I worked with Rachael for around 17 months. Her enthusiasm and drive throughout the whole process was extraordinary. Rachael helped with the entire process from finding a location, flowers, rentals, cake, wedding day setup and more. She would schedule appointments with vendors and attended every meeting that she could, which made it so much easier on me. She was able to offer her expertise and knew the exact vision we wanted for our wedding day. She even made the backdrop for our ceremony, which was gorgeous! Rachael and her assistant were a true blessing on our wedding day. They were able to set up at our venue and make sure that everything was in its place, while we were able to focus on getting ready for the best day of our lives. Rachael is very well organized and is always so quick to respond, which is oddly hard to find with most vendors. She was able to keep track of our budget, vendor contact information and much more. She created a timeline that helped to make sure we were staying on schedule before our big day. I know that without Happily Ever Events, our wedding day wouldn't have gone as perfectly as it did. I can't say enough good things or thank Rachael and her assistant enough for all the amazing work they put into our wedding.
- Rachel + Dylan
What to say about the day-of-coordinator that had the most patience in the world. I notoriously over-plan, over-think, and act a little neurotically. Rachael patiently dealt with the massive quantity of spreadsheets, word docs, long conversations, even more excel workbooks with even more spreadsheets, and small panic attacks. She used her impeccable judgment on the day-of to recreate my sentimental and deep (yet ethereal and light), moody and spiritual (yet non-religious and joyous), and literary wedding. She is a warrior for your vision, champion for your details, and amazing communicator for your benefit. There is no better option if you care as much as I do about every single, last, small, miniscule detail.
- Hanna + Brian
Where do I even begin?! We hired Rachael right after our engagement around 18 months ago. Rather quickly I learned that this would be the smartest decision I made for planning a wedding. She was available at all hours, and I know the closer we got to the wedding I was bombarding her with texts and emails but she always responded promptly and was always excited to help! Towards the beginning of planning, Rae handled scheduling almost all of our vendor meetings and shared a preferred list of vendors that were out of this world. Any little thing I needed help with she would jump right in and take over. The day of the wedding I was a nervous wreck, but every decoration and thing I had brought was in the perfect spot just like I had imagined. She truly brought my vision to life! At the end of the night she stayed behind and packed everything up and helped load up our cars with my parents. My dad still talks about how hard she worked and always had a smile on her face though. Do yourself a favor and hire Rae. You have no idea how badly you need someone like her until you're neck deep in planning. She will make your life so much easier I promise, and its just the icing on the cake that she's literally the nicest person ever. I've already had a few vendors reach out to me and request her info for their brides because they thought she was such a breathe of fresh air to work with. I'm forever grateful for her!
- Stephanie + Adam
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Rachael from Happily Ever Events. Rachael was our day-of planner, but we met with her a couple times prior and she was so helpful in the planning process. On the day of, she set all of our centerpieces based on broad descriptions of what we wanted and she nailed it! She also decorated our ceremony arbor with bulk flowers we had provided from our florist. Her coordination with all of our other vendors was also a tremendous help, and helped everything run smoothly. Rachael went above and beyond to help make our wedding perfect! I highly recommend her wedding planning services to all!
- Makayla + Paul
I don't know what I would have done without Rachael & Alex!! They were AMAZING!!! We hired them for our wedding in June 2017 for day of coordinators, but they did so much more!!! Rachael was the "go to" person for the day for all the vendors and handled everything very calmly and professionally. They helped tremendously with set up, flow of the day, keeping things moving and helping clean up!! Without them I would have been at the venue all day setting up the decorations! They were simply the best and so sweet!! We absolute loved them and cannot rave about them enough!!
- Haleigh + Matt
I CANNOT explain how amazing Rachel was on our wedding day! I felt like she could read my mind on things that needed to be done! Rachel helped make our day so perfect and made it to where I could relax and have full confidence she would get the job done!
- Emily + Zach
Where should I start? Rachael is AMAZING. Throughout the course of working with her, Rachael has gone above and beyond to make our day as special as it was. We initially hired her as just a day of coordinator, but due to her quality of work, attention to detail, and amazing organization we decided to hire her as our wedding planner as well. We were faced with a flip at our venue, and we were told it was going to be a difficult task, but Rachael and her staff ensured us it would go smoothly and timely, and it did! Rachael was completely professional and organized, and she made our day absolutely perfect in every single way. But on a more personal level, Rachael is kind, considerate, reassuring, optimistic, and truly believes in the vision you wish for your big day. My wedding was the best day of my life, and Rachael made it so. I would recommend her ten times over to anyone.
- Emily + Joe
I was down to about the last month before my wedding, I had planned evey little detail. Until I started thinking about how I could possibly get everything set up the day of my wedding. The venue I booked requires you to set up the day of and tear down that night. So I started to stress, I didn’t want to put all the pressure on myself or anyone involved in my wedding, so I reached out to Rachel. She informed me that she did decorating services and I was instantly SOLD! She was literally a lifesaver, we had a few family members help her out and she was able to take my vision and create the wedding of my dreams. Everything was even better than I’d ever imagined, it was literally perfect. I can’t thank Rachel enough for all of her hard work in making my wedding an absolute Pinterest dream!!!
- Emilee + Evan
I am incredibly grateful Rachael and Happily Ever Events served as our wedding day coordinators. In my first conversation with Rachael, I knew she was a genuine and kind person who loved weddings! As a bride, I tried to surround myself with vendors who put me at ease and she did just that. We met ~7 months before the wedding to discuss design and the overall wedding day, and that meeting was incredibly helpful for the planning process. Rachael was also so attentive and responsive for any questions I had until the wedding day. She is a support for the bride from day one, attending on-site meetings and the rehearsal. Rachael and Brooke perfectly executed my wedding day vision. I was worried I went overboard with set-up directions, but they handled it with ease. Their decoration for the reception was impeccable. When I saw the venue for the first time, it was truly a breathtaking moment! I knew the "operations" of the wedding day were in great hands and there was nothing I worried about that day. Rachael and her team are a great choice for your wedding day and planning!
- Maria + Ross
Rachael was amazing!!! She went above and beyond as our Day of Coordinator. Always responded back to all my emails so quickly, no matter how small the question. Wedding planning is stressful, but I had zero stress on our wedding day all thanks to Rachael and her assistant. Rachael made sure she knew exactly what my vision was ahead of time, coordinated with all the vendors, and ensured everything went smoothly. If we needed anything during the day, she took care of it or found the answer. My Groom, everyone in my bridal party, and my mom all commented on how great she was!
-Jennifer + Kevin
We started working with Rachael about 18 months before our wedding using her full service planning package. I was living out of state at the time, but Rachael was so wonderful at communicating with us it didn't matter that we had not yet met in person! From the beginning, she was fabulous at sharing her insight to vendors that would meet our needs as well as helping bring our vision to life. I showed Rachael a few pictures of what we wanted our tables to look like and she knew just who to call to get it done. Rachael was extremely friendly, responsive, and on top of her game, we were blown away! I cannot count the number of times that I changed my mind about something and all I had to do was send Rachael a quick email or text and she gladly helped facilitate the change. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, people kept asking if I was nervous, but I wasn't because I knew that we could count on Rachael and that everything would go as planned (and it did!!). I had several friends at the wedding compliment the flow of the ceremony and reception and how much fun they had, and we owe it all to Rachael. My husband and I continue saying to each other that Rachael was the absolute best decision about the planning process and we are so grateful that we had her from the beginning. We established such a great connection with Rachael and would recommend her to anyone that wants to plan a wedding without hesitation. We are honestly going to miss her!! She was the absolute BEST!
-Meredith + Dave
Rachael was so great. I only needed "day-of" help to just take a little weight off my shoulders while I am busy getting ready and taking photos. She was available for questions all throughout the process, like who and what do I tip? What is a good reception timeline of events? She even kept the ring bearers distracted for a moment during the ceremony. Rachael knew what she was doing and what she was talking about. Would recommend her over and over to anyone that needs the weight lifted off their own shoulders on their wedding day or the months leading up to it.
-Andrea + Tyler
Rachael was my day-of wedding coordinator and she was PHENOMENAL!! She talked with all of my vendors, created a day-of timeline, set-up, tore down, and literally made sure every single detail of our day went perfect and was perfectly set up. She also helped make sure we stayed on our schedule and that everything went smoothly. 10/10 would recommend!! We loved her!
-Halee + Grant
Hiring Rachael was one of the best decisions I made while planning my wedding. I can't say enough good things about her! She was my day-of coordinator, but she made herself totally available to me from the day that I booked her. I texted her on many occasions before the wedding to ask her random questions, and she always got back to me immediately with all the answers I needed. She had tons of great ideas for me, and I trusted that she always was giving me her honest feedback. She came to my rehearsal and figured out all of the details with my officiant--I didn't have to worry about anything! On the morning of the wedding, she showed up and immediately started putting out little fires. She was busy the whole time we were getting ready to make sure everything was in order, but still checked in with me often to make sure I didn't need anything. While we were taking pictures after the ceremony, my hair started falling down, and she magically appeared with bobby pins right on cue and fixed me right up. Rachael is lovely and so pleasant to work with. She is exactly what anyone would hope to have in a wedding planner!!
-Haley + Josh
We utilized Rachael (and Alex) as day of coordinators and as MOB I am so grateful that we did. They were great to work with and ensured that the entire day went off smoothly - from setup, to the actual wedding ceremony, to the reception. Highly recommend!
- Tracey (MOB)
Rachael was so awesome! She and her staff were easy to work with, knowledgeable, with great attention to detail. She made the day so much easier and allowed my daughter and I to enjoy the day without having to worry about anything. A true professional!
- Shelley (MOB)
If I could give Rachael and Happily Ever Events 10 more stars I would!!!! We hired Rachael back in 2019 to help with bringing our wedding vision to life. However, partially into planning COVID came and threw a wrench in our plans, making us postpone our big wedding reception that we had been planning. My husband and I still got married last year but decided to wait to use Rachael until we had our big reception this year. Our ceremony last year was beautiful, but the whole weekend I was stressed out, worried about setting up, decorating, making sure we were running on time, etc. I was trying to do everything AND get married. But this year was completely different and I credit that a1000% to Rachael. Several of my family members said “you seem so relaxed compared to last year” and I was. My husband and I were able to sit back and actually enjoy our vow renewal and reception. There was some sort of crisis with the caterer and my husband brought it up to Rachael and Rachael took care of it right away. That sounds like a very vague example--but it’s because my husband and I truly do not know the details because Rachael fixed it and we didn’t have to give it a second thought--it was just taken care of. Just not having to worry about every single detail really matters on a day that can already be stressful. I honestly could go on and on about Rachael and the true difference she makes in the wedding planning process and the day of your wedding. Coming from someone who has planned two weddings one without a wedding planner and one with--you will not be disappointed when you use her. She was by far THE best wedding vendor we had and we had some pretty amazing people that we worked with. Best money my husband and I spent on the wedding.
-Maria & Oliver
Happily Ever Events did an excellent job working with my son and, now daughter-in-law, planning their wedding. Rachael was easy to work with, extremely professional and organized. Not only did she respond quickly to every email and question immediately, she was able to take the vision the bride and groom had for their wedding day and turn that into a reality. Her knowledge of vendors including florists, caterers, bands, etc. is extensive, and she always recommended the perfect vendor for whatever was needed. She is patient, calming, and on top of every single detail to make your big day perfect. And, having Rachael as the wedding planner made the planning so fun and less stressful for the bride and groom and parents. One of the biggest benefits was that Rachael had everything so well-organized and planned; we all had a timeline so the parents, bride and groom, and bridal party had the luxury of not being stressed on the wedding day because we were all so confident that Rachael was in charge and had every detail covered. We knew that we did not have to worry about a thing and could simply relax and enjoy every single minute of the beautiful day and gorgeous wedding. There is no doubt in my mind that I would highly recommend Rachael for your big day. She really is the BEST!
Rachael and Alex were an amazing addition to our wedding. They handled all of the details on the day of the wedding and ensured we had a magical day that went off without a glitch. They helped my parents plan a surprise for us during the reception and it was flawlessly executed. We had such a fun time and didn't have to worry about a thing because we knew these two ladies had everything under control. They are the best of the best!
- Ileana + Rich
Rachael was absolutely AMAZING! I don’t even know where to begin. She acted as a decorator, a planner, a resource guide, and a friend! I had many questions and she promptly answered every single one of them. She reassured me when I statted to worry about little things, she set up everything beautifully at our venue, kept everyone on schedule, and she even packed up the catered food for us after dinner! I can honestly say that hiring her was the best decision I made for our wedding. Thank you so much Rachael!
- Stephanie + Steven
Rachael and her staff were top notch for my daughters wedding. They went above and beyond in making sure everything pulled off without a hitch. Rachaels’s professional yet friendly demeanor made for a very peaceful wedding day. She even did the alter arrangements, table decorations and sweetheart table decorations - and they all turned out perfectly. I highly recommend Rachael!
- Elizabeth M. (MOB)
Rachael was great to work with as our day-of coordinator! We got along so well and she gave some much needed advice throughout the wedding planning. She was also so easy to communicate with! Both our rehearsal, ceremony, and reception ran smoothly because of her help. She had never done a wedding at our venue before, but you would have never known that with how well she handled everything!
- Samantha + Clayton
We hired Rachael as our day-of-coordinator at the beginning of 2020, not knowing what the next two years would have in store for us! We initially had an April 2021 wedding date which we had to postpone to March of 2022. Throughout the entire process Rachael was so flexible, professional, kind and willing to work with us. Hiring Rachael as our coordinator really gave us the peace of mind we wanted to have on our wedding day. We were able to show up on the day of the wedding and truly be present with our friends and family while we got ready in the bride and groom suites, knowing that Rachael and her assistant Carly were there ensuring that everything was being set up and organized perfectly. Having them there was truly one of the best decisions we made throughout the wedding planning process. From helping us with our day of timeline, coordinating our rehearsal the night before, handling all vendor tips on the day of and so much more. Rachael was so easy to work with and I can honestly say I was fully relaxed on my wedding day and I know it was because I knew she was there. I would 100% recommend booking this team for your big day!
-Andrea & Sean