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Smitten Events

Vancouver , BC
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Formerly Fairy Godmother Weddings, Smitten Events was born out of a desire to create spectacular celebrations for all occasions, from weddings to birthdays, anniversaries to baby... Read more
Formerly Fairy Godmother Weddings, Smitten Events was born out of a desire to create spectacular celebrations for all occasions, from weddings to birthdays, anniversaries to baby showers, we celebrate everything. No matter how big or how small, every event is special and we strive to make the planning process as much fun as the party.

Your wedding day is what love is all about. And celebrating your love is what we’re about. Whether you need guidance throughout the planning process, help selecting the perfect vendors or just want someone to orchestrate the details and handle the stress on your wedding day, Smitten Events will create a custom planning package perfectly suited to you and your wedding. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
6

REVIEWS

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Kate
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
We are incredibly grateful to name Smitten Events as our preferred Events Planner for the Pipe Shop venue. As soon as Devon and Jordan saw the incredible space, we knew they were a perfect fit to take it to the next level. Their abundance of creativity, high energy, plus attention to detail, ensured our first ever Pipe Shop Preview event was executed seamlessly and the result was a huge success. Our expectations were exceeded, these two are a North Shore powerhouse and we cannot wait to work with them on several more large events in the future. We couldn't have done it without them and recommend them to anyone planning an event, big or small. A+
We are incredibly grateful to name Smitten Events as our preferred Events Planner for the Pipe Shop venue. As soon as Read more...
We are incredibly grateful to name Smitten Events as our preferred Events Planner for the Pipe Shop venue. As soon as Devon and Jordan saw the incredible space, we knew they were a perfect fit to take it to the next level. Their abundance of creativity, high energy, plus attention to detail, ensured our first ever Pipe Shop Preview event was executed seamlessly and the result was a huge success. Our expectations were exceeded, these two are a North Shore powerhouse and we cannot wait to work with them on several more large events in the future. We couldn't have done it without them and recommend them to anyone planning an event, big or small. A+ Read less
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Cory
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Hiring a wedding planner was hands down the best decision that we made when planning our wedding! Jordan was an amazing help throughout the entire process. Jordan kept us organized and on time, provided amazing vendor recommendations and was our huge source of support. The day of the wedding was seamless and numerous guests commented on how organized we were. Throughout the experience we emailed Jordan constantly and she always replied promptly with awesome advice. Our wedding turned out exactly the way we had hoped and we credit Jordan for a large part of that. We never would have made it through the wedding planning experience without Jordan and now that it is over we miss talking to her. We highly recommend Jordan and Smitten Events!
Hiring a wedding planner was hands down the best decision that we made when planning our wedding! Jordan was an amazing Read more...
Hiring a wedding planner was hands down the best decision that we made when planning our wedding! Jordan was an amazing help throughout the entire process. Jordan kept us organized and on time, provided amazing vendor recommendations and was our huge source of support. The day of the wedding was seamless and numerous guests commented on how organized we were. Throughout the experience we emailed Jordan constantly and she always replied promptly with awesome advice. Our wedding turned out exactly the way we had hoped and we credit Jordan for a large part of that. We never would have made it through the wedding planning experience without Jordan and now that it is over we miss talking to her. We highly recommend Jordan and Smitten Events! Read less
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Bobbi
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
The wedding planning anxiety was high for me, but as soon as I met Jordan all my concerns went away. Jordan is fun, creative, and reliable and made me feel at ease. I chose Smitten Events because Jordan’s professionalism came through immediately as she made coordinating the wedding top priority instead of making me fill out a silly surveys like other vendors. She asked questions that I had never considered, and pointed out logistics that would have gone unnoticed had she not been there. I can’t prove it, but I am pretty sure Jordan even controlled the weather on the wedding day, because it was a torrential downpour the day before and beautiful on the day of. She must be a wizard! She effectively communicated with our vendors, even the ones who were a challenge to get in touch with. As someone who hates the spotlight, I was relieved when Jordan came up with strategies to focus the attention on the party and our guests. Her ideas were excellent and she really made an effort to align them with our vision.

On the day of, Jordan and Robyn were a huge asset! I honestly did not feel stressed about the timeline or anything, because Jordan had organized everything seamlessly. Their set up was on point with our specifications and we really didn’t have to worry about anything.

Originally, we were going to go without a coordinator because we felt like we could rely on family and friends to help out. Now, I am so glad we got to work with Smitten Events because they are truly professionals and helped create an event that allowed us, as well as our guests, to completely enjoy our wedding.
The wedding planning anxiety was high for me, but as soon as I met Jordan all my concerns went away. Jordan is fun, Read more...
The wedding planning anxiety was high for me, but as soon as I met Jordan all my concerns went away. Jordan is fun, creative, and reliable and made me feel at ease. I chose Smitten Events because Jordan’s professionalism came through immediately as she made coordinating the wedding top priority instead of making me fill out a silly surveys like other vendors. She asked questions that I had never considered, and pointed out logistics that would have gone unnoticed had she not been there. I can’t prove it, but I am pretty sure Jordan even controlled the weather on the wedding day, because it was a torrential downpour the day before and beautiful on the day of. She must be a wizard! She effectively communicated with our vendors, even the ones who were a challenge to get in touch with. As someone who hates the spotlight, I was relieved when Jordan came up with strategies to focus the attention on the party and our guests. Her ideas were excellent and she really made an effort to align them with our vision.

On the day of, Jordan and Robyn were a huge asset! I honestly did not feel stressed about the timeline or anything, because Jordan had organized everything seamlessly. Their set up was on point with our specifications and we really didn’t have to worry about anything.

Originally, we were going to go without a coordinator because we felt like we could rely on family and friends to help out. Now, I am so glad we got to work with Smitten Events because they are truly professionals and helped create an event that allowed us, as well as our guests, to completely enjoy our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am stunned and shocked at the negative review that Smitten Events received. Jordan and her team helped with the planning of the wedding and it was perfect. We, and all our guests, had a fabulous time. As soon as we met I knew that we were in good hands and felt totally at ease. Jordan has patience, grace, good judgement and incredible planning. She made sure the wedding would run smoothly and it did. There was absolutely nothing left for us to worry about.
Also, her recommend vendors were truly a pleasure to work with.
Jordan and Smitten Events are truly amazing!
I am stunned and shocked at the negative review that Smitten Events received. Jordan and her team helped with the planning Read more...
I am stunned and shocked at the negative review that Smitten Events received. Jordan and her team helped with the planning of the wedding and it was perfect. We, and all our guests, had a fabulous time. As soon as we met I knew that we were in good hands and felt totally at ease. Jordan has patience, grace, good judgement and incredible planning. She made sure the wedding would run smoothly and it did. There was absolutely nothing left for us to worry about.
Also, her recommend vendors were truly a pleasure to work with.
Jordan and Smitten Events are truly amazing! Read less
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Demill
Wedding:
8/30/2014
0.5/5.0
Hiring Smitten Events ended up being a devastating mistake. The decor girl, Julien, made countless errors and failed to provide several items. We requested the sign for the ceremony to say, "Pick a seat, not a side. Either way it's for a bride." Instead it read, "Happily ever after starts here..." We requested wishing rocks with the guests' names hand painted on them for place settings, and the "painting" was done in sharpie and was so horribly written that several guests didn't even know where to sit because they couldn't read their names. This list goes on and on, not to mention all the decor items that were missing entirely. Everything leading up to the event seemed perfect, but when it came down to it Devon was not even close to equipped to handle our wedding and almost every single promise she made to us was not delivered on. Not to mention how taken advantage of we felt after paying them an insane amount of money only to realize we could have done a far better job ourselves. They cheaped out wherever they could and during the event Devon was nowhere to be found at all the most important moments. Hiring SE is our biggest regret when we look back on our wedding day. If I listed every mistake they made this review would be ten pages long, so I'll just say if you want a company that can be relied on to keep their promises and deliver on your big day, I would definitely NOT recommend SE. Also, after I posted this initial review, Devon tried to get it taken down by claiming they hadn't even worked with us. I had to scan and send in our contract as evidence that we did in fact hire SE and pay them A LOT of money to screw up pretty much everything they were supposed to do. So when you see that this is one of the only negative reviews it's worth considering that Devon may have successfully gotten many others taken down if other couples didn't want to or know how to scan their contracts as evidence of working with SE.
Hiring Smitten Events ended up being a devastating mistake. The decor girl, Julien, made countless errors and failed to Read more...
Hiring Smitten Events ended up being a devastating mistake. The decor girl, Julien, made countless errors and failed to provide several items. We requested the sign for the ceremony to say, "Pick a seat, not a side. Either way it's for a bride." Instead it read, "Happily ever after starts here..." We requested wishing rocks with the guests' names hand painted on them for place settings, and the "painting" was done in sharpie and was so horribly written that several guests didn't even know where to sit because they couldn't read their names. This list goes on and on, not to mention all the decor items that were missing entirely. Everything leading up to the event seemed perfect, but when it came down to it Devon was not even close to equipped to handle our wedding and almost every single promise she made to us was not delivered on. Not to mention how taken advantage of we felt after paying them an insane amount of money only to realize we could have done a far better job ourselves. They cheaped out wherever they could and during the event Devon was nowhere to be found at all the most important moments. Hiring SE is our biggest regret when we look back on our wedding day. If I listed every mistake they made this review would be ten pages long, so I'll just say if you want a company that can be relied on to keep their promises and deliver on your big day, I would definitely NOT recommend SE. Also, after I posted this initial review, Devon tried to get it taken down by claiming they hadn't even worked with us. I had to scan and send in our contract as evidence that we did in fact hire SE and pay them A LOT of money to screw up pretty much everything they were supposed to do. So when you see that this is one of the only negative reviews it's worth considering that Devon may have successfully gotten many others taken down if other couples didn't want to or know how to scan their contracts as evidence of working with SE. Read less
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Smitten Events responded with the following comments:

We never want to hear that our clients regret working with our team but understand that there were a number of things you were unhappy with on your wedding day. No matter how much planning and preparation goes into ensuring that details have been taken care there may be obstacles that are out of our control, such as venue logistics and weather. We try our best to resolve any issues on the day of your wedding, and in the days following, and apologize if our best efforts did not meet your expectations.
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Alexis
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
I am shocked to see the negative review below as we hired Smitten Events to plan our full (out of town) wedding and both Devon and Robyn were amazing! They carried out our vision in fine detail and offered suggestions and advice when needed to make it the beautiful day we had imagined. The detailed timeline and the effort these girls put in is amazing and it leaves us brides with nothing to worry about so we can enjoy our morning getting ready doing the fun stuff with no pressure or concerns. I was even impressed how Robyn stopped in several times to see how I was doing and to let me know everything was on schedule. Thank you both so much for making our wedding weekend amazing! We wouldn't have changed a thing and cannot thank you enough! We would definitely recommend Smitten Events for wedding planning and will use them again in the future for other events. Thank you ladies!
I am shocked to see the negative review below as we hired Smitten Events to plan our full (out of town) wedding and both Read more...
I am shocked to see the negative review below as we hired Smitten Events to plan our full (out of town) wedding and both Devon and Robyn were amazing! They carried out our vision in fine detail and offered suggestions and advice when needed to make it the beautiful day we had imagined. The detailed timeline and the effort these girls put in is amazing and it leaves us brides with nothing to worry about so we can enjoy our morning getting ready doing the fun stuff with no pressure or concerns. I was even impressed how Robyn stopped in several times to see how I was doing and to let me know everything was on schedule. Thank you both so much for making our wedding weekend amazing! We wouldn't have changed a thing and cannot thank you enough! We would definitely recommend Smitten Events for wedding planning and will use them again in the future for other events. Thank you ladies! Read less
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Jodi
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Jordan over and over again. She was absolutely fantastic. She knew exactly how to put me at ease. I never once really felt stressed knowing that I had her to help me along the way. Jordan is great at getting to know you and understanding your needs. Throughout the wedding planning process Jordan kept our goals a priority and guided her energy in a way to have them accomplished!

My husband and I both love Jordan!
I would highly recommend Jordan over and over again. She was absolutely fantastic. She knew exactly how to put me at ease. Read more...
I would highly recommend Jordan over and over again. She was absolutely fantastic. She knew exactly how to put me at ease. I never once really felt stressed knowing that I had her to help me along the way. Jordan is great at getting to know you and understanding your needs. Throughout the wedding planning process Jordan kept our goals a priority and guided her energy in a way to have them accomplished!

My husband and I both love Jordan! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We live in Southern California and planned a destination wedding in Vancouver, BC. Jordan was our wedding planner. I was stressed out about planning a wedding that was so far away. It was easy with Jordan. She communicated with all of our vendors and set everything up for us. When we came to Vancouver a few days before our wedding, everything was already in place and ready to go. She was so organized and had so many great ideas for us. Communication with her was super easy and she addressed all of our needs and concerns. The day of our wedding was amazing. The decor that she implemented with so tasteful and exactly what we wanted. She was on top of everything with our wedding from the day of to all of the pre-planning. She even helped us with some of the post wedding items (like helping return the keg and collecting items left at the venue). This was so helpful, because we left Vancouver the next day and we were not able to attend to these things. She definitely deserves 5 stars and made our wedding perfect. We could not be happier.
We live in Southern California and planned a destination wedding in Vancouver, BC. Jordan was our wedding planner. I was Read more...
We live in Southern California and planned a destination wedding in Vancouver, BC. Jordan was our wedding planner. I was stressed out about planning a wedding that was so far away. It was easy with Jordan. She communicated with all of our vendors and set everything up for us. When we came to Vancouver a few days before our wedding, everything was already in place and ready to go. She was so organized and had so many great ideas for us. Communication with her was super easy and she addressed all of our needs and concerns. The day of our wedding was amazing. The decor that she implemented with so tasteful and exactly what we wanted. She was on top of everything with our wedding from the day of to all of the pre-planning. She even helped us with some of the post wedding items (like helping return the keg and collecting items left at the venue). This was so helpful, because we left Vancouver the next day and we were not able to attend to these things. She definitely deserves 5 stars and made our wedding perfect. We could not be happier. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
We hired Smitten for the whole package – wedding coordination and décor. Throughout the planning process, the girls were very friendly – but also not very on the ball. They were slow to answer emails, and I ended up doing most of the planning myself. The a la carte system turned out to be more an annoyance than a benefit – every time I asked for help or advice, I was charged for a new service. I understand they are running a business and deserve to be compensated, but to me at least, some of the charges felt like they should have been covered under the general contract.

And then there was the wedding. The most stressful part of my day, by far, was Smitten. I did not hear from my coordinator the entire day, seeing her only for a few brief moments before the ceremony, and then at the reception. I was stressed the whole morning trying to coordinate photographers and limos and guest transportation.

At the reception, myself, my mother, and the venue staff spent much of the night rushing around, trying to coordinate the MC, the first dance, and keep the schedule running smoothly. My coordinator was not to be seen for most of the night.

Even though I paid extra for the décor team, the décor itself was only finished just as we arrived at the reception hall – and only because the venue’s staff offered their help. There were also furniture miscalculations that meant last minute rental costs – 2 days before the wedding. After the wedding, even though I provided a list of décor I would like returned to me, the majority of it was “lost,” including personal items from home. This was blamed on the venue.

I realize this review sounds terrible, but to be honest, my experience was. I am frustrated I paid Smitten so much and received so little in return.
We hired Smitten for the whole package – wedding coordination and décor. Throughout the planning process, the girls were Read more...
We hired Smitten for the whole package – wedding coordination and décor. Throughout the planning process, the girls were very friendly – but also not very on the ball. They were slow to answer emails, and I ended up doing most of the planning myself. The a la carte system turned out to be more an annoyance than a benefit – every time I asked for help or advice, I was charged for a new service. I understand they are running a business and deserve to be compensated, but to me at least, some of the charges felt like they should have been covered under the general contract.

And then there was the wedding. The most stressful part of my day, by far, was Smitten. I did not hear from my coordinator the entire day, seeing her only for a few brief moments before the ceremony, and then at the reception. I was stressed the whole morning trying to coordinate photographers and limos and guest transportation.

At the reception, myself, my mother, and the venue staff spent much of the night rushing around, trying to coordinate the MC, the first dance, and keep the schedule running smoothly. My coordinator was not to be seen for most of the night.

Even though I paid extra for the décor team, the décor itself was only finished just as we arrived at the reception hall – and only because the venue’s staff offered their help. There were also furniture miscalculations that meant last minute rental costs – 2 days before the wedding. After the wedding, even though I provided a list of décor I would like returned to me, the majority of it was “lost,” including personal items from home. This was blamed on the venue.

I realize this review sounds terrible, but to be honest, my experience was. I am frustrated I paid Smitten so much and received so little in return. Read less
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Smitten Events responded with the following comments:

Receiving this review saddens us, however, your feedback is encouraged in order for us to improve our business. Our a la carte services have been structured based on several years of client and industry research. Our clients have appreciated our new concept, but we are always open to growth and feedback. As your Planner we spend a great deal of your wedding behind the scenes dealing with venues and vendors. We continuously check in on our clients and reassure them, their families and wedding party that we are available at any point.

We have recently reevaluated our Decor Styling and decided to no longer offer this service in favour of working with the talented decorators of Vancouver.
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Hi! I, too am completely shocked by the one negative review of Smitten Events below. Clearly, it must be a mistake, that's really the only explanation! My now-husband and I booked Devon from Smitten, two months prior to our wedding in July 2014 for her day of service. Originally, I had planned not to have a planner for the wedding as our venue provided for some guidance for the day of. However, the venue underwent a major change of ownership and the shift of management was effecting the organization and promptness of reply I was receiving. I relied on two other friends who had worked with Devon with spectacular results and was amazed that she was still available (having just had an unexpected wedding cancellation for my date). Devon was wonderful. Everything you want out of a potential friend, warm, friendly, bubbly, energetic and everything you want out of a wedding planner, organized, thoughtful, accommodating and willing to go the extra mile. From the moment I began working with her she took over all communication with all my vendors and established a detailed timeline for that day. Even with the threat of rain on my wedding day, she was the voice of reason and positivism and was always there to talk and bounce ideas off of. The day of the wedding, she and her assistant made sure everything ran smoothly and looked the way I expected. I should say I think I was a fairly laid-back bride, and Devon was a great complement to this, but it's clear to me she could work with a multitude of personality types. Spending the kind of money we did on this day, Smitten Events was great insurance to ensure that all brides and grooms enjoy the day they have worked so hard to plan. Thank you to you Devon, and I look forward to working with you in the future on more events I plan to throw :). Continued success always.
Hi! I, too am completely shocked by the one negative review of Smitten Events below. Clearly, it must be a mistake, that's Read more...
Hi! I, too am completely shocked by the one negative review of Smitten Events below. Clearly, it must be a mistake, that's really the only explanation! My now-husband and I booked Devon from Smitten, two months prior to our wedding in July 2014 for her day of service. Originally, I had planned not to have a planner for the wedding as our venue provided for some guidance for the day of. However, the venue underwent a major change of ownership and the shift of management was effecting the organization and promptness of reply I was receiving. I relied on two other friends who had worked with Devon with spectacular results and was amazed that she was still available (having just had an unexpected wedding cancellation for my date). Devon was wonderful. Everything you want out of a potential friend, warm, friendly, bubbly, energetic and everything you want out of a wedding planner, organized, thoughtful, accommodating and willing to go the extra mile. From the moment I began working with her she took over all communication with all my vendors and established a detailed timeline for that day. Even with the threat of rain on my wedding day, she was the voice of reason and positivism and was always there to talk and bounce ideas off of. The day of the wedding, she and her assistant made sure everything ran smoothly and looked the way I expected. I should say I think I was a fairly laid-back bride, and Devon was a great complement to this, but it's clear to me she could work with a multitude of personality types. Spending the kind of money we did on this day, Smitten Events was great insurance to ensure that all brides and grooms enjoy the day they have worked so hard to plan. Thank you to you Devon, and I look forward to working with you in the future on more events I plan to throw :). Continued success always. Read less
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