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Destination Wedding Planning
Day-Of Coordination, Destination Wedding Planning, Full Service Wedding Planning
I am so glad I found Jodi to be our wedding coordinator! She is amazing and so helpful. She was always quick to respond and calm my nerves with a solution to any problem. She made sure every detail of the wedding day was exactly how we wanted i...
t. She used her own expertise while decorating the reception venue, and made it even better than I could have imagined. When I walked into the reception, I was so impressed and happy with how it all turned out. On the morning of our wedding, there was a cake emergency that she was able to handle and save the day so I didn’t have to stress about it. I highly recommend her! We cannot thank you enough, Jodi!
Reviewed On 3/08/2022 by Hayley B
Jodi was SUPER responsive until I actually paid the deposit. We paid for the destination package because we needed help find venues and planning our budget. After, we barely heard from her unless we reached out first. Everything we asked, we w...
ere told she needed a week to get back to us (for photographer recommendations, for venue recommendations, etc) I had to find all my own venues after she sent me a couple that were either out of our budget or couldn’t fit the band we wanted. She must pick the couples she really wants to work with but unfortunately we weren’t that couple. This hire felt like a scam and I ended up planning the whole wedding myself. If you’re tight on budget, find the vendors you need and trust them! I’m very happy I decided to stop working with Jodi.
Reviewed On 5/15/2019 by Lindsey L
Jodi was such a huge help in making our day run so smoothly and making our fairy tale wedding come true. It is tough planning a wedding from 700 miles away but Jodi helped make it happen. She was there every step of the way during the months le...
ading up to the wedding. Once we finally got into town, she was there during our meeting with the reception venue, during the rehearsal, and up to the very end of the reception. She made our wedding day stress free and kept everything in line. We cannot thank her enough!!
Reviewed On 1/23/2019 by autumn R
I was planning a destination wedding and had interviewed a few planners/coordinators over the phone that honestly did not seem that professional or took on more than one wedding a day. Then I spoke with Jodi and I immediately knew I wanted to h...
ire her. You could hear the genuine interest in her voice. She only did one wedding at a time to ensure you got her total attention the day of and she specialized in destination weddings so dealt with brides not being local and offered her time in assisting with meeting with vendors, taking pictures of venue, recommending other vendors, and letting me ship boxes of decor to her house. My wedding weekend came and if there were a few mishaps I didn’t really know of them because Jodi constantly was on it and made sure everything flowed perfectly. The mother of the ringbearer forgot the sign so she ran out and got a new one hours before the ceremony, she made sure the grandparents were okay all throughout the reception, she assembled and distributed my welcome bags (my guests were spread all over downtown Savannah), helped with my decor for my rehearsal, the list is endless. The best part was how much i got to enjoy my day bc i fully trusted that jodi had it under control. I couldn’t have imagined my day without her and highly recommend her! She is the sweetest and works very hard to make your wedding dreams come true! Thank you Jodi!!!
Reviewed On 12/21/2018 by Nicole S
I am a wedding planner in the wedding and recently was married on December 15th, 2018. Having worked so many weddings I knew I needed someone behind the scenes to help with the final touches of my big day and am so glad I hired Jodi! I would no...
t have been able to pull it off without Jodi. She was accessible and was able to pull together the final details of my big day that were important to me. She helped coordinate the ceremony and it went so smoothly. She was there when I needed her but not in my face, which was exactly what I wanted in a coordinator. She is so kind and sweet and I am SO SO SO happy I hired her for my big day!!!!! Thank you Jodi!!!
Reviewed On 11/16/2018 by Paige B
I really hate being that person to leave a bad review, but I do not want any other bride/family to waste such valuable time and money on a coordinator who cannot fulfill her job. I hired Jodi on 5/13/17, our wedding date was set for 11/10/18. I...
hired her for month of coordination, so technically she should have taken over on 10/10/18. I spoke with Jodi maybe twice via email between 5/13/17 and 9/6/18. On 9/6/18, I get an email from Jodi asking for payment, when she was paid off in April of 2018. I sent her my vendor list on 9/19/18, and she writes me on 10/24/18 (2.5 weeks before my wedding) saying she did not have my vendor list. I had a funny feeling, so I personally wrote her to ask her if she was ok and if she was going to be able to coordinate my wedding because something just didn’t seem right, well she responded reassuring me that she was ok and she would be able to coordinate my wedding. I have never been married before and I don’t wedding coordinate for a living so I have no clue how things are supposed to go, that’s why I paid her $1,200 dollars to help me. On Friday, rehearsal was set for 4pm at Orleans Square, well we get there and there is another wedding happening. I feel as a wedding coordinator, something else should have been arranged or she should have known another wedding was happening. I had to call her on my rehearsal day and tell her another wedding was going on at the same time my rehearsal was supposed to happen. We ended up rehearsing at the Civic Center in the grass, so she reassured us once again that at the ceremony she would help the bridal party get down the aisle since we were unable to really know what the flow was going to be like since we were unable to rehearse at the square. I would have rearranged the rehearsal dinner time or I would have gotten a permit for Friday if I would have known I had to do so to make sure we had the square to rehearse. The chairs on my wedding day were completely on the wrong side of the square, she did not help my bridal party at all at the ceremony, they walked down in the wrong order. The bridal party announcement was completely wrong, passed apps and dinner were not served at the correct time. These were just a few things that didn’t go smoothly on my wedding day. She wanted to book Orleans Square in September (two months before my wedding), when I had personally booked Orleans Square over a year prior to my wedding date, thank goodness I did because it wouldn’t have been available. She told me on 10/17/18 in an email that she was going to call me to speak about the wedding, I never got a call from her. Jodi never once set up a meeting to go over anything with me. First time meeting her was at our rehearsal. Everything I have said here, I wrote her personally after our wedding. Our wedding day was not the place or time to discuss any issues, and I obviously was focused on other things on my wedding day. I have yet to receive a response from her. This is SUCH an important day, and you can’t do it over again, so do your research! She had great reviews, not sure how, but I went by the reviews! So I hope y’all do the same!
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Chelsea C
I REALLY hate to leave negative reviews, and this is the ONLY one I am leaving for my wedding because everything else was perfect, but I have to in this case.
Jodi was not worth the $1,200 we paid for month-of services. AT ALL. For starters, it...
took MONTHS for me to get a countersigned contract from her, despite numerous e-mails that went without answer and multiple text responses of "Sorry, yes, I'm working on it," etc.
When we hit the four-week mark, I did not hear from her. I expected to get a phone call, e-mail, or text...ANYTHING to indicate that she was aware that we'd hit the month-of mark and needed to get this process going. I ended up reaching out to her myself, and she said she would get the timeline together. It was a single page that looked to be an Excel spreadsheet with not a whole lot of information on it. I've seen other wedding timelines created by planners, and they are multiple pages, very extensive, and VERY detailed.
Night of the rehearsal dinner, she is late. I call her, and she got the time wrong. WHAT?! We'd texted about the rehearsal dinner MULTIPLE times, and I said the start time MULTIPLE times. Still shows up about 45 minutes late, looking very frazzled and just very unprofessional. We go through the rehearsal , and I will say that that part went fine.
The next day is the wedding. Jodi looked more professional that day, thankfully. She sent me pictures of everything that had been set up, and I noticed that our "Happily Ever After" sign had been placed so that it read "Happily After Ever." Her reasoning was that she was running around and things were a bit crazy. Okay, but...you're a wedding planner. There should be plenty of cool-headedness and calmness here.
Ceremony itself goes great, and we get to the reception. My husband and I had decided on a Polaroid guest book, and we'd set it up on one of the tables in the back of the room. Jodi takes the camera and starts going around taking pictures of everyone at the tables while they're eating. NO. I don't want my guests having to pose for pictures while they're trying to eat. AND, the camera was for the guest book, not for random shots of people eating their food! I asked her to please leave the camera for the guest book, and she said she was "showing people how to use the camera." Okay, fine. HOWEVER, when we looked at the pictures later, more than half of the ones in the guestbook where taken horizontally. We'd set up the guest book so people would hold the camera upright and take VERTICAL pictures. She was showing people how to use the camera wrong, so now we've got all of these sideways pictures in our guest book that look ridiculous.
At the end of the night, she didn't help us get everything together. All of the stuff we had had to be put together by my parents to figure out how to cart everything home. She really didn't help at all. We also got no follow-up from her whatsoever. No e-mail, no phone call, no text...NOTHING. All of our other vendors reached out to us with a "thank-you." It was like she disappeared after the wedding was over and never asked us how everything went or if we needed anything else.
I wanted to point out that I did most of the ACTUAL planning myself, so maybe that was part of the issue (i.e., there wasn't a whole lot for her to do since I'd done a lot). Still, the lack of responsiveness and professionalism alone was enough.
I would never, ever recommend Savannah Wedding Dreams for wedding planning. Find someone else.
Reviewed On 9/29/2017 by Phil L
Jodi went above and beyond to make my wedding fairytale a dream come true. She got everything planned, booked, delivered, and set up perfectly, and ran the show all night. I cannot thank her enough for all she has done for my special day. On to...
p of that she's an exceptional person. Thank you so much!
Reviewed On 6/12/2017 by Hope T
Do yourself a favor and hire Jodi.
From match-making us with the best caterer (Simply Southern) and the best photographer (Sweet Peony) and the best venue (Savannah Station). She is simply the best. But wait there is more....
Every step of t...
he way, Jodi was there. At the rehearsal, she made one of my bridesmaids promise her to make sure I ate before the wedding. She knew how I was feeling before I did. When my sister was having a hard time getting alterations on her dress, Jodi was there. When I wanted a certain centerpiece but our budget had been cut (due to a job loss), Jodi had a plan. When the bridesmaids try to steal the show (and they will), she was there. She came to my hair appointment, to our rental house, my "get ready" house before the wedding, to my rehearsal dinner. She checked on me every step of the way and made sure I was okay.
Jodi is honest, caring, kind and most importantly protective of her brides and believe me when I say, you will need her by your side on your big day.
Jodi, we love you and you now have new friends for life. We promise to keep in touch. We miss you already and are sooooo happy that you made our Savannah Wedding Dreams come true.
Thank you for everything we could not have pulled off all this without you!
Guests comments include: it was flawless, seamless, stunning, the best wedding they've been to, even the toughest of guys were in awe of how beautiful the tables were.
Can't stress it enough, she's the best!
Reviewed On 6/01/2017 by Shelby C
Jodi was absolutely amazing!! I honestly don't know what we would have done without her! We went from having several months planning our wedding in a completely different place to only having 30 days to plan a wedding due to my husbands deploym...
ent. I was in panic, just ready to go to the court house to get it over with. But Jodi planned us a PERFECT wedding in 30 days. We had everything we could imagine. I don't think I would have gotten my perfect wedding in that short amount of time if it wasn't for Jodi's awesome planning. Thank you for a beautiful wedding Jodi!! We love you!!
Reviewed On 6/01/2017 by Caitlin F
I don't tend to write negative reviews (I like to get it go and lift up excellent businesses), but I would like to fully warn anyone thinking about hiring Jodi. She was a total disaster, stressed out, overwhelmed and made my wedding weekend str...
essful for myself, my groom and my family. It started with the heinous welcome bags she put together, when she told me time after time she would get my approval first, she never did and they turned out terrible and NOT worthy of what I paid her…I am pretty sure she bought everything at her workplace as well. Seeing them made me so frustrated that I cried, my wedding planner made me cry on the outset of my wedding weekend. This was just the beginning. She had no concept of alcohol, how to keep it, how to work with the bartenders to have it come out as we pleased, and NEVER brought me a drink or asked what she could get me the entire evening besides bringing a few waters before the reception started. She caused a huge scene when my mom sat on the wrong side after coming down the aisle, which made many uncomfortable, including my mother. She kept asking my groom for cash (throughout the wedding) to go out and get more ice/pick other things up, when I would expect she would have the funds to purchase and then reimburse. In addition, she came into the bridal suite with a story that all of her brides get pregnant within the first year after their wedding, it was so unnecessary and uncomfortable - we may not want to have kids!!! Overall an awful experience NOT worth 1 penny, if this was a product and not a service I would demand my money back.
Reviewed On 5/09/2017 by Jenna J
I cannot begin to explain how amazing Jodi is and how much of a godsend she was for our wedding. We were planning a wedding in GA all the way from IN and without Jodi, we could not have a pulled it off. From start to finish, Jodi was friendly, ...
responsive, and completely on top of everything. From recommending vendors in the area to acting as liaison between us and the vendors. Our day was perfect and I can guarantee it was because of Jodi! Would choose her 100 times again. Thank you for everything!
Reviewed On 11/14/2015 by a member
was not the case with Jodi. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding extra special!