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Doing It Herself Event Design and Coordination

Brooklyn , NY
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Brooklyn, NY 11238 US (map)

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917-476-4301

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ABOUT US

My name is Jen. This is my story.

With 10 years working in the non-profit world as an event planner, the stars aligned last fall when my husband proposed. With the... Read more
My name is Jen. This is my story.

With 10 years working in the non-profit world as an event planner, the stars aligned last fall when my husband proposed. With the opportunity to have all of the people we loved in one space for just one night, I wanted to create an event that would feel like "us" from beginning to end. Little did I know that in process of planning and styling my own handmade wedding I would find one of the most creatively rewarding experiences of my life.

I have a decade of detailed planning experience, an art school background and a passion for all things crafty. I want to help other couples to create an event that reflects their favorite things in life. To create a moment that truly reflects who they are and sets the backdrop for a celebration of pure fun!

Full service event planning:
Beginning 9-12 months before your event, Jen will meet with you to create a plan combining your personality, your love story and elements of your family background to select the best vendors and design hand-made decor for a day that feels like “you.”

Event Design:
6-9 months before your event, we will meet to discuss how to personalize your venue, select color palettes, central decor themes and floral design. Working within your budget, Jen can help you with easy decor projects to create a unique setting your guests will never forget.

"Day of” Styling:
“Day of Styling” is for the couple who already have their decor selected and don’t want to be running around hanging decorations on their big day. Jen will meet with you in advance to go over the layout of the space. This option includes full set up and removal of decor that you provide.

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Justine
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I was so lucky to have Jen as my Day Of Coordinator! While I had a "vision" I defiantly needed assistance in executing it and keeping everything organized. Jen took care of all the details for me, coordinated all the vendors and made sure I ate!
I think that having Jen there for our wedding, not only alleviated stress and allowed us to have fun, but also alleviated the stress our families had.
Being a DIY bride doesn't mean you don't need help! After hours and hours of crafting for months I knew that with Jen, it would all be taken care of, and finally on the day of our wedding, I came to the venue and saw my vision! A day of coordinator is a must for DIY brides, and Jen is the best!
Xoxo Justine and Scott
I was so lucky to have Jen as my Day Of Coordinator! While I had a "vision" I defiantly needed assistance in executing it Read more...
I was so lucky to have Jen as my Day Of Coordinator! While I had a "vision" I defiantly needed assistance in executing it and keeping everything organized. Jen took care of all the details for me, coordinated all the vendors and made sure I ate!
I think that having Jen there for our wedding, not only alleviated stress and allowed us to have fun, but also alleviated the stress our families had.
Being a DIY bride doesn't mean you don't need help! After hours and hours of crafting for months I knew that with Jen, it would all be taken care of, and finally on the day of our wedding, I came to the venue and saw my vision! A day of coordinator is a must for DIY brides, and Jen is the best!
Xoxo Justine and Scott Read less
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D
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Jen did an excellent job as my day-of coordinator. I rented a space, so I needed a lot of help setting up decor beforehand, and taking it down after. Jen and her partner set everything up beautifully, and made sure that the event went smoothly by letting us know when it was time to do speeches, cut the cake, etc. Having her there totally let me relax and enjoy my day. She was super friendly and professional and her rates are much less than other day-of coordinators I spoke to. Definitely recommended.
Jen did an excellent job as my day-of coordinator. I rented a space, so I needed a lot of help setting up decor Read more...
Jen did an excellent job as my day-of coordinator. I rented a space, so I needed a lot of help setting up decor beforehand, and taking it down after. Jen and her partner set everything up beautifully, and made sure that the event went smoothly by letting us know when it was time to do speeches, cut the cake, etc. Having her there totally let me relax and enjoy my day. She was super friendly and professional and her rates are much less than other day-of coordinators I spoke to. Definitely recommended. Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Jen was easily the best money I spent on my wedding!!

While in the planning stage she had some great suggestions and provided pictures and instruction along with her ideas. Her responses to emails and calls were fast and clear, and she took great care to go over all of the details with me beforehand so she knew my vision and could execute it flawlessly. Or as flawlessly as one can with a meddling mother and missing card box! But Jen kept calm, handled my family well and solved any issue that came up, so I was able to relax and not worry about all the morning-of minutia while I was getting ready.

During the ceremony Jen was there to coordinate with and direct the vendors (photographer, videographer, officiant, and musician) and kept the communication flowing so that everything started on time with everyone in the right places (not easy with some many people to direct!). She came several times to the car I was waiting in to keep me calm, reassured, and updated. Jen and her assistant cued the musician to transition through the prelude, bridal march, and postlude, gave the bridesmaids and groomsmen the cues to walk, and finally cued my father to get me for our walk. She was so in control that the whole ceremony went off without a hitch!

The decor was just what I had envisioned, and Jen was even kind enough to lend us a few cake plates for our dessert table! She paid such close attention to detail, which I appreciated, as I had a LOT of details! Everything was absolutely gorgeous, I could not be happier.

My father even praised her when I was speaking to him after the wedding, as he went early and observed her setting up, and said she was being very thorough and precise with the decor and very proactive with the vendors.

I can't stress enough how much of an asset Jen was in making my wedding day beautiful, relaxed, and enjoyable.
Jen was easily the best money I spent on my wedding!!

While in the planning stage she had some great suggestions Read more...
Jen was easily the best money I spent on my wedding!!

While in the planning stage she had some great suggestions and provided pictures and instruction along with her ideas. Her responses to emails and calls were fast and clear, and she took great care to go over all of the details with me beforehand so she knew my vision and could execute it flawlessly. Or as flawlessly as one can with a meddling mother and missing card box! But Jen kept calm, handled my family well and solved any issue that came up, so I was able to relax and not worry about all the morning-of minutia while I was getting ready.

During the ceremony Jen was there to coordinate with and direct the vendors (photographer, videographer, officiant, and musician) and kept the communication flowing so that everything started on time with everyone in the right places (not easy with some many people to direct!). She came several times to the car I was waiting in to keep me calm, reassured, and updated. Jen and her assistant cued the musician to transition through the prelude, bridal march, and postlude, gave the bridesmaids and groomsmen the cues to walk, and finally cued my father to get me for our walk. She was so in control that the whole ceremony went off without a hitch!

The decor was just what I had envisioned, and Jen was even kind enough to lend us a few cake plates for our dessert table! She paid such close attention to detail, which I appreciated, as I had a LOT of details! Everything was absolutely gorgeous, I could not be happier.

My father even praised her when I was speaking to him after the wedding, as he went early and observed her setting up, and said she was being very thorough and precise with the decor and very proactive with the vendors.

I can't stress enough how much of an asset Jen was in making my wedding day beautiful, relaxed, and enjoyable. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jill
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Jen was our "day of" wedding coordinator, and it would not have been possible to execute our vision of the wedding without her. My mother and I had essentially planned the entire wedding, and Jen came in a few weeks before to learn about all of our details and plans. She was amazing -- from running the wedding rehearsal, to making sure every aspect of our wedding day was perfect. She kept such close watch of the details that even things I had forgotten, she remembered. She was very professional, but also a very nice person to work with. I recommend her to anyone who needs a wedding to be planned or is looking for someone to help on the day-of.
Jen was our "day of" wedding coordinator, and it would not have been possible to execute our vision of the wedding without Read more...
Jen was our "day of" wedding coordinator, and it would not have been possible to execute our vision of the wedding without her. My mother and I had essentially planned the entire wedding, and Jen came in a few weeks before to learn about all of our details and plans. She was amazing -- from running the wedding rehearsal, to making sure every aspect of our wedding day was perfect. She kept such close watch of the details that even things I had forgotten, she remembered. She was very professional, but also a very nice person to work with. I recommend her to anyone who needs a wedding to be planned or is looking for someone to help on the day-of. Read less
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brides mom
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Being cost-conscious, we purchased items for the centerpieces at discount stores, on sale & online. We gave the items to Jen, showed her what we wanted the centerpieces to look like, and on the day of the wedding, she assembled everything perfectly. It was such a thrill to enter the reception hall and see the centerpieces laid out so beautifully...exactly as we had envisioned. Jen also handled the many finishing touches that made the event personal & special; smaller centerpieces for the high-top tables around the dance floor, placement of portraits & candles on the mantlepieces, the unique "message in a bottle" table seating cards, etc. Most importantly, she is an absolute joy to work with!
Being cost-conscious, we purchased items for the centerpieces at discount stores, on sale & online. We gave the items to Read more...
Being cost-conscious, we purchased items for the centerpieces at discount stores, on sale & online. We gave the items to Jen, showed her what we wanted the centerpieces to look like, and on the day of the wedding, she assembled everything perfectly. It was such a thrill to enter the reception hall and see the centerpieces laid out so beautifully...exactly as we had envisioned. Jen also handled the many finishing touches that made the event personal & special; smaller centerpieces for the high-top tables around the dance floor, placement of portraits & candles on the mantlepieces, the unique "message in a bottle" table seating cards, etc. Most importantly, she is an absolute joy to work with! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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sunwinkuruneri
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Jen was great from the start, super nice, prompt in communication, listened and understood what look I was going for and also had great suggestions for our ceremony set up. Our ceremony and reception area looked great and everything was flawless. She was also very flexible--as of the day of (6/12/2011) we weren't sure if we would be able to have our reception outside (we did in the end :).
Jen was great from the start, super nice, prompt in communication, listened and understood what look I was going for and Read more...
Jen was great from the start, super nice, prompt in communication, listened and understood what look I was going for and also had great suggestions for our ceremony set up. Our ceremony and reception area looked great and everything was flawless. She was also very flexible--as of the day of (6/12/2011) we weren't sure if we would be able to have our reception outside (we did in the end :). Read less
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