Bliss by Sam Weddings and Occasions Planners
Sarah and Rachel were so helpful at the rehersal and on the day of the wedding. I was able to really relax and enjoy my daughter's wedding as I knew they were there and had everything under control. It was such a great relief and was well worth the money spent. Sarah stepped right in and really understood our vision for the wedding. She was prompt to respond to questions and was flexible when it came to the timeline. Both of these young ladies are gems and I would strongly recommend them to any mother of the bride who truely wants to enjoy their daughter's wedding.
WOW! He Bliss team is AMAZING!!! There just aren't enough words that can express how great it was working with the entire Bliss team. They made my special day so easy and allowed me to hang with my family and friends and not worry about a single detail. If you want to enjoy your day and not worry about a thing, start with Bliss!
Your staff were very professional, pleasant, punctual and accommoadating, it was great working with them They made the day problem free and seamless.
Lori Gibbs Mother of The Bride (Claudia)
We worked with LaShayla and Rachel for "weekend of" services. They were great to work with and very professional! It saved us a lot of time and stress during our wedding weekend. One of the best decisions that we made!
From the very beginning, when I was interviewing potential wedding coordinator candidates, Bliss by Sam stood out above the rest because of their level of professionalism. And this was upheld throughout the entire process of planning our destination wedding. Rachel Hamm was extremely knowledgeable, flexible, responsive, pleasant and personable. She made me feel at ease through every step and we didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of. She and her team took care of everything and all we had to do was enjoy ourselves! I strongly recommend securing the Bliss by Sam team for your upcoming wedding.You won't be disappointed!
Bliss by Sam was fantastic through the entire wedding planning process and proved to be invaluable in terms of coordination of vendors, guests and random tasks on the day of the event. Our wedding went off with without a hitch and I would most certainly use them again / recommend to friends looking to make this extremely stressful process much simpler.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Bliss by Sam ! Rachel was fabulous !! She had wonderful ideas and her familiarity with many of our vendors made communications with them effortless. Her guidance through the wedding planning process was invaluable and she always responded very quickly to my emailsl or calls. Her expertise made the wedding weekend a dream come true :-)! Thanks so much, Bliss !!!!
Rachel was lovely in helping mom and I organize the perfect wedding. Partial planning services met our needs perfectly as we had already engaged most vendors on our own and just needed assistance organizing/managing the event and tying up loose ends. Thanks again, Rachel!
Bliss by Sam Weddings is fantastic. The wedding event team, led by Rachel, did a stellar job. I would recommend this wedding event planning team without any hesitation. Professional, courteous, prompt and very friendly.
Samantha was awesome!! I cannot thank her and her team enough for making our wedding flawless. She was professional, friendly and got the job done! If I was planning the wedding all over again, I would not hesitate to call BBS. The day of the wedding, I didn't have to worry about a thing happening or making sure it was done correctly. And isn't that why you hire a wedding planner? THANK YOU SAM!!! :)
We were a little nervous at first because our planner seemed so young but we quickly learned that she was very professional and well equipped to get us on track to the beautiful, well planned wedding we envisioned. Needless to say, our planner, Rachel, was on point! She was super sweet, on top of everything and well organized. We really appreciated all of her assistance leading up to the day especially since we resided in DC and could not come to NC as often as needed. She did everything with precision and detail and on the day of was prepared with everything we needed but didn't know we needed - if that makes sense :). We loved the step by step schedule she prepared for our entire wedding party and the way she kept any snafus (if there were any) quiet so I wasn't a nervous wreck on our special day. She even put up with my hubby's excel spreadsheets and directives - which is no small feat. We had a wonderful wedding and are truly thankful to Bliss by Sam for helping to make it run as smoothly as it did.
It was so helpful to have Bliss by Sam help plan my Duke Chapel wedding this past March. I was going through a particularly stressful year, and had no experience planning weddings. Bliss by Sam helped fill in the gaps and helped me locate vendors such as my florist, who was a big success. I had a "Partial Planning Package" and regret not hiring a wedding planner earlier in the process, before I had picked out so many of the vendors. Samantha and several Bliss by Sam representatives showed up to help with all the details the weekend of the wedding. When I started to get stressed out about a detail early in the day, Samantha took it over from me so I did not have to think about it again. And from then on, I did not have any worries on my wedding day. I highly recommend hiring a wedding planner for anyone planning a wedding, especially if you do not know much about weddings.
Rachel with Bliss By Sam was an absolute pleasure to work with. She came to our (and particularly my) rescue one month into the wedding and made sure that everything was lined up and in place for our big day. Rachel was always an email away and offered much needed advice and responses to the many questions that I had regarding the wedding. She was also very innovative as she came up with a few unique ideas (i.e. bridal party processional) during the ceremony planning phase. My fiance' and I highly recommend Rachel and Bliss by Sam. Our friends and family were also very pleased with the job that Rachel did. We couldn't have done it without her and I wouldn't have been able to enjoy the day without her and her assistants. Thanks so much Rachel!
They were amazing! I had a rowdy bunch to deal with and they were so professional and kept everything perfectly organized and on time. AMAZING! I could not have had such an amazing wedding without them.
Bliss By Sam in general, and Rachel Hamm in particular were wonderful! They did such a great job on our wedding ceremony coordinating. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator. We were able to fully enjoy our wedding day, because we knew that Bliss By Sam were there to help us with everything!
Rachel and LaShayla did a wonderful job in ensuring that our wedding ceremony ran smoothly! I am very impressed with Rachel's professionalism and attention to detail. The ceremony was perfect! We are very happy that we chose Bliss By Sam for our special day.
The Lavender package from Bliss By Sam is just perfect for the bride that has done all of the work in arranging her own wedding but needs assistance in the last moments to keep it all together. What bride wants to have to run around confirming that the florist arrived on time and that the wedding procession is lined up correctly? Also, it allows you and your wedding party to be able to enjoy each others' company in the days and minutes leading up to the ceremony, rather than employing your stressed our MOH or mother to be key coordinator.
Rachel from Bliss By Sam is very organized and professional. She did a great job in following up with all of my vendors and making sure everything went smoothly for the rehearsal and the ceremony up through the beginning of the reception. Bliss By Sam also had another person there, LaShayla, to assist. I was grateful for her help and she did a wonderful job too. (The Lavender package does not include reception coordination.)
The cost for this package is definitely worth it! For piece of mind, lowered stress levels, and ultimately a successful event -- worth every penny!
Sam & Sarah and everyone we met associated with Bliss By Sam were wonderful! They always got back to us quickly and really took so much pressure off of us. Their input with our wedding ceremony was so helpful. The coordinating on the day of our wedding was priceless. There was not a thing I woudl have changed, and I didn't worry about a thing that day.
I think that my final moments with them tell you how I feel about working with Sam and Sarah. When they came up to say goodbye well in to our reception, long after all of the obligatory wedding-ness of the night I hugged them and had that "Oh man... you're leaving?" feeling like my friend were leaving before the party was over! It was truly a pleasure to work with them, from the moment we had our initial meeting through to the end.
I can't say enough about Rachel at Bliss by Sam! She was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. I got the day of service which was a great value. Rachel definitely extended her services far beyond just the day of the wedding. She went above and beyond all of my expectations. She went to the planning meeting between me and my venue and she called all my vendors to confirm their services. This was a huge help because right before the wedding I felt overwhelmed with details. She took care of a large part of the details and reassured me that everything would be taken care of. She developed a very detailed time line which she handed out to all the vendors. This really helped everything to run smoothly. She was always available by phone or e-mail. During our wedding weekend, everyone in the wedding party remarked that Rachel was extremely organized and very nice to work with. Rachel had also worked with my venue, The Carolina Inn, my photographer, and some of my other vendors, which was a huge bonus. She already knew the venue inside and out and because of her great reputation in the community she was well acquainted with my vendors. She brought two assistants with her on the wedding day which was also a great bonus. I did tons of research and talked with several different wedding planners and Bliss by Sam was by far the most accommodating and the best value. On our wedding day, I didn't have to worry about a thing and Rachel was always there to answer any questions or do anything that was needed. Bottom line: You must have Rachel for your wedding day!!
Rachel with Bliss by Sam was absolutely awesome in helping make my daughter's wedding so special. She was genuine in her concern for our preferences and very organized in her planning and event coordination. Very professional at all levels!
Rachel was my ceremony coordinator. She was amazing and went above and beyond to make sure my day went off without a hitch! I had a last minute dress disaster and she was able to scramble and get me everything I needed to fix my hem. I would definitely recommend her.
Bliss by Sam helped us with wedding coordination on our big day. Awesome job, hands down!
I couldn't have picked a better wedding planner for my wedding! She was highly recommended by our reception venue, and it was clear why. Sam was super helpful, friendly, professional, attentive, flexible, and more! I don't know what we would have done without her on our big day (and the whole "wedding weekend").
The Bliss by Sam team was professional, easy to work with, and on top of their duties all day! I was able to focus on my job as the photographer and didn't have to worry about keeping the event moving smoothly. They are fantastic!
Bliss by Sam is awesome. Her weddings have so many beautiful touches and run flawlessly. She makes my job SO easy! She really does an amazing job. I HIGHLY recommend!
Bliss by Sam has an amazing attention to detail and ability to uniquely and creatively bring a wedding dream into reality. We have always enjoy working with them!
Sam is wonderful to work with and is a very talented event planner.
Samantha and her team of expert wedding planners will guide you to your beautiful wedding day with professionalism and grace! You won't experience any of the stress that comes with trying to plan your perfect day, but will instead, enjoy it like you should. Samantha works one-on-one with her clients, no matter whether they are in North Carolina, Chicago, or somewhere in between to truly understand the Bride and Groom's vision for their beautiful event so that there is no detail missed. Call them today to schedule a time to get to know Samantha and her team!
Bliss by Sam Weddings and Occasions Planners are highly recommended!
The Bliss by Sam group takes the “team approach” to the max by getting the couples' vendors together at least once to assist with designing the overall event. They tackle the work (and a lot of work and preparation it is) with a highly spirited attitude making it all seem effortless and FUN.
Samantha and her team are not trendy, but “trend-setters”. They are full disclosure planners, making sure every vendor receives all planning information so everyone is on the same page with everything.
You will get the highest level of service regardless of which team member with which you are working. Samantha Dockery and her entire team are top of the...
Friendly, fun, creative, unique... just a few words that come to mind when I think of Bliss By Sam. You can not go wrong when hiring any of the "Bliss Girls". I always smile when I hear that one of our clients have hired them to coordinate and design their wedding. I know every detail of the wedding will be covered and flow as planned. To put it simply... they are simply amazing!!!
Sam and her event planners are terrific professionals that know how to cover all the details for a beautiful wedding! We enjoy working with her and the consistent follow up, organization and conscientious attention to everything before and during the event. A joy to play when the crew at Bliss by Sam are there to run the day!
Save The Date Music appreciates working with Bliss by Sam because she has wonderful organization skills and a very sunny personality. This makes your wedding day so much more fun.
Rachel and Samantha create a unique and exciting experience for all of their clients. They have a unique approach that helps every bride discover exactly what she never even knew she wanted for her wedding day. As true professionals in the industry you can rest assured that you will be taken care of and free from stress.
I had a great experience working with Rachel of "Bliss by Sam Weddings" at a wedding recently. She was caring, efficient, helpful yet low key and unintrusive. Wonderful job!
I freakin' love working with Bliss by Sam. Sam is just plain awesome. She makes every job fun and memorable. She has surrounded herself with outstanding planners who make it easy for vendors to help make the bride's special day unique. We appreciate the extra effort put in by Sam and her staff and look froward to working each event with her company.
Wonderful wedding planners with great personalities and lots of creative ideas who are organized, friendly, kind and productive. What’s not to like?! You can’t go wrong with Sam and her crew at the helm of your wedding and you will have no worries whatsoever about anything on your special day. Set your mind at ease and let Bliss by Sam do all the work. It will be one of the wisest decisions you make in your wedding planning.
I've worked with Rachel Hamm at Bliss by Sam several times at the Carolina Inn. In fact there was one weekend in 2010 where we had two weddings together. I was so grateful that she was there. In fact, at one wedding, just as the processional began, I had to make an announcement that everyone needed to move inside as quickly as possible. And sure enough, just moments later the sky opened into a surprise roaring summer storm. It was only with Rachel's wonderful organizational skills and pre-planning with the Inn that everything went smoothly. Guests moved into the room prepared as a back up, the musicians settled in and began, and the ceremony went on without a hitch.
There there are so many weddings that have gone so seamlessly that I never know if there are complications beneath the surface. Rachel has everything well in hand and exudes a gracious calm and cheerful manner.
I love it when I work with her. I breathe a little easier.
Bliss by Sam is a top notch wedding planner organization that really gets the job done in a fun and stress-free way. Our brides always rave about the service they have received from the planners and never worry about loose ends or special details getting taken care of on their wedding day. We highly recommend these professional and pleasant wedding planners to all brides!
I've worked with Sam professionally on numerous occasions as well as gotten to know her personally as a colleague in the wedding business. Her outgoing personality and drive to always take things to the next level is a true pleasure to work with and just be a part of any event she is involved with. Her planning skills, forethought and follow though are impeccable and I know, as a vendor, any wedding or event she is involved with will exceed any and all hopes from her clients.
My first piece of advice to our brides is to always, always hire a certified, professional wedding planner. I can actually see the difference in the photographs when a bride and groom know that all the little details are being well-handled; they relax and enjoy the day to a fuller degree, which results in more relaxed photographs with genuine, happy expressions. We've had the pleasure of working with Rachel Hamm on several occasions and I can say without hesitation that I recommend her and the whole Bliss by Sam team. There is no substitute for a professional planner! If you truly want to enjoy your wedding day, hiring the Bliss by Sam team should be the first thing you do.
Sam and her team at Bliss by Sam are always on point. They are professional, organized, and creative. All traits you need when seeking a good planner for your event. They are definitely recommended by my DJs!
Sam and Rachel are so much fun to work with and I can relax and know that they are handling all the necessary details behind the scenes of the weddings we do together. Their enthusiasm and upbeat attitude is contagious! They work closely with their couples and know exactly their vision and bring it to fruition with finesse! They are both efficient, professional and extremely pleasant to work with. I am always pleased to learn that they are involved with weddings I will be officiating. I can highly recommend Bliss by Sam!
Sam and her team are both elegant and creative. They are on top of the trending fashions in wedding style. AND they are so much fun to work with!
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Too busy with your post-graduate studies and/or career to plan your wedding?
Live out of town and need someone local to assist with finding reliable professionals?
Want a professional design team to turn your vision into reality?
Need someone to handle all of the logistics that goes into ensuring your day goes as planned?
If you have a clear sense of self and a sense of humor, you will benefit best from working with Bliss by Sam. If you have an idea of what you want, but no idea how to make it happen, or if you have absolutely no ideas about what you want, that's OK! You are the reason we are here.
Our clients will tell you that working with BBS means that you will get straight-forward, impartial feedback from planners who are here for you, emotionally and more.
Our partnership will be a great success if you allow BBS to expertly execute your special day, trusting that we have taken the utmost care to ensuring that you get not only what you deserve, but what you paid for as well.
Please take some time and really consider what your dream wedding looks like, feels like and how you want it remembered by you, your family and friends. If you don't like the view you are getting, call 919.376.6162 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a complimentary initial consultation so we can turn your view into a vision and that vision into the day of your dreams.
Bliss by Sam is one of the most sought after event planning firms in Durham, NC, and the surrounding areas. Samantha Dockery and her team work with busy, discerning brides to reduce stress throughout their wedding planning process and on their wedding day, so they can relax and enjoy the moment. They’ve been featured in everything from The Knot.com to Weddings Magazine, Southern Bride and Groom Magazine to Durham Magazine. For event planning tips, check out the Daring Devoted blog athttp://daringdevoted.com/or visit their website at http://blissbysam.com.
THE BLISS BY SAM WAY
I’ve coined the term “The Bliss by Sam Way” which is defined as my team of Professional Wedding Planners’ commitment to being:
Educated Aware of current trends Precise Organized Timely Quick problem solvers and Fun!
I’ve also spent COUNTLESS hours creating a systematic and streamlined process by which we work with each client. This way, no matter which planner you work with, your experience will be per “The BBS Way”.
Also, your client information is maintained on paper and electronically (restricted access may be granted in the event that strict confidentiality is required). In the event of an emergency, we can easily serve as each other’s backups because all of your planning and logistical information is housed in a web-based system which allows us access to it from anywhere! There are no worries about having to run to the office to find your client files.
Finally, to ensure quality of service and proper supervision of my team, I limit myself to 10-12 full service weddings per year. This ensures that I am able to properly follow-up with all BBS clients to ensure their planning process is per “The BBS Way”.
Will I lose control of my own wedding if you are planning it for me?
No, of course not; we are an extension of your wishes and expectations for your day. You will be granted access to a web-based collaboration and communication tool so we can all stay on the same page and allow you to maintain control of your wedding.
We have a couple more questions before getting started...can I call you to discuss this further?
Yes. Please feel free to call us with any questions or ideas you may have at 919.376.6162 or you can email lme at email@example.com discuss your questions.