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HJ Planners

Washington , DC
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LOCATION

www.hjplanners.com, www.nextwed.com
Washington, DC US (map)

PHONE

202-609-9639

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

As DC's top wedding planning experts, we have been profiled on News Channel 8's Washington Business Tonight and Let's Talk Live. Publications from Engaged! Magazine to Style Me Pretty... Read more
As DC's top wedding planning experts, we have been profiled on News Channel 8's Washington Business Tonight and Let's Talk Live. Publications from Engaged! Magazine to Style Me Pretty have recognized the distinctive and exceptional work of our team.

HJ Planners specializes in wedding planning that takes every couple through the As to Zs of coordination and logistics. We create designer events and work with quality and professional vendors. We respect wedding budgets and understand the business and legal aspects of the industry. HJ Planners is a team of experienced, creative, and savvy wedding planning professionals. We pride ourselves on constant communication with our clients and a personalized planning experience.

HJ Planners is also the creator of NextWed.com, an online market where couples can buy and sell their wedding items. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Kenneth
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Heather was simply spectacular. She was very patient and so helpful with all of the planning for my daughter's wedding. She made us very comfortable at the rehearsal in preparations for the actual wedding service and reception. She was magical on my daughter's big day paying attention to every detail, assisting with the entrees to make sure individuals received correct meals and etc. I will always be grateful for Heather and her team's efforts that gave our daughter, family and friends a day to cherish for the remainder of our lives. I highly recommend her to others as a wedding planner. Heather thanks again.
Heather was simply spectacular. She was very patient and so helpful with all of the planning for my daughter's wedding. Read more...
Heather was simply spectacular. She was very patient and so helpful with all of the planning for my daughter's wedding. She made us very comfortable at the rehearsal in preparations for the actual wedding service and reception. She was magical on my daughter's big day paying attention to every detail, assisting with the entrees to make sure individuals received correct meals and etc. I will always be grateful for Heather and her team's efforts that gave our daughter, family and friends a day to cherish for the remainder of our lives. I highly recommend her to others as a wedding planner. Heather thanks again. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Alba
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
During my wedding planning process, I was in the middle of completing my graduate degree and writing a thesis. I was afraid that my wedding was not going to be what I had envisioned because I would be to busy with school. HJ planners made me feel comfortable from the first meeting. The moment I met Heather I knew everything would be ok. Maria was great thoghout the whole process and recommended the vendors that best suited my wedding vision and budget. She was able to find a way to please every wish and special request I had for my wedding. My wedding was awesome, everything I dreamt of and more. More important, I was stress free and able to enjoy the whole night because Maria and Heather took care of everything. Hiring HJ Planners was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding.
During my wedding planning process, I was in the middle of completing my graduate degree and writing a thesis. I was Read more...
During my wedding planning process, I was in the middle of completing my graduate degree and writing a thesis. I was afraid that my wedding was not going to be what I had envisioned because I would be to busy with school. HJ planners made me feel comfortable from the first meeting. The moment I met Heather I knew everything would be ok. Maria was great thoghout the whole process and recommended the vendors that best suited my wedding vision and budget. She was able to find a way to please every wish and special request I had for my wedding. My wedding was awesome, everything I dreamt of and more. More important, I was stress free and able to enjoy the whole night because Maria and Heather took care of everything. Hiring HJ Planners was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Brian
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
HJ Planners were fantastic!! We had the amazing Ms Jessica George lead our wedding planning and Heather Sala helped keep an eye on things as well. Neither my wife nor I knew what we were doing and Jess did just enough handholding to make us comfortable with the process. She made sure that we stayed on budget and on schedule and even helped incorporate our parents in the planning.. going the extra mile in a big way! ;)

I have already and will continue to recommend HJ Planners to my friends and family.

Thanks Ladies!
HJ Planners were fantastic!! We had the amazing Ms Jessica George lead our wedding planning and Heather Sala helped keep Read more...
HJ Planners were fantastic!! We had the amazing Ms Jessica George lead our wedding planning and Heather Sala helped keep an eye on things as well. Neither my wife nor I knew what we were doing and Jess did just enough handholding to make us comfortable with the process. She made sure that we stayed on budget and on schedule and even helped incorporate our parents in the planning.. going the extra mile in a big way! ;)

I have already and will continue to recommend HJ Planners to my friends and family.

Thanks Ladies! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am from Germany and wanted to plan a renewal of vow. Heather did a very customized planning support.
She helped me with the deposits, the international payment and all the things like the correct tip amount where the internationals may not be used to it. She had an extrem view on the budget I gave her and send me a warning if my extra wishes exceed the budget. So it was up to me to decide.
She arranged my extraordinary wishes like a renewal with the Capitol in the background, a ride with a horse-drawn carriage downtown Washington D.C. or german background music.
She organized all on an exact timeline with military accuracy. She was alway working in the background and seems to have a plan B for unforseen circumstances.
One of the contractors was unable to fullfil his part so Heather took the helm.
She did it in a professional way my wife didn't realized.
So everything keeped to be a suprise for my wife!

Thank you, Heather,
Thank you HJ Planners!
Daniel
I am from Germany and wanted to plan a renewal of vow. Heather did a very customized planning support.
She helped me Read more...
I am from Germany and wanted to plan a renewal of vow. Heather did a very customized planning support.
She helped me with the deposits, the international payment and all the things like the correct tip amount where the internationals may not be used to it. She had an extrem view on the budget I gave her and send me a warning if my extra wishes exceed the budget. So it was up to me to decide.
She arranged my extraordinary wishes like a renewal with the Capitol in the background, a ride with a horse-drawn carriage downtown Washington D.C. or german background music.
She organized all on an exact timeline with military accuracy. She was alway working in the background and seems to have a plan B for unforseen circumstances.
One of the contractors was unable to fullfil his part so Heather took the helm.
She did it in a professional way my wife didn't realized.
So everything keeped to be a suprise for my wife!

Thank you, Heather,
Thank you HJ Planners!
Daniel Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kha and Heather were great to work with. They took the stress off my mother and I so we could enjoy the day. They coordinately my 200 person wedding flawlessly. I would definitely recommend working with them. They were worth every penny!
Kha and Heather were great to work with. They took the stress off my mother and I so we could enjoy the day. They Read more...
Kha and Heather were great to work with. They took the stress off my mother and I so we could enjoy the day. They coordinately my 200 person wedding flawlessly. I would definitely recommend working with them. They were worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jess George is, to sort by qualities:

1) unshakeable - there was a time when we thought we had to divide our wedding in two, and have family on one date, and friends on another. She didn't even blanch, but supported us and was ready for all that it would entail -
2) absurdly capable - she can do, (and does), it all - we described our vision and she shaped a wedding for us, exactly as we wanted it - my husband wanted an absurdity for late-June in Maryland - an ice cream cake, OUTSIDE! Jess pulled it off without blinking.
3) warm and a great pleasure to be with - my husband and I were not always excited to be doing wedding things, but we were always excited to interact and converse with Jess. She made us laugh and smile and really became a surrogate family member as we moved towards the wedding day (and especially on the day, we loved her the most!)
4) professional / trustworthy - Jess will do everything she says she will. And it will be better than you could imagine!
5) appropriately frugal / reasonable - she got us superb vendors for a reasonable price!

Some highlights of Jess's work for us:

- Being amateurs / unsure of how we wanted the tent to look, we let Jess guide us - and the tent was an absurdly beautiful palace of perfection against the Bay backdrop (we got married on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, at a private home) -
- I changed my mind the day before the wedding about a major feature of the timeline, and Jess was unflappably supportive and super-fast and perfect at arranging the change.
- As she left the wedding site, well past 1 a.m., she rescued our dog, who was running after her car - and brought him back to us. If we had lost him, we would have never recovered.

We loved Jess entirely. She understood us, delivered for us, forgave us, supported us, and made the whole thing fun, and BEAUTIFUL. She, I am entirely confident, will deliver a beautiful wedding for every sort of couple. HIRE HER! We love Jess forever!
Jess George is, to sort by qualities:

1) unshakeable - there was a time when we thought we had to divide our Read more...
Jess George is, to sort by qualities:

1) unshakeable - there was a time when we thought we had to divide our wedding in two, and have family on one date, and friends on another. She didn't even blanch, but supported us and was ready for all that it would entail -
2) absurdly capable - she can do, (and does), it all - we described our vision and she shaped a wedding for us, exactly as we wanted it - my husband wanted an absurdity for late-June in Maryland - an ice cream cake, OUTSIDE! Jess pulled it off without blinking.
3) warm and a great pleasure to be with - my husband and I were not always excited to be doing wedding things, but we were always excited to interact and converse with Jess. She made us laugh and smile and really became a surrogate family member as we moved towards the wedding day (and especially on the day, we loved her the most!)
4) professional / trustworthy - Jess will do everything she says she will. And it will be better than you could imagine!
5) appropriately frugal / reasonable - she got us superb vendors for a reasonable price!

Some highlights of Jess's work for us:

- Being amateurs / unsure of how we wanted the tent to look, we let Jess guide us - and the tent was an absurdly beautiful palace of perfection against the Bay backdrop (we got married on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, at a private home) -
- I changed my mind the day before the wedding about a major feature of the timeline, and Jess was unflappably supportive and super-fast and perfect at arranging the change.
- As she left the wedding site, well past 1 a.m., she rescued our dog, who was running after her car - and brought him back to us. If we had lost him, we would have never recovered.

We loved Jess entirely. She understood us, delivered for us, forgave us, supported us, and made the whole thing fun, and BEAUTIFUL. She, I am entirely confident, will deliver a beautiful wedding for every sort of couple. HIRE HER! We love Jess forever! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Professional, responsive, caring, understanding, definite, organized, sympathetic, confident, and true quality are just a few ways to describe Heather Sala and HJ Planners. My husband and I spoke with a variety of wedding planners but when we met Heather, almost a year ago today, we knew we had found the one who expressed her vision of our wedding exactly as we wanted it. However, we didn't know that we were finding not only the best planner for our special day, but we also made an incredible friend. Heather was organized, responsive, and had great options within our budget throughout the entire process. We picked the full planning package and it was worth EVERY penny.

We really appreciated the timelines and checklists and that HJ Planners kept us from searching endless lists of vendors but offered us the best available within our budget and would immediately get additional vendors if we were not finding what we wanted (i.e., I wasn't crazy with my initial hair/makeup trial and Heather had another vendor at my house in less than a week!). We had a lot of bumps along the way with our venue but HJ Planners handled all the contracts with professionalism and the end result was incredible.

Our wedding was BEYOND anything we could have dreamt of and we owe it to the amazing efforts HJ Planners, especially Heather Sala. If you are looking for a wedding planner in the DC/VA/MD area, choose HJ Planners. You will have a wedding more incredible than you can even imagine and they are able to accommodate for a variety of budgets, variety of degrees of planning (i.e., day of/full planning/partial planning), and they build on YOUR vision. We never felt that our ideas and suggestions weren't received. Thank you HJ Planners for your incredible expertise and for making our special day absolutely unforgettable and a special thank you to our amazing new friend, Heather Sala!
Professional, responsive, caring, understanding, definite, organized, sympathetic, confident, and true quality are just a Read more...
Professional, responsive, caring, understanding, definite, organized, sympathetic, confident, and true quality are just a few ways to describe Heather Sala and HJ Planners. My husband and I spoke with a variety of wedding planners but when we met Heather, almost a year ago today, we knew we had found the one who expressed her vision of our wedding exactly as we wanted it. However, we didn't know that we were finding not only the best planner for our special day, but we also made an incredible friend. Heather was organized, responsive, and had great options within our budget throughout the entire process. We picked the full planning package and it was worth EVERY penny.

We really appreciated the timelines and checklists and that HJ Planners kept us from searching endless lists of vendors but offered us the best available within our budget and would immediately get additional vendors if we were not finding what we wanted (i.e., I wasn't crazy with my initial hair/makeup trial and Heather had another vendor at my house in less than a week!). We had a lot of bumps along the way with our venue but HJ Planners handled all the contracts with professionalism and the end result was incredible.

Our wedding was BEYOND anything we could have dreamt of and we owe it to the amazing efforts HJ Planners, especially Heather Sala. If you are looking for a wedding planner in the DC/VA/MD area, choose HJ Planners. You will have a wedding more incredible than you can even imagine and they are able to accommodate for a variety of budgets, variety of degrees of planning (i.e., day of/full planning/partial planning), and they build on YOUR vision. We never felt that our ideas and suggestions weren't received. Thank you HJ Planners for your incredible expertise and for making our special day absolutely unforgettable and a special thank you to our amazing new friend, Heather Sala! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Wayne
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want someone that will work with vendors like they are using their own check book and keep you more informed more than you may want to be, these are the people to call. We gave Heather a budget and she keep us abreast of where we were every step of the way. She made my daughters wedding day appear effortless (at least from my perspective) even though there were to many details to mention. The wedding was more than I could have ever imagined but if you don't believe me check out the link below. Heather also helped us find the photographer.
Sincerely,

Wayne VanBrocklin



http://www.kthompsonphotography.com/slideshow/jess-and-caleb/
If you want someone that will work with vendors like they are using their own check book and keep you more informed more Read more...
If you want someone that will work with vendors like they are using their own check book and keep you more informed more than you may want to be, these are the people to call. We gave Heather a budget and she keep us abreast of where we were every step of the way. She made my daughters wedding day appear effortless (at least from my perspective) even though there were to many details to mention. The wedding was more than I could have ever imagined but if you don't believe me check out the link below. Heather also helped us find the photographer.
Sincerely,

Wayne VanBrocklin



http://www.kthompsonphotography.com/slideshow/jess-and-caleb/ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Heather was fabulous to work with. On top of things, and when there was a communication problem with one of her staff, she apologized and turned it around immediately. Highly recommend. She was creative too. We were well treated even though we were a relatively small event.
Heather was fabulous to work with. On top of things, and when there was a communication problem with one of her staff, she Read more...
Heather was fabulous to work with. On top of things, and when there was a communication problem with one of her staff, she apologized and turned it around immediately. Highly recommend. She was creative too. We were well treated even though we were a relatively small event. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked with Jessica and Heather and their "day of" planning package. They were absolutely wonderful and went above and beyond.

They were always responsive to any questions that I had and explained everything to me in detail. They were extremely flexible whenever we needed to meet and have phone calls and would always work with my for the best time. They were absolutely amazing leading up to my wedding day.

The day of my wedding day, I am not sure what I would have done without them. My MOHs zipper split on the back of her dress as soon as she put it on and Jessica was there within minutes with a bag full of everything that we needed and helped sew her into her dress. Jessica did an absolutely amazing job directing the evening and making sure that it flowed with such grace. She cued everyone for speeches, cake cutting and pictures. They are extremely flexible and when I said that I was not ready to cut the cake she simply responded with "That is completely fine we can dance a little bit longer!" When my husband and I did not want to be introduced, she just said, "No problem!". She was absolutely amazing.

At the end of the night, she made sure that everything was packed away and properly and everything was returned us. She was so amazing and I am sad that I won't be able to see or talk to her as often now. I HIGHLY recommend the girls at HJ Planners for everything that you need. That are wonderful and an absolute dream to work with.
I worked with Jessica and Heather and their "day of" planning package. They were absolutely wonderful and went above and Read more...
I worked with Jessica and Heather and their "day of" planning package. They were absolutely wonderful and went above and beyond.

They were always responsive to any questions that I had and explained everything to me in detail. They were extremely flexible whenever we needed to meet and have phone calls and would always work with my for the best time. They were absolutely amazing leading up to my wedding day.

The day of my wedding day, I am not sure what I would have done without them. My MOHs zipper split on the back of her dress as soon as she put it on and Jessica was there within minutes with a bag full of everything that we needed and helped sew her into her dress. Jessica did an absolutely amazing job directing the evening and making sure that it flowed with such grace. She cued everyone for speeches, cake cutting and pictures. They are extremely flexible and when I said that I was not ready to cut the cake she simply responded with "That is completely fine we can dance a little bit longer!" When my husband and I did not want to be introduced, she just said, "No problem!". She was absolutely amazing.

At the end of the night, she made sure that everything was packed away and properly and everything was returned us. She was so amazing and I am sad that I won't be able to see or talk to her as often now. I HIGHLY recommend the girls at HJ Planners for everything that you need. That are wonderful and an absolute dream to work with. Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
When my daughter Robin insisted that it was necessary to hire a full service planner for her Washington DC wedding I had my reservations. I thought that we could surely handle planning it ourselves and couldn't understand why I would need to spend money on a planner. After all, I am a business owner, computer savvy, a good negotiator, and organized.

Of course, I hadn't considered the logistics involved. The bride was in the process of moving from Washington DC to Durham, NC for business. The groom, a Naval Officer was living in San Diego, CA, and I (mother of bride) live in SC.

Once I met Heather Sala, I was convinced that she and HJ Planners were the way to go. Robin wanted a Downton Abbey style wedding and Heather, a fan of the series was completely on board. She understood Robin's vision which was to replicate the style and feel of the show without turning it into a theme wedding or costume event. From day one, Heather managed every detail from invitations, flowers and food to making sure the string musicians learned specific music. In addition, she insisted that each vendor familiarize themselves with Downton Abbey so that Robin's vision could be achieved. She even went antique shopping to locate authentic items for the tables and period props for the most tasteful photo booth I have ever seen. Details, details, details! That's what Heather and her staff are all about.

Guests at the wedding have said that it truly was the most beautiful and tasteful wedding that they had ever been to.

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that Heather and her team delivered everything promised and more!
When my daughter Robin insisted that it was necessary to hire a full service planner for her Washington DC wedding I had Read more...
When my daughter Robin insisted that it was necessary to hire a full service planner for her Washington DC wedding I had my reservations. I thought that we could surely handle planning it ourselves and couldn't understand why I would need to spend money on a planner. After all, I am a business owner, computer savvy, a good negotiator, and organized.

Of course, I hadn't considered the logistics involved. The bride was in the process of moving from Washington DC to Durham, NC for business. The groom, a Naval Officer was living in San Diego, CA, and I (mother of bride) live in SC.

Once I met Heather Sala, I was convinced that she and HJ Planners were the way to go. Robin wanted a Downton Abbey style wedding and Heather, a fan of the series was completely on board. She understood Robin's vision which was to replicate the style and feel of the show without turning it into a theme wedding or costume event. From day one, Heather managed every detail from invitations, flowers and food to making sure the string musicians learned specific music. In addition, she insisted that each vendor familiarize themselves with Downton Abbey so that Robin's vision could be achieved. She even went antique shopping to locate authentic items for the tables and period props for the most tasteful photo booth I have ever seen. Details, details, details! That's what Heather and her staff are all about.

Guests at the wedding have said that it truly was the most beautiful and tasteful wedding that they had ever been to.

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that Heather and her team delivered everything promised and more! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
12/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing ladies. Very professional, very friendly and amazing at what they do.
Amazing ladies. Very professional, very friendly and amazing at what they do.
Amazing ladies. Very professional, very friendly and amazing at what they do. Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Brian!
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kirsten
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
HIGHLY recommend HJ Planners! We used them for our November 2013 wedding & they were phenomenal! We contracted them for the "day of" package (includes the 30 days up to the wedding too), which was absolutely invaluable, and also used them on an hourly consulting basis throughout the planning process, which was such a wonderful option! They are exactly as involved as you want them to be. Personally, I wanted to be very hands-on in the planning process and never felt that this was an issue. Heather guided me through the planning process in an unobtrusive way, promptly answering any questions that popped up and providing advice, expertise, and great recommendations whenever needed. They also have full planning packages and various à la carte options, so you really can get as much or as little help as you want. We could not have survived without them the day of. Our wedding was at the Mellon Auditorium, which is a stunning space, but includes pretty much nothing other than the lovely event space and has a lot of historic building rules and requirements to adhere to (you definitely would not choose it for it's convenience!). Everything you can possibly think of had to be brought in from outside vendors, so there were a lot of moving parts, to say the least. We also had both the ceremony and reception there, which required the ballroom be turned over & totally transformed during cocktail hour. All things considered it was probably not the easiest wedding to pull off, but Heather and Jessica facilitated everything flawlessly! Everything was absolutely perfect! It was so nice that we did not have to worry about any logistics on our wedding day and were able to fully enjoy it!
Heather and Jessica are both extremely professional, organized and responsive as well as personable and easy to work with. HJ Planners has great relationships with the vendors and a top notch reputation. I am so glad we had them for our wedding and would highly recommend them to anyone!!!
HIGHLY recommend HJ Planners! We used them for our November 2013 wedding & they were phenomenal! We contracted them for Read more...
HIGHLY recommend HJ Planners! We used them for our November 2013 wedding & they were phenomenal! We contracted them for the "day of" package (includes the 30 days up to the wedding too), which was absolutely invaluable, and also used them on an hourly consulting basis throughout the planning process, which was such a wonderful option! They are exactly as involved as you want them to be. Personally, I wanted to be very hands-on in the planning process and never felt that this was an issue. Heather guided me through the planning process in an unobtrusive way, promptly answering any questions that popped up and providing advice, expertise, and great recommendations whenever needed. They also have full planning packages and various à la carte options, so you really can get as much or as little help as you want. We could not have survived without them the day of. Our wedding was at the Mellon Auditorium, which is a stunning space, but includes pretty much nothing other than the lovely event space and has a lot of historic building rules and requirements to adhere to (you definitely would not choose it for it's convenience!). Everything you can possibly think of had to be brought in from outside vendors, so there were a lot of moving parts, to say the least. We also had both the ceremony and reception there, which required the ballroom be turned over & totally transformed during cocktail hour. All things considered it was probably not the easiest wedding to pull off, but Heather and Jessica facilitated everything flawlessly! Everything was absolutely perfect! It was so nice that we did not have to worry about any logistics on our wedding day and were able to fully enjoy it!
Heather and Jessica are both extremely professional, organized and responsive as well as personable and easy to work with. HJ Planners has great relationships with the vendors and a top notch reputation. I am so glad we had them for our wedding and would highly recommend them to anyone!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
HJ Planners saved my sanity for the 18 months my then fiance and I took to plan our Washington D.C. 2013 wedding. Specifically, Maria, Jess, and most of all, Heather, were a blessing to us as one, then both of us moved to Chicago in the middle of it all. With the move and various family emergencies, job hunting pressures, and overall chaos, Heather kept me grounded and focused. From day one, Heather was friendly, professional, and flexible. She was the only one of the planners I interviewed for the full-service planning I was seeking who took the time to meet me in person and hear me out on my random bride-to-be pinterest inspired flights of fancy. We clicked immediately around non-traditional families and similar professional backgrounds. Heather is a no-nonsense attorney and business owner who demands the same high-level courtesy and attention from the vendors she works with as she provides to her clients. There were many occasions when I or my fiance noticed issues with contracts or proposals; they were handled the same day. The HJ team was very responsive overall, we received answers to our emails, phone calls, and/or texts immediately or as close to immediately as possible. There were a few instances towards the end when everyone on the team got busy with other projects, and I suspect the distance planning became a frustration for all involved. (I may also have been a bit unreasonable, as most brides are a few weeks before their big day). Nonetheless, Heather and HJ helped us find our caterer (Main Event, highly recommend for their impeccable service, commitment to sustainability, and delectable menu options),florist,DJ,photographer, hair & makeup artists, stationary, transportation, and personal requests. Heather and Jess worked the entire weekend and day of our wedding to accommodate last-minute changes and were 110% dedicated to my husband and I. We would without hesitation recommend HJ Planners for full- service wedding planning.
HJ Planners saved my sanity for the 18 months my then fiance and I took to plan our Washington D.C. 2013 wedding. Read more...
HJ Planners saved my sanity for the 18 months my then fiance and I took to plan our Washington D.C. 2013 wedding. Specifically, Maria, Jess, and most of all, Heather, were a blessing to us as one, then both of us moved to Chicago in the middle of it all. With the move and various family emergencies, job hunting pressures, and overall chaos, Heather kept me grounded and focused. From day one, Heather was friendly, professional, and flexible. She was the only one of the planners I interviewed for the full-service planning I was seeking who took the time to meet me in person and hear me out on my random bride-to-be pinterest inspired flights of fancy. We clicked immediately around non-traditional families and similar professional backgrounds. Heather is a no-nonsense attorney and business owner who demands the same high-level courtesy and attention from the vendors she works with as she provides to her clients. There were many occasions when I or my fiance noticed issues with contracts or proposals; they were handled the same day. The HJ team was very responsive overall, we received answers to our emails, phone calls, and/or texts immediately or as close to immediately as possible. There were a few instances towards the end when everyone on the team got busy with other projects, and I suspect the distance planning became a frustration for all involved. (I may also have been a bit unreasonable, as most brides are a few weeks before their big day). Nonetheless, Heather and HJ helped us find our caterer (Main Event, highly recommend for their impeccable service, commitment to sustainability, and delectable menu options),florist,DJ,photographer, hair & makeup artists, stationary, transportation, and personal requests. Heather and Jess worked the entire weekend and day of our wedding to accommodate last-minute changes and were 110% dedicated to my husband and I. We would without hesitation recommend HJ Planners for full- service wedding planning. Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our experience working with Heather and HJ Planners was truly amazing! From the moment we met Heather, we knew we wanted to work with her and throughout our time together she constantly exceeded our expectations. At our first meeting, I felt like I just rambled about random things I liked and what would be nice for the wedding. Heather patiently listened, took notes on her iPad, and at the end somehow summarized my jumbled thoughts into a cohesive vision that was exactly what I had in mind, but couldn't articulate clearly. She literally was able to take my vision for the wedding and make it a reality that exceeded my dreams by providing helpful and honest advice and ensuring the day of the wedding went flawlessly. We were blown away by how organized and meticulous she was, how quickly she responded to emails, and how knowledgeable and well-connected she is with the wedding vendor/venue community. We were able to get great discounts from our vendors just by letting them know she was our planner. I think what I love the most about my experience with Heather is that it felt like we were working with a close friend who could be honest with us and not just say what we wanted to hear, while being incredibly kind and thoughtful. She even had the sweetest care package delivered to our home. Choosing Heather and HJ Planners was one of the best decisions I made… after the groom of course!
Our experience working with Heather and HJ Planners was truly amazing! From the moment we met Heather, we knew we wanted Read more...
Our experience working with Heather and HJ Planners was truly amazing! From the moment we met Heather, we knew we wanted to work with her and throughout our time together she constantly exceeded our expectations. At our first meeting, I felt like I just rambled about random things I liked and what would be nice for the wedding. Heather patiently listened, took notes on her iPad, and at the end somehow summarized my jumbled thoughts into a cohesive vision that was exactly what I had in mind, but couldn't articulate clearly. She literally was able to take my vision for the wedding and make it a reality that exceeded my dreams by providing helpful and honest advice and ensuring the day of the wedding went flawlessly. We were blown away by how organized and meticulous she was, how quickly she responded to emails, and how knowledgeable and well-connected she is with the wedding vendor/venue community. We were able to get great discounts from our vendors just by letting them know she was our planner. I think what I love the most about my experience with Heather is that it felt like we were working with a close friend who could be honest with us and not just say what we wanted to hear, while being incredibly kind and thoughtful. She even had the sweetest care package delivered to our home. Choosing Heather and HJ Planners was one of the best decisions I made… after the groom of course! Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Nina, for the lovely review! Happy 2014 to you both!
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Laura
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather and Maria were absolutely fantastic to work with. I worked with Heather for most of the planning and Maria was the main POC for my actual wedding day. While I still wanted to plan my own my wedding, I worked with Heather to identify a few vendors for each type of service needed. Using her knowledge of which vendors were good and would work with my budget, I was able to make the choice myself but she could narrow down the list of vendors so I always felt comfortable with making the right choice for me. She helped step in when I had some issues with a florist and provided a back-up vendor who turned out to be fantastic. She really helped to calm me down and identify the best way to fix the problem. Between Maria and Heather on my actual wedding day, everything went flawlessly. They were always around but not in your face which made me feel better, in case anything went wrong. Maria even helped by realizing the grooms cake was missing and had it brought out right away. Both of them are quiet in demeanor but take charge as soon as it is needed and made sure everything truly was amazing. I really loved working with these ladies and hope to see them again in the future!
Heather and Maria were absolutely fantastic to work with. I worked with Heather for most of the planning and Maria was the Read more...
Heather and Maria were absolutely fantastic to work with. I worked with Heather for most of the planning and Maria was the main POC for my actual wedding day. While I still wanted to plan my own my wedding, I worked with Heather to identify a few vendors for each type of service needed. Using her knowledge of which vendors were good and would work with my budget, I was able to make the choice myself but she could narrow down the list of vendors so I always felt comfortable with making the right choice for me. She helped step in when I had some issues with a florist and provided a back-up vendor who turned out to be fantastic. She really helped to calm me down and identify the best way to fix the problem. Between Maria and Heather on my actual wedding day, everything went flawlessly. They were always around but not in your face which made me feel better, in case anything went wrong. Maria even helped by realizing the grooms cake was missing and had it brought out right away. Both of them are quiet in demeanor but take charge as soon as it is needed and made sure everything truly was amazing. I really loved working with these ladies and hope to see them again in the future! Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the very sweet review, Laura. We were so happy to have the opportunity to assist with your wedding. We hope your 2014 is off to a wonderful start!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't express to you enough what a difference Heather and HJ Planners
made as DOC for my daughter's wedding .  DOC is probably a misnomer as they held our hand throughout the last month and responded almost instantly to every question.  I'm not sure anyone enjoyed the evening more than I did and that
is all due to what Heather and team provided .  Everything seemed seamless and my daughter was not
stressed in the least.   She was able to focus on the joy and significance of the day. It was easily the best
money I spent. Hiring HJ Planners is a decision I would make again with no hesitation. Thank you Heather, it was a pleasure.
I can't express to you enough what a difference Heather and HJ Planners
made as DOC for my daughter's wedding . DOC Read more...
I can't express to you enough what a difference Heather and HJ Planners
made as DOC for my daughter's wedding .  DOC is probably a misnomer as they held our hand throughout the last month and responded almost instantly to every question.  I'm not sure anyone enjoyed the evening more than I did and that
is all due to what Heather and team provided .  Everything seemed seamless and my daughter was not
stressed in the least.   She was able to focus on the joy and significance of the day. It was easily the best
money I spent. Hiring HJ Planners is a decision I would make again with no hesitation. Thank you Heather, it was a pleasure. Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much. Best wishes!
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S
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a multicultural (African-Asian) wedding at two venues - a beautiful church in NOVA and reception at Oxon Hill Manor under a tent with 220 guests with two caterers, a DJ, a band, and planned it all from out of state. I thought I could pull it off on my own since I had two years to plan, had read every MS wedding magazine, had 500+ pins on Pinterest, read the Weddingbee blog for years and carefully picked out and screened every vendor online. I was so wrong! I did not realize till a couple of weeks before my wedding that I would have been crazy not to have a coordinator. We hired Heather as our day of coordinator but had access to her the month before. She also accommodated us since we were out of state and could only meet occasionally. I loved having Heather. She answered every email right away. I always felt quickly reassured. She was the best investment we could have made. Her prices were very reasonable. I wish I hired her earlier in the process! Right off the bat, she saved us a significant amount of money (even before the contract was signed!). She and her team are worth every penny. I had Heather, her two assistants Kara and Kha on the day of my wedding. She was calm, organized, proactive, never pushy, very patient and so professional through it all. I had boxes of DIY decor with detailed instructions for setting it all up and when I saw the venue before the guests arrived I was completely blown away. There's no better feeling than to see your dream come to life in front of your eyes! The ultimate highlight though, was at the end of our wedding night, my car was completely loaded with all my carefully packed boxes of decor, gifts, leftovers and all I had to do was drive back to the hotel. that was the best thing ever! I fully endorse Heather and her team (Kara and Kha were also very awesome).

Thanks so much for making our wedding day stress free and wonderful for us and all of our guests!! - S&A
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We had a multicultural (African-Asian) wedding at two venues - a beautiful church in NOVA and reception at Oxon Hill Manor under a tent with 220 guests with two caterers, a DJ, a band, and planned it all from out of state. I thought I could pull it off on my own since I had two years to plan, had read every MS wedding magazine, had 500+ pins on Pinterest, read the Weddingbee blog for years and carefully picked out and screened every vendor online. I was so wrong! I did not realize till a couple of weeks before my wedding that I would have been crazy not to have a coordinator. We hired Heather as our day of coordinator but had access to her the month before. She also accommodated us since we were out of state and could only meet occasionally. I loved having Heather. She answered every email right away. I always felt quickly reassured. She was the best investment we could have made. Her prices were very reasonable. I wish I hired her earlier in the process! Right off the bat, she saved us a significant amount of money (even before the contract was signed!). She and her team are worth every penny. I had Heather, her two assistants Kara and Kha on the day of my wedding. She was calm, organized, proactive, never pushy, very patient and so professional through it all. I had boxes of DIY decor with detailed instructions for setting it all up and when I saw the venue before the guests arrived I was completely blown away. There's no better feeling than to see your dream come to life in front of your eyes! The ultimate highlight though, was at the end of our wedding night, my car was completely loaded with all my carefully packed boxes of decor, gifts, leftovers and all I had to do was drive back to the hotel. that was the best thing ever! I fully endorse Heather and her team (Kara and Kha were also very awesome).

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Thank you for the lovely review!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was looking for just a day of coordinator as I wanted to do most of the planning myself.

Jessica did an amazing job with our planning, and I honestly couldn't have been happier with the way things turned out. She was very easy to work with, and super organized the entire time. The timeline was really detailed, and although I'm sure we didn't follow it exactly, everything we wanted to accomplish worked out just great. I wasn't even planning on doing the bouquet toss, but my friends talked me into it, and somehow through Jessica's superpowers she already knew it was happening and had it with her and ready to toss :)

As a pretty laid back bride, I appreciated her approach to helping make our wedding more so a party than a series of scheduled events (which we were trying to avoid at all costs). She took care of everything, and we didn't have to worry about one thing on our day.
I was looking for just a day of coordinator as I wanted to do most of the planning myself.

Jessica did an amazing Read more...
I was looking for just a day of coordinator as I wanted to do most of the planning myself.

Jessica did an amazing job with our planning, and I honestly couldn't have been happier with the way things turned out. She was very easy to work with, and super organized the entire time. The timeline was really detailed, and although I'm sure we didn't follow it exactly, everything we wanted to accomplish worked out just great. I wasn't even planning on doing the bouquet toss, but my friends talked me into it, and somehow through Jessica's superpowers she already knew it was happening and had it with her and ready to toss :)

As a pretty laid back bride, I appreciated her approach to helping make our wedding more so a party than a series of scheduled events (which we were trying to avoid at all costs). She took care of everything, and we didn't have to worry about one thing on our day. Read less
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Rebekah
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I called HJ Planners for "day-of" wedding support about 10 days before my wedding - about as last minute as you can get. Heather responded to my call immediately and connected me to one of her planners - Jessica. Jessica was very easy going and picked up very quickly on how to respond to everyone involved in the wedding madness - me, my mom, my fiance, the broader family, our vendors. She made good suggestions, didn't push, thought ahead and took care of things seamlessly. If you have done the majority of your planning but would like someone to manage all the details and personas on the day-of, I highly recommend HJ Planners "day of support." I am sure their other more comprehensive offers are good too if you need help earlier in the process!
I called HJ Planners for "day-of" wedding support about 10 days before my wedding - about as last minute as you can get. Read more...
I called HJ Planners for "day-of" wedding support about 10 days before my wedding - about as last minute as you can get. Heather responded to my call immediately and connected me to one of her planners - Jessica. Jessica was very easy going and picked up very quickly on how to respond to everyone involved in the wedding madness - me, my mom, my fiance, the broader family, our vendors. She made good suggestions, didn't push, thought ahead and took care of things seamlessly. If you have done the majority of your planning but would like someone to manage all the details and personas on the day-of, I highly recommend HJ Planners "day of support." I am sure their other more comprehensive offers are good too if you need help earlier in the process! Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Rebekah!
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
HJ Planners is fantastic. Maria was my on-site and "month of" coordinator, and made my life so much easier leading up to and on the day of the wedding. There were a few glitches that she handled like a pro, totally taking the burden off my shoulders and making everything run flawlessly. Being a control freak myself, it was hard to let some of the last minute planning go, but I felt very comfortable passing things over to Maria.
HJ Planners is fantastic. Maria was my on-site and "month of" coordinator, and made my life so much easier leading up to Read more...
HJ Planners is fantastic. Maria was my on-site and "month of" coordinator, and made my life so much easier leading up to and on the day of the wedding. There were a few glitches that she handled like a pro, totally taking the burden off my shoulders and making everything run flawlessly. Being a control freak myself, it was hard to let some of the last minute planning go, but I felt very comfortable passing things over to Maria. Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Leslie!
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Clara
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring HJ planners for day-of coordination services was the best investment we made in our wedding! We planned most of our wedding ourselves, but we hired a day of coordinator to take care of and handle all of the craziness the day of. We worked with Jess, who is so sweet and an absolute pleasure to work with! She is really low-key and approachable and her personality puts you at ease unlike so many other wedding planners that are high strung and just seem to stress you out more. We met with a couple of other wedding planners who intimidated us with to do lists and information that we would need to get to them – the whole point of hiring a wedding coordinator is to alleviate stress, not add to it with more to do lists to make a planners life easier!

Jess gave a lot of really good practical advice and has experience working with all kinds of relationship dynamics and blended families. Jess started working with us about one month before our wedding and would check in periodically to see how things were going. She was also there during the rehearsal, and handled absolutely everything! We had a lot of foreign family members and first-time bridal party members, so it was great having her there to direct everyone, explain everything, and answer everyone’s questions. We could not have imagined our wedding day going as smoothly as it did without Jess being there….she was there for anything and everything, and was so proactive in taking care of all the other little problems, snafus, and last minute changes that came up. She put my husband and me at ease and I was able to enjoy all of the little moments without having to worry about any details. My grandma is still raving about her and what an amazing job she did!
Hiring HJ planners for day-of coordination services was the best investment we made in our wedding! We planned most of our Read more...
Hiring HJ planners for day-of coordination services was the best investment we made in our wedding! We planned most of our wedding ourselves, but we hired a day of coordinator to take care of and handle all of the craziness the day of. We worked with Jess, who is so sweet and an absolute pleasure to work with! She is really low-key and approachable and her personality puts you at ease unlike so many other wedding planners that are high strung and just seem to stress you out more. We met with a couple of other wedding planners who intimidated us with to do lists and information that we would need to get to them – the whole point of hiring a wedding coordinator is to alleviate stress, not add to it with more to do lists to make a planners life easier!

Jess gave a lot of really good practical advice and has experience working with all kinds of relationship dynamics and blended families. Jess started working with us about one month before our wedding and would check in periodically to see how things were going. She was also there during the rehearsal, and handled absolutely everything! We had a lot of foreign family members and first-time bridal party members, so it was great having her there to direct everyone, explain everything, and answer everyone’s questions. We could not have imagined our wedding day going as smoothly as it did without Jess being there….she was there for anything and everything, and was so proactive in taking care of all the other little problems, snafus, and last minute changes that came up. She put my husband and me at ease and I was able to enjoy all of the little moments without having to worry about any details. My grandma is still raving about her and what an amazing job she did! Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
After I got engaged, I debated whether or not I needed a wedding planner. Like most brides, I wanted the wedding planning process and my wedding day to be stress free. However, I also wanted my wedding day to be my day and full of my ideas and style. I knew that without a planner, it would be me and Google looking for vendors and ideas. Luckily, a friend recommended Heather Sala and HJ Planners, and from the first day I met Heather, I knew working with her would be exactly what I needed to create the wedding of my dreams.

Heather is smart, organized, creative and wonderful to work with. She was always on top of everything, whether it was keeping me on track and on-time with my timelines or responding to my thousands and thousands of emails and questions. She always gave me great options for vendors to work with and she was an amazing resource for working with the vendors. I knew that if I had a question or an issue, all I had to do was call or email Heather and she would come up with an answer or a solution. She also was always on top of our budget, making sure the spending was in check and at or below the budgeted amount.

For our wedding day, Heather had created this amazingly detailed timeline for the vendors, so everyone knew where they needed to be and when. When I woke up that morning, I knew that I had nothing to worry about other than getting ready. Heather had everything under control and everything went so smoothly. I had no worries and no stress. All I had to do was enjoy my day. As the day unfolded and I got to see 14 months of work and ideas come to life, it was everything I dreamed of and more. Heather had help me create the wedding of my dreams. Heather had made the wedding I saw in my head a reality. I couldn't have been happier.

I feel so fortunate to have had Heather and HJ Planners to work with through my wedding planning process. I would not have been able to plan the wedding of my dreams without her.
After I got engaged, I debated whether or not I needed a wedding planner. Like most brides, I wanted the wedding planning Read more...
After I got engaged, I debated whether or not I needed a wedding planner. Like most brides, I wanted the wedding planning process and my wedding day to be stress free. However, I also wanted my wedding day to be my day and full of my ideas and style. I knew that without a planner, it would be me and Google looking for vendors and ideas. Luckily, a friend recommended Heather Sala and HJ Planners, and from the first day I met Heather, I knew working with her would be exactly what I needed to create the wedding of my dreams.

Heather is smart, organized, creative and wonderful to work with. She was always on top of everything, whether it was keeping me on track and on-time with my timelines or responding to my thousands and thousands of emails and questions. She always gave me great options for vendors to work with and she was an amazing resource for working with the vendors. I knew that if I had a question or an issue, all I had to do was call or email Heather and she would come up with an answer or a solution. She also was always on top of our budget, making sure the spending was in check and at or below the budgeted amount.

For our wedding day, Heather had created this amazingly detailed timeline for the vendors, so everyone knew where they needed to be and when. When I woke up that morning, I knew that I had nothing to worry about other than getting ready. Heather had everything under control and everything went so smoothly. I had no worries and no stress. All I had to do was enjoy my day. As the day unfolded and I got to see 14 months of work and ideas come to life, it was everything I dreamed of and more. Heather had help me create the wedding of my dreams. Heather had made the wedding I saw in my head a reality. I couldn't have been happier.

I feel so fortunate to have had Heather and HJ Planners to work with through my wedding planning process. I would not have been able to plan the wedding of my dreams without her. Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Stephanie! It was a pleasure to work with you and to assist with your beautiful day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding/reception was perfect...so perfect... that it still seems like it was just a beautiful dream! One of the best decisions I made as Mother of the Bride was to hire Maria Martinez from HJ Planners as our Day of Coordinator. Working with Maria several weeks before the wedding allowed me to remain calm while helping my daughter plan an out of town wedding. Not only did she make herself available for our many questions/concerns, Maria was instrumental in organizing all of our wedding day transportation needs whether it was shuttles for the guests, limos for the bridal party, or get-away car for the bride and groom. She, also, constructed an amazing Wedding Day Timeline that worked just right. Maria was professional and flexible...working with the other vendors to pull everything together, so that I could sit back, smile, and enjoy every moment of my daughter's wedding! Thank you, Maria! We couldn't have done it without you!
My daughter's wedding/reception was perfect...so perfect... that it still seems like it was just a beautiful dream! One of Read more...
My daughter's wedding/reception was perfect...so perfect... that it still seems like it was just a beautiful dream! One of the best decisions I made as Mother of the Bride was to hire Maria Martinez from HJ Planners as our Day of Coordinator. Working with Maria several weeks before the wedding allowed me to remain calm while helping my daughter plan an out of town wedding. Not only did she make herself available for our many questions/concerns, Maria was instrumental in organizing all of our wedding day transportation needs whether it was shuttles for the guests, limos for the bridal party, or get-away car for the bride and groom. She, also, constructed an amazing Wedding Day Timeline that worked just right. Maria was professional and flexible...working with the other vendors to pull everything together, so that I could sit back, smile, and enjoy every moment of my daughter's wedding! Thank you, Maria! We couldn't have done it without you! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much!
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Maria was wonderful! In the planning stages, she was always available and responsive to our needs and questions. The day of our wedding, Maria ensured that everything occurred on time and in line with our plans. I would recommend her to any future brides!
Maria was wonderful! In the planning stages, she was always available and responsive to our needs and questions. The day Read more...
Maria was wonderful! In the planning stages, she was always available and responsive to our needs and questions. The day of our wedding, Maria ensured that everything occurred on time and in line with our plans. I would recommend her to any future brides! Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Melissa!
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Private User
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so thrilled to work with HJ Planners. We came to them with all of the larger items in place but desperately needed help to pull it all together. Heather and Kate assisted us with our Day of Coordination and their knowledge and insight were priceless to us. Every email response was received as soon as possible and they meet every question and need that we had. They created the perfect timeline and kept the wedding day on schedule. They truly went above and beyond. Our guests loved our wine selections a little too much and we unfortunately ran out of wine by dinner. They didn't hesitate to offer to make a trip out for more. I was also having trouble with a false eye lash staying in place and they went out to get the glue to fix that. If anything went wrong on my wedding day, I have no knowledge of it. HJ Planners helped make the day absolutely perfect and we can't thank them enough!
We were so thrilled to work with HJ Planners. We came to them with all of the larger items in place but desperately needed Read more...
We were so thrilled to work with HJ Planners. We came to them with all of the larger items in place but desperately needed help to pull it all together. Heather and Kate assisted us with our Day of Coordination and their knowledge and insight were priceless to us. Every email response was received as soon as possible and they meet every question and need that we had. They created the perfect timeline and kept the wedding day on schedule. They truly went above and beyond. Our guests loved our wine selections a little too much and we unfortunately ran out of wine by dinner. They didn't hesitate to offer to make a trip out for more. I was also having trouble with a false eye lash staying in place and they went out to get the glue to fix that. If anything went wrong on my wedding day, I have no knowledge of it. HJ Planners helped make the day absolutely perfect and we can't thank them enough! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing service, hired HJ planners for "day of" service which included unlimited month calls and emails. I could not imagine having a wedding ceremony or reception without an organized experienced wedding planner to help you organize the event. I was care-free the day of my wedding and am truly grateful for it!
Amazing service, hired HJ planners for "day of" service which included unlimited month calls and emails. I could not Read more...
Amazing service, hired HJ planners for "day of" service which included unlimited month calls and emails. I could not imagine having a wedding ceremony or reception without an organized experienced wedding planner to help you organize the event. I was care-free the day of my wedding and am truly grateful for it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Joanne and Nicholas
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
My now husband and I worked with Maria, Heather and Kate on our March wedding. HJ Planners are amazing to work with and we can not recommend them enough. They did an amazing job with the day of timeline even though we were sending them changes until the day before the wedding. I think the week before the wedding, Heather was updating the timeline at least 5 times a day due to our email requests. Needless to say, they were all very patient with us.

Even though we only requested a day of planner, HJ Planners helped us for much longer than that. Maria, Heather and Kate not only helped us during the weeks leading up to the wedding but Heather and Kate were also there to assist us during the rehearsal. We had a huge Filipino wedding party with Filipino wedding traditions and Heather and Kate were able to corrall us all and get things organized.

As for the wedding day itself, Heather and Kate were absolutely amazing. We had a lot of details (picture frames to be placed around the venue, stationery, wedding favors, etc) that we didn't really go into detail regarding the placement of the items, but Kate and Heather seemed to have read our minds and executed it all exactly the way we dreamed it. Our guests were all amazed at their professionalism and one guest is still raving about how "the one planner with the earpiece tracked down my lotion". lol.

As I told them in an email, my husband and I don't remember much about the details of the day but neither of us were worried because we knew that Heather and Kate had everything under control.
My now husband and I worked with Maria, Heather and Kate on our March wedding. HJ Planners are amazing to work with and we Read more...
My now husband and I worked with Maria, Heather and Kate on our March wedding. HJ Planners are amazing to work with and we can not recommend them enough. They did an amazing job with the day of timeline even though we were sending them changes until the day before the wedding. I think the week before the wedding, Heather was updating the timeline at least 5 times a day due to our email requests. Needless to say, they were all very patient with us.

Even though we only requested a day of planner, HJ Planners helped us for much longer than that. Maria, Heather and Kate not only helped us during the weeks leading up to the wedding but Heather and Kate were also there to assist us during the rehearsal. We had a huge Filipino wedding party with Filipino wedding traditions and Heather and Kate were able to corrall us all and get things organized.

As for the wedding day itself, Heather and Kate were absolutely amazing. We had a lot of details (picture frames to be placed around the venue, stationery, wedding favors, etc) that we didn't really go into detail regarding the placement of the items, but Kate and Heather seemed to have read our minds and executed it all exactly the way we dreamed it. Our guests were all amazed at their professionalism and one guest is still raving about how "the one planner with the earpiece tracked down my lotion". lol.

As I told them in an email, my husband and I don't remember much about the details of the day but neither of us were worried because we knew that Heather and Kate had everything under control. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Joanne and Nicholas! We enjoyed assisting with your wedding day!
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Felicia
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and me now refer to HJ Planners as our Dream Team. HJ Planners provided wedding planning and day of services for our wedding on March 9, 2013. For the bride who is pondering, why do I need a planner? Is the expense necessary? Call HJ Planners first. In our first consultation Heather did not waste time convincing me I needed a wedding planner, she identified areas where I needed help and things I had not considered. She identified possibilities of what I could do within my budget and the time left to the wedding date. The vendors they referred were best quality, superb value and same caliber of service provider as HJ Planners. HJ Planners does not have any slouches in their arsenal. I did not have any problems with my vendors. All the vendors were focused on solutions and making sure our day was perfect. Heather and Maria implemented and executed a well-organized wedding and reception for us and our family and friends to enjoy. Maria came to my house before the wedding just to check in and pickup a few items for the church. When I arrived everything was just as I wanted it. After the wedding my husband said, “those ladies know what they are doing” even he was impressed with how they operated. Since he was at the church before I was he saw them in action. My mom also acknowledged their services. My mom had nothing to worry about at the end of the reception. Maria had the decorations, gifts and cards organized and ready for my mom and brothers when it was time to go. All they had to do was decide which car to put the stuff in. Because they were so organized I was encouraged to keep things orderly through the planning process. If you have a vision for your wedding call HJ Planners, if you don’t have a vision call HJ Planners. We plan to use HJ Planners for future life events.
My husband and me now refer to HJ Planners as our Dream Team. HJ Planners provided wedding planning and day of services Read more...
My husband and me now refer to HJ Planners as our Dream Team. HJ Planners provided wedding planning and day of services for our wedding on March 9, 2013. For the bride who is pondering, why do I need a planner? Is the expense necessary? Call HJ Planners first. In our first consultation Heather did not waste time convincing me I needed a wedding planner, she identified areas where I needed help and things I had not considered. She identified possibilities of what I could do within my budget and the time left to the wedding date. The vendors they referred were best quality, superb value and same caliber of service provider as HJ Planners. HJ Planners does not have any slouches in their arsenal. I did not have any problems with my vendors. All the vendors were focused on solutions and making sure our day was perfect. Heather and Maria implemented and executed a well-organized wedding and reception for us and our family and friends to enjoy. Maria came to my house before the wedding just to check in and pickup a few items for the church. When I arrived everything was just as I wanted it. After the wedding my husband said, “those ladies know what they are doing” even he was impressed with how they operated. Since he was at the church before I was he saw them in action. My mom also acknowledged their services. My mom had nothing to worry about at the end of the reception. Maria had the decorations, gifts and cards organized and ready for my mom and brothers when it was time to go. All they had to do was decide which car to put the stuff in. Because they were so organized I was encouraged to keep things orderly through the planning process. If you have a vision for your wedding call HJ Planners, if you don’t have a vision call HJ Planners. We plan to use HJ Planners for future life events. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Felicia, It was so wonderful to work with you and Julian! Thank you for the review!
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Nyla Beth
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
When selecting a wedding planner, it's important to know what you need/want. Some we interviewed seemed to sell friendship - we weren't looking to buy friends to help us. Some wanted to use our wedding for their own aggrandizement - we wanted our wedding to be about us, not about the best event to get the planner in magazines. For us, we needed a planner that would maximize the efficiency of the time we spent planning the wedding. 7 months, a budget, and our lofty ideas meant we needed help to shape and improve our vision and then execute all of the research so that we were able to focus on decision making. Frankly, we needed informed legwork to identify options, negotiate, and keep us on schedule. HJPlanners did that and more. As former attorneys and event managers, they were professional, detail oriented, and valuable in making sure that we were not missing the fine print or details. From negotiating contracts through the advice on napkin folding - they covered the gamut of everything we needed to make our wedding a success. They were a perfect match for us, two management consultants, in making sure schedule and vision came together to make one perfect wedding. Although we didn't set out to hire friends or to make an event for page 6, we ended up with a great relationship with great planners who we hope continue to grow in their business ventures!
When selecting a wedding planner, it's important to know what you need/want. Some we interviewed seemed to sell friendship Read more...
When selecting a wedding planner, it's important to know what you need/want. Some we interviewed seemed to sell friendship - we weren't looking to buy friends to help us. Some wanted to use our wedding for their own aggrandizement - we wanted our wedding to be about us, not about the best event to get the planner in magazines. For us, we needed a planner that would maximize the efficiency of the time we spent planning the wedding. 7 months, a budget, and our lofty ideas meant we needed help to shape and improve our vision and then execute all of the research so that we were able to focus on decision making. Frankly, we needed informed legwork to identify options, negotiate, and keep us on schedule. HJPlanners did that and more. As former attorneys and event managers, they were professional, detail oriented, and valuable in making sure that we were not missing the fine print or details. From negotiating contracts through the advice on napkin folding - they covered the gamut of everything we needed to make our wedding a success. They were a perfect match for us, two management consultants, in making sure schedule and vision came together to make one perfect wedding. Although we didn't set out to hire friends or to make an event for page 6, we ended up with a great relationship with great planners who we hope continue to grow in their business ventures! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Nyla Beth and Paul, thank you so much! We had a wonderful time planning with you both!
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Yana
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I worked with Maria and Heather on my October wedding and they were consummate professionals through and through. Always super quick to respond to emails (sometimes even late at night ones), very solution-focused to any issues, and there for you even when you just need to get a stressful rant out. It was great having someone deal with the timeline and deliveries of flowers and food and cakes and my own personal decor, definitely takes some of the stress out not just on the day of but the week of. Maria and her assistant were there for me the day of and seeing them in action, you could tell they genuinely enjoyed doing this. From calming down a nervous bride beforehand to giving little tips right before throwing the bouquet/garter, to creating a solution to a cake that almost didn't arrive and then seriously getting into gear when an actual emergency happened at the wedding (to which the response from HJ was so efficient I assumed they'd dealt with such a unique situation before, turns out they hadn't!), I was very impressed from beginning to end and could appreciate the financial investment I'd made in their services. What really sealed the deal was they didn't drop off the face of the earth and move on to other brides/weddings once mine was over (because I've certainly seen other vendors do that) but kept on with a few after-wedding details (getting decor back, refunds back, generally communicating with both me and my family) which I wouldn't have expected them to do. So yes, I can definitely recommend them and thank them for being such great help!
I worked with Maria and Heather on my October wedding and they were consummate professionals through and through. Always Read more...
I worked with Maria and Heather on my October wedding and they were consummate professionals through and through. Always super quick to respond to emails (sometimes even late at night ones), very solution-focused to any issues, and there for you even when you just need to get a stressful rant out. It was great having someone deal with the timeline and deliveries of flowers and food and cakes and my own personal decor, definitely takes some of the stress out not just on the day of but the week of. Maria and her assistant were there for me the day of and seeing them in action, you could tell they genuinely enjoyed doing this. From calming down a nervous bride beforehand to giving little tips right before throwing the bouquet/garter, to creating a solution to a cake that almost didn't arrive and then seriously getting into gear when an actual emergency happened at the wedding (to which the response from HJ was so efficient I assumed they'd dealt with such a unique situation before, turns out they hadn't!), I was very impressed from beginning to end and could appreciate the financial investment I'd made in their services. What really sealed the deal was they didn't drop off the face of the earth and move on to other brides/weddings once mine was over (because I've certainly seen other vendors do that) but kept on with a few after-wedding details (getting decor back, refunds back, generally communicating with both me and my family) which I wouldn't have expected them to do. So yes, I can definitely recommend them and thank them for being such great help! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Yana! You were a dream to work with. We miss you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We enthusiastically recommend HJ Planners. Heather, Courtney, and Maria provided full wedding planning services for me and my husband as we finished our tours in Afghanistan, allowing us to marry within a few short weeks of our return to the U.S. They diligently worked with us across the many time zones, providing guidance and serving as trusted surrogates in dealings with vendors we simply could not have handled on our own. The team was also indispensable in helping us develop our décor ideas, to include their designer turning our escort card table idea into a reality. Needless to say our wedding celebration came off without a hitch and with many kind compliments. The women of HJ Planners are knowledgeable, detail-oriented, flexible, and fun to work with —everything you need in a wedding planner.
We enthusiastically recommend HJ Planners. Heather, Courtney, and Maria provided full wedding planning services for me and Read more...
We enthusiastically recommend HJ Planners. Heather, Courtney, and Maria provided full wedding planning services for me and my husband as we finished our tours in Afghanistan, allowing us to marry within a few short weeks of our return to the U.S. They diligently worked with us across the many time zones, providing guidance and serving as trusted surrogates in dealings with vendors we simply could not have handled on our own. The team was also indispensable in helping us develop our décor ideas, to include their designer turning our escort card table idea into a reality. Needless to say our wedding celebration came off without a hitch and with many kind compliments. The women of HJ Planners are knowledgeable, detail-oriented, flexible, and fun to work with —everything you need in a wedding planner. Read less
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HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the lovely review!
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katherine
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband (then-fiance) and I have extremely busy work schedules. Without HJ Planners high degree of organization, consideration and flexibility to work with our schedules, and overwhelming attention to every detail, our wedding would not have been the most amazing event of our lives. Four months later, we still have people routinely telling us how wonderful all of our events were; from the rehearsal dinner, rehearsal dinner after-party, wedding ceremony, and wedding reception. We owe the memories we will keep for the rest of our lives to HJ Planners.
My husband (then-fiance) and I have extremely busy work schedules. Without HJ Planners high degree of organization, Read more...
My husband (then-fiance) and I have extremely busy work schedules. Without HJ Planners high degree of organization, consideration and flexibility to work with our schedules, and overwhelming attention to every detail, our wedding would not have been the most amazing event of our lives. Four months later, we still have people routinely telling us how wonderful all of our events were; from the rehearsal dinner, rehearsal dinner after-party, wedding ceremony, and wedding reception. We owe the memories we will keep for the rest of our lives to HJ Planners. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much!
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOVE HJ Planners!!!!!! Heather WAS AMAZING!!!!! I felt like I could ask for anything and they made making decisons so easy. I always felt like I was in great hands. Sally made sure everything looked amazing on my special day. Heather and Maria made sure everything was taken care of on the day of my wedding. They even went so far drive to Nordstroms during my cocktail hour to get my Dad a new shirt when I Mom accidently spilled wine on him. :) HIRE HJ PLANNERS THEY ARE THE BEST!!!!!
I LOVE HJ Planners!!!!!! Heather WAS AMAZING!!!!! I felt like I could ask for anything and they made making decisons so Read more...
I LOVE HJ Planners!!!!!! Heather WAS AMAZING!!!!! I felt like I could ask for anything and they made making decisons so easy. I always felt like I was in great hands. Sally made sure everything looked amazing on my special day. Heather and Maria made sure everything was taken care of on the day of my wedding. They even went so far drive to Nordstroms during my cocktail hour to get my Dad a new shirt when I Mom accidently spilled wine on him. :) HIRE HJ PLANNERS THEY ARE THE BEST!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Jess! We loved working with you and your family!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The team at HJ Planners, headed by Heather Sala, provided full service wedding planning for us.

Heather assisted with EVERY (and I mean every) detail of the wedding. From recommending vendors (band, stationer, dress salon, makeup, photographer, florist, rentals, etc., etc.) to budgeting; from fielding late night calls to advising on etiquette; from creating detailed timelines to day-of oversight, Heather was a vital part of our team. It truly was the bride, the groom, the parents and Heather.
The team at HJ Planners, headed by Heather Sala, provided full service wedding planning for us.

Heather assisted Read more...
The team at HJ Planners, headed by Heather Sala, provided full service wedding planning for us.

Heather assisted with EVERY (and I mean every) detail of the wedding. From recommending vendors (band, stationer, dress salon, makeup, photographer, florist, rentals, etc., etc.) to budgeting; from fielding late night calls to advising on etiquette; from creating detailed timelines to day-of oversight, Heather was a vital part of our team. It truly was the bride, the groom, the parents and Heather. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Megan
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The girls @ HJ are fantastic and I highly recommend this team to anyone planning an event in the immediate future.
The girls @ HJ are fantastic and I highly recommend this team to anyone planning an event in the immediate future.
The girls @ HJ are fantastic and I highly recommend this team to anyone planning an event in the immediate future. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Invitations, Jewelry, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Megan!
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Megan
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The team at HJ is professional, creative and extremely attentive. If a bride has a vision, they take that vision and enhance it tenfold while ensuring they pay exceptional attention to the bride's original plan. They work hard on a daily basis to make sure that the couple's big day is planned to a "T" and goes off without a hitch. We owe a great deal of our wedding day fun, excitement and energy to HJ planners! Thank you girls.
The team at HJ is professional, creative and extremely attentive. If a bride has a vision, they take that vision and Read more...
The team at HJ is professional, creative and extremely attentive. If a bride has a vision, they take that vision and enhance it tenfold while ensuring they pay exceptional attention to the bride's original plan. They work hard on a daily basis to make sure that the couple's big day is planned to a "T" and goes off without a hitch. We owe a great deal of our wedding day fun, excitement and energy to HJ planners! Thank you girls. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Jewelry, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Maria did a wonderful job coordinating our wedding. We could not have planned this without her!
Maria did a wonderful job coordinating our wedding. We could not have planned this without her!
Maria did a wonderful job coordinating our wedding. We could not have planned this without her! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

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Stacey
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I was so happy that we used HJ Planners as our wedding day-of coordinator. While we only used them for the day-of services, Maria was essential throughout the end of the wedding planning process. She came into a wedding with little information and quickly got up to speed to help us develop a flawless wedding. She held video conference calls with my fiancé and me throughout the process, which helped get us both on the same page and for her to review the timeline with us.

Maria was especially important dealing with our vendors. We had a change in the point of contact for our wedding venue about a month from our wedding date. Maria handled the transition with ease and made sure that everything that was promised to us was delivered. She worked closely with all the vendors and reviewed their contracts to ensure that we met and received all contractual obligations.

Maria is incredibly detailed oriented. She thought of things that never even crossed my mind. We had two planners from HJ on the day of the wedding, which assured that the event went smoothly. Everyone had so much fun and I didn’t have to worry about any of the details – big or small – because I know that Maria and HJ planners were handling it all. Thank you for helping make our day so special to our guests and us!
I was so happy that we used HJ Planners as our wedding day-of coordinator. While we only used them for the day-of Read more...
I was so happy that we used HJ Planners as our wedding day-of coordinator. While we only used them for the day-of services, Maria was essential throughout the end of the wedding planning process. She came into a wedding with little information and quickly got up to speed to help us develop a flawless wedding. She held video conference calls with my fiancé and me throughout the process, which helped get us both on the same page and for her to review the timeline with us.

Maria was especially important dealing with our vendors. We had a change in the point of contact for our wedding venue about a month from our wedding date. Maria handled the transition with ease and made sure that everything that was promised to us was delivered. She worked closely with all the vendors and reviewed their contracts to ensure that we met and received all contractual obligations.

Maria is incredibly detailed oriented. She thought of things that never even crossed my mind. We had two planners from HJ on the day of the wedding, which assured that the event went smoothly. Everyone had so much fun and I didn’t have to worry about any of the details – big or small – because I know that Maria and HJ planners were handling it all. Thank you for helping make our day so special to our guests and us! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Stacey! It was such a pleasure to assist with your special day.
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Meg
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I work for a well known catering company in the area and met Maria Martinez + the HJ girls from working together. I knew that I would need a month of coordinator to pull off my 170 person outdoor wedding and I went right to HJ Planners. Maria took everything I had planned for this wedding and executed it perfectly! Her and Jess were so flexible about meeting times (with my crazy schedule) and knew when to step in when it came to various vendors so that I could just be involved in the more fun things! They were extremley responsive to any questions my parents or I had and made me feel that this wedding was just as important to them as it was to me! You can't go wrong with Maria or any of the HJ planners.
I work for a well known catering company in the area and met Maria Martinez + the HJ girls from working together. I knew Read more...
I work for a well known catering company in the area and met Maria Martinez + the HJ girls from working together. I knew that I would need a month of coordinator to pull off my 170 person outdoor wedding and I went right to HJ Planners. Maria took everything I had planned for this wedding and executed it perfectly! Her and Jess were so flexible about meeting times (with my crazy schedule) and knew when to step in when it came to various vendors so that I could just be involved in the more fun things! They were extremley responsive to any questions my parents or I had and made me feel that this wedding was just as important to them as it was to me! You can't go wrong with Maria or any of the HJ planners. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Meg!
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Gay
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
At first, I had reservations about hiring a planner for my daughter's wedding. I was concerned about how much the wedding was going to cost, and wasn't sure a planner was essential. How wrong I was! HJ Planners did a fabulous job! They saved us enormous amounts of time by helping us narrow our venue search and finding terrific and affordable vendors for us (florist, printer, musician, DJ, photographer) that we never would have found on our own. Heather Sala and her team are a joy to work with. Now I realize that, no matter what venue and vendors you choose, and no matter how carefully you plan, unexpected things will happen. Heather and her team take it all in stride and are very effective advocates for their clients when the need arises. Your daughter's marriage is such an important milestone and such a joyous occasion. You want to get it right. Our daughter's wedding was perfect; our guests have raved and raved about it. It will be a wonderful memory for us for the rest of our lives. I'm convinced it would not have been the same without HJ Planners.
At first, I had reservations about hiring a planner for my daughter's wedding. I was concerned about how much the wedding Read more...
At first, I had reservations about hiring a planner for my daughter's wedding. I was concerned about how much the wedding was going to cost, and wasn't sure a planner was essential. How wrong I was! HJ Planners did a fabulous job! They saved us enormous amounts of time by helping us narrow our venue search and finding terrific and affordable vendors for us (florist, printer, musician, DJ, photographer) that we never would have found on our own. Heather Sala and her team are a joy to work with. Now I realize that, no matter what venue and vendors you choose, and no matter how carefully you plan, unexpected things will happen. Heather and her team take it all in stride and are very effective advocates for their clients when the need arises. Your daughter's marriage is such an important milestone and such a joyous occasion. You want to get it right. Our daughter's wedding was perfect; our guests have raved and raved about it. It will be a wonderful memory for us for the rest of our lives. I'm convinced it would not have been the same without HJ Planners. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much!
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wwilkinson
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
When we began planning our daughter's wedding, I was one of those who was skeptical about the need for a planner. I could not have been more wrong. We could not have done it without HJ Planners. Their budget advice was accurate and helpful. Their vendor advice and recommendations were invaluable. We never would have found the outstanding pianist/dj, the great florist or the wonderful invitation provider without them. Their quick and reassuring counsel on matters large and small was priceless. And, of course, their presence and guiding hand at the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding allowed us to fully enjoy the event. We knew everything was in good hands.
When we began planning our daughter's wedding, I was one of those who was skeptical about the need for a planner. I could Read more...
When we began planning our daughter's wedding, I was one of those who was skeptical about the need for a planner. I could not have been more wrong. We could not have done it without HJ Planners. Their budget advice was accurate and helpful. Their vendor advice and recommendations were invaluable. We never would have found the outstanding pianist/dj, the great florist or the wonderful invitation provider without them. Their quick and reassuring counsel on matters large and small was priceless. And, of course, their presence and guiding hand at the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding allowed us to fully enjoy the event. We knew everything was in good hands. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

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Kathryn
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
HJ Planners was fantastic!! They managed every little bump and crisis so that we didn't need to worry about it. They directed us to extremely good vendors, and their day of planning was amazing. We were able to enjoy our day without worrying about a thing because we knew they were looking out for any detail out of place. We can't imagine going through this process without them!
HJ Planners was fantastic!! They managed every little bump and crisis so that we didn't need to worry about it. They Read more...
HJ Planners was fantastic!! They managed every little bump and crisis so that we didn't need to worry about it. They directed us to extremely good vendors, and their day of planning was amazing. We were able to enjoy our day without worrying about a thing because we knew they were looking out for any detail out of place. We can't imagine going through this process without them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! We loved working with you!
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mpconc
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Heather and Maria from HJ Planners were absolutely fantastic. In the middle of our wedding planning, we suddenly moved to Switzerland and they took care of everything we needed abroad. They went above and beyond and made our day much less stressful and so much more enjoyable. Thank you again for such a great job ladies!
Heather and Maria from HJ Planners were absolutely fantastic. In the middle of our wedding planning, we suddenly moved to Read more...
Heather and Maria from HJ Planners were absolutely fantastic. In the middle of our wedding planning, we suddenly moved to Switzerland and they took care of everything we needed abroad. They went above and beyond and made our day much less stressful and so much more enjoyable. Thank you again for such a great job ladies! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!
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corinna
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are searching for a wedding coordinator--seriously, stop your search and call HJ Planners. I had no idea how important a wedding coordinator would be until I became immersed in the reality of wedding planning. HJ Planners is the real deal and my husband and I look back and are SO glad we decided to go with them. Heather and Maria are experienced and very professional--it's obvious from day one. I worked mostly with Maria and words cannot explain how helpful she was. She proactively kept me posted on everything, met with me to go over every detail, and was always a few steps ahead of the game. Every email and phone call of mine was answered in a very timely manner (and I'm high maintenance!) and she worked non-stop on my behalf. In fact, there were several times that I'd call her with new matters and she had already beat me to it and was prepared with answers. On the big day, they had oversight on everything--from the daytime church ceremony to the end of the night in downtown DC, they ensured everything went as planned. They helped me with the big stuff and the little stuff, even bustling my dress 5 times during the reception. I seriously had ZERO stress on my big day because I knew they had everything under control. I have them to thank for being able to exhale on my wedding day, relax, and have fun. They are very affordable and take great pride in their work. Take it from a recent bride who successfully had a classy and elegant DC wedding, this is money well spent. You will not regret it!
If you are searching for a wedding coordinator--seriously, stop your search and call HJ Planners. I had no idea how Read more...
If you are searching for a wedding coordinator--seriously, stop your search and call HJ Planners. I had no idea how important a wedding coordinator would be until I became immersed in the reality of wedding planning. HJ Planners is the real deal and my husband and I look back and are SO glad we decided to go with them. Heather and Maria are experienced and very professional--it's obvious from day one. I worked mostly with Maria and words cannot explain how helpful she was. She proactively kept me posted on everything, met with me to go over every detail, and was always a few steps ahead of the game. Every email and phone call of mine was answered in a very timely manner (and I'm high maintenance!) and she worked non-stop on my behalf. In fact, there were several times that I'd call her with new matters and she had already beat me to it and was prepared with answers. On the big day, they had oversight on everything--from the daytime church ceremony to the end of the night in downtown DC, they ensured everything went as planned. They helped me with the big stuff and the little stuff, even bustling my dress 5 times during the reception. I seriously had ZERO stress on my big day because I knew they had everything under control. I have them to thank for being able to exhale on my wedding day, relax, and have fun. They are very affordable and take great pride in their work. Take it from a recent bride who successfully had a classy and elegant DC wedding, this is money well spent. You will not regret it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Corinna!
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tangentlin
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
HJ Planner listens to their customers' needs, their planner goes above and beyond to help us plan a surprisingly good wedding. Although we would not have another wedding, we would not hesitate to recommend this planner to anyone we know.
HJ Planner listens to their customers' needs, their planner goes above and beyond to help us plan a surprisingly good Read more...
HJ Planner listens to their customers' needs, their planner goes above and beyond to help us plan a surprisingly good wedding. Although we would not have another wedding, we would not hesitate to recommend this planner to anyone we know. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Jherndo1
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I used HJ planners for my September 2011, and am so thankful I did! I told Heather I was looking for "day of planning" at a responable price, and she did just that! By the time I realized I needed some help, I can most of the scheduling/planning finished. I just needed someone to do the work day of, and basically relieve the stress off my shoulders. Amanda did an amazing job! She was not only patient, but really took the time to make sure she knew exactly what I wanted. After meeting both Amanda and Heather, I knew I could trust them. They understand the modern bride, and are passionate about their jobs. I already recommended HJ Planners to my best friend, who will be using them next year. Thank you HJ Planners and ladies!! :)
I used HJ planners for my September 2011, and am so thankful I did! I told Heather I was looking for "day of planning" at Read more...
I used HJ planners for my September 2011, and am so thankful I did! I told Heather I was looking for "day of planning" at a responable price, and she did just that! By the time I realized I needed some help, I can most of the scheduling/planning finished. I just needed someone to do the work day of, and basically relieve the stress off my shoulders. Amanda did an amazing job! She was not only patient, but really took the time to make sure she knew exactly what I wanted. After meeting both Amanda and Heather, I knew I could trust them. They understand the modern bride, and are passionate about their jobs. I already recommended HJ Planners to my best friend, who will be using them next year. Thank you HJ Planners and ladies!! :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!
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glenda
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Sally handled the details of my Daughter Caroline's wedding wonderfully. I was so happy with her organization and willing to help with those final details. Sally with Amanda's help made Caroline and John's wedding a wonderful event.
Sally handled the details of my Daughter Caroline's wedding wonderfully. I was so happy with her organization and willing Read more...
Sally handled the details of my Daughter Caroline's wedding wonderfully. I was so happy with her organization and willing to help with those final details. Sally with Amanda's help made Caroline and John's wedding a wonderful event. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Heather and her staff did a great job of taking care of the details of our wedding. We were able to simply enjoy everything instead of stressing out about what had to be done next
Heather and her staff did a great job of taking care of the details of our wedding. We were able to simply enjoy Read more...
Heather and her staff did a great job of taking care of the details of our wedding. We were able to simply enjoy everything instead of stressing out about what had to be done next Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

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ops
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We were so glad to have found HJ Planners! From helping us find a venue to the last end of the night details, they were with us every step of the way. We didn't ever really stress because Maria had everything under control. She stayed in constant communication and was ready to go to bat for us if any issues came up. We were very lucky to have found such professional and knowledgeable people, who were able to put all of our ideas together and they ended up far exceeding our every hope or wish for our wedding day. Hire them! You will NOT be disappointed!!!
We were so glad to have found HJ Planners! From helping us find a venue to the last end of the night details, they were Read more...
We were so glad to have found HJ Planners! From helping us find a venue to the last end of the night details, they were with us every step of the way. We didn't ever really stress because Maria had everything under control. She stayed in constant communication and was ready to go to bat for us if any issues came up. We were very lucky to have found such professional and knowledgeable people, who were able to put all of our ideas together and they ended up far exceeding our every hope or wish for our wedding day. Hire them! You will NOT be disappointed!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!!
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tiffany
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I can not begin to sum up all that these ladies can and will do for a couple!!!! Thank you Heather and your team for EVERYTHING!!!! We could not be more pleased with your service!
I can not begin to sum up all that these ladies can and will do for a couple!!!! Thank you Heather and your team for Read more...
I can not begin to sum up all that these ladies can and will do for a couple!!!! Thank you Heather and your team for EVERYTHING!!!! We could not be more pleased with your service! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Tiffany!
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Anne
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about HJ Planners! HJ Planners were always attentive to our needs. What we particularly enjoyed was how Maria, our consultant, was constantly reminding us of important 'to do's'. There was never a moment we didn't feel like we were in good hands. From the moment we started working with Maria, we knew our reception would be fantastic, and it was! HJ Planner's services were priceless!
We can't say enough about HJ Planners! HJ Planners were always attentive to our needs. What we particularly enjoyed was Read more...
We can't say enough about HJ Planners! HJ Planners were always attentive to our needs. What we particularly enjoyed was how Maria, our consultant, was constantly reminding us of important 'to do's'. There was never a moment we didn't feel like we were in good hands. From the moment we started working with Maria, we knew our reception would be fantastic, and it was! HJ Planner's services were priceless! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Anne!!
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Swell Gals
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Outstanding service in every way. Thank you Maria, I don't know what we would have done without you. We worked with Maria for about a year in the planning and implementation of the wedding/reception. The day of the wedding/reception both Maria and Sally were fabuous in orchestrating the event from start to finish. I did not have to worry about anything because they were on top of all of the details. I actually enjoyed the process from start to finish. The wedding was fabulous and everything was perfect. Great job ladies.
Outstanding service in every way. Thank you Maria, I don't know what we would have done without you. We worked with Maria Read more...
Outstanding service in every way. Thank you Maria, I don't know what we would have done without you. We worked with Maria for about a year in the planning and implementation of the wedding/reception. The day of the wedding/reception both Maria and Sally were fabuous in orchestrating the event from start to finish. I did not have to worry about anything because they were on top of all of the details. I actually enjoyed the process from start to finish. The wedding was fabulous and everything was perfect. Great job ladies. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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EileenHull
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
As mother of the bride, I was able to enjoy the day of the wedding without worrying about all of the details that would otherwise have distracted me from visiting with our guests and having fun! The timeline that was provided was so helpful and also eliminated stress between my daughter and I :-) The vendors were great- all of the people that were recommended by HP Planners were professional and easy to work with. Sally and Heather were always on top of things and kept us on track since my daughter is in FL and I am in VA.

I am singing my praises of HJ Planners to all of my friends and recommend them for anyone who wants a worry-free wedding. Thanks!
As mother of the bride, I was able to enjoy the day of the wedding without worrying about all of the details that would Read more...
As mother of the bride, I was able to enjoy the day of the wedding without worrying about all of the details that would otherwise have distracted me from visiting with our guests and having fun! The timeline that was provided was so helpful and also eliminated stress between my daughter and I :-) The vendors were great- all of the people that were recommended by HP Planners were professional and easy to work with. Sally and Heather were always on top of things and kept us on track since my daughter is in FL and I am in VA.

I am singing my praises of HJ Planners to all of my friends and recommend them for anyone who wants a worry-free wedding. Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much!
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AudMJohnson
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about the entire staff of HJ Planners! They were courteous, understanding, caring and - most-important - hard working! There was not a single question of mine or my fiance's which went unanswered; not a single issue overlooked; and not a single aspect of our wedding not crafted to our liking and tastes.

Often, I find it difficult to delegate tasks and be comfortable that they will be completed how I would like them to be. That was not a problem with HJ! Heather, Maria and all the other employees were entirely reliable.

The best thing, though, was that they were not shy in providing advice when asked.

I'm going to miss these ladies! We found a true gem of a wedding planning company and are happy to recommend them to any other bride and groom -- and, in fact, already have to several of our friends!
I cannot say enough great things about the entire staff of HJ Planners! They were courteous, understanding, caring and - Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about the entire staff of HJ Planners! They were courteous, understanding, caring and - most-important - hard working! There was not a single question of mine or my fiance's which went unanswered; not a single issue overlooked; and not a single aspect of our wedding not crafted to our liking and tastes.

Often, I find it difficult to delegate tasks and be comfortable that they will be completed how I would like them to be. That was not a problem with HJ! Heather, Maria and all the other employees were entirely reliable.

The best thing, though, was that they were not shy in providing advice when asked.

I'm going to miss these ladies! We found a true gem of a wedding planning company and are happy to recommend them to any other bride and groom -- and, in fact, already have to several of our friends! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was a pleasure to get to know you both and to assist with planning such a beautiful day!
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Deborah
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a somewhat unusual request and Amanada made it all happen flawlessly! Thank you Amanda!!!
We had a somewhat unusual request and Amanada made it all happen flawlessly! Thank you Amanda!!!
We had a somewhat unusual request and Amanada made it all happen flawlessly! Thank you Amanda!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

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ksiljegovi
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
This was an exceptionally well organized and knowledgeable group of individuals. They were always available to answer questions, give guidance and recommendations and in general to calm the nerves. As a result of their good planning and oversight the "Big Day" was a great success. We received many compliments on how well everything turned out. I always answer by saying that the good results are thanks to HJ PLanners.
I would highly recommend this group of individuals to everyone who is planning a wedding. No matter how much you may think you know or have already planned and established, having someone like this group there on that last day is worth every penny paid. They pick up all the pieces and tie up all the loose ends--things you can't even think about at the last minute. I can't say enough good things about them--I wish I had them around me everyday.
This was an exceptionally well organized and knowledgeable group of individuals. They were always available to answer Read more...
This was an exceptionally well organized and knowledgeable group of individuals. They were always available to answer questions, give guidance and recommendations and in general to calm the nerves. As a result of their good planning and oversight the "Big Day" was a great success. We received many compliments on how well everything turned out. I always answer by saying that the good results are thanks to HJ PLanners.
I would highly recommend this group of individuals to everyone who is planning a wedding. No matter how much you may think you know or have already planned and established, having someone like this group there on that last day is worth every penny paid. They pick up all the pieces and tie up all the loose ends--things you can't even think about at the last minute. I can't say enough good things about them--I wish I had them around me everyday. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you! We enjoyed getting to know you and your wonderful and welcoming family! Planning the wedding was so much fun. Please stay in touch...Happy Holidays!
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Aleks
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
It was so wonderful working with HJ Planners! I was totally anti-planner when I first began planning my big day, I didn't think a stranger would be able to help me envision the day I wanted. A couple months into planning and I realized it was more than I could handle! My Mom and I contacted HJ Planners and from the moment I met Heather I sighed a huge sigh of relief! They were able to take all of the stress of planning off of me and made it all an enjoyable experience! They dealt with all of my vendors, gave wonderful suggestions and most importantly created for us the day we always dreamed of! Our wedding went off without a hitch and I absolutely owe it all to HJ Planners!
It was so wonderful working with HJ Planners! I was totally anti-planner when I first began planning my big day, I didn't Read more...
It was so wonderful working with HJ Planners! I was totally anti-planner when I first began planning my big day, I didn't think a stranger would be able to help me envision the day I wanted. A couple months into planning and I realized it was more than I could handle! My Mom and I contacted HJ Planners and from the moment I met Heather I sighed a huge sigh of relief! They were able to take all of the stress of planning off of me and made it all an enjoyable experience! They dealt with all of my vendors, gave wonderful suggestions and most importantly created for us the day we always dreamed of! Our wedding went off without a hitch and I absolutely owe it all to HJ Planners! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Aleks, it was such a pleasure to plan your wedding. You and Chris are so great to work with and we enjoyed getting to know you both. We hope you are having a wonderful first holiday as a married couple! Keep in touch...hope to see you guys again soon!
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Roxanne
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I have never been so glad about getting involved with a company as I have been with HJ Planners!

As the Mother of the Bride I wanted a memorable and fun wedding for my daughter Megan and her wonderful fiance Stuart. HJ Planners were certainly instrumental in attaining this goal.

Heather was a wonderful point person working with Megan from the start. Megan had ever confidence in Heather at a time that was very stressful and busy.

As an assistant, Marie was wonderful...so cooperative and such a hard worker.

On the big day we did not have to "worry" about anything! Heather, Maria, Frank, and Homyra took care of every single detail. They met with us at about 9:30 a.m the morning of the wedding and were working their "magic" until well after midnight.

Even the day after the wedding when we had some questions they were most helpful. I have never worked with professionals who were so quick to call you back to answer questions or help out with some difficulties.

I can without a doubt recommend HJ Planners to anyone who has a event to plan. I would certainly go to them again without hesitation. They helped make our dreams for Megan and Stuart come true!
I have never been so glad about getting involved with a company as I have been with HJ Planners!

As the Mother of Read more...
I have never been so glad about getting involved with a company as I have been with HJ Planners!

As the Mother of the Bride I wanted a memorable and fun wedding for my daughter Megan and her wonderful fiance Stuart. HJ Planners were certainly instrumental in attaining this goal.

Heather was a wonderful point person working with Megan from the start. Megan had ever confidence in Heather at a time that was very stressful and busy.

As an assistant, Marie was wonderful...so cooperative and such a hard worker.

On the big day we did not have to "worry" about anything! Heather, Maria, Frank, and Homyra took care of every single detail. They met with us at about 9:30 a.m the morning of the wedding and were working their "magic" until well after midnight.

Even the day after the wedding when we had some questions they were most helpful. I have never worked with professionals who were so quick to call you back to answer questions or help out with some difficulties.

I can without a doubt recommend HJ Planners to anyone who has a event to plan. I would certainly go to them again without hesitation. They helped make our dreams for Megan and Stuart come true! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

We had a fantastic time assisting with the planning of Stu and Megan's wedding! Thank you for such a sparkling review of our work!
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Lara
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Hiring HJ Planners was the single best decision I made for my wedding! I hired HJ Planners soon after getting engaged--before any other vendors--and they navigated me through figuring out my budget, finding and hiring vendors, reviewing contracts with vendors to ensure that my wedding day went perfectly, and managing the vendors on my wedding day. In addition, the staff at HJ Planners was always professional, informed, and responsive whenever I had any questions during my engagement, and went above and beyond to provide great client service. They are the best value in DC, and the planning process and my wedding day went perfectly because of them!
Hiring HJ Planners was the single best decision I made for my wedding! I hired HJ Planners soon after getting Read more...
Hiring HJ Planners was the single best decision I made for my wedding! I hired HJ Planners soon after getting engaged--before any other vendors--and they navigated me through figuring out my budget, finding and hiring vendors, reviewing contracts with vendors to ensure that my wedding day went perfectly, and managing the vendors on my wedding day. In addition, the staff at HJ Planners was always professional, informed, and responsive whenever I had any questions during my engagement, and went above and beyond to provide great client service. They are the best value in DC, and the planning process and my wedding day went perfectly because of them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Lara! We truly enjoyed planning your wedding and getting to know you and John as a couple in the process.
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Megan
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend HJ Planners to any bride. The services that they provided were professional and efficient. The team made our day perfect!
I would highly recommend HJ Planners to any bride. The services that they provided were professional and efficient. The Read more...
I would highly recommend HJ Planners to any bride. The services that they provided were professional and efficient. The team made our day perfect! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Megan! You were stunning on your big day and looked so completely happy!
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nrsmith
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Heather and Jen were fantastic to work with: professional, diligent, creative, and dedicated. They couldn't have made our wedding better. We hired them half way through the wedding planning process and my only regret is that we hadn't hired them sooner. They have fantastic relationships with some of the best vendors in the DC area and ended up saving us a ton of money. It would be hard to say enough nice things about them and I would recommend them highly to anyone looking for a wedding planner.
Heather and Jen were fantastic to work with: professional, diligent, creative, and dedicated. They couldn't have made our Read more...
Heather and Jen were fantastic to work with: professional, diligent, creative, and dedicated. They couldn't have made our wedding better. We hired them half way through the wedding planning process and my only regret is that we hadn't hired them sooner. They have fantastic relationships with some of the best vendors in the DC area and ended up saving us a ton of money. It would be hard to say enough nice things about them and I would recommend them highly to anyone looking for a wedding planner. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you! We had a great time planning with you and Meg!
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Denise
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
HJ Planners are great! I was the skeptical mother-of-the-bride who didn't think we needed a wedding planner. I couldn't have been more mistaken and my daugher could not have had such a beautiful wedding without their help. From dealing with vendors, to overseeing wedding transport of guests, to getting eveyone down the aisle, Heather, Jen, and Maria made everything go seamlessly. They are total professionals who are meticulous about details -- and friendly too.

I can't recommend them highly enough. They were a huge part of making my daughter's wedding a perfect day!
HJ Planners are great! I was the skeptical mother-of-the-bride who didn't think we needed a wedding planner. I couldn't Read more...
HJ Planners are great! I was the skeptical mother-of-the-bride who didn't think we needed a wedding planner. I couldn't have been more mistaken and my daugher could not have had such a beautiful wedding without their help. From dealing with vendors, to overseeing wedding transport of guests, to getting eveyone down the aisle, Heather, Jen, and Maria made everything go seamlessly. They are total professionals who are meticulous about details -- and friendly too.

I can't recommend them highly enough. They were a huge part of making my daughter's wedding a perfect day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the amazing review! We enjoyed every step of the planning process and assisting with the big day!
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B
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Wonderful planners. Would highly recommend--helped make the day flawless. Incredible attention to detail.
Wonderful planners. Would highly recommend--helped make the day flawless. Incredible attention to detail.
Wonderful planners. Would highly recommend--helped make the day flawless. Incredible attention to detail. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure to assist with your wedding!
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LMF
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Heather and Jen did a wonderful job! I would highly recommend HJ Planners. They were very professional and made our day truly special, from remembering every detail to keeping the bride calm. Thank you, again, for all of your help!
Heather and Jen did a wonderful job! I would highly recommend HJ Planners. They were very professional and made our day Read more...
Heather and Jen did a wonderful job! I would highly recommend HJ Planners. They were very professional and made our day truly special, from remembering every detail to keeping the bride calm. Thank you, again, for all of your help! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

This was such a beautiful wedding and you two are an amazing couple. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day!
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Myomi
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.9/5.0
My now husband and I are relatively new to the D.C. area and it was important for us to work with a wedding planner who had contacts with and knew the ins-and-outs of good venues and vendors. We met with Heather about two years before our wedding date and we quickly decided to work with Heather and her team. Looking back at the wedding process and fully digesting the time, patience, and organization required to coordinate a beautiful wedding, we could not have imagined accomplishing this daunting task without Heather and her team.

Heather and her team were very flexible and accommodating with our busy work schedules. With respect to the very few issues we had with any vendor, Heather stepped-up and was able to work with us and the vendor to smooth out any bumps we encountered on the road to planning a successful and lovely wedding.

We are so grateful and appreciative of Heather and her team's efforts in making our wedding a wonderful and memorable time for everyone involved. Heather was very responsive via email, telephone, and text messages at almost any time, day and night. Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous and we cannot be happier with how it turned out. We are very thankful for Heather and her team's services in helping us plan our wedding.
My now husband and I are relatively new to the D.C. area and it was important for us to work with a wedding planner who Read more...
My now husband and I are relatively new to the D.C. area and it was important for us to work with a wedding planner who had contacts with and knew the ins-and-outs of good venues and vendors. We met with Heather about two years before our wedding date and we quickly decided to work with Heather and her team. Looking back at the wedding process and fully digesting the time, patience, and organization required to coordinate a beautiful wedding, we could not have imagined accomplishing this daunting task without Heather and her team.

Heather and her team were very flexible and accommodating with our busy work schedules. With respect to the very few issues we had with any vendor, Heather stepped-up and was able to work with us and the vendor to smooth out any bumps we encountered on the road to planning a successful and lovely wedding.

We are so grateful and appreciative of Heather and her team's efforts in making our wedding a wonderful and memorable time for everyone involved. Heather was very responsive via email, telephone, and text messages at almost any time, day and night. Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous and we cannot be happier with how it turned out. We are very thankful for Heather and her team's services in helping us plan our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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robin
Wedding:
1/19/2014
4.9/5.0
I cannot imagine how my wedding would have come together WITHOUT Heather and the HJ Planners team. She took my Downton Abbey vision and executed it to perfection, even making sure that every vendor had seen at least a few episodes of the show.

HJ Planners kept me UNDER budget and on task, which was especially difficult considering I moved twice during the 8 months that we worked together and was mostly a long distance bride. I trusted Heather so much that even when I was present at vendor meetings, I would automatically turned to her to answer any of their questions because I knew that she and I were on the same page.

Heather: thank you, thank you, THANK you for making our day so special!
I cannot imagine how my wedding would have come together WITHOUT Heather and the HJ Planners team. She took my Downton Read more...
I cannot imagine how my wedding would have come together WITHOUT Heather and the HJ Planners team. She took my Downton Abbey vision and executed it to perfection, even making sure that every vendor had seen at least a few episodes of the show.

HJ Planners kept me UNDER budget and on task, which was especially difficult considering I moved twice during the 8 months that we worked together and was mostly a long distance bride. I trusted Heather so much that even when I was present at vendor meetings, I would automatically turned to her to answer any of their questions because I knew that she and I were on the same page.

Heather: thank you, thank you, THANK you for making our day so special! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Robin!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Heather and Team were great - professional, responsive and easy to work with! Their prices are competitive, but make sure you fully understand any additional costs - in the momentum of the wedding event you can easily get caught up with extras and additonal charges.
Heather and Team were great - professional, responsive and easy to work with! Their prices are competitive, but make sure Read more...
Heather and Team were great - professional, responsive and easy to work with! Their prices are competitive, but make sure you fully understand any additional costs - in the momentum of the wedding event you can easily get caught up with extras and additonal charges. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.8/5.0
HJ Planners were great. Heather is so organized and she was really helpful with negotiating contracts and dealing with all the different vendors! Plus, they get a discount with certain vendors which is really helpful.

We had a 7 page detailed timeline for the day of, and it went off without a hitch. Knowing Heather and Maria were on the scene, I literally did not worry about anything and totally enjoyed the day. Maria was by my side constantly at the wedding, giving me everything I could need and more. I seriously couldn't have done it without them!
HJ Planners were great. Heather is so organized and she was really helpful with negotiating contracts and dealing with all Read more...
HJ Planners were great. Heather is so organized and she was really helpful with negotiating contracts and dealing with all the different vendors! Plus, they get a discount with certain vendors which is really helpful.

We had a 7 page detailed timeline for the day of, and it went off without a hitch. Knowing Heather and Maria were on the scene, I literally did not worry about anything and totally enjoyed the day. Maria was by my side constantly at the wedding, giving me everything I could need and more. I seriously couldn't have done it without them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Rebecca!
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Oct wedding in DC
Wedding:
10/14/2011
4.8/5.0
We were planning our wedding in DC metro area when we were still living overseas and preparing for an international relocation at the same time. Having HJ Planners saved us a lot of leg work. Their key assistance included (but are not limited to) the recommendation and seletion of the venue, caterer, photographer, cake baker, DJ, florist, bridal hair and make-up salon, transportation options, hotel blocks, officiant.

Amanda was a pleasure to work with. She was understanding and very responsive to my detailed questions and requests. When she had to go on vacation for a week, she sent a detailed email summarizing status of various items and handing it over to her colleagues. A few days before the wedding, I was tied up entertaining family memembers who came into town and didn't respond to Amanda's emails timely. She called me just to make sure all is okay and I wasn't "MIA".

Maria and others at HJ Planners also provided help when needed. They helped us to get out of a sticky situation (our fault) with one vendor. On the day of the wedding, Maria also helped me sew layers of the train of my wedding dress so that it is easier for me to move around during the reception.

I appreciate their service and am happy to recommend them to other couples planning for their big-day!
We were planning our wedding in DC metro area when we were still living overseas and preparing for an international Read more...
We were planning our wedding in DC metro area when we were still living overseas and preparing for an international relocation at the same time. Having HJ Planners saved us a lot of leg work. Their key assistance included (but are not limited to) the recommendation and seletion of the venue, caterer, photographer, cake baker, DJ, florist, bridal hair and make-up salon, transportation options, hotel blocks, officiant.

Amanda was a pleasure to work with. She was understanding and very responsive to my detailed questions and requests. When she had to go on vacation for a week, she sent a detailed email summarizing status of various items and handing it over to her colleagues. A few days before the wedding, I was tied up entertaining family memembers who came into town and didn't respond to Amanda's emails timely. She called me just to make sure all is okay and I wasn't "MIA".

Maria and others at HJ Planners also provided help when needed. They helped us to get out of a sticky situation (our fault) with one vendor. On the day of the wedding, Maria also helped me sew layers of the train of my wedding dress so that it is easier for me to move around during the reception.

I appreciate their service and am happy to recommend them to other couples planning for their big-day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review! It was such a pleasure to work with you both. Congratulations - you are a beautiful couple!
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Tracy
Wedding:
12/18/2010
4.8/5.0
HJ Planners has exceptional combination of personal and organizational skills that enabled them to work patiently with us to pull together our wedding in a very short amount of time. We only had about 3 months to plan a church and reception for 60 people in the busy holiday season. We had no clue of what we wanted or of how to put together a wedding. And we were totally overwhelmed by the details. Even with the short time frame, Heather and Maria, didn't flinch. They took us through every option step by step from venue search to flower selection and answered any concern or question in a professional responsive manner. They never made us feel like a bother or self conscious and I never had the feeling that they were planning any other wedding. Everything that seemed impossible to me - they seemed to make happen. We had a death in the family a month before the wedding and HJ was sensitive but marched forward with what had to be done. I was terribly picky about the dress and Heather was able to guide me to a decision and find someone to deliver a new one in time. Heather and Maria had all vendors organized and everything went off nearly perfect on the wedding day. I didn't spare a thought over the logistics. If not for HJ Planners, there is no way we would have been able to pull off our lovely day in such a short amount of time. Choose HJ if you want thoughtful - professional results!
HJ Planners has exceptional combination of personal and organizational skills that enabled them to work patiently with us Read more...
HJ Planners has exceptional combination of personal and organizational skills that enabled them to work patiently with us to pull together our wedding in a very short amount of time. We only had about 3 months to plan a church and reception for 60 people in the busy holiday season. We had no clue of what we wanted or of how to put together a wedding. And we were totally overwhelmed by the details. Even with the short time frame, Heather and Maria, didn't flinch. They took us through every option step by step from venue search to flower selection and answered any concern or question in a professional responsive manner. They never made us feel like a bother or self conscious and I never had the feeling that they were planning any other wedding. Everything that seemed impossible to me - they seemed to make happen. We had a death in the family a month before the wedding and HJ was sensitive but marched forward with what had to be done. I was terribly picky about the dress and Heather was able to guide me to a decision and find someone to deliver a new one in time. Heather and Maria had all vendors organized and everything went off nearly perfect on the wedding day. I didn't spare a thought over the logistics. If not for HJ Planners, there is no way we would have been able to pull off our lovely day in such a short amount of time. Choose HJ if you want thoughtful - professional results! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Tracy!
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Beth and Brian
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.7/5.0
Maria and Heather did a great job as our planners and were a pleasure to get to know throughout the time we worked together. From the beginning they helped us establish our budget and got things kicked off in terms of advice and recommendations of vendors to use. This ultimately ended up saving us a considerable amount of time and effort - plus several of the vendors they recommended gave discounted prices to us as HJ Planner clients. Heather's expertise in contract review is notable, as she modified several of our big ticket items to be in our favor, and gave us confidence to move forward. Most importantly, we had a fantastic wedding and couldn't have asked for a more responsive helpful team along the way.
Maria and Heather did a great job as our planners and were a pleasure to get to know throughout the time we worked Read more...
Maria and Heather did a great job as our planners and were a pleasure to get to know throughout the time we worked together. From the beginning they helped us establish our budget and got things kicked off in terms of advice and recommendations of vendors to use. This ultimately ended up saving us a considerable amount of time and effort - plus several of the vendors they recommended gave discounted prices to us as HJ Planner clients. Heather's expertise in contract review is notable, as she modified several of our big ticket items to be in our favor, and gave us confidence to move forward. Most importantly, we had a fantastic wedding and couldn't have asked for a more responsive helpful team along the way. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much!
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katekautter
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.7/5.0
Heather and her staff were very flexible and ready to do whatever was required to assist my daughter and I in wedding planning.
Heather and her staff were very flexible and ready to do whatever was required to assist my daughter and I in wedding Read more...
Heather and her staff were very flexible and ready to do whatever was required to assist my daughter and I in wedding planning. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kathy! We enjoyed working with you on such an important day!
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HardingUSA
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.7/5.0
HJ Planners were instrumental in helping us plan our wedding, but it was not until the wedding weekend came did we appreciate their true value. As organized as we were, there were so many details that we needed last minute assistance with - all of which HJ Planners took care of perfectly. Our wedding was a success much to the hard work and experience of HJ Planners.
HJ Planners were instrumental in helping us plan our wedding, but it was not until the wedding weekend came did we Read more...
HJ Planners were instrumental in helping us plan our wedding, but it was not until the wedding weekend came did we appreciate their true value. As organized as we were, there were so many details that we needed last minute assistance with - all of which HJ Planners took care of perfectly. Our wedding was a success much to the hard work and experience of HJ Planners. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you for a great review! It was such a fun day and perfect weather for your wedding!
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Shameka
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.6/5.0
Because I had planned my wedding myself, I only hired HJ Planners for their day-of services. Although I was confident that I had everything in order, I knew I needed a day-of coordinator for piece of mind. As organized as I was, there were still little details that we needed a professional to handle. Admittedly, my wedding had a lot of moving parts and vendors (about a half dozen), so there was definitely potential for chaos. Luckily, Jessica and her team made sure the day ran smoothly and kept all of the vendors organized. They also stayed on site after the event to make sure they collected and returned all of our items.
Because I had planned my wedding myself, I only hired HJ Planners for their day-of services. Although I was confident that Read more...
Because I had planned my wedding myself, I only hired HJ Planners for their day-of services. Although I was confident that I had everything in order, I knew I needed a day-of coordinator for piece of mind. As organized as I was, there were still little details that we needed a professional to handle. Admittedly, my wedding had a lot of moving parts and vendors (about a half dozen), so there was definitely potential for chaos. Luckily, Jessica and her team made sure the day ran smoothly and kept all of the vendors organized. They also stayed on site after the event to make sure they collected and returned all of our items. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Shameka!
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ipalmer
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.6/5.0
By and large Maria was great. She handled the vendors beautifully. We had some issues with details but over all she contributed to a beautiful day!
By and large Maria was great. She handled the vendors beautifully. We had some issues with details but over all she Read more...
By and large Maria was great. She handled the vendors beautifully. We had some issues with details but over all she contributed to a beautiful day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.6/5.0
HJ Planners worked with us during the last two months before the wedding, and by then we had only booked the venue. It released a lot of pressure for us and they guided us through the steps. We were satisfied with most of the vendors that they set up for us, according to our budget. If it could have come with more choices, it would be better. Heather is both professional and flexible. She even taught us how to dance:)
On the day, their service was awesome! The layout was beautiful, beyond our expectation.They guided the guests, reminded us the next thing in line and answered to whatever was needed. The thing that could be improved is gift sorting and storage so that people do not need to come up to the couple asking for places to put them around.
Overall, we were happy to work with them, and would recommend them to our friends.
HJ Planners worked with us during the last two months before the wedding, and by then we had only booked the venue. It Read more...
HJ Planners worked with us during the last two months before the wedding, and by then we had only booked the venue. It released a lot of pressure for us and they guided us through the steps. We were satisfied with most of the vendors that they set up for us, according to our budget. If it could have come with more choices, it would be better. Heather is both professional and flexible. She even taught us how to dance:)
On the day, their service was awesome! The layout was beautiful, beyond our expectation.They guided the guests, reminded us the next thing in line and answered to whatever was needed. The thing that could be improved is gift sorting and storage so that people do not need to come up to the couple asking for places to put them around.
Overall, we were happy to work with them, and would recommend them to our friends. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Wendy!
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Private User
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.4/5.0
Heather and Maria walked us through the entire process from finding a site to walking down the isle. They provided a realistic budget and a choice of vendors that would provide the best service within our budget. They attended vendor meetings with us and scheduled times for us to meet with officiants. They were always available by phone or email for any questions we had and kept us on budget and on our timeline. The wedding was absolutely perfect and the reception went off without a hitch. We thing their services were worth every penny and they provided us with priceless piece of mind leading up to and on our special day.
Heather and Maria walked us through the entire process from finding a site to walking down the isle. They provided a Read more...
Heather and Maria walked us through the entire process from finding a site to walking down the isle. They provided a realistic budget and a choice of vendors that would provide the best service within our budget. They attended vendor meetings with us and scheduled times for us to meet with officiants. They were always available by phone or email for any questions we had and kept us on budget and on our timeline. The wedding was absolutely perfect and the reception went off without a hitch. We thing their services were worth every penny and they provided us with priceless piece of mind leading up to and on our special day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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C
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.2/5.0
Some frustration with the accuracy in vendor contracts
Some frustration with the accuracy in vendor contracts
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leapfrog02
Wedding:
7/16/2011
3.9/5.0
I first heard of HJ planners because I go to the same hairdresser as the owner and was given her card. When I emailed her from the website I was called back immediately and on a Saturday no less! This was very impressive to me because I had been getting the runaround from site vendors and was wondering what had happened to customer service. When we first spoke Heather made me feel so at ease and picked up on my easy going nature and sense of humor and even put one of our inside jokes into the contract. I usually decide with my gut and I had a good feeling about her company. The rest of our relationship was up and down. Her and her partners continued to be prompt when replying to our questions but they most turned the questions back to us and made us decide. We had hoped the point of hiring them was that they would take care of all that. My other complaints were that they did not direct, they did not take the reigns when I needed them too. I had explicitly indicated we needed step by step directions for the ceremony because we were asking a friend to marry us after being ordained online and she had never done this before. They were no help at all and my friend stepped up to determine who walked with who, pacing, where people should stand at the alter, the order of things etc. She was not getting paid for that. Multiple times during the wedding day I could not find a single representative from HJ planners even though 4 of them had shown up (we only paid for 2 but they felt 2 more would be of help for the size and scope of the wedding). I had no idea when and where I was needed for pictures or when to get ready for my entrance. I was a nervous wreck until one of the staff from the VENUE came to rescue me in my suite. That should not have happened. At another point before I was announced I told my main planner that I really had to pee and she told me to hold it for 45 minutes. At first I said ok but then my MOH's told me that everyone could wait for ME and that I should go so I did and felt so much better There were some more similar examples of how they slacked the day of and my wedding party or family had to do what I thought was in their contract. To be honest I did not pay for the most expensive, comprehensive package and maybe I should have to get the service I imagined in my head but this is just one person's perspective. The wedding had its blips as all do but over all it was amazing and truly memorable. The guests had no idea what was going on behind the scenes at all and I'm thankful for that. Bottom line this company does a good job in the planning department but could be improved in the execution.
I first heard of HJ planners because I go to the same hairdresser as the owner and was given her card. When I emailed her Read more...
I first heard of HJ planners because I go to the same hairdresser as the owner and was given her card. When I emailed her from the website I was called back immediately and on a Saturday no less! This was very impressive to me because I had been getting the runaround from site vendors and was wondering what had happened to customer service. When we first spoke Heather made me feel so at ease and picked up on my easy going nature and sense of humor and even put one of our inside jokes into the contract. I usually decide with my gut and I had a good feeling about her company. The rest of our relationship was up and down. Her and her partners continued to be prompt when replying to our questions but they most turned the questions back to us and made us decide. We had hoped the point of hiring them was that they would take care of all that. My other complaints were that they did not direct, they did not take the reigns when I needed them too. I had explicitly indicated we needed step by step directions for the ceremony because we were asking a friend to marry us after being ordained online and she had never done this before. They were no help at all and my friend stepped up to determine who walked with who, pacing, where people should stand at the alter, the order of things etc. She was not getting paid for that. Multiple times during the wedding day I could not find a single representative from HJ planners even though 4 of them had shown up (we only paid for 2 but they felt 2 more would be of help for the size and scope of the wedding). I had no idea when and where I was needed for pictures or when to get ready for my entrance. I was a nervous wreck until one of the staff from the VENUE came to rescue me in my suite. That should not have happened. At another point before I was announced I told my main planner that I really had to pee and she told me to hold it for 45 minutes. At first I said ok but then my MOH's told me that everyone could wait for ME and that I should go so I did and felt so much better There were some more similar examples of how they slacked the day of and my wedding party or family had to do what I thought was in their contract. To be honest I did not pay for the most expensive, comprehensive package and maybe I should have to get the service I imagined in my head but this is just one person's perspective. The wedding had its blips as all do but over all it was amazing and truly memorable. The guests had no idea what was going on behind the scenes at all and I'm thankful for that. Bottom line this company does a good job in the planning department but could be improved in the execution. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback. There were two coordinators, so we're not sure what company was represented by the other two individuals. We would be happy to discuss at your convenience.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.2/5.0
I reached out to HJ Planners because I needed a day-of coordinator for my wedding. I was impressed at first with how helpful they were to get things coordinated leading up to the wedding, confirming with my vendors and making a timeline. I was assigned to work with Maria and she created a detailed timeline for my day. On the day of my wedding, most things were going to plan until we had some unexpected weather which caused us to make a lot of changes. During the time that those changes were made I was really disappointed with Maria's communication with me and my family. She had very bad timing with when she decided to come to me and tell me information (for example, literally seconds before I walked down the aisle she decided to tell me that our venue wasn't letting us use the tent because of the weather). I felt it was very unprofessional and it made me very upset. She was also not willing to communicate with my parents on my behalf and told them flat out that "I was her client, not them". I found this really hard to comprehend since my parents had paid for the planning service, and I don't know a single bride who wants to be asked a ton of questions on her wedding day. I know that Maria tried her best and worked very hard to make plan B work out, but her overall lack of communication was really disappointing. Also, at the end of the night my guests decided to use sparklers without me knowing (which were illegal on the property) and Maria totally lost her cool and grabbed them out of guests hands and was inappropriate. From my experience, HJ Planners would have been great if everything had went perfectly to plan, but as we all know that doesn't always happen with weddings. I appreciate the work they did but think there is definitely room for improvement when it comes to communication and timing.
I reached out to HJ Planners because I needed a day-of coordinator for my wedding. I was impressed at first with how Read more...
I reached out to HJ Planners because I needed a day-of coordinator for my wedding. I was impressed at first with how helpful they were to get things coordinated leading up to the wedding, confirming with my vendors and making a timeline. I was assigned to work with Maria and she created a detailed timeline for my day. On the day of my wedding, most things were going to plan until we had some unexpected weather which caused us to make a lot of changes. During the time that those changes were made I was really disappointed with Maria's communication with me and my family. She had very bad timing with when she decided to come to me and tell me information (for example, literally seconds before I walked down the aisle she decided to tell me that our venue wasn't letting us use the tent because of the weather). I felt it was very unprofessional and it made me very upset. She was also not willing to communicate with my parents on my behalf and told them flat out that "I was her client, not them". I found this really hard to comprehend since my parents had paid for the planning service, and I don't know a single bride who wants to be asked a ton of questions on her wedding day. I know that Maria tried her best and worked very hard to make plan B work out, but her overall lack of communication was really disappointing. Also, at the end of the night my guests decided to use sparklers without me knowing (which were illegal on the property) and Maria totally lost her cool and grabbed them out of guests hands and was inappropriate. From my experience, HJ Planners would have been great if everything had went perfectly to plan, but as we all know that doesn't always happen with weddings. I appreciate the work they did but think there is definitely room for improvement when it comes to communication and timing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

We greatly appreciate your feedback. It is only through the honesty of our clients that we can improve. Please know that we will look into the issues you mentioned and take any action necessary to better our services.
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Ayanna
Wedding:
7/27/2013
2.5/5.0
I gave HJ Planners a 3 because of all of their pre-wedding day help. They got me a great deal on our chairs, and were instrumental in dealing with vendors during the last few weeks before the wedding. I had to take MAJOR points off, however, for their execution (or lack thereof) on our actual wedding day. Every time I look at my photos, I'm reminded of how horrible things looked.

1) Because there was no planner there checking on things, I was the LAST one to get ready, meaning we missed a lot of the bridal shots that I wanted.

2) Heather's assistant spent close to an hour (according to what one of my bridal party overheard) trying to find the various dads and ushers, in order to give them their boutonnieres.
3) The decor was HORRIBLE.
a)The desultory rose petals looked nothing like the inspiration photos I showed them. It looked like a toddler had strewn them about.
b) The chairs were not arranged correctly. The back row had only 3 chairs in it. It took away from the grandeur of the setting to have three random chairs hanging out in back.
c) The aisles were not lined with floating candles the way I specified, and fewer than 15 (out of the 55 I provided) vases were used.
d) The lighting was WAY too bright. What's the point of having candles if the lights are as bright as daytime.
e) The water beads weren't used correctly. I spent hours coming up with the correct shade of pink for the water beads, only to have them barely used.
f) Speaking of water beads, the ones near the ceremony area were actually PUT IN WATER. Wrong move.
g) It was way too hot in the ceremony space.
h) The rehearsal the night before was ridiculously short, and as a result, no one knew exactly where to stand during the actual ceremony, so two of our attendants are missing from most of the video
i) Jess didn't pay the florist, and didn't tip the string quartet, despite me giving her the check and the cash WELL in advance.
I gave HJ Planners a 3 because of all of their pre-wedding day help. They got me a great deal on our chairs, and were Read more...
I gave HJ Planners a 3 because of all of their pre-wedding day help. They got me a great deal on our chairs, and were instrumental in dealing with vendors during the last few weeks before the wedding. I had to take MAJOR points off, however, for their execution (or lack thereof) on our actual wedding day. Every time I look at my photos, I'm reminded of how horrible things looked.

1) Because there was no planner there checking on things, I was the LAST one to get ready, meaning we missed a lot of the bridal shots that I wanted.

2) Heather's assistant spent close to an hour (according to what one of my bridal party overheard) trying to find the various dads and ushers, in order to give them their boutonnieres.
3) The decor was HORRIBLE.
a)The desultory rose petals looked nothing like the inspiration photos I showed them. It looked like a toddler had strewn them about.
b) The chairs were not arranged correctly. The back row had only 3 chairs in it. It took away from the grandeur of the setting to have three random chairs hanging out in back.
c) The aisles were not lined with floating candles the way I specified, and fewer than 15 (out of the 55 I provided) vases were used.
d) The lighting was WAY too bright. What's the point of having candles if the lights are as bright as daytime.
e) The water beads weren't used correctly. I spent hours coming up with the correct shade of pink for the water beads, only to have them barely used.
f) Speaking of water beads, the ones near the ceremony area were actually PUT IN WATER. Wrong move.
g) It was way too hot in the ceremony space.
h) The rehearsal the night before was ridiculously short, and as a result, no one knew exactly where to stand during the actual ceremony, so two of our attendants are missing from most of the video
i) Jess didn't pay the florist, and didn't tip the string quartet, despite me giving her the check and the cash WELL in advance. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
HJ Planners responded with the following comments:

We were disheartened that this customer was not happy with our services and apologize for any perceived misunderstandings on the day of the event. Unfortunately, we were not involved in the actual designing of the event. Rather than addressing all of the points made, all we ask is that you consider all of our great reviews when making your decision. As you can see from them, we certainly pride ourselves on making sure each client receives an exceptional level of service for their event.

Heather S., President
HJ Planners

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