Director of Special Events and Lead Wedding Planner
Jen has always approached us with a straight-forward & sensible attitude. She understands the needs of our wedding and will challenge us when appropriate to find better solutions than we would get without her. For a wedding planner who knows the right people and how to execute a wedding, pick Jen.
"Although Emily and James will share their stories with you, I can give you some backstory as to how we came to hire Jennifer. Emily and James live in Philadelphia and Emily’s dad, John, and I live in Raleigh, NC. When they became engaged, I brought up the idea of hiring a wedding planner. James was in a new job, Emily in school, and I was 350 miles away in North Carolina. I wasn’t feeling good about how planning a wedding might go. Emily and James resisted because they didn’t understand what a planner could do that “we” couldn’t do ourselves. I proposed that I would find planners, interview them, and have Emily and James talk to the “finalists”. The grudgingly agreed.
I spoke with several planners and no one came close to Jennifer. She was honest, polite and professional. We talked about the real cost of a wedding and how things would proceed if we hired her. Jennifer agreed to meet with the couple.
Jennifer stood head and shoulders above the others I interviewed. One I never spoke to as he did everything via e-mail or text. Another complained about our venue and how they did things. Still, the decision was with Emily and James.
I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Things have gone extremely well and I am excited for the wedding. We really love Jennifer! Just last week my husband asked me if after the wedding we could “keep her around to just plan stuff.” Frankly, we will miss her."
- Betsy and John
"1. What made her stand out between other planners? From my first conversation with Jennifer I knew that I could trust her to help make my vision become a reality. I spoke with 2 other potential planners but Jennifer stood out above the rest. Her confidence and energy instilled confidence in me which was exactly what I needed to help plan my wedding. I value having her by my side in the planning process. She acts as an advocate for me which is such a calming thing to have during the stressful wedding planning process!
2. Why would you recommend her to friends/family? Considering I already have recommended her to friends who are recently engaged speaks volumes to the caliber of work that Jennifer has done. We are still 4 months from our wedding date and most of the help she will provide us with is yet to come but I knew from early on that this process is smooth because of Jennifer. I feel like any questions I have she is there to answer. She is always willing to give her opinion if you want it and I know I can trust all of the advice that she gives me along the way. "