How to plan a multicultural wedding

Tips from Marilyn Ambra featured in the segment:

  • Celebrate your engagement, then hire your planner

  • Establish a budget range with your planner before commiting to anything

  • Create a wants & needs list of what's important

  • Personalize the day and bring in some of your favorite elements

  • Thank guests for sharing your most important day
For tips on how to plan a multicultural wedding, you can read the article by Jessica Yadegaran/Bay Area News Group at

About Marilyn Ambra:

A native San Franciscan, Marilyn inherited her innate warmth and love of people from her mother, a true Southern lady, who taught her the sound principles of Southern hospitality at an early age.

With over 17 years of professional wedding and event planning experience, Marilyn developed her talents creating, planning, and managing performing arts and fund-raising galas, gallery openings, publicity and corporate events, and weddings and parties of all sizes. Her diverse background and event planning skills enable her and her team to create truly unique weddings and events for clients.

Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants, Inc. grew organically as past clients, colleagues, and professional contacts called on her to assist with their events. Marilyn provides professional event planning services for weddings, parties, corporate functions, bar/bat mitzvahs and just about any other social occasion.

Using her insight and expert knowledge of wedding planning, wedding day execution and most importantly - the details - Marilyn's events are created with a unique signature reflecting the couple or host's personality.

She's personally worked with over 250 brides & grooms. Her own wedding was featured in the book Your Vintage Wedding: Unique Ideas & Inspirations for Today's Bride, Harper Collins. She is widely sought after for her advice on event styling and wedding planning savvy.

Marilyn is masterful at relating to her clients and fulfilling their needs and wants. She believes her ability to establish a personal relationship is the key to creating a successful event.

She manages the outcome of events with even calm. No request is too small, and her clients' visions are beautifully executed.

She knows that each client's event is an important part of their life story and honors that by taking the utmost care to convey their wishes, visions, and desires into every element of the event, from the planning style she uses to the aesthetic elements throughout. Her invaluable experience on how events function behind the scenes, combined with a comprehensive understanding of the many nuances involved in planning an exquisite wedding or memorable special event, is apparent in her work and happy clients, past and present.

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