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User3115724 · 2+ years ago
Jaime from Eventfully Planned was a fantastic wedding planner. I was planning my wedding remotely and was super busy with my job. She was patient and helped walk me through all of the things I needed to do and decisions I needed to make. Additionally, she was amazing on the day of the event. She made sure that everything ran smoothly and that I didn't even notice she was doing it - I didn't have to think about anything!Sent on 06/24/2014
Jennifer · Married on 09/20/2013
Jaime is just the best. Period!Sent on 09/24/2013
We hired Jaime for day-of coordination. I planned our wedding from afar and had two in-person meetings with Jaime when I came up to Rhode Island. She was always happy to meet with us or respond to an email even months before our wedding. She called all our vendors the week of the wedding to confirm final details, put together a detailed day-of timeline, and handled all the decor/items hauling - even bringing everything back to my parents at the hotel at the end of the night! Jaime's assistant checked in on the bridal party while we were getting ready and having her with us at that time was a really nice touch - not only to help make sure we were on time, but to answer questions and generally help out with the little things while we were getting ready.
I tend to be a pretty Type A kind of person, with tons of detailed spreadsheets and lists, and I trusted Jaime to take all the information I handed off to her and run with it. She has tons of experience and is such a calming presence. I really cannot picture our wedding day without Jaime - I don't know who would have taken care of all the things she did! I HIGHLY recommend Eventfully Planned!
Karla · Married on 09/07/2013
For as far back as I can remember I have always wanted to get married at my parent's home in Lincoln, RI. When the time finally came to make that dream a reality, it was without hesitation that my mother and I decided we would need a wedding planner to help us with the process. After one meeting with Jaime, it was clear that we wanted to work with her- she was kind, sweet and funny, but most of all just by sitting and speaking with her, we had confidence that she would do all she could to make my wedding day the most memorable day of my life.Sent on 09/13/2013
The quality that I admire most about Jaime's work as my wedding planner was her honesty about areas that she was not as familiar with and her dedication to making sure that the next time we met or spoke, she was the authority that very thing she was going to 'look into'. I really appreciated that I never felt like she was trying to impress me- leaving a good impression came naturally to her.
Jaime was a calming presence during the chaos that was ensuing at my parent's home in the days leading up to the wedding, and I cannot begin to describe on how many occasions the phrase 'Thank God for Jaime' was said and how much we meant it.
When my wedding day finally arrived, I had so many comments from family, friends, the photographer and videographer that I was so 'calm' and not a crazy nervous bride and I thank Jaime for allowing me to breathe and take it all in and not miss a single moment to stress or nerves. To see my parents home transform into the setting for my wedding was magical and the whole day seemed like a fairytale- and Jaime was truly like my fairy godmother.
Kendall · Married on 08/03/2013
Jaime is amazing. Period.Sent on 08/20/2013
She and her two assistants coordinated our wedding day and she made everything run so smoothly, exactly the way I wanted, or even better than I could've imagined! On the wedding day she was always there, thinking of things I didn't know needed to get done and taking care of it before I even knew it had happened. They also were just wonderfully sweet and accommodating people to have around all day, all of my guests fell in love with them!
In the planning of the wedding she and I talked a few different times and she had so many great suggestions for flow, timing of the day and helping me layout where everything was going to be (just to name a few!). For every situation I had questions about, she knew the pros and cons and laid it all out for me so I could make the best decision. I so appreciated her honesty and experience, she helped me avoid a lot of potential planning faux pas!
She always put in the extra effort too, doing things just above and beyond. My Aunt officiated our wedding so we were all first timers to the details of directing the ceremony. The three of them came to the rehearsal to check out the venue and see where everything was to prep for the wedding day. Then she walked us through the whole wedding ceremony process and we looked like professionals the next day :)
I'm also a wedding photographer and have worked with Jaime before on multiple weddings. She was the first person I called once we had a venue and idea of how the day was going to lay out. I just knew she was the only one for the job and she made our wedding day the best it could've been!
Thank you so much Eventfully Planned!!!!!!
Christine · Married on 07/20/2013
Where do I begin, I contacted Jaime right after my new husband and I got engaged. I was looking for someone who would be able to take charge on our wedding day in Rhode Island. My husband and I, both being Active Duty Military, were very familiar with taking change and leading an event. With Jaime's past military history and extensive wedding portfolio, we knew she would be the one to take charge and allow us to relax and enjoy our day. She made planning an event from California for a Rhode Island wedding a breeze. I only came to Rhode Island twice for plannjng, and she was able to work with my schedule to get everything done. Other than picking the theme, Jaime was my expert advice on venders, locations, and decorations. I hired her for all planning up to the wedding and day of coordination, and it was well worth it. My wedding had some quick changes and rain up to a minute before the ceremony, and never once did I have to worry about whether my day was going to be perfect no matter what. Jaime took charge and directed vendors and guests, so that my husband and I did not have to do so, which we do too much in the military. She as well as her staff are nkt only extremely professional but a blessing, and I could not ask for a better leader for an amazing event.Sent on 08/18/2013
Amy · Married on 06/29/2013
Jaime of Eventfully Planned is so great, we were very fortunate to have her help us plan and execute our wedding. She is so friendly and down to earth and--unlike some others we've encountered--more than happy to work with you to meet whatever budget you set. She has great connections throughout the RI/MA area and almost all of our vendors came from her recommendations. We mainly relied on her for logistical help and vendor recommendations because we already had some basic ideas for the decor. Her and her assistants' help on the day before and day of was invaluable. We had a friend marrying us, and none of us really knew the order of events, but Jaime and her assistant Karen got us squared away and everything went really smoothly. She coordinated vendor deliveries and payments--including some big last minute changes, set everything up perfectly, and dealt with issues as they came up throughout the night so we didn't have to. They also handled the uncertainty of whether the ceremony would be outside or inside, based on the weather, without missing a beat. In what I think is a big compliment to her, one of our guests asked after the fact how we managed everything, and my mom replied that we had a wedding coordinator. She was shocked, because she never noticed Jaime at the reception or ceremony. I think this really speaks to the fact that Jaime and her assistants get everything done but do not make themselves the center of attention. We were really happy overall and would recommend Eventfully Planned to others.Sent on 07/28/2013
Danielle · Married on 05/18/2013
I used Eventfully Planned for my day of coordinator for my wedding at Linden Place this past May. I really can not say enough about Jamie and her assistant. My husband and I both agreed that she was the best money spent for our wedding. All my guest and bridal party kept commenting to me how I was the " calmest bride they have ever seen" that was all due to Jamie. From our first conversation I knew I made the right decision. All my guest complimented how everything was perfect at our wedding and how everything went so smoothly again all due to Jamie! Highly recommended!!!Sent on 07/02/2013
Eventfully Planned's reply:Dear Danielle,
Kelly · Married on 12/08/2012
Jaime was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. She was calm, organized and down to earth... I really can't say enough great things about her. There were so many way Jaime made the day run smoothly, to name a few- she worked with me to make a detailed itinerary for the day, called all my vendors the week of the wedding for a final tie down, coordinated the transportation, helped plan and execute the ceremony and even super glued my shoe when it broke during cocktail hour. I talked to several other wedding coordinators when deciding who to book and Jaime's calm and kind personality really made her stand out to me. The day of the wedding she was invaluable, I'd recommend her to everyone!Sent on 05/09/2013
Eventfully Planned's reply:Dear Kelly,
Susan · Married on 09/15/2012
Jaime was open minded and supportive in all areas of planning the final weeks of my daughter's wedding. Jaime was offered the difficult task of coordinating and confirming the arrangements with all vendors the final few weeks of a wedding that started with one wedding planner, then transferred to another and when communication faultered we needed a highly skilled and talented individual to get the job done. That was Jaime. Most importantly, as the mother of the bride and maid of honor, I needed Jaime to deliver a great outcome on the wedding day and it was better than I could ever have imagined. My daughter had a lovely wedding day and I will always be thankful to Jaime for being there for us when we needed her most.Sent on 10/28/2012
Connie · Married on 09/08/2012
My daughter's wedding was held on 9/8/12. Of all of the decisions we made, the very best one was hiring Jaime as our wedding planner! We truly don't know what we would have done without her! She is the most organized, calm, caring and professional wedding planner! We had several "upsets" leading up to the wedding...some of the ordinary variety, and some very unusual and unexpected! Jaime didn't let anything throw her or frazzle her - in fact, she was the calming factor for ALL of us! She really kept us all (especially the Bride) from totally losing it. We all thoroughly agree that having her with us every step of the way made all the difference in the world. In fact, my other daughter will be getting married in the not too distant future and we have already agreed that the FIRST thing we will need to do is to secure Jaime's services for her wedding as well. She is just simply the best.Sent on 11/04/2012
Heather · Married on 08/26/2012
The level of trust that we had in Evenfully Planned allowed us to enjoy our day to the fullest without having to worry about a thing.Sent on 05/28/2013
Mel · Married on 08/18/2012
From the moment we met Jaime we knew that choosing her as our wedding planner was the best decision we ever made! Without her, it is fair to say our wedding could not have happened. She was professional, helpful, supportive and enthusiastic throughout the entire planning process. On the big day, she was calm, organized and efficient. Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and Jaime was the best wedding planner we could ever have imagined. I cannot urge couples out there considering who to choose as their planner to go with Jaime strongly enough...she is quite simply, a miracle worker.Sent on 10/01/2012
Eventfully Planned's reply:Dear Mel and Vicki! Thank you for the nice review. It was my pleasure working with you both and I cannot wait to see you again soon! Please let me know when you come back to the states and I would love to get together with you!
Liz · Married on 06/30/2012
Jaime is incredible! I used her as my day of coordinator and honestly it was the best decision I made for the wedding. She was so organized and thought of every little detail. I had so much faith in her and was able to just shut my brain off and float through the day. She was such a pleasure to work with and she went above and beyond with everything she did. I would HIGHLY recommend other brides to hire her. She was absolutely invaluable to me on my wedding day.Sent on 07/21/2012
Jess · Married on 06/23/2012
I chose Jaime as my Day of Event Coordinator for my wedding this June. My husband and I are both Southern, so we had no family around to help in the months leading up to the wedding. Additionally, 90% of our guests were traveling across the country to be here, so it was important to me that they not feel like they had a job at the wedding. Most of my family and close friends were using this as their vacation and I wanted them to be and feel relaxed. Leading up to the wedding, Jaime was prompt and helpful in answering my emails regarding vendors. She was clear and supportive in assisting my husband and me through the process of planning the ceremony and wedding timeline (something we quickly learned we knew nothing about! But that was ok, because Jaime did.) On the day of the wedding, our outdoor ceremony was threatened by rain. As I stepped out of the house with my father to walk down the aisle, I saw raindrops on the ground and immediately began to hurry toward the aisle and the onlookers. Jaime stopped me, adjusted my veil and train, and said "I know you are scared of the rain, but I want you to have your moment." Looking back, I am so appreciative of that calm voice, because she was right. A little rain never killed anyone and I would have missed having that calm, clear moment if she had not reminded me. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a storm looked as if it was rolling in and she asked me what she should do about my outdoor cocktail hour. I told her to do what she thought was best and she made the quick decision to move everyone inside to the reception area quickly and efficiently, while my wedding party and I were able to capture some outdoor photos quickly. That sense of calm and quick decision making is worth every penny you may pay Jaime. Of course, this isn't even touching upon the many other helpful aspects. I highly recommend Jaime.Sent on 10/26/2012
Julia · Married on 06/16/2012
We hired Jaime as our day-of wedding coordinator, and this might have been one of the best wedding decisions we made. In addition to providing amazing recommendations for other vendors, many of which we used and all of which were perfect, Jaime made our wedding day run more smoothly than I could have ever hoped. She was calm, professional, prepared, and fun! I couldn't recommend her more, and if I have one regret, it would be not hiring Jaime to plan the entire wedding!Sent on 07/11/2012
Jennifer · Married on 05/06/2012
Jaime was awesome from Eventfully Planned. It was difficult being a long distance full time working bride, and Jaime responded to every email (which was hundreds in our one year of planning), I hired Jaime for full event servies. I would recommend her to everyone, whether you think you need it or not, you do! I am a type A detailed oriented personality and Jaime adapted to all my needs. I booked her without meeting her becuase of how comfortable she made me feel over the phone. Jaime went to vendor appointments and made recommendations based on her experience in the industry. Thank you Jaime for everything!Sent on 07/10/2012
Nicole · Married on 02/18/2012
Jaime is absolutely amazing! I hired her for full service planning, and from the time we first spoke on the phone to the wedding day (and beyond) she was kind, professional, supportive and just lovely to work with. I decided to hire a wedding planner early on in the planning process... I just didn't know how I would get everything done and often felt lost trying to sort through all the Newport area vendor options. Thank goodness for Jaime! She kept me organized and on track so that nothing fell through the cracks. Her vendor connections and contacts were beyond helpful - no more feeling lost trying to know where to go and who to talk to! She connected me with so many fantastic vendors that I loved and who did such amazing work. She was as hands on or off as I wanted or needed through all the different steps of planning. At times she was my task manager, champion, friend, surrogate mother, and therapist. My and George’s wedding day ran so smoothly and was just absolutely beautiful and perfect, and I know it wouldn’t have been that way without Jaime! I didn’t worry about a single thing on my wedding day because I knew that she had it all under control. Hiring her was one of the easiest and best decisions I made and was absolutely worth every penny. I feel like she went above and beyond for us, but I think that she does that for every single one of her clients because that’s just how amazing she is. You won’t find a more dedicated, knowledgeable, caring, and just all around wonderful person to work with than Jaime!Sent on 06/11/2012
Kristina · Married on 11/05/2011
My now husband and I are both from Rhode Island but now live and work in NYC, hiring a wedding planner was something we thought about but didn't think we would (a) really need one since we know the area and (b) be able to afford one. Jaime was recommended to us with glowing reviews by our photographer (Susan Sancomb Photography) and after meeting her for literally 3 minutes, I knew I had to hire her. I cannot even begin to put into words how incredible Jaime is as a person. She is so warm, kind, funny and awesome at her job! By the end of our wedding day, my entire bridal party felt as if they were best friends with Jamie. She was so involved in every aspect of our day that she felt like a member of the party!Sent on 05/23/2012
If the above is not reason enough to hire Jaime, another great thing about her is she used to work for the Ocean Cliff prior to going out on her own and starting her own business. She has relationships established that are invaluable-- she was a huge help in one issue I had that I tried to resolve on my own (but was unable). She came in and literally- problem solved. Anyone who is getting married at the OC should really consider Jaime for this reason alone. She knows the ins and out like a current employee.
My wedding day went off without a hitch and I had a ton of "out of the box" elements (we brought in a dance floor to the OC which has never been done before). Jaime went on all appointments with the rental company and took care of the entire flip of the room from the ceremony to the reception. This is just one example of how Jaimie went above and beyond for me (and I've heard this same thing from other brides that have used her). She really does everything in her power to ensure that the bride and groom worry about nothing about enjoying their wedding day. Jaime was the BEST THING I COULD HAVE DONE for my wedding and I would not have had the day I did-- without her. Hire her- you'll thank me later.
Julia · Married on 09/04/2011
Oh my goodness - hire this woman. Initially, I had not planned to hire a wedding coordinator/planner but decided that it would be nice to have some help on the big weekend. This was the best wedding gift I could have given to myself (not that I was planning to give myself a wedding gift, but you know what I mean)! Jaime is fantastic and went above and beyond what I expected. She worked with me to ensure that my wedding "vision" was carried out to perfection. She and her team helped coordinate my wedding weekend - transforming an outdoor Pavilion into a beautiful rehearsal dinner space - at a summer camp unaccustomed to having weddings. On the day of the wedding (and every moment prior), she was poised and professional - even the crazier moments - ensuring that everyone was happy and relaxed. She helped me coordinate with all of my vendors catching details that I had missed the week before the wedding and allowed me to enjoy getting ready with my bridesmaids while she ensured that everything was set for the ceremony & reception on the actual day. I was able to turn off my brain and just enjoy being with my husband, our friends, & our family. Jaime was wonderful!Sent on 09/06/2011
Laura · Married on 08/14/2011
Jaime is in one word- AMAZING! She was asbsolutley wonderful throughout our planning process. We ended up changing our whole wedding day schedule due to rain and Jaime took care of EVERYTHING! I didnt have to worry about a thing and I could just enjoy the day with no worries! She is the best.. hiring Jaime was by far the best decision we made! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect & we have Jaime to thank for that!Sent on 08/15/2011
We love you Jaime!!
Laura & Glen
Eventfully Planned's reply:Laura and Glen... It was my absolute pleasure to work with you this past year on this wedding! There are soo many other vendors to take credit for yesterday though. We all worked so amazing together and they all loved you as much as I did! It was such a bittersweet day for me. I was so happy for you but sad that my journey with you has come to an end. :( Have a fabulous time in Costa Rica and I hope to keep in touch!
Lindsay · Married on 08/13/2011
I truly cannot say enough nice things about Jaime! She was absolutely fabulous to work with, and made our day so smooth and enjoyable. I couldn't have been more relaxed on my wedding day and I owe it all to her. She met with us as much as we needed, did walk-throughs, gave recommendations on vendors, and was so quick to respond to all emails/questions. We had our wedding at my parents house (220 guests), which as you can imagine was a lot of work, coordination with vendors, and wedding day setup. She and Karen were AMAZING...they had everything set up perfectly, kept everything on schedule, and had a smile on the whole time. I would hands down recommend her highly to anyone looking for a wedding planner! She is the best!Sent on 08/24/2011
Danielle · Married on 06/18/2011
My husband and I got married at OceanCliff in Newport, RI, and Jamie was recommended by the catering staff when I asked about a "weekend-of" wedding planner. She used to work there, and they had nothing but great things to say about her. The thought of working with someone who knew the lay of the land first-hand was very re-assuring, and I could not have been happier with her services! From our very first meeting to our hug goodbye at the end of my reception, Jamie was friendly, warm, buttoned up, and professional. I felt completely at ease, and most importantly, confident that she would help us see our celebration through in all the right ways. She was always quick to respond to my questions and requests for help leading up to it, and without a doubt made the planning process much more manageable than it otherwise would've been. Whether she was recommending seaside restaurants for my bridesmaid luncheon, compiling a list of amenity basket suggestions or creating a comprehensive timeline for the wedding day to keep us on track, Jamie was always very detailed and thoughtful. On the Big Day, I felt very well taken care of, and that all of my needs were attended to - and that's key to a bride's sanity! The bottom line is that I highly recommend Jamie as a wedding planner, and believe that you can't go wrong working with her. She's fabulous!Sent on 08/01/2011
Lisa-Caroline · Married on 06/11/2011
Like most brides, I began the process of planning a wedding believing that I could do it all myself. After several months of researching vendors to no avail, I began to see that I culd not do this alone. I lacked both the time and knowledge to execute a beautiful wedding. Luckily, I found Jaime Nelson from "Eventfully Planned" and from that point on my worries were over and I began to enjoy the process so much more.Sent on 06/29/2011
Jaime went above and beyond her job responsibilities to ensure that my wedding was a sucess. She organized all of the guest information, found the perfect vendors, and coordinated the entire wedding by providing an hourly timeline for all who were involved in the wedding.
Upon first meeting Jaime, there was an instant warmth and sincerity in her eyes and I knew she had the ability to truly capture my person style, in which she did.
My hope is for those of you who are searching for the perfect professional bridal consultant, that you choose Jaime Nelson. She will be such a wonderful asset to your wedding in ways you can not even imagine and will allow you to relish in the moments leading up to your wedding and those on your special day!
Alison · Married on 05/28/2011
I just got back from my wedding this past weekend and I can't say enough about Jaime... She is simply wonderful, and you would be INSANE not to use her. She is so professional, calming, and wonderful to work with, that she really made all the planning go by so seamlessly. Also on the day of the wedding she dealt with all those little things that always go wrong, but I had no idea they were happening until after the event. It was simply perfect in my eyes and the eyes of all my guests. She also calmed me at critical points, was a great voice and perspective in the planning meetings, and brought over lunch for all of my bridesmaids. These are just a few of the countless things that Jaime did over the weekend that helped me enjoy the day and really relax. Trust me that hiring Jaime will be the best money you ever spend (you can even hire her for gift bags!). Thank you Jaime - you gave me the wedding I always had hoped for!Sent on 06/01/2011
Jamie · Married on 05/21/2011
Jaime is THE BEST!! My daughter and I are both very detail oriented and particular (or picky as many would say). Not only was she outstanding during the planning phase, but she was on top of every detail on the wedding day. Thank you so much Jaime. Everyone else . . . HIRE HER!!Sent on 01/11/2012