MerryMakers is an award-winning wedding planning company based in Charlevoix, Michigan. With the belief that it’s your day and your vision, their focus is on you. Rather than fitting you into one of their packages, they design a package built around you and your individual needs. They love what they do and are passionate about bringing your special day to life.
With a total of four planners, MerryMakers has everything you need to plan the perfect wedding day. Whether you need help planning your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception; they provide a variety of packages to meet your needs and budget, including full and partial planning. They have many services available to make planning your wedding simple, such as:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sharon · Married on 10/04/2014
We contracted with MerryMakers for coordination services for our daughter's wedding at Bay Harbor Village Hotel (6-10-17). I cannot say enough about the exceptional services Kris, owner, provided throughout the planning process. We were rather late in contracting with MerryMakers, realizing just 9 weeks prior to the wedding that we needed someone to pull together all the details that were becoming overwhelming and just too much for us to orchestrate on our own. Kris stepped in, read through all our contracts and planning logs, and was able to immediately address the remaining needs. She set our minds at ease, assuring us that the day would unfold just as we had hoped. Kris' professional relationships with local vendors, in-depth knowledge of options to consider for turning a tent into a beautiful "outdoor ballroom", insight as to how to meet the needs of guests throughout the day, and capacity to design a wedding weekend itinerary (time schedule) with such amazing detail that everyone knew where they were to be and when, all combined to make for a day that seemed to flow effortlessly. On the day of the wedding Kris was accompanied by three other "MerryMakers", each dressed appropriately for a wedding, blending in with our guests but were "stealth workers" who just managed every transition, set-up/breakdown, and time-management detail without being noticed. Phenomenal. Finally, let me just comment on Kris' "people skills" and communication style. I know our daughter's wedding was not the only event on MerryMakers' agenda but Kris certainly made us feel as though it was by listening carefully to our vision, being proactive and eager to assist, offering words of encouragement and solutions whenever we hit a glitch, learning people's names and being personable with them in her dialogues, and being quick and responsive to all communications. I highly recommend Kris and her team! Thank you MerryMakers for a job exceptionally well done!Sent on 06/23/2017
Mary · Married on 10/13/2018
A joy to work with beginning to end
Kris and Katie made our daughter’s wedding everything she hoped it would be. The challenge was to transform an old town hall into a romantic, beautiful space and they did! Kris and Amy Kate Designs and Sweetseats Chair Covers worked magic. Katie graciously handled every moment at the reception perfectly so I could just enjoy it. Kris’s attention to detail and her clear communication kept us and every vendor in the loop. I could talk to her about concern.Sent on 10/28/2018
Katie H · Married on 09/01/2018
MerryMakers is exactly what you are looking for in a wedding planning team!!
MerryMakers is exactly what you are looking for in a wedding planning team!! Working with Kris was an absolute pleasure and I felt like I was in the very best hands from start to finish. Kris has so much experience and can put the perfect words to your wedding vision. She was always responsive and professional- but made me feel heard, understood and taken care of all the while. Kris was able to answer every one of my questions along the way and had so many thoughtful, creative ideas as we put our wedding together - she was organized, so much fun to work with, and incredibly kind and thoughtful. Kris and Heather made our wedding magical vision a reality, despite very unexpected circumstances. I am forever grateful Kris and Heather (for everything) - I can't recommend MerryMakers strongly enough!Sent on 02/03/2019
It's so much fun to work with other professionals. MerryMakers is a team of premiere wedding planners. We love working with Kris and her team!
We love working with them!!
If you are looking for an event planner with many years of experience with destination weddings, look no further than Merry Makers. Kris is great to work with, and has always had a customer focused approach to wedding and event planning. I highly recommend Kris and Merry Makers if you want to take your event over the top!