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Reviewed On 10/16/2022 by Abby L
Sara was the best decision we made when planning our wedding! We selected her "three months out" package, but she always made herself available to answer my questions and provide recommendations right from the start. Sara recommended almost all...
of the vendors we ended up hiring, and they were all likewise outstanding. She was always honest with us about how to find cost savings that our guests would actually appreciate, like swapping little gifts that everyone always ends up leaving on the table with Cape Cod chips and water bottles for the bus ride back. Sara is the perfect balance of extremely experienced, supportive and straightforward. She gets stuff done! It wasn't until the day after our wedding that I realized our linen and glassware delivery was hours late, and that Sara was sprinting back and forth with piles of tablecloths to make sure everything was ready on time (and helped get some of our money back for the mess up!) When my bustle ripped on the dance floor, Sara had her sewing kit handy and fixed it no time. She helped make our wedding day so perfect, and we couldn't have done it without her. Every Massachusetts bride should hire Sara!
Reviewed On 11/09/2021 by Nicole L
You know what you need to have the best wedding ever? Your partner...and Sara.
She was (hands down) the best money we spent at our wedding. At 3 months out from the day, Sara took over all vendor communication, began planning, firming up last...
minute details, and most importantly...made me feel like we were going to have the best day ever!
Sara was super organized and very attentive prior to the wedding. She responded super promptly over email and text and never made me feel as though any question I asked was silly (and, I'm sure there were some silly concerns). On our wedding day, Sara made sure everything went smoothly!
We had our wedding in June 2021 in Boston, MA at a venue Sara hadn't handled before...and the day was....perfect! She helped us make (what felt like...) 587 COVID wedding plans, and helped us execute the day exactly how we saw it! She also helped me when I broke my bustle on the dance floor!
Sara is the best vendor we hired! She's was literally my best friend that day. When the wedding was over, I was sad for many reasons...but also because I couldn't talk to Sara daily anymore!
Whatever you do for your wedding...hire her! If it's a cost issue, cut around flowers or stationary - find. a. way. to. hire. her.
I promise, aside from choosing your partner, it'll be the best decision you make for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 7/21/2021 by Emily C
I couldn't be more grateful and thankful that we hired Sara at Candlewood events for our wedding. Right from the start, Sara impressed us with her knowledge and professionalism. Most importantly, her positive attitude was contagious and made us...
all feel at ease throughout the whole process. She is incredibly proactive, responsive, and will do whatever it takes to get the job done flawlessly (no matter what challenges may come along). On my actual wedding day, it could not have rained harder, but Sara's quick pivoting and direction made it seem like a non-issue. She had everything planned perfectly down to the tiniest detail. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful everything was. We could not have had a better experience, and would recommend her to anyone planning an event, large or small!
Reviewed On 12/31/2019 by Karin F
A few weeks into planning our wedding, my husband and I realized we needed help. We got great advice from friends and had a general notion of what we wanted, but we had no real idea where to start with vendors and how to make sure our families ...
felt really included in the planning process. Thankfully, our wedding location, Thompson Island, had a few recommendations for wedding planners they'd seen couples use in the past. That's how we found out about Sara McIntosh at Candlewood Events. We spoke to several other wedding planners before her, and we are glad we held out. Sara proved crucial for streamlining the many different decisions we had to make, connecting us with quality vendors, helping us turn our sometimes zany and nontraditional ideas into reality, and fielding questions and concerns from our family along the way. All this meant that by the day of the wedding, we were able to be fully present and not worry about any of the logistics. She was also super prepared day-of to troubleshoot last minute issues, like when my maid of honor had difficulty bustling my dress and when the venue itself had technical difficulties. Our wedding was totally joyful and ran smoothly in huge part because of Sara's help!
Reviewed On 4/15/2019 by Jaylene C
I was on the fence about hiring a coordinator to help with my wedding since I felt I was very organized. I had interviewed a few people and nothing was really clicking. Then I was recommended to talk to Sara from Candlewood Events. Instantly it...
felt different - with everyone else I had interviewed I felt they could handle whatever I asked of them but with Sara she was thinking of things she could do before I had even thought of it. I knew right away I could trust her to make sure my wedding ran exactly as I had planned. She fit in seamlessly into the final months of preparation. I never felt rushed in our meetings and it was so great to have someone to "offload" all the details to so I could free my brain up to focus on other things. The week of the wedding we had death in the family and at the last minute we were not sure if some guests were going to be able to make it. As it turns out people were flying in for the funeral so we had to add 3 guests the day of the wedding. Sara handled everything. What could have been a stressful last minute change went so smoothly. She even hand lettered place cards for the extra guests so they felt included. I would urge anyone who is on the fence about hiring a coordinator to think about all the hard work you have put into planning your day. On the wedding day you don't want to worry where things go and who is showing up when - you want to enjoy what you worked so hard to plan. On my wedding day I was able to sit back and relax. I was able to eat food we worked so hard to choose and socialize with all our friends and family without out once thinking about what was going on behind the scenes. Sara was the best gift we gave ourselves on the wedding day. The value of not adding stress to an emotionally packed day was worth every penny.
Reviewed On 1/15/2019 by Lauryn W
There are only two things you need to get married: someone who is willing to spend the rest of their life with you and Sara McIntosh. To set the stage: I'm an incredibly organized person; I own a business, I love an Excel sheet, I live in to-do...
lists. I was pretty convinced I could plan a wedding on my own. But the second my now husband and I met Sara, we knew we couldn't have the stress-free, all fun, no-issues day we wanted without Sara. She immediately understood how I make decisions and presented everything strategically and directly handled the things we didn't care about but needed to get done. She knew what my husband wanted to be involved in and what she could come to me directly to discuss. She listened, she communicated, and most importantly she shared her incredible knowledge with us every step of the way - from the tasting to the rentals. There's just so much about the wedding industry that, unless you're in it for years, you'll never even think to ask, never know what you can negotiate and what you have to suck it up and pay for. To get everyone's immediate question out of the way - Sara's fees are incredibly reasonable, both for full planning if you choose to do so (which I HIGHLY recommend you do) or day-of coordinating. But more importantly, she easily paid for herself time and time again through helping us negotiate down fees, managing a couple tricky/difficult vendors, and surprising us with amazing touches throughout our wedding weekend (for example, Sara knew my favorite local farm florist that we unfortunately weren't allowed to work with at our wedding venue, so she surprised me on our rehearsal dinner by bringing in my favorite blooms!). On the day of the wedding, she and her assistant Chelsea had every aspect covered, including handling things we didn't even know were an issue - for instance, we apparently ran low on vodka during cocktail hour, but only knew when we saw Sara calmly strolling back into the venue with a box of five handles of Titos. That peace of mind is exactly what you need on your day. Trust me. Just book Sara and thank me later.