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Pennyrella Weddings

Rocklin , CA
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Rocklin, CA US 95765 (map)

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916-316-8312

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ABOUT US

We are the Premiere Full-Service Wedding Coordinator, Consultant and Officiant Service in the Sacramento and Rocklin area. Our goal is to make sure that your wedding day is everything... Read more
We are the Premiere Full-Service Wedding Coordinator, Consultant and Officiant Service in the Sacramento and Rocklin area. Our goal is to make sure that your wedding day is everything that you dreamed of.

Being a wedding coordinator for several years, my staff and I have the expertise to handle all of the details of your grand affair and allow you and your fiancé to be able to relax and enjoy everything from the planning to the day of your wedding.

We believe that communication is the key in making a wedding run smoothly and we will listen to
your needs, create checklists and timelines and send you emails on a regular basis with updates and phone calls to make sure we are on track and you and your fiancé are free of stress and enjoying your engagement.

You have spent a lifetime dreaming of your wedding day and we will make sure all of your dreams
come true. At our initial consultation, we will listen to what your goals and objectives are for your wedding
and then we will do all the research, bargain hunting, vendor booking and coordinating to ensure that you have an event custom-made to your desires and dreams.

A wedding averages approximately 250 hours of planning and that can be quite overwhelming and expensive. We have researched the industry and with our skills and experience we can save you a great deal of time, energy and money.

The reality of it is that with the amount of money we save you, by negotiating with vendors and knowing where to find the best deals, not only pays for our services but you actually have money left over for yourselves.

In addition to being a Coordinator, I am also an Ordained Minister and can perform your ceremony on your big day. My fee for Officiating your wedding is only $200! Lower than everyone else in the area! Contact us for a complimentary consulation for Coordination and Officiating today. 2011 and 2012 are filling up fast! Read less
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What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning

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francesca
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We just loved Penny so much. We met her last year and hired her full planning package mostly because we had no clue as to how to even start to put this together. The only thing we had before meeting with her was the venue. My cousin let us have our wedding in her backyard because she has a fairly large backyard with room enough to more than fit our 120 guests. So that was a great help financially and just giving us a peace of mind. After that we let Penny guide as with hiring the rest of our vendors and finding dresses and everything else that goes along with that. It was a lot and too overwhelming for me. Anyway, she was great. Not only did she work within our budget and we called about 7 other planners before going with her and her price was outstanding. Her and I met constantly for coffee and went over everything. She even made us a really cute wedding website for no extra cost. She did so much research for me about my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses and even the décor. I would get tons of emails from her with photos and ideas and I just had to scroll through with my fiancé and pick the ones we liked. I just cant imagine having to do all of that myself. We both work full time and it would have been impossible. Penny was the best we could ask for and I have to admit that we originally didn't think we needed or could afford a planner. But it turned out that it was the best thing we did really. And holy cow, on the day of the wedding Penny was a lifesaver. She made sure me and the girls were ok and the guys were ok all day and night long. She took care of our guests. I saw her at one point going from table to table checking on all of our guests. We even had a few guests comment about how nice she was. I heard later that my aunt had an upset stomach and Penny reached into her bag of tricks and pulled out some pepto or tums or something and really helped her out. We can't thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone.
We just loved Penny so much. We met her last year and hired her full planning package mostly because we had no clue as to Read more...
We just loved Penny so much. We met her last year and hired her full planning package mostly because we had no clue as to how to even start to put this together. The only thing we had before meeting with her was the venue. My cousin let us have our wedding in her backyard because she has a fairly large backyard with room enough to more than fit our 120 guests. So that was a great help financially and just giving us a peace of mind. After that we let Penny guide as with hiring the rest of our vendors and finding dresses and everything else that goes along with that. It was a lot and too overwhelming for me. Anyway, she was great. Not only did she work within our budget and we called about 7 other planners before going with her and her price was outstanding. Her and I met constantly for coffee and went over everything. She even made us a really cute wedding website for no extra cost. She did so much research for me about my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses and even the décor. I would get tons of emails from her with photos and ideas and I just had to scroll through with my fiancé and pick the ones we liked. I just cant imagine having to do all of that myself. We both work full time and it would have been impossible. Penny was the best we could ask for and I have to admit that we originally didn't think we needed or could afford a planner. But it turned out that it was the best thing we did really. And holy cow, on the day of the wedding Penny was a lifesaver. She made sure me and the girls were ok and the guys were ok all day and night long. She took care of our guests. I saw her at one point going from table to table checking on all of our guests. We even had a few guests comment about how nice she was. I heard later that my aunt had an upset stomach and Penny reached into her bag of tricks and pulled out some pepto or tums or something and really helped her out. We can't thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Jen77
Wedding:
6/4/2011
0.7/5.0
I want to tell any brides that there is a reason the last good review was written a while back. I found Penny on weddingwire and assumed with all the good reviews that she must be great, I could not have been more wrong. Penny is a nice person but she was a terrible wedding planner. I don't know if at the time she took on our wedding she had a lot of other things going on or what. We never set down and discussed a budget and she never reminded or help me stay in that budget. She sent us to the most expensive vendors, almost none of which we used except the cake and invitation vendor (who were great.) I later found other vendors that were excellent and much cheaper and discovered that the reason some wedding planners refer to the more expensive vendors is because they get a "cut" of the amount spent. She never wanted to meet, discuss plans, nothing. She does not charge by the hour and there is a reason for that as well, then at the end when you have to pay and you realize besides that actual wedding day she only spent an hour or two on your wedding you will have nothing to say. Penny was hard to get a hold of and did not explain things very well. Finally about a month before the wedding I wrote penny a letter stating that I thought I had been taking advantage of (at that time she still had not even been out to where the wedding would be held) I also stated that I hoped we could put this all behind us and come together for a great wedding. (It was too late to hire someone new and I had already paid her half the total amount and she had done practically nothing.) After that I thought things might get better, nope. At the wedding, penny did help with everything but my cater and dj(who was a life saver and the "real wedding planner) told me how rude and how hard she was to work with. The final straw came when the best mans toast came and penny was rushing everyone and wanted to start without him!! What the heck. My husband yelled at her and told her we can wait a few more minutes for his brother after all it was our wedding. So I was So disappointed in my experience with a wedding planner I feel like I could have saved a lot of money and trouble. I am not writing this message because I dislike penny but more so because a wish this is what I had read when I saw her ad and saved me from wasting so much money.
I want to tell any brides that there is a reason the last good review was written a while back. I found Penny on Read more...
I want to tell any brides that there is a reason the last good review was written a while back. I found Penny on weddingwire and assumed with all the good reviews that she must be great, I could not have been more wrong. Penny is a nice person but she was a terrible wedding planner. I don't know if at the time she took on our wedding she had a lot of other things going on or what. We never set down and discussed a budget and she never reminded or help me stay in that budget. She sent us to the most expensive vendors, almost none of which we used except the cake and invitation vendor (who were great.) I later found other vendors that were excellent and much cheaper and discovered that the reason some wedding planners refer to the more expensive vendors is because they get a "cut" of the amount spent. She never wanted to meet, discuss plans, nothing. She does not charge by the hour and there is a reason for that as well, then at the end when you have to pay and you realize besides that actual wedding day she only spent an hour or two on your wedding you will have nothing to say. Penny was hard to get a hold of and did not explain things very well. Finally about a month before the wedding I wrote penny a letter stating that I thought I had been taking advantage of (at that time she still had not even been out to where the wedding would be held) I also stated that I hoped we could put this all behind us and come together for a great wedding. (It was too late to hire someone new and I had already paid her half the total amount and she had done practically nothing.) After that I thought things might get better, nope. At the wedding, penny did help with everything but my cater and dj(who was a life saver and the "real wedding planner) told me how rude and how hard she was to work with. The final straw came when the best mans toast came and penny was rushing everyone and wanted to start without him!! What the heck. My husband yelled at her and told her we can wait a few more minutes for his brother after all it was our wedding. So I was So disappointed in my experience with a wedding planner I feel like I could have saved a lot of money and trouble. I am not writing this message because I dislike penny but more so because a wish this is what I had read when I saw her ad and saved me from wasting so much money. Read less
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Pennyrella Weddings responded with the following comments:

Everything written in this review is absolutely false. Unfortunately this bride and her family was the most difficult one I have ever had in the past 10 years. In order to be able to do my job correctly, I need a bride who responds to me. However, I would send her email after email without any responses. I sent her constant reminders without response. I met with her at our vendor meetings and when I brought up that she has not responded to my attempts to contact her, she told me that she did not need my help at that moment. I informed her that it was time to find a wedding dress and I tried to set up a time to take her to dress vendors. I told her that I can get her big discounts for her dress and her bridesmaids’ dresses. She told me that she would rather take care of her dress herself. I still did not give up and kept trying to contact her asking her how she is doing and if she would let me help her with the planning. She finally sent me an email apologizing for not responding back for so long. She wrote that she has a hard time letting people help her and prefers to do things herself. I keep all of my correspondence with all of my brides and still have the emails I sent to her and the emails she sent back to me. As a wedding planner, I cannot help a bride who will not let me help her. I tried to help her as much as I could but she would not cooperate. I even came to a point of thinking that I am bothering her by trying to contact her so much. In response to taking “kickbacks” from vendors; that is a complete lie and I am insulted that she would write such slander. I have never taken a kickback in my career as a wedding planner. In fact, taking kickbacks is not very common any longer in this industry. I have not met a vendor who has ever offered me a kickback to bring clients to them. I have a wonderful reputation with all of the vendors I work with and I pride myself in finding vendors for my clients who offer them the best prices and best quality work. I have never had any client until this one complain about any vendor that I referred them to. I would like to add that some of the vendors that I introduced to this bride and her family actually called me and complained about them saying that they were very difficult to work with. One of the caterers I sent them to for a food tasting, told me that they refused to accept this bride and groom as a client. I was shocked and had never heard this from any vendor before about a client. Finally, on the wedding day, I arrived early in the morning to start setting up for the wedding. I noticed that the groom and groomsmen had started drinking alcohol from the morning and by the time the wedding started that evening they were completely drunk. In fact, when it was time for the best man to say his speech, he was in the bathroom throwing up. The entire wedding was put on hold waiting for him for a very long time. I was sitting with the other vendors waiting and we all noticed that the guests were getting inpatient. The other vendors and I discussed that maybe they should get another bridal party member to make a speech instead of the best man. I decided to wait a little longer since the best man was the groom’s brother before I suggested this. After a while, I realized that this was getting out of control so I nicely suggested to the groom that maybe he can have another person make the speech so we can continue with the wedding. The groom, who was also very drunk, very inappropriately started yelling and shouting at me telling me that this was his brother and I should never suggest such a thing. I was appalled. It is my job to make sure that the events of the wedding run smoothly. When I notice that the guests are getting upset and that the atmosphere of the wedding is going downhill, if I don’t try to do something then I am not doing my job. Needless to say, after a very very long time a very drunk best men stumbled out of the bathroom and made a speech. But the wedding never recovered after that. The DJ tried hard to get the atmosphere back but it was lost. Barely any of the guests got on the dance floor for the rest of the night. In conclusion, everything the bride wrote in her review was false. In this business, as wedding vendors, we have mostly wonderful clients, but once in a blue moon we get a very difficult bride that you cannot please no matter what you do. This was that bride.
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Ariana
Wedding:
12/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I should be on my honeymoon right now but it was cancelled due to the weather.
:( So now I have time to do some reviews of vendors etc... We just got married and honestly it was fantabulous. We decided to have a very small wedding of 37 people at my parent's house. We wanted a small wedding with just our very closest friends and family but I wanted it to be very elegant and special. And it was. Penny helped create a sweet christmas wedding for us on the day after xmas and it was so so special for everyone. She really took care of so many details to create an enchanted atmosphere at the house from the fireplace to the mantle and the gorgeous candles throughout. I had a lump inmy throat. She introduced us to great local vendors who gave us lots of discounts with our tight budget. Loved our caterer who is not listed here so I dont know how to review him y et. If I figure it out I will do it. :)
I should be on my honeymoon right now but it was cancelled due to the weather.
:( So now I have time to do some Read more...
I should be on my honeymoon right now but it was cancelled due to the weather.
:( So now I have time to do some reviews of vendors etc... We just got married and honestly it was fantabulous. We decided to have a very small wedding of 37 people at my parent's house. We wanted a small wedding with just our very closest friends and family but I wanted it to be very elegant and special. And it was. Penny helped create a sweet christmas wedding for us on the day after xmas and it was so so special for everyone. She really took care of so many details to create an enchanted atmosphere at the house from the fireplace to the mantle and the gorgeous candles throughout. I had a lump inmy throat. She introduced us to great local vendors who gave us lots of discounts with our tight budget. Loved our caterer who is not listed here so I dont know how to review him y et. If I figure it out I will do it. :) Read less
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Enza
Wedding:
12/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Ok so a tight budget but i had no clue how to do a winter or xmas like wedding. I had seen things in the magazines but it just looked too lavish and expensive. So we thought it would be worth the money to hire a planner so she could lead us and we were right. Penny showed us that we could have a lavish looking winter wedding without spending a fortune. She had all kinds of tricks and tips on how to save money and got us great discounts with our vendors. Hey there is no way I wouldve been able to figure it out! Thanks Pen!
Ok so a tight budget but i had no clue how to do a winter or xmas like wedding. I had seen things in the magazines but it Read more...
Ok so a tight budget but i had no clue how to do a winter or xmas like wedding. I had seen things in the magazines but it just looked too lavish and expensive. So we thought it would be worth the money to hire a planner so she could lead us and we were right. Penny showed us that we could have a lavish looking winter wedding without spending a fortune. She had all kinds of tricks and tips on how to save money and got us great discounts with our vendors. Hey there is no way I wouldve been able to figure it out! Thanks Pen! Read less
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abbigail
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
So utterly wonderful! I'm a nurse and just had zero time to plan this wedding. Penny took over and helped me find a theme, book my fabulous vendors, and really tended to every detail to bring this to life! Utterly wonderful!
So utterly wonderful! I'm a nurse and just had zero time to plan this wedding. Penny took over and helped me find a theme, Read more...
So utterly wonderful! I'm a nurse and just had zero time to plan this wedding. Penny took over and helped me find a theme, book my fabulous vendors, and really tended to every detail to bring this to life! Utterly wonderful! Read less
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brenda
Wedding:
11/21/2010
5.0/5.0
We just wanted a simple lunch wedding with not too many people and we thought it would be easy to organize but we soon found out that even the simplest of weddings is a pain in the rear! So we hired Penny to run it and it was breathtaking!! She listened to what I wanted to pull off and she pulled it off. She was always available to talk to. She gave great ideas to us and we love her! Next big event, we are calling her.
We just wanted a simple lunch wedding with not too many people and we thought it would be easy to organize but we soon Read more...
We just wanted a simple lunch wedding with not too many people and we thought it would be easy to organize but we soon found out that even the simplest of weddings is a pain in the rear! So we hired Penny to run it and it was breathtaking!! She listened to what I wanted to pull off and she pulled it off. She was always available to talk to. She gave great ideas to us and we love her! Next big event, we are calling her. Read less
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carlynn
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Penny became my confidante and friend throughout this whole ordeal and I say ordeal because i quickly found out that planning a wedding is an ordeal. There is no way I could have created my dream wedding without all of her input, time, advice and effort. She was a real angel. We already have her working on my cousin's wedding for 2012! LOL!
Penny became my confidante and friend throughout this whole ordeal and I say ordeal because i quickly found out that Read more...
Penny became my confidante and friend throughout this whole ordeal and I say ordeal because i quickly found out that planning a wedding is an ordeal. There is no way I could have created my dream wedding without all of her input, time, advice and effort. She was a real angel. We already have her working on my cousin's wedding for 2012! LOL! Read less
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dana
Wedding:
10/31/2010
5.0/5.0
We met at a Halloween Party so we wanted to get married on Halloween and have a Halloween themed wedding but we were afraid it would become too morbid. But after explaining to Penny what we were looking for she really created our vision. She put together a really elegant harvest/halloween theme decor for the ceremony and reception. We had mini pumpkin centerpieces with our burnt orange florals and each table was named a different halloween theme thing like the Candy Corn Table, Jack O'lantern table, Harvest Table etc..... everyone loved it! We got comliments from our famiily, from our friends . It was great. Penny is formidable. Memories of a lifetime.
We met at a Halloween Party so we wanted to get married on Halloween and have a Halloween themed wedding but we were Read more...
We met at a Halloween Party so we wanted to get married on Halloween and have a Halloween themed wedding but we were afraid it would become too morbid. But after explaining to Penny what we were looking for she really created our vision. She put together a really elegant harvest/halloween theme decor for the ceremony and reception. We had mini pumpkin centerpieces with our burnt orange florals and each table was named a different halloween theme thing like the Candy Corn Table, Jack O'lantern table, Harvest Table etc..... everyone loved it! We got comliments from our famiily, from our friends . It was great. Penny is formidable. Memories of a lifetime. Read less
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monique
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
I had to plan my wedding in Sacramento from Los Angeles. I was referred to Penny from a friend who had used her for her wedding back in L.A years ago and knew that she had offices in both cities. This worked out perfectly for us! She gave us a great deal on her services in this tough economy and that was such a Godsend.I didn't want for anything really. We were in constant contact via phone, email and text and she took care of all of the details. I just had to show up and walk down the aisle! LOL!!!
I had to plan my wedding in Sacramento from Los Angeles. I was referred to Penny from a friend who had used her for her Read more...
I had to plan my wedding in Sacramento from Los Angeles. I was referred to Penny from a friend who had used her for her wedding back in L.A years ago and knew that she had offices in both cities. This worked out perfectly for us! She gave us a great deal on her services in this tough economy and that was such a Godsend.I didn't want for anything really. We were in constant contact via phone, email and text and she took care of all of the details. I just had to show up and walk down the aisle! LOL!!! Read less
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Lou Lou
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I had the best wedding ever!!! Not that I have been married before but that out of all the weddings I have ever attended as a guest, MINE was the best!! LOL!! I know that I am biased but I'm not the only one to say so. I have had my guests rave about my wedding ever since and I have Penny to thank for it. She really rolled out exactly what i dreamed about. Actually better than what I had dreamed about! She kept me grounded, she kept me sane and she kept me happy :) It was a rocky road too during the planning with family drama, bridesmaid drama etc.. but Penny jumped in and helped to smooth everything along. Great job, great person.
I had the best wedding ever!!! Not that I have been married before but that out of all the weddings I have ever attended Read more...
I had the best wedding ever!!! Not that I have been married before but that out of all the weddings I have ever attended as a guest, MINE was the best!! LOL!! I know that I am biased but I'm not the only one to say so. I have had my guests rave about my wedding ever since and I have Penny to thank for it. She really rolled out exactly what i dreamed about. Actually better than what I had dreamed about! She kept me grounded, she kept me sane and she kept me happy :) It was a rocky road too during the planning with family drama, bridesmaid drama etc.. but Penny jumped in and helped to smooth everything along. Great job, great person. Read less
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sally
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We met Penny at a bridal show and at first we had no intention of hiring a wedding planner but she started telling us all that she does on the day of the wedding and we realized that we may need a planner after all. We were originally gonna have our bridesmaids and groomsmen take care of all the set up and stuff during the day but changed our minds and hired Penny to do it. And I didnt regret that at all. She really took care of us that day. Took care of the decorations of the church and the ballroom she even decorated our hotel room which was really sweet. Poor girl did a lot of running around for us that day and we really appreciated it. Real hard worker.
We met Penny at a bridal show and at first we had no intention of hiring a wedding planner but she started telling us all Read more...
We met Penny at a bridal show and at first we had no intention of hiring a wedding planner but she started telling us all that she does on the day of the wedding and we realized that we may need a planner after all. We were originally gonna have our bridesmaids and groomsmen take care of all the set up and stuff during the day but changed our minds and hired Penny to do it. And I didnt regret that at all. She really took care of us that day. Took care of the decorations of the church and the ballroom she even decorated our hotel room which was really sweet. Poor girl did a lot of running around for us that day and we really appreciated it. Real hard worker. Read less
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sally
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We met Penny at a bridal show and at first we had no intention of hiring a wedding planner but she started telling us all that she does on the day of the wedding and we realized that we may need a planner after all. We were originally gonna have our bridesmaids and groomsmen take care of all the set up and stuff during the day but changed our minds and hired Penny to do it. And I didnt regret that at all. She really took care of us that day. Took care of the decorations of the church and the ballroom she even decorated our hotel room which was really sweet. Poor girl did a lot of running around for us that day and we really appreciated it. Real hard worker.
We met Penny at a bridal show and at first we had no intention of hiring a wedding planner but she started telling us all Read more...
We met Penny at a bridal show and at first we had no intention of hiring a wedding planner but she started telling us all that she does on the day of the wedding and we realized that we may need a planner after all. We were originally gonna have our bridesmaids and groomsmen take care of all the set up and stuff during the day but changed our minds and hired Penny to do it. And I didnt regret that at all. She really took care of us that day. Took care of the decorations of the church and the ballroom she even decorated our hotel room which was really sweet. Poor girl did a lot of running around for us that day and we really appreciated it. Real hard worker. Read less
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Cheyenne
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I didnt think I could pull together the vision that I had with the incredibly small budget we had to work with but Penny helped us pull it off with all kinds of cost saving ideas and super discounts she got us from vendors. Real hard worker
I didnt think I could pull together the vision that I had with the incredibly small budget we had to work with but Penny Read more...
I didnt think I could pull together the vision that I had with the incredibly small budget we had to work with but Penny helped us pull it off with all kinds of cost saving ideas and super discounts she got us from vendors. Real hard worker Read less
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lavenderrose
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Penny is a superb wedding planner! After the big day we received the highest of compliments from our guests on how great of a time they had as well as friends saying "Your wedding should be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings!" We are certainly grateful to Penny for executing our plans as well as having her own ideas.
She set up and ran my online wedding website too as I didn't have time!!
If you want a great person to work with and have a stress-free wedding day we highly recommend Pennyrella Weddings. :)
Penny is a superb wedding planner! After the big day we received the highest of compliments from our guests on how great Read more...
Penny is a superb wedding planner! After the big day we received the highest of compliments from our guests on how great of a time they had as well as friends saying "Your wedding should be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings!" We are certainly grateful to Penny for executing our plans as well as having her own ideas.
She set up and ran my online wedding website too as I didn't have time!!
If you want a great person to work with and have a stress-free wedding day we highly recommend Pennyrella Weddings. :) Read less
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Deandra
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Penny created the ultimate Valentine Day wedding for us!! It was perfect, perfect perfect!!! Better than any wedding I ever went to I can tell you that! She was great and really there for me every step of the way!!
Penny created the ultimate Valentine Day wedding for us!! It was perfect, perfect perfect!!! Better than any wedding I Read more...
Penny created the ultimate Valentine Day wedding for us!! It was perfect, perfect perfect!!! Better than any wedding I ever went to I can tell you that! She was great and really there for me every step of the way!! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Oddly enough my husband was the one who talked me into getting a coordinator. I had planned to have my mim, sister and bridesmaids take care of all the setting up, planning and running around on the day of the wedding. But my fiance at the time told me that they had done that for his brother's wedding years ago and it sucked because his family never really got to enjoy the wedding themselves since they were stressing out trying to dash around taking care of stuff. So we hired Penny for a day of wedding coordinator and it was really the best thing we did. In retrospect it would have been awful to have friends and family to work so hard on that day. And Penny did work hard. The day was smooth and perfect. Penny was the best.
Oddly enough my husband was the one who talked me into getting a coordinator. I had planned to have my mim, sister and Read more...
Oddly enough my husband was the one who talked me into getting a coordinator. I had planned to have my mim, sister and bridesmaids take care of all the setting up, planning and running around on the day of the wedding. But my fiance at the time told me that they had done that for his brother's wedding years ago and it sucked because his family never really got to enjoy the wedding themselves since they were stressing out trying to dash around taking care of stuff. So we hired Penny for a day of wedding coordinator and it was really the best thing we did. In retrospect it would have been awful to have friends and family to work so hard on that day. And Penny did work hard. The day was smooth and perfect. Penny was the best. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
2/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Pennyrella Weddings was the best investment we made in our wedding because not only did she help me find the best vendors and negotiated prices for me so I got some fantastic deals but she also always went above and beyond what the contract said. That means a lot to a very nervous and stressed out bride. She was a friend first. She got me organized. Did timelines for my vendors and bridal party. She got us through the rehearsal and kept a great sense of humor through it all.

On the day of the wedding, she made sure the day went smoothly and took care of all the venue decorations so it all looked how I wanted it to look.

- My bridesmaids and I were up and ready to go at 9am. Penny made sure my hair and makeup people were there and on time.

- She called and checked in on us in the morning to make sure all was going well with us getting ready.

- When she arrived she came up to our room to check on us again. We were starving and had not had a chance to eat and she pulled out some breakfast bars and passed it out to everyone! Major lifesaver.

- At noon we went to get our photos taken and Penny made sure that we would not accidentally bump into the guys. Major cloak and dagger stuff. :)

- We had a bit of a hiccup because my grandparents were running late to the ceremony (they were lost) so Penny kept the guests happy and made sure we got caught up on the timeline later on in the day. That was a bit stressful but she really helped to make sure we stayed calm.

- Another major thing was that I really liked the other vendors she referred us to. It made a big difference to be surrounded by people who have a good sense of humor are calm people and jump in to help out when needed. I noticed that it really created a very pleasant and calming atmosphere in the middle of the hecticness(is that a word?) of a wedding day.

- In the middle of the reception, I noticed that I was having a hard time breathing because my wedding dress was a little too tight ( I should have bought one size larger but thought I would lose more weight). Anyway, Penny was nice enough to go up to the room with me and help me find an appropriate dress to change into since I had not planned for this. I was a little upset about having to change but it ended up well.

- At the end of the night she collected all of our gifts and took them back to our room and when we finally went up to our room we were surprised with a very nicely decorated room with lots of pretty petals, a bottle of champagne, candles etc.. she even took my bouquet and some of the extra favors and used them to decorate the room which gave it a personal touch I thought.

- And her fee was lower than many other planners I interviewed, but honestly I would have paid more for her in retrospect. She was worth it. There was so much going on on the wedding day that it made a difference having somebody there who was looking out for me and what I wanted.
Pennyrella Weddings was the best investment we made in our wedding because not only did she help me find the best vendors Read more...
Pennyrella Weddings was the best investment we made in our wedding because not only did she help me find the best vendors and negotiated prices for me so I got some fantastic deals but she also always went above and beyond what the contract said. That means a lot to a very nervous and stressed out bride. She was a friend first. She got me organized. Did timelines for my vendors and bridal party. She got us through the rehearsal and kept a great sense of humor through it all.

On the day of the wedding, she made sure the day went smoothly and took care of all the venue decorations so it all looked how I wanted it to look.

- My bridesmaids and I were up and ready to go at 9am. Penny made sure my hair and makeup people were there and on time.

- She called and checked in on us in the morning to make sure all was going well with us getting ready.

- When she arrived she came up to our room to check on us again. We were starving and had not had a chance to eat and she pulled out some breakfast bars and passed it out to everyone! Major lifesaver.

- At noon we went to get our photos taken and Penny made sure that we would not accidentally bump into the guys. Major cloak and dagger stuff. :)

- We had a bit of a hiccup because my grandparents were running late to the ceremony (they were lost) so Penny kept the guests happy and made sure we got caught up on the timeline later on in the day. That was a bit stressful but she really helped to make sure we stayed calm.

- Another major thing was that I really liked the other vendors she referred us to. It made a big difference to be surrounded by people who have a good sense of humor are calm people and jump in to help out when needed. I noticed that it really created a very pleasant and calming atmosphere in the middle of the hecticness(is that a word?) of a wedding day.

- In the middle of the reception, I noticed that I was having a hard time breathing because my wedding dress was a little too tight ( I should have bought one size larger but thought I would lose more weight). Anyway, Penny was nice enough to go up to the room with me and help me find an appropriate dress to change into since I had not planned for this. I was a little upset about having to change but it ended up well.

- At the end of the night she collected all of our gifts and took them back to our room and when we finally went up to our room we were surprised with a very nicely decorated room with lots of pretty petals, a bottle of champagne, candles etc.. she even took my bouquet and some of the extra favors and used them to decorate the room which gave it a personal touch I thought.

- And her fee was lower than many other planners I interviewed, but honestly I would have paid more for her in retrospect. She was worth it. There was so much going on on the wedding day that it made a difference having somebody there who was looking out for me and what I wanted. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
10/12/2007
3.0/5.0
We initially decided to go with Penny because she was very affordable compared to other vendors in the area. My husband met with her in person and felt she was very well prepared, personable, and willing to work with us to make sure our wedding day was everything we wanted it to be.

Overall, our experience with Penny was mixed. Ultimately, she did a really good job the day of the wedding, but the days leading up to the wedding were stressful... so the good and the bad evened out to somewhere in the middle.

Examples:

GOOD: At the ceremony, Penny did a great job of making sure all the guests had programs, that the processional was timed properly, etc.
BAD: Leading up to the wedding we often were often asked questions multiple times by Penny and felt that we had to repeat ourselves with certain things. Wedding details during the final venue walkthough, ceremony and reception components, and vendor contract terms were all things we had to repeatedly remind her of.

GOOD: In the months prior to the wedding, Penny was very good about sending general checklists to keep us on track.
BAD: Until the actual week of the wedding, Penny was very hard to get ahold of personally, including when it came time to schedule our final walkthrough with the venue. She mentioned that she had a full-service and very demanding client that she just took on, and at times it felt as if priority was being given to that client, even two weeks prior to our wedding. Then, three days before the wedding, she sent dozens of e-mails to my husband to double check on details that should have been ironed out previously.

GOOD: During the reception, Penny went around and made sure all the guests were comfortable and had everything they needed.
BAD: During the final venue walkthrough, Penny often seemed to be playing catch up. The restaurant's coordinator, me, my husband, and my husband's parents were all there and as we were going over everything, Penny would have to stop and ask a question that was either answered previously, or could have been found in the contract she had been sent prior to the meeting. She also pushed us for certain things that we didn't want. We were very clear about not wanting an open bar, but she suggested it two or three times during the meeting.

GOOD: At the reception, Penny helped identify people who shouldn't be driving home and made sure everyone got home safe. She also did a really great job making sure the venue was set up prior to the wedding, and that everything was cleaned up, packed up, and got where it needed to be after the wedding.
BAD: The timeline was our biggest issue with Penny. My husband sent out a timeline to all the vendors the week of the wedding, after realizing that hadn't been done yet. A day later, Penny sent out her own timeline to all the vendors, which was completely different than what all the vendors had agreed on. Penny admitted the mistake to my husband, but not to the vendors she sent her timeline to. When my husband sent another e-mail to clarify the confusion, she told him that the timeline was her responsibility and she couldn't be held responsible if anything went wrong as a result of my husband handling it. My husband only had to handle it (and other tasks) as a result of other vendors calling us to say that our coordinator was difficult to work with and that they were confused because she had given them different information than they had discussed with us previously.

GOOD: Penny was great about getting everybody transitioned smoothly from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, to the reception.
BAD: Penny made several comments that made us feel as if she wasn't particularly concerned with our event. In conversations, she would say things like that she wasn't worried about being able to handle our event because it was only seventy guests... or that she had a client who purchased her full services who was keeping her busy. Overall it just felt like when she made comments like that, she didn't feel as if our event warranted her full attention or concern.

GOOD: Penny sent us a very nice wedding gift after the wedding, which added a personal touch to her services.
BAD: When we were trying to find a videographer (a vendor we decided to add later), we asked Penny for recommendations and while she was very considerate in cashing in a favor and getting them to meet our price, she also assumed we were going to go with them without yet meeting them. So when we found a different vendor, Penny told us that her vendor had already turned down another job because of us and that it was an uncomfortable position she was put in, canceling on a vendor doing her a favor. While we understood her position, we also felt that she should have checked with us before telling a vendor we never met to turn down other clients because we would book them.


Overall, Penny did some things right and some things wrong. There were a lot of issues prior to the wedding, but at the same time we couldn't have pulled off our wedding on the day of without her. Except for some tense moments prior to the wedding, she was very friendly, very positive, and emphasized that she wanted us to have the day we dreamed of.

After hiring her but prior to our own wedding, my husband recommended Penny to a co-worker of his who was getting married six weeks before us. Overall, he was satisfied with her services... and the eight other clients reviewing her on this site have nothing but good things to say about her, so maybe we had our wedding during a busy time for Penny or when she wasn't quite on her game... because our experience was less positive than everyone else seemed to have, and I don't think we were particularly demanding or difficult clients.
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We initially decided to go with Penny because she was very affordable compared to other vendors in the area. My husband met with her in person and felt she was very well prepared, personable, and willing to work with us to make sure our wedding day was everything we wanted it to be.

Overall, our experience with Penny was mixed. Ultimately, she did a really good job the day of the wedding, but the days leading up to the wedding were stressful... so the good and the bad evened out to somewhere in the middle.

Examples:

GOOD: At the ceremony, Penny did a great job of making sure all the guests had programs, that the processional was timed properly, etc.
BAD: Leading up to the wedding we often were often asked questions multiple times by Penny and felt that we had to repeat ourselves with certain things. Wedding details during the final venue walkthough, ceremony and reception components, and vendor contract terms were all things we had to repeatedly remind her of.

GOOD: In the months prior to the wedding, Penny was very good about sending general checklists to keep us on track.
BAD: Until the actual week of the wedding, Penny was very hard to get ahold of personally, including when it came time to schedule our final walkthrough with the venue. She mentioned that she had a full-service and very demanding client that she just took on, and at times it felt as if priority was being given to that client, even two weeks prior to our wedding. Then, three days before the wedding, she sent dozens of e-mails to my husband to double check on details that should have been ironed out previously.

GOOD: During the reception, Penny went around and made sure all the guests were comfortable and had everything they needed.
BAD: During the final venue walkthrough, Penny often seemed to be playing catch up. The restaurant's coordinator, me, my husband, and my husband's parents were all there and as we were going over everything, Penny would have to stop and ask a question that was either answered previously, or could have been found in the contract she had been sent prior to the meeting. She also pushed us for certain things that we didn't want. We were very clear about not wanting an open bar, but she suggested it two or three times during the meeting.

GOOD: At the reception, Penny helped identify people who shouldn't be driving home and made sure everyone got home safe. She also did a really great job making sure the venue was set up prior to the wedding, and that everything was cleaned up, packed up, and got where it needed to be after the wedding.
BAD: The timeline was our biggest issue with Penny. My husband sent out a timeline to all the vendors the week of the wedding, after realizing that hadn't been done yet. A day later, Penny sent out her own timeline to all the vendors, which was completely different than what all the vendors had agreed on. Penny admitted the mistake to my husband, but not to the vendors she sent her timeline to. When my husband sent another e-mail to clarify the confusion, she told him that the timeline was her responsibility and she couldn't be held responsible if anything went wrong as a result of my husband handling it. My husband only had to handle it (and other tasks) as a result of other vendors calling us to say that our coordinator was difficult to work with and that they were confused because she had given them different information than they had discussed with us previously.

GOOD: Penny was great about getting everybody transitioned smoothly from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, to the reception.
BAD: Penny made several comments that made us feel as if she wasn't particularly concerned with our event. In conversations, she would say things like that she wasn't worried about being able to handle our event because it was only seventy guests... or that she had a client who purchased her full services who was keeping her busy. Overall it just felt like when she made comments like that, she didn't feel as if our event warranted her full attention or concern.

GOOD: Penny sent us a very nice wedding gift after the wedding, which added a personal touch to her services.
BAD: When we were trying to find a videographer (a vendor we decided to add later), we asked Penny for recommendations and while she was very considerate in cashing in a favor and getting them to meet our price, she also assumed we were going to go with them without yet meeting them. So when we found a different vendor, Penny told us that her vendor had already turned down another job because of us and that it was an uncomfortable position she was put in, canceling on a vendor doing her a favor. While we understood her position, we also felt that she should have checked with us before telling a vendor we never met to turn down other clients because we would book them.


Overall, Penny did some things right and some things wrong. There were a lot of issues prior to the wedding, but at the same time we couldn't have pulled off our wedding on the day of without her. Except for some tense moments prior to the wedding, she was very friendly, very positive, and emphasized that she wanted us to have the day we dreamed of.

After hiring her but prior to our own wedding, my husband recommended Penny to a co-worker of his who was getting married six weeks before us. Overall, he was satisfied with her services... and the eight other clients reviewing her on this site have nothing but good things to say about her, so maybe we had our wedding during a busy time for Penny or when she wasn't quite on her game... because our experience was less positive than everyone else seemed to have, and I don't think we were particularly demanding or difficult clients. Read less
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Pennyrella Weddings responded with the following comments:

Crystal and Jeff were a very sweet couple however, they were quite difficult to work with. I will respond to each of their complaints below:

1. She said : “Leading up to the wedding we often were often asked questions multiple times by Penny and felt that we had to repeat ourselves with certain things. Wedding details during the final venue walkthough, ceremony and reception components, and vendor contract terms were all things we had to repeatedly remind her of.”

My response: I am a very detailed oriented planner and my experience is that up to the day of the wedding the wedding couple change their minds and preferences many times. This is why I am always asking for updates from them and communicating with their vendors constantly. This is to ensure that their day is exactly how they wish to have it. I take detailed notes at each meeting on my laptop and am very meticulous about the details and their changes. They did in fact have many changes throughout their planning phase. They saw this as a nuisance or that I had to be reminded. However, this was a very important part of the planning phase. Even on the day of the walk through they kept changing their preferences.

2. She said “Until the actual week of the wedding, Penny was very hard to get ahold of personally, including when it came time to schedule our final walkthrough with the venue. She mentioned that she had a full-service and very demanding client that she just took on, and at times it felt as if priority was being given to that client, even two weeks prior to our wedding. Then, three days before the wedding, she sent dozens of e-mails to my husband to double check on details that should have been ironed out previously.”

My response: Crystal and Jeff had a lack of communication issue. I would contact them constantly throughout the planning phase without any success. Or I would contact one of them and we would make decisions but they would not tell the other. This created a lot of chaos for us. In addition, they hired me for the day of package which means that about a month prior to the wedding is when I get involved and communicate with the clients and the vendors to finalize all the details. They wanted a day of coordinator so they could take care of all the details themselves until a month prior to the wedding when I took over. Finally, I never inform a client that I have another client that is more important. All clients regardless of which package they have get 110% from me. That statement Crystal listed in her review was completely false.

3. She said “During the final venue walkthrough, Penny often seemed to be playing catch up. The restaurant's coordinator, me, my husband, and my husband's parents were all there and as we were going over everything, Penny would have to stop and ask a question that was either answered previously, or could have been found in the contract she had been sent prior to the meeting. She also pushed us for certain things that we didn't want. We were very clear about not wanting an open bar, but she suggested it two or three times during the meeting.

My response: Again, the walk thru is a time when I ask a lot of questions from everyone to ensure that all the details are taken care of. This is my job. I’m sorry that this annoyed her however, I have to do my job correctly. She and her family changed their minds many times about the details up until the day of the wedding and even the site coordinator had to change parts of the contract for them. About the open, bar: Crystal and Jeff didn’t want an open bar, but Jeff’s parents were interested in it and they were at the meeting and wanted information about it. So I gave everyone details about their bar options including an open bar, cash bar and the other packages the venue had. Again, that is my job.

4. She said “Penny made several comments that made us feel as if she wasn't particularly concerned with our event. In conversations, she would say things like that she wasn't worried about being able to handle our event because it was only seventy guests... or that she had a client who purchased her full services who was keeping her busy. Overall it just felt like when she made comments like that, she didn't feel as if our event warranted her full attention or concern.”

My response: Unfortunately, this statement is completely false. I always give 110% to all clients and never discuss my other clients with them. The only comment I ever made about their event was that due to the fact that they had under 100 guests, extra assistants would not be necessary and that I was not concerned about taking care of everyone with myself and 1 assistant. She seems to have taken this wrong. I was trying to explain to her that I had everything under control, which I did.

5. She said: “ When we were trying to find a videographer (a vendor we decided to add later), we asked Penny for recommendations and while she was very considerate in cashing in a favor and getting them to meet our price, she also assumed we were going to go with them without yet meeting them. So when we found a different vendor, Penny told us that her vendor had already turned down another job because of us and that it was an uncomfortable position she was put in, canceling on a vendor doing her a favor. While we understood her position, we also felt that she should have checked with us before telling a vendor we never met to turn down other clients because we would book them.”

My response: This was again related to the lack of communication between Jeff and Crystal. Crystal originally asked me to find her a videographer for a very low price and I did do that. When I told her that I found what she asked for she was very excited and happy and told me to book them right away. So I booked them for her. Later Jeff called me and said that they decided to book another vendor. So this put me in an awkward position because I had to call and cancel this vendor, who was doing me a favor by taking this job for much less than they would usually charge. They had turned down other clients so they ended up losing business.

I love my job and my clients who are 99% of the time very easy to work with but once in a blue moon you get the difficult client who you give 110% to and they are still not happy. Crystal and Jeff were this client for me and I suppose you can't please everyone all the time no matter how hard you work. :) Regardless, it was a gorgeous wedding and she was a lovely bride :)
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Tabitha
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
We hired Penny from Pennyrella Weddings for the full planning coordination and I gotta say that she did a great job. She kept me sane during the planning process and helped me find all of our vendors and dresses etc...and they all ended up being great referrals. I wouldnt know where to start without her. She was very organized which is good since I was totally not organized!

She answered my emails right away which made me feel secure knowing she was on top of everything.

During the rehearsal she took charge and organized my bridal party, which is pretty hard to do and taught us all where to go and what to do with her trusty clipboard in hand. :) Those timelines she made really helped out on the day of.

I received comments from a few of our vendors about how they enjoyed working with her and that is always a plus.

Also, I have to add that Penny decorated our hotel room and it was out of this world!! I cant tell you how gorgeous it was!! There were rose petals everywhere, champagne, candles etc.... It was so nice to come to that at the end of a very very long day.

And last but not least, she gave us a very sweet wedding gift and card.

All in all, she was money well spent and I can't say that for the honeymoon we went on (Carnival Cruise.....yuck!!).........but that's another story :)
We hired Penny from Pennyrella Weddings for the full planning coordination and I gotta say that she did a great job. She Read more...
We hired Penny from Pennyrella Weddings for the full planning coordination and I gotta say that she did a great job. She kept me sane during the planning process and helped me find all of our vendors and dresses etc...and they all ended up being great referrals. I wouldnt know where to start without her. She was very organized which is good since I was totally not organized!

She answered my emails right away which made me feel secure knowing she was on top of everything.

During the rehearsal she took charge and organized my bridal party, which is pretty hard to do and taught us all where to go and what to do with her trusty clipboard in hand. :) Those timelines she made really helped out on the day of.

I received comments from a few of our vendors about how they enjoyed working with her and that is always a plus.

Also, I have to add that Penny decorated our hotel room and it was out of this world!! I cant tell you how gorgeous it was!! There were rose petals everywhere, champagne, candles etc.... It was so nice to come to that at the end of a very very long day.

And last but not least, she gave us a very sweet wedding gift and card.

All in all, she was money well spent and I can't say that for the honeymoon we went on (Carnival Cruise.....yuck!!).........but that's another story :) Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
2/18/2007
5.0/5.0
We originally hired Penny as a DOC but she did much more than that for us. She was more of a friend who cared about our wedding rather than a person we hired and that is what impressed us the most.

First of all, she was very organized and sent us monthly to do lists so we wouldnt forget anything and helped us with any questions or concerns we had. On the big day, she was a real super woman taking care of us, our guests, the vendors and making sure the flow of the wedding went smoothly.

She set up the ceremony and reception area just as we envisioned it and had asked her to do and it was really beautiful. I liked that she listened to what I wanted and did it.

I noticed her continuosly checking on my guests asking how they were doing and if there was anything they needed. She even jumped in and got some of our friends some cocktails.

Unfortunatly, one of our guests cut herself pretty badly and Penny had her first aid kit which was a Godsend.

My mom spilled some wine on her dress and Penny took care of it with her stain remover in her bag. That made my Mom happy, which made me happy :)

She just seemed like she was prepared for any situation and that made us feel very confident.

All in all, she was a great find for us. My guests loved her and one couple actually hired her for their 2008 wedding which was nice to hear.
We originally hired Penny as a DOC but she did much more than that for us. She was more of a friend who cared about our Read more...
We originally hired Penny as a DOC but she did much more than that for us. She was more of a friend who cared about our wedding rather than a person we hired and that is what impressed us the most.

First of all, she was very organized and sent us monthly to do lists so we wouldnt forget anything and helped us with any questions or concerns we had. On the big day, she was a real super woman taking care of us, our guests, the vendors and making sure the flow of the wedding went smoothly.

She set up the ceremony and reception area just as we envisioned it and had asked her to do and it was really beautiful. I liked that she listened to what I wanted and did it.

I noticed her continuosly checking on my guests asking how they were doing and if there was anything they needed. She even jumped in and got some of our friends some cocktails.

Unfortunatly, one of our guests cut herself pretty badly and Penny had her first aid kit which was a Godsend.

My mom spilled some wine on her dress and Penny took care of it with her stain remover in her bag. That made my Mom happy, which made me happy :)

She just seemed like she was prepared for any situation and that made us feel very confident.

All in all, she was a great find for us. My guests loved her and one couple actually hired her for their 2008 wedding which was nice to hear. Read less
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