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Christine M. · Married on 03/04/2021
Best money we spent on the wedding, hands down.
This is a long overdue review. Working with Jackie and Stephanie was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. We're based in the Northeast, and they helped us coordinate a destination wedding in Scotland. She made getting 80+ guests across the ocean for a multi-day event fun, stress-free, and easy. She had impeccable taste, understood what we valued, and helped us maximize our budget to give ourselves and our guests an unforgettable experience.Sent on 11/05/2019
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:Thank you so much, Christine! What an incredible journey we were so privileged to go on with you! Wishing you all the very best.
Amanda W. · Married on 12/28/2019
Our Winter Wonderland Wedding
My husband and I decided to elope and travel from Florida to Vermont for a snowy winter wonderland wedding. Given that we were eloping, we wanted the most stress free experience possible. We decided to partner with Jaclyn Watson Events for help making our dream elopement come true!
And did it pay off! We worked with Stephanie, and she helped us every step of the way. She had amazing vendor recommendations, and was always willing to adjust if I changed my mind on something - which happened fairly often!
Stephanie was professional, kind, efficient, organized, supportive - really everything we needed! I really don’t know how I would have planned a long distance wedding without her. It was an absolute blessing to have her a part of our special day! Thank you Stephanie and Jaclyn Watson Events - you truly make dreams come true in such a beautiful loving way!Sent on 02/02/2020
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:Amanda & Jacob,
Maggie · Married on 10/05/2019
The best wedding planner ever!
Working with Jackie was one of the best parts of our wedding planning experience! We initially saw her work on Instagram and fell in love with the modern designs of the weddings she planned. Once we talked to her for the first time, we knew we were in good hands! Despite already being booked for our day, Jackie still took us on as clients, coordinated all of our design and found us a wonderful coordinator to be there with us during our wedding weekend. She even drove back and forth from her other client's site on wedding day to check in with us and make sure everything was running smoothly. We started working with Jackie about a year and a half before our wedding and I was pleasantly surprised to see how attentive she was to us even when she was in the middle of wedding season. Our wedding was in October and she worked hard to get our design finalized by February/March so we wouldn't have to do too much planning right before the wedding. This was truly a game changer for us and we were able to enjoy the months before our wedding without much stress! She was always so responsive and was a huge asset in the weeks before the wedding as we had last minute guest cancellations and colder weather than expected. She was always willing to answer my 1,000 questions and guide me through the planning process! I can't say enough about how much my husband and I loved the design of our wedding. I started sobbing when I saw the tent for the first time because it was so beautiful. Many of our guests told us that our wedding was the best they had ever attended and said that our personalities came through in the design, music, food, etc. which is exactly what we wanted! All the credit for that goes to Jackie and her amazing team!!!!Sent on 10/28/2019
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:Maggie & Kevin,
Hilary A. · Married on 08/24/2019
Jackie Watson is simply the best!
From start to finish, Jackie Watson and the entire team of Jacklyn Watson Events, made my experience as a Bride a complete joy. Going into wedding planning, I was warned that I would find the process daunting, and be excited to “have my life back” once the wedding was over. When I had my introduction phone call with Jackie Watson, I knew that wouldn’t be the case for me, and I would enjoy the process. Once we took Jackie and her team on board, I immediately felt at ease, and all the more excited for our wedding.Sent on 10/24/2019
The process of leading up to the wedding was seamless and enjoyable, all thanks to Jackie. Oftentimes I find myself wondering how someone could invest in a luxe wedding such as ours, without having someone like Jackie to guide the way. She is exemplary of why the event planning industry exists, and why professionals in the industry are needed. In piecing together our vision of our big day, we leaned on Jackie heavily for all things design. Jackie helped pull together my vision, with adding in her own touches & recommendations, and considered all concerns that I had in creating the ambiance fit for us, and our wedding attendees. She honored all of our requests and ideas and was always professional and insightful about her suggestions and guiding us towards going down a perhaps at times a ‘better path’. Jackie sourced the most wonderful vendors for us to work with, which was a testament to her network in the area/business, and high level of quality she surrounds her company with. Planning a decently large, tented wedding, from a far was no easy task – however, leading up to the wedding, I felt confident and comfortable that all things were taken care of.
Once the big day arrived, although Jackie was technically on boarded with us as a ”designer”, she continued to play a pivotal role in the weekend, and went above and beyond in making sure we had the best wedding. Most notably, following our rehearsal dinner, I came to the realization that I left my veil in Atlanta. I felt overwhelmingly devastated by my mistake at the time. Upon trouble shooting with my maid of honor, we sent a few ‘hail marry’ text messages out to see if anyone could help find us a veil (keeping in mind the nearest bridal shop opened only a couple hours prior to our first look, and was over an hour away.) Jackie was the only one to respond at 3am, and provided a solution. She calmed my nerves, and once again left me feeling safe and reassured that everything was going to be okay. I had a beautiful veil in my possession by 10am the following morning, all thanks to Jackie and her team’s efforts. I will never forget the overwhelming emotions of relief when the veil was hand delivered, and it is a moment I will always be thankful for.
The story of the veil embodies Jackie’s ethics and how she runs her business. Not only is she incredibly talented at the design element of planning, but she is also sincerely thoughtful in her attention to detail, and caring which shined through all of her team in my time of need. We are forever grateful for the role Jackie Watson and her team played in our wedding, and the moment we saw our tent for the first time will always be one of our most cherished memories from our wedding.
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:Hilary & Adam,
Arturo V. · Married on 10/06/2018
We had the pleasure of meeting Jaclyn Watson and working with the entire Jaclyn Watson Events Team this past fall of 2018 for a very special couple having their magical wedding weekend at Reading Farms Estate. From the go Jackie is an outgoing personality with a very precise sense of time management. She was always early on the property and the last one of her staff to leave. She made sure personally that everything was always taken care of before leaving the property.Sent on 03/30/2019
She and her staff are not afraid of diving in where needed which is one trait, we enjoyed most in working with her team. They jumped in, assisting the catering crew with moving and placing tables and chairs. They even helped clean dishes which was and is greatly appreciated.
She totally understood and was respectful of the directions from our Reading Farms Estate Team regarding the logistics of the estate. She made sure the music band truck did not touch and ruin our beautiful lawn. The music band guy dropping the instruments was not happy at all but Jackie calmly solved his issue by saying, “don’t worry we will figure it out, I’ll help you” and she did.
Working for the first time at Reading Farms Estate can be ominous since it’s a pristine 400-acre private gated Estate. Just walking around from building to building and to the pool down our maple tree alle`e is a great work out. Jackie understood this and was prepared with 3 golf cars and a mule which she used in moving people to the ceremony location on Heart Hill (a hillside pasture mowed in the shape of a big heart) from the meet and greet hour below in the formal gardens. I even personally saw her and her staff walk all the way up when the ceremony was starting, and they all seemed very happy and exited for Kyle and Drew (beautiful couple BTW)!
The Reading Farms Estate Team highly recommends Jackie and the Jaclyn Watson Events Team. She is, they are very capable of handling stressful situations and turning them around to positive and successful memories. She and her team take initiative in getting things done. Very compatible and similar to our Reading Farms Estate values. Most importantly, she managed the timeline and her staff perfectly. Wedding timelines are notorious for delays! Not with Jackie at the helm. She and here staff respected and loved Reading Farms Estate. We can’t wait to work with them again. Hopefully sooner than later!!
Sincerely Reading Farms Estate.
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:Thank you so very much for such kind words! It was absolutely wonderful working with you and we look forward to many more events!
Averi · Married on 10/03/2015
Jackie is the best.Sent on 10/14/2015
I knew we could have planned our wedding on our own, but considering we live out of state and our free time is very limited, we decided to hire Jackie to help us. Hiring Jackie was by far the best wedding planning decision we made. She helped us to hire the very best vendors and was there to answer my many many questions along the way (and very quickly too!). With her help, our wedding was infinitely better and much less stressful than if we had decided to go it alone.
Jackie made sure that our event ran seamlessly. Our wedding day was so easy and stress free - we just showed up on time and everyone took care of the rest. This was all thanks to Jackie working her behind the scenes magic, and also thanks to how phenomenal our vendors were. We discussed afterwards how blown away we were with all of our vendors and how we found them all because of Jackie. Her expertise in picking vendors can really not be stressed enough.
Jackie was a pleasure to work with and she took such good care of us. We will miss working with her. She helped to make our wedding day truly magical and we will be forever thankful for that.
Samantha · Married on 06/27/2015
Jackie and her team were absolutely awesome. She consistently made my family and I feel comfortable and taken care of throughout the planning process. This is something that is super important during wedding planning! We are very thankful that the VTEnchanted team was able to take care of us so last minute in the planning process and we couldn't have asked for better service.Sent on 07/06/2015
Thanks to all!
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:Sam & Mike,
Lila · Married on 12/07/2014
We found Jackie while looking for a winter wedding destination. We picked Vermont because of Jackie. We skyped with her several times before signing a contract and she impressed us so we decided we could trust her. We had never been to Vermont and we live in Texas. For a year and a half, Jackie walked us through each step of the process to make our dream come true. On the wedding day Jackie took care of everything before, during, and after the wedding, so that everyone could enjoy our wedding duty free. Even during the wedding she had some impromptu suggestions that we took and they worked out very well.Sent on 12/31/2014
Overall we were very satisfied with Jackie's service and dedication. We would highly recommend her for any event planning in Vermont. She knows her $#%^!
User3993725 · 2+ years ago
Vermont Enchanted Events literally changed my and my husband's life. Jackie Watson of Vermont Enchanted Events was a trusted source of knowledge, advice, planning, and advice from the very beginning of the wedding planning process. She created the easiest and most simple way of planning the entire wedding process. We planned the wedding in 6 months and my stress level was never elevated like crazy. Vermont Enchanted Events made all of that possible in addition to making the planning FUN.Sent on 10/21/2014
In meeting with Jackie, she listened to my visions and desires while also providing valuable knowledge and teaming me up with the VERY BEST Vermont wedding professionals. The results were magazine beautiful!
I cannot convey how talented, reliable, fun, creative, and hardworking this team is. I absolutely am in love with every aspect of the results from working with Vermont Enchanted Events.
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:We were so pleased to be apart of this amazing day! Thank you so much for your kind words. We wish your entire family many best wishes and happy blessings!
Deb · Married on 09/13/2014
Jackie and her team were outstanding!! I am so glad we decided to sign on to use VT Enchanted for our wedding planning. The team took care of everything and made sure that I was comfortable at every stage of the planning. On the wedding day I didn't have to worry about a thing - everything was taken care of and we were able to just sit back and enjoy our day!! A HUGE thank you to everyone at VT Enchanted!!! I would highly recommend using them for your wedding/event planning!!Sent on 09/26/2014
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:You were a pure delight to work with Deb!! Sending you best wishes on your new journey.
Laurie · Married on 08/31/2014
I am so glad that we hired Jackie Watson and her team to plan and run my daughters wedding. We could not have done it without her. She prepared a timeline right from the very beginning, stuck to it and made sure we had everything done on time. She coordinated the vendors and made sure everything ran smoothly. The wedding was beyond perfect, and much of it had to do with Jackie's professionalism and organization. I would highly recommend her.Sent on 09/04/2014
Olga · Married on 08/17/2014
I don't even know where to begin describing how happy we are with Jackie and her work. She was absolutely amazing from start to finish, and went above and beyond every single step of the way. Honestly, I could write a book about how great she was, and even that wouldn't be enough!Sent on 08/21/2014
We were planning a small wedding from out of state, and at some point I realized that being on the Type A side, I would be stressing out the whole time unless we had somebody handle the coordination. We reached out to several people, and Jackie immediately stood out by being quick to reply, incredibly friendly and enthusiastic, so we chose to work with VT Enchanted. And then the magic began!
Jackie was willing to drive to our venue, to speak and email with vendors, to skype chat and email with me whenever I needed anything. At the walk-through the day before the wedding even my parents were amazed at how warm, and yet completely professional and organized she was. Every single thing I could think of had already been taken care of.
But the real help came right before the ceremony. I was completely freaking out, as were my parents, and Jackie was there to calm all of us down, go over all the details one more time, straighten out my dress and even put in the veil without ruining my hair! If it wasn't for her, I would have been a complete mess walking down the aisle, but she worked her magic, and I was smiling and having the time of my life the whole night.
There were so many other things she did that I even can't begin to list. So if you're thinking about getting some help on your big day, please pick up the phone and give Jackie a call. The peace of mind you get by having somebody calm and reliable there to handle the billion details is priceless, and nobody does that better than Jackie.
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:I am so happy that you choose VT Enchanted! You and Justin were a delight and I was honored to be a part of your amazing day that will forever be remembered.
Ellen · Married on 06/21/2014
Our daughter and son in law were married this summer at Topnotchresort in Stowe Vt. Jacie Watson of Vt Enchanted Events was their wedding planner. Jackie's style sets a tone of calmness and professionalism. She was always available to talk, answer questions, or just be reassuring. Jackie's interaction with vendors was amazing! . She kept everyone on track, her timeline was great. She has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and creativity. We highly recommend Jackie Watson! Many thanks to Jackie for planning one of the happiest days of our lives, A truly Enchanted Event!!!Sent on 08/13/2014
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:It was such a pleasure to be work with a truly remarkable family and I wish everyone much much happiness!!
Lauren · Married on 06/07/2014
Words do not suffice to say how amazing and wonderful Jackie Watson and her VT Enchanted team were to us during our 15 months of wedding planning! Jackie exceeded any and all expectations we had. She always went above and beyond the call of duty. She constantly worked to make sure no fires were started during the process and if any did, she helped put them out. Needless to say, we learned to trust Jackie very fast.Sent on 07/02/2014
Throughout the planning process, Jackie was so organized and was always keeping us on track with what we needed to be focusing on. This is very important in wedding planning because it is so easy to get overwhelmed with all of the details. Jackie was great at keeping us on pace, focused when we needed to be and she kept us laughing the entire time!! Her sense of humor and just easy-going, good-natured spirit really kept things stress-free for us. Not to say there weren’t hectic or stressful times, but with Jackie at our side, we managed them easier.
Another wonderful gift Jackie brings to the table when you hire her and the team are her CONTACTS!! She only works with incredible vendors and she is able to sense a good fit between the couple and the vendors so she can give you exactly what you are looking for. The caterer, tent company, photographer, videographer and florist were AMAZING! They made our dream wedding come true. Jackie and I discussed my “rustic glam” vision early on and she followed me on Pinterest where I found my best ideas and everyone made the ideas and the dreams come to life! My fiancée describes our wedding day as a “fairytale”. For a man to say that, especially my husband- well that’s something special. Jackie made it all happen.
We could never have had this wedding without her and the great people she brought to the table. It was the most perfect day, as all wedding days should be. Sure, there were some hiccups and bumps in the road along the way, but in the end, it did not matter one bit. That is what Jackie can give you!
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:As a planner you are blessed to work with each and every couple. I have to say with out a doubt that you two will always have a place in my heart and I am so honored to have planned your wedding. Much Love & happiness!
Jamie · Married on 04/12/2014
VT Enchanted Events is amazing! We set out to have a unique and creative wedding that would, ultimately end in an epic party! Thanks to Jackie, we go exactly what we were looking for and more. She found some of the best wedding vendors in the area to make our dream wedding at the Burlington International Airport (yes, the airport) become a reality. Jackie stands beside her clients and guides them every step of the way. We couldn't have done it without her. Thank you VT Enchanted Events!Sent on 04/29/2014
Jamie & Germain Mopa
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:We were beyond delighted to be apart of your big day and wish you all the happiness in the world!
Jordan · Married on 11/23/2013
Jackie is a wonderful woman - she loves what she does and we wouldn't have had the wedding of our dreams without her services. She helps you stay in budget, pick our colors and decor, coordinates the ceremony, and makes sure your day goes smoothly. We had zero worries on our wedding day because of this woman. Thank you Jackie!!!Sent on 12/04/2013
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:Thank you so much we are so happy to have been apart of your day!
User3616676 · 2+ years ago
Jackie and her team are fantastic wedding planners. Living abroad we made getting a wedding planner a priority because of the time difference and the lack of time to shop around to vendors. It was great having Jackie introduce us to her vendors but was also open to us suggesting vendors we had been recommended by friends. She shopped around for us and I'm convinced we actually saved money and a tremendous amount of time having her plan the majority of our wedding! The day turned out absolutely perfectly down to the last details. My only request to Jackie on the day was to stop time so we could enjoy the day a little bit more!Sent on 10/20/2013
I would highly recommend VT Enchanted Events to help organize your wedding!
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:We were so excited to work with you and we to wish we could have made time stop!! Congrats and many best wishes.
Laura · Married on 09/28/2013
If you are on the fence about whether you need a wedding coordinator/planner, jump on over the fence and hire one. Better yet, hire Jackie. I was originally drawn to Jackie because she offered a military discount and we are a budget-conscious military couple. Jackie ended up being the best money we spent when it came to our wedding.Sent on 10/28/2013
I planned most of the wedding from out of state, visiting Vermont twice during the entire planning process. Jackie went far beyond her duties as a day-of-coordinator and was happy to offer me vendor suggestions, coordinate vendors, and make sure everything was in place while we were hundreds of miles away. The networking she has done with vendors in the area is invaluable. She was always able to find us someone who was in our budget who we never would have been able to find through a simple google search. Jackie always responded to emails promptly and addressed every issue before I even knew an issue was present.
Jackie is the reason that our wedding wasn't a complete mess. I'm one of those brides who has a lot of ideas but can't figure out how to organize them. The morning of the wedding I was able to drop off my bags and boxes of random decorations and while I sat in hair and makeup, Jackie and her team turned our venue into my dream reception. She even brought some of her own items (shepherd's hooks, votives, etc) saving me even more money. I turned into an anxious mess as soon as the wedding started and Jackie was able to calm me immediately.
I really can't thank Jackie enough for making my dream a reality. Your wedding day truly does fly right by and knowing that there was someone else there handling the small stuff really allowed me to focus on the important things.
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:It was such an honor to work with both of you and wish you many happy moments to come!
Tiffany · Married on 07/13/2013
Vermont Enchanted Events was VERY helpful the day before and day of our wedding. So glad we decided to have them so that our parents could enjoy the day as well. Not only did they keep checking up on things before the wedding (details that may not come to mind but are very important) they also listened to planning ideas, added suggestions etc. They were so professional and realistic the day of the wedding when ANYTHING can happen! VT Enchanted Events decorated and set up while the bride and groom and family didn't have to worry about anything, but taking care of the bridal party and family and friends! Vermont Enchanted Events had it covered with Confidence - so we could enjoy. They also kept the event flowing in a timely manner and took charge (while still listening to the needs of the bride and groom/family) when needed, and in a perfect courteous manner. They even helped me coordinate my DOG/pug into the wedding!! This allowed us to have stress free smiles the day of so many pictures! THANK YOU Vermont Enchanted Events! I will definitely be recommending you !!!Sent on 07/29/2013
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:you were such a delight to work with and we wish you so much joy on your new journey!!
Sunshine · Married on 06/29/2013
I just have to say THANK GOODNESS for Jackie and her team. One of the BEST decisions I made during our destination wedding planning was booking her services. From North Carolina to the northern reach of Derby Line, Vermont, Jackie has helped execute our wedding plan.Sent on 07/08/2013
As a bride, your relationship with your vendors cannot compare to that of your planner. That bears repeating, “Your relationship with your vendors CANNOT compare to that of your planner”. She is your decision maker, drill sergeant, confidant, and much more. Throughout the year of planning, the seasons slowly changed (I could see out her window each time we Skyped), our dogs would greet each other on camera and most often we were both in our pajamas. LOL! Jackie is readily available through a text, email, phone call or video chat to help with any inquiry.
Her assistance alone on the week leading up to my wedding makes her and her staff worth every penny – what a steal! From a small medical emergency (left my inhaler and medication in N.C. and suffered an asthma attack), to logistic problems with the venue, severe inclement weather the week and day of, she handled it all with altruistic professionalism. There were so many little things that she and her assistant did on the day-of that I would never have thought of (and I'm sure my family and friends were glad I didn't have to delegate those tasks to them!).
The bond we created through this planning process allowed me to relax & enjoy our special day knowing it was in capable hands. A bit of advice from this bride: when your planner recommends a vendor, go with her first selection or suffer hindsight remorse!
We definitely found a lifesaver in Jackie with VT Enchanted Events. Thank you!
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:What can I say other then you truly were the sunshine on the very day of your wedding and throughout the wedding process.!! Such a joy to work with!
User2627361 · 2+ years ago
Jackie and her team did an amazing job coordinating my wedding! Jackie was incredibly flexible and creative in finding solutions to the logistical challenges of a destination wedding in Vermont -- she seamlessly coordinated shuttle bus runs, an outdoor ceremony in the middle of a field, and two complicated dinners with flair and elegance! We had initially anticipated a much smaller wedding, but when our guest list tripled in size Jackie was so helpful and good-natured about adjusting to a significantly larger event -- From the table settings to the processional to the catering, Jackie made all of the moving parts flow seamlessly and made the weekend stress-free for me and my family! I hope this is my one-and-only wedding but I hope it's not the last time I get to work with VT Enchanted Events! Jackie is the kindest and most talented wedding coordinator I could hope to find and she has my highest recommendation!Sent on 09/02/2012
User2633469 · 2+ years ago
Jackie and Nick were there where we needed them, they took care of all the little things and some of the big things, like getting the cupcakes to the reception, getting the chairs back to the reception from the ceremony. They kept us all on task and everything flowed. They checked in with all our vendors and were willing to do whatever we needed. My daughter's wedding was a great success and we couldn't have done it without them.Sent on 09/02/2012
Maura · Married on 06/23/2012
Unbelievable how calm and professional Jackie was. Took no time to realize everything would run smoothly in her care. You could see it and feel it. Thank you for making our kids day perfect.Sent on 06/27/2012
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:It was an honor!
Kerry · Married on 06/23/2012
Jackie was an unbelievable resource and provided more guidance and support than could ever be expected! She was always willing to help and knew how to make our visions a reality! Jackie and her staff were responsive and worked incredibly hard to make our day perfect! Our wedding would not have been the same without the presence of Jackie and Morgan. We are so grateful and pleased that they were there with us! We without hesitation recommend Jackie to help make your day a beautiful success!Sent on 07/14/2012
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:It was such an honor to be a part of your day and we wish you many best wishes!
Eliza · Married on 06/16/2012
Jackie provided day-of-coordination for our wedding by name, but in reality she provided much more than that. She went above and beyond, and was attentive, thoughtful, and responsive throughout the planning process. All we had to do was ask, and she would have an answer, a creative idea, or a vendor to suggest. Our wedding day was perfect, and much of that is owed to Jackie who ensured that things moved along smoothly and that the site looked as beautiful as we had imagined. I highly recommend her services!Sent on 07/03/2012
Jaclyn Watson Events's reply:It was such a joy to be able to work with your entire family and pull off an amazing wedding that I will never forget being a part of!