Premier Planning Services, Inc.
Premier Planning Services, Inc (Jennifer Dunwell Orton) was AMAZING. Seriously awesome.
We had a traditional wedding with 150 guests and a ten week engagement. We interviewed eight wedding planners by phone and set up in-person interviews with three. But when we walked out of our interview with Jennifer, I said to my (now) husband, "do we have to interview anyone else, because I can't imagine anyone would be better?"
We're so glad we got to work with her. Some of the reasons we liked her are:
1) She's calm. When we had moments of panic, she was cool.
2) I don't know what her personal style is because she did such a good job of listening to what we like and reflecting that back to us. So our wedding really reflected us and our tastes.
3) She offered advice and input when we asked for it. Somehow, she was able to sense what the right amount was.
4) She was kind, polite, and professional to everyone she interacted with.
5) She was organized and responsive.
6) The lady who did our hair and make-up commented that she had never seen such an attentive wedding planner in all of the time she's been doing hair and make-up for weddings.
7) We had FUN planning our wedding.
8) Our wedding was unbelievably beautiful. We had so much fun on our wedding day. No stress. Nothing went wrong. Just happy. We had multiple people comment to us afterwards that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Jennifer, from Premier Planning Services, exceeded...
Jennifer was awesome! She was always available when I needed her, answering all of my questions as if I were her only client. The day of the wedding went so smoothly, I was able to be a true guest at my own wedding, which was a goal of mine. PPS is on the higher end cost wise, but I believe you get what you pay for!
Rita is an amazing planner. She made our lives so much easier. Instead of stressing about the wedding, she allowed us to relax and enjoy every moment. My husband and I would absolutely recommend services. She is the consummate professional and knows everyone in the business.
We had an amazing experience with Premier Planning Services and will continue to recommend them to anyone! From my very first phone conversation with Rita, she made feel relaxed and confident about the planning process. Rita is incredibly detailed, beyond organized, and regularly emailed me the updated to-do list so we kept on schedule. She is very well-known and respected among the wedding community and she was so helpful when interviewing and working with different vendors. She takes the time to really know and understand her clients, and therefore, she's able to find you the right vendors for your style & price range who will deliver exactly what you're hoping for. Not only did she absolutely keep us within our budget, we actually saved money because she was able to get us discounts with certain vendors. When my wedding weekend came, I was able to relax and enjoy myself because Rita had ensured that every detail was in order. She and her assistant for my wedding day, Lauren, made sure that any potential disaster or mistake was immediately corrected...all without me having to spend a moment thinking about it! I can honestly say that Rita was worth every penny and my wedding would not have come together as smoothly and within budget as it did without her help. Thank you, Rita!
Wow - what can I say? Rita was easy to work with, professional and creative. She was able to smooth over unpleasant situations and work on our behalves. She found the most wonderful vendors for us to work with and I hope to use them as much as possible in the future. She went above and beyond the call of duty. I would recommend her to any of my friends and family (Actually, I already have!). She is simply the best there is!
Rita Swanson is an extremely professional, competent, and warm wedding/event planner. Her experience and knowledge of the wedding marketplace and local vendors was very helpful. We developed rapport and found her to be trustworthy immediately. Her professionalism and mild, calm demeanor, coupled with an organized and methodical approach makes her very easy to work with. We also found that she is highly respected by many of the vendors in our community. Her staff was also professional, friendly and responsive. We highly recommend Rita and Premier Planning Services.
I was desperate to find some help planning my wedding and I left a message in a panic one night after 10pm. Rita called me back first thing in the morning and I knew I had found the perfect company to help me! She sent Amanda over to meet with us and we knew immediately it was a perfect fit! Our entire wedding was amazing and I didn't worry about a thing - especially the day of! I could have never done it with out her! It would be virtually impossible to remain stress free on your wedding day with out the confidence of knowing you have a professional handling anything that pops up. I would recommend Rita and her team to everyone I know planning a wedding no matter what stage you are at, they can design a package to work with what you need and their costs were very reasonable. Not to mention, the deals they can negotiate for you through their industry knowledge and connections (this is something I couldn't have done myself)!
You're in very, very good hands with Rita. She is right on top of every detail, so you don't have to worry about a thing. When Rita's there, you know she will take care of any problems quietly and efficiently, so all you experience is the bliss! I highly recommend Premier Planning Services.
Gracious and kind people that pay attention to what you really want and make it happen exactly that way with flare and professionalism
Rita is one of the most professional people I have ever worked with. She makes sure that your event is perfect, no matter what the circumstance. Your job is to enjoy your day. You will have no worries with Rita's team around! This is a top shelf service.
Newly engaged? The possibilities of your wedding are swirling around you. The season. The date. The locale. The dresses. The colors.
What can start out as the most exciting time for a couple may quickly take on a life of its own. Minnesota based Premier Planning Services Inc. is here to manage the life of your wedding. The twists and turns. The details and decisions. The I dos and must-haves. Sometimes a wedding can overwhelm. We can be as involved as you want us to be. Some of what we do best is:
- Keep you on task with a detailed plan that can take you from now until you write your last thank you card.
- Surround you with a tried and trusted team of photographers, bands, florists, caterers and other wedding professionals – vetted by us but chosen by you to fulfill the vision of your wedding.
- Guide you through as your wedding planner, project manager, etiquette advisor and confidant.
There’s lots to do, so let’s get started. Call us for a complimentary consultation at 952.922.3859.