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Megan H. · Married on 01/05/2021
the best part of wedding planning!
If you are an out-of-state bride (or any bride), White Dahlia is a MUST. White Dahlia has been the best part of the wedding planning process. Being from Chicago, my fiance and I wanted to get married in Michigan, and White Dahlia helped us find vendors, get hotel blocks and were ALWAYS available to answer questions or help. I originally wasn't planning on having a wedding planner, but I could not have done it without them!Sent on 05/30/2020
If you are on the fence at all about getting a wedding planner, you should, and it should definitely be White Dahlia!
Nicole · Married on 09/05/2020
White Dahlia was so fabulous to work with! All my questions were always answered, they were so kind & easy to talk with, & most importantly, they helped take the stress off me on my big day! I’m so glad I chose to work with this team. I highly recommend!! XoSent on 09/13/2020
Maddie A. · Married on 07/25/2020
Can't recommend enough!
Such an amazing experience renting through White Dahlia. Their inventory options and pricing are fantastic, and we rented so many items that truly set the tone for the day. They handled set up and tear down completely, and they were so responsive and supportive the entire time. Highly recommend!Sent on 08/19/2020
Caitlin C. · Married on 07/11/2020
Everyone needs a wedding planner/coordinator!
To be honest me & my husband had no idea what getting a month of coordinator would be like lol. I was one of my first friends married, but we decided to go for it and needed the extra help with our crazy schedules. And little did we know how much help it would be! Their team was AMAZING :) I talked to everyone on their team and worked directly with Jen, she was so sweet and amazing to work with. They helped take over the month before our wedding and confirm with all our vendors on times everyone needed to get there, layouts, making sure everyone was on the same page, set up, rehearsal practice etc. I also rented a few items from them (candles, sign holders, custom signs, and a sitting area). It was beautiful! I love all the rental options and they did an amazing job at communicating with us and answering any questions. They also helped pack up the car/bus at the end of the day which was SO helpful. Thank you guys so muchSent on 09/29/2020
Kate H. · Married on 06/20/2020
I cannot thank white dahlia events enough for making my wedding absolutely perfect! My fiancé & I were engaged for almost 2 years (thanks to covid) & they were there for us every step of the way! Courtney and Jen were with us on our wedding day & when I say they went above and beyond I truly mean it!! We had unseasonably warm temperatures as well as an unexpected downpour in the middle of our reception - at one point I remember looking over at Courtney & Jen soaking wet from trying to protect everything in our reception and they still had a giant smile on their face & asked ME if I needed anything! They were truly the best and made sure my wedding went smooth regardless of what obstacle came their way!Sent on 08/31/2020
Matthew D. · Married on 10/11/2019
Jessica Smith of White Dahlia was Great!
After we first signed up with Jessica as our "week of" coordinator, we found out that she was going to be joining up with the White Dahlia service. While we were nervous that the change from working for her own individual company to a larger business may impact her ability to provide us with more personal service, it quickly became clear that we had nothing to worry about.Sent on 10/31/2019
From the time we hired her through our wedding date in October, Jessica was consistently professional, responsive and knowledgeable. She showed great patience in putting up with our numerous requests for phone calls, and helped provide us with creative suggestions and vendor recommendations for our specific requests. In the rare instances when we had issues with any of our vendors, she was there to reach out to assist when needed and appropriate, as well as to brainstorm potential solutions. Throughout we felt that Jessica went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and at ease during the entire process.
Overall our experience with Jessica Smith and White Dahlia was incredibly positive, and we would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to get married within their range. If you're still reading this, go ahead and book her already as we loved working with her and her team!
Emily · Married on 09/14/2019
Great experience with White Dahlia Events!
From my first phone call with Jessica I had that gut feeling that this was the team for me. She greeted me with enthusiasm, warmth and kindness and will make you feel like your wedding is truly special, unique and important. We received that same level of communication and feeling throughout our whole wedding planning process. We booked White Dahlia for month of coordination ( would highly recommend using them for full planning services – but were already booked at the time of our wedding) That being said – month of coordination was above and beyond what I expected. Jess and her team were always quick to answer our questions, help with vendor recommendation, and brainstorm with us well beyond our 1 month of services. Having them helping us with coordination and décor set up on the day of was so wonderful and truly took away so much of the stress for both myself and our families. We also partnered with White Dahlia, specifically Kelsey, on the design side of things and we were so happy to have this service available to us and not have to go elsewhere and add another vendor to our list. They had a beautiful selection of rentals ( we used their gold chivari chairs, some cocktail seating and tables and a ton of candles). Kelsey helps you not only pick out the pieces but provides a design vision board which is amazing. She even helped us at the last minute find bistro lights and set them up for our rehearsal party the night before. These 2 ladies and the team at White Dahlia not only have the heart for wedding planning but truly are experts in the industry. Book them for your wedding!!!Sent on 10/09/2019
Billie G. · Married on 08/17/2019
Kelsey was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding!!! I hired Kelsey and the WDE team for my big day in August 2019 and they were incredible. I was able to communicate with Kelsey months before the wedding and she helped with both small detail planning as well as big picture logistics. She went over and beyond my expectations and was willing to do whatever I needed, truly always making sure my wish list was achieved. I encourage every bride to hire the WDE team as they made the entire day a dream!Sent on 09/03/2019
Martyna L. · Married on 08/08/2019
The vendor I would hire over and over again
Kelsey was an absolute dream to work with, and quite honestly I don’t think I could have put together the wedding without her. Her services were worth every penny, and she’s the one vendor I would hire over and over again. She has a talent for picking up the brides vision for the wedding day, and she builds upon it. She has a lot of experience, and a ton of amazing ideas. Her rentals are so beautiful, we rented long family style wood tables which she helped dress with eucalyptus garlands, gold tea lights, white flowers and pillar candles. She also helped install her beautiful silk flower arrangement on the tree that our ceremony took place under. During the entire planning process she was always just an email or a text away, we met in person multiple times to discuss the decorations and planning. She made me so calm and I could always depend on her. She had great vendor recommendations, and on the day of our wedding she did a great job keeping all of our vendors organized and she kept the day running smoothly. She led the rehearsal with the bridal party- and she led the procession on the wedding day. She even packed all the decorations my family left behind, and brought them to us the following day. She respects her customers and is a true professional. I could go on and on about how amazing her services are! If you’re a bride- you absolutely need Kelsey and her team in your life!Sent on 10/13/2019
Katie · Married on 08/04/2019
Best Decision I Made for my Wedding!
I had an amazing experience with White Dahlia Events! Jess was the day of coordinator for my sister's wedding 2 years before mine. She did such a phenomenal job that she was the first vendor I booked for my wedding! I literally hired her before I found a venue! Both Jess and Kelsey are amazing humans and I'm so glad that they teamed up to create White Dahlia! Jess and Kelsey literally went ABOVE AND BEYOND for my wedding day. From last minute changes, checking in with me, handling anything and everything, answering all of my millions of questions, getting me beautiful rentals and being so nice and easy to work with, they were absolutely amazing! You know you had a good wedding when 1) you didn't hear of any drama because Jess handled it all without you even knowing, and 2) Kelsey's team is working tirelessly on the day of to make sure it's pulled off exactly how you pictured it. Do yourself a favor and book White Dahlia today! It's the best decision I made for my wedding! I can't recommend them highly enough!Sent on 08/06/2020
Chelsea · Married on 05/26/2019
Our Wedding couldn't have happened with out White Dahlia!
We truly believe we had the best wedding ever and this was all due to Jess Smith and her team at White Dahlia Events. From our initial call with Jess, we knew she was a must-have for our wedding! She listened patiently to our vision and gave advice on vendors and next steps. We enjoyed our catch up phone calls to keep on track throughout the process, we appreciated her honesty when she saw gaps. She was sympathetic during times of stress and knew when to take charge. She planned well with the other vendors as they gave positive feedback on how great she was to work. White Dahlia worked collaboratively with other rental companies to create our vision for a perfect evening. We had three events throughout our wedding weekend and White Dahlia went above and beyond to make each event special. Wedding planning is stressful but Jess and her team made it easy. Thank you Jess Smith and White Dahlia for making my wedding everything I wanted and SO much more!Sent on 08/11/2019
Alyssa · Married on 09/30/2018
Words can not express how amazing Jessica is! From the moment we first spoke with her (about 8 months prior to our wedding) up until wedding day she was readily available for all questions we had - anything from vendor recommendation, advice on decor, ANYTHING! Originally we booked Jessica because we wanted someone that could be a day of coordinator but liked that she also helped with logistics such as coordinating with the transportation vendor, etc. Jessica definitely went above and beyond the call of duty! She even helped me re-glue an eyelash that was falling off day off. From the moment we booked Jessica I have felt a weight lifted off and much less stressed about everything.Sent on 10/12/2018
Jessica also always brought an energy with her and made you feel like you were the only bride she was working with. You can really tell she loves what she does! I would recommend Jessica to anyone in a heartbeat! You will NOT be disappointed! I wish I could give her 10/5 stars!
Lauren · Married on 06/02/2017
We hired Jessica when we still had 5 months until our wedding and our only regret was not hiring her earlier!! We got married at Blue Dress Barn and she helped make the entire wedding planning process so easy. She has amazing working relationships with basically every vendor in that area so she had a ton of great recommendations of vendors that we ended up using. Every vendor we worked with that we told we were working with Jess raved about her and if we ever had an issue getting a hold of one of them, Jess would just shoot them a text / call to help us which was SO nice.Sent on 07/10/2017
She was always so responsive either via text or email to ALL of the questions I had and was always willing to hop on a call to go over everything and make sure we were feeling okay with how everything was going. She reached out to all of our vendors prior to our big day just to make sure everything was all set which is just another example of how much stress she saved us!
The day of the wedding she was truly amazing. She was at our venue right on time to help set everything up and it looked even better than how we pictured it. She helped coordinate the entire day, making sure we were where we needed to be and that everything was going according to our schedule. At the end of the night, her assistant was so helpful in helping clean up and loading up cars with gifts / cards / and all of our decorations we had brought in.
Immediately after our ceremony she had my husband and I go into the bridal suite to just take a couple minutes to ourselves and relax before going back outside to our guests which was so needed and another special thing she does. She also made sure I had a drink in my hand :)
Jess - our wedding day was absolutely perfect and it couldn't have been possible without you! Thank you!!!
Lauren & Drew
Jillian · Married on 09/23/2016
I think Jessica was the best decision we made in our Wedding process. We used her services as a day-of planner and I don't know what we would have done without her. At first we were concerned about putting down extra money for something we thought maybe our family could help do, but her service was worth every penny. We planned our Wedding in Michigan from California and were not the most prepared people out there. We flew in two days before the wedding and did not complete everything and didn't give her a laid out plan for where the decorations should go and she saved the day. I was so worried when I gave her everything the night before the Wedding. I was getting stuff out of the car and saying "oh, this isn't done" or "I don't know where this is going to go" and she said she was excited to figure that all out. She put together a beautiful display of our decorations at Sundance Studios and worked so professionally with all of our vendors, was there to help put fires out, made sure we got to enjoy the food we spent so much money on, and even help cure our hangover in the morning with Gatorade in our car. Thanks Jessica for helping make our Wedding Day so much less stressful and being our go-to person for our day!Sent on 02/20/2017
Emily · Married on 09/25/2015
Where to start... Jessica is AMAZING! I needed someone last min (a month before my wedding) because it was a destination wedding and I realized I had no one to set up the barn (blue dress barn) the way I imagined. She contacted me back right away! She was available the day I needed her and gave me a few options of how involved I needed her to be... And was very detailed for each of her package options. I also found her to be reasonably priced even tho peace of mind is priceless! She was however the first person I called and thank god for that because I would never have wanted to work with anyone but her! ?? We met for lunch and did a walk through of the venue together. She was the sweetest and most generous person. I knew I had nothing to worry about and that she would bring my vision to life making this important day as perfect as I ever dreamed! She ever snapped a few amazing pics of the barn and me seeing the barn for the first time that my Photograoher didn't even capture. She's truly amazing and this is her passion! Not just a career. That makes all the difference.Sent on 02/04/2016
Elizabeth G. · Married on 07/26/2019
Hiring White Dahlia Events for the Full Service Planning was a mistake
We hired Jessica once we started wedding planning to ease some of the planning off us and to have assistance on the day of the wedding. Months leading up to the wedding, we never heard from Jessica - unless I reached out with a question. I expected her to check in periodically, especially for the things we should be planning from month to month.Sent on 10/09/2019
The description said that they "would be there every step of the way" and truthfully, our wedding felt like an afterthought to Jessica. The two vendors we trusted her with booking and coordinating were the two vendors that had issues. We ended up having to take over to confirm everything would run smoothly the day of the wedding. I asked Jessica for a day-of timeline and it was missing a lot of key events. The knot website has a much more detailed timeline and other wedding planning tools, which are free. Jessica arrived late to our onsite consult and was writing down our wedding information, like vendor names, even though I had previously provided that information to her twice. She seemed as though this was all new information to her, not like we had been in communication for 6 months. The week of the wedding is when she asked for a ceremony timeline and other important details for the day-of. Asking the bride to provide this information the week of the wedding, when she had months to prepare, was another example of how our wedding came across as an afterthought to Jessica.
The day of the wedding she did not follow the seating chart I provided and had the wrong amount of table settings at 6 of our tables. This resulted in our caterer charging us for the extra plates that we did not have guests assigned to. I also confirmed with Jessica which vendors needed a plate and she did not provide the correct information to me. This resulted in the caterer charging us more for the added vendor plates. None of this was brought to my attention on the day of the wedding when we could have corrected it. Rather I had to deal with it after returning from the honeymoon.
If you are going to book White Dahlia Events I would suggest just booking the day-of coordination. The Full Service Planning was a waste of money and provided nothing the knot planning website could not do above and beyond for free. This was the only vendor that treated us like our wedding was of little importance to them. I don't want someone else to experience the same frustration and disappointment that resulted from booking this service.
White Dahlia Events's reply:Elizabeth,