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Sherry Dai · Married on 10/27/2019
She saved the day!
My wedding would not have been what it was without Crystal. I was not a gal that wanted to do the whole wedding thing, but I knew I needed to for my parents. Since we were doing the whole thing, I wanted to do it right, but I didnt even know where to start. Crystal, even before the 90 day mark where she really jumped in since she was my day of coordinator, was super helpful, always open to questions, and made my husband and I feel like I had someone I trusted to take this journey with. She held my hand hand every step, had all the answers to my questions, and settled all of my insecurities. When the day came and I, on a whim, decided to push my timeline up an entire half an hour, she rolled with the punches and made things seem like they were exactly as they were supposed to be. Everything was seamless, she was poised, calm, and my friends and family raves about how well everything went. They had no idea anything had changed! Crystal was honestly one of the best and first decisions we made when we started wedding planning and it was truly meant to be. It’s because of her that my wedding day was so stress free and I was not a nervous bride or worried bride. She gave me that peace and I got to enjoy and be present on my wedding day because I knew she had my back.Sent on 11/07/2019
Barb · Married on 01/20/2019
Absolutely the best!
Working with Crystal at Cherry Blossom Planning Factory was the best idea anybody could have proposed. As a busy resident physician living many states away from family, my friend Anna recommended Crystal. I had been to Anna's wedding that Crystal had planned, and every little detail was so authentic and genuinely Anna and her husband that my fiancé and I knew we would be getting an impeccable service.Sent on 03/16/2019
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory helped us throw the wedding we envisioned completely from the overlying theme of fusing cultures: Polish, American, Lebanese, down the grape leaves and kielbasa served at our cocktail hour. When I suggested Lebanese dancers the week before the weeding, Crystal found a way to make it work. When we really our saber arch but didn't want our guests to freeze in the cold, Crystal found a way to incorporate it into our indoor ceremony. She did not miss a beat, she did not skip a detail. She kept me going when my schedule dragged me down ad she worked around our hectic military demands by bringing cake samples to our house.
She is amazing, and she will spin up the tornado that wedding planning can be to give you the wedding of your dreams, while keeping it as stress-free as possible. You need Cherry Blossom Planning Factory in your life.
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:I am sososo thankful you + Dan were at Anna + Andy's wedding! I cannot imagine life without you in it, and I am so grateful I was able to play a role in your wedding. I think back to it all the time because it brings me so much joy, JUST LIKE YOUR FACE!
Cat · Married on 11/17/2018
Absolutely the BEST!
Don't even know where to begin -- Crystal and her team are top notch! From the beginning of the planning process to the end, Crystal was consistently responsive, professional, and just a true pleasure to work with. There are times when you meet a person in their professional setting where you can just tell they are exactly in the line of work they are meant to be. Crystal is, without a doubt, one of those people. She has such a positive attitude, handles challenges with a smile, is a great listener and contributed great ideas to our overall vision while continuing to nurturing that vision. You can not go wrong with securing Crystal and her team to help you with wedding coordination!!!Sent on 12/15/2018
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Thank you, Cat! Working alongside you and Will was a great experience because you truly knew what you wanted from the very beginning... it was just a matter of putting it all together! I appreciate how much you appreciated all of our spreadsheets, too ;) haha!
William Newcomb · Married on 10/27/2018
Behind every great wedding is an amazing wedding planner making sure everything goes smoothly. From the moment Crystal became our planner, she made it an easy and stress free experience. I cannot recommend her enough.Sent on 11/09/2018
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Thank you, Will! I would politely counter and say behind every great wedding planner is an amazing couple who really gets what's important
Helene Burns · Married on 10/27/2018
My new husband already left a review, but I think everyone needs to hear from the bride's perspective, lol. Crystal was so much help, I cannot imagine what it would have been like without her. For months, any time I had a random question (literally about anything - alcohol, etiquette, budget, etc.) or a mini panic moment, Crystal was always available to offer encouragement and advice without being pushy... but I always ended up taking her advice anyway because she definitely knows her shit! If we ran into wedding planning snags, she was great about coming up with alternative ideas. She helped us find better ways to communicate with a vendor we were having trouble reaching. She was present at every appointment we asked her to come to, she is incredibly organized, and she makes you feel like you're the only couple she is working with. Every time we met a vendor and they found out Crystal was our wedding planner, all of them would immediately gush about how fantastic she is!Sent on 11/10/2018
On our wedding day, she was on point with everything, but there are two things I remember most. First, she made some executive decor decisions (and it looked so beautiful). When I saw it, I realized there must have been some snags on our wedding day that I know nothing about because she took care of it without ever bothering me. Second, she refilled our water glasses during dinner. I know that sounds so insignificant, but in that moment I was really taken aback because it showed how much she cared. In the chaos of a wedding, I imagine most planners will not A) notice you are out of water or B) refill it for you themselves. She is just an all-around genuinely great person and it shows in her work. I highly recommend!
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Awww, Helene! THANK YOU! I had so much fun working with you and Will, and I'm a little sad it's all over. Your love story is just the sweetest and I'm so thankful we had the opportunity to meet. I'd happily fill your water anytime, love you guys!
Chloe · Married on 09/02/2018
When I was shopping around for a day-of coordinator, I saw a review for Cherry Blossom that said "You can stop looking now." I am very grateful to that person, whomever they are, because they were right.Sent on 09/19/2018
I know you're going through dozens of vendors right now, worrying about things like cost and responsiveness and heaven knows what else. Just stop! You're good! You've found the right person!
Crystal was comforting but direct, professional and happy. You got problems? She'll solve 'em. Panicking? Confused? Just call her! I got a lot of sideways glances for hiring a coordinator (which our venue required anyway!) because I am a type A planner myself, but on the wedding day, everyone finally knew what I was talking about. One of my bridesmaids even thought Crystal was an avatar in a wedding planning app because she's so efficient and good at what she does.
Anyways, you can go on with the rest of your planning now, because CBPF has you covered.
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:You and Dave are the epitome of teamwork and I miss working with you guys sooooo much. Your wedding was beautiful, and it oozed with heart and soul
Michele · Married on 06/23/2018
We cannot say thank you enough to Crystal and her team for making our wedding a dream come true.Sent on 07/10/2018
My wedding was at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. I live in Florida, so Crystal made out of state wedding planning much easier. We hired the Ninjas for Day of Coordination, but all of the help leading up to the wedding was over and above our expectations. The monthly reminders of where I should be in my planning process were a huge help and kept me focused. We had some changes to our wedding throughout the planning process and even on the day of the wedding. They handled every challenge professionally and with excitement.
It is wonderful to work with a team that truly loves what they do. If you are looking for a planner, hire the Cherry Blossom Ninjas!
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:My job is so much easier when I have the opportunity to work with couples like you and Dan! Thank you for being so on top of things, going with the flow as needed, and just being YOU <3
Eric · Married on 06/09/2018
Crystal and staff made our wedding excellent I would highly recommend this company!!!Sent on 07/03/2018
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Thank you, Eric! Please tell May I said hi too! :D
Shaoli · Married on 05/05/2018
We had such a wonderful time working with Crystal and the Cherry Blossom team - they are truly wedding ninjas! Crystal was there from the start of the planning process and well after the last guest left the wedding. She made the entire process fun and seamless and didn't miss a single detail. Crystal's sparkling and warm personality and incredibly detailed timeline, along with her access to and network of vendors and resources in the area, helped us to create a truly special weekend for our family and friends. We cannot recommend Crystal and her team enough. Hire her - you won't be disappointed! -Shaoli and AlexSent on 06/03/2018
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:This means the absolute world to me - thank you Shaoli + Alex! <3
charlotte · Married on 04/11/2018
My husband and I could not say enough wonderful things about Crystal and her team at Cherry Blossom Planning Factory! Crystal embraced our super hero theme from the beginning and had so many great ideas all along the way! Crystal helped us find amazing vendors so our day was perfect! Crystal also did a great job helping my dad see the bigger picture of our theme and kept him informed and super calm during the process! Crystal and her team are just the best and we will always recommend them to everyone who asks who helped make our day so awesome! Charlotte and DaveSent on 04/28/2018
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:I miss all the laughter and nerdiness <3 Thank you so much for choosing me to help coordinate all the details. I loved working with you and your families and can't wait to see all the photos !
Susan · Married on 03/24/2018
I could not say enough amazing things about Crystal and Cherry Blossom Planning Factory. There were no glitches and everything ran very smoothly. She is very detailed oriented and did not miss a beat. Everything turned out amazing for the day of the wedding. Crystal stayed in contact with us each month and made the process very easy. My husband and I are very happy with how everything turned out.Sent on 04/12/2018
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Yay, I'm so glad - thank you! You made things super easy for us because you're so detailed - thank you for giving us specifics (put this here, re-use that there, etc.) and trusting us to get it done. I still think about your dress (seriously, it was so perfect for you!) and really hope to run into you guys soon <3
Miriam · Married on 11/04/2017
Crystal, our awesome planner at Cherry Blossom Planning Factory did such an excellent job on my daughters wedding and reception I might just have to have another event! Every detail was taken care of, response time was excellent and if there was any issue during the event, Crystal took care of it! Every one of our guests left saying it was the best wedding they had ever been too. I cannot say enough good things about Cherry Blossom - be sure to hire them for your next event - you will not be disappointed!Sent on 11/15/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Thank you so much, Miriam! I lovedlovedloved working with you and it was so great to see all the bits and pieces of Melanie's wedding come together. I'm really looking forward to visiting you and Brown Dog this summer - can't wait!
Yvette · Married on 10/07/2017
THIS TEAM RIGHT HERE! Y’all, Crystal is amazing and she gives you that priceless peace of mind. I purchased the Day Of- service and my wedding was phenomenal because of their coordination and attention to detail!! All the stars all the way around. If you’re on the fence on whether or not to get a Coordinator, don’t hesitate, Crystal and these ninjas are your A-team!Sent on 10/31/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Ahhhh, thank you so much! Your escort cards were BY FAR one of my faves and I can't wait to see all the photos! I sincerely hope to run into you and Nick soon - please don't be a stranger!
Mae · Married on 09/30/2017
Aside from saying "yes/i do", Crystal was the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. We are so lucky to have found her and her team. She is creative and thoughtful, and quite possibly the most helpful person I have ever met. She was able to work with our very difficult schedules and helped us stick to our budget. She is extremely organized and kept us on track. She went above and beyond what we expected a partial wedding planner to do for us, and we cannot thank her enough! Additionally, her assistants were very helpful on the wedding day as well.Sent on 03/22/2018
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Thank you for the review, I really appreciate it! I wish you two were staying so we could have a puppy party @ a brewery. Here's to an easy move and a long happy marriage, cheers!
Mark · Married on 09/23/2017
Crystal was absolutely awesome. We knew we wanted a day of coordinator to help, but we were blown away by Crystals ability to make the day go smoothly. She went above and beyond in multiple ways, even going as far as to do some crafting for us without us even knowing! She was on top of everything from day 1, and it made us feel so much better knowing we had her keeping things going smoothly. The price we paid doesn’t even come close to the value she brings, and if I could give 6 stars I would.Sent on 10/15/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Aww, thank you so much Mark! I loved working with you and Tracy - you two are just as awesome as your wedding! Ps. People were obsessing over your pineapple favors on Facebook and Instagram, such a great idea!
Melissa · Married on 09/16/2017
You know how there are people you meet, and you know they came into your life for a reason…that is how I feel about Crystal Salazar from Cherry Blossom Planning Factory. Crystal is amazing! When I started planning for our wedding at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, I had a bunch of ideas in my head of what I wanted. Crystal, who is a creative genius, helped me organize those ideas and brought them to life! She was with me every step of the way and knew every single question to ask, consistently putting my mind at ease. Any time I had a question or was uncertain about anything with the wedding…Crystal was just a phone call away. She was extremely organized, always on time and whenever we met to discuss the wedding, her full attention was on me and my needs. When our original photographer said she could no longer photograph our wedding, and I had a minor pre-wedding panic attack, Crystal was right there with a recommendation for a new photographer, who turned out to be amazing like her! Her timeline for our wedding day included every single detail…and she even did a timeline for the bridesmaids, groomsmen and family so they knew exactly where to be and when. I had a vision for centerpieces and also for the decorations, but there wasn’t a specific way I wanted them. Knowing Crystal would add her sparkle, I gave all the decorations and everything for the centerpieces to Crystal and she worked her magic! Everything was so beautiful and the wedding went off without a hitch (even if there was one I never knew because Crystal took care of it)! I could never thank Crystal enough for making our wedding even better then what my husband and I could have ever imagined!! If you want a wedding planner who will make your wedding the BEST DAY EVER, then you need Crystal Salazar and her ninjas in your life!Sent on 09/21/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:I hereby declare that every meeting should start off with a glass of champagne in honor of YOU! <3
Ariana · Married on 09/02/2017
My husband and I got married in September and Crystal and her team at the Cherry Blossom Planning Factory were AMAZING. I can't even imagine what our wedding day (or the months leading up to it) would have been like if I hadn't had her help planning everything out.Sent on 11/06/2017
Crystal officially was our day-of-coordinator, but really, she took the reins about 3 months before the big day, and took over with all correspondence, contacting our vendors, creating timelines, and generally kicking everything into shape. She's a force to be reckoned with! I am so glad we decided to use her services.
From the beginning, she was open-minded, and very supportive of us 'doing our thing' – she just wanted to help us realize whatever our vision was. She gave great suggestions when we asked, but she was never pushy at all. She used some amazing online tools, like AislePlanner, to create a great central planning space where my husband and I could look over our guest list, play around with the seating chart, and do other neat things.
I also have to commend her for having the patience of a saint with me. As the big day got closer, I developed a bad habit of ducking my head in the sand and not responding to emails or texts... Crystal was wonderful at talking me down several times and making adjustments and taking time out of her day to work with my communication style, and I am so thankful for her understanding!!
Our wedding day was perfect – everything was ready, well-organized, and went off without a hitch, and the best part is that I had nothing to do with it! I was able to relax and just enjoy and Crystal and her ninjas took care of everything.
When we got back from our honeymoon, we even discovered a hidden present – a box full of glitter, 2 beautiful champagne flutes, frosting, sparkles, and a bottle of champagne to celebrate the big day!! I can't recommend the Cherry Blossom Planning Factory enough!
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Awww thank you, Ariana! You should really give yourself more credit... your wedding was awesome because of YOU (and Nate, of course). Your ideas, creativity, and attention to detail made everything beautiful - we were just there to pull the pieces together ;) Team work makes the dream work, right?!
Madelaine · Married on 08/19/2017
Love love LOVE them! Crystal is the best there is! After we got engaged my sisters surprised me with "the gift of stress free planning!" One of the best gifts ever! We had planned for a large wedding and she stayed on top of everything and kept me on track the whole time. She was ALWAYS available to talk about all things wedding related! I especially love how detailed she is. I am so SO thankful for all the hard work she and her ninjas put into our day!Sent on 08/28/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:I am forever thankful that we were able to help you + JD pull your big day together. Your families are just as amazing as you are and I can't wait to see you soooooooon!
Erin · Married on 08/12/2017
We booked the CBPF's partial planning package. As someone who does big events as part of my job, I was comfortable with many aspects of the planning process, but there were enough new-to-me issues that I didn't want to be left completely on my own. Crystal stood out above the pack as someone fun & creative who was as willing to get down in the details as I wanted/needed, and who could handle my tendency to over-think things! She was always quick to respond to my questions but most of the time she was beating me to the punch on things, letting me know what needed our immediate attention and what could really wait. She was accommodating of my busy work schedule and made herself available for in-person meetings and phone calls whenever necessary. She got so much done and truly lifted a huge weight off my shoulders each and every time we spoke. Our wedding day couldn't have gone any more smoothly - or at least, that's how it felt to me, which is exactly what you want as a bride! She and her ninja team were phenomenal - I got so many comments about how great/helpful they were from so many guests! She is a complete professional, handling every other vendor's questions/issues/weird inter-personal drama with charm, tact, and speed. She gave me great recommendations, had awesome online tools to keep us both organized, and was just so wonderful to work with that I'm kind of bummed that it's all over! I would recommend her a hundred times over.Sent on 08/31/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Every time I see a funny cross stitch I think of you, Erin! Thank you so much for letting me play a role in your wedding and for the amazing review. I lovelovelove seeing your photos pop up on my feed and really hope to run into you soon!
Daisha · Married on 08/05/2017
They were truly amazing. From the moment I met Crystal it was meant to be. She helped me with everything! She was the day of coordinator and I was happy that I hired her. She really made my special day just that. I didn't worry about anything. I relaxed and she took over. I could go on and on, but simply put she is totally worth money. She had an amazing team, the ninjas, and they were just as great. What ever you need they are there for you. It was great. They were great...My wedding was the best day of my life and I cant thank them enough for that.Sent on 08/27/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:You and Aaron are amazing! I think of you guys all the time really hope to see you again sooooooon! So glad we were able to see all your wedding dreams come true - you were such a beautiful bride!
Karlynn · Married on 07/28/2017
Crystal and her ninjas deserve 10 stars! Our day could not have been so perfect without her and her team's incredible attention to detail, inspiring ideas and recommendations, and precise execution. We had a lot of things working against us the days leading up to the wedding with an outdoor only venue and a rare summer thunderstorm in the forecast. We planned our wedding in two months. Two months! So we were already on a tight deadline, but she navigated working through last minute changes to accommodate Plan B as it was no big deal. In the end, the sun was shining and a light summer rain dissipated the moment I walked up to meet my husband at the ceremony. I'd like to say Crystal gave us a rainbow. :) Crystal consistently goes above and beyond. She is amazing. Amazing!Sent on 08/01/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:RAINBOWS AND GLITTER (AND CHAMPAGNE) IS LIFE! The worst part of your wedding being over is not having a reason to call or text every day. I'm so excited for you and Rich and can't wait to see all your adventures unfold in Japan!
Laura · Married on 07/15/2017
Ladies this is the wedding planner you need! I have to start off by saying I never knew what actually went into a wedding. I tried to get all my ideas from Pinterest and attempted to put them into place, only to become more and more frustrated. My first conversation with Crystal over the phone and I knew she was the one I needed to squash all anxiety! The first time we met she even bought me red wine after hearing about what a terrible day I was having. She has an absolutely great relationship with EVERY single vendor I used. ALL of them spoke very highly of her from my wonderful hair and makeup person to my cake vendor to my DJ and even my venue! She is well respected in the wedding community and by her brides. Ladies, she will calm you, build you up emotionally, have a solution for every need, and be your bff throughout the entire wedding planning process. The only problem I had was seeing her go after my wedding was over as she definitely became my needed friend throughout this process. She is truly talented. Miss and love you, Crystal!Sent on 08/18/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Laura, we need a wine date ASAP! :D
Kendra · Married on 07/07/2017
Crystal and her team were amazing! Crystal was very helpful with giving me ideas of where to have my wedding, to doing monthly check ins to see what has or hasn't been done. Setting up in person or phone meetings with Crystal was a beeeze. Her personality is awesome and the services that she provides equally matched that. Crystal is so amazing that she was following up with me to see how things were going the week of her wedding! She's very organized and uses a great portal that makes the timeline and seating chart extremely easy. She's very flexible, and unbeknownst to me on the day of, she also ran errand for some Orange Juice that we forgot to get! You will not regret hiring Crystal and her Ninja's.Sent on 07/22/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Oh Kendra, let's plan another event together soon because I miss working with you and LaShawn! Thank you so much for the kind review and I can't wait to see what fun surprises you two have in store... LaShawn's teasers on social media always get me excited!
Pete · Married on 05/27/2017
If we could, we would give 10 stars to Crystal (the planning ninja). My wife and I are so LUCKY to have had her. She is a great communicator and well organized. She met with us personally on multiple occasions months before the wedding to review details, timeline, vendor info, etc In addition, she went above and beyond to help me with my wife's dress fitting after having concerns with the initial alterations. She also was incredibly accommodating and picked up our wedding decorations a week before the wedding since my wife and I were also in the process of moving. During the wedding ceremony/reception, she was incredible as well!! She coordinated with all the vendors and assured that everything went smoothly. She even helped my me setup rose pedals on our hotel suite during the wedding reception (located at the venue). We are so happy we had her help! I HIGHLY recommend Crystal (Cherry Blossom) to anyone planning a wedding! We recommend you contact the Cherry Blossom planning ninjas as your first vendor!Sent on 06/10/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Thank you, Pete! You and Christine are such a power couple and can accomplish ANYTHING together. So happy I got to help bring all the details together and see you two get married! <3
Tanya · Married on 05/20/2017
Let me start out with this: I was not originally going to hire a planner. I am pretty organized and somewhat cheap so I thought to myself, oh no worries, I can save a few bucks and do this on my own. I was wrong. Oh so wrong. I know my day wouldn't have been nearly as amazing as it ended up being after hiring Crystal. She is so great at what she does, which comes from her years of experience as well as her attention to detail and love of organization. She also has a bubbly personality and is just a super sweet person, which makes her so much fun to work with! She and her team of ninjas went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding was exactly how we envisioned it and it was absolutely perfect. Every little hiccup or snag was taken care of behind the scenes. She had her detailed timelines and every type of list imaginable and she was great about communicating with all of our vendors to make sure we were all on the same page. She even sent us home with an adorable set of champagne glasses, how cute is that?!? I could seriously go on and on about her for days but I'll leave it at this: none of my friends, near or far, are allowed to get married without hiring her. She did such a spectacular job that I'm making sure every engaged or soon-to-be engaged couple knows about her and the amazing company she runs. So thank you again Crystal, we appreciate all that you've done and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon at my friends' weddings!!Sent on 05/26/2017
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory's reply:Haha, YAY! Can't wait to run into you as a guest soon ;) Please tell your puppies I said hi by the way!