A full-service wedding planner in Fairfax, Virginia, ARJ Productions infuses energy and creativity into each wedding served. Owner Ari Jones and her team pride themselves on providing couples with honest and open communication, tireless hard work, enthusiasm and positive attitudes. Exceeding your expectations but not your budget, ARJ Productions ensures you and your significant other receive the wedding you always dreamed of!
The talented ARJ Productions' team is dedicated to the details, logistics and coordination of your special day. To craft a truly one-of-a-kind experience, the following services are provided:
ARJ Productions is conveniently located in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to providing wedding planning services to couples in the local area, the company also extends services to those throughout Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Pamela · Married on 04/21/2018
Hiring Ari was by far the BEST decision we made in an entire year of wedding planning! My husband and I are a weird mix of both incredibly Type A people and big partiers and we wanted a large, elaborate, beautiful, and fun wedding on a family property. Planning a wedding with a standard venue is hard enough, but to create our own venue we definitely needed the best wedding planner out there: Enter Ari! I could go on and on about Ari but I’ll list the things I looked for in reviews while wedding planning:Sent on 05/09/2018
1. Responsiveness! Ari responds so quickly (Sometimes within seconds!) to every call, text, e-mail, etc. at pretty much every hour of the day! She makes you feel like you are her top priority at all times, even though she is incredibly busy.
2. Budget! Ari saved me more money from the discounts her preferred vendors gave me than she actually even charged. Literally, my wedding was cheaper because I hired her than if I’d had no wedding planner! She’s also so savvy at knowing where to put money for maximum effect and where you can cut costs with no impact.
3. Fun! This should really be at the top of the list. Wedding planning is a whirlwind and who wants to feel like it’s yet another task after a long day at work?! Ari makes everything into a productive party. Post wedding, I’m really missing talking to her every day because she’s a mix of a BFF and a fairy godmother who makes all your party dreams come true :)
4. Organization! Absolutely nothing slipped through the cracks on my wedding day/week because of Ari. It was very easy for me to take off the planner hat and put on the Bride hat and just soak in the moment because I trusted Ari 100% to handle everything (And again, I’m a Type A spreadsheet queen- trusting does not come naturally!)
Ari is truly amazing and she will be my planner for any event I throw from here on out! If you want the best planner available (And who doesn’t want the best?!) ARJ Productions is it!
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Caitlin · Married on 11/03/2018
Hire Ari - just do it! I interviewed quite a few coordinators and felt I connected best with Ari. She was great to work from the entire time, even though based on our contract I really only had her services the month before the event. She's knowledgeable, has great ideas, has a ton of connections, and was fantastic and wrangling some of my less organized vendors. This was super helpful the week before the wedding when I had a million other things going on; she was able to solve problems I didn't know I had. I'd hire her again in a heartbeat. Her assistant for the day of, Kristin, was also great. Thank you, Ari!
Athena · Married on 10/06/2018
Awesome Experience with ARJ Productions
Quickly after we started planning our wedding, we realized that we needed help. Although we had found a venue/caterer and our wedding was on the smaller side (50 people), we had a lot of questions and the idea of organizing all the day-of details was completely overwhelming. In addition, we had started planning in earnest only 4 months before the wedding date. We luckily found ARJ Productions via online reviews, and from our initial conversation, immediately liked Ari. She was easy to talk to, informative, experienced, and very organized. It was obvious that this is a passion for her and takes great pride in the events she plans. After signing the contract, Ari immediately started helping us get organized. She provided wedding software that had a few features other wedding apps didn’t and could be shared with herself and us. Ari kept in constant contact with us during the entire planning process. She is very responsive to emails (so much that we would joke if we hadn’t received a response within the first 10 minutes she must be dead, but this was rare). She was always willing to answer questions and provide feedback. We were still lacking ceremony musicians and a florist, Ari provided recommendations and coordinated vendors for both and they worked out perfectly. In addition, Ari created a very detailed timeline to make sure all the pieces fell into place. We were able to provide this to the bridal parties and our families to make sure everyone knew what to expect. In the background, Ari was also double checking all the details with the other vendors we had.Sent on 10/21/2018
Ari was double booked for the day of our wedding (she made this known from the start), so Kristin P was our day-of coordinator (with the assistance of another coordinator). Kristin was included on all emails during the entire process and went with us on the venue walkthrough. Kristin has an amazingly calm presence that I was very grateful for on our wedding day! Although I didn’t think it would be possible for me, I was actually able to relax and enjoy the moments, since I knew that someone was coordinating in the background and someone would make sure everyone was in the right places at the right time. Although there was some minor issues that Kristin took care (which we didn’t even know about until after), our wedding was essentially perfect. I was so pleased with their efforts and would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding!
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Ari is so wonderful!! When she is in charge, I know my artists don't have a thing to worry about!! She's become a wonderful friend who we absolutely love working with. So thankful for her!!
Very Professional and Highly Recommended.
We've had the pleasure of working with Ari and ARJ Productions on numerous events. She is professional, friendly, and truly pays attention to detail. Our favorite quality that Ari displays is her positive outlook in the face of any challenge that comes her way. She is assertive and knows how to relate to the client. I highly recommend working with her and ARJ Productions.