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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Hannah · Married on 06/30/2018

    5
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    Kelsey and her team were the absolute best part of our wedding. We hired Kelsey for her month-of coordinator package and honestly she is the best money I have ever spent. From start to finish, Kelsey was a constant source of support, good ideas, and truly brought my vision to life. My husband and I still talk about how perfect our wedding day was and that is 100% because of Chickadee Events. I literally was stress-free because every single detail was handled by Kelsey and her team. I cannot recommend her highly enough!!!

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    Somer · Married on 04/28/2018

    5
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    Kelsey and her team were the best thing to happen to our wedding! We hired Kelsey to be our Month-of Coordinator. We could not recommend her more, she made the process so easy and stress free. Every little detail was planned perfectly. She was so friendly and caring, it made it so easy to work with her. On the week leading up to the big day, she made sure everything was taken care of and organized. Kelsey and her team made our day the best day ever, we truly could not have done it without her and the Chickadee team! I highly recommend the Chickadee Events team for your big day

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    Christina · Married on 11/25/2017

    5
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    Kelsey and her services were indispensable -- our wedding really would not have gone as smoothly without her expertise! Throughout the process she was always so reassuring and professional. Kelsey let us feel like our dream wedding was totally within reach. Having her as our planner also made it easier to relax and better enjoy the wedding day. We cannot recommend Chickadee Events highly enough!

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    Cristina · Married on 10/21/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I am not exaggerating at all when I give this girl straight 5 star reviews. Kelsey is phenomenal. I seriously cannot overstate how happy I am that we found her! She has been 110% organized, prepared, professional, and ON IT for the entire process, and she does it all with grace and a friendly smile. I truly feel as though we got her full individual attention, and when we hit bumps in the road (as all planning processes do) she was comforting and encouraging and just amazing in every way. She took care of every detail, large or small, and made sure that our wedding day was exactly what we wanted. Our day was perfect and beautiful and we couldn’t have done it without her. We were on the fence about hiring a month-of coordinator but I am so glad we did and would do it again in a heartbeat. Kelsey is absolutely worth her weight in gold (and then some!), and to top it all off she is so incredibly genuine and sweet that we can’t help but love her and Kevin. Thank you, Kelsey!

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    Kaitlyn · Married on 10/07/2017

    5
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      5.0
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    Kelsey was fantastic in EVERY WAY!! I would have been lost without her with me every step of the way. Without her help, I have no doubt that my wedding would not have been even CLOSE to as perfect as it was. I would recommend her to any one! Worth every single penny!! A million thanks to Kelsey for the help and organization that you brought to my wedding; it made it that much more enjoyable. Her experience was extremely beneficial and her professionalism was second to none.

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    Nina · Married on 07/15/2017

    5
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    Kelsey is absolutely wonderful! I was very much a D-I-Y bride, and was hesitant at first to hire a month of/day of coordinator for our wedding. But looking back, it was one of the best decisions I made during the entire wedding planning process. Kelsey is everything you could possibly want from a coordinator- smart, organized, efficient, trustworthy, thoughtful, attentive, professional, but personable, willing to adapt to your vision and preferences, and most of all, genuinely supportive of you and your future spouse. Not to mention, she thinks of EVERYTHING! She and her assistants even set up all of our decorations for us the day-of, exactly how we wanted them which gave us even more time during the wedding weekend to spend with our friends and family. When it came time for the wedding, having Kelsey there made it possible for me to actually relax and truly be present. I was able to experience the joy and significance of the day without worrying about any of the small details or things running smoothly. I can't recommend Kelsey and Chickadee Events more highly!

    Sent on 08/02/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    It was such a joy and honor to get to know you both, and be a part of your wedding day. Your love for each other was so evident throughout every detail of both the planning process and the wedding day - thank you for trusting me and Chickadee to execute all of your ideas!
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    Taylor · Married on 06/17/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    A wedding planner was not on the top of our list but after working with Kelsey I am so glad we decided to book her. I booked her for month of wedding planning. Kelsey went above and beyond to ensure our day went exactly how we wanted. Even when the weather didn't want to cooperate for our ceremony, Kelsey made sure our indoor ceremony was just as amazing. I would definitely recommend Chickadee events if anyone is looking for a wedding planner! She is very easy going, fun to work with and very affordable!

    Sent on 08/05/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Taylor - you and Travis were a dream to work with! It was so great getting to know you both and being a part of your wedding. Despite the rain, it was so gorgeous! Congratulations to you both again - I hope married life is treating you well!
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    Cortney · Married on 06/03/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Kelsey with Chickadee was awesome!! She was perfectly organized 100% of the time and my wedding was everything I wished for, much because of her! She was the perfect mix of flexible and assertive in order to keep everything running smoothly. Would not have had it any other way! Kelsey was always capable of pulling off everything I wanted and advised me of the best options for my special day. Definitely an amazing advocate for my finance's and my wishes!

    Sent on 07/30/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I loved getting to know you and your mom - we had so much fun in our planning meetings! Your day was beautiful and I loved all the details you planned for it to be personal for you and Taylor. Congratulations again to you both!
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    Susan · Married on 06/03/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    I could not be happier with the services provided by Chickadee Events! They thoughtfully listened to everything that we envisioned for our special day and made it happen...down to the last detail! I wouldn't dream of planning another wedding without their highly professional and personal assistance. Thanks again Chickadee!

    Sent on 07/29/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Thank you, Chickadee! :) I loved our meetings and planning sessions, and getting to know you and your daughter! The wedding was a beautiful reflection of your families, and it was an honor to be a part of it!
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    Rachelle · Married on 05/20/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Kelsey and her crew were AMAZING! I wish I could give 100 stars. I'd recommend her to everyone. She was professional, easy to get along with, polite, and most importantly organized. She communicated wonderfully, I never had to wait long for a reply to my emails. I also liked that she wasn't one of those overly bubbly types, a professional happy I'd call it. When I worked with her I felt like I was working with someone who really wanted to my our day happy and run smoothly. Kelsey worked around my husband's and my crazy work schedules, so we could get together for meetings and everything else was phone and email. Our wedding day was perfect, I couldn't even tell we were on a schedule. I am so happy that we chose Chickadee Events, Kelsey, to coordinate our wedding. Thank You.

    Sent on 07/29/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Rachelle and Jon - your day was so perfect! It was so much fun being a part of it. Thank you for trusting Chickadee with your wedding, and for your sweet words of support!
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    Kaitlin · Married on 04/29/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    From the first meeting with Kelsey, I knew she would be Awesome!!! Her professionalism, organization and dedication made our day absolutely perfect! If something went wrong, I never knew about. She gave me excellent advice throughout the planning, took care of all of the setup, talking with the vendors, and I didn't have to stress about anything that day because I knew she would get it done! I had so many comments from family and friends about how great she was! My mom and my Fiance at the time were very hesitant in me hiring a wedding planner but after the wedding was all done they could not stop raving about Kelsey!! If I could give her more then 5 stars, I would!! I would highly recommend Kelsey!!!

    Sent on 07/10/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    I loved working with you and getting to know your incredible team of vendors! It was really wonderful and such an honor to be your wedding day coordinator. Thank you (and your family!) for trusting Chickadee!
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    Laney · Married on 04/22/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I can't brag enough about how amazing Kelsey is. I started my planning journey with her a little over a year ago! I recieved so much advice and support over the last year. I am out of state, so she would always work with me on our consultations and meeting up when I was in town. I couldn't wait for my big day to get here! I was so worried it was going to rain. After setting up 200 chairs during the rehearsal outside, it sure did rain. Kelsey and her husband (they are a great team by the way!) moved every single one of those chairs under the pavilion, so I could have my wedding outside! My night went so smoothly with those two! Everyone kept telling me I don't need a wedding planner, well think again, you definitely need Kelsey! I am sad it's all over, I will miss my emails and check ins from her. I highly recommend!

    Sent on 04/28/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Laney - thank you for your sweet words! It has been strange not checking in regularly, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the wedding planning process. Every moment on your wedding day was really special, and I am so thankful Chickadee could be a part of it!
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    Beth · Married on 04/08/2017

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    Stop looking - go no further! Kelsey McLain is the one!
    I interviewed 4 event planners for our daughters wedding. She had me at the first handshake. You can bet that she will be there for you, every moment. She is prompt, efficient, professional, and never left me wondering. She was always available, reachable, and quick to respond. When "sticky" situations arose, she handled them, taking stress and weight off my shoulders. This girl has a true talent, and has found her calling.

    Sent on 04/23/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Thank you SO much for your kind, sweet words. I so loved getting to know you and work through all the details together. Thank you for trusting Chickadee with your daughter's wedding! It was a gorgeous event and celebration!
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    Eileen · Married on 04/08/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Living many states away from where my wedding took place made it challenging for me to plan my wedding. Luckily, Kelsey worked closely with my mom and handled every tiny detail! Details that I wouldn't have even thought about if it wasn't for Kelsey to remind me. She was incredibly organized in the planning process, and come the day of, everything went SO smoothly! I was stress free my entire wedding day, and I owe it all to Kelsey! I trusted that she had it all together she nailed it!

    Sent on 04/30/2017

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Eileen - your wedding was so beautiful! Your mom did such a great job planning, and I was so honored to be trusted with the details and logistics for your big day. Thank you for letting Chickadee in to put the finishing touches on all the plans!
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    Morgan · Married on 08/27/2016

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    If you want a planner who is attentive and committed to making the day as special as can be for both bride and groom then you should book Chickadee Events. I know my wedding day would not have been as special as it was without the help of our wedding planner Kelsey. She was extremely organized, on top of everything, and took care of all of the details so that my husband and I had nothing to worry about except enjoying the special time with our family and friends. I would highly recommend Kelsey and her team!

    Sent on 10/23/2016

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Thank you so much, Morgan! Happy (almost) anniversary to you and Steven - can't believe it's almost been a year! Your love for each other and devotion was evident throughout the wedding day and in every step of the wedding planning process. It was an honor to be a part of your day!
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    Thomas · Married on 08/26/2016

    5
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      5.0
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    Kelsey was absolutely amazing, kept both of us sane through out a crazy but amazing experience. Her attention to detail was incredible and had fantastic ideas to help improve our special day. Would highly recommend her to any and everyone. Thank you so much Kelsey you made everything perfect.

    Sent on 08/26/2016

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words! I loved working with both of you so much, and am so glad your day was so perfect. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!!
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    Jennah · Married on 08/07/2016

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Is there a single word for organized, dedicated, kind, willing, and a God send? If there was that's what Kelsey is.

    I got married on August 7th and I had Kelsey by my side pretty much the whole day and even planning period. My fiance (now husband) chose the 'month of' wedding coordination, because I do like to organize a few things and I wanted to be as involved as possible. Even though I chose 'month of' WOW Kelsey was there the whole time. She checked in all the time seeing how planning was going, making sure I was staying on track, and she was always there if I had a weird question like "who is going to light all of these candles before the reception?".

    The month before the wedding, I was burnt out on planning. I was tired of picking out flowers, where things were going to go, who was doing what the day of and so on. That's when Kelsey (my wedding Angel) picked up everything and I will be forever thankful for that. She did all of the tedious planning like what vendor will be at the venue when, where we will be getting dressed and even who will light the candles before the ceremony. Her planning all of these things made the month before the wedding a time for me and my fiance to grow together, move into our new house and even dare I say relax.

    Now coming up to the day, Kelsey literally was in 5 places at one. She was holding onto all of my something blue, new and borrowed, making sure the groomsmen were being civil humans, and even making sure my mom (who loves to make sure everything is perfect) was with me while I was getting ready. Kelsey and her assistants took care of EVERYTHING. If there wasn't the correct amount of tables at a seat, you would barely get the sentence out and there would be a seat. She even guarded the sweetheart table so my groom and I could actually eat our delicious meal.

    My wedding day was perfect, I couldn't think of anything that would have made it better. And I have to thank Kelsey for that.

    Sent on 08/09/2016

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Jennah, I am SO happy your day was so beautiful and perfect! It was my pleasure to work with you and your family to make sure everything went off without a hitch. Happy honeymooning!
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    Melissa · Married on 07/31/2016

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    I cannot sing the praises of Chickadee Events enough! Kelsey and her crew were absolutely amazing every bit of the way! I am an administrative assistant at a very large bank and have been for 16 years, so I am well versed in event planning and have a hard time relinquishing control to someone else. I hesitated to even hire a coordinator, but in the end decided that I couldn’t enjoy my day without one, so I went with the “day of” option. Kelsey and team were much more than just day of, Kelsey was more like “months before”. We met several times, for several hours each time, Kelsey was always was on point, very responsive, professional, yet gave a warm, friend like feel which is especially nice when planning something so personal and intimate. I had a somewhat elaborate vision for my wedding and she never once flinched when I would discuss all my needs/requests, she always responded with a smile. On my wedding day, I was more than relaxed as I felt very comfortable that she had everything under control and she truly did. Nothing went wrong – or if it did, I didn’t know about it. She kept us on our time line, made sure everything was perfect and even “protected” us while we ate, so we actually had a chance to enjoy our meal – something I hear most couples complain about. Kelsey and her assistants were there every step of the way, from set up to breakdown. If I needed my phone, it was to me within seconds. My husband needed his glasses, bam, they were in his hand. I am beyond thankful for all of their hard work and I would recommend Chickadee to anyone at any time. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts - With love from the Blanco’s!

    Sent on 09/13/2016

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Happy Anniversary to you and Bobby! I cannot believe it has already been a year. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding. I know how much it took to trust Chickadee to execute all of the perfect little details you crafted, and it was a joy for me and my time to bring it all to life for you.
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    Samantha · Married on 07/09/2016

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Kelsey is amazing! I'm going to be thorough throughout this review so let's get started.

    We hired Kelsey to coordinate our wedding as she was our freshman year RA so we trusted her organizational skills, but she went above and beyond our expectations.

    We chose her "month of" wedding coordination package for $850 and it was the best decision we made. Although the package is called "month of," Kelsey's services started nearly a year before our wedding. We had a consultation with her and told her our vision and what we had planned. She assisted us with vendor selections and all of her suggestions were perfect.

    A month out she handled everything. She contacted and confirmed all the vendors and she handled all the little crises that come up during a wedding. The day before the wedding our officiant ended up in the hospital. Kelsey secured his substitute for the wedding day and ran the rehearsal perfectly without him despite the fact that she had never coordinated a Catholic wedding and had been planning on relying on the deacon. No one would have guessed that this was her first Catholic wedding.

    On our wedding day, she had 3 assistants and everything ran smoothly. She had a binder with all our information in it and a detailed timeline, all of which she shared with us. Our guests commented on how relaxed we seemed and it was all thanks to her.

    She received compliments from other vendors such as he DJ, and my father in law was impressed with how efficient she made the photography process. She coordinated family portraits with 40+ people including many small children and made everything run smoothly.

    In summary Kelsey is efficient, organized, and reliable, not to mention a wonderful person! We highly recommend her services to anyone!

    Sent on 07/20/2016

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Sam, working with you and Ward to make your day a perfect reflection of the two of you was such a joy! I loved getting to reconnect with you both and making sure everything went smoothly - which it did! We especially loved the butterfly release :) Happy cat-parenting to you both!
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    Lauren · Married on 05/29/2016

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Having previously worked with Kelsey, I knew we were going to hire her as soon as she announced her new business. If you're like me (i.e. kind of organized but forgetful, experiencing pinterest overload, constantly on travel), Kelsey will be a godsend. And if you're not just like me, Kelsey is still a great choice because she's organized, quick-thinking, professional, creative, and upbeat! When you're stressing, she's there to help you figure things out, even if you're on the other side of the world. Kelsey's to-do list along with monthly and weekly emails kept us on track and prepared for anything. Everyone who interacted with her and Kevin throughout the wedding had such good things to say about her. We cannot be happier with how our wedding day played out and we know that a huge part of that was because she made the day stress free for all involved.

    Sent on 08/17/2016

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    It was so incredible getting to know you and Jeff outside of the office and incorporating all of your personal touches into your wedding! I especially loved your origami during your ceremony :) Thank you for trusting Chickadee with your wedding day!
  • User4153681 · 2+ years ago

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    In the planning stages of our wedding, I never thought I'd need a coordinator. Like many brides, I thought I could handle everything and have family help where needed. Also like many brides, I soon realized I was over my head and needed help. After that, I knew Kelsey was the only planner we would even consider for our wedding. I knew we were going to have lots of tedious, personal details that were important to us and Kelsey was the only person I wanted to trust with those details. She is organized, so professional, personable, and has an amazing memory. She went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect and matched our personality. She took over correspondence with our vendors, sent me weekly to-do lists in the weeks before the wedding, and even kept track of wedding details I didn't even know about! We just celebrated our first anniversary, and Kelsey still remains very personable and shares Chickadee Events news with us. We are so excited that she found her true passion by starting Chickadee Events and is helping other couples celebrate in their marriage. This is what she was called to do, and I would recommend her a million times over!

    Sent on 09/09/2016

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words! It is so great to be able to look back on that time of our lives and see how much it bonded us - thank you again for trusting me and Chickadee with your wedding day!
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    Jocelyn · Married on 03/14/2015

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Kelsey was great to work with! She is professional, organized, creative, responsive and made sure that I had nothing to stress about. She really made an effort to make my wedding everything I had dreamed of! She went above and beyond and was so helpful every step of the way. I can't imagine my wedding day without her help! I would recommend Chickadee Events to anyone looking for a personalized, stress-free wedding.

    Sent on 11/21/2015

    Chickadee Events's reply:

    Thank you for the great review, Jocelyn! Making sure your day was everything you dreamed of was my goal and I'm so glad that's how it turned out for you and Matt. I hope you're enjoying many celebrations on Pi Day for years to come!

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