Creations by Brenda
Brenda was AMAZING! She made my wedding perfect and stress free! I highly recommend her services!
I would HIGHLY recommend Brenda's wedding services. I was not convinced I needed a wedding planner but looking back, I have no idea how I would have survived without her. I was able to remain calm and enjoy my wedding day knowing she was there to handle any unexpected events. And she was a life saver to have at the end of our wedding to pack up all the centerpieces, gifts, etc. and to allow our family and friends to fully enjoy our special day.
Brenda is fantastic! My husband and I hired Brenda for partial wedding planning and her day of services. She is a great listener and made our dream wedding become a reality. The entire day exceeded our expectations, and most importantly, was stress free for myself (the bride), my husband, and our parents. Brenda was very professional and business oriented- exactly what you need when working with multiple vendors. She coordinated all the vendor deliveries so everything was ready on time and exactly as discussed and contracted for. Brenda had great recommendations for vendors, making the decision between several hundred makeup artists and florists much easier. Overall, we highly recommend Brenda!
There is absolutely no way that we would have been able to pull off such an amazing wedding without Brenda. We hired her for her "day of services" for our wedding in September 2012, and she went above and beyond what we would have expected most coordinators to do. She periodically checked in with us throughout the whole wedding planning process, gave us honest recommendations, and reviewed all of our contracts and pointed out things that we never would have noticed. Brenda was extremely responsive via email or phone and made herself available 24/7. That was so important to us, especially closer to the wedding when time is not on your side; so to have her be able to help us make decisions in a matter of a few days or few hours were crucial.
On the day of, there were a few hiccups along the way, but nothing that Brenda couldn't handle! In fact to an outsider, you would have never noticed. We had a crazy storm pass through in the afternoon and Brenda was keeping a close eye on the weather services minute by minute to make a final decision (because our reception was outside). She timed everything perfectly and readjusted the timeline so that we could bring out the tables and have the dinner outside on the back patio like we had originally planned. She was very easy to work with, organized, and always made my then-fiance-now-husband and I feel comfortable about how the day would pan out. If you're looking for someone who knows a lot about the industry, is extremely professional, and truly cares about making sure you are taken care of, then we'd highly recommend hiring Brenda!
Creations by Brenda was truly my life saver during wedding planning. Brenda is the sweetest, most organized, and most understanding person ever! Let me start off by explaining my wedding process! My now husband and I were engaged for over a year and a half. Since day one I thought planning a wedding would be easy and that hiring a planner would be a waste, seeing I had been planning my dream wedding since the age of 5 ;) BUT let me tell you hiring Brenda and her team was the best money I spent at my wedding! Brenda from day one understood my vision and took it and ran with it. Throughout the year leading up to my weddingI I graduated college, started a new full time job, moved, switched schedules at work, but throughout it all Brenda was there controlling everything! She was the biggest lifesaver! She handled all the vendor information, fine tuned all the day of information, and took all the stress off me so on the day of I was calm as a cucumber ;) I told her from day one that she was a SAINT and she never once made me doubt my decision to hire her! She is the most amazing wedding planner and she truly made my dream wedding into a wedding that could be in a Bride magazine (no joke see the pictures) ;) I highly recommend Brenda, I promise you will never regret your decision!
With love, Ash and Josh
Brenda was amazing for our wedding. She took any and all stress of off both of us before, during and after the wedding. I would recommend her to anyone for their wedding. She is also extremely nice and helpful. She was able to help us get a new DJ just 4 days before our wedding, which should have been a nightmare, and made it so much more smooth than I ever thought it could be.
We used Creations by Brenda for our wedding planner more specifically a day of coordinator. We couldn't have been more pleased and happy with Brenda. She has helped us in so many ways that truly made our wedding a success. She is always quick to respond and help in the wedding process any way she can. There were some drama that occurred with our venue before the wedding that Creations by Brenda helped us deal with and work out everything to the point that we were happy with the resolution. It was so nice to have someone else stress and worry about all the details for me during my big day. There were some things that came up the day of the wedding, but Brenda was so awesome that she kept all the drama away from me and the groom and handled everything behind the curtains so that during the wedding we knew nothing went astray. Brenda and her team were amazing in all the details of putting everything together from the centerpieces, candy buffet, to the chair ties and cushions, to the cake table, and everything else we had. Everything was beautiful and things looked exactly how I had envisioned. We couldn't have had our dream wedding without Creations by Brenda and we highly recommend her to help with anyone's special day. She makes the stress of a wedding so much easier to handle!
I can't say enough about Brenda! I've always had the mindset "i have time" "i don't need a planner" "the venue has an in-house person".
Let me tell you, i couldn't have been more wrong! having brenda in our corner was such a relief and made the whole wedding planning process enjoyable! neither myself or my fiancee' felt stressed, pressured or worried. We had multiple meetings with her going over our wedding. She handled all the contract negotiations and reviewed them as well. She took care of every aspect on day of, from coordination with all the vendors, making sure my fiancee' received roses i had order for her to be sent to her room and so much more.
She even saved us a bunch of money with her contacts in the industry.
I can't even begin to express the relief it was when had issues with other vendors and she was already 3-4 steps ahead of it resolving the problems.
I'd pay for her over and over again with out any...
Brenda was amazing -- she was so helpful and thoughtful and kind to us during the whole process. She helped us find the best vendors and work with them to get the best prices, reminded us of any details we might be overlooking, and kept everything running smoothly on the big day. Highly highly recommended!
Where do we even begin to tell you how happy we are with Creations By Brenda?? Brenda came to us as a perk by using our reception location - a free, full-service wedding planner. Who could turn that down?? We had NO IDEA just how invaluable this small decision would be. We were firmly in the camp that we could plan this thing ourselves, no big deal. Once we started getting into the weeds and working with Brenda, we realized just how wrong we were. I mean, sure, we could have done it all by ourselves, and it would have been nice. But with Brenda, it was exceptional! Every single one of her vendor recommendations were spot on, and we only met with one each and after each initial visit, we booked. Every single one of them delivered. She really helped us flesh out our vision when we basically knew what we wanted, but weren't sure, and she was able to read between the lines and steer us in a direction that we ultimately wanted, but did not realize. She is firm and honest in her opinions, but NEVER harsh or overbearing. I always defaulted to her opinion, and she never lead me astray. She helped us stay under budget and really made sure every one of our vendors delivered as expected. Planning a wedding is a huge endeavor, and you really need to have a good team of professionals in place to handle their particular aspect of the day. She was the icing on the cake of that team that really pulled it all together. She was our support through it all, and ALWAYS made us feel like we were her only clients. We are so proud of the wedding we had, and we owe a signficant amount of that to her. While we do not have any idea what her rate costs, we can, with absolute certainty, say that she is worth EVERY PENNY, if not more! Go with Brenda, and not only will you have a fantastic wedding to be proud of, you'll gain a friend in the end!
Where to begin....Brenda was highly recommended by a friend, but I wasn't initially sold on the idea of a wedding planner. I thought I could handle it all on my own. WOW! I couldn't have been MORE wrong. Brenda was right beside me during the 17 long months of planning. Whether it was to attend a tasting, provide creative ideas, review contracts, or recommend a vendor, Brenda was not only extremely insightful but very thorough in making sure the vision of our wedding was achieved.
The weeks leading up to our wedding, Brenda made sure that my anxiety was at a minimum by contacting all my vendors to ensure that of every fine detail of every contract was fulfilled and everything was "ready to go." This allowed me to focus on myself and enjoy time with my family and friends. Not to mention, my groom was quite pleased that I didn't turn in to a Bridezilla at the end!
We had a rather large wedding party which Brenda coralled beautifully at rehearsal and on our wedding day which was no small feat! She and her awesome assistant, Carmen, ensured that we were on schedule, fed, hydrated, and didn't need for anything throughout the entire day and night. At the conclusion of the night, Brenda and Carmen had everything packed up and ready to go all while dealing with transportation issues and other vendors.
I really could go on and on regarding how amazing Brenda is and how thankful I am that made the decision to chose her. I realize that there are a lot of wedding planners out there but I am more than confident in saying that you will not find a more organized, trustworthy, thoughtful and fun coordinator to help plan your wedding day. THANK YOU BRENDA!!!
Brenda was wonderful. She was on top of everything and so organized. She was great at helping to plan the wedding and how the time table of everything would work. I know I would not have been as calm as I was on my wedding day if I hadn't known Brenda was there to make sure everything ran smoothly.
Brenda was wonderful! She helped us stay organized, calmed my very anxious husband and created a beautiful day for my daughter. We couldn't have done it without her.
Brenda stayed on top of the vendors prior to the wedding and was at the site all day to make sure that everything went as planned. She provided many extra touches as well. She was prepared for everything---even bug spray and Benadryl for one of our groomsmen.
Brenda was the BEST! She was helpful and professional and really did a lot of the grunt work for us. She contacted and kept in touch with all of the vendors which was a HUGE weight off of our shoulders. She was excellent with taking our ideas and turning them into a beautiful reality. She was also very personable. By the end of it all she really felt like part of the family! A thousand thanks Brenda! We couldn't have asked for more on our very very special day!
Brenda is amazing!!!
From the very beginning she provided us with guidance and recommended incredible vendors and negotiated contracts that saved us hundreds of dollars.
We were married at a church in Washington, DC and had our reception at a vineyard in Virginia. She handled setting up, including decorating, at BOTH locations with ease. She stayed at our wedding until the very end, even taking care of a guest who had 1 too many drinks ;)
We could not have had such an incredible and stress free day with out Brenda. I highly recommend her services. She worth every penny, affordable, and fabulous!
My husband and I were very pleased with Creations by Brenda. We were on a tight budget, and her price was very reasonable and affordable. We only contracted for day-of coordination, but she went way above and beyond what I expected. Any random questions that we had she was always happy to answer. She never put a limit on how many times we could call or meet with her, which some day-of coordinators do. She was also very responsive, and always contacted me shortly after I contacted her.
The icing on the cake was how perfectly she understood our vision of the day. It's always hard to tell from a meeting if someone understands the image of your wedding day in your head, but Brenda really "got it". Our day was everything I ever dreamed of and more. It looked amazing, and ran so smoothly. Creations by Brenda is an excellent service, you will not be dissapointed!!
I don't even know where to begin! Brenda was fantastic. I was referred by a friend whose wedding I was in and got to see Brenda's day of coordination. I knew that day that I had to have her for my big day! I booked her right away and had her for 13 months. She helped me find a reception venue, a baker, a florist, a shuttle, and chair covers, napkins, and bows for all the right prices! She then continued to book all of my appointments for meeting the baker, the florist, and the DJ. She sat down with me on numerous occasions to discuss my dream wedding and the details that I wanted to go into it! She made my gorgeous centerpieces and much more. Then, my wedding day came.... As soon as I walked into my reception, I was blown away! It was beyond what we had expected. Everything was done exactly the way I wanted it and more. I highly recommend Brenda. Everyone that has worked with her loves her, my family and friends and even my other vendors. She is very professional and follows through on everything. Your wedding wouldn't be complete without her! :0)
Working with Brenda was such a pleasure. I had complete confidence in her the day of my daughter's wedding that I was able to totally enjoy the whole day with no worries! The day was perfect thanks to Brenda and her staff, I am going to miss her now that the big day has come and gone.
Went above and beyond what she was hired for...our wedding was abosolutley flawless and everything I could have ever imagined. I am so glad we ended up getting a wedding planner and what a fabulous one we got! If you are looking to enjoy your wedding day with your friends and family without worrying about a thing then she's your girl! :) She also has a wonderful team supporting her on the big day! Thanks Brenda!!!! We miss you already :)
Jenna & Dave
Creations by Brenda was all that & more. Brenda was an amazing person to work with. From Day 1 she kept us at ease. She knew we were working with a budget & from that point on she took it from there. She didnt let us go too much obver budget, & IF we did, it wasnt by much & well worth it. Brenda & her assistant, Carmen, are wonderful, kind, professional women. They took my vision & created the most wonderful night for us, our families & our friends. Our wedding has been the talk of the town for the past couple days & Im sure it will continue to be. IT was beautiful w/o breaking the bank. I had no type of REAL stress on the day-of. Everything ran so smoothly & I owe it ALL to Creations by Brenda. I highly recommend any bride to be to get a wedding coordinator & I MOST DEFINATELY recommend Creations by Brenda. Thank you AGAIN & AGAIN Brenda & Carmen!!!
Brenda was amazing. We were so taken not only by everything she did- but the way she did it. Her personality, her professionalism, and her commitment to every detail was beyond what anyone could ask for in a wedding planner. She provided a sense of peace throughout the entire process and wedding day, not only to us, but to both of our families. We will always be grateful to Brenda for making our wedding day so special!
There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful Brenda is. She goes above and beyond and puts 110% into everything she does. Our wedding was better than we could ever imagine and we owe it to her. She took the stress out of dealing with vendors, she saved us a lot of money, and she had GREAT ideas that made our wedding very special. She was there the day of to make sure everything went smoothly with the vendors, the guest, the bridal party and everything else through out the day. I HIGHLY recommend Brenda!! She made our day PERFECT!
I was under the mistaken impression I could plan my wedding myself. I found Brenda not a moment too soon. Brenda took the reins and handled every detail of my wedding in a professional manner. Brenda was always available to take my calls and everything turned out great! My wedding day became everything I hoped for and more thanks to Brenda's focus on detail. I would highly recommend Creations by Brenda to anyone and everyone who needs an event planner. Brenda is worth her weight in gold!
Creations by Brenda did a wonderful job at taking my vision for my wedding and bringing it to light. They are very cost effective as far as getting you want you want or need a decent prices. The patience with changes and suggestions were wonderful. In the end, they created a wedding that many guests claimed was "the best wedding they have ever been to". I highly recommend their services 100%.
WOW! Where to even begin with Brenda and her team! Brenda is the kind of person you want at your wedding when one of those "OH MY GOD WE FORGOT THE...." or the "I DONT KNOW WHERE... IS"
Brenda (and her staffs) professionalism is incredible! She was in what it seems five places at one time! One second she was briefing the photographers, while assisting the florist, while repairing the cake, while tracking down wedding party. She’s the kind of person you'd see in a movie directing a MAJOR Hollywood Wedding making sure everything was done to perfection.
Brenda is the kind of honest American who when hired is looking out for YOUR best interest. She knows the in’s and out’s of the industry to know when vendors are trying to take advantage of you, and makes sure she gets you the best while maintaining your budget and goal in mind!
Organization is one of the keys to a successful wedding. Multiple weeks out she was in touch with me going over details that only I thought were important. We went over the timeline on multiple occasions. She assisted on helping us design a custom light scene for their wedding. She ask questions no other wedding vendors have asked, it shows she is a true professional and is beyond dedicated to her clients.
If your thinking about hiring ANYONE for helping you create and execute a true dream wedding, I would put our reputation on the line to say "Creations by Brenda" is the company you need to...
Brenda is an excellent wedding planner! She's always on her toes and does go the extra mile!
Vanessa & Angel's Wedding - 10/23/2010 This past weekend our Wedding Photo Booth sent us to the Farmington Fire Hall in Egg Harbor, NJ for the Wedding of Vanessa & Angel. Although the phrase Fire Hall doesn’t speak the words “Elegant” and “Beautiful” that one would associate with a Wedding atmosphere, the Farmington Fire Hall (also kno...wn as the Charles A. Maxwell Banquet Hall) was dare I say ….”Exquisite”.
This was mostly due to the efforts of the Wedding Planner Brenda Lambert Rivera (aka Creations By Brenda) who created an incredible Fall Theme under the moniker “Fall … In Love”………brown table cloth, tan chairs, orange flower centerpieces, with orange and brown leaves as center pieces. The room had supplied dim lighting and candlelight to set the mood.
We didn’t have a chance to get fed being how popular the photobooth was, but we were offered, and Brenda checked up on us and got us drinks which she didn’t have to being that a Wedding Planner is usually the busiest person at a Wedding
Scott / Scott Roth Events
Hey what can you say about a vendor who treats each function like it was her wedding day! Great work Brenda!
What can I say, Brenda is the best! I had the opportunity to work with her at a wedding in May and she made the day go so smoothly, and made my job SO much easier! I had timelines, shot lists, and family and bridal party name lists in advance, and if I had any questions she was extremely prompt in responding. She went the extra mile to make sure that the day was special for the bride including adding little touches such as bring coloring books and crayons for the kids and decorating the hotel room for the bride and groom. Brenda is the best wedding planner ever and I hope to get to work with her again soon!
Brenda is an incredible event planner! She is professional, creative, organized, and thorough. Brenda and her assistant were on top of every detail and they didn't miss a single thing. Brenda's warm personality makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable. While she ran around making sure every detail was perfect, she still managed to keep everyone so calm and confident. Brenda was such a pleasure to work with - she loves what she does and that truly shows in her work. I highly recommend Creations by Brenda!
I worked with Brenda on a recent wedding. She was efficient, paid attention to all the details and was a pleasure to work with. I know the bride and groom loved working with her, and I look forward to working with her in the future. I highly recommend her!
We do not believe in "cookie cutter" events. We know that when it comes to your life celebrations, one size does not fit all. Our philosophy is that each client is unique and each event is special. Our customers' needs are of the utmost importance to us. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.