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 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 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
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)