The Rare Affair
I cannot say enough good things about Jennifer. Hiring her as our wedding planner was the best decision we made. She is so knowledgeable, she can tell you the best band, where to get your dress and everything in between but more importantly she knows how to keep the wedding party happy, how to remove stains from your dress, and how to get everyone down the aisle smiling, no matter how nervous they are. She even bandaged up one of my guests who got a cut on their leg!
She saved us way more money than it cost to hire her and she made our lives easier throughout the entire planning process. I can safely say that hiring Jennifer guarantees an overall great wedding experience.
Wonderful person to work with. Very professional but a lot of fun too.
Jennifer was able to take our vision and make it a reality! She referred us to some great vendors, manage our massive bridal party and the many personalized details of the planning process. If I were to describe Jennifer, she would be the perfect bridesmaid, loyal, honest, and a dedicated friend who understands the significance of the little things. The wedding was beautiful and all of our guests were amazed with the creative details and how seamlessly the evening transpired. They kept asking who Jennifer was, following with the comments like "She is amazing!" and "What a firecracker, she doesn't stop!" It was truly an affair to remember.
Jennifer is a true professional!
)We contacted her for assistance as a day-of-coordinator, but she provided much more than that. Through her professional contacts and business, we were able to obtain wedding invitations, chairs, and gifts for ushers/best man/matron of honor/reader at a substantial discount. But her services as a coordinator were the best value of all. Every meeting that we had with her was so useful and helped us feel comfortable that we were moving forward and meeting deadlines.
The services received by Jennifer Pearl was amazing. On this very special day for a bride, I will say that the services went beyond just a service. The Rare Affair goes out of their way to make everything a success. Though our services were not a full all out wedding, everything was done as we expected which was great. We had no worries even up to the last minute details. Thank you so much.
Pamela and Linda
My husband and I went through a rollercoaster planning our wedding and Jennifer stuck by us through thick and thin. We CHANGED our wedding date 4 times. She was there for US AT ALL TIMES! A bride should be relaxed and calm. Stress Free. I was all of the above THANKS to Jennifer. I recommend Jennifer and her crew to any bride. She is the BEST! We are sad the wedding planning is over. Her favorite Quote: "everything will work out GIRLE " At the end everything did!! Everything turned out beautiful. Thanks to Jennifer things were perfect. We stressed and worried for no reason! We don�t' know what we would of done without Jennifer! She saved US!
So who ever is reading this review and thinking about giving her call DO IT! You will NOT REGRET!!!!!! Trust US!
Yami & Peter
Jennifer was right on top of things throughout the entire event and during the planning stage. Made my job as a Lighting supplier easier by being on site to answer any questions. Highly recommended. One of the best planners I have worked with!
CJC Event Lighting
Jen is awesome! She really made the day stress-free and relaxing which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. I would highly recommened her to anyone, with Jen you cant go wrong! Thanks Jen for all of your hard work and dedication, we truly appreciate it. I cant wait to see you again when my sisters get married!
Megan and Brandin McClay
I have nothing but the best things to say about Jennifer and her assitant. They were wonderful, one step ahead of me the whole time. Her timeline was perfect, the whole day ran smooth. I could just sit back and enjoy my day knowing that everthing was being taken care of. She was very professional and sweet and had the best advice. I would hire her again in a heartbeat for other functions.
Thank You Jennifer =)
Initially we went back and forth on whether or not we wanted to hire a DOC... We knew it was a smart idea since our wedding was going to be across the country, but we had personal and professional experience in party planning and our event was small and short.
We decided just to talk to a few and after striking out with most of them (It seemed like they wanted to take over our wedding), we talked to Jennifer and hit it off immediately. She went above and beyond ALL DOC duties and truly made our day special, organized and most importantly fun for us and our guests.
We both now see how a DOC is just essential and I can't recommend Jennifer enough.
--Paloma y Patrick
Jennifer Pearl of The Rare Affair was a godsend for us. Her experience and knowledge of vendors was invaluable to facilitate our successful wedding. She would always return calls within 24 hours and went out of her way to make sure that everything was set just the way we wanted. She was very patient with us and gave us great confidence that everything would run smoothly on our wedding day.
On the wedding day, she and her assistant were at the venue the whole time making sure everything ran smoothly. Jennifer's extensive experience and good nature made it a much less stressful experience for us. She was well worth the cost.
Jennifer Peal you did the most amazing job for my only Daughters wedding on August 29th through September 1st 2008. The Rare Affair is a fantastic choice and great value in wedding planning. I must confess that I thought being a wedding planner was not near as difficult as I now know it is! And to think that my wife and I would have had to deal with all of the naturally occurring nuances inherent in a large wedding event ourselves if you were not there, what were we thinking! A nice way to say PITA stuff! Jennifer you are worth your weight in gold. Your knowledge, presence, professionalism and dedication to details made it possible for my wife and I to thoroughly enjoy our Daughters wedding and all the special guests that came from far and near in celebrating this most special occasion for my wife and I. From the Maggie Masters Invitational Golf Tournament, all the transportation needs, the Wedding itself and the After the Wedding Brunch you did the most incredible job. In so much as we have thoroughly enjoyed all of your professionalism we have decided to make you our one and only event planner. I cannot wait to work with you again because I know that the event will be so much fun and so incredibly memorable! We love you for what you did! Use me as a reference!!!!!
Jennifer Pearl and her staff at The Rare Affair are truly exceptional. As a day-of-coordinator, Jennifer reduced my stress levels in the few weeks before my wedding by visiting my venue with me, confirming all of my vendors and developing a wedding day time-line. On the day of my wedding, Jennifer was there to take care of last minute details and organize the general flow of the event. I was able to enjoy my day because I knew my event was in good hands. She even had a steamer on hand for wrinkles! My only regret is that I did not hire her for the whole evening! I cannot recommend Jennifer and her company highly enough. She was truly priceless.
jennifer pearl was amazing my wedding was beautiful thank u so much jen
Service and responsiveness was great. From the time I hired Jennifer she was very responsive and made sure everything for the rehearsal and wedding day was confirmed. She was very efficient and made sure everything ran smoothly on my wedding day.
Wonderful help and execution of our wedding. thank you! Jennifer was able to work with what WE wanted, and created a smooth rehearsal and final wedding day! She was attentive and very available even though we had the "least involved" package. Yay!
The Rare Affair really helped my husband and I pull all of our crazy ideas together into something reasonable to afford. We were paying for it ourselves and were on a tight budget. We had a very basic idea of what we wanted for a wedding and did not want it to be traditional at all. We wanted it to be more about the celebration with our friends and family. I tend to be a worry wart and The Rare Affair was always there to answer my questions and do tons of research for me. She even found a barber to come all the way from Boston to Gloucester to give my husband-to-be a surprise straight-razor shave that he has always wanted. She helped to deal with the small family problems that came up and dealt with my vendors wonderfully. She found us a great photographer for our budget and is now working on my sister-in-laws wedding. I highly recommend.
There is no way I could've done the wedding of my dreams without the Rare Affair. It was amazing to have Jennifer Pearl to work with. She knew how to get me everythign I wanted for a great price. If I had to do it all over again, i woudl still use the Rare Affair. I have already recommended her to many others including my sister in law.
Vendor response to review
Bethie! It was so fun to work with you and Ryan from our "miserable" road trips in the beginning to seeing Ryan relaxing with a shave on his wedding day! It was so cool to see you all run around the manor like you owned the place! I am pleased you had a relaxing time and were able to enjoy some special moments with your families!
Jennifer Pearl was my son and his fiancee wedding consultant and now my daughter wants to use her for her wedding next year after seeing the job Jennifer did for her brother and sister in law. She is organized, fun and made our weekend stress free! She went out of her way to make this a personal adventure for the bride and groom and the wedding party too! We had an absolute blast because we didnt worry about a thing. If we had any questions or problems, Jennifer handled them all. Thanks Jennifer for a wonderful wedding weekend. We were actually told that this was the best wedding people had ever been too!
Vendor response to review
Lauren! I loved every minute of the planning with you and your family! Everyone getting together and chatting for hours on the lawn watching the ocean - what could have been better? It truly was what a wedding is meant to be - being a part of that is my icing on the cake :) Can't wait to see what Taryn has in mind for her wedding!
Jennifer of the Rare Affair was phenomenal and totally worth every penny. From even before our first meeting, she was extremely responsive and extremely helpful. When most of my friends got married, I remember hearing about the planning process and how time intensive and horrible it was. None of them had fun planning, because there was just so many little details to take care of. I can honestly say that I had fun planning my wedding. Jennifer worried about the details and my husband and I got to focus on having fun with the process. She came up with ideas, when we had none. She made every appointment and followed up with every vendor. When we had a question, she had the answer. Whatever I asked for or inquired about, she was able to find, including the most perfect fuschia wedding dress ever, a casino room for the reception and a live action artist! She made things happen and got things from vendors, that I never would have had the time, patience or resources to get.
Not only did she make the planning process smooth and fun filled, the day of the wedding went perfectly as well. Everything was on time and went so smoothly. She took care of us while getting ready, down to making sure we got lunch (she even ordered the room service) and making sure the guys were on time. I didn't have to worry about the vendors since she was there to check on everything. Even when my bustle was stepped on and ripped out, she was right there with a safety pin. I'm sure there were issues that day, but I can honestly say that if there were, I didn't know about them or notice them. And since I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING, I got to enjoy the whole experience, seeing the look on my fathers face during our first dance, dancing with my new husband, and playing craps with friends and family, with not one thought about what needed to get done or checked.
I can't say enough good things about my experience with Jennifer and the Rare Affair. I feel as though we got a deal with all the time, effort and feeling she put into our wedding. At times, I truly felt as though she put as much effort, if not more, into my wedding as she would have her own. Thank you!
Thank you SO much for helping to make my wedding day PERFECT and take all of the stress of the little details off my mind on the biggest day of my life! You were one of the best investments I made :)
Vendor response to review
You were a dream to work with and you were so creative with your own personal touches for the big day! It was a true pleasure - again best wishes for a happy and healthy marriage!
Monee is amazing... She takes your ideas and creates a perfect invitation to match your event and style!!!
I recommend the services of The Rare Affair to make your Wedding Day that very special day you always wanted,that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for many years to come. ~~ Angela Neik, www.calligraphybyangela.com Dallas Calligrapher 214 957 2155
Jennifer and her staff are excellent! They are both effective and efficient; they know their stuff and know how to get it done. Working with The Rare Affair is always a pleasure. In fact, it's like working with your friends; Jennifer has a charismatic personality and a knack for connecting with people. Having worked with her on multiple occasions, I have seen the relationship that she forms with her clients and their friends/family; they also treat her as a friend/family. That says a lot to me about her personalized approach to helping couples plan their wedding.
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Jennifer is detail oriented, super organized, and keeps everyone (and everything!) on schedule. We highly recommend her for any bride who seeks smooth planning & orchestration up to and on the day of her wedding. Looking forward to many more successful events with The Rare Affair in 2010 and beyond.
Meeting with Jennifer for the first time, you will realize that she loves throwing a party! And she's easy to talk to, pays a great attention to detail, and will help to bring it all together just in time for your big day. Either helping you with all the plans or just being there to coordinate the unavoidable chaos on the day of your wedding, Jennifer has been nothing but professional and I couldn't imagine getting married without her help!
I worked with Jennifer on October 11, 2008. And I have to say she was wonderful to work with. She really did help make the day move very smoothly. It can be stressful staying on time, and she did a great job taking stress away and keeping everything on track! She contacted me throughout the whole process, was very friendly and professional. I loved working with her, I would highly recommend her for your wedding.
It is with great heartache to announce that The Rare Affair has concluded their final wedding season as of August 2011. It has been a fantastic six years and we have decided to move on to other projects! We would sincerely like to thank all of our past brides for our many happy memories.
In our short six years of business, we have been able to successfully produce weddings because of our "We can, we will, we do" motto earning us a 4.9 rating as well as Brides Choice for the last 3 years! We have enjoyed the tears of joy and laughter at every wedding!
It has been en extreme pleasure and wish all of our prides continued happiness!
All our best,
The Rare Affair Team
Shelby (Shotgun) Armstrong
(and our interns-on-loan Raisa & Elizabeth from Orchids n Blooms)