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Shawn Schindler Events

Raleigh , NC
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LOCATION

916 Elbridge Drive
Raleigh, NC US 27603 (map)

PHONE

919-417-0460

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ABOUT US

Shawn Schindler Events is a nationally recognized event design and production company, committed to the needs of each individual client. Our professional staff takes care of every... Read more
Shawn Schindler Events is a nationally recognized event design and production company, committed to the needs of each individual client. Our professional staff takes care of every detail, allowing you to focus on the true meaning of a wedding...the beginning of a couple's new life together and bringing friends and family together to celebrate the love you share.

By offering superior personal service and building relationships with our clients, we make your vision a reality, creating a wonderful experience for you and your guest, full of special memories.

Our combined creativity and experience will insure that your event is impeccably planned. From simple elegance to spectacular, by partnering with the states’ premier caterers, florists, and photographers we will help you achieve an event that is truly unforgettable. Shawn Schindler Events will incorporate the same level of expertise and professionalism in planning corporate events, birthday and anniversary celebrations, rehearsal dinners, Bar Mitzvahs, etc...

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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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annie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Amanda from Your Special Day/Shawn Schindler Events was a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding planning process.
I had a lot of questions about logistics and vendors and Amanda was always quick to answer any questions and assuage any concerns.
I was able to fully enjoy myself the day of the wedding knowing that everything would go according to our well-laid plans.
If you're on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, I'd say "do it!". It was completely worth it and I'd wholeheartedly recommend Shawn Schindler Events.
Amanda from Your Special Day/Shawn Schindler Events was a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding planning Read more...
Amanda from Your Special Day/Shawn Schindler Events was a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding planning process.
I had a lot of questions about logistics and vendors and Amanda was always quick to answer any questions and assuage any concerns.
I was able to fully enjoy myself the day of the wedding knowing that everything would go according to our well-laid plans.
If you're on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, I'd say "do it!". It was completely worth it and I'd wholeheartedly recommend Shawn Schindler Events. Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Shawn Schindler is the best coordinator in the business. She made sure that every detail of my wedding day went smoothly. Her advice & support through out the wedding planning process ensured that I did not have to worry about a thing on or before my special day. Her number one priority is making sure the bride is happy and free to fully enjoy her wedding day and Shawn never fails to accomplish this task.
Shawn Schindler is the best coordinator in the business. She made sure that every detail of my wedding day went smoothly. Read more...
Shawn Schindler is the best coordinator in the business. She made sure that every detail of my wedding day went smoothly. Her advice & support through out the wedding planning process ensured that I did not have to worry about a thing on or before my special day. Her number one priority is making sure the bride is happy and free to fully enjoy her wedding day and Shawn never fails to accomplish this task. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Amanda and Alex were an absolutely amazing team for our wedding on Saturday June 14, 2014 at Duke Gardens. Not only did they provide excellent day of service, Amanda's pre planning and advice leading up to the big deal was more than exceptional. At our rehearsal, Amanda and Alex took charge, explained how everyone should line up for the wedding and made sure that everyone understood their roles. On the day of, the dynamic duo arrived at Duke Gardens early to ensure all vendors and set up were going smoothly. They maintained the (large) wedding party and family in a kind and "stern" way to make sure everyone was where they needed to be and on time. The flow of the actualy reception was flawless. Everything went according to plan (I think), and if something went wrong, I have no idea because they just made everything happen! I also received positive reviews from guests that attended the wedding that Amanda and Alex were great and telling the guests when to head inside for important moments like the dances and toasts, as well as when their tables were released for the buffet. They felt that the large wedding was "corralled" in a politie but firm way, an art that some wedding planners do not have. I highly suggest Amanda and Alex to anyone who is in need of a wedding planner. They will NOT disappoint!
Amanda and Alex were an absolutely amazing team for our wedding on Saturday June 14, 2014 at Duke Gardens. Not only did Read more...
Amanda and Alex were an absolutely amazing team for our wedding on Saturday June 14, 2014 at Duke Gardens. Not only did they provide excellent day of service, Amanda's pre planning and advice leading up to the big deal was more than exceptional. At our rehearsal, Amanda and Alex took charge, explained how everyone should line up for the wedding and made sure that everyone understood their roles. On the day of, the dynamic duo arrived at Duke Gardens early to ensure all vendors and set up were going smoothly. They maintained the (large) wedding party and family in a kind and "stern" way to make sure everyone was where they needed to be and on time. The flow of the actualy reception was flawless. Everything went according to plan (I think), and if something went wrong, I have no idea because they just made everything happen! I also received positive reviews from guests that attended the wedding that Amanda and Alex were great and telling the guests when to head inside for important moments like the dances and toasts, as well as when their tables were released for the buffet. They felt that the large wedding was "corralled" in a politie but firm way, an art that some wedding planners do not have. I highly suggest Amanda and Alex to anyone who is in need of a wedding planner. They will NOT disappoint! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Shawn and the rest of the team at Your Special Day were fabulous! The wedding day was perfect! Shawn kept everything in order and made sure that we didn't worry about anything on the wedding day. It was such a blessing to have her coordination skills. I'm sure I would have been a mess on the wedding day without her behind the scenes handiwork.

Shawn also provided numerous vendor recommendations that were amazing. Getting really good vendor recommendations REALLY helps a lot in the whole wedding planning process. We knew absolutely nothing about who to pick so we were just going off of whatever we could find on the internet. I am confident that our wedding day wouldn't have been the same without her wonderful references. We found that some "wedding" vendors aren't very pleasant to work with, but everyone Shawn recommended exceeded all expectations.

As I look back on the craziness of planning a wedding, I think hiring Your Special Day was one of the best decisions we made!
Shawn and the rest of the team at Your Special Day were fabulous! The wedding day was perfect! Shawn kept everything in Read more...
Shawn and the rest of the team at Your Special Day were fabulous! The wedding day was perfect! Shawn kept everything in order and made sure that we didn't worry about anything on the wedding day. It was such a blessing to have her coordination skills. I'm sure I would have been a mess on the wedding day without her behind the scenes handiwork.

Shawn also provided numerous vendor recommendations that were amazing. Getting really good vendor recommendations REALLY helps a lot in the whole wedding planning process. We knew absolutely nothing about who to pick so we were just going off of whatever we could find on the internet. I am confident that our wedding day wouldn't have been the same without her wonderful references. We found that some "wedding" vendors aren't very pleasant to work with, but everyone Shawn recommended exceeded all expectations.

As I look back on the craziness of planning a wedding, I think hiring Your Special Day was one of the best decisions we made! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Shawn for about a year when planning our wedding. We found her to be professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with. She made my life a million times easier and helped me in so many ways during my planning and on the wedding day. She ran the rehearsal and made sure that everyone knew exactly what they were supposed to do. We couldn't have done it without her. Thanks for making our wedding day perfect!!! Most highly recommend!!!
We worked with Shawn for about a year when planning our wedding. We found her to be professional, responsive and a Read more...
We worked with Shawn for about a year when planning our wedding. We found her to be professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with. She made my life a million times easier and helped me in so many ways during my planning and on the wedding day. She ran the rehearsal and made sure that everyone knew exactly what they were supposed to do. We couldn't have done it without her. Thanks for making our wedding day perfect!!! Most highly recommend!!! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
They provided amazing services for my wedding! Everyone was very nice and enthusiastic about the wedding planning process. I loved their energy and how smooth the wedding flowed! Everything about my wedding was perfect and I owe it all to them and their hard work to make it happen!
They provided amazing services for my wedding! Everyone was very nice and enthusiastic about the wedding planning process. Read more...
They provided amazing services for my wedding! Everyone was very nice and enthusiastic about the wedding planning process. I loved their energy and how smooth the wedding flowed! Everything about my wedding was perfect and I owe it all to them and their hard work to make it happen! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Shawn,
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding truly amazing in every way. Your expertise, responsiveness, attention to detail, and organization made planning a wedding a breeze! You gave us the wedding of our dreams and we will be forever grateful! We love you! ~Jason and Shelly


Shawn,
Greg and I are so appreciative of your your guidance, advice, and support with selecting the best vendors for BOTH our daughters' weddings. We feel so blessed to have had all your hard work put into planning and organizing them. They were both truly fabulous weddings! Thank you so much for everything! ~Greg and Angie
Shawn,
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding truly amazing in every way. Your expertise, responsiveness, Read more...
Shawn,
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding truly amazing in every way. Your expertise, responsiveness, attention to detail, and organization made planning a wedding a breeze! You gave us the wedding of our dreams and we will be forever grateful! We love you! ~Jason and Shelly


Shawn,
Greg and I are so appreciative of your your guidance, advice, and support with selecting the best vendors for BOTH our daughters' weddings. We feel so blessed to have had all your hard work put into planning and organizing them. They were both truly fabulous weddings! Thank you so much for everything! ~Greg and Angie Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
It’s been said that people come into your life for a reason and sometimes they change it for the better. That was surely the case for us when we were fortunate enough to meet Shawn. She is uniquely gifted with the ability to bring a sense of calm and control to any situation. Her sweet smile put us at ease when we first met as she immediately gave us the feeling that we were talking with an old friend. Her outstanding reputation and numerous accolades proceeded our meeting and she exceeded all of our expectations. Her many years of experience have given her extensive knowledge of vendors in the area which proved to be a big time saver for us. We trusted her experience and had complete confidence in her advice. We worked with Shawn for more than a year and we knew our vision for the wedding day would become reality due to her masterful orchestration. During the process she scheduled and attended meetings with us with all vendors. The day of the wedding she managed the transportation services; functionality of the ceremony ; entertainment during cocktail hour; band for the reception; delivery & set up of tables, chairs, linens, food service & florals; facilitated arrangements for requested personal touches during the ceremony & reception; served as liaison with the reception venue; and along with her fabulous team, managed any issues that presented with 400 guests. We were so thankful for many extra and unexpected things she did for us. As the mother of the bride I was able to approach the year of planning and the weekend of the wedding as a time of making many happy memories with my daughter, knowing that Shawn was taking care of all the details. She is the consummate professional who can be trusted to manage any situation in the best possible way. We appreciated her professionalism, competence, experience, initiative, and sound judgment. However, the most remarkable thing about her is the genuine joy she shares with you for this most cherished occasion.
It’s been said that people come into your life for a reason and sometimes they change it for the better. That was surely Read more...
It’s been said that people come into your life for a reason and sometimes they change it for the better. That was surely the case for us when we were fortunate enough to meet Shawn. She is uniquely gifted with the ability to bring a sense of calm and control to any situation. Her sweet smile put us at ease when we first met as she immediately gave us the feeling that we were talking with an old friend. Her outstanding reputation and numerous accolades proceeded our meeting and she exceeded all of our expectations. Her many years of experience have given her extensive knowledge of vendors in the area which proved to be a big time saver for us. We trusted her experience and had complete confidence in her advice. We worked with Shawn for more than a year and we knew our vision for the wedding day would become reality due to her masterful orchestration. During the process she scheduled and attended meetings with us with all vendors. The day of the wedding she managed the transportation services; functionality of the ceremony ; entertainment during cocktail hour; band for the reception; delivery & set up of tables, chairs, linens, food service & florals; facilitated arrangements for requested personal touches during the ceremony & reception; served as liaison with the reception venue; and along with her fabulous team, managed any issues that presented with 400 guests. We were so thankful for many extra and unexpected things she did for us. As the mother of the bride I was able to approach the year of planning and the weekend of the wedding as a time of making many happy memories with my daughter, knowing that Shawn was taking care of all the details. She is the consummate professional who can be trusted to manage any situation in the best possible way. We appreciated her professionalism, competence, experience, initiative, and sound judgment. However, the most remarkable thing about her is the genuine joy she shares with you for this most cherished occasion. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
At first I was not convinced that I needed a wedding planner. I soon found out that I was very wrong about that. I found myself being consumed with details and did not know where to turn or how to proceed. After one too many sleepless nights, I decided to get a wedding day of coordinator. It turned out to be one of the best decisions that I made concerning the wedding. After talking to Shawn, my mind was instantly put at ease. Shawn just had a way of making me feel like everything was going to be OK and that she had everything under control. My peace of mind alone was worth what she cost. I remember sleeping for the first time in days after signing the contract. A wedding is not something that just happens on its own and having someone who knows what to do and when to do it is so much of a help.

My goal for my daughters wedding was that I wanted to enjoy the day and not be distracted with details. Hiring Shawn allowed that very thing to happen. I was able to sit back and relax, knowing that I was not in control and that the most important day in my daughters life was in the hands of a professional. I was able to do what Mothers are supposed to do and that was be there for my daughter and love on her. I honestly don't think I could have handled that day without Shawn.

On the day of the wedding, Shawn helped in so many ways and was there to make everything run smoothly. I did not have to worry about anything. She sewed a button on my dress, had someone run to Wal-Mart at the last minute and purchase a garter as we lost my daughters somehow, cut the rather large cake as I had no idea how to do so, and even helped to clean up at the end of the night. My only regret is that I did not immediately hire Shawn. By the time I made the phone call, I had already chosen and paid for the venue. I know that if I would have talked to Shawn about this important decision that we would have saved money in the long run.

Thanks Shawn for all of your help!
At first I was not convinced that I needed a wedding planner. I soon found out that I was very wrong about that. I found Read more...
At first I was not convinced that I needed a wedding planner. I soon found out that I was very wrong about that. I found myself being consumed with details and did not know where to turn or how to proceed. After one too many sleepless nights, I decided to get a wedding day of coordinator. It turned out to be one of the best decisions that I made concerning the wedding. After talking to Shawn, my mind was instantly put at ease. Shawn just had a way of making me feel like everything was going to be OK and that she had everything under control. My peace of mind alone was worth what she cost. I remember sleeping for the first time in days after signing the contract. A wedding is not something that just happens on its own and having someone who knows what to do and when to do it is so much of a help.

My goal for my daughters wedding was that I wanted to enjoy the day and not be distracted with details. Hiring Shawn allowed that very thing to happen. I was able to sit back and relax, knowing that I was not in control and that the most important day in my daughters life was in the hands of a professional. I was able to do what Mothers are supposed to do and that was be there for my daughter and love on her. I honestly don't think I could have handled that day without Shawn.

On the day of the wedding, Shawn helped in so many ways and was there to make everything run smoothly. I did not have to worry about anything. She sewed a button on my dress, had someone run to Wal-Mart at the last minute and purchase a garter as we lost my daughters somehow, cut the rather large cake as I had no idea how to do so, and even helped to clean up at the end of the night. My only regret is that I did not immediately hire Shawn. By the time I made the phone call, I had already chosen and paid for the venue. I know that if I would have talked to Shawn about this important decision that we would have saved money in the long run.

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K
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily Bauer was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was the perfect assistant. She fixed the mother of the bride's dress after it ripped, removed black marker from a flower girls dress, and kept the bride calm, cool and collected during the entire event. It was the best value of any of the wedding services and we are so incredibly grateful that we had the opportunity to work with her. After meeting her for just a few minutes I felt like she was one of my closest friends and someone that understood and knew exactly what to do and make everything run seamlessly.
Emily Bauer was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was the perfect assistant. She fixed the mother of the bride's Read more...
Emily Bauer was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was the perfect assistant. She fixed the mother of the bride's dress after it ripped, removed black marker from a flower girls dress, and kept the bride calm, cool and collected during the entire event. It was the best value of any of the wedding services and we are so incredibly grateful that we had the opportunity to work with her. After meeting her for just a few minutes I felt like she was one of my closest friends and someone that understood and knew exactly what to do and make everything run seamlessly. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I have known Shawn for over 10 years now, and she is one of the best in this business!

We had some unforeseen circumstances that required us to change our wedding date from August to May, which meant that we went from having about 8 months left to only 4 months to plan almost the entire wedding. Even though she was very busy in May, she worked with us to find a day that worked, and she made everything happen for our event. I'm not a very visual person, so it was hard for me to vocalize how I pictured my wedding day. Shawn helped put everything together in such a beautiful way; I look back on our day and say that I would not have changed one thing about it. She knew exactly what we wanted, even when we really didn't!

The day of the wedding was so seamless and stress-free for me. I know that there were mishaps and things that went awry, but never once was I worried at all about any of it. Shawn and her team made sure that everything was taken care of and that the stress was never deferred on me or anyone in my family or wedding party. We did not have to coordinate vendors, check on food, worry about timing, etc. Shawn directed everyone and had everything under control. That day-of presence alone was worth the price of her services.

If you are looking for a planner for your special day, definitely go with Shawn and Your Special Day! You will not be disappointed.
I have known Shawn for over 10 years now, and she is one of the best in this business!

We had some unforeseen Read more...
I have known Shawn for over 10 years now, and she is one of the best in this business!

We had some unforeseen circumstances that required us to change our wedding date from August to May, which meant that we went from having about 8 months left to only 4 months to plan almost the entire wedding. Even though she was very busy in May, she worked with us to find a day that worked, and she made everything happen for our event. I'm not a very visual person, so it was hard for me to vocalize how I pictured my wedding day. Shawn helped put everything together in such a beautiful way; I look back on our day and say that I would not have changed one thing about it. She knew exactly what we wanted, even when we really didn't!

The day of the wedding was so seamless and stress-free for me. I know that there were mishaps and things that went awry, but never once was I worried at all about any of it. Shawn and her team made sure that everything was taken care of and that the stress was never deferred on me or anyone in my family or wedding party. We did not have to coordinate vendors, check on food, worry about timing, etc. Shawn directed everyone and had everything under control. That day-of presence alone was worth the price of her services.

If you are looking for a planner for your special day, definitely go with Shawn and Your Special Day! You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Glenn & Kaye
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Amanda did a great job and after she entered the picture, we no longer worried about the logistics associated with the reception at Cypress Manor. She was a pleasure to work with and handled all the details to our satisfaction. We didn't have to contact any of the vendors providing services - she did it all! I would recommend her to anyone!

Glenn & Kaye Rains
Father and Mother of the Bride
Amanda did a great job and after she entered the picture, we no longer worried about the logistics associated with the Read more...
Amanda did a great job and after she entered the picture, we no longer worried about the logistics associated with the reception at Cypress Manor. She was a pleasure to work with and handled all the details to our satisfaction. We didn't have to contact any of the vendors providing services - she did it all! I would recommend her to anyone!

Glenn & Kaye Rains
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Shawn, no words can express how wonderful you are. You are a true pro at what you do and Jerry and I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. So many of our guests said "wow, this is the smoothest wedding I've ever been to." Thank you for making things happen and our guests feel so welcomed and comfortable. You made everything come together with ease and we are forever grateful to you for such a fabulous wedding execution.

Thank you!
Shawn, no words can express how wonderful you are. You are a true pro at what you do and Jerry and I couldn't have asked Read more...
Shawn, no words can express how wonderful you are. You are a true pro at what you do and Jerry and I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. So many of our guests said "wow, this is the smoothest wedding I've ever been to." Thank you for making things happen and our guests feel so welcomed and comfortable. You made everything come together with ease and we are forever grateful to you for such a fabulous wedding execution.

Thank you! Read less
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Sherena
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Shawn Schindler, lead consultant for Your Special Day Weddings & Special Events executed a perfect fairy tale wedding on March 2, 2013. She is a true professional and any question I threw her way she was able to answer with a smile. Shawn and her assistant valued my personal wedding items & decor like it was their own and that was a big deal for my family and I. While we were enjoying the wedding she was making sure all of my personal belongings were packed up & put away. When it was time to leave everything was in place & not a single item was missing. Shawn has also built relationships with many other outstanding vendors. This will ensure you a flawless event.
Shawn Schindler, lead consultant for Your Special Day Weddings & Special Events executed a perfect fairy tale wedding on Read more...
Shawn Schindler, lead consultant for Your Special Day Weddings & Special Events executed a perfect fairy tale wedding on March 2, 2013. She is a true professional and any question I threw her way she was able to answer with a smile. Shawn and her assistant valued my personal wedding items & decor like it was their own and that was a big deal for my family and I. While we were enjoying the wedding she was making sure all of my personal belongings were packed up & put away. When it was time to leave everything was in place & not a single item was missing. Shawn has also built relationships with many other outstanding vendors. This will ensure you a flawless event. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Having a wedding planner was one of the best decisions I made after saying " I Do"! Shawn and her team were so professional and organized. I specifically remember our first meeting where Shawn wanted to know about our story, how we met and what we enjoyed. She was interested in us as a couple. I loved how she took my vision and gave me incredible ideas to truly make our day special!
We chose Shawn because of her personality, professionalism, and her desire to capitalize on the details. She had wonderful relationships with other venders and was honest with us along the way.

The wedding day was all we dreamed it would be and more. I was not at all stressed the day of the wedding because I trusted in the team! Shawn was calm and able to make things happen. She was there to fix the dress and fix my hair when it started coming down on the dance floor:)! It was such a joy working with a talented woman and team!
Having a wedding planner was one of the best decisions I made after saying " I Do"! Shawn and her team were so Read more...
Having a wedding planner was one of the best decisions I made after saying " I Do"! Shawn and her team were so professional and organized. I specifically remember our first meeting where Shawn wanted to know about our story, how we met and what we enjoyed. She was interested in us as a couple. I loved how she took my vision and gave me incredible ideas to truly make our day special!
We chose Shawn because of her personality, professionalism, and her desire to capitalize on the details. She had wonderful relationships with other venders and was honest with us along the way.

The wedding day was all we dreamed it would be and more. I was not at all stressed the day of the wedding because I trusted in the team! Shawn was calm and able to make things happen. She was there to fix the dress and fix my hair when it started coming down on the dance floor:)! It was such a joy working with a talented woman and team! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
In a word, Shawn was fabulous! I am a retired Army officer, I know how to plan and execute large operations. However, that being said I have never planned a wedding for my only daughter! Quite honestly, I did not expect the range on emotions during this process. It became apparent to me in January (the wedding was in June) that I needed some help planning the finer details. I did a Google search and fortunately for me I found Shawn. It was one review in particular that stuck me, basically a mom wrote that she enjoyed her daughter's wedding day because Shawn took care of everything. When we met Shawn the bridesmaid's gowns had not been ordered. Shawn looked at my daughter and said, "This concerns me, you must get them ordered immediately!" The dresses were ordered the next day! We went over the list of vendors that we had already selected and Shawn gave a thumbs up on each one, again we were lucky to have made some good selections. Shawn gave me a list of vendors for those items we hadn't selected, it was very helpful. The florist, Expressions of Love was great! Shawn met us to select the linens for the reception. We had made some selections before she arrived. She said, "Those look nice do you mind if I pull a couple other items?" She came back with some tablecloths I would never have selected, again the right choice. As we left my daughter said, "Mom, what would it have looked like if Shawn hadn't helped us?" I told her it would have looked fine, now it would look stunning! I anticipated that there might be an issue with my daughter's hair, so I arranged with Shawn the day before the wedding for a hair dresser to be at the house. When she came home from getting her hair done, she was in tears. A call to Shawn and the hair dresser arrived earlier at the house! When my daughter left the house her hair looked great! My husband and I arrived at the reception site The Cotton Room about 45 minutes prior to the start of the reception. When we walked in Shawn came up to us and walked us all around. I know it was a busy time for her, but she took the time. It was so nice to walk around and see all of the little touches, honestly one of the best memories of the day.
I know this is a bit long, but you need to understand what a truly wonderful job Shawn did. The day of the wedding I did not worry about a thing, because I knew Shawn would deal with any and all issues that came along. Shawn in a true professional! If you are looking for a wedding or event planner, look no further, call Shawn, you will not be disappointed. My brother-in-law said, "I've been to 45 weddings, this was the best one ever!" It was because of Shawn that my daughter's wedding is such a wonderful memory!!!
In a word, Shawn was fabulous! I am a retired Army officer, I know how to plan and execute large operations. However, that Read more...
In a word, Shawn was fabulous! I am a retired Army officer, I know how to plan and execute large operations. However, that being said I have never planned a wedding for my only daughter! Quite honestly, I did not expect the range on emotions during this process. It became apparent to me in January (the wedding was in June) that I needed some help planning the finer details. I did a Google search and fortunately for me I found Shawn. It was one review in particular that stuck me, basically a mom wrote that she enjoyed her daughter's wedding day because Shawn took care of everything. When we met Shawn the bridesmaid's gowns had not been ordered. Shawn looked at my daughter and said, "This concerns me, you must get them ordered immediately!" The dresses were ordered the next day! We went over the list of vendors that we had already selected and Shawn gave a thumbs up on each one, again we were lucky to have made some good selections. Shawn gave me a list of vendors for those items we hadn't selected, it was very helpful. The florist, Expressions of Love was great! Shawn met us to select the linens for the reception. We had made some selections before she arrived. She said, "Those look nice do you mind if I pull a couple other items?" She came back with some tablecloths I would never have selected, again the right choice. As we left my daughter said, "Mom, what would it have looked like if Shawn hadn't helped us?" I told her it would have looked fine, now it would look stunning! I anticipated that there might be an issue with my daughter's hair, so I arranged with Shawn the day before the wedding for a hair dresser to be at the house. When she came home from getting her hair done, she was in tears. A call to Shawn and the hair dresser arrived earlier at the house! When my daughter left the house her hair looked great! My husband and I arrived at the reception site The Cotton Room about 45 minutes prior to the start of the reception. When we walked in Shawn came up to us and walked us all around. I know it was a busy time for her, but she took the time. It was so nice to walk around and see all of the little touches, honestly one of the best memories of the day.
I know this is a bit long, but you need to understand what a truly wonderful job Shawn did. The day of the wedding I did not worry about a thing, because I knew Shawn would deal with any and all issues that came along. Shawn in a true professional! If you are looking for a wedding or event planner, look no further, call Shawn, you will not be disappointed. My brother-in-law said, "I've been to 45 weddings, this was the best one ever!" It was because of Shawn that my daughter's wedding is such a wonderful memory!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Shawn and her team are excellent. As mother of the bride, I wanted to enjoy the whole wedding process and not be stressed out. Shawn guided us through everything. My daughter's wedding was beautiful and so much fun. We had so many people tell us it was the best wedding they had ever attended! I'm so thankful for Shawn because I got to celebrate with everyone and didn't have to worry because she made sure everything ran smoothly. Worth every penny!
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Shawn and her team are excellent. As mother of the bride, I wanted to enjoy the whole wedding process and not be stressed out. Shawn guided us through everything. My daughter's wedding was beautiful and so much fun. We had so many people tell us it was the best wedding they had ever attended! I'm so thankful for Shawn because I got to celebrate with everyone and didn't have to worry because she made sure everything ran smoothly. Worth every penny! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Shawn and her team were fabulous! I am so glad that we had her to keep track. My wedding day and the months leading up to it were stress-free and very few Brides can say that. Her attention to detail and experience are priceless and helped to create a beautiful, unique and personal wedding that both my husband and I will never forget. My wedding was an absolute blast and I've had so many people comment on how great of a time they had at the wedding. Without Shawn there is no question my wedding would be entirely different, she steered me in the direction of other vendors (caterer, photographer, cakes, etc.) who suited our style perfectly and provided wonderful service. She offered advice on where you can save and where not to skimp. To any future bride you hire Shawn and her team so you don't have to remember the details and can get lost in the moment. Just as you hire a photographer so you can remember those details that you lost in the moment.
Shawn and her team were fabulous! I am so glad that we had her to keep track. My wedding day and the months leading up to Read more...
Shawn and her team were fabulous! I am so glad that we had her to keep track. My wedding day and the months leading up to it were stress-free and very few Brides can say that. Her attention to detail and experience are priceless and helped to create a beautiful, unique and personal wedding that both my husband and I will never forget. My wedding was an absolute blast and I've had so many people comment on how great of a time they had at the wedding. Without Shawn there is no question my wedding would be entirely different, she steered me in the direction of other vendors (caterer, photographer, cakes, etc.) who suited our style perfectly and provided wonderful service. She offered advice on where you can save and where not to skimp. To any future bride you hire Shawn and her team so you don't have to remember the details and can get lost in the moment. Just as you hire a photographer so you can remember those details that you lost in the moment. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/12/2012
5.0/5.0
My name is Anna and I recently married my best friend on June 12, 2012. I thought it would be overwhelming to plan a wedding in North Carolina, since my fiance and I lived in Southwest Florida. I searched online for local wedding planners in Emerald Isle, where we were planning the event, but the planner I read wonderful reviews on wouldn't even return my phone calls! Shawn's website, Your Special Day, kept coming up in my search engine, so I decided to send an email request for more information. Was I surprised when I not only received a response, but Shawn Schindler herself personally called me to discuss details and budgeting! Shawn was able to design a wedding in my budget (which I never thought would be possible), that was much more than I could have imagined on my own! On top of that, she took time out of her busy schedule to travel from Raleigh to Emerald Isle (approx 3 hr trip) over Easter weekend to meet with my mother and I and in-laws to personally get an overview of the wedding site and all plans thus far! Shawn arrived to our wedding weekend with her assistant Leigh Ann (sorry for any spelling errors), and together they organized the mischevious groomsmen, kept a pregnant bridesmaid and ailing guests comfortable, AND dealt with a very stressed-out bride! I almost wish I could do the whole thing over again, that's how wonderful it was! If any of you have any questions or concerns about Shawn Schindler or her services, just ask any of the brides who used her. I'm sure they will tell you the same thing I am - Your Special Day was the best wedding decision I made (apart from choosing an amazing husband of course;))!
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My name is Anna and I recently married my best friend on June 12, 2012. I thought it would be overwhelming to plan a wedding in North Carolina, since my fiance and I lived in Southwest Florida. I searched online for local wedding planners in Emerald Isle, where we were planning the event, but the planner I read wonderful reviews on wouldn't even return my phone calls! Shawn's website, Your Special Day, kept coming up in my search engine, so I decided to send an email request for more information. Was I surprised when I not only received a response, but Shawn Schindler herself personally called me to discuss details and budgeting! Shawn was able to design a wedding in my budget (which I never thought would be possible), that was much more than I could have imagined on my own! On top of that, she took time out of her busy schedule to travel from Raleigh to Emerald Isle (approx 3 hr trip) over Easter weekend to meet with my mother and I and in-laws to personally get an overview of the wedding site and all plans thus far! Shawn arrived to our wedding weekend with her assistant Leigh Ann (sorry for any spelling errors), and together they organized the mischevious groomsmen, kept a pregnant bridesmaid and ailing guests comfortable, AND dealt with a very stressed-out bride! I almost wish I could do the whole thing over again, that's how wonderful it was! If any of you have any questions or concerns about Shawn Schindler or her services, just ask any of the brides who used her. I'm sure they will tell you the same thing I am - Your Special Day was the best wedding decision I made (apart from choosing an amazing husband of course;))! Read less
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Dtannen470
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
A wedding what stress. Mom of the bride in New York, bride and groom in North Carolina. I was beginning to think that non of us would enjoy the day. Then I made a decision, and it was one of the best decisions I had made. I hired YSD for the day of. What a relief, Emily and Dawn did an incredible job of making sure that everything was on track and most of all that the bride was happy.
I wouldn' hesitate to recommend YSD for anyone's event.
Thanks girls you did an incredible job.
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A wedding what stress. Mom of the bride in New York, bride and groom in North Carolina. I was beginning to think that non of us would enjoy the day. Then I made a decision, and it was one of the best decisions I had made. I hired YSD for the day of. What a relief, Emily and Dawn did an incredible job of making sure that everything was on track and most of all that the bride was happy.
I wouldn' hesitate to recommend YSD for anyone's event.
Thanks girls you did an incredible job. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
All I need to say is - yes, Emily at YSD is incredible. In a high pressure scenario like a wedding you want someone who is nice yet effective - Emily and Amanda were both of those things. If you are looking to get a wedding planner and are on the fence about it, don't be. I highly recommend haveing one, at least for the month of the wedding. I don't how my wedding would have gone as smoothly and be as enjoyable for myself and my husband if we had had to worry about all the things the planners dealt with. Get a wedding planner! Get the ladies at Your Special Day in Raleigh!
All I need to say is - yes, Emily at YSD is incredible. In a high pressure scenario like a wedding you want someone who is Read more...
All I need to say is - yes, Emily at YSD is incredible. In a high pressure scenario like a wedding you want someone who is nice yet effective - Emily and Amanda were both of those things. If you are looking to get a wedding planner and are on the fence about it, don't be. I highly recommend haveing one, at least for the month of the wedding. I don't how my wedding would have gone as smoothly and be as enjoyable for myself and my husband if we had had to worry about all the things the planners dealt with. Get a wedding planner! Get the ladies at Your Special Day in Raleigh! Read less
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Audra
Wedding:
4/22/2006
5.0/5.0
Working with Shawn was the best decision we made about our wedding and she made all the other decisions a breeze as well! Shawn and her team were a joy to work with and even with an indecisive bride like I was pulled it all together and made our wedding the perfect day and everything we dreamed it would be. We still look back at that day and how smoothly everything went off and remember that it was the most fun wedding that we could have had or have been to since! I would highly recommend Shawn and her company to any bride looking to get married and would say without a doubt that having a wedding planner is the way to go! Thank you so much Shawn!
Working with Shawn was the best decision we made about our wedding and she made all the other decisions a breeze as well! Read more...
Working with Shawn was the best decision we made about our wedding and she made all the other decisions a breeze as well! Shawn and her team were a joy to work with and even with an indecisive bride like I was pulled it all together and made our wedding the perfect day and everything we dreamed it would be. We still look back at that day and how smoothly everything went off and remember that it was the most fun wedding that we could have had or have been to since! I would highly recommend Shawn and her company to any bride looking to get married and would say without a doubt that having a wedding planner is the way to go! Thank you so much Shawn! Read less
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happyMOB
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
I am the mother of the bride. My daughter and her now husband were engaged in April and decided that August was the best time for them to get married. That basically gave us 4 months to plan an out of town wedding !!!

To say I was panicked was putting it mildly ! My daughter and I were beginning to do some preliminary planning ( she living in Raleigh and I in South Carolina). We went into a bridal store in Raleigh to look at dresses and I asked about wedding planners. I was given Shawn's card and told that she was the best ! My daughter was not too keen on having any outside help because she had a vision for her day and didn't want someone else to plan it !!

After two days of wedding planning, on the third day, I called Shawn at 8:30 am. After apologizing profusely for calling so early, I told her my situation and that I needed help with a capital H ! I felt an immediate bond with her and though she was leaving to go out of town that morning, she took the time to go through the process with me and calmed me down and assured me that the task at hand was not the impossible thing I thought it was !!
I hired Shawn for day of co-ordination, but along with that came all the phone calls we needed to get advice and direction. She gave us vendor recommendations and feedback.
My daughter had the most beautiful wedding ever....it screamed her personality and wonderful taste. She and her groom made all the big decisions for their wedding day and reception. Shawn guided me through all the other details.......for which I am forever grateful.

Two weeks before the wedding my daughter and I and Shawn and our caterer sat down together to finalize all the details. After the meeting my daughter told me how grateful she was that we had Shawn to help us. Shawn was the glue that held everything together for us. Although my daughters plan was gorgeous, Shawn was able to suggest the finishing touches that completed the plan !
The week of the wedding Shawn took over all the vendors and any coordination that was left to take of. We were able to relax and spend that time together as a family.
The wedding day went so smoothly with Shawn and Michelle's calm and professional manner. My husband and I were able to relax and leave everything to them. It was truly a blessing for all of us to have the day and evening in their capable hands. We were able to be with our famliy and friends and enjoy the moment.
Calling her that morning was one of the smartest moments of my life !!
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I am the mother of the bride. My daughter and her now husband were engaged in April and decided that August was the best time for them to get married. That basically gave us 4 months to plan an out of town wedding !!!

To say I was panicked was putting it mildly ! My daughter and I were beginning to do some preliminary planning ( she living in Raleigh and I in South Carolina). We went into a bridal store in Raleigh to look at dresses and I asked about wedding planners. I was given Shawn's card and told that she was the best ! My daughter was not too keen on having any outside help because she had a vision for her day and didn't want someone else to plan it !!

After two days of wedding planning, on the third day, I called Shawn at 8:30 am. After apologizing profusely for calling so early, I told her my situation and that I needed help with a capital H ! I felt an immediate bond with her and though she was leaving to go out of town that morning, she took the time to go through the process with me and calmed me down and assured me that the task at hand was not the impossible thing I thought it was !!
I hired Shawn for day of co-ordination, but along with that came all the phone calls we needed to get advice and direction. She gave us vendor recommendations and feedback.
My daughter had the most beautiful wedding ever....it screamed her personality and wonderful taste. She and her groom made all the big decisions for their wedding day and reception. Shawn guided me through all the other details.......for which I am forever grateful.

Two weeks before the wedding my daughter and I and Shawn and our caterer sat down together to finalize all the details. After the meeting my daughter told me how grateful she was that we had Shawn to help us. Shawn was the glue that held everything together for us. Although my daughters plan was gorgeous, Shawn was able to suggest the finishing touches that completed the plan !
The week of the wedding Shawn took over all the vendors and any coordination that was left to take of. We were able to relax and spend that time together as a family.
The wedding day went so smoothly with Shawn and Michelle's calm and professional manner. My husband and I were able to relax and leave everything to them. It was truly a blessing for all of us to have the day and evening in their capable hands. We were able to be with our famliy and friends and enjoy the moment.
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kidz
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We talked with several planners before meeting with Shawn. We knew almost immediately she was the planner for us. She is friendly and professional. She makes you feel like you are the only person in the world and caters to your every need.
We had a guest list of over 300. Her staff handled all the rsvps and made our day the most memorable day ever.
Words can't express how much we appreciate everything that Shawn and her staff did for us. They are the BEST!
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We talked with several planners before meeting with Shawn. We knew almost immediately she was the planner for us. She is friendly and professional. She makes you feel like you are the only person in the world and caters to your every need.
We had a guest list of over 300. Her staff handled all the rsvps and made our day the most memorable day ever.
Words can't express how much we appreciate everything that Shawn and her staff did for us. They are the BEST! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Having never been involved with planning a wedding we had no idea where to even begin with the process when I got engaged. With both my mother and myself having very demanding full-time jobs, we knew we could not plan a large wedding on our own. When we met Shawn, we knew she would be the perfect person to help us and we couldn't have been more correct! With Shawn's help, everyday leading up to my wedding was stress-free and my wedding day was no different. Every detail of the ceremony and reception was orchestrated perfectly. No matter what services you budget for, your money will be well spent with any help you receive from Shawn and her team!
Having never been involved with planning a wedding we had no idea where to even begin with the process when I got engaged. Read more...
Having never been involved with planning a wedding we had no idea where to even begin with the process when I got engaged. With both my mother and myself having very demanding full-time jobs, we knew we could not plan a large wedding on our own. When we met Shawn, we knew she would be the perfect person to help us and we couldn't have been more correct! With Shawn's help, everyday leading up to my wedding was stress-free and my wedding day was no different. Every detail of the ceremony and reception was orchestrated perfectly. No matter what services you budget for, your money will be well spent with any help you receive from Shawn and her team! Read less
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Joie
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Shawn and the rest of Your Special Day.
They were so nice and receptive and are able to tackle anything!
I had a somewhat complicated wedding (the dinner was before the ceremony-meaning that the reception hall had to be flipped completely over in a 20 minute time span for 250 people!!!) and she pulled it off BEAUTIFULLY.

My whole family, my husband's whole family are still amazed at how well she handled everything.


I highly HIGHLY recommend!
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Shawn and the rest of Your Special Day.
They were so nice and receptive and Read more...
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Shawn and the rest of Your Special Day.
They were so nice and receptive and are able to tackle anything!
I had a somewhat complicated wedding (the dinner was before the ceremony-meaning that the reception hall had to be flipped completely over in a 20 minute time span for 250 people!!!) and she pulled it off BEAUTIFULLY.

My whole family, my husband's whole family are still amazed at how well she handled everything.


I highly HIGHLY recommend! Read less
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apegram
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Emily was amazing. We had the wedding in our backyard. Emily worked out all the logistics of having a ceremony and with in less than an hour reception set up for 170 people in the same spot. She kept everyone doing what they were suppose to in order for things to run smoothly. We wanted sparklers at the departure but had so many people leaving early that she set up in a 5 minute window a fake departure in order to get the pictures we wanted. Her helper Leigh Ann was amazing jumping in to change my daughters diaper so my dress would not get messed up. They truly did everything and more to give me the wedding of my dreams. Thank you Emily and Your Special Day.
Emily was amazing. We had the wedding in our backyard. Emily worked out all the logistics of having a ceremony and with in Read more...
Emily was amazing. We had the wedding in our backyard. Emily worked out all the logistics of having a ceremony and with in less than an hour reception set up for 170 people in the same spot. She kept everyone doing what they were suppose to in order for things to run smoothly. We wanted sparklers at the departure but had so many people leaving early that she set up in a 5 minute window a fake departure in order to get the pictures we wanted. Her helper Leigh Ann was amazing jumping in to change my daughters diaper so my dress would not get messed up. They truly did everything and more to give me the wedding of my dreams. Thank you Emily and Your Special Day. Read less
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Lan
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I would like to recommend Your Special Day's service to my friends who gonna married! Shawn and her team are very professional and considerate. I am working with Emily in most time. She is very helpful to organize the whole thing and always keeps all vendors on the same page. On my wedding day, I brought a lot of luggage and had so many things to set up. Emily and Angela kept everything under control and the wedding was jsut moving forward at a good pace. Thank you for making my day perfect!
I would like to recommend Your Special Day's service to my friends who gonna married! Shawn and her team are very Read more...
I would like to recommend Your Special Day's service to my friends who gonna married! Shawn and her team are very professional and considerate. I am working with Emily in most time. She is very helpful to organize the whole thing and always keeps all vendors on the same page. On my wedding day, I brought a lot of luggage and had so many things to set up. Emily and Angela kept everything under control and the wedding was jsut moving forward at a good pace. Thank you for making my day perfect! Read less
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Gail
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
This was my second daughters wedding. I did not have a wedding planner for my first daughter and I can truly say hiring this company was the best choice I ever made. Shawn was wonderful to work with. She was always there for me when I needed anything. I was able to enjoy this wedding in a way that was not possibe for me at my first daugters wedding. Shawn was very personable and I felt like I had been knowing her for years. At the same time she was as professional as they come. Since my daughter lived in Washington DC, Shawn delt with me most of the time but never forgot that this was Shannon's wedding and not mine. She maintained contact with the bride and groom at all times and was sure to facilitate their vision as well as mine. That is not easy to times when haveing to work with our scenario. She helped me to find venders that could also make our vision a reality. By profession,I am an interior designer so I know all about taking a vision to reality. It is not always the easiest thing to do, but Shawn never missed a beat. When it was time to turn all the details over to Shawn, she made it very easy for me. I am not use to giving up control of situations but I had the upmost confidence in Shawn. I did not worry about a thing from that point on. A couple of times I tried to interfere at the reception and Shawn helped me to go back to having a good time and let her take care of the details.
Since the wedding I have had many phone calls, letters and cards from people saying that Goldsboro has never seen a wedding or reception like ours and impressed they were with all the details and how easily they seemed to flow. Believe me its not easy to put to cultures together and make it look like they go together. Shawn was instramental in that indeavor. Since my husband and his family is from India it was imperative to brings aspects from his culture into the wedding and reception. I gave Shawn all the details that she would be working with from the decorations to Indians who are all great photographers and she made it work. Never once did I get frazzeled and for me that is a great accomplishment and I owe it all to God and Shawn. What a great time I and many others had and I would recommend Your Special Day Weddings to anyone!!
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This was my second daughters wedding. I did not have a wedding planner for my first daughter and I can truly say hiring this company was the best choice I ever made. Shawn was wonderful to work with. She was always there for me when I needed anything. I was able to enjoy this wedding in a way that was not possibe for me at my first daugters wedding. Shawn was very personable and I felt like I had been knowing her for years. At the same time she was as professional as they come. Since my daughter lived in Washington DC, Shawn delt with me most of the time but never forgot that this was Shannon's wedding and not mine. She maintained contact with the bride and groom at all times and was sure to facilitate their vision as well as mine. That is not easy to times when haveing to work with our scenario. She helped me to find venders that could also make our vision a reality. By profession,I am an interior designer so I know all about taking a vision to reality. It is not always the easiest thing to do, but Shawn never missed a beat. When it was time to turn all the details over to Shawn, she made it very easy for me. I am not use to giving up control of situations but I had the upmost confidence in Shawn. I did not worry about a thing from that point on. A couple of times I tried to interfere at the reception and Shawn helped me to go back to having a good time and let her take care of the details.
Since the wedding I have had many phone calls, letters and cards from people saying that Goldsboro has never seen a wedding or reception like ours and impressed they were with all the details and how easily they seemed to flow. Believe me its not easy to put to cultures together and make it look like they go together. Shawn was instramental in that indeavor. Since my husband and his family is from India it was imperative to brings aspects from his culture into the wedding and reception. I gave Shawn all the details that she would be working with from the decorations to Indians who are all great photographers and she made it work. Never once did I get frazzeled and for me that is a great accomplishment and I owe it all to God and Shawn. What a great time I and many others had and I would recommend Your Special Day Weddings to anyone!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
There aren't enough words to describe how invaluable Shawn and Your Special Day were to us during the planning of our wedding. At the time I lived in New York, my fiancé lived in Ohio, and we were planning a wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina! Just the thought of planning this day was very overwhelming. As we began the interview process to find a wedding planner we found Shawn's website and decided to give her a call. From the first phone call, my husband and I really connected with Shawn! I shared my theme and ideas with her and she immediately went into "plan mode!" She was able to understand my vision and make our dream wedding a reality!

Whenever we needed to fly down for some "power planning," Shawn made sure everything was organized and that all of our questions were answered! She introduced us to great vendors that were able to work around our hectic schedules! She stayed on top of everything...allowing us to focus on other important things!

The day of our wedding was an absolute dream! When we walked into our reception room...we were speechless! Everything was perfect down to the tiniest detail! We started on time and everything ran incredibly smoothly! My parents were able to enjoy the day with me instead of running around. Having my family near made the day that much more enjoyable! My mom tells all of her friends "I didn't have to do anything, except be there for my daughter!" Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding! We know that it would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Shawn and her team!

Thank You Shawn and we can't wait to work with you again when we renew our vows...in 10 years (smile)!
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There aren't enough words to describe how invaluable Shawn and Your Special Day were to us during the planning of our wedding. At the time I lived in New York, my fiancé lived in Ohio, and we were planning a wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina! Just the thought of planning this day was very overwhelming. As we began the interview process to find a wedding planner we found Shawn's website and decided to give her a call. From the first phone call, my husband and I really connected with Shawn! I shared my theme and ideas with her and she immediately went into "plan mode!" She was able to understand my vision and make our dream wedding a reality!

Whenever we needed to fly down for some "power planning," Shawn made sure everything was organized and that all of our questions were answered! She introduced us to great vendors that were able to work around our hectic schedules! She stayed on top of everything...allowing us to focus on other important things!

The day of our wedding was an absolute dream! When we walked into our reception room...we were speechless! Everything was perfect down to the tiniest detail! We started on time and everything ran incredibly smoothly! My parents were able to enjoy the day with me instead of running around. Having my family near made the day that much more enjoyable! My mom tells all of her friends "I didn't have to do anything, except be there for my daughter!" Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding! We know that it would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Shawn and her team!

Thank You Shawn and we can't wait to work with you again when we renew our vows...in 10 years (smile)! Read less
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expatheel
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't know how we can put into words what a blessing it was to have Your Special Day and Shawn help us plan our wedding! We are a military family stationed in Europe and were a bit worried at the thought of planning a wedding in NC from Europe! Shawn was amazing - she is truly a professional and an expert at what she does. She thinks of things that we would have never thought about and reminded us to do things that the blogs/websites will not tell you to do.

She was ALWAYS available and easy to reach - even from Europe! She responded to our emails and kept us in the loop through the entire process - her goal was always to make our vision a reality and she truly succeeded. We could not have pulled it off without her, and knowing that she was there with her team on our big day removed so much stress that we did not need! A wedding is stressful for the bride and groom no matter what, but there are little details and hiccups along the way that you should not have to stress over - Shawn makes this happen!

We have not only found an awesome event planner through this experience, but I do think we have found a friend. I would recommend (and already have) that anyone I know, regardless of budget and extent of help needed, contact Shawn first. She will put you at ease and offer great ideas no matter what you are looking to spend for your wedding! She is connected in the area, has a wealth of resources, and gets the job done! We love her and you will too. Thanks Shawn :)
I don't know how we can put into words what a blessing it was to have Your Special Day and Shawn help us plan our wedding! Read more...
I don't know how we can put into words what a blessing it was to have Your Special Day and Shawn help us plan our wedding! We are a military family stationed in Europe and were a bit worried at the thought of planning a wedding in NC from Europe! Shawn was amazing - she is truly a professional and an expert at what she does. She thinks of things that we would have never thought about and reminded us to do things that the blogs/websites will not tell you to do.

She was ALWAYS available and easy to reach - even from Europe! She responded to our emails and kept us in the loop through the entire process - her goal was always to make our vision a reality and she truly succeeded. We could not have pulled it off without her, and knowing that she was there with her team on our big day removed so much stress that we did not need! A wedding is stressful for the bride and groom no matter what, but there are little details and hiccups along the way that you should not have to stress over - Shawn makes this happen!

We have not only found an awesome event planner through this experience, but I do think we have found a friend. I would recommend (and already have) that anyone I know, regardless of budget and extent of help needed, contact Shawn first. She will put you at ease and offer great ideas no matter what you are looking to spend for your wedding! She is connected in the area, has a wealth of resources, and gets the job done! We love her and you will too. Thanks Shawn :) Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Shawn and Your Special Day Weddings and Special Events were wonderful. My family and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to Shawn! Hiring Shawn and her team was one of the best decisions I made!
Shawn and Your Special Day Weddings and Special Events were wonderful. My family and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Read more...
Shawn and Your Special Day Weddings and Special Events were wonderful. My family and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to Shawn! Hiring Shawn and her team was one of the best decisions I made! Read less
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Kristin and Todd
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married in May and everything was perfect. I had always thought that I would be able to do all the planning by myself. Right after we were engaged we went to one of the bridal shows, which can be pretty overwhelming. There was a girl (Kristen Trexler) who seemed genuinely interested in us and who wasn't trying to oversell the business. After speaking with her for a few minutes and finding out that they offer wedding weekend services, I decided that maybe I could use some help. Unfortunately Kristen wasn't able to assist Shawn with our wedding. Thankfully, another assistant (Emily) was just as helpful the weekend of the wedding. It was great that we didn't always have to get together, but that we could just touch base once in a while to know where everything stood. The week before the wedding, I turned over everything we had and all of our vendor contracts to Shawn and she took it from there. Everything was taken care of by Shawn and Emily. My family, who wasn't real crazy at first about using a planner, told us after the wedding how smart we were to have used Shawn because they were free to have a good time and not worry about anything. Thanks for everything!! If you need some help planning your wedding and you'd like someone real and down to earth, consider Your Special Day.
My husband and I were married in May and everything was perfect. I had always thought that I would be able to do all the Read more...
My husband and I were married in May and everything was perfect. I had always thought that I would be able to do all the planning by myself. Right after we were engaged we went to one of the bridal shows, which can be pretty overwhelming. There was a girl (Kristen Trexler) who seemed genuinely interested in us and who wasn't trying to oversell the business. After speaking with her for a few minutes and finding out that they offer wedding weekend services, I decided that maybe I could use some help. Unfortunately Kristen wasn't able to assist Shawn with our wedding. Thankfully, another assistant (Emily) was just as helpful the weekend of the wedding. It was great that we didn't always have to get together, but that we could just touch base once in a while to know where everything stood. The week before the wedding, I turned over everything we had and all of our vendor contracts to Shawn and she took it from there. Everything was taken care of by Shawn and Emily. My family, who wasn't real crazy at first about using a planner, told us after the wedding how smart we were to have used Shawn because they were free to have a good time and not worry about anything. Thanks for everything!! If you need some help planning your wedding and you'd like someone real and down to earth, consider Your Special Day. Read less
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Amanda and Bill
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
We were planning a wedding to take place in Raleigh, NC while living in AL. Without Shawn, we could not have pulled this wonderful day together. Shawn was there every step of the way, from letting us know what step to take next to recommendations for vendors. Her experience really showed on the day of the wedding. Everything went extremely smooth, no problems, no drama (that we know of), perfection!
Shawn and Michelle took care of everything on the day of our wedding. None of us, families included, had to worry about a thing. Our mothers are still talking about how great it was not to have to worry about every minor detail, because Shawn and Michelle were there to take care of it all.
We would highly recommend Shawn and Your Special Day to anyone who is planning a wedding. The services that are provided are priceless and well worth the money.
Thank you so much for making OUR special day amazing and stress free!
We were planning a wedding to take place in Raleigh, NC while living in AL. Without Shawn, we could not have pulled this Read more...
We were planning a wedding to take place in Raleigh, NC while living in AL. Without Shawn, we could not have pulled this wonderful day together. Shawn was there every step of the way, from letting us know what step to take next to recommendations for vendors. Her experience really showed on the day of the wedding. Everything went extremely smooth, no problems, no drama (that we know of), perfection!
Shawn and Michelle took care of everything on the day of our wedding. None of us, families included, had to worry about a thing. Our mothers are still talking about how great it was not to have to worry about every minor detail, because Shawn and Michelle were there to take care of it all.
We would highly recommend Shawn and Your Special Day to anyone who is planning a wedding. The services that are provided are priceless and well worth the money.
Thank you so much for making OUR special day amazing and stress free! Read less
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Zeke&Natalie
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Shawn and Emily were the best wedding planners I could have ever asked for. I had a picture of what I wanted my wedding day to look like and they were able to take my discombobulated explanations and turn it into the most beautiful event I could have ever imagined. The wedding day went by like a breeze and I had to do nothing but sit back and enjoy the wait. I had always heard the horror stories about everything going wrong last minute and the bride running around like a chicken with her head cut off, but with Shawn and Emily, the sky could have fallen down and when it was time for me to walk down the aisle I never would have known. Shawn especially, but both Shawn and Emily are masters of their trade, providing women with the wedding of their dreams.
Shawn and Emily were the best wedding planners I could have ever asked for. I had a picture of what I wanted my wedding Read more...
Shawn and Emily were the best wedding planners I could have ever asked for. I had a picture of what I wanted my wedding day to look like and they were able to take my discombobulated explanations and turn it into the most beautiful event I could have ever imagined. The wedding day went by like a breeze and I had to do nothing but sit back and enjoy the wait. I had always heard the horror stories about everything going wrong last minute and the bride running around like a chicken with her head cut off, but with Shawn and Emily, the sky could have fallen down and when it was time for me to walk down the aisle I never would have known. Shawn especially, but both Shawn and Emily are masters of their trade, providing women with the wedding of their dreams. Read less
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CarolineJordanHesse
Wedding:
10/2/2009
5.0/5.0
For the past 10 months, I have been obsessively focused on my wedding day. Making plans, calls, getting quotes, doing interviews, picking food, flavors, colors, etc. I thought I could do it all. A few months before the wedding - I panicked. I realized that in all my obsessiveness - I could not possibly do it all. I called Shawn Schindler at Your Special Day Weddings & Events. She gave me a lifesaver - Kristen Trexler!!!! Kristen researched my plan, fixed the problems, totally took control without hesitation. I was afraid to relax... but she put me & my fiance at ease. My wedding and reception were PERFECT -- and I have Kristen Trexler to thank for that! Everything was beautiful, streamlined, organized, problems were resolved without my knowledge of there ever being a problem. Kristen is AMAZING!!!! She did everything I needed and did it perfectly! My guests had a great time (they're still talking about it!), and Tim and I had the most beautiful, perfect wedding day!!! I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect wedding. Thank you Kristen!!!! You are the best!!!
For the past 10 months, I have been obsessively focused on my wedding day. Making plans, calls, getting quotes, doing Read more...
For the past 10 months, I have been obsessively focused on my wedding day. Making plans, calls, getting quotes, doing interviews, picking food, flavors, colors, etc. I thought I could do it all. A few months before the wedding - I panicked. I realized that in all my obsessiveness - I could not possibly do it all. I called Shawn Schindler at Your Special Day Weddings & Events. She gave me a lifesaver - Kristen Trexler!!!! Kristen researched my plan, fixed the problems, totally took control without hesitation. I was afraid to relax... but she put me & my fiance at ease. My wedding and reception were PERFECT -- and I have Kristen Trexler to thank for that! Everything was beautiful, streamlined, organized, problems were resolved without my knowledge of there ever being a problem. Kristen is AMAZING!!!! She did everything I needed and did it perfectly! My guests had a great time (they're still talking about it!), and Tim and I had the most beautiful, perfect wedding day!!! I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect wedding. Thank you Kristen!!!! You are the best!!! Read less
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truesue007
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Shawn! She was very professional and has great vendor recommendations for us. On my wedding day, all I had to worry about was getting up in time to make my hair appointment! The set up of the reception was perfect and exactly as I imagined. I have recommended Your Special Day to anyone I hear is engaged. Shawn was a great help in making any "executive decisions" as well.
We loved working with Shawn! She was very professional and has great vendor recommendations for us. On my wedding day, all Read more...
We loved working with Shawn! She was very professional and has great vendor recommendations for us. On my wedding day, all I had to worry about was getting up in time to make my hair appointment! The set up of the reception was perfect and exactly as I imagined. I have recommended Your Special Day to anyone I hear is engaged. Shawn was a great help in making any "executive decisions" as well. Read less
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MelissaRP
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
While living in Florida, I was worried about planning a wedding in North Carolina. When looking for a wedding coordinator, I was given the name Shawn, with Your Special Day, by other brides and vendors. Your Special Day made planning fun and not stressful at all! It felt as if I was planning it in town rather than states away. When I would be able to come in town for a short weekend or two, I would give them a few hours time that I could squeeze in appointments. Those few hours were always incredibly productive and full of exciting choices and details.

The week before the wedding, the staff of Your Special Day completely takes over everything. They allow you and your family to be special guests of the wedding weekend rather than worrying about time, details, and potential problems. It was so nice for us to relax and not have to think during the weekend...just embrace it!

Our wedding day was the most beautiful day of our lives for many reasons. Your Special Day made it possible for us to enjoy every minute of it. Thank you Your Special Day...especially Shawn!!!!! I would recommend them to anyone!

~Melissa~
Cary, NC
While living in Florida, I was worried about planning a wedding in North Carolina. When looking for a wedding coordinator, Read more...
While living in Florida, I was worried about planning a wedding in North Carolina. When looking for a wedding coordinator, I was given the name Shawn, with Your Special Day, by other brides and vendors. Your Special Day made planning fun and not stressful at all! It felt as if I was planning it in town rather than states away. When I would be able to come in town for a short weekend or two, I would give them a few hours time that I could squeeze in appointments. Those few hours were always incredibly productive and full of exciting choices and details.

The week before the wedding, the staff of Your Special Day completely takes over everything. They allow you and your family to be special guests of the wedding weekend rather than worrying about time, details, and potential problems. It was so nice for us to relax and not have to think during the weekend...just embrace it!

Our wedding day was the most beautiful day of our lives for many reasons. Your Special Day made it possible for us to enjoy every minute of it. Thank you Your Special Day...especially Shawn!!!!! I would recommend them to anyone!

~Melissa~
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Kelly and Derek
Wedding:
9/15/2007
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married 2 years ago and Shawn is still a part of our lives. I met her at a friends wedding and instantly liked her. She was very warm and easy to talk to, and now she is helping my sister plan her wedding. I can't even put into words how much she helped me, not only from the very first day we met, but all the way through to the big day. There are so many behind the scene actions that were taken to make everything run so smoothly, I truly believe our day was perfect because of her. She is very detailed and organized, so nothing slips through the cracks... And probably the best thing about Shawn is that she really cares about her brides, your not just a number or another event, she really makes you feel special. She helps you make your wedding your own, taking your ideas and making that day your day. No wedding is the same, and she's amazing about keeping it contoured to your personality, your wants and needs.. After all your wedding day is all about you! I highly recommend Shawn-She truly is wonderful!
My husband and I got married 2 years ago and Shawn is still a part of our lives. I met her at a friends wedding and Read more...
My husband and I got married 2 years ago and Shawn is still a part of our lives. I met her at a friends wedding and instantly liked her. She was very warm and easy to talk to, and now she is helping my sister plan her wedding. I can't even put into words how much she helped me, not only from the very first day we met, but all the way through to the big day. There are so many behind the scene actions that were taken to make everything run so smoothly, I truly believe our day was perfect because of her. She is very detailed and organized, so nothing slips through the cracks... And probably the best thing about Shawn is that she really cares about her brides, your not just a number or another event, she really makes you feel special. She helps you make your wedding your own, taking your ideas and making that day your day. No wedding is the same, and she's amazing about keeping it contoured to your personality, your wants and needs.. After all your wedding day is all about you! I highly recommend Shawn-She truly is wonderful! Read less
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Suzan
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Words can hardly describe the joy and amazing peace our family had throughout the planning process and on the day of our daughter's wedding. As a mother who was told by doctors she would not have children, let's just say the marriage of our only daughter was a VERY BIG DEAL. Shawn has been a family friend for many years, and we completely trusted her to help us plan and organize the most special and memorable wedding day. The wedding took place this past weekend, and I'd like to share three things that any bride-to-be may find helpful to know.

1. Not only did Shawn recommend vendors, help plan the ceremony, nail down details, flow, reception layout, etc., but she labored behind the scenes with all vendors to help us with pricing and ensure all contracts were honored on the day of - as we simply basked in the beauty of the moment and enjoyed the celebration with family and friends.

2. A friend at Bible study asked me how was the whole planning process, and how was the wedding. With a huge smile I told her the truth, "It was absolutely wonderful - start to finish!" She said I am the first person who has ever said that, but that most people found it to be a very stressful process.

3. (This one is the most important and meaningful.) Our daughter, just before she got into the car to leave with her new husband, turned to hug me and her dad good-bye. With deep emotion she said to us, "It was the most perfect day! Everything was even more perfect than I had hoped it would be! Thank you!" And yes, there were tears and big hugs, as well as big sighs of contentment and gratitude.

Shawn and Michelle made our daughter's special day even more special and memorable. Many of our guests commented on the beauty of the venue (Portofino Estates in Clayton), how delicious the food was (Unforgettable Food Affairs) and what a magnificent wedding it was. I highly recommend Shawn and her staff at Your Special Day - if you want a smooth-flowing, joy-filled and truly special event!
Words can hardly describe the joy and amazing peace our family had throughout the planning process and on the day of our Read more...
Words can hardly describe the joy and amazing peace our family had throughout the planning process and on the day of our daughter's wedding. As a mother who was told by doctors she would not have children, let's just say the marriage of our only daughter was a VERY BIG DEAL. Shawn has been a family friend for many years, and we completely trusted her to help us plan and organize the most special and memorable wedding day. The wedding took place this past weekend, and I'd like to share three things that any bride-to-be may find helpful to know.

1. Not only did Shawn recommend vendors, help plan the ceremony, nail down details, flow, reception layout, etc., but she labored behind the scenes with all vendors to help us with pricing and ensure all contracts were honored on the day of - as we simply basked in the beauty of the moment and enjoyed the celebration with family and friends.

2. A friend at Bible study asked me how was the whole planning process, and how was the wedding. With a huge smile I told her the truth, "It was absolutely wonderful - start to finish!" She said I am the first person who has ever said that, but that most people found it to be a very stressful process.

3. (This one is the most important and meaningful.) Our daughter, just before she got into the car to leave with her new husband, turned to hug me and her dad good-bye. With deep emotion she said to us, "It was the most perfect day! Everything was even more perfect than I had hoped it would be! Thank you!" And yes, there were tears and big hugs, as well as big sighs of contentment and gratitude.

Shawn and Michelle made our daughter's special day even more special and memorable. Many of our guests commented on the beauty of the venue (Portofino Estates in Clayton), how delicious the food was (Unforgettable Food Affairs) and what a magnificent wedding it was. I highly recommend Shawn and her staff at Your Special Day - if you want a smooth-flowing, joy-filled and truly special event! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.9/5.0
I had a great experience with my planner throughout the entire process. She provided me with high quality vendors to select from and made sure everything went off without a hitch. She was there every step of the way, and I didn't have to worry about anything going wrong on the day of the wedding because I knew she was there to make sure everything went smoothly. I had multiple guests tell me that it was the best wedding they had been to including some who have worked as vendors for other weddings. Another guest also said it was the best wedding he had been to in 60 years. I am so thankful my planner was there throughout the entire process and cannot imagine having done it without her!
I had a great experience with my planner throughout the entire process. She provided me with high quality vendors to Read more...
I had a great experience with my planner throughout the entire process. She provided me with high quality vendors to select from and made sure everything went off without a hitch. She was there every step of the way, and I didn't have to worry about anything going wrong on the day of the wedding because I knew she was there to make sure everything went smoothly. I had multiple guests tell me that it was the best wedding they had been to including some who have worked as vendors for other weddings. Another guest also said it was the best wedding he had been to in 60 years. I am so thankful my planner was there throughout the entire process and cannot imagine having done it without her! Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
6/12/2012
4.9/5.0
My daughter wanted a wedding planner as she was getting married in Emerald Isle, NC. Anna lives in Florida and I live in NY. I was not convinced at first but reluctantly agreed. As the day drew nearer Shawn Schindler was invaluable to the planning and executing of my daughter's wedding. Shawn helped us find other professionals, florist, DJ, lights, etc. that made my daughter's wedding vision come to life! She dealt with all the last minute problems, a difficult venue manager, a light rain a half hour before the outside ceremony, etc. and made it possible for me to just enjoy the day. Knowing what I do now, I would hire her without reservation.
My daughter wanted a wedding planner as she was getting married in Emerald Isle, NC. Anna lives in Florida and I live in Read more...
My daughter wanted a wedding planner as she was getting married in Emerald Isle, NC. Anna lives in Florida and I live in NY. I was not convinced at first but reluctantly agreed. As the day drew nearer Shawn Schindler was invaluable to the planning and executing of my daughter's wedding. Shawn helped us find other professionals, florist, DJ, lights, etc. that made my daughter's wedding vision come to life! She dealt with all the last minute problems, a difficult venue manager, a light rain a half hour before the outside ceremony, etc. and made it possible for me to just enjoy the day. Knowing what I do now, I would hire her without reservation. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.4/5.0
Overall, Your Special Day was invaluable in the weeks leading up to and on the day of the wedding. They kept everything organized and running smoothly and helped make the ceremony and reception look beautiful. They took care of all the little details, which is incredibly helpful in the last couple weeks. While some of their vendor recommendations were off the mark, I made great connections with a couple of them and they were all wonderful to work with. Shawn is great, but she is very busy, so getting in touch with her can be difficult. Also, I was expecting her to be there the day of, but she had an awards ceremony to attend, so one of her other coordinators took over three weeks before the wedding. The other coordinator did a good job, but I was expecting Shawn.
Overall, Your Special Day was invaluable in the weeks leading up to and on the day of the wedding. They kept everything Read more...
Overall, Your Special Day was invaluable in the weeks leading up to and on the day of the wedding. They kept everything organized and running smoothly and helped make the ceremony and reception look beautiful. They took care of all the little details, which is incredibly helpful in the last couple weeks. While some of their vendor recommendations were off the mark, I made great connections with a couple of them and they were all wonderful to work with. Shawn is great, but she is very busy, so getting in touch with her can be difficult. Also, I was expecting her to be there the day of, but she had an awards ceremony to attend, so one of her other coordinators took over three weeks before the wedding. The other coordinator did a good job, but I was expecting Shawn. Read less
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