I really wish I had done more research before booking with Jesi. I booked Jesi and the Love Riot together as a planning/design team. The Love Riot was a complete disaster, and we ended up having to fire them after 5 months and nothing to show for it. At that 5 month point, Jesi had not yet started working on our wedding. We explained to her the situation working with her partners at Love Riot, yet she refused to to give back our 50% deposit. We suggested then that she give us something worth 50% of the work she would've done. She offered us a powerpoint presentation of "design inspiration". I don't know about you, but I don't find a powerpoint worth more than $2K. We suggested using the funds for wedding favors, but she then said we'd have to purchase any materials for her on top of it, since the $2K only covers her design expertise. Since then, she's been radio silent and hasn't come up with any way to make up the funds to us (why would she, she's made it clear she intends on keeping it even though she's done nothing). A terrible experience all around, and I would caution all brides against getting involved with her.
The absolute best team, EVER!Reviewed on 10/24/2012 Kristin V
Jesi Haack and her team are wonderful. They held my hand every step of the way from start to finish. They took care of everything and hooked me up with the best vendors in the industry. Jesi's design ideas are beyond amazing -- she took her time to get to know me and my style -- she got to know our story and how we would like to tell it -- got to know our hopes and dreams -- and with all of that she designed the most amazing wedding well beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It was so perfectly perfect and the best part was it was so me...it was so us. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Jesi and her lead planner Amber Cowell....they were such a blessing to us and I can honestly say the whole wedding planning process was so much fun and such a joy because of them. Not only are they professional and great but they are wonderful people with genuine hearts. I have made two lifelong friends in this process. The vendors they introduced me to are ALSO wonderful people and were SO great...Amber Moon from Pitbulls and Posies, Mai from Bunch Studio...Erica from 10.11 Make-Up...just to name a few...It was such a pleasure to work with all of these people...they shared our vision and all worked extremely hard to help make our day everything we hoped for. To Jesi Haack and Amber Cowell -- Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We can never thank you enough for all you have done for us. My best advice for all the soon to be brides our there -- Hire Jesi Haack and Amber Cowell...it will be the best decision you will ever make. I promise!
Deeply disappointingReviewed on 7/27/2011 Stephanie H
We submitted an availability request to Jesi via her website a few months before our wedding. Since we had booked vendors already and had purchased most of the decor, we really just needed someone to help us put everything together on the day of the wedding so we could keep our sanity and enjoy our big day. Jesi responded and said she wanted to set up a meeting. Upon driving down to meet with her, we were informed that she does not even offer day-of wedding packages and was also not available on our wedding date, but recommended her interns to take our job. We were quoted $3,450 for a partial coordinating/design package which was WAY out of our budget. I thought we would have to turn them down but kept obsessing over her beautiful work and reviews and stressing over how I was going to pull everything together myself. We figured out how to fork out the extra money to book Jesi for a smaller, but still pricey day-of package for $2250 (which they don't offer anymore but gave to us anyways). We started working with one of her interns who was helpful and friendly and offered us extra "free" services but may have been in a little over her head. She seemed to be busy with a lot of other projects and left many of the details of our wedding until the last minute. 5 days before, I was still receiving emails from my vendors who had no idea I had a wedding coordinator (yikes!) even though it was stated in our contract that our wedding coordinator would be responsible for all wedding vendor contact. Our timeline and several important details of the wedding were not put together or discussed until the week of the wedding which was pretty stressful and resulted in A LOT of things going wrong. Guests were locked out of the venue until after the invite time. Groomsmen were sent down the aisle without music and bridesmaids to the wrong song (my song, actually). Our dessert bar decor didn't get set up and was passed off to the caterers last minute who had no idea what they were doing. It looked terrible! Our coordinator gave us the impression that she would set up the flower vases, but then as guests were arriving, acted like she wasn't sure who was responsible for them, then offered to place them, then did them all incorrectly and shoved all of the buckets of unused flowers and decor into my tiny bridal suite. The signs we made to surround the ceremony (which included sentimental lines from our vows) did not get hung because they ran out of time. Our first dance was ruined as they started playing our slideshow 10 seconds into it with the wrong music and with the same song on repeat 3 times. All 3 interns drank Jager shots (violating our venue contract) DURING our wedding then proceeded to remove decor from tables an hour before the reception was supposed to end, even though we still had the venue for 3 more hours. At the end of the night, my husband and I and 5 family members had to stay and help clean up, several decor items were broken and not packed up correctly and I found my dessert trays packed away in the caterers boxes-not how I pictured the end of my wedding night. I emailed Jesi expressing my concerns and received a long list of apologies and excuses. Most of the things gone wrong were blamed on me and other vendors, despite the fact that it is supposed to be the coordinator's job to correct/monitor vendors and mediate problems that arose. In the end, Jesi said that she stood by her interns' decisions and there was nothing she could do for us.
LOVE.Reviewed on 5/05/2011 Karen a
Hiring Jesi was maybe the best decision we made in terms of wedding vendors. From the first meeting she was super friendly, and really wanted to help us create a wedding that reflected our personalities. She is incredibly creative, and thinks very much outside the box while staying open to ideas from everyone else. She was always quick to respond to emails or texts, and made life so simple in the days leading up to the wedding. Having a coordinator there to deal with everyone and everything was a huge relief. If you can get her, do it. She's amazing.
Brilliant!Reviewed on 1/11/2011 Frank L
Jesi's style is second to none and her ability to work with anyone and everyone lends itself to her success. I would recommend her for everything.
I would recommend Jesi to anybody!!Reviewed on 1/05/2011 Mia J
I cannot say enough good things about Jesi Haack. First, she has great "mojo" -- she is really easy to be around, has a great personality, diplomatic with family and other vendors, and is hilarious and really bright (all important qualities for someone who will be there on your wedding day! Trust me!). Also, she is extremely organized and will be as involved as you need her to be. We could not afford to pay Jesi the full, from "start to finish" wedding planning fee; however, for a "day-of" planner, she was EXTREMELY involved in our wedding from the day we hired her (about three months before the wedding) to the day of the wedding. She is totally on it, and she made our lives so much easier, particularly because we were planning our wedding from Colorado. Jesi also had tons of great ideas for how to make our wedding fresh and different. Finally, and this is really important, her price is very reasonable! We negotiated with another very well-known wedding planner in the area, who was way more expensive than Jesi, and I am so glad that we went with Jesi. We had total confidence in her, and I couldn't imagine hiring anyone else.
We LOVE Jesi Haack!Reviewed on 1/05/2011 Rachelle R
From the moment we saw Jesi Haack's Blog, we knew her fresh style had to be incorporated in our wedding. While our budget did not allow for a wedding planner/coordinator, it did allow for a florist! Jesi and her team did an amazing job at designing and implementing exactly what we wanted for flowers at our wedding. Working with Jesi was such a pleasure, she comes highly recommended!
Jesi made our wedding dreams a reality!Reviewed on 1/02/2011 jodie r
Before we met Jesi, she came highly recommended by 2 Photographers that we interviewed. When we finally met her, we knew instantly clicked and knew that she was the one for us! There are so many words to describe Jesi and her work. She is imaginative, organized, enthusiastic, and most importantly always listened to what we wanted and created things for us that were so original, but matched our taste and personalities perfectly. I am quite a stress case by nature, so the thought of planning a wedding was starting to scare me. Thank goodness for Jesi. She kept me organized, on a schedule and I never had to worry about a thing. All I needed to do was shoot her a text or quick email and I knew she was on it. She is an amazing planner and I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks to Jesi we had a wedding beyond our dreams and I will forever be grateful to her and her team!
Jesi Is Fabulous!Reviewed on 12/30/2010 Sara S
Jesi did an outstanding job planing and coordinating my wedding. Her creative vision,energy, professionalism, attention to detail and spunk made my wedding very unique and a breeze! I would hands-down recommend Jesi to ANYONE. She works with the best vendors in the industry and she will make anything you want happen. I wanted a wedding that would stand out in the mind of my guests, that reflected my relationship with my husband, that was both modern yet beautiful and most of all I didn't want to worry about a thing. Jesi gave me all of that and a lot more. She is very sweet and a gem to work with.
Highly, highly, highly reccomended!Reviewed on 12/30/2010 Eric F
I am so thankful for Jesi! Her great sense of humor, positive attitude, attention to detail and endless amounts of creativity made our wedding day amazing! She took care of everything, allowing my husband and I to enjoy our day to the max and have the most beautiful event that I could’ve ever imagined. I HIGHLY recommend Jesi Haack!
My wedding experience w/ JHWReviewed on 12/30/2010 Stacy A
The best advice I can give a bride planning a wedding is to hire a wedding planner/coordinator. The ONLY person I would recommend is Jesi because the process of planning a wedding would have made me crazy if not for her. From the meetings to design a style or theme for the wedding to the day of coordination, everything was so easy,fun, and organized. The details were executed perfectly and I couldn't have imagined a wedding which would have described our personalities more than the one we had. Jesi kept me on track during all of the planning and created the most fun decor for our wedding. I am so grateful to have found her and her wonderful team.
best. wedding. planner. EVER.Reviewed on 12/30/2010 Melanie F
jesi haack was the MVP of our wedding. we hired her for partial planning and design and it was the best decision we ever made. the months leading up to the wedding were completely stress free with jesi on our team and getting to see all of the planning and design come to fruition on our big day was so amazing because our wedding was so perfectly us.
Jesi Haack is AMAZING!Reviewed on 12/30/2010 Katie D
If you are looking for wedding coordinator and/or stylist/designer go no further! Jesi is so creative, and is able to put all of your thoughts and ideas about your wedding into real life. She is absolutely brilliant! She will put all of your worries at ease so you can enjoy your day!