don't even seem real.
Working with Thomas is the best decision you could ever make. You get what you pay for and it is worth every penny for the experience he delivers to his clients. He is the consummate professional and it is an absolute joy to work with him, as he is upbeat, calm no matter the situation, and insures there are no details left undone. Every wedding is done to perfection that they don't even seem real. I cannot convey enough how much you should work with Thomas, it's honestly a choice you will thank yourself for every day.
Without him I honestly don't think I'd have a wedding, let alone one as beautiful as what we had.
I don't even know where to start, Thomas is the most amazing wedding planner/person I've ever encountered! Without him I honestly don't think I'd have a wedding, let alone one as beautiful as what we had. Not only does he have the most wonderful taste/vision, he is also a truly wonderful companion throughout the whole process. I leaned on him and he never once faltered. I owe him so much for making my life so much easier and for providing my husband and I such an amazing experience on the most important day of our lives. Thomas is a great listener and really knows how to make your vision come to life. I would recommend him to everyone I know, even if they're not getting married (he does all sorts of occasions). He has become a dear friend to us especially after all we went through together, and I will always cherish him and everything he did for me.
... we can honestly say that his services are worth every single dollar spent.
Thomas Bui definitely has a craft for planning beautiful and amazing weddings, ensuring all the pieces align for your special day. While he is by no means, inexpensive, we can honestly say that his services are worth every single dollar spent--which is the primary reason why we flew him all the way out from San Diego to plan an entire wedding weekend for us in Carmel Valley, CA.
Thomas, alongside his team of amazing assistants pulled off our special wedding weekend, without a hitch, ensuring every small detail fell into place so that we didn't have to worry about a thing! From the day his team touched down in Northern California, they ensured us that we didn't have to worry about a thing! Talk about a full service package!
In addition, his creative insight into the latest and greatest wedding trends were also noteworthy, helping us create and design the wedding of our dreams. If you haven't seen a Thomas Bui Lifestyle wedding, I encourage you to check it out! His style and design are cutting edge and out of this world. We will never forget our special weekend, mostly in part due to the help of Thomas and his fearless event execution.
Thomas was able to create my exact wedding vision, clarifying ideas to vendors when my words got lost in translation via numerous email communications.
Having worked in the wedding planning industry in the past, I really did not think I would need a planner when it came time for my own wedding. Plus, with my mother's help, we had all of our vendors booked within the first two months of being engaged, with over a year to spare until the actual wedding! However, since we were planning the wedding from 3,000 miles away, we figured it would be beneficial to have someone "on the ground" in San Diego. That is when my mother and I found Thomas Bui. Despite my 1 1/2 year engagement, Thomas made it feel like my wedding was his #1 priority--even over others whose weddings were sooner than mine. He promptly responded to emails (any time of day or night) and would return missed phone calls within a matter of minutes.
Most importantly, Thomas was able to create my exact wedding vision, clarifying ideas to vendors when my words got lost in translation via numerous email communications. The downside of hiring vendors so early on in the process was that we had a few issues with some of our vendors. However, without missing a beat, Thomas was there to put out the fire and make things perfect. It is very valuable to hire someone who has such strong connections with high-end vendors in the area! He is an incredible listener, and helps keep you on track if the process of making decisions overwhelms you. His attention to detail is unmatched by anyone else in the business, and he truly perfects every single aspect...even down to the welcome bag gift tags!
This level of detail also comes in handy for the "day-of" timeline. Thomas and his brilliant team made sure everyone was on schedule, but did it in such a way that it still felt very relaxed and not rushed. As with any wedding, there was a small glitch beyond anyone's control, but he and his team handled the situation with such grace and discretion, not a single wedding guest knew about it.
Beyond his taste level and professionalism, Thomas and I now share a wonderful friendship that continues to extend far beyond my wedding day. If you are looking to hire a wedding planner with exquisite taste, an eye for detail and design, a person who exudes warmth in his personality making him incredibly easy to work with, then Thomas Bui is the person for you. He truly made my wedding into a fairytale, and created a perfect day that I will never forget.
He was always two steps ahead of us, and thought of EVERYTHING.
I honestly cannot recommend Thomas Bui enough. We found him through our venue on a list of recommended coordinators, and his work stood out by a mile. We were so excited to have found a coordinator who’s work looked so impeccable, and who was in our budget range. We were also extremely lucky he was able to work with us.
Thomas was so responsive, attentive, and patient with us the whole process. He consistently, and immediately responded to any email, or call, or text we sent. He was always two steps ahead of us, and thought of EVERYTHING. We never had to worry if anything was done yet, because we knew he had everything under control. It was such a relief to have total and complete faith in him as a professional.
He knows everyone. Thomas’s wealth of contacts in the industry was such a blessing. He seems to literally know everyone personally, and everyone loves him. My friend and I were looking at a venue for a bridal shower, and we met with the catering manager- who didn’t know Thomas was our planner- and he recommended him! By saying; “I know you’re only looking for shower venues right now- but if you need a wedding coordinator still, call Thomas Bui- he’s the best in the business!” We were like- “yeah. We know!!” This kept happening. EVERYONE loves Thomas, and because of this- everyone wants to help! He was able to recommend THE BEST vendors for us. He got to know us, and was able to recommend the best people to match our tastes and styles. Also, with this- he’s always on your side, and is trying to get the best for YOU!
We never felt like his attention was divided. We really felt like we were an important client, and even though our budget wasn’t huge- he made us feel like first-class clientele. I know Thomas works with upper-crust society, and we were treated with total respect, and attention the whole time. He was always on our side, and was willing to help us out every step of the way. Thomas doesn’t take on more weddings than he can at once- to make sure he gives everyone his total attention, and this was VERY clear.
His taste is impeccable. He has seen everything, and has the best eye, but is also totally adaptable to your personal taste. He entirely took on board our vision, and knew exactly what we were talking about. I had a very specific aesthetic I wanted to achieve, and most wedding coordinators I spoke with didn’t even understand, or want to throw us into a “packaged” kind of wedding. Thomas understood what we wanted, and payed EXTREME attention to detail to make sure it was exactly what we liked- and not someone else’s vision.
His team is amazing. His day-of team was friendly, warm, kind, and tireless. We felt so well-taken care of! They were just lovely people, and made the day so easy for us.
Your wedding day only happens once- and you’re going to want to be able to not worry about the details, and just have fun. I was so calm the whole process because I knew I could trust everything being in Thomas’s capable hands. I cannot praise him as highly as he deserves. If you’re looking for a kind, sweet, professional, responsive, attention and detail-oriented coordinator- please work with Thomas! You 100% will be happy. He’s the best investment we made!!
The weddings that Thomas produces continue to be the highlight for our readers.
Publisher, Editor-In-Chief, Inside Weddings
His events are stunning, timeless and elegant. Thomas has a stellar reputation in the wedding and events industry.
I have been a fan of Thomas since he posted his first event on PartySlate! His events are stunning, timeless and elegant. Thomas has a stellar reputation in the wedding and events industry. His experienced team brings both skilled planning and event design to his clients.
Julie Roth Novak
Co-Founder & CEO of Partyslate
The name Thomas Bui is synomous with luxury event planning and design in San Diego
Founder & CEO, Carats & Cake
His eye for design is unmatched...
Working with Thomas is a refreshing breath of fresh air. The quintessentially professional, Thomas, always has his details in order, which makes our job as the floral designer so much more enjoyable and gives us more time to makes things beautiful. His eye for design is unmatched and simply put, he is fun to be around, which is exactly what a person wants on their wedding day.
Owner and Lead Designer, Blush Botanicals
I have experienced firsthand his innate capacity to think originally and his unrestraint generosity.
Thomas shares his perspective, energy, and myriad of ideas with both clients and vendors to further the positive outcome of every event he leads. As a peer in the event industry working alongside him for nearly a decade, I know that Thomas has an authenticity that is disarming, a contagious smile that can't be resisted, and a sense of loyalty that runs deep. I have experienced firsthand his innate capacity to think originally and his unrestraint generosity.
Owner and Designer, Adorations Botanical Artistry
... Thomas listened and made the impossible happen.
My husband and I cannot thank Thomas enough for our perfect wedding!
We had a lot of ideas and late changes, but Thomas listened and made the impossible happen. We had so much fun planning with him.
On our wedding day, everyone was commenting on how amazing stress-free I was and that’s because we knew Tom has got it all under control. Tom is worth it- and THANK YOU FOR THE BEST WEDDING EVER!!
... and our actual wedding exceeded all of my wishes as a young boy
To Thomas and the whole TBL crew! We wanted to say thank you, again, from the bottom of our hearts for making the wedding of our dreams a reality! I've personally been dreaming of my wedding day since I was a little boy, but this weekend proved that I didn't dream big enough. I never imagined just how beautiful it could have been -- and our actual wedding exceeded all of my wishes as a young boy. THANK YOU ALL for creating the best day of our lives! We love you so much for everything that you do!
Thomas has endless ideas, but knows how to narrow down the priorities to fit within budget.
We hired Thomas Bui for my mom's 60th birthday celebration. We have always admired Thomas' work as native San Diegans. It has always been a dream of my mom's to hire Thomas, so we were very excited to work with him and Thomas and his team exceeded all of our expectations.
We told him a brief idea of what we were thinking for the party and he took it to a new level. His knowledge of the industry and vast experience is unmatched. He has incredible relationships with the best, most reliable vendors, so the entire process from planning to the actual party was efficient and seamless. Thomas coordinated the invites, a dance floor on the pool, gourmet appetizers and dinner, a band, rentals, hair and makeup and much more. The day of the party was relaxing and stress-free thanks to his meticulous planning.
Thomas and his team are friendly, outgoing and easy to be around. We always looked forward to our meetings with them prior to the event. Thomas has endless ideas, but knows how to narrow down the priorities to fit within budget. We will absolutely be hiring Thomas again. If you want to throw a first class party, Thomas is for you.