Mary is so kind and wonderful. She really helped keep me on track during the planning process and thought of little details that slipped my mind. She was on top of everything day of and her communication with me and the other vendors was excell...
ent. I’m happy to have had her there for my special day and anyone else would be lucky as well
Reviewed On 10/28/2021 by Samantha M
Mary was a huge part of why my wedding day ran so smoothly. She was so helpful from the very first phone call until wedding day. She was always available if I had any questions and responded very quickly. Mary was wonderful to work with and I’m...
happy to have had her apart of my big day :)
Reviewed On 10/13/2021 by Karen H
Professional, organized, went beyond our expectations to make sure all activities went smoothly from start to finish. Not only did we enjoy planning our son’s back yard wedding with Mary, our vendors were very pleased working with her too. Si...
nce this was a back yard wedding there was a huge amount of coordination needed - Mary made sure everything was in place and that let us relax and enjoy the day!
Reviewed On 10/13/2021 by Miriam K
Mary was always available to answer questions and offer suggestions in planning my daughter’s wedding. On day of, Mary jumped in where needed to have champagne chilled, supervise decorating of the arbor, and announce speakers for toasts!
Reviewed On 10/12/2021 by Hannah K
Mary is awesome. She was always available to help me figure out details before my wedding, and was an excellent on-the-ground coordinator that day! She did everything on the list of tasks I gave her, and much more! My wedding party was one t...
hat clearly needed help with directions- and Mary provided that much needed support.
Reviewed On 10/02/2021 by Katrina R
Mary was incredibly helpful throughout the entire planning process. She helped us prepare for our special day and was incredibly engaged and responsive. She helped us think through details we never would have thought about and was always access...
ible when we needed her. Thank you Mary for being a part of our special day!
Reviewed On 9/30/2021 by Quinn B
Mary was amazing! She helped me so much with the wedding planning process. She made the perfect timeline for my ceremony and reception, and she even typed it out for me. She is very professional, genuinely kind, and extremely knowledgeable abou...
t weddings. She told me a lot of things I never would have thought of. She really goes above and beyond and you can tell she takes a lot of pride in her work. I highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding.
Reviewed On 9/28/2021 by Kimberly S
Working with Mary was fantastic!! We hosted our small wedding at our house and Mary helped make it feel seamless!! It was such peace of mind to know that she was there making sure everything ran smoothly. This was the best money we could spend ...
on our wedding. Mary was professional, kind, thoughtful, and calming. I cannot recommend working with her more!!!
Reviewed On 9/22/2021 by Kara M
Mary was such an instrumental part of our planning process and day-of coordination! Ensuring I always had Mary as my go to when a question popped up made the entire process less stressful! As far as the day-of there was nothing for me to worry ...
about except to enjoy myself. Mary- thank you SO much for helping make our day so perfect!
Reviewed On 9/20/2021 by Marley S
Mary was so professional and made understanding the flow of planning a wedding, easy. She would ask questions of things I wouldn’t think of, reach out to me to make sure everything was getting done, and just let me talk things out to get ideas....
We are so thankful for Mary. She made our day flow so easily and remain organized! Thank you so much, Mary!
Reviewed On 9/20/2021 by C. B
Mary was a joy to work with for our wedding day! I was fairly late in contacting her due to changing my wedding venue (and state) at the last minute. Mary jumped right in to my loose plans and helped make them possible. She spoke with me throug...
hout the process, was always available, and made sure the vision of my day was completed. Even when a medical emergency struck during the ceremony, Mary helped keep me calm, by making sure things went as plan and if they couldn’t, she knew what the new plan was, so that she could execute it! I am thankful she was with us during our big day!
Reviewed On 9/15/2021 by Susan F
Mary is a joy to work with and has been a tremendous help in the planning of our daughter’s event. She is always available to answer questions, big or small, and goes above and beyond to assist us. I feel confident in recommending her to any on...
e who is planning a wedding.
Reviewed On 9/12/2021 by Caitlin C
Mary was such a pleasure to work with! I started off my wedding planning thinking I could do it all myself, but as time went on I realized I needed some guidance and someone who could be my eyes and ears on the day of our celebration. Mary was ...
amazing to work with - she was kind, patient, and always available when we had questions leading up to the event. She was able to bring our vision to life and worked with our venue to make sure that everything looked amazing on our day. As an added bonus, our vendors really enjoyed working with her and our venue even commented on what a great presence she was to have at the venue and how easy she was to work with.
Reviewed On 9/05/2021 by Ashley B
Mary is awesome !! She is so sweet and kind and made sure everything at my wedding looked perfect! She kept us on a schedule so we didn’t miss the important parts of our new life together. She handled everything perfectly! THANK YOU!
Reviewed On 9/05/2021 by Susan P
I was a wedding guest, and everything went beautifully! It was a gorgeous event and ran seamlessly. Mary did a great job!
Reviewed On 7/14/2021 by Lauren K
Mary is such a kind, patient, and well-organized presence to have during the wedding planning process, and on the wedding day itself!! I cannot recommend her enough. She was always available when we needed her in the weeks and months leading up...
to our wedding, and had just the right calm, measured energy (along with concrete solutions) when we had to change our wedding date because of Covid. You're in good hands--thank you Mary!!!
Reviewed On 7/12/2021 by Margaret S
We were very fortunate to hire Mary to assist us in planning my daughter's wedding. Mary was always there when we were unsure, doubtful, or when we encountered some difficulties. She returned our calls and emails immediately and I found this ...
extremely professional and comforting in such a special, yet stressful time. With her kind voice, she reassured us, guide us, and made certain that planning was on task. On July 4th, I found it impossible to hire a person to decorate the church before the ceremony, she did it herself! For that I am so grateful! I still remember when she said ," That's done! Off your list."
Thank you Mary! It was a pleasure working with you!
Reviewed On 7/12/2021 by Elaine D
Hiring Mary to help us with planning and day-of coordination was easily the best investment we made, to ensure that everything was smooth and under control, from the big picture vision down to the smallest details of our wedding. Mary was elega...
nce and grace under pressure, and great with communication with myself and other vendors. On the day of, she was everywhere we needed her to be, selflessly handling anything that came up with a smile and a solution. We consider Mary part of the family now. I confidently recommend her to anyone looking for large or small wedding planning and/or day-of coordination.
Reviewed On 5/21/2021 by Loring B
I am absolutely blown away by Mary. She made every experience of planning my wedding a joy, even through the year we had, she stuck by me. I felt like I had a friend who could read my mind and always knew what I needed to hear. On our special ...
day, it meant so much to have her with me. You will LOVE having Mary at your side.
Reviewed On 4/11/2021 by Emily J
We hired Mary to be our day-of coordinator for a May 2020 wedding. Covid had other plans. Mary helped us: make the decision in March 2020 to postpone the reception for a year and move the ceremony/repurposed rehearsal dinner to October; cancel ...
the October plans and move everything back to our new 2021 date; and then (regretfully) cancel that as well. She was so helpful in helping us figure out what our options were and making sure we hadn't forgotten a vendor. Talking to Mary was a great combination of sympathy for the circumstances and a voice of reason; she was definitely not worried about telling us the truth about what we would have to do to move forward with our date. I'm hoping we can plan something in the future and we will definitely want to work with Mary again.
Reviewed On 3/24/2021 by Jessica T
I highly recommend Mary for all engaged couples. I was totally lost and not sure where to start in terms of planning for the big day. She was so resourceful and helped get us on the right tracks and (she actually found our dream venue)! Mary is...
detail oriented, super quick to respond, and treats her couples with grace and kindness. So incredibly happy we ended up having the pleasure of working with her!
Reviewed On 11/15/2020 by Janet B
Mary was the day of event coordinator for my daughter’s Sept 2020 wedding. Due to restrictions during Covid, the event was outdoors, at a private property, and planned within a short period. This made the day of event coordination all the mor...
Mary was just a delight to work with and extremely helpful throughout the process, especially since my husband and I were not from the area. She offered a calm and reassuring presence throughout the process and many helpful suggestions during the planning process. She was always flexible, accommodating, and very organized. She handled last minute changes with grace and poise.
Prior to and during the event, her accessibility and response time was exceptional! Many guests commented on how pleasant and helpful she was during the event. Could not have asked for more.
Reviewed On 10/03/2020 by Ashley W
Mary is so thoughtful, patient, posed, organized, detail oriented and is going above and beyond for our wedding. I know that she is going to make my day absolutely perfect!
Reviewed On 9/25/2020 by Margaret S
Mary is wonderful. She was always accessible via phone or text. I appreciated how well she was able to solve problems and she always had great suggestions and offered alternative options when we encountered an issue. You can tell she knows what...
she is doing. She was very calming and nurturing and eased my anxiety every step of the way leading up to our big day, and everything turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I’d highly recommend her to any couple planning a wedding!
Reviewed On 9/24/2020 by Mary K
We can't say enough about Mary! She has been remarkably helpful, with nearly immediate response to any and all questions and changes we have needed to make in this pandemic year.
Reviewed On 9/07/2020 by Amanda L
Mary was super helpful while planning our wedding during COVID. Her calm spirit and was so necessary on the days where we felt discouraged. We loved working with her!
Reviewed On 9/03/2020 by Ginger M
Mary is the ultimate expert on wedding planning. She was so thoughtful on all of the suggestions she made and genuinely considered my daughter’s desires for her dream wedding. She gave great ideas for cost savings, where appropriate, and great ...
recommendations on service providers. I will definitely use Mary for my other daughter’s wedding when the day comes. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, insight and creativity.
Reviewed On 10/26/2019 by Jean C
This summer I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful wedding and the magical experience has stayed with me.
The festivities flowed smoothly and the transitions seemed effortless with every detail thoughtfully executed. The success of the eve...
nt was due, in large part, to Mary’s care and attention to detail- the results of which were evident in the carefree joy radiating from the bride and groom. Mary's is a true gift! I highly recommend her for your event coordination needs.
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Meagan S
Mary was a phenomenal. Many moons ago, I send her an inquiry on The Knot and she immediately called me by phone. It was clear she was on top of her business and her follow-up foreboded well for potential relationship we might have. We had a lov...
ely chat and I felt comfortable securing her services immediately. She was always prepared for our conversations and always offered to schedule the "next" talk ahead of time, never leaving me to wonder whether it was appropriate to be in touch with her. By the time we secured her services, I had booked all my vendors, so instead of helping me find vendors, Mary helped me strategize final details. She repeatedly offered to make herself available to me for whatever I needed, even though I did not want to bug her more than necessary. She came to our rehearsal dinner, helped us write the processional/recessional, and helped trouble shoot various items of concern in the days leading up to the event. She made contact with all vendors to confirm their services a few months out and then again the week before, allaying my concerns about whether everyone would indeed remember to show up! On the day of the wedding, I don't remember having to think about vendors once--which is a true testament to her managing the logistics of the day with ease and grace. Everything went smoothly--and if it didn't, I had no idea, which is exactly the way one wants their wedding day to flow. I can't recommend her enough. Truly--Mary was delightful, kind, funny, organized, professional, and very, very, very capable!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Amina H
Mary was a joy to work with from start to finish. We contacted her just a few weeks prior to the big day once we saw the need for a "day of" coordinator, and she jumped right on board to support. She was extremely responsive and flexible to our...
needs. She took time to share suggestions, always listening to our vision and remaining attentive to detail. Mary was a calm and pleasant force who was invaluable to our special day!
Reviewed On 10/14/2019 by Casey R
Thank you so much Mary for making my afternoon service one less thing to worry about! I had a separate coordinator at my venue but Mary's flexibility to help out with my ceremony was just the "a la cart" service I was looking for! Mary is very ...
organized and follows through on all the little details. It's been great working with you Mary!
Reviewed On 10/14/2019 by Barbara B
We hired Mary as wedding planner for my daughter’s August wedding. With only three months to plan this wedding start to finish, it was important that we had someone we could depend on as the voice of reason, to make sure nothing fell between t...
he cracks, and to be a calming force. Mary was our person. In addition, because the venue was not “all inclusive“, we also needed help to coordinate all of the vendors, the timeline, and other details we didn’t even realize were important. Again, Mary was our person.
Mary and her daughter Tess we’re also present the day of the wedding to make sure that everything went according to plan, that everyone kept to the timeline. They were also able to handle any minor issues that arose without interrupting us, or the festivities.
I would absolutely recommend Mary Karnes, Mother of the Bride Wedding Planner to anyone planning a wedding.
Reviewed On 10/08/2019 by Sally Ann I
We somehow managed to get married amidst many life changes, and I ended up planning our wedding first from the other side of the country, and later in the midst of a cross-country move while starting a new job and living in temporary housing. T...
hrough all of this, Mary was my lifeline. When I felt like I couldn't keep up with things, Mary was the first person I would call or text. She is extremely professional and always makes herself available. We hired her as a day-of coordinator, but she was involved in so much more than just the day of. I turned to her for advice, to help put out fires, and to just help keep me on track. Her services were a great value and she was such a pleasure to work with. I couldn't recommend her more highly!
Reviewed On 10/07/2019 by Sharlene K
We hired Mary, of Mother of the Bride to be me, the actual Mother of the Bride, for the day of our daughters wedding. She is very knowledgeable, extremely thorough,helpful, and willing to step into any role to help make the day a success with...
Reviewed On 9/18/2019 by Hailey H
One of the best decisions I made while planning my wedding was having Mary as my "day of" coordinator. Her experience and passion for wedding planning made working with her incredibly easy and comforting (and really made her feel like a "mother...
of the bride"!) She was organized, professional, and always made time to answer any of my questions. I highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding!
Reviewed On 9/18/2019 by Sheila H
I cannot express enough just how wonderfully organized, calming, and "a make things happen" kind of person Mary is. It is obvious she loves what she does, because she does it so well. If there was one decision we made for our daughter's Wedding...
, the BEST one was hiring Mary. I know The Big Day would not have ran as smoothly (perfect) as it did, had we not entrusted Mary with coordinating the day of. Not to mention her communication with our daughter months prior to - providing valuable advice, tips, timeline suggestions, etc. Bottom line, we could not be happier with our experience - and consider Mary superb in her field!
Reviewed On 8/07/2019 by Emily B
One of the best things I did for our wedding was hire Mary! She was so amazing... she was there to give opinions when I didn’t know what to do or choose... she took away all of my worries for the day of... and she responded to all of my texts w...
ithin about 2 minutes of sending them! Those are just a few things Mary did. She did a great job keeping us on a timeline the day of the wedding. I just really loved having her around to call or text when I was stressed or wanted to chat. She isn’t just a wedding planner she is support system and now friend! Thanks so much Mary!
Reviewed On 7/06/2019 by Sarah P
Mary is a true gift. She is so thoughtful, organized, responsive, helpful, and she orchestrated the greatest day of our lives. She went above and beyond any request and harmoniously brought together each detail and every component of the checkl...
ist together to create an incredible day. She’s always got fresh ideas and gives you encouragement when you’re feeling stressed. She gently reminds you of tasks to be completed and is always open to help. Mother of the bride is a perfect name for her company as she truly “mothers” you and makes you feel loved and taken care as if you were one of her 4 daughters throughout the whole process. I cannot recommend her enough and I would give her 50 stars if I could. Thank you again Mary for such a wonderful experience!
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by Christine F
I used Mary to help organize/run my church ceremony and I don’t know how I could have done it without her! She helped us stay organized and kept the order and timing just right. Mary and her team went above and beyond! After we said our goodbye...
s, and we were on our way to the reception, we realized we forgot something very important at my house. I called Mary in a panic and she rushed to my house and dropped off what was needed where we were taking photos. It was a life saver! Reasonable pricing for a reliable, friendly service. Look no further!
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Evelyn T
This is a review for Mary Paredes Karnes of Mother of the Bride Wedding Planner. My granddaughter was married in July and Mary was our planner for the event. She started working with us many months before the wedding and helped us with all aspe...
cts of our wedding like the caterer, music, and flowers. She also helped us with the schedule for the day, and helped keep us all on time. What was extra special is Mary made sure that I was always comfortable through the reception, by reserving me a chair and making sure I was involved in all the toasts and the cake cutting. She went out of her way to make the day special for us all, but especially for me and she did it with ease. Mary is a graceful lady and a wonderful wedding planner I recommend her to everyone. Evelyn
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Heather H
Mary was so fantastic! It was a super fun day and a bit stressful and Mary helped all of us who were in the wedding to relax and enjoy the day including our bride! We had an awesome day and Mary was a wonderful part of it!
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Daria R
Mary helped us with our wedding planning and was our day of the event coordinator, and we were so thankful to have her looking after us. She did
Reviewed On 10/27/2018 by Oliver B
Being part of the extended family I wanted my niece's wedding to go well, so I volunteered to help out in any way during the entire event. Mary had it all under control! From the timelines to the transitions it all went flawlessly. Wedding was ...
great, thank you Mary.
Reviewed On 10/26/2018 by Jackie M
We hired Mary as our day-of coordinator, and it was one of the best decisions that we made. Mary put our minds at ease while we prepared for our wedding and when we arrived at our venue, everything was perfect. Even though we hired her just for...
our wedding day, she always made herself available throughout the planning process. She helped us with our vendor selection, put the ceremony order together and got everyone down the aisle, and was extremely knowledgeable about our wedding venue. She was a truly calming presence amidst the chaos that is planning a wedding. She is kind, thoughtful, and very understanding. If you're looking for a planner or coordinator, we would definitely recommend her!
Reviewed On 9/24/2018 by Jenna K
I HIGHLY recommend Mary for your wedding planning needs. Myself (the bride) and my fiancee decided early on that we needed a Day of Coordinator for our somewhat DIY wedding at a summer camp. We had about 180 people coming for the wedding cer...
emony and reception, including 60 people sleeping over the summer camp Saturday night. I wanted to hire our vendors myself, but wanted some extra help for wedding day, especially since I would be in hair and makeup when the vendors started to arrive on wedding day. My fiancée and I also knew if we didn't get some help, my mom would end up being the go-to person for vendor and guest questions on wedding day, because that's just what she does. We didn't want my mom worrying about anything so we started to search for a Day Of Coordinator. I am so so happy we found Mary! First of all, leading up to the wedding, Mary was a huge help. She was always there if I had questions and was incredibly responsive. She helped me stay organized and work on timelines and all the details that come up when planning a wedding. When a week before the wedding there was a small chance of Hurricane Florence hitting Connecticut near our wedding date, Mary spent over an hour on the phone with my mom and I brainstorming contingency plans (which thankfully we didn't need!). She attended our rehearsal and kept things organized and efficient. On wedding day, Mary and her assistant for the day, Debbie, handled everything that came up. We had a long list of tasks for her to check on during vendor set up and she followed through with each and every one. Mary and Debbie helped with the transition from the ceremony space to cocktail hour to reception, and everything went smooth as can be. Mary took charge of watching our timeline and addressing any issues that came up with the guests, the food, the bar, etc. To be honest I have no idea how many little things came up throughout the course of my wedding day because no one bothered me about anything. My fiancée and I, as well as our parents, were able to have a wonderful stress free day. Mary interacted wonderfully with all our vendors from the DJ to the chef to the servers. She took care of last minute guests who showed up and discreetly got their name cards on the table before the guests could even notice. I had such a wonderful calm wedding day morning and a big part of that was because I knew Mary was there at my venue while I was at home relaxing and getting ready with my friends and family. I honestly don't know how we could have done it without her. She is the best and you should absolutely hire her for your event!
Reviewed On 9/21/2018 by Olga L
Mary was such a pleasure to work with! We asked her to coordinate the day of the wedding in order to manage all the vendors, guests, and transportation on the big day. She was super organized, calm, responsive, and thoughtful - both in the le...
ad-up to the wedding, and during the actual day. I felt very comfortable leaving everything in her hands - and everything ran so smoothly and without a hitch. A huge thanks to Mary for making all the pieces come together and helping us create such a magical wedding experience!
Reviewed On 9/17/2018 by Suzanne L
We hired Mary about a month before the wedding and are so grateful we did. We were mostly done with our planning at that point, but realized we wanted to just enjoy ourselves and not worry about timing or details on the day of the wedding. We a...
lso had a few things we were blocking on, which Mary helped us almost immediately resolve. She's done so many weddings that she has both an excellent sense of "how things are usually done" AND creative solutions to your unique problems.
We had a few phone calls before the wedding, a few texting conversations, a productive but efficient rehearsal dinner, and she only asked me a few questions on the day of the wedding. Everything went off smoothly. If something didn't go smoothly, I have no idea and that's perfect for me! Mary has a truly calming demeanor and knows when to take charge or step back when it comes to coordinating with vendors, family members, officiants, etc.
A perk that I hadn't expected was that she becomes the go-to person between your rehearsal dinner and the wedding. This was an ENORMOUS help since I just wanted to enjoy the time and be in the moment, so I could just send any last-minute questions that people had to her :)
To top it all off, you can tell that she really loves her job. She definitely teared up a few times during our wedding, and I love that she brought one of her daughters along to help the day-of - it speaks volumes about the love and care she has for her work!
Reviewed On 8/01/2018 by Shermi M
I know no amount of thanks will be enough for all your help in Karoon and Jennifer's wedding. Mary, you are the best wedding planner and we can't find words to express our appreciation for everything you did for us to make the wedding such a s...
uccessful event. Your tenacity coupled with a calm demeanor made it more enjoyable to work with you. Once again a Huge Thank you to you and to your daughter, Tess. Please feel free to use us as a reference.
Reviewed On 7/17/2018 by Lisa B
Reviewed On 7/12/2018 by Lisa B
Mary Karnes, AKA "Mother of the Bride", is an awesome ALA Carte Wedding Planner. I'm the bride's mother, writing this review because I, along with the groom's mother, was very much involved in the planning of our children's wedding.
ing venue chosen was Folly Farm, a gorgeous location, but one which required that we obtain all vendors (caterer, florist, tents, chairs, etc.) on our own. After we obtained the major "players", we realized that we needed someone to assist us in putting all of the pieces together to create a wonderful wedding. Mary turned out to be that "someone!"
Mary told us to contact her whenever we needed any suggestions, advice, or just needed someone to calm us and provide direction. She was available via phone, text and email, and she always responded almost immediately.
Mary established herself with our vendors as our liaison; she obtained detailed contact information for everyone, and she fielded all of the questions, concerns, etc. that the bride, groom and parents had. She also handled many of the questions raised by the vendors, thus alleviating the need for us to attend to every minor detail.
During the last months, weeks and days prior to the wedding, Mary created a detailed day of wedding timeline. She revised it numerous times and was instrumental in making valuable suggestions, given her experience and expertise. Mary and her daughter Tess, her assistant, attended the rehearsal the evening before the wedding. They used that opportunity to get to know the bride, groom and wedding party, as well as to familiarize themselves with the layout of Folly Farm and the locations of each part of the wedding.
On the day of the wedding, Mary and Tess came to our home, where the bride and her bridesmaids were getting ready for the wedding. After then delivering the groom's flowers to his home, Mary and Tess went to Folly Farm and "worked their magic" in overseeing that every detail was coordinated. Several questions about logistics arose, and Mary and her daughter fielded the questions, contacted us as necessary, and overall, had everything completely under control by the time the groom and then the bride arrived at Folly Farm for their first look, photos, etc.
Mary is a soft-spoken, knowledgable, incredibly reliable and skilled Ala Carte Wedding Planner. With her extensive assistance, the wedding flowed smoothly and was as close to perfection as possible! I highly recommend Mother of the Bride, Mary Karnes, as someone who will assist in making your wedding planning, coordination and wedding day everything that you want it to be!
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Ian W
Mary of Mother of the Bride Wedding Planner, provided excellent services for my daughter's wedding. She was available, on time for all meetings, and shared her experience with us to address our myriad of concerns. On the day of the wedding, M...
ary was at our site early, rolled up her sleeves and got to work. She did everything that we asked and made the event so much easier for us. I can't believe the amount of stuff she setup - heavy lifting and all. Our wedding was a huge success and Mary played a significant role in making that happen. I highly recommend Mary.
Reviewed On 10/17/2017 by Dori P
Mary was a consummate professional from the very beginning. She fielded a never-ending list of questions (some about minute details) with ease, and on the rare occasion where she wanted to go back and look something up, she turned it around so ...
quickly. All of her insight and information was always beyond helpful to us as we navigated our only daughter's wedding. She met with us at any time, and in the last two weeks, she played a key role answering many questions at any time of day to help us finalize all plans, payments and tips. We did not have a rehearsal, so we did not have her expertise at that run-through, but her presence on the day of the wedding was something that was total peace of mind for us as the hosts of the event. She ran through a large list of things to do for set-up and decorating with ease, and she sent a couple questions to us while we were getting ready that we readily answered and were addressed long before our arrival at the venue. I cannot stress enough how helpful it is to have someone right there who will handle ANYTHING that is needed hours before right through the very last clean-up is done. She facilitated so many details and kept a watchful eye on every part of the pre-ceremony, ceremony, photos, and reception. She provided us with timelines that were invaluable, and she helped us to stay on schedule so that we would not miss any part of the wonderful day.
We would highly recommend Mary to handle any and all of your wedding planning needs. It is truly a gift to the parents of the bride to have someone with so much experience and expertise with you as you go through the whole process. It enabled us to plan and most importantly, ENJOY the momentous day.
Reviewed On 10/09/2017 by Kim M
Mary is an absolute blessing! I recommend to all who may be having a wedding in the future to contact her for wedding help. I live in California and Mary sent me links, emails and answered all my questions from a far. My only wish is that she c...
ould have been right by my side on the day of the wedding but just having her to support and reassure me was so helpful. Mary, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! You're incredible and affordable and worth every penny!
Reviewed On 8/04/2017 by Brent C
Our wedding day and the days leading up to it wouldn't have been nearly as smooth without Mary. Not only was she great to have there the day of our wedding but she also helped with vendor recommendations and expectations to have leading up to ...
our wedding day. She made the months prior to the wedding a lot less stressful and our wedding certainly wouldn't have been as perfect without the help of Mary and her daughters. I highly recommend Mary!
Reviewed On 7/25/2017 by Jessica C
Having Mary as our wedding coordinator was such a blessing. Not only is she the sweetest woman but she makes herself available that day and the weeks leading up to help you plan and organize. She is patient and kind and an absolute joy to work ...
with. Her daughters helped out for our wedding too and they are just as wonderful and sweet as their mother. So grateful for all Mary did for us to help make our wedding the best day of our lives! Thank you Mary, we are so grateful ❤️
HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Victoria S
Mary was excellent as our day-of coordinator. She makes herself available 24/7 throughout the planning process and you can tell she really cares about her clients. It was a huge weight being lifted when I could just enjoy my wedding day and eve...
rything went off without a hitch! Thank you, Mary!
Reviewed On 10/03/2016 by Laurel O
Couldn't thank Mary and Debbie enough!!! Their help and support throughout the whole process of wedding planning was great! I hired Mother of the Bride Wedding Planner for just the day of Wedding help. Mary and Debbie went out of their way to...
make sure the day went smoothly for me. I didn't have to worry about a thing!
Mary and Debbie were awesome about always responding to my emails in a timely fashion and with great insight on whatever the question was. Debbie was hired for our day of coordinator and she was outstanding! She made sure everything went off without a hitch. All of the items we brought and our gifts, Debbie put into a car and made sure they made it home. It was such a relief that I didn't have to think or worry about that either. I highly recommend Mother of The Bride Wedding Planner even if you just need day of help, it will ease your mind so you can enjoy your day!
Reviewed On 8/07/2016 by Nicole D
Choosing Mary as our day of wedding coordinator was the best choice we could have made, she is absolutely amazing! Being that we were planning our wedding from 1000 miles away she took all of our stress away! She was extremely accessible throu...
ghout the entire planning process through email, texting, phone calls and in person! She allowed us to truly enjoy the best day of our life! She did an incredible job coordinating with all of our vendors and ensuring that our decor was set up to perfection. She greatly surpassed our extremely high expectations! Not only is Mary extremely professional and knowledgable she is also a wonderful, down-to-earth person. I would recommend Mary to any couple who wants to actually be able to enjoy their wedding day. If you choose Mary you will be in incredible hands, she truly made our day special! Also, don't forget to ask Mary about her wedding assistant she is amazing!
Reviewed On 2/17/2016 by Knottie1455744065
I was a guest at a wedding that Mary, mother of the bride, served as wedding planner. She helped with my hotel and transportation reservations. She went above and beyond those tasks and made me feel comfortable and cared for. I was able to r...
elax and enjoy the events connected with the wedding.
Reviewed On 1/22/2016 by a member
I was a guest at a wedding that Mary, Mother of the Bride, helped plan. Mary coordinated our hotel reservations and had a lovely gift basket awaiting us upon arrival. The bride chose to use Mary's a la carte assistance, by utilizing her to help...
with out-of-town guests (and there were many of us!) and assisting us with catering to our needs and wants. We had a wonderful stay and the wedding & reception were both memorable!
Reviewed On 1/22/2016 by Knottie1453511017
Mary did a great job with my wedding and I will never forget her. We had a tight budget for a lot of guests and she helped us make the most of our budget and was there when I really needed her. Hire her!
Reviewed On 11/04/2015 by Debbie S
Mary P. Karnes is a great listener and then get's to work on all the big and small details. She is organized and thinks of details anticipating things ahead of time. She is professional and courteous but will go to bat to right any wrongs along...
the way. She handles those tough conversations with vendors so you can enjoy your day.
Reviewed On 10/19/2015 by Knottie1445265787
Planning and executing your ideal wedding can be daunting and stressful. What everyone needs is a calming and productive influence behind the scenes to keep everything focused and on track. What better person for the job than a mother of four d...
aughters?? We chose Mary not only for her relentless drive for getting things done on time and to perfection, but because we saw how open-minded she was with her personal blog posts. Mary has put in years researching wedding trends from classic history to the modern technological era. With Mary, your wedding will stay your own because she is never pushy or intrusive. She will make appointments, call vendors, help plan schedules, brainstorm ideas, and fill in every gap in between. Hire Mary so that your mind can be at ease leading up to and during your wedding, leaving you open to enjoy the happiest time of your life. Her packages are flexible and well worth the cost. Talking to her early on in the process should be the easiest decision you make!
Reviewed On 10/19/2015 by Kathleen K
Wow, Mary (the Mother of the Bride) thinks of everything! She went out of her way to ensure that my day would go without a hitch and I know this rarely happens for brides, but we had no 'uh oh' moments! She worked ceaselessly, covered all th...
e details and her 'a la carte' style is perfect! Some brides want everything taken care of, but Mary works with you. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly than her. Check out her website, she is at the cutting edge of wedding trends, but will always also respect your vision.
Contact Info for Mother of the Bride Wedding Planner
Glastonbury, CT | Hartford County and Southern New England(860) 338-3738
I started my career as a wedding planner writing a mystery ABOUT a wedding planner, "Simply the Best" by Mary P. Karnes. Next I orchestrated my own daughters' weddings. True love was born. Who wouldn't want to spend one of the happiest days of someone's life with them?