We hired Jennifer as the day-of coordinator for our wedding this past July and hands down she was the best investment we made for the wedding. Although we had a lot of our vendors booked and thought we only needed someone to help out day of, Je...
nnifer went above and beyond what we expected of a day of coordinator and guided us through the million things we still had to do for our wedding that we didn't realize we needed to do.
From the day we hired her going forward, Jennifer was available to us in so many ways and so very often. Although we live in Wisconsin, our wedding was in Chicago and Jennifer found time in her schedule to have an in person meeting with us out where we live. We had multiple zoom calls/phone calls to go over planning and she came with us to certain vendor appointments as well. Not to mention she was always available via text.
Jennifer is perfectly organized. She created a custom made google doc planning out every single thing you could ever need to have planned for an event and was very prompt/thorough with contacting vendors (as well as keeping us in the loop on emails). Jennifer was very knowledgeable about negotiating with vendors. For example, we wanted hanging orb lights, but the initial quote our vendor gave us was a lot higher than our budget allowed. I was ready to give up on it, but Jennifer persisted and discussed with our vendor a way to alter the number of orbs to fit within our budget. This was something I never would have thought of doing or would have thought possible. I appreciated her dedication to prioritizing our vision.
Not only is she organized, Jennifer is also so friendly and kind. I told her this on several occasions, but anytime I was overwhelmed or stressed about our wedding, when I would finish talking to her, I felt immensely less stressed out. What more can you ask for in a planner?
When it came to the actual wedding weekend, Jennifer was on top of everything, too. I have to give an extra special shout out to her assistant, Elizabeth, who was an absolute treasure on wedding day and was just phenomenal. She made sure EVERYTHING was running smoothly. Elizabeth was extremely focused the entire night and always prioritized me and my husband. I felt like she was always anticipating our needs before we even realized what we needed. For example, I was tearing up the dance floor all night and she consistently made sure I was hydrated by bringing me a new glass of water exactly when I needed it without even asking. Additionally, we were unable to have a formal rehearsal for our wedding, but Elizabeth was still able to do an efficient rundown for the ceremony at our "rehearsal" dinner at the restaurant despite having limited space and limited time.
Overall, Jennifer and Elizabeth were extremely impressive. My entire family is still talking about how great they were over a month after the wedding has ended. It was truly the most magical day of our lives to date and we could not have made that possible without these two amazing women. I highly recommend Weddings by Jennifer Fox and Company for your wedding and will be referring her to my friends in the future!