22 featured reviews
Member Since: 10/5/2013
After interviewing 7 Wedding Planners we chose Donna Putnam of Forgetmeknot Events. We chose Donna because she was experienced, organized, down to earth, easy going and approachable. Just they type of person we were looking for.
She provided us the luxury of resting assured that wedding plans and details were being generated in the appropriate time frames and kept us all on track. We were pleased with the vendors she recommended, especially our makeup artist & the photographer/videographer.
Naturally there were some bumps along the way and she was a great help with negotiations and advice.
She was also calm and reassuring the day of the wedding.
The wedding was "perfect" and everyone raved
about how beautiful it was from the church ceremony to dancing the night away at the reception.
So THANK YOU Donna! Because of you we had a great time planning this wedding.
I will recommend Donna to any Bride/family who wants to work with someone who is an expert, a good communicator and .....lovely to work with.
Member Since: 6/27/2013
As I sit here writing this review, I feel overwhelmed because I don't think it is possible to write everything I would like to say about how grateful I was to have Donna as my wedding planner! From the moment I started working with Donna, I instantly knew that she was going to be my saving grace when it came to planning this event. And, eight months of planning and one exquisite wedding later, I feel that she was that and so much more!! Donna is worth her weight in gold and I cannot say enough great things about her! Donna's organizational skills, experience, knowledge base, insight, foresight, dedication and diligence are unbeatable! She was always responsive to me when I had questions or concerns, and her attention to detail throughout the entire process was incredible. She is intelligent, quick thinking, calm, level headed, and she works under pressure with true grace and dignity; and she keeps a great sense of humor through it all! It has been the greatest pleasure (and honor) to have Donna as my wedding planner! My wedding was absolutely perfect (and that is hard to do when planning a wedding!) and I know that my special day would have never been what it was without Donna. I am so very thankful that Donna was by my side through this entire process. She made the last eight months of planning pleasant, comforting and fun and I would work with her again on another event in a heartbeat! I would highly recommend Donna and Forget Me Knot Events. She truly made my wedding day unforgettable!
Member Since: 12/12/2012
Donna with Forget Me Knot was the wedding planner for our wedding and she did an incredible job. After bad weather kept us from our outdoor ceremony, Donna sprang into action to ensure our ceremony would be just as beautiful indoors. She negotiated a new location (no wedding had ever been allowed there before) and handled all the changes. The indoor ceremony turned out better than the planned one! Donna went above and beyond what I expected from a wedding planner. She truly wants to create a memorable day customized around the bride and groom. Looking back I know our wedding would not have been as stunning with out Donna.
Member Since: 5/2/2012
Donna was great to work with. As our wedding was a destination wedding, we relied on Donna for all things vendor related and logistics (house wedding). She was professional and thought of all details. Didn't have too many worries on the day of!
Member Since: 4/13/2012
We used Donna as a day-of coordinator for our wedding. We were trying to decide if we would need a day-of coordinator, but once we met Donna we were so glad we booked her! She is very organized and really takes the time to get to know what you are wanting out of your Big Day and insure that every detail is in place. She is an expert on weddings, so we appreciated all her input on details we didn't even think about, but she also never overstepped or pushed any ideas on us. Plus her rate was by far the most reasonable rate we were quoted. If you are wavering on getting a day-of coordinator, consider that you do not want to be in charge of vendors, timing and last minute details the day of your wedding. We just handed our plans and dreams off to Donna and she took it away. In the days leading up to the wedding and especially on the day itself, It was such a relief to know she had it under control. It really allowed us to relax and just enjoy! Thanks Donna!
Member Since: 7/13/2013
Donna and her team and Forget Me Knot Events did a fantastic job from start to finish helping me plan my destination wedding. It was important to me to have regular email contact with my planner, and Donna replied timely and consistently.
She not only delivered my idea, but provided helpful suggestions on how to enhance the overall them I wanted. She was familiar with vendors in the area and coordinated them without any issues.
I would recommend Donna to any bride, and especially to those that are very particular and from out of town.
She even arranged to return my cake topper and veil while i was honeymooning in SLT the next week!
Member Since: 9/7/2013
Typically we are not one to write reviews, sometimes mean to but rarely do it. Because of the great job that Donna did at our daughter's wedding we wish we could do more than just a review. We live in Arizona so with the wedding being at lake Tahoe it was a challenge to begin with. I shudder to think about about not having Donna around to cover all of the bases and the details you don't think about during this entire process. Both Scott and Krista told us many times "Don't worry about it. We'll tell Donna and she will take care of it!" and she always did. The day of the event Donna attended to every detail along the way and because of it our daughter's day (along with ours) was special, beautiful and fun. We have one more daughter that is not married. If she does not get married in Tahoe i wish there were a way we could get Donna to take a road trip! Thank you Donna for helping to make our daughter's wedding a beautiful memory for for her and Scott.
Member Since: 7/16/2012
Donna was amazing! She was so helpful and kept everything flowing smoothly. She was willing to go above and beyond to make sure the day was perfect.
Member Since: 9/6/2013
I left most of the planning up to my wife for our wedding. I wasn't sure that we needed a wedding planner, but it turned out to be a lifesaver for my wife. With planning a wedding in a destination that was 3-4 hours away, it wasn't always easy to find vendors and get away to meet. Working with Donna was great because she was able to make recommendations for us and set up appointments for when we were in the area. I know my wife thoroughly enjoyed working with Donna throughout the planning process. If I wasn't happy with the services Donna was providing, she definitely showed why she is awesome the weekend of the wedding. She handled the variety of personalities of our vendors with grace. Her hard work helped make our wedding day great.
Member Since: 5/26/2012
I can't put into words how amazing my wedding day turned out because of Donna! Honestly, her services were the best choice and money I spent on my wedding. The planning was so much easier with her in my corner helping me find vendors and make decisions. She was very responsive, from the simplest questions to freakouts over details or bridal party issues. The day of the wedding was handled professionally and efficiently. After the wedding I kept hearing stories from my guests about how wonderful Donna was and how she handled getting rid of the ceremony site's of unwanted "guests."
Member Since: 1/24/2012
Donna and her staff were such a lifesaver for our wedding! We used her day of wedding service package. She went above and beyond on our wedding day. She brought extra chalkboard signs for all our displays and helped to minimize my stress level throughout the day. On the day of our wedding there was a mixup with the company we rented our wine glasses through and Donna made sure everything got worked out so we had wine glasses for our guests. It was comforting to know I had someone there to handle everything so I could enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. Communication with Donna was always thorough and she responded quickly. Donna was great at answering any questions we had and provided expert advice. My husband and I loved her personality and enthusiasm!
Member Since: 12/19/2012
I used Forget Me Knot Events for "day of" wedding coordination. I go SO MUCH value for my money! Donna started providing service more than a month before the wedding, making the process easier. She went out of her way to help me find less expensive options to meet our budget. The vendors she referred (florist, hair/make-up artists) also provided a great value/quality and I was extremely pleased with them, as well. Donna and her assistant, Stephanie, handled crazy relatives, last-minute venue chaos, last minute weather issues, a fainting groomsman, and all the tiny details of the day with poise, professionalism, and polish! They kept obstacles from becoming problems and saved our day!
Member Since: 7/21/2012
As a bride from out of town, I was worried about planning a wedding in Lake Tahoe. However, the minute I found Donna and Forget Me Knot's website, I knew that she and I would work well together.
From our first emails, I could tell that Donna had immense wedding planning experience. She was able to draft a budget, timeline, and detail many other requests of mine in the drop of a hat.
Throughout the year that we were engaged, my husband and I consistently threw many questions at Donna and she was not only quick to respond, but gave us many honest answers.
Finally, the day of the wedding, Donna and her assistant crafted an amazing tablescape, exactly what I wanted and had imagined in my mind. Throughout the whole experience she was extremely professional, hard-working, and fun to talk to.
We highly recommend Donna Putnam and Forget Me Knot Events.
Member Since: 12/16/2010
When we decided we wanted to get married in Tahoe, I knew we would need help. After days of searching online and sending inquiries to coordinators that I found, I received a reply from Forget Me Knot. I liked what she had to say and just had a feeling about it, so we went with it! I AM SO HAPPY THAT WE DID!!!
Donna is the ultimate PRO at this! She lead us through every step of the way. She knew all the right questions to ask to get an idea of what we liked and what our vision was and then that is exactly what we got. Any time I had a question or concern, she always had the answers. We did most of our communicating via email and Pinterest (she is willing to use any form of communication - emails worked best for me) and she always responded right away.
Donna is so sweet and fun to work with, yet knows how to maintain such a high level of professionalism. When things got a little crazy with some mix-ups during set up, she handled things so well, that we were totally unaware of it. It was only after the fact that we found out from someone else how she flew into action with her "professional bag of tools" and quick thinking.
All vendors recommended were fantastic and and with Donna at the helm, it was the most special day - even better than we had hoped for. If you have any kind of event and you want to have that special and unique touch, be sure to get in touch with Forget Me Knot Events!! We couldn't have done it without them!!!
Member Since: 11/3/2012
My first impression of Donna from Forget Me Knot Events was one that made me confident that she was the right one to help plan my wedding. She not only is like one of your best girlfriends, but she is amazingly professional and competent in her field. I can't say enough good things about Donna's services as a wedding planner and would highly recommend her. She transformed an old Fish Hatchery building from the 1930's into a magical, elegant, romantic, and woodsy-autumn affair.
Member Since: 8/8/2009
Donna was a godsend for us... My daughters wedding venue closed two months prior to her wedding... This obviously put us all in a panic and desperately trying to figure out what to do and where to begin . ... Donna made this devasting change from one facility to the other with such ease and LOTS of humor !!! It was amazing to see how through all of this chaos and emotions, Donna was able to tie our vision together and definately just let the bride shine and let me as the mother of the bride just relax and kept me laughing as she attended to the finer, small details to pull the day together just as we both had envisioned. This also gave me the opportunity to spend some very precious time with my daughter on the day of her wedding !!
Member Since: 10/25/2012
I dreamt all my life like most little girls do of the perfect wedding day. The fact that it took until I was 47 years old made it even more of a fairy tale come true. The fairy tale was quickly becoming a nightmare with two huge families with polar opposite views wanting to “help” with the planning. I wanted a small destination wedding with immediate family and closest friends which was quickly spiraling out of control . This wedding would not have happened how I wanted it without Forget Me Knot Events. Donna quickly came in and took charge of finding the perfect venue (Edgewood/Tahoe) that was elegant, could hold all our guests yet was possible on a budget. We had many more issues to deal with – flowers, officiate, rehearsal dinner, logistics for a destination wedding, and most of all “the dress”. Donna has a unique ability to put the bride’s wishes first but find compromise with all the strong opinions that were involved. She was also able to find many money saving ideas but still keep the elegance of the affair. For example, Donna saved lots of money on flowers by using the votives that the Edgewood/Tahoe provided free of charge. We were able to combine votives with rose petals rather than having to buy a centerpiece for each table. She called and pre-screened all the venues prior to our visit which saved time since we out of town. She also handled room blocks for all the out of town guest that had very different tastes and budgets. I wanted roses for my bouquet which is the most expensive flower. Donna found a way to have roses mixed with other flowers and beautiful touches like beading and satin ribbon to keep the cost reasonable. My biggest issue by far was my dress which got ruined during the alterations. Donna was able to find fabric that was a perfect match and make it prettier than it was in the first place. The photographer she helped me choose was extremely reasonable and made me look like a princess even though I was more than double the age of the average first time bride. Donna has a unique talent of being able to manage everyone in a diplomatic fashion, has uniquely creative ideas that can stretch any budget, yet still make the affair compete with the royal wedding in terms of elegance.
Member Since: 4/17/2011
Donna was amazing to work with! She is friendly, fun and easy to get along with. She listened to what my "wedding day vision" was and made it come to life. She even brought in some of her own props to add to the decor which was absolutely stunning!!! We were so happy we hired Donna and her team to be apart of our special day. We couldn't have been happier with her services! :)
Member Since: 1/11/2012
After finally realizing I didn't want to do all of the set-up the day of my wedding, I did some research and came across Donna Putnam with Forget Me Knot Events and her day-of-coordination services. Throughout the whole planning process Donna was very in touch with my vision and even created a pinterest page dedicated to our wedding before we knew the other was on pinterest. After seeing that she had pinned many of the same pictures I had, I knew we were on the same page and Donna was going to be perfect. Donna is extremely well organized and her timelines and worksheets give you a complete overview of your day so there are no questions about what you will be getting. Even when our venue changed some details at the last minute Donna swooped in and saved the day with her car full of tricks. She did an amazing job with set-up and take-down allowing my husband and I to be in the moment and enjoy our day. I highly recommend Donna and if we ever do a vow renewal Donna will be there too!
Member Since: 9/25/2012
We interviewed several wedding coordinators and knew we had found the right one when we met with Donna Putnam: kind, calm and businesslike – yet fun. It’s always nice to find out you made the right choice, and in this case, we made the perfect choice! Donna was a creative whiz in making the event beautiful and memorable, always sensitive to the opinions of my daughter and me (and sometimes others!) and offering just the right sensibility in making the myriad of decisions that need to be finalized in a timely manner.
Donna looked at photos and inspirations that my daughter included in her vision and then offered many more splendid ideas of her own. She created a wedding tabletop display evening during which we were able to set up different concepts and compare them using a combination of materials that she had and that we brought. The blue toile table skirts, coral overlays and burlap runners topped with beribboned votives, mason jars lined with book pages with heart cutouts and LED lights and LOVE signs on stands were just beautiful and exactly what my daughter envisioned.
Donna had innumerable other ideas, from creating a graceful flow of guests throughout the event (such as offering lemonade and iced tea on decorated tables as guests arrived with country-themed signage and chalk boards guiding them to the backyard) to organizational details and logistics with timelines and checklists that she developed to keep us on track. These lists kept me relatively sane during the final weeks before the wedding when the mother of the bride can lose sleep over what has been forgotten. With Donna, the answer is: nothing.
Finally, on the long-awaited day, Donna and her staff of two hard-working women took over every last detail, setting up the welcoming area and coordinating with the other vendors (many of whom she helped us choose) to make sure we were on track. She assisted with the ceremony (from helping to plan the order of events, music and readings to lining up everyone in the right order – very important!), valet parking so guests wouldn’t be forced to hike through our hilly neighborhood, music, food and beverage service and so much more. Donna is the ideal combination of artistic orchestra leader and chief operating officer to have made this special day as spectacular as the bride and groom could dream and as organized and within budget as any parent could hope!
Specialists in Unforgettable Events
Forget Me Knot Events, Ltd. are specialists in creating unforgettable events for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events, fundraisers, and just plain fun throughout Reno, NV and the Tahoe area. We can turn your event dreams into an unforgettable and affordable reality.
- Price Range: $$$
- Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Wedding Day Coordination
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013