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Courtney Anglin · Getting married on 10/08/2021
Best vendor choice
Jessica Cruz came highly recommended by our venue and several other vendors we had spoken to about our daughters wedding. After listening to their advice, Jessica was the first vendor I hired and she did not disappoint at all. Her communication through phone and email were always very timely. Her advice was always on point. Jessica helped us plan my daughters wedding through the pandemic. I was stressing thinking that I needed to start over with most of my vendors when we had to postpone the wedding from May to August. Without me knowing, Jessica had already contacted every vendor and found out what dates every single vendor was available. It was like we picked up our wedding from one day and put it right back down on the new date. It was sooo easy. It was such a relief and a huge weight off my shoulders. At that moment, I decided Jessica was worth every penny I had spent and then some. Jessica also has a uncanny attention to detail. We took a transit truck full of decorations and vases to the venue from Atlanta. Jessica set up everything perfectly. I was in awe at how perfectly she executed our vision for the wedding day. She handled the wedding day perfectly. Everything went so well that day except we had forgotten my daughters garter at the airbnb. I mentioned it to Jessica and she looks in her magic bag of tricks and hands me a beautiful ribbon that we made her a garter out of right then and there. Jessica is literally worth her weight in gold to me and my daughter. If I had more than one daughter, I would use her again. Let me give you one piece of advice...... Hire her before she books up!!!!!Sent on 09/09/2020
Sally Hull · Married on 09/18/2020
Mother of the bride
Jessica Cruz fulfilled every aspect of her job for us with a personal professionalism we had never experienced before! This was our third wedding to plan and it was by far the most relaxed and satisfied I have ever been!!! Jessica’s attention to every detail made the whole process go seamlessly! And that’s saying a lot since my daughter’s original wedding date was April 25th and was rescheduled to Sept. 18th due to the pandemic! Everyone of our expectations were met and exceeded through her guidance and each of the Vendors we worked with were also excellent!! The Caterer, Florist and rental Co. all were so accommodating with adjusting our guest count right up until the end due to Covid complications and they were by far the best in their field we have ever worked with!!Sent on 09/25/2020
Take our advice....don’t plan your Charleston wedding without using Cruz Coordination!!!
She’s the best!!!
Carly Mullin · Married on 08/28/2020
Jessica is amazing!
Jessica is the BEST! My husband and I hired her for day/week of coordinator, and we could not have asked for a better planner. She was on top of everything from the marriage license to the small details you will forget about like brining the flower vases to repurpose them for the cocktail tables. She reached out to all my vendors weeks before the wedding to make sure everyone was on the same timeline and to answer any questions. She made my life so easy and she did such a wonderful job making our special day perfect! We highly recommend Jessica!!Sent on 08/31/2020
Tanya Greene · Married on 01/07/2020
Absolutely the best way to use your budget!
Jessica and her team were wonderful. She helped with all of the last minute details and took all the stress away. I don't know what we would have done without her!Sent on 10/15/2019
Kate Ingram · Married on 11/02/2019
The absolute best decision we made throughout our wedding planning process!!
Where do I even begin with our praises for Jessica?! I was initially drawn to Cruz Coordination based on Jessica’s years of experience at the venue we selected for our wedding (Magnolia Plantation & Gardens). I first booked Cruz Coordination, about a year in advance of our wedding date, for day-of coordination. I quickly found myself seeking more and more advice from Jessica because she was so responsive, so knowledgeable, and so informative from the very beginning. Because of that and seeing early on that she was going to make a hugely positive difference in our wedding planning process, I decided to switch over to her most extensive wedding coordination package for her partial planning services. I could go on and on about everything we loved about Jessica leading up to our big day - her thoroughness, responsiveness, encouragement, honest feedback, diligence, attention to detail - everything you could possibly want in a wedding coordinator and so much more. When my husband and I got back to our hotel the night of the wedding, the first conversation we had was about how grateful we were to have had Jessica with us that day and that we were going to genuinely miss working with her. She became so much more than a wedding coordinator to us - she was a good friend and treated us like family, a source of comfort and trust, and our biggest fan as newlyweds. I’ve had several friends and family members say “I just don’t know how Jessica does it. Everything about your wedding day was so seamless and so perfect” - and I couldn’t say it any better myself. Jessica was the absolute best decision we made throughout our entire wedding planning process.Sent on 12/11/2019
Isha · Married on 09/21/2019
Couldn't have done it without her!
Working with Jessica was absolutely amazing from start to finish. We were planning our wedding from out of town and she was incredibly communicative through the whole process. Her vendor recommendations for the Charleston area were spot on, and on the day of the wedding I swear she was 10 different places at once. I don't know how anyone plans a wedding without a coordinator, and I REALLY don't know how we would have done it without Jessica!Sent on 10/05/2019
Kristina Trastek · Married on 08/12/2019
Jessica was an absolute pro’s pro! From teaching the kids to walk down the aisle, to having a glass of champagne ready for us at the end of our ceremony, to EVERYTHING in between, she had us covered. She also did an exceptional job in arranging and negotiating our vendors ahead of the big day, so we could truly enjoy it to the fullest. 5 stars to the max!Sent on 09/06/2019
judy · Married on 08/10/2019
Best Decision We Made!
Cruz Coordination was one of the best (and first) decisions we made when planning our daughter's wedding. Jessica made sure she had a good understanding of our vision and budget, gave recommendations and guided us to one of the best nights of our lives. Many mothers have told me how much they did on the day of their daughter's wedding and how tired they were. That was not my experience at all. Jessica took care of everything and there was nothing for me to do on the day of the wedding except savor the good times. Prior to the wedding she communicated with our vendors and participants and made sure everyone understood their role. It was very telling to me that every vendor we met with had the same response when they found out we were working with Cruz Coord. Every single one told us “Oh you are working with the best”. She took care to make my daughter and her husband feel they were truly honored throughout the entire event. Jessica and her assistant transformed our venue into an elegant celebration space. I cannot imagine how we would have accomplished this once in a life event without Cruz Coordination and could not recommend more highly!!!Sent on 10/23/2019
Genevieve H · Married on 05/18/2019
We could not have done it without Jessica!
If you are searching for a partial planner, or are trying to decide *whether* to hire a planner, I cannot recommend Jessica enough! We had a big backyard wedding, and Jessica went above and beyond to help us make the day a great one. She is prompt and incredibly detailed in her communication, amazing with the timeline and layouts, and was instrumental in organizing the numerous rentals a large outdoor event requires. When, in a crazy turn of events, our neighbors planned a wedding for the same night, Jessica graciously helped us rework our plan for another space. While we hope no other couples (or Jessica) have to go through anything similar, the fact that she was able to handle the shift with such aplomb (and, in fact, helped make our plan B even more magical!) testifies to what an amazing planner and person she is. She is fantastic at balancing details and the big picture, and noticed so many things in the planning and week-of setup that made the day all the better. We are incredibly thankful to her for helping us to create a night beyond our biggest dreams.Sent on 09/29/2019
Deanna · Married on 04/27/2019
The best of the best
Jessica is such an amazing planner! She is sweet as can be, organized, fun, and very efficient. Her organization helped me maintain my composure even in my stressful moments. I just felt as if I could trust that Jessica would tie together my loose ends if there was something that needed help and that she wouldn't let me forget any of the important details. I absolutely recommend her and love her as a person, as I think you will if you are looking for a wedding planner.Sent on 06/16/2019
Cassi Perinotti · Married on 03/31/2019
Wedding Fairy Godmother!
Needless to say wedding planning is no easy task and planning a destination wedding simply adds more complications. Jessica executed our wedding day flawlessly. Throughout our engagement she was responsive and her attention to detail was outstanding. There was not one stone left unturned. I was most impressed with our actual wedding day and how smoothly everything ran. Even with last minute ceremony location, it was so effortless and there were no hiccups that my husband and I truly enjoyed ourselves and did not have a single thing to worry about. Jessica was an angel and I thank her for everything she did to make out wedding dreams come true!Sent on 04/04/2019
Christine · Married on 01/19/2019
Didn't have to worry about a thing!
I just got married January 19th, and Jessica was amazing! Everything ran smoothly and I didn't worry about a thing all day. She was always there to answer questions and make recommendations during the planning process. On the day of, she always had food and drinks waiting for my and my groom!Sent on 01/22/2019
Sarah · Married on 11/18/2018
Jessica Cruz Coordination was a great choice for us! She is always quick to reply to questions, helpful in guiding your vision, and flawless in execution.Sent on 01/08/2019
Megan · Married on 11/03/2018
Best decision I made
Hiring Jessica in the middle of my planning process was the best decision I made. From the beginning she was sweet, kind, professional, thorough and prompt. She is extremely knowledgeable and had so many ideas and input on details I would have never thought of. She was always available for advice, recommendations and was our liaison with our vendors during the final days before the wedding. She handled EVERYTHING at the rehearsal and on the day of. She handled and resolved every small hiccup that inevitably happens during weddings with grace and professionalism. She even held my train when it kept unexpectedly catching on splinters on the pier! Everybody loved her and was so grateful for her hard work and help that night! I cannot recommend her enough -- she gave me the freedom to actually enjoy my wedding. I wish I could give 10 stars.Sent on 12/06/2018
Cassandra · Married on 10/27/2018
You need to book Jessica!
Jessica was the BEST planner we could have asked for! The entire time I was in communication with Jessica, she was professional and responsive. During the actual wedding weekend, she was extremely efficient and prepared. So many people complimented me on Jessica because she truly made our wedding run so smoothly from start to finish. It felt like she knew everyones names and roles by heart! She also had an assistant with her that was equally cheerful and helpful! Everyone told me that getting a planner was some of the best money that they spent- if you book Jessica you will be taken care of!Sent on 11/06/2018
Lauren Owens · Married on 09/22/2018
I cannot say enough nice things about Jessica! I am so happy we decided to hire her as our wedding planner. Not only did she do a fantastic job herself, but she recommended us to almost all of our other amazing vendors. I was a bit nervous about planning a wedding remotely from South Florida, but our wedding day turned out absolutely perfect thanks to her hard work and attention to detail. She is so organized and thinks of absolutely EVERYTHING. I would highly, highly recommend her to any brides-to-be getting married in the Charleston area! Best decision you will make!Sent on 01/11/2019
Lindsay · Married on 03/17/2018
I cannot say enough good things about Jessica! We do not live in Charleston, so I was worried about planning a wedding from afar. Those worries were calmed the second we chose Jessica as our wedding coordinator. We chose to get married at Magnolia Plantation; Jessica came highly recommended not only by Magnolia, but also by every single vendor we encountered. Jessica is so detail-oriented--she really thinks of everything! Jessica is very efficient and quick to respond to emails. She provided such great, detailed advice about choosing vendors and planning our wedding timeline. She really has the inside scoop on planning a wedding in Charleston. Our wedding rehearsal and wedding day went so smoothly, and I know I only have Jessica to thank! Not only is Jessica amazing at her job, but she is also a genuinely sweet and friendly person. She has a great, calming presence, and she immediately put me at ease when I met her. I guarantee that your wedding day will be amazing if you choose Jessica! She's the BEST!Sent on 03/25/2018
Christina · Married on 11/11/2017
I chose to get married in SC after seeing such a beautiful blog about Magnolia plantation! After looking at different planners I was recommended to Jessica. She is so sincere and sweet. She was willing to help me with every detail of my wedding , making sure my vision came to life. Every time I asked her a simple question she wrote back a DETAILED answer with different options and ideas - literally a dream come true. She is knowledgeable about the wedding indrusty. She gave me her honest opinion about the vendors I chose before I picked them, she is supportive with whoever you go with and is such a pleasure to work with. All of my guests and parents were impressed with her enthusiasm and professionalism! Overall my favorite thing about her was how organized she is! She made planning a destination wedding from Miami so easy for me and kept me calm the whole way!Sent on 11/15/2017
Allison · Married on 10/27/2017
Choosing Jessica is one of the greatest investments you can make for wedding day. Jessica's professionalism, organization, and eye for detail will help you enjoy planning and the wedding day. Jessica met my mom and I for a walk through to establish timelines, floor plans, and determine rentals. Her reminders and connections kept me on track and on budget (and on time!!). My vendors all raved about working with her. Jessica helps coordinate the delivery, execution, and clean up of your event. She has strong leadership skills; the rehearsal and wedding day went smoothly because of her strong voice and ability to manage family dynamics and unforeseeable mishaps. Our wedding day was enjoyed by all members of the family. My mom and dad still rave about what an incredible job Jessica and her team did so that they could be fully present with their friends to celebrate the day. From turning around to our drink of choice, to making sure my dad ate, securing privacy/comfort for a medical need, to finding all the pieces of my sister's earring that broke dancing too hard from the band. She made the entire day a dream. Jessica's presentation of our personal belongings or specialty items for the wedding was beautiful. I highly recommend Cruz Coordination to help you plan and execute your wedding day.Sent on 03/05/2018
Alex · Married on 10/26/2017
If you are on the fence about whether or not to hire Jessica as your wedding planner, let me make your decision easier and tell you to just DO IT! :) I don't know how Jessica does it, but she is superwoman when it comes to wedding planning. I hired her for month of/day of and at some points, (mostly at all points) she knew my wedding better than I did. (while juggling planning for multiple other upcoming weddings) which blew me away!! She took all of the stress out of the day of and saw that everything went smoothly and how I imagined. I wish I was better at words to explain all of the amazing qualities that Jessica brought to the table but she is very attentive, organized and friendly and will make your day sooo much easier! Thank you Jessica for everything you did to make my wedding dreams a reality!Sent on 12/04/2017
Sofya · Married on 05/14/2017
Jessica is FANTASTIC! We could not have made a better decision while picking a wedding coordinator. We got married at Magnolia Plantation's Veranda a couple of weeks ago and Jessica made it completely stress-free for us. She knows the area, the venue, the vendors, the whole science behind the wedding logistics and a whole lot of other stuff that you (or Google!) don't! She also has certain discounts with the vendors in the area and connections in the industry, which helped a LOT. She pointed out the things that we need to worry about and the things that were minor and guided us through the whole process without being either pushy or controlling. This was the best investment out of all our wedding expenses and we could not be happier with the service and the treatment that we got, which was so much more than what we anticipated!Sent on 05/23/2017
Susan · Married on 05/05/2017
Jessica was absolutely fantastic as our wedding coordinator! She helped us from day one with insight on catering services, event rentals, hotel blocks, etc. She was super helpful with the design and layout of our wedding - always including images to help us visualize our wedding. She took the hassle out of contacting/communicating with all of our vendors. Jessica was also money conscientious - including ways to save money/cut costs. The day of the wedding was a breeze with Jessica in charge. She told everyone when and where to be, made sure we kept to our timeline, and even kept our hard-to-handle best man in line :) I had absolutely no worries with the wedding since Jessica was there! She's super sweet, organized and such a hard worker! I cannot express how thankful I am for Jessica!!!! I recommend her to my closest friends and family, and also to you!Sent on 05/09/2017
Lindsey · Married on 03/25/2017
We loved Jessica! She was so professional, she made night run soooo smoothly. I was so grateful I didn't have to worry about anything! We would definitely recommend her services!Sent on 03/26/2017
Leah · Married on 03/23/2017
Hey everyone! If you're looking for a wedding coordinator I can't say enough great things about Jessica Cruz. She was so helpful and amazing!!!! She was with my husband and I anytime we needed anything and was particularly helpful getting a less than responsive vendor to answer us. The day of my wedding I didn't lift a finger, she did EVERYTHING imaginable!! At the reception she kept my husband and I with a drink in hand all night. She even helped wrangle our ring bearer, a lovable but wandering dachshund, during the ceremony and pictures. I also feel that she really cared for us. The photographer snapped a shot of my mom watching our first dance and in the background is Jessica with a look of happiness on her face that almost rivaled my mom's. If you were on the fence about getting a coordinator let me just say that there is no way I could have navigated the Charleston wedding scene without her help!Sent on 06/01/2017
Alison · Married on 03/03/2017
I booked Jessica Cruz to help me plan my destination wedding in Charleston. As an out-of-town bride, there were bound to be challenges with planning a wedding from afar, but Jessica was there for me every step of the way! When we first spoke on the phone, she explained that her role would become much more involved the closer we got to the wedding, especially the month before. However, Jessica was absolutely and completely available to me throughout the entire YEAR of planning to answer questions, talk me through ideas, recommend vendors, and help me make decisions. She has extensive knowledge of the industry and knows all of the top vendors, but she also was able to offer creative solutions and lesser-known, unique vendors as options as well. We only met one time before my wedding - and yet she executed my vision PERFECTLY on the big day. Like she had promised, the month before my wedding she did EVERYTHING for me, contacting all of my vendors and making sure that everyone was on the same page. She was so lovely during our rehearsal, and somehow managed to get our two very excited families who had just gotten into town to focus and listen to her instructions (a miracle, if you ask me)! On our actual wedding day, Jessica was an absolute rock star!!! She worked tirelessly to make sure that everything was perfect...and, truly, everything was perfect thanks to her and her wonderful assistant. My parents stayed a little later during the clean up process and were blown away by her organization and efficiency. I am so completely and utterly grateful to have worked with Jessica and to have been lucky enough to have her help throughout the process and on my big day. She is AMAZING at her job, and I highly recommend Cruz Coordination to anyone looking for planning or coordination help for their Charleston wedding! Book her now!!! xoxSent on 03/27/2017