Ruby Red Shoes Weddings & Events is a wedding planner based in Tacoma, Washington. Owner and planner Debbie is not only certified as a professional wedding planner, but also as a certified personal assistant. Her stand-out skills allows her to truly be by your side every step of the way. Extremely detail-oriented and organized, she’s able to anticipate your needs so you can be a guest at your own wedding. Tell her your wedding dreams and vision, then let her make it a reality!
Ruby Red Shoes Full Planning Services with Peace of Mind Wedding Day Management.
Full service planning does NOT mean this is another cookie cutter wedding & reception. And it is not a wedding where we choose what you get. It's your wedding, the decisions are yours. Our job is to carefully curated options to provide you the knowledge to make good desisions. We will keep you organized, focused and on-track with everything that needs to be accomplished before your big day. Here is a list of services:
Peace of Mind Management
As a Ruby Red Shoe Client, you’ll be treated to the highest level of personal care service by a team of dedicated event professional who only have one goal; to create an amazing wedding day experience that you & your families will remember forever.
66 Reviews for Ruby Red Shoes Weddings & Events
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Rachel · Married on 09/08/2018
Debbie is amazing, best wedding planner we could have worked with
My husband and I have the most wonderful things to say about working with Debbie every step of the way. Debbie went above and beyond in every aspect, and I highly, highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner- without any reservations!Sent on 10/27/2018
Our situation was extremely complicated- we worked in Boston but was planning a wedding in Seattle, both working demanding careers with 70+ hr weeks- we had limited ability to fly out to Seattle frequently, and we got engaged in March but wanted a fall wedding the same year ( 6 months to plan). Debbie worked her magic from start to finish, and she's the reason our wedding came off flawlessly.
When we started, I didn't know what I wanted for my wedding or within my budget so Debbie listened to us, came with ideas and was so patient when we needed to go back to the drawing board when we changed our minds. Debbie was our eyes on the ground (given the distance) and she met, interviewed and communicated with all of our prospective vendors for us. When we changed our venue/date, Debbie coordinated everything across our vendors and took care of every single detail. My husband and I were only able to spend 3 weekends in the Seattle area to do the final in-person "sign-off"/contracts and Debbie planned our weekends for us so that we checked off all the items we needed to for our big day on very limited time. In addition, Debbie worked with my in-laws (also out of town) to plan our rehearsal dinner for 40+ people, and my family was so thoroughly impressed with Debbie's professionalism, attention to detail, ability to understand their vision and execute with very limited time. She worked with me to also coordinate a last minute spa day for my wedding party- and made sure all our appointments, timing, etc was well planned out to make all our events.
On our wedding day- Debbie and her assistant came early and worked tirelessly throughout the entire day. Debbie was in the background coordinating everything- and everything came off without a hitch. There was no stress on my part. My parents later told me how Debbie/Lisa stayed and was the last ones to leave that evening, after making sure everything was taken cared of for us. Our guests kept complimenting our wedding weeks after- especially with how well the details were thought out, the timing, and little touches. All of it was Debbie.
My husband and I were so happy with how everything turned out- but we also ended the time with a tinged of sadness, and knew we would miss working with Debbie (not the repeat business/plan my next wedding kind of industry :) ). We felt like we gained and worked with a friend from start to finish, and will miss Debbie terribly! All the best to you, Debbie- we couldn't speak more highly of the quality of work, service, thoughtfulness and detail every step of the way.
Ruby Red Shoes Weddings & Events's reply:Wow...what a fabulous review!
Tina Barr · Married on 05/08/2020
Wonderful experience & so helpful!!
We absolutely loved working with Debbie for our wedding. Debbie was our Day of Coordinator but her services extended much further than just our wedding day! We were in communication for about 4 months before the wedding and she was always available to help us with any questions. Her responses were always very timely and professional. Debbie also provided really helpful decor lists and a comprehensive timeline so we could tell if we were on track with our planning. She always asked us a lot of questions that we wouldn't have even thought of - no small detail was overlooked.Sent on 12/23/2019
Overall, we really loved working with Debbie and would highly recommend her services.
Ruby Red Shoes Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you Tina for your VERY kind words about my wedding services! I truly appreciate it. Tina, it was a real honor to work with you and Madison! As a bride to be you already had in mind how you wanted your wedding day to look and feel. So working with you and watching your dream wedding unfold, was truly magical!!
Amanda Hurlbert · Married on 08/31/2019
Debbie was absolutely amazing! She was a calming force throughout the planning process and provided me with many great ideas. She asked all of the right questions through the process even about things I never would have thought about. She came up with the perfect day of schedule and kept it all on track, the day went off without a hitch. I cannot recommend Debbie enough. Seriously worth every penny and just an absolute joy to work with!!Sent on 09/02/2019
Ruby Red Shoes Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you Amanda for your very kind words! It was a pleasure working with on your detailed Destination Wedding here in Seattle while you live in Florida! It was an honor to be part of your beautiful wedding day & watch all your guest dancing the night away with live music from the band. I don't think anyone wanted to go home!
I worked with Debbie on a wedding earlier this summer and she was completely on top of everything - both before and during the wedding. She was quick to answer any questions I had prior to the day-of, and she was very helpful on the wedding day as well. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a planner/coordinator to help out with their special day!
Being a wedding professional and seeing what goes on behind the scenes helps me to say, Brides: you need wedding and event planner. Debbie McNary Wedding and Event Planning will make your dream day just that~ your dream day. Planning a wedding can be a full time job and Debbie will flawlessly facilitate all the decisions and transitions of your wedding or event. Debbie and her team are very skilled, foresee how things play out and take care of it without you really knowing how hard they worked. Give Debbie a call she books out fast.
Debbie is just AWESOME!! Sweetheart of a person and just so professional! Couples LOVE her! Wedding Pro's LOVE her and you will too!! Book her TODAY!!!!