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Reviewed On 6/07/2022 by Emily S
Christine is the hands-down the best. I knew that I wanted to work with her after she planned my sister's wedding. She was so great to work with-- she never rushed me, was highly responsive, and always made me feel at ease. Any last minute ques...
tions or concerns I had, she had already taken care of. I was starting to think she could have a second career as a psychic.
I was really focused on nailing the design aesthetic of the wedding, and she worked with me constantly to bring my vision to life. My jaw absolutely dropped when I saw the day come together. The whole day was so cohesive, beautiful, and reflective of my husband and my personalities-- many thanks to Christine!
Additionally, our wedding (at the Kauffman Center) had approximately 75% percent out-of-town guests. Christine handled all the transportation and helped with the hotel blocks. She had fantastic relationships with all the vendors we selected and the working relationship was seamless. It was so nice being able to enjoy the wedding day without any worries because of Christine's hard work and organization skills.
My only post-wedding disappointment that I won't be seeing Christine as often! She was a god-send and will remain a fantastic friend.
Reviewed On 3/07/2022 by Angela W
Shortly after my daughter got engaged, we decided we needed to find a wedding planner. We asked our florist, who has been in the wedding biz for over 30 years, that if she could recommend 1 planner, who would that be? Hands down, and with no ...
hesitation, she said Christine Darden, owner of Celebrations of Love! She described Christine as “pure joy” and she was 100% right! After our first meeting with Christine, we knew we would be in the right hands! There was an instant connection and she was genuinely interested in every detail, from the proposal to how she could make my daughters wedding dreams come true! And Christine did just that! She made herself constantly available , via text or email, no matter how random our questions were through the process! Our wedding weekend ran seamlessly, and if there was any issue at all, we never knew about it, as Christine handled without us knowing! She was quietly in charge and put us all at ease! I just can’t say enough good things about Christine! Once asked, by all our vendors, who our planner was, they could not sing her praises enough! Christine is respected in the industry and she is ABSOLUTELY a planner we would strongly recommend to any bride! We are sad our event is over because our interaction, with Christine, has come to an end! We give her ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ++++!!
Reviewed On 2/25/2022 by Emily R
Deciding to hire Christine to plan my wedding was the best decision I made during the whole process! I was on the fence about using a wedding planner originally, thinking that my type A personality would be enough to handle everything, but once...
I talked to Christine, I knew I needed her for my big day!
Her energy and passion for her couples and what she does is infectious! It is so obvious that she loves what she does and loves the couples that she is working with. After every meeting with her I was bouncing off the walls with excitement because everything was coming together so perfectly.
She also connected us to the most incredible team of vendors! She listened to what our vision for the big day was and recommended several vendors for each category that she was confident would fit with our vibe, and they 100% did! She handled coordinating all the vendors with the venue seamlessly, making everything smooth sailing on our wedding day.
On the big day, she was the most calming presence, making sure all the trains were running on time, while also making sure we had time to stop and appreciate all the details and enjoy every moment. She truly went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us! At the end of the night, my husband and I were so sad when we realized our time working with Christine was coming to an end. She was the most delightful presence to have with us during such a special time in our lives.
If I can sum it up, with Christine by your side, wedding planning will be a breeze! About 8 weeks before the wedding I was convinced I was dropping the ball on something because people kept asking me how I was handling all the stress of wedding planning, but I wasn’t feeling stressed at all. When told Christine I was worried I was missing something because I wasn’t feeling stressed, she laughed, assured me that everything was on track, and said, “you shouldn’t be stressed, you have me!” She is the best of the best!
Reviewed On 7/10/2021 by Debbie H
Christine was invaluable to us in planning our daughter's wedding! The bride was living out of town at the time and both her father and I work full time. She went above and beyond to help us set up appointments (sometimes at the last minute) wi...
th vendors when our daughter could be in town. She gave the bride and groom a variety of choices for vendors without overwhelming them. She had great advice throughout the entire process. She helped us with contracts and made sure we met necessary deadlines. She was exceptional on the day of he wedding! All of the hundreds of details were effortlessly handled from start (9am) to finish (midnight). We were able to simply enjoy!
Reviewed On 7/01/2021 by Kathi E
Honestly, I had never considered a wedding planner. Wow, what a game changer for the mother of the groom. It was worth every penny and more. Christine gracefully helped our family plan the perfect wedding!!! We had to postpone it three tim...
es due to the pandemic. Yet, she helped us have the most memorable day ever. It was in our backyard and everyone had an amazing time. I did not have to worry about anything, as Christine did it all!!! I just had to sit back and enjoy the company and the beautiful surroundings. I can not tell you how much we appreciated her services. I highly recommend her for your special day too!!!
Reviewed On 6/27/2021 by Priyanshu P
It was the best decision to hire Christine! She was amazing and she made the tedious process feel seamless. Christine got us in touch with the best vendors and everyone made our day so special. She made sure all our requests and expectations we...
re taken care of..from food, decorations to even last-minute bridal party changes. We had to postpone our wedding twice due to COVID, but Christine took care of everything.
It was amazing to have her by my side on the day of the wedding. She helped me like a friend and I really appreciated all her help and support. We are singing her praises to all our friends and family!!
She is an amazing person and I am so happy we made the decision to hire her.
Reviewed On 6/27/2021 by Abbey W
At the beginning of wedding planning we were going back and forth on if we needed a wedding planner. It turns out that Christine and her team were the best investment we made throughout the entire wedding planning process!! During the meetings ...
Christine provided immense support, a positive energy, listened to what we envisioned and brought a ton of amazing ideas to the table. She took stress away by coordinating vendor arrivals and making sure the whole day ran smoothly. The next day my husband kept saying “We could not have done that without Christine”- and he’s right! I am so thankful for Christine and her team for making our day more amazing than what I could have ever imagined. If you are on the fence on which coordinator to choose or if you need a coordinator— stop right here and hire Christine because you will absolutely NOT regret it!!! Best in the business
Reviewed On 4/23/2021 by Katie S
At first I was hesitant to hire a wedding planner. I thought I could do it all based on blog information and Pinterest. I'm SO HAPPY I changed my mind. A friend of mine introduced me to Christine and we hit it off right away. She accommodat...
ed my busy schedule as a small business owner. She was open to virtual meetings instead of in person when that worked best for me. At our first meeting with the venue I already had my eyes on- I was wowed. I thought I knew all of the questions to ask... I was wrong, very wrong. In the first meeting with my venue, Christine knew the contract questions to ask to save me money and give me more of the wedding vision I wanted at the budget I wanted to stay in. Her fee was almost entirely covered by the savings her knowledge provided. I negotiate contracts for a living so this was incredibly impressive to me. Also she organized all of the details- the fun ones and the not so fun ones. I hate organization so her massive binder organization system was a life saver.
Christine was extremely flexible, patient and sometimes a bit of a therapist. My husband and I tied the knot during the pandemic. Plans had to be changed multiple times. She swung into action to come up with revised plans whenever needed. While I hope that most brides don't go through that- her ability to handle what I imagine would be one of the most stressful situations possible was outstanding and is a valuable skill no matter what the environment may be when it is time for you to plan your wedding.
Need a mariachi band? Christine knows who to call. Not sure what florist is best for your budget and vision? Christine knows who to call. Not sure what to say to Aunt Sally who might not RSVP on time? Christine knows what to say. Decide to hire a famous band last minute for your wedding? No problem for Christine. Small hiccups happen the day of your wedding? Christine knows what to do so you never know what happened and your day is executed flawlessly.
I don't have enough positive things to say about Christine as a person and as a wedding planner. You're a fool to hire anyone else.
Reviewed On 4/13/2021 by Bridget W
Christine with Celebrations of Love was the BEST wedding investment we made. She has a very soothing personality, extremely organized and an excellent listener. You can tell she is very experienced because she thinks of everything and prepares ...
for things you wouldn't think about. She gave me peace of mind with all aspects of the planning process. She also has excellent relationships with the KC wedding vendors and is very well respected within the industry. She did an amazing job planning our backyard wedding and dealing with all of the covid chaos! Our wedding day was so special and went SO smoothly. Hands down best planner ever! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a stress free, efficient, happy wedding day and planning process!
Reviewed On 3/19/2021 by Jenna W
Christine is absolutely amazing and our wedding day would not have been the day I dreamt of without her! From our first consultation, Christine listened to everything my husband and I had to say and made our dreams come to life! She organized a...
ll of our vendors contracts, offering suggestions and guidance throughout the process; she has many vendors that she is familiar with, but she also was open to vendors that my husband and I had in mind. She was there for us through the entire process of having to reschedule our wedding due to COVID (including many emotional calls); she actually reached out to ALL of our vendors and had them rescheduled for our new date within hours it seemed! Even though we took up several more months of her time with the postponement, she continued to show enthusiasm and excitement, reassuring us she would be with us through the end until we got our dream wedding! As new as the pandemic process was for her, she never skipped a beat! On our wedding day, Christine continued to show her worth! She was there from start to finish, setting up our venue for the ceremony, flipping our space for the reception, and keeping our timeline perfectly; I truly believe she is the reason our families, friends, and my husband and I were able to fully enjoy the event, instead of stressing and rushing around all day. She is simply amazing, enough said! I would do our wedding over and over again if you could promise me that Christine would be with us throughout the process again!
Reviewed On 10/21/2020 by Maddy K
Christine was amazing!!! She was SO organized and communicates so well with the vendors. She took the stress out of contacting each vendor leading up to the big day making sure everyone was on the same page. I knew that if Christine was at my r...
eception, it would go smoothly and I would have nothing to worry about! She was so helpful throughout the whole process (especially with our forever changing plans with COVID) and I will forever be grateful for her during this time! She took on many roles during our reception, making herself available for guests to ask her questions about seating, was there with me for every need I had that night, and even finding a solution for a mishap we had with the seating chart..we would have had never known if she had she not told us later!! Thank you Christine!! I would recommend Celebrations of Love to any bride! It makes the day go that much smoother for the bride + the mother of the bride!
Reviewed On 7/08/2020 by Maddy S
I am SO happy we booked Christine at the beginning of our wedding planning process! She was with us every step of the way and responded to our many emails very promptly. She is organized, professional and is a very positive presence. With the m...
any unknowns with Covid-19…we could not have done it without her. She took charge and took over communication with all our vendors which we will forever be grateful for taking some of that stress off! We ended up having a small ceremony and she was there for everything we needed the day of and can't wait for her to be there again for our big reception in October! She wanted us to be worry free on the big day and we truly were. I would recommend to any bride to book Celebrations of Love for their big day!
Reviewed On 12/29/2019 by Ella P
WOW! I’m not even sure where to begin because everything about working with Christine was the absolute BEST. I knew from the moment we sat down for our first meeting that she was the perfect individual to be, as we dubbed it, my “helpful human....
” My only regret is that I wish I had found her sooner--- and legitimately I am so sad that the planning phase is over, because it means e-mailing Christine is no longer a part of my routine. If there is any doubt about if adding Christine (and her truly INCREDIBLE team) is worth it, IT IS. If you’re looking for a sign this is it. The big day was literally a blissful bubble, the Celebrations of Love team did a flawless job. Best decision we made. If my endless rant about how wonderful they are didn’t convince you know this: Christine and everyone with Celebrations of Love will help take the wedding planning process and the big day and make everything about 10,000x less stressful and run 10,000x smoother. I don’t know what I would have done without her.
Reviewed On 10/22/2019 by Vickie B
Christine is INVALUABLE. As the bride, I would recommend the full package over and over again – it’s worth EVERY penny! From the day we met Christine, we knew she would fit right in with our family and friends. She is so organized and helps you...
every step of the way. She truly made our dream come true, regardless of how complicated or convoluted our ideas were. She is always happy, outgoing, and never thinks any wedding dream is “too much”. She is honest and has the BEST advice. She makes the months leading up to a wedding stress free. She is on top of all vendors and does all of the communication and behind the scenes work. Our wedding was at Mildale Farm and she knew all the “ins and outs” of the venue. She had a clear vision of what was necessary at our venue to make our day perfect.
Her work is FLAWLESS on the day of the wedding. She takes the time to introduce herself and meet all family and friends. My bridesmaids were AMAZED at how efficient and organized Christine and her team were. ANYTHING we needed, she had in her bag. We kept calling her our “Mary Poppins”. One of my bridesmaids said: “I wish I got her for my wedding”. She was quick to act on suit mishaps for the groomsmen and ushers and fixed the problem without skipping a beat. Any last-minute alteration/hemming, she’s got it!
Christine and her team is the ONLY reason our wedding turned out so beautiful and flowed so well. I cannot imagine our wedding without her. She truly blended in and we can comfortably say she was a part of our family that day. Words cannot describe how wonderful Christine is, her work is phenomenal!!!
Reviewed On 10/18/2019 by Taylor P
Christine is the expert you want by your side on one of the greatest day of your lives! She makes it seamless and worry free!! I used her as a partial planner since I had most of the big ticket items booked already, but when it came to all the ...
small details (of which I had no idea about) she was there to guide me every step of the way. She was so knowledgeable and I knew I could trust her with everything. She kept the show running in a polite way but everyone respected her, as well, along the way. My mom was very stressed about the day of and because of Christine she was able to relax and enjoy the day - she called her our Mary Poppins! I used to say that all that mattered at a wedding was great music and booze, but now that number one spot goes to Christine!! Without her I know it wouldn’t have been the perfect day I loved!!!
Reviewed On 2/07/2019 by Edward R
To all Fathers of the Bride: Hiring Christine was be best decision we made for our daughter's wedding. She made the process look easy. She was the experienced professional we needed to get through the enormous amount of work involved in the pro...
per sequence. Her presence made it easy for my wife and daughter to relax and enjoy the day! And she has a real gift to keeping the father of the bride in just the right frame of mind!
Reviewed On 1/11/2019 by Kaitlin B
As many of the reviews state - Christine is the best in the business! She planned my sister's wedding, my best friend's wedding, and my wedding. She is professional, positive, detail-oriented, and handles conflict like no other. I really felt...
her value shines during the month leading up to the wedding and the day of the wedding! You and your family will not have to worry about anything the day of the wedding - Christine will take care of it all. From keeping everything on schedule to all vendor communication, I only had to focus on enjoying our wedding day. The only hiccup we had - I was a little panicky when we ran out of time during family photos before the ceremony but Christine calmed my nerves and made sure right after the ceremony we had gotten every single photo listed on my family photo spreadsheet. Everything else went as smooth as could be. Thank you Christine for making our wedding day run smoothly and the wedding planning process fun! It was truly the best day ever and we have you to thank!
Reviewed On 12/05/2018 by Ashley D
I was unable to take advantage of Christine’s full planning package but I did meet with her for an awesome “Coffee Date” early in the planning process, as well as one of her Q&A sessions and it was amazing! She helped me set a timeline for our...
day and decide what was most important to my fiancé & I so that I was able to prioritize my next steps and make our day fully “us”. All of our vendors were so impressed with my organization & I owe it all to Christine’s guidance and passion!
Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Brie H
Weddings are a very joyous time but can also be a very stressful event. Christine truly is the best wedding planner around. She is so organized and put our minds at ease throughout the entire process. We planned our wedding in 8 months and w...
e couldn't have done it without her. Her attention to detail, professionalism with all of our vendors, explaining the process, everything was the best of the best. I would recommend her to anyone. Christine, thank you for making our day so special and helping our day be a memory that will last a lifetime.
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Jamie H
I knew after watching my Mom at my wedding 25 years ago that I needed a wedding planner so I could relax and enjoy my daughter's wedding day.
I knew Christine was the one to help us when she understood that as well.
Taking a wedding to the n...
ext level is what I would say is Christine's talent. She took my daughter's vision and then suggested so many little details to make it happen. She wanted it to be my daughter and her fiance's day and when people attended they would see them in the details. She definitely made that happen by introducing us to amazing vendors and her expertise.
Christine is a genuinely wonderful person. She is punctual, professional and a great resource and sounding board when you are in the thick of planning.
I highly recommend Christine and her team if you want a planner that wants the best for you and will work so hard to make it the best celebration. Thank you Christine!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Tim C
Choosing Celebrations of Love to plan our rehearsal dinner and weekend of our wedding was an amazing decision. Christine truly has found her calling in the wedding planning business as she thinks of so many details, big and small, that made our...
wedding weekend even more special. She takes the vision of whatever we were thinking and brought it to life with her vast amount of experience in all types of weddings. I cannot recommend her more highly to any couple looking for a fun, energetic and truly genuine person to help plan their wedding.
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by Emma K
I’m truly sad writing this because it means not only is the most amazing day ever over, but I will no longer have meetings with Christine. Christine truly brought our day to a new level and made it flawless. She is always so happy and willing t...
o help. I wasn’t living in KC so she literally made everything happen; and her timelines were so helpful to keep the details in order and on time. I always felt like she was our biggest supporter and would fight for us and what we wanted for our day. I literally have nothing to complain about. She made it all happen and people are still coming up to us and our families telling us how great the day was. I could go on and on but really all anyone needs to know is that they will be truly lucky to have her on their team!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Natalie J
I don't think I could ever, in a million years, say enough great things about Celebrations of Love and the huge role their team played in our big day! We hired Christine about 2 months into our wedding planning in from day 1 she was involved i...
n every aspect and consistently going above and beyond her job description.
Being that my fiance and I had selected a lot of the major vendors already, Christine helped us refine the vision for our day. In our first meeting she got straight to work by developing our timeline and soon after she already had a floor plan created for us. From there things just fell into place very organically and our vision began to come together more and more.
Leading up to the big day Christine was communicating with all of our vendors to make sure they knew where to be and when. She also attended many if not all of our final meetings to be sure everything would be perfectly in place.
Finally, on the big day (and at the Rehearsal) I didn't have a single worry in the world. Naturally there were questions that came up from the wedding party or family and I would immediately direct them to Christine because she had all the answers. I didn't have to stress or think really! I just soaked in the day and enjoyed every second.
Christine and her whole team are truly wonderful to work with and I have said over and over that they were the most important piece in making our Wedding the wonderful day that it was.
At this point it probably goes without saying but I would HIGHLY recommend Celebrations of Love for all Wedding and Event coordination needs. :)
Reviewed On 10/05/2018 by Sarah K
I should have written this review literally three months ago, but I honestly could not think of the right words to describe Christine. She is AMAZING! Not only does she think of absolutely everything, she can also do everything. Christine made ...
sure our wedding ran smoothly, safety pinned my dress when my husband ripped it, and literally everything in between. My mom found Christine through a family friend, and I was confident I could plan a wedding on my own. Even though I still think I could have, Christine made the process so much easier from beginning to end. We wouldn't have wanted to do it without her. My biggest piece of wedding advise I have shared with friends is to hire a wedding planner, because it is 100% worth it.
Reviewed On 8/09/2018 by Theresa P
Christine is truly the most amazing person you could have organizing everything for your wedding. She is so detail oriented, efficient, positive, and nothing is too big or too crazy for her to tackle. Christine has been a part of two of my fam...
ily's weddings, and we cannot thank her enough for all of the time she has put in for us. If something went wrong on our wedding day, we have no idea, because Christine probably handled it. She made our big day so relaxing, fun, and easy for my family, my husband and I, and all of our guests. THANK YOU Christine and your assistants for making our wedding the most perfect day.
Reviewed On 5/14/2018 by Kristen M
After seeing Christine in action at my best friend’s wedding, I emailed/booked her as my wedding coordinator prior to even being engaged😳 I just couldn’t imagine having anyone else in the driver’s seat on wedding day, and assisting along the w...
ay with planning. Organization, communication, and positivity! Just a few words that come to mind when I think about my experience with Celebrations of Love. I have a tendency to be fairly anxious, but knowing “Christine’s got it,” I was able to sit back, relax, and enjoy every minute of our wedding day!!
Reviewed On 5/06/2018 by knottied49562cdac304c84
This review is from a Father of the Bride.
We had about a year to get the planning done for my Daughter’s wedding. I thought this was plenty of time, and when we were thinking of a wedding planner, I was unsure the extra expense was necessary....
Then Christine was hired and took over. Wow, what a wonderful difference she made. She obviously knew her craft and helped us get vendors, transportation, and multiple arrangements I would have never thought of.
Christine was great, with super communication skills and helped us plan everything to the smallest detail. She had precise plans and schedules that guided us all the way through the wedding day.
Boy were my initial thoughts wrong. I am so glad and fortunate that we connected with Christine to guide us, educate us, and made this event everything a proud dad would hope for.
Thank you Christine for all your efforts, advice, innovations and recommendations that culminated in a wonderful day. Thank you for your poise, caring and cheerfulness that led to an ultra-successful wedding day.
Reviewed On 5/06/2018 by Mary D
Christine from Celebrations of Love was a very important asset to our wedding planning process. From the first time I met her I felt confident she would help us make my daughter’s wedding day the best day ever! She is extremely organized and ...
presented us with a customized budget worksheet from the beginning. A notebook kept us up to date at each meeting. I was provided with numerous catering ideas to choose from along with florists and DJ’s, hotels, transportation shuttles, wedding dress and bridesmaid boutiques to check out, invitations designers, rehearsal dinner venues, dessert caterers, ceremony music and musicians, etc. The list goes on and on. My daughter and I would have been lost without her assistance. Christine is always calm even when disaster strikes. One of the ring bearers misplaced his custom suspenders for six hours prior to the wedding and she quickly had one sewn up to match the other ring bearer before the missing suspenders were found! Unbelievable! Nothing appears to be a problem with Christine at your side. She is extremely organized, professional, kind, and takes the edge off of nerves the day of the wedding. We knew exactly where we were supposed to be the entire day. She had a timetable of when shuttles picked up guests, when photographs would be taken, what time to be at the chapel, what time toast would occur, just every detail was notated. We totally enjoyed the wedding experience due to her diligent and professional work. Well worth the money! Would hire Celebrations of Love again in an instant! Christine covered all bases from start to finish! She is amazing!!!
Reviewed On 1/20/2018 by Lailee M
Christine-where oh where to begin! Well, I suppose, we should say that you should begin with her and end with her! Let this lovely lady walk you through your entire journey! We were so blessed to have her with us each decision and step of the w...
ay. Christine thinks of anything and everything that you haven't--she looks at the big wedding day from your perspective and your guests', making sure that everyone is well cared for and enjoying every bit of the day!
Most of all, she makes your dreams come to life, sometimes with a great deal of extra hard behind-the-scenes work! Our day, our flow, our timeline, our theme--was a true masterpiece. We were happy to have a friend in the wedding business as we embarked upon planning something that we knew very little about! Christine is well-loved and respected by her peers in the industry-we would meet with our vendors and when we told them we were working with Christine..."Oh my goodness, I love Christine-she's so on top things!" "Christine is such a sweetheart!" "Christine works magic!"and you know that if your chosen vendors have nice things to say about her--you are in good company and will have a reliable and trustworthy team behind you!
Don't hesitate to get someone on your team who is dedicated to making your dreams come true, that you stay on point and on schedule, and make you feel so relaxed by the morning of. We, as a couple, didn't ever catch wind and to this day, still haven't heard of anything that went wrong on our special day, and that's the way it should be. Christine always stays one step ahead and that is what we love most about her! She thinks ahead and cares for you before you even know you need it! (a.k.a being shuttled through a surprise tunnel of sparklers, into a shiny black sedan stocked with pizza and Wedding cake waiting for us to be whisked away for the night!)
Thank you for making our day a reality and a happy occasion, Christine! We'll cherish our work with you and memories forever!
Reviewed On 11/05/2017 by A W
I don't think there are adequate words to describe the knowledge, skill and passion Christine has. I spent last night at one of the best weddings I've ever seen. Everything about this wedding screamed love, elegance, fun, laughter and overall e...
ase. My only negative is I wasn't from around here when I got married so I could have used her as my wedding planner. She and her assistant are the real deal. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Emily H
Christine was our wedding superhero! Not only is Christine energetic, approachable , brilliant, but she anticipates every moment! My veil literally blew off the top of a building during our first look and Christine had another veil to me befo...
re the ceremony (after she tried to track down the original which was stuck in a tall tree). We had extra guests show up and people missing from the seating chart (no worries with Christine), a flower girl had lipstick all over her dress ( Christine made it disappear), my husband’s grandma couldn’t step up into the transportation bus ( Christine arranged another car). My husband, our families and myself would like her to be part of the family! Outside of choosing each other, Christine was the best wedding decision we made. We wish we had hired her the day after we got engaged! I’m not sure how anyone could host a wedding without Christine!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Cathy M
If you are looking for a highly organized, competent, detail oriented ,enthusiastic individual to guide you through you wedding and handle everything the day of the wedding, Christine is your gal. Christine set us up with excellent vendors, c...
ommunicated with them on our behalf and was instrumental in making the wedding day truly special and problem free. She is easy to work with and is a lovely young woman. You will not regret having her as a wedding coordinator.
Reviewed On 10/20/2017 by Mary W
Wow Wow Wow is all I can say. Christine was the absolute best. As the mother of the bride, I was truly a guest at the wedding, and I would do it all over again as the day was just perfect.
That was the highest compliment that I could give Ch...
ristine and Logan. They coordinated with all of our vendors, set up all of our special touches and ensure that the bridal party and immediate family had the current timeline.
A true professional in every way, plus just such a joy to work with on one of the most special days for a family celebration.
Thank you Celebrations of Love. You truly made the day so memorable and special for all.
Reviewed On 9/22/2017 by Diana K
There is no way to put into words how fantastic Christine and her assistant Logan are. Celebrations of Love helped my husband and I plan our STL wedding from KC and we are forever grateful for their services. We first met Christine at my brothe...
r-in-laws wedding and we knew we had to book her when it was time for us to tie the knot. She is simply the best. Detail oriented is an understatement for her skill set, you will not have to worry about anything with her by your side. Christine was there to guide us through the entire process, she gave us the best suggestions for vendors, made sure I was on track with planning and most importantly - put all my anxieties to rest. She is so prepared the day of the wedding with her apron and steamer. I honestly don't know what I would have done with her, I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING on our wedding day, she had it all taken care of for me, and even if something did go wrong, I had no clue that it did. No other planner could hold a candle to Celebrations of Love, this is the best investment you could make for your big day!
Reviewed On 9/19/2017 by Jen S
I honestly cannot say enough amazing things about Christine and Celebrations of Love as a company! They were by far the best vendor decision we made during our wedding planning process! I would highly recommend her as a wedding planner to anyon...
e who is looking for someone with unmatched attention to detail, professionalism, and an amazingly genuine and down to earth person to work with! She truly makes you feel as if you are the most special and important bride and is with you every step of the way from engagement/consultation to your day of coordination! Watching her in action is like watching a passion and profession come together. She truly goes out of her way and cares so much to make every detail you dream up for your wedding day become a reality! The entire wedding and rehearsal went so smoothly and flawlessly because of Christine and Logan. Their teamwork, skill, and talent is the best in the business. Between all of the countless logistics, the timeline, the vendors, and the last minute changes-- Celebrations of Love planned everything so smooth! They were so flexible, as I live out of town, and planned any kinds of calls and meetings around my busy schedule! Before planning a wedding I never truly realized the incredible importance of having a wedding planner and boy was I wrong! They do their jobs with such excitement and creativity all while staying so on top of things, organized and professional. They are constantly behind the scenes making sure every last detail is perfect for your special wedding weekend and checking in to make sure your every need is taken care of! Christine was such a joyful part of our wedding planning journey and I will never forget all the detail and thought she put into making our wedding weekend truly perfect!
Reviewed On 8/23/2017 by John M
Christine was phenomenal! She did an amazing job with our wedding. She made the day as care free as possible for the bride, groom, wedding party and family. She was incredibly professional and I would highly recommend her!!
Reviewed On 7/16/2017 by Jessica B
I first met Christine through one of her “Coffee Dates with Christine”. I have been in a few weddings through the years, but my first struggle came in knowing where to start with my own wedding. Christine and I talked for the whole hour and I ...
really felt like she genuinely wanted my wedding to be perfect, whether I decided to work with her or not and that really stuck with me. After a few weeks of taking a deep dive into wedding planning, I decided that as organized as I might be I wanted to hire a planner. Without a pause, I sent Christine and email. Every step of the way she was responsive, friendly, organized beyond belief and always professional. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with for my wedding.
When it came to the day of our wedding, Christine (and Logan!) where at the top of their game. I decided to go the bridesmaid dress rental route because many girls were all around the country. One of the girls got sent the wrong color dress (each girl received two), so we had to use one of the alternate dresses from another bridesmaid, but it was a bit low cut. Christine didn’t panic and came up with a genius idea to make another dress work (and not show any cleavage) and make all of my girls feel beautiful the whole day.
Overall, I can’t recommend Christine enough as a wedding planner. She goes above and beyond on her responsibilities and I have received so many compliments from the wedding party and people who attended our wedding and saw her and Logan doing their thing and making the best day a reality for my husband and me.
Reviewed On 7/04/2017 by Kacey S
Where to even begin with how wonderful Christine is! As a bride who had a specific vision of what I wanted for my wedding I didn't think there was a need for a wedding planner. However, my mom talked me in to meeting with Christine to help us w...
ith small details and the day of events. Within minutes of meeting Christine I knew we had to hire her! Her organization and attention to detail are incredible! We planned a wedding with lots of details and several different vendors and Christine handled it with ease and grace. Each time my mom and I met with her I left with my mind at ease because she had each aspect covered. Even my fiance who is the most laid back and no worry person was over impressed with Christine and all that she did. The first time he met her he said to me " I am so glad your parents hired her". Christine allowed me to relax and enjoy my entire engagement process and have the best night of my life at my wedding. All of my friends, family and bridesmaids kept telling me how I was such a relaxed bride and that is because Christine handled everything on my wedding day so I was able to have fun! The entire planning process and wedding night went PERFECT! The entire honeymoon, my husband and I could not stop talking about how every detail of the night was flawless and that was in large, thanks to Christine. Not only does Christine get the job done, she does it with a huge smile and a warm hug every time you see her. Her genuine love & passion for what she does is what puts her work above and beyond!
Reviewed On 6/27/2017 by Robbie W
This is from the father of the bride....and I will say that Christine not only did a fantastic job of keeping things straight.....but made the entire process so much more enjoyable for my wife and daughter. Christine was there at every turn......
.and her coordination of the rehearsal & wedding themselves we're fantastic. In hindsight....I can say without hesitation that our wedding would not have been as enjoyable without her involvement. From this Father of the brides perspective....Christine was the best investment we made in the entire process.
Reviewed On 6/11/2017 by Laura L
Fanstastic experience! Christine was incredibly professional and made our day so much easier so my family and I could enjoy the day. She was punctual for every meeting and answered every question that I had. Addtionally, she went above and be...
yond what we expected through her suggestions and coordination with the vendors prior and during the event. Even on the rainiest wedding day that she's probably ever experienced, she made it one of the best days that I could have imagined. She even added a small detail with the rain collected from our day. Not to mention, she is just the nicest person. You can truly see that she has a passion for her work. Defintely worth more than you charged. Thank you so much for everything. Hope to see you soon!
Reviewed On 5/26/2017 by Rebecca H
I had the pleasure of having Christine as my wedding planner this past January. She is literally worth her weight in GOLD! Every little detail gets taken care of--even things you didn't realize needed to be! I felt so at ease with her and was a...
ble to fully relax and enjoy my day because I had no doubts that everything we had planned was going to fall into place. Whether it was providing a safety pin or realizing my dress had gotten stuck in my shoe during our reception entrance--she literally is a pro. I cannot say enough positive things about her and her assistant :)
Reviewed On 2/11/2017 by Brent B
When we met Christine, we knew right away that we would choose her to be our wedding planner. She was very friendly and right away we made a connection with her. She focused on making our wedding day special for us and it was the most amazing d...
ay of our lives. During the planning, we moved out of state, and this was no obstacle for her to continue to connect with us and make sure that everything would be the way we wanted. She was very organized and detail oriented. We felt that she understood our vision and did everything she could to make our day everything we hoped it would be.. She is a kind and sweet person!! Her assistant Logan was also very friendly and helpful. Together, they made sure our day went smoothly and we had nothing to worry about. We HIGHLY recommend Christine, there is NO one like her :)
Reviewed On 1/16/2017 by Molly D
Christine makes the wedding experience the most magical thing ever! We had a long planning process and her passion and excitement for our day continued to grow with ours! She has an amazing relationship with so many vendors of all price ranges ...
across the Kansas City area. We felt that we had an incredible amount of options with vendors to help make our dreams become a reality. Christine has experience that can assist anyone, an immense passion for weddings/love/celebrations, ideas that can help special details shine on the big day, and AMAZING ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS! She had our day organized down to the minute. All vendors were informed, prepared, and everything was flawless. She had a timeline prepared for the entire wedding party and families involved that were as detailed as they needed to be for each individual person. Christine really made the day/night so perfect and like everything we imagined. But, beyond the perfection of the times, vendors, organization, execution, and such of those details. She is so incredibly invested in each wedding that she participates in. She cares so much that we felt like we were working with a great friend that was just as excited about our love, marriage, and wedding day as we were. This feeling began from the day we met her and continued even past our wedding day. Our wedding day was truly the most perfect day/night and we owe so much of that perfection to Christine. I cannot imagine going through this process without Christine's assistance. I FULLY recommend Christine as well as Celebrations of Love to anyone wanting their wedding day to be the best day of your life and to be the most unbelievable planning experience possible!
Reviewed On 1/09/2017 by Sarah B
Christine has certainly earned her title as best wedding planner in Kansas City. When we started planning our wedding I didn't think a wedding planner was necessary. Looking back now, I don't know how we could have done it without Christine. Fr...
om our first meeting to the day of the wedding we never felt like we had to worry. She was so involved with every detail, timeline, guest, and member of the wedding party. She was great to follow up with any questions or any unforeseen issues that popped up. She took care of minor details that were important to us without us even asking. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is worth her weight in gold and we are so appreciative.
Reviewed On 12/11/2016 by Kayla N
There is a reason that all of the reviews for Christine include words like "flawless," "stress-free," and "amazing." I was living in North Carolina, my fiancé was living in Ohio, and our wedding was in my hometown of Kansas City. Christine was ...
completely unfazed by the logistical challenge that this posed and made our wedding absolutely perfect! Christine is incredibly professional, timely, attentive, and ready for any hiccup that can occur. Whether it was last minute adjustments to a flower crown or reattaching a tuxedo button during photos, she came prepared for anything and everything and never stopped smiling. What I found most impressive about her is her extraordinary tact and her ability to handle all types of family members and guests. She is utterly unflappable in the face of emotional family members, lost luggage, and the general insanity of a wedding day and handles things in a firm, but gracious manner. She is also very creative and is not afraid to try new things. For example, my husband and I started dating in Italy, so we wanted to do a unique catering setup with food stations that allowed for a traditional multi-course Italian meal for 180 guests in a short amount of time. Christine found the perfect caterer (who was probably more excited than we were to try this setup), and the result was stunning! Our wedding went off without a hitch, and it is no exaggeration to say that we couldn't have done it without Celebrations of Love!
Reviewed On 11/14/2016 by Krista B
Christine was fantastic! My husband was actually skeptical about hiring a wedding planner. When he met Christine that all changed. I cannot express enough how grateful I was to have her. She made the day perfect! She handled all the detail...
s and I was able to enjoy the wedding and reception knowing that everything was under control. I would highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 9/17/2016 by Brooke B
Christine is the most amazing person. Our wedding was absolutely flawless thanks to her! She cares so much about her clients and goes above and beyond to make sure that everything meets their expectations. She truly is the best at what she does...
, and we are so extremely happy with our Celebrations of Love KC experience!
Reviewed On 9/06/2016 by Ashley H
Choosing to have a partial wedding planner the day of my wedding was the best decision I ever made….Choosing Christine as that wedding planner was the best choice I ever made!!! From the first time I called her to the day after my wedding, Chr...
istine was right on top of everything!!! If you’re looking for stress free wedding for your parents, your bridal party and especially the bride & Groom, then Christine is your girl!!! From the minute I met her I knew she would have everything under control and not a thing would go wrong….Even my vendors told me they loved working with such an organized and sweet wedding planner! Without Christine, I don’t know what would have happen….but I do, because I had Christine, my day was absolutely perfect!!! In the end, I not only hired the best wedding planner in KC, but I made a wonderful friend!!!
Reviewed On 8/22/2016 by Allison C
If you want your Best Day Ever to be Amazing and Flawless, then you must hire Christine Darden/Saxer!!!!! The day I got engaged I called to hire Christine immediately! I have had other good friends and family members use her and they just love ...
her! Every time we had our meetings she was very professional and always ready to go with an updated timeline on what needed to get done next! The Day of the Wedding you couldnt ask for a better woman to get the job done right! It was so stress free, she takes care of anything and everything! She always thinks of the little things, it rained on my wedding day and the next day she gave me a bedazzled rain jar with my wedding rain in it! Only Christine would think of that! You are silly not to hire her as your wedding planner!
We love Christine! Allison & Luke
Reviewed On 8/22/2016 by Lindsay H
Meeting and securing Christine to plan my daughter's wedding was absolutely the best mutual decision we made. Christine is passionate about her work, but even more so about the clients she serves. She's amazingly organized and professional. S...
he helps design a wedding of your dreams while insuring every detail from early planning to the final send-offs are on her, not the bride or family. She is an amazing listener, negotiator, designer, counseling and fixer of all things - all of this with grace, kindness and extreme professionalism. The weekend of our wedding, she was tireless in handling every detail so we did not have to think of one thing that needed to be done. Amazing, invaluable, lovely, professional - she is all this and more!
Reviewed On 8/06/2016 by Kristen W
I cannot even tell you how amazing Christine is. Our wedding was literally the most perfect thing I have ever seen! From the second we started working with her to the day of the wedding, she was more than I could have expected. Everyone says...
the week of your wedding is so stressful, but I seriously had no stress at all - largely because of Christine. Just an example of her amazingness - the day of our wedding, one of my flower girls had a Tide Pod squirted in her eye by her big sister - after her hair and make up were done! I was pretty sure we were headed to the emergency room, but Christine was completely calm and saved the day. She even had drops to rinse her eyes out! She is prepared for all situations and nothing surprises her. I just don't know what I would've done without her! I miss her already! :)
Reviewed On 7/18/2016 by Lisa S
You do NOT want to plan a wedding without Christine! Of all the decisions that went into our daughter's wedding, hiring her was THE SINGLE BEST one we made. From the first moment my daughter and I met her, we knew she would be perfect! She is o...
rganized, professional, kind and fun and no details will be left undone. Thanks to Christine, there was no stress - we were able to fully enjoy every minute.
Worth every penny!
Reviewed On 6/26/2016 by Knottie1447438409
When we first met Christine, I thought, wow, she is so young, I wonder if she has experience?! Well, I can tell you Christine is the BEST at what she does! We were constantly impressed with her organization, skills of negotiating and calm demea...
nor during the planning process. The week prior to the wedding, she did so many extra tasks to take any weight off our shoulders. The day of the wedding, she proved herself as outstanding. I would highly recommend her! Thanks, Christine for all you did to make Aly & Ryan's wedding so wonderful!
Reviewed On 6/22/2016 by Knottie1466623359
As the mother of the bride, I was stressing until I met Christine. She has a very calming effect and her organizational skills are out of this world! I had been through my son's wedding where I was sweating trying to get everyone ready before...
the ceremony. I promised I would not make that mistake again for my daughter's wedding. When we met Christine the first time, she was so sweet and took every detail we mentioned to heart. She truly cares about her clients and wants the best for them. From the planning period to the clean-up the day after the wedding, Christine was there making life easier for everyone. Not only will she make sure the event goes flawlessly, she did so many special touches that I will forever be thankful for. From making an extra boutonniere on the spot to taking special care of my daughter - Christine went way above and beyond and I couldn't be more thankful for her!
Reviewed On 6/16/2016 by Laura M
Look no further! Whether you want her to plan a wedding or any party - Christine is the one you want!
When I got engaged my mom wanted to get a wedding planner for help the day of considering she isn't from the Kansas City area. She wanted to...
relax and actually be able to enjoy the day. From the moment we met Christine we knew we wanted her to help us! She is so calm, sweet, and ORGANZIED! We got the partial plan and did so because of budget. Christine has very reasonable prices, but my budget for the wedding wasn't very large so I wanted to make sure to spread it out where it was absolutely necessary. I promise to you, no matter your budget, Christine will be worth every penny! She went way above and beyond our expectations.
During the planning Christine was there every step of the way, she kept everyone calm and very organized. She will also be very attentive to what the bride wants, while still being pleasant and professional. When the wedding day came, everything went perfect - or at least that's all I know- which is how it should be for the bride. During the reception I had a little cousin that didn't catch the bouquet and she was so upset. I tried to console her, but nothing would work. Then out of nowhere, here comes Christine with the most beautiful little bouquet of flowers for the little girl. The way her face lit up was priceless!!
My best advice - get Christine! Not only will she make sure your day or party goes absolutely perfect, she will also find ways to make the event even more memorable. She's the best in the Kansas City area.
Reviewed On 6/07/2016 by Michelle M
Wow! If I did my wedding all over, I would rehire Christine in a heartbeat! From the moment we met Christine, she put me at ease. She is so sweet and very detailed oriented. We starting planning the timeline of the day months in advance and ...
the best thing about it all was everything flowed so well the day of. Christine is very organized and had all the vendors in order for the day; once we got them booked I handed everything over to her. She was great about following up on outstanding questions and any needs we had. If anything went wrong on my wedding day, I had no idea, and that's the way it should be if you're the bride!
Reviewed On 5/26/2016 by Brittney S
Christine was so professional & amazing to work with. She helped me plan my wedding 6 ish months out when I had hardly anything done! She kept me organized, reminded me of things I needed to, and coordinated ALL OF MY VENDORS...
--that is priceless! not having to worry if the caterer showed up, or if the DJ has your recessional is such a relief! She worked great with my photographer, my venue, and the wedding party. I can't begin to say enough good things about her. She even takes inventory of all of your wedding items, sets them up at the venue, and then returns them to your house! I didn't have to worry about anything. It made our day that much more special :)
If you're the couple that thinks you can skip the wedding planner -DON'T! Get Christine, she's worth every single penny (and then some). Seriously, we loved her! One of the best there is!
Reviewed On 4/25/2016 by Knottie1427499759
After interviewing several planners, we chose Christine. It was the best investment we made in our daughters wedding. She took care of everything from contacting venders before the wedding, to ordering the correct number of linens and finally...
making sure the venue was set up and decorated beautifully. She was just what we needed to allow us to relax on the day of the wedding. I would highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 12/27/2015 by Emily M
Christine is worth every single penny. I'm telling you, hiring her was the best decision I made during the wedding-planning process. She goes above and beyond for her clients... and you can tell, she really loves what she does and truly cares a...
bout her couples. We hired her on a recommendation from a friend, so she was the first vendor we hired. We hired her for a package that is focused more on the month before the wedding, but she was with us every step of the way, willing to read contracts and give advice when needed. But the true test of her skills was in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I'm known among my friends to be very organized, and Christine was with me on everything! She thought of things that I never would have thought of - and solved problems I didn't even know existed! My dad accidentally broke a glass (got too animated while giving his speech!) and she quietly and gracefully swept it up. She made sure that a special edible cake garnish got tucked away with our cake topper for us to enjoy on our one-year anniversary. She gave spot-on recommendations for vendors. She made last-minute labels for a family photo table the night before the wedding. She wrote up a detailed timeline for our day-of, but I never felt rushed. She gave our officiant the info he needed to get licensed. She gave advice on the wording of some non-traditional parts of our ceremony. My husband and I both ended up leaving a few things at the venue by accident at the end of the night, and she got them back to us the next day. I kept my last name, and she noticed the photographers taking a photo centered around my husband's last initial and she helped them find a more meaningful photo opportunity. She doesn't just create a wedding in a style that she likes, but really helps you bring your style to life, fitting in the things that are important to you. I can't stress enough how wonderful she was. She's also incredibly fun, spunky and genuinely sweet to work with, so you'll also enjoy spending time with her! You will not regret hiring Celebrations of Love. Thank you so much, Christine.
Reviewed On 11/21/2015 by Knottie1448130373
Christine's guidance, talents and calming nature were instrumental to having our planning and execution of our wedding reception go off without a hitch. We gave her an extra challenge by attempting to plan our KC reception from out of state, h...
owever she easily accommodated our location and time difference with excellent e-mail, text and FaceTime communication. We would definitely recommend her to anyone planning an event in KC!
Reviewed On 11/18/2015 by Knottie1447856177
i was one of those people that couldn't see a reason to have a wedding planner. but my wife and daughter stressed the need for one. and come the day of the wedding i was so happy Christine was there. when things are moving around you at lig...
ht speed. i was so happy she was there with her calmness and professionalism. she made the day a total success. never again will i doubt the women in my life.
Reviewed On 11/10/2015 by Knottie1447212216
Where do we begin?...Christine is one in a million. She is friendly, organized, personable, directive, has impeccable taste and best of all, has a heart of gold. She really cares about her clients and serving them so that they can shine, be anx...
iety free and fully experience their special day. Christine does her best to disappear, so that the event and the couple are the stars...but its hard not to notice her work. Humble service in the wedding/event planning industry is so rare these days, people take notice. Our event was special, not just for the work Christine did, but the incredible gift she gave us and the amazing people and vendors she attracted to put on a very unique ceremony and reception. My wife and I and our friends are still talking about our day. Like all one day ceremonies, our vow renewal could have easily have been a blur...a fleeting memory that could be difficult to reflect on. But Christine made sure we could be fully present on our day and created unique memories that leave lasting impressions long after the flowers have wilted, the dress and suit has been put away and the guests have gone home. This was a special day for us and Christine made that happen. She exceeded our wildest dreams. She is truly gifted and called to do this.
Reviewed On 11/10/2015 by Lauren D
From my very first meeting with Christine, I knew she was the person I wanted to plan my wedding. Her attention to detail, her passion for her job, her love for love, and her patience and positivity all made the planning process for me, that mu...
ch easier. My wedding day was beyond what I could have ever dreamed of and I owe a lot of that to her.
When I first started working with Christine, I was beyond overwhelmed with all of the tasks that needed to get done. She gave me a time line of everything that I needed to complete and when I needed to complete them, which helped me out tremendously. After booking vendors, she took it over from there and was the middle man through out the whole process. Tasks that needed to be handled, or issues that came up were handled before I even caught wind of them, which took away a lot of stress. She stayed on top of things that were my responsibility, and answered thousands and thousands of questions with constant enthusiasm. Through out the entire process I felt as if Christine cared as though she was planning her own wedding, she wanted everything to be perfect for me.
I thought that the final few weeks leading up to the wedding would be the most stressful, but Christine made even the process of making the seating chart fun! On the day of, we had two small incidents through out the getting ready process, but she handled them within minutes. She completely took charge of the entire day, made sure everything ran smoothly and handled my bridal party of 16 people with kindness and patience, which I know every one appreciated.
I could go on and on about how amazing Christine is at her job. I would highly recommend her to any one getting ready to plan a wedding. I couldn't imagine going through this process with out her, and I am truly grateful to her for making our day the best day ever!!!!
Reviewed On 11/09/2015 by JessKyleHelms
Christine comes at the absolute highest recommendation! We cannot begin to express how amazing, organized and diligent she is. You may not think you need wedding planning services, but this is the one thing we tell everyone to budget for. Chris...
tine will bring peace and calm to both you and your family on your special day by having every single detailed planned and accounted for, which cannot be overstated. She goes above and beyond for her clients and we would highly recommend her to absolutely anyone.
Reviewed On 10/20/2015 by Carolyn W
Christine is amazing! That is really all that needs to be said, but I will explain why in three easy steps.
1) Christine is extremely organized and she will keep you organized as well.
2) Christine is the go-between with your vendors an...
d they respond well to her.
3) On the day of the wedding you will have nothing to do except enjoy your children's wedding!
If that is not enough to convince you, her fee is very reasonable. As a matter of fact, Christine's fee was the best bargain of all things we purchased for the wedding. I would not want to plan a wedding without her assistance. If you have further questions, you may contact Christine, tell her I have given permission for her to give you my telephone number/email, and I will answer any questions you might have.
Reviewed On 10/20/2015 by Allie F
Hands down the best decision we made was to hire Christine as our day of coordinator. Her sense of calm, peace and grace helped the entire wedding day go by without any sense of rush, pressure or stress. Christine was prepared, organized and ve...
ry ready for any request or "issue" we had leading up to the big day! She even looked at me and had me take one deep breath with my father before waking down the aisle...A moment I will truly never forget and am so grateful for. Thank you for being such a blessing to us Christine!!!! Wish I could do it all over again with you by our side!!!
Reviewed On 9/24/2015 by Monica P
Christine was an amazing part of our wedding day! She was so willing to help make our day exactly as we hoped, and was creative in finding good options for us in aspects that we had not thought of. She did so much behind the scenes, such as c...
ontact our other vendors and set up a weekend timeline that helped make the wedding day go so smoothly. She is so kind, but also assertive with the vendors, making sure they know exactly what the bride and groom expects. We would absolutely recommend Christine!
Reviewed On 9/17/2015 by Constance S
We had a year to plan our daughter's wedding. I have several years' experience planning huge events as part of my job. We have friends who were eager to help. So hiring a wedding planner seemed superfluous and extravagant. Then we decided to ho...
st the wedding at Mildale Farm, and a sense of panic slowly started to well up in me. I wasn't sure how we'd pull it off. I thought it would be smart to at least talk to a few planners, to see if it would make sense to hire one. We talked or met with several. After we met with Christine, my daughter and I both felt it would be wise to hire her. The father of the bride was not convinced, but went along with it; we would trim costs elsewhere in the budget (theoretically!).
The wedding was complicated. We did all the set-up and tear-down ourselves with help from the large wedding party. The outdoor ceremony included live music, scripture readings, and other special elements. We had the rehearsal & dinner, ceremony, appetizers, and reception in 3 different locations on the property. But nothing seemed to fluster Christine. She is knowledgable, reliable, skillful, and professional. She communicates well, and uses tools and systems to help everyone who's part of the process, including vendors. She anticipated our needs, was always responsive, and managed every challenge seamlessly. She troubleshooted--probably much more than we know! Several times, I had what I thought were good ideas. Some of them were, and Christine jumped on board. Many others were not so good, and she gracefully redirected me, offering a better way. Christine is a kind, thoughtful, easy person to have around--really a remarkable young woman. We all came to trust her, and by wedding week I was happy to hand over all the details and tasks to her. Our daughter and son-in-law loved their wedding, and so did we. That happened in large part because of Christine. We are grateful for her. As I told her the next day, "This was the best money we spent!"
Reviewed On 8/05/2015 by Alex H
I am a very “Type A” person. Knowing I only had four months to plan our wedding, I decided I would either have to do it all myself, or find a wedding planner I could trust to do a very thorough job. When I met Christine, I knew she was the perf...
ect fit! Christine’s expertise was extremely valuable, especially since we had such a short engagement. She helped us tackle the many details of wedding planning, while minimizing our stress level. Not only does Christine provide exceptional, detailed planning, but she is also a delightful person to work with! From the moment we met her, Christine has consistently been encouraging, friendly, and responsive. Her dedication to her clients is what sets her apart from other wedding planners. It’s easy to see how much Christine loves her job, and it is definitely reflected in her work. I can’t tell you how many of our vendors raved about Christine—they love her and really enjoy working with her, too! Christine went out of her way to help with any and every aspect of our wedding—from communicating with vendors, to picking up sandwiches on the morning of our wedding, to taking thorough inventory of our personal belongings and transporting them to/from the reception venue, to offering countless tips and answering our hundreds of questions…she truly made our wedding day beautiful and memorable. As my husband (the accountant) says, “Christine is the best investment we ever made.” I couldn’t agree more. She is very much a treasured part of our wedding story. We are so grateful Christine helped us plan such a special, wonderful day.
Reviewed On 8/05/2015 by Knottie1438787788
As mother of the bride, for the first and only time, I was a little nervous yet excited about how to plan and navigate the wedding waters. I wanted my daughter to hire a wedding planner but that sounded like such a luxury. What could a wedding...
planer do that I couldn't? On the other hand I knew if we didn't have help that I would probably be the one researching since my daughter worked full time. The thought of that was daunting. When my daughter came in and excitedly announced that she had hired Christine "on the spot" at their first meeting I was a little worried, but mostly curious. I wondered, "what will she REALLY do?" Looking back, the question really is "what didn't she do?". Her connections and communication with terrific vendors i.e. florist, photographer, wedding cake, hair and makeup etc. saved us valuable time and money. She kept all of our vendors "in the loop" and on task with a computer program that she and her husband developed. She didn't tell us this because she is so humble, but we learned it from our DJ, who raved about her communication skills and about how he "loves working with her." During our meeting at our reception venue, Christine asked questions that I would not have thought to ask. She was assertive yet respectful-thorough and prepared with her questions.
At the rehearsal Christine had printed a timeline of the Wedding Day and passed it out to everyone present. No one was left to wonder...'when? where? how long?' on the big day.
On the day of the wedding she even picked up sandwiches that I had ordered for the bridesmaids (thanks to her direction) and took them to my neighbor's house since I didn't have fridge space. She also showed up with steamer in hand that morning and very unassumingly found a corner and began to steam each bridesmaid's dress! She had even printed off the order in which the bridesmaids should get their hair and makeup done (based on length of hair and timeline so The Bride would be stress free getting into her dress). Talk about detail. Who knew it was such a science of time management! My friend dropped by and remarked "where's the stress, there is nothing but love and excitement coming out of this house." Thank you, Christine. The day ran smoothly and beautifully. I'm not saying that I didn't have to do ANYTHING but the things I was responsible for, Christine made sure I knew the timeline and details. There were no blips, at least none that I knew of. After the reception, she gathered all our "stuff" and delivered it to our house the next morning-no small task, but such a HUGE blessing to me and my husband. When I look back and see how seamlessly the day ran, it was all Christine.
When I tell my friends about Christine, they assume she "must be older and been in the business for many years". She is young and has fresh ideas and has her finger on the pulse of the wedding planning industry here in KC. Her enthusiasm for her job makes you feel like "we must be her only bride". When I found out she had many Brides besides us, I was surprised. Her memory of the details of our family and wedding were amazing.
Christine's organizational skills and attention to details gave me a sense of peace and the ability to fully enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity as MOB.
Reviewed On 7/23/2015 by Kim F
My husband and I voted Christine the MVP of our daughter's wedding vendors. Christine has a gentle, calm, joyful demeanor as she manages the minutiae of the wedding ceremony and day of activiites. We hired Christine as a day of coordinator a...
nd the ceremony was our primary reason for hiring her. She did so much above and beyond our expectations; filling in final specialty vendors, delivering beloved pets for photos, organizing hair & makeup while delivering food for groomsmen & bridesmaids plus much more. Its the way Christine manages that we felt was one of our greatest blessings. She manages with gentle assertiveness, which added to the calm and holy joy we wanted to emulate on this most special day. We felt we had some of the best wedding providers in the wedding industry, so naming Christine our MVP is an honor. We would hire her again as she is professional, prepared, organized, knowledgeable, creative, & classy.
Reviewed On 7/13/2015 by Morgan S
We've all seen it... 5 stars and nothing but the best comments for many of the Kansas City wedding planners. There are good ones and great ones but in another special category beyond great, there is Christine Darden. Long story short...If you'r...
e like me (and most other brides out there) and you want the most unforgettable wedding ever Christine is the planner/friend you need. Not convinced? Read on. My husband and I were engaged for a year and a half and had lot of the detailed planned before we hired Christine 6 months out, but we were worried about all of the "day of" details. Christine goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect just the way YOU want it and has tons of great advice to make your day go extra smooth. Our favorite thing about Christine was how she made us feel like our wedding was the only one she was planning (even though she had a handful of weddings before ours, including her own big day.) She's AMAZING. On wedding day my husband stepped on my dress and the bustle came undone as we were leaving the ceremony. I began to panic and Christine showed up at pictures following the ceremony (and yes she had a million other things to do) and she pinned my dress. She will literally do everything in her power to make sure your day is your dream day. We are so sad that wedding day has passed but we get to smile fondly about the day, rave about how wonderful she is, recommend her to bride's to be like yourself and call her our friend.
Reviewed On 7/10/2015 by Lana J
Christine is absolutely the best. She went above and beyond to make our day stress free and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to any and all brides. She is truly customer focused and gains a complete understanding of her...
client’s vision and expectations and executes everything to perfection. Thanks to Christine my day was WONDERFUL!
Reviewed On 7/01/2015 by Knottie1435777323
Christine was instrumental in the planning and execution of a large social event we hosted for our pharmaceutical clients during an industry tradeshow in Washington D.C. Based in St. Louis, I was unfamiliar with possible venues and vendors and ...
was overwhelmed by the endless options available in D.C. Christine researched a variety of venues and found the perfect space for our event. She also identified vendors for photography and catering and coordinated all of the many moving parts. The event was entirely flawless and our clients showered us with compliments on the fun, memorable event she organized.
Christine was detail-oriented, quick to answer any questions, and incredibly knowledgeable of the event planning industry. She even traveled to D.C. to oversee the event and the venue walk-through to ensure everything went seamlessly. I have nothing but positive things to stay about my experience with Celebrations of Love!
Reviewed On 11/22/2014 by Kristina B
Without a doubt, I recommend Christine Saxer & Celebrations of Love, as she is an absolute professional who truly has a passion for her craft of wedding planning ... and it shows through on every detail. After having a tough time trying to find...
a wedding planner who (1) would return my calls, (2) show interest in the size of my event (I had a wedding for 75 people) and (3) put customer service as the #1 priority, I had received a recommendation to reach out to Christine. From the first time we met to discuss details, I knew that I was in the best hands. Mind you, Christine had 65 days to help me with all details and aspects of my wedding, and she never flinched. And then with 33 days left to the wedding, I had to change venues. Again, she was cool, calm and collected and made me feel like I shouldn't have a care in the world (and it worked!). Every vendor that she recommended to me were five-star professionals, which you don't often see. And the telling thing about each was how highly they spoke of her, and her love of planning. Again, you don't often see that. Christine's responsiveness is spot-on (remember how I said I had to change venues? My email to her that night came around midnight ... about 2 minutes later I received a response that said, 'we've got this ... don't worry!'). My wedding was just perfect ... from getting ready, to the ceremony and through the reception. She truly did a remarkable job of orchestrating every detail. (Christine, I am so grateful to you for the perfect memories of our day! Thank you!!!) She is flexible, creative, professional, has copious amounts of patience and has a fantastic sense of humor. She's the real deal!
PS - I happened to be looking for ideas on Pinterest one night and saw a cool idea of the words of a bride and groom's first dance listed on a large block letter (first letter of their last name). Sent it to her and completely forgot all about it. For my wedding, you'll never guess what was at our table?! Yep ... the lyrics to our first song on the letter 'T', which she handmade. She's more than just a planner!!! Thank you so much, Christine.
Reviewed On 5/24/2014 by Heide H
We hired Christine as a Day of Wedding coordinator for my daughter’s wedding, but she went above and beyond what we could have ever expected from her. She's incredibly prompt, organized, creative, knowledgeable, and best of all, just a joy to w...
The day of the wedding, Christine took care of absolutely everything and kept checking in on us to make sure that we were relaxed and didn't need anything. She came up with a schedule for the day for both the vendors and the bridal party. We never had to worry about people not knowing where they were supposed to be and when. Some of our other vendors heard that we were working with Christine and they raved about how amazing she is.
Christine helped us carry out my daughter’s vision for her wedding day and everything was absolutely perfect. Many of our guests made comments about how smoothly the ceremony and reception went and I know I have her to thank for that.
Needless to say, we were extremely happy with our decision to hire Christine. I highly recommend her to any bride who wants to enjoy their wedding day. I cannot imagine what my daughter’s day would have been like without her.
Reviewed On 5/19/2014 by Mary G
If you are wanting a completely stress-free wedding, where you know every single detail will be taken care of, then choose Christine Saxer for your big day. I decided 4-months prior to my wedding that I needed an event planner and it was honest...
ly the best decision that I made throughout my whole wedding process. She ensured me that she would oversee everything that I was stressing out about during my last 4 months of planning. I was able to stop losing sleep at night worrying about day-of timelines or final meetings with my countless vendors because I knew Christine would take care of it all - and she did and MORE. Throughout the whole wedding day, everyone told me constantly what an asset Christine is/was. She prevented and fixed many a small disaster on my wedding day - e.g. a big stain on my train that Christine fixed with her handy dandy day-of survival kit, groomsmen/groom running late to the church, forgetting the marriage license, etc... I can't imagine the best day of my life without Christine getting us from point A to point Z. Not only will she be your wedding guru, but she will also become a friend!
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