Bona Fide Events is a wedding coordination company based in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Near both Chapel Hill and Durham, the small firm’s talented and experienced professionals are able to turn plans into actions. The team focuses on partial and day-of coordination, bringing a couple’s initial ideas and planning to life. The creative individuals personalize their services, helping each set of sweethearts focus on the joy of their upcoming celebrations.
The planners at Bona Fide Events are experts at simplifying and weaving together the many elements of your special day. At the same time, they work to make it an enjoyable process. The team can assist you with many details, such as vendor selection, design, and etiquette. They can also help plan other wedding-related events, like showers and rehearsal dinners.
13 Reviews for Bona Fide Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lisa Kennedy · Getting married on 05/05/2023
Heather has exceeded our expectations in every area. The pandemic created difficult issues for us; having to reschedule due to the lock down and our caterer going out of business and losing 50% of our deposit to mention a few. Heather went above and beyond to help us.Sent on 12/20/2020
Bona Fide Events's reply:Thank you, Lisa, for trusting me with the challenges that 2020 has brought to us all. I just know that Maggie and Michael's wedding will be a great success! I will be there the whole time! Cheers, Heather
Kathryn Banas · Getting married on 06/11/2021
Heather the Hero!
Heather, the owner of Bona Fide Events, is simply wonderful. SUPER organized and great about keeping you on track/schedule with deadlines both hard and soft (such as -- you really should get your preliminary rental order in X months early to make sure they don't run out of what you want for your wedding date -- things that I never would've thought of doing so far out!) She is also very knowledgeable and connected, and even though we hired her to be more of a "day-of" coordinator, she was more than happy to help us find vendors and options for things like pipe & drape that fit our finite budget. When our Oct 2020 wedding had to get pushed a year due to Covid, she was once again helpful and flexible, making sure we checked all the boxes to postpone our big day without incident. Having her on our team has truly allowed me to sleep better at night - both before and during the pandemic!Sent on 12/31/2020
Bona Fide Events's reply:Thank you for the wonderful review, Kathryn! The past year has been a year like no other. Being flexible and helpful with reschedules became a part of my skill set that I could have never imagined. Despite the challenges, we will get this wedding celebration in, and it WILL be a party for you, Nik, and all of your friends and family. Count on it!
Becca Nelson · Married on 03/01/2020
Full Service Wedding Planner
Heather Thomas was an absolute god send for my mom and me during planning my wedding. As a wedding professional myself, I had a tendency to get too involved in the details that were stressing me out, and she was able to gently pull me back and made the entire process not only seamless and stress-free, but fun and enjoyable. She charmed my mom with her warm personality and ability to tame her frazzled daughter!Sent on 12/30/2020
Bona Fide Events's reply:Thank you, Becca! I enjoyed working with you on your special day. And, it was fun to work in Chapel Hill with so many wonderful vendors and friends to boot!