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Here and Now Events is a woman-owned boutique wedding planning and design company based out of Ridgewood, New York, located in the borough of Queens. Founder and head event planner Raquel Federowicz has been in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years, working with some of New York City’s prestigious restaurants and hotels. Through her experience, she formed long-lasting connections with an array of venues and vendors in the area. Along with her attentive team, this planner is devoted to helping clients host the events of their dreams.

Services Offered

Here and Now Events provides coordinated assistance for celebrations of all types and styles. Whether you need help with a few finishing touches or don’t know where to begin, Raquel and her team are happy to help. To streamline your process, the business offers a number of packages, ranging from full and partial planning to day-of coordination and decor setup. These options include helpful services such as budget management, vendor recommendations, menu development, venue walkthroughs, and much more. Here and Now Events also has a large decor inventory which you are welcome to rent from so that your event’s aesthetic matches your preferences. Raquel and her staff will use their attention to detail and creativity to craft a personalized wedding experience for you and your guests.

  • Black-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Jessica B. Married on 10/19/2022
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The best wedding coordinator!

Absolutely the best coordinator!! I hired Raquel about 6 weeks before my wedding as I wanted to ensure that everything was covered leading up to and on my wedding day. My first meeting with Raquel was great. She is very personable, knowledgeable about the business, and I knew I could trust her in ensuring me and my husband's special day went without any problems.

Raquel made sure she was prepared by reading through all contracts to make sure nothing was missed and preparing the day of timeline. She made sure that our vision came true the night of our wedding. There were so many moving parts, Raquel did an amazing job to ensure that everyone was sticking to schedule.

Raquel also coordinated with all of my vendors. That was the main reason why I hired Raquel, to make sure that the day of the wedding, the vendors were all knew their part, were to go, vendors showing up on time, how each of them effected one another's services and how everyone would come together as a team to make it one unforgettable night. Raquel was able to do just that so that me and my husband did not have to worry about anything but enjoying our day.

Raquel went above and beyond, and even helped me find the bustle on my dress which was such a struggle for the both of us! She was always right there if my husband or I needed anything, even making sure that we ate.

Raquel also attending our rehearsal the night before the wedding and did such a great job with leading and directing my bridal party with where to walk, and the pace, while playing the songs we had chosen for the ceremony.

Raquel's fees are very reasonable and fair with the outstanding level of service she provides. If I were to host another large event, I will definitely consider hiring her again! Do not hesitate to reach out to her, you will not be disappointed!!

Grace K. Married on 08/26/2023
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Raquel and the team are the best!!!

Raquel and her team at Here and Now events are superb and definitely recommend for all your event needs! They go above and beyond for you and ensure that everything looks beautiful and your day runs seamlessly.
Raquel provided so much moral support during the madness of planning and of the day - she is very understanding, super easy to talk with, and has great insight and recommendations. Can't praise her enough!
Patricia W. Married on 04/09/2022
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Seamless. Raquel is easy to work with.

It was a wonderful experience working with Raquel. She gave good suggestions and responded quickly to any queries and handled situations expeditiously. I don't think she got much sleep!!
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Raquel Federowicz
Raquel Federowicz

Raquel Federowicz is the Founder and Head Event Planner. She has worked within the hospitality industry for about 15 years with an intense focus on restaurants and events. She has worked as a hostess, Maître D’, Floor Manager, and Event Coordinator. Raquel worked at Aquagrill Restaurant; New York’s Premier Seafood Restaurant in Soho (closed 2020 after 24 years in business). This is also the place she would meet her husband and furthered her love for the industry! She is focused, detail oriented with an emphasis on customer service and optimal client experience.

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