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Make it Happen Events

Johnston, IA View map
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Make it Happen Events is just what you need for your next event! We love bringing people together for any occasion and even more so, creating the look and feel of the event.

We've done things as simple as organizing the catering and setting up for a dinner party to much more detailed events and receptions for 150 people and up.

We pull inspiration from the very people we're working with and enjoy bringing their vision to life down to the last detail. Throughout the process we give our clients easy, budget-friendly tips for creating events out of any occasion. We also match your style and tastes with the best venues, caterers, florists and vendors in the area.

At the end of the day, we want our clients and guests to feel relaxed and enjoy their event, knowing that all of the details are taken care of.

Contact us today to discuss your event and we will work together to Make it Happen!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

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?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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    Madeline Married on 10/09/2021
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    Gina is Superwoman

    Gina is incredible. She helped our event run smoothly without any hiccups despite 275+ guests and a big rowdy family. She is so easy to get a hold of and I had multiple people in my bridal party say Gina has a calming effect on people. You need Gina for your wedding, trust me. Worth every penny!
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    Karin C. Married on 09/25/2021
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    Make It Happen Events/Gina is the absolute best in Des Moines!

    We hired Gina (Make It Happen Events) just two weeks before my daughter's wedding and it was THE BEST decision we made for the special day. Our location was the World Food Prize Hall and the timing to set up for vendors is very tight there. Gina made it all happen! We even had some hiccups with the location plumbing and she handled that as well. Gina and her assistants coordinated over 200 guests through the wedding, cocktail hour, dinner, dance and after flawlessly. Her professionalism, kindness, and attention to detail are outstanding. You will be very pleased and relieved to have Gina overseeing your wedding.

    Make it Happen Events's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words Karin! What a beautiful wedding and family. It was my pleasure to help with Gina & Forrest's special day.
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    Jessica L. Married on 06/21/2020
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    Hiring Gina is the best decision we made for our wedding!

    I’ll start from the end – hiring Gina as your wedding planner will be the best decision you make for your wedding!

    Gina came highly recommended to us by a friend, since we were looking for a wedding planner who would help us plan our Iowa wedding from out of state. Gina has this incredible energy to her, she understood our vision perfectly, and is well connected in the Des Moines wedding industry. We also found her to be very organized and communicative, and she made the planning process (even during a pandemic) so much easier. We always appreciated her suggestions (ex. donating our wedding flowers to the local VA hospital, which she delivered herself the next day!). We loved her so much that we decided to use her services for our rehearsal dinner as well.

    I can go on and on all day about how everyone needs a Gina in their life! As amazing as we thought she was pre-pandemic, when COVID hit we learned to appreciate Gina on a whole other level. We unfortunately had to postpone our original 200+ guest wedding multiple times before settling on a more intimate wedding in December 2020. All along the way she was supportive, calm and reassuring, and helped me and my family coordinate and re-coordinate with our vendors as guidelines continuously changed. I can’t even count the amount of times the sentence “thank God for Gina” came out of our mouths.

    Our wedding weekend turned out to be beautiful, intimate, and so so special. And so much of it is thanks to Gina. We highly recommend her services! You won’t regret it! Thank you Gina!
    -Jess and Alex
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Plant Life Designs Plant Life Designs Wedding Florists

When it comes to planning a wedding, Gina is the best! She is very experienced, organized, and most of all a pleasure to work with! She thinks of every detail for your wedding day and makes its a fun process for everyone involved! I highly recommend her for your special day!

A Special Event DJ & Photobooth A Special Event DJ & Photobooth Wedding DJs

We love working with Gina on our clients' events - she is detail oriented, organized, and friendly & has the same goals we do for great weddings and receptions!

ZTS Photo ZTS Photo Wedding Photographers

Gina rocks! She will bend over backwards to help her clients create an amazing day. We've worked with her a few times over the years and couldn't be happier with her from a photographer point of view. She's just wonderful! We highly recommend her positive get it done attitude, you won't be disappointed!

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6248 Enclave Circle Johnston, IA, 50131
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