That's It! Wedding Concepts LLC
Susan joined my wife and daughter mid-stream in planning our daughter’s wedding. Themes, colors, venues and vendors had been chosen but the list of to-do’s was dramatically expanding and the need for expert advice and a day-of-event coordinator became clear. Susan was highly recommended and she came aboard as a consultant, champion and day-of-event coordinator.
Susan’s knowledge and experience enabled her to make many valuable suggestions that enhanced pre-existing plans and the day-of-event coordination by Susan, Cindy and Patrick was a god-send. From an early AM rehearsal in the State Capitol, through the pre-ceremony musical arrangement, the wedding ceremony itself, coordinated bus transportation to Moonstone Manor in Elizabethtown, and an “under tent” reception in a rainstorm, the deft and invisible hand of Susan’s That’s It! team calmly kept everything moving smoothly. Weather-related challenges were met efficiently and a magnificent day was enjoyed by all without stress for the marriage couple or the parents of the bride.
Justin and I were truely blessed to have you on our special day. You took the worry and stress off our shoulders, and helped us stay on track with our planning. With seven weeks to go, our caterer fell through and we were stuck, fortunately you had a plan and found us an amazing last minute caterer. Looking back we both agree that our wedding was more than we had ever imagined it being, and without you it would have been a mess. We would recommend your services to anyone who is planning a wedding! We can not say thank you enough for all of your hard work and dedication.
Justin and Corinn Horvat
We were very happy that we contracted with Susan Moran. As a result of her great origanizational skills and the servcies that she provided, my husband and I were able to relax and enjoy every aspect of our daughter's wedding day !
Susan Moran is the BEST! She helped relieve the stress of last minute planning. She is such a nice, kind and caring person. We could not have pulled off such an amazing day without her. It was truly unforgettable.
Susan and her assistant Cindy from That's It! were absolutely amazing!! Having a wedding planner was something that I hadn't given much thought to because I thought that I would be able to handle everything on my own, but it was truly one of the best investments I made!! Not only did Susan help to keep me on track with my pre-wedding to-do list, but she was a phone call or e-mail away for any question I would have or simply a listening ear on a stressful day. She really has your best interests at heart, and I know that if I would have had a problem with any of my other vendors she would have been right there taking care of it for me. I am a bit of a worrier and I knew exactly what I wanted for my wedding day, and she made sure that there was not a single thing that I would have to stress about. She kept me on budget and on time with everything. She could not be there the day of my wedding, but she had given her assistant Cindy copies of everything as well as a timeline for the entire day. Even though it was over 100 degrees outside Cindy kept her cool and made sure that I did as well. She was fantastic!! She was on top of everything, made sure that my bridal party, my family, and I all had water and were well taken care of. Not only did I have great wedding planners, but I ended up with 2 amazing ladies that I now consider good friends. In the end, I asked myself if I could have done it all, but I know that I wouldn't have done it nearly as well. I also know that I wouldn't have been able to truly enjoy the whole day, and in the end that's what it was all about!!
Susan's attention to detail and her professionalism are extraordinary. Working with her for my daughter's wedding gave me the confidence to know that the wedding and reception would all come together as planned. Even though Susan could not be with us on the day of the wedding, having Cindy as our Day of Coordinator was wonderful. Cindy made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. As the mother of the bride, I was able to enjoy the day having total confidence in Cindy and her ability to take care of everything. For anyone planning a wedding, I would recommend That's It Wedding
Concepts without hesitation.
Simply put, our wedding would not have been complete without Susan Moran. Her detailed focus and commanding presence were inspiring and left us feeling confident we made the right decision to hire her. If we had to do it all over again (and we would in a heartbeat), we would not hesitate to call Susan.
When planning a wedding, there are so many things that are easy to oversee; not to mention those unexpected mishaps you never think of (and quite honestly, don’t want to think about). It’s the little things (and sometimes the big things), which Susan was prepared for, that made all the difference. For example, when one of our groomsman’s cufflinks broke minutes before the ceremony, it was Susan who was there to fix it immediately. When the DJ’s vehicle broke down on the side of the road and caught on fire (yes, that really happened!), Susan’s quick thinking and responsiveness remediated the situation calmly and quietly; she arranged for transportation to have the DJ and his equipment arrive safely and in plenty of time. In fact, we didn’t even know about the issue with the DJ’s vehicle until after the wedding & reception were over.
It all started with a simple phone call after reviewing her website and reading a few testimonials. After speaking with Susan for the first time, it was immediately evident that she is a very pleasant and extremely professional person to work with. Without any pressure, we truly believe Susan wanted us to have our wedding the way we wanted it, and she did everything in her power to make that happen. It is obvious that Susan is a veteran in the wedding planning business – she had countless great ideas to share with us as we planned our wedding together. In addition, she did a phenomenal job working with our vendors to ensure we got exactly what we wanted.
In short, we very strongly recommend Susan Moran for your wedding; you will be glad you did!
Susan was the first vendor I contacted after getting engaged. Once I met her, I knew my search was over. Even though my vision for our wedding evolved over the 16 month engagement, right from that first moment she "got it". Whatever that "it" was, her motto (in that sweet Texas accent) was "we'll get it done your way, it's your vision!" We had a blast working together! Her timely correspondence, meticulous organization, and genuine spunky spirit were invaluable. She helped us put together a fantastic group of professionals to give us the day we will never forget. Throughout the process, she played the role of supporter, cheerleader, "tough cookie" enforcer, therapist, diplomat, and most importantly, friend. It was obvious to us and our families that she wasn't just doing a job, but that she truly cares about this momentous part of people's lives and wants you to have "your wedding, your way." We were able to relax and enjoy our wedding day, take in the moment, and spend valuable time with our friends and family and each other because she worked so seamlessly with every vendor we'd hired. We are so grateful to Susan and Patrick for that level of excellence and teamwork. Hire Susan Moran...trust me, she rocks!!!
Susan is fantastic!!! She is totally professional. She listens to what you want and need and finds
a creative way to meet those needs. Because of her, our wedding and reception went off without
My son and daughter announced their engagements within one month of each other and both weddings were to take place out of state in seven months. Panic immediately gripped me. Susan’s exceptional wedding design and planning services were the only reason my daughter’s wedding turned out to be the wonderful, meaningful event it was.
September and October weddings were scheduled. Our 35th wedding anniversary cruise was in July. I work full time and was also in a medical crisis. My daughter and I would not be together to plan her wedding since she found a job and moved to PA. I knew nothing about wedding planning and was not physically or mentally up to the challenge. I did not know anyone who used a wedding planner, but it was worth a try. After many hours of internet searching, I landed on Susan’s website. I knew immediately I found what I needed--“Your Wedding, Your Way.” Her description of services spoke of confidence, knowledge, and experience.
Susan patiently heard my whole story and empathized with my situation since she planned both her children’s out-of-state weddings, three months apart, and actually enjoyed it! She related all the services she could provide and broke them down into affordable categories. I could pay for just the services I really needed (which was almost everything!). She gave me peace of mind, assuring me she could handle everything and we would truly enjoy the experience.
I cannot add one more accolade that has not already been said in testimonials about Susan and her services through “That’s It! Wedding Concepts, LLC.” And they are all absolutely true!! Susan’s passion for excellence is evident in everything she does. She responded quickly to my e-mails and calls and made me feel like I was the only client she had. Susan is wonderfully personable and also a sharp, energetic, and confident business woman. My daughter and son-in-law loved working with her and value their continuing friendship. My best advice is HIRE HER!
The first time my husband and I met Susan, we knew she was the right planner for us. She is very professional and genuinely personable. We felt right at home with her and at peace about the whole process. She helped plan and coordinate a beautiful wedding day that exemplified her motto “Your Wedding Your Way” and we could not have done it without her!
We loved her sweet, southern personality that was well balanced by her assertive ability to get the job done with grace and excellence. Even though we came to her late in the game (about 4 months prior to the big day), she managed to plan and prioritize a number of dead lines, details, meetings and conference calls (not to mention all of the hard work that she did behind the scenes) to get us on track. Susan knows the wedding business inside and out and all of her vendor recommendations were right on. Her encouraging, uplifting outlook helped us keep a positive, stress-free attitude throughout the process: in fact, it was fun! Our family members also felt acknowledged and respected by her and were very glad that she was involved.
All in all, her work and expertise were truly irreplaceable and greatly needed and appreciated! We were very pleased with her and the results that she produced for us. Our wedding ceremony and reception were a complete success!!! Susan Moran is truly great at what she does and we will recommend her any chance we get!
The first day I met Susan from That’s It Wedding Concepts, I instantly knew my wedding would be in good hands with her. Susan has a very motherly approach and treats her clients as if they were her own children. She went above and beyond what our contract agreements were to ensure that our wedding was executed without a single bump in the road. She is extremely detail oriented and organized and has many past experiences to share with her clients helping them to develop the exact wedding they desire. There wasn’t a single detail that was overlooked in the wedding. And when we showed up to the reception, there were even a few extra surprises for us that she had done on her own to make our day extra special.
During the week of our wedding, horrible flooding consumed the region where we were getting married. We were unsure if we were even going to be able to get to the location where we were scheduled to get married due to roads being flooded out. Two days prior to the wedding Susan spent all day long making calls to local establishments, creating a back up plan for our wedding and reception if our original plan had fallen through. The day was chaotic due to our out of town guests flying in and trying to get all of the last minute details taken care of. I just can’t imagine what I would have done without a wedding planner to help me during this unforeseen situation. At the end of that day, though it was extremely stressful, I was very thankful that nine months before then I decided to hire That’s It Wedding Concepts to help orchestrate the most important day of my life. Every dollar spent on this vendor was a dollar spent extremely well. You never know what last minute conundrum may crop up and try to ruin your special celebration. Having a wedding planner available to help you through unforeseen circumstances is priceless. My husband and I would highly recommend hiring That’s It Wedding Concepts to ensure the perfect execution of the most special day of your life.
Within minutes of meeting Susan Moran my husband and I knew that we wanted her to handle the wedding of our son and his fiance. Her warm southern charm, friendly demeanor, and ease of communication immediately convinced us that she was the one. Yes, we had previously interviewed others, but out search stopped with Susan.
Since our situation involved a perspective bride and groom who lived out of state, the bride's family who lived in Taiwan, we parents of the groom who never expected to plan a wedding and the ceremony taking place in Harrisburg...we knew we needed help!
Chris and Chieh were hesitant at first to involve a wedding planner, but after meeting with Susan they were immediately charmed as well. They knew their wedding would proceed their way with her guidance.
Susan made recommendations, aided us in the choice of vendors, and contacted them when any issues arose. She helped us to be organized with lists of duties for each of us, gently made suggestions for musicians, baby sitters, traditions, and wedding etiquette, kept us on track, on time and completed a multitude of other functions. She coordinated several meetings with all of us, bending her schedule to mesh with each of ours, held phone conferences, and was readily available at any time for consultation.
On the day of the rehearsal and the wedding, as promised, Susan and her assistant, Alice Ann made certain that all of us were worry free, all events transpired smoothly and everyone left the rehearsal, wedding and reception smiling with memories of a very special day!
Looking back on a day we'll remember forever, we are pleased to say that Susan and Patrick brought forth the whole cirle to us - including events that led up to a day most memorable to us, one which we could enjoy! And behind it all was their experience, bringing calm and foresight to the table in days critical to the early planning stages of our wedding, and evident again in their practical, yet thoughtful approach on our big day. TIWC never hesitated to calmly handle a challenge, but their valuable reassurance let us know they would follow through for us.
Susan of "That's It! Wedding Concepts LLC" was amazing to work with! My words won't do a justice in describing the value that she provides. Her diligence, organization and knowledge in the planning process are second to none. She served as the 'quarterback" of the entire process by not only coordinating things with us, but our other vendors as well. Like many brides, I was planning my wedding from a distance. While this adds more stress for some, it didn't for us as Susan was there whenever we needed her.
In addition, the service that Susan provides the "Day Of" is impeccable. The entire day was choreographed perfectly. Our wedding reception was outside at the Peter Allen House the weekend of Hurricane Irene. As you can imagine, for many brides this is their worst nightmare - an outdoor reception and a hurricane. Not mine. Susan took control of the entire situation along with our other vendors and I can honestly say that I barely knew it was raining!
Throughout this entire process, I grew to value, respect and admire Susan immensely. She was always there for us - whether it be to just listen, steer us in the right direction or provide insight and advice. I would recommend her to anyone with the highest regards. I can honestly say that our wedding day was incredibly perfect for us and much of that is attributable to Susan and her amazing work.
Susan Moran is a true professional in every sense of the word. Our daughter, son-in-law, and family were able to enjoy a wedding that was perfect in execution of detail due to numerous months of overseeing every task to be completed and proper etiquette required for a wedding of this type. We were extremely pleased with Susan's responsiveness to our every request and her personal commitment to make our daughter's wedding one that our friends still talk about. She is not only a professional but now, a personal friend that I respect and admire.
Susan was the wedding planner for my daughters wedding. I admired her professionalism and her ability to get to the issues at hand and find a resolution for them. The wedding was this past weekend and my husband and i could not be happier in the way everything turned out. I would recommend her services to anyone.,
My husband and I absolutey loved working with Susan from That's It! Wedding Concepts LLC. She was attentive, flexible, and extremely supportive as we planned our dream wedding!
As an event planner for my "day job," I have always had to sit on the sidelines during my events and not get to fully enjoy and appreciate them.
My husband, Jesse, and I decided from the beginning that we wanted to be able to fully enjoy our wedding and not have to worry about anything for the rehearsal and wedding. When beginning our search, I pulled all of the business cards I had gathered at bridal shows and picked out a few to research further. One of them happened to be what is now That's It Wedding Concepts. I mentioned to Jesse the few I had selected and he immediately remembered Susan from the one show he had gone to with me. The second I spoke to Susan on the phone I knew that she was going to end up being our wedding coordinator; I could tell that we had similar ways of approaching events.
At our first meeting and each subsequent one, Susan eased our concerns and questions about everything from the ceremony music, to rehearsal dinner locations, to timelines for the days. Susan and her husband, Patrick, handled everything the day of the rehearsal- leading it, following up with the staff at the Hershey Hotel, and collecting all of our ceremony items (even the rings). This only continued on the day of the ceremony. They arrived at the Hotel hours before the day started to oversee the set-up, coordinate the flowers, meeting each of the vendors, checking in on both sides of the bridal party, among hundreds of other things. They did everything we could have imagined and more. We later found out some of the behind the scenes issues we hadn't known were going on during the event. That is how fantastic they are- we didn't even know there were issues!
Jesse and I truly can not say enough great things about Susan and Patrick, they are truly wonderful to work with! Susan has extensive knowledge of the industry and local vendors, an eye for design, poise, professionalism and keeps her client's best interests in mind during the whole process. Susan and Patrick were not only vendors of ours, but have become great friends during the process and today. I would highly recommend and sing the praises of Susan to anyone who is looking for a wedding coordinator/designer.
Susan and her team at "That's It!" Wedding Concepts are absolutely amazing and are a MUST HAVE when planning your wedding. The planning process was stress free and fun thanks to Susan's help. She not only helped me plan our wedding but was there to make sure our day went smoothly. If there were any problems on our wedding day, I did not know about them, which allowed me to just absorb and enjoy what was going on. If you want your wedding planning to be stress free and fun, then you need to use Susan and "That's It!" Wedding Concepts. You will not regret it!
Our experience working with Susan Moran, of That’s It! Wedding Concepts, was very special. We knew from the moment we met her that we needed her to work with us in our wedding preparations, and on the most important day of our lives. We were relived to know that Susan would be our advocate through the planning process, and she always had our best interest at heart. Susan’s words to us through the months of planning that we worked together were “Your Wedding, Your Way”, and I can honestly say that she made that happen for us.
Susan came to every meeting incredibly prepared and organized. She kept us on task with timelines that she provided to help us gauge where we were with our progress in preparations, and where we should be at each month. Susan also provided us with budget sheets and checklists, too, which served to be extremely helpful.
Susan’s experience and know-how is beneficial to brides planning their big day. She is very knowledgeable in wedding traditions, customs, and proper etiquette. I looked to her many times for advice in planning our big day that went far beyond seating charts and flower arrangements. Being the seasoned professional that she is, Susan has worked with many vendors in the Central PA area, and beyond. It was helpful to us that she was able to make recommendations to us based on her professional experiences.
Susan always made herself available to us, not only during our sit-down meetings. She often encouraged us to call her at any time of day, and she was prompt in replying to our email messages.
But above all else, she was very supportive of my husband and I when we were planning our wedding. She wanted nothing more than our utmost happiness, and making our dreams come to life. I feel we had a perfect day, and I am confident that Susan was instrumental in achieving that for us.
Jessica & Joe Parisi
June 25, 2011 Wedding
Susan took our anxieties away in regard to how the wedding day would go in regard to vendors, schedules, organization. She took care of all of that and more behind the scenes on Wedding Day, which enabled our daughter and us to simply enjoy the Day!
"Five Stars" doesn't even begin to relay my level of satisfaction with the services of Susan and Pat Moran and That's It!!Wedding Concepts!
My husband and I are re-united high school sweethearts, and we wanted to get married at the place where we first met 35 years ago! Negley Park, Lemoyne, PA overlooking the beautiful Susquehanna River!
I was blessed the day I was referred to Susan! Although I wanted a "simple yet elegant garden-style wedding at the park, there were a LOT of logistics that I would have never even forecasted. Tray passed beverages, catering tents, dance floor, power for the DJ, our names painted on "the wedding tree", city permits, and oh Lord..."elegant porta potties":) All details were handled and the already beautiful park was transformed to a festive, elegant-yet-comfortable, celebration of love:)
Susan was flexible, responsive, creative and she DELIVERED on her promise which she relayed in her confident, sassy Texas manner, "Bea - you've got to sit down with me and share your vision. We'll work as a team to get started and then let me run with and TRUST ME. My job is to take on all the worry so you have none!"
Oh...I forgot to mention I lived in Nevada and my future husband lived near Pittsubrg, so planning a "destination" wedding in an unorthodox setting like Negley Park presented a LOT of strategic planning that Susan handled with ease. She coordinated with the city park services, did walk-throughs with the caterer, etc. She even found the perfect "Queen Bea" throne for my dear Aunt Bea who was really the Belle of the Ball!
Once I truly "got it" that Susan had it handled, she understood what I wanted, would do whatever it took to deliver, I just sat back and enjoyed myself. I think I was the least stressed bride in history! And the best part? Our guests had a blast. WE had a blast! People in the park were dancing to the music. The entire event was a celebration of love, joy, and blessings. The bride, the groom, the guests all simply relaxed, enjoyed, celebrated and no one had to lift a finger. Susan made everything seem effortless and stress-free.
She is a delight to work with. An absolute professional. Completely trustworthy, competent and beyond all of those professional qualities - she and her husband Pat are wonderful human beings whom we now consider friends!
Don't look any further for your wedding planner! Hire That's It! Wedding Concepts!
Happily Ever After
Bea Goodwin Aikens
My husband Justin and I were married May 7th 2011, and we used Susan Moran as our wedding coordinator. I think the highest compliment that I can offer in reference to her services is that we both truly had a fantastic time for our wedding and reception. We would do it again the same way. I was not stressed out the week of or the day of my wedding. Susan took care of everything. She even managed to calm my mother’s fears of losing her little girl. My husband and I were able to enjoy the day with our family and friends without worrying about the vendors, timing of the events, or how all the details were going to come together. She made sure that our big day was special and “our” big day. We really appreciated all the hard work she put into the design and execution of making sure that everything went smoothly.
Since this was the first of our daughters to get married, we needed help planning her "big day"! We heard about Susan and scheduled to meet with her. She was always super organized and a great motivator, keeping us on schedule with what needed to get completed. She would bring outlines and well documented notes for all of us so that we were always on the same page. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner. She made the whole process enjoyable and not overwhelming!
Susan was incredible !! When my daughter said she was getting a wedding planner I said what do we need that for? The closer we got to the wedding the more I knew we really needed her! Etiquette question..ask Susan. Flowers,music,menus..ask Susan. Mothers dress, dads tux, invitations..ask Susan.
No dilemma was too large or too small for her to fix. After the wedding was over my husband said he felt bad for not paying her twice what our contract was for...that's how impressed he was !! Believe me, you don't want to plan a wedding without her! She's worth her weight in gold.
One of the most compelling reasons to work with Susan is that Susan's skills as a wedding coordinator are 2nd to none. PERIOD.
But the most compelling reason to work with Susan is how she can flawlessly handle all the little details of the wedding day and allow the bride and groom enjoy the day with the family without any worries. Her wonderful southern charm puts everybody at ease and she directs everyone with absolute perfection.
I was actually relaxed leading up to my wedding ceremony because I knew Susan had it all under control. My mother was relaxed because she knew Susan was the only one who could handle every detail and me at the same time.
She solved many difficult problems, helped calm me down when my bridesmaids got a little heated with each other and helped me remember - My Wedding, My Way. She had so many inovative ideas of how to take my idea of the perfect day (simple elegance with a twist) and bring them to life - bigger and better than I expected. All while keeping in mind my very tight budget.
She's the best and well worth every dime (and then some . . . )
Susan and her husband Patrick were a Godsend on my wedding day, and their services were worth every single penny. They really took all the stress out of the day and helped make it one we could enjoy instead of worrying about the details. On top of that, they provided lots of great ideas and are just the nicest people ever to boot. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of a wedding or event planner! You can trust them 100%.
During the initial stages of wedding planning I was a bit hesitant to hire a wedding designer because I thought I would be able to handle all the details myself, but my fiancé (now husband) was able to convince me that it was a necessity since we were planning a Harrisburg wedding from Wilmington, NC. Also, he didn't want my Mom or myself stressed out during the days leading up to the big event or on wedding day. I can now say I don't know what I would have done without Susan Moran. She was an integral part of our planning process and offered much wisdom and advice. We had weekly or bi-weekly phone calls and each time I was home in PA for planning weekends we would meet for lunch to discuss details in person. She attended florist appointments with me and as well as appointments at our venue including the food tasting. It was a great advantage to have Susan because she had done events at our venue before and knew the staff as well as the right questions to ask. Susan was also able to find us the perfect escort cards after searching high and low in stores an online.
Having Susan at our wedding ceremony rehearsal was vital because our minister was very late so she was able to run the wedding party through all of the steps until he got there. She even had instructions printed out for them! On the big day she and her husband Patrick (who helps out with the events) were there bright and early to help with set-up, etc. We had an issue with our florist and the flowers were not correct. Susan contacted them immediately and they came to pick up the flowers, take them back to the shop, fix the bouquets and have them back in time for the ceremony. Susan also designed and set up a beautiful escort card table. She was a tremendous help with all facets of the day and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to have peace of mind on their wedding day. I cannot say enough kind things about Susan to even do justice to how much she made our day run more smoothly and be the perfect wedding we always wanted. I will always be grateful for all she did to make everything so special
Susan Moran of That's It! Wedding Concepts did an excellent job with the wedding planning for my daughter's wedding. She is highly organized and detail oriented. As the mother of the bride, I depended on her to keep everything on schedule and handle any emergencies. For example, when the minister was late for the rehearsal she took charge and ran the rehearsal and did it effortlessly. We also had a problem the day of the wedding with the flowers and she called the florist and had them return with new arrangements. She was such a support to my daughter and I and continues to be a friend. I would not have been so relaxed or enjoyed the lovely wedding Susan helped plan, if it hadn't been for Susan's personal touch. I highly recommend Susan's professional service to everyone planning a wedding.
Susan provided exemplary service as our wedding coordinator. My husband and I are middle age. This was my second wedding and his first. Susan was able to connect well with each of us on our planning needs. She served in so many roles for us . . . a resource for etiquette questions, an innovative designer for small touches which made the ceremony and reception unique, a cheerleader for my husband to use his original artwork in our invitations and at the reception, a coach to handle delicate family matters and a source of calm and quiet amidst the roar of planning.
Susan guarantees that "your wedding" will be done "your way" and she delivered! Our reception venue has limited on site parking and Susan developed a plan so our older friends and family could be assured of parking nearby. On our wedding day Susan was a comfort. We knew if anything went amiss, she would handle the problem quickly, quietly and efficiently. We were so relaxed and had fun on our day due, in part, to the quality service Susan provided.
We found Susan to be the ultimate professional. From the moment we met her we knew she was well qualified for her work. Her checklists and quality business papers were a big hit with the organizer in our marriage. She is friendly and fun and has a marvelous aura of refinement and grace.
We felt the service we received was provided at a reasonable cost. Susan was quite flexible. Due to our work schedules, a few times we had to postpone in-house meetings and Susan was quite willing to plan over the phone. She was also very mindful of the contracted time limit for her sevices and was able to keep our planning within that time frame. It is without reservation we would recommend "That's It! Wedding Concepts" to an engaged couple and their families.
Classy, organized, kind, big hearted, creative and detail oriented. These are the first words that come to mind when I think of Susan Moran and the experience I had with her during the planning of my wedding. Believe me I could continue that list with a dozen more complimentary adjectives!
We enlisted the help of Susan for our 2010 summer wedding. Upon our first meeting I knew instantly that I was in great hands. Susan is a top-notch professional with decades of experience under her (very fashionable) belt. She has numerous industry connections and superior knowledge of the planning process. Additionally, Susan’s organizational skills kept the planning process operating smoothly, without getting too overwhelming, and ensured the wedding day went on without a hitch (well other than the two of us getting hitched)!
I was a bit concerned that her very sophisticated exterior would not be a good fit for our home-grown, informal, laid back wedding. Boy was I wrong! Susan was able to translate all our wacky ideas into functioning components of the most special day. From a cigar station, to a popcorn machine, to a chocolate/cookie bar, to a special one-on-one moment with my groom, Susan’s special touches helped translate great concepts into an exceptional wedding day!
Beautiful, caring, lovely and most importantly… friend. These are the words that I now use to describe Susan. My wedding is a picture perfect memory because of her. I am so lucky to have got to work with her and even luckier that I was able to build a lasting friendship.
I had nothing but a wonderful wedding experience because of Susan!
My mother-in-law referred her to me since she knew Susan from non-profit events that she and Susan were both involved with. From the first meeting, I was impressed. Not only did she seem like a delightful and very caring woman, but also she was extremely well organized. She proved both of those things to be true the whole way through the process. I spent a year emailing her, calling her, and meeting with her to make my ideas a reality. From the very start, she was honest with me and told me she was not J.Lo(i.e. from The Wedding Planner) but that I would have my wedding the way I wanted it. And that’s the way that it happened. I hired her, not to do everything for me in order for me just show up the day of. I hired her as my support system and the keeper of my sanity. Any meeting I needed her to attend, she was there. Any one I needed her to call, she called them. I would say that her services are more than fairly priced. Personally, I think that Susan went way above and beyond what I paid for.
The day of my wedding was absolutely beautiful and just as I had imagined it in large part due to Susan. Among the millions of things she did that day, she picked up my flowers and brought them to me, made sure the guys had their ties and boutonnières on correctly, and were standing in the right place. She was very sensitive to any emotional situations that arose throughout that day and made sure that I wasn’t worried about anything. She was at the reception before I arrived and had made sure everything was running smoothly. And before she left she asked if it was okay for her to go and she made sure that everything that needed to be taken home was packed and taken to my family’s vehicles.
Normally I don’t comment on other people’s reviews but in this case it has to be said. The review by bride X.X.X. seems outrageous. Some of the things said just don’t make any sense and some of the things just sound made up, to be quite honest. Susan was very respectful with all my belongings and would never toss something at me or my husband especially if it had sentimental charms on them. Like I said, I didn’t hire a personal assistant. There were things that I did on my own, and gladly. That’s what bridesmaids, friends and family are for. I made favors and centerpieces that took me many nights and quite some time. If you were up most of the night doing things before the wedding, I doubt it was something that a wedding planner is supposed to help you with anyway. And I don’t see a reason why Susan would just decide to be “AGAINST” you on your wedding day. What you are trying to do here is ruin her reputation as a wedding planner, not warn other brides of what could happen. Let’s not be selfish about this.
And to future brides, yes things happen unexpectedly on your wedding day but that’s everyday! So if you dwell on how “perfect” you want your wedding to be it’s going to be nothing but a disaster. As Susan put it to me many times “Today is about you and your husband. Everyone else will just fall into place.” So the tables need to be moved around or the cake doesn’t fit where you want it to or your parents are running late or someone asks you a question during a dance, that’s not the important part. The important part is you, him, and that’s it!
Susan Moran is wonderful. I did not realize how many details there are in planning a wedding. Susan made the process so much more enjoyable. I can honestly say it was the best decision I made to hire a wedding planner. I was able to enjoy my daughters wedding day as if I were a guest!
Hiring Susan as our wedding designer was BY FAR one of the best decisions my husband and I made for our wedding! :)
Here is a list of reasons why Susan (That's It! Wedding Concepts LLC) is an impeccable wedding designer:
1) She genuinely cares about the happiness of her clients.
2) She always makes herself available. Susan promptly returns phone calls and emails. You never feel like you are a burden when you contact her.
3) She is INCREDIBLY organized and reliable.
4) Her knowledge and experience in the wedding business are very evident. Her ideas and input are extremely valuable.
5) She will cater to your needs. Her motto is "Your Wedding, Your Way".
6) Before and on your wedding day, you will have complete confidence in her work. She is trustworthy and dependable. I can honestly say that my wedding day was worry-free and one of the happiest days of my life! Eliminating the stress and knowing that we were in good hands, played a huge role in our wedding day being absolutely amazing! It was the wedding of our dreams and we couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Talk about flexibility, That's It! Wedding Concepts, LLC agreed to stick with us when we changed venues (and states!), literally going the extra mile for meetings and the big day. As a first year graduate student in a doctoral program, my colleagues were constantly asking me, "How are you planning a wedding right now?!" I was always relieved to say, "I have the best wedding designer ever!" I can not imagine having worked with anyone else - we clicked instantly and were constantly impressed by the effort put toward our wedding. We truly felt like we were the only clients. 100% satisfied!
From the first time that I spoke with Susan on the phone, I knew that she was the Wedding Planner for me. Susan listened as I explained how I envisioned my Wedding Day and she immediately sensed the stress in my voice as I worried that I wouldn't have the time or experience to pull everything together. Susan reassured me that my Wedding Day would be perfect, emphasizing that the planning process was going to be a fun and exciting part of my wedding memories.
Susan is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to weddings, ranging from decor to etiquette, and always kept in mind that I was working within a budget. She is flexible, organized and extremely easy to work with. Susan guided me through the planning process with her experience and numerous contacts throughout the Harrisburg area.
Because Susan was with me on my Wedding Day, I was able to fully enjoy one of the best days of my life (stress-free!). Susan helped me to create the Wedding Day that I had envisioned, right down to the final details. She was a priceless asset and I would recommend her to help make your wedding planning and Wedding Day a stress-free, memorable experience.
I contracted with Susan almost immediately after our engagement because I was a long-distance bride. I expected to take on most of the planning and hired her at the week-of plus consulting tier. We quickly burned through our hours as she kept us on track through the ten month time period. I met with her every time I would come home and she accompanied us to many of our vendor appointments. She really earned her keep by negotiating with our caterer. In fact, the money she saved us more than paid her fees. The one area I struggled with was budget. And while Susan sent me plenty of budget worksheets, that doesn't mean that you end up sticking to a budget! I don't have budget tastes and this was always hanging over my head as we made small decisions that really can add up. In the end, we went more than $15,000 over. Fortunately my parents were as thrilled with the finished product as I was and were in a position to give us the wedding of our dreams.
The main reason I wanted a planner was to have a stress-free day of and that certainly was the case. I knew everything had been taken care of and that neither of my parents nor the groom nor I would have to do anything but enjoy the party!
Hiring Susan Moran of That's It Wedding Concepts proved to be the best investment my husband and I made for our wedding. A true professional, Susan helped us troubleshoot every step of the way, overcoming all wedding day obstacles. I would absolutely reccomend her for your special day!
Susan Moran was oustanding !!! I recommend her to all. She made everything perfect. She went above and beyond. I am the mother of the bride. She had such special touches that my daughter nor I would have thought of. Her concept "your wedding your way" was true every step of the process. The only sad thing when the wedding was over I missed Susan..but she also took care of that ..she keeps in touch and never forgets her clients..Even if your venue has "their own coordinator" you still need Susan ..she actually saved us money.and our wedding was elegant and fun because of her. I stand behind her 100 %. My name Cammy Weisleder
Susan is a great choice for a wedding planner! She is warm, passionate, responsible and modern with a classic twist.
Susan is very creative and can make all your visions come true (as well as suggest some amazing ideas of her own.) Most of all she strives to make sure each wedding is personal, memorable and uniquely special (which in my opinion, a memorable wedding, is the most important thing for you and your guests.)
From the signature cocktails to our family recipes being served during the cocktail hour, to incorporating a charitable aspect that was close to our hearts, Susan made our dream wedding come true. She added personal, creative touches that made our wedding even better than we could have imagined ourselves.
Once you talk to Susan, you will quickly come to know, just how talented and special she is.
- Alexis Reid,
Wedding Venue: Hotel...
"When selecting a wedding planner, there is one quality that I required. I wanted to know that if anything went wrong, the planner would find a solution quickly and handle the situation with grace. Susan exudes this quality. Her goal is meeting your goal and she goes above and beyond the call of duty to do so.
She is charming, classy, knowledgeable, and prepared. I spilled dipping sauce on my wedding dress just before the grand entrance in to the reception and she had a kit that got rid of the stain in seconds! My parents are separated and she advised me on delicate etiquette issues without flaw. She has fantastic relationships for all of the major vendors. I used several of her suggestions and each of them exceeded my expectations, while meeting my price range.
On that note, my husband did not think we needed a wedding planner, but when things were all said and done he said that Susan is worth her weight in gold. I highly recommend Susan. One of my bridesmaids was in another wedding a couple weeks later and said that 'Susan was the glue that held everything together. Your wedding was much better because Susan made sure that the day flowed seamlessly.' The father of the bride said that Susan gave him 'the best day of his life' and Susan is still humble enough pass the credit on to me."
- Jen Ruffner, bride
" People dream of a wedding they can look back on and truly feel it was the most amazing day and party of their lives. Picturesque, elegant and beautiful are difficult in their own rights. We mean truly amazing with regards to the way the weekend flowed and how people felt, during and afterwards.
After our wedding family and friends could not stop talking about the weekend. Hearing them talk about the amazing time they had felt so good. We love our family and friends. Having them have such a phenomenal time was all we could ever wish for, because we knew we had the time of our lives.
Its simple to say the wedding was an amazing event but so many things play into that. The ambience, timing and flow are a very important to the overall wedding. Each step doesn’t have to be extravagant, most things in our wedding were simple. Putting all these pieces together is hard and requires skill.
This leads us to Suzan. We had the goal to realize the amazing wedding described above. We had our own ideas and did things on our own but Suzan has such a talent for planning weddings that it was second nature for her to perfect our ideas. We had budget constraints and also specific things we wanted at any cost. Suzan took these threads and wove them into a beautiful event, making everyone play their part and enjoy their part in the wedding.
When we were stressed Suzan knew how to relax us. When we procrastinated, Suzan jumped in and set up meetings, made plans and let us pick what we wanted from the options. What is strange is that we never felt pressured. She was a support system that was incredible.
What people should know is that our wedding weekend didn’t go perfect without some hiccups (due to us and our family/friends). For example dipping sauce from an appetizer spilled on the front of the wedding dress right before we were supposed to be announced, some of our groomsmen have big personalities the list goes on and on but when all was said and done Suzan handled everything for us with style and grace. (She was prepared for dress stains and removed the stain from the dress. The emergency was over in less than 90 seconds)
Without a doubt we would seriously regret not selecting Suzan to help us with our wedding. If we had to plan our wedding with an unlimited budget or at city hall we would want Suzan next to us, without a moment of hesitation."
- Scott Ruffner, Groom
Susan Moran provides you with the wedding of your dreams! She has a wealth of knowledge, creativity and works together with you to plan out a perfect day.
"Susan Moran and her team at That's It! Wedding Concepts LLC raise the bar on passion and detail. Susan embraces her clients with creativity and understanding of both their vision and budget. The balance of detail and pragmatics make our working with her a true pleasure."
Wonderful Planner providing a range of services in most price ranges.
Susan has taken Wedding Planning to a whole new level of design. She loves her brides and her brides love her. She is thoughtful, creative, professional and giving. She wants your day to be "yours".
Susan will leave no idea unexplored, if you dream it, she can help you realize it!
She is absolutely very organized, personable and willing to work with any bride! I would highly recommend "That's It!" Wedding Concepts.
We love Susan, always a pleasure to work with! =)
I highly recommend Susan for her skills and personality as a wedding designer. I love that she custom designs the wedding experience to each couple based on your interests. The attention to details is much appreciated and her fine eye to the aesthetics and quality is wonderful. I believe that if you are going to do something either do it well or not at all and Susan embodies this philosophy.
That's It! was chosen to assist Weddings by JDK to create a fabulous wedding here at Moonstone Manor which was a dream wedding and reception for the bridal couple. The production of the wedding was a coordinated effort between these two professionals and was a sight to behold.
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I am delighted you've stopped by! Welcome to That’s It! Wedding Concepts, LLC, founded in 2008. Planning a wedding (the “I do’s”) is an exciting process… one focused on incorporating myriad details (the “to do’s”) into a Wedding that will exquisitely reflect your Vision. Although every Wedding is as special and unique as are each Bride & Groom, the necessary elements common to all extraordinary Weddings take time, organization, creativity and patience. I have solutions to all challenges and answers for every question.
What a privilege and pleasure it is for me to be part of this special time in the lives of my clients and their families! The first step is to take the stress away so the fun and excitement can begin as we bring your Wedding Dreams to life. It is my privilege to be your resource, advocate, support, friend, and just a wee bit of a “Fairy Godmother!” I plan and design weddings every day...you'll do this just once.
Remember...it's always...”Your Wedding – Your Way!"
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Susan H. Moran
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You and your family will enjoy a stress-free wedding...and...we will have an incredible amount of fun as we go through the planning process!