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Christina T. · Getting married on 09/01/2021
Where do I start?! Bandoo Events made our wedding day one of, if not the most amazing day ever!!! Esther and Shelli were an absolute joy to work with! After booking them for our wedding we went over items such as the decor, food choices for catering, the reception layout among other things. They made the process so easy! On the day of my wedding when I saw my wedding arch and realized it looked just as I wanted, I knew Bandoo had everything else down pat. The food for the cocktail and dinner was amazing, the DJ and MC were top notch! Our wedding cake was so delicious! They got my color scheme to a T. The entire day now feels like a whirlwind, a day I wish I could put on repeat. My husband and I are entirely grateful to Shelli & Esther for making our wedding such a romantic, wonderful day! A massive thank you to the Bandoo Team!!!Sent on 02/15/2021
Brad · Married on 12/01/2020
If you want your fairy tale wedding, we recommend you use Bandoo Event Solution.
Sandra and I wanted to thank Shelly and Bandoo Solution for making our wedding perfect. Overall, they did an amazing job. We simply arrived and got married, Bandoo did all the heavy lifting. As compared to other venues, we believe there is no comparison in quality or experience having participated in resort weddings. The location, setup and food were simply amazing. The MC was outstanding giving the feeling he knew us for life managing the event very professionally. The photography and video were crisp and exceptional. If you want your fairy tale wedding, we recommend you use Bandoo Event Solution.Sent on 05/26/2020
Timari · Married on 03/01/2020
Price-Point, Presentation, Perfection!
Shelli and the team did an amazing job to accommodate all of our requests, making our wedding day even more beautiful than imagined and exceeding our expectations. Our family raved about the decor and location. The food and presentation were exceptional; the entertainment, photography crew and the master of ceremonies were perfect! We had a traditional Jewish ceremony, which Shelli did an amazing job to accommodate, from the Ketubah display to the Hora dance. It rained that day (lucky us!) but the Bandoo Event Solutions team was ready with a covering for the ceremony, as well as the cocktail area. Looking back, as many of our friends are currently planning nuptials, I wouldn't go with any other planner, and I wouldn't choose to do everything myself. It was exactly what we wanted, and aside from the decisions every couple must make; food selection, music choices, etc., they made this a truly hassle-free experience. If you're interested in using specific elements of their planning service, each separate entity offered: decor, food, lighting, was wonderful and they really worked with our budget!Sent on 05/17/2020
Nessa · Married on 12/29/2018
We are still getting compliments from families and friends
Shelli & mommy Esther are just two of the most amazing duo we have ever met. They both have a heart of gold. It wasn't easy planning a destination wedding in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from Florida. On top of that being in school, work, and just life in general. These two ladies took very good care of us. No matter how many times we bugged them out and sent them a gazillion emails, texts, and calls they never made us feel uncomfortable or like out needs were not being met. Bandoo Event Solutions did a fantastic job on our wedding. We got married on 12/29/2018, so you can just imagine the amount of chaos that could endure being right in the middle of the holidays. Bandoo since manage to "Bring It Home". Love, love, love both of you 🙌🏼🙏😇🤜🏽😊😘.
We are still getting compliments from families and friends two weeks later.
Excellent job guys!!!!!
Mr. & Mrs. NicholsonSent on 10/29/2019
Amy L. · Married on 10/13/2018
Second to NONE!!!
I cannot say enough about Bandoo & Shelli in particular. From my very first email with what seemed like a million questions, to my last email just today, 1 month after my wedding, Shelli has been professional, prompt, flexible and quite frankly, a joy to work with! Planning a wedding in general can be stressful...planning one while in a different country can seem impossible. Not with Shelli!! From the furniture rental drop off/pick up, to the minister whom married us, to all the legal paperwork, everything went smoothly and stress-free, just as every bride envisions. I would highly recommend Bandoo to anyone, worldwide, planning a wedding in Jamaica. My husband lives locally and Bandoo was able to accommodate our "unique" wedding venue without hesitation. We married on October 13th, 2018 & by November 13th, 2018 I had received our official marriage license here in Canada.Sent on 11/14/2018
Shelli, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for making our wedding an amazing & memorable experience.
Krista · Married on 10/19/2017
Bandoo Events made our dream wedding a reality. With their impeccable attention to detail our décor far surpassed expectations.Sent on 11/10/2017
Planning a wedding from Canada via emails isn’t an easy task especially since you’re not there in person planning and seeing everything come to life but Shelli was patient, flexible, and her responsiveness was outstanding.
When I arrived at my venue at the Hibiscus Lodge in Ocho Rios it was absolutely breathtaking! The Venue spoke for itself and I am so glad we didn’t choose a typical beach resort wedding. Shelli and her team went above and beyond and gave me the wedding of my dreams.
Everything was so perfect right down to the Photographer, MC and DJ. I cannot say enough about shelli, thank you for everything that you have done especially your team. Everyone had a blast and I’m still getting compliments.
All future brides trust me when I say … You will not regret your decision to hire Bandoo Events and her team for your wedding. This is a woman who knows what she’s doing when it comes to wedding planning. Thank you so much Shelli. Love the Williams.
Kenneth · Married on 03/04/2017
Bandoo did such an amazing job down to the last detail .
I haaate spending money but Bandoo Events was worth every single penny!!! The ease of mind, communication, flexibility, and overall beauty of the wedding was unmatched! I would recommend Bandoo Events to aaaaannnnyyyybody!
Sent on 10/30/2019
Chrystal · Married on 01/07/2017
Thanks again for making my day one to remember
I got married 7/25/15.... I didn't know how hard it would be to plan a wedding overseas. Finding vendors online that was affordable and trustworthy was my main concern. Shelli and Esther made things so easy for me. I wish I would've found them earlier. I reached out to shelli last minute and she took off so much of my stress. Not only were here responses quick but her advice was cost efficient.Sent on 10/29/2019
The day I arrived to the island shelli reached out to me and met me at the venue. Her and her partner help tell me the best to set up. They really knew their stuff and are passionate about what they do. The big day came and we didn't have enough extension chords for the lightening so Shelli was kind enough to lend me some of theirs. I got so many compliments on my chairs that I rented. I really appreciate you guys. If I could go back I would have used you for the entire wedding!! THANKS AGAIN FOR MAKING MY DAY ONE TO REMEMBER AT SUCH SHORT NOTICE!! XOXOXOXO
Brooke · Married on 12/01/2016
Shelli and her team far exceeded our expectations for our wedding day. We were nervous about getting married on an island because we were on a cruise ship time schedule but Shelli had the whole day planned perfectly with time to spare. We had communicated back and forth about packages that best fit our needs and she and I sent photos back and forth to make sure our ideas were on the same page. Every picture she showed us came to life that day at our venue even down to the wedding cake decor I had sent her from Pinterest. Everything ran so smoothly on the day and she guided us through with no stress. The food, cake and beverages were served to us and were so delicious. Shelli and her team went above and beyond and made December 1st the absolute best day of my life. Thank you so much Shelli!!Sent on 12/09/2016
Andrea · Married on 09/03/2016
I give my highest recommendations to Bandoo Events Solutions. My husband and I spent over a year trying to find the right venue within our budget that wasn’t a typical resort wedding. We really wanted the location to speak for itself versus needing to over-decorate to make it feel special. We chose the Garden/Waterfall wedding at Shaw Park with Bandoo. Esther and Shelli kept the planning super low-key—which was exactly what I wanted—but paid attention to every single detail from every conversation and email correspondence. From the moment that we first saw the venue at Shaw Park (our rehearsal!) it was absolute perfection. The location was private, lush and had the vintage-vibe that we were looking for. The wedding day went off without a hitch. In total, we had just under 25 people. Esther and Shelli were on-site for the entire day to ensure everything went seamlessly. I can’t even begin to describe the final results of the venue itself—it was magical. The empty pool from the day before had been filled in, the flowers were STUNNING (I actually cried when I saw the bouquets, but oh my, the flowers everywhere really made all the difference), decorations were minimal, but just enough to elevate the entire look and feel of the ceremony. They did wonders with our budget! Our family and friends were absolutely floored and every expectation that we had going in was surpassed. The entire staff that Bandoo brought was so helpful and so nice; the photographers and videographers (Wedding Giggles by Giggles Imaging) were PHENOMENAL, the catering was top notch, the MC was HILARIOUS and really got the party started, and the DJ definitely kept the party going! The tent and dance floor additions to the reception were perfect. It helps that the friends and family that came immediately bonded, but the overall setup of the reception made it easy for everyone to mix and mingle. If we had to do this all over again, we wouldn’t change a single thing! - The StevensonsSent on 09/11/2016
Jasmine · Married on 04/23/2016
I love Bandoo Events Solutions!!! Shelli and her mother made my wedding day the most memorable wedding for my husband and I and also for our guests. My guests are still talking about how beautiful the cocktail hour and reception was and how much fun they had. I would definitely recommend going through her for the MC, he was the life of the wedding. Shelli is quick in responding to emails as well as calling. She tries her very best to satisfy your every need and is very patient with you. She made sure I was informed of everything before making any decisions on my behalf. She was even kind enough to supply some things that I hadn't forgotten and she didn't even mention money to me so I really appreciate that. Also, they are very affordable in their pricing. They were that good that I am trying to come up with another event just so I can contract them again lol. LOVE YOU SHELLI AND ESTHER!!!!Sent on 04/28/2016
Amalla · Married on 02/07/2016
My experience with this company was mind blowing, their professionalism and dependability will exceed all your future expectations. My wedding venue was immaculately decorated I had absolutely no hiccups the entire afternoon, everything was prepared exactly as planned. They even threw in a few perks we didn't even discuss *grinning*. A million stars is what I rate the service, planning and execution delivered by Bandoo Events.Sent on 03/24/2016
User4705001 · 2+ years ago
Planning a wedding overseas was getting to be very frustrating and nerve wracking for me because I was trying to work with my family members down there to help me out (I eventually learned the hard way to NEVER do that). I felt like it was all going downhill until I started talking with Shelli of Bandoo Events Solutions. She was so calm and pleasant and reassured me many times that everything would work out for me. My only regret was that I never talked to them first.Sent on 08/23/2015
With most vendors and my own family trying to rip me off, I was pleased to see all of Bandoo's pricing upfront and in writing. Not only that, but she looked for ways to reduce the costs for us by cutting out items that weren't necessary or she would come up with a more cost efficient alternative that would still make my wedding day look amazing. I loved the fact that she was so interested and passionate about having our day look beautiful and I didn't get the feeling that they were money hungry and out to get in my pockets - strictly professional, passionate, and down to business to get the job done. Telephone calls, emails, and What's App messages were all returned promptly, and everything was discussed openly with complete transparency.
If anything went wrong, Bandoo was there to pick up the pieces for us. For instance, our cake vendor wasn't working out so Bandoo came through for us with one week's notice. Also, my family member was supposed to take care of the centre pieces and flowers, but fell through, so again, Bandoo was there to cover us with just one week's notice. At this point we felt like Bandoo were the only ones we could count on. We just wanted to get married and get off the island.
Let me tell you now on the day of our wedding, I was in tears. Tears of JOY!! I had the vision and the Bandoo ladies made my dream come true. Everyone was saying that it was like a fairytale. It was amazingly beautiful!! Everything Bandoo did was on point!! Tun Up! WAY UP!!!!
Jeanelle · Married on 02/05/2015
I want to say "big up" to Esther and Shelli-Ann! These two ladies showcased sheer excellence in their work. I was an extremely involved and hands on bride and after only meeting with them once they completely understood the look and feel that I wanted to achieve. Many people will claim that they made their day special, but I can honestly say that without them our day would not have been what it was. These ladies took everything we provided to them, and made our venue absolutely magical. Their staff provided phenomenal service and truly showed themselves to be the professionals we hired. Jamaica is known for its "relaxed" vibe, but Esther and Shelli knew how important this day was to me and ensured that nothing went wrong - even when faced with a truly awkward situation. They were honest, hard-working and I feel like they are a part of the family. Ladies, we cannot thank you enough for your efforts on this day. Getting married in Ocho Rios was phenomenal because you helped us pull off the wedding of our dreams, and the photos speak for themselves. Our day was truly stress free because of Bandoo Event Solutions and any weddings in Ocho Rios, must utilize their services if they seriously look for an easy, yet amazing wedding day!Sent on 10/29/2019
Sam · event on: 06/07/2014
Esther and Shelly are amazing. They brought everything that I wished for to life.Sent on 10/18/2014
Orane A. · Married on 05/26/2014
When other wedding planners are all about making money and some what wanted to rip us off, Miss bandoo is more about making our day a dream come through. As a young couple she kept us on budget and never fails to ask if everything is is going ok. With great pleasure i would recommend her to anyone who wants their dream wedding to be a realitySent on 10/31/2014
Natalie · Married on 05/15/2013
Esther Bandoo is an very hardworking, amazing and helpful wedding planner. She know exactly what we wanted and us achieve our beautiful/ special day.Sent on 11/17/2014
My husband and I have been married 5 years now and we would love Esther to plan our 10th wedding anniversary if we ever decide to renew our vows back in Jamaica!!
If you decide to use Esther as your wedding or any other event planner, you won't be disappointed.
Tash · Married on 11/10/2012
Cooperative and flexible planner who tries to make the client comfortable and satisfied, she's reliable and tries to work with clients budget. She gives you value for your money. With no dought, regrets or hesitation it is my pleasure to recommend you to one of the best wedding planner you can ever come across. I view my wedding as one of the most unique wedding, it was something to talk about. And yes it was a beach weddind , really nice settings. I love it thank you Easter.Sent on 11/30/2014
Sherine · Married on 08/25/2012
I got the day of my dreams on my wedding daySent on 10/20/2014
i would use Bandoo's advent again
everything went well
i we had a beautiful day and night
S · Married on 01/08/2012
This lady will go above and beyond to make your wedding as magical you could ever dream. She will really look after you and all your guest.Sent on 08/27/2016
Kimberley · Married on 04/20/2007
I would highly recommend using this event planner. Our wedding and wedding planning was a very smooth process with a professional, reliable and friendly service. I was worried how the planning from abroad (living in the UK) would work but with a few emails and calls we were always reassured. Our wedding day was truely amazing and in the best hands. Thank you!Sent on 10/18/2014
Trudie A. · Married on 12/23/2017
The service was great, I had no concerns everything was done on time and exactly how we wanted. I definitely would recommend Bandoo events to the next couple planning on getting married.Sent on 01/04/2018
Cherie · Married on 06/27/2018
Shelli and her team far exceeded our expectations for our wedding day. We were nervous about getting married on an island because we were on a cruise ship time schedule but Shelli had the whole day planned perfectly with time to spare. We had communicated back and forth about packages that best fit our needs and she and I sent photos back and forth to make sure our ideas were on the same page. Every picture she showed us came to life that day at our venue even down to the wedding cake decor I had sent her from Pinterest. Everything ran so smoothly on the day and she guided us through with no stress. We didn't go through Bandoo for the cake, however, Shelli was amazing about everything. All of our requests were met with absolute respect and the responsiveness was amazing. The only qualms I have is that they charge $60 per chavari chair that you request and that is the only problem I have, being that you have to pay for every service pretty much alacarte. They will allow you to remove services and add, etc.. Also, I asked for a non-religious ceremony, which was a huge deal and guess what; the ceremony was religious. Not happy about that. Otherwise, it was pretty seamlessSent on 07/03/2018