Jenn & Pat's Wedding
~ September 8, 2012 ~
"I am an event planner in Chicago, IL - I grew up in Elk Rapids, MI and knew I wanted to get married up North. Having been in the business for five years I knew I would handle all the pre-planning but recognized the importance of having someone talented, experienced and easy to work with as my day-of coordinator. Events to Remember was recommended to me by a former colleague and WOW- did I get lucky. Maddie and Kat from Events to Remember were absolutely fantastic. To this day I boast, Maddie and Kat were the best money I spent on this wedding. Nothing can give you more peace of mind on your wedding day than having these two on your team. Everything went smoothly, I am sure there were last minute changes and adjustments made that Maddie and Kat handled onsite but I never knew any of it- my day was flawless thanks to these two wonderful ladies. Throughout the evening it seemed as though everything happened by magic, but being a planner I know that standing quietly in the wings were the ladies of Events to Remember quietly directing vendors, staff and accommodating guest requests. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Events to Remember, hiring them was truly the best decision I made while planning my wedding."
Jenn Granahan, Bride
Scavenger Hunt for Autism
I met Kat & Madie 6 months before I hoped to pull off a brand new fundraising event in Traverse City. I came to them with an idea, and said, "Can you help me make this a reality?" The answer was, "We'd love to!" And they most certainly did. Kat & Madie were instrumental in the planning stages of the Scavenger Hunt for Autism event, bringing to the table skills the rest of our committee did not have —event planning experience.
Their attention to detail and ability to deliver what they promised, was more than I could have hoped for. From the homemade cookies in the shape of a puzzle piece to the organization and presentation of our prize table, Madie's creativity was amazing. I knew I could count on Kat to stay calm and manage any last minute hiccups; like an overwhelming number of late registrations, and a food vendor who didn't deliver. The team from Events to Remember handled it all with class and a sense of humor.
Thanks to the efforts of a very dedicated team our first event drew over 330 people and raised more than $14,000 for children with Autism. I'm so glad to have met Kat & Madie and look forward to working with them to grow our event for years to come.
Brandy Wheeler, Traverse Traveler Scavenger Hunt for Autism
Client Appreciation Party & Open House
~ September 23, 2012 ~
“My Client Appreciation Party was a complete success and would not have happened without you. The timing of the party fell during an extremely busy time for me, between work and my vacation. Knowing that you were at the helm, steering the course, expertly, let me focus my energies elsewhere. What a joy the party was, only because you finessed every detail, from invitations, to catering, to color coordination, to the ice cream buffet. I will certainly call upon your services in the future for business and personal event planning needs. I cannot thank you enough!”
Lou Anne Ford, Associate Broker – Century 21 Northland
Becca & Ryan’s Wedding
~ September 1, 2012 ~
“Madie and her staff at Events to Remember did an amazing job at my wedding Sept 1, 2012. I had done most of the planning done (since I got engaged June 22, 2011) but wasn’t sure how to pull it off on the day of the wedding and I didn’t want to be lighting candles, telling caterers where to go, arranging accommodations with the photo booth people, cake and cupcake caterers, 2 photographers … on and on and on. She has a bag of “help/last minute” items which she also keeps with her from safety pins to whatever might be needed last minute which were when I determined that I needed safety pins to raise the front edge of my dress an inch or two to prevent tripping while walking down the aisle. The ceremony aisle was about 500 feet from where everyone for the wedding was going to be coming out of the house – she helped signal music changes and assured that everyone walked out of the house and down the aisle when they were supposed to. After the ceremony, the wedding party was also going to be taking photos for 40 min and we wanted our guests to enjoy appetizers and our signature cocktail blackberry grapefruit mojito in a ball jar while we were away. Everyone loved the chicken lettuce wraps, burger sliders, bruchetta, cheese and bread platter, Rueben eggrolls, veggie tray with assorted dips etc… while she made sure that everyone was comfortable socializing and listening to the jazz trio before the reception started and we returned from photos. After cocktail hour she and her staff led everyone to the tent in the back and helped arrange the wedding party for introductions, dinner and dancing. She also attended our rehearsal and helped finish setting up the tent (which was totally all from her big heart) and also even got a friend of hers to loan a golf cart for the wedding day. It was a huge help getting some of the guests back and forth from the reception to the parking area or for running errands around the site. Maddie stayed until many of our guests were heading home and asked if there was anything else she could do. She and her staff worked very hard to pull off our wedding. We had 163 guests, 13 caterers, 2 bartenders, 5 piece band with additional musicians, a photo booth, fingerprint guest tree, photo booth guest book, chocolate fountains (milk, white, dark chocolates) cupcake table with small cake for cutting, 10 high top tables for cocktail hour whose table cloths kept blowing around (which she fixed perfectly), place cards to be set up, candles to be lit in the tent and in the reception area (including those surrounding a pond)… on and on. I couldn’t have had the wedding of my dreams without their hard work and we pulled it off for a beautiful memorable night. She also kept hold of the checks that had to be distributed to the various vendors and made sure that all payments were taken care of by the end of the night.”
Becca Hennessy, Bride
Alisha & Ben’s Wedding
~ July 28, 2012 ~
“As a pretty organized bride, I was unsure about the need for a ‘day of’ wedding coordinator. However, I was referred to Events to Remember and am so glad they were involved with my wedding! Both Madeline and Kat were amazingly friendly (I’d have hired them just for the moral support!) and also helpful, well prepared and able to make fantastic executive situations when called for. There were a few inevitable ’emergencies’ (the shuttle driver didn’t show up) and oversights (forgetting boutonniere pins) that I know of – and likely a few I don’t – that they handled with grace and a smile. I trusted them completely and was well rewarded…it would have been fun having them involved right from the start of planning. Highly, highly recommend.”
Alisha Davidson, Bride