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Southern Skies Events is a wedding and special event planning company operating out of Cary, North Carolina. Owner and lead planner Jen Shaefer and her team of talented event experts go above and beyond to create unforgettable celebrations for their cherished clients. With a keen eye for detail and endless creativity, they work diligently to provide stress-free planning experiences to nearlywed couples.

Services Offered

The team at Southern Skies Events provides clients with a wide range of services to choose from. The team will work collaboratively with you to ensure that every element of your day is carefully considered and expertly executed. Packages available include varying levels of service, including event management, day-of coordination, full-service planning, and partial planning. Your planner will be on hand every step of the way, from budget analysis and vendor selection to timeline and to-do list creation.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,950

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$4,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$6,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Cultural
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3
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Reviews of Southern Skies Events

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Customers highly recommend Southern Skies Events for wedding planning, particularly praising the work of Laura Baumbach. They appreciate her expertise, organization, and responsiveness throughout the planning process. Laura's dedication to understanding the couple's vision and ensuring a smooth wedding day is highlighted. The venue is described as beautiful, and the staff is commended for their attentiveness and professionalism. Overall, customers had a stress-free and unforgettable experience with Southern Skies Events.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Customers highly recommend Southern Skies Events for wedding planning, particularly praising the work of Laura Baumbach. They appreciate her expertise, organization, and responsiveness throughout the planning process. Laura's dedication to understanding the couple's vision and ensuring a smooth wedding day is highlighted. The venue is described as beautiful, and the staff is commended for their attentiveness and professionalism. Overall, customers had a stress-free and unforgettable experience with Southern Skies Events.

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Kati S. Sent on 06/09/2024
5 out of 5 rating

PERFECTION!! Laura is amazing!

Laura and Southern Skies was an absolute DREAM to work with! Laura is incredibly organized and thinks of all the small details that you as the bride may not necessarily think of and helps you make your day more than you could ever dream. Day-of, she was always checking in on me (the bride) to make sure I was doing okay and checked if I needed anything, while also making sure the vendors were setting everything up as planned. She is also SO kind and fun and helped everyone feel comfortable with the craziness that comes with the day. I could not recommend Laura and Southern Skies more! Seriously, so grateful!!
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M&K H. Sent on 06/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

NC - NH Wedding

Southern Skies Events exceeded our expectations in so many ways. From day one of contact Jennifer and her team were so responsive. Returning email and phone calls quickly. They handled all commutation between the vendors and us, which was very important as all parties on our end were from out of town.
I wish I could give you one thing that stands out that they went above and beyond but I can’t because everything they did was above and beyond our expiations. I would highly recommend Southern Skies to everyone who is looking for an event planner!
Victoria
Victoria L. Sent on 06/12/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Loved Laura and Southern Skies

We had Laura for our coordinator and she was a dream! She was able to bring up questions neither of us even thought of and troubleshoot any possible issues! The day of, she checked up on us both multiple times to make sure we were good to go and was able to have the day of our dreams. I couldn't have asked for anything better. We enjoyed getting to know her and would definitely recommend her for any future brides/grooms. She knows her stuff and were thankful to have her guidance during our planning process.
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Team

Jen
Jen
Owner, Lead Planner

I'm Jen and I'm the owner of Southern Skies Events. We've been serving couples in the Triangle + beyond since 2018, but I've been in the industry since 2009.

My background is in catering, but I love getting to know what unique moments from their relationship each couple chooses to share with their guests.

When I'm not working on wedding details, you can find me at the gym, enjoying a glass of red wine, or spending time with family + friends.

Becca
Becca
Planner

Becca is a Wolfpack fan and supermom to four. She has a strong events marketing background and she always takes such good care of her couples!

When she's not working on a wedding, you can find her spending time with her family or watching her oldest son play football under the Friday night lights.

Krista
Krista
Event Expert

Krista knows everything about everything we have to offer and is here to help welcome you to Southern Skies, go through packages and choose what may be best for your big day!

She's planning her own dream affair for October 2021 and can answer all of your questions! When she's not meeting our amazing couples you can find her cheering on the Gators with her fiance, listening to the latest crime podcast or cuddling with her pup, Cali.

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