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Welcome to Happily Ever afTer an Event Planning Service based in Jonesville,MI.

With 20 years of planning experience I am ready to help you plan your wedding or special event. I am here to help with easing the challenges of planning. Our service provides a efficient and effective plan for your wedding. With the modern day abilities to meet via zoom, text or FaceTime. Thus, allowing you to maintain your daily schedules. We can help support and guide your path to success.

I have 20 years of planning experience, and I am a member of the The Knot and Wedding Wire Pro.

Services Include:

  • Planning from start to finish or customized
  • Supplies
  • Decision making
  • On-site support
  • On-line support
  • Contact person
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$500

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$100

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

1-2
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Reanna P. Sent on 10/10/2021
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Perfect experience!!!!!

Carolyn and her team went above and with our day of wedding coordination. If you don’t have a coordinator, you need one! She thinks of everything!!! Carolyn is so organized and is able to be assertive when needed with vendors or be your calming presence when you need it. She is calm and professional. She is positive and graceful. I can’t say enough. She handled absolutely every detail I needed. She is so experienced and organized. Carolyn made our day so special. She is the bow that ties your entire day together. Trust me you NEED her. My sister who traveled out of town even said “ Where was Carolyn when I got married?!?!”
My entire family loved her. We cannot say enough. She keeps everything on time and helps keep everything smooth. She handles any adversities. She is a gem.
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Victoria H. Sent on 08/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Wedding Planning Decision We Made!

When we first began planning our Northern Michigan destination wedding, we wanted to do everything ourselves; find the venue, book all vendors, decide on catering, decorations, etc. We didn’t think we needed a wedding coordinator.
But as the wedding got closer, we realized there were so many details we needed help with:
•Who is going to make sure the florist knows where and when to deliver bouquets/arrangements?
•Who is going to make sure the caterer, DJ, photographer, videographer, officiant know where to go?
•Who is going to make sure the centerpieces, favors, name cards are where they’re supposed to be?
•Who is going to be the go-to for last minute questions from family and friends on the day of the wedding?
•Who is going to guide us through the rehearsal?
The list of questions went on... We thought about delegating these tasks to our family and friends but, who wants to go to a destination wedding with jobs to do?

We decided to look into Day-Of Coordinators to help us with the final logistics of our wedding day. We found Carolyn with Happily Ever After and it was the best decision we made! We were about 4 months out from our wedding and Carolyn jumped right in. We had bi-weekly/weekly virtual meetings to check-in and make sure we were all on the same page. Carolyn was organized and kept us on track for all plans that needed to be done in those 4 months. Because of her extensive wedding experience, Carolyn guided us through all of the details that need to be in place- a lot that we didn’t even think of! She coordinated with ALL of our vendors and wedding party members- providing schedules and timelines to them so they knew where they needed to be and when. Carolyn also became the primary contact for our vendors during the days leading up to the wedding; fielding phone calls and last-minute issues (which WILL come up!). She relieved us of this responsibility while keeping in constant communication with us so we were always in the loop. Carolyn and her assistant, Nickie are the reason that our wedding day went so smoothly. I don’t know how we would’ve pulled it all off without them!

For any brides or grooms who are on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator, DO IT. Your wedding day should be filled with joy and excitement. Do not spend this special day (which flies by) worried about whether vendors, decorations, guests, etc. are where they need to be. Carolyn and HEA will be your advocates throughout this process and can guide you through it, however much you need. I cannot thank Carolyn, Nickie, and HEA enough for all they did for us!
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Erica P. Sent on 09/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Stress-Free

Carolyn was wonderful to work with. We hired her as a day of coordinator for our wedding in 2020. I assumed that we would meet maybe 3 or 4 times before the wedding, but she was actually much more thorough and we had monthly check in meetings to make sure we were on track with everything. She had a lot of good advice for us when we felt like we didn't know what we were doing. We ended up postponing our wedding a year and Carolyn continued to check in with us and answer my questions. I was so grateful to have her and her assistant Nickie at my rehearsal and wedding. It was so nice to know that someone outside of my family was worrying about all of the details and making sure things were running smoothly. Many of my friends and family commented on how confident and efficient Carolyn and Nickie were. I truly could not imagine doing our wedding without them. My husband and I were able to enjoy our day stress free.
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Nickie Jordan
Nickie Jordan
Assistant Wedding Coordinator

My name is Nickie Jordan. I am married and have two children.I had recently decided to make some changes in my life. One of which,was to leave my job of 26 years to fulfill my passion for helping others. I have had many opportunities to help couples in need of assistance with the planning of their wedding. Anything from getting information of hotels,booking vendors,picking out decorations,setting up/tear down of reception venues. We are there to oversee the rehearsal of the wedding and for the big day.Here at HEA, we just recently had our first destination wedding in St Croix,U.S.Virgin Islands and everything there turned out beautifully. Our clients can count on HEA to guide them every step of the way.

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