One of the best parts of being a wedding planner that may be overlooked is the relationships we form with our clients. The wedding planning process can be lengthy and require many hours spent together. It’s no wonder so many of our clients feel like family in the end! We love reading wedding reviews from our clients; it always feels good to know that we had a hand in making so many wedding days unforgettable. Caroline and Jason recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary and took a moment to reflect on our role in their special day. Here’s what Caroline had to say:
“We have been married for a year & our anniversary incited discussions about the joy of our wedding weekend. We can attribute a lot of this joy to Shawn Schindler Events- with these experts in control, we were able to fully enjoy our wedding & allow them to handle the details! Shawn’s team enables you/your family to be completely immersed in the moment, without worrying about any of the ‘behind the scenes’ execution. This alone made her services worth every penny- the wedding goes by in the blink of an eye & it was so imperative to us that we spend each of those minutes with our guests, not vendors. Shawn had a special gift for transforming the many designs, pictures, & concepts we presented her into a unified, executable vision. Her team assisted with the Rehearsal Dinner as well & guaranteed that all wedding weekend activities, from start to finish, went off without a hitch (or at least unknown to us). We decided to work with Shawn as a Full Service Client & adored planning with her during our engagement. Her recommendations saved us tremendous amounts of time, yet when it came time for a final decision she always encouraged us to go with the selection we were most comfortable with & supported that decision fully (i.e. listening to our style, suggesting a narrowed down list of photographers that best aligned with those preferences, accompanying us to meetings, prompting questions we may not have thought to ask & helping us gain all the info needed to make the best decision). Shawn is very respected amongst wedding vendors; being introduced as her client immediately excited others to work with us. In addition to her experience, she is an incredibly genuine person with a wonderful heart. By teaming up with her you can ensure you will have a positive experience full of laughter & fun! We consider her a friend that we feel blessed to know! We are thankful she came into our lives for such a joyous occasion & credit her with helping our wedding dream come true!”
Reading reviews like that definitely give our job meaning! Look how cute Caroline and Jason were before their ceremony. Choosing to see each other the first time during the ceremony can be very special!
What makes our job even better is that we not only get to know our couples, but their families as well. We love knowing that Ann, Caroline’s mother, had such a positive experience working with us.
“It’s been said that people come into your life for a reason and sometimes they change it for the better. That was surely the case for us when we were fortunate enough to meet Shawn. She is uniquely gifted with the ability to bring a sense of calm and control to any situation. Her sweet smile put us at ease when we first met as she immediately gave us the feeling that we were talking with an old friend. Her outstanding reputation and numerous accolades proceeded our meeting and she exceeded all of our expectations. Her many years of experience have given her extensive knowledge of vendors in the area which proved to be a big time saver for us. We trusted her experience and had complete confidence in her advice. We worked with Shawn for more than a year and we knew our vision for the wedding day would become reality due to her masterful orchestration. During the process she scheduled and attended meetings with us with all vendors. The day of the wedding she managed the transportation services; functionality of the ceremony ; entertainment during cocktail hour; band for the reception; delivery & set up of tables, chairs, linens, food service & florals; facilitated arrangements for requested personal touches during the ceremony & reception; served as liaison with the reception venue; and along with her fabulous team, managed any issues that presented with 400 guests. We were so thankful for many extra and unexpected things she did for us. As the mother of the bride I was able to approach the year of planning and the weekend of the wedding as a time of making many happy memories with my daughter, knowing that Shawn was taking care of all the details. She is the consummate professional who can be trusted to manage any situation in the best possible way. We appreciated her professionalism, competence, experience, initiative, and sound judgment. However, the most remarkable thing about her is the genuine joy she shares with you for this most cherished occasion.”
It is always nice to be able step away from the planning for a moment and read about the impact Shawn Schindler Events has had on so many couples. Caroline and Jason’s wedding was a day we will never forget!
Written by Kirsti Zickefoose