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A Friend of the Bride

Tampa , FL
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LOCATION

Tampa, FL 33602 US (map)

PHONE

813-546-5202

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ABOUT US

Owner Jennifer Fitzsimmons has been a part of the wedding industry for over 14 years. Her attention to detail, calming personality and ability to creatively make just about anything... Read more
Owner Jennifer Fitzsimmons has been a part of the wedding industry for over 14 years. Her attention to detail, calming personality and ability to creatively make just about anything happen has put her at the top of the area’s leading Wedding and Event planners. A Friend of the Bride was chosen as the Best Event Planner of Florida’s West Coast by the Knot magazine in 2007 and recently received a National Award for her work on an industry party for Conde Nast/Brides Florida magazine. Jennifer specializes in destination weddings and as the sole planner working events with an assistant, she is able to give each client the individual attention they deserve and the assurance that she will be with them every step of the way. Jennifer is one of six planners in Florida to be Certified by the Association for Certified Professional Wedding Consultants and one only a few planners in the Tampa Bay area to have any formal training with years of hands-on experience. Call today to schedule your initial consultation! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

REVIEWS

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michelle
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
WONDERFUL, AWESOME, extreme knowledge and proffessionalism !!!
Jennifer made is possible for me to forget everything and enjoy my wedding day free of stress.
She is a must have for any weddiing...a brides best friend.
WONDERFUL, AWESOME, extreme knowledge and proffessionalism !!!
Jennifer made is possible for me to forget everything Read more...
WONDERFUL, AWESOME, extreme knowledge and proffessionalism !!!
Jennifer made is possible for me to forget everything and enjoy my wedding day free of stress.
She is a must have for any weddiing...a brides best friend. Read less
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JL
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.9/5.0
Thank you so much for all assistance as my wedding planner. You are truly gifted at your job. Your help was invaluable from day one. I loved how you responded quickly to emails and calls. You had great vendor recommendations along with pointed suggestions and ideas. The best part is you allowed me to make all the final decisions with no pressure. I couldn’t imagine planning a wedding without you. While your help in the planning process was invaluable, the big day couldn’t have happened without you there. Coordinating the vendors and making a timeline allowed me to enjoy my wedding weekend which was very important since we had so many out of town guests. The wedding happened exactly as we had planned and this was due to all your hard work behind the scenes. During that stressful day your calm and collected demeanor relaxed everyone. Our guests are still talking about our wedding due and this is in a direct result of your work. I would have no reservation recommending you to anyone.
Thank you so much for all assistance as my wedding planner. You are truly gifted at your job. Your help was invaluable Read more...
Thank you so much for all assistance as my wedding planner. You are truly gifted at your job. Your help was invaluable from day one. I loved how you responded quickly to emails and calls. You had great vendor recommendations along with pointed suggestions and ideas. The best part is you allowed me to make all the final decisions with no pressure. I couldn’t imagine planning a wedding without you. While your help in the planning process was invaluable, the big day couldn’t have happened without you there. Coordinating the vendors and making a timeline allowed me to enjoy my wedding weekend which was very important since we had so many out of town guests. The wedding happened exactly as we had planned and this was due to all your hard work behind the scenes. During that stressful day your calm and collected demeanor relaxed everyone. Our guests are still talking about our wedding due and this is in a direct result of your work. I would have no reservation recommending you to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Jennifer is great!!! I dont know how much more I can say to describe her... She is quick to reply to an email and if she doesnt have an answer right away she will let you know... She has tons of ideas and she even thinks of the stuff you will probably forget... That was my biggest fear and she took care of it for me... She is awesome and fun and she will definitely keep everything in check on your wedding day...
Jennifer is great!!! I dont know how much more I can say to describe her... She is quick to reply to an email and if she Read more...
Jennifer is great!!! I dont know how much more I can say to describe her... She is quick to reply to an email and if she doesnt have an answer right away she will let you know... She has tons of ideas and she even thinks of the stuff you will probably forget... That was my biggest fear and she took care of it for me... She is awesome and fun and she will definitely keep everything in check on your wedding day... Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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JulineT
Wedding:
6/14/2009
4.9/5.0
Jennifer was the most amazing wedding planner. From the beginning, she was calm, easygoing and allowed me the space to make my own decisions while at the same time offering helpful suggestions. She recommended vendors who I can now say made the wedding perfect. Throughout the planning process she was helpful and always on top of the details, taking care of any problems along the way.

The day of the wedding, she took care of any problems and was a calming and helpful presence. She worked very hard throughout the whole process. My wedding was everything I had dreamed of because of Jennifer!
Jennifer was the most amazing wedding planner. From the beginning, she was calm, easygoing and allowed me the space to Read more...
Jennifer was the most amazing wedding planner. From the beginning, she was calm, easygoing and allowed me the space to make my own decisions while at the same time offering helpful suggestions. She recommended vendors who I can now say made the wedding perfect. Throughout the planning process she was helpful and always on top of the details, taking care of any problems along the way.

The day of the wedding, she took care of any problems and was a calming and helpful presence. She worked very hard throughout the whole process. My wedding was everything I had dreamed of because of Jennifer! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Elisa
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with Jennifer was one of the best decisions we made. Even though I grew up in the St. Petersburg area and my mom still lives there, it's not easy to plan a wedding while living out-of-state. Working with Jennifer streamlined the process and saved us tons of legwork. (i.e. We searched all over the internet for bands, went to preview two that we didn't like once we saw them in person, finally asked Jennifer for ideas, and within 2 days previewed and booked THE most amazing band ever!) She helped us work within our budget to get the most for our money. We only regret not purchasing her most comprehensive plan - it would have made the year leading up to the wedding SO much simpler. Having her and her team onsite during the entire wedding weekend was indispensable. Even though I work in event planning, having an expert there to manage the process of the rehearsal, setups, breakdowns, and troubleshooting throughout the event is a priceless gift and the best money you'll spend in this whole process!
Working with Jennifer was one of the best decisions we made. Even though I grew up in the St. Petersburg area and my mom Read more...
Working with Jennifer was one of the best decisions we made. Even though I grew up in the St. Petersburg area and my mom still lives there, it's not easy to plan a wedding while living out-of-state. Working with Jennifer streamlined the process and saved us tons of legwork. (i.e. We searched all over the internet for bands, went to preview two that we didn't like once we saw them in person, finally asked Jennifer for ideas, and within 2 days previewed and booked THE most amazing band ever!) She helped us work within our budget to get the most for our money. We only regret not purchasing her most comprehensive plan - it would have made the year leading up to the wedding SO much simpler. Having her and her team onsite during the entire wedding weekend was indispensable. Even though I work in event planning, having an expert there to manage the process of the rehearsal, setups, breakdowns, and troubleshooting throughout the event is a priceless gift and the best money you'll spend in this whole process! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Roseanne
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Jennifer, A Friend of the Bride, was one of the best decisions my daughter made in planning for her wedding. Jennifer was calm in the face of chaos, pleasant, organized, efficient, pleasant, easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is getting married or planning any sort of event. We started out on strictly a professional, business level, but I would consider her a friend after the wedding!
Jennifer, A Friend of the Bride, was one of the best decisions my daughter made in planning for her wedding. Jennifer was Read more...
Jennifer, A Friend of the Bride, was one of the best decisions my daughter made in planning for her wedding. Jennifer was calm in the face of chaos, pleasant, organized, efficient, pleasant, easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is getting married or planning any sort of event. We started out on strictly a professional, business level, but I would consider her a friend after the wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Karen
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
A Friend of the Bride in Tampa, Fl was a wonderful experience. Jennifer married our daughter and son in law on May 2, 2009. The ceremony was beautiful. The readings were just what the bride and groom wanted. She was just wonderful there are not enough words to write how great she was. I would recommend her to any bride and groom getting married. She knows her stuff. We loved her.
A Friend of the Bride in Tampa, Fl was a wonderful experience. Jennifer married our daughter and son in law on May 2, Read more...
A Friend of the Bride in Tampa, Fl was a wonderful experience. Jennifer married our daughter and son in law on May 2, 2009. The ceremony was beautiful. The readings were just what the bride and groom wanted. She was just wonderful there are not enough words to write how great she was. I would recommend her to any bride and groom getting married. She knows her stuff. We loved her. Read less
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Kristen2
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.6/5.0
As a bride who did not have any clue what she wanted or what she was doing planning a wedding, Jennifer was my go-to person for everything. She gave me ideas and advice, and took care of anything I needed! She arrived early and stayed until the very end on my big day. I did not have to worry about anything with Jennifer around!
As a bride who did not have any clue what she wanted or what she was doing planning a wedding, Jennifer was my go-to Read more...
As a bride who did not have any clue what she wanted or what she was doing planning a wedding, Jennifer was my go-to person for everything. She gave me ideas and advice, and took care of anything I needed! She arrived early and stayed until the very end on my big day. I did not have to worry about anything with Jennifer around! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Mandy
Wedding:
4/3/2009
4.8/5.0
This vendor was well worth all of the money we spent on her. She was wonderful!
This vendor was well worth all of the money we spent on her. She was wonderful!
This vendor was well worth all of the money we spent on her. She was wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Toni
Wedding:
3/16/2009
4.4/5.0
Jennifer at A Friend of the Bride made my wedding a dream come true. I showed her a picture of a reception in a magazine and she made I happen! She planned everything from the center pieces to the dinner menu's! Jennifer was professional and courtious and I would recommend her to everybody!
Jennifer at A Friend of the Bride made my wedding a dream come true. I showed her a picture of a reception in a magazine Read more...
Jennifer at A Friend of the Bride made my wedding a dream come true. I showed her a picture of a reception in a magazine and she made I happen! She planned everything from the center pieces to the dinner menu's! Jennifer was professional and courtious and I would recommend her to everybody! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue

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