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Simply Southern Weddings and Events by Tara is a wedding and event planning company based in Chesapeake, Virginia. The company provides its services throughout the local areas of Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach, as well as North Carolina. Behind the success of the company is Tara Jones, who started in the wedding industry back in 2014. Her experience generates a unique organization and planning of wedding events.

Services Offered
Simply Southern Weddings and Events by Tara offers a variety of packages for wedding events. She offers full wedding planning options for couples with busy lifestyles, or partial planning services for those who want guidance. Tara includes month-of coordination to ensure the flawless implementation of the event. Her packages also include the following:

  • Budget analysis
  • Wedding Day Management
  • Event design
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Woman-owned
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Rehearsal Dinner

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Day-of Coordination
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Michelle B. Sent on 10/03/2022
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My own personal stress reliever!

If you鈥檙e debating on hiring a planner, stop debating and request Tara and her team. Weddings are so stressful, it鈥檚 no secret, but Tara (and the two Jessica鈥檚 I had) are amazing at what they do. I feel like I barely had to lift a finger. I got the package where Tara was involved the last 90 days (which was perfect for me and what I needed!) and their professionalism took so much stress off of me when I needed it the most. Any little detail, any major issue, they have it handled. Throughout my wedding night, Jessica and Jessica both came up to me and my husband periodically to check if there was anything we needed. They even kept me calm when a tree fell on my DJs van, my bridesmaids car, and my car. These three wonderful ladies kept me sane and I don鈥檛 think I could鈥檝e gone through a wedding without any of them!
Brittany F. Sent on 11/13/2020
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Amazing Service!!

Tara and her team were so wonderful to work with! She was always available to help or answer questions (which was often!) :)
I know we couldn't have pulled everything off so smoothly without her help! She is so organized and made everything so easy for us! Our day was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations! Thank you Tara and the SSWE team!!
Beverly S. Sent on 06/24/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding ever

I could not believe how organized and fun Tara and her team made my daughters day. They took care of everything! And the guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been too.
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7 Endorsements
Cortese Photography & Film Cortese Photography & Film Wedding Photographers

Tara is one of the best coordinators that we have had the pleasure of working with! She goes above and beyond to ensure that the day goes seamlessly for her couples. Tara truly cares about making her couples' special day unforgettable and ensuring that all of the vendors' needs are met. We look forward to working with her again!

Blush Wood Studios Blush Wood Studios Wedding Photographers

Tara is an Amazing Wedding planner! Every part of her work, from timelines, to emails and to all of the details on the day of were handled impeccably! She did an AWESOME job making our couple's Wedding the day of their dreams. Having a Wedding planner to ensure your day goes smoothly is so so Sooo Important and we couldn鈥檛 recommend Tara enough!! We Loved working with SSWE and you will too!!

Ryann Winn Photography Ryann Winn Photography Wedding Photographers

Tara was such a joy to work with. She was so organized, and did an OUTSTANDING job for our bride. Tara was prompt in contacting us to go over all the details of the wedding day we were working on together. I highly recommend Simply Southern Weddings and Events by Tara to anyone who needs their services for their perfect day!

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