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Reviewed On 10/17/2017 by Jessica L
Lindsay was just what my DIY wedding needed to coordinate and organize and make it an amazing experience! She was helpful and knowledgeable. Sometimes I wondered if there weren't actually 3 of her running around because every time I turned arou...
nd, she was there solving a problem or setting something up or talking to a guest or vendor. I cannot recommend Lindsay highly enough!
Reviewed On 9/14/2017 by Bridget G
Hiring Lindsay was the best decision my husband and I made for the wedding, she was absolutely fantastic to work with. I'm honestly shocked there are any bad reviews on here for her, I worked in catering doing weddings for a 5+ years and have s...
een all sorts of good and bad planners, and she is top-botch... professional, prompt, courteous, level-headed... everything you want out of a planner! We hired her for her Day-Of package and she was definitely worth every penny. She's very responsive with emails, had fantastic suggestions that I never would have thought of, and was willing to travel to Madison to meet with me to go through the venue a few weeks before the wedding to make sure she, the vendors, and I were all on the same page. A few minor things with the bar company and schedule went not according to plan the day of the wedding, and she handled them perfectly, I totally trusted her to make the right calls. She also had all our vendor contracts with her and made sure everyone stuck to them, and followed up with those who didn't either to fix it or get us a refund right away. I would hands down hire her again in a heartbeat and I 100% recommend any bride or anyone throwing an event to use her talents!
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Gabrielle V
I think my wedding was just outside of Lindsay's comfort zone. It was a very non-traditional rustic diy wedding. If you are having a traditional wedding I think she would be fine. She seemed upset at everyone before during and after the wedding...
-- my parents and inlaws both commented on this. She has great intentions but didn't take the lead like I was hoping for -- had to be very direct in what I wanted done, how to do it, when to do it etc. She was also in over her head in promises for take down. Ended up taking down decorations on a step ladder in my wedding gown myself and asking groomsmen to help because she didn't want to do it. She was on her cellphone most of the time too which is too bad because it is caught in pictures like the father/daughter dance where she looks disinterested and bored during a very special moment for me. Again I think she would be fine for a traditional wedding in a banquet hall -- did a great job setting tables etc. but this was just not the right fit for her.
Reviewed On 11/18/2015 by Carrie T
Besides marrying my husband, hiring Lindsay was the best decision we made in terms of the wedding! We hired her for the weekend of the wedding and she went about and beyond anything we could have wished for. Lindsay was extremely organized thro...
ughout the entire process and offered her insight into planning all those small details you don’t even think about. She went out of her way to pick up and drop off items at my parent’s house in Waukesha and was there to mediate any issues that arose at all of our venues. She kept the church rehearsal and wedding day on schedule (seriously, that was the fastest Catholic rehearsal I’ve ever been to). Her attention to detail is unsurpassed and she made sure that the day ran seamless for my husband and I. When cocktail hour was wrapping up and she realized we hadn’t sampled any of our appetizers, she made sure the wait staff brought us our own plate of two of each of the appetizers. Little things like that just make your entire night. The entire day was a blur, like they say, but little things like that stand out in my mind. Thank you again for everything! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
Reviewed On 11/17/2015 by Knottie34162917
My daughter and I can not say enough about Lindsay. We used her as our "day of" coordinator and it was the best investment I ever made. I now wish we had used her through the entire process. She was with us the entire wedding weekend and did ...
everything you would expect from a wedding planner and then some~ She is organized, thorough and a great negotiator/mediator. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 10/06/2015 by Andrea C
Where do I begin??? We met with Lindsay prior to hiring her and asked like what we heard. My husband and I wanted our precious puppy as part of our ceremony and she was all for it in the beginning. The night of the rehearsal, she expressed c...
oncern and kept stressing that we should rethink including her. I would not budge on my want. About 2 weeks prior to the wedding, I called my coordinator to ask her if she would be transferring our floral arrangements and live fish centerpieces from the dining room up to the reception area after dinner. This was an important question because our florist was willing to do it for an additional cost. I was reassured that she would take care of it. The day of the wedding, she was not available when my bridesmaids needed bandaids, water, etc. and worst of all, my groom was left alone in the lower level of the venue and had no one to ask for something to drink before the ceremony. My flower girl was taking a bit too long walking down the aisle so she picked her up in the middle of the ceremony and walked her down the aisle rather than a family member doing it.
After dinner, I noticed that she had the fish bagged up and she was giving them away to the kids in attendance as they were leaving. Not a single centerpiece was brought up to the reception hall. And regarding the floral arrangements, only a few single flowers were brought upstairs and layed in the center of the table. We spent over $2000 on flowers and live fish that were only seen for 1.5 hours. Because our floral arrangements and fish were our decorations, we had virtually nothing in our hall for the majority of the night. We had 2 large pillars that were rentals from the florist that she told my mom, was not part of our deal for returning. The next day, she stated stated she never said that. Our custom made table #'s (photos) and candle holders were delivered to the hall in wrapped tissue paper and packages of 6. These photos were just tossed in a plastic container and were all scratched when we got them back and many of the rhinestones had come off. The mercury glass candle holders (60 of them) were just thrown in the same container instead of being put back in the boxes that they came in. There are so many more details that I could post, but the result is the same. Please don't make the same mistake we made.
Reviewed On 9/13/2015 by Erin C
I'm not even sure where to begin with how wonderful Lindsay was during our ENTIRE wedding planning process. She truly went above and beyond any expectations we could've had for a wedding planner!
To start, she managed 100% of the communicati...
on with the vendors throughout the planning process. She attended every vendor meeting/consultation with me (that I asked her to, she left it up to me), she negotiated to make sure I paid fair prices for all services, and she worked with the vendors on all "day of" coordination, i.e. set up/take down, timing, expectations, etc. She helped me create a binder with all of my to do's to stay organized throughout the year. Wow! That, in my opinion, is going above and beyond.
Lindsay is also extremely knowledgeable when it comes to wedding and event planning. It's clear she's been in this industry for a long time. She has ideas and a perspective on many topics that I would never have thought of. She helps see things from different angles, yet always let me make the final call after having all of the needed info.
Lindsay makes life SO easy for the bride, bridal party, and family on the big day. She coordinated all of the days events, who needed to be where and at what times, made sure the flower girl had candy to entice her to walk down the aisle, carried my train for me, and made sure that I didn't know about any of the "oopsies" that happened throughout the day.
Last, and in my opinion, most importantly, I was able to connect with Lindsay. She was fun, lighthearted, and so enjoyable to work with. She knows what it's like to be a bride and what's important to us. I truly felt like she went out of her way often to make it all about me and make sure that I had the best time ever planning my wedding.
I am so grateful for having Lindsay as my wedding planner, and cannot recommend her enough to future brides! Lindsay, you ROCK! :)
Reviewed On 6/09/2013 by Emilie S
When we were looking for a planner I wanted somebody would be an extension of me. We hired her to be day-of, but was with us in some capacity all along the way to make sure our final result was flawless.
I found out about some issues that h...
appened on the day-of that I never even knew about. I can't imagine that day without her.
She was hard on our vendors to make sure we received the quality service we wanted. She isn't about being trendy or a friend to them. She means business! But to us (my husband and I) she was so warm and helpful.
I seriously cannot say enough good things about her. I would forgo the overpriced, pricey and cocky wedding planners in the area and go for someone who does this because she cares about making the most important day of your life, flawless.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU LINDSAY!!!