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Geoff Cowan · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Sit back and relax because Jennifer's got it!
My career means I am dealing with events and event coordinators on most weekends. I also have had a career in Hotel Management and catering, so I observe more intently and critically than most. We all have the best intentions when we put a plan together to make sure we get from A to B as smoothly as possible while anticipating and correcting obstacles along the way. From the moment I got to my venue to the moment I left, Jennifer was there ensuring EVERY detail was taken care of. She moved around the room without anyone noticing, anticipating the needs of everyone and delivering a seamless event. The whole point of hiring an event coordinator is to hand over the responsibility with confidence and reassurance, so you can actually switch off and enjoy your guests! I highly recommend Jennifer and I wish you a seamless, enjoyable and carefree event!Sent on 05/07/2019
Aarial Ferguon-Henderson · Married on 04/01/2020
Very happy, non-traditional bride 💛
Jennifer and her team are wonderful! My husband and I had a destination wedding in early January 2020. I really appreciated Jennifer's approach to working with clients: direct while supporting us throughout the planning process.
We started working with her 18 months prior to our wedding and were going for a vibe rather than specific theme. My fella and I both spent our 20's as restaurant professionals and are extremely particular on food and service. Jennifer rose to the occasion and kept things simple, detailed, and relaxing for us.
Here's a couple things we wanted:
- Vibe: Dinner party, relaxed and focused on our guests (think Alice in Wonderland mad-hatter tea-party table)
- Food & dining service: Family style meal, servers seamlessly ensuring everyone was taken care of, whole fish and whole ribeye
- Style: colorful, quality, simple, purposeful
- Venue: We wanted a house where we could host the wedding. We wanted our parents, siblings, and us could all stay together
I'd like to recognize that Jennifer's style (as you will see in these other reviews and on her Instagram account) is much more polished and pumped up than ours, we were so happy with our time with Jennifer and how much she respected us and our vision. I greatly respect her ability to hear what her client wants and guide them through the process while not adding in her personal style unless requested. Jennifer did a wonderful job making sure we had the right venders, right vibe, and when issues arose (as they inevitably do) she pushed to make things right. She made decisions when I didn't want to (for example, flowers stress me out so she took our vision and budget and took charge of the flowers) and anticipated our needs. I felt very supported through the process.
Something else delightful that Jennifer does is she matches your day-of planner with you based on personality. I love this! She paired us with Ryann and Bridgett - which couldn't have been a better match. Ryann is calm, collected and dedicated. The whole team did an incredible job under really unfavorable circumstances - it DUMPED rain the day of our wedding (which was entirely outside). Because of this we weren't able to get many detail-photos (nor were we able to include the full vision as planned), but I have shared what I could find :-).
Highly recommend, I would work with Jennifer and her team again in a flash and hope to someday to have the excuse to!Sent on 04/22/2020
Amy Valenti · Married on 03/14/2020
Fantastic Wedding planner!
I have nothing but amazing things to say about the JMEP team! They exceeded all of my expectations. I used Jennifer and her team as a month of coordinator but she was always available and willing to answer any and all questions I had along the way. All of the vendors she recommended were amazing and easy to work with. I am an extremely detail oriented person and she made sure I had all the information I needed and responded to all of my emails almost immediately. As far as the day of, every single detail was perfect. Donnamarie and Bridgette handled everything and did it flawlessly. My guests have not stopped raving about all the details and how beautiful everything looked. The best part is I didn’t have to think about anything the day of, I had zero stress and that says a lot coming from a micromanager! Everything got delivered and done on time and executed perfectly. I cannot thank JMEP enough for such a beautiful day!Sent on 03/18/2020
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Thank you so much Amy!!!! I appreciate a detail oriented client, we are always happy to answer all your questions!
Amanda · Married on 02/22/2020
Best Wedding Decision
Jennifer and her team went above and beyond to help make my wedding day amazing. I could not have done it with out them! I would highly suggest hiring them because it was one of the best decisions I made.Sent on 05/01/2020
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:You are too sweet! Thank you so much, I am so glad you were able to tie the knot before all the crazy started!
Miya Colleen · Married on 02/12/2020
I do not even know how to begin thanking JMEP! Once we started working with Jennifer on our wedding, we were immediately impressed and asked for a second contract to have her plan our big Welcome Party for all of our guests the night before. Jennifer has literally the BEST vendors that she works with, and our wedding looked like a fairytale. I could not have envisioned a more beautiful wedding. Jennifer and her whole team are the most professional, sophisticated, trustworthy, talented, and FUN!! We asked a lot of JMEP, and they delivered each time and always exceeded our expectations. There is no review that could possibly do Jennifer justice, she is absolutely amazing at what she does, and her team is unbelievable. Thank you!!!!Sent on 12/22/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Miya!!!! You are the sweetest (and might I add the most BEAUTIFUL bride!!!) . It was really a pleasure to work with you and plan your blush and ivory fairytale wedding - you really were a princess!!!
Caroline Hall · Married on 01/18/2020
Put me at ease!
Planning a Florida wedding from with , I knew I wanted to work with a day-of planner from the start! My venue highly recommended Jennifer Matteo Event Planning - and after working with their team, I know why! The entire team was super helpful with all of my little questions leading up to the day-of and I couldn't have had such a perfect day without their help! We primarily worked with Ryann the day-of, and she took all of my notes and executed everything perfectly - I was seriously so happy and grateful to have her help! She took all of the stress right out of the day and was super professional. All of our bridal party and family noticed how great she and Brittany were the entire day (and rehearsal)! All brides (whether planning from afar or not) should most definitely work with Jennifer Matteo and her team to make their dreams come to life!Sent on 04/18/2020
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Wow! Thank you so much, your kind words really made my day! I adore my team, and you certainly had the best with Ryan and Brittany!!! We were so happy to work with you, and wish you the BEST!!!
Lynn · Married on 11/30/2019
Exceptional in every way!
We can't say enough about Jennifer Matteo, Ryann, Jillian and the rest of her team. From the start Jennifer was accommodating, flexible, generous with her time, and oozed expertise. When you're planning a wedding, having someone who always answers an email almost immediately is a treasure. During the planning, Jennifer put up with all my OCD and neurotic worrying with a patience I wouldn't have shown. She had everything under control--it's just difficult for me to relinquish control, but she was completely understanding. From the beginning her sense of style guided our decisions and helped my daughter's vague vision become a reality. It was also wonderful when you told other vendors who your planner was and they smiled and sighed in relief--"
She and her team are the best. They will take care of everything" was what we heard. On the day of the wedding, I turned (just a few times ) into Momzilla with more obsessing and worrying--but Ryann never faltered. She was the epitome of calm and calmed me down every time. And --boy did she and Jillian work! They were going like 90 all the time. Bottom line--it was all perfect. My daughter hugged me and told me it was beyond anything she had dreamed of--what more could I ask for. We had a lot of wonderful vendors, but it was Jennifer and her team who brought it all together from the beginning. --one more thing many, many people came up and said it was the very best wedding they had ever attended.Sent on 12/03/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:LYNN!!! You are too much - so sweet, quirky and cute (just like you!!!) I had a ball getting to know you and your family and Ry and Jillian raved about how beautiful the day, and Angela were!!!!! I heard you have some killer dance moves too...by the way!!!
Rachel · Married on 11/30/2019
You cannot go wrong with Jennifer and her team!
Thank you to Jennifer and her team for the most beautiful wedding at Selby Gardens! She was readily available during every single step of the planning process and made the wedding of our dreams a reality. I cannot thank Brittany and Kristen enough for making sure everything ran smoothly on our wedding day! You all are amazing at what you do!Sent on 12/09/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Thank you Rachel!!! Your wedding was a DREAM and I am so thankful to have been a part of it!! Brittany and Kristin cannot stop raving about how sweet you are and how much fun everyone had!
Megan Schoch · Married on 11/09/2019
Made the wedding of our dreams come to life!
We hired JMEP to help us coordinate our destination wedding in Sarasota and we could not be more grateful that we did! I was worried about how everything would come together since I’m from out of state but Jennifer and her team put me at ease throughout the entire process. We used her full planning service and it was worth every penny. She connected us with the best and right vendors, designed our stationery, handled our room blocks, organized vendor details, directed the design, and helped us with any issues that we ran into along the way. Jennifer was always so friendly and patient all while dealing with my constant emails, OCD tendencies, and neurotic worrying. Jen and her team were always extremely responsive to emails and always willing to jump on a phone call or meet in person when we were in town. Their attention to detail and amazing sense of style are the reason that our day was so perfect! We have received countless compliments on how amazing our wedding was, specifically on how beautiful the venue and decorations were. We can't thank the team at JMEP enough for making our day exactly what I wanted! They are truly the best at what they do and completely exceeded our expectations for our big day. We can not recommend Jennifer enough to make the wedding of your dreams come true!Sent on 12/09/2019
Alex Miller · Married on 11/09/2019
Matteo and co is the best in town
Jennifer and her team created the perfect wedding for us. I could go into detail but what's the point, she's the best, don't think twice. Hire her!Sent on 01/07/2020
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:You guys are the best! You for sure get the award for the coooooolest couple in town!!!! I was JUST talking about your beautiful wedding today, and I am so glad I got to know you!
Taylor Meng · Married on 10/05/2019
Worth every penny! Jennifer and her team are the best of the best!
We can’t thank Jennifer and her incredible team enough for all of their help throughout our wedding planning process! My husband and I knew from the beginning that we wanted want to do a destination wedding down in Florida on the beach. But with us living in Iowa, and not knowing reputable vendors, it was adding unneeded stress to the planning process. I started to do some research on wedding planners in the area, and came across JMEP. From the initial consultation to the final days leading up to our wedding, Jennifer and her team were nothing short of amazing! They were beyond attentive, efficient in every way, and truly allowed us to soak in every moment of our special day. Ryann and Jillian were our planners on the day of our wedding, and they were the best! There are honestly not enough words to describe how appreciative we are for all of their hard work and for helping us create the best day of our lives!Sent on 10/13/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:You are just the best! Jillian and Ryann could barely stop talking about how great you and your family were - and how lovely everything was! I cannot wait to see photos!!!!! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and congratulations!!!
Christina Mary Majeed · Married on 07/26/2019
Best Wedding Ever!
Amazing! My friends and family could not stop talking about how beautiful my wedding was. Jennifer Matteo is incredibly detailed and has FANTASTIC style. She can take your vision, execute it perfectly and even take it up a notch. I'm very detail oriented, can be demanding, and have a bend towards the nicer things. Jennifer will not disappoint. Go with her if you want a wedding your guests won't stop raving about.Sent on 01/28/2020
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Aww I love your bend...I have one too!!! Love you to death, and so so happy for you guys!!! I am sure you are still floating through life and re-living your perfect day!! XOXO!
Wang · Married on 06/08/2019
Book Jennifer Matteo right now!
Our wedding went extremely smoothly thanks to Jennifer! She spent time with us before the wedding to make sure she understood how we wanted everything to go and reminded us of things we had to do before the wedding. We didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of the wedding because her team had everything under control, so we could spend our time enjoying our family and friends, while still staying on our timeline. Our vendors had a few hiccups during the wedding and Jennifer was quick to handle the situation and adjust the event smoothly. She is extremely friendly and professional but knows how to handle business!Sent on 05/21/2019
Very reasonable pricing and something to fit everyone's budget. One thing to remember - Jennifer has discounts with a bunch of local vendors so her pricing pays for itself!
We loved Jennifer and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to any of our friends!
Kiki · Married on 05/11/2019
I would hire JMEP again and again!!
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning exceeded my expectations beyond belief! I hired Jennifer and her team with their partial planning package a year and a half before my wedding, after following her beautiful, one-of-a-kind work on instagram. Since that day, although my wedding was so far away, Jennifer was so attentive and responsive to my every question - and I sure did have a lot of them! I had so many thoughts of what I wanted my wedding to look like, but couldn't quite solidify them in words or on paper...and that's where Jennifer came in. It's almost as if she could truly read my mind and create exactly what I was thinking, but better! She meticulously helped create a more beautiful wedding than my husband and I even imagined. She was truly there for us every step of the way, even if it was just for a moment to calm me down when I had a "panic" moment about something. I did want to be a part of planning my wedding, so her partial package was perfect for me! Jennifer helped so much with the design process with the florist, our invitations, rentals, and just the overall look of everything! She facilitated meetings with mentioned vendors, got me quotes, forwarded me proofs, etc. She was extremely organized! She always gave me the best vendor recommendations. She gave me her honest opinion on things when I asked for them, but also respected my opinions as well. She was extremely responsive in email, usually responding that day if not within a few hours. If she didn't respond to me quickly, I knew it's because she was busy and would get back to me as soon as she could! There was not one email in that year and a half that she did not respond to. Above all, Jennifer always made me feel like she was there for me, and that everything would be perfect. On the day of the wedding, Jennifer and Ryann meant business! They were extremely professional, and also kind to all of our guests. They were so efficient and everything went so smoothly. I knew that my husband and I and our families would truly be able to enjoy our day with JMEP there. It was a time and a day that I will always remember and cherish! I hope we will be able to throw a huge party in our future so that I can hire JMEP again!Sent on 05/29/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Aww Kiki! You are just the best, I mean it!! We had a long planning process together, and I loved every minute! You and Alex are an amazing couple - and I am so thankful to have gotten to know you and be part of your wedding day!
Andi Evers · Married on 05/10/2019
Made our big day absolutely magical and perfect!!!
Working with JMEP was so incredible. We knew we were in great hands from the first meeting with her! She helped find the best vendors, decor, setup, everything for our big day! I honestly believe our wedding day wouldn't have gone nearly as well as it did if it would have been for Jennifer and her team. We weren't concerned about last minute changes or hiccups that arose, because we knew we were in great hands and having Jennifer on our team everything would be perfect. And it was and we knew that JMEP worked so hard to make sure that every tiny detail our of big day would come together. We are eternally grateful for all of their hard work and would easily recommend her and her team to anyone needing help planning a special event! We can't thank her and her team enough for all the time and effort they put into our wedding!Sent on 10/10/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Thank you so much for all the sweet words! I had a great time working with you, and getting to know your family! Your Mote Marine wedding was perfect - and I wish you guys a lifetime of love!
Allison Fox · Married on 03/23/2019
Hire Jennifer Matteo Event Planning!
Hire Jennifer Matteo Event Planning, you won’t regret it! Jennifer called me right away after my first email to get some info on her services. As soon as we started speaking, I could tell she already cared about my wedding and my vision. Jen is the perfect mix of traditional, modern and she wants every wedding to different, which is exactly what I wanted! We used her full planning service and it was worth every penny. She connected us with the best and right vendors, handled our room blocks, directed the design, and kept us in budget! If you need her she’s there. She went with us to all of our appointments and even went with me to pick out bridesmaid dresses. We had a pretty large hiccup with our reception band a couple months before the big day and she handled the situation with ease and grace. And to top it off, she went above and beyond the week and day of! She checked on me multiple times the week of the wedding to make sure I was feeling ok. Jen and her team were on site the entire day making sure everything was going to plan. If we had an issue, I still have no idea 2 weeks later because she takes care of everything. She was even there holding out my train and veil when I walked down the aisle and capturing amazing candids during the reception. Not only is she an amazing wedding planner but she was there our entire year of planning as emotional support. She will listen to all your frustrations and help solve any problem, she truly becomes your friend. Our day could have not been more PERFECT and STRESS FREE and it is all thanks to JMEP!Sent on 04/10/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Thank you Allison!! It's kinda odd not texting and chatting with you - not gonna lie!! I had so much fun planning your wedding, THANK YOU for trusting the process and the vision that we shared!
Laurie Floyd · Married on 03/09/2019
Wedding of my dreams!
From the moment I reached out to Jennifer until the wedding and even afterwards she was very responsive! When we finally met it was like we've known each other forever! She understood what I wanted and everything was perfect all we had to do is show up! Her husband Matt was very instrumental and performed the perfect ceremony.Sent on 03/28/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Thank you so much Laurie!! You were an absolute dream to work with and I just loved planning your sweet wedding on the sand!
Linda Mills · Married on 02/17/2019
Our wedding day exceeded our expectations
We celebrated our wedding in February in Sarasota and I couldn’t have imagined having to plan this day without Jennifer’s help! She did an extraordinary job not only planning and communicating, but especially with the little details. We received COUNTLESS compliments from our guests and everything worked out flawlessly!!
The wedding planning process was not always an easy task as we live in Europe, which made some things a little more tricky. Jennifer did everything she could to help out with every single issue we ran into. Needless to say, she is extremely organized and efficient, which is exactly what you should be looking for in the person planning your wedding!!Sent on 04/11/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Hello from Sunny Florida Linda!! Thank you so much - you and your family were just the sweetest, and I LOVED working with you!!! I am so glad your guests had a great time and enjoyed the Florida Sunshine!!!
Cait · Married on 02/17/2019
JMEP Is incredible!!
From day one-Jennifer was all in. She met me for coffee for a quick consult and her down to Earth personality and professional demeanor sealed the deal for me. Jennifer was fantastic to work with and helped bring my dream Pinterest wedding come to life. Rest assured, working with Jennifer for your wedding means tons of personal touches added to your big day and an incredible network of florists, bakers, and decor companies that love working with her. I can't recommend her enough.Sent on 06/10/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Thank you so much Cait!! You and Ben were amazing to work with, thank you for trusting me to be a part of your day!!! I loved each and every detail, especially how in love you guys are!!! XOXO!!
Karina Concepcion · Married on 02/09/2019
Palmetto Bed & Breakfast 2.9.2019
Where to even begin and put in words how incredibly talented Jennifer and her entire team are, we could not have pulled off our wedding without their guidance, vision and flawless execution! HIRE HER, she's worth every penny and then some. It's hard to believe I'm sitting here writing this, as I was the one scouring at reviews a few weeks after getting engaged back in October of 2017 and so glad I was able to find Jennifer! Being a working professional, who travels a lot for work and my entire family is in New Jersey/New York (I currently live in Tampa, FL) I knew I needed some help planning my "destination" wedding in Palmetto, FL. From the second I reached out; Jennifer called me within the hour and being from the NE herself I instantly clicked. I knew she meant business but also felt like I was talking to one of my friends. I wasn't sure if I should book full planning, as I had a budget I was trying to stay within, and let me tell you...if you can afford it there's no other way to go then full planning with Jennifer. She is there for you for literally everything! Stressful situations arise, Jennifer was always there texting/emailing/calling to set my nerves at ease. She works with you to really bring your vision to life and she has the BEST vendor connections. Every one of my vendors I found through her and I truly feel blessed to have had a small village of extremely talented vendors that truly made my husbands and my day PERFECT. Jennifer attended our vendor visits, cake tasting and even helped pick out our groomsmen attire and my husbands suit! She truly went above and beyond throughout the entire year and leading up to our big day. Day of, Jennifer and her team brought our vision to reality, every single detail was there and our guests can not stop talking about it! I had many "little" details that I wanted included and Jennifer accommodated every single one. Her and her team went as far as to pick up our surprise "late night food" for our guest...McDonalds & Taco Bell and made those $1 menus look insanely classy :)...that's what you will get when you hire Jennifer and her team. Her communication is impeccable, her follow through is an A++ . I miss talking to her as much as I did leading up to our big day, she truly becomes a major support system for you. Hire her if you can and best of luck in planning your upcoming wedding, soak it all in and trust your vendors, especially Jennifer :)
Karina and KyleSent on 03/05/2019
K Thompson · Married on 01/19/2019
Detailed, Efficient and Friendly = All you could want in a wedding coordinator!
We hired Jennifer Matteo and her team to help us coordinate our wedding day, and we could not be more grateful that we did! The team was extremely detail-oriented, friendly, proactive and efficient, and made our wedding day stress-free. We were lucky to have Brittany from the JEMP team as our lead coordinator on our wedding day, and we truly adored her - she was so kind yet firm and executed our wedding day vision to perfection. Donna from JEMP also assisted Brittany, and she was so lovely, even helping fix the dress of a guest that ripped open! We would highly recommend hiring Jennifer Matteo and her team for all of your wedding needs.Sent on 02/25/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Thank you so much for your lovely note! Brittany adored you and was so thankful to get to know you and your family! Wishing you so so much happiness!!!
Meredith Headings · Married on 12/15/2018
She is a boss who SAVED our wedding day
Jennifer was the best decision I made besides saying "YES" to marry my husband. Jennifer (and the lovely Ryann) are efficient, direct and thorough. Not only does she have an army of resources, but she is to-the-point and a fantastic advocate for her clients!! When our venue CLOSED (about 2 months out from the wedding!!!) she immediately had options and solutions ready-to-go. She is worth every penny and then some. If you want someone you can trust, someone to make decisions and take the worry out of your day..... hire JMEP.Sent on 01/04/2019
Laura · Married on 12/01/2018
Dream Destination Wedding Planning and Execution
I was so excited to plan my dream wedding in Siesta Key, but worried about how everything would come together since I’m from out of town. Jennifer Matteo and her team immediately put me at ease. They are extremely responsive, detail oriented and had fantastic ideas to make everything I wanted happen. Even though I only had one long weekend in FL for vendor and planning meetings, the day of our wedding went more smoothly and looked more amazing than I could have imagined. Somehow Jennifer completely understood my style and every detail she and her team added looked perfect. She even turned a last minute decision to add ceremony and reception tents to our outdoor venue into something magical with incredible lighting and drapery that she thought of on the fly. Couldn’t recommend Jennifer and her team more highly!Sent on 04/08/2019
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Aww thank you so much Laura!! You guys were so much fun to plan and style for - and I ADORED your romantic beach wedding!!
Amanda · Married on 11/10/2018
Made our day PERFECT
Look no further.... seriously!!Sent on 11/18/2018
I was hesitant about hiring a wedding planner because I am very detail oriented and knew what I wanted, but I'm so glad I hired Jennifer and team. I interviewed about 18 different planners before deciding that I felt comfortable Jennifer understood what I wanted and would make sure to put any fears at ease.
I emailed Jennifer with tons of questions and she answered all of them, and quickly. We had multiple meetings and she seemed to be able to help communicate with vendors exactly what my crazy vision was.
One of the most common pieces of advise that I heard throughout the process was "something will go wrong, just know that your wedding will still be perfect." I seriously don't know what anyone was talking about because of Jennifer and team the day was PERFECT!
I can't thank the team at JMEP enough for making our day exactly what I wanted. Do yourself a favor, and hire her. Don't just do day of either... you will find that you need her a lot more than you think... and this is coming from someone who has been planning her wedding her entire life. Jennifer and Ryann - you are the absolute best in the business.... thank you times infinity!!
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:Oh my gosh - you are just too sweet!! You were so lovely to work with, and I am so thankful for all your organization!! You were a stunning bride, and I loved planning your perfect day!!
Marisa · Married on 11/10/2018
Look no further for your wedding planner!
Jennifer's team went above and beyond to make every detail of my wedding day perfect. When my out of town bridesmaids and family couldn't make it to my final dress fitting, she sent her assistant to be with me to learn how to bustle my dress. When the pre-arranged babysitter for kids at the wedding fell through, she helped find a solution. Her team was so responsive and kind! I'm so grateful that I found JMEP, because they allowed me to stop worrying about the details and watch everything fall into place on my special day!Sent on 12/03/2018
Jennifer Matteo Event Planning's reply:You are just the best! Thank you so much - it was truly a pleasure! I cannot wait for all the photos!!! Best wishes for your first holiday season as a Mrs.!