Joan Day Kelley, Ltd. Co.
Joan is absolutely Wonderful. She planned my entire wedding, everything went so perfect. I could not have asked for a better day.
Joan is totally dedicated to providing her clients exactly what they are looking for when trying to figure out what vendors to go with, pricing, arrangements, etc. My daughter's wedding was absolutely perfect in every way. Joan is professional, down to earth, easy to get along with, respectful and so sweet natured. She is a great listener, very resourceful and is extremely knowledgeable in her field as a wedding planner. My husband and I both agree we could not have had our daughter's perfect wedding without Joan. She took care of all our needs, which took the burden off of us so we could relax and enjoy our daughter's special day! I can't say enough about Joan. She was awesome!
Joan was incredibly responsive to all of my calls and emails. She helped me faciliatate a day of schedule for our wedding day and personally met and spoke with all of my vendors. She is organized, thoughtful, and decisive. We were living out of state, and Joan helped mitigate a lot of potential issues and really brainstormed the best course of action for us.
The day of the wedding was crazy, and Joan was a gem throughout everything. She kept me and my husband on task and kept my mom worry-free. She was well worth every penny. We had the most amazing day ever, and I am so thankful to Joan for being part of our big day.
Joan was absolutely wonderful to work with. She tailored her services to what I needed and was willing to work with me as I needed her. I wanted to do most of my planning on my own but I knew I would need someone on the day of the wedding to run the show. Joan was the perfect person! I was able to tap into her expertise in the months leading up to the wedding with etiquette questions, vendor recommendations or suggestions on timing the day. She also was a life saver when it came to getting the caterer to do their job. My wedding was perfect and just how I imagined it and Joan had a lot to do with that. She and her team had the reception set up on time and did a great job with the layout of the space knowing what to place where so that the guests could move around with ease.
Anyone who needs a wedding coordinator or event planner in any capacity will be highly satisfied with the services Joan Day Weddings provides.
Joan is so creative and responsive. She is truly the Paula Dean of weddings. :-) Her schedule is very flexible to schedule meetings and updates and she always answers her emails so quickly.
The last month was so hectic and she did it all - did the buying for the children's bags & the welcome bags and got everything delivered where it needed to be and was always there. She will take care of everything (including all the nitty details) if you want her to - a great talented person. We can't imagine our wedding without her and DEFINITLY couldn't have done it without her.
The quality of service that Joan Day Weddings provided was wonderful. She was so responsive to our requests and questions. I rarely had to wait to have a response from her. Her demeanor and attitude made her a joy to work with, both in planning the wedding and on the big day itself. I got many compliments from family, friends, and vendors on what a delight she was to work with. The cost value of her services matched easily with a bride on a budget and the services provided far exceeded the monetary cost. The value of having someone to help plan and coordinate the event on the day-of paid off at the end of the night when we realized what an extraordinary wedding we had put on, all with Joan's help! And her flexibility to plan a unique event that all parties were happy with in the end and, on the big day, to maneuver through all the little wedding day mishaps that might be expected, helped us to have a spectacular experience (never knowing what was happening in the background). She was truly a blessing to work with!
Joan was a breath of fresh air on my wedding day. Because of her calm and professional demeanor we were able to enjoy our special day without any stress.
Joan is an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only does she go above and beyond to be helpful to everyone on the day of the event but she always puts her clients needs before anything else. She's great at what she does and is always very cheerful.
Joan was such a pleasure to work with. She is so organized and detail oriented. I would recommend any bride looking for a wedding planner to Joan Day Weddings
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They are the best planners - organized, friendly, always go the extra mile for their clients.
We offer the clients of our preferred planners a 10% designer’s discount off our services - photography $750, videography $500, dance bands $1500 +
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I have had the pleasure of working with Joan Day a few times. She has top notch planning abilities, and organizational skills; but, beyond that I always found her to be an incredibly pleasant person with which to work. Joan has my full endorsement.
When you want the very best, look to Joan Day Weddings to help plan and coordinate your wedding. Joan knows how to take the stress out of planning and adds her own special touch - a very sweet and pleasant personality. Let's face it - a beautiful wedding takes a lot of work - why trust the event of your lifetime to anyone else. I've had the opportunity to work with Joan on numerous occasions - she truely is "the very best".
It was such a pleasure working with Joan and her crew. They made my job go much smoother and the bride and groom truly enjoyed their day. I hope to work with her again in the future!
The expertise that Joan Day Weddings can add to an event turns the simple wedding into a grand and memorable affair. We enjoy the attention to detail that she brings to each event.
Southern tradition, style and grace is more than a motto, it describes the welcome and hospitality you will receive from any event planned by Joan Day Kelley. It is the timeless focus on family tradition, style, and grace that communicates this enthusiastic warmth. On your wedding day, you are hosting your first event together as husband and wife, which is why it is essential that you add every personal touch possible to make your guests feel welcomed and a part of your special day. This special touch is what Joan Day does best--covering every detail. Joan Day Kelley, Ltd. Co. is a professional event planning firm offering extensive experience in event planning, creative design, and promotion. "The Southern Ladies" Wedding Planning Packages provide an array of planning tiers to include on-site coordination, partial planning, or full service planning. Services are also offered A La Carte to customize services for specific or hourly needs. With over 17 years in the public relations and event planning field, Joan has an established track record of event success to include private socials (weddings, reunions, parties), diplomatic receptions, and corporate events. The tricks of the trade are a valuable asset and you should select a consultant that has a proven track record, is trustworthy, reliable, and will offer you these trade secrets at affordable rates. We offer services in the Midlands, Upstate, and Low Country areas of South Carolina.
At Joan Day Weddings we feel it is best to base our services on a hourly fee. We provide an one hour complimentary consultation for all event planning services. Service packages are designed to meet the needs of each individual client and consultation fees are confidential. Custom pricing is based on hours estimated for planning sessions, confirmation calls, creative design, on-site supervision, and consultation. All fees and services are detailed in a Professional Services Agreement.
Why choose us?
Experience, ability, and hands-on knowledge count. Known for her great organizational skills and creativity, Joan Day Kelley leads her firm giving careful attention to details that create memorable events. Joan has an established track record of event success and has planned a variety of events since 1996. Joan’s background includes coordination of weddings, legislative and diplomatic receptions, class reunions, state-wide conferences, business receptions, charitable galas, and other highly complex events.
Joan established her firm in 2007, initially serving the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area ... and she has assisted couples with a variety of consultation aspects ever since. Joan works with couples on vendor selection, theme creation, invitation ensemble and design, basic etiquette, on-site coordination, partial planning, and full planning services, just to name a few. Since 2003, Joan called Northern Virginia home until 2009, when her family had the opportunity to live in Montreal, Quebec for a US Diplomatic assignment. During her three years in Montreal, Joan coordinated events for the United States Consul General of Montreal and supported visits from the US Ambassador to Canada, as well as, visits from the US President's Cabinet Members. She has gained a unique knowledge of the French culture through its rich fashion and International cuisine, enriching her own niche for style. Her time in Montreal has furthered her ability to master the art of diplomacy, exemplified by her unique social grace. Joan truly can work with people from all around the world, as Montreal's population is International and culturally diverse. In June 2012, Joan returned to her roots, relocating from Canada to Columbia, South Carolina. Joan calls SC home, as it is her birth state. She was raised two hours north in Charlotte, NC and is Southern-bred through, and through. She previously worked for five years ('98-'03) in Columbia, SC, coordinating events for law firms, charitable organizations, and loybbyist groups before moving to Washington, DC. She has relationships with a number of reputable SC caterers, vendors, and venues. Joan knows the traditions of the South like the back of her hand. She is truly excited to be back home and is in full swing assisting brides with destination weddings in Charleston, Greenville, and locally, in the Midlands.