I contacted SJWeddings & Events two weeks before my daughter’s Baptism, right around the moment when the panic set in that no, I couldn’t “do it all myself.” I was sure they would be booked already, but my email was answered promptly and I was assured that they could take care of my event, even on such short notice. Not only did Sarah keep in touch with me throughout every step of her planning, but she stuck to my very tight budget and still executed an absolutely beautiful theme for my daughter. She was professional, patient and understood what I was looking for so perfectly it was as if we had planned it together for months. Thank you so much for taking my mess and turning it into something magical, SJWeddings & Events!
-Cathy Vonk, Pink & Gold Christening Party (Saddle Brook, New Jersey)
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My boyfriend and I were looking to host a Halloween Dinner Party but there was just no way we could get it done in time. We found SJWE and Sarah helped us finalize all of the details. She even had some great ideas like adding a photo booth (which our guests LOVED) and a candy bar, which was perfect for Halloween! They did all of the decor and organized the catering and beverages, so all that was left for us to do was to HAVE FUN! It was a classy party but so much fun! Sarah was a huge help and we can't wait to use her for our next party!
-Diana Neczepir, 'Eat, Drink & Be Scary' Halloween Party (Clifton, New Jersey)
Hi Brides! Congrats on getting married! Marriage is AWESOME and weddings are so much fun, but if you are the one trying to plan it yourself, it can be very overwhelming. If you have never planned a wedding before, you will need help! Hire Sarah! There are so many little tasks and special details that need attention. Sarah is a great friend and planned my graduation party a couple years ago. I knew when we got engaged that I would DEFINITELY need her help with my wedding! Sarah knows all those little tasks and details, and lots of little things that you might overlook. She knows how to best go about getting them done in the most special and cost effective way! Sarah is the queen of checklists and timelines and will get everything done the way you want, guaranteed! She is very flexible and will work around your schedule to meet you and use your time wisely. I was so impressed by her vast knowledge in wedding ceremonies and receptions. She brought up details I would have never thought of on my own. She is so enthusiastic about her job, making your wedding her top priority. She will work with vendors to make sure you are getting the details you want and can afford. It is important for you to enjoy your wedding, and not be stressed. She will make sure the planning process is enjoyable and fun!
-Katie & Dan Enos, Beach Wedding (New Castle, New Hampshire)
(Letter received from the couple) "Sarah, We are so grateful for your expert orchestration of our wedding day. We consider ourselves blessed to have had the privilege of working with someone who translated our vision with such style, grace and professionalism. Every single detail exceeded our expectations and our guests were thoroughly impressed with your talents. We sincerely thank you for making our wedding day dream come true. Love, Renee & Tina La Gala"
-Renee & Tina La Gala, At-Home Wedding (Upper Montclair, New Jersey)
For those of you contemplating the overwhelming idea of how to plan and organize your dream wedding – STOP AND READ OUR STORY. After getting engaged in February 2012, Kim and I dealt with the same question all newly engaged couples face – how in the world are we going to pull this off? For several reasons we decided that we wanted to get married in September 2012. We both have full time jobs and knew that trying to pull this off ourselves would be staggeringly difficult. When we first met with Sarah, I knew immediately that we had to hire her. We had a tight deadline and a narrow budget and despite this she never flinched when we discussed how we wanted everything to go. She was well-organized and prepared and was able to quickly give shape to some of our more abstract concepts. Sarah was great in coordinating with vendors and organizing a timetable to keep everything on track but her most impressive contribution was her creativity. Sarah developed a plan of how best to execute our ideas that was both thoughtful and inspired. Without ever losing sight of our vision, Sarah designed and hand-crafted various decorations including centerpieces, place cards, table numbers as well as the most of the artwork used during the reception. By doing this herself, Sarah was able to maintain our budget and incorporate her own unique touch. Three weeks before the wedding, our family suffered an unexpected tragedy with the passing of Kim’s father. This type of event has the magnitude to eclipse all things but we knew we wanted to proceed as planned. We were already grateful for the work Sarah had done but in the course of dealing with such a loss, Sarah proved to be invaluable. Knowing that expectations were high, Sarah never hesitated when we handed her additional responsibilities and our trust was rewarded when we saw the finished product. Our wedding day was fantastic despite the inevitable presence of recent events. The work Sarah put in was vividly apparent and she deserves a hefty amount of the credit. Being Sarah’s first “engagement-to-day-of” clients, there were several variables that could have created significant issues. Kim and I were happy to give Sarah this opportunity and based on Sarah’s passion, determination and education her success was inevitable. Kim and I highly recommend Sarah and hope that you give her the opportunity to make your wedding as special as ours.
-James & Kimberly Cronin, Beach Wedding (Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts)
My graduation party was like a dream! Sarah did such a great job making it personalized. Everything was exactly like I imagined, only better! She went above and beyond with every detail, and always checked in with me to make sure it was to my liking. She is very artistic and pays attention to every detail. Sarah is a perfectionist and will not stop working until you feel satisfied with your party. From invitations to thank you cards, she truly gives it her all. I would recommend her for any occasion! She is reliable and very understanding. She will make your party PERFECT!
-Katie Lemay, Graduation Party (Manchester, New Hamshire)
THANKS to our clients for choosing us and THANKS to the clients who are interested in hiring us!
Sarah was a god-send when it came to planning our wedding. Having met Sarah a couple of months before, she jumped on-board and took all of our stresses and worries away. On the day, we were truly able to enjoy our day instead of stressing over the little details.
-Mat & Angela Wood, Rustic-Woodsy Wedding (Uxbridge, Massachusetts)