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CR Socials Event Planning, LLC

Wallingford , CT

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Wallingford, CT US 06492
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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
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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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year 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
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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.
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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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Nicole
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Carisa was more than helpful throughout the entire planning process. She helped to explain everything and was very informative. If you have ever planned a wedding it is VERY stressful and Carisa was very quick to respond to the MANY emails/questions I had. My wedding day went perfectly all thanks to her! I would DEFINITELY recommend CRSocials to anyone who is looking for a reliable, kind and honest company to help out with all your planning needs. Thank you again!!! Love, John & Nicole <3
Carisa was more than helpful throughout the entire planning process. She helped to explain everything and was very Read more...
Carisa was more than helpful throughout the entire planning process. She helped to explain everything and was very informative. If you have ever planned a wedding it is VERY stressful and Carisa was very quick to respond to the MANY emails/questions I had. My wedding day went perfectly all thanks to her! I would DEFINITELY recommend CRSocials to anyone who is looking for a reliable, kind and honest company to help out with all your planning needs. Thank you again!!! Love, John & Nicole <3 Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the extreme pleasure of attaining CR Socials as a wedding planner. Carisa was always available. She was open to suggestion. Her ideas were fresh and welcomed. For any future events, I will have only one name at the top of my list and that will be CR Socials.
I had the extreme pleasure of attaining CR Socials as a wedding planner. Carisa was always available. She was open to Read more...
I had the extreme pleasure of attaining CR Socials as a wedding planner. Carisa was always available. She was open to suggestion. Her ideas were fresh and welcomed. For any future events, I will have only one name at the top of my list and that will be CR Socials. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
0.0/5.0
I couldn't be more disappointed. I don't even know where to begin. My maid of honour ended up having to clean up an accident found in the bathroom because When she asked Carisa to ask the venue to get someone to clean it up she said " what do you want me to do about it" and walked out and disappeared. I would never expect Carisa to clean it up her self but I do expect that she find someone from the venue to clean it up, which obviously to her is unacceptable. If I had known such a simple thing was unacceptable I would of hired someone more up to task.
Not a single person signed my guest book, it was really the only big task she neede to make sure happend.
And lastly and the most upsetting, she told all of my vendors the wedding would end at 9. When it was suppose to end at 1030.
Every single vendor came to me after telling me how she was a nightmare to them as well. She spent majority of the night eating.
I have not a single good thing to say about her. She did next to nothing. I did all the set up, she didn't even see the venue the day before the wedding. She said she had to go get her child. I wasn't going to be a horrible person and say no, but she was only with us for an hour. Thankfully I put all the decorations and everything together myself, because if I didn't surely nothing would of been done. She is an absolute ripoff!!
I couldn't be more disappointed. I don't even know where to begin. My maid of honour ended up having to clean up an Read more...
I couldn't be more disappointed. I don't even know where to begin. My maid of honour ended up having to clean up an accident found in the bathroom because When she asked Carisa to ask the venue to get someone to clean it up she said " what do you want me to do about it" and walked out and disappeared. I would never expect Carisa to clean it up her self but I do expect that she find someone from the venue to clean it up, which obviously to her is unacceptable. If I had known such a simple thing was unacceptable I would of hired someone more up to task.
Not a single person signed my guest book, it was really the only big task she neede to make sure happend.
And lastly and the most upsetting, she told all of my vendors the wedding would end at 9. When it was suppose to end at 1030.
Every single vendor came to me after telling me how she was a nightmare to them as well. She spent majority of the night eating.
I have not a single good thing to say about her. She did next to nothing. I did all the set up, she didn't even see the venue the day before the wedding. She said she had to go get her child. I wasn't going to be a horrible person and say no, but she was only with us for an hour. Thankfully I put all the decorations and everything together myself, because if I didn't surely nothing would of been done. She is an absolute ripoff!! Read less
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CR Socials Event Planning, LLC responded with the following comments:

I was very upset to read this review, mainly because it is untrue. I was hired as a day of coordinator, and I coordinated the best I could with the limited information I received from the bride. I had asked her repeatedly for vendor information and until the day of the wedding I had not spoken to the DJ since I did not have any of his information. Every single vendor was told a different end time to the reception. Since they were mostly told 9pm and the bride told me 10/10:30pm, I made the game day decision to end at 10pm, which I thought was extremely reasonable. As far as the bathroom comment, I would never say "what do you want me to do about it". I actually offered to go get Lysol wipes that I saw earlier in the downstairs bathroom, but the bartender gave her a towel instead. The only reason I didn't set up like I usually do is because the bride insisted on doing it herself the day before. My assistant and I arrived at the Elks Club at 1pm prior to the ceremony at the church to take care of the remaining set up and to greet the vendors as they arrived. As far as "eating all night" I had dinner in the back room after all of the guests received their dinners, which it is customary to feed your vendors who are working for you all day. Oh, and I had a few crackers and cheese at cocktail hour. The day before at the rehearsal, I arrived promptly at 3pm like I was told, but nobody was there yet. The priest was 45 minutes late, so I took it upon myself to begin with the coordination of the processional once the rest of the bridal party arrived. When the priest finally got there he went through pretty much the entire ceremony word for word. By the time it was over it was 4:30 and I did not have time to stay to go to the venue afterwards. Had I known it was the bride's wishes to do so ahead of time, I would have made other arrangements for my son, but an hour and a half is usually plenty of time for a rehearsal (when people are on time). When I left the bride and groom that evening, they seemed pleased with everything and the next thing I see is this review, so imagine my shock.

A few side notes:
The DJ didn't even have the father/daughter dance for the reception so I had to lend him my iphone to play it from so we didn't have to tell her he didn't have it.
The bartender thought it was a day reception and was told a completely different time for the reception until that day.
There was no card box so I made sure to give all of the cards to the father of the groom so that they wouldn't go missing.

I don't know which vendors and family complained about me but they were all nice to us the day of the wedding and seemed grateful for our help. If you had any doubt about my abilities and service after reading this poor review, please look at the long list of "5's" below it or contact me for several other references.
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Natasha
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Carisa is such a sweetheart! She was my sounding board, my vendor director, and a source of constant reassurance that my decisions were good throughout the planning process. The day before my wedding, Carisa's assistant (who was supposed to do set-up at the park) got very ill. "No worries" said Carisa. She split her time efficiently between her already scheduled rehearsal dinner and the set-up of my big day. And everything turned out fantastically!!
Carisa is such a sweetheart! She was my sounding board, my vendor director, and a source of constant reassurance that my Read more...
Carisa is such a sweetheart! She was my sounding board, my vendor director, and a source of constant reassurance that my decisions were good throughout the planning process. The day before my wedding, Carisa's assistant (who was supposed to do set-up at the park) got very ill. "No worries" said Carisa. She split her time efficiently between her already scheduled rehearsal dinner and the set-up of my big day. And everything turned out fantastically!! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Carisa through Groupon and it was the best Groupon I have ever purchased. She helped with the rehearsal and the day of but also was there for consultation in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Carisa was extremely professional and made the day run smoother than I could have anticipated. She paid attention to detail and was there for anything I needed. By far the best value of the wedding.
I found Carisa through Groupon and it was the best Groupon I have ever purchased. She helped with the rehearsal and the Read more...
I found Carisa through Groupon and it was the best Groupon I have ever purchased. She helped with the rehearsal and the day of but also was there for consultation in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Carisa was extremely professional and made the day run smoother than I could have anticipated. She paid attention to detail and was there for anything I needed. By far the best value of the wedding. Read less
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D
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired CR Socials for the rehearsal and "day of." Just knowing that Carisa would be there was a relief and she handled the rehearsal and "day of " details like the pro she is. Each and every moment was accounted for in her timeline and as a MOB who was involved in the process I apprectiated Carisa's expertise and relaxed manner. Her willingness to accommodate the needs of the bride and groom (and me) were also greatly appreciated. On the day of the wedding I was relaxed knowing that Carisa had all the details under control.

Carisa and her assistant Kat were professional, detail oriented, confident and relaxed. We actually lost count of the number of times we said to ourselves, "Thank God for Carisa."
We hired CR Socials for the rehearsal and "day of." Just knowing that Carisa would be there was a relief and she handled Read more...
We hired CR Socials for the rehearsal and "day of." Just knowing that Carisa would be there was a relief and she handled the rehearsal and "day of " details like the pro she is. Each and every moment was accounted for in her timeline and as a MOB who was involved in the process I apprectiated Carisa's expertise and relaxed manner. Her willingness to accommodate the needs of the bride and groom (and me) were also greatly appreciated. On the day of the wedding I was relaxed knowing that Carisa had all the details under control.

Carisa and her assistant Kat were professional, detail oriented, confident and relaxed. We actually lost count of the number of times we said to ourselves, "Thank God for Carisa." Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with Carisa's services before,
during and after the wedding. She handled everything down to the littlest
detail with the greatest of ease (or so you made it seem) and worked
with all of our vendors flawlessly. Any problems were handled quickly and efficiently to the point where we didn't even know that there were any.
Overall having Carisa and her assistants there was the best money that we
spent and if we had to do it all over again we would hire her right
from the beginning.
We could not have been happier with Carisa's services before,
during and after the wedding. She handled everything Read more...
We could not have been happier with Carisa's services before,
during and after the wedding. She handled everything down to the littlest
detail with the greatest of ease (or so you made it seem) and worked
with all of our vendors flawlessly. Any problems were handled quickly and efficiently to the point where we didn't even know that there were any.
Overall having Carisa and her assistants there was the best money that we
spent and if we had to do it all over again we would hire her right
from the beginning. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Carisa, the owner of CRsocials, and her team do an AMAZING job! She is wonderfully detail oriented, personable, and organized, exactly what you want in a wedding coordinator. I took the day of wedding
coordination package, but trust me, Carisa answered all of my questions, emails, phone calls, way before the BIG day. My husband was at first, hesitant on getting a wedding planner; however, by the time the big day rolled out and he saw how great everything was organized and how amazing everything turned out, he said to me, "Carisa really did a great job"! So ladies and gents, mainly gents, please give your Bride some sanity and hire Carisa for your wedding, you will not regret it! Plus, you will have a very happy, non-crazy Bride as the day quickly approaches! Carisa and her team were great, and such a great value as well. Book her!
Carisa, the owner of CRsocials, and her team do an AMAZING job! She is wonderfully detail oriented, personable, and Read more...
Carisa, the owner of CRsocials, and her team do an AMAZING job! She is wonderfully detail oriented, personable, and organized, exactly what you want in a wedding coordinator. I took the day of wedding
coordination package, but trust me, Carisa answered all of my questions, emails, phone calls, way before the BIG day. My husband was at first, hesitant on getting a wedding planner; however, by the time the big day rolled out and he saw how great everything was organized and how amazing everything turned out, he said to me, "Carisa really did a great job"! So ladies and gents, mainly gents, please give your Bride some sanity and hire Carisa for your wedding, you will not regret it! Plus, you will have a very happy, non-crazy Bride as the day quickly approaches! Carisa and her team were great, and such a great value as well. Book her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
CR socials is EXCELLENT!! Carisa and her team coordinated our wedding effortlessly! It was such a relief to know that Carisa had all of the bases covered when it was the Big Day. Even our vendors commented on how helpful and organized she was leading up to our wedding day! Brides- please do yourself a favor and hire Carisa, her and her team will ensure that you have a beautiful event, so that you can focus on getting married instead of vendor issues!! Organized, detail-oriented, and personable- everything you need in a wedding coordinator (or event coordinator for that matter!) and she will definitely deliver! Money well spent and affordable, even my husband thought she was a great! Her and her team made sure we had a stress-free, special day!
CR socials is EXCELLENT!! Carisa and her team coordinated our wedding effortlessly! It was such a relief to know that Read more...
CR socials is EXCELLENT!! Carisa and her team coordinated our wedding effortlessly! It was such a relief to know that Carisa had all of the bases covered when it was the Big Day. Even our vendors commented on how helpful and organized she was leading up to our wedding day! Brides- please do yourself a favor and hire Carisa, her and her team will ensure that you have a beautiful event, so that you can focus on getting married instead of vendor issues!! Organized, detail-oriented, and personable- everything you need in a wedding coordinator (or event coordinator for that matter!) and she will definitely deliver! Money well spent and affordable, even my husband thought she was a great! Her and her team made sure we had a stress-free, special day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
If you truly want to be a guest at your wedding, do not pass up hiring Carisa. From the first time we met, she accepted some of my not-so-traditional ideas, and was able to refer me to vendors who may offer what I was looking for. She continuously reassured me that our wedding should be done the way we envisioned it, regardless of what others may think.

As a bride on a budget, I was very hesitant to hire a wedding planner, but Carisa ended up not only taking care of all of the paperwork and coordinating all of the vendors, but her referrals ended up SAVING us money. She was always very, very prompt and seemed to never get annoyed, no matter how many questions I had.

Our wedding ceremony and reception venue had a planner on site, but knowing Carisa for over a year, I was able to relax on the day of, and not worry about having someone I hardly know take care of the most important details. If you want someone in your corner who you ultimately trust on your wedding day, don't hesitate to hire Carisa.
If you truly want to be a guest at your wedding, do not pass up hiring Carisa. From the first time we met, she accepted Read more...
If you truly want to be a guest at your wedding, do not pass up hiring Carisa. From the first time we met, she accepted some of my not-so-traditional ideas, and was able to refer me to vendors who may offer what I was looking for. She continuously reassured me that our wedding should be done the way we envisioned it, regardless of what others may think.

As a bride on a budget, I was very hesitant to hire a wedding planner, but Carisa ended up not only taking care of all of the paperwork and coordinating all of the vendors, but her referrals ended up SAVING us money. She was always very, very prompt and seemed to never get annoyed, no matter how many questions I had.

Our wedding ceremony and reception venue had a planner on site, but knowing Carisa for over a year, I was able to relax on the day of, and not worry about having someone I hardly know take care of the most important details. If you want someone in your corner who you ultimately trust on your wedding day, don't hesitate to hire Carisa. Read less
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Christen
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Pleasure to work with. CR socials was a calm face when needed, and always right around the corner to help with anything that day. Did an amazing job setting up our decorations, and was always professional. Highly recommended!
Pleasure to work with. CR socials was a calm face when needed, and always right around the corner to help with anything Read more...
Pleasure to work with. CR socials was a calm face when needed, and always right around the corner to help with anything that day. Did an amazing job setting up our decorations, and was always professional. Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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kristina
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Carisa and cr socials were absolutely amazing! Words can't even describe how grateful we were to have Carisa and her guidance throughout the wedding process! She is fantastic at her job and you can tell she loves doing it! We would definitely recommend her! She made sure our day was perfect and I was able to relax and enjoy with my feet up, stress free!
Carisa and cr socials were absolutely amazing! Words can't even describe how grateful we were to have Carisa and her Read more...
Carisa and cr socials were absolutely amazing! Words can't even describe how grateful we were to have Carisa and her guidance throughout the wedding process! She is fantastic at her job and you can tell she loves doing it! We would definitely recommend her! She made sure our day was perfect and I was able to relax and enjoy with my feet up, stress free! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Krystal
Wedding:
10/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Carisa was the best investment we made in our wedding! From the beginning, she was so professional, organized, and detail oriented. She instantly makes you feel comfortable, and when the big day came, she had everything under control!
Carisa was the best investment we made in our wedding! From the beginning, she was so professional, organized, and detail Read more...
Carisa was the best investment we made in our wedding! From the beginning, she was so professional, organized, and detail oriented. She instantly makes you feel comfortable, and when the big day came, she had everything under control! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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jb062511
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I first got in touch with CR Socials when my fiance and I were having trouble locating a unique venue that could fit into a modest budget without sacrificing quality. Carisa came through and identified several options, including the one we would eventually choose. On the wedding day, several of the guests were so impressed with the venue and setting and many of them asked how we even were able to get access to this private site! Carisa was great to work with and helped me stay sane and focused throughout the wedding planning process - even though I hired her just for venue idnetification and day of coordination. And of course, on the day of the wedding, my bridal party and I simply had to relax and get beautified while Carisa and team took care of all the set up and coordination with vendors, final payments, etc. I was so thankful to have the CR Socials team working for me on my wedding day. I would not hesitate to recommend CR Socials to others looking for a little help staying on track, or for full planning services.
I first got in touch with CR Socials when my fiance and I were having trouble locating a unique venue that could fit into Read more...
I first got in touch with CR Socials when my fiance and I were having trouble locating a unique venue that could fit into a modest budget without sacrificing quality. Carisa came through and identified several options, including the one we would eventually choose. On the wedding day, several of the guests were so impressed with the venue and setting and many of them asked how we even were able to get access to this private site! Carisa was great to work with and helped me stay sane and focused throughout the wedding planning process - even though I hired her just for venue idnetification and day of coordination. And of course, on the day of the wedding, my bridal party and I simply had to relax and get beautified while Carisa and team took care of all the set up and coordination with vendors, final payments, etc. I was so thankful to have the CR Socials team working for me on my wedding day. I would not hesitate to recommend CR Socials to others looking for a little help staying on track, or for full planning services. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jillian
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired Carisa for the rehearsal/wedding day of package. She was so helpful in organizing everything for our big day. She also did a great job of seting up everything that banquet facilites do not set up for you. I am so glad I hired Carisa, because I knew everything was taken care of and I knew that if I had a last minute problem I could go right to her to resolve it (Which I did!). I would definitely hire her again and would reccommend her to anyone. I will keep her name top on my list if we ever need services she provides again.
I hired Carisa for the rehearsal/wedding day of package. She was so helpful in organizing everything for our big day. She Read more...
I hired Carisa for the rehearsal/wedding day of package. She was so helpful in organizing everything for our big day. She also did a great job of seting up everything that banquet facilites do not set up for you. I am so glad I hired Carisa, because I knew everything was taken care of and I knew that if I had a last minute problem I could go right to her to resolve it (Which I did!). I would definitely hire her again and would reccommend her to anyone. I will keep her name top on my list if we ever need services she provides again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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JMM
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
TO EVERY BRIDE OUT THERE, YOU NEED AN EVENT COORDINATOR AND CARISA IS THE ONE FOR YOU. SHE MADE MY DAY GO SO SMOOTHLY I ACTUALLY RELAXED AND HAD A GOOD TIME AT MY WEDDING! DON'T THINK ABOUT ANYONE ELSE, HIRE CARISA AND LET HER HANDLE IT ALL AND YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
J.M.M. in Wallingford (wedding date 11/13/2010)
TO EVERY BRIDE OUT THERE, YOU NEED AN EVENT COORDINATOR AND CARISA IS THE ONE FOR YOU. SHE MADE MY DAY GO SO SMOOTHLY I Read more...
TO EVERY BRIDE OUT THERE, YOU NEED AN EVENT COORDINATOR AND CARISA IS THE ONE FOR YOU. SHE MADE MY DAY GO SO SMOOTHLY I ACTUALLY RELAXED AND HAD A GOOD TIME AT MY WEDDING! DON'T THINK ABOUT ANYONE ELSE, HIRE CARISA AND LET HER HANDLE IT ALL AND YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
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Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
CR Socials Event Planning was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding. I planned most of the wedding myself and worked up until 3 days before the wedding. A child hood friend recommended me getting someone to help me in the weeks leading up to make sure I was completely stress free. While my venue helped a lot that day, Carisa from CR Socials made sure I had nothing to worry about. She confirmed all my vendors, made a detailed schedule of the day and made such I had nothing to worry about. It was so important to me that my mom, bridesmaids, maid of honor enjoy the day as well. Carisa is very passionate about what she does and really makes sure you are stress free the day of your wedding. I can't thank CR Socials enough for making my day even more of a fairy tale. I was able to enjoy my wedding and not worry about one thing.
CR Socials Event Planning was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding. I planned most of the wedding Read more...
CR Socials Event Planning was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding. I planned most of the wedding myself and worked up until 3 days before the wedding. A child hood friend recommended me getting someone to help me in the weeks leading up to make sure I was completely stress free. While my venue helped a lot that day, Carisa from CR Socials made sure I had nothing to worry about. She confirmed all my vendors, made a detailed schedule of the day and made such I had nothing to worry about. It was so important to me that my mom, bridesmaids, maid of honor enjoy the day as well. Carisa is very passionate about what she does and really makes sure you are stress free the day of your wedding. I can't thank CR Socials enough for making my day even more of a fairy tale. I was able to enjoy my wedding and not worry about one thing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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KimsSporty
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Carisa was booked for my day but had Shannon and Alisha take care of me and also my husband to be.

Even though most of the reception details were covered by the banquet facility, Shannon and Alisha were professional and on the ball with all the other details that needed to be done. All was set up the way we wanted and they took care of our guests as well as us. Thank you very much and I would use them again for any event planning we may need.
Carisa was booked for my day but had Shannon and Alisha take care of me and also my husband to be.

Even though Read more...
Carisa was booked for my day but had Shannon and Alisha take care of me and also my husband to be.

Even though most of the reception details were covered by the banquet facility, Shannon and Alisha were professional and on the ball with all the other details that needed to be done. All was set up the way we wanted and they took care of our guests as well as us. Thank you very much and I would use them again for any event planning we may need. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jeana
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
CR Socials does a fantastic job making your special day extra special. They make everything run smoothly and perfectly. I loved my experience with them and would HIGHLY recommend them!!
CR Socials does a fantastic job making your special day extra special. They make everything run smoothly and perfectly. I Read more...
CR Socials does a fantastic job making your special day extra special. They make everything run smoothly and perfectly. I loved my experience with them and would HIGHLY recommend them!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Elaine
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Carisa Lockery from CR Socials was the peace of mind I needed on my special day. Carisa took care of my ceremony, making sure everything ran smoothly & picture perfect. I was able to breathe easy knowing she had everything in control. From chair set up and decor to the beautiful music that played, Carisa did it flawlessly. She also did some running around for me, and as little as it may seem to her, was such a big help to me. I highly recommend Carisa to any bride looking for her perfect day! She is responsible, caring, energetic and creative and just a pleasure to work with!!!! Thank you Carisa from the bottom of my heart for all your help, advise and attention to detail.....wedding planning is definitely your calling & I will definitely tell everyone I know! Elaine LaBanca
Carisa Lockery from CR Socials was the peace of mind I needed on my special day. Carisa took care of my ceremony, making Read more...
Carisa Lockery from CR Socials was the peace of mind I needed on my special day. Carisa took care of my ceremony, making sure everything ran smoothly & picture perfect. I was able to breathe easy knowing she had everything in control. From chair set up and decor to the beautiful music that played, Carisa did it flawlessly. She also did some running around for me, and as little as it may seem to her, was such a big help to me. I highly recommend Carisa to any bride looking for her perfect day! She is responsible, caring, energetic and creative and just a pleasure to work with!!!! Thank you Carisa from the bottom of my heart for all your help, advise and attention to detail.....wedding planning is definitely your calling & I will definitely tell everyone I know! Elaine LaBanca Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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ClaraHS
Wedding:
5/30/2010
3.4/5.0
Carisa is a pleasure and she takes direction well, but you have to give her a whole lot of direction. She doesn't take initiative when there are things that clearly need doing. I felt that I was micro-managing her throughout the day. However, you cannot beat her price. I'd recommend her to someone willing to go through every detail of the day with her beforehand. If you don't explicitly tell her to do something (even something obvious, like cleaning up after the ceremony) then it will not be done.
Carisa is a pleasure and she takes direction well, but you have to give her a whole lot of direction. She doesn't take Read more...
Carisa is a pleasure and she takes direction well, but you have to give her a whole lot of direction. She doesn't take initiative when there are things that clearly need doing. I felt that I was micro-managing her throughout the day. However, you cannot beat her price. I'd recommend her to someone willing to go through every detail of the day with her beforehand. If you don't explicitly tell her to do something (even something obvious, like cleaning up after the ceremony) then it will not be done. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CR Socials Event Planning, LLC responded with the following comments:

I am dismayed at reading this review because there was no indication that the bride was not 100% satisfied. After reading this, I believe it is important that I address the issues raised above. Both my assistant and I went above and beyond the usual duties from removing dead squirrels from the bride’s pathway to cleaning up dirty undergarments left in the bridal party dressing room.

I am extremely disappointed to receive 2.5 stars for responsiveness because I responded to all emails and phone calls immediately. In terms of flexibility, the couple is from out of state so I made myself available at their convenience.

Lastly, and most importantly, while I do agree I required some direction, it was not due to any inabilities on my part, but instead was because I was hired to be a “day of coordinator,” and was asked not to attend the rehearsal. That said, I was thrown into the mix the day of the wedding with very little information prior to the actual day. After this experience, I now require my attendance at all rehearsals.

If anyone is hesitant to hire me after reading this review, I ask that you please take a minute to read all of my other glowing reviews and give me the opportunity to meet with you. You will see that I am experienced, responsive, flexible, professional and a pleasure to work with.
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KelCat
Wedding:
5/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Carisa did a great job making everything look incredible on the day, and managing all the stressors that came before. I would definitely recommend her!
Carisa did a great job making everything look incredible on the day, and managing all the stressors that came before. I Read more...
Carisa did a great job making everything look incredible on the day, and managing all the stressors that came before. I would definitely recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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jessbride09
Wedding:
10/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Carisa has been very instrumental in helping me plan for my wedding. I used her for consultation services and it was really great. She is always responsive and very easy to get in touch with. She's also extremely organized and has some great ideas for the day of the wedding, helping you "tweak" all those little details. Definately a pleasure to work with.
Carisa has been very instrumental in helping me plan for my wedding. I used her for consultation services and it was Read more...
Carisa has been very instrumental in helping me plan for my wedding. I used her for consultation services and it was really great. She is always responsive and very easy to get in touch with. She's also extremely organized and has some great ideas for the day of the wedding, helping you "tweak" all those little details. Definately a pleasure to work with. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Carisa recently planned my daughter's wedding and she was exceptional!
We didn't have to worry about a thing, she was on top of it all, very organized and always with a smile on her face even though I'm sure it was stressful at times - she kept that all away from us, which was great!
She went above and beyond what we expected.
We would highly recommend her for any event!
Carisa recently planned my daughter's wedding and she was exceptional!
We didn't have to worry about a thing, she was Read more...
Carisa recently planned my daughter's wedding and she was exceptional!
We didn't have to worry about a thing, she was on top of it all, very organized and always with a smile on her face even though I'm sure it was stressful at times - she kept that all away from us, which was great!
She went above and beyond what we expected.
We would highly recommend her for any event! Read less
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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mary
Wedding:
7/18/2009
2.6/5.0
everything went well but needs some fine tuning on the way things go and everything needs to be in place be for they start and the bride should not have to keep going to the planner to let them know that not all the cakes were there and that the glasses should be filled for the toasted and it justs needs to be organized well
everything went well but needs some fine tuning on the way things go and everything needs to be in place be for they start Read more...
everything went well but needs some fine tuning on the way things go and everything needs to be in place be for they start and the bride should not have to keep going to the planner to let them know that not all the cakes were there and that the glasses should be filled for the toasted and it justs needs to be organized well Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
CR Socials Event Planning, LLC responded with the following comments:

This is a wedding that I was hired to provide services for on the day of only. The bride had planned everything ahead of time herself, and relayed information to me prior to the event. Upon my arrival into the hall, I decorated it as she had asked, lined up the bridal party, corresponded with the DJ according to the timeline, cut and served the cake, and cleaned up at the end of the night. I am not sure what the �cake� reference is as I cut and served the cake because there was no one else at the VFW hall to do it, and I let her know where and how much was leftover, and nobody relayed any information to me regarding champagne until the best man was about to give his speech. I do wish that this information was relayed to me personally before posting it on a public site because she seemed satisfied on the night of the event.

I take great pride in my business, and the service that I provide. Should I have known about this client�s dissatisfaction earlier than 2 and � months AFTER the wedding, I would have rectified the situation.
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