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CR Socials Event Planning, LLC

Hamden , CT
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By appointment only
Hamden, CT 06518 US (map)

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203-710-0245
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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?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil
How many planners are on your team?
1

REVIEWS

4.6
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4.6/5.0
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Eileen
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
We did not work with Carissa other than our initial meeting as she had another wedding that day. Instead, we worked with one of her employees, Caitlin. Caitlin was excellent from start to finish. We paid for just the day-of services, but it seemed that what Caitlin put into it was so much more.
We communicated about everything we would need a week before the wedding. Because it was a wedding on private property, we needed someone to set up the tables as we envisioned them. Caitlin completely took care of it.
She was at the rehearsal dinner. On the day of the wedding, she kept telling me to relax and that she took care of everything, which she did (she even reminded me not to walk down the aisle with hair elastics on my wrists!). At the reception, she was everywhere she needed to be in such an unassuming manner (and we probably don't even know half of what she did). She even cleared some of the table items for us before the wedding was over that she knew we wouldn't want to get damaged by the weather. Caitlin, we cannot thank you enough for making the day/night magical for us!
We did not work with Carissa other than our initial meeting as she had another wedding that day. Instead, we worked with Read more...
We did not work with Carissa other than our initial meeting as she had another wedding that day. Instead, we worked with one of her employees, Caitlin. Caitlin was excellent from start to finish. We paid for just the day-of services, but it seemed that what Caitlin put into it was so much more.
We communicated about everything we would need a week before the wedding. Because it was a wedding on private property, we needed someone to set up the tables as we envisioned them. Caitlin completely took care of it.
She was at the rehearsal dinner. On the day of the wedding, she kept telling me to relax and that she took care of everything, which she did (she even reminded me not to walk down the aisle with hair elastics on my wrists!). At the reception, she was everywhere she needed to be in such an unassuming manner (and we probably don't even know half of what she did). She even cleared some of the table items for us before the wedding was over that she knew we wouldn't want to get damaged by the weather. Caitlin, we cannot thank you enough for making the day/night magical for us! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Carisa provided day-of-coordination at our wedding and she was fantastic! Extremely responsive, professional, courteous, and flexible. She made sure that everything ran smoothly, and it was so helpful to have a point person for everything. I can't imagine what it would have been like without her, but I'd rather not imagine it. :-)
Carisa provided day-of-coordination at our wedding and she was fantastic! Extremely responsive, professional, courteous, Read more...
Carisa provided day-of-coordination at our wedding and she was fantastic! Extremely responsive, professional, courteous, and flexible. She made sure that everything ran smoothly, and it was so helpful to have a point person for everything. I can't imagine what it would have been like without her, but I'd rather not imagine it. :-) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Colleen
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Carisa provided day of wedding services for our wedding on 4/18/2015 at the New England carousel museum. My only regret is not hiring her sooner! From start to finish Carisa was nothing but professional and accommodating. She executed our decorations perfectly and the entire day was completely seamless. If anything went wrong, we certainly had no idea. We truly felt like guests at our wedding. We would recommend her without question to anyone throwing an event. Thank you so much for making our wedding better than we knew it could be!
Carisa provided day of wedding services for our wedding on 4/18/2015 at the New England carousel museum. My only regret is Read more...
Carisa provided day of wedding services for our wedding on 4/18/2015 at the New England carousel museum. My only regret is not hiring her sooner! From start to finish Carisa was nothing but professional and accommodating. She executed our decorations perfectly and the entire day was completely seamless. If anything went wrong, we certainly had no idea. We truly felt like guests at our wedding. We would recommend her without question to anyone throwing an event. Thank you so much for making our wedding better than we knew it could be! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I worked with Carisa for a year as my full wedding planner. She provided many vendor referrals, decor advice, day of coordination, and she took care of a host of other details throughout the years time. She was consistently quickly responsive every time I reached out to her...She did wonderful work! She never led us wrong and we used many of the vendors she referred us to.


The venue I utilized had no in house catering, required basically all decor be brought in, and was mostly a blank canvass. This required the coordination of multiple vendors the day of my wedding. Carisa and her assistant were amazing on the day of my wedding! They took care of all my set-up, decor, and take down at the end of the night and everything looked beautiful. I did not have to worry about a thing on my wedding day. In fact, a guest jokingly asked if anything had gone "wrong" or "not according to plan" during my wedding/reception... I had no idea and still don't, if anything did go "wrong" Carisa handled it and I never even found out!

Carisa was always available, flexible, and easy to work with. Whenever something unexpected came up, she handled it with a positive, "no problem" attitude. She made sure we enjoyed our wedding day without having to worry about all the little details.
I worked with Carisa for a year as my full wedding planner. She provided many vendor referrals, decor advice, day of Read more...
I worked with Carisa for a year as my full wedding planner. She provided many vendor referrals, decor advice, day of coordination, and she took care of a host of other details throughout the years time. She was consistently quickly responsive every time I reached out to her...She did wonderful work! She never led us wrong and we used many of the vendors she referred us to.


The venue I utilized had no in house catering, required basically all decor be brought in, and was mostly a blank canvass. This required the coordination of multiple vendors the day of my wedding. Carisa and her assistant were amazing on the day of my wedding! They took care of all my set-up, decor, and take down at the end of the night and everything looked beautiful. I did not have to worry about a thing on my wedding day. In fact, a guest jokingly asked if anything had gone "wrong" or "not according to plan" during my wedding/reception... I had no idea and still don't, if anything did go "wrong" Carisa handled it and I never even found out!

Carisa was always available, flexible, and easy to work with. Whenever something unexpected came up, she handled it with a positive, "no problem" attitude. She made sure we enjoyed our wedding day without having to worry about all the little details. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Carisa was WONDERFUL to work with! She was always responsive and prompt. She ensured that the rehearsal was all planned out, as to confirm that the wedding day mass went smoothly.

We had an outdoor venue and we required assistance with the set up on the day of. Carisa and her assistant couldn't have done it better - it looked more beautiful than I could even imagine it.

Carisa was cool, calm, and collected the entire reception. When things came up, she quietly came to my husband and I to notify us. She was never in the way, yet was always there when needed.

Carisa helped pack every last detail up so that all decorations, leftovers, and gifts were packaged nicely for the car ride home.

I highly recommend Carisa as a coordinator - I cannot stop thinking about what a wonderful experience the entire day was. Everyone leading up to the wedding asked why/how I remained so calm.. and I have to say, it was 100% because of Carisa's professionalism and helpfulness. ♥ I give her an A+!!
Carisa was WONDERFUL to work with! She was always responsive and prompt. She ensured that the rehearsal was all planned Read more...
Carisa was WONDERFUL to work with! She was always responsive and prompt. She ensured that the rehearsal was all planned out, as to confirm that the wedding day mass went smoothly.

We had an outdoor venue and we required assistance with the set up on the day of. Carisa and her assistant couldn't have done it better - it looked more beautiful than I could even imagine it.

Carisa was cool, calm, and collected the entire reception. When things came up, she quietly came to my husband and I to notify us. She was never in the way, yet was always there when needed.

Carisa helped pack every last detail up so that all decorations, leftovers, and gifts were packaged nicely for the car ride home.

I highly recommend Carisa as a coordinator - I cannot stop thinking about what a wonderful experience the entire day was. Everyone leading up to the wedding asked why/how I remained so calm.. and I have to say, it was 100% because of Carisa's professionalism and helpfulness. ♥ I give her an A+!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Mary
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Carisa for a full wedding package - I was working and in school at night and needed help mostly with staying on track and making sure I got everything done on a proper timeline. She did just that! She made sure that I knew how long in advance certain things needed to be handled, helped me compare caterers' proposals, and kept me from getting too overwhelmed with everything else that we had going on. The day of, Carisa couldn't be with us, but she did not abandon... she left us with two of her associates, one that had tons of experience with weddings and they both were a Godsend, helping me deal with a transportation issue, making sure we were fed (since we didn't do much more than glance at our dinners) and keeping things running smoothly. Kyle and I were so grateful that they helped us breakdown (with the aid of the caterers) all of our decorations since our florist was too far away and could not return for the breakdown. I'm a bit of an Type A, and needed control over decisions and my "vision" for what I wanted, but having Carisa there made sure that I had an unbiased opinion to seek out, someone to bounce ideas off of, and to overall keep me from getting overwhelmed. Definitely recommend her!!!!
We hired Carisa for a full wedding package - I was working and in school at night and needed help mostly with staying on Read more...
We hired Carisa for a full wedding package - I was working and in school at night and needed help mostly with staying on track and making sure I got everything done on a proper timeline. She did just that! She made sure that I knew how long in advance certain things needed to be handled, helped me compare caterers' proposals, and kept me from getting too overwhelmed with everything else that we had going on. The day of, Carisa couldn't be with us, but she did not abandon... she left us with two of her associates, one that had tons of experience with weddings and they both were a Godsend, helping me deal with a transportation issue, making sure we were fed (since we didn't do much more than glance at our dinners) and keeping things running smoothly. Kyle and I were so grateful that they helped us breakdown (with the aid of the caterers) all of our decorations since our florist was too far away and could not return for the breakdown. I'm a bit of an Type A, and needed control over decisions and my "vision" for what I wanted, but having Carisa there made sure that I had an unbiased opinion to seek out, someone to bounce ideas off of, and to overall keep me from getting overwhelmed. Definitely recommend her!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.5/5.0
I wish I had read the negative reviews on Weddingwire before hiring Carisa. While she also has a lot of positive reviews, it appears that I got the 0-2 star version of her because I could completely relate to the reviews of Carisa being confused, needing to be micromanaged, and not being professional. While she could perhaps be a decent coordinator in a venue that has an on-site coordinator and in which she is just an extra set of hands, I would not recommend her if she has to do the majority of the work. I think it's unfair to tear her apart online so I won't be listing my long list of grievances here, but I have gone over in detail the ways in which she needs improvement and hope that she takes them to heart. Without improvement, I could not knowingly recommend her to another bride. It was my biggest regret for the wedding and a huge waste of money for someone who added so much unnecessary stress to what should have been an otherwise wonderful day.
I wish I had read the negative reviews on Weddingwire before hiring Carisa. While she also has a lot of positive reviews, Read more...
I wish I had read the negative reviews on Weddingwire before hiring Carisa. While she also has a lot of positive reviews, it appears that I got the 0-2 star version of her because I could completely relate to the reviews of Carisa being confused, needing to be micromanaged, and not being professional. While she could perhaps be a decent coordinator in a venue that has an on-site coordinator and in which she is just an extra set of hands, I would not recommend her if she has to do the majority of the work. I think it's unfair to tear her apart online so I won't be listing my long list of grievances here, but I have gone over in detail the ways in which she needs improvement and hope that she takes them to heart. Without improvement, I could not knowingly recommend her to another bride. It was my biggest regret for the wedding and a huge waste of money for someone who added so much unnecessary stress to what should have been an otherwise wonderful day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CR Socials Event Planning, LLC responded with the following comments:

I was genuinely excited for this wedding, as I am with all of my clients. There is no "1 star" or "5 star" version of me. Anyone who knows me knows that I give 110% to all of my clients, including this one. How quickly things like offering to order and pick up new linens on the day of the wedding because something fell through with the caterer's linen company are soon forgotten.

I only wanted to respond to this review because I feel that to ignore it would be worse. My company is ME so I take things like this very personally and hate to think that anyone feels I don't give my all to my clients because that is not the case.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Carisa was our wedding coordinator at Laurel View Country Club and we loved working with her! I have to say my favorite thing about working with her was how quickly she responded to emails and phone calls. I had many little questions that were not always very significant, but she still always got back to me within hours or less. She has a laid back attitude which worked great for us. She was also very helpful in making small decisions, and really made our day go exactly how we wanted it to. She did a great job of coordinating with our dj and officiant which also helped the day go very smoothly. It was very clear that she has a lot of experience with weddings. She seemed genuinely excited for us as well, which of course was great!

Thank you Carisa!!! We absolutely loved our wedding day and planning process with you!
Carisa was our wedding coordinator at Laurel View Country Club and we loved working with her! I have to say my favorite Read more...
Carisa was our wedding coordinator at Laurel View Country Club and we loved working with her! I have to say my favorite thing about working with her was how quickly she responded to emails and phone calls. I had many little questions that were not always very significant, but she still always got back to me within hours or less. She has a laid back attitude which worked great for us. She was also very helpful in making small decisions, and really made our day go exactly how we wanted it to. She did a great job of coordinating with our dj and officiant which also helped the day go very smoothly. It was very clear that she has a lot of experience with weddings. She seemed genuinely excited for us as well, which of course was great!

Thank you Carisa!!! We absolutely loved our wedding day and planning process with you! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Carisa was absolutely wonderful! If you're looking for some real peace of mind and want to enjoy your wedding day, please consider giving Carisa a call!

I had a very "DIY" wedding, but honestly, there is only so much you can do yourself, especially the day of your wedding. I had no idea what was thinking when I thought I could pull off my wedding day without any help of guidance. Although I was intent on saving money where I could, Carisa's services are so worth it and of great value! Highly recommended from this bride :)

Maxine, her assistant was also wonderful and a huge help. Both ladies truly took over and allowed me to be a "guest" at my own wedding. I had an amazing and unforgettable night :)

Thank you again, Carisa and Maxine for a job well done!
Carisa was absolutely wonderful! If you're looking for some real peace of mind and want to enjoy your wedding day, please Read more...
Carisa was absolutely wonderful! If you're looking for some real peace of mind and want to enjoy your wedding day, please consider giving Carisa a call!

I had a very "DIY" wedding, but honestly, there is only so much you can do yourself, especially the day of your wedding. I had no idea what was thinking when I thought I could pull off my wedding day without any help of guidance. Although I was intent on saving money where I could, Carisa's services are so worth it and of great value! Highly recommended from this bride :)

Maxine, her assistant was also wonderful and a huge help. Both ladies truly took over and allowed me to be a "guest" at my own wedding. I had an amazing and unforgettable night :)

Thank you again, Carisa and Maxine for a job well done! Read less
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Corey
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
If I could give Carissa a 10/10 I would. She was amazing to work with, and I couldn't be happier with her services.

Before the wedding it was very clear that Carissa was a professional, and really knew how to do her job. It started with a very detailed pre-wedding meeting where she took down all the details of my wedding from start to finish. She even took all of our vendor information and contracts and contacted each of them them individually before the wedding to verify everything with them.

Also, Carissa came to our rehearsal dinner to help us practice the ceremony, and to collect all of our wedding details for set-up the next day. (mason jars, signs, bottles, table cards, etc).

Then came our wedding day... and it POURED. We made the last-minute decision to move everything inside, including the bar and cocktail hour. Carissa made that process seem incredibly easy. When we showed up to do our first-look at our venue, the entire place was set up beautifully. Carissa and her assistant were in total control, and made our wedding look amazing.

I would recommend her for your wedding 100% She is worth every penny (and way more in my opinion). There is nothing like showing up to your wedding, eating, dancing, partying, and then leaving without ever having to worry about anything. That's the service that Carissa ultimately provides, and it's really wonderful for the bride and groom.
If I could give Carissa a 10/10 I would. She was amazing to work with, and I couldn't be happier with her services.
Read more...
If I could give Carissa a 10/10 I would. She was amazing to work with, and I couldn't be happier with her services.

Before the wedding it was very clear that Carissa was a professional, and really knew how to do her job. It started with a very detailed pre-wedding meeting where she took down all the details of my wedding from start to finish. She even took all of our vendor information and contracts and contacted each of them them individually before the wedding to verify everything with them.

Also, Carissa came to our rehearsal dinner to help us practice the ceremony, and to collect all of our wedding details for set-up the next day. (mason jars, signs, bottles, table cards, etc).

Then came our wedding day... and it POURED. We made the last-minute decision to move everything inside, including the bar and cocktail hour. Carissa made that process seem incredibly easy. When we showed up to do our first-look at our venue, the entire place was set up beautifully. Carissa and her assistant were in total control, and made our wedding look amazing.

I would recommend her for your wedding 100% She is worth every penny (and way more in my opinion). There is nothing like showing up to your wedding, eating, dancing, partying, and then leaving without ever having to worry about anything. That's the service that Carissa ultimately provides, and it's really wonderful for the bride and groom. Read less
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