Alisha was fantastic. She is so passionate about her job and made sure we were at ease with everything on my wedding day and all the days leading up to it. Without her, our wedding would have not been as successful as it was. Everything was so well put together and I feel like is because she took her time and listened to all we wanted. She was available whenever I needed her!!! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who needs a wedding planner!!
Rachel Events made the day of our wedding so flawless!!! I couldn’t have ask for a better planner!!! Not only was Rachel and her team professional but they were so much fun!!!! My husband and I hired her as a wedding planner but we will be friends for life!!!!!
Rachel Leuck is the premier wedding planner for brides who want a partner in creating a unique wedding that is personalized from Day 1. My husband and I selected Rachel immediately after speaking with her. Upon first discussion, she was more interested in what our vision was (and who we were) than telling us her ideas. When I said I didn't want a traditional hotel ballroom wedding- she had at least 30 venues that fit our budget and were outdoors. Her vendor recommendations were amazing- and she gave great advice for how to handle all kinds of situations (tipping, customs, negotiating, etc.). Fast forward to our wedding day. Rachel made sure there was a solid rain plan (down to how to avoid wet grass), and helped solve MANY wedding day issues on the spot. While doing so, she became a friend to our wedding guests and family. As someone who relied on a planner to help plan the wedding from afar- Rachel is definitely the best!
Hiring a wedding planner is by far the best thing you can do while planning a wedding. Everyone at Rachel Events was extremely helpful and responsive. The wedding day went perfect, with no stress, what more could a bride ask for? There are many decisions to make when the planning begins and I am so glad I decided to work with Rachel Events. This is a vendor you can count on, 5 stars is not enough!
Alisha was so sweet! She was en pointe with everything from day one, and was proactive about staying in touch with me. She asked me questions about details I hadn’t even thought of yet. As for the day-of coordinating, she was so pleasant and my family adored her. I’d recommend Alisha from Rachel Events to anyone looking for a coordinator!
Alisha was amazing!! I would recommend her and Rachel events to anyone!! We received several compliments from our guests about her and her assistant Lyndsay. They made the day go so smoothly. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
I have personally known Rachel with Rachel Events for several years. Her and her team were instrumental in ensuring our wedding day and the months before went as smoothly as possible! Every meeting and the countless emails were welcomed with support, insight and guidance. No matter the size of your wedding, having Rachel and her girls apart of the process is a wonderful and much-needed idea! The value of having Rachel Events assist in any planning needs will allow for the bride, groom and their families to enjoy moments often missed. Very grateful to have worked with a long-time friend and dedicated/passionate planner… highly recommended!!
Alisha with Rachel Events helped me complete last minute details for my wedding and reception. She also handled last minute issues that arose. First and foremost, she was professional, positive, gave great ideas and was attentive to my needs. She was wonderful and made me feel so less stressed about everything. Would definitely recommend to any bride!
Our wedding was absolutely flawless thanks to Rachel! She went above and beyond to make our day a dream come true. Her vendor choices were phenomenal! She is the most creative person I have ever met. She handled everything so I was totally stress free. Every time a problem arose, Rachel always had an instant amazing solution! Our wedding is still the talk of the town thanks to Rachel and her incredible wedding planning skills! Definitely use Rachel Events for your wedding! Love ya Rachel!!!!
I really enjoyed working with my coordinator Melissa. She was a pleasure to work with and kept everything very organized for me. She was a life saver the day of the event. I could not have done it without her.
Five stars isn’t enough for Melissa Mayer! This was the single best decision we made during our wedding planning process. Melissa kept our family happy throughout the entire wedding planning experience. My parents, Jeff and I loved every single second of planning due to having Melissa there to handle the details and stressors. We had so much fun with the venue shopping, vendor meetings, food tastings, etc. which Melissa arranged, negotiated and facilitated from day one. I highly recommend booking her for the full package. We had monthly and weekly calls to make sure we were on track. She handled many of our vendor meetings for us, as well as many of the minor details on the wedding day which made our lives so much easier. I don’t think we stressed out once during the entire year, all because of having Melissa in charge. The wedding day was PERFECT for my husband and I, as well as our parents. We knew we had Melissa and her team to trust with everything and we just showed up, got married, and celebrated! Melissa took care of everything: bus schedule, making sure all vendors rec’d their tips, facilitating the entire day, making sure Jeff and I were well taken care of with food and drink, ensuring that all of our stuff made it back to the hotel on the buses…I could go on and on. We also enjoyed getting to know her personally; she loves her clients like friends and my entire family grew very close with her during the wedding planning process. If I had to describe her in five words: overly-organized, confident in her skills, helpful with decision making, creative with ideas/suggestions, and a “get-it-done” person. I am SO thankful to have had Melissa as a planner and a friend. We already miss her and the wedding planning process…it was seriously that much fun!
We hired Rachel for her day of coordination services, which is really much more like a month of coordination package. She was absolutely INVALUABLE for me as a bride planning from out of town; the majority of our vendors were booked through her recommendations and all of her vendors were wonderful!Rachel was always upbeat, excited, and I truly believe that kind of positive energy around you is exactly what a bride needs on your wedding day. She kept the entire day running smoothly and my new husband and I are still in awe of our wedding day and how much we and our guests enjoyed it. With her handling any problems that arose, we were free to enjoy the moment. We even had a friend of the family comment that, “I don’t know what you paid her, but she was worth every penny!”Bottom line: no matter what your wedding vision is, Rachel can and will make it happen. She is hands down some of the best wedding money we spent and I would do it again in a heartbeat. She’s awesome!
Rachel and Alisha were absolutely amazing!! Every vendor Rachel suggested was professional and fabulous. She made the entire planning process seem so effortless and easy. Everything was so smooth and perfect the day of the wedding. Rachel made the process enjoyable, easy, and helped my family and I maintain our sanity. She had everything planned down to the last detail (like water bottle labels!). Rachel was professional and still made us feel like family. Everyone has commented on how amazing everything looked and how much fun they had at the wedding. Every time someone mentions how awesome it was, I sing Rachel’s praises. I am so incredibly grateful to Rachel and Sarah for all of their help and their hard work!!
Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Alisha……for the great job you and your assistant did at the Wedding this weekend. You had everything all in control just like we wanted. Julie even commented that the Picture Table by the cakes couldn’t have been laid out any better if she had her finger in it.Thank you for making this weekend so special for Amanda and Justin…….and much easier for Julie and myself.
We were blessed with the most amazing wedding on May 5, 2012! Rachel was beyond wonderful and extremely instrumental in the planning process. She has such a creative side and is more than willing to assist you with ideas to help make your wedding perfect for you! Rachel has connections with the BEST vendors too!!! We loved everyone we worked with from invitations, DJ, photo booth, and photography. On our wedding day I had no worries of how the ceremony or the reception would be. Rachel is so organized and methodical in her planning that I knew it would ready and absolutely beautiful…and it was beyond my dreams! Rachel and the Rachel Events team are FABULOUS! I can honestly say that my wedding would not have been what it was without a wedding planner, the best wedding planner in Dallas!!!!! The service is worth every penny!!! We love you Rachel!!!!!
We hired Rachel as our Day of Coordinator after she posted a special rate on her blog. I had been going back and forth about the practicality of spending precious wedding money on a planner or DOC, but her discount tipped the scales. From the moment we signed the contract, I knew we had made the right choice. Rachel was extremely valuable throughout wedding planning, providing not only vendor recommendations but also general advice and help when we ran into problems with bad vendors. We didn’t always go with a vendor from Rachel’s list, but it was so helpful to have her suggestions as back-up or as barometers for what we should expect.While most of our decoration elements were a collaboration between myself, the Atrium staff and Di Fiori, Rachel executed our final details perfectly and went above and beyond perfecting the lobby with our extra decorations. I have no doubt that this woman is creative. Rachel is also ferocious in her loyalty to her clients and has an unmatched problem solving attitude. She coordinated the rehearsal, vendors, and wedding day schedule with authority and still managed to get out on the dance floor during the Cupid Shuffle. End the end, Rachel Events is worth every penny.
Alisha with Rachel Events helped my wedding go very smoothly. I was in constant communication with her all the way up until I walked down the aisle. She was very friendly and very flexible. She provided suggestions and insights at the right moments. She really made my wedding planning so much easier. Even at our reception she was on top of things and sticking to our schedule. I couldn’t have had the wedding of my dreams without her. Thank you for all your hard work, time and energy!
Rachel was the best thing that could have happened to my wedding! She was responsive, creative, organized, and more than anything very fun and easy to talk to. I could email her about anything and she would either take care of it or point me to a great resource. I was not stressed out at all on my wedding day (how many brides can say that?!) and even have a friend who immediately hired Rachel after seeing how smoothly my wedding went. I would absolutely recommend Rachel Events!
Rachel was a life-saver. I don’t know how any bride could plan a wedding without a planner. My wedding was PERFECT!! She was very fun to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone.
For these reasons alone I would recommend Ashlee to anyone planning a wedding, but her services on the wedding day made me understand how a wedding planner can turn an event into a life-changing day…My wife and I were able to enjoy our entire wedding day, because Ashlee coordinated with our vendors throughout the day, and kept everyone on schedule as the day went on. I can’t imagine what our wedding day would have been like without Ashlee’s help, but I can say definitively that Ashlee’s skill and professionalism helped make the biggest day of my life, the best day of my life.
Rachel of Rachel Events was the first and only wedding planner that we met with. As we drove home from that meeting, my (then) Fiancé said we didn’t need to meet with anyone else. Rachel “got” us. She not only understood the unique and different wedding we envisioned, she embraced it. She constantly had out of the box ideas and suggestions, and was able to make them work.Turn around time for questions I had was never longer than a day or two, and almost always was just a few hours. Numerous friends mentioned how smoothly and wonderful the day went by, and how well-organized everything seemed. I can tell you, it didn’t just “seem” that way, it WAS that way. Rachel kept our rogue groomsmen on time and in line, and I never worried or stressed about whether or not the DJ would be late or if the flowers would arrive on time.Bottom line: Worth every penny. I would hire Rachel again, with no regrets.
Rachel provided a customized day-of-coordination package including bride and bridesmaid hair, and made sure that all the details I had planned and negotiated with my vendors came to fruition as I expected. As we got close to the big day, Rachel proved her real worth with invaluable guidance in my final detailing meeting with my venue and caterer, and expert handling of the family and wedding party at the rehearsal. She didn’t even blink at the complex web of exes and in-laws, or the special handling needs they posed. On the day itself, it was Rachel who kept me calm as she also did mine and my 3 daughters’ hair. I am a major control freak, and I was able to relax far more than I ever imagined – I had two tense moments, once when I saw lemons (I had ordered limes) being placed in the water glasses and once when I thought my 17 year old would never be happy with her hair. Rachel managed both of these situations firmly and confidently, allowing me to fully enjoy the beautiful day with my new husband!
Rachel did a great job overall and helped me immensely in planning my wedding. She pointed me in the direction of great vendors that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. She also helped me design and carry out my vision for the day. Most importantly, she made the wedding day itself stress-free. I didn’t have to worry about decorating or last-minute details because Rachel was there to take care of it. My wedding day was everything I wanted it to be, and Rachel helped make that a reality! I’m very glad I hired her.
The first time we met with Rachel we knew she was the wedding planner we had been searching for…She immediately starting talking about our wedding and throwing ideas out before we had even officially hired her!! We had no idea of what we wanted in a wedding and Rachel stepped right into the planning process with us. Rachel is incredibly creative and talented in what she does and has no shortage of awesome vendor recommendations!When our wedding day arrived Rachel and her team were there by my side when I needed them and trust me when I say she is there for the bride and groom! She is so sensitive to your needs and makes things happen!! What more could you want in a wedding planner?? It was such a beautiful day and we have Rachel to thank for it.
Rachel made my wedding day a breeze and any questions or problems that came up she was very quick and responsive on a solution. She is AMAZING!!!!!
I, however, was a little hesitant at first thinking our budget was going to be impossible to work with. Little did I know the magic that Rachel has in her designer pockets.
The first time we met with her all my insecurities vanished. She took one look at our budget and what we were wanting for our wedding, smiled at us and said, “This is so do-able!”Plans were in motion right away. Before the meeting was over we had an appointment to visit a venue that very day, dates set up to meet with a florist and a bride-to-be that was so much more relaxed.The connections that Rachel has are incredible. We would have never been able to find such professional, quality vendors that were willing to work with us without her. Even with our limited funding we had the wedding we wanted because of the work Rachel did and the vendors she knows.From first meeting to final congratulatory hugs as we were departing from the wedding, Rachel truly seemed so excited to work with us and help us make our day memorable. I think that was the best part of having her as our planner, the energy and excitement she had for us. She definitely wanted to help make our special day unique and all about us.Going back to that first month of being engaged, being overwhelmed with the whole wedding planning process I may have had my doubts about hiring a wedding planner…But hiring Rachel Events, absolutely no doubts at all.
Rachel was a perfect day-of planner for my wedding. She helped with preparations many months before the event and was very knowledgeable. On the day of the event I was not worried at all and didn’t even bring any of my vendors phone numbers as I entrusted her to handle everything. Everything ran VERY smoothly and when hiccups arouse she was on top of it. Our transportation for the wedding party from the church to the reception broke down, but the event was not affected at all. Rachel worked with the company to get another bus there asap and arrived right in time. The bus company did not charge me anything for the event either! I had many comments from friends and family that the wedding ran better than any other wedding than they had been to.Also, another great thing about Rachel was her personality. I knew I wanted a planner that was going to be fun and laid back, but also get the job done. She was just that. All of the wedding party thought that she was a lot of fun. Rachel was able to get everybody to do what they needed to do without coming off as snippy or demanding.Rachel also helped give me advice on how to handle some awkward dilemmas that came up with people in my wedding party. Her advice worked wonderfully!I would definitely recommend Rachel to anyone who is looking for someone to help take away all of the stress on the wedding day. It was the best money that we spent out of the whole wedding!
Our wedding was so much fun and we have to thank Rachel for making our reception run so smoothly! Rachel is very organized, punctual and fun! I would recommend her to any bride that is wanting to have an exciting and unforgettable reception!!
Rachel is the best!! She has a creative touch that really helps you plan the perfect wedding! She has a great eye for what will make your wedding fabulous and she will help you with absolutely any detail you’re unsure about. But most importantly, she will make sure that your big day runs smoothly and you won’t have to worry about a thing so you can relax and enjoy your big day!
After much discussion with Daniel, it was finally decided that we needed to have a wedding, no matter how small or un-pretty it would be. I had given up the idea of having a beautiful wedding since we were on a super tight budget being in school and all. I browsed through wedding planning websites, trying to gather ideas to make the wedding at least…quaint. Although I’m not much of a girly girl to really care about flowers and colors, I still wanted something picture-worthy. Unfortunately, it only made me more hopeless! Then I remembered my friend Nathan had a sister who was a wedding planner. I checked out her website and fell in love with her ideas. I’ve always known Rachel to be fabulous and chic from the way she dressed and the way her energy spread when she around people. I was able to get in contact with her, and to my relief she began by saying, “You’re going to have a beautiful wedding!” Rachel is able to picture things in her head. Her experience with flowers, colors, and tiny details make her a very proficient wedding planner as she is able to combine the ideas to create something impeccable. Let me just say there were a few disagreements throughout our planning, but they were only because I couldn’t picture in my head what she was talking about! She knows what she’s doing! Given the short amount of time (2 months), Rachel successfully introduced each piece of the wedding planning in a timely fashion! After figuring out my style in only one session, she brought me to a venue which had me sold immediately. She not only encouraged me to voice my ideas, but polished them making me proud to even have thought it. Also, I can’t forget to mention she created the most beautiful bouquet known to man. I was truly blown away when I saw the result of our planning. There seemed to be many components to the wedding, but I could only visualize it through the scribbles and sketches Rachel drew for me during our meetings. Needless to say, Daniel and I were extremely pleased with her help. We couldn’t have done it without her!! Thank you, Rachel! We hope God blesses your work and you continue to add joy to people’s lives as you have done for us.
Rachel was great! She was extremely helpful with the decorating and planning and she is VERY organized. Everything went so smoothly that my mom and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I will definitely recommend her to my friends!
Rachel ? you are a Rockstar and I appreciate all the help along the way! Everyone we have talked to (I mean everyone) said that our wedding was one of the best weddings they have ever been to and that every detail was perfect!!! I thought we were just going to have a ?Day of? Coordinator but you were SO much more and worth every little penny! You truly found your calling as a fabulous wedding coordinator!Thank you for an amazing night that I will remember forever! MWAH!Chelsea Scheel**Testimonial from the Mother of the Bride:We would highly recommend Rachel Events to anyone planning a wedding. Rachel?s help made all the difference in the world. We were on a budget and it was the best money spent—trust me. She called our attention to details we never knew existed, and she walked us through every step of the planning process.She was always upbeat and friendly; she genuinely wanted my daughter to have the best day ever. From the first time we met with Rachel, we knew we were in good hands and my daughter and I didn’t just get a wedding coordinator we made a new friend.
Before Chad and I even got engaged, we had begun to plan our wedding. We had a clear vision of what we wanted….from the theme, color and overall feel of our special day, down to the personalized save the date cards I made myself. As we began the process of organizing our wedding day’s events, it became clear that regardless of our organized personalities, we couldn’t tackle this wedding alone. Enter Mrs. Rachel Phillips of Rachel Events. What a lifesaver! From the very first meeting she quickly understood what we wanted our wedding day to be about. We wanted everything to be as personal as possible…and she seemed excited about the task at hand. She reigned in our scattered vision….and helped us to create a unified and simply AMAZING day… She attended vendor meetings with us…kept in constant contact to ensure tasks were being crossed off our list…and quickly became not only a wedding planner…but a very dear friend. Our wedding day went as smoothly as we could’ve ever hoped for…and I couldn’t thank Rachel enough for a wonderful, wonderful day! HIGHLY Recommended!
Rachel was a pleasure to work with, my only regret was that we should have hired her much earlier in the process! Rachel was incredibly organized had many great recommendations for vendors and was eager to give us tips on how to stay within our budget. I jokingly referred to her as my drill sergeant for the rehearsal/day of, and thank goodness for that! We had a some-what unruly wedding party and we definitely needed her help to keep focus. I will say for the first time ever, our best man was actually on time thanks to her! The only complaint I had was from my mom who said she was still really stressed out on my wedding day, but I truly don’t think the Dalai Lama could have helped her in that department! Overall, I was very pleased with her services.
Rachel,Thank you very much for all your help, attention to detail and calm presence. Mandy was incredibly stressed until you stepped in and made our lives so much easier. You went above and beyond and did far more than was agreed upon. That means a great deal to us and shows who you are as a person and professionally. Again, Thanks for everything, you are incredible!
I hired Rachel from Rachel Events because she came highly recommend by our DJ. We were looking for help in coordinating the flowers, music, food courses and over all wedding day timeline of events. Rachel came in just two months before the wedding and helped us contract our remaining vendors and ensure that the prices were good and the value and quality was good as well. Rachel and her staff coordinated our staged photo session with our photographer and helped ensure that we received the best pictures possible. She was very friendly to all our guests and helped them to feel comfortable and welcome. I would highly recommend Rachel Events to my friends and family, in fact I have contacted her for help in other areas since the wedding. Her connections and knowledge of the event industry are an asset for sure!
Rachel is wonderful! She is creative and came up with excellent ways to make my wedding fabulous and still stay on budget. She kept me very organized and communicated with me through the entire process to make sure everything was going smoothly and to take as much off of my load as possible. She also solved problems that arose quickly and helped to alleviate my stress. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone wanting an innovative and creative wedding coordinator.
Ah, what to say about Rachel. She is just wonderful. She gave me and my husband a wonderful, beautiful wedding on a very tight budget. Rachel thought of things I never would have and gave me the most wonderful day of my life with little stress. She was there every step telling me what to do because I had NO idea what I was doing! She calmed me down when I cried over the wedding and fixed anything that went wrong. She made me laugh just about every time I talked to her. She is a wonderful person, an absolutely fabulous wedding planner and I would and will recommend her to anyone getting married. There is so much more I could say about her but I would suggest finding out yourself and giving her a call!!
Rachel Phillips is a fabulous wedding planner! I knew from the beginning that even though I am an organized person, I would not want to handle the stress of planning my wedding alone. I told Rachel what I wanted in my wedding and she made it happen, along with making it even more fabulous. Rachel is so creative and she did an amazing job on the decorations for both the wedding and reception! Rachel’s organizational skills are outstanding and I never worried that things would not get done on time. She kept us right on schedule and right on budget throughout the whole process. She also did so great at helping us to get the absolute most out of our budget. I could not have had my dream wedding without Rachel and working with Rachel is money well spent I can guarantee you that! Thank you again Rachel, for all of your help and hard work to make our day so special!
Rachel was amazing to work with. She is young, vibrant, detail oriented, sharp, fun, diligent, and motivated. I booked her because I knew there was no way I could handle the day of the rehearsal and the day of the wedding on my own. Little did I know she was going to be needed for a lot more. After finding out a month before the wedding that my wedding cake vendor went out of business 3 months after we booked them…I had to scramble to find a bakery. Rachel was there every step of the way. She helped calm any fears I had…she was always available for any questions I had. I feel she is WAY underpriced for the services she gave. Two thumbs up for sure!!
I would like to praise Rachel Events. She is an amazing wedding planner. It almost seems the title is an understatement. I had the privilege to work with her to plan my wedding, and I’m so happy that I chose Rachel.Rachel took all of the stress off of me. I NEVER worried about a thing because I knew that she would handle everything with poise and class. The best thing I did was trust Rachel to make our day so memorable.The end product…It was truly a magical day, from the rose petal aisle to the farewell of my guests. In conclusion, Rachel is truly a dream maker.
Rachel, From a groom’s perspective behind the scenes, you were a life saver and stress detour ant in so many ways. I could not have imagined how things would have turned out without you. You always had a plan and purpose for making things run smooth and efficient. Your relationships with vendors saved us so much money! I couldn’t imagine how much more we would have spent nor the amount of time trying to find the right people. All of your vendors were very professional and offered the best cakes, flowers, service, etc.You were always very thorough and organized and I like that you used checklist for everything. I also appreciated how you kept the wedding party in line with itineraries.The end result was a Cinderella wedding, and one that will never be forgotten. Another compliment of a job well done is to hear that everyone I have spoken with said it was the best wedding they have ever attended.
We had some big surprises from vendor’s I had found myself, and Rachel came to the rescue. She completely re planned the Reception and Ceremony in only 10 days and it was better and less expensive than my original plan. She also connected me with amazing photographers, who took hundreds of pictures and everyone was perfect.
Rachel did such a wonderful job with the planning of our daughter Jessica’s wedding. She made the day a very memorable experience for our family and everyone who attended. We had so many nice comments from friends about how beautiful the wedding was and how much fun they had at the reception. Rachel helped out so much and it kept Jessica and I from being stressed. The wedding was a huge success and I know that Jessica enjoyed her special day thanks to all of Rachel’s hard work. Our budget was $15,000.00 and Rachel did her very best to stick to that budget. We only went over by a little bit. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone that is needing a wedding planner. She is very professional and has so many great ideas when it comes to planning the wedding. We have come to regard her as a dear friend and thank her so much for all her time and hard work. The wedding and reception were both wonderful and we all enjoyed the day so much. Rachel, you are awesome and I hope that you will be available for the next 2 weddings that will be in our future.
Rachel is so organized; I didn’t have to worry about a single detail. Everything flowed together perfectly, everyone where they needed to be, all the details came together for one magical day. I didn’t have to get onto anyone’s case or handle anything, Rachel was right there behind everything making it all work smoothly. I could have asked for better service or care!! Thank you, Rachel for making our big day so perfect!!