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Reviewed On 9/27/2022 by Amber A
My husband & I had the absolute joy working with Stephanie Hopkins (the owner) for our final meeting as well as she did all our vendor confirmations. She was absolutely amazing and gave us all the best pointers and would always quickly respond...
to any questions that might come up. We also had the joy of working with Jazymn (lead planner) and Selene (assistant planner) for the day of! I can't say enough amazing things about Jazymn, she was truly amazing. Her & Selene truly captured my wedding vision down to the smallest detail! Jack & I are so thankful they were a part of our big day as we couldn't have imagined a better night and that was all due to them. They made the night go flawlessly and thought of everything down to being on the phone with our DJ to have the music perfectly for when the doors opened for me to go down the aisle! I truly can't thank them enough & Jazymn has been amazing from the start, always replying to my random text messages right away. She was always willing to do anything & everything to make the day go smooth which included bustling my dress! Pretty & Planned has been voted Best Planners time and time again and let me tell you, there is a reason for that because I can without a doubt say their team is made up of the absolute best! We can't thank them enough and if you are on the fence about hiring a planner and wondering if its needed, Im here to tell you that you should not only hire a wedding planner but you should hire Pretty & Planned because you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed On 9/14/2022 by Tara N
Stephanie was nothing short of amazing. From the first meeting, to the end of the wedding night. The Pretty & Planned aisle planner website was a lifesaver, I loved the itinerary creator which pulled the data from the timeline. Stephanie is ext...
remely thorough as well as helpful. From timeline suggestions, ceremony scripts, table arrangments, and vendor management. In the week leading up to the wedding, we had communication issues with one of our vendors and Stephanie was on top of it. She was early to our rehearsal and somehow got our noisy rowdy bunch to do at least 2 walk thru's. She was also on top of our other vendors when it came to the timeline during the wedding day, which was a huge value to us. Our wedding day went so incredibly smoothly, thanks to Stephanie.
Reviewed On 9/06/2022 by Nichi L
Stephanie was amazing to work with! She was very helpful and communicative throughout the entire process. The day of the wedding was completely stress free and relaxed as she took care of everything. It was a spectacularly positive experienc...
e and I would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 5/19/2022 by Melissa A
Hiring Pretty & Planned was hands down the best decision we made while wedding planning! Not only were the online planning tools detailed and extremely helpful, but the team's expertise was invaluable during the planning stages. When it came to...
those small details that I didn't have strong opinions on, they were able to offer suggestions and help keep us on track!
On the big day, Victoria and Stephanie were SO helpful at setting up and ensuring that the day went as planned. They were incredibly thoughtful and kind, consistently checking in with our bridal party to ensure we were all doing okay throughout the day. They made everything stress-free and on time and anticipated our needs more than we could have. They did an incredible job of handling the logistics so we could just enjoy the day!
I cannot say enough great things about Victoria and the entire Pretty & Planned Team. If you're questioning if a coordinator/planner is worth the investment, it 100% is and this team is a steal for the quality of service and assistance you will receive!
Reviewed On 5/12/2022 by McKenzie M
I cannot say enough about Pretty + Planned! Lauren Stone was our planner and we cannot image our day without Lauren! She was an absolutely GEM! Everything went so smoothly, she calmed both of our nerves, insured that the day went exactly as we ...
wanted it yet better and helped significantly with last minute changes / details without blinking an eye. We didn’t lift a finger or let out a worry all day because P+P had it all covered! At the end of the night, we forgot our car keys at the venue & she even went far out of her way to deliver them to our hotel for us. I highly recommend you run to book Pretty + Planned / Lauren for your wedding coordinator!
Reviewed On 5/11/2022 by Sarah D
Stephanie and Victoria were both so great to work with! They made our wedding day seamless and were always so kind and thoughtful. The system they use made it super easy to keep track of all of the details leading up to our big day!
Reviewed On 5/03/2022 by Molly S
Stephanie from Pretty and Planned did an outstanding job for us on my daughter’s wedding day. She is very professional and detailed oriented. I didn’t worry about a thing because I knew she would care if it!
Reviewed On 4/26/2022 by Georgia S
Victoria was such a huge help on our wedding day and during the weeks leading up to the wedding! She is such a kind person, is organized, prepared, knowledgeable, personable, and responsible. She follows through with everything she says she wi...
ll do and gave us some amazing tips and pointers! She helped us so much by contacting our vendors, coming up with ideas, creating our timeline, and getting everything organized and set up at our venue. On our wedding day, she arrived to the venue early, worked hard to set up everything exactly how we wanted it, was very organized to get everyone where they needed to be, she followed the timeline and made sure the day moved along as planned, and she stayed until the very end helping to clean and pack everything back up. She made the day so much easier and much more relaxed and fun for both of us by intercepting questions and problems. She was such a comforting presence and face to turn to on our wedding day. We could NOT have done it without her and we feel so lucky to have had her on our wedding day!! She is AMAZING!
Reviewed On 4/12/2022 by Andrea S
I don’t think we could have done it without Stephanie! She met with us regularly , kept us on schedule, had wonderful recommendations and made the day totally worry-free! As parents, we were able to show up and participate and enjoy our daughte...
r’s wedding with all the guests! The day was perfect!
Reviewed On 4/11/2022 by Eric S
Stephanie was the utmost professional and guided us through this once in a lifetime event. She was invaluable in her organization, time management, and advice. During the wedding, she handled things so well that we could just enjoy the day. We ...
can only give our highest recommendations for having her be your planning for your special day.
Reviewed On 11/06/2021 by Emily O
I don't think I would have been able to have a wedding if it weren't for Heather. I truly felt like everything was going to be taken care of and I could just enjoy my day. I had complete trust in her after some excellent and productive planning...
sessions and she exceeded my expectations. Would absolutely recommend!!
Reviewed On 7/28/2021 by Julia R
Lauren was AMAZING! She is so sweet and makes the day feel so easy and calm. She handled every problem with ease and was truly incredible! The day was perfect because of her! I would definitely recommend having her be a part of your big day! We...
couldn’t have done it without her!
Reviewed On 5/14/2021 by Sarah L
Stephanie at Pretty and Planned is amazing!!! Planning a wedding during the pandemic was no joke. I so appreciated Stephanie's energy and patience as she guided us through the pendulum of what was and was not possible. In my eyes she went ab...
ove and beyond what I had expected from a planner.
She is extremely detailed, which is much needed. The rehearsal day and wedding day timing and schedule was completely created by her with our partnership - down to the hour. And the result was a two day celebration that went off with no issues.
Stephanie is very calm, which was so helpful as the mother of the bride and for the bride herself. There were several last minute questions or situations, even as the reception was going on. Stephanie discreetly found me, we consulted, and then she managed whatever it was. I can truly say that I enjoyed every minute of the wedding day, and the confidence I had in Stephanie played a large part in that. I never saw her stop moving from the morning of the wedding until we turned up the lights at 1 AM.
Stephanie is also well connected with resources in KC, and she was able to help us out with a few vendors that we needed, and she had creative ideas as well.
I could really go on and on, and I am a willing reference for her should anyone have questions. Bottom line, I would absolutely, 100% hire her again to help with a wedding. She is experienced and she knows what she is doing. You should too! Bottom line, I would absolutely, 100%, hire her again to help with a wedding.
Reviewed On 1/15/2021 by Paige K
The best wedding gift you can give yourself is hiring Stephanie to be your wedding planner. She is everything you want in someone who is going to orchestrate your day- generous, organized and SO supportive of your vision. We had so many moving ...
parts on wedding day and there wasn't a single moment of stress because Stephanie was leading the charge. AND she thinks of the little things. Like packing your getaway car with food so when you're starving post wedding (lol it was a true saving moment for us). The day after our wedding my husband and I started to talk about all the amazing moments. Those moments would have not happened if it wasn't for Stephanie being there to make sure our day was exactly as we planned it.
Reviewed On 12/11/2020 by Hannah E
Stephanie was amazing! She was always so quick to respond and had the best advice! I would recommend her to any couple on their big day!
Reviewed On 11/02/2020 by Ashlea F
Stephanie was amazing to work with! We picked the month of coordination package and so glad that we did. We met with Stephanie two times and she was also available through email or text message/phone calls. She was also super quick to respond a...
nd answer any questions we had. She also contacted all the vendors and confirmed their time and planned so much of our stuff. She made it super easy to relax and enjoy our day, knowing that she had everything under control. She is so sweet and cares about her job and her clients!
Reviewed On 10/29/2020 by Gina C
Stephanie is honestly the best! We couldn’t have pulled off our special day without her. She pays very close attention to detail, is pleasant to be around and will give you her honest opinion of vendors. You can’t go wrong with her at Pretty + ...
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by Stefanie B
Stephanie was absolutely incredible. She was not only a diligent, professional, organized planner but became a close friend and confidant. We were an out of town couple and struggled with COVID planning. She handled everything with kindness ...
and support. We ended up with a private ceremony then a rescheduled reception a few months later. She handled all of the COVID shuffling. I truly mean it when I say I couldn't have done it without her.
Reviewed On 9/28/2020 by Kelsey O
Are you wondering if you really need a wedding planner? If you’ve are even questioning it, the answer is yes. And not even yes, but yes and you need Pretty + Planned! Working with Stephanie made our wedding day the best day ever. We had Stephan...
ie coordinate our Month Of and Day Of. She helped us stay on track, asked questions about things we had not thought about, and made everything from the rehearsal, to the ceremony, to the reception run smoothly. Stephanie is honest, kind, and there to support the bride and groom through everything! Book. Her. Now!
Reviewed On 7/29/2020 by Kathleen D
EXCELLENT wedding planner (Stephanie). Very organized, professional, personable, caring & prompt - always on time. Stephanie asked the bride what she wanted & made it happen. She offered great suggestions & options when asked. She kept in t...
ouch with all of the vendors & The Grand Hall, contacting them several times before the wedding. If we were to host another gathering in the KC area, Stephanie would be the first & only choice for a planner we would use.
Reviewed On 7/28/2020 by Haley K
Stephanie was absolutely amazing to work with! On the day of our wedding I didn't worry about anything because I knew she had everything covered. My family and I were able to relax and enjoy the day. From our first meeting with her I knew sh...
e would be amazing. She knew almost all of my vendors already and was able to communicate with them for me. If i thought of anything I would ask her and she would take care of it immediately. Without Stephanie I would have been so stressed out, I cannot recommend her enough! Not only is she AMAZING at her job, she is so sweet and is delightful to be around.
Reviewed On 7/28/2020 by Allison D
Stephanie was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. We used her “month of” wedding planning and she was AMAZING. I never once had to worry about anything being set up or taken care of. My bridesmaids and groom and groomsmen and ...
family could all spend the day relaxing. Stephanie helped us replan during the pandemic. Through everything, she was kind, supportive, organized and creative. She even brought me birthday candles as our wedding was rescheduled to be on my birthday. So thoughtful!
Reviewed On 5/27/2020 by Lisa J
Stephanie is the BEST. I hired Stephanie to be our day of planner and it was the best money we spent. I am recommending her to everyone I know who has got engaged since I did. I am very type A and had a very specific vision for my wedding and...
Stephanie totally nailed it. We had our venue close 2 months before the wedding, after planning for 2 years and Stephanie was a Rockstar in helping us figure out what to do and finding a new space. We had lot of parts to our wedding, a cocktail hour, reception AND afterparty and she put together everything exactly how I wanted and I had A LOT of stuff that I brought in......A LOT!!!!. She also helped us stay on our timeline, which is so important. She made sure we got pictures in our Photo Booth and caricatures done and basically that we got to participate in our wedding. And while we were at the after hours, she got everything packed up for us. She truly is amazing. My only regret is aI should have included her in more of the planning than just the day of. But the control freak in me , thought it would be fine, which it was but I should have just let her help me with more and taken the stress off myself. After we had the venue change and had to find a new one and then refigure the whole look of our wedding, things got a little hectic. But hindsight is always 20/20. Thanks again Stephanie for making our day so awesome!!
Reviewed On 4/06/2020 by Kyle R
Stephanie and her team are rockstars at executing stress-free wedding days. She’s a behind the scenes ninja and doesn’t bother her couples with unnecessary questions. She’s also fantastic at getting all the vendors to work as a team and keeping...
everyone well informed so we don’t have to come to her with a bunch of small questions throughout the day. She also is great at empowering your vendors to be their own little rockstars and letting them do what they do best. We also love working with Stephanie because she’s really, really sweet and super nice. She’s absolutely one of our favorite vendors to work with in KC! :)
Reviewed On 1/27/2020 by Darci M
Stephanie was our day of wedding planner. She did such an amazing job! We didn't have to worry about one thing and our day was completely stress free thanks to Stephanie.
Would hands down recommend using Pretty and Planned for your wedding pla...
nner. Definitely worth it to make your day carefree!
Reviewed On 1/12/2020 by Jaclyn S
Where to even begin, hiring a wedding planner might seem like an unnecessary expense. But let me tell you that wedding planners are worth EVER PENNY. And if you can get Stephanie (Pretty + Planned) then you are in for the best night of your lif...
e. We hired Stephanie for a few planning meetings and a day of coordinator. I am a very organized bride and knew what I wanted but the planning meetings helped me stay on track and she even suggested some ideas that I would have never thought of! She was also able to answer my mother and I's many emails, phone calls, and texts which was super helpful. Her planning software is also super nice and as a client you get full access to that! She is super helpful even if you have a clear vision for your day. But where the worth comes in is on the big day. Wow! I can't even tell you how great it was to have her help organize my big day. I felt stressed most of my planning process (that is just normal for me) but once my weeding week was here I knew Stephanie had everything under control and come Friday/Saturday of my wedding weekend I wasn't stressed AT ALL! She confirmed all my vendors and the timelines! My husband couldn't believe how calm I was! And I owe that all to her! It also meant so much to me that I didn't have to rely on family members to help out, even if you have a helpful family, that isn't something that you want them to have to worry about. My husband is even convinced a planner is worth it, he was so happy that he had a full glass of whiskey always waiting for him at his chair. I also got my invites through Stephanie which was a nice option since invites can be overwhelming to create and order, she helps through the whole process. Besides being so organized and having the entire day under control, she is also just so fun to chat with and truly becomes a friend. I enjoyed our meetings in her cute office space in downtown Parkville, MO. Her office was very close to my venue, The Hawthorne House so that made things easy for us! Make sure to follow her on social media to keep up with all her weddings and bonus content! :) Thank you thank you thank you so much Stephanie! I can never thank you enough!
Reviewed On 12/03/2019 by Kayla S
I knew I wanted to hire a wedding planner since I was planning my wedding from out of town the moment I met Stephanie I knew she was the one I wanted to work with. She was there to keep me on track through out the entire planning process. She p...
rovided me with all of the different options in my price range and helped talk me though the decisions I was making. She is extremely detail oriented and is always one step ahead of any question you my have! My wedding day was above and beyond anything I could have imagined all thanks to Stephanie! I was able to sit back and enjoy my entire wedding day with out having to stress about a thing! My parents weren’t convinced of the need for a planner but after everything was said and done they can’t stop recommending Stephanie to anyone they know! We received so many compliments on how seamless the wedding was and how every detail was thought of and it was all thanks to Stephanie! Hiring Stephanie will be the best decision you make!
Reviewed On 11/24/2019 by Scott S
My daughter’s wedding was on November 16th, 2019.
She hired Stephanie Hopkins her self as she was moving to Texas, but the wedding was going to be here in Kansas City.
I can not possibly give Stephanie enough praise. She is courteous, professio...
nal, thoughtful, the total package for a wedding planner. My daughter had ideas of how she wanted the wedding and reception to look.
Stephanie exceeded the expectations my daughter, my wife and myself.
From setting up appointments with venues, DJ’s, flower shops, anything imaginable she was on top of it. Communications were fantastic.
She had a time line for everything the day of the wedding.
My wife and I were stress free and could actually enjoy the day with family.
She was so supportive of our daughter and keep her so calm all day.
Several guests commented on set up of the venue, I told them it was all Stephanie.
If your reading this review, you are looking for a wedding planner.
I highly recommend Stephanie, she is simply fantastic. You will not have any regrets.
Reviewed On 11/09/2019 by Sarah M
Words can't express how grateful we were to have Lauren! My husband and I can't thank her enough for making our wedding day so perfect! She went above and beyond our expectations every step of the way. Each time I met with Lauren I felt li...
ke I was talking to a good friend. She's incredibly detail oriented, accommodating and patient. Our ceremony and reception ran seamlessly all thanks to Lauren.
Reviewed On 10/27/2019 by Elisa E
I was planning my wedding from overseas and Stephanie was everything my family and I needed to pull the wedding together. We could not have done it without her! She patiently sat through many video conference calls and kept us on track. I worry...
how badly we would have fallen behind schedule without her and how stressful it would have been!
I really struggled with making decisions with so many options and vendors to choose from and she was amazing at helping guide us through that process - and even picking when we said we couldn't decide for ourselves!
It was such a good feeling knowing she was there on the big day to quietly direct everything behind the scenes and I didn't have to worry if everything was falling into place. She was a joy to work with and I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/09/2019 by Colleen S
Stephanie is absolutely the best in town! I really had no idea how much we needed her until we had her. If you’re unsure about whether you want to spend the money on a coordinator, I’m here to tell you it was some of the best money we spent. I ...
can’t imagine asking friends and family to do all that she did on our wedding day. She also put me at complete ease which is important, after all, it’s your day and you shouldn’t be stressed. If you’re planning a wedding, you NEED Stephanie!
Reviewed On 10/04/2019 by Kayla F
Stephanie is the absolute best. She has so much energy, and truly cares about making your day perfect for you. Stephanie thought of so many details that I would have forgotten about on my own, and kept us on track. The wedding software she prov...
ides makes planning so easy and stress free. She followed up with our vendors, and made sure that everything ran perfectly the day of. If there were any hiccups, we had no idea thanks to Stephanie. The day flowed so perfectly. We cannot thank her enough for all her hard work! She truly helped make our big day magical and stress free.
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Stephanie R
I don't even know how to put into words how AMAZING Stephanie is!! WOW WOW WOW! My family ADORED her and my grandma the entire night last night kept telling me how much she loved Stephanie and how she was a walking billboard for Pretty and Plan...
ned. Stephanie is an absolute rockstar in every way. She NEVER loses her cool- is SO sweet - and cares SO much about making your day exactly how you want it. She has done SO many weddings and knows everyone in the industry. Without Stephanie - my day would have been complete chaos. She was on time to everything and always made me a priority. She truly has found her calling in Wedding Planning and it truly shows with everything she does!
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Bentley C
Stephanie is the best wedding planner in all of Kansas and Missouri. She made my wedding flawless. I even got compliments on being one of the "calmest brides" my pastor has ever seen. And I am not a laid back kind of person but it's all because...
Stephanie took over the day and allowed me to just be a bride. She was at the venue all day setting up, made sure we followed the schedule but didnt stress about being behind schedule at all, and stayed after to help clean the entire venue. A few times, we fell behind schedule and I didnt even know until the next day when I was talking with my parents that I realized we had to change around a few things to accommodate the time change. She made sure she was around to help me as the bride, but never felt in the way or too extreme. She was perfect. The day went by without a single problem and Im sure there were problems but Stephanie made sure I enjoyed my day as the bride and didnt worry me with a single thing. i dont know many brides who can say they had a stress-free wedding day but if you want to have the best day in your life without a single problem, get Stephanie as your wedding planner!
Reviewed On 9/21/2019 by Isabel M
If you are questioning whether you need a wedding planner/day of coordinator, stop questioning yourself and hire Stephanie! Stephanie graced us with her day of coordination and I can't be happier that we made the decision to hire her! I knew fr...
om my first conversation with her that she was the right gal for us. Her attention to detail is incredible, she always had our best interests at heart and she is overall just a delightful human being. She took away the stress of coordinating things on our big day and made sure everything went seamlessly so that we could focus on the most important things: each other and our beloved guests who came to celebrate with us. Thank you, Stephanie!
Reviewed On 8/03/2019 by Kelsey A
BOOK. HER. NOW. There are not enough amazing things to say about Stephanie, her team, and her services and planning skills. To be honest, she kept me SANE through the whole planning process and I had 110% confidence in her. Stephanie was detail...
ed, prompt, direct, and professional 100% of the time and I would recommend her over and over again. She is a true entrepreneur who cares deeply about her clients. You can tell that her first priority is that your day is exactly how you want it. The best part is she will give you her HONEST and transparent opinion to make your day go perfect, even when it's not easy. Stephanie was the best decision we made about our wedding day and we truly couldn't be more grateful and happy with her work. She's an amazing, talented person you DEFINITELY want on your team. Worth every single penny and then some!!!!!
Reviewed On 8/01/2019 by Kristen F
I’m soo grateful to have chosen Pretty + Planned for our month-of coordination. As a non-planner type B girl, a wedding coordinator was a must-have. It was so wonderful to not have to worry about the details of logistics for our wedding day. Ev...
erything went off without a hitch and the scheduled flowed beautifully. Ashlyn was professional, easy going, and a fun presence on our big day! She helped keep us on track and made sure everything ran smoothly. I never felt stressed or worried and my husband can say the same. It was so worth it for that aspect alone and to take the pressure off our family members or friends! We truly felt like guests at our wedding. Stephanie, who owns P+P was also so receptive and sweet and checked in on us throughout our wedding planning process. She made sure things were going well and that we were happy with their services. I’m SO happy I chose to hire a coordinator and I couldn’t recommend this amazing company enough! Also, if you’re getting married at Hawthorne House or around the area, P+P is conveniently located within Parkville, which is an added bonus! Don’t hesitate to book Pretty + Planned for your wedding! - Kristen & Austin Rickabaugh
Reviewed On 6/11/2019 by Shelby B
Where to even start. Brides if you are struggling with a planner to book, book with Pretty & Planned! Stephanie was absolutely amazing! After talking with Stephanie for the first time I felt at ease. Which as a bride planning a wedding out of s...
tate, that was a big selling point for me! We handled the big decisions but still knew we wanted someone for day of coordination. Stephanie was there to answer questions we had and recommendations I was in need of. As someone who lived out of state relying on someone else for recommendations was a big deal and Stephanie didn't steer us wrong! The day was absolutely amazing!! And there is no way that would've happened without Stephanie. As a bride it is hard to trust someone with your vision, but she nailed it! The day before the wedding we dropped off our decor items, I told her what I had envisioned and she made that happen and beyond. I couldn't have done it better myself! We were able to enjoy our special day celebrating with friends and family. Knowing Stephanie was running the show gave me complete confidence. I can't recommend Pretty & Planned enough!!!
Reviewed On 4/22/2019 by Kaitlyn G
Everyone told us that our wedding day would fly by, and we wouldn’t remember a thing. I can honestly say that wasn’t the case for us, and I think that is completely due to Stephanie with Pretty and Planned. From our initial meeting, we could te...
ll Stephanie had it together. She was very familiar with our venue space and made suggestions right away about the things we needed to be considering. In the months leading up to our wedding, her and her team did all of the final confirmation with our vendors, and she checked and rechecked that everything was squared away. On our wedding day, I didn’t have to worry about a single thing, because I knew the Pretty and Planned team were taking care of it. Stephanie would check in regularly to make sure everything was going how we wanted or was set how we wanted, but the answer was always “Yes”. Our guests raved about how smooth our day went, and that was all due to Stephanie and her team’s work behind the scenes. They take a day that can be stressful and overwhelming to plan, and make sure that you are fully able to enjoy the best day of your life. Stephanie and her team are absolute rock stars, and you’ll be so thankful you have them!
Reviewed On 4/22/2019 by Brianne G
Stephanie was my favorite vendor to work with! She was so kind and so helpful. As our day of coordinator, she went above and beyond what we expected! She was so quick to come up with solutions to last minute problems the week of the wedding! Sh...
e was always very quick to respond to my emails/texts! She made our rehearsal and wedding day a breeze. She handled all vendor coordination and kept us on schedule the day of! My mom was so thankful to have her the day of because she took care of all details and my mom could enjoy the day! Stephanie is absolutely amazing, we highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 2/01/2019 by Shanna R
I cannot say enough good things about Stephanie. She was by far the best investment we made in our wedding. My husband and I got married 8 months ago, and we still talk about how thankful we are that we hired her. She was organized, and kept...
us on task. I could call or email her anytime and she was always there to help. I felt like she was not only our wedding planner, but our friend. She took the time to get to know us as a couple, and really cared about making our day special. I cannot explain the peace she gave me on the day of the wedding. I had to worry about NOTHING expect myself. She took care of everything and did an amazing job at it. I feel like my wedding was perfect, and Stephanie was a big part in making me feel that way. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone that is getting married. She is the best!!!
Reviewed On 1/21/2019 by Marty R
Stephanie is a super hero planner who coordinated an international wedding--our daughter and her fiancé live in Australia and mother of the bride lives 2 hours outside of K.C. She guided and coordinated us through it all via internet conferenc...
es and was our "legs on the ground" where we had none. A spectacular, intricate wedding along with an exquisite holiday reception were seamlessly, cheerfully and expertly executed. She is a gem, and her services are a value worth much more than charged. I highly, highly recommend Pretty + Planned. We are so grateful Stephanie was part of this journey.
Reviewed On 12/18/2018 by Haley Y
It’s been a year since my husband and I got married, and we still talk to each other all the time about how hiring Stephanie with Pretty + Planned Events was the best investment we made for our wedding. Our day was PERFECT and it was no doubt a...
credit to her and her team. Everything ran smoothly without a hitch and I was able to enjoy my day without the stress of keeping everything on track. If you are teetering on whether or not you should hire a wedding planner, I would highly recommend hiring Stephanie and her team! Thank you for a wonderful day!
Reviewed On 11/07/2018 by Molly O
I cannot recommend Pretty + Planned events more highly, we had a fantastic experience with Ashlyn Jumpponen! We got married at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Kansas City followed by a reception at Feasts of Fancy (The Hobbs) with about 250 gu...
ests. Ashlyn was amazingly helpful and accommodating. Right after our initial meeting, my mom and I knew we wanted to work with her. She was professional and truly wanted to make our big day exactly what we wanted it to be. We felt that we were in very good hands! It really was a stress-free wedding planning experience. She is extremely responsive so any time I had a question and would send her an email or text, I would receive an answer back quickly (this made planning so much easier). We didn't have to worry about reaching out to the vendors the month/week before to confirm everything, because she took care of this for us! Ashlyn was at our rehearsal to make sure everything ran smoothly and answered any last minute questions we had. As for the actual day, she was incredible. We had flowers and signs that needed to be moved from the church to the reception venue, and she took care of that for us. When we underestimated some numbers and the bar needed to be re-stocked in a few items, Ashlyn quickly ran a personal errand to the nearest liquor store and took care of the issue so that the party could continue the way we wanted it to! Knowing we had someone like her who would do anything for us to make sure everything ran smoothly was such a comforting feeling on such an important day. Even if you enjoy planning and don't feel like you need help throughout the entire process (like myself) you will absolutely love using Pretty + Planned events as a "day of" coordinator so that you and your loved ones can enjoy the special day stress free!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Taylor p
Ashlyn was great! She took over late in the planning process due to some unfortunate circumstances with my previous planner and she acted as if she was planning with me from day one. I am so happy that pretty and planned was able to take care o...
f our big day. From the walk through to the clean up I was very pleased. Thank you ASHLYN!
Reviewed On 10/21/2018 by Kristin S
Stephanie was an absolute dream to work with. When I entered her store for our first meeting, I instantly knew that I wanted to work with her over the other wedding planners I had emailed with. Her shop is adorable, she was organized and prepar...
ed, and she is incredibly detail oriented. Since I was planning a wedding in Kansas City from Texas, with a fiance that was in North Carolina, we knew I would need someone I could trust and click with to help us plan and coordinate from so far away. I instantly felt at home and trusted Stephanie with our big day!
My favorite part of working with Stephanie was that after we got to know each other and had been working together for a few months, she completely understood my style and really helped me pick out the details and make important decisions. This was crucial as my fiance was deployed the entire time we were wedding planning. Stephanie not only helped with the wedding planning decisions, but helped me make it through those tough months without my fiance there to help! She truly became a friend and a key part to why I made it through my now husband's deployment.
In the last month of preparation, Stephanie did EVERYTHING! She was already on top of the details that I had forgotten, was in communication with all of our vendors to ensure they knew the timing, and helped me manage those last minute payments to vendors based on attendees. This was super helpful as I was out of steam making wedding decisions. She helped me through the final push making a lot of the last minute decisions.
On the week/day of, I was not stressed at all because I knew Stephanie had it all! People would ask me what I was doing about x, or when they should be there, or what was happening with y, and I could confidently say, I am not sure, but you can ask Stephanie and she will know! She was on top of everything! My family, and now in-laws loved having her calming spirit around on the day of. She was in control and kept us on the timeline. Everything the day of turned out beautifully and we were able to focus on our family and friends while Stephanie made sure all of the rest of the details were perfectly coordinated.
I would highly recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for a wedding planner as she is not only a delightful human being but an amazing wedding planner! She has such a gift to manage everything, know every last detail, and balance all of the personalities that tend to come out on a big day! I loved that I didn't just have a wedding planner, but a true friend to share all of my wedding experience with!
Reviewed On 10/20/2018 by Paige A
Stephanie is the BEST and I absolutely cannot imagine having planned our wedding without her. From the moment my mom and I met with Stephanie at her cute studio in Parkville for our complimentary consultation, we knew she was the one. She's bee...
n doing this for long enough that she has become a complete pro in her field. It was an added bonus that she and her husband were married at our wedding venue so she knew the place like the back of her hand! She thought of every little detail that hadn't even crossed my mind and made sure everything was planned and executed perfectly. Stephanie offers multiple packages that meet her clients' needs, whatever those may be. We originally thought we were going to need the most complete (and expensive) planning package and she actually talked us out of it because she offered a less pricy package that she could tailor-fit to US and would still offer everything we needed. Stephanie made herself accessible to me via email, text, call, and monthly planning meetings and she never made me feel like I was bothering her with my many questions! When it came to the big day, she was so organized, professional, and saw that everything ran smoothly. If there was something that didn't go according to plan, I didn't even know about it because she did her job so well. I cannot say enough good things about her and will absolutely be recommending her to anyone that needs an A+ wedding planner!
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Chris G
Pretty + Planned was exceptional! Their knowledge and expertise combined with great customer service exceed all expectation.
As Father of the Bride, I can't stress enough how comforting it was to have Stephanie guiding us through our final week...
s - contacting and confirming our vendors and, most importantly, managing the venue on the wedding day for over 12 hours to ensure that all of our vendors had a point of contact and everything was organized to perfection. Her attention to detail and quiet confidence allowed all of us to enjoy our day without worrying about anything. She was everywhere and had an answer for every question.
I unequivocally recommend Stephanie and Pretty + Planned for your wedding coordinator needs. We had great vendors but it was Stephanie's knowledge and ability to put it all together that made the difference!
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Suzanne A
Stephanie with Pretty+Planned was the wedding coordinator for my son’s wedding. We could not have asked for a better person to guide us through this experience. She is kind, helpful, punctual, organized and so easy to work with!! I would highly...
recommend her to anyone looking for a coordinator!
Reviewed On 10/10/2018 by Brian I
Stephanie with pretty and planned is the best. My wife frequently tells our friends that the best decision we made with our wedding was hiring her.
We had a large wedding at the Power and Light Building. Our wedding had cultural aspects to it ...
and just a bunch of moving parts and Stephanie was a real life saver. She helped with day of planning, coordinating all the vendors, setting up tables, the rehearsal etc.
Honestly, when it comes down to planning a wedding you need someone to help coordinate, especially if you have enough people to where it’s just not manageable to do yourself. Some people have guests or relatives try to coordinate, but hiring a professional was just so worth it.
The price may seem steep but it is worth every cent.
Reviewed On 10/05/2018 by Allison R
Stephanie was wonderful and made sure every little detail we hadn’t thought of was taken care of. We went with Day of Coordination which actually includes some week of- coverage handling last minute confirmations. Her expertise allowed her to h...
elp us decide when vendors should arrive and she handled all of the confirmations from there.
On the day of, Stephanie made sure every detail was perfect. She went out and got a solution for problematic table numbers, helped us move flowers from the ceremony to reception and relocated yard games and tables without needing any direction from us. We forgot to pick up tips for our bartenders and she went to an ATM for us and handled it! Above and beyond. If anything went wrong, she handled it without alarming me or my husband, which was ideal. We trusted her judgement and experience - she did not let us down!!
I will recommend Stephanie and Pretty + Planned to anyone and everyone who is planning a wedding. Having a coordinator is absolutely worth every penny.
Reviewed On 10/04/2018 by Amber B
Stephanie is amazing. I can’t say enough good things about her! She truly cares about you and is such a genuine person. We used her as our day of coordinator and she took off so much stress! I had no worries at our reception because I knew she ...
had setup and takedown under control, she communicated with our vendors and did absolutely everything I asked her to do! My dress bustle ripped in the middle of the reception from dancing and Stephanie fixed it like nothing happened! My dad didn’t think a day of coordinator was necessary when I told him we were getting one, and he was blown away how great she was and how much she had everything flowing and under control at the reception! I 110% recommend Pretty and Planned! You will not regret the decision and it is SO worth spending the money!
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Mindy G
Type A personality here...so I had planned everything and just needed "day of" help. Stephanie was sweet and relaxed. She didn't overwhelm me with questions and was open to all the planning I had already done. She was available when/if I nee...
ded her. I made some last minute changes to the altar to save some money on flowers. I just gave Stephanie some simple guidance and told her I was open to whatever, and she made it look beautiful! Everything went smooth and looked amazing thanks to her. The next think I knew the night was over and I looked around, and with the help of some great friends/guests, everything was all loaded up and ready to go! We had a small sober driver incident...couldn't find one...so Stephanie stepped in and helped get the rentals to a hotel nearby. That was not only helpful, but safer! I don't know all the little things that went on in the background, and that's exactly the way it should be when having a wedding coordinator. Stephanie checked in on my throughout the night, nothing came up, everything went great! She made the day the easy, fun day I envisioned!
The portal she provides was also really helpful when it came to crunch time and getting all the last minutes details done.
I would highly recommend her to the bride who has done all of her planning and to the bride who wants to hand the baton to someone else and just relax. Either way, you can't lose with Stephanie and her team!
Reviewed On 9/15/2018 by Ashley L
Stephanie (lead coordinator) is one of my new best friends, and we literally double date with her and her husband. I found her online and met her at a bridal show before scheduling a private meeting. I do want to mention there was another pla...
nning company who I spoke to at the bridal show who completely shot down my venue and everything I had envisioned. When I spoke to Stephanie and then the venue, the other planner had been wrong about the venue size! We did month of coordination but Stephanie gave us recommendations for vendors we still needed after that first meeting. The main thing that was a HUGE help was the timeline one month out. All of your vendors will need it, and her program puts it in a clear concise way for bridesmaids, groomsmen, and vendors. She confirmed all of my vendors, made sure the venue was set up perfectly, and that the ceremony and reception went off without a hitch. By far the best investment you can make in your day because I wasn’t stressed at all knowing she was there to complete my vision. I literally recommend Stephanie and her team to anyone I can!
Reviewed On 8/14/2018 by Josephine C
Stephanie was absolutely fantastic! She helped us plan a wedding in just 3 months and it turned out spectacular! Her attention to detail and flexibility really helped the wedding become a dream come true! Thank you so much Stephanie for ever...
Reviewed On 6/28/2018 by Shannon W
Stephanie and her team were so great to work with! If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator do yourself a favor and just do it! And make sure you hire Stephanie. You and your family will thank you, trust me!
We hired Stephan...
ie to be our day of coordinator. Near the end of the planning process I was frustrated to say the least, I was burnt out from wedding planning, as we had several other big things happening in our lives, besides the wedding. And I was starting to forget some details and started to let the planning process slide. Stephanie always made sure all the little details were taken care of, and I never had to worry about something getting done. She took care of so many things I didn't even think of. She was so helpful and went above and beyond and always had a great attitude. She was always so helpful during the day of she just made sure everything ran smoothly.
We dropped everything off the week of the wedding and she set everything up for us. I am normally very type A and would have wanted to be there to set everything up myself, but I fully trusted Stephanie to make it look great. When we arrived at the venue, everything was flawless. She has great taste and will not let you down.
Reviewed On 6/19/2018 by Lauren E
Ashlyn did an AMAZING job on my wedding. With 12 bridesmaids and 12 groomsmen, inviting 500 people to our wedding, we decided we needed help with day of wedding planning (aka keep everyone in line and on schedule and so I wouldn't have a bridez...
illa moment :)). Ashlyn made my day perfect! I wasn't stressed at all. She kept all of the rowdy bridal party in line and everything went off without a hitch. I highly recommend hiring Ashlyn from Pretty + Planned. Best money I spent on my wedding hands down!!
Reviewed On 6/17/2018 by Ali K
I cannot rave enough about Stephanie and her team!!!! I booked with Pretty+Planned a year before our May 26, 2018 wedding. From the second we met Stephanie we knew we had found our perfect planner. We booked the month of service with Pretty+Pla...
nned but Stephanie was there for me during that year whenever I had any questions or needed any suggestions. The day of I couldn’t not have felt any more taken care of! I had no doubt in my mind things would work out as planned and if they didn’t work out as planned Stephanie would handle it. Our day went absolutely perfectly and I don’t think that would have been possible without Stephanie. If there’s any advice I could give to a bride contemplating whether they need a planner or not, YOU DO. And you need Stephanie. One of the best decisions we made during wedding planning. Thank you Stephanie!!!!!!
Reviewed On 6/16/2018 by Ellie K
To be completely honest, the first thought my husband and I had the day after our wedding was the Stephanie was the best decision we made for our wedding. She is truly an incredible wedding planner, but not only that she is an incredible person...
. She truly goes above and beyond for each of her couples making them feel so special and truly wanting to get to know her couples and form a relationship with them. Because of her, she was able to recommend AMAZING vendors that were incredibly to work with and made our day go so smoothly. Her and her staff allowed me and my husband and our families to be able to enjoy our wedding weekend, while they took care of everything! Our day would not have been half as perfect or gone as smoothly without her and her team! I was sad that the wedding was over because that meant I wouldn't be talking or seeing her anymore!
I can't thank her enough for all she did!!
Reviewed On 5/06/2018 by Alexandra H
Choosing Stephanie and Pretty + Planned to help out with our wedding planning was one of the best decisions I made. She is knowledgeable, professional, experienced, and incredibly kind. Every time we met I left feeling better about everything. ...
It was like I got to plan the wedding with the help of a genuine friend who really wanted to help make our day exactly how we were imagining it. She never rushed through anything and always had great recommendations. After the wedding day both of our families commented on how awesome having Stephanie and her team was. The other wedding vendors commented on how great she was, too. We are still getting compliments on how pretty and fun our wedding was. Plus, we got to spend our wedding day relaxing and enjoying every moment instead of answering text messages and phone calls. It was AWESOME and we are so thankful!
Reviewed On 2/09/2018 by Kim L
Looking back on my wedding day, hiring Stephanie was one of the best decisions I made! My husband told me even months after our wedding that he would want to get married all over again just because we had Stephanie by our side. My whole wedding...
party loved how kind and comforting she was throughout our wedding week. We truly enjoyed every moment of our day because of how much time and dedication she put into carrying out all the little details of our wedding. A part of me misses working with her! I strongly recommend Stephanie! You will not regret it!
Reviewed On 2/05/2018 by Lauren S
We often refer to Stephanie and her services as THE BEST money that we spent on our wedding and money that we would spend again, without question. From the moment we met Stephanie, we knew she was someone that we wanted to work with (and someon...
e that we could see ourselves having a friendship with). She exudes confidence while still remaining humble and professional and even that description doesn't seem to do her justice.
We chose to utilize Pretty + Planned for Day of Coordination services but it became so much more than that. Stephanie was able to recommend a number of other local vendors based on previous experiences and relationships, helped us design our invitation suites, and was really our go-to anytime we had questions or concerns. We often laughed about (and admired) Stephanie's ability to withhold her personal opinions until she knew that we were all on the same page or my husband or I mentioned a similar opinion; because with experience comes opinions, however, Stephanie truly wants each of her couples to plan and have the wedding of THEIR dreams.
The week of the wedding, it became even more obvious how helpful Stephanie's services are. The fact that detailed timelines were created and ready and she confirmed every vendor’s arrival time and services were both things that were absolutely amazing to have handled for us. Being able to have our families and friends enjoy our wedding day without having to worry about communicating with vendors, giving directions, flipping the room, ensuring the timeline was adhered to, etc really proved just how invaluable Stephanie’s services were.
Thank you again, Stephanie. You are truly one of a kind and we are SO thankful to have met you and were able to have you as part of the happiest time of our lives!
Reviewed On 1/17/2018 by Victoria J
Working with Stephanie at Pretty+Planned was a wonderful decision! If you're at all on the fence about having a day-of coordinator, get off of that fence and hire Pretty+Planned! It was so stress free the day of to have someone handling the det...
ails so that I (and more importantly, my mother and mother-in-law) didn't have to. Stephanie thinks of EVERYTHING and is so available and knowledgeable. Plus, she's just easy to get along with, which makes her easy to work with. I highly recommend her!!
Reviewed On 1/11/2018 by Ryan C
Stephanie was hands down the best money we spent throughout our wedding planning process. We booked her "day of coordination" package but had we known how good she was, we would have opted for a more exclusive package. She made our wedding day ...
run so smooth and put everyone at ease with her planning and communication. She was a pleasure to work with and highly recommend her. Thanks again Stephanie!
Reviewed On 1/11/2018 by Beth O
Initially, we were unsure whether we needed to hire a wedding planner, but I have no idea how our wedding would have come together without Stephanie! It was absolutely the best decision we made regarding our wedding. She alleviated so much of t...
he stress of planning beforehand with all parties, coordinated with our vendors, and made sure our rehearsal and wedding day ran smoothly and the reception was everything we had envisioned. Stephanie wants your wedding day to be everything you dreamed it would be and makes sure it happens. I can't say enough great things! We would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 1/06/2018 by Kate G
I can easily say our wedding day would have not gone off without Stephanie's assistance! My husband and I used Stephanie's month-of service, and it was such a relief to hand the reigns over to her and be able to enjoy our day without worrying a...
bout the little details. In addition to being so on top of everything, she is such a kind and sweet person. I highly recommend working with Stephanie when planning your wedding. Plus her shop is adorable and full of cute gifts for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 1/03/2018 by Emily H
Cant thank pretty and planned enough for helping my Fiance set up a surprised proposal in Colorado. It was everything I've ever dreamed of and more!
Reviewed On 10/02/2017 by Jaclyn U
I am not exaggerating when I say Stephanie saved my sanity (and probably my relationship with my fiance & mother, too! lol) and made our wedding day PERFECT. Once upon a time, I thought we could plan a wedding for ~300 people in Kansas City fro...
m Texas, while both my fiance & I work very busy full-time jobs. Maybe I could have done it, but giving into my gut telling me I needed a wedding planner was the best decision I made for our big day!!
At the onset, we had the big things booked (reception venue, band, church), so I questioned whether a planner would really be worth it, but the overwhelming outlook of a million little details, day-of coordination, logistics wizardry, etc. gave me anxiety that I'd never had in my life. Stephanie was an angel -- from our first conversation, she made me feel completely at ease. I felt a "click" with her, I trusted her immediately, even over the phone, and that's what I wanted in my planner - especially since I was rarely in Kansas City. I could send her an e-mail with a laundry list, or just text her a random thought I had in the middle of the day, and I could always trust that she was on it -- I could erase that worry from my mind and she would ensure it was all taken care of, or she would remind me at the right time when I needed to remember & act on it. She was also so thoughtful and sensitive to the often stressful and challenging dynamics of the multitude family, friends, vendors, etc. who play an important role of the big day.
At the end of the day, Stephanie felt like a friend and confidante in our wedding planning process. I truly felt Stephanie's joy and happiness for us every step of the way, and especially on the big day. The day was incredible and without any hiccups... that I'm aware of! ;) If in doubt, take it from a fellow doubter... hire Stephanie and you will not be disappointed.
THANK YOU x10000, Stephanie!
Reviewed On 9/29/2017 by Kim S
Can't say enough positive things about Pretty and Planned lead coordinator, Stephanie, and her asst coordinators, Hannah and Stacey! They were all so professional and organized! Stephanie was always so good at communicating about the time lin...
e and what she thought would and wouldn't work (and trying to work with venue event coordinator). She made sure we were in good hands with her assistants on day of wedding (since she had another wedding to be at on that day). She even came by later that night to cover for Hannah that needed to leave a little early. Hannah had a very calming effect on us all and Stacey worked her tail off making sure everything was in its place :) Would highly recommend them for any event!
Thank you so much for helping make our day great and memorable!
Reviewed On 9/24/2017 by Allison M
I can not say enough GREAT things about Stephanie. She is extremely organized, yet brought a much needed calmness to my big day :) I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner. She was so easy to work with and allowed my...
self, MOH, and mother to really enjoy the whole day. She far exceeded my expectations for day of "involveness." Hands downs the BEST!
Reviewed On 9/23/2017 by Judy U
Stephanie was so great to work with. She understood my daughter's vision for the event space (and the whole day) clearly and made sure the timeline of the day was totally outlined and followed which is huge on the day of a wedding. She was b...
ehind the scenes before the wedding and during the ceremony and reception to make sure every detail was carried out as my daughter wished. We really couldn't have pulled off such a perfect day without her being part of the team. Even on the day of the wedding she had to run and get something and did it without hesitation and willingly and joyfully. She took care of behind the scenes specifics that we never thought of and which would have made the day so much more stressful. She made sure the room at the event space was just as my daughter imagined and it was perfect!! Thank you Stephanie we so appreciate you and you have a fantastic business!!
Reviewed On 8/09/2017 by Kassi L
When you think of planning a wedding it can be an overwhelming thought to say the least. You feel like you have one shot at getting this right on a moment that lasts forever and your planning something you have never experienced before and will...
never experience again. Stephanie truly made me feel at peace throughout our entire process. She brings the experience to the table along with excitement for you and your spouse. She also knows everyone in the business so all of my vendors were found through her. We have received so many compliments on our wedding and I know it was because of her! She truly went above and beyond in every way. My wedding would not have been the same without her. Whether you are looking for a part or full time planner. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Reviewed On 7/11/2017 by Katy R
Although I initially thought I didn't need to hire a wedding coordinator, I realized about two months before the big day that I needed help! Pretty & Planned was recommended to me by my florist, and I immediately felt less stressed after talkin...
g to Christin. She worked with me to develop a plan for the level of support I needed. For me, this meant "day of" coordination with some extra help fine-tuning details and wrapping up loose ends in the two months leading up to our wedding day.
Christin went above and beyond in so many aspects - from coming over to my parents' house to glue glitter on programs the day before the wedding, to bartending for a bit during our cocktail hour (!!!) - she was amazing. She thought of so many things that I wouldn't have considered, and kept us organized and on-schedule over the course of the day. I seriously would have been a frazzled mess without her! If anything major came up, I never heard about it because she just handled it. Looking back, I can't imagine doing it without her.
I really have to say that hiring Pretty & Planned was the best decision I made during my wedding planning journey. I would encourage anyone who's on the fence about hiring a coordinator to call Pretty & Planned to see what they can do to take some of the stress off of you. My only regret is not hiring them sooner!
Reviewed On 7/07/2017 by Abby T
For our wedding we knew we wanted to have a 'day of' wedding coordinator to make things flow more smoothly. So we met multiple wedding planners to try and decide who seemed to be the best fit. Stephanie..hands down was absolutely perfect! She w...
ent the extra mile for all of our requests we had for the day of the wedding, and was as sweet/kind/fun/organized/on the ball, as could be! It was so worth it hiring her to help out for our big day! Thank you so much, Stephanie!!!! Love, Abby & Leslie Young
Reviewed On 6/27/2017 by Cristina M
HUGE fan of Pretty + Planned! Stephanie was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. I, as a bride, was very overwhelmed by choices. Stephanie's taste is beautiful and she was able to help point me in the direction of vendors and options...
she thought we'd like. Stephanie was particularly helpful with any vendor issues that arose. She stepped in and handled things for us wonderfully.
The day-of went super-smoothly. Stephanie checked on us multiple times to make sure things were happening the way we wanted. She even made sure we got drinks and desserts!
On top of that, Stephanie and Hannah were really fun to be around and fun to work with!
I will definitely be recommending Pretty + Planned to my friends in the future!
Reviewed On 6/26/2017 by Jordin S
We cannot say enough great things about you!!!!! Thank you for keeping me sane throughout the entire day. She did everything I wanted and more for my wedding day. It was tornado watch and she made sure that the outside vendor knew it and came u...
p with a good idea to keep our photo booth up! Thank you again Stephanie!
Reviewed On 2/12/2017 by Jackie C
Stephanie was worth every penny! My only regret is not hiring sooner. She took time to learn about my personality, family and vision. She understood what I was hoping for with my wedding and helped us execute it. The day of, my mom and I had v...
ery little stress as we knew Stephanie was handling everything. It wasn't until later that I even knew about the few hiccups. Stephanie simply dealt with the mishaps and didn't bother my mom or I. Even my husband raves about her and agrees she was worth every penny. I also had a friend helping with details & hosting and she couldn't say enough great things about working with Stephanie. I strongly recommend her!
Reviewed On 2/07/2017 by Megan S
Cody and I were so fortunate to have Stephanie as our day-of coordinator! On the honeymoon, we couldn't stop talking about how hiring Stephanie was the best decision of our wedding planning. The week of the wedding, I was far busier wrapping up...
last minute details than expected, and Stephanie called and introduced herself to our vendors and confirmed all of the details for us. She even went above and beyond and called my aunt, who was helping out a lot with the wedding! She's the perfect person to have around on your wedding day- she's kind, everyone that meets her loves her, she's organized, confident, professional, passionate, bright, generous, positive and very down to earth. I will never forget when I was getting ready to walk down the isle and I was standing in a hidden area with my dad, and I asked my dad if he knew if a lot of people were out there. My dad said he didn't know. That very second, Stephanie peaked in and told me it was a packed house. This provided me more relief than she probably knew- woohoo! People actually came. :) She kept everything running on time, but was flexible with the schedule when we took longer than expected dismissing the rows. She was honestly our voice (and my brain) the entire day. She made sure all everything that was important to us happened. When we were taking photos between the ceremony and reception, I was considering taking my veil off, and if it weren't for her good advise- I probably would have. Looking back I am SO glad to have all of my photos with the veil on. Stephanie cleaned up our venue so our bridal party and families could enjoy themselves, she packed up to-go boxes of the leftover food and distributed them to family, she returned our rentals while we were on our honeymoon and she truly provided us with a wedding day that we'll always look back on with amazing memories. Stephanie is an outstanding planner and we would both 100% recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/31/2016 by Angela L
I want to preface this review by saying that Stephanie is married to my cousin. Even so - family doesn't always step up and go above and beyond - Stephanie did.
I didn't know Stephanie super well before our wedding, but I do now - and have f...
ound a friend for life.
Stephanie was constantly beside my side during the planning process. Despite my background in entertainment, I still had TONs of questions about planning a wedding. Our package included several planning sessions in person and over the phone, vendor assistance and week and day of.
No matter how many questions I had or how many "oh my gosh how do I decide" moments - she kept me calm and always presenting me with lots of great feedback and ideas. She kept the planning on track and alerted me to things I hadn't thought of.
The day of she stepped up and helped with the load in - which wasn't something we had talked about and then she along with her husband stayed until the last box was packed. We had a flower snafu the day of and she completely handled getting a solution taken care of with the florist.
Stephanie is a perfect person to be a wedding planner because she has a servant's heart. Her joy is in helping others. My husband and I would recommend her without reservation for all of your event planning needs.
Reviewed On 10/23/2016 by Jordan O
Stephanie did a fantastic job at my wedding. We were so worried about the timeline and she knocked it out and every thing went smoothly!
Reviewed On 10/20/2016 by Steve G
Uncertain if you need a wedding planner and/or skeptical of getting true value from a wedding coordinator? We can’t begin to say enough positive superlatives about Pretty + Planned and Stephanie Vaughn Hopkins—but will give it a shot! Stephan...
ie is a first-class, dedicated, and passionate planning professional with exceptional experience, a value-added network, a style that is both comfortable and comforting, a detail-oriented and organized approach, and a kind, caring, and—when needed—candid heart. Initially we connected with her by phone and email from our home in Dallas as we began to plan our Kansas City-based wedding activities. Our chemistry and evolving relationship with Stephanie were spot-on from the beginning; and when we eventually met face-to-face, it was magical to feel such confidence in—among other things—her approachability, her availability, her listening ability, her ideas, her practicality, and her judgment. She consistently reminded us to allow her to take the reins on so many tasks to free us up to enjoy our special moments knowing that her excellent service delivery was in alignment with our hopes and dreams. As I had taken the lead for our wedding plans, my (now) husband and I contracted with Stephanie for “day of” coordination; but during the months ahead of our wedding events, in the days prior to our church ceremony and reception, and certainly on our “big day”, she provided such value to everything. She became our consummate trusted advisor who was also like a well-loved family member who differentiated herself because of her high talent and her partner-like approach. And members of our wedding party and other family and friends commented so positively about Stephanie’s style and capabilities. During our rehearsal and on our wedding day, she was the director/producer of the events that exceeded what we had envisioned. In direction of and in collaboration with our other vendors, she took the reins to handle any challenges and deliver against our mutually-established task list and timeline from start to finish (and likely navigated through things we didn’t even know were ongoing). And importantly, she’s a new mutual friend who we cannot recommend highly enough for a wedding or other event that would benefit from a rockstar-like planning professional. Thank you, thank you to Stephanie and Pretty + Planned for providing such significant value, fun, class, humanity, joy, and love to our ever-memorable wedding events!
Reviewed On 10/16/2016 by lori o
If I could give Stephanie a 10 I would!! She was indispensable to my daughters wedding day!! Stephanie was extremely organized and made sure every detail was taken care of. She met with us prior to the wedding to make sure she understood wha...
t was important to us for my daughter's big day. Her tireless work allowed me, the Mother of the Bride to relax and just enjoy my daughter's wedding day.
Stephanie made sure that everything at the church got to the reception and that everything at the reception made it home with us. She made suggestions of things to help us and thought of things we never would have considered.
Stephanie is funny and kind and organized. I couldn't have asked for a better day of coordinator. She is simply the BEST!!
Reviewed On 9/21/2016 by Mindy S
My wedding day went off without a hitch. I was able to relax and enjoy my wedding while Stacey Wolters and Chris Vaughn took care of all my "behind the scenes" needs! They went above and beyond to make sure every detail was adressed.
Reviewed On 7/28/2016 by Rebekah D
We are so happy that we had Stephanie as our day-of coordinator! Hiring her was definitely one of the best decisions we made during wedding planning because she saved us, and our families, so much stress! It was great having Stephanie there to...
reach out to leading up to our wedding when we needed vendor recommendations and advice on scheduling, etc. and we felt really grateful to have her with us on the day of our wedding. She kept everything running smoothly before, during, and after our ceremony/reception. We especially appreciated all of her help setting up and tearing down, because it allowed us to relax and enjoy our time with our families and with each other. Stephanie is detailed, professional, knowledgeable and above all a genuinely nice person!
Reviewed On 6/07/2016 by Anna A
Stephanie was beyond amazing. She was the perfect mix of efficient, but not over bearing. My entire wedding party and family continued to comment on her professional and fun demeanor. I wouldn't want anyone else to handle my wedding. My mom was...
reluctant to hire a wedding planner and she said the day would have never happened without her. I will be recommending Stephanie to any bride (I already have sister in laws, and cousins asking!) seriously, the best day ever was MADE bye Stephanie.
Reviewed On 5/31/2016 by leslie m
Like every other review I feel like I cannot say enough good things about Stephanie! I used her as my day-of-coordinator and I honestly think hiring her was the best decision I made throughout the planning process. Stephanie met with me a few...
times prior to the wedding and helped me think through the details of everything. She also called all of my vendors the week of. I thought it might be hard to relinquish control and let her handle the vendors the week of, but when the time came we had talked enough that I realized Stephanie was about 100x more on top of it and organized than I could ever be. She is totally trustworthy and capable to handle the little and big details of the day! I think more than anything having her around helped me relax big time the week of and on the wedding day. I was able to sit back and enjoy knowing that she would handle anything that popped up. My mom also thanked me about ten times for hiring Stephanie. She too was really impressed.
Also I want to mention that Stephanie brought an ease and friendliness with her that was great to be around. Every meeting with Stephanie was enjoyable and having her present on the big day was like having a really super helpful friend present. Thank you Stephanie!
Reviewed On 5/29/2016 by Sheilah V
ASTOUNDING!!! Stephanie was one of the best choices I made planning my wedding. Having a wedding planners is essential during the planning process and on the day of the wedding. She was very detail oriented, listened to my needs, very available...
, customized to my needs, very nice and personable, and more. On the day of my wedding she helped 110% with the flow of the wedding. After the wedding everyone stated they loved how smooth the wedding was, and that would not have been possible without Stephanie!
Reviewed On 12/29/2015 by Megan H
We used Stephanie as a day-of-coordinator. She was so sweet and helpful. She really kept me calm and helped with answering questions that our wedding party had for her, especially when the bride and groom were busy. She really made our day s...
o special and I could not have asked for a better coordinator. You must look into her for your own wedding because she really knows how to make the day go flawlessly! Thanks Stephanie you made 10.10.15 the best day of my life! xo
Reviewed On 12/29/2015 by Shaila M
Where to begin.. From start to finish Stephanie was absolutely amazing. We hired Stephanie for day of coordination, but she was so much more than that. From the moment we met, I felt at ease with her. As we discussed my vision and details, it ...
was as if I was chatting with an old friend. If I felt unsure about something during the planning process, I would sent a quick text to Stephanie for advice. She was prompt in her response and had the best ideas! The day of.. There are no words. She executed my vision flawlessly and made the day perfect! I would highly recommend pretty + planned to anyone planning a wedding or special event in life! Stephanie is professional, kind and incredibly organized!
Reviewed On 11/30/2015 by Emily J
I used Stephanie for "Day of" Services and she absolutely did a great job stepping in and taking over for my daughter's wedding. It was like having someone just relieve the stress of the whole event so I could enjoy. The service she provided w...
as outstanding and her communication prior to the event helped me enjoy "family time" prior to the wedding. You will not regret calling Stephanie!!
Thank you to Stephanie and Chris....How professional you both were!
Wedding Date: 11/28/15
Reviewed On 9/13/2015 by Knottie8278793
We cannot possibly recommend Stephanie more, she was very professional but fun at the same time.
Our former wedding planner canceled on us just a month before the wedding, so on short notice and a modest budget, Stephanie was able to use he...
r experience and expertise to put together a wonderful wedding. She shows up early and works the whole time while still seeming like part of the party. My husband and I cannot imagine her doing any better because she was perfect.
We now recommend her to everyone we know who might get married.
Reviewed On 9/10/2015 by Courtney C
Having Stephanie as our day-of wedding coordinator was the BEST decision we could've made for our wedding day. From last minute etiquette questions, to stuffing gifts in the back of my mom's car long after everyone was gone, she was so helpful ...
and organized. My mom still talks about Stephanie when our wedding gets brought up, and it has been 3 months!! She loved how Stephanie took care of everything so my entire family could just sit and enjoy the big day. Thank you so much, Stephanie! You made our day so special!
Reviewed On 8/28/2013 by Elizabeth S
I used Stephanie recently for basically "month of" services for my wedding. We had a few meetings prior to the wedding to make sure that we were on the same page with my vision, and she was always easy to be in touch with. She had so many quest...
ions for me to make sure every aspect of my wedding ran smoothly the day of and altered a planning package to meet my needs, which so many others wouldn't do. If anything went wrong the night of, I never knew it. I loved working with her through the whole process....it was more like working with a really cool friend than an employee. I would use her again In a heartbeat, and completely recommend her without a shadow of a doubt to any bride. Probably the best money I spent on the wedding.
Reviewed On 1/06/2013 by Brandy E
If someone were to ask me, "What was the one thing you couldn't have done without on your wedding day?" the answer would be Stephanie Vaughn at Vaughn Events. She was our Day Of Coordinator. She is smart, experienced, and professional. Your wed...
ding day is already very stressful. Stephanie makes this stress go away (as much as she can). Stephanie listened to our vision for the whole wedding and made it happen. She is incredibly organized and this helped the flow of our wedding tremendously. Stephanie is also very caring. She is concerned about her client's and does everything she can to make sure your day is the best possible. She is a STEAL. Her prices are very resonable and what you will get out of it is worth so much more! Stephanie will meet with you, listen to you, share her expertise/ideas, communicate with you, organize for you, take care of anything you need leading up to the wedding (for example, contacting vendors, updating you, etc.) and on the wedding day (for example-contacting shuttles, cleaning up, making sure everything runs smoothly, etc.) She is a delight and I COULD NOT recommend her more highly!
Reviewed On 7/18/2012 by Michael N
When Mallory first suggested to me she wanted to meet with a wedding coordinator for day-of coordinator I was skeptical. We hadn't budgeted for it and I thought we were both organized folks who didn't need the extra help. Looking back now at ho...
w smoothly the day went and how relaxed we both were, Stephanie gets all the credit!
Stephanie was organized, detail oriented, flexible, stern when needed, and an excellent communicator. She was incredibly responsive and took over all the details one week prior to the wedding. She ensured the day was all about us, including checking in on me when our disrespectful caterer (Sugar and Spice) rudely yelled at me 10 minutes prior to the ceremony.
I could not recommend Stephanie more, working with her was easily one of the best decisions we made in the whole process.
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