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Simply Unforgettable Occasions

Benton Harbor , MI
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LOCATION

469 August Drive
Benton Harbor, MI US 49001 (map)

PHONE

269-363-6597

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ABOUT US

Some people think that hiring a planner is a luxury and not in their budget but here at Simply Unforgettable Occasions and Intrigue we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to... Read more
Some people think that hiring a planner is a luxury and not in their budget but here at Simply Unforgettable Occasions and Intrigue we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to hire a planner no matter what their budget may be.



We offer many services to make your next event truly memorable and one of a kind. Whether you need an officiant for your ceremony or are interested in bartending, floral design, corrdination or planning services we are more then happy to assist you with the preparation for your big day.



If you aren't sure what services will fit your needs and budget, be sure to schedule a complimentary initial consultation. We can even design a custom package that will fit your needs perfectly.



Simply Unforgettable Occasions was founded in November of 2009 after Owner and Event Planner, Samantha Swafford, met the challenge of planning her own wedding. She started Simply Unforgettable Occasions on the concept that every engaged couple deserves to have their dream wedding no matter what their budget may be. The team at Simply Unforgettable Occasions is here to help you plan your wedding from "Yes" to "I do" all while keeping you calm and stress free. Intrigue was launched in December of 2012 and is a division of Simply Unforgettable Occasions. Concentrating on corporate and social events, such as, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, reunions and galas, Team Intrigue has you covered.



Simply Unforgettable Occasions and Intrigue consist of an Event Planner, an Event Coordinator and three Event Assistants to help you plan and execute all of the special details for your special event, as well as, a Floral Designer to help you create arrangements that are uniquely yours. We also have four Wedding Officiants who can help you add that special touch to your ceremony that you are looking for. If you are looking for beverage services that fit your needs and budget we have four Bar Specialists to assist you. With Team SUO and Intrigue, you will not only have the event of your dreams, but an event that will be uniquely yours and will reflect your personal style. ​ Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
We have two Event Planners on staff as well as two Event Assistants. We also have two Wedding Officiants and a Floral Designer.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We are able to plan and coordinate all kinds of weddings.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We welcome all religions.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We have coordinated weddings as big as 225 people.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
We are familiar with most venues in the Southwestern Michigan/Berrien county area.

REVIEWS

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Mark
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Very helpful. I felt relaxed on my wedding day since I had some really great help.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kylee
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Simply Unforgettable Occasions is exactly what it advertises, unforgettable! Samantha is extremely supportive, versatile and above all efficient. She will get the job done in a happy and efficient manner and will always respond to your questions and concerns quickly. Anthony Chessar was our Officiant for my husband and I's wedding and he was phenomenal. He was very flexible and able to meet us before the ceremony a couple of times to make sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it and was able to give us great advice on making it just that much better. He was extremely professional while also being funny and upbeat to make us feel comfortable and to assure us that the ceremony would go just the way we imagined. I would definitely recommend Simply Unforgettable Occasions to my friends and family and I have recently asked them to help plan our vow renewal for next summer.
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Dan
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend her to anyone,very professional and conducted our ceremony very well
Services Used: Officiant
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Darcia
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Simply Unforgettable Occasions assisted my husband and I with Full Wedding Planning Services. They were such a joy to work with. They took the time to learn our likes and dislikes in order to make sure our special day was tailor made. Being available to us day and evening at just a phone call or email away was extremely helpful because we live about 40 miles away. However, the distance never posed an issue in planning of our wedding. Professional, but very warm and inviting. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding/event planner who has an amazing attention to detail, and makes you feel at home.
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning, , Unique Services
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Amber
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Simply Unforgettable Occastions to anyone looking to have a beautiful, unforgettable wedding. All the stress I've always heard that comes with getting married was non-existent. Sam and everyone at SUO took my vision made it more perfect then I could have hoped for.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Beth
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Without the help of Samantha at Simply Unforgettable Occasions I would not have been able to enjoy my wedding the way a bride should be able to. My fiance and I were both in school, both working, and trying to plan a wedding. Needless to say, when people tell you planning a wedding is a "lot of hard work" that phrase is completely underestimated.

I was overwhelmed almost immediately by all of the decisions I had to make and the planning I had to do. When I signed on with SUO, so much was taken off my plate that I was able to enjoy planning my wedding.

Samantha helped me with vendors, decor, planning, and moral support to name a few of the many things she did for me.

I can honestly say that I probably would have thrown in the towel if not for her and eloped, which wasn't really what I wanted to do, but the list of things to do kept growing and I became pretty frustrated.

Samantha took so much weight off my shoulders and did whatever I asked whether it was contacting a vendor, getting a price, scheduling appointments, etc. She took care of my wedding party tuxes and placed me in touch with a great seamstress as well.

The day of the rehearsal and wedding, she took care of all my decorations for me, I didn't have to set up a thing. She ran my rehearsal and ran my wedding and made sure everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there.

To those who may think a wedding planner is not worth the money, THEY ARE. They are worth your sanity, worth your time, and help you to be able to enjoy everything you want to enjoy about your wedding and minimize your stress. I would highly recommend Samantha and SUO for any wedding as she is able to make dreams come true no matter what the budget!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Samantha and her staff were wonderful! Everything was perfect!
Services Used: Flowers, Invitations, Jewelry, Officiant, Wedding Planning,
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Simply Unforgettable Occasions is simply the best! Samantha was extremely helpful in planning our wedding day and Ryan was an outstanding officiant. Danielle and I decided we wanted to get married on the beach in St. Joseph. Samantha was helpful in recommending a beach as well as some places we could go while we were in town. When we arrived at the beach on our wedding day we were met with rain clouds, and Samantha and Ryan holding a big basket of umbrella's.
We waited out the storm and had the most amazing ceremony. As I edit the footage from our wedding I realized we could not have done it without them.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Tiffany Querfurth Hendrixson
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
the best service i have ever had on any platform
Services Used: Officiant, Videography
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Jordan
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Samantha is very professional and did an excellent job with our invitations. She helped with the style and the wording for our invitations. She did an excellent job!
Services Used: Invitations
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Silvia
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Samantha was available for me physically and emotionally. Planning a wedding takes you on a crazy roller coaster and she is there for you the whole time, making sure your day turns out just as u planned and u get there sane and happy. She allows you to enjoy the process, the journey, the ride, and the day!!! She is amazing!!! she is great with details, seeing vision, and following instructions. She is worth every penny, if not even much more!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Simply Unforgettable Occasions responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words. We were so happy that we could make your day extra special. We wish you many years of joy and happiness.
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Karen
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Samantha came thru for me at the last minute, as the person I had lined up to be at my reception site for setup was unable to follow thru. I was very pleased with her attentiveness and willingness to jump in at the last minute, which took a load of stress off of me for my very special day. Thank you Samantha!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Simply Unforgettable Occasions responded with the following comments:

I am happy that I was able to alleviate a lot of your stress on your wedding day. Thank you for letting me be part of your special day. Congratulations once again.
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wonton182
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Simply Unforgettable Occasions was a great deal for the extent of the services they provided. I would most definitely recommend them to any future brides and grooms.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Simply Unforgettable Occasions responded with the following comments:

We had so much fun helping you and your family prepare for your big day. Well wishes to Nick and you as you start this new chapter in your lives together.
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Becca
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Simply Unforgettable Occasions was so helpful on my big day! They were hired for Full Service Coordination and Officiating. Ryan performed our Ceremony and did a wonderful job! It was great working with them, there were a few minors problems, but Samantha was on top of it and took care of the problem without me finding out until a few days after the wedding. We also rented linens and ordered invitations through Samantha, and received amazing products and great service! Everything ran smoothly and, with their help, allowed my Husband and I to enjoy our special day. Thank You Samantha and Ryan Kelm for all your hard work and dedication! <3
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Simply Unforgettable Occasions responded with the following comments:

Congratulations one again and thank you so much for allowing Ryan and I to be a part of your special day. We wish Patrick and you many years of joy and happiness.
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Angie
Wedding:
8/7/2010
2.4/5.0
Unfortunately, because you did not inform me or my mom that you were not going to be in contact with us for two weeks a few months before the wedding, we were dissatisfied with your responsiveness and professionalism. A simple message, text, or e-mail to say you would be out of the office would have changed our views and we would have been a little more understanding.
Also, it is not professional to depreciate the vineyard coordinator, or to tell me that my mom is "stressing out" over things. Regardless of the situation or how you felt, we were your customer, and if we requested your attention to certain matters, we expect it to get done. Although "other brides" may wish to wait until a month before the wedding to schedule hair appointments, I did not feel comfortable in waiting that long and if I, the out of state bride, wanted to make my own time line, then it is your job to respect my wishes.
I did appreciate your referrals for The Vinekand Center and Santa Barbara Cheesecake, both of which we were very pleased with.
Also, the gazebo and tent looked great, however, it upset me to see in my wedding pictures the flower petals, that were supposed to line the aisle, still in boxes!
Due to the above complaints, your services did not exceed my expectations.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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tweety74
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I love Samantha Kelm and Simply Unforgettable Occasions for all there help in planning our wedding. This is my second wedding and i remember all the stress i had with the first wedding. I always told myself if i did it again, I would hire a wedding planner. Boy am I glad i did. We had no stress no problems to deal with, and we enjoyed the day, so did our parents and friends. So as a new married women, i deffinetly suggest you hire Simply Unforgettable Ocassions. because they are well worth it
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Simply Unforgettable Occasions responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. We all wish you and Bill many years of happiness.
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staceyH
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was perfect! Very professional!
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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