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Liz Rieser · Getting married on 03/03/2020
A magical day
Denise made my daughter’s wedding day magical. She oversaw numerous details and kept everything running smoothly - and made it look easy! She was efficient and very professional. Would definitely recommend her to others interested in a Sonoma wedding.Sent on 06/03/2019
Denise Kramer Weddings's reply:Thank you, Liz. Your family and you made my job easy! Everyone was so wonderful to work with, from months before the wedding to the day of!
Jenna Recupero · Married on 06/30/2019
Incredible Planner for a Perfect Day
If you are looking for someone who is incredibly attentive to your needs and makes you feel completely at ease... look no further, Denise is your person.Sent on 07/08/2019
From our first interaction, I knew based on Denise's warm and thorough response to my inquiry that she would be a perfect fit. Our wedding was non-traditional in that it was a "Progressive" day as Denise termed it. We went to 4 different locations throughout the day, which can present many challenges of herding guests to each venue, ensuring timeliness and also transporting decorative items for each varying space.
Denise and her associate helped to make our day perfect. She kept our guests, and most importantly my husband on time. The day ran flawlessly. I cannot thank Denise enough for helping to provide me with suggestions of vendors (Musical Heart Strings for ceremony music, Katie Donaghy with Whimsy! Hair & Makeup design, Tori Patocchi Floral Design, Pure Luxury for Transportation and AMS for DJ).
Denise helped to take the complicated/ stressful parts away from me so that I could truly focus on our special day. I cannot recommend or thank her enough!
Lisa · Married on 05/11/2019
Best money spent for our wedding!!!
Denise exceeded our hopes and expectations from start to finish.Sent on 07/15/2019
Lauren · Married on 11/10/2018
Our perfect day!
Denise planned our September 2018 wedding, and it was absolutely perfect! She was such a pleasure to work with, and things ran smoothly from Day 1 with her planning our special day. Finding a planner that we could trust and rely on was an extremely important priority for us, since it was a destination wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with the planning and support provided by Denise. She truly understood the vision we had for the day, and her attention to detail ensured that it went off without a hitch! We couldn’t have imagined all of the details that went into the planning process, but she provided invaluable guidance along the way so that we had no problem making decisions on matters from across the country. I can’t recommend Denise enough – we are so grateful to her for putting together the PERFECT day for us!Sent on 11/18/2018
Michael · Married on 10/06/2018
Hiring Denise Kramer as your wedding planner is the best wedding gift you can give yourself! We were just married on 10/6/18 in Sonoma. Denise planned our entire event schedule, and seamlessly coordinated everything with us from our home in Phoenix. She earned our complete trust! Our wedding was magical and a huge success; all our guests said it was one of the best weddings they had ever attended!Sent on 10/14/2018
Denise made a number of great recommendations during the planning, which we went with; they made the event better than we had hoped! She coordinates and supervises all the vendor activity for you, from initial vendor interviews, to wedding day deliveries, to after the wedding pick-ups. Denise went with us on all our visits to meet vendors. She had an agenda and schedule for each day, which made our wedding “homework” very easy. We leaned heavily on her advice, and were extremely happy with all our choices. Her planning and guidance made our experience stress-free, worry-free, and a true pleasure!
Having Denise there on the wedding day made all the difference for us. She puts together a master timeline for the wedding week, including a detailed timeline for the wedding ceremony and reception, insuring no surprises or running out of time for any part of the event. The timeline is coordinated with the vendors and everyone works off this schedule. All these plans made a huge difference for us the day of the wedding, as we didn’t have to think of anything except to enjoy our wedding!
Her fee is the best bargain you will find, and well worth the stress-free and worry-free days you will have. Your wedding is one event that should be perfect. Ours was, thanks to Denise, and it’s worth any price.
Planning a wedding? Know anyone planning a wedding? Use Denise Kramer Weddings! Other than saying “I do” it will be the best decision you make!
Silvio · Married on 09/15/2018
It was such a pleasure having the services of Denise and her staff this past weekend as I married my husband at Parker's Resort in Guerneville.Sent on 09/27/2018
I hired Denise for her "month of" package and she went well above and beyond that, taking trips to the venue over a year in advance with us and coordinating all of rentals and planning throughout the course of the year leading up to the event.
Denise offered her support, professional advice, and cost saving suggestions throughout. Anything I asked for, Denise and her team were there to accommodate.
Denise even went out of her way to pick up our linen rentals directly saving us the delivery fee. Denise and her team set everything up at the venue and made everything flawless. Whenever I asked her a question during planning or day of she had already taken care of it. She was always two steps ahead.
I work in marketing and event planning, so to work with someone like me, I know can be difficult as I have high expectations and I know what I want and how I want it to go. Denise anticipated our needs and met each request with kindness. Even when our florist needed a little extra set-up time, Denise and her entire team arrived early to get the tables up to accommodate and didn't ask for any additional fee for her time.
At the end of the night there was some miscommunication with our caterer over bussing and taking things off the table. When I spoke with Denise I asked her if her and her team could handle it and I would gladly pay extra for the service. She agreed with a smile and never charged me a thing.
I can't thank Denise enough for her services at our wedding and making it the best event ever. She was kind, professional, and in constant coordination with all key players. Any couple would be lucky to have Denise help plan or coordinate their wedding.
Carey · Married on 08/31/2018
I would give Denise ten stars if I could! We live in Texas but wanted to have a wine country wedding. It was a little overwhelming to be so far away from all the details, but Denise helped us make our perfect day happen in August 2018. She even helped us plan two trips to wine country (and spent all weekend with us on both occasions) prior to the wedding and set us up with numerous appointments with venues and vendors to make sure we got exactly what we wanted.Sent on 09/19/2018
Denise was very professional, knowledgeable, patient, and helpful throughout the entire process. She offered her professional opinion when we needed it, but always listened to what WE wanted first and foremost. She was very flexible with our ever-changing wants and needs and patiently answered all our questions. I wanted the wedding planning process (and day-of!!) to be a stress-free as possible, and Denise made that happen. And in the end, our wedding day was perfect!! If you're looking for wedding planner in the Santa Rosa area, pick Denise!
Karen · Married on 08/17/2018
Denise,Sent on 08/29/2018
What can I say? We did it? You did it? I honestly couldn't have done this without you. From the moment I heard your voice back in December, I knew you were the one for me. Your laughter was contagious, your calmness was soothing, and your expertise and professionalism is second to none. If I could bottle you, I would, and we would make a fortune.
Thank you Denise from the bottom of my heart for making my wildest dreams come true . . . getting married on a vineyard in Napa to the most wonderful man in the world. It doesn't get much better than that. Meghan Markel and her team of planners have nothing on us. You have made MY wedding THE wedding of the year. And everyone is talking about it☺
Karen & Larry
Denise Kramer Weddings's reply:Thank you, Karen! Larry and you were so wonderful to work with. You are absolutely the perfect couple! I'm pleased that your wedding was as picture perfect as you two are together.
Annie · Married on 05/27/2018
We hired Denise as our wedding planner for our wedding at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. She came highly recommended from out venue and after a detailed interview, it was clear Denise was prepared for anything that might come our way. Denise was worth every penny and we could not have pulled off our big day without her. She worked with us for a year as we worked to solidify our vision of the event and hire vendors from caterers to florists to even picking out the china and glassware for the dinner tables. Denise is one of the most responsive people I’ve ever worked with and ensured we had an answer to our questions often within minutes of sending an email and certainly always within 12 hours. Our rehearsal and big day were flawlessly executed and incredibly memorable because of all of Denise’s work. Aside from her responsiveness, my favorite thing about working with Denise was her knowledge of many smaller scale vendors and openness to letting us go in any direction we desired and advising us on many cost saving opportunities, such as booking a florist and cake vendor that run out-of-home businesses and were able to deliver above and beyond competitors. We will be forever grateful Denise made our big day a day to remember forever.Sent on 07/10/2018
Tram · Married on 03/24/2018
Denise was great to work with! She helped us from the moment we got engaged until our wedding day. She definitely made the planning process go smoothly with handling all of our contracts, keeping us on schedule, and addressed any concerns or gaps in our planning immediately. We had no worries throughout the year and a half of preparation even with both our of busy careers. The wedding day went off without a hitch, and if there were any we definitely did not notice and were able to completely and thoroughly enjoy our wedding day. She took every detail we wanted for our wedding day and made them come to life! We strongly recommend her, she really knows what she is doing!Sent on 05/10/2018
Denise Kramer Weddings's reply:Tram and Conor, and their families, were amazing to work with! This was a case of everyone being so supportive and wonderful. The family ranch was beautiful, the barn the perfect touch of rustic, and all of those personal touches were an extension of who this couple is. Thank you, Tram, for allowing me to be part of your day.
Michele · Married on 08/20/2017
Denise was great. Very warm & personable, creative & thoughtful. And, a terrific listener! I really enjoyed working with her & now consider her a friend.Sent on 09/24/2017
Laurie · Married on 06/24/2017
Denise was wonderful in her planning with us. She was incredibly flexible and thoughtful. She treated our money like her money and was simply amazing to work with. I highly recommend her!!Sent on 06/26/2017
Cathy · Married on 06/17/2017
Simply AMAZING!!!! Denise was such a joy to work with from the very start and all through the planning process. She was kind and willing to offer great suggestions and really listened to what my vision was and did her best to make every detail happen. She calmed me when I was stressed and guided me to "let go" so that I would enjoy every moment of our special day. She was a FANTASTIC "Step-Doggie Mom" to our sweet dachshund & flower girl and made sure she was comfortable and safe throughout our wedding & reception. Denise & her team went ABOVE & BEYOND to make our DREAM wedding come true!! We completely enjoyed every moment of our day and will be forever grateful for having such a wonderful & professional wedding planner by our side!! Thank you Denise SO VERY MUCH!!!! We consider it an honor to know you and have you share our wedding day with us!!Sent on 11/29/2017
Cathy & Patrick Carey
June 17, 2017
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Denise Kramer Weddings's reply:Cathy & Pat were the sweetest couple! They really are soul-mates. I was impressed at how everyone at the wedding truly loved Cathy! Her friends from work even went together and gave them a beautiful horse-drawn carriage for her entrance and their getaway as a wedding gift. I was honoured to be part of their day.
Natasha · Married on 06/10/2017
Working with Denise was an incredible experience. She has an in-depth knowledge of the industry from many angles. She is a problem solver and is very flexible. Not to mention so speedy in responding to emails! We came to her with a pretty good idea of the wedding we wanted and she helped us make it happen.Sent on 07/24/2017
She made sure everything was at the site, helped run the Rehearsal, kept the wedding day on pace, and she made sure everyone was on time and in the correct place. It was so great to have her there! It was a beautiful day.
I would recommend Denise to anyone!
Sarai · Married on 04/29/2017
Denise was an outstanding wedding planner. Our wedding was at the St. Francis Winery. The ceremony was outside at the vineyards with the mountains in the background. We had a wonderful dinner outdoors on long rustic tables lit by candles in hurricanes, twinkly lights and stars. Denise recommended wonderful vendors. The florist, caterer and furniture rental company were all excellent. Denise was extremely organized and dependable. She has the capability to show attention to the overview as well as the detail. She is exceptionally caring, and makes a tremendous effort to insure that you get the wedding you seek. On a personal note, Denise is a pleasure to work with. Our wedding was enchanting, as we celebrated getting married with our dear family and friends. I highly recommend Denise!Sent on 11/15/2017
Denise Kramer Weddings's reply:Sarai & Kory were a perfect couple. Sarai has such exceptionally elegant taste, it was wonderful to see her wedding reflect her ideas. From the clean, simple lines of the hemstitched, linen runners to the sweet, Italian chocolates left for each guest, every details was carefully picked out. Than you, Sarai!
Kristi · Married on 03/17/2017
Denise took care of everything that I needed for the wedding. There wasn't a thing that I needed to think about and all of her recommendations were spot on.Sent on 05/10/2017
Miho · Married on 09/21/2016
I was having a not-too-small but not-so-big wedding for about 40 people. Denise had her special small wedding package which was so perfect and most suitable for us. Although I thought the size of my wedding was not small enough for her package, she has given me a lot of choices and created the best package plan for my wedding. Our wedding was under a bit difficult situation that my husband and I are originally from Japan, and all our families and friends are invited from Japan so we had to do our rehearsal on that day of wedding, and they do not speak English. However, Denise's hospitality, kindness, and professionalism really put everything perfectly together and everyone ended up saying it was the best wedding they have attended. She replied to my email right away when I needed to ask her something, and I knew that she had other weddings going on but she was always there for me, and really made me feel special. I am so glad that I met her, cannot appreciate in words how lucky and happy I am to had her for my wedding!!!Sent on 10/12/2016
Denise Kramer Weddings's reply:Miho was an absolutely wonderful bride. I loved working with her! I especially liked the special touches they added to their wedding, like having a surfboard as a sign-in book and Miho doing an absolutely gorgeous hula dance for her husband. She was a truly special bride!
Yusuke · Married on 09/20/2016
We had great wedding party with Denise!! She was very kind and paid attention to every single detail. I do recommend my friends as well as other foreigners who are potentially thinking to have wedding party in Sonoma or Napa area. We are original from Japan. Even though we have some difficulty with English, she really tried to understand what we meant.Sent on 10/03/2016
Everything went well seamlessly.
Hilda · Married on 09/09/2016
My husband and I were married in Sonoma, CA on Septemper 2016. We have hired Denise Kramer as our wedding planner about a year prior to the celebration. Denise was extremely helpful in guiding us through the chaotic process of planning a wedding. Denise was quick to respond to all our questions and needs. She was very resourceful in connecting us to the right vendors at a resonable price. Denise went above and beyond to make our wedding a beautiful and once in a lifetime experience. Hiring Denise as our wedding planner was the best decision we have ever made in planning our wedding. We highly recommend other couples to hire Denise as their wedding planner!Sent on 09/27/2016
Menaka · Married on 08/29/2016
Denise is fantastic!! She made coordinating a wedding from MI a breeze. Her caring support, professionalism, speed of response and service are just phenomenal. Denise truly cares about her clients. Her supporting team of vendors are equally fantastic. Our day was v special because of Denise and I highly recommend herSent on 08/31/2016
Denise Kramer Weddings's reply:Since Menaka is in the "people" industry, it was a real compliment to have her leave such a glowing review. Thank you!
User6154526 · 2+ years ago
I am the mother of two daughters who were married within 4 months of each other. Both girls live out of the area so most of the planning fell on me. I am so glad I found Denise.Sent on 01/05/2016
She was a wealth of information at the beginning planning stages and so wonderful to work with throughout the process. Creative, inspired, and always up for a challenge, Denise helped to make the process fun. Fully engaged and collaborative during the months leading up to the wedding with wonderful ideas and a great complilation of quality vendors.
Both weddings were a success, thank you Denise!
I highly recommend her, she's a real find.
Millie · Married on 11/14/2015
Denise is an amazing wedding coordinator and she did such a wonderful job at our wedding in Healdsburg a few weeks ago. Our wedding was perfect and Denise made sure that I never had to worry about anything. I love that she recycles wedding favors, candles, and accessories that she has collected over the years to help you save money, and in turn, I was happy to give her my candles so that other brides can enjoy the savings.Sent on 12/04/2015
From the time that I met her almost a year ago, until the wedding, Denise was always in communication and incredibly responsive. She is probably the most responsive person I've ever met and will respond to your email right away. I can't thank Denise enough for being there the whole way through and being so amazing to work with. I definitely recommend her, do not hesitate!
Amanda · Married on 10/31/2015
I doubt any review I could write could fully capture the amazing-ness of Denise Kramer and her talent, connections to kind & amazing wedding vendors, generous spirit, and passion for what she does. Not only is she an amazing wedding planner/coordinator, she is one of the kindest human beings I've ever met.Sent on 11/03/2015
I met Denise Kramer nearly a year ago when we booked our venue in Sonoma Valley. From the get-go, Denise was extremely responsive & helpful in the COUNTLESS emails I sent asking for vendor recommendations, decor & design help, wedding coordination, wedding jitters, & you name it. She is an expert in what she does, and everyone in the wedding industry in wine country knows who she is and respects her work.
Our wedding day was seamless. It was literally my dream wedding day made into a reality. One memory I have from Denise from our wedding day is seeing her from afar running around talking to the lighting vendor and making sure our chandelier was exactly how we would want it. It was an honor and a pleasure having her plan my day and run the show on the so that I could fully relish in the fact that it was my wedding day and the friends and family surrounding me.
The timeline of the day went 100% as Denise had planned it, and there were no flaws or hiccups. I appreciated the fact that she made sure that everything was packed up afterwards exactly as we had brought it to the venue; we didn't have to stress at all about cleaning or packing and that made the end of our event even better.
Perhaps one of the most memorable things I will cherish forever is that Denise donated our centerpieces to those in need. She told me ahead of time that "nothing goes to waste at a Denise Kramer wedding," and she totally meant it. She made sure some of my florals went to a family who experienced a death in their family, a person suffering from illness, and a local Alzheimer's clinic. Denise, thank you for being the masterful, generous, and kind coordinator that you are.
Denise Kramer Weddings's reply:Amanda is one of the most caring, adorable people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I've been able to use the things she left with me dozens of times since her wedding, and the clients who've been the recipients of her generosity have been very grateful. Thanks, Amanda
Stephanie · Married on 10/24/2015
We would not have survived without Denise. She found savings where savings could be found, she was responsive whever and whatever we asked her and above all she was patient and honest through the entire process. She really achieved the dream wedding I always wanted. A friend for life for sure. My wedding day would not have been the same without her and her team. As far as I know, it was seamless. As a bride that is how you want to remember your wedding day.Sent on 11/04/2015
Nicole · Married on 10/03/2015
Denise was a GOD send for my husband and I. We had a venue booked and then 6 months prior to the wedding had to change the venue. I reached out to Denise and she started working on venues and caterers before she was even hired. She is super responsive to emails (no more than 45 minutes!) which I value because I am an "I want answers now" type of person. She kept the budget in mind during the entire process, giving out tips and suggestions left and right. She is also a "no nonsense, tells you how it is" type of person, which I respect because I don't like dealing with wishy washy people, be straight with me and that is exactly how she is. The month leading up to the wedding was completely stress free, I knew Denise had a handle on everything. When the day finally came EVERYTHING was perfect. It went off flawless in my eyes and everyone else. It was SUPER windy that day but Denise and her assistant was able to batten down the hatches of our outdoor wedding. Denise truly made my wedding beautiful and I seriously couldn't have pulled off this stress free wedding with out. If I had to do it over, I would have found her sooner!Sent on 10/21/2015