Turning Point Events is a wedding and event consulting business serving the greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky areas. Turning your dreams into reality is our specialty! We do everything from full service planning to hourly rate consultations to fit any budget. It's your special day and we want to tell your story.
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Sandy M. · Married on 12/09/2020
Best Wedding Planner!
Mary was an invaluable resource for my daughter’s wedding. It was important for my daughter to keep her original wedding date despite the pandemic. Planning a wedding this year was challenging to say the least. As our plans evolved from a large indoor event to an intimate outdoor event Mary walked us through every consideration. In the end, the wedding was all my daughter hoped for and more. Mary's knowledge of the industry helped us make quick decisions during a time when rules were changing daily. In addition to the planning help, Mary arranged the floral for the wedding, including arch pieces. With very little direction, Mary was able to understand what my daughter wanted and exceeded her expectations- the floral was absolutely stunning! Having Mary’s help enabled me to hand over the control, trusting her to keep us on track. Investing in Mary’s services allowed me to focus on and be present for my daughter which is a gift I will be forever grateful for.Sent on 10/13/2020
Bob · Getting married on 06/10/2021
Mary promised and overdelivered!
As parents of the bride-to-be, you want your daughter and son-in-law’s wedding day to be extra special and memorable for them, and to be able to help them in any way possible! What made this especially challenging for us as parents, was that this wedding was an out of town event (some 1,000 miles away in Denver), and the “kids” wanted to do it on a tight budget and do much of the wedding planning and coordination themselves!Sent on 10/18/2020
We thought about suggesting to them the possibility of using a wedding planner to help plan their dream wedding, but first we had to find a wedding planner. We asked friends and neighbors in Cincinnati for recommendations, and ONE name consistently came up – Mary Barkocy, owner of Turning Point Events!
We approached the kids and asked them if they would be interested in using Mary’s expertise, and they jumped at the opportunity (as their stress level was increasing as the big day was fast approaching)! Through the next several months, Mary helped them stay within budget, saving them money by working directly with vendors and contractors, helped the kids with checklists and timelines and to-do lists, helped them sort through cost cutting options (while still trying to give them the wedding of their dreams), and she even gave them things to do or consider not doing, as they prepared for this special day. Additionally, to ensure the wedding went as planned, she was willing to travel to Denver to make sure things went as smoothly as possible.
Mary’s team was non-stop for several days prior to the wedding to ensure things went well. Mary coordinated and managed the Denver vendors, handled the rehearsal and she also managed the transformation of the kids’ church to a reception hall. Mary designed table layout options for the available lobby space in the church and arranged for lighting specialists to “convert the lobby to a reception area”. She also personally arranged the flowers and centerpieces as well.
What makes Mary so unique as a wedding planner is that she is not trying to plan a wedding that she wants - but rather what the bride and groom want! She uses her vast experience as a wedding planner, her experience as a mom of 3 married daughters, her experience as a wife of 35+ years and the ability to listen and continue to move forward to get the job done! She sees the big picture, but is very attentive to the many details involved with a wedding to make it amazing. And boy was our daughter’s wedding amazing. Words can’t express how amazing this out of town wedding was. But in the words of my daughter the day after the event “We LOVED IT, We can’t stop talking about it, It was PERFECT”.
We would strongly recommend Mary to help make your daughter’s wedding a memory to last a lifetime!
Brett H. · Getting married on 06/01/2021
Mary was perfect!
Mary made our day amazing and far exceeded our expectations. She is the perfect balance of getting the right things done and being empathetic to the many decisions needed to pull a great wedding together. Mary was our day-of coordinator and did a great job making sure we were only included in the right decisions at the right time. Our day went so well and all of our friends mentioned how amazing our wedding was.Sent on 10/19/2020