Events by OC is a premier event planner servicing the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma region. Owner and Creative Director Orlynda Carter began the company after she discovered her passion for planning in 2012 while planning her own wedding. A fun-loving and social person, she has always enjoyed hosting themed parties and other events for her friends and family, and she is grateful to be able to do the same for many other loving couples! Events by OC is dedicated to creating unforgettable, beautiful events for their clients. Orlynda strives to make couples feel like she is handling their wedding with the same care she would give her own.
Events by OC offers planning for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions, and they promise to design events that you will remember forever. They offer a variety of services and levels of care and coordination, whether you want them to simply coordinate the day of the wedding so that you can relax and enjoy yourself, or whether you want them to fully plan every last detail. Additionally, they offer:
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Katelyn · Married on 06/23/2018
Orlynda Carter is and amazing wedding planner! She is so sweet and professional! Orlynda has definitely taken a lot of stress off my shoulders by taking things into her own hands and planning our special day! We love Events by OC! Thank you Orlynda, for everything!Sent on 03/28/2018
Events by OC's reply:Thank you Katelyn for the sweet words! You and Garrin are fantastic! Thank you for allowing me to have the most beautiful day of your lives in my hands!!
Kati Ratliff · Married on 10/05/2013
I got married on 2013 and Orlynda did a wonderful job at coordinating. She attended our rehearsal so we could get a rundown on ceremony/reception timelines and everything was planned perfectly. She had our entire ceremony and reception down to a tee! She even showed up early to help decorate/set up and stayed late to clean up. She helped us cut/serve the cake as well as coordinate where people needed to be for any sort of task. She was very professional and I have to say, she took a lot of stress off of me. I highly recommend Orlynda and don't have a single complaint!Sent on 02/15/2019
Aaron · Married on 10/21/2018
Quality of Service: (2/5) Overall, the quality of service was not very good. The pre wedding coordination and meetings placed my wife and I In a good spot. We believed that the event would be handled efficiently and in an organized manner. All vendors and venues were booked by my wife, so we needed a coordinator to facilitate the wedding flow of events, and assist with setting the wedding up. After the pre-wedding meet-ups, my wife, myself, and Orlynda were all on the same page. We discussed that we needed someone with the ability to delegate, and direct people on where to be, and when to be there. However, on the day of the wedding, none of that happened. In addition to being 5-10 minutes late, there were multiple times throughout the day when Orlynda looked lost, behind the timeline, and unable to delegate tasks to the 7 friends we had helping set everything up.Sent on 10/23/2018
Whenever an issue would arise, instead of just handling it, she would present the issue to either myself or my wife, rarely with a solution. Throughout the entirety of the day, there were multiple times when our caterer had to save the day with small issues that popped up. During set up, we had hoped that she would keep us to our very detailed timeline (that we drafted). However, luckily I looked down at my watch, and realized that we had very little time remaining before the wedding to get dressed and ready to go (we set up in work clothes, with the plan to get dressed long before the wedding). During our photo period, Orlynda hung back inside the venue building, while all wedding guests proceeded to the photo area. At one point, one of our good friends realized that she was not doing much, and had to direct friends to complete tasks. Long story short, we needed a bulldog to help us get through this day.
During all of our pre-wedding meet-ups, she assured us she would be that bull dog. However, when the day finally came, she communicated about as well as a church mouse. Throughout the rest of the day, our family continuously asked what she did, and we had a very hard time answering them.
Responsiveness: (2/5) Orlynda was very responsive to calls and text messages from what I understand. The reason why she was rated a 2/5 is because she was not all that responsive during the actual wedding day. Perhaps she was having an off day, but her communication skills were zero star performance.
Professionalism: (3/5) Orlynda was mostly professional. The only issues we had with professionalism was her being 5-10 minutes late, as well as not solving issues as they came up. Even when she did bring an issue up to us, she did not offer solutions, making things very difficult.
Value: (1/5) I would absolutely never pay for this service again. We paid 250$ for day of coordination. I believe we would have been better off hiring just keeping that money, and doing the whole day of coordination ourselves, or asking a friend to help us out (which unfortunately one of our friends eventually had to).
Flexibility: (1/5) Orlynda was flexible in that she offered to provide a speaker, as well as some decor the day of the wedding. However, like most weddings, timelines tend to shift rapidly. When that happens you need someone who is able to cope with these shifts, as well as adjust and delegate to get back on schedule.
If you are looking for wedding coordination in the OKC area, I would highly recommend you search elsewhere.
Events by OC's reply:Aaron, again, I am very sorry you felt this way.